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Lexicon :: Strong's H3563 - kôs

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Part of Speech
masculine/feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
From an unused root meaning to hold together
Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 965,966

Strong’s Definitions

כּוֹס kôwç, koce; from an unused root meaning to hold together; a cup (as a container), often figuratively, a lot (as if a potion); also some unclean bird, probably an owl (perhaps from the cup-like cavity of its eye):—cup, (small) owl. Compare H3599.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 34x

The KJV translates Strong's H3563 in the following manner: cup (31x), owl (3x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 34x
The KJV translates Strong's H3563 in the following manner: cup (31x), owl (3x).
feminine noun
  1. cup

    masculine noun
  2. a kind of owl (an unclean bird)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
כּוֹס kôwç, koce; from an unused root meaning to hold together; a cup (as a container), often figuratively, a lot (as if a potion); also some unclean bird, probably an owl (perhaps from the cup-like cavity of its eye):—cup, (small) owl. Compare H3599.
STRONGS H3563: Abbreviations
† I. כּוֺס noun feminineLamentations 4:21 cup (√ unknown; perhaps kindred with כִּיס, which see; Late Hebrew id.; Phoenician כסת; Aramaic כָּס, bdb046801; Arabic bdb046802 is Aramaic loan-word according to Frä171, but see DHMVOJ i. 27) — כ׳ absolute Genesis 40:11 +; כּ֯יֹס Proverbs 23:31; construct Genesis 40:11 +; suffix כּוֺסִי Psalm 16:5; Psalm 23:5 etc.; plural absolute כֹּסוֺת Jeremiah 35:5; — cup 2 Samuel 12:3; for wine Genesis 40:11 (3 times in verse); Genesis 40:13, 21 (all E), Proverbs 23:31; Jeremiah 35:5; שְׂפַתאכּוֺס 1 Kings 7:26; 2 Chronicles 4:5; תַּנְחוּמִים כ׳ Jeremiah 16:7 the cup offered to mourners; figurative (wine-) cup of judgement of י׳, from which the nations, or Israel, must drink Jeremiah 49:12; Lamentations 4:21; Psalm 75:9; חֲמָתוֺ כ׳ Isaiah 51:17, 22; הַיַּיִן כ׳ הַחֵמָה Jeremiah 25:15, compare Jeremiah 25:17; Jeremiah 25:28; הַתַּרְעֵלָה כ׳ Isaiah 51:17, 22; כ׳ שַׁמָּה וּשְׁמָמָה Ezekiel 23:33, compare Ezekiel 23:31; Ezekiel 23:32; Ezekiel 23:33; יְמִין י׳ כ׳ Habakkuk 2:16; by bold metaphor Babylon is such a cup זָהָב כ׳ בְּיַד י׳ Jeremiah 51:7; so of wicked persons, fire, brimstone, and burning wind are מְנָתאכּוֺסָם Psalm 11:6 the portion of their cup; כ׳ in good sense, cup of blessing Psalm 23:5 (overflowing); מְנָת חֶלְקִי וְכוֺסִי י׳ Psalm 16:5; יְשׁוּעוֺת כ׳ Psalm 116:13.

† II. כּוֺס noun [masculine] a kind of owl (according to Vrss.; see Kn-Di Leviticus 11:17; word perhaps onomatopoetic) — unclean bird Leviticus 11:17; Deuteronomy 14:16, dwelling in ruins חֳרָבוֺת כִ׳ Psalm 102:7.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


40:11; 40:11; 40:11; 40:13; 40:21


11:17; 11:17



2 Samuel


1 Kings


2 Chronicles



11:6; 16:5; 16:5; 23:5; 23:5; 75:9; 102:7; 116:13


23:31; 23:31


51:17; 51:17; 51:22; 51:22


16:7; 25:15; 25:17; 25:28; 35:5; 35:5; 49:12; 51:7


4:21; 4:21


23:31; 23:32; 23:33; 23:33



Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H3563 matches the Hebrew כּוֹס (kôs),
which occurs 34 times in 29 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 40:11 - And Pharaoh's cup H3563 was in my hand: and I took the grapes, and pressed them into Pharaoh's cup, H3563 and I gave the cup H3563 into Pharaoh's hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 40:13 - Yet within three days shall Pharaoh lift up thine head, and restore thee unto thy place: and thou shalt deliver Pharaoh's cup H3563 into his hand, after the former manner when thou wast his butler.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 40:21 - And he restored the chief butler unto his butlership again; and he gave the cup H3563 into Pharaoh's hand:
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:17 - And the little owl, H3563 and the cormorant, and the great owl,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 14:16 - The little owl, H3563 and the great owl, and the swan,
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 12:3 - But the poor man had nothing, save one little ewe lamb, which he had bought and nourished up: and it grew up together with him, and with his children; it did eat of his own meat, and drank of his own cup, H3563 and lay in his bosom, and was unto him as a daughter.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 7:26 - And it was an hand breadth thick, and the brim thereof was wrought like the brim of a cup, H3563 with flowers of lilies: it contained two thousand baths.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 4:5 - And the thickness of it was an handbreadth, and the brim of it like the work of the brim of a cup, H3563 with flowers of lilies; and it received and held three thousand baths.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 11:6 - Upon the wicked he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, and an horrible tempest: this shall be the portion of their cup. H3563
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 16:5 - The LORD is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: H3563 thou maintainest my lot.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 23:5 - Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup H3563 runneth over.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 75:8 - For in the hand of the LORD there is a cup, H3563 and the wine is red; it is full of mixture; and he poureth out of the same: but the dregs thereof, all the wicked of the earth shall wring them out, and drink them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:6 - I am like a pelican of the wilderness: I am like an owl H3563 of the desert.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 116:13 - I will take the cup H3563 of salvation, and call upon the name of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:31 - Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth his colour in the cup, H3563 when it moveth itself aright.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 51:17 - Awake, awake, stand up, O Jerusalem, which hast drunk at the hand of the LORD the cup H3563 of his fury; thou hast drunken the dregs of the cup H3563 of trembling, and wrung them out.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 51:22 - Thus saith thy Lord the LORD, and thy God that pleadeth the cause of his people, Behold, I have taken out of thine hand the cup H3563 of trembling, even the dregs of the cup H3563 of my fury; thou shalt no more drink it again:
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 16:7 - Neither shall men tear themselves for them in mourning, to comfort them for the dead; neither shall men give them the cup H3563 of consolation to drink for their father or for their mother.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 25:15 - For thus saith the LORD God of Israel unto me; Take the wine cup H3563 of this fury at my hand, and cause all the nations, to whom I send thee, to drink it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 25:17 - Then took I the cup H3563 at the LORD'S hand, and made all the nations to drink, unto whom the LORD had sent me:
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 25:28 - And it shall be, if they refuse to take the cup H3563 at thine hand to drink, then shalt thou say unto them, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Ye shall certainly drink.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 35:5 - And I set before the sons of the house of the Rechabites pots full of wine, and cups, H3563 and I said unto them, Drink ye wine.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 49:12 - For thus saith the LORD; Behold, they whose judgment was not to drink of the cup H3563 have assuredly drunken; and art thou he that shall altogether go unpunished? thou shalt not go unpunished, but thou shalt surely drink of it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:7 - Babylon hath been a golden cup H3563 in the LORD'S hand, that made all the earth drunken: the nations have drunken of her wine; therefore the nations are mad.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 4:21 - Rejoice and be glad, O daughter of Edom, that dwellest in the land of Uz; the cup H3563 also shall pass through unto thee: thou shalt be drunken, and shalt make thyself naked.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 23:31 - Thou hast walked in the way of thy sister; therefore will I give her cup H3563 into thine hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 23:32 - Thus saith the Lord GOD; Thou shalt drink of thy sister's cup H3563 deep and large: thou shalt be laughed to scorn and had in derision; it containeth much.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 23:33 - Thou shalt be filled with drunkenness and sorrow, with the cup H3563 of astonishment and desolation, with the cup H3563 of thy sister Samaria.
Unchecked Copy BoxHab 2:16 - Thou art filled with shame for glory: drink thou also, and let thy foreskin be uncovered: the cup H3563 of the LORD'S right hand shall be turned unto thee, and shameful spewing shall be on thy glory.
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