Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #3627 - כְּלִי
1) article, vessel, implement, utensil
1a) article, object (general)
1b) utensil, implement, apparatus, vessel
1b1) implement (of hunting or war)
1b2) implement (of music)
1b3) implement, tool (of labour)
1b4) equipment, yoke (of oxen)
1b5) utensils, furniture
1c) vessel, receptacle (general)
1d) vessels (boats) of paper-reed
1242) lk (כל KL) AC: Complete CO: Vessel AB: Whole: The pictograph k is a picture of the bent palm representing the bending or subduing of the will, the l is a picture of a shepherd staff or yoke. Combined these mean "tame for the yoke". An animal or land that is tamed has been worked and is complete and ready for use. Taming include; construction of holding pens, putting the soil to the plow, harvesting of crops, milk or meat. One eats once the harvest is complete. (eng: whole; cell; cellar)
Nf1) elk (כלה KLH) - Completion: Something that has been completed or made whole. This can be in a positive sense or negative such as in a failure. KJV (22): end, altogether, consume, consumption, consummation, determine, riddance - Strongs: H3617 (כָּלָה)
V) elk (כלה KLH) - Complete: To bring something to its completion. KJV (206): (vf: Paal, Pual, Piel) consume, end, finish, fail, accomplish, done, spend, determine, away, fulfill, faint, destroy, left, waste - Strongs: H3615 (כָּלָה)
V) lfk (כול KWL) - Sustain: To provide what is needed to make someone or something whole or complete. KJV (37): (vf: Paal, Pilpel) contain, feed, sustain, abide, nourish, hold, receive, victual, bear, comprehend - Strongs: H3557 (כּוּל)
Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
כְּלִי m. in pause כֶּ֑לִי pl. כֵּלִים (from the lost sing. כֵּלֶה const. כְּלֵי properly whatever is made, completed, or prepared, from the root כָּלָה, a word of very general import, like the Germ. Zeug from zeugen, i.e. to complete = τεύχειν, specially
(1) any utensil, vessel. Genesis 31:37, 45:20. כְּלֵי זָהָב, כְּלֵי כֶסֶף vessels of gold, of silver (Silberzeug. Exodus 3:22, 11:2. כְּלֵי בֵית־יְהֹוָה Ezra 1:7, and כְּלֵי יְהֹוָה Isaiah 52:11, the vessels of the temple. כְּלֵי גוֹלָה vessels of wandering, outfit for exile (Wanderzeug), Jeremiah 46:19.
(2) clothing (Zeug), ornaments. כְּלִי גֶבֶר a man’s clothing, Deuteronomy 22:5 used of the ornaments of a bride, Isaiah 61:10 also of yokes for oxen, 2 Samuel 24:22.
(3) a vessel for sailing (Fahrzeug). Isaiah 18:2.
(4) an implement, a tool (Werkzeug). בְלֶי שִׁיר musical instruments, 2 Chronicles 34:12; Amos 6:5. כְּלִי־נֶבֶל pleon. instrument of a psaltery, Psalms 71:22. Metaph. כְּלֵי זַעַם יְהֹוָה instruments of the indignation of Jehovah. Isai. 13:5 Jeremiah 50:25. Isai. 32:7, כֵּלַי כֵּלָיו רָעִים “(as to) the deceiver his instruments are evil,” i.e. the devices which he uses to carry out his plans. Genesis 49:5.
(5) arms, weapons (Rüftzeug), Genesis 27:3 more fully, [כְּלֵי] מִלְחָמָה Judges 18:11, 16 Judges 18:16. כְּלֵי־מָוֶת deadly weapons, Psalms 7:14. נֹשֵׂא כֵלִים an armour-bearer, 1 Samuel 14:1, 1 Samuel 14:6,, seq.; 31:4, Psalms 31:5,. בֵּית כֵּלִים an armoury (Zeughaus). Isaiah 39:2.
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