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Lexicon :: Strong's H3618 - kallâ

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Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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TWOT Reference: 986a

Strong’s Definitions

כַּלָּה kallâh, kal-law'; from H3634; a bride (as if perfect); hence, a son's wife:—bride, daughter-in-law, spouse.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 34x

The KJV translates Strong's H3618 in the following manner: daughter in law (17x), bride (9x), spouse (8x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 34x
The KJV translates Strong's H3618 in the following manner: daughter in law (17x), bride (9x), spouse (8x).
  1. bride, daughter-in-law

    1. daughter-in-law

    2. bride, young wife

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
כַּלָּה kallâh, kal-law'; from H3634; a bride (as if perfect); hence, a son's wife:—bride, daughter-in-law, spouse.
STRONGS H3618: Abbreviations
כַּלָּה noun feminine daughter-in-law, bride; — absolute כ׳ Jeremiah 2:32 + 14 times; suffix כַּלָּתוֺ Genesis 11:31 + 5 times; כַּלָּתָהּ Ruth 1:22 + 2 times, etc.; plural suffix כַּלֹּתֶיהָ Ruth 1:6, 8, כַּלּוֺתֶיהָ Ruth 1:7, כַּלּוֺתֵיהֶם Hosea 4:13, 14; —
1. daughter-in-law, in reference to husband's father Genesis 38:11, 16, 24 (J), compare 1 Chronicles 2:4; 1 Samuel 4:19; Ezekiel 22:11; Micah 7:6; Genesis 11:31 (P), Leviticus 18:15; Leviticus 20:12 (both H); husband's mother Ruth 1:6, 7, 8, 22; Ruth 2:20, 22; Ruth 4:15.
2. bride, usually
a. just before marriage Isaiah 49:18; Isaiah 61:10; Isaiah 62:5; Jeremiah 2:32 (all in simile, etc.), || חָתָן Jeremiah 7:34; Jeremiah 16:9; Jeremiah 25:10; Jeremiah 33:11; Joel 2:16; Songs 4:8, 9, 10, 11, 12; Songs 5:1.
b. also just after marriage = young wife Hosea 4:13, 14; read הַכַּלָּה likewise 2 Samuel 17:3 (for MT הַכֹּל), Greek Version of the LXX We Dr Klo Kit Bu.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


11:31; 11:31; 38:11; 38:16; 38:24


18:15; 20:12


1:6; 1:6; 1:7; 1:7; 1:8; 1:8; 1:22; 1:22; 2:20; 2:22; 4:15

1 Samuel


2 Samuel


1 Chronicles


Song of Songs

4:8; 4:9; 4:10; 4:11; 4:12; 5:1


49:18; 61:10; 62:5


2:32; 2:32; 7:34; 16:9; 25:10; 33:11




4:13; 4:13; 4:14; 4:14






Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H3618 matches the Hebrew כַּלָּה (kallâ),
which occurs 34 times in 34 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:31 - And Terah took Abram his son, and Lot the son of Haran his son's son, and Sarai his daughter in law, H3618 his son Abram's wife; and they went forth with them from Ur of the Chaldees, to go into the land of Canaan; and they came unto Haran, and dwelt there.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 38:11 - Then said Judah to Tamar his daughter in law, H3618 Remain a widow at thy father's house, till Shelah my son be grown: for he said, Lest peradventure he die also, as his brethren did. And Tamar went and dwelt in her father's house.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 38:16 - And he turned unto her by the way, and said, Go to, I pray thee, let me come in unto thee; (for he knew not that she was his daughter in law.) H3618 And she said, What wilt thou give me, that thou mayest come in unto me?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 38:24 - And it came to pass about three months after, that it was told Judah, saying, Tamar thy daughter in law H3618 hath played the harlot; and also, behold, she is with child by whoredom. And Judah said, Bring her forth, and let her be burnt.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:15 - Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy daughter in law: H3618 she is thy son's wife; thou shalt not uncover her nakedness.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:12 - And if a man lie with his daughter in law, H3618 both of them shall surely be put to death: they have wrought confusion; their blood shall be upon them.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 1:6 - Then she arose with her daughters in law, H3618 that she might return from the country of Moab: for she had heard in the country of Moab how that the LORD had visited his people in giving them bread.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 1:7 - Wherefore she went forth out of the place where she was, and her two daughters in law H3618 with her; and they went on the way to return unto the land of Judah.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 1:8 - And Naomi said unto her two daughters in law, H3618 Go, return each to her mother's house: the LORD deal kindly with you, as ye have dealt with the dead, and with me.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 1:22 - So Naomi returned, and Ruth the Moabitess, her daughter in law, H3618 with her, which returned out of the country of Moab: and they came to Bethlehem in the beginning of barley harvest.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 2:20 - And Naomi said unto her daughter in law, H3618 Blessed be he of the LORD, who hath not left off his kindness to the living and to the dead. And Naomi said unto her, The man is near of kin unto us, one of our next kinsmen.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 2:22 - And Naomi said unto Ruth her daughter in law, H3618 It is good, my daughter, that thou go out with his maidens, that they meet thee not in any other field.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:15 - And he shall be unto thee a restorer of thy life, and a nourisher of thine old age: for thy daughter in law, H3618 which loveth thee, which is better to thee than seven sons, hath born him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 4:19 - And his daughter in law, H3618 Phinehas' wife, was with child, near to be delivered: and when she heard the tidings that the ark of God was taken, and that her father in law and her husband were dead, she bowed herself and travailed; for her pains came upon her.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:4 - And Tamar his daughter in law H3618 bare him Pharez and Zerah. All the sons of Judah were five.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 4:8 - Come with me from Lebanon, my spouse, H3618 with me from Lebanon: look from the top of Amana, from the top of Shenir and Hermon, from the lions' dens, from the mountains of the leopards.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 4:9 - Thou hast ravished my heart, my sister, my spouse; H3618 thou hast ravished my heart with one of thine eyes, with one chain of thy neck.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 4:10 - How fair is thy love, my sister, my spouse! H3618 how much better is thy love than wine! and the smell of thine ointments than all spices!
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 4:11 - Thy lips, O my spouse, H3618 drop as the honeycomb: honey and milk are under thy tongue; and the smell of thy garments is like the smell of Lebanon.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 4:12 - A garden inclosed is my sister, my spouse; H3618 a spring shut up, a fountain sealed.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 5:1 - I am come into my garden, my sister, my spouse: H3618 I have gathered my myrrh with my spice; I have eaten my honeycomb with my honey; I have drunk my wine with my milk: eat, O friends; drink, yea, drink abundantly, O beloved.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 49:18 - Lift up thine eyes round about, and behold: all these gather themselves together, and come to thee. As I live, saith the LORD, thou shalt surely clothe thee with them all, as with an ornament, and bind them on thee, as a bride H3618 doeth.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 61:10 - I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride H3618 adorneth herself with her jewels.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 62:5 - For as a young man marrieth a virgin, so shall thy sons marry thee: and as the bridegroom rejoiceth over the bride, H3618 so shall thy God rejoice over thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:32 - Can a maid forget her ornaments, or a bride H3618 her attire? yet my people have forgotten me days without number.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 7:34 - Then will I cause to cease from the cities of Judah, and from the streets of Jerusalem, the voice of mirth, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride: H3618 for the land shall be desolate.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 16:9 - For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will cause to cease out of this place in your eyes, and in your days, the voice of mirth, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride. H3618
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 25:10 - Moreover I will take from them the voice of mirth, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride, H3618 the sound of the millstones, and the light of the candle.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 33:11 - The voice of joy, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride, H3618 the voice of them that shall say, Praise the LORD of hosts: for the LORD is good; for his mercy endureth for ever: and of them that shall bring the sacrifice of praise into the house of the LORD. For I will cause to return the captivity of the land, as at the first, saith the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 22:11 - And one hath committed abomination with his neighbour's wife; and another hath lewdly defiled his daughter in law; H3618 and another in thee hath humbled his sister, his father's daughter.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 4:13 - They sacrifice upon the tops of the mountains, and burn incense upon the hills, under oaks and poplars and elms, because the shadow thereof is good: therefore your daughters shall commit whoredom, and your spouses H3618 shall commit adultery.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 4:14 - I will not punish your daughters when they commit whoredom, nor your spouses H3618 when they commit adultery: for themselves are separated with whores, and they sacrifice with harlots: therefore the people that doth not understand shall fall.
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 2:16 - Gather the people, sanctify the congregation, assemble the elders, gather the children, and those that suck the breasts: let the bridegroom go forth of his chamber, and the bride H3618 out of her closet.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 7:6 - For the son dishonoureth the father, the daughter riseth up against her mother, the daughter in law H3618 against her mother in law; a man's enemies are the men of his own house.
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