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Lexicon :: Strong's H3658 - kinnôr

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
From a unused root meaning to twang
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TWOT Reference: 1004a

Strong’s Definitions

כִּנּוֹר kinnôwr, kin-nore'; from a unused root meaning to twang; a harp:—harp.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 42x

The KJV translates Strong's H3658 in the following manner: harp (42x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 42x
The KJV translates Strong's H3658 in the following manner: harp (42x).
  1. lyre, harp

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
כִּנּוֹר kinnôwr, kin-nore'; from a unused root meaning to twang; a harp:—harp.
STRONGS H3658: Abbreviations
כִּנּוֺר noun masculinePsalm 81:3 lyre (on formation compare LagBN 89, Anm.; Late Hebrew id.; Aramaic כִּנָּרָא, bdb049001; Mandean (כינאר(אׅM § 104 (who questions Shemitic origin); Arabic bdb049002, bdb049003; as loan-word in Hellen. Greek κινύρα (Greek Version of the LXX and Joseph.); in Egyptian kn-an-aul according to Bondi79) — absolute כ׳ Genesis 4:21 +; suffix כִּנֹּרִי Job 30:31; plural כִּנֹּרוֺת 1 Kings 10:12 +; suffix כִּנּוֺרַיִךְ Ezekiel 26:13, כִּנֹּרוֺתֵינוּ Psalm 137:2; — lyre, stringed instrument used for popular as well as sacred music (compare BenzArchaeology 273 ff. NowArchaeology i. 273 ff.); — יְעוּגָבכ׳ Genesis 4:21, בְּתֹף וּבְכ׳ Genesis 31:27; אִישׁ יֹדֵעַ מְנַגֵּן בַּכּ׳ 1 Samuel 16:16 a man skilled in playing on the lyre, compare 1 Samuel 16:23 (וִנִגֵּן בְּיָדוֺׅ); at banquets Isaiah 5:12 (+ נֶבֶל, תֹּף, חָלִיל), token of merriment Isaiah 24:8 (+ תֻּמִּים), Ezekiel 26:13, compare וַיְהִי לְאֵבֶל כִּנֹּרִ֑י וְעֻגָבִי לְקוֺל בֹּכִים Job 30:31, וְיִשְׂמְחוּ לְקוֺל עוּגָב יִשְׂאוּ כְתֹף וְכ׳ Job 21:12; carried by a loose woman Isaiah 23:16 (figurative of Tyre); in simile Isaiah 16:11 (of murmuring sound of bowels = heart, in pity); used also in praising י׳, usually as accompaniment of song (compare 1 Chronicles 15:16) נֵבֶל וְתֹף וְחָלִיל וְכ׳ 1 Samuel 10:5; Isaiah 30:32 (|| תֻּפִּים); especially before the ark 2 Samuel 6:5 (+ נְבָלִים, תֻּפִּים, etc.) || 1 Chronicles 13:8, and in sanctuary (usually + נֵבֶל, etc.) 1 Kings 10:12, but especially Chronicles, Psalms: — 1 Chronicles 13:8 (plural, and so chiefly in Chronicles), 1 Chronicles 15:16, 21, 28; 1 Chronicles 16:5; 1 Chronicles 25:1, 3, 6; 2 Chronicles 5:12; 9:11; 20:28; 29:25; Nehemiah 12:27; Psalm 33:2 (singular, and so chiefly in Psalms), Psalm 43:4; Psalm 49:5; Psalm 57:9; Psalm 71:22; Psalm 81:3; Psalm 92:4; Psalm 98:5 (twice in verse); Psalm 108:3; Psalm 147:7; Psalm 149:3; Psalm 150:3; compare כִּנֹּרוֺתֵינוּ Psalm 137:2. — Vbs. used with כ׳ are: — תָּפַשׂ Genesis 4:21, נִגֵּן בְּ 1 Samuel 16:16, מְשַׂחֵק בְּ 2 Samuel 6:5 = 1 Chronicles 13:8, מְשֹׁרֲרִים בּ 1 Chronicles 15:16, מַשְׁמִיעִים בְּ 1 Chronicles 15:28, נִבָּא בְּ 1 Chronicles 25:1, 3, הוֺדָה בְּ Psalm 33:2; Psalm 43:4, זמּר בְּ Psalm 71:22; Psalm 98:5; Psalm 147:7; Psalm 149:3, הַלֲלוּהוּ בְּ Psalm 150:3. — On ancient lyres see references in DrAmos, p. 236 f.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


4:21; 4:21; 4:21; 31:27

1 Samuel

10:5; 16:16; 16:16; 16:23

2 Samuel

6:5; 6:5

1 Kings

10:12; 10:12

1 Chronicles

13:8; 13:8; 13:8; 15:16; 15:16; 15:16; 15:21; 15:28; 15:28; 16:5; 25:1; 25:1; 25:3; 25:3; 25:6

2 Chronicles

5:12; 9:11; 20:28; 29:25




21:12; 30:31; 30:31


33:2; 33:2; 43:4; 43:4; 49:5; 57:9; 71:22; 71:22; 81:3; 81:3; 92:4; 98:5; 98:5; 108:3; 137:2; 137:2; 147:7; 147:7; 149:3; 149:3; 150:3; 150:3


5:12; 16:11; 23:16; 24:8; 30:32


26:13; 26:13

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H3658 matches the Hebrew כִּנּוֹר (kinnôr),
which occurs 42 times in 41 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:21 - His brother’s name was Jubal; he was the father of all those who play the lyre H3658 and flute.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:27 - “Why did you flee secretly and [fn]deceive me, and did not tell me, so that I might have sent you away with joy and with songs, with tambourine and with lyre H3658;
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 10:5 - “Afterward you will come to [fn]the hill of God where the Philistine garrison is; and it shall be as soon as you have come there to the city, that you will meet a group of prophets coming down from the high place with harp, tambourine, flute, and a lyre H3658 in front of them, and they will be prophesying.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 16:16 - “May our lord now command your servants who are before you. Have them search for a man who is a skillful musician on the harp H3658; and it shall come about whenever the evil spirit from God is upon you, that he shall play the harp with his hand, and you will become well.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 16:23 - So it came about whenever the evil spirit from God came to Saul, David would take the harp H3658 and play it with his hand; and Saul would feel relieved and become well, and the evil spirit would leave him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 6:5 - Meanwhile, David and all the house of Israel were celebrating before the LORD with all kinds of instruments made of juniper wood, and with [fn]lyres H3658, harps, tambourines, castanets, and cymbals.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 10:12 - The king made from the almug trees supports for the house of the LORD and for the king’s house, and lyres H3658 and harps for the singers; such almug trees have not come in again, nor have they been seen to this day.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 13:8 - David and all Israel were celebrating before God with all their might, with songs and with lyres H3658, harps, tambourines, cymbals, and trumpets.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:16 - Then David spoke to the chiefs of the Levites to appoint their relatives as the singers, with musical instruments, harps, lyres H3658, and cymbals, playing to raise sounds of joy.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:21 - and Mattithiah, Eliphelehu, Mikneiah, Obed-edom, Jeiel, and Azaziah, to lead with [fn]lyres H3658 tuned to the sheminith.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:28 - So all Israel brought up the ark of the covenant of the LORD with shouting, and with the sound of the horn, with trumpets, with loud-sounding cymbals, with harps, and lyres H3658.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:5 - Asaph the chief, and second to him Zechariah, then [fn]Jeiel, Shemiramoth, Jehiel, Mattithiah, Eliab, Benaiah, Obed-edom, and Jeiel, with musical instruments, harps, and lyres H3658; also Asaph played loud-sounding cymbals,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 25:1 - Moreover, David and the commanders of the army set apart for the service some of the sons of Asaph, Heman, and Jeduthun, who were to prophesy with lyres H3658, harps, and cymbals; and the number of [fn]those who performed this service was:
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 25:3 - Of Jeduthun, the sons of Jeduthun: Gedaliah, [fn]Zeri, Jeshaiah, [fn]Shimei, Hashabiah, and Mattithiah, six in all, [fn]under the direction of their father Jeduthun with the harp H3658, who prophesied in giving thanks and praising the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 25:6 - All of these were under the [fn]direction of their father to sing in the house of the LORD, with cymbals, harps, and lyres H3658, for the service of the house of God. Asaph, Jeduthun, and Heman were [fn]under the direction of the king.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 5:12 - and all the Levitical singers, Asaph, Heman, Jeduthun, and their sons and kinsmen, clothed in fine linen, with cymbals, harps, and lyres H3658, standing east of the altar, and with them 120 priests blowing trumpets
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 9:11 - From the algum trees the king made steps to the house of the LORD and for the king’s palace, and lyres H3658 and harps for the singers; and nothing like them was seen before in the land of Judah.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 20:28 - They came to Jerusalem with harps, lyres H3658, and trumpets, to the house of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 29:25 - He then stationed the Levites in the house of the LORD with cymbals, harps, and lyres H3658, according to the command of David and of Gad, the king’s seer, and of Nathan the prophet; for the command was from the LORD through His prophets.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:27 - Now at the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem they sought out the Levites from all their places, to bring them to Jerusalem so that they could celebrate the dedication with joy, with songs of thanksgiving and with songs to the accompaniment of cymbals, harps, and lyres H3658.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 21:12 - “They [fn]sing with the tambourine and harp H3658,
And rejoice at the sound of the flute.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 30:31 - “Therefore my harp H3658 [fn]is turned to mourning,
And my flute to the sound of those who weep.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 33:2 - Give thanks to the LORD with the lyre H3658;
Sing praises to Him with a harp of ten strings.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 43:4 - Then I will go to the altar of God,
To God [fn]my exceeding joy;
And I will praise You on the lyre H3658, God, my God.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 49:4 - I will incline my ear to a proverb;
I will [fn]express my riddle on the harp H3658.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 57:8 - Awake, my glory!
Awake, harp and lyre H3658!
I will awaken the dawn.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 71:22 - I will also praise You with [fn]a harp,
And Your [fn]truth, my God;
I will sing praises to You with the lyre H3658,
Holy One of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 81:2 - Raise a song, strike the tambourine,
The sweet sounding lyre H3658 with the harp.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 92:3 - [fn]With the ten-stringed lute and [fn]with the harp,
[fn]With resounding music on the lyre H3658.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 98:5 - Sing praises to the LORD with the lyre H3658,
With the lyre H3658 and the [fn]sound of melody.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 108:2 - Awake, harp and lyre H3658;
I will awaken the dawn!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 137:2 - Upon the [fn]willows in the midst of it
We hung our [fn]harps H3658.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:7 - Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving;
Sing praises to our God on the lyre H3658;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 149:3 - They shall praise His name with dancing;
They shall sing praises to Him with tambourine and lyre H3658.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 150:3 - Praise Him with trumpet sound;
Praise Him with harp and lyre H3658.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:12 - Their banquets are accompanied by lyre H3658 and harp, by tambourine and flute, and by wine;
But they do not pay attention to the deeds of the LORD,
Nor do they consider the work of His hands.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 16:11 - Therefore my [fn]inner being sounds like a harp H3658 for Moab.
And my [fn]heart for Kir-hareseth.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 23:16 - Take your harp H3658, wander around the city,
You forgotten prostitute;
Pluck the strings skillfully, sing many songs,
That you may be remembered.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 24:8 - The joy of tambourines ceases,
The noise of revelers stops,
The joy of the harp H3658 ceases.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:32 - And every [fn]blow of the [fn]rod of punishment,
Which the LORD will lay on him,
Will be with the music of tambourines and lyres H3658;
And in battles, brandishing weapons, He will fight them.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 26:13 - “So I will put an end to the sound of your songs, and the sound of your harps H3658 will no longer be heard.
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