H974 בּחן - Strong's Hebrew Lexicon Number

A primitive root; to test (especially metals); generally and figuratively to investigate

KJV Usage: examine, prove, tempt, try (trial).

Brown-Driver-Briggs' Hebrew Definitions



1. to examine, try, prove
a. (Qal)
1. to examine, scrutinise
2. to test, prove, try (of gold, persons, the heart, man of God)
b. (Niphal) to be tried, proved
c. (Pual) to make a trial
Origin: a primitive root
TWOT: 230
Parts of Speech: Verb

to test
1) to examine, try, prove
1a) (Qal)
1a1) to examine, scrutinise
1a2) to test, prove, try (of gold, persons, the heart, man of God)
1b) (Niphal) to be tried, proved
1c) (Pual) to make a trial

View how H974 בּחן is used in the Bible

30 occurrences of H974 בּחן

Genesis 42:15 ye shall be proved:
Genesis 42:16 may be proved,
1 Chronicles 29:17 that thou triest
Job 7:18 and try
Job 12:11 try
Job 23:10 when he hath tried
Job 34:3 trieth
Job 34:36 may be tried
Psalms 7:9 trieth
Psalms 11:4 try,
Psalms 11:5 trieth
Psalms 17:3 Thou hast proved
Psalms 26:2 Prove
Psalms 66:10 hast proved
Psalms 81:7 I proved
Psalms 95:9 proved
Psalms 139:23 try
Proverbs 17:3 trieth
Jeremiah 6:27 and try
Jeremiah 9:7 them, and try
Jeremiah 11:20 that triest
Jeremiah 12:3 me, and tried
Jeremiah 17:10 I try
Jeremiah 20:12 that triest
Ezekiel 21:13 Because it is a trial,
Zechariah 13:9 and will try
Zechariah 13:9 is tried:
Malachi 3:10 and prove
Malachi 3:15 they that have put
Malachi 3:15 to the proof

Distinct usage

4 trieth
2 try
2 that triest
1 ye shall be proved:
1 may be proved,
1 and try
1 when he hath tried
1 and try
1 and will try
1 is tried:
1 I try
1 may be tried
1 me, and tried
1 that thou triest
1 I proved
1 try,
1 they that have put
1 to the proof
1 and prove
1 proved
1 Prove
1 Thou hast proved
1 hast proved
1 them, and try
1 Because it is a trial,

Corresponding Greek Words

bachan G436 anth istemi
bachan G1252 dia krino
bachan G1381 dokimazo
bachan G1588 ek lektos
bachan G1833 ex etazo
bachan G1980 epi skeptomai
bachan l,ni,pi G1994 epi strepho
bachan ni. G5316 phaino
bachan ni. G5318 phaneros
bachan pu. G1344 dikaioo

Related words


H969 בּחון bâchôn
From H974; an assayer of metals

KJV Usage: tower.

H975 בּחן bachan
From H974 (in the sense of keeping a lookout); a watch tower

KJV Usage: tower.

H976 בּחן bôchan
From H974; trial

KJV Usage: tried.