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Lexicon :: Strong's H3678 - kissē'

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Strong’s Definitions

כִּסֵּא kiççêʼ, kis-say'; or כִּסֵּה kiççêh; from H3680; properly, covered, i.e. a throne (as canopied):—seat, stool, throne.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 135x

The KJV translates Strong's H3678 in the following manner: throne (127x), seat (7x), stool (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 135x
The KJV translates Strong's H3678 in the following manner: throne (127x), seat (7x), stool (1x).
  1. seat (of honour), throne, seat, stool

    1. seat (of honour), throne

    2. royal dignity, authority, power (fig.)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
כִּסֵּא kiççêʼ, kis-say'; or כִּסֵּה kiççêh; from H3680; properly, covered, i.e. a throne (as canopied):—seat, stool, throne.
STRONGS H3678: Abbreviations
כִּסֵּא, כִּסֵּה 133 noun masculine 2 Samuel 7:16 seat of honour, throne (Late Hebrew id.; Phoenician (plural) כרסים; Aramaic כּוּרְסְיָא, bdb049006; Biblical Aramaic כָּרְסֵא, Zinjirli כרסא DHMSendsch. 58. 44; Arabic bdb049007; but Assyrian kussu; perhaps Akkadian loan-word; ideogram iṣ GU. ZA, compare DlHWB 343); — absolute כִּסֵּא Genesis 41:40 +; כִּסֵּת 1 Kings 10:19 (twice in verse); Job 26:9, הַכִּסֶּא Ezekiel 1:26; construct כִּסֵּא 2 Samuel 3:10 +, כֵּס [H3676 Exodus 17:16 (si vera lectio; see below); suffix כִּסְאִי 1 Kings 1:13 +, כִּסְאֲךָ 2 Samuel 7:16 +, כִּסְאֶ֑ךָ 1 Kings 5:19 +, כִּסְאוֺ Exodus 11:5 +; plural כִּסְאוֺת Psalm 122:5 (twice in verse); suffix כִּסְאוֺתָם Ezekiel 26:16; Isaiah 14:9; — seat of honour, usually
a. of king = throne Genesis 41:40 (E), Exodus 11:5; Exodus 12:29 (both J) 1 Kings 2:19; Isaiah 47:1; Ezekiel 26:16; of queen-mother 1 Kings 2:19b; מַלְכוּתוֺ כ׳ Esther 5:1 his royal throne; of future (Messianic) prince Zechariah 6:13a (in Zechariah 6:13b read עליֿמינו Greek Version of the LXX StaZAW 1881, 10); of dead kings in She'ôl Isaiah 14:9; נָתַן כ׳, in, or against a place, said of king himself, (only Jeremiah) is a sign of conquest (Jeremiah 1:15); so שִׂים כּ׳ Jeremiah 43:10, and (of י׳) Jeremiah 49:38; in Judges 3:20, though of king, not seat of office; + 12 times elsewhere, literal.
†b. throne of י׳ (אלהים) as heavenly king, Isaiah 6:1; Ezekiel 1:26 (twice in verse); Ezekiel 10:1; 1 Kings 22:19 2 Chronicles 18:18; Job 26:9; Psalm 11:4; Isaiah 66:1 heaven is my throne; as seat of judgment Psalm 9:5; Psalm 9:8; in oath יָד עַלכּכֵּס יָהּ [H3676 Exodus 17:16 (compare Di; > Cler JDMich Ges Buhl SS נֵס banner; Greek Version of the LXX κρυφαίαכסה, favours כס); Jerusalem called throne of י׳ Jeremiah 3:17, so the sanctuary Jeremiah 17:12 (כָּבוֺד מָרוֺם כ׳), Ezekiel 43:7.
†2. of high priest 1 Samuel 1:9; 1 Samuel 4:13, 18; of honoured guest 2 Kings 4:10; of governor Nehemiah 3:7; of (unjust) judge הַוּוֺת כ׳ Psalm 94:20; = conspicuous seat (literally) Proverbs 9:14; = seat of distinction, explicitly כָּבוֺד כ׳ Isaiah 22:23; כ׳ alone 2 Kings 25:28 (twice in verse) = Jeremiah 52:32 (twice in verse); Esther 3:1.
a. figurative = royal dignity, authority, power, הַמֶּלֶךְ וְכִסְאוֺ נָקִי 2 Samuel 14:9; לְדָוִד וּלְזַרְעוֺ וּלְבֵיתוֺ וּלְכ׳ 1 Kings 2:33; especially kingdom, with verbs of setting up, establishing, י׳ subject, דָוִד הֵקִים כ׳ 2 Samuel 3:10, כִסְאֲךָוּבָנִיתִי Psalm 89:5, so with שִׂים Psalm 89:30; king subject, בַּחֶסֶד כִּסְאוֺסָעַד Proverbs 20:28; passive דָוִד יִהְיֶה נכִון כ׳ 1 Kings 2:45 the throne of David shall be established, compare 2 Samuel 7:16 = 1 Chronicles 17:14; וְהוּכַן בַּחֶסֶד כ׳ Isaiah 16:5 (of Messianic reign); so (in general) בִּצְדָקָה יִכּוֺן כ׳ Proverbs 16:12, compare Proverbs 25:5; Proverbs 29:14; intransitive (with הָיָה) Psalm 89:37; more fully, י׳ subject, מַמְלַכְתּוֺ וְכֹנַנְתִּי אֶתכֿ׳ 2 Samuel 7:13 (כֹּנֵן כסאו in || 1 Chronicles 17:12), מַמְלַכְתְּךָ עַֿ יִשְׂרָאֵלוַהֲקִמֹתִי אֶתכֿ׳ 1 Kings 9:5, compare || 2 Chronicles 7:18 and וַהֲכִינוֺתִי כ׳ <Times New Roman>מַלְכוּתוֺ עַליִֿשְׂרָאֵל 1 Chronicles 22:10; also מגּר כ׳ Psalm 89:45 cast down throne, of Gentile nations מַמְלָכוֺתוְהָפַכְתִּי כ׳ Haggai 2:22; יָשַׁב עלכֿ׳ sit on the throne of any one (especially David) = be his successor 1 Kings 1:13, 17, 20, 24, 27, 30, 35, 48; 1 Kings 2:12; 1 Kings 3:6; 2 Kings 13:13, especially Jeremiah 13:13; Jeremiah 17:25; Jeremiah 22:2 + 5 times Jeremiah; לָ֑ךְ ֵֽֽֽישְׁבוּ לְכ׳ Psalm 132:12; more fully 1 Chronicles 29:23; causative הוֺשִׁיב עלכֿ׳ 1 Kings 2:24; 1 Kings 5:19; 2 Kings 10:3; הֹשִׁיב לַכּ׳ figurative Job 36:7, of placing in honour; לָ֑ךְ לָ֑ךְ לְכ׳ אָשִׁית בִטְנְךָ מִפְּרִי Psalm 132:11; † ישׁב עלכֿ׳ also = take one's seat as king, become actual king, possess royalty 1 Kings 16:11, often sit on the throne of Israel 1 Kings 8:20, 25 2 Chronicles 6:10, 16; 1 Kings 10:9; 2 Kings 10:30; 2 Kings 15:12; Jeremiah 33:17; without ישׁב 1 Kings 2:4; 1 Kings 9:5, compare also Isaiah 9:6 (Messiah); ישׁב עלכֿסא מַמְלַכְתּוֺ Deuteronomy 17:18, עלכֿסא הַמְּלוּכָה 1 Kings 1:46, and even עַליִֿשְׂרָאֵללָשֶׁבֶת עַלכִּֿסֵּא מַלְכוּת י׳ 1 Chronicles 28:5; also הַמְּלָכִים ישׁב עַלכֿ׳ 2 Kings 11:19, || הַמַּמְלָכָה כ׳ 2 Chronicles 23:30; of (royal) throne as judgment seat Proverbs 20:8, compare also Psalm 122:5; set one upon the throne of Israel ישׂ׳ עלכֿ׳ נתן פ׳ 1 Kings 10:9 compare || 2 Chronicles 9:8; in comparative sentence יְגַדֵּל אֶתכִּֿסְאוֺ מִכּ׳, i.e. make him a more powerful king than, 1 Kings 1:37, compare 1 Kings 1:47; of king of Babylon, מִמַּעַל לְכוֺכְבֵיאֵֿל אָרִים כִּסְאִי Isaiah 14:13. In Psalm 45:7 כִּסְאֲךָ אלהים וגו׳ the text is probably corrupt: AE Hi Ew Bae read thy throne is (a throne) of God; Bi Che insert הקימונכונה יסודתו thy throne [its foundation is firmly fixed], God [has established it]; see further Dr§ 194, Obs.
†b. throne of (אלהים) י׳ = his royal dignity, sovereign, Lamentations 5:19; Psalm 93:2; Psalm 103:19 (הֵכִין כ׳; || מַלְכוּת); כְבוֺדֶ֑ךָ כ׳ Jeremiah 14:21; קָדְשׁוֺ יָשַׁב עַלכֿ׳ Psalm 47:9; כִּסְאֶ֑ךָ מְכוֺן וּמִשְׁפָּט צֶדֶק Psalm 89:15; compare Psalm 97:2.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


41:40; 41:40


11:5; 11:5; 12:29





1 Samuel

1:9; 4:13; 4:18

2 Samuel

3:10; 3:10; 7:13; 7:16; 7:16; 7:16; 14:9

1 Kings

1:13; 1:13; 1:17; 1:20; 1:24; 1:27; 1:30; 1:35; 1:37; 1:46; 1:47; 1:48; 2:4; 2:12; 2:19; 2:19; 2:24; 2:33; 2:45; 3:6; 8:20; 8:25; 9:5; 9:5; 10:9; 10:9; 10:19; 16:11; 22:19

2 Kings

4:10; 10:3; 10:30; 11:19; 13:13; 15:12; 25:28

1 Chronicles

17:12; 17:14; 22:10; 28:5; 29:23

2 Chronicles

6:10; 6:16; 7:18; 9:8; 18:18




3:1; 5:1


26:9; 26:9; 36:7


9:5; 9:8; 11:4; 45:7; 47:9; 89:5; 89:15; 89:30; 89:37; 89:45; 93:2; 94:20; 97:2; 103:19; 122:5; 122:5; 132:11; 132:12


9:14; 16:12; 20:8; 20:28; 25:5; 29:14


6:1; 9:6; 14:9; 14:9; 14:13; 16:5; 22:23; 47:1; 66:1


1:15; 3:17; 13:13; 14:21; 17:12; 17:25; 22:2; 33:17; 43:10; 49:38; 52:32




1:26; 1:26; 10:1; 26:16; 26:16; 43:7




6:13; 6:13


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H3678 matches the Hebrew כִּסֵּא (kissē'),
which occurs 135 times in 124 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 3 (Gen 41:40–1Ch 17:12)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:40 - Thou shalt be over my house, and according unto thy word shall all my people be ruled: only in the throne H3678 will I be greater than thou.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 11:5 - And all the firstborn in the land of Egypt shall die, from the firstborn of Pharaoh that sitteth upon his throne, H3678 even unto the firstborn of the maidservant that is behind the mill; and all the firstborn of beasts.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:29 - And it came to pass, that at midnight the LORD smote all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh that sat on his throne H3678 unto the firstborn of the captive that was in the dungeon; and all the firstborn of cattle.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 17:18 - And it shall be, when he sitteth upon the throne H3678 of his kingdom, that he shall write him a copy of this law in a book out of that which is before the priests the Levites:
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:20 - And Ehud came unto him; and he was sitting in a summer parlour, which he had for himself alone. And Ehud said, I have a message from God unto thee. And he arose out of his seat. H3678
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 1:9 - So Hannah rose up after they had eaten in Shiloh, and after they had drunk. Now Eli the priest sat upon a seat H3678 by a post of the temple of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:8 - He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth up the beggar from the dunghill, to set them among princes, and to make them inherit the throne H3678 of glory: for the pillars of the earth are the LORD'S, and he hath set the world upon them.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 4:13 - And when he came, lo, Eli sat upon a seat H3678 by the wayside watching: for his heart trembled for the ark of God. And when the man came into the city, and told it, all the city cried out.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 4:18 - And it came to pass, when he made mention of the ark of God, that he fell from off the seat H3678 backward by the side of the gate, and his neck brake, and he died: for he was an old man, and heavy. And he had judged Israel forty years.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:10 - To translate the kingdom from the house of Saul, and to set up the throne H3678 of David over Israel and over Judah, from Dan even to Beersheba.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 7:13 - He shall build an house for my name, and I will stablish the throne H3678 of his kingdom for ever.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 7:16 - And thine house and thy kingdom shall be established for ever before thee: thy throne H3678 shall be established for ever.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 14:9 - And the woman of Tekoah said unto the king, My lord, O king, the iniquity be on me, and on my father's house: and the king and his throne H3678 be guiltless.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:13 - Go and get thee in unto king David, and say unto him, Didst not thou, my lord, O king, swear unto thine handmaid, saying, Assuredly Solomon thy son shall reign after me, and he shall sit upon my throne? H3678 why then doth Adonijah reign?
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:17 - And she said unto him, My lord, thou swarest by the LORD thy God unto thine handmaid, saying, Assuredly Solomon thy son shall reign after me, and he shall sit upon my throne. H3678
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:20 - And thou, my lord, O king, the eyes of all Israel are upon thee, that thou shouldest tell them who shall sit on the throne H3678 of my lord the king after him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:24 - And Nathan said, My lord, O king, hast thou said, Adonijah shall reign after me, and he shall sit upon my throne? H3678
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:27 - Is this thing done by my lord the king, and thou hast not shewed it unto thy servant, who should sit on the throne H3678 of my lord the king after him?
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:30 - Even as I sware unto thee by the LORD God of Israel, saying, Assuredly Solomon thy son shall reign after me, and he shall sit upon my throne H3678 in my stead; even so will I certainly do this day.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:35 - Then ye shall come up after him, that he may come and sit upon my throne; H3678 for he shall be king in my stead: and I have appointed him to be ruler over Israel and over Judah.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:37 - As the LORD hath been with my lord the king, even so be he with Solomon, and make his throne H3678 greater than the throne H3678 of my lord king David.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:46 - And also Solomon sitteth on the throne H3678 of the kingdom.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:47 - And moreover the king's servants came to bless our lord king David, saying, God make the name of Solomon better than thy name, and make his throne H3678 greater than thy throne. H3678 And the king bowed himself upon the bed.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:48 - And also thus said the king, Blessed be the LORD God of Israel, which hath given one to sit on my throne H3678 this day, mine eyes even seeing it.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 2:4 - That the LORD may continue his word which he spake concerning me, saying, If thy children take heed to their way, to walk before me in truth with all their heart and with all their soul, there shall not fail thee (said he) a man on the throne H3678 of Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 2:12 - Then sat Solomon upon the throne H3678 of David his father; and his kingdom was established greatly.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 2:19 - Bathsheba therefore went unto king Solomon, to speak unto him for Adonijah. And the king rose up to meet her, and bowed himself unto her, and sat down on his throne, H3678 and caused a seat H3678 to be set for the king's mother; and she sat on his right hand.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 2:24 - Now therefore, as the LORD liveth, which hath established me, and set me on the throne H3678 of David my father, and who hath made me an house, as he promised, Adonijah shall be put to death this day.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 2:33 - Their blood shall therefore return upon the head of Joab, and upon the head of his seed for ever: but upon David, and upon his seed, and upon his house, and upon his throne, H3678 shall there be peace for ever from the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 2:45 - And king Solomon shall be blessed, and the throne H3678 of David shall be established before the LORD for ever.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 3:6 - And Solomon said, Thou hast shewed unto thy servant David my father great mercy, according as he walked before thee in truth, and in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart with thee; and thou hast kept for him this great kindness, that thou hast given him a son to sit on his throne, H3678 as it is this day.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 5:5 - And, behold, I purpose to build an house unto the name of the LORD my God, as the LORD spake unto David my father, saying, Thy son, whom I will set upon thy throne H3678 in thy room, he shall build an house unto my name.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 7:7 - Then he made a porch for the throne H3678 where he might judge, even the porch of judgment: and it was covered with cedar from one side of the floor to the other.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:20 - And the LORD hath performed his word that he spake, and I am risen up in the room of David my father, and sit on the throne H3678 of Israel, as the LORD promised, and have built an house for the name of the LORD God of Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:25 - Therefore now, LORD God of Israel, keep with thy servant David my father that thou promisedst him, saying, There shall not fail thee a man in my sight to sit on the throne H3678 of Israel; so that thy children take heed to their way, that they walk before me as thou hast walked before me.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 9:5 - Then I will establish the throne H3678 of thy kingdom upon Israel for ever, as I promised to David thy father, saying, There shall not fail thee a man upon the throne H3678 of Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 10:9 - Blessed be the LORD thy God, which delighted in thee, to set thee on the throne H3678 of Israel: because the LORD loved Israel for ever, therefore made he thee king, to do judgment and justice.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 10:18 - Moreover the king made a great throne H3678 of ivory, and overlaid it with the best gold.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 10:19 - The throne H3678 had six steps, and the top of the throne H3678 was round behind: and there were stays on either side on the place of the seat, and two lions stood beside the stays.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 16:11 - And it came to pass, when he began to reign, as soon as he sat on his throne, H3678 that he slew all the house of Baasha: he left him not one that pisseth against a wall, neither of his kinsfolks, nor of his friends.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 22:10 - And the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat the king of Judah sat each on his throne, H3678 having put on their robes, in a void place in the entrance of the gate of Samaria; and all the prophets prophesied before them.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 22:19 - And he said, Hear thou therefore the word of the LORD: I saw the LORD sitting on his throne, H3678 and all the host of heaven standing by him on his right hand and on his left.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 4:10 - Let us make a little chamber, I pray thee, on the wall; and let us set for him there a bed, and a table, and a stool, H3678 and a candlestick: and it shall be, when he cometh to us, that he shall turn in thither.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 10:3 - Look even out the best and meetest of your master's sons, and set him on his father's throne, H3678 and fight for your master's house.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 10:30 - And the LORD said unto Jehu, Because thou hast done well in executing that which is right in mine eyes, and hast done unto the house of Ahab according to all that was in mine heart, thy children of the fourth generation shall sit on the throne H3678 of Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 11:19 - And he took the rulers over hundreds, and the captains, and the guard, and all the people of the land; and they brought down the king from the house of the LORD, and came by the way of the gate of the guard to the king's house. And he sat on the throne H3678 of the kings.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 13:13 - And Joash slept with his fathers; and Jeroboam sat upon his throne: H3678 and Joash was buried in Samaria with the kings of Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 15:12 - This was the word of the LORD which he spake unto Jehu, saying, Thy sons shall sit on the throne H3678 of Israel unto the fourth generation. And so it came to pass.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 25:28 - And he spake kindly to him, and set his throne H3678 above the throne H3678 of the kings that were with him in Babylon;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 17:12 - He shall build me an house, and I will stablish his throne H3678 for ever.

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