Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #929: bhemah (pronounced be-hay-maw')

from an unused root (probably meaning to be mute); properly, a dumb beast; especially any large quadruped or animal (often collective):--beast, cattle.

Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew Lexicon:



1) beast, cattle, animal

1a) beasts (collective of all animals)

1b) cattle, livestock (of domestic animals)

1c) wild beasts

Part of Speech: noun feminine

Relation: from an unused root (probably meaning to be mute)


This word is used 190 times:

Genesis 1:24: "the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind:"
Genesis 1:25: "the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle and every thing that creepeth upon the earth"
Genesis 1:26: "of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing"
Genesis 2:20: "gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, beast"
Genesis 3:14: "thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast"
Genesis 6:7: "the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing,"
Genesis 6:20: "Of fowls after their kind, and of cattle after their kind, of every"
Genesis 7:2: "Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens, the male"
Genesis 7:2: "to thee by sevens, the male and his female: beasts that are not"
Genesis 7:8: "Of clean beasts, and of beasts that are not"
Genesis 7:8: "clean beasts, and of beasts that are not and of"
Genesis 7:14: "beast after his kind, and all the cattle after their kind, creeping thing that creepeth"
Genesis 7:21: "upon the earth, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of beast, and of every creeping thing that creepeth"
Genesis 7:23: "both man, and cattle, and the creeping things, and"
Genesis 8:1: "and every living thing, and all the cattle that was with him in the ark: and God"
Genesis 8:17: "thee, of all both of fowl, and of cattle, and of every creeping thing that creepeth"
Genesis 8:20: "and took of every clean beast, and of every clean"
Genesis 9:10: "that is with you, of the fowl, of the cattle, and of every beast of the earth with"
Genesis 34:23: "their cattle and their substance and every beast of theirs be ours? only let us consent with"
Genesis 36:6: "of his house, and his cattle, and all his beasts, and all his substance, which he had got"
Genesis 47:18: "is spent; my lord also hath our herds of cattle; there is not aught left in the sight"
Exodus 8:17: "and it became lice in man, and in beast; all the dust of the land became"
Exodus 8:18: "so there were lice upon man, and upon beast."
Exodus 9:9: "upon man, and upon beast, throughout all the land of Egypt."
Exodus 9:10: "breaking forth with blains upon man, and upon beast."
Exodus 9:19: "for upon every man and beast which shall be found in the field, and shall not"
Exodus 9:22: "upon man, and upon beast, and upon every herb of the field,"
Exodus 9:25: "was in the field, both man and beast; and the hail smote every"
Exodus 11:5: "is behind the mill; and all the firstborn of beasts."
Exodus 11:7: "his tongue, or beast: that ye may know how that"
Exodus 12:12: "in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt"
Exodus 12:29: "of the captive that was in the dungeon; and all the firstborn of cattle."
Exodus 13:2: "among the children both of man and of beast: it"
Exodus 13:12: "and every firstling of a beast which thou hast; the males shall be the LORD's."
Exodus 13:15: "both the firstborn of man, and the firstborn of beast: therefore I"
Exodus 19:13: "he shall surely be stoned, or shot through; it be beast or man,"
Exodus 20:10: "nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:"
Exodus 22:10: "or a sheep, or any beast, to keep; and it die, or be hurt,"
Exodus 22:19: "Whosoever lieth with a beast shall surely be put to death."
Leviticus 1:2: "your offering of the cattle, even of the herd, and of the flock."
Leviticus 5:2: "or a carcass of unclean cattle, or the carcass of unclean creeping things,"
Leviticus 7:21: "of man, any unclean beast, or any abominable unclean"
Leviticus 7:25: "eateth the fat of the beast, of which an offering made by fire"
Leviticus 7:26: "no manner of blood, whether it be of fowl or of beast, in any of your dwellings."
Leviticus 11:2: "ye shall eat among all the beasts that are on the earth."
Leviticus 11:3: "and is cloven-footed, and cheweth the cud, among the beasts,"
Leviticus 11:26: "The carcasses of every beast which divideth the hoof, and is not cloven-footed,"
Leviticus 11:39: "And if any beast, of which ye may eat, die; he that toucheth"
Leviticus 11:46: "This is the law of the beasts, and of the fowl, and of every living creature"
Leviticus 18:23: "Neither shalt thou lie with any beast to defile thyself therewith: neither shall any woman"

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