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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 - (Abram was very rich in livestock, silver, and gold.)
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 17:12 - From generation to generation, every male child must be circumcised on the eighth day after his birth. This applies not only to members of your family but also to the servants born in your household and the foreign-born servants whom you have purchased.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 17:13 - All must be circumcised. Your bodies will bear the mark of my everlasting covenant.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 17:23 - On that very day Abraham took his son, Ishmael, and every male in his household, including those born there and those he had bought. Then he circumcised them, cutting off their foreskins, just as God had told him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 17:27 - along with all the other men and boys of the household, whether they were born there or bought as servants. All were circumcised with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 20:16 - And he said to Sarah, “Look, I am giving your ‘brother’ 1,000 pieces of silver[fn] in the presence of all these witnesses. This is to compensate you for any wrong I may have done to you. This will settle any claim against me, and your reputation is cleared.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 23:9 - to let me buy his cave at Machpelah, down at the end of his field. I will pay the full price in the presence of witnesses, so I will have a permanent burial place for my family.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 23:13 - and he replied to Ephron as everyone listened. “No, listen to me. I will buy it from you. Let me pay the full price for the field so I can bury my dead there.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 23:15 - “My lord, please listen to me. The land is worth 400 pieces[fn] of silver, but what is that between friends? Go ahead and bury your dead.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 23:16 - So Abraham agreed to Ephron’s price and paid the amount he had suggested—400 pieces of silver, weighed according to the market standard. The Hittite elders witnessed the transaction.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:35 - “And the LORD has greatly blessed my master; he has become a wealthy man. The LORD has given him flocks of sheep and goats, herds of cattle, a fortune in silver and gold, and many male and female servants and camels and donkeys.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:53 - Then he brought out silver and gold jewelry and clothing and presented them to Rebekah. He also gave expensive presents to her brother and mother.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:15 - He has reduced our rights to those of foreign women. And after he sold us, he wasted the money you paid him for us.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:28 - So when the Ishmaelites, who were Midianite traders, came by, Joseph’s brothers pulled him out of the cistern and sold him to them for twenty pieces[fn] of silver. And the traders took him to Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:25 - Joseph then ordered his servants to fill the men’s sacks with grain, but he also gave secret instructions to return each brother’s payment at the top of his sack. He also gave them supplies for their journey home.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:27 - But when they stopped for the night and one of them opened his sack to get grain for his donkey, he found his money in the top of his sack.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:28 - “Look!” he exclaimed to his brothers. “My money has been returned; it’s here in my sack!” Then their hearts sank. Trembling, they said to each other, “What has God done to us?”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:35 - As they emptied out their sacks, there in each man’s sack was the bag of money he had paid for the grain! The brothers and their father were terrified when they saw the bags of money.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 43:12 - Also take double the money that was put back in your sacks, as it was probably someone’s mistake.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 43:15 - So the men packed Jacob’s gifts and double the money and headed off with Benjamin. They finally arrived in Egypt and presented themselves to Joseph.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 43:18 - The brothers were terrified when they saw that they were being taken into Joseph’s house. “It’s because of the money someone put in our sacks last time we were here,” they said. “He plans to pretend that we stole it. Then he will seize us, make us slaves, and take our donkeys.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 43:21 - But as we were returning home, we stopped for the night and opened our sacks. Then we discovered that each man’s money—the exact amount paid—was in the top of his sack! Here it is; we have brought it back with us.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 43:22 - We also have additional money to buy more food. We have no idea who put our money in our sacks.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 43:23 - “Relax. Don’t be afraid,” the household manager told them. “Your God, the God of your father, must have put this treasure into your sacks. I know I received your payment.” Then he released Simeon and brought him out to them.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:1 - When his brothers were ready to leave, Joseph gave these instructions to his palace manager: “Fill each of their sacks with as much grain as they can carry, and put each man’s money back into his sack.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:2 - Then put my personal silver cup at the top of the youngest brother’s sack, along with the money for his grain.” So the manager did as Joseph instructed him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:8 - Didn’t we return the money we found in our sacks? We brought it back all the way from the land of Canaan. Why would we steal silver or gold from your master’s house?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:22 - And he gave each of them new clothes—but to Benjamin he gave five changes of clothes and 300 pieces[fn] of silver.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:14 - By selling grain to the people, Joseph eventually collected all the money in Egypt and Canaan, and he put the money in Pharaoh’s treasury.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:15 - When the people of Egypt and Canaan ran out of money, all the Egyptians came to Joseph. “Our money is gone!” they cried. “But please give us food, or we will die before your very eyes!”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:16 - Joseph replied, “Since your money is gone, bring me your livestock. I will give you food in exchange for your livestock.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:18 - But that year ended, and the next year they came again and said, “We cannot hide the truth from you, my lord. Our money is gone, and all our livestock and cattle are yours. We have nothing left to give but our bodies and our land.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 3:22 - Every Israelite woman will ask for articles of silver and gold and fine clothing from her Egyptian neighbors and from the foreign women in their houses. You will dress your sons and daughters with these, stripping the Egyptians of their wealth.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 11:2 - Tell all the Israelite men and women to ask their Egyptian neighbors for articles of silver and gold.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:35 - And the people of Israel did as Moses had instructed; they asked the Egyptians for clothing and articles of silver and gold.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:44 - But any slave who has been purchased may eat it if he has been circumcised.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 20:23 - Remember, you must not make any idols of silver or gold to rival me.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:11 - If he fails in any of these three obligations, she may leave as a free woman without making any payment.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:21 - But if the slave recovers within a day or two, then the owner shall not be punished, since the slave is his property.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:32 - But if the ox gores a slave, either male or female, the animal’s owner must pay the slave’s owner thirty silver coins,[fn] and the ox must be stoned.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:34 - The owner of the pit must pay full compensation to the owner of the animal, but then he gets to keep the dead animal.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:35 - “If someone’s ox injures a neighbor’s ox and the injured ox dies, then the two owners must sell the live ox and divide the price equally between them. They must also divide the dead animal.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:7 - “Suppose someone leaves money or goods with a neighbor for safekeeping, and they are stolen from the neighbor’s house. If the thief is caught, the compensation is double the value of what was stolen.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:17 - But if her father refuses to let him marry her, the man must still pay him an amount equal to the bride price of a virgin.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:25 - “If you lend money to any of my people who are in need, do not charge interest as a money lender would.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 25:3 - Here is a list of sacred offerings you may accept from them:
gold, silver, and bronze;
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 26:19 - Also make forty silver bases—two bases under each frame, with the pegs fitting securely into the bases.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 26:21 - with their forty silver bases, two bases under each frame.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 26:25 - So there will be eight frames at the rear of the Tabernacle, set in sixteen silver bases—two bases under each frame.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 26:32 - Hang this curtain on gold hooks attached to four posts of acacia wood. Overlay the posts with gold, and set them in four silver bases.

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