Parts of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

a primitive root

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 288

KJV Translation Count — 18x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: pure (5), choice (2), chosen (2), clean (2), clearly (1), manifest (1), bright (1), purge out (1), polished (1), purge (1), purified (1)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. to purify, select, polish, choose, purge, cleanse or make bright, test or prove
a. (Qal)
1. to purge, purge out, purify
2. to choose, select
3. to cleanse, make shining, polish
4. to test, prove
b. (Niphal) to purify oneself
c. (Piel) to purify
d. (Hiphil)
1. to purify
2. to polish arrows
e. (Hithpael)
1. to purify oneself
2. to show oneself pure, just, kind

Strong's Definitions

barar, baw-rar'; a primitive root; to clarify (i.e. brighten), examine, select: — make bright, choice, chosen, cleanse (be clean), clearly, polished, (shew self) pure(-ify), purge (out).

Concordance Results Using KJV

With the H1305 thou wilt shew thyself H1305; and with the froward thou wilt shew thyself unsavoury.


All these were the children of Asher, heads of their father's house, H1305 and mighty men of valour, chief of the princes. And the number throughH1305 the genealogy of them that were apt to the war and to battle was twenty and six thousand men.


All these which were H1305 to be porters in the gates were two hundred and twelve. These were reckoned by their genealogy in their villages, whom David and Samuel the seer did ordain in their set office.


And with them Heman and Jeduthun, and the rest that were H1305, who were expressed by name, to give thanks to the LORD, because his mercy endureth for ever;


Now that which was prepared for me daily was one ox and six H1305 sheep; also fowls were prepared for me, and once in ten days store of all sorts of wine: yet for all this required not I the bread of the governor, because the bondage was heavy upon this people.


My words shall be of the uprightness of my heart: and my lips shall utter knowledge H1305.


With the H1305 thou wilt shew thyself H1305; and with the froward thou wilt shew thyself froward.


I said in mine heart concerning the estate of the sons of men, that God might H1305 them, and that they might see that they themselves are beasts.


And he hath made my mH1305h like a sharp sword; in the shadow of his hand hath he hid me, and made me a H1305 shaft; in his quiver hath he hid me;


Depart ye, depart ye, go ye H1305 from thence, touch no unH1305 thing; go ye H1305 of the midst of her; be ye H1305, that bear the vessels of the LORD.