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Lexicon :: Strong's H3701 - kesep̄

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masculine noun
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TWOT Reference: 1015a

Strong’s Definitions

כֶּסֶף keçeph, keh'-sef; from H3700; silver (from its pale color); by implication, money:—money, price, silver(-ling).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 403x

The KJV translates Strong's H3701 in the following manner: silver (287x), money (112x), price (3x), silverlings (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 403x
The KJV translates Strong's H3701 in the following manner: silver (287x), money (112x), price (3x), silverlings (1x).
  1. silver, money

    1. silver

      1. as metal

      2. as ornament

      3. as colour

    2. money, shekels, talents

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
כֶּסֶף keçeph, keh'-sef; from H3700; silver (from its pale color); by implication, money:—money, price, silver(-ling).
STRONGS H3701: Abbreviations
כֶּ֫סֶף 402 noun masculineGenesis 23:9 silver, money (Late Hebrew id.; Phoenician, Zinjirli כסף; Aramaic כַּסְמָּא bdb049401; Palmyrene כספא VogNo. 23; Assyrian kaspu; probably the pale metal Thes and others, compare RSJPh xiv,125) — כ׳ absolute Genesis 20:16 +, כָּ֑סֶף Exodus 21:11 +; construct Genesis 43:21 +; suffix כַּסְפִּי Genesis 42:28 + 3 times, כַּסְפְּךָ 1 Kings 20:3 + 2 times, כַּסְפֶּ֑ךָ Genesis 17:13; Isaiah 30:22, כַּסְפֵּךְ Isaiah 1:22, כַּסְפֵּנוּ Genesis 31:15 + 2 times, כַּסְפָּם Hosea 8:4 + 6 times; plural suffix כַּסְפֵּיהֶם Genesis 42:25, 35; — silver,
†1. = silver ore, raw silver (rare and mostly late) Job 28:1, also (in figurative) Ezekiel 22:20, 22; Zechariah 13:9; Proverbs 2:4; Proverbs 17:3; Proverbs 27:21; Malachi 3:3 (twice in verse); Psalm 12:7; Psalm 66:10; Isaiah 48:10; הָגוֺ סִיגים מִכּ׳ Proverbs 25:4 remove dross from silver, compare סִיגִים כ׳ Proverbs 26:23 and מִגִים כ׳ Ezekiel 22:18 (MT; Greek Version of the LXX ס׳ כ׳; Co strike out in view of Ezekiel 22:20); נִמְאָס כ׳ Jeremiah 6:30 (compare Jeremiah 6:29), לְסִיגִים הָיָה כַּסְפֵּךְ Isaiah 1:22.
†2. sliver as bright, shining, figurative of dove's wings בַכֶּ֑סֶף נֶחְפָּה יוֹנָה כַּנְפֵי Psalm 68:14.
3. silver, as wealth, Genesis 13:2 (J) + often (approximately + 54 times in all; frequently with gold, etc., see זהב); מְלֹא וזהב בֵיתוֺ כ׳ Numbers 22:18; Numbers 24:13; figurative of a slave as valuable, הוּא כַּסְפּוֹ Exodus 21:21 (all J E); silver as less valuable than gold 1 Kings 10:21 2 Chronicles 9:20; compare also 1 Kings 10:27 2 Chronicles 1:15; 9:27; נִבְחָר כ׳ choice silver, Proverbs 18:19; Proverbs 10:20.
4. silver as spoil of war (with זהב, which see) Judges 5:19; 2 Samuel 8:11 = 1 Chronicles 18:11 + 11 times
†5. sliver as merchandise Ezekiel 27:12; Proverbs 3:14 (סְחַרכֿ׳), Zephaniah 1:12; compare also 1 Kings 10:22 2 Chronicles 9:21.
6. silver as costly gift (with זהב, which see) 1 Kings 15:18, 19 2 Chronicles 16:2, 3; 2 Kings 16:8; 2 Kings 18:15; 2 Chronicles 9:14; 17:11; 21:3; Isaiah 60:9; Daniel 11:38 (other instances under 8).
7. silver as material (with + 117 times in all; often with זהב, which see), of cup Genesis 44:2 compare Genesis 44:8 (J), trumpets Numbers 10:2 (P), כְּלֵיכֿ׳ Genesis 24:53 (J) +; of idols Exodus 20:23; Isaiah 2:20; Deuteronomy 29:16; Ezekiel 16:17; Psalm 115:4; Psalm 135:15 + 4 times, compare Deuteronomy 7:25; Jeremiah 10:4; Habakkuk 2:19; especially of fittings of tabernacle Exodus 26; Exodus 27; Exodus 36; Exodus 38. (19 times), and those offered by chiefs of people Numbers 7 (28 times), etc.
8. silver as measure of weight and value (approximately 184 times): —
†a. shekels: — שְׁלשִׁים שְׁקָלִים כ׳ Exodus 21:32 (JE), compare 2 Samuel 24:24; Leviticus 5:15; Numbers 18:16 (both P), Nehemiah 5:15; also (different order) חֲמִשָּׁה שׁקלים כ׳ Leviticus 27:6 (twice in verse) (P), compare Joshua 7:21 (JE), 2 Kings 15:20, and אַרְבַּע מֵאֹת שֶׁקֶל י׳ Genesis 23:15, 16, compare Leviticus 27:3, 16 (all P), 1 Samuel 9:8; once שִׁבְעָה שְׁקָלִים וַעֲשָׂרָה הַכּ׳ Jeremiah 32:9.
b. more often omitted שׁקל Genesis 20:16; Genesis 45:22 (E), Genesis 37:28 (J), Hosea 3:2; Songs 8:11 + 17 times
†c. talents: — כִּכַּר (הַ)כּ׳ Exodus 38:27 (P), compare 1 Kings 20:39; 2 Kings 5:22; 2 Kings 15:19; 2 Kings 18:14; 2 Kings 23:33 2 Chronicles 36:3; 1 Chronicles 19:6; 2 Chronicles 25:6; 27:5; Esther 3:9; עֶשֶׂר כִּכְּרֵיכֿ׳ 2 Kings 5:5; כִּכְּרַיִם כ׳ 1 Kings 16:24; 2 Kings 5:23; אלף אלפים ככרים כ׳ 1 Chronicles 22:14; compare 1 Chronicles 29:7; Ezra 8:26.
†d. minas: — מָנִים חֲמֵשֶׁת אֲלָפִים כ׳ Ezra 2:69 compare Nehemiah 7:70, 71.
e. more often = money, measure of value and exchange (approximately 112 times; not necessarily coined) Genesis 31:15; Genesis 42:25, 27 (E), Genesis 43:12 (twice in verse); Genesis 43:15, 18 (J), Genesis 23:13; Leviticus 27:18; Numbers 3:48 (P), Judges 16:18; 1 Kings 21:2; 2 Kings 12:5 etc.; so Psalm 68:31 Che, but see De Grill Bae, and Checritical note.; מִקְנַת כ׳ one bought for money Genesis 17:12, 13, 23, 27; Exodus 12:44 (all P); מִקְנָתוֺ כ׳ Leviticus 25:51 (H) money for which he was bought; מָלֵא כ׳ full price Genesis 23:9 (P) 1 Chronicles 21:22, 24; בְּמִשְׁקָוֹ כַּסְפֵּנוּ Genesis 43:21 i.e. our money in full; מִמְכָרוֺ כ׳ Leviticus 25:50 the price of his sale; אָשָׁם כ׳ 2 Kings 12:7 trespass-money, חַטָּאוֺת כ׳ 2 Kings 12:7 sin-money, הַכִּפֻּרִים כ׳ Exodus 30:16 atonement-money, הַפִּדְיוֹן כ׳ Numbers 3:49 redemption-money (both P); עֶרְכְּךָ כ׳ Leviticus 27:15, 19 i.e. estimated value, etc.
9. among verbs and phrase with כ׳ are: — צרף try, refine, Zechariah 13:9; Isaiah 48:10; Malachi 3:3a Psalm 12:7; Psalm 66:10; זִקַּק Malachi 3:3b, (compare הִתּוּךְ Ezekiel 22:22, √ נתך, see Ezekiel 22:20; Ezekiel 22:21); יפּה beautify בכ׳ Jeremiah 10:4; תָּפוּשׂ כ׳ Habakkuk 2:19 encased with gold and silver; לְ שָׁקַל אתהַֿכּ׳ weigh out the silver to or for a person Jeremiah 32:9; Genesis 23:16 (P) Ezra 8:25, without לְ Jeremiah 32:10, compare Exodus 22:16 (E), 1 Kings 20:39; ב׳ שׁקל כ׳ Isaiah 55:2 = spend money for; מְחִירָהּ לֹא יִשָּׁקֵל כ׳ Job 28:15; וַיִּשְׁקְלוּ אֶתשְֿׂכָרִי שׁלשׁים כ׳ Zechariah 11:12; בַּקָּנֶה ישׁקלו כ׳ Isaiah 46:6, of weighing material for idol; מָכַר בכ׳ sell for money Amos 2:6; Genesis 37:28 (J), Deuteronomy 21:14; נָתַן בכ׳ Deuteronomy 2:28b 1 Kings 21:6, 15; Genesis 23:9 (P), 1 Chronicles 21:22; also, of food, הִשְׁבִּיר ב׳ Deuteronomy 2:28a; השׂדה נתן כ׳ Genesis 23:13 (P) pay the price of the field; קָנָה בְכ׳ buy something for money Amos 8:6; Jeremiah 32:25, 44; Isaiah 43:24; 1 Chronicles 21:24, compare קָנָה נֶפֶשׁ קִנְיַן כ׳ Leviticus 22:11 (H); שׁבר בכ׳ Deuteronomy 2:6a Isaiah 55:1; כרה בכ׳ Deuteronomy 2:6b; peculiar is its use with פָּדָה, redeem (which see) in Numbers 18:16; לקח כ׳ receive money 2 Kings 5:26; 2 Kings 12:8; 2 Kings 12:9; לָוָה כ׳ Nehemiah 5:4 borrow money; הִלְוָה Exodus 22:24 (JE) lend money to (with 2 accusative); בְּנֶשֶׁךְ נתן כ׳ give money on usury Leviticus 25:37 (H), Psalm 15:5; compare לֹא תַשִּׁיךְ לְאָחִיךָ נֶשֶׁךְ כ׳ Deuteronomy 23:20.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


13:2; 17:12; 17:13; 17:13; 17:23; 17:27; 20:16; 20:16; 23:9; 23:9; 23:9; 23:13; 23:13; 23:15; 23:16; 23:16; 24:53; 31:15; 31:15; 37:28; 37:28; 42:25; 42:25; 42:27; 42:28; 42:35; 43:12; 43:15; 43:18; 43:21; 43:21; 44:2; 44:8; 45:22


12:44; 20:23; 21:11; 21:21; 21:32; 22:16; 22:24; 26; 27; 30:16; 36; 38; 38:27


5:15; 22:11; 25:37; 25:50; 25:51; 27:3; 27:6; 27:15; 27:16; 27:18; 27:19


3:48; 3:49; 7; 10:2; 18:16; 18:16; 22:18; 24:13


2:6; 2:6; 2:28; 2:28; 7:25; 21:14; 23:20; 29:16




5:19; 16:18

1 Samuel


2 Samuel

8:11; 24:24

1 Kings

10:21; 10:22; 10:27; 15:18; 15:19; 16:24; 20:3; 20:39; 20:39; 21:2; 21:6; 21:15

2 Kings

5:5; 5:22; 5:23; 5:26; 12:5; 12:7; 12:7; 12:8; 12:9; 15:19; 15:20; 16:8; 18:14; 18:15; 23:33

1 Chronicles

18:11; 19:6; 21:22; 21:22; 21:24; 21:24; 22:14; 29:7

2 Chronicles

1:15; 9:14; 9:20; 9:21; 9:27; 16:2; 16:3; 17:11; 21:3; 25:6; 27:5; 36:3


2:69; 8:25; 8:26


5:4; 5:15; 7:70; 7:71




28:1; 28:15


12:7; 12:7; 15:5; 66:10; 66:10; 68:14; 68:31; 115:4; 135:15


2:4; 3:14; 10:20; 17:3; 18:19; 25:4; 26:23; 27:21

Song of Songs



1:22; 1:22; 2:20; 30:22; 43:24; 46:6; 48:10; 48:10; 55:1; 55:2; 60:9


6:29; 6:30; 10:4; 10:4; 32:9; 32:9; 32:10; 32:25; 32:44


16:17; 22:18; 22:20; 22:20; 22:20; 22:21; 22:22; 22:22; 27:12




3:2; 8:4


2:6; 8:6


2:19; 2:19




11:12; 13:9; 13:9


3:3; 3:3; 3:3

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H3701 matches the Hebrew כֶּסֶף (kesep̄),
which occurs 403 times in 343 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 7 (Gen 13:2–Exo 26:32)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 13:2 - And Abram was very rich in cattle, in silver, H3701 and in gold.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 17:12 - And he that is eight days old shall be circumcised among you, every man child in your generations, he that is born in the house, or bought with money H3701 of any stranger, which is not of thy seed.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 17:13 - He that is born in thy house, and he that is bought with thy money, H3701 must needs be circumcised: and my covenant shall be in your flesh for an everlasting covenant.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 17:23 - And Abraham took Ishmael his son, and all that were born in his house, and all that were bought with his money, H3701 every male among the men of Abraham's house; and circumcised the flesh of their foreskin in the selfsame day, as God had said unto him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 17:27 - And all the men of his house, born in the house, and bought with money H3701 of the stranger, were circumcised with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 20:16 - And unto Sarah he said, Behold, I have given thy brother a thousand pieces of silver: H3701 behold, he is to thee a covering of the eyes, unto all that are with thee, and with all other: thus she was reproved.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 23:9 - That he may give me the cave of Machpelah, which he hath, which is in the end of his field; for as much money H3701 as it is worth he shall give it me for a possession of a buryingplace amongst you.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 23:13 - And he spake unto Ephron in the audience of the people of the land, saying, But if thou wilt give it, I pray thee, hear me: I will give thee money H3701 for the field; take it of me, and I will bury my dead there.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 23:15 - My lord, hearken unto me: the land is worth four hundred shekels of silver; H3701 what is that betwixt me and thee? bury therefore thy dead.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 23:16 - And Abraham hearkened unto Ephron; and Abraham weighed to Ephron the silver, H3701 which he had named in the audience of the sons of Heth, four hundred shekels of silver, H3701 current money with the merchant.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:35 - And the LORD hath blessed my master greatly; and he is become great: and he hath given him flocks, and herds, and silver, H3701 and gold, and menservants, and maidservants, and camels, and asses.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:53 - And the servant brought forth jewels of silver, H3701 and jewels of gold, and raiment, and gave them to Rebekah: he gave also to her brother and to her mother precious things.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:15 - Are we not counted of him strangers? for he hath sold us, and hath quite devoured also our money. H3701
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:28 - Then there passed by Midianites merchantmen; and they drew and lifted up Joseph out of the pit, and sold Joseph to the Ishmeelites for twenty pieces of silver: H3701 and they brought Joseph into Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:25 - Then Joseph commanded to fill their sacks with corn, and to restore every man's money H3701 into his sack, and to give them provision for the way: and thus did he unto them.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:27 - And as one of them opened his sack to give his ass provender in the inn, he espied his money; H3701 for, behold, it was in his sack's mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:28 - And he said unto his brethren, My money H3701 is restored; and, lo, it is even in my sack: and their heart failed them, and they were afraid, saying one to another, What is this that God hath done unto us?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:35 - And it came to pass as they emptied their sacks, that, behold, every man's bundle of money H3701 was in his sack: and when both they and their father saw the bundles of money, H3701 they were afraid.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 43:12 - And take double money H3701 in your hand; and the money H3701 that was brought again in the mouth of your sacks, carry it again in your hand; peradventure it was an oversight:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 43:15 - And the men took that present, and they took double money H3701 in their hand, and Benjamin; and rose up, and went down to Egypt, and stood before Joseph.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 43:18 - And the men were afraid, because they were brought into Joseph's house; and they said, Because of the money H3701 that was returned in our sacks at the first time are we brought in; that he may seek occasion against us, and fall upon us, and take us for bondmen, and our asses.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 43:21 - And it came to pass, when we came to the inn, that we opened our sacks, and, behold, every man's money H3701 was in the mouth of his sack, our money H3701 in full weight: and we have brought it again in our hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 43:22 - And other money H3701 have we brought down in our hands to buy food: we cannot tell who put our money H3701 in our sacks.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 43:23 - And he said, Peace be to you, fear not: your God, and the God of your father, hath given you treasure in your sacks: I had your money. H3701 And he brought Simeon out unto them.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:1 - And he commanded the steward of his house, saying, Fill the men's sacks with food, as much as they can carry, and put every man's money H3701 in his sack's mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:2 - And put my cup, the silver H3701 cup, in the sack's mouth of the youngest, and his corn money. H3701 And he did according to the word that Joseph had spoken.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:8 - Behold, the money, H3701 which we found in our sacks' mouths, we brought again unto thee out of the land of Canaan: how then should we steal out of thy lord's house silver H3701 or gold?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:22 - To all of them he gave each man changes of raiment; but to Benjamin he gave three hundred pieces of silver, H3701 and five changes of raiment.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:14 - And Joseph gathered up all the money H3701 that was found in the land of Egypt, and in the land of Canaan, for the corn which they bought: and Joseph brought the money H3701 into Pharaoh's house.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:15 - And when money H3701 failed in the land of Egypt, and in the land of Canaan, all the Egyptians came unto Joseph, and said, Give us bread: for why should we die in thy presence? for the money H3701 faileth.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:16 - And Joseph said, Give your cattle; and I will give you for your cattle, if money H3701 fail.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:18 - When that year was ended, they came unto him the second year, and said unto him, We will not hide it from my lord, how that our money H3701 is spent; my lord also hath our herds of cattle; there is not ought left in the sight of my lord, but our bodies, and our lands:
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 3:22 - But every woman shall borrow of her neighbour, and of her that sojourneth in her house, jewels of silver, H3701 and jewels of gold, and raiment: and ye shall put them upon your sons, and upon your daughters; and ye shall spoil the Egyptians.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 11:2 - Speak now in the ears of the people, and let every man borrow of his neighbour, and every woman of her neighbour, jewels of silver, H3701 and jewels of gold.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:35 - And the children of Israel did according to the word of Moses; and they borrowed of the Egyptians jewels of silver, H3701 and jewels of gold, and raiment:
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:44 - But every man's servant that is bought for money, H3701 when thou hast circumcised him, then shall he eat thereof.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 20:23 - Ye shall not make with me gods of silver, H3701 neither shall ye make unto you gods of gold.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:11 - And if he do not these three unto her, then shall she go out free without money. H3701
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:21 - Notwithstanding, if he continue a day or two, he shall not be punished: for he is his money. H3701
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:32 - If the ox shall push a manservant or a maidservant; he shall give unto their master thirty shekels of silver, H3701 and the ox shall be stoned.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:34 - The owner of the pit shall make it good, and give money H3701 unto the owner of them; and the dead beast shall be his.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:35 - And if one man's ox hurt another's, that he die; then they shall sell the live ox, and divide the money H3701 of it; and the dead ox also they shall divide.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:7 - If a man shall deliver unto his neighbour money H3701 or stuff to keep, and it be stolen out of the man's house; if the thief be found, let him pay double.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:17 - If her father utterly refuse to give her unto him, he shall pay money H3701 according to the dowry of virgins.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:25 - If thou lend money H3701 to any of my people that is poor by thee, thou shalt not be to him as an usurer, neither shalt thou lay upon him usury.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 25:3 - And this is the offering which ye shall take of them; gold, and silver, H3701 and brass,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 26:19 - And thou shalt make forty sockets of silver H3701 under the twenty boards; two sockets under one board for his two tenons, and two sockets under another board for his two tenons.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 26:21 - And their forty sockets of silver; H3701 two sockets under one board, and two sockets under another board.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 26:25 - And they shall be eight boards, and their sockets of silver, H3701 sixteen sockets; two sockets under one board, and two sockets under another board.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 26:32 - And thou shalt hang it upon four pillars of shittim wood overlaid with gold: their hooks shall be of gold, upon the four sockets of silver. H3701

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