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Lexicon :: Strong's H998 - bînâ

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Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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TWOT Reference: 239b

Strong’s Definitions

בִּינָה bîynâh, bee-naw'; from H995; understanding:—knowledge, meaning, × perfectly, understanding, wisdom.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 38x

The KJV translates Strong's H998 in the following manner: understanding (32x), wisdom (2x), knowledge (1x), meaning (1x), perfectly (1x), understand (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 38x
The KJV translates Strong's H998 in the following manner: understanding (32x), wisdom (2x), knowledge (1x), meaning (1x), perfectly (1x), understand (1x).
  1. understanding, discernment

    1. act

    2. faculty

    3. object

    4. personified

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
בִּינָה bîynâh, bee-naw'; from H995; understanding:—knowledge, meaning, × perfectly, understanding, wisdom.
STRONGS H998: Abbreviations
בִּינָה noun feminine understanding 1 Chronicles 12:32 + 28 times; construct בִּינַת Proverbs 30:2; Isaiah 29:14; suffix בִּינָתִי Job 20:3 + 4 times; plural בִּינוֺת Isaiah 27:11; —
2. the faculty Job 20:3; Job 39:26; Proverbs 3:5; Proverbs 23:4; Proverbs 30:2; Isaiah 27:11; קנה בינה get understanding Proverbs 4:5, 7; Proverbs 16:16.

See related Aramaic BDB entry H999.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs



1 Chronicles

12:32; 12:32; 22:12

2 Chronicles

2:11; 2:12


20:3; 20:3; 28:12; 28:20; 28:28; 34:16; 38:4; 38:36; 39:17; 39:26


1:2; 2:8; 3:5; 4:1; 4:5; 4:7; 7:4; 8:14; 9:6; 9:10; 16:16; 23:4; 23:23; 30:2; 30:2


11:2; 27:11; 27:11; 29:14; 29:14; 29:24; 33:19




1:20; 8:15; 9:22; 10:1


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H998 matches the Hebrew בִּינָה (bînâ),
which occurs 38 times in 38 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:6 - Keep therefore and do them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding H998 in the sight of the nations, which shall hear all these statutes, and say, Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 12:32 - And of the children of Issachar, which were men that had understanding H998 of the times, to know what Israel ought to do; the heads of them were two hundred; and all their brethren were at their commandment.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 22:12 - Only the LORD give thee wisdom and understanding, H998 and give thee charge concerning Israel, that thou mayest keep the law of the LORD thy God.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 2:12 - Huram said moreover, Blessed be the LORD God of Israel, that made heaven and earth, who hath given to David the king a wise son, endued with prudence and understanding, H998 that might build an house for the LORD, and an house for his kingdom.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 2:13 - And now I have sent a cunning man, endued with understanding, H998 of Huram my father's,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:3 - I have heard the check of my reproach, and the spirit of my understanding H998 causeth me to answer.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:12 - But where shall wisdom be found? and where is the place of understanding? H998
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:20 - Whence then cometh wisdom? and where is the place of understanding? H998
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:28 - And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding. H998
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:16 - If now thou hast understanding, H998 hear this: hearken to the voice of my words.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:4 - Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding. H998
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:36 - Who hath put wisdom in the inward parts? or who hath given understanding H998 to the heart?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 39:17 - Because God hath deprived her of wisdom, neither hath he imparted to her understanding. H998
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 39:26 - Doth the hawk fly by thy wisdom, H998 and stretch her wings toward the south?
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:2 - To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding; H998
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 2:3 - Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, H998 and liftest up thy voice for understanding;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:5 - Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. H998
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:1 - Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding. H998
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:5 - Get wisdom, get understanding: H998 forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:7 - Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding. H998
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 7:4 - Say unto wisdom, Thou art my sister; and call understanding H998 thy kinswoman:
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:14 - Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom: I am understanding; H998 I have strength.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 9:6 - Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding. H998
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 9:10 - The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding. H998
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:16 - How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding H998 rather to be chosen than silver!
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:4 - Labour not to be rich: cease from thine own wisdom. H998
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:23 - Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding. H998
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 30:2 - Surely I am more brutish than any man, and have not the understanding H998 of a man.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 11:2 - And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, H998 the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD;
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 27:11 - When the boughs thereof are withered, they shall be broken off: the women come, and set them on fire: for it is a people of no understanding: H998 therefore he that made them will not have mercy on them, and he that formed them will shew them no favour.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 29:14 - Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvellous work among this people, even a marvellous work and a wonder: for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding H998 of their prudent men shall be hid.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 29:24 - They also that erred in spirit shall come to understanding, H998 and they that murmured shall learn doctrine.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 33:19 - Thou shalt not see a fierce people, a people of a deeper speech than thou canst perceive; of a stammering tongue, that thou canst not understand. H998
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 23:20 - The anger of the LORD shall not return, until he have executed, and till he have performed the thoughts of his heart: in the latter days ye shall consider it perfectly. H998
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 1:20 - And in all matters of wisdom and understanding, H998 that the king enquired of them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and astrologers that were in all his realm.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 8:15 - And it came to pass, when I, even I Daniel, had seen the vision, and sought for the meaning, H998 then, behold, there stood before me as the appearance of a man.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 9:22 - And he informed me, and talked with me, and said, O Daniel, I am now come forth to give thee skill and understanding. H998
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 10:1 - In the third year of Cyrus king of Persia a thing was revealed unto Daniel, whose name was called Belteshazzar; and the thing was true, but the time appointed was long: and he understood the thing, and had understanding H998 of the vision.
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