H977 בּחר - Strong's Hebrew Lexicon Number

A primitive root; properly to try, that is, (by implication) select

KJV Usage: acceptable, appoint, choose (choice), excellent, join, be rather, require.

Brown-Driver-Briggs' Hebrew Definitions



1. to choose, elect, decide for
a. (Qal) to choose
b. (Niphal) to be chosen
c. (Pual) to be chosen, selected
Origin: a primitive root
TWOT: 231
Parts of Speech: Verb

to choose
1) to choose, elect, decide for
1a) (Qal) to choose
1b) (Niphal) to be chosen
1c) (Pual) to be chosen, selected

View how H977 בּחר is used in the Bible

First 30 of 172 occurrences of H977 בּחר

Genesis 6:2 of all whom they chose.
Genesis 13:11 chose
Exodus 14:7 chosen
Exodus 17:9 Choose us out
Exodus 18:25 chose
Numbers 16:5 to him: even him whom he hath chosen
Numbers 16:7 doth choose,
Numbers 17:5 whom I shall choose,
Deuteronomy 4:37 therefore he chose
Deuteronomy 7:6 hath chosen
Deuteronomy 7:7 upon you, nor choose
Deuteronomy 10:15 them, and he chose
Deuteronomy 12:5 shall choose
Deuteronomy 12:11 shall choose
Deuteronomy 12:14 shall choose
Deuteronomy 12:18 shall choose,
Deuteronomy 12:21 hath chosen
Deuteronomy 12:26 shall choose:
Deuteronomy 14:2 hath chosen
Deuteronomy 14:23 which he shall choose
Deuteronomy 14:24 shall choose
Deuteronomy 14:25 shall choose:
Deuteronomy 15:20 shall choose,
Deuteronomy 16:2 shall choose
Deuteronomy 16:6 shall choose
Deuteronomy 16:7 shall choose:
Deuteronomy 16:11 hath chosen
Deuteronomy 16:15 shall choose:
Deuteronomy 16:16 which he shall choose;
Deuteronomy 17:8 shall choose;

Distinct usage

13 chosen
10 hath chosen
8 shall choose
5 chose
5 shall choose:
5 which thou hast chosen,
4 I have chosen
4 which I have chosen
4 and choose
3 hath chosen,
3 and chose
2 shall choose;
2 which he shall choose
2 choose
2 for I have chosen
2 I chose
2 who chose
2 He chose
2 chooseth
2 whom I have chosen:
2 that I have chosen?
2 shall choose,
2 from her: and who is a chosen
1 of all whom they chose.
1 Choose us out
1 therefore he chose
1 upon you, nor choose
1 them, and he chose
1 chose out
1 against yourselves that ye have chosen
1 They chose
1 which ye shall have chosen
1 whom ye have chosen,
1 that thou hast chosen
1 all the chosen
1 shall appoint.
1 choose,
1 Let me now choose out
1 to thee: and whatever thou shalt require
1 things; choose
1 might be in it; but I chose
1 sake which I have chosen.
1 sake, whom I chose,
1 and let them choose
1 which I have chosen,
1 things: choose
1) he hath chosen
1 might be there; neither chose
1 But I have chosen
1 might be there; and have chosen
1 and have chosen
1 For now have I chosen
1 had chosen
1 choice
1 that I have chosen
1 him, and choose out
1 Let us choose
1 or whether thou shalt choose;
1 that he shall choose.
1 He shall choose

Corresponding Greek Words

bachar see G1586 st. ek lego
bachar see G1951 st. epi lego
bachar G138 haireo
bachar G140 hairetizo
bachar G1252 dia krino
bachar G1551 ek dechomai
bachar G1807 ex aireo
bachar G1937 epithumeo
bachar G2206 zeloo
bachar G3353 metochos
bachar ni. G701 arestos
bachar ni. G1381 dokimazo
bachar ni. G4448 puroo
bachar pu. G2841 koinoneo
bachar qal,ni G1588 ek lektos

Related words


H970 בּחר בּחוּר bâchûr bâchûr
בּחר בּחוּר
bâchûr bâchûr
baw-khoor', baw-khoor'
Participle passive of H977; properly selected, that is, a youth (often collectively)

KJV Usage: (choice) young (man), chosen, X hole.

H972 בּחיר bâchı̂yr
From H977; select

KJV Usage: choose, chosen one, elect.

H2984 יבחר yibchar
From H977; choice; Jibchar, an Israelite

KJV Usage: Ibhar.

H4004 מבחור mibchôr
From H977; select, that is, well fortified

KJV Usage: choice.

H4005 מבחר mibchâr
From H977; select, that is, best

KJV Usage: choice (-st), chosen.