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Lexicon :: Strong's H3721 - kāp̄ap̄

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A primitive root
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TWOT Reference: 1022

Strong’s Definitions

כָּפַף kâphaph, kaw-faf'; a primitive root; to curve:—bow down (self).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 5x

The KJV translates Strong's H3721 in the following manner: bow down (4x), bow (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 5x
The KJV translates Strong's H3721 in the following manner: bow down (4x), bow (1x).
  1. to bend, bend down, bow down, be bent, be bowed

    1. (Qal) to bend down, bow down

    2. (Niphal) to bow oneself down

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
כָּפַף kâphaph, kaw-faf'; a primitive root; to curve:—bow down (self).
STRONGS H3721: Abbreviations
כָּפַף verb bend, bend down, be bent, bowed (Late Hebrew bend, overturn, Assyrian kapâpu, bend, bow, DlHWB 347; Arabic bdb049601 fell a seam, also turn back, avert, bdb049602 selvage, bdb049603 circuit, rim; Aramaic כְפַף bdb049604 bend, curve; Palmyrene כפתא niche, from כפף curve according to VogNo. 70, p. 50); —
Qal Perfect נַפְשִׁי כ׳ Psalm 57:7 my soul is bowed down; Infinitive construct (transitive) לָכֹף כְּאַגְמֹן ראֹשׁוֺ Isaiah 58:5 to bend down, like a rush, his head. Passive participle (הַ)כְּפוּפִים those bowed down, in distress, humiliation, etc., Psalm 145:14; Psalm 146:8.
Niph. Imperfect 1st person singular מָרוֺם אִכַּף לֵאלֹהֵי Micah 6:6 with what shall I bow myself (in worship) toward the high God ?
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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57:7; 145:14; 146:8





Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H3721 matches the Hebrew כָּפַף (kāp̄ap̄),
which occurs 5 times in 5 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 57:6 - They have prepared a net for my steps;
My soul is bowed H3721 down H3721;
They dug a pit before me;
They themselves have fallen into the midst of it. Selah
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 145:14 - The LORD supports all who fall,
And raises up all who are bowed H3721 down H3721.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 146:8 - The LORD opens the eyes of those who are blind;
The LORD raises up those who are bowed H3721 down H3721;
The LORD loves the righteous.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 58:5 - “Is it a fast like this that I choose, a day for a person to humble himself?
Is it for bowing H3721 [fn]one’s head like a reed
And for spreading out sackcloth and ashes as a bed?
Will you call this a fast, even an acceptable day to the LORD?
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 6:6 - With what shall I come to the LORD
And bow H3721 myself before the God on high?
Shall I come to Him with burnt offerings,
With yearling calves?
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