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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 - “Now Pharaoh’s cup H3563 was in my hand; so I took the grapes and squeezed them into Pharaoh’s cup H3563, and I put the cup H3563 into Pharaoh’s [fn]hand.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 40:13 - within three more days Pharaoh will [fn]lift up your head and restore you to your [fn]office; and you will put Pharaoh’s cup H3563 into his hand according to your former custom when you were his cupbearer.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 40:21 - And he restored the chief cupbearer to his [fn]office, and he put the cup H3563 into Pharaoh’s [fn]hand;
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:17 - and the little H3563 owl H3563 and the cormorant and the [fn]great owl,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 14:16 - the little H3563 owl H3563, the [fn]great owl, the white owl,
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 12:3 -

“But the poor man had nothing except one little ewe lamb

Which he bought and nourished;

And it grew up together with him and his children.

It would eat his morsel of bread and drink of his cup H3563 and lie in his bosom,

And was like a daughter to him.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 7:26 - And it was a [fn]handbreadth thick, and its brim was made like the brim of a cup H3563, as a lily blossom; it could hold [fn]two thousand baths.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 4:5 - And it was a [fn]handbreadth thick, and its brim was made like the brim of a cup H3563, as a lily blossom; it could hold 3,000 baths.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 11:6 -

May He rain [fn]snares upon the wicked;

Fire and brimstone and burning wind will be the portion of their cup H3563.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 16:5 -

Yahweh is the portion of my inheritance and my cup H3563;

You support my lot.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 23:5 -

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;

You [fn]have anointed my head with oil;

My cup H3563 overflows.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 75:8 -

For a cup H3563 is in the hand of Yahweh, and the wine foams;

It is full of His mixture, and He pours from this;

Surely all the wicked of the earth must drain and drink down its dregs.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:6 -

I resemble a pelican of the wilderness;

I have become like an owl H3563 of the waste places.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 116:13 -

I shall lift up the cup H3563 of [fn]salvation

And call upon the name of Yahweh.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:31 -

Do not look on the wine when it glistens red,

When it [fn]sparkles in the cup H3563,

When it goes down smoothly;

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 51:17 -

Awaken yourself! Awaken yourself! Arise, O Jerusalem,

You who have drunk from the hand of Yahweh the cup H3563 of His wrath;

The [fn]chalice H3563 of reeling you have [fn]drained to the dregs.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 51:22 -

Thus says your Lord, Yahweh, even your God

Who contends for His people,

“Behold, I have taken out of your hand the cup H3563 of reeling,

The [fn]chalice H3563 of My wrath;

You will never drink it again.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 16:7 - “Men will not break bread in mourning for them, to comfort anyone for the dead, nor give them a cup H3563 of comforting to drink for anyone’s father or mother.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 25:15 -

For thus Yahweh, the God of Israel, says to me, “Take this cup H3563 of the wine of wrath from My hand and cause all the nations to whom I send you to drink it.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 25:17 -

Then I took the cup H3563 from the hand of Yahweh and made all the nations to whom Yahweh sent me drink it:

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 25:28 - “And it will be, if they refuse to take the cup H3563 from your hand to drink, then you will say to them, ‘Thus says Yahweh of hosts: “You shall surely drink!
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 35:5 - Then I put before the [fn]men of the house of the Rechabites pitchers full of wine and cups H3563; and I said to them, “Drink wine!”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 49:12 -

For thus says Yahweh, “Behold, those who are not under judgment to drink the cup H3563 will certainly drink it, but are you the one who will go completely unpunished? You will not go unpunished, but you will certainly drink it.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:7 -

Babylon has been a golden cup H3563 in the hand of Yahweh,

Intoxicating all the earth.

The nations have drunk of her wine;

Therefore the nations are going mad.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 4:21 -


Rejoice and be glad, O daughter of Edom,

Who inhabits the land of Uz;

But the cup H3563 will pass on to you as well;

You will become drunk and make yourself naked.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 23:31 - ‘You have walked in the way of your sister; therefore I will give her cup H3563 into your hand.’
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 23:32 - “Thus says Lord Yahweh,

‘You will drink your sister’s cup H3563,

Which is deep and wide.

[fn]You will be laughed at and held in derision;

It contains much.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 23:33 -

‘You will be filled with drunkenness and sorrow,

The cup H3563 of horror and desolation,

The cup H3563 of your sister Samaria.

Unchecked Copy BoxHab 2:16 -

“You will be filled with disgrace rather than glory.

Now you yourself drink and [fn]expose your own nakedness.

The cup H3563 in Yahweh’s right hand will come around to you,

And utter disgrace will come upon your glory.

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