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Lexicon :: Strong's H3607 - kālā'

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Strong’s Definitions

כָּלָא kâlâʼ, kaw-law'; a primitive root; to restrict, by act (hold back or in) or word (prohibit):—finish, forbid, keep (back), refrain, restrain, retain, shut up, be stayed, withhold.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 18x

The KJV translates Strong's H3607 in the following manner: shut up (4x), stayed (3x), refrained (2x), restrained (2x), withhold (2x), keep back (1x), finish (1x), forbid (1x), kept (1x), retain (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 18x
The KJV translates Strong's H3607 in the following manner: shut up (4x), stayed (3x), refrained (2x), restrained (2x), withhold (2x), keep back (1x), finish (1x), forbid (1x), kept (1x), retain (1x).
  1. to restrict, restrain, withhold, shut up, keep back, refrain, forbid

    1. (Qal)

      1. to shut up

      2. to restrain

      3. to withhold

    2. (Niphal) to be restrained

    3. (Piel) to finish

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
כָּלָא kâlâʼ, kaw-law'; a primitive root; to restrict, by act (hold back or in) or word (prohibit):—finish, forbid, keep (back), refrain, restrain, retain, shut up, be stayed, withhold.
STRONGS H3607: Abbreviations
† [כָּלָא] verb shut up, restrain, withhold (Late Hebrew id.; Aramaic כְּלָא, bdb047605; Ethiopic bdb047606 restrain, hinder; Assyrian Kâlû, id.; Arabic bdb047607 protect Qor 21:43 compare BaZMG 1887, 605 Anm. 4) —
Qal Perfect 3rd person masculine singular suffix כְּלָאוֺ Jeremiah 32:3; 3rd person feminine singular כָּֽלְאָה Haggai 1:10; 2nd person feminine singular suffix כְּלִתִ֫נִי 1 Samuel 25:33; 1st person singular כָּלִאתִי Psalm 119:101; 3rd person plural כָּֽלְאוּ Haggai 1:10, כָּלוּ 1 Samuel 6:10; Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular יִכְלֶה Genesis 23:6; 2nd person masculine singular תִּכְלָא Psalm 40:12; 2nd person feminine singular תִּכְלָאִ֑י Isaiah 43:6; 1st person singular אֶכְלָא Psalm 40:10; Imperative suffix כְּלָאֵם Numbers 11:28; Infinitive construct לִכְלוֺא Ecclesiastes 8:8; Passive participle כָּלוּא Jeremiah 32:2, כָּלֻא Psalm 88:9; (on the metaplastic forms, as if from כלה, see Ges§ 75, 21 ci. 611); —
1. shut up, with accusative 1 Samuel 6:10 (+ בְ local), Jeremiah 32:3; passive participle Jeremiah 32:2 (בְ local), figurative Psalm 88:9 (opposed to יצא).
2. restrain, with accusative 1 Samuel 25:33 (+ מִבּוֺא בְדָמִים), Psalm 119:101 (+ מִכָּלֿ); כְּלָאֵם (sc. מֵהִתְנַבֵּא) Numbers 11:28; שְׂפָתַי כ׳ Psalm 40:10; אֶתהָֿרוּחַ כ׳ Ecclesiastes 8:8. On Psalm 74:11 see כלה Pi. 2.
3. withhold, אֶתקִֿבְרוֺ כ׳ מִמְּךָ מִקְּבֹר מֵתֶ֑ךָ Genesis 23:6 (P), רַחֲמֶיךָ מִמֶּ֑נּי כ׳ Psalm 40:12; Haggai 1:10b, probably also Haggai 1:10a (read טָ֑ל for MT Greek Version of the LXX מִטָּ֑ל, We); absolute אַלתִּֿכְלָאִי (that is, exiles) Isaiah 43:6 (|| תְּנִי).
Niph. Imperfect וַיִּכָּלֵא הַגֶּשֶׁם מִןהַֿשָּׁמַיִם Genesis 8:2 (J), and the rain from heaven was restrained, compare וַיִּכָּֽלְאוּ מַיִם רַבִּים Ezekiel 31:15 (in figurative; || מנע); וַיִּכָּלֵא הָעָם מֵהָבִיא Exodus 36:6 (P).
Pi. [Perfect כִּלָּא and] Infinitive construct לְכַלֵּא see כלה Pi.
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8:2; 23:6; 23:6




11:28; 11:28

1 Samuel

6:10; 6:10; 25:33; 25:33


40:10; 40:10; 40:12; 40:12; 74:11; 88:9; 88:9; 119:101; 119:101


8:8; 8:8


43:6; 43:6


32:2; 32:2; 32:3; 32:3




1:10; 1:10; 1:10; 1:10

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H3607 matches the Hebrew כָּלָא (kālā'),
which occurs 18 times in 17 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 8:2 - The fountains also of the deep and the windows of heaven were stopped, and the rain from heaven was restrained; H3607
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 23:6 - Hear us, my lord: thou art a mighty prince among us: in the choice of our sepulchres bury thy dead; none of us shall withhold H3607 from thee his sepulchre, but that thou mayest bury thy dead.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 36:6 - And Moses gave commandment, and they caused it to be proclaimed throughout the camp, saying, Let neither man nor woman make any more work for the offering of the sanctuary. So the people were restrained H3607 from bringing.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:28 - And Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of Moses, one of his young men, answered and said, My lord Moses, forbid H3607 them.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 6:10 - And the men did so; and took two milch kine, and tied them to the cart, and shut up H3607 their calves at home:
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 25:33 - And blessed be thy advice, and blessed be thou, which hast kept H3607 me this day from coming to shed blood, and from avenging myself with mine own hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 40:9 - I have preached righteousness in the great congregation: lo, I have not refrained H3607 my lips, O LORD, thou knowest.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 40:11 - Withhold H3607 not thou thy tender mercies from me, O LORD: let thy lovingkindness and thy truth continually preserve me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 88:8 - Thou hast put away mine acquaintance far from me; thou hast made me an abomination unto them: I am shut up, H3607 and I cannot come forth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:101 - I have refrained H3607 my feet from every evil way, that I might keep thy word.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 8:8 - There is no man that hath power over the spirit to retain H3607 the spirit; neither hath he power in the day of death: and there is no discharge in that war; neither shall wickedness deliver those that are given to it.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:6 - I will say to the north, Give up; and to the south, Keep not back: H3607 bring my sons from far, and my daughters from the ends of the earth;
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 32:2 - For then the king of Babylon's army besieged Jerusalem: and Jeremiah the prophet was shut up H3607 in the court of the prison, which was in the king of Judah's house.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 32:3 - For Zedekiah king of Judah had shut him up, H3607 saying, Wherefore dost thou prophesy, and say, Thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will give this city into the hand of the king of Babylon, and he shall take it;
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 31:15 - Thus saith the Lord GOD; In the day when he went down to the grave I caused a mourning: I covered the deep for him, and I restrained the floods thereof, and the great waters were stayed: H3607 and I caused Lebanon to mourn for him, and all the trees of the field fainted for him.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 9:24 - Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish H3607 the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.
Unchecked Copy BoxHag 1:10 - Therefore the heaven over you is stayed H3607 from dew, and the earth is stayed H3607 from her fruit.
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