1254. bara'
Lexical Summary
bara': to shape, create
Original Word: בָּרָא
Transliteration: bara'
Phonetic Spelling: (baw-raw')
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to shape, create
Meaning: to create, to cut down, select, feed
Strong's Concordance
choose, create creator, cut down, dispatch, do, make fat

A primitive root; (absolutely) to create; (qualified) to cut down (a wood), select, feed (as formative processes) -- choose, create (creator), cut down, dispatch, do, make (fat).


H1254. bara

' I. בָּרָא53 verb shape, create (compare Arabic probably loan-word, form, fashion by cutting, shape out, pare a reed for writing, a stick for an arrow, but also , create; Phoenician הברא‎ CISi. 347 incisor, a trade involving cutting; Assyrian barû, make, create, COTGloss & Hpt KAT2Gloss 1 but dubious; Sabean בראfound, build, DHMZMG 1883, 413, synonym בנה‎; BaZA. 1888, 58, compare Assyrian banû, create, beget, with change of liquid; Aramaic בְּרָא‎, , create) —

Qal Perfect Genesis 1:1 19t.; Imperfect יִבְרָא1:21, 27; Numbers 16:30; Infinitive בְּראֹGenesis 5:1; Imperative בְּרָאPsalm 51:12; Participle בּוֺרֵאIsaiah 42:5 10t.; suffix בֹּרַאֲךָ43:1; בּוֺרְאֶיךָEcclesiastes 12:1; — shape, fashion, create, always of divine activity, with accusative of thing, seldom except in P and Isa2.

1 object heaven and earth Genesis 1:1; 2:3 (P) Isaiah 45:18 (twice in verse); mankind Genesis 1:27 (3 t. in verse); 5:1-2,(P) 6:7 (J) Deuteronomy 4:32; Psalm 89:48; Isaiah 45:12; the host of heaven 40:26; heavens 42:5; ends of the earth 40:28; north and south Psalm 89:13; wind Amos 4:13; the תניניםGenesis 1:21 (P).

2 the individual man Malachi 2:10 ("" father) Ecclesiastes 12:1; the smith and the waster Isaiah 54:16 (twice in verse); Israel as a nation 43:15; Jacob 43:1; the seed of Israel 43:7.

3 new conditions and circumstances: righteousness and salvation Isaiah 45:8; darkness and evil 45:7; fruit of the lips 57:19; a new thing חֲדָשָׁה‎ (a woman encompassing a man) Jeremiah 31:22; בְּרִיאָה‎ (swallowing up the Korahites) Numbers 16:30 (J); cloud and flame over Zion Isaiah 4:5.

4 of transformations: a clean heart Psalm 51:12 ("" חִדֵּשׁ‎); new heaven and earth Isaiah 65:17 (in place of old); transformation of nature 41:20; with double accusative גילה ירושׁלם בוראtransform Jerusalem into rejoicing 65:18.

Niph`al Perfect2feminine singular נִבְרֵאתְ‎ Ezekiel 21:35; 3plural נִבְרְאוּExodus 34:10 2t.; Imperfect יִבָּרֵא֑וּןPsalm 104:30; Infinitive suffix הִבָּרַאֲךָEzekiel 28:13; הִבָּֽרְאָךְ28:15; הִבָּֽרְאָםGenesis 2:4; 5:2; Participle נִבְרָאPsalm 102:19; — Pass.

1 be created: heaven and earth Genesis 2:4 (P); creatures Psalm 104:30; mankind Genesis 5:2 (P); heavens Psalm 148:5.

2 with reference to birth: נבראת אשׁר במקוםin the place where thou wast created (i.e. native land) Ezekiel 21:35; הבראך יוםday when thou wast created (king of Tyre) Ezekiel 28:13, 15 (compare ילדתיך היוםPsalm 2:7); נִבְרָא עַם102:19 ("" נוֺלָד עַם‎ Psalm 22:32).

3 of something new, astonishing: miracles Exodus 34:10 (J); new things, חדשׁותIsaiah 48:6.

Pi`el Perfect בֵּרֵאתָJoshua 17:15; בֵּרֵאתוֺ17:18; Infinitive absolute בָּרֵאEzekiel 21:24 (twice in verse); 23:47; —

1 cut down: a forest Joshua 17:15, 18 (J); בְּחַרְבוֺתָם אוֺתְהֶן וּבָרֵאEzekiel 23:47.

2 cut out: יָד‎ hand, as an index Ezekiel 21:24 (twice in verse).

II. [בָּרָא‎] verb be fat (Arabic be free of a thing, sound, healthy; see מרא‎) —

Hiph`il Infinitive לְהַבְרִיאֲכֶם1 Samuel 2:29 to make yourselves fat.


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