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Lexicon :: Strong's H3678 - kissē'

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TWOT Reference: 1007

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 - “You shall be [fn]in charge of my house, and all my people shall [fn]be obedient to you; only regarding the throne H3678 will I be greater than you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 11:5 - and all the firstborn in the land of Egypt shall die, from the firstborn of the Pharaoh who sits on his throne H3678, to the firstborn of the slave girl who is behind the millstones; all the firstborn of the cattle as well.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:29 -

Now it came about at midnight that the LORD struck all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sat on his throne H3678 to the firstborn of the captive who was in the dungeon, and all the firstborn of cattle.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 17:18 -

“Now it shall come about, when he sits on the throne H3678 of his kingdom, that he shall write for himself a copy of this Law on a scroll [fn]in the presence of the Levitical priests.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:20 - Then Ehud came to him while he was sitting in his cool roof chamber alone. And Ehud said, “I have a message from God for you.” And he got up from his seat H3678.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 1:9 -

Then Hannah got up after eating and drinking in Shiloh. Now Eli the priest was sitting on the seat H3678 by the doorpost of the [fn]temple of the LORD.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:8 -

“He raises the poor from the dust,

He lifts the needy from the garbage heap

To seat them with nobles,

And He gives them a seat H3678 of honor as an inheritance;

For the pillars of the earth are the LORD’S,

And He set the world on them.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 4:13 - When he came, behold, Eli was sitting on his seat H3678 [fn]by the road keeping watch, because his heart was anxious about the ark of God. And the man came to give a report in the city, and all the city cried out.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 4:18 - When he mentioned the ark of God, [fn]Eli fell off the seat H3678 backward beside the gate, and his neck was broken and he died, for [fn]he was old and heavy. And so he judged Israel for forty years.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:10 - to transfer the kingdom from the house of Saul, and to establish the throne H3678 of David over Israel and over Judah, from Dan even to Beersheba!”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 7:13 - “He shall build a house for My name, and I will establish the throne H3678 of his kingdom forever.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 7:16 - “Your house and your kingdom shall endure before [fn]Me forever; your throne H3678 shall be established forever.”’”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 14:9 - The woman of Tekoa said to the king, “My lord, the king, the guilt is on me and my father’s house, but the king and his throne H3678 are guiltless.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:13 - “Go [fn]at once to King David and say to him, ‘Have you not, my lord the king, sworn to your servant, saying, “Solomon your son certainly shall be king after me, and he shall sit on my throne H3678”? Why then has Adonijah become king?’
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:17 - So she said to him, “My lord, you yourself swore to your servant by the LORD your God, saying, ‘Your son Solomon certainly shall be king after me, and he shall sit on my throne H3678.’
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:20 - “And as for you, my lord the king, the eyes of all Israel are upon you, to announce to them who shall sit on the throne H3678 of my lord the king after him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:24 - Then Nathan said, “My lord the king, have you yourself said, ‘Adonijah shall be king after me, and he shall sit on my throne H3678’?
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:27 - “Has this thing been done by my lord the king, and you have not let your [fn]servants know who shall sit on the throne H3678 of my lord the king after him?”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:30 - certainly as I vowed to you by the LORD, the God of Israel, saying, ‘Your son Solomon certainly shall be king after me, and he shall sit on my throne H3678 in my place’; I will indeed do so this day.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:35 - “Then you shall come up after him, and he shall come and sit on my throne H3678, and he shall be king in my place; for I have appointed him to be ruler over Israel and Judah.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:37 - “Just as the LORD has been with my lord the king, so may He be with Solomon, and make his throne H3678 greater than the throne H3678 of my lord King David!”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:46 - “Besides, Solomon has even taken his seat on the throne H3678 of the kingdom.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:47 - “Moreover, the king’s servants came to bless our lord King David, saying, ‘May your God make the name of Solomon better than your name, and his throne H3678 greater than your throne H3678!’ And the king bowed himself on the bed.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:48 - “The king has also said this: ‘Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, who has granted one to sit on my throne H3678 today while my own eyes see it.’”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 2:4 - so that the LORD may fulfill His [fn]promise which He spoke regarding me, saying, ‘If your sons are careful about their way, to walk before Me in [fn]truth with all their heart and all their soul, [fn]you shall not be deprived of a man to occupy the throne H3678 of Israel.’
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 2:12 - Then Solomon sat on the throne H3678 of his father David, and his kingdom was firmly established.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 2:19 -

So Bathsheba went to King Solomon, to speak to him for Adonijah. And the king stood to meet her, bowed to her, and sat on his throne H3678; then he had a throne H3678 set up for the king’s mother, and she sat on his right.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 2:24 - “Now then, as the LORD lives, who has established me and set me on the throne H3678 of David my father, and has made me a house just as He [fn]promised, Adonijah certainly shall be put to death today!”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 2:33 - “So their blood shall return on the head of Joab and on the head of his [fn]descendants forever; but for David and his [fn]descendants, and his house and his throne H3678, may there be peace from the LORD forever.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 2:45 - “But King Solomon will be blessed, and the throne H3678 of David will be established before the LORD forever.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 3:6 - Then Solomon said, “You have shown great faithfulness to Your servant David my father, according as he walked before You in [fn]truth, righteousness, and uprightness of heart toward You; and You have [fn]reserved for him this great faithfulness, that You have given him a son to sit on his throne H3678, as it is this day.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 5:5 - “So behold, I [fn]intend to build a house for the name of the LORD my God, just as the LORD spoke to David my father, saying, ‘Your son, whom I will put on your throne H3678 in your place, he will build the house for My name.’
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 7:7 -

And he made the hall of the throne H3678 where he was to judge, the hall of judgment, and it was paneled with cedar from floor to floor.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:20 - “Now the LORD has fulfilled His word which He spoke; for I have risen in place of my father David and I sit on the throne H3678 of Israel, just as the LORD [fn]promised, and I have built the house for the name of the LORD, the God of Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:25 - “Now then, LORD, God of Israel, keep with Your servant David my father that which You have [fn]promised him, saying, ‘[fn]You shall not be deprived of a man to sit on the throne H3678 of Israel, if only your sons are careful about their way, to walk before Me as you have walked.’
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 9:5 - then I will establish the throne H3678 of your kingdom over Israel forever, just as I [fn]promised to your father David, saying, ‘[fn]You shall not be deprived of a man on the throne H3678 of Israel.’
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 10:9 - “Blessed be the LORD your God who delighted in you to put you on the throne H3678 of Israel; because the LORD loves Israel forever, He made you king, to do justice and righteousness.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 10:18 - Moreover, the king made a large throne H3678 of ivory and overlaid it with fine gold.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 10:19 - There were six steps to the throne H3678 and a round top to the throne H3678 at its back, and [fn]armrests [fn]on each side of the seat, and two lions standing beside the [fn]armrests.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 16:11 - And when he became king, as soon as he sat on his throne H3678, he [fn]killed all the household of Baasha; he did not leave [fn]a single male alive, either of his [fn]relatives or of his friends.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 22:10 - Now the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat the king of Judah were sitting, each on his throne H3678, dressed in their robes, at the threshing floor at the entrance of the gate of Samaria; and all the prophets were prophesying before them.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 22:19 -

And Micaiah said, “Therefore, hear the word of the LORD. I saw the LORD sitting on His throne H3678, and all the [fn]angels of heaven standing by Him on His right and on His left.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 4:10 - “Please, let’s make a little walled upper room, and let’s set up a bed for him there, and a table, a chair H3678, and a lampstand; then it shall be, when he comes to us, that he can turn in there.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 10:3 - select the best and most capable of your master’s sons and seat him on his father’s throne H3678, and fight for your master’s house.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 10:30 - Yet the LORD said to Jehu, “Because you have done well in performing what is right in My eyes, and have done to the house of Ahab in accordance with everything that was in My heart, your sons to the fourth generation shall sit on the throne H3678 of Israel.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 11:19 - And he took the captains of hundreds and the Carites, and the [fn]guards and all the people of the land; and they brought the king down from the house of the LORD, and came by way of the gate of the [fn]guards to the king’s house. And he sat on the throne H3678 of the kings.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 13:13 - So Joash [fn]lay down with his fathers, and Jeroboam sat on his throne H3678; and Joash was buried in Samaria with the kings of Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 15:12 - This is the word of the LORD which He spoke to Jehu, saying, “Your sons to the fourth generation shall sit on the throne H3678 of Israel.” And so it was.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 25:28 - and he spoke kindly to him and set his throne H3678 above the throne H3678 of the kings who were with him in Babylon.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 17:12 - “He shall build for Me a house, and I will establish his throne H3678 forever.

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