H995 בּין - Strong's Hebrew Lexicon Number

A primitive root; to separate mentally (or distinguish), that is, (generally) understand

KJV Usage: attend, consider, be cunning, diligently, direct, discern, eloquent, feel, inform, instruct, have intelligence, know, look well to, mark, perceive, be prudent, regard, (can) skill (-ful), teach, think, (cause, make to, get, give, have) understand (-ing), view, (deal) wise (-ly, man).

Brown-Driver-Briggs' Hebrew Definitions



Origin: a primitive root
TWOT: 239
Parts of Speech: Verb

to understand
1) to discern, understand, consider
1a) (Qal)
1a1) to perceive, discern
1a2) to understand, know (with the mind)
1a3) to observe, mark, give heed to, distinguish, consider
1a4) to have discernment, insight, understanding
1b) (Niphal) to be discerning, intelligent, discreet, have understanding
1c) (Hiphil)
1c1) to understand
1c2) to cause to understand, give understanding, teach
1d) (Hithpolel) to show oneself discerning or attentive, consider diligently
1e) (Polel) to teach, instruct
2) (TWOT) prudent, regard

View how H995 בּין is used in the Bible

First 30 of 170 occurrences of H995 בּין

Genesis 41:33 discreet
Genesis 41:39 thee all this, there is none so discreet
Deuteronomy 1:13 and understanding,
Deuteronomy 4:6 and understanding
Deuteronomy 32:7 consider
Deuteronomy 32:10 he instructed
Deuteronomy 32:29 this, that they would consider
1 Samuel 3:8 perceived
1 Samuel 16:18 and prudent
2 Samuel 12:19 perceived
1 Kings 3:9 that I may discern
1 Kings 3:11 for thyself understanding
1 Kings 3:12 and an understanding
1 Kings 3:21 but when I had looked at
1 Chronicles 15:22 because he was skilful.
1 Chronicles 25:7 even all that were skilful,
1 Chronicles 25:8 the teacher
1 Chronicles 27:32 a wise
1 Chronicles 28:9 and understandeth
2 Chronicles 11:23 And he dealt wisely,
2 Chronicles 26:5 who had understanding
2 Chronicles 34:12 all that had skill
2 Chronicles 35:3 that taught
Ezra 8:15 and I viewed
Ezra 8:16 men of understanding.
Nehemiah 8:2 with understanding,
Nehemiah 8:3 and those that could understand;
Nehemiah 8:7 to understand
Nehemiah 8:8 and caused them to understand
Nehemiah 8:9 that taught

Distinct usage

6 understand
5 consider
3 Give me understanding,
3 and consider
3 and understanding
2 perceived
2 and prudent
2 that taught
2 to understand
2 and understood
2 me, and understand
2 Then shalt thou understand
2 of him that hath understanding
2 and understandeth
2 ye shall consider
1 discreet
1 thee all this, there is none so discreet
1 and understanding,
1 this, that they would consider
1 that I may discern
1 for thyself understanding
1 but when I had looked at
1 because he was skilful.
1 even all that were skilful,
1 the teacher
1 a wise
1 who had understanding
1 all that had skill
1 and I viewed
1 men of understanding.
1 and caused them to understand
1 because they had understood
1 and having understanding;
1 also, but I perceive
1 but he perceiveth
1 not? what understandest
1 mark,
1 but I cannot perceive
1 who can understand?
1 understandeth
1 giveth them understanding.
1 Yea, I attended
1 Hast thou perceived
1 and that thou shouldest know
1 that which I understood
1 Who can understand
1 he considereth
1 shall not be: yea, thou shalt diligently consider
1 Now consider
1 then I understood
1 not, neither will they understand;
1 regard
1 Make me to understand
1 me: but I will consider
1 I understand
1 I get understanding:
1 it giveth understanding
1 thou understandest
1 to perceive
1 and a man of understanding

Corresponding Greek Words

bin G143 aisthanomai
bin G1907 ep echo
bin G1987 epistamai
bin G3191 meletao
bin G4306 pro noeo
bin G4337 pros echo
bin G4679 sophizo
bin G5426 phroneo
bin hi,hithpal G1921 epi ginosko
bin hi,hithpal G2657 kata noeo
bin hithpal. G2212 zeteo
bin hithpal. G3560 noutheteo
bin hithpal. G4817 sul logizomai
bin hi. G312 an aggello
bin hi. G1321 didasko
bin hi. G1415 dunatos
bin hi. G1551 ek dechomai
bin hi. G2095 eu
bin hi. G2588 kardia
bin hi. G3835 panourgos
bin hi. G5263 hupo deiknumi
bin hi. G5419 phrazo
bin ni. G18 agathos
bin ni. G1990 epistemon
bin ni. G3717 orthos
bin ni. G4680 sophos
bin ni. G4907 sunesis
bin ni. G5429 phronimos
bin pil. G3811 paideuo
bin qal,hi,hithpal G1097 ginosko
bin qal,hi,hithpal G4920 sun iemi
bin qal,ni,hi G4908 sunetos
bin qa.,hi,hithpal see G3539 st. noeo

Related words


H257 אחבּן 'achbân
From H251 and H995; brother (that is, possessor) of understanding; Achban, an Israelite

KJV Usage: Ahban.

H946 בּוּנה bûnâh
From H995; discretion; Bunah, an Israelite

KJV Usage: Bunah.

H996 בּין bêyn
(Sometimes in the plural masculine or feminine); properly the constructively contracted form of an otherwise unused noun from H995; a distinction; but used only as a preposition, between (repeated before each noun, often with other particles); also as a conjugation, either ... or

KJV Usage: among, asunder, at, between (-twixt . . . and), + from (the widest), X in, out of, whether (it be... or), within.

H998 בּינה bı̂ynâh
From H995; understanding

KJV Usage: knowledge, meaning, X perfectly, understanding, wisdom.

H2985 יבין yâbı̂yn
From H995; intelligent; Jabin, the name of two Canaanitish kings

KJV Usage: Jabin.

H4000 מבון mâbôn
From H995; instructing

KJV Usage: taught.

תּובנה תּבוּנה תּבוּן o
tâbûn tebûnâh tôbûnâh
taw-boon', teb-oo-naw', to-boo-naw'
The second and third forms being feminine; from H995; intelligence; by implication an argument; by extension caprice

KJV Usage: discretion, reason, skilfulness, understanding, wisdom.