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Lexicon :: Strong's H3654 - kēn

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כֵּן
Transliteration
kēn
Pronunciation
kane
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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
From כָּנַן (H3661) in the sense of fastening
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TWOT Reference: 999a

Strong’s Definitions

כֵּן kên, kane; from H3661 in the sense of fastening; (from infixing its sting; used only in plural (and irregular in Exodus 8:17,18; Hebrews 13:14)) a gnat:—lice, × manner.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 7x

The KJV translates Strong's H3654 in the following manner: lice (6x), manner (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 7x
The KJV translates Strong's H3654 in the following manner: lice (6x), manner (1x).
  1. gnat, gnats, gnat-swarm

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
כֵּן kên, kane; from H3661 in the sense of fastening; (from infixing its sting; used only in plural (and irregular in Exodus 8:17,18; Hebrews 13:14)) a gnat:—lice, × manner.
STRONGS H3654:
† IV. כֵּן (?), כִּנִּם, כִּנָּם noun [masculine], meaning dubious; either gnat, gnats, gnat-swarm (so Greek Version of the LXX Vulgate PhiloVita Mos. i, p. 97, OrigenHom. 4, 6 in Ex., and most moderns), or [louse,] lice (so Syriac Version Targum JosAnt. ii. 14. 13 BochHieroz. II, ii, 572 f., as Late Hebrew כִּנָּה, plural כִּנִּים = maggots, and especially lice) — absolute perhaps כֵּן Isaiah 51:6 (see below); plural כִּנִּים Exodus 8:13; Exodus 8:14; Psalm 105:31, כִּנִּם Exodus 8:12; Exodus 8:13; Exodus 8:14 has, also, כִּנָּם probably a mere Masoretic device for כִּנִּם (compare Di), on account of preceding וַתְּהִי (on which see Ges§ 145. 4 DaSynt. § 116); Samaritan has כנים throughout: — of Egyptian plague Exodus 8:12; Exodus 8:13 (twice in verse); Exodus 8:14 (twice in verse) (all P), hence Psalm 105:31; כְּמוֺכֵֿן יְמוּתוּן Isaiah 51:6 like a gnatswarm (?) shall they die (compare Di Du; Weir Che read כנים, compare Buhlp. 355; > Brd De like this).
Note.
— NöM 54 BaNB § 15, ES 53 BuhlGes HWB ed. 12 connect this word etymologically with Aramaic כלמתא vermin, Ba and Buhl also with Assyrian kalmatu, id. [DlHWB 333], and even with Aramaic קלמתא, bdb048801, Arabic bdb048802, etc., Ethiopic bdb048803louse; but these connections, as well as that with Late Hebrew כְּנִימָה, all involving radical מ, are most improbable
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

Exodus

8:12; 8:12; 8:13; 8:13; 8:13; 8:14; 8:14; 8:14

Psalms

105:31; 105:31

Isaiah

51:6; 51:6

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H3654 matches the Hebrew כֵּן (kēn),
which occurs 7 times in 5 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 8:16 - And the LORD said unto Moses, Say unto Aaron, Stretch out thy rod, and smite the dust of the land, that it may become lice H3654 throughout all the land of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 8:17 - And they did so; for Aaron stretched out his hand with his rod, and smote the dust of the earth, and it became lice H3654 in man, and in beast; all the dust of the land became lice H3654 throughout all the land of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 8:18 - And the magicians did so with their enchantments to bring forth lice, H3654 but they could not: so there were lice H3654 upon man, and upon beast.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 105:31 - He spake, and there came divers sorts of flies, and lice H3654 in all their coasts.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 51:6 - Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look upon the earth beneath: for the heavens shall vanish away like smoke, and the earth shall wax old like a garment, and they that dwell therein shall die in like manner: H3654 but my salvation shall be for ever, and my righteousness shall not be abolished.

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