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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 you try to cultivate the ground it will no longer yield its best for you. You will be a homeless wanderer on the earth."
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:6 - You know that I've worked for your father as hard as I could,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:3 - Reuben, you are my firstborn, my might and the beginning of my strength, outstanding in dignity, outstanding in power.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:16 - But for this purpose I have caused you to stand: to show you my strength, and so that my name may be declared in all the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 15:6 - Your right hand, O LORD, was majestic in power, your right hand, O LORD, shattered the enemy.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:11 - But Moses sought the favor of the LORD his God and said, "O LORD, why does your anger burn against your people, whom you have brought out from the land of Egypt with great power and with a mighty hand?
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:30 - the Mediterranean gecko, the spotted lizard, the wall gecko, the skink, and the chameleon.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:20 - Your strength will be used up in vain, your land will not give its yield, and the trees of the land will not produce their fruit.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 14:13 - Moses said to the LORD, "When the Egyptians hear it - for you brought up this people by your power from among them -
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 14:17 - So now, let the power of my Lord be great, just as you have said,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:37 - Moreover, because he loved your ancestors, he chose their descendants who followed them and personally brought you out of Egypt with his great power
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 8:17 - Be careful not to say, "My own ability and skill have gotten me this wealth."
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 8:18 - You must remember the LORD your God, for he is the one who gives ability to get wealth; if you do this he will confirm his covenant that he made by oath to your ancestors, even as he has to this day.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 9:29 - They are your people, your valued property, whom you brought out with great strength and power.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 14:11 - Today I am still as strong as when Moses sent me out. I can fight and go about my daily activities with the same energy I had then.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 17:17 - Joshua said to the family of Joseph - to both Ephraim and Manasseh: "You have many people and great military strength. You will not have just one tribal allotment.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:14 - Then the LORD himself turned to him and said, "You have the strength. Deliver Israel from the power of the Midianites! Have I not sent you?"
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 16:5 - The rulers of the Philistines went up to visit her and said to her, "Trick him! Find out what makes him so strong and how we can subdue him and humiliate him. Each one of us will give you eleven hundred silver pieces."
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 16:6 - So Delilah said to Samson, "Tell me what makes you so strong and how you can be subdued and humiliated."
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 16:9 - They hid in the bedroom and then she said to him, "The Philistines are here, Samson!" He snapped the bowstrings as easily as a thread of yarn snaps when it is put close to fire. The secret of his strength was not discovered.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 16:15 - She said to him, "How can you say, 'I love you,' when you will not share your secret with me? Three times you have deceived me and have not told me what makes you so strong."
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 16:17 - Finally he told her his secret. He said to her, "My hair has never been cut, for I have been dedicated to God from the time I was conceived. If my head were shaved, my strength would leave me; I would become weak, and be just like all other men."
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 16:19 - She made him go to sleep on her lap and then called a man in to shave off the seven braids of his hair. She made him vulnerable and his strength left him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 16:30 - Samson said, "Let me die with the Philistines!" He pushed hard and the temple collapsed on the rulers and all the people in it. He killed many more people in his death than he had killed during his life.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:9 - He watches over his holy ones, but the wicked are made speechless in the darkness, for it is not by one's own strength that one prevails.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 28:20 - Saul quickly fell full length on the ground and was very afraid because of Samuel's words. He was completely drained of energy, not having eaten anything all that day and night.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 28:22 - Now it's your turn to listen to your servant! Let me set before you a bit of bread so that you can eat. When you regain your strength, you can go on your way."
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:4 - Then David and the men who were with him wept loudly until they could weep no more.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 19:8 - So he got up and ate and drank. That meal gave him the strength to travel forty days and forty nights until he reached Horeb, the mountain of God.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 17:36 - Instead you must worship the LORD, who brought you up from the land of Egypt by his great power and military ability; bow down to him and offer sacrifices to him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 19:3 - "This is what Hezekiah says: 'This is a day of distress, insults, and humiliation, as when a baby is ready to leave the birth canal, but the mother lacks the strength to push it through.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 26:8 - All these were the descendants of Obed-Edom. They and their sons and relatives were respected men, capable of doing their responsibilities. There were sixty-two of them related to Obed-Edom.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 29:2 - So I have made every effort to provide what is needed for the temple of my God, including the gold, silver, bronze, iron, wood, as well as a large amount of onyx, settings of antimony and other stones, all kinds of precious stones, and alabaster.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 29:12 - You are the source of wealth and honor; you rule over all. You possess strength and might to magnify and give strength to all.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 29:14 - "But who am I and who are my people, that we should be in a position to contribute this much? Indeed, everything comes from you, and we have simply given back to you what is yours.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 2:6 - Of course, who can really build a temple for him, since the sky and the highest heavens cannot contain him? Who am I that I should build him a temple! It will really be only a place to offer sacrifices before him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 13:20 - Jeroboam did not regain power during the reign of Abijah. The LORD struck him down and he died.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 14:11 - Asa prayed to the LORD his God: "O LORD, there is no one but you who can help the weak when they are vastly outnumbered. Help us, O LORD our God, for we rely on you and have marched on your behalf against this huge army. O LORD our God, don't let men prevail against you!"
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 20:6 - He prayed: "O LORD God of our ancestors, you are the God who lives in heaven and rules over all the kingdoms of the nations. You possess strength and power; no one can stand against you.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 20:12 - Our God, will you not judge them? For we are powerless against this huge army that attacks us! We don't know what we should do; we look to you for help."
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 22:9 - He looked for Ahaziah, who was captured while hiding in Samaria. They brought him to Jehu and then executed him. They did give him a burial, for they reasoned, "He is the son of Jehoshaphat, who sought the LORD with his whole heart." There was no one in Ahaziah's family strong enough to rule in his place.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 25:8 - Even if you go and fight bravely in battle, God will defeat you before the enemy. God is capable of helping or defeating."
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 26:13 - They commanded an army of 307,500 skilled and able warriors who were ready to defend the king against his enemies.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:69 - As they were able, they gave to the treasury for this work 61,000 drachmas of gold, 5,000 minas of silver, and 100 priestly robes.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 10:13 - However, the people are numerous and it is the rainy season. We are unable to stand here outside. Furthermore, this business cannot be resolved in a day or two, for we have sinned greatly in this matter.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 1:10 - They are your servants and your people, whom you have redeemed by your mighty strength and by your powerful hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 4:10 - Then those in Judah said, "The strength of the laborers has failed! The debris is so great that we are unable to rebuild the wall."
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:17 - There the wicked cease from turmoil, and there the weary are at rest.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:11 - What is my strength, that I should wait? and what is my end, that I should prolong my life?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:12 - Is my strength like that of stones? or is my flesh made of bronze?

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