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Lexicon :: Strong's H3368 - yāqār

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TWOT Reference: 905a

Strong’s Definitions

יָקָר yâqâr, yaw-kawr'; from H3365; valuable (objectively or subjectively):—brightness, clear, costly, excellent, fat, honourable women, precious, reputation.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 36x

The KJV translates Strong's H3368 in the following manner: precious (25x), costly (4x), excellent (2x), brightness (1x), clear (1x), fat (1x), reputation (1x), honourable women (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 36x
The KJV translates Strong's H3368 in the following manner: precious (25x), costly (4x), excellent (2x), brightness (1x), clear (1x), fat (1x), reputation (1x), honourable women (1x).
  1. valuable, prized, weighty, precious, rare, splendid

    1. precious

      1. costly

      2. precious, highly valued

      3. precious stones or jewels

    2. rare

    3. glorious, splendid

    4. weighty, influential

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
יָקָר yâqâr, yaw-kawr'; from H3365; valuable (objectively or subjectively):—brightness, clear, costly, excellent, fat, honourable women, precious, reputation.
STRONGS H3368: Abbreviations
יָקָר adjective precious, rare, splendid, weighty; — absolute יָקָר 1 Samuel 3:1 + 9 times; construct יְקַרֿ Proverbs 17:27 Qr (Kt וקר; see below); כִּיקַר Psalm 37:20; feminine יְקָרָה 2 Samuel 12:30 + 14 times; construct יִקְרַת Isaiah 28:16; masculine plural יְקָרִים Lamentations 4:2; feminine plural יְקָדוֺת 1 Kings 5:31 + 2 times + Zechariah 14:6 (see below); יְקָרֹת 1 Kings 7:9; suffix בְּיִקְּרוֺתֶ֑יךָ Psalm 45:10 (so Baer; van d. H בִּיקְּ׳); —
1. precious:
a. costly, אֲבָנִים יְקָרוֺת of costly building-stones 1 Kings 5:31; 1 Kings 7:9, 10, 11 compare פִּנּת יִקְרַת מוּסָד מוּסָּד Isaiah 28:16 a costly corner (-stone) of a foundation, — on construct see DaSynt. § 28, R. 3, 6; הוֺן יָקָר costly wealth Proverbs 1:13; Proverbs 12:27; הוֺן יָקָר וְנָעִים Proverbs 24:1.
b. precious, highly valued: נֶפֶשׁ יְקָרָה Proverbs 6:26 precious life; opposed to זוֺלֵל Jeremiah 15:19 (of choice elements of character); הַמָּֽוְתָה לַחֲסִידָיו יָקָר בְּעֵינֵי י׳ Psalm 116:15; יְקָרָה הִיא מפניים Proverbs 3:15 she (wisdom) is more precious than rubies (see also c); prized, of חסד י׳ Psalm 36:8; = substantive בְּנוֺת מְלָכִים בְּיִקְּרותֶ֑יךָ Psalm 45:10 king's daughters are among thy precious (= dear) ones.
c. אֶבֶן יְקָרָה collective precious stones, jewels 2 Samuel 12:30 = 1 Chronicles 20:2; 1 Kings 10:2, 10; 1 Kings 1:11 2 Chronicles 9:1, 9, 10; 1 Chronicles 29:3; 2 Chronicles 3:6; 32:27; Ezekiel 27:22; Ezekiel 28:13 (list of precious stones follows), Daniel 11:38; so also Lamentations 4:2, read אַבְנֵי צִיּוֺן הַיְקָרִים (for MT בְּנֵי וגו׳), see VB; שֹׁהַם יָקָר Job 28:16 (see also Proverbs 3:15 below b).
2. rare, 1 Samuel 3:1 (compare √ Hiph. Isaiah 13:12).
3. glorious, splendid (compare Aramaic), of the moon Job 31:26; as substantive = glory, the wicked perish, כִּיקַר כָּרִים Psalm 37:20 like the glory of the pastures (i.e. like gay, but short-lived, flowers).
4. (late and Aramaic) weighty, influential, יָקָר מֵחָכְמָה Ecclesiastes 10:1 weightier than wisdom and honour is a little folly. — In Proverbs 17:27 read Kt וְקַררֿוּחַ and one cool of spirit (see VB); in Zechariah 14:6 read לֹא יִהְיֶה אוֺר וְקָרוֺת וְקִפָּאוֹן there shall not be light but cold and congelation (see id. and Vrss.); **'but is very dubious; read probably חוֺם וְקָרוֺת there shall be neither heat nor cold, etc. (We and others).

קִפָּאוֹן noun [masculine] congelation; — Zechariah 14:6 Qr [> Kt see √ Qal Imperfect], so Greek Version of the LXX Syriac Version Symm We Now (with other change, but see GASm), see יָקָר.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

1 Samuel

3:1; 3:1

2 Samuel

12:30; 12:30

1 Kings

1:11; 7:9; 7:9; 7:10; 7:11; 10:2; 10:10

1 Chronicles

20:2; 29:3

2 Chronicles

3:6; 9:1; 9:9; 9:10; 32:27


28:16; 31:26


36:8; 37:20; 37:20; 45:10; 45:10; 116:15


1:13; 3:15; 3:15; 6:26; 12:27; 17:27; 17:27; 24:1




13:12; 28:16; 28:16




4:2; 4:2


27:22; 28:13




14:6; 14:6; 14:6

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H3368 matches the Hebrew יָקָר (yāqār),
which occurs 36 times in 36 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 3:1 - And the child Samuel ministered unto the LORD before Eli. And the word of the LORD was precious H3368 in those days; there was no open vision.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 12:30 - And he took their king's crown from off his head, the weight whereof was a talent of gold with the precious H3368 stones: and it was set on David's head. And he brought forth the spoil of the city in great abundance.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 5:17 - And the king commanded, and they brought great stones, costly H3368 stones, and hewed stones, to lay the foundation of the house.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 7:9 - All these were of costly H3368 stones, according to the measures of hewed stones, sawed with saws, within and without, even from the foundation unto the coping, and so on the outside toward the great court.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 7:10 - And the foundation was of costly H3368 stones, even great stones, stones of ten cubits, and stones of eight cubits.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 7:11 - And above were costly H3368 stones, after the measures of hewed stones, and cedars.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 10:2 - And she came to Jerusalem with a very great train, with camels that bare spices, and very much gold, and precious H3368 stones: and when she was come to Solomon, she communed with him of all that was in her heart.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 10:10 - And she gave the king an hundred and twenty talents of gold, and of spices very great store, and precious H3368 stones: there came no more such abundance of spices as these which the queen of Sheba gave to king Solomon.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 10:11 - And the navy also of Hiram, that brought gold from Ophir, brought in from Ophir great plenty of almug trees, and precious H3368 stones.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 20:2 - And David took the crown of their king from off his head, and found it to weigh a talent of gold, and there were precious H3368 stones in it; and it was set upon David's head: and he brought also exceeding much spoil out of the city.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 29:2 - Now I have prepared with all my might for the house of my God the gold for things to be made of gold, and the silver for things of silver, and the brass for things of brass, the iron for things of iron, and wood for things of wood; onyx stones, and stones to be set, glistering stones, and of divers colours, and all manner of precious H3368 stones, and marble stones in abundance.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 3:6 - And he garnished the house with precious H3368 stones for beauty: and the gold was gold of Parvaim.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 9:1 - And when the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon, she came to prove Solomon with hard questions at Jerusalem, with a very great company, and camels that bare spices, and gold in abundance, and precious H3368 stones: and when she was come to Solomon, she communed with him of all that was in her heart.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 9:9 - And she gave the king an hundred and twenty talents of gold, and of spices great abundance, and precious H3368 stones: neither was there any such spice as the queen of Sheba gave king Solomon.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 9:10 - And the servants also of Huram, and the servants of Solomon, which brought gold from Ophir, brought algum trees and precious H3368 stones.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 32:27 - And Hezekiah had exceeding much riches and honour: and he made himself treasuries for silver, and for gold, and for precious H3368 stones, and for spices, and for shields, and for all manner of pleasant jewels;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:16 - It cannot be valued with the gold of Ophir, with the precious H3368 onyx, or the sapphire.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:26 - If I beheld the sun when it shined, or the moon walking in brightness; H3368
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 36:7 - How excellent H3368 is thy lovingkindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:20 - But the wicked shall perish, and the enemies of the LORD shall be as the fat H3368 of lambs: they shall consume; into smoke shall they consume away.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:9 - Kings' daughters were among thy honourable women: H3368 upon thy right hand did stand the queen in gold of Ophir.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 116:15 - Precious H3368 in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:13 - We shall find all precious H3368 substance, we shall fill our houses with spoil:
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:15 - She is more precious H3368 than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:26 - For by means of a whorish woman a man is brought to a piece of bread: and the adulteress will hunt for the precious H3368 life.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:27 - The slothful man roasteth not that which he took in hunting: but the substance of a diligent man is precious. H3368
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:27 - He that hath knowledge spareth his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent H3368 spirit.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:4 - And by knowledge shall the chambers be filled with all precious H3368 and pleasant riches.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 10:1 - Dead flies cause the ointment of the apothecary to send forth a stinking savour: so doth a little folly him that is in reputation H3368 for wisdom and honour.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 28:16 - Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious H3368 corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 15:19 - Therefore thus saith the LORD, If thou return, then will I bring thee again, and thou shalt stand before me: and if thou take forth the precious H3368 from the vile, thou shalt be as my mouth: let them return unto thee; but return not thou unto them.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 4:2 - The precious H3368 sons of Zion, comparable to fine gold, how are they esteemed as earthen pitchers, the work of the hands of the potter!
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:22 - The merchants of Sheba and Raamah, they were thy merchants: they occupied in thy fairs with chief of all spices, and with all precious H3368 stones, and gold.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 28:13 - Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious H3368 stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 11:38 - But in his estate shall he honour the God of forces: and a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honour with gold, and silver, and with precious H3368 stones, and pleasant things.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 14:6 - And it shall come to pass in that day, that the light shall not be clear, H3368 nor dark:
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