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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 - The name of the second river is Gihon; it [fn]flows around the whole land of Cush. H3568
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 10:6 - The sons of Ham were Cush H3568 and Mizraim and Put and Canaan.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 10:7 - The sons of Cush H3568 were Seba and Havilah and Sabtah and Raamah and Sabteca; and the sons of Raamah were Sheba and Dedan.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 10:8 - Now Cush H3568 [fn]became the father of Nimrod; he [fn]became a mighty one on the earth.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 19:9 - When he heard them say concerning Tirhakah king of [fn]Cush, H3568 “Behold, he has come out to fight against you,” he sent messengers again to Hezekiah saying,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 1:8 - The sons of Ham were Cush, H3568 Mizraim, Put, and Canaan.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 1:9 - The sons of Cush H3568 were Seba, Havilah, Sabta, Raama and Sabteca; and the sons of Raamah were Sheba and Dedan.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 1:10 - Cush H3568 [fn]became the father of Nimrod; he began to be a mighty one in the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 1:1 - Now it took place in the days of Ahasuerus, the Ahasuerus who reigned from India to [fn]Ethiopia H3568 over 127 provinces,
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 8:9 - So the king’s scribes were called at that time in the third month (that is, the month Sivan), on the twenty-third [fn]day; and it was written according to all that Mordecai commanded to the Jews, the satraps, the governors and the princes of the provinces which extended from India to [fn]Ethiopia, H3568 127 provinces, to every province according to its script, and to every people according to their language as well as to the Jews according to their script and their language.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:19 - “The topaz of Ethiopia H3568 cannot equal it,
Nor can it be valued in pure gold.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:1 - A [fn]Shiggaion of David, which he sang to the LORD [fn]concerning Cush, H3568 a Benjamite.
O LORD my God, in You I have taken refuge;
Save me from all those who pursue me, and deliver me,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 68:31 - Envoys will come out of Egypt;
[fn]Ethiopia H3568 will quickly stretch out her hands to God.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 87:4 - “I shall mention [fn]Rahab and Babylon [fn]among those who know Me;
Behold, Philistia and Tyre with [fn]Ethiopia: H3568
‘This one was born there.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 11:11 - Then it will happen on that day that the Lord
Will again recover the second time with His hand
The remnant of His people, who will remain,
From Assyria, Egypt, Pathros, Cush, H3568 Elam, Shinar, Hamath,
And from the [fn]islands of the sea.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 18:1 - Alas, oh land of whirring wings
Which lies beyond the rivers of [fn]Cush, H3568
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 20:3 - And the LORD said, “Even as My servant Isaiah has gone naked and barefoot three years as a [fn]sign and token against Egypt and [fn]Cush, H3568
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 20:4 - so the king of Assyria will lead away the captives of Egypt and the exiles of Cush, H3568 young and old, naked and barefoot with buttocks uncovered, to the [fn]shame of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 20:5 - “Then they will be dismayed and ashamed because of Cush H3568 their hope and Egypt their boast.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 37:9 - When he heard them say concerning Tirhakah king of [fn]Cush, H3568 “He has come out to fight against you,” and when he heard it he sent messengers to Hezekiah, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:3 - “For I am the LORD your God,
The Holy One of Israel, your Savior;
I have given Egypt as your ransom,
[fn]Cush H3568 and Seba in your place.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 45:14 - Thus says the LORD,
“The [fn]products of Egypt and the merchandise of [fn]Cush H3568
And the Sabeans, men of stature,
Will come over to you and will be yours;
They will walk behind you, they will come over in chains
And will bow down to you;
They will make supplication to you:
[fn]Surely, God is [fn]with you, and there is none else,
No other God.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 46:9 - Go up, you horses, and [fn]drive madly, you chariots,
That the mighty men may [fn]march forward:
Ethiopia H3568 and [fn]Put, that handle the shield,
And the [fn]Lydians, that handle and bend the bow.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 29:10 - therefore, behold, I am against you and against your [fn]rivers, and I will make the land of Egypt an utter waste and desolation, from Migdol to Syene and even to the border of [fn]Ethiopia. H3568
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 30:4 - “A sword will come upon Egypt,
And anguish will be in [fn]Ethiopia; H3568
When the slain fall in Egypt,
They take away her [fn]wealth,
And her foundations are torn down.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 30:5 - [fn]Ethiopia, H3568 Put, Lud, all [fn]Arabia, [fn]Libya and the [fn]people of the land [fn]that is in league will fall with them by the sword.”
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 30:9 - “On that day messengers will go forth from Me in ships to frighten secure [fn]Ethiopia; H3568 and anguish will be on them as on the day of Egypt; for behold, it comes!”
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 38:5 - Persia, [fn]Ethiopia H3568 and Put with them, all of them with shield and helmet;
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 3:9 - Ethiopia H3568 was her might,
And Egypt too, without limits.
Put and Lubim were among [fn]her helpers.
Unchecked Copy BoxZep 3:10 - “From beyond the rivers of Ethiopia H3568
My [fn]worshipers, [fn]My dispersed ones,
Will bring My offerings.
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