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Lexicon :: Strong's H3715 - kᵊp̄îr

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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TWOT Reference: 1025a,1025d

Strong’s Definitions

כְּפִיר kᵉphîyr, kef-eer'; from H3722; a village (as covered in by walls); also a young lion (perhaps as covered with a mane):—(young) lion, village. Compare H3723.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 32x

The KJV translates Strong's H3715 in the following manner: lion (30x), villages (1x), young (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 32x
The KJV translates Strong's H3715 in the following manner: lion (30x), villages (1x), young (1x).
  1. young lion

  2. village

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
כְּפִיר kᵉphîyr, kef-eer'; from H3722; a village (as covered in by walls); also a young lion (perhaps as covered with a mane):—(young) lion, village. Compare H3723.
STRONGS H3715: Abbreviations
כְּפִיר noun masculine young lion; — כ׳ Judges 14:5 + 16 times; plural כְּפִרִים Jeremiah 2:15 + 3 times; כְּפִירִים Zechariah 11:3 + 7 times; suffix כְּפִירַיִךְ Nahum 2:14; כְּפִירֶיהָ Ezekiel 38:13 (Co reads כנעניה); — literal אֲרָיוֺת כ׳ Judges 14:5 young lion of lions; Amos 3:4; Psalm 17:12. It differs from whelp גּוּר Ezekiel 19:2, 3 as old enough to hunt its prey, Jeremiah 25:38; Isaiah 11:6; Zechariah 11:3; Psalm 104:21; in simile of roar of hostile army Isaiah 5:29 ׅ || (לָבִיא compare Jeremiah 51:38 ׅ || (גּוֺרֵי אריות; similie of י׳'s invincible might Isaiah 31:4 ׅ || (אַרְיֵה; of Israel among the nations, Micah 5:7; of Assyrian princes Nahum 2:12; of prince of Israel Ezekiel 19:5, 6; other cases are: || לָבִיא Job 38:39; || שַׁחַל Hosea 5:14; Psalm 91:13; Job 4:10; of bloodthirsty enemies Psalm 34:11; Psalm 35:17; Psalm 58:7; Jeremiah 2:15; גוים כ׳ Ezekiel 32:2, of young warriors Nahum 2:14; Ezekiel 38:13 (?; see Co above); righteous compared with, Proverbs 28:1; king's wrath like roaring of, Proverbs 19:12; Proverbs 20:2; of one of faces of cherubim Ezekiel 41:19.

כְּפִירִים Nehemiah 6:2, probably = foregoing H3716 (Greek Version of the LXX and others appellative noun = villages).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


14:5; 14:5




4:10; 38:39


17:12; 34:11; 35:17; 58:7; 91:13; 104:21


19:12; 20:2; 28:1


5:29; 11:6; 31:4


2:15; 2:15; 25:38; 51:38


19:2; 19:3; 19:5; 19:6; 32:2; 38:13; 38:13; 41:19










11:3; 11:3

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H3715 matches the Hebrew כְּפִיר (kᵊp̄îr),
which occurs 32 times in 32 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 14:5 - Then Samson went down to Timnah with his father and mother, and came as far as the vineyards of Timnah; and behold, a young H3715 lion came roaring toward him.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 6:2 - Sanballat and Geshem sent a message to me, saying, “Come, let’s meet together [fn]at Chephirim H3715 in the plain of Ono.” But they were plotting to [fn]harm me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 4:10 - “The roaring of the lion and the voice of the fierce lion,
And the teeth of the young H3715 lions H3715 are broken out.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:39 - “Can you hunt the prey for the lioness,
Or satisfy the appetite of young H3715 lions H3715,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 17:12 - He is like a lion that is eager to tear,
And as a young H3715 lion H3715 lurking in secret places.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 34:10 - The young H3715 lions H3715 do without and suffer hunger;
But they who seek the LORD will not lack any good thing.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 35:17 - Lord, how long will You look on?
Rescue my soul from their ravages,
My only life from the lions H3715.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 58:6 - God, shatter their teeth in their mouth;
Break out the fangs of the young H3715 lions H3715, LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 91:13 - You will walk upon the lion and cobra,
You will trample the young H3715 lion H3715 and the [fn]serpent.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 104:21 - The young H3715 lions H3715 roar for their prey
[fn]And seek their food from God.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:12 - A king’s wrath is like the roaring of a lion H3715,
But his favor is like dew on the grass.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:2 - The terror of a king is like the roaring of a lion H3715;
One who provokes him to anger [fn]forfeits his own life.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:1 - The wicked flee when no one is pursuing,
But the righteous are [fn]bold as a lion H3715.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:29 - Its roaring is like a lioness, and it roars like young H3715 lions H3715;
It growls as it seizes the prey
And carries it off with no one to save it.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 11:6 - And the wolf will dwell with the lamb,
And the leopard will lie down with the young goat,
And the calf and the young H3715 lion H3715 [fn]and the fattened steer will be together;
And a little boy will lead them.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 31:4 - For this is what the LORD says to me:
“As the lion or the young H3715 lion H3715 growls over his prey,
Against which a band of shepherds is called out,
And he will not be terrified at their voice nor disturbed at their noise,
So will the LORD of armies come down to wage war on Mount Zion and on its hill.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:15 - “The young H3715 lions H3715 have roared at him,
They have [fn]roared loudly.
And they have made his land a waste;
His cities have been destroyed, without inhabitant.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 25:38 - “He has left His hiding place like the lion H3715;
For their land has become a horror
Because of the fierceness of the [fn]oppressing sword
And because of His fierce anger.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:38 - “They will roar together like young H3715 lions H3715,
They will growl like lions’ cubs.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 19:2 - and say,
[fn]What was your mother?
A lioness among lions!
She lay down among young H3715 lions H3715,
She raised her cubs.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 19:3 - ‘When she brought up one of her cubs,
He became a young H3715 lion H3715,
And he learned to tear his prey;
He devoured people.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 19:5 - ‘When she saw, as she waited,
That her hope was lost,
She took [fn]another of her cubs
And made him a young H3715 lion H3715.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 19:6 - ‘And he walked about among the lions,
He became a young H3715 lion H3715;
He learned to tear his prey;
He devoured people.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 32:2 - “Son of man, take up a song of mourning over Pharaoh king of Egypt, and say to him,
‘You [fn]compared yourself to a young H3715 lion H3715 of the nations,
Yet you are like the monster in the seas;
And you burst forth in your rivers
And muddied the waters with your feet
And [fn]fouled their rivers.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 38:13 - “Sheba and Dedan and the merchants of Tarshish with all its [fn]villages will say to you, ‘Have you come to capture spoils? Have you assembled your contingent to seize plunder, to carry away silver and gold, to take away livestock and goods, to capture great spoils?’”’
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 41:19 - a human face toward the palm tree on one side and a young H3715 lion’s H3715 face toward the palm tree on the other side; they were [fn]carved on all the house all around.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 5:14 - For I will be like a lion to Ephraim
And like a young H3715 lion H3715 to the house of Judah.
I, yes I, will tear to pieces and go away,
I will carry away, and there will be no one to rescue.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 3:4 - Does a lion roar in the forest when he has no prey?
Does a young H3715 lion H3715 [fn]growl from his den unless he has captured something?
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 5:8 - The remnant of Jacob
Will be among the nations,
Among many peoples
Like a lion among the animals of the forest,
Like a young H3715 lion H3715 among flocks of sheep,
Which, if he passes through,
Tramples and tears,
And there is no one who can rescue.
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 2:11 - Where is the den of the lions
And the feeding place of the young H3715 lions H3715,
Where the lion, lioness, and lion’s cub went
With nothing to disturb them?
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 2:13 - “Behold, I am against you,” declares the LORD of armies. “I will burn up her chariots in smoke, and a sword will devour your young H3715 lions H3715; I will eliminate your prey from the land, and no longer will the voice of your messengers be heard.”
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 11:3 - There is a sound of the shepherds’ wail,
For their splendor is ruined;
There is a sound of the young H3715 lions’ H3715 roar,
For the [fn]pride of the Jordan is ruined.
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