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Lexicon :: Strong's H3653 - kēn

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
The same as כֵּן (H3651), used as a noun
Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 998a

Strong’s Definitions

כֵּן kên, kane; the same as H3651, used as a noun; a stand, i.e. pedestal or station:—base, estate, foot, office, place, well.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 17x

The KJV translates Strong's H3653 in the following manner: foot (8x), estate (4x), base (2x), office (1x), place (1x), well (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 17x
The KJV translates Strong's H3653 in the following manner: foot (8x), estate (4x), base (2x), office (1x), place (1x), well (1x).
  1. base, stand, pedestal, office, foot, place, estate

    1. base, pedestal

    2. office, place

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
כֵּן kên, kane; the same as H3651, used as a noun; a stand, i.e. pedestal or station:—base, estate, foot, office, place, well.
STRONGS H3653: Abbreviations
† III. כֵּן noun masculine base, pedestal, office (Late Hebrew כַּנָּה; Aramaic כַּנְתָּא, bdb048703) — absolute כ׳ Isaiah 33:23; 1 Kings 7:31 (but see below); suffix כַּנּוֺ Exodus 30:18 + 11 times; כַּנֶּ֑ךָ Genesis 40:13; כַּנִּי Genesis 41:13; —
1. literally base, pedestal, 1 Kings 7:31 (like) the work of a pedestal (Th VB), according to StaZAW iii, 1883, 161, 162 מַעֲשֵׂהכֵֿן is in wrong place, being originally part of a gloss to 1 Kings 7:35; — כ׳ in 1 Kings 7:29 = thus, or is text error; — כֵּןתָּֿרְנָם Isaiah 33:23 the base (supportor socket) of their mast (so Thes and most); especially of base of laver of tabernacle Exodus 30:18, 28; Exodus 31:9; Exodus 35:16; Exodus 38:8; Exodus 39:39; Exodus 40:11; Leviticus 8:11 (all P).
2. office, place Genesis 40:13; Genesis 41:13 (both E); hence (late) עַלכַּֿנּוֺ in his place Daniel 11:20, 21, 38 (i.e. in his stead, as his successor, compare German an seiner Stelle); עַל omitted Daniel 11:7.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


40:13; 40:13; 41:13; 41:13


30:18; 30:18; 30:28; 31:9; 35:16; 38:8; 39:39; 40:11



1 Kings

7:29; 7:31; 7:31; 7:35


33:23; 33:23


11:7; 11:20; 11:21; 11:38


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H3653 matches the Hebrew כֵּן (kēn),
which occurs 17 times in 17 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 40:13 - within three more days Pharaoh will [fn]lift up your head and restore you to your [fn]office H3653; and you will put Pharaoh’s cup into his hand according to your former custom when you were his cupbearer.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:13 - “And just as he interpreted for us, so it happened; he restored me in my [fn]office H3653, but he hanged him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 30:18 - “You shall also make a laver of [fn]bronze, with its stand H3653 of bronze, for washing; and you shall put it between the tent of meeting and the altar, and you shall put water in it.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 30:28 - and the altar of burnt offering and all its utensils, and the laver and its stand H3653.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 31:9 - the altar of burnt offering also with all its [fn]utensils, and the laver and its stand H3653,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 35:16 - the altar of burnt offering with its [fn]bronze grating, its poles, and all its [fn]utensils, the laver and its stand H3653;
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 38:8 -

Moreover, he made the laver of bronze with its base H3653 of bronze, [fn]from the mirrors of the serving women who served at the doorway of the tent of meeting.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 39:39 - the [fn]bronze altar and its [fn]bronze grating, its poles and all its utensils, the laver and its stand H3653;
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 40:11 - “You shall anoint the laver and its stand H3653, and set it apart as holy.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 8:11 - And he sprinkled some of it on the altar seven times and anointed the altar and all its utensils and the laver and its stand H3653, to set them apart as holy.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 7:29 - and on the borders which were between the [fn]frames were lions, oxen, and cherubim; and on the [fn]frames there was a pedestal H3653 above, and beneath the lions and oxen were wreaths of hanging work.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 7:31 - And its opening inside the capital at the top was a cubit, and its opening was round like the workmanship of a pedestal H3653, a cubit and a half; and also on its opening there were engravings, and their borders were square, not round.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 33:23 -

Your cords hang slack;

They cannot hold the base H3653 of their mast firmly,

Nor spread out the sail.

Then the prey of an abundant spoil will be divided;

The lame will take the plunder.

Unchecked Copy BoxDan 11:7 - “But one of the [fn]descendants of her line will stand in his place H3653, and he will come against their military force and enter the fortress of the king of the North, and he will deal with them and display strength.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 11:20 -

“Then in his place H3653 one will stand who will have an [fn]oppressor pass through the [fn]Jewel of his kingdom; yet within a few days he will be broken, though not in anger nor in battle.

Unchecked Copy BoxDan 11:21 - “And in his place H3653 a despised person will stand, to whom the splendor of the kingdom has not been given, but he will come in a time of ease and take hold of the kingdom by intrigue.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 11:38 - “But [fn]instead H3653 he will honor a god of fortresses, a god whom his fathers did not know; he will honor him with gold, silver, costly stones, and desirable things.
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