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Lexicon :: Strong's H3701 - kesep̄

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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 -

Now Abram was very rich in livestock, silver H3701, and gold.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 17:12 - “And every male among you who is eight days old shall be circumcised throughout your generations, including a slave who is born in the house or who is bought with money H3701 from any foreigner, who is not of your [fn]descendants.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 17:13 - “A slave who is born in your house or who is bought with your money H3701 shall certainly be circumcised; so My covenant shall be in your flesh as an everlasting covenant.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 17:23 -

Then Abraham took his son Ishmael, and all the slaves who were born in his house and all who were bought with his money H3701, every male among the men of Abraham’s household, and circumcised the flesh of their foreskin on this very same day, as God had said to him.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 17:27 - And all the men of his household, those who were born in the house or bought with money H3701 from a foreigner, were circumcised with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 20:16 - To Sarah he said, “Look, I have given your brother a thousand pieces of silver H3701. [fn]It is [fn]your vindication before all who are with you, and before everyone you are cleared.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 23:9 - that he may give me the cave of Machpelah which he owns, which is at the end of his field; for the full price H3701 let him give it to me in [fn]your presence for [fn]a burial site.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 23:13 - But he spoke to Ephron [fn]so that the people of the land heard, saying, “If you will only please listen to me; I will give the price H3701 of the field, accept it from me so that I may bury my dead there.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 23:15 - “My lord, listen to me: a plot of land worth [fn]four hundred shekels of silver H3701—what is that between me and you? So bury your dead.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 23:16 - Abraham listened to Ephron; and Abraham weighed out for Ephron the silver H3701 which he had named in the [fn]presence of the sons of Heth, four hundred shekels of silver H3701, currency acceptable to a merchant.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:35 - “The LORD has greatly blessed my master, so that he has become [fn]rich; and He has given him flocks and herds, and silver H3701 and gold, and servants and slave women, and camels and donkeys.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:53 - And the servant brought out articles of silver H3701 and articles of gold, and garments, and gave them to Rebekah; he also gave precious things to her brother and to her mother.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:15 - “Are we not regarded by him as foreigners? For he has sold us, and has also [fn]entirely consumed our [fn]purchase H3701 price H3701.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:28 - Then some Midianite traders passed by, so they pulled him out and lifted Joseph out of the pit, and sold [fn]him to the Ishmaelites for [fn]twenty shekels of silver H3701. So they brought Joseph into Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:25 - Then Joseph gave orders to fill their bags with grain, but also to return every man’s money H3701 in his sack, and to give them provisions for the journey. And that is what was done for them.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:27 - But when one of them opened his sack to give his donkey feed at the overnight campsite, he saw his money H3701; and behold, it was in the opening of his sack!
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:28 - So he said to his brothers, “My money H3701 has been returned, and look, it is right in my sack!” Then their hearts [fn]sank, and they turned [fn]trembling to one another, saying, “What is this that God has done to us?”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:35 -

Now it came about, as they were emptying their sacks, that behold, every man’s bag of money H3701 was in his sack; and when they and their father saw their bags of money H3701, they were afraid.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 43:12 - “And take double the money H3701 in your hand, and take back in your hand the money H3701 that was returned in the opening of your sacks; perhaps it was a mistake.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 43:15 - So the men took this gift, and they took double the money H3701 in their hand, and Benjamin; then they set out and went down to Egypt, and stood before Joseph.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 43:18 - Now the men were afraid, because they were brought to Joseph’s house; and they said, “It is because of the money H3701 that was returned in our sacks the first time that we are being brought in, so that he may [fn]attack us and [fn]overpower us, and take us as slaves with our donkeys.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 43:21 - and it happened when we came to the campsite, that we opened our sacks, and behold, each man’s money H3701 was in the opening of his sack, our money H3701 in [fn]full. So we have brought it back in our hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 43:22 - “We have also brought down other money H3701 in our hand to buy food; we do not know who put our money H3701 in our sacks.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 43:23 - But he said, “Peace be to you, do not be afraid. Your God and the God of your father has given you treasure in your sacks; your [fn]money H3701 was in my possession.” Then he brought Simeon out to them.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:1 -

Then he commanded his house steward, saying, “Fill the men’s sacks with food, as much as they can carry, and put each man’s money H3701 in the opening of his sack.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:2 - “And put my cup, the silver H3701 cup, in the opening of the sack of the youngest, and his money H3701 for the grain.” And he did [fn]as Joseph had told him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:8 - “Behold, the money H3701 which we found in the opening of our sacks we have brought back to you from the land of Canaan. How then could we steal silver H3701 or gold from your lord’s house?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:22 - To [fn]each of them he gave changes of garments, but to Benjamin he gave three hundred pieces of silver H3701 and five changes of garments.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:14 - And Joseph collected all the money H3701 that was found in the land of Egypt and in the land of Canaan in payment for the grain which they bought, and Joseph brought the money H3701 into Pharaoh’s house.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:15 - When the money H3701 was all spent in the land of Egypt and in the land of Canaan, all the Egyptians came to Joseph saying, “Give us [fn]food, for why should we die in your presence? For our money H3701 is [fn]gone.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:16 - Then Joseph said, “Give up your livestock, and I will give you food for your livestock, since your money H3701 is [fn]gone.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:18 - But when that year ended, they came to him the [fn]next year and said to him, “We will not hide from my lord the fact that our money H3701 is all spent, and the [fn]livestock are my lord’s. There is nothing left [fn]for my lord except our bodies and our lands.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 3:22 - “But every woman shall ask her neighbor and the woman who lives in her house for articles of silver H3701 and articles of gold, and clothing; and you will put them on your sons and daughters. So you will plunder the Egyptians.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 11:2 - “Speak now [fn]so that the people hear, that each man is to ask of his neighbor, and each woman of her neighbor, articles of silver H3701 and articles of gold.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:35 -

Now the sons of Israel had done according to the word of Moses, for they had requested from the Egyptians articles of silver H3701 and articles of gold, and clothing;

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:44 - but as for every slave [fn]that someone has purchased with money H3701, after you have circumcised him, then he may eat it.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 20:23 - ‘You shall not make other gods besides Me; gods of silver H3701 or gods of gold, you shall not make for yourselves.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:11 - “But if he will not do these three things for her, then she shall go [fn]free for nothing, without payment of money H3701.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:21 - “If, however, the slave [fn]survives a day or two, no vengeance shall be taken; for the slave is his [fn]property H3701.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:32 - “If the ox gores a male or female slave, [fn]the owner shall give his or her master [fn]thirty shekels of silver H3701, and the ox shall be stoned.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:34 - the owner of the pit shall make restitution; he shall [fn]give money H3701 to its owner, and the dead animal shall become his.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:35 -

“And if someone’s ox injures another’s ox so that it dies, then they shall sell the live ox and divide its proceeds H3701 equally; and they shall also divide the dead ox.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:7 -

“If someone gives his neighbor money H3701 or goods to keep for him and it is stolen from the [fn]neighbor’s house, if the thief is [fn]caught, then the thief shall pay double.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:17 - “If her father absolutely refuses to give her to him, he shall [fn]pay money H3701 equal to the dowry for virgins.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:25 -

“If you lend money H3701 to My people, to the poor [fn]among you, you are not to [fn]act as a creditor to him; you shall not [fn]charge him interest.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 25:3 - “This is the [fn]contribution which you are to take from them: gold, silver H3701, and bronze,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 26:19 - “You shall make forty bases of silver H3701 under the twenty boards, two bases under one board for its two tenons and two bases under another board for its two tenons;
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 26:21 - and their forty bases of silver H3701; two bases under one board and two bases under another board.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 26:25 - “And there shall be eight boards with their bases of silver H3701, sixteen bases; two bases under one board and two bases under another board.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 26:32 - “Then you shall [fn]hang it on four pillars of acacia overlaid with gold, their hooks also of gold, on four bases of silver H3701.

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