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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 - Terah took Abram his son, and Lot the son of Haran, his grandson, and Sarai his daughter-in-law, H3618 his son Abram’s wife; and they went out [fn]together from Ur of the Chaldeans in order to enter 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 come in to 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 come in to me?”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 38:24 - Now it was about three months later that Judah was informed,[fn]Your daughter-in-law H3618 Tamar has played the harlot, and behold, she is also with child by harlotry.” Then Judah said, “Bring her out and let her be 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 lies with his daughter-in-law, H3618 both of them shall surely be put to death; they have committed [fn]incest, their bloodguiltiness is upon them.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 1:6 - Then she arose with her daughters-in-law H3618 that she might return from the land of Moab, for she had heard in the land of Moab that the LORD had visited His people in 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 - And Naomi said to her two daughters-in-law, H3618 “Go, return each of you to her 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 to the living and to the dead.” Again Naomi said to her, “The man is [fn]our relative, he is one of our [fn]closest relatives.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 2:22 - Naomi said to Ruth her daughter-in-law, H3618 “It is good, my daughter, that you go out with his maids, so that others do not fall upon you in another field.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:15 - “May he also be to you a restorer of life and a sustainer of 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’s wife, was pregnant and about to give birth; and when she heard the news that the ark of God was taken and that her father-in-law and her husband had died, she kneeled down and gave birth, for her pains came upon her.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:4 - Tamar his daughter-in-law H3618 bore him Perez and Zerah. Judah had five sons in all.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 4:8 - Come with me from Lebanon, my bride, H3618
May you come with me from Lebanon.
[fn]Journey 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 made my heart beat faster, my sister, my bride; H3618
You have made my heart beat faster 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 better is your love than wine,
And the fragrance of your oils
Than all kinds of [fn]spices!
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 4:11 - “Your lips, my bride, H3618 drip honey;
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 garden locked is my sister, my bride, H3618
A [fn]rock garden locked, a spring sealed up.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 5:1 - [fn]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 [fn]and my honey;
I have drunk my wine [fn]and my milk.
Eat, friends;
Drink and [fn]imbibe deeply, O lovers.”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 49:18 - “Lift up your eyes and look around;
All of them gather together, they come to you.
As I live,” declares the LORD,
“You will surely put on all of them as [fn]jewels and bind them on as a bride. H3618
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 61:10 - I will rejoice greatly in the LORD,
My soul will exult in my God;
For He has clothed me with garments of salvation,
He has wrapped me with a robe of righteousness,
As a bridegroom decks himself with a garland,
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]bridegroom rejoices over the bride, H3618
So your God will rejoice over you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:32 - “Can a virgin forget her ornaments,
Or a bride H3618 her attire?
Yet My people have forgotten Me
Days without number.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 7:34 - “Then I will make to cease from the cities of Judah and from the streets of Jerusalem the voice of joy and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride; H3618 for the land will become a ruin.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 16:9 - For thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: “Behold, I am going to [fn]eliminate from this place, before your eyes and in your time, the voice of rejoicing and the voice of gladness, the voice of the groom and the voice of the bride. H3618
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 25:10 - ‘Moreover, I will [fn]take from them the voice of joy 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 lamp.
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 those who say,
“Give thanks to the LORD of hosts,
For the LORD is good,
For His lovingkindness is everlasting”;
and of those who bring a thank offering into the house of the LORD. For I will restore the [fn]fortunes of the land as they were at first,’ says the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 22:11 - “One has committed abomination with his neighbor’s wife and another has lewdly defiled his daughter-in-law. H3618 And another in you has humbled 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 harlot
And your [fn]brides H3618 commit adultery.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 4:14 - I will not punish your daughters when they play the harlot
Or your [fn]brides H3618 when they commit adultery,
For the men themselves go apart with harlots
And offer sacrifices with temple prostitutes;
So the people without understanding are [fn]ruined.
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 2:16 - Gather the people, sanctify the congregation,
Assemble the elders,
Gather the children and the nursing infants.
Let the bridegroom come out of his room
And the bride H3618 out of her bridal chamber.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 7:6 - For son treats father contemptuously,
Daughter rises up against her mother,
Daughter-in-law H3618 against her mother-in-law;
A man’s enemies are the men of his own household.
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