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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #7068 - קִנְאָה

Word Origin
from (07065)
Parts of Speech
Noun Feminine
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

1) ardour, zeal, jealousy

1a) ardour, jealousy, jealous disposition (of husband)

1a1) sexual passion

1b) ardour of zeal (of religious zeal)

1b1) of men for God

1b2) of men for the house of God

1b3) of God for his people

1c) ardour of anger

1c1) of men against adversaries

1c2) of God against men

1d) envy (of man)

1e) jealousy (resulting in the wrath of God)

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 2205 ‑ ζῆλος (dzay'‑los);  2355 ‑ θρῆνος (thray'‑nos);  2372 ‑ θυμός (thoo‑mos');  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (43) NAS (42) HCS (42)
Numbers 7
Deuteronomy 1
2 Kings 2
Job 1
Psalms 3
Proverbs 3
Ecclesiastes 2
Song of Solomon 1
Isaiah 7
Ezekiel 10
Zephaniah 2
Zechariah 2
Numbers 7
Deuteronomy 1
2 Kings 2
Job 1
Psalms 3
Proverbs 3
Ecclesiastes 2
Song of Solomon 1
Isaiah 7
Ezekiel 10
Zephaniah 2
Numbers 9
Deuteronomy 1
2 Kings 2
Job 1
Psalms 3
Proverbs 3
Ecclesiastes 2
Song of Solomon 1
Isaiah 7
Ezekiel 10
Zephaniah 2
Zechariah 1
n-cfp 4
n-cfs 14
n-cfsc 6
n-cfp 4
n-cfs 13
n-cfsc 7
n-cfp 4
n-cfs 13
n-cfsc 7

Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

1428) nq (קנ QN) AC: Acquire CO: Nest AB: Zealous: The pictograph q is a picture of the sun at the horizon and the gathering of the light, the n is a picture of a seed. Combined these mean "gathering for the seeds". The parent birds go about gathering materials to build a nest where they will raise their seeds (eggs) . (eng: coin - for purchasing)

A) nq (קנ QN) AC: ? CO: Nest AB: ?: A birds nest as well as a stall for animals as a nest.

Nm) nq (קנ QN) - Nest: KJV (13): nest, room - Strongs: H7064 (קֵן)

B) nnq (קננ QNN) AC: ? CO: Nest AB: ?: The building of the nest and family.

V) nnq (קננ QNN) - Nest: To build a Nest or home. KJV (5): (vf: Pual, Piel) nest - Strongs: H7077 (קָנַן)

bm) ninq (קנינ QNYN) - Possessions: The goods and wealth acquired as the acquiring of materials for building a nest. KJV (10): substance, getting, goods, riches, with - Strongs: H7075 (קִנְיָן)

E) anq (קנא QNA) AC: ? CO: ? AB: Zealous: The parent bird will guard over and protect the nest and eggs from predators. Man can guard over the family, wife, possessions in a positive way (protect, from an enemy) or in a negative way (by not trusting or a desire to have anothers possessions) .

V) anq (קנא QNA) - Zealous: KJV (33): (vf: Hiphil, Piel) envy, jealous, zealous, zeal - Strongs: H7065 (קָנָא)

Nm) anq (קנא QNA) - Zealous: One who is protective over someone or something. KJV (6): jealous - Strongs: H7067 (קַנָּא)

Nf1) eanq (קנאה QNAH) - Zealousy: A protective or suspicious nature. KJV (43): jealousy, zeal, envy, for my sake - Strongs: H7068 (קִנְאָה)

cm) afnq (קנוא QNWA) - Zealous: KJV (2): jealous - Strongs: H7072 (קַנּוֹא)

H) enq (קנה QNH) AC: Gather CO: Branch AB: ?: The process of gathering branches for the nest; mans gathering or acquiring materials by taking or buying. The ancients measured wealth by the amount of ones possessions and measured distances using a branch with marks on it.

V) enq (קנה QNH) - Possess: To acquire someone or something through a purchase or other method. [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (85): (vf: Paal, Niphal, Hiphil) get, gotten, possess, buy, purchase, possessor, buyer, keep - Strongs: H7066 (קְנָא), H7069 (קָנָה)

Nm) enq (קנה QNH) - Branch: As used for nest building. KJV (62): reed, branch, calamus, cane, stalk - Strongs: H7070 (קָנֶה)

hm) enqm (מקנה MQNH) - I. Herd:What is purchased or possessed. II. Possession:What is purchased or possessed. Usually of livestock or land. KJV (75): cattle, possession, flocks, substance, herd, purchase - Strongs: H4735 (מִקְנֶה)

hf1) enqm (מקנה MQNH) - Possession: What is purchased or possessed. Usually of livestock or land. KJV (15): bought, purchase, price, possession - Strongs: H4736 (מִקְנָה)

J) nfq (קונ QWN) AC: ? CO: Song AB: ?: The repetitive song or chirping of a bird.

V) nfq (קונ QWN) - Chant: As a repetitive sound like a bird. KJV (8): (vf: Piel) lament, mourning - Strongs: H6969 (קִין)

Nf1) enfq (קונה QWNH) - Chanting: [df: hnyq] KJV (18): lamentation, dirge, elegy - Strongs: H7015 (קִינָה)

M) niq (קינ QYN) AC: ? CO: Bill AB: ?: The bill of a bird used for feeding it young and as a weapon.

Nm) niq (קינ QYN) - Spearhead: Like the bill of bird used to defend the nest. KJV (1): spear - Strongs: H7013 (קַיִן)

AHL Definitions Copyright: ©1999-2020
Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 קִנְאָה noun feminine ardour, zeal, jealousy (from colour produced in face by deep emotion); — absolute ׳ק Numbers 5:14 +; construct קִנְאַת Isaiah 9:6; suffix קִנְאָתִי Numbers 25:11 +, etc.; plural קְנָאֹת Numbers 5:15,18,25,29; —

1 ardour of jealousy of husband Proverbs 6:34; Proverbs 27:4; ׳רוּחַ ק jealous disposition Numbers 5:14 (twice in verse); Numbers 5:30 (P); offering for jealousy, ׳מנחת ק Numbers 5:15.18.25 (P); ׳תּוֺרַת הק Numbers 5:29 (P); of rivalry Ecclesiastes 4:4; Ecclesiastes 9:6; Ephraim against Judah Isaiah 11:13; ardent love, "" אחכה Song of Solomon 8:6.

2 ardour of zeal:

a. of men for God Numbers 25:11 (twice in verse)(P) 2 Kings 10:26; for the house of ׳י Psalm 69:10.

b. of God for his people, especially in battle Isaiah 42:13; Isaiah 63:15; Zechariah 1:14; Zechariah 8:2; ׳מְעִיל ק Isaiah 59:17; תעשׂה וצת׳י ׳ק Isaiah 9:6; Isaiah 37:32 = 2 Kings 19:31.

3 ardour of anger:

a. of men against adversaries Psalm 119:139; Job 5:2 ("" כעשׂ), Proverbs 14:30 (opposed to לֵב מַרְמֵּא).

b. of God against men, "" חֵמָה Ezekiel 5:13; Ezekiel 16:38,42; Ezekiel 23:25; Ezekiel 36:6; "" עֶבְרָה Ezekiel 38:19; "" אַף Deuteronomy 29:19; Ezekiel 35:11; + אֵשׁ Isaiah 26:11; Ezekiel 36:5; Zephaniah 1:18; Zephaniah 3:8; Psalm 79:5; הַמַּקְנֶה׳סֵמֶל הַק Ezekiel 8:3 the anger-image provoking to anger; ׳הק׳ס alone Ezekiel 8:5.

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

קִנְאָה f.

(1)  jealousy; of lovers, Proverbs 6:34, 27:4 of God, Ezekiel 8:3 of rival peoples, Isaiah 11:13. Plur. קְנָאוֹת Numbers 5:15.

(2) envy, excited by the prosperity of others, Job 5:2. Meton. used of the object of envy, Ecclesiastes 4:4.

(3) ardent zeal towards any one (ζῆλος), 2 Kings 10:16; Isaiah 9:6, קִנְאַת יְהֹוָה צְבָאוֹת “the zeal of Jehovah of Hosts” (towards his people). קִנְאַת־עָם zeal (of God) towards the people, Isaiah 26:11. Generally ardent love, Song of Solomon 8:6.

(4) ardour, i.q. anger, indignation, Deuteronomy 29:19; Psalms 79:5.

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List of Word Forms
בְּקִנְאָתִ֔י בְּקִנְאָתִ֣י בְּקִנְאָתִֽי׃ בְּקַנְא֥וֹ בְקִנְאָתִ֤י בקנאו בקנאתי בקנאתי׃ הַקְּנָאֹ֑ת הַקִּנְאָ֥ה הקנאה הקנאת וְקִנְאָֽה׃ וְקִנְאָתוֹ֙ וּבְקִנְאָתִ֥י וּכְקִנְאָ֣תְךָ֔ ובקנאתי וכקנאתך וקנאה׃ וקנאתו קְנָאֹ֖ת קְנָאֹת֙ קִנְאַ֛ת קִנְאַ֣ת קִנְאַת־ קִנְאָ֑ה קִנְאָ֖ה קִנְאָ֛ה קִנְאָ֣ה קִנְאָ֥ה קִנְאָֽה׃ קִנְאָֽתְךָ֙ קִנְאָה֙ קִנְאָת֔וֹ קִנְאָתִ֑י קִנְאָתִ֔י קִנְאָתִ֖י קִנְאָתִ֜י קִנְאָתִ֥י קִנְאָתֶֽךָ׃ קִנְאָתָ֖ם קנאה קנאה׃ קנאת קנאת־ קנאתו קנאתי קנאתך קנאתך׃ קנאתם bə·qan·’ōw bə·qin·’ā·ṯî ḇə·qin·’ā·ṯî bekanO bekinaTi bəqan’ōw bəqin’āṯî ḇəqin’āṯî hakkenaOt hakkinAh haq·qə·nā·’ōṯ haq·qin·’āh haqqənā’ōṯ haqqin’āh kenaOt kinAh kinAt kinaTam kinaTecha kinaTi kinaTo qə·nā·’ōṯ qənā’ōṯ qin’āh qin’aṯ qin’aṯ- qin’āṯām qin’āṯeḵā qin’āṯəḵā qin’āṯî qin’āṯōw qin·’ā·ṯām qin·’ā·ṯe·ḵā qin·’ā·ṯə·ḵā qin·’ā·ṯî qin·’ā·ṯōw qin·’āh qin·’aṯ qin·’aṯ- ū·ḇə·qin·’ā·ṯî ū·ḵə·qin·’ā·ṯə·ḵā ūḇəqin’āṯî uchekinAtecha ūḵəqin’āṯəḵā uvekinaTi vekinAh vekinaTi vekinaTo wə·qin·’ā·ṯōw wə·qin·’āh wəqin’āh wəqin’āṯōw
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