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Lexicon :: Strong's H3618 - kallâ

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Part of Speech
feminine noun
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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 - Now Terah took his son Abram, and Lot the son of Haran, his grandson, and his daughter-in-law H3618 Sarai, his son Abram’s wife, and they departed [fn]together from Ur of the Chaldeans to go to the land of Canaan; and they went as far as Haran and [fn]settled there.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 38:11 - Then Judah said to his daughter-in-law H3618 Tamar, “Remain a widow in your father’s house until my son Shelah grows up”; for he [fn]thought, “I am afraid that he too may die like his brothers.” So Tamar went and lived in her father’s house.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 38:16 - So he turned aside to her by the road, and said, “[fn]Here now, let me have relations with you”; for he did not know that she was his daughter-in-law H3618. And she said, “What will you give me, that you may have relations with me?”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 38:24 - Now it was about three months later that Judah was [fn]informed, “Your daughter-in-law H3618 Tamar has prostituted herself, and behold, she is also pregnant by prostitution.” Then Judah said, “Bring her out and have her burned!”
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:15 - ‘You shall not uncover the nakedness of your daughter-in-law H3618. She is your son’s wife; you shall not uncover her nakedness.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:12 - ‘If there is a man who sleeps with his daughter-in-law H3618, both of them must be put to death. They have committed [fn]incest, and have brought their [fn]own deaths upon themselves.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 1:6 - Then she arose with her daughters-in-law H3618 to return from the land of Moab, because she had heard in the land of Moab that the LORD had visited His people by giving them food.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 1:7 - So she departed from the place where she was, and her two daughters-in-law H3618 with her; and they went on the way to return to the land of Judah.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 1:8 - But Naomi said to her two daughters-in-law H3618, “Go, return each of you to [fn]your mother’s house. May the LORD deal kindly with you as you have dealt with the dead and with me.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 1:22 - So Naomi returned, and with her Ruth the Moabitess, her daughter-in-law H3618, who returned from the land of Moab. And they came to Bethlehem at the beginning of barley harvest.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 2:20 - Naomi said to her daughter-in-law H3618, “May he be blessed of the LORD who has not withdrawn His kindness from the living and from the dead.” Again Naomi said to her, “The man is our relative; he is one of our redeemers.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 2:22 - And Naomi said to her daughter-in-law H3618 Ruth, “It is good, my daughter, that you go out with his young women, so that others do not assault you in another field.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:15 - “May he also be to you one who restores life and sustains your old age; for your daughter-in-law H3618, who loves you [fn]and is better to you than seven sons, has given birth to him.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 4:19 - Now his daughter-in-law H3618, Phinehas’ wife, was pregnant and about to give birth; and when she heard the news that the ark of God had been taken and that her father-in-law and her husband had died, she kneeled down and gave birth, because her pains came upon her.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:4 - His daughter-in-law H3618 Tamar bore him Perez and Zerah. Judah had five sons in all.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 4:8 - Come with me from Lebanon, my bride H3618,
You shall come with me from Lebanon.
You shall [fn]come down from the summit of Amana,
From the summit of Senir and Hermon,
From the dens of lions,
From the mountains of leopards.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 4:9 - “You have [fn]enchanted my heart, my sister, my bride H3618;
You have [fn]enchanted my heart with a single glance of your eyes,
With a single strand of your necklace.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 4:10 - “How beautiful is your love, my sister, my bride H3618!
How much [fn]sweeter is your love than wine,
And the fragrance of your oils
Than that of all kinds of balsam oils!
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 4:11 - “Your lips drip honey, my bride H3618;
Honey and milk are under your tongue,
And the fragrance of your garments is like the fragrance of Lebanon.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 4:12 - “A locked garden is my sister, my bride H3618,
A locked spring, a sealed fountain.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 5:1 - The Groom
“I have come into my garden, my sister, my bride H3618;
I have gathered my myrrh along with my balsam.
I have eaten my honeycomb with my honey;
I have drunk my wine with my milk.
Eat, friends;
Drink and [fn]drink deeply, lovers.”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 49:18 - “Raise your eyes and look around;
All of them gather together, they come to you.
As I live,” declares the LORD,
“You will certainly put them all on as [fn]jewelry and bind them on as a bride H3618.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 61:10 - I will rejoice greatly in the LORD,
My soul will be joyful in my God;
For He has clothed me with garments of salvation,
He has wrapped me with a robe of righteousness,
As a groom puts on a turban,
And as a bride H3618 adorns herself with her jewels.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 62:5 - For as a young man marries a virgin,
So your sons will marry you;
And as the [fn]groom rejoices over the bride H3618,
So your God will rejoice over you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:32 - “Can a virgin forget her jewelry,
Or a bride H3618 her attire?
Yet My people have forgotten Me
For days without number.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 7:34 - “Then I will eliminate from the cities of Judah and from the streets of Jerusalem the voice of joy and the voice of gladness, the voice of the groom and the voice of the bride H3618; for the land will become a site of ruins.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 16:9 - For this is what the LORD of armies, the God of Israel says: “Behold, I am going to eliminate from this place, before your eyes and in your time, the voice of rejoicing and the voice of joy, the voice of the groom and the voice of the bride H3618.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 25:10 - ‘Moreover, I will eliminate from them the voice of jubilation and the voice of joy, the voice of the groom and the voice of the bride H3618, the sound of the millstones and the light of the lamp.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 33:11 - the voice of joy and the voice of gladness, the voice of the groom and the voice of the bride H3618, the voice of those who say,
“Give thanks to the LORD of armies,
For the LORD is good,
For His mercy is everlasting,”
as they bring a thanksgiving offering into the house of the LORD. For I will restore the fortunes of the land as they were at first,’ says the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 22:11 - “And one has committed abomination with his neighbor’s wife, another has outrageously defiled his daughter-in-law H3618, and another among you has sexually abused his sister, his father’s daughter.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 4:13 - They offer sacrifices on the tops of the mountains
And [fn]burn incense on the hills,
Under oak, poplar, and terebinth,
Because their shade is pleasant.
Therefore your daughters play the prostitute,
And your [fn]brides H3618 commit adultery.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 4:14 - I will not punish your daughters when they play the prostitute,
Or your [fn]brides H3618 when they commit adultery,
Because the men themselves slip away with the prostitutes
And offer sacrifices with temple prostitutes;
So the people without understanding are ruined.
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 2:16 - Gather the people, sanctify the congregation,
Assemble the elders,
Gather the children and the nursing infants.
Have the groom come out of his room
And the bride H3618 out of her bridal chamber.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 7:6 - For son disavows father,
Daughter rises up against her mother,
Daughter-in-law H3618 against her mother-in-law;
A person’s enemies are the people of his own household.
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