1239. baqar
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baqar: to inquire, seek
Original Word: בָּקַר
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: baqar
Phonetic Spelling: (baw-kar)
Short Definition: seek

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
a prim. root
to inquire, seek
NASB Translation
care (1), concerned (1), inquire (1), make inquiry (1), meditate (1), seek (2).

[בָּקַר] verb inquire, seek (Late Hebrew id., Aramaic בְּקַר, ; also Ethiopic in derivatives; originally divide discern, compare Arabic slit, rip, split) — only

Pi`el Perfect1singular suffix וּבִקַּרְתִּים consecutive Ezekiel 34:11; Imperfect יְבַקֵּר Leviticus 13:36; Leviticus 27:33, אֲבַקֵּר Ezekiel 34:12; Infinitive construct לְבַקֵּר 2 Kings 16:15 2t.; — seek, look for, followed by לְ Leviticus 13:36; seek (to distinguish) followed by בֵּיןטֿוֺב לָרַע v. Leviticus 27:33; seek (in order to care for) followed by accusative צאֹן Ezekiel 34:11 ("" דרשׁ) Ezekiel 34:12, figurative of ׳י seeking his people; contemplate, followed by בְּ Psalm 27:4 ("" חָזָה בְּ);consider, reflect, absolute Proverbs 20:25 אַחַר נְדָרִים i.e. whether the vows were wise, or should be kept (compare Str on the passage & references); compare perhaps 2 Kings 16:15 consider (what shall be done with the old altar); look at Klo, (so לְבַקֵּר 1 Kings 3:21 for 2nd בַּבֹּקֶר), AV RV to inquire by, ᵑ6 for praying; perhaps denoting some religious service to be performed by king himself, compare especially RSSemitic i. 467.

make inquire ry, make search, seek out

A primitive root; properly, to plough, or (generally) break forth, i.e. (figuratively) to inspect, admire, care for, consider -- (make) inquire (-ry), (make) search, seek out.

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