1239. baqar
Strong's Concordance
baqar: to inquire, seek
Original Word: בָּקַר
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: baqar
Phonetic Spelling: (baw-kar)
Short Definition: seek
NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
a prim. root
Definition
to inquire, seek
NASB Translation
care (1), concerned (1), inquire (1), make inquiry (1), meditate (1), seek (2).

Brown-Driver-Briggs
[בָּקַר] verb inquire, seek (Late Hebrew id., Aramaic בְּקַר, ; also Ethiopic in derivatives; originally divide discern, compare Arabic slit, rip, split) — only

Pi`el Perfect1singular suffix וּבִקַּרְתִּים consecutive Ezekiel 34:11; Imperfect יְבַקֵּר Leviticus 13:36; Leviticus 27:33, אֲבַקֵּר Ezekiel 34:12; Infinitive construct לְבַקֵּר 2 Kings 16:15 2t.; — seek, look for, followed by לְ Leviticus 13:36; seek (to distinguish) followed by בֵּיןטֿוֺב לָרַע v. Leviticus 27:33; seek (in order to care for) followed by accusative צאֹן Ezekiel 34:11 ("" דרשׁ) Ezekiel 34:12, figurative of ׳י seeking his people; contemplate, followed by בְּ Psalm 27:4 ("" חָזָה בְּ);consider, reflect, absolute Proverbs 20:25 אַחַר נְדָרִים i.e. whether the vows were wise, or should be kept (compare Str on the passage & references); compare perhaps 2 Kings 16:15 consider (what shall be done with the old altar); look at Klo, (so לְבַקֵּר 1 Kings 3:21 for 2nd בַּבֹּקֶר), AV RV to inquire by, ᵑ6 for praying; perhaps denoting some religious service to be performed by king himself, compare especially RSSemitic i. 467.

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
make inquire ry, make search, seek out

A primitive root; properly, to plough, or (generally) break forth, i.e. (figuratively) to inspect, admire, care for, consider -- (make) inquire (-ry), (make) search, seek out.

Forms and Transliterations
אֲבַקֵּ֣ר אבקר וּבִקַּרְתִּֽים׃ וּלְבַקֵּ֥ר ובקרתים׃ ולבקר יְבַקֵּ֛ר יְבַקֵּ֧ר יבקר לְבַקֵּֽר׃ לבקר׃ ’ă·ḇaq·qêr ’ăḇaqqêr avakKer lə·ḇaq·qêr ləḇaqqêr levakKer ū·ḇiq·qar·tîm ū·lə·ḇaq·qêr ūḇiqqartîm ūləḇaqqêr ulevakKer uvikkarTim yə·ḇaq·qêr yəḇaqqêr yevakKer
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7 Occurrences


’ă·ḇaq·qêr — 1 Occ.
lə·ḇaq·qêr — 2 Occ.
ū·lə·ḇaq·qêr — 1 Occ.
ū·ḇiq·qar·tîm — 1 Occ.
yə·ḇaq·qêr — 2 Occ.

Leviticus 13:36
HEB: בָּע֑וֹר לֹֽא־ יְבַקֵּ֧ר הַכֹּהֵ֛ן לַשֵּׂעָ֥ר
NAS: the priest need not seek for the yellowish
KJV: the priest shall not seek for yellow
INT: the skin not seek the priest hair

Leviticus 27:33
HEB: לֹ֧א יְבַקֵּ֛ר בֵּֽין־ ט֥וֹב
NAS: He is not to be concerned whether
KJV: He shall not search whether it be good
INT: nor to be concerned whether good

2 Kings 16:15
HEB: יִֽהְיֶה־ לִּ֖י לְבַקֵּֽר׃
NAS: altar shall be for me to inquire [by].
KJV: altar shall be for me to enquire [by].
INT: the bronze become to inquire

Psalm 27:4
HEB: בְּנֹֽעַם־ יְ֝הוָ֗ה וּלְבַקֵּ֥ר בְּהֵיכָלֽוֹ׃
NAS: of the LORD And to meditate in His temple.
KJV: of the LORD, and to enquire in his temple.
INT: the beauty of the LORD meditate his temple

Proverbs 20:25
HEB: וְאַחַ֖ר נְדָרִ֣ים לְבַקֵּֽר׃
NAS: And after the vows to make inquiry.
KJV: and after vows to make enquiry.
INT: and after the vows to make

Ezekiel 34:11
HEB: אֶת־ צֹאנִ֖י וּבִקַּרְתִּֽים׃
NAS: for My sheep and seek them out.
KJV: my sheep, and seek them out.
INT: will search my sheep and seek

Ezekiel 34:12
HEB: נִפְרָשׁ֔וֹת כֵּ֖ן אֲבַקֵּ֣ר אֶת־ צֹאנִ֑י
NAS: so I will care for My sheep
KJV: [that are] scattered; so will I seek out my sheep,
INT: his scattered so will care my sheep and will deliver

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