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בָּרָא 'bara' meaning 'to create' Strong's 1254

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Introduction 1.1

This is a thorough word study about the meaning of the Hebrew word בָּרָא, 'bara' translated 'create' Strong's 1254, and gives every verse where the Hebrew word "bara" appears. To obtain a true understanding of this word these scriptures need to be meditated on and notes made of their meaning in different contexts. This requires putting scriptures together where they seem to have a similar meaning, and then meditating even more. The truth will be revealed by the Holy Spirit, who has been given to guide us into all truth (John 16:13). Wherever this word bara appears in the Hebrew, the translation of it is highlighted with yellow. 'bara' is a verb, and in Hebrew the verbs have different tenses, so meaning of the different tenses has been included in highlighted text. Every blessing be to those who seek the truth of God's word.

#1.1 Scriptures for בָּרָא 'bara' meaning 'to create' Strong's 1254

Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
1:21 And God created great whales, and every living creature that moves, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged bird after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.
2:3 And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.
2:4 These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that Yahweh God made the earth and the heavens,
5:1 This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God he made him;
5:2 Male and female he created them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created.
6:7 And Yahweh said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; from man to beast, and the creeping thing, and the birds of the air; for I regret that I have made them.

Exodus 34:10 And he said, Behold, I make a covenant: before all your people I will do marvels, such as have not been done in all the earth, nor in any nation: and all the people among which you are shall see the work of Yahweh: for it is a terrible thing that I will do with you.

Numbers 16:30 But if Yahweh creates a new thing, and the earth opens her mouth, and swallows them up, with all that belong to them, and they go down quick into the pit; then you shall understand that these men have provoked Yahweh.

Deuteronomy 4:32 For ask now of the days that are past, which were before you, since the day that God created man upon the earth, and ask from the one side of heaven to the other, whether there has been any such thing as this great thing is, or has been heard like it?

Joshua 17:15 And Joshua answered them, If you are a great people, then get up to the wood country, and cut down for yourself there in the land of the Perizzites and of the giants, if mount Ephraim is too narrow for you.
17:18 But the mountain shall be yours; for it is a wood, and you shall cut it down: and the outgoings of it shall be yours: for you shall drive out the Canaanites, though they have iron chariots, and though they are strong.

1-Samuel 2:29 Why do you kick at my sacrifice and at my offering, which I have commanded in my habitation; and honour your sons above me, to make yourselves fat with the first of all the offerings of Israel my people?

Psalm 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.
89:12 The north and the south you have created them: Tabor and Hermon shall rejoice in your name.
89:47 Remember how short my time is: why have you created all men in vain?
102:18 This shall be written for the generation to come: and the people who shall be created shall praise Yahweh.
104:30 You send forth your spirit, they are created: and you renew the face of the earth.
148:5 Let them praise the name of Yahweh: for he commanded, and they were created.

Ecclesiastes 12:1 Remember now your Creator in the days of your youth, while the evil days do not come, nor the years draw near, when you shall say, I have no pleasure in them;

Isaiah 4:5 And Yahweh will create upon every dwelling place of mount Zion, and upon her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming fire by night: for upon all the glory shall be a defence.
40:26 Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who has created these things, who brings out their host by number: he calls them all by names by the greatness of his might, for that he is strong in power; not one fails.
40:28 Have you not known? have you not heard, that the everlasting God, Yahweh, the Creator of the ends of the earth, does not faint, nor grows weary? there is no searching of his understanding.
41:20 That they may see, and know, and consider, and understand together, that the hand of Yahweh has done this, and the Holy One of Israel has created it.
42:5 Thus says God Yahweh, he who created the heavens, and stretched them out; he who spread forth the earth, and that which comes out of it; he who gives breath to the people upon it, and spirit to those who walk in it:
43:1 But now thus says Yahweh who created you, O Jacob, and he who formed you, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed you, I have called you by your name; you are mine.
43:7 Even every one who is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yes, I have made him.
43:15 I am Yahweh, your Holy One, the creator of Israel, your King.
45:7 I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I Yahweh do all these things.
45:8 Drop down, you heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness: let the earth open, and let them bring forth salvation, and let righteousness spring up together; I Yahweh have created it.
45:12 I have made the earth, and create man upon it: I, even my hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their host have I commanded.
45:18 For thus says Yahweh who created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he has established it, he did not create it in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am Yahweh; and there is none else.
48:7 They are created now, and not from the beginning; even before the day when you heard them not; lest you should say, Behold, I knew them.
54:16 Behold, I have created the smith who blows the coals in the fire, and who brings forth an instrument for his work; and I have created the waster to destroy.
57:19 I create the fruit of the lips; Peace, peace to him who is far off, and to him who is near, says Yahweh; and I will heal him.
65:17 For, behold, I create a new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.
65:18 But be you glad and rejoice for ever in that which I create: for, behold, I create Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her people a joy.

Jeremiah 31:22 How long will you go about, O you backsliding daughter? For Yahweh has created a new thing in the earth, A woman shall encircle a man.

Ezekiel 21:19 Also, you son of man, you appoint two ways, that the sword of the king of Babylon may come: both two shall come forth out of one land: and create a hand, create it at the head of the way to the city.
21:30 Shall I cause it to return into his sheath? I will judge you in the place where you were created, in the land of your nativity.
23:47 And the company shall stone them with stones, and cut them down with their swords; they shall slay their sons and their daughters, and burn up their houses with fire.
28:13 You have been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was your covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of your tabrets and of your pipes was prepared in you in the day that you were created.
28:15 You were perfect in your ways from the day that you were created, until iniquity was found in you.

Amos 4:13 For, lo, he who forms the mountains, and creates the wind, and declares to man what is his thought, who makes the morning darkness, and treads upon the high places of the earth, Yahweh, The God of hosts, is his name.

Malachi 2:10 Have we not all one father? Has not one God created us? Why do we deal treacherously every man against his brother, by profaning the covenant of our fathers?

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