974. bachan
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bachan: to examine, try
Original Word: בָּחַן
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: bachan
Phonetic Spelling: (baw-khan')
Short Definition: test

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
a prim. root
to examine, try
NASB Translation
assay (2), examine (2), proved (1), test (7), tested (3), tests (3), tried (5), tries (2), try (3).

[בָּחַן] verb examine, try (compare Aramaic בְּחַן, Syriac , try, examine; Arabic I. VIII. test, compare WSG 65) —

Qal Perfect suffix בְּחָנַ֫נִי Job 23:10, בָּחַנְתָּ Psalm 17:3 7t.; Imperfect יִבְחָ֑ן Psalm 11:5 5t.; Imperative suffix בְּחָנֵנִי Psalm 26:2 2t.; Infinitive בְּחֹן Zechariah 13:9; Participle בֹּחֵן Jeremiah 11:20 5t. ("" צרף, נסה); —

1 examine, scrutinize, try Psalm 11:5; Psalm 139:23; Job 7:18; עַפְעַמָּיו יִבְחֲנוּ בְנֵי אָדָם His eyelids try the children of men (search them through and through) Psalm 11:4.

2 prove, test, try.

a. with the metaphor of gold Job 23:10; וּבְחַנְתִּים כִּבְחֹן אֶתהַֿזָּהָב and I will try them as one tries gold Zechariah 13:9.

b. without metaphor, of God testing persons Psalm Zech 26:2; Zech 66:10; Zech 81:8; Jeremiah 9:6; their ways Jeremiah 6:27; the לֵב Psalm 17:3; Jeremiah 12:3; Proverbs 17:3; 1 Chronicles 29:17; reins Jeremiah 17:10; heart and reins Psalm 7:10; Jeremiah 11:20 (= Jeremiah 20:12).

c. of man testing or tempting God Psalm Jer 95:9; Malachi 3:10,15.

d. the ear trying words Job 12:11 = Job 34:3.

Niph`al Imperfect יִבָּחֵן Job 34:36; Genesis 42:15,16, to be tried, proved.

Pu`al בֹּחַן Ezekiel 21:18 the trial has been made (ᵐ5 ᵑ6 ᵑ9 Ges MV Ew Ke, but noun בֹּ֫חַן ᵑ0 Symm HaEv.; read בְּחֵן with grace, favour, Hi Co).

examine, prove, tempt, try trial

A primitive root; to test (especially metals); generally and figuratively, to investigate -- examine, prove, tempt, try (trial).

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