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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 - So Samson went down to Timnah with his father and mother, and came to the vineyards of Timnah. Now to his surprise, a young lion came roaring against him.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 6:2 - that Sanballat and Geshem sent to me, saying, “Come, let us meet together among the villages in the plain of Ono.” But they thought to do me harm.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 4:10 - The roaring of the lion,
The voice of the fierce lion,
And the teeth of the young lions are broken.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:39 - “Can you hunt the prey for the lion,
Or satisfy the appetite of the young lions,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 17:12 - As a lion is eager to tear his prey,
And like a young lion lurking in secret places.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 34:10 - The young lions lack and suffer hunger;
But those who seek the LORD shall not lack any good thing.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 35:17 - Lord, how long will You look on?
Rescue me from their destructions,
My precious life from the lions.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 58:6 - Break their teeth in their mouth, O God!
Break out the fangs of the young lions, O LORD!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 91:13 - You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra,
The young lion and the serpent you shall trample underfoot.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 104:21 - The young lions roar after their prey,
And seek their food from God.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:12 - The king’s wrath is like the roaring of a lion,
But his favor is like dew on the grass.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:2 - The wrath[fn] of a king is like the roaring of a lion;
Whoever provokes him to anger sins against his own life.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:1 - The wicked flee when no one pursues,
But the righteous are bold as a lion.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:29 - Their roaring will be like a lion,
They will roar like young lions;
Yes, they will roar
And lay hold of the prey;
They will carry it away safely,
And no one will deliver.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 11:6 - “The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb,
The leopard shall lie down with the young goat,
The calf and the young lion and the fatling together;
And a little child shall lead them.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 31:4 - For thus the LORD has spoken to me:

“As a lion roars,
And a young lion over his prey
(When a multitude of shepherds is summoned against him,
He will not be afraid of their voice
Nor be disturbed by their noise),
So the LORD of hosts will come down
To fight for Mount Zion and for its hill.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:15 - The young lions roared at him, and growled;
They made his land waste;
His cities are burned, without inhabitant.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 25:38 - He has left His lair like the lion;
For their land is desolate
Because of the fierceness of the Oppressor,
And because of His fierce anger.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:38 - They shall roar together like lions,
They shall growl like lions’ whelps.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 19:2 - “and say:

‘What is your mother? A lioness:
She lay down among the lions;
Among the young lions she nourished her cubs.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 19:3 - She brought up one of her cubs,
And he became a young lion;
He learned to catch prey,
And he devoured men.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 19:5 - ‘When she saw that she waited, that her hope was lost,
She took another of her cubs and made him a young lion.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 19:6 - He roved among the lions,
And became a young lion;
He learned to catch prey;
He devoured men.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 32:2 - “Son of man, take up a lamentation for Pharaoh king of Egypt, and say to him:

‘You are like a young lion among the nations,
And you are like a monster in the seas,
Bursting forth in your rivers,
Troubling the waters with your feet,
And fouling their rivers.’
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 38:13 - “Sheba, Dedan, the merchants of Tarshish, and all their young lions will say to you, ‘Have you come to take plunder? Have you gathered your army to take booty, to carry away silver and gold, to take away livestock and goods, to take great plunder?’ ” ’
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 41:19 - so that the face of a man was toward a palm tree on one side, and the face of a young lion toward a palm tree on the other side; thus it was made throughout the temple all around.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 5:14 - For I will be like a lion to Ephraim,
And like a young lion to the house of Judah.
I, even I, will tear them and go away;
I will take them away, and no one shall rescue.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 3:4 - Will a lion roar in the forest, when he has no prey?
Will a young lion cry out of his den, if he has caught nothing?
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 5:8 - And the remnant of Jacob
Shall be among the Gentiles,
In the midst of many peoples,
Like a lion among the beasts of the forest,
Like a young lion among flocks of sheep,
Who, if he passes through,
Both treads down and tears in pieces,
And none can deliver.
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 2:11 - Where is the dwelling of the lions,
And the feeding place of the young lions,
Where the lion walked, the lioness and lion’s cub,
And no one made them afraid?
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 2:13 - “Behold, I am against you,” says the LORD of hosts, “I will burn your[fn] chariots in smoke, and the sword shall devour your young lions; I will cut off your prey from the earth, and the voice of your messengers shall be heard no more.”
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 11:3 - There is the sound of wailing shepherds!
For their glory is in ruins.
There is the sound of roaring lions!
For the pride[fn] of the Jordan is in ruins.
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