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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #3581 - כּוֹחַ

Transliteration
kôach, kôach
Phonetics
ko'-akh, ko'-akh  
Word Origin
from an unused root meaning to be firm
Parts of Speech
Noun Masculine
TWOT
973.1
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

1) strength, power, might

1a) human strength

1b) strength (of angels)

1c) power (of God)

1d) strength (of animals)

1e) strength, produce, wealth (of soil)

2) a small reptile, probably a kind of lizard, which is unclean

2a) perhaps an extinct animal, exact meaning is unknown

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 1411 ‑ δύναμις (doo'‑nam‑is);  2372 ‑ θυμός (thoo‑mos');  2479 ‑ ἰσχύς (is‑khoos');  2480 ‑ ἰσχύω (is‑khoo'‑o);  5495 ‑ χείρ (khire);  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (126) NAS (124) HCS (125)
Genesis 3
Exodus 3
Leviticus 2
Numbers 2
Deuteronomy 4
Joshua 2
Judges 8
1 Samuel 4
1 Kings 1
2 Kings 2
1 Chronicles 4
2 Chronicles 8
Ezra 2
Nehemiah 2
Job 20
Psalms 11
Proverbs 5
Ecclesiastes 2
Isaiah 11
Jeremiah 5
Lamentations 2
Daniel 11
Hosea 1
Amos 1
Micah 1
Nahum 2
Habakkuk 1
Zechariah 1
Genesis 3
Exodus 3
Leviticus 2
Numbers 2
Deuteronomy 4
Joshua 2
Judges 8
1 Samuel 4
1 Kings 1
2 Kings 2
1 Chronicles 3
2 Chronicles 6
Ezra 2
Nehemiah 2
Job 18
Psalms 11
Proverbs 5
Ecclesiastes 2
Isaiah 11
Jeremiah 5
Lamentations 2
Daniel 10
Hosea 1
Amos 1
Micah 1
Nahum 2
Habakkuk 1
Zechariah 1
Genesis 3
Exodus 3
Leviticus 2
Numbers 2
Deuteronomy 4
Joshua 3
Judges 8
1 Samuel 4
1 Kings 1
2 Kings 2
1 Chronicles 4
2 Chronicles 8
Ezra 2
Nehemiah 2
Job 20
Psalms 11
Proverbs 5
Ecclesiastes 2
Isaiah 12
Jeremiah 5
Lamentations 2
Daniel 13
Hosea 1
Amos 1
Micah 1
Nahum 2
Habakkuk 1
Zechariah 1
BYZ TIS TR
n-cms 50
n-cmsc 10
n-cms 49
n-cmsc 12
n-cms 48
n-cmsc 12
NA WH


Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

1238) hk (כהה KHh) AC: Chastise CO: Firm AB: ?: The pictograph k is a picture of the palm of the hand, the h is a picture of a wall. Combined these mean "palm wall". To correct or chastise with a firm hand.

J) hfk (כוהה KWHh) AC: ? CO: Firm AB: ?

Nm ) hfk (כוהה KWHh) - Strength: KJV (126): strength, power, might, force, ability, able, chameleon, substance, wealth - Strongs: H3581 (כּוֹחַ)

L) hki (יכהה YKHh) AC: Chastise CO: ? AB: ?

V) hki (יכהה YKHh) - Chastise: KJV (59): (vf: Niphal, Hiphil, Hophal) reprove, rebuke, correct, plead, reason, chasten, appoint, argue - Strongs: H3198 (יָכַח)

if1) ehkft (תוכההה TWKHhH) - Chastise: KJV (28): reproof, rebuke, reprove, argument - Strongs: H8433 (תּוֹכַחַת)

AHL Definitions Copyright: ©1999-2013
Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 I. כֹּחַ noun [masculine] a small reptile, probably a kind of lizard, in list of unclean creeping things Leviticus 11:30; ᵐ5ᵑ9 AV chameleon; on various opinions see Di.

II. כֹּחַ see below כחח.

II. כֹּחַ and ( Daniel 11:6) כּוֺחַ noun masculine Deuteronomy 4:37 strength, power (Late Hebrew id.); — ׳כ absolute Deuteronomy 8:18 +; construct Numbers 14:17 +; suffix כֹּחִי Genesis 31:6 +; כֹּחֲךָ Judges 16:6 +, כֹּחֶ֑ךָ Proverbs 5:10, כֹּחֶ֑כָה Proverbs 24:10, etc.; always singular; —

1 human strength:

a. physical, of Samson Judges 16:5,6,9,15,17,19,30; strength in toil Isaiah 44:12 (זְרוֺעַ כֹּחוֺ), Isaiah 44:12; Leviticus 26:20; Nehemiah 4:4; of manly vigour (in procreation) אַתָּה כֹּחִי וְרֵאשִׁית אוֺנִי Genesis 49:3 (poem in J; said to Reuben); vigour in General Joshua 14:11 (twice in verse) (JE), Judges 6:14; 1 Samuel 28:22; Job 6:11,12; Psalm 31:11; Psalm 38:11; Psalm 71:9; Psalm 102:24; Proverbs 20:29; as sustained by food 1 Kings 19:8; lack of such vigour is לֹאכֹֿחַ Job 26:2, compare מִכֹּחַ Jeremiah 48:45 without strength; ׳בְּלֹאכֿ Lamentations 1:6; ׳יְגִיעֵיכֿ Job 3:17; כֹּחַ לֹאהָֿיָה בוֺ 1 Samuel 28:20, compare Daniel 10:8,17; in Psalm 22:16 read חִכִּי, so Ew Ol Che and others; specifically of power of voice Isaiah 40:9.

b. more inclusively, ability, efficiency: followed by infinitive, ability to weep 1 Samuel 30:4; to get wealth Deuteronomy 8:18; to bring forth (a child; in figure) 2 Kings 19:3 = Isaiah 37:3; followed by לַעֲמֹד Daniel 1:4; Ezra 10:13, compare Daniel 11:15; without infinitive 1 Chronicles 29:2; Ezra 2:69; of efficiency in battle 2 Chronicles 14:10; 2 Chronicles 20:12; 26:13; for porter's service in temple אִישׁחַֿיִל בַּכֹּחַ לַעֲבֹדָה 1 Chronicles 26:8; ability or efficiency in General Genesis 31:6; Proverbs 24:5,10; Ecclesiastes 4:1; Ecclesiastes 9:10, so probably כֹּחַ יְדֵיהֶם Job 30:2; עָצַר כֹּחַ (late, compare עצר) retain ability or strength, followed by infinitive; לְהִתְנַדֵּב׳נַעְצֹר כ 1 Chronicles 29:14 that we should retain (have) ability to make freewill-oferings; to build 2 Chronicles 2:5; with negative, without infinitive, Daniel 10:8,16 (compare Daniel 11:6, c).

c. power of a people, or king, Joshua 17:17; Nahum 2:2; Habakkuk 1:11; Isaiah 49:4 (of servant of ׳י), Lamentations 1:14; Daniel 8:22,24a, also Daniel 8:24 b (si vera lectio, see Bev), Daniel 11:25 ("" לֵבָב); with עָצַר 2 Chronicles 13:20; 22:9; Daniel 11:6 (הַזְּרוֺעַ׳לֹא תַעְצֹר כ, compare b); in Hosea 7:9 figurative of body seems combined with that of land yielding produce (see 5 below)

d. power opposed to that of God Amos 2:14; Isaiah 10:13 (יָדִי׳כ), Deuteronomy 8:17; 1 Samuel 2:9; Zechariah 4:6; Job 36:19; Psalm 33:16.

e. power conferred by God Isaiah 40:29, compare Isaiah 40:31; Isaiah 41:1; of prophetic power Micah 3:8.

2 strength of angels Psalm 103:20.

3 power of God: in creation Jeremiah 10:12; Jeremiah 51:15 (see also Jeremiah 32:17 below), Psalm 65:7; in governing the world 1 Chronicles 29:12; 2 Chronicles 20:6; Psalm 29:4; in acts of deliverance and judgment Exodus 9:16; Exodus 15:6; Exodus 32:11; Numbers 14:13,17 (JE), Isaiah 50:2; 2 Chronicles 25:8; Job 9:19; Job 24:22; Job 26:12; Job 30:18; Job 36:22; in combination כֹּחַ גָּדוֺל Deuteronomy 4:37; "" יָדחֲזָקָה Exodus 32:11(JE), Nehemiah 1:10; "" זְרוֺעַ נְטוּיָה Deuteronomy 9:29; 2 Kings 17:36; Jeremiah 27:5; Jeremiah 32:17; he is רַבכֹּֿחַ Psalm 147:5; compare רֹב כֹּחוֺ Isaiah 63:1; Job 23:6; also גדולכֹּֿחַ Nahum 1:3; אַמִּיץ כֹּחַ Isaiah 40:26; Job 9:4, שַׂגִּיאכֹֿחַ Job 37:23; כֹּחַ מַעֲשָׂיו Psalm 111:6 the power of his works; בַּכֹּחַ׳קוֺל י Psalm 29:4 (of thunder); specifically of his wisdom (rather peculiarly, Elihu) כַּבִּיר כֹּחַ לֵב Job 36:5 mighty in strength of mind.

4 of animals: wild ox Job 39:11, horse Job 39:21, hippopotamus Job 40:16, bullock Proverbs 14:4; Hebrews -goat Daniel 8:6 ram Daniel 8:7.

5 strength, of soil i.e. produce, Genesis 4:12 (J), Job 31:30; ( Hosea 7:9 see

1. c above); = wealth (compare חַילִ) Proverbs 5:10; Job 6:22.

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List of Word Forms
בְּ֭כֹחוֹ בְּכֹ֑חַ בְּכֹ֔חַ בְּכֹ֣חַ בְּכֹ֣חַ ׀ בְּכֹ֤חַ בְּכֹ֥חַ בְּכֹ֧חַ בְּכֹֽחֲךָ֙ בְּכֹח֑וֹ בְּכֹח֔וֹ בְּכֹח֥וֹ בְּכֹחֲךָ֖ בְּכֹחֲךָ֣ בְּכֹחִי֙ בְכֹ֔חַ בְכֹ֖חַ בְכֹח֔וֹ בְכֹחֲךָ֛ בְכֹחֽוֹ׃ בַּכֹּ֑חַ בַּכֹּ֖חַ בַכֹּ֙חַ֙ בכח בכחו בכחו׃ בכחי בכחך וְהַכֹּ֖חַ וְכֹ֤חַ וְכֹ֥חַ וּ֝מִכֹּחֲכֶ֗ם וּכְכֹ֣חִי והכח וכח וככחי ומכחכם כְּכֹ֥חִי כְּכֹחָ֗ם כֹ֑חַ כֹ֔חַ כֹ֖חַ כֹ֙חַ֙ כֹ֛חַ כֹ֭חַ כֹּ֑ח כֹּ֑חַ כֹּ֔חַ כֹּ֖חַ כֹּ֙חַ֙ כֹּ֛חַ כֹּ֝חִ֗י כֹּ֣חַ כֹּ֣חַֽ כֹּ֭חַ כֹּ֭חָהּ כֹּֽחַ־ כֹּֽחַ׃ כֹּח֑וֹ כֹּח֔וֹ כֹּח֖וֹ כֹּח֣וֹ כֹּח֨וֹ כֹּחֲךָ֣ כֹּחֲךָ֥ כֹּחֲכֶ֑ם כֹּחִ֑י כֹּחִ֔י כֹּחִ֖י כֹּחִ֗י כֹּחִ֞י כֹּחִ֣י כֹּחִ֥י כֹּחִי֙ כֹּחֶ֑ךָ כֹּחֶֽכָה׃ כֹּחָ֑ם כֹּחָ֖הּ כֹּחֽוֹ׃ כֹּחוֹ֙ כֹֽחַ׃ כֹח֖וֹ כֹח֣וֹ כֹחִ֑י כֹחִ֔י כּ֣וֹחַ כֹּחִ֗י כוח כח כח־ כח׃ כחה כחו כחו׃ כחי כחך כחכה׃ כחכם כחם ככחי ככחם לְכֹ֣חַ לכח מִכֹּ֣חַ מכח bak·kō·aḥ ḇak·kō·aḥ bakKoach bakkōaḥ ḇakkōaḥ bə·ḵō·aḥ ḇə·ḵō·aḥ bə·ḵō·ḥă·ḵā ḇə·ḵō·ḥă·ḵā bə·ḵō·ḥî bə·ḵō·ḥōw ḇə·ḵō·ḥōw beChoach bechochaCha bechoChi bechoCho bəḵōaḥ ḇəḵōaḥ bəḵōḥăḵā ḇəḵōḥăḵā bəḵōḥî bəḵōḥōw ḇəḵōḥōw Choach choChi choCho kə·ḵō·ḥām kə·ḵō·ḥî kechoCham keChochi kəḵōḥām kəḵōḥî kō·aḥ ḵō·aḥ kō·aḥ- kō·ḥă·ḵā kō·ḥă·ḵem kō·ḥāh kō·ḥām kō·ḥe·ḵā kō·ḥe·ḵāh kō·ḥî ḵō·ḥî kō·ḥōw ḵō·ḥōw kō·w·aḥ Koach kōaḥ ḵōaḥ kōaḥ- Koch kochaCha kochaChem koChah koCham koChecha koChechah koChi koCho kōḥ kōḥāh kōḥăḵā kōḥăḵem kōḥām kōḥeḵā kōḥeḵāh kōḥî ḵōḥî kōḥōw ḵōḥōw kōwaḥ lə·ḵō·aḥ leChoach ləḵōaḥ mik·kō·aḥ mikKoach mikkōaḥ ū·ḵə·ḵō·ḥî ū·mik·kō·ḥă·ḵem ucheChochi ūḵəḵōḥî umikkochaChem ūmikkōḥăḵem vakKoach veChoach vechochaCha vechoCho vehakKoach wə·hak·kō·aḥ wə·ḵō·aḥ wəhakkōaḥ wəḵōaḥ

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