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Lexicon :: Strong's H3556 - kôḵāḇ

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Probably from the same as כַּבּוֹן (H3522) (in the sense of rolling) or כָּוָה (H3554) (in the sense of blazing)
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TWOT Reference: 942a

Strong’s Definitions

כּוֹכָב kôwkâb, ko-kawb'; probably from the same as H3522 (in the sense of rolling) or H3554 (in the sense of blazing); a star (as round or as shining); figuratively, a prince:—star(-gazer).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 37x

The KJV translates Strong's H3556 in the following manner: star (36x), stargazers (with H2374) (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 37x
The KJV translates Strong's H3556 in the following manner: star (36x), stargazers (with H2374) (1x).
  1. star

    1. of Messiah, brothers, youth, numerous progeny, personification, God's omniscience (fig.)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
כּוֹכָב kôwkâb, ko-kawb'; probably from the same as H3522 (in the sense of rolling) or H3554 (in the sense of blazing); a star (as round or as shining); figuratively, a prince:—star(-gazer).
STRONGS H3556: Abbreviations
כּוֺכָב noun masculineGenesis 15:5 star (Late Hebrew id.; Aramaic כּוֺכְבָא, כּוֺכַבְתָּא bdb045609, bdb045610, feminine form specifically of planet Venus, see also WeSkizzen iii. 36, 38; Arabic bdb045611 generally of single stars and probably Aramaic loan-word, WeSkizzen iii. 173; Ethiopic bdb045612; probably for *כבכב see Mahri kubkob, kobkib, etc., MaltzanZMG 1873, 227 and Assyrian kakkabu DlHWB 336; Punic κακαβουμ (Dioscorides), name of a plant, probably from shape of seed-cup, BlauZMG xxvii, 1873, 529; on formation compare NöM § 109 BaNB § 138. 1) — כ׳ absolute Numbers 24:17; construct כּוֺכַב Amos 5:26; plural כּוֺכָבִים Genesis 1:16 19 times; construct כּוֺכְבֵי (כֹּכְבֵי) Genesis 22:17 13 times; כֹּכְבֵיהֶם Ezekiel 32:7; — singular only אֱלֹהֵיכֶם כ׳ Amos 5:26 (where, however, כ׳ is probably a gloss, so GFM Dec. 19, 1890, and now We; see further כִּיּוּן); and מִיַּעֲקֹב כ׳ Numbers 24:12 (J E; || שֵׁבֶט בישׂראל, metaphor of future ruler); elsewhere plural stars, || sun and moon (compare also below) Genesis 1:16 (P) Psalm 136:9 (to rule the night, compare Genesis 1:16), Jeremiah 31:35; Genesis 37:9 (E), Joseph's dream (אַחַד עָשָׂר כ׳ = 11 brethren); Deuteronomy 4:19 object of idolatrous worship (compare below); observed in augury הַחֹזִים בַּכּ׳ Isaiah 47:13 (of Babylon); Ecclesiastes 12:2 (|| (also) light; figurative of brightness of youth); || sun Job 9:7; || moon Psalm 8:4; sign of evening Nehemiah 4:15 (מֵעֲלוֺת הַשַּׁחַר עַד צֵאת הַכּ׳) compare כּוֺכְבֵי נִשְׁכּוֺ Job 3:9 (apparently sign of dawn); numbered by God Psalm 147:4; simile of abundant posterity, Genesis 15:5; Genesis 22:17; Genesis 26:4; Exodus 32:13 (all J E); of Israel Deuteronomy 1:10; Deuteronomy 10:22; Deuteronomy 28:62; 1 Chronicles 27:32; Nehemiah 9:23; of number of merchants of Nineveh Nahum 3:16; as lofty, Job 22:12; so in figure of haughty nations Obadiah 4; Isaiah 14:13; compare symbolic vision of Daniel (|| צָבָא, צְבָא הַשָּׁמַיִם) Daniel 8:10; simile of brightness of righteous Daniel 12:3; not pure (זַכּוּ) before God Job 25:5 (|| moon); darkened in Yahweh's judgment Joel 2:10; Joel 4:15; Ezekiel 32:7 (|| sun and moon; so) Isaiah 13:10 (|| also כְּסִילֵיהֶם); personified: as fighting Judges 5:20; shouting Job 38:7 (בְּרָןיַֿחַד כּוֺכְבֵי בֹקֶר, || בְּנֵי אֱלֹחִים); praising Psalm 148:3 (כּוֺכְבֵי אוֺר, || sun and moon). — On stars in Arabic mythology see WeSkizzen iii. 173 f.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


1:16; 1:16; 1:16; 15:5; 15:5; 22:17; 22:17; 26:4; 37:9




24:12; 24:17


1:10; 4:19; 10:22; 28:62



1 Chronicles



4:15; 9:23


3:9; 9:7; 22:12; 25:5; 38:7


8:4; 136:9; 147:4; 148:3




13:10; 14:13; 47:13




32:7; 32:7


8:10; 12:3




5:26; 5:26






Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H3556 matches the Hebrew כּוֹכָב (kôḵāḇ),
which occurs 37 times in 37 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:16 - And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars H3556 also.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 15:5 - And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, H3556 if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:17 - That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars H3556 of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:4 - And I will make thy seed to multiply as the stars H3556 of heaven, and will give unto thy seed all these countries; and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:9 - And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it his brethren, and said, Behold, I have dreamed a dream more; and, behold, the sun and the moon and the eleven stars H3556 made obeisance to me.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:13 - Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, thy servants, to whom thou swarest by thine own self, and saidst unto them, I will multiply your seed as the stars H3556 of heaven, and all this land that I have spoken of will I give unto your seed, and they shall inherit it for ever.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 24:17 - I shall see him, but not now: I shall behold him, but not nigh: there shall come a Star H3556 out of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel, and shall smite the corners of Moab, and destroy all the children of Sheth.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 1:10 - The LORD your God hath multiplied you, and, behold, ye are this day as the stars H3556 of heaven for multitude.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:19 - And lest thou lift up thine eyes unto heaven, and when thou seest the sun, and the moon, and the stars, H3556 even all the host of heaven, shouldest be driven to worship them, and serve them, which the LORD thy God hath divided unto all nations under the whole heaven.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 10:22 - Thy fathers went down into Egypt with threescore and ten persons; and now the LORD thy God hath made thee as the stars H3556 of heaven for multitude.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:62 - And ye shall be left few in number, whereas ye were as the stars H3556 of heaven for multitude; because thou wouldest not obey the voice of the LORD thy God.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:20 - They fought from heaven; the stars H3556 in their courses fought against Sisera.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 27:23 - But David took not the number of them from twenty years old and under: because the LORD had said he would increase Israel like to the stars H3556 of the heavens.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 4:21 - So we laboured in the work: and half of them held the spears from the rising of the morning till the stars H3556 appeared.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 9:23 - Their children also multipliedst thou as the stars H3556 of heaven, and broughtest them into the land, concerning which thou hadst promised to their fathers, that they should go in to possess it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:9 - Let the stars H3556 of the twilight thereof be dark; let it look for light, but have none; neither let it see the dawning of the day:
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 9:7 - Which commandeth the sun, and it riseth not; and sealeth up the stars. H3556
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:12 - Is not God in the height of heaven? and behold the height of the stars, H3556 how high they are!
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 25:5 - Behold even to the moon, and it shineth not; yea, the stars H3556 are not pure in his sight.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:7 - When the morning stars H3556 sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 8:3 - When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, H3556 which thou hast ordained;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 136:9 - The moon and stars H3556 to rule by night: for his mercy endureth for ever.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:4 - He telleth the number of the stars; H3556 he calleth them all by their names.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 148:3 - Praise ye him, sun and moon: praise him, all ye stars H3556 of light.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 12:2 - While the sun, or the light, or the moon, or the stars, H3556 be not darkened, nor the clouds return after the rain:
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 13:10 - For the stars H3556 of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 14:13 - For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars H3556 of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 47:13 - Thou art wearied in the multitude of thy counsels. Let now the astrologers, the stargazers, H3556 the monthly prognosticators, stand up, and save thee from these things that shall come upon thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 31:35 - Thus saith the LORD, which giveth the sun for a light by day, and the ordinances of the moon and of the stars H3556 for a light by night, which divideth the sea when the waves thereof roar; The LORD of hosts is his name:
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 32:7 - And when I shall put thee out, I will cover the heaven, and make the stars H3556 thereof dark; I will cover the sun with a cloud, and the moon shall not give her light.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 8:10 - And it waxed great, even to the host of heaven; and it cast down some of the host and of the stars H3556 to the ground, and stamped upon them.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 12:3 - And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars H3556 for ever and ever.
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 2:10 - The earth shall quake before them; the heavens shall tremble: the sun and the moon shall be dark, and the stars H3556 shall withdraw their shining:
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 3:15 - The sun and the moon shall be darkened, and the stars H3556 shall withdraw their shining.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 5:26 - But ye have borne the tabernacle of your Moloch and Chiun your images, the star H3556 of your god, which ye made to yourselves.
Unchecked Copy BoxOba 1:4 - Though thou exalt thyself as the eagle, and though thou set thy nest among the stars, H3556 thence will I bring thee down, saith the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 3:16 - Thou hast multiplied thy merchants above the stars H3556 of heaven: the cankerworm spoileth, and flieth away.
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