Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #977: bachar (pronounced baw-khar')

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

Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew Lexicon:



1) to choose, elect, decide for

1a) (Qal) to choose

1b) (Niphal) to be chosen

1c) (Pual) to be chosen, selected

Part of Speech: verb

Relation: a primitive root


This word is used 169 times:

Isaiah 44:2: "not, O Jacob, my servant; and thou, Jesurun, whom I have chosen."
Isaiah 48:10: "I have refined thee, but not with silver; I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction."
Isaiah 49:7: "is faithful, and the Holy One of Israel, and he shall choose"
Isaiah 56:4: "keep my sabbaths, and choose the things that please me, and take hold"
Isaiah 58:5: "Is it such a fast that I have chosen? a day for a man to afflict his soul?"
Isaiah 58:6: "Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo"
Isaiah 65:12: "but did before mine eyes, and did choose that wherein I delighted not."
Isaiah 66:3: "an idol. Yea, they have chosen their own ways, and their soul delighteth"
Isaiah 66:4: "I also will choose their delusions, and will bring their fears upon them; because when I called,"
Isaiah 66:4: "evil before mine eyes, and chose that in which I delighted not."
Jeremiah 8:3: "And death shall be chosen rather than life by all the residue of them that remain of"
Jeremiah 33:24: "families which the LORD hath chosen, he hath even cast them off? my people, that they should be no"
Jeremiah 49:19: "I will suddenly make him run away from her: and who is a chosen man, that I may appoint over"
Jeremiah 50:44: "I will make them suddenly run away from her: and who is a chosen man, that I may appoint over"
Ezekiel 20:5: "the Lord GOD; In the day when I chose Israel, and lifted up mine hand unto the seed"
Haggai 2:23: "and will make for I have chosen thee, saith the LORD of hosts."
Zechariah 1:17: "Zion, and shall yet choose Jerusalem."
Zechariah 2:12: "in the holy land, and shall choose Jerusalem again."
Zechariah 3:2: "rebuke thee, O Satan; even the LORD that hath chosen Jerusalem rebuke thee: is not this"

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