977. bachar
Strong's Concordance
bachar: to choose
Original Word: בָּחַר
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: bachar
Phonetic Spelling: (baw-khar')
Short Definition: chosen
NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
a prim. root
Definition
to choose
NASB Translation
choice (6), choicest (2), choose (40), chooses (22), choosing (1), chose (21), chosen (67), desired (2), men (1), preferred (1), require (1), select (1), selected (1), selected from the choice (1), selects (1), tested (1).

Brown-Driver-Briggs
בָּחַר verb choose (compare Aramaic בְּחַר, Syriac "" בחן, Assyrian bêru (√ באר):3 DlPr 76) —

Qal Perfect בָּחַר Deuteronomy 7:6 66t.; יִבְחַר Isaiah 41:24 60t.; אֶבֲחַר Job 29:25 (Baer); Imperative בְּחַר Exodus 17:9 5t.; Infinitive absolute בָּחוֺר 1 Samuel 2:28; Isaiah 7:15,16; Infinitive construct suffix בָּחֳרִי Ezekiel 20:5; Participle בֹּחֵר 1 Samuel 20:30; Zechariah 3:2; passive בָּחוּר Exodus 14:7 18t.; —

1 with בְּ

a. divine choice, of Abraham Nehemiah 9:7; Israel Deuteronomy 7:7; Isaiah 44:1; Ezekiel 20:5; to become his people Deuteronomy 7:6; Deuteronomy 14:2; Jeshurun Isaiah 44:2; the seed of the patriarchs Deuteronomy 4:37; Deuteronomy 10:15; Levites Deuteronomy 18:5; Deuteronomy 21:5; 1 Chronicles 15:2; 2Chronicles 29:11; Aaron Psalm 105:26; Judah 1 Chronicles 28:4 not Ephraim Psalm 78:67; Levi and Judah Jeremiah 33:24; the king Deuteronomy 17:15, especially David 1 Samuel 10:24; 1 Samuel 16:8,9,10; 2 Samuel 6:21; 1 Kings 8:16 (= 2 Chronicles 6:6) 1 Chronicles 28:4,5; 1 Chronicles 29:1; 2Chronicles 6:5; Psalm 78:70; others Numbers 16:5; Numbers 17:20 (P) Haggai 2:23; place of sacrifice Deuteronomy 12:18; Deuteronomy 14:25; Deuteronomy 16:7,15; Deuteronomy 17:8; 2Chronicles 7:12; the city 1 Kings 8:16,44 (= 2 Chronicles 6:5,34) 1 Kings 11:32; Jerusalem 2Chronicles 6:6; Isaiah 14:1; Zechariah 1:17; Zechariah 2:16; Zechariah 3:2; Zion Psalm 132:13; delusions Isaiah 66:4.

b. man's choice, of ways Proverbs 3:31; Isaiah 66:3; good things Isaiah 7:15,16; life Deuteronomy 30:19; gods Judges 10:14; Isaiah 41:24; God's pleasure Isaiah 56:4; Isaiah 65:12; Isaiah 66:4.

2 with אֲשֶׁר (alone, for ׳אשׁר בחר ב):

a. divine choice, Israel Isaiah 41:8 יַעֲקֹב אֲשֶׁר בְּחַרְתִּיךָ, Isaiah 43:10; the people 1 Kings 3:8; Psalm 33:12; men Numbers 16:7 (P) Psalm 65:5; king 2 Samuel 16:18; 1 Kings 11:34; place of sacrifice Deuteronomy 12:14,26; Deuteronomy 15:20; Deuteronomy 17:10; Deuteronomy 31:11 (D) Joshua 9:27 (P), especially לָשׂוּם שְׁמוֺ שָׁם Deuteronomy 12:5,21; Deuteronomy 14:24, לְשַׁכֵּן שְׁמוֺ שָׁם Deuteronomy 12:11; Deuteronomy 14:23; Deuteronomy 16:2,6,11; Nehemiah 1:9; the city 1 Kings 8:48 (= 2 Chronicles 6:38), לשׂום שׁמי שׁם 1 Kings 11:36; 1 Kings 14:21 (= 2 Chronicles 12:13); Jerusalem 1 Kings 11:13; 2 Kings 21:7 (= 2 Chronicles 33:7) 2 Kings 23:27; fast Isaiah 58:5,6; way Psalm 25:12.

b. man's choice, place to dwell in Deuteronomy 23:7; gardens Isaiah 1:29; king 1 Samuel 12:13; wives Genesis 6:2 (J); what to do 2 Samuel 15:15.

3 with accusative & לְ, choose some one or something for:

a. divine choice, of Levi 1 Samuel 2:28; Jacob Psalm 135:4; Psalm 135:5; inheritance Psalm 47:5.

b. human choice persons Exodus 17:9; Joshua 24:15,22 (E) 1 Samuel 8:18; 1 Samuel 13:12; 2 Samuel 24:12 (= 1 Chronicles 21:20); things Genesis 13:11 (J) 1 Samuel 17:40; 1 Kings 18:23,25; Job 34:4.

4 with accusative and מִן, choose, select from 2 Samuel 10:9 (= 1 Chronicles 19:10).

5 accusative

a. divine choice, temple 2 Chronicles 7:16; Judah Psalm 78:68; servant Isaiah 41:9; Isaiah 49:7.

b. man's choice, persons Exodus 18:28 (E) Judges 5:8; Joshua 8:3 (J) 2 Samuel 17:1; things Job 7:15; Job 9:14; Job 15:5; Job 29:25; Job 34:33; Psalm 119:30; Psalm 119:173; Proverbs 1:29; Isaiah 40:20.

6 with עַל, כי על זה בחרת מעני for this thou hast chosen rather than affliction Job 36:21; with accusative and על pregnantly כל אשׁר תבחר עלי all that thou choosest (to lay) upon me 2 Samuel 19:39.

7 with לְ of accusative 1 Samuel 20:30 (many MSS. have בְּ; but ᵐ5 We Dr read חָבֵר companion). The participle בָּחוּר chosen, of a ruler Psalm 89:20, warrior Jeremiah 49:19 (= Jeremiah 50:44); as cedars Songs 5:15; collective רכב בחור chosen chariots Exodus 14:7 (E); אישׁ בחור chosen men, warriors Judges 20:15,16,34; 1 Samuel 24:3; 2Chronicles 13:3,17, for which בָּחוּר alone 1 Kings 12:21 2Chronicles 11:1; 25:5; בחורי ישׂראל 1 Samuel 26:2; Psalm 78:31; 2 Samuel 10:9 בחורי בישׂראל ("" 1 Chronicles 19:10 בחור בישׂראל, doubtless the true reading, as 2 Samuel 6:1).

8 test, try (Aramaic = בחן) בְּחַרְתִּיךָ בְּכוּר עֹ֑נִי Isaiah 48:10 I have tested thee in the furnace of affliction ᵑ6 ᵑ7 Ges Hi Ew De Che Dr, but chosen ᵑ9 Rab Calv AV. Niph`al נִבְחַר Jeremiah 8:3; Participle נִבְחָר Proverbs 8:10 5t.; — to be chosen.

a. absolute chosen, choice Proverbs 8:10,19; Proverbs 10:20.

b. construct מִן, וְנִבְחַר מות מחיים death will be chosen rather than life Jeremiah 8:3; choicer than Proverbs 16:16; Proverbs 22:1; נבחר ליהוה מזבח choicer (more acceptable) to Yahweh than peace-offering Proverbs 21:3.

Pu`al יְבֻחַר chosen, selected Ecclesiastes 9:4 (יְחֻבַּר Qr).

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
acceptable, appoint, choose choice, excellent, join, be rather, require

A primitive root; properly, to try, i.e. (by implication) select -- acceptable, appoint, choose (choice), excellent, join, be rather, require.

Forms and Transliterations
אֶֽבֲחַ֣ר אֶבְחֲרָ֖ה אֶבְחֲרָ֣ה אֶבְחַ֣ר אֶבְחַר־ אֶבְחָרֵ֔הוּ אֶבְחָרֵהוּ֒ אבחר אבחר־ אבחרה אבחרהו בְּחַרְתִּ֑יךָ בְּחַרְתִּ֖יךָ בְּחַרְתֶּ֖ם בְּחַרְתֶּ֥ם בְּחַרְתֶּֽם׃ בְּחַר־ בַּחֲר֨וּ בָּ֧חַר בָּֽחֲרוּ֙ בָּֽחַר־ בָּח֖וּר בָּחֳרִ֣י בָּחַ֔רְתִּי בָּחַ֔רְתָּ בָּחַ֖ר בָּחַ֗רְתִּי בָּחַ֙רְתִּי֙ בָּחַ֙רְתָּ֙ בָּחַ֛ר בָּחַ֞ר בָּחַ֣ר בָּחַ֣רְתִּי בָּחַ֣רְתָּ בָּחַ֣ר ׀ בָּחַ֤רְתִּי בָּחַ֥רְתִּי בָּחַ֥רְתָּ בָּחַ֧ר בָּחַ֨ר בָּחָ֑רְתִּי בָּחָ֑רְתָּ בָּחָֽרְתִּי׃ בָּחָֽרוּ׃ בָחַ֔רְתִּי בָחַ֣ר בָחַ֣רְתִּֽי בָחַ֣רְתִּי בָחַ֥ר בָחַ֨רְתִּי בָחָ֑רְתִּי בָחָֽרְתִּי׃ בָחָֽר׃ בָחָֽרוּ׃ בֹחֵ֤ר בחור בחר בחר־ בחר׃ בחרו בחרו׃ בחרי בחרת בחרתי בחרתי׃ בחרתיך בחרתם בחרתם׃ הַבֹּחֵ֖ר הבחר וְ֝תִבְחַ֗ר וְיִבְחֲר֣וּ וְנִבְחַ֥ר וַ֭יִּבְחַר וַיִּבְחַ֗ר וַיִּבְחַ֞ר וַיִּבְחַ֡ר וַיִּבְחַ֣ר וַיִּבְחַ֥ר וַיִּבְחַ֨ר וַיִּבְחַר֙ וַיִּבְחַר־ וַיִּבְחָרֶֽךָּ׃ וַתִּבְחַ֣ר וָאֶבְחַ֣ר וָאֶבְחַר֙ וּבָֽחֲר֖וּ וּבָֽחַרְתָּ֙ וּבָח֥וֹר וּבָחַ֜רְתִּי וּבָחַ֥ר וּבָחֹ֣ר ואבחר ובחור ובחר ובחרו ובחרת ובחרתי ויבחר ויבחר־ ויבחרו ויבחרך׃ ונבחר ותבחר יְחֻבַּ֔ר יִבְחַ֛ר יִבְחַ֜ר יִבְחַ֣ר יִבְחַ֤ר יִבְחַ֥ר יִבְחַ֨ר יִבְחַר֙ יִבְחַר֩ יִבְחַר֮ יִבְחַר־ יִבְחָ֑ר יִבְחָ֔ר יִבְחָֽר׃ יבחר יבחר־ יבחר׃ יחבר נִ֭בְחָר נִבְחֲרָה־ נִבְחָ֖ר נִבְחָ֣ר נִבְחָ֥ר נִבְחָֽר׃ נבחר נבחר׃ נבחרה־ תִּ֝בְחַ֗ר תִּֽבְחַ֣ר תִּבְחַ֥ר תִבְחַ֣ר תבחר ’e·ḇă·ḥar ’eḇ·ḥă·rāh ’eḇ·ḥā·rê·hū ’eḇ·ḥar ’eḇ·ḥar- ’eḇăḥar ’eḇḥar ’eḇḥar- ’eḇḥărāh ’eḇḥārêhū bā·ḥā·rə·tā bā·ḥā·rə·tî ḇā·ḥā·rə·tî ba·ḥă·rū bā·ḥă·rū bā·ḥā·rū ḇā·ḥā·rū bā·ḥar ḇā·ḥar ḇā·ḥār bā·ḥar- bā·ḥar·tā bā·ḥar·tî ḇā·ḥar·tî bā·ḥo·rî bā·ḥūr baChar baChareta baChareti baCharta baCharti baCharu baChur bāḥar ḇāḥar ḇāḥār bāḥar- bāḥārətā bāḥārətî ḇāḥārətî bāḥartā bāḥartî ḇāḥartî baḥărū bāḥărū bāḥārū ḇāḥārū bāḥorî bāḥūr bə·ḥar- bə·ḥar·tem bə·ḥar·tî·ḵā bechar becharTem becharTicha bəḥar- bəḥartem bəḥartîḵā ḇō·ḥêr bochoRi ḇōḥêr evaChar evchar evchaRah evchaRehu hab·bō·ḥêr habboCher habbōḥêr niḇ·ḥă·rāh- niḇ·ḥār niḇḥār niḇḥărāh- nivChar nivcharah Nivchor tiḇ·ḥar ṯiḇ·ḥar tiḇḥar ṯiḇḥar tivChar ū·ḇā·ḥă·rū ū·ḇā·ḥar ū·ḇā·ḥar·tā ū·ḇā·ḥar·tî ū·ḇā·ḥō·wr ū·ḇā·ḥōr ūḇāḥar ūḇāḥartā ūḇāḥartî ūḇāḥărū ūḇāḥōr ūḇāḥōwr uvaChar uvacharTa uvaCharti uvachaRu uvaChor vaChar vaChareti vaCharti vaCharu vaevChar vaiyivchar vaiyivchaReka vattivChar venivChar vetivChar veyivchaRu voCher wā’eḇḥar wā·’eḇ·ḥar wat·tiḇ·ḥar wattiḇḥar way·yiḇ·ḥā·re·kā way·yiḇ·ḥar way·yiḇ·ḥar- wayyiḇḥar wayyiḇḥar- wayyiḇḥārekā wə·niḇ·ḥar wə·ṯiḇ·ḥar wə·yiḇ·ḥă·rū wəniḇḥar wəṯiḇḥar wəyiḇḥărū yə·ḥub·bar yechubBar yəḥubbar yiḇ·ḥar yiḇ·ḥār yiḇ·ḥar- yiḇḥar yiḇḥār yiḇḥar- yivchar
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152 Occurrences


bā·ḥar — 17 Occ.
bā·ḥā·rə·tā — 1 Occ.
bā·ḥā·rə·tî — 2 Occ.
bā·ḥar·tā — 6 Occ.
bā·ḥar·tî — 10 Occ.
bā·ḥā·rū — 5 Occ.
bā·ḥūr — 1 Occ.
bə·ḥar- — 3 Occ.
bə·ḥar·tem — 6 Occ.
bə·ḥar·tî·ḵā — 3 Occ.
bā·ḥo·rî — 1 Occ.
’e·ḇă·ḥar — 1 Occ.
’eḇ·ḥar- — 2 Occ.
’eḇ·ḥă·rāh — 2 Occ.
’eḇ·ḥā·rê·hū — 2 Occ.
hab·bō·ḥêr — 1 Occ.
niḇ·ḥār — 5 Occ.
niḇ·ḥă·rāh- — 1 Occ.
niḇ·ḥār — 1 Occ.
tiḇ·ḥar — 4 Occ.
ū·ḇā·ḥar — 3 Occ.
ū·ḇā·ḥar·tā — 1 Occ.
ū·ḇā·ḥar·tî — 1 Occ.
ū·ḇā·ḥă·rū — 1 Occ.
ū·ḇā·ḥōr — 3 Occ.
ḇā·ḥar — 5 Occ.
ḇā·ḥā·rə·tî — 2 Occ.
ḇā·ḥar·tî — 5 Occ.
ḇā·ḥā·rū — 1 Occ.
wā·’eḇ·ḥar — 3 Occ.
way·yiḇ·ḥar- — 14 Occ.
way·yiḇ·ḥā·re·kā — 1 Occ.
wat·tiḇ·ḥar — 1 Occ.
wə·niḇ·ḥar — 1 Occ.
wə·ṯiḇ·ḥar — 1 Occ.
wə·yiḇ·ḥă·rū — 1 Occ.
ḇō·ḥêr — 1 Occ.
yə·ḥub·bar — 1 Occ.
yiḇ·ḥar- — 32 Occ.

Genesis 6:2
HEB: מִכֹּ֖ל אֲשֶׁ֥ר בָּחָֽרוּ׃
NAS: for themselves, whomever they chose.
KJV: them wives of all which they chose.
INT: all manner they chose

Genesis 13:11
HEB: וַיִּבְחַר־ ל֣וֹ ל֗וֹט
NAS: So Lot chose for himself all
KJV: Then Lot chose him all the plain
INT: chose Lot all

Exodus 17:9
HEB: אֶל־ יְהוֹשֻׁ֙עַ֙ בְּחַר־ לָ֣נוּ אֲנָשִׁ֔ים
NAS: to Joshua, Choose men
KJV: unto Joshua, Choose us out men,
INT: to Joshua Choose men and go

Exodus 18:25
HEB: וַיִּבְחַ֨ר מֹשֶׁ֤ה אַנְשֵׁי־
NAS: Moses chose able men
KJV: And Moses chose able men
INT: chose Moses men

Numbers 16:5
HEB: וְאֵ֛ת אֲשֶׁ֥ר יִבְחַר־ בּ֖וֹ יַקְרִ֥יב
NAS: to Himself; even the one whom He will choose, He will bring near
KJV: and will cause [him] to come near unto him: even [him] whom he hath chosen will he cause to come near
INT: about whom will choose near about

Numbers 16:7
HEB: הָאִ֛ישׁ אֲשֶׁר־ יִבְחַ֥ר יְהוָ֖ה ה֣וּא
NAS: the LORD chooses [shall be] the one
KJV: whom the LORD doth choose, he [shall be] holy:
INT: and the man whom chooses the LORD who

Numbers 17:5
HEB: הָאִ֛ישׁ אֲשֶׁ֥ר אֶבְחַר־ בּ֖וֹ מַטֵּ֣הוּ
NAS: whom I choose will sprout.
KJV: rod, whom I shall choose, shall blossom:
INT: of the man whom choose the rod will sprout

Deuteronomy 4:37
HEB: אֶת־ אֲבֹתֶ֔יךָ וַיִּבְחַ֥ר בְּזַרְע֖וֹ אַחֲרָ֑יו
NAS: your fathers, therefore He chose their descendants
KJV: thy fathers, therefore he chose their seed
INT: loved your fathers chose their descendants after

Deuteronomy 7:6
HEB: אֱלֹהֶ֑יךָ בְּךָ֞ בָּחַ֣ר ׀ יְהוָ֣ה אֱלֹהֶ֗יךָ
NAS: your God has chosen you to be a people
KJV: thy God hath chosen thee to be a special
INT: to the LORD your God has chosen the LORD your God

Deuteronomy 7:7
HEB: יְהוָ֛ה בָּכֶ֖ם וַיִּבְחַ֣ר בָּכֶ֑ם כִּֽי־
NAS: on you nor choose you because
KJV: did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because ye were more
INT: set the LORD choose because you

Deuteronomy 10:15
HEB: לְאַהֲבָ֣ה אוֹתָ֑ם וַיִּבְחַ֞ר בְּזַרְעָ֣ם אַחֲרֵיהֶ֗ם
NAS: to love them, and He chose their descendants
KJV: to love them, and he chose their seed
INT: the LORD to love chose their descendants after

Deuteronomy 12:5
HEB: הַמָּק֞וֹם אֲשֶׁר־ יִבְחַ֨ר יְהוָ֤ה אֱלֹֽהֵיכֶם֙
NAS: your God will choose from all
KJV: your God shall choose out of all your tribes
INT: the place which will choose the LORD your God

Deuteronomy 12:11
HEB: הַמָּק֗וֹם אֲשֶׁר־ יִבְחַר֩ יְהוָ֨ה אֱלֹהֵיכֶ֥ם
NAS: your God will choose for His name
KJV: your God shall choose to cause his name
INT: the place which will choose the LORD your God

Deuteronomy 12:14
HEB: בַּמָּק֞וֹם אֲשֶׁר־ יִבְחַ֤ר יְהוָה֙ בְּאַחַ֣ד
NAS: the LORD chooses in one
KJV: which the LORD shall choose in one
INT: the place which chooses the LORD one

Deuteronomy 12:18
HEB: בַּמָּקוֹם֙ אֲשֶׁ֨ר יִבְחַ֜ר יְהוָ֣ה אֱלֹהֶיךָ֮
NAS: your God will choose, you and your son
KJV: thy God shall choose, thou, and thy son,
INT: the place which will choose the LORD your God

Deuteronomy 12:21
HEB: הַמָּק֗וֹם אֲשֶׁ֨ר יִבְחַ֜ר יְהוָ֣ה אֱלֹהֶיךָ֮
NAS: your God chooses to put
KJV: thy God hath chosen to put
INT: the place which chooses the LORD your God

Deuteronomy 12:26
HEB: הַמָּק֖וֹם אֲשֶׁר־ יִבְחַ֥ר יְהוָֽה׃
NAS: which the LORD chooses.
KJV: which the LORD shall choose:
INT: the place which chooses the LORD

Deuteronomy 14:2
HEB: אֱלֹהֶ֑יךָ וּבְךָ֞ בָּחַ֣ר יְהוָ֗ה לִֽהְי֥וֹת
NAS: and the LORD has chosen you to be a people
KJV: and the LORD hath chosen thee to be a peculiar
INT: to the LORD your God has chosen and the LORD become

Deuteronomy 14:23
HEB: בַּמָּק֣וֹם אֲשֶׁר־ יִבְחַר֮ לְשַׁכֵּ֣ן שְׁמ֣וֹ
NAS: where He chooses to establish
KJV: in the place which he shall choose to place
INT: the place he chooses to establish his name

Deuteronomy 14:24
HEB: הַמָּק֔וֹם אֲשֶׁ֤ר יִבְחַר֙ יְהוָ֣ה אֱלֹהֶ֔יךָ
NAS: your God chooses to set
KJV: thy God shall choose to set
INT: the place after chooses the LORD your God

Deuteronomy 14:25
HEB: הַמָּק֔וֹם אֲשֶׁ֥ר יִבְחַ֛ר יְהוָ֥ה אֱלֹהֶ֖יךָ
NAS: the LORD your God chooses.
KJV: which the LORD thy God shall choose:
INT: the place which chooses the LORD your God

Deuteronomy 15:20
HEB: בַּמָּק֖וֹם אֲשֶׁר־ יִבְחַ֣ר יְהוָ֑ה אַתָּ֖ה
NAS: which the LORD chooses.
KJV: which the LORD shall choose, thou and thy household.
INT: the place which chooses the LORD You

Deuteronomy 16:2
HEB: בַּמָּקוֹם֙ אֲשֶׁר־ יִבְחַ֣ר יְהוָ֔ה לְשַׁכֵּ֥ן
NAS: the LORD chooses to establish
KJV: which the LORD shall choose to place
INT: the place after chooses the LORD to establish

Deuteronomy 16:6
HEB: הַמָּק֞וֹם אֲשֶׁר־ יִבְחַ֨ר יְהוָ֤ה אֱלֹהֶ֙יךָ֙
NAS: your God chooses to establish
KJV: thy God shall choose to place
INT: the place after chooses the LORD your God

Deuteronomy 16:7
HEB: בַּמָּק֕וֹם אֲשֶׁ֥ר יִבְחַ֛ר יְהוָ֥ה אֱלֹהֶ֖יךָ
NAS: your God chooses. In the morning
KJV: thy God shall choose: and thou shalt turn
INT: the place which chooses the LORD your God

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