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Lexicon :: Strong's H3665 - kānaʿ

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Strong’s Definitions

כָּנַע kânaʻ, kaw-nah'; a primitive root; properly, to bend the knee; hence, to humiliate, vanquish:—bring down (low), into subjection, under, humble (self), subdue.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 36x

The KJV translates Strong's H3665 in the following manner: humble (18x), subdue (11x), bring low (2x), bring down (3x), subjection (1x), miscellaneous (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 36x
The KJV translates Strong's H3665 in the following manner: humble (18x), subdue (11x), bring low (2x), bring down (3x), subjection (1x), miscellaneous (1x).
  1. to be humble, be humbled, be subdued, be brought down, be low, be under, be brought into subjection

    1. (Niphal)

      1. to humble oneself

      2. to be humbled, be subdued

    2. (Hiphil)

      1. to humble

      2. to subdue

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
כָּנַע kânaʻ, kaw-nah'; a primitive root; properly, to bend the knee; hence, to humiliate, vanquish:—bring down (low), into subjection, under, humble (self), subdue.
STRONGS H3665: Abbreviations
† [כָּנַע] verb be humble, only in derived conjugation (Aramaic כְּנַע id.; Arabic bdb048808 is be contracted, wrinkled; also fold wings (of eagle)) —
Niph. Perfect 3rd person masculine singular נִכְנַע 1 Kings 21:29 + 3 times; 3rd person plural נִכְנְעוּ 2 Chronicles 12:7; 30:11; נִכְנָ֑עוּ 2 Chronicles 12:7; Imperfect יִכָּנַע Leviticus 26:41 + 3 times; 3rd person feminine singular וַתִּכָּנַע Judges 3:30; 2nd person masculine singular וַתִּכָּנַע 2 Kings 22:19 + 2 times; 3rd person masculine plural וְיִכָּֽנְעוּ 2 Chronicles 7:14 + 5 times; יִכָּנֵ֑עוּ 1 Chronicles 20:4; Infinitive הִכָּנַע 2 Chronicles 33:23; suffix הִכָּֽנְעוֺ 2 Chronicles 12:12; 33:19; —
1. reflexive. humble oneself Leviticus 26:41 (H; subject לְבָבָם), 2 Chronicles 7:14; 12:6, 7 (twice in verse); 2 Chronicles 12:12; 30:11; 32:26; 33:19, 23; before some one, לִפְנֵי 2 Chronicles 34:27; מִלִּפְנֵי 1 Kings 21:29; 2 Chronicles 33:12, 23; 34:27; 36:12; מִפְּנֵי 1 Kings 21:29; 2 Kings 22:19.
2. passive be humbled, subdued 1 Samuel 7:13; 1 Chronicles 20:4; 2 Chronicles 13:18; followed by לִפְנֵי person Judges 8:28; מִפְּנֵי Judges 11:33; under some one תַּחַת Judges 3:30; Psalm 106:42.
Hiph. Perfect 3rd person masculine singular הִכְנִיעַ 2 Chronicles 28:19; 1st person singular הִכְנַעְתִּי 1 Chronicles 17:10; Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular וַיַּכְנַע Judges 4:23; Psalm 107:12; suffix יַכְנִיעֵם Deuteronomy 9:3 + 2 times; 2nd person masculine singular תַּכְנִיעַ Isaiah 25:5; וַתַּכְנַע Nehemiah 9:24; 1st person singular אַכְנִיעַ Psalm 81:15; Imperative הַכְנִיעֵהוּ Job 40:12; —
1. humble 2 Chronicles 28:19; Job 40:12; Psalm 107:12 (object לֵב), Isaiah 25:5 (object שְׁאוֺן זָרִים).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


26:41; 26:41


9:3; 9:3


3:30; 3:30; 4:23; 4:23; 8:28; 11:33

1 Samuel


2 Samuel


1 Kings

21:29; 21:29; 21:29

2 Kings

22:19; 22:19

1 Chronicles

17:10; 17:10; 18:1; 20:4; 20:4

2 Chronicles

7:14; 7:14; 12:6; 12:7; 12:7; 12:7; 12:12; 12:12; 13:18; 28:19; 28:19; 30:11; 30:11; 32:26; 33:12; 33:19; 33:19; 33:23; 33:23; 33:23; 34:27; 34:27; 36:12


9:24; 9:24


40:12; 40:12


81:15; 81:15; 106:42; 107:12; 107:12


25:5; 25:5

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H3665 matches the Hebrew כָּנַע (kānaʿ),
which occurs 36 times in 32 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:41 - And that I also have walked contrary unto them, and have brought them into the land of their enemies; if then their uncircumcised hearts be humbled, H3665 and they then accept of the punishment of their iniquity:
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 9:3 - Understand therefore this day, that the LORD thy God is he which goeth over before thee; as a consuming fire he shall destroy them, and he shall bring them down H3665 before thy face: so shalt thou drive them out, and destroy them quickly, as the LORD hath said unto thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:30 - So Moab was subdued H3665 that day under the hand of Israel. And the land had rest fourscore years.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 4:23 - So God subdued H3665 on that day Jabin the king of Canaan before the children of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:28 - Thus was Midian subdued H3665 before the children of Israel, so that they lifted up their heads no more. And the country was in quietness forty years in the days of Gideon.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 11:33 - And he smote them from Aroer, even till thou come to Minnith, even twenty cities, and unto the plain of the vineyards, with a very great slaughter. Thus the children of Ammon were subdued H3665 before the children of Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 7:13 - So the Philistines were subdued, H3665 and they came no more into the coast of Israel: and the hand of the LORD was against the Philistines all the days of Samuel.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 8:1 - And after this it came to pass, that David smote the Philistines, and subdued H3665 them: and David took Methegammah out of the hand of the Philistines.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 21:29 - Seest thou how Ahab humbleth H3665 himself before me? because he humbleth H3665 himself before me, I will not bring the evil in his days: but in his son's days will I bring the evil upon his house.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 22:19 - Because thine heart was tender, and thou hast humbled H3665 thyself before the LORD, when thou heardest what I spake against this place, and against the inhabitants thereof, that they should become a desolation and a curse, and hast rent thy clothes, and wept before me; I also have heard thee, saith the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 17:10 - And since the time that I commanded judges to be over my people Israel. Moreover I will subdue H3665 all thine enemies. Furthermore I tell thee that the LORD will build thee an house.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 18:1 - Now after this it came to pass, that David smote the Philistines, and subdued H3665 them, and took Gath and her towns out of the hand of the Philistines.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 20:4 - And it came to pass after this, that there arose war at Gezer with the Philistines; at which time Sibbechai the Hushathite slew Sippai, that was of the children of the giant: and they were subdued. H3665
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 7:14 - If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble H3665 themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 12:6 - Whereupon the princes of Israel and the king humbled H3665 themselves; and they said, The LORD is righteous.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 12:7 - And when the LORD saw that they humbled H3665 themselves, the word of the LORD came to Shemaiah, saying, They have humbled H3665 themselves; therefore I will not destroy them, but I will grant them some deliverance; and my wrath shall not be poured out upon Jerusalem by the hand of Shishak.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 12:12 - And when he humbled H3665 himself, the wrath of the LORD turned from him, that he would not destroy him altogether: and also in Judah things went well.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 13:18 - Thus the children of Israel were brought H3665 under at that time, and the children of Judah prevailed, because they relied upon the LORD God of their fathers.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 28:19 - For the LORD brought H3665  Judah low H3665 because of Ahaz king of Israel; for he made Judah naked, and transgressed sore against the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 30:11 - Nevertheless divers of Asher and Manasseh and of Zebulun humbled H3665 themselves, and came to Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 32:26 - Notwithstanding Hezekiah humbled H3665 himself for the pride of his heart, both he and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so that the wrath of the LORD came not upon them in the days of Hezekiah.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 33:12 - And when he was in affliction, he besought the LORD his God, and humbled H3665 himself greatly before the God of his fathers,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 33:19 - His prayer also, and how God was intreated of him, and all his sin, and his trespass, and the places wherein he built high places, and set up groves and graven images, before he was humbled: H3665 behold, they are written among the sayings of the seers.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 33:23 - And humbled H3665 not himself before the LORD, as Manasseh his father had humbled H3665 himself; but Amon trespassed more and more.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 34:27 - Because thine heart was tender, and thou didst humble H3665 thyself before God, when thou heardest his words against this place, and against the inhabitants thereof, and humbledst H3665 thyself before me, and didst rend thy clothes, and weep before me; I have even heard thee also, saith the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 36:12 - And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD his God, and humbled H3665 not himself before Jeremiah the prophet speaking from the mouth of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 9:24 - So the children went in and possessed the land, and thou subduedst H3665 before them the inhabitants of the land, the Canaanites, and gavest them into their hands, with their kings, and the people of the land, that they might do with them as they would.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:12 - Look on every one that is proud, and bring him low; H3665 and tread down the wicked in their place.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 81:14 - I should soon have subdued H3665 their enemies, and turned my hand against their adversaries.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:42 - Their enemies also oppressed them, and they were brought into subjection H3665 under their hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 107:12 - Therefore he brought down H3665 their heart with labour; they fell down, and there was none to help.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 25:5 - Thou shalt bring down H3665 the noise of strangers, as the heat in a dry place; even the heat with the shadow of a cloud: the branch of the terrible ones shall be brought low.
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