Word Summary
barar: to purify, select
Original Word: בָּרַר
Transliteration: barar
Phonetic Spelling: (baw-rar')
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to purify, select
Meaning: to clarify, examine, select
Strong's Concordance
make bright, choice, chosen, cleanse be clean, clearly, polished, purify, purge out

A primitive root; to clarify (i.e. Brighten), examine, select -- make bright, choice, chosen, cleanse (be clean), clearly, polished, (shew self) pure(-ify), purge (out).


H1305. barar

[בָּרַר‎] verb purify, select (compare Assyrian barâru, be shining, in derivatives ZimBP 46. 73 BelserBAS ii. 154; Arabic pious, kind, true; he was pious, good, virtuous, honest) —

Qal Perfect בָּרוֺתִיEzekiel 20:38; Infinitive suffix לְבָרָםEcclesiastes 3:18, Ges§ 67 R, 3; compare לָבוּר9:1 (si vera lectio) as metaplastic form, but on text see בּוּר‎ above; Participle passive masculine בָּרוּרJob 33:3-4t.; feminine בְּרוּרָהNehemiah 5:18; Zephaniah 3:9; —

1 purge out, purify: הַמֹּרְדִים מִכֶּם וּבָרוֺתִיand I will purge out from among you the rebels Ezekiel 20:38; בְּרוּרָה שָׂפָהa purified lip Zephaniah 3:9; מִלֵּל֑וּ בָּרוּרutter in a pure, sincere manner Job 33:3.

2 choose, select, only Participle and in Chronicler: chosen, valiant men 1 Chronicles 7:40; porters 9:22; musicians 16:41; sheep Nehemiah 5:18.

3 cleanse, make shining, polish, passive participle בָּרוּר חֵץpolished arrow Isaiah 49:2 (compare De & Jeremiah 51:11 below)

4 test, prove Ecclesiastes 3:18 הָאֱלֹהִים לְבָרָםthat God may prove them (RV); — on 9:1 see בּוּר‎.

Niph`al הִבָּרוּIsaiah 52:11; Participle נָבָר2 Samuel 22:27 (= Psalm 18:27); — purify oneself:

a. ceremonially, the bearers of the sacred vessels Isaiah 52:11.

b. morally 2 Samuel 22:27 = Psalm 18:27.

Pi`el Infinitive לְבָרֵרDaniel 11:35 purify ("" לַלְבֵּן לִצְרוֺף,‎).

Hiph`il 1. Infinitive לְהָבַרJeremiah 4:11 purify, cleanse.

2 Imperative הַחִצִּים הָבֵרוּJeremiah 51:11 polish arrows (see 3 above).

Hithpa`el 1. Imperfect יִתְבָּרֲרוּDaniel 12:10 purify oneself.

2 תִּתְבָּרַרPsalm 18:27 = תִּתָּבָר2 Samuel 22:27 shew oneself pure, just, kind.