H1305 בּרר - Strong's Hebrew Lexicon Number

A primitive root; to clarify (that is, brighten), examine, select

KJV Usage: make bright, choice, chosen, cleanse (be clean), clearly, polished, (shew self) pure (-ify), purge (out).

Brown-Driver-Briggs' Hebrew Definitions


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
Origin: a primitive root
TWOT: 288
Parts of Speech: Verb

View how H1305 בּרר is used in the Bible

18 occurrences of H1305 בּרר

2 Samuel 22:27 With the pure
2 Samuel 22:27 thou wilt show thyself pure;
1 Chronicles 7:40 choice
1 Chronicles 9:22 All these who were chosen
1 Chronicles 16:41 that were chosen,
Nehemiah 5:18 choice
Job 33:3 clearly.
Psalms 18:26 With the pure
Psalms 18:26 thou wilt show thyself pure;
Ecclesiastes 3:18 might surely test
Isaiah 49:2 me a polished
Isaiah 52:11 of her; be ye clean,
Jeremiah 4:11 nor to cleanse,
Jeremiah 51:11 Make bright
Ezekiel 20:38 And I will purge out
Daniel 11:35 them, and to purge,
Daniel 12:10 shall be purified,
Zephaniah 3:9 a pure

Distinct usage

2 With the pure
2 thou wilt show thyself pure;
2 choice
1 All these who were chosen
1 that were chosen,
1 clearly.
1 might surely test
1 me a polished
1 of her; be ye clean,
1 nor to cleanse,
1 Make bright
1 And I will purge out
1 them, and to purge,
1 shall be purified,
1 a pure

Corresponding Greek Words

barar G1252 dia krino
barar hithp. G37 agiazo
barar hi. G39 hagios
barar hi. G3903 para skeuazo
barar ni. G873 aph orizo
barar qal,pi,hithp see G1586 st. ek lego