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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #6957 - קָו
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
קָו & קַו with suff. קַוָּם (for קָוֶו, from the root קָוָה, which see)
(1) a rope, a cord (Arab. قُوَّةُ), 1 Kings 7:23 specially
(a) a measuring cord, Ezekiel 47:3. נָטָה קָו עַל to stretch out a measuring cord to measure any thing, Job 38:5; Isaiah 44:13 especially something to be built, Job loc. cit.; Zechariah 1:16 to be destroyed, Lamentations 2:8; 2 Kings 21:13 comp. Isaiah 34:11. Hence metaph. rule, law, Isaiah 28:10. קַו לָקָו קַו לָקָו “(they add) law to law, law to law;” comp. under the word צָו.
(b) the string of a harp; hence sound, Psalms 19:5. LXX. φθόγγος. Symm. ἦχος.
(2) strength, might; Arab. قُوَّةُ, see the root No. 2. Isaiah 18:2, גוֹי קַו־קָו “a very strong nation.” The repetition increases the force.
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