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Quran Dictionary - ج ب ي

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The triliteral root jīm bā yā (ج ب ي) occurs 12 times in the Quran, in three derived forms:

  • once as the form I verb yuj'bā (يُجْبَىٰٓ)
  • 10 times as the form VIII verb ij'tabā (ٱجْتَبَىٰ)
  • once as the noun jawāb (جَوَاب)

The translations below are brief glosses intended as a guide to meaning. An Arabic word may have a range of meanings depending on context. Click on a word for more linguistic information, or to suggestion a correction.

Verb (form I) - to bring, to gather

(28:57:14) yuj'bāare brought أَوَلَمْ نُمَكِّنْ لَهُمْ حَرَمًا آمِنًا يُجْبَىٰ إِلَيْهِ ثَمَرَاتُ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ

Verb (form VIII) - to choose

(3:179:23) yajtabīchooses وَلَٰكِنَّ اللَّهَ يَجْتَبِي مِنْ رُسُلِهِ مَنْ يَشَاءُ
(6:87:5) wa-ij'tabaynāhumand We chose them وَاجْتَبَيْنَاهُمْ وَهَدَيْنَاهُمْ إِلَىٰ صِرَاطٍ مُسْتَقِيمٍ
(7:203:7) ij'tabaytahāyou devised it وَإِذَا لَمْ تَأْتِهِمْ بِآيَةٍ قَالُوا لَوْلَا اجْتَبَيْتَهَا
(12:6:2) yajtabīkawill choose you وَكَذَٰلِكَ يَجْتَبِيكَ رَبُّكَ وَيُعَلِّمُكَ مِنْ تَأْوِيلِ الْأَحَادِيثِ
(16:121:3) ij'tabāhuHe chose him شَاكِرًا لِأَنْعُمِهِ اجْتَبَاهُ وَهَدَاهُ إِلَىٰ صِرَاطٍ مُسْتَقِيمٍ
(19:58:21) wa-ij'tabaynāand We chose وَمِنْ ذُرِّيَّةِ إِبْرَاهِيمَ وَإِسْرَائِيلَ وَمِمَّنْ هَدَيْنَا وَاجْتَبَيْنَا
(20:122:2) ij'tabāhuchose him ثُمَّ اجْتَبَاهُ رَبُّهُ فَتَابَ عَلَيْهِ وَهَدَىٰ
(22:78:7) ij'tabākum(has) chosen you هُوَ اجْتَبَاكُمْ وَمَا جَعَلَ عَلَيْكُمْ فِي الدِّينِ مِنْ حَرَجٍ
(42:13:31) yajtabīchooses اللَّهُ يَجْتَبِي إِلَيْهِ مَنْ يَشَاءُ وَيَهْدِي إِلَيْهِ مَنْ يُنِيبُ
(68:50:1) fa-ij'tabāhuBut chose him فَاجْتَبَاهُ رَبُّهُ فَجَعَلَهُ مِنَ الصَّالِحِينَ

Noun

(34:13:9) kal-jawābilike reservoirs يَعْمَلُونَ لَهُ مَا يَشَاءُ مِنْ مَحَارِيبَ وَتَمَاثِيلَ وَجِفَانٍ كَالْجَوَابِ

See Also

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