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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 -

Now the boy Samuel was attending to the service of the LORD before Eli. And word from the LORD was rare H3368 in those days; [fn]visions were infrequent.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 12:30 - Then he took the crown of [fn]their king from his head; and its weight was a [fn]talent of gold, and it had a precious H3368 stone; and it was placed on David’s head. And he brought out the plunder of the city in great amounts.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 5:17 - Then the king issued orders, and they quarried large stones, valuable H3368 stones, to lay the foundation of the house with cut stones.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 7:9 -

All of these were made of valuable H3368 stones, of stone cut according to measure, sawed with saws, inside and outside; even from the foundation to the [fn]coping, and from the outside to the large courtyard.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 7:10 -

And the foundation was of valuable H3368 stones, large stones, stones of [fn]ten cubits and stones of eight cubits.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 7:11 - And above were valuable H3368 stones, cut according to measure, and cedar.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 10:2 - So she came to Jerusalem with a very large entourage, with camels carrying balsam oil and a very large quantity of gold and precious H3368 stones. When she came to Solomon, she spoke to him about everything that was in her heart.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 10:10 - Then she gave the king [fn]120 talents of gold, and a very large amount of balsam oil and precious H3368 stones. Never again did such a large quantity of balsam oil come in as that which the queen of Sheba gave King Solomon.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 10:11 -

And the ships of Hiram as well, which brought gold from Ophir, brought in from Ophir a very great number of almug trees and precious H3368 stones.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 20:2 - David took the crown of [fn]their king from his head, and he found it to weigh a [fn]talent of gold, and there was a precious H3368 stone in it; and it was placed on David’s head. And he brought out the spoils of the city, a very great amount.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 29:2 - “Now with all my ability I have provided for the house of my God the gold for the things of gold, the silver for the things of silver, the bronze for the things of bronze, the iron for the things of iron, wood for the things of wood, onyx stones and inlaid stones, stones of antimony and stones of various colors, and all kinds of precious H3368 stones and alabaster in abundance.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 3:6 - Further, he overlaid the house [fn]with precious H3368 stones; and the gold was gold from Parvaim.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 9:1 -

Now when the queen of Sheba heard about the fame of Solomon, she came to Jerusalem to test Solomon with riddles. She had a very large entourage, with camels carrying balsam oil and a large amount of gold and precious H3368 stones; and when she came to Solomon, she spoke with him about everything that was on her heart.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 9:9 - Then she gave the king [fn]120 talents of gold and a very great amount of balsam oil and precious H3368 stones; there had never been balsam oil like that which the queen of Sheba gave King Solomon.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 9:10 -

The servants of Huram and the servants of Solomon who brought gold from Ophir, also brought algum trees and precious H3368 stones.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 32:27 -

Now Hezekiah had immense riches and honor; and he made for himself treasuries for silver, gold, precious H3368 stones, spices, shields, and all kinds of valuable articles,

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:16 -

“It cannot be valued in the gold of Ophir,

In precious H3368 onyx, or sapphire.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:26 -

If I have looked at the [fn]sun when it shone,

Or the moon going in splendor H3368,

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 36:7 -

How precious H3368 is Your mercy, God!

And the sons of mankind take refuge in the shadow of Your wings.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:20 -

But the wicked will perish;

And the enemies of the LORD will be like the [fn]glory H3368 of the pastures,

They vanish—like smoke they vanish away.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:9 -

Kings’ daughters are among Your noble H3368 women;

At Your right hand stands the queen in gold from Ophir.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 116:15 -

Precious H3368 in the sight of the LORD

Is the death of His godly ones.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:13 -

We will find all kinds of precious H3368 wealth,

We will fill our houses with plunder;

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:15 -

She is more precious H3368 than [fn]jewels,

And nothing you desire compares with her.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:26 -

For the price of a prostitute reduces one to a loaf of bread,

And [fn]an adulteress hunts for a precious H3368 life.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:27 -

[fn]A lazy person does not [fn]roast his prey,

But the precious H3368 possession of a person is diligence.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:27 -

One who withholds his words [fn]has knowledge,

And one who has a cool spirit is a person of understanding.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:4 -

And by knowledge the rooms are filled

With all precious H3368 and pleasant riches.

Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 10:1 -

Dead flies turn a perfumer’s oil rancid, so a little foolishness is more [fn]potent H3368 than wisdom and honor.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 28:16 -

Therefore this is what the Lord [fn]GOD says:

“Behold, I am laying a stone in Zion, a tested stone,

A precious H3368 cornerstone for the foundation, [fn]firmly placed.

The one who believes in it will not be [fn]disturbed.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 15:19 -

Therefore, this is what the LORD says:

“If you return, then I will restore you—

You will stand before Me;

And if you extract the precious H3368 from the worthless,

You will become [fn]My spokesman.

They, for their part, may turn to you,

But as for you, you are not to turn to them.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 4:2 -

The precious H3368 sons of Zion,

Weighed against pure gold,

How they are regarded as earthenware jars,

The work of a potter’s hands!

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:22 - “The traders of Sheba and Raamah, they traded with you; they paid for your merchandise with the best of all balsam oil, and with all kinds of precious H3368 stones, and gold.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 28:13 -

“You were in Eden, the garden of God;

Every precious H3368 stone was your covering:

The ruby, the topaz and the diamond;

The beryl, the onyx and the jasper;

The lapis lazuli, the turquoise and the emerald;

And the gold, the workmanship of your [fn]settings and [fn]sockets,

Was in you.

On the day that you were created

They were prepared.

Unchecked Copy BoxDan 11:38 - “But [fn]instead he will honor a god of fortresses, a god whom his fathers did not know; he will honor him with gold, silver, precious H3368 stones, and treasures.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 14:6 -

On that day there will be no light; the [fn]luminaries H3368 will die out.

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