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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 - “So 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 - From the sons of Issachar, men who understood H998 the times, with knowledge of what Israel should do, their chiefs were two hundred; and all their kinsmen were at their command.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 22:12 - “Only the LORD give you discretion and understanding H998, and put you in charge of Israel, so that you may keep the Law of the LORD your God.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 2:12 - Then Huram [fn]continued, “Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, who made heaven and earth, who has given King David a wise son, [fn]endowed with discretion and understanding H998, who will build a house for the LORD and a [fn]royal palace for himself.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 2:13 - “Now then, I am sending Huram-abi, a skilled man, [fn]endowed with understanding H998,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:3 - “I listened to the reprimand which insults 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 this place of understanding H998?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:28 - “And to mankind He said, ‘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;
Listen to the sound of my words.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:4 - “Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth?
Tell Me, if you [fn]have understanding H998,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:36 - “Who has put wisdom in the 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 instruction,
To discern the sayings of understanding H998,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 2:3 - For if you cry out for insight H998,
And [fn]raise your voice for understanding;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:5 - Trust in the LORD with all your heart
And do not lean on your own understanding H998.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:1 - Listen, my sons, to the instruction of a father,
And pay attention so that you may [fn]gain understanding H998,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:5 - Acquire wisdom! Acquire understanding H998!
Do not forget nor turn away from the words of my mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:7 - “The [fn]beginning of wisdom is: Acquire wisdom;
And with all your possessions, 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 - “Advice is mine and sound wisdom;
I am understanding H998, power is mine.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 9:6 - [fn]Abandon your foolishness and live,
And proceed 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 One is understanding H998.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:16 - How much better it is to get wisdom than gold!
And to get understanding H998 is to be chosen above silver.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:4 - Do not weary yourself to gain wealth;
[fn]Stop dwelling H998 on it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:23 - Buy truth, and do not sell it,
Get wisdom, instruction, and understanding H998.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 30:2 - I am certainly more stupid than any man,
And I do not have the understanding H998 of a man;
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 11:2 - The Spirit of the LORD will rest on Him,
The spirit of wisdom and understanding H998,
The spirit of counsel and strength,
The spirit of knowledge and the fear of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 27:11 - When its limbs are dry, they are broken off;
Women come and make 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 understanding H998 of their men who have understanding will be concealed.”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 29:24 - “Those who err in [fn]mind will know [fn]the truth H998,
And those who [fn]criticize will [fn]accept instruction.
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 the LORD will not turn back
Until He has performed and carried out the purposes of His heart;
In the last days you will clearly H998 understand it.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 1:20 - As for every matter of expertise [fn]and understanding H998 about which the king consulted them, he found them ten times better than all the soothsayer priests and conjurers who were in all his realm.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 8:15 - When I, Daniel, had seen the vision, I sought [fn]to understand H998 it; and behold, standing before me was one [fn]who looked like a man.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 9:22 - And he instructed me and talked with me and said, “Daniel, I have come now to give you insight with understanding H998.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 10:1 - In the third year of Cyrus king of Persia, a [fn]message was revealed to Daniel, who was named Belteshazzar; and the [fn]message was true and it concerned great [fn]conflict, but he understood the [fn]message and had an understanding H998 of the vision.
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