Parts of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

a primitive root

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 231

KJV Translation Count — 172x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: choose (77), chosen (77), choice (6), choose...out (5), acceptable (1), appoint (1), excellent (1), chosen men (1), rather (1), require (1), not translated

Outline of Biblical Usage

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

Strong's Definitions

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

Concordance Results Using KJV

That the sons of God saw the daughters of H977 that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.


Then Lot chose him all the plain of Jordan; and Lot journeyed east: and they separated themselves the one from the other.


And he took six hundred H977 chariots, and all the chariots of Egypt, and captains over every one of them.


And Moses said unto Joshua, H977 us H977 H977, and go H977, fight with Amalek: to morrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the rod of God in mine hand.


And Moses chose able H977 H977 of all Israel, and made them heads over the people, rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens.


And he spake unto Korah and unto all his company, saying, Even to morrow the LORD will shew who are his, and who is holy; and will cause him to come near unto him: even him whom he hath H977 will he cause to come near unto him.


And put fire therein, and put incense in them before the LORD to morrow: and it shall be that the man whom the LORD doth H977, he shall be holy: ye take too much upon you, ye sons of Levi.


And it shall come to pass, that the man's rod, whom I shall H977, shall blossom: and I will make to cease from me the murmurings of the children of Israel, whereby they murmur against you.


And because he loved thy fathers, therefore he chose their seed after them, and brought thee H977 in his sight with his mighty power H977 of Egypt;


For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God: the LORD thy God hath H977 thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth.