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Lexicon :: Strong's H3568 - kûš

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Part of Speech
proper locative noun, proper masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Probably of foreign origin
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TWOT Reference: 969

Strong’s Definitions

כּוּשׁ Kûwsh, koosh; probably of foreign origin; Cush (or Ethiopia), the name of a son of Ham, and of his territory; also of an Israelite:—Chush, Cush, Ethiopia.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 30x

The KJV translates Strong's H3568 in the following manner: Ethiopia (19x), Cush (8x), Ethiopians (3x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 30x
The KJV translates Strong's H3568 in the following manner: Ethiopia (19x), Cush (8x), Ethiopians (3x).
  1. Cush = "black"

    proper masculine noun
    1. a Benjamite mentioned only in the title of Ps 7

    2. the son of Ham and grandson of Noah and the progenitor of the southernmost peoples located in Africa

    3. the peoples descended from Cush

      proper locative noun
    4. the land occupied by the descendants of Cush located around the southern parts of the Nile (Ethiopia)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
כּוּשׁ Kûwsh, koosh; probably of foreign origin; Cush (or Ethiopia), the name of a son of Ham, and of his territory; also of an Israelite:—Chush, Cush, Ethiopia.
STRONGS H3568: Abbreviations
† I. כּוּשׁ proper name, masculine person, of a people and territory (Egyptian Kœš, SteindorffBAS i, 593, Assyrian Kûsu, Idib. DlPa 251; Kaši in Tel Amarna tablets, see WklTel Am. 39*); —
1. 1st 'son' of חָם Genesis 10:6, 7 (P) = 1 Chronicles 1:8, 9, Greek Version of the LXX Ξους, Vulgate Chus, from whom descended according to these verses the southernmost peoples known to Hebrews.
2. land and people of southern Nile-valley, or Upper Egypt, extending from Syene (Ezekiel 29:10) indefinitely to the south, Greek Version of the LXX Αιθιοπια, Αιθιοπες:
b. the people Isaiah 20:4; Jeremiah 46:9; Ezekiel 38:5; personified Psalm 68:32.
c. indeterminate, either land or people, or including both: Isaiah 20:3, 5; Isaiah 43:3; Isaiah 45:14; 2 Kings 19:9 = Isaiah 37:9; Nahum 3:9; Ezekiel 30:4, 5, 9; Psalm 87:4 (Greek Version of the LXX λαὸς Αιθιοπων).
3. in Genesis 10:8 (J) = 1 Chronicles 1:10 כּוּשׁ is error for כַּשׁ = Babylonian Kaššu, according to SchrCOT on Genesis 10:6, DlPa 51 ff. 72 f. and most Assyriologists; so perhaps also Genesis 2:13 (J), yet see HptÜber Ld. u. Meer, 1894-5, No. 15.

II. כּוּשׁ proper name, masculine a Benjamite, Psalm 7:1 (title), Greek Version of the LXX Χουσει υιὁῦ Ιεμενει.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


2:13; 10:6; 10:6; 10:7; 10:8

2 Kings


1 Chronicles

1:8; 1:9; 1:10


1:1; 8:9




7:1; 68:32; 87:4


11:11; 18:1; 20:3; 20:4; 20:5; 37:9; 43:3; 45:14




29:10; 29:10; 30:4; 30:5; 30:9; 38:5





Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H3568 matches the Hebrew כּוּשׁ (kûš),
which occurs 30 times in 30 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:13 - And the name of the second river is Gihon: the same is it that compasseth the whole land of Ethiopia. H3568
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 10:6 - And the sons of Ham; Cush, H3568 and Mizraim, and Phut, and Canaan.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 10:7 - And the sons of Cush; H3568 Seba, and Havilah, and Sabtah, and Raamah, and Sabtecha: and the sons of Raamah; Sheba, and Dedan.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 10:8 - And Cush H3568 begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 19:9 - And when he heard say of Tirhakah king of Ethiopia, H3568 Behold, he is come out to fight against thee: he sent messengers again unto Hezekiah, saying,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 1:8 - The sons of Ham; Cush, H3568 and Mizraim, Put, and Canaan.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 1:9 - And the sons of Cush; H3568 Seba, and Havilah, and Sabta, and Raamah, and Sabtecha. And the sons of Raamah; Sheba, and Dedan.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 1:10 - And Cush H3568 begat Nimrod: he began to be mighty upon the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 1:1 - Now it came to pass in the days of Ahasuerus, (this is Ahasuerus which reigned, from India even unto Ethiopia, H3568 over an hundred and seven and twenty provinces:)
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 8:9 - Then were the king's scribes called at that time in the third month, that is, the month Sivan, on the three and twentieth day thereof; and it was written according to all that Mordecai commanded unto the Jews, and to the lieutenants, and the deputies and rulers of the provinces which are from India unto Ethiopia, H3568 an hundred twenty and seven provinces, unto every province according to the writing thereof, and unto every people after their language, and to the Jews according to their writing, and according to their language.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:19 - The topaz of Ethiopia H3568 shall not equal it, neither shall it be valued with pure gold.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:1 - [[Shiggaion of David, which he sang unto the LORD, concerning the words of Cush H3568 the Benjamite.]] O LORD my God, in thee do I put my trust: save me from all them that persecute me, and deliver me:
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 68:31 - Princes shall come out of Egypt; Ethiopia H3568 shall soon stretch out her hands unto God.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 87:4 - I will make mention of Rahab and Babylon to them that know me: behold Philistia, and Tyre, with Ethiopia; H3568 this man was born there.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 11:11 - And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, H3568 and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 18:1 - Woe to the land shadowing with wings, which is beyond the rivers of Ethiopia: H3568
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 20:3 - And the LORD said, Like as my servant Isaiah hath walked naked and barefoot three years for a sign and wonder upon Egypt and upon Ethiopia; H3568
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 20:4 - So shall the king of Assyria lead away the Egyptians prisoners, and the Ethiopians H3568 captives, young and old, naked and barefoot, even with their buttocks uncovered, to the shame of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 20:5 - And they shall be afraid and ashamed of Ethiopia H3568 their expectation, and of Egypt their glory.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 37:9 - And he heard say concerning Tirhakah king of Ethiopia, H3568 He is come forth to make war with thee. And when he heard it, he sent messengers to Hezekiah, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:3 - For I am the LORD thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour: I gave Egypt for thy ransom, Ethiopia H3568 and Seba for thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 45:14 - Thus saith the LORD, The labour of Egypt, and merchandise of Ethiopia H3568 and of the Sabeans, men of stature, shall come over unto thee, and they shall be thine: they shall come after thee; in chains they shall come over, and they shall fall down unto thee, they shall make supplication unto thee, saying, Surely God is in thee; and there is none else, there is no God.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 46:9 - Come up, ye horses; and rage, ye chariots; and let the mighty men come forth; the Ethiopians H3568 and the Libyans, that handle the shield; and the Lydians, that handle and bend the bow.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 29:10 - Behold, therefore I am against thee, and against thy rivers, and I will make the land of Egypt utterly waste and desolate, from the tower of Syene even unto the border of Ethiopia. H3568
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 30:4 - And the sword shall come upon Egypt, and great pain shall be in Ethiopia, H3568 when the slain shall fall in Egypt, and they shall take away her multitude, and her foundations shall be broken down.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 30:5 - Ethiopia, H3568 and Libya, and Lydia, and all the mingled people, and Chub, and the men of the land that is in league, shall fall with them by the sword.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 30:9 - In that day shall messengers go forth from me in ships to make the careless Ethiopians H3568 afraid, and great pain shall come upon them, as in the day of Egypt: for, lo, it cometh.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 38:5 - Persia, Ethiopia, H3568 and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet:
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 3:9 - Ethiopia H3568 and Egypt were her strength, and it was infinite; Put and Lubim were thy helpers.
Unchecked Copy BoxZep 3:10 - From beyond the rivers of Ethiopia H3568 my suppliants, even the daughter of my dispersed, shall bring mine offering.
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