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Lexicon :: Strong's H3724 - kōp̄er

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כֹּפֶר
Transliteration
kōp̄er
Pronunciation
ko'-fer
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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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TWOT Reference: 1025b

Strong’s Definitions

כֹּפֶר kôpher, ko'-fer; from H3722; properly, a cover, i.e. (literally) a village (as covered in); (specifically) bitumen (as used for coating), and the henna plant (as used for dyeing); figuratively, a redemption-price:—bribe, camphire, pitch, ransom, satisfaction, sum of money, village.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 17x

The KJV translates Strong's H3724 in the following manner: ransom (8x), satisfaction (2x), bribe (2x), camphire (2x), pitch (1x), sum of money (1x), village (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 17x
The KJV translates Strong's H3724 in the following manner: ransom (8x), satisfaction (2x), bribe (2x), camphire (2x), pitch (1x), sum of money (1x), village (1x).
  1. price of a life, ransom, bribe

  2. asphalt, pitch (as a covering)

  3. the henna plant, name of a plant (henna?)

  4. village

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
כֹּפֶר kôpher, ko'-fer; from H3722; properly, a cover, i.e. (literally) a village (as covered in); (specifically) bitumen (as used for coating), and the henna plant (as used for dyeing); figuratively, a redemption-price:—bribe, camphire, pitch, ransom, satisfaction, sum of money, village.
STRONGS H3724:
† I. כֹּפֶר noun masculine the price of a life, ransom (ποινή, wergild); — כ׳ Exodus 21:30 + 10 times; suffix כָּפְרְךָ Isaiah 43:3; כָפְרוֺ Psalm 49:8; —
1. a price for ransom of a life Job 33:24; Job 36:18; עַל כ׳ Exodus 21:30 (Covt. code; || מִּדְיֹן נַפְשׁוֺ); נפשׁ כ׳ Proverbs 13:8; לְ כ׳ ransom for Proverbs 6:35; Proverbs 21:18; Numbers 35:31, 32 (P); כָּפְרוֺ his ransom Psalm 49:8 ׅ || (פדה; כָּפְרְךָ thy ransom Isaiah 43:3 ׅ || (תַּחְתֶּיךָ; כֹּפֶר alone 1 Samuel 12:3; Amos 5:12.
2. in the ritual of P נַפְשׁוֺ כ׳ Exodus 30:12 is a half shekel of the sanctuary paid by each male above twenty years at the census in order that there might be no plague upon them. It was offered to Yahweh, לְכַמֵּר על to atone for them.

† II. כֹּ֫פֶר noun masculine pitch (Arabic bdb049801 (loan-word, compare Frä150), Syriac bdb049802 Targum. כּוּפְרָא; Assyrian kupru, kupur DlHWB 348; compare גֹּפֶר ?) — Genesis 6:14 (P).

III. כֹּ֫פֶר noun masculine name of a plant, El Ḥenna (√ dubious; Late Hebrew כּוֺפֶר; Aramaic כּוּפְרָא, bdb049901 Arabic El Ḥenna, see LöwNo. 159) — a shrub or low tree, with fragrant whitish flowers growing in clusters like grapes, אֶשְׁכֹּל הַכֹּפֶר cluster of Henna Songs 1:14 (fragrant, figurative of a beloved one); plural כְּפָרִים Songs 4:13.

† IV. כֹּפֶר noun [masculine] village; — only singular construct הַפְּרָןִי כֹּפֶר 1 Samuel 6:18 villages of the peasantry.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

Genesis

6:14

Exodus

21:30; 21:30; 30:12

Numbers

35:31; 35:32

1 Samuel

6:18; 12:3

Job

33:24; 36:18

Psalms

49:8; 49:8

Proverbs

6:35; 13:8; 21:18

Song of Songs

1:14; 4:13

Isaiah

43:3; 43:3

Amos

5:12

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H3724 matches the Hebrew כֹּפֶר (kōp̄er),
which occurs 17 times in 17 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 6:14 - “Make for yourself an ark of [fn]gopher wood; you shall make the ark with compartments, and [fn]cover it inside and out with pitch H3724.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:30 - “If a ransom H3724 is [fn]demanded of him, then he shall give for the redemption of his life whatever is [fn]demanded of him.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 30:12 - “When you take a [fn]census of the sons of Israel [fn]to count them, then each one of them shall give a ransom H3724 for [fn]himself to the LORD, when you [fn]count them, so that there will be no plague among them when you [fn]count them.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 35:31 - ‘Moreover, you shall not accept a ransom H3724 for the life of a murderer who is [fn]condemned to death, but he must be put to death.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 35:32 - ‘And you shall not accept a ransom H3724 for one who has fled to his city of refuge, so that he may return to live in the land [fn]before the death of the priest.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 6:18 - and the gold mice, corresponding to the number of all the cities of the Philistines belonging to the five governors, both of fortified cities and of country villages H3724. The large [fn]stone on which they placed the ark of the LORD is a witness to this day in the field of Joshua the Beth-shemite.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 12:3 - “Here I am; testify against me before the LORD and His anointed. Whose ox have I taken, or whose donkey have I taken, or whom have I exploited? Whom have I oppressed, or from whose hand have I taken a bribe H3724 to close my eyes with it? I will return it to you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:24 - And he is gracious to him, and says,
‘Free him from going down to the pit,
I have found a ransom H3724’;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:18 - Beware that wrath does not entice you to mockery;
And do not let the greatness of the ransom H3724 turn you aside.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 49:7 - No one can by any means redeem another
Or give God a ransom H3724 for him—
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:35 - He will not [fn]accept any settlement H3724,
Nor will he be [fn]satisfied though you make it a large gift.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 13:8 - The ransom H3724 of a person’s life is his wealth,
But the poor hears no rebuke.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:18 - The wicked is a ransom H3724 for the righteous,
And the treacherous is in the place of the upright.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 1:14 - “My beloved is to me a cluster of henna H3724 blossoms
In the vineyards of Engedi.”
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 4:13 - “Your branches are an [fn]orchard of pomegranates
With delicious fruits, henna H3724 with nard plants,
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:3 - “For I am the LORD your God,
The Holy One of Israel, your Savior;
I have given Egypt as your ransom H3724,
[fn]Cush and Seba in exchange for you.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 5:12 - For I know your offenses are many and your sins are great,
You who are hostile to the righteous and accept bribes H3724,
And [fn]turn away the poor from justice at the [fn]gate.

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