H1254 בּרא - Strong's Hebrew Lexicon Number

A primitive root; (absolutely) to create; (qualified) to cut down (a wood), select, feed (as formative processes)

KJV Usage: choose, create (creator), cut down, dispatch, do, make (fat).

Brown-Driver-Briggs' Hebrew Definitions



1. to create, shape, form
a. (Qal) to shape, fashion, create (always with God as subject)
1. of heaven and earth
2. of individual man
3. of new conditions and circumstances
4. of transformations
b. (Niphal) to be created
1. of heaven and earth
2. of birth
3. of something new
4. of miracles
c. (Piel)
1. to cut down
2. to cut out
2. to be fat
a. (Hiphil) to make yourselves fat
Origin: a primitive root
TWOT: 278
Parts of Speech: Verb

View how H1254 בּרא is used in the Bible

First 30 of 53 occurrences of H1254 בּרא

Genesis 1:21 created
Genesis 1:27 created
Genesis 1:27 created
Genesis 1:27 created
Genesis 2:3 created
Genesis 2:4 when they were created,
Genesis 5:1 created
Genesis 5:2 created
Genesis 5:2 when they were created.
Genesis 6:7 whom I have created
Exodus 34:10 such as have not been done
Numbers 16:30 shall make
Deuteronomy 4:32 created
Joshua 17:15 and cut down
Joshua 17:18 and thou shalt cut it down:
1 Samuel 2:29 above me, to make yourselves fat
Psalms 51:10 Create
Psalms 89:12 thou hast created
Psalms 89:47: why hast thou made
Psalms 102:18 which shall be created
Psalms 104:30 they are created:
Psalms 148:5 and they were created.
Ecclesiastes 12:1 now thy Creator
Isaiah 4:5 will create
Isaiah 40:26 who hath created
Isaiah 40:28 the Creator
Isaiah 41:20 hath created
Isaiah 42:5 he that created
Isaiah 43:1 that created
Isaiah 43:7 for I have created

Distinct usage

9 created
2 hath created
2 that created
2 the creator
2 and create
2 for, behold, I create
1 when they were created,
1 when they were created.
1 such as have not been done
1 and cut down
1 and thou shalt cut it down:
1 above me, to make yourselves fat
1 Create
1 which shall be created
1 and they were created.
1 now thy Creator
1 will create
1 he that created
1 for I have created
1 have created
1 and created
1 it, he created
1 I create
1 in that which I create:
1 and choose
1 choose
1 where thou wast created,
1 that thou wast created.
1 and createth
1 and dispatch
1 shall make
1 they are created:
1 that thou wast created,
1 who hath created
1: why hast thou made
1 Behold, I have created
1 and I have created
1 whom I have created
1 They are created
1 thou hast created

Corresponding Greek Words

bara G757 archo
bara G1166 deiknumi
bara G1299 dia tasso
bara G2680 kata skeuoazo
bara hi. G1757 en eulogeo
bara ni. G1081 gennao
bara ni. G1096 ginomai
bara pi. G1571 ek kathairo
bara pi. G2090 hetoimazo
bara qal,ni G4160 poieo
bara qal.,ni. G2936 ktizo

Related words


H1011 בּית בּראי bêyth bir'ı̂y
בּית בּראי
bêyth bir'ı̂y
bayth bir-ee'
From H1004 and H1254; house of a creative one; Beth-Biri, a place in Palestine

KJV Usage: Beth-birei.

H1256 בּראיה be râ'yâh
be râ'yâh
From H1254 and H3050; Jah has created; Berajah, an Israelite

KJV Usage: Beraiah.

H1277 בּריא bârı̂y'
From H1254 (in the sense of H1262): fatted or plump

KJV Usage: fat ([fleshed], -ter), fed, firm, plenteous, rank.

H1278 בּריאה be rı̂y'âh
be rı̂y'âh
Feminine from H1254; a creation, that is, a novelty

KJV Usage: new thing.

H1285 בּרית be rı̂yth
be rı̂yth
From H1262 (in the sense of cutting (like H1254)); a compact (because made by passing between pieces of flesh)

KJV Usage: confederacy, [con-]feder[-ate], covenant, league.