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Lexicon :: Strong's H3581 - kōaḥ

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
From an unused root meaning to be firm
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TWOT Reference: 973.1

Strong’s Definitions

כֹּחַ kôach, ko'-akh; or (Daniel 11:6) כּוֹחַ kôwach; from an unused root meaning to be firm; vigor, literally (force, in a good or a bad sense) or figuratively (capacity, means, produce); also (from its hardiness) a large lizard:—ability, able, chameleon, force, fruits, might, power(-ful), strength, substance, wealth.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 126x

The KJV translates Strong's H3581 in the following manner: strength (58x), power (47x), might (7x), force (3x), ability (2x), able (2x), able (with H6113) (1x), chameleon (1x), fruits (1x), powerful (1x), substance (1x), wealth (1x), weary (with H3019) (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 126x
The KJV translates Strong's H3581 in the following manner: strength (58x), power (47x), might (7x), force (3x), ability (2x), able (2x), able (with H6113) (1x), chameleon (1x), fruits (1x), powerful (1x), substance (1x), wealth (1x), weary (with H3019) (1x).
  1. strength, power, might

    1. human strength

    2. strength (of angels)

    3. power (of God)

    4. strength (of animals)

    5. strength, produce, wealth (of soil)

  2. a small reptile, probably a kind of lizard, which is unclean

    1. perhaps an extinct animal, exact meaning is unknown

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
כֹּחַ kôach, ko'-akh; or (Daniel 11:6) כּוֹחַ kôwach; from an unused root meaning to be firm; vigor, literally (force, in a good or a bad sense) or figuratively (capacity, means, produce); also (from its hardiness) a large lizard:—ability, able, chameleon, force, fruits, might, power(-ful), strength, substance, wealth.
STRONGS H3581: Abbreviations
† I. כֹּחַ noun [masculine] a small reptile, probably a kind of lizard, in list of unclean creeping things Leviticus 11:30; Greek Version of the LXX Vulgate AV chameleon; on various opinions see Di.

†II. כֹּחַ and (†Daniel 11:6) כּוֺחַ noun masculineDeuteronomy 4:37 strength, power (Late Hebrew id.); — כ׳ absolute Deuteronomy 8:18 +; construct Numbers 14:17 +; suffix כֹּחִי Genesis 31:6 +; כֹּחֲךָ Judges 16:6 +, כֹּחֶ֑ךָ Proverbs 5:10, כֹּחֶ֑כָה Proverbs 24:10, etc.; always singular; —
1. human strength:
a. physical, of Samson Judges 16:5, 6, 9, 15, 17, 19, 30; strength in toil Isaiah 44:12 (זְרוֺעַ כֹּחוֺ), Isaiah 44:12; Leviticus 26:20; Nehemiah 4:4; of manly vigour (in procreation) אַתָּה כֹּחִי וְרֵאשִׁית אוֺנִי Genesis 49:3 (poem in J; said to Reuben); vigour in general Joshua 14:11 (twice in verse) (JE), Judges 6:14; 1 Samuel 28:22; Job 6:11, 12; Psalm 31:11; Psalm 38:11; Psalm 71:9; Psalm 102:24; Proverbs 20:29; as sustained by food 1 Kings 19:8; lack of such vigour is לֹאכֹֿחַ Job 26:2, compare מִכֹּחַ Jeremiah 48:45 without strength; בְּלֹאכֿ׳ Lamentations 1:6; יְגִיעֵיכֿ׳ Job 3:17; כֹּחַ לֹאהָֿיָה בוֺ 1 Samuel 28:20, compare Daniel 10:8, 17; in Psalm 22:16 read חִכִּי, so Ew Ol Che and others; specifically of power of voice Isaiah 40:9.
b. more inclusively, ability, efficiency: followed by infinitive, ability to weep 1 Samuel 30:4; to get wealth Deuteronomy 8:18; to bring forth (a child; in figure) 2 Kings 19:3 = Isaiah 37:3; followed by לַעֲמֹד Daniel 1:4; Ezra 10:13, compare Daniel 11:15; without infinitive 1 Chronicles 29:2; Ezra 2:69; of efficiency in battle 2 Chron 14:10; 2 Chronicles 20:12; 26:13; for porter's service in temple אִישׁחַֿיִל בַּכֹּחַ לַעֲבֹדָה 1 Chronicles 26:8; ability or efficiency in general Genesis 31:6; Proverbs 24:5, 10; Ecclesiastes 4:1; Ecclesiastes 9:10, so probably כֹּחַ יְדֵיהֶם Job 30:2; עָצַר כֹּחַ (late, compare עצר) retain ability or strength, followed by infinitive; לְהִתְנַדֵּב נַעְצֹר כ׳ 1 Chronicles 29:14 that we should retain (have) ability to make freewill-oferings; to build 2 Chron 2:5; with negative, without infinitive, Daniel 10:8, 16 (compare Daniel 11:6, c).
c. power of a people, or king, Joshua 17:17; Nahum 2:2; Habakkuk 1:11; Isaiah 49:4 (of servant of י׳), Lamentations 1:14; Daniel 8:22, 24a, also Daniel 8:24b (si vera lectio, see Bev), Daniel 11:25 (|| לֵבָב); with עָצַר 2 Chronicles 13:20; 22:9; Daniel 11:6 (הַזְּרוֺעַ לֹא תַעְצֹר כ׳, compare b); in Hosea 7:9 figurative of body seems combined with that of land yielding produce (see 5 below)
d. power opposed to that of God Amos 2:14; Isaiah 10:13 (יָדִי כ׳), Deuteronomy 8:17; 1 Samuel 2:9; Zechariah 4:6; Job 36:19; Psalm 33:16.
e. power conferred by God Isaiah 40:29, compare Isaiah 40:31; Isaiah 41:1; of prophetic power Micah 3:8.
2. strength of angels Psalm 103:20.
3. power of God: in creation Jeremiah 10:12; Jeremiah 51:15 (see also Jeremiah 32:17 below), Psalm 65:7; in governing the world 1 Chronicles 29:12; 2 Chronicles 20:6; Psalm 29:4; in acts of deliverance and judgment Exodus 9:16; Exodus 15:6; Exodus 32:11; Numbers 14:13, 17 (JE), Isaiah 50:2; 2 Chronicles 25:8; Job 9:19; Job 24:22; Job 26:12; Job 30:18; Job 36:22; in combination כֹּחַ גָּדוֺל Deuteronomy 4:37; || יָד חֲזָקָה Exodus 32:11(JE), Nehemiah 1:10; || זְרוֺעַ נְטוּיָה Deuteronomy 9:29; 2 Kings 17:36; Jeremiah 27:5; Jeremiah 32:17; he is רַבכֹּֿחַ Psalm 147:5; compare רֹב כֹּחוֺ Isaiah 63:1; Job 23:6; also גדולכֹּֿחַ Nahum 1:3; אַמִּיץ כֹּחַ Isaiah 40:26; Job 9:4, שַׂגִּיאכֹֿחַ Job 37:23; כֹּחַ מַעֲשָׂיו Psalm 111:6 the power of his works; בַּכֹּחַ קוֺל י׳ Psalm 29:4 (of thunder); specifically of his wisdom (rather peculiarly, Elihu) כַּבִּיר כֹּחַ לֵב Job 36:5 mighty in strength of mind.
4. of animals: wild ox Job 39:11, horse Job 39:21, hippopotamus Job 40:16, bullock Proverbs 14:4; he-goat Daniel 8:6 ram Daniel 8:7.
5. strength, of soil i.e. produce, Genesis 4:12 (J), Job 31:30; (Hosea 7:9 see 1. c above); = wealth (compare חַילִ) Proverbs 5:10; Job 6:22.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


4:12; 31:6; 31:6; 49:3


9:16; 15:6; 32:11; 32:11


11:30; 26:20


14:13; 14:17; 14:17


4:37; 4:37; 8:17; 8:18; 8:18; 9:29


14:11; 17:17


6:14; 16:5; 16:6; 16:6; 16:9; 16:15; 16:17; 16:19; 16:30

1 Samuel

2:9; 28:20; 28:22; 30:4

1 Kings


2 Kings

17:36; 19:3

1 Chronicles

26:8; 29:2; 29:12; 29:14

2 Chronicles

2:5; 13:20; 14:10; 20:6; 20:12; 22:9; 25:8; 26:13


2:69; 10:13


1:10; 4:4


3:17; 6:11; 6:12; 6:22; 9:4; 9:19; 23:6; 24:22; 26:2; 26:12; 30:2; 30:18; 31:30; 36:5; 36:19; 36:22; 37:23; 39:11; 39:21; 40:16


22:16; 29:4; 29:4; 31:11; 33:16; 38:11; 65:7; 71:9; 102:24; 103:20; 111:6; 147:5


5:10; 5:10; 14:4; 20:29; 24:5; 24:10; 24:10


4:1; 9:10


10:13; 37:3; 40:9; 40:26; 40:29; 40:31; 41:1; 44:12; 44:12; 49:4; 50:2; 63:1


10:12; 27:5; 32:17; 32:17; 48:45; 51:15


1:6; 1:14


1:4; 8:6; 8:7; 8:22; 8:24; 8:24; 10:8; 10:8; 10:16; 10:17; 11:6; 11:6; 11:6; 11:15; 11:25


7:9; 7:9






1:3; 2:2





Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H3581 matches the Hebrew כֹּחַ (kōaḥ),
which occurs 127 times in 121 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 3 (Gen 4:12–Job 6:12)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:12 - When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield unto thee her strength; H3581 a fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:6 - And ye know that with all my power H3581 I have served your father.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:3 - Reuben, thou art my firstborn, my might, H3581 and the beginning of my strength, the excellency of dignity, and the excellency of power:
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:16 - And in very deed for this cause have I raised thee up, for to shew in thee my power; H3581 and that my name may be declared throughout all the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 15:6 - Thy right hand, O LORD, is become glorious in power: H3581 thy right hand, O LORD, hath dashed in pieces the enemy.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:11 - And Moses besought the LORD his God, and said, LORD, why doth thy wrath wax hot against thy people, which thou hast brought forth out of the land of Egypt with great power, H3581 and with a mighty hand?
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:30 - And the ferret, and the chameleon, H3581 and the lizard, and the snail, and the mole.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:20 - And your strength H3581 shall be spent in vain: for your land shall not yield her increase, neither shall the trees of the land yield their fruits.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 14:13 - And Moses said unto the LORD, Then the Egyptians shall hear it, (for thou broughtest up this people in thy might H3581 from among them;)
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 14:17 - And now, I beseech thee, let the power H3581 of my Lord be great, according as thou hast spoken, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:37 - And because he loved thy fathers, therefore he chose their seed after them, and brought thee out in his sight with his mighty power H3581 out of Egypt;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 8:17 - And thou say in thine heart, My power H3581 and the might of mine hand hath gotten me this wealth.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 8:18 - But thou shalt remember the LORD thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power H3581 to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 9:29 - Yet they are thy people and thine inheritance, which thou broughtest out by thy mighty power H3581 and by thy stretched out arm.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 14:11 - As yet I am as strong this day as I was in the day that Moses sent me: as my strength H3581 was then, even so is my strength H3581 now, for war, both to go out, and to come in.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 17:17 - And Joshua spake unto the house of Joseph, even to Ephraim and to Manasseh, saying, Thou art a great people, and hast great power: H3581 thou shalt not have one lot only:
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:14 - And the LORD looked upon him, and said, Go in this thy might, H3581 and thou shalt save Israel from the hand of the Midianites: have not I sent thee?
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 16:5 - And the lords of the Philistines came up unto her, and said unto her, Entice him, and see wherein his great strength H3581 lieth, and by what means we may prevail against him, that we may bind him to afflict him: and we will give thee every one of us eleven hundred pieces of silver.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 16:6 - And Delilah said to Samson, Tell me, I pray thee, wherein thy great strength H3581 lieth, and wherewith thou mightest be bound to afflict thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 16:9 - Now there were men lying in wait, abiding with her in the chamber. And she said unto him, The Philistines be upon thee, Samson. And he brake the withs, as a thread of tow is broken when it toucheth the fire. So his strength H3581 was not known.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 16:15 - And she said unto him, How canst thou say, I love thee, when thine heart is not with me? thou hast mocked me these three times, and hast not told me wherein thy great strength H3581 lieth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 16:17 - That he told her all his heart, and said unto her, There hath not come a razor upon mine head; for I have been a Nazarite unto God from my mother's womb: if I be shaven, then my strength H3581 will go from me, and I shall become weak, and be like any other man.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 16:19 - And she made him sleep upon her knees; and she called for a man, and she caused him to shave off the seven locks of his head; and she began to afflict him, and his strength H3581 went from him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 16:30 - And Samson said, Let me die with the Philistines. And he bowed himself with all his might; H3581 and the house fell upon the lords, and upon all the people that were therein. So the dead which he slew at his death were more than they which he slew in his life.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:9 - He will keep the feet of his saints, and the wicked shall be silent in darkness; for by strength H3581 shall no man prevail.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 28:20 - Then Saul fell straightway all along on the earth, and was sore afraid, because of the words of Samuel: and there was no strength H3581 in him; for he had eaten no bread all the day, nor all the night.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 28:22 - Now therefore, I pray thee, hearken thou also unto the voice of thine handmaid, and let me set a morsel of bread before thee; and eat, that thou mayest have strength, H3581 when thou goest on thy way.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:4 - Then David and the people that were with him lifted up their voice and wept, until they had no more power H3581 to weep.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 19:8 - And he arose, and did eat and drink, and went in the strength H3581 of that meat forty days and forty nights unto Horeb the mount of God.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 17:36 - But the LORD, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt with great power H3581 and a stretched out arm, him shall ye fear, and him shall ye worship, and to him shall ye do sacrifice.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 19:3 - And they said unto him, Thus saith Hezekiah, This day is a day of trouble, and of rebuke, and blasphemy: for the children are come to the birth, and there is not strength H3581 to bring forth.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 26:8 - All these of the sons of Obededom: they and their sons and their brethren, able men for strength H3581 for the service, were threescore and two of Obededom.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 29:2 - Now I have prepared with all my might H3581 for the house of my God the gold for things to be made of gold, and the silver for things of silver, and the brass for things of brass, the iron for things of iron, and wood for things of wood; onyx stones, and stones to be set, glistering stones, and of divers colours, and all manner of precious stones, and marble stones in abundance.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 29:12 - Both riches and honour come of thee, and thou reignest over all; and in thine hand is power H3581 and might; and in thine hand it is to make great, and to give strength unto all.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 29:14 - But who am I, and what is my people, that we should be able H3581 to offer so willingly after this sort? for all things come of thee, and of thine own have we given thee.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 2:6 - But who is able H3581 to build him an house, seeing the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain him? who am I then, that I should build him an house, save only to burn sacrifice before him?
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 13:20 - Neither did Jeroboam recover strength H3581 again in the days of Abijah: and the LORD struck him, and he died.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 14:11 - And Asa cried unto the LORD his God, and said, LORD, it is nothing with thee to help, whether with many, or with them that have no power: H3581 help us, O LORD our God; for we rest on thee, and in thy name we go against this multitude. O LORD, thou art our God; let not man prevail against thee.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 20:6 - And said, O LORD God of our fathers, art not thou God in heaven? and rulest not thou over all the kingdoms of the heathen? and in thine hand is there not power H3581 and might, so that none is able to withstand thee?
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 20:12 - O our God, wilt thou not judge them? for we have no might H3581 against this great company that cometh against us; neither know we what to do: but our eyes are upon thee.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 22:9 - And he sought Ahaziah: and they caught him, (for he was hid in Samaria,) and brought him to Jehu: and when they had slain him, they buried him: Because, said they, he is the son of Jehoshaphat, who sought the LORD with all his heart. So the house of Ahaziah had no power H3581 to keep still the kingdom.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 25:8 - But if thou wilt go, do it, be strong for the battle: God shall make thee fall before the enemy: for God hath power H3581 to help, and to cast down.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 26:13 - And under their hand was an army, three hundred thousand and seven thousand and five hundred, that made war with mighty power, H3581 to help the king against the enemy.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:69 - They gave after their ability H3581 unto the treasure of the work threescore and one thousand drams of gold, and five thousand pound of silver, and one hundred priests' garments.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 10:13 - But the people are many, and it is a time of much rain, and we are not able H3581 to stand without, neither is this a work of one day or two: for we are many that have transgressed in this thing.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 1:10 - Now these are thy servants and thy people, whom thou hast redeemed by thy great power, H3581 and by thy strong hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 4:10 - And Judah said, The strength H3581 of the bearers of burdens is decayed, and there is much rubbish; so that we are not able to build the wall.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:17 - There the wicked cease from troubling; and there the weary H3581 be at rest.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:11 - What is my strength, H3581 that I should hope? and what is mine end, that I should prolong my life?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:12 - Is my strength H3581 the strength H3581 of stones? or is my flesh of brass?

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