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Lexicon :: Strong's H3664 - kānas

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A primitive root
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Strong’s Definitions

כָּנַס kânaç, kaw-nas'; a primitive root; to collect; hence, to enfold:—gather (together), heap up, wrap self.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 11x

The KJV translates Strong's H3664 in the following manner: gather (5x), gather together (4x), heap up (1x), wrap (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 11x
The KJV translates Strong's H3664 in the following manner: gather (5x), gather together (4x), heap up (1x), wrap (1x).
  1. to gather, collect, wrap

    1. (Qal) to gather

    2. (Piel) to gather

    3. (Hithpael) to gather together, wrap oneself up

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
כָּנַס kânaç, kaw-nas'; a primitive root; to collect; hence, to enfold:—gather (together), heap up, wrap self.
STRONGS H3664: Abbreviations
† [כָּנַס] verb gather, collect (Late Hebrew id.; Aramaic כְּנַס (see also H3673 כנשׁ); Ethiopic bdb048806 in derived conjugation assemble for worship, etc.; Arabic bdb048807 is sweep, sweep away, destroy) —
Qal (late) Perfect 1st person singular כָּנַסְתִּי Ecclesiastes 2:8; Imperative כְּנוֺס Esther 4:16; Infinitive construct 1 Chronicles 22:2 + 3 times; Participle כֹּנֵס Psalm 33:7; — gather people 1 Chronicles 22:2; Esther 4:16; כַּנֵּד מֵי הַיָּ֑ם נֹתֵן בְּאוֺצָרוֺת תְּהוֺמוֺת כ׳ Psalm 33:7 (read perhaps, for כַּנֵּד, כַּנּאֹד as in a wine skin, see נאד, נד); gather, collect portions of harvest for priests and Levites Nehemiah 12:44; stones Ecclesiastes 3:5 (opposed to השׁליך); silver and gold = amass wealth Ecclesiastes 2:8; absolute Ecclesiastes 2:26 (|| אסף).
Pi. Perfect 1st person singular וְכִנַּסְתִּ֫י אֶתְכֶם Ezekiel 22:21 and I will gather you together (for punishment; Co translates to Ezekiel 22:20 and reads for וְהִנַּחְתִּ֫י; || קבץ Ezekiel 22:19; Ezekiel 22:20); of restoration וְכִנַּסְתִּים אֶלאַֿדְמָתָם Ezekiel 39:28, and יְכַנֵּס Psalm 147:2.
Hithp. Infinitive construct כְּהִתְכַּנֵּסוְהַמַּסֵּכָה צָרָה Isaiah 28:20 and the covering is (too) narrow when one gathers oneself together (|| מֵהִשְׂתָּרֵעַקָצַר הַמַּצָּע), i.e. the bed is too short to stretch oneself at full length, and when one (perforce) draws up the feet, the covering becomes too narrow.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

1 Chronicles

22:2; 22:2




4:16; 4:16


33:7; 33:7; 147:2


2:8; 2:8; 2:26; 3:5




22:19; 22:20; 22:20; 22:21; 39:28

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H3664 matches the Hebrew כָּנַס (kānas),
which occurs 11 times in 11 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 22:2 - And David commanded to gather together H3664 the strangers that were in the land of Israel; and he set masons to hew wrought stones to build the house of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:44 - And at that time were some appointed over the chambers for the treasures, for the offerings, for the firstfruits, and for the tithes, to gather H3664 into them out of the fields of the cities the portions of the law for the priests and Levites: for Judah rejoiced for the priests and for the Levites that waited.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 4:16 - Go, gather together H3664 all the Jews that are present in Shushan, and fast ye for me, and neither eat nor drink three days, night or day: I also and my maidens will fast likewise; and so will I go in unto the king, which is not according to the law: and if I perish, I perish.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 33:7 - He gathereth H3664 the waters of the sea together as an heap: he layeth up the depth in storehouses.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:2 - The LORD doth build up Jerusalem: he gathereth together H3664 the outcasts of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 2:8 - I gathered H3664 me also silver and gold, and the peculiar treasure of kings and of the provinces: I gat me men singers and women singers, and the delights of the sons of men, as musical instruments, and that of all sorts.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 2:26 - For God giveth to a man that is good in his sight wisdom, and knowledge, and joy: but to the sinner he giveth travail, to gather and to heap up, H3664 that he may give to him that is good before God. This also is vanity and vexation of spirit.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 3:5 - A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather H3664  stones together; H3664 a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 28:20 - For the bed is shorter than that a man can stretch himself on it: and the covering narrower than that he can wrap H3664 himself in it.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 22:21 - Yea, I will gather H3664 you, and blow upon you in the fire of my wrath, and ye shall be melted in the midst thereof.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 39:28 - Then shall they know that I am the LORD their God, which caused them to be led into captivity among the heathen: but I have gathered H3664 them unto their own land, and have left none of them any more there.
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