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:
Genesis 6:2: "them wives of all which they chose."
Genesis 13:11: "Then Lot chose him all the plain of Jordan; and Lot journeyed"
Exodus 14:7: "And he took six hundred chosen chariots, and all the chariots of Egypt,"
Exodus 17:9: "said unto Joshua, Choose us out men, and go out, fight with Amalek:"
Exodus 18:25: "And Moses chose able men out of all Israel, and made"
Numbers 16:5: "unto him: even him whom he hath chosen will he cause to come near unto"
Numbers 16:7: "that the man whom the LORD doth choose, shall be holy: ye take too much upon you, ye sons"
Numbers 17:5: "that the man's rod, whom I shall choose, shall blossom: and I will make to cease from"
Deuteronomy 4:37: "And because he loved thy fathers, therefore he chose their seed after them, and brought thee out"
Deuteronomy 7:6: "thy God: the LORD thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all"
Deuteronomy 7:7: "The LORD did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because ye were more in number than any"
Deuteronomy 10:15: "had a delight in thy fathers to love them, and he chose their seed after them, even you above all"
Deuteronomy 12:5: "the place which the LORD your God shall choose out of all your tribes"
Deuteronomy 12:11: "which the LORD your God shall choose to cause his name to dwell there; thither"
Deuteronomy 12:14: "But in the place which the LORD shall choose in one of thy tribes, there"
Deuteronomy 12:18: "in the place which the LORD thy God shall choose, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter,"
Deuteronomy 12:21: "which the LORD thy God hath chosen to put his name there be too far"
Deuteronomy 12:26: "the place which the LORD shall choose:"
Deuteronomy 14:2: "unto the LORD thy God, and the LORD hath chosen thee to be a peculiar people unto himself, above all"
Deuteronomy 14:23: "thy God, in the place which he shall choose to place his name there, the tithe"
Deuteronomy 14:24: "from thee, which the LORD shall choose to set his name there,"
Deuteronomy 14:25: "which the LORD thy God shall choose:"
Deuteronomy 15:20: "in the place which the LORD shall choose, thou and thy household."
Deuteronomy 16:2: "in the place which the LORD shall choose to place his name there."
Deuteronomy 16:6: "the place which the LORD thy God shall choose to place his name in, there"
Deuteronomy 16:7: "which the LORD thy God shall choose: and thou shalt turn in the morning, and go unto thy tents."
Deuteronomy 16:11: "which the LORD thy God hath chosen to place his name there."
Deuteronomy 16:15: "in the place which the LORD shall choose: because the LORD thy God shall bless"
Deuteronomy 16:16: "thy God in the place which he shall choose; of unleavened bread, and in the feast of weeks,"
Deuteronomy 17:8: "the place which the LORD thy God shall choose;"
Deuteronomy 17:10: "that place which the LORD shall choose shall show thee; and thou shalt observe to do"
Deuteronomy 17:15: "over thee, whom the LORD thy God shall choose: one from among thy brethren"
Deuteronomy 18:5: "For the LORD thy God hath chosen him out of all thy tribes, to stand"
Deuteronomy 18:6: "the desire unto the place which the LORD shall choose;"
Deuteronomy 21:5: "for them the LORD thy God hath chosen to minister unto him, and to bless in the name of the LORD;"
Deuteronomy 23:16: "thee, even among you, in that place which he shall choose in one of thy gates, where it liketh him best: thou shalt not"
Deuteronomy 26:2: "unto the place which the LORD thy God shall choose to place his name"
Deuteronomy 30:19: "and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, both thou and thy seed"
Deuteronomy 31:11: "thy God in the place which he shall choose, thou shalt read law"
Joshua 8:3: "to go up against Ai: and Joshua chose out thirty thousand mighty men"
Joshua 9:27: "in the place which he should choose."
Joshua 24:15: "to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve;"
Joshua 24:22: "are witnesses against yourselves that ye have chosen you the LORD, to serve him. And they said,"
Judges 5:8: " They chose new gods; then was war in the gates: was there a shield or spear"
Judges 10:14: "unto the gods which ye have chosen; let them deliver you in the time of your tribulation."
Judges 20:16: "this people there were seven hundred chosen men left-handed;"
Judges 20:34: "against Gibeah ten thousand chosen men out of all"
1 Samuel 2:28: " And did I choose him out of all the tribes of Israel to be my priest, to offer upon"
1 Samuel 8:18: "because of your king which ye shall have chosen you; and the LORD will not hear"
1 Samuel 10:24: "See ye him whom the LORD hath chosen, that there is none like him among all"