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Lexicon :: Strong's H3664 - kānas

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A primitive root
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TWOT Reference: 1000

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 - So David [fn]gave orders to gather H3664 the foreigners who were in the land of Israel, and he set stonecutters to hew out stones to build the house of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:44 - On that day men were also appointed over the chambers for the stores, the contributions, the first fruits and the tithes, to gather H3664 into them from the fields of the cities the portions required by the law for the priests and Levites; for Judah rejoiced over the priests and Levites who [fn]served.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 4:16 - “Go, assemble H3664 all the Jews who are found in Susa, and fast for me; do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. I and my maidens also will fast in the same way. And thus I will go in to the king, which is not according to the law; and if I perish, I perish.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 33:7 - He gathers H3664 the waters of the sea together [fn]as a heap;
He lays up the deeps in storehouses.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:2 - The LORD builds up Jerusalem;
He gathers H3664 the outcasts of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 2:8 - Also, I collected H3664 for myself silver and gold and the treasure of kings and provinces. I provided for myself male and female singers and the pleasures of menmany concubines.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 2:26 - For to a person who is good in His sight He has given wisdom and knowledge and joy, while to the sinner He has given the task of gathering and collecting H3664 so that he may give to one who is good in God’s sight. This too is vanity and striving after wind.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 3:5 - A time to throw stones and a time to gather H3664 stones;
A time to embrace and a time to shun embracing.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 28:20 - The bed is too short on which to stretch out,
And the blanket is too [fn]small to wrap H3664 oneself in.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 22:21 - ‘I will gather H3664 you and blow on you with the fire of My wrath, and you will be melted in the midst of it.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 39:28 - “Then they will know that I am the LORD their God because I made them go into exile among the nations, and then gathered H3664 them again to their own land; and I will leave none of them there any longer.
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