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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 - Then the LORD said to Moses, “Say to Aaron, ‘Extend your staff and strike the dust of the earth, so that it may turn into [fn]gnats H3654 through all the land of Egypt.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 8:17 - They did so; and Aaron extended his hand with his staff and struck the dust of the earth, and there were [fn]gnats H3654 on every [fn]person and animal. All the dust of the earth turned into [fn]gnats H3654 through all the land of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 8:18 - The soothsayer priests tried with their secret arts to produce [fn]gnats H3654, but they could not; so there were [fn]gnats H3654 on every person and animal.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 105:31 - He spoke, and a swarm of flies
And gnats H3654 invaded all their territory.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 51:6 - “Raise your eyes to the sky,
Then look to the earth beneath;
For the sky will vanish like smoke,
And the earth will wear out like a garment
And its inhabitants will die [fn]in the same way.
But My salvation will be forever,
And My righteousness will not fail.

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