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Lexicon :: Strong's H3369 - yāqōš

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Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root
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TWOT Reference: 906

Strong’s Definitions

יָקֹשׁ yâqôsh, yaw-koshe'; a primitive root; to ensnare (literally or figuratively):—fowler (lay a) snare.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 8x

The KJV translates Strong's H3369 in the following manner: snare (5x), lay a snare (1x), laid (1x), fowlers (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 8x
The KJV translates Strong's H3369 in the following manner: snare (5x), lay a snare (1x), laid (1x), fowlers (1x).
  1. to lure, entice, snare, lay a snare or lure, set a trap

    1. (Qal)

      1. to lay snares (fig. of devices of wicked)

      2. fowlers (participle)

    2. (Niphal) to be ensnared, be caught by a bait

    3. (Pual) to be entrapped

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
יָקֹשׁ yâqôsh, yaw-koshe'; a primitive root; to ensnare (literally or figuratively):—fowler (lay a) snare.
STRONGS H3369: Abbreviations
† [יָקשׁ] verb lay a bait or lure (see מוֺקֵשׁ), then generally lay snares (see also נקשׁ, קוֺשׁ) —
Qal Perfect יָק֫שְׁתִּי Jeremiah 50:24; יָֽקְשׁוּ Psalm 141:9; Participle plural יוֺקְשִׁים Psalm 124:7; — lay snares, figurative of devices of wicked Psalm 141:9 (with accusative of congnate meaning with verb); of י׳'s plan to destroy Babylon Jeremiah 50:24 יקשׁתי לך וגם נלכדר; Participle as substantive bait-layers, fowlers Psalm 124:7 (compare Psalm 141:9) simile.
Niph. Perfect נוֺקַ֫שְׁתָּ Proverbs 6:2; וְנוֺקְשׁוּ consecutive Isaiah 8:15; Isaiah 28:13; Imperfect 2nd person masculine singular תִּוָּקֵשׁ Deuteronomy 7:25; be caught by a bait, ensnared, in business entanglements Proverbs 6:2; in disastrous consequences of idolatry Deuteronomy 7:25 (|| נלכד); of those ensnared by י׳'s plans (followed by ונלכדו) Isaiah 8:15; Isaiah 28:13.
Pu. Participle יוּקָשִׁים (for מְיוּקָשִׁים, unless this should be read: Ges§ 52. R. 6; Sta§ 220): entrapped, in circumstances of life Ecclesiastes 9:12.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


7:25; 7:25


124:7; 124:7; 141:9; 141:9; 141:9


6:2; 6:2




8:15; 8:15; 28:13; 28:13


50:24; 50:24


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H3369 matches the Hebrew יָקֹשׁ (yāqōš),
which occurs 8 times in 8 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 7:25 - The graven images of their gods shall ye burn with fire: thou shalt not desire the silver or gold that is on them, nor take it unto thee, lest thou be snared H3369 therein: for it is an abomination to the LORD thy God.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 124:7 - Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers: H3369 the snare is broken, and we are escaped.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 141:9 - Keep me from the snares which they have laid H3369 for me, and the gins of the workers of iniquity.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:2 - Thou art snared H3369 with the words of thy mouth, thou art taken with the words of thy mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 9:12 - For man also knoweth not his time: as the fishes that are taken in an evil net, and as the birds that are caught in the snare; so are the sons of men snared H3369 in an evil time, when it falleth suddenly upon them.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 8:15 - And many among them shall stumble, and fall, and be broken, and be snared, H3369 and be taken.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 28:13 - But the word of the LORD was unto them precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little; that they might go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, H3369 and taken.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 50:24 - I have laid a snare H3369 for thee, and thou art also taken, O Babylon, and thou wast not aware: thou art found, and also caught, because thou hast striven against the LORD.
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