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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 - “You shall keep and do them, for that is your wisdom and your understanding H998 in the sight of the peoples who will hear all these statutes and say, ‘Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.’
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 12:32 -

Of the sons of Issachar, men who knew how to discern H998 the times, to know what Israel should do, their chiefs were two hundred; and all their relatives were at their command.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 22:12 - “Only Yahweh give you insight and understanding H998, and give you command over Israel, so that you may keep the law of Yahweh your God.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 2:12 - Then Huram said, “Blessed be Yahweh, the God of Israel, who has made heaven and earth, who has given King David a wise son, knowledgeable in insight and understanding H998, who will build a house for Yahweh and a [fn]royal palace for himself.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 2:13 -

“So now, I am sending Huram-abi, a wise man, who is knowledgeable in understanding H998,

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:3 -

“I listened to the discipline which dishonors me,

And the spirit of my understanding H998 makes me answer.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:12 -

“But where can wisdom be found?

And where is the place of understanding H998?

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:20 -

“Where then does wisdom come from?

And where is the place of understanding H998?

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:28 -

“So He said to man, ‘Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom;

And to turn away from evil is understanding H998.’”

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:16 -

“But if you have understanding H998, hear this;

Give ear to the sound of my speech.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:4 -

“Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth?

Tell Me, if you know understanding H998,

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:36 -

“Who has given wisdom in the [fn]innermost being

Or given understanding H998 to the [fn]mind?

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 39:17 -

Because God has made her forget wisdom,

And has not given her a share of understanding H998.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 39:26 -

“Is it by your understanding H998 that the hawk soars,

Stretching his wings toward the south?

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:2 -

To know wisdom and discipline,

To understand the sayings of understanding H998,

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 2:3 -

For if you call out for understanding H998,

Give your voice for discernment;

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:5 -

Trust in Yahweh with all your heart

And do not lean on your own understanding H998.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:1 -

Hear, O sons, the discipline of a father,

And pay attention that you may know understanding H998,

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:5 -

Acquire wisdom! Acquire understanding H998!

Do not forget and do not turn away from the sayings of my mouth.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:7 -

[fn]The beginning of wisdom is: Acquire wisdom;

And with all your acquiring, acquire understanding H998.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 7:4 -

Say to wisdom, “You are my sister,”

And call understanding H998 your intimate friend;

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:14 -

“Counsel is mine and sound wisdom;

I am understanding H998, might is mine.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 9:6 -

[fn]Forsake your simplicity and live,

And step into the way of understanding H998.”

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 9:10 -

The fear of Yahweh is the beginning of wisdom,

And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding H998.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:16 -

How much better it is to acquire wisdom than fine gold!

And to acquire understanding H998 is to be chosen above silver.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:4 -

Do not weary yourself to gain wealth,

Because of your understanding H998, cease!

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:23 -

Buy truth, and do not sell it,

Get wisdom and discipline and understanding H998.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 30:2 -

Surely I am more senseless than any man,

And I do not have the understanding H998 of mankind.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 11:2 -

The Spirit of Yahweh will rest on Him,

The spirit of wisdom and understanding H998,

The spirit of counsel and might,

The spirit of knowledge and the fear of Yahweh.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 27:11 -

When its limbs are dry, they are broken off;

Women come and light a fire with them,

For they are not a people of discernment H998,

Therefore their Maker will not have compassion on them.

And their Creator will not be gracious to them.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 29:14 -

Therefore behold, I will once again deal marvelously with this people, wondrously marvelous;

And the wisdom of their wise men will perish,

And the discernment H998 of their discerning men will be hidden.”

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 29:24 -

“Those who err in spirit will know discernment H998,

And those who [fn]criticize will [fn]gain learning.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 33:19 -

You will no longer see a fierce people,

A people of [fn]unintelligible speech [fn]which no one comprehends,

Of a stammering tongue [fn]which no one understands H998.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 23:20 -

“The anger of Yahweh will not turn back

Until He has done and established the purposes of His heart;

In the last days you will clearly H998 understand it.

Unchecked Copy BoxDan 1:20 - And as for every matter of wisdom in understanding H998 which the king sought from them, he found them ten times better than all the [fn]magicians and conjurers who were in all his kingdom.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 8:15 -

Now it happened when I, Daniel, had seen the vision, that I sought [fn]to understand H998 it; and behold, standing before me was one [fn]who had the appearance of a man.

Unchecked Copy BoxDan 9:22 - Then he made me understand and spoke with me and said, “O Daniel, I have now come forth to give you insight with understanding H998.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 10:1 -

In the third year of Cyrus king of Persia, a word was revealed to Daniel, who was named Belteshazzar; and the word was true and one of great [fn]conflict, but he understood the word and had an understanding H998 of what had appeared.

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