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Lexicon :: Strong's H3515 - kāḇēḏ

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כָּבֵד
Transliteration
kāḇēḏ
Pronunciation
kaw-bade'
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Part of Speech
adjective
Root Word (Etymology)
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TWOT Reference: 943a

Strong’s Definitions

כָּבֵד kâbêd, kaw-bade'; from H3513; heavy; figuratively in a good sense (numerous) or in a bad sense (severe, difficult, stupid):—(so) great, grievous, hard(-ened), (too) heavy(-ier), laden, much, slow, sore, thick.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 38x

The KJV translates Strong's H3515 in the following manner: great (8x), grievous (8x), heavy (8x), sore (4x), hard (2x), much (2x), slow (2x), hardened (1x), heavier (1x), laden (1x), thick (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 38x
The KJV translates Strong's H3515 in the following manner: great (8x), grievous (8x), heavy (8x), sore (4x), hard (2x), much (2x), slow (2x), hardened (1x), heavier (1x), laden (1x), thick (1x).
  1. heavy, great

    1. heavy

    2. massive, abundant, numerous

    3. heavy, dull

    4. hard, difficult, burdensome

    5. very oppressive, numerous, rich

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
כָּבֵד kâbêd, kaw-bade'; from H3513; heavy; figuratively in a good sense (numerous) or in a bad sense (severe, difficult, stupid):—(so) great, grievous, hard(-ened), (too) heavy(-ier), laden, much, slow, sore, thick.
STRONGS H3515: Abbreviations
כָּבֵד adjective heavy; — כ׳ Genesis 41:31+ 34 times; construct כְּבַד Exodus 4:10 (twice in verse); כֶּבֶד Isaiah 1:4; plural כְּבֵדִים Exodus 17:12; construct כִּבְדֵי Ezekiel 3:5,6; —
1. a. heavy, a burden Psalm 38:5; hands (weary of holding up) Exodus 17:12 (E), hair of head 2 Samuel 14:26, a corpulent old man 1 Samuel 4:18; עַם כֶבֶד עָוֺן Isaiah 1:4 a people heavy with (the burden of) iniquity; a cloud charged with rain Exodus 19:16 (E); a rock of large size Isaiah 32:2; oppressive, grievous, burdensome, a yoke 1 Kings 12:4,11 2 Chronicles 10:4,11; a famine Genesis 12:10; Genesis 41:31; Genesis 43:1; Genesis 47:4,13 (J); the vexation (כַּעַס) of a fool Proverbs 27:3; vehement, sore, of a mourning Genesis 50:11(J).
b. massive, abundant, numerous, of a people עַם Numbers 20:20 (J) 1 Kings 3:9; army חיל 2 Kings 6:14; 2 Kings 18:14 = Isaiah 36:2 insect swarm Exodus 8:20 (J).
c. heavy, dull of speech and tongue Exodus 4:10 (twice in verse) (JE); of the לֵב, hard Exodus 7:14 (J).
d. hard, difficult, of a thing to be done Exodus 18:18 (E) Numbers 11:14 (J); of a language to be understood Ezekiel 3:5,6.
2. in the usage of J כָּבֵד מְאֹד is frequent:
a. very oppressive, grievous, of hail Exodus 9:18,24; murrain Exodus 9:8; lamentation Genesis 50:10.
b. very numerous, cattle Exodus 12:38; army, מַחֲנֶה Genesis 50:9; locusts Exodus 10:14; so חַיִל 1 Kings 10:2 2 Chronicles 9:1.
c. very rich, במקנה in cattle Genesis 13:2.

See related Aramaic BDB entry H3358.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

Genesis

12:10; 13:2; 41:31; 41:31; 43:1; 47:4; 47:13; 50:9; 50:10; 50:11

Exodus

4:10; 4:10; 7:14; 8:20; 9:8; 9:18; 9:24; 10:14; 12:38; 17:12; 17:12; 18:18; 19:16

Numbers

11:14; 20:20

1 Samuel

4:18

2 Samuel

14:26

1 Kings

3:9; 10:2; 12:4; 12:11

2 Kings

6:14; 18:14

2 Chronicles

9:1; 10:4; 10:11

Psalms

38:5

Proverbs

27:3

Isaiah

1:4; 1:4; 32:2; 36:2

Ezekiel

3:5; 3:5; 3:6; 3:6

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H3515 matches the Hebrew כָּבֵד (kāḇēḏ),
which occurs 39 times in 38 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:10 -

Now there was a famine in the land; so Abram went down to Egypt to sojourn there, for the famine was severe H3515 in the land.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:31 - so that the abundance will be unknown in the land because of that subsequent famine; for it will be very heavy H3515.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 43:1 -

Now the famine was heavy H3515 in the land.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:4 - And they said to Pharaoh, “We have come to sojourn in the land, for there is no pasture for your servants’ flocks, for the famine is heavy H3515 in the land of Canaan. So now, please let your servants [fn]live in the land of Goshen.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:13 -

Now there was no [fn]food in all the land because the famine was very heavy H3515, so that the land of Egypt and the land of Canaan languished because of the famine.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 50:9 - There also went up with him both chariots and horsemen; and it was a very [fn]immense H3515 camp.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 50:10 - And they came to the [fn]threshing floor of Atad, which is beyond the Jordan, and they lamented there with a very great and [fn]immense H3515 lamentation; and he [fn]observed seven days of mourning for his father.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 50:11 - Now the inhabitants of the land, the Canaanites, saw the mourning at [fn]the threshing floor of Atad, and they said, “This is an [fn]immense H3515 [fn]mourning for the Egyptians.” Therefore it was named [fn]Abel-mizraim, which is beyond the Jordan.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:10 -

Then Moses said to Yahweh, “Please, Lord, I have never been a man of words, neither [fn]recently nor in time past, nor since You have spoken to Your slave; for I am one with a [fn]hard H3515 mouth and a [fn]hard H3515 tongue.”

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:14 -

Then Yahweh said to Moses, “Pharaoh’s heart is [fn]hard H3515 with firmness H3515; he refuses to let the people go.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 8:24 - Then Yahweh did so. And there came heavy H3515 swarms of flies into the house of Pharaoh and the houses of his servants, and the land was laid waste because of the swarms of flies in all the land of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:3 - behold, the hand of Yahweh [fn]will come with a very heavy H3515 pestilence on your livestock which are in the field, on the horses, on the donkeys, on the camels, on the herds, and on the flocks.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:18 - “Behold, about this time tomorrow, I will rain down very heavy H3515 hail, such as has not been seen in Egypt from the day it was founded [fn]until now.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:24 - So there was hail, and fire [fn]flashing continually in the midst of the hail, very heavy H3515, such as had not been in all the land of Egypt since it became a nation.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:14 - And the locusts came up over all the land of Egypt and rested on all the territory of Egypt; they were very heavy H3515. There had never been so many [fn]locusts, nor would there be so many [fn]again.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:38 - A [fn]foreign multitude also went up with them, [fn]along with flocks and herds, a very [fn]large H3515 number H3515 of livestock.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 17:12 - But Moses’ hands were heavy H3515. Then they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it; and Aaron and Hur supported his hands, one on one side and one on the other. Thus his hands were steady until the sun set.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 18:18 - “You will surely wear out, both yourself and [fn]these people who are with you, for the [fn]task is too heavy H3515 for you; you cannot do it alone.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 19:16 -

So it happened on the third day, when it was morning, that there were [fn]thunder and lightning flashes and a [fn]thick H3515 cloud upon the mountain and a very loud trumpet sound, so that all the people who were in the camp trembled.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:14 - “I alone am not able to carry all this people because it is too heavy H3515 for me.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 20:20 - But he said, “You shall not pass through.” And Edom came out to meet him with a heavy H3515 [fn]force and with a strong hand.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 4:18 - And it happened that when he mentioned the ark of God, [fn]Eli fell off the seat backward beside the gate, and his neck was broken, and he died, for the man was old and heavy H3515. Thus he judged Israel forty years.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 3:9 - “So give Your slave a listening heart to judge Your people to discern between good and evil. For who is able to [fn]judge this glorious H3515 people of Yours?”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 10:2 - She came to Jerusalem with a very glorious H3515 retinue, with camels carrying spices and very much gold and precious stones. And she came to Solomon and spoke to him about all that was in her heart.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 12:4 - “Your father made our yoke harsh; but you, now, lighten the harsh service of your father and his heavy H3515 yoke which he put on us, and we will serve you.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 12:11 - ‘So now, my father loaded you with a heavy H3515 yoke, but I will add to your yoke; my father disciplined you with whips, but I will discipline you with scorpions.’”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 6:14 - So he sent horses and chariots and a heavy H3515 military force there, and they came by night and surrounded the city.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 18:17 -

Then the king of Assyria sent Tartan and Rab-saris and Rabshakeh from Lachish to King Hezekiah with a heavy H3515 military force to Jerusalem. So they went up and came to Jerusalem. And when they went up, they came and stood by the conduit of the upper pool, which is on the highway of the [fn]fuller’s field.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 9:1 -

Now the queen of Sheba heard the report about Solomon. So she came to Jerusalem to test Solomon with riddles. She had a very glorious H3515 retinue, with camels carrying spices and a large amount of gold and precious stones. And she came to Solomon and spoke with him about all that was in her heart.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 10:4 - “Your father made our yoke harsh; but now, lighten the harsh service of your father and his heavy H3515 yoke which he put on us, and we will serve you.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 10:11 - ‘So now my father loaded you with a heavy H3515 yoke, but I will add to your yoke; my father disciplined you with whips, but I will discipline you with scorpions.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:4 -

For my iniquities go over my head;

As a heavy H3515 burden they weigh too much for me.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:3 -

A stone is heavy and the sand weighty,

But the provocation of an ignorant fool is heavier H3515 than both of them.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 1:4 -

Alas, sinful nation,

People heavy H3515 with iniquity,

Seed of evildoers,

Sons who act corruptly!

They have forsaken Yahweh;

They have spurned the Holy One of Israel;

They have [fn]become estranged [fn]from Him.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 32:2 -

Each will be like a refuge from the wind

And a shelter from the storm,

Like [fn]streams of water in a dry country,

Like the shade of a [fn]huge H3515 rock in [fn]a weary land.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 36:2 - And the king of Assyria sent Rabshakeh from Lachish to Jerusalem to King Hezekiah with a heavy H3515 military force. And he stood by the conduit of the upper pool on the highway of the [fn]fuller’s field.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 3:5 - “For you are not being sent to a people of [fn]unintelligible lips or a difficult H3515 tongue, but to the house of Israel,
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 3:6 - nor to many peoples of [fn]unintelligible lips or a difficult H3515 tongue, whose words you cannot [fn]understand. [fn]But I have sent you to them [fn]who should listen to you;
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