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Lexicon :: Strong's H3766 - kāraʿ

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A primitive root
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Strong’s Definitions

כָּרַע kâraʻ, kaw-rah'; a primitive root; to bend the knee; by implication, to sink, to prostrate:—bow (down, self), bring down (low), cast down, couch, fall, feeble, kneeling, sink, smite (stoop) down, subdue, × very.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 36x

The KJV translates Strong's H3766 in the following manner: bow (14x), ...down (12x), fell (2x), subdued (2x), brought low (1x), couched (1x), feeble (1x), kneeling (1x), very (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 36x
The KJV translates Strong's H3766 in the following manner: bow (14x), ...down (12x), fell (2x), subdued (2x), brought low (1x), couched (1x), feeble (1x), kneeling (1x), very (1x).
  1. to bend, kneel, bow, bow down, sink down to one's knees, kneel down to rest (of animals), kneel in reverence

    1. (Qal)

      1. to bow

      2. to bow down, crouch

      3. to bow down over

      4. to tilt, lean

    2. (Hiphil) to cause to bow

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
כָּרַע kâraʻ, kaw-rah'; a primitive root; to bend the knee; by implication, to sink, to prostrate:—bow (down, self), bring down (low), cast down, couch, fall, feeble, kneeling, sink, smite (stoop) down, subdue, × very.
STRONGS H3766: Abbreviations
כָּרַע bow down (Late Hebrew id.; Aramaic כְּרַע; Arabic bdb050202 put one's mouth into water, or water-vessel; i.e. kneel to drink ? denominative from following ? —
Qal Perfect 3rd person masculine כ׳ Genesis 49:6 + 6 times; 3rd person masculine plural כָּֽרְעוּ Judges 7:6 + 4 times; Imperfect יִכְרַע Judges 7:5 + 3 times; 1st person singular וָאֶכְרְעָה Ezra 9:5; 3rd person masculine plural יִכְרְעוּן Job 31:10; 2nd person masculine plural תִּכְרָ֑עוּ Isaiah 65:12; 1st person plural וְנִכְרָ֑עָה Psalm 95:6 + 6 times Imperfect; Infinitive construct כְּרֹעַ 1 Kings 8:54; participle כֹּרֵעַ Esther 3:5; plural כֹּרְעִים Esther 3:2; feminine כֹּרְעוֺת Job 4:4. —
1. bow על ברכים to drink Judges 7:5, 6, in supplication to Elijah 2 Kings 1:13; in the worship of God 1 Kings 8:34; Ezra 9:5; with ברכים subject and ל of God 1 Kings 19:18; Isaiah 45:23; without ברכים with לִפְנֵי Psalm 22:30; Psalm 72:9; || השׁתחוה 2 Chronicles 7:3; 29:29; Psalm 95:6, worship of God, but Esther 3:2 (twice in verse); Esther 3:5 in obeisance to Haman.
2. bow down, of the couching lion Genesis 49:9; Numbers 24:9 (both poetry).
3. pregnant with על, bow down over (in order to lie with) a woman Job 31:10.
4. bow down, of a woman in childbirth 1 Samuel 4:19, so of animals Job 39:3; idols, removed by enemies Isaiah 46:1, 2; בִּרְכַּיִם כֹּרְעוֺת Job 4:4 tottering (feeble) knees; of enemies in death, נפל[ו]כרע bow and fall down Judges 5:27 (3 times in verse); Psalm 20:9 pregnant without נפל 2 Kings 9:24; Isaiah 65:12, with תַּחַת Isaiah 10:4. —
Hiph. Perfect 3rd person feminine singular הִכְרִיעַ Psalm 78:31; 2nd person masculine singular suffix הִכְרַעְתִּנִי Judges 11:35; Imperfect 2nd person feminine singular תַּכְרִיעַ 2 Samuel 22:40 = Psalm 18:40; Imperative suffix הַכְרִיעֵהוּ Psalm 17:13; Infinitive absolute הַכְרֵעַ Judges 11:35. —
1. cause to bow in grief Judges 11:35 (twice in verse).
2. cause to bow down in death Psalm 17:13; Psalm 78:31, with תַּחַת 2 Samuel 22:40 = Psalm 18:40.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


49:6; 49:9




5:27; 7:5; 7:5; 7:6; 7:6; 11:35; 11:35; 11:35

1 Samuel


2 Samuel

22:40; 22:40

1 Kings

8:34; 8:54; 19:18

2 Kings

1:13; 9:24

2 Chronicles

7:3; 29:29


9:5; 9:5


3:2; 3:2; 3:5; 3:5


4:4; 4:4; 31:10; 31:10; 39:3


17:13; 17:13; 18:40; 18:40; 20:9; 22:30; 72:9; 78:31; 78:31; 95:6; 95:6


10:4; 45:23; 46:1; 46:2; 65:12; 65:12

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H3766 matches the Hebrew כָּרַע (kāraʿ),
which occurs 36 times in 32 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:9 - Judah is a lion's whelp: from the prey, my son, thou art gone up: he stooped down, H3766 he couched as a lion, and as an old lion; who shall rouse him up?
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 24:9 - He couched, H3766 he lay down as a lion, and as a great lion: who shall stir him up? Blessed is he that blesseth thee, and cursed is he that curseth thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:27 - At her feet he bowed, H3766 he fell, he lay down: at her feet he bowed, H3766 he fell: where he bowed, H3766 there he fell down dead.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 7:5 - So he brought down the people unto the water: and the LORD said unto Gideon, Every one that lappeth of the water with his tongue, as a dog lappeth, him shalt thou set by himself; likewise every one that boweth down H3766 upon his knees to drink.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 7:6 - And the number of them that lapped, putting their hand to their mouth, were three hundred men: but all the rest of the people bowed down H3766 upon their knees to drink water.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 11:35 - And it came to pass, when he saw her, that he rent his clothes, and said, Alas, my daughter! thou hast brought H3766  me very H3766 low, H3766 and thou art one of them that trouble me: for I have opened my mouth unto the LORD, and I cannot go back.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 4:19 - And his daughter in law, Phinehas' wife, was with child, near to be delivered: and when she heard the tidings that the ark of God was taken, and that her father in law and her husband were dead, she bowed H3766 herself and travailed; for her pains came upon her.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:40 - For thou hast girded me with strength to battle: them that rose up against me hast thou subdued H3766 under me.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:54 - And it was so, that when Solomon had made an end of praying all this prayer and supplication unto the LORD, he arose from before the altar of the LORD, from kneeling H3766 on his knees with his hands spread up to heaven.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 19:18 - Yet I have left me seven thousand in Israel, all the knees which have not bowed H3766 unto Baal, and every mouth which hath not kissed him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 1:13 - And he sent again a captain of the third fifty with his fifty. And the third captain of fifty went up, and came and fell H3766 on his knees before Elijah, and besought him, and said unto him, O man of God, I pray thee, let my life, and the life of these fifty thy servants, be precious in thy sight.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 9:24 - And Jehu drew a bow with his full strength, and smote Jehoram between his arms, and the arrow went out at his heart, and he sunk down H3766 in his chariot.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 7:3 - And when all the children of Israel saw how the fire came down, and the glory of the LORD upon the house, they bowed H3766 themselves with their faces to the ground upon the pavement, and worshipped, and praised the LORD, saying, For he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 29:29 - And when they had made an end of offering, the king and all that were present with him bowed H3766 themselves, and worshipped.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 9:5 - And at the evening sacrifice I arose up from my heaviness; and having rent my garment and my mantle, I fell H3766 upon my knees, and spread out my hands unto the LORD my God,
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 3:2 - And all the king's servants, that were in the king's gate, bowed, H3766 and reverenced Haman: for the king had so commanded concerning him. But Mordecai bowed H3766 not, nor did him reverence.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 3:5 - And when Haman saw that Mordecai bowed H3766 not, nor did him reverence, then was Haman full of wrath.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 4:4 - Thy words have upholden him that was falling, and thou hast strengthened the feeble H3766 knees.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:10 - Then let my wife grind unto another, and let others bow down H3766 upon her.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 39:3 - They bow H3766 themselves, they bring forth their young ones, they cast out their sorrows.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 17:13 - Arise, O LORD, disappoint him, cast him down: H3766 deliver my soul from the wicked, which is thy sword:
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:39 - For thou hast girded me with strength unto the battle: thou hast subdued H3766 under me those that rose up against me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 20:8 - They are brought down H3766 and fallen: but we are risen, and stand upright.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:29 - All they that be fat upon earth shall eat and worship: all they that go down to the dust shall bow H3766 before him: and none can keep alive his own soul.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:9 - They that dwell in the wilderness shall bow H3766 before him; and his enemies shall lick the dust.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:31 - The wrath of God came upon them, and slew the fattest of them, and smote down H3766 the chosen men of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 95:6 - O come, let us worship and bow down: H3766 let us kneel before the LORD our maker.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 10:4 - Without me they shall bow down H3766 under the prisoners, and they shall fall under the slain. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 45:23 - I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, H3766 every tongue shall swear.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 46:1 - Bel boweth down, H3766 Nebo stoopeth, their idols were upon the beasts, and upon the cattle: your carriages were heavy loaden; they are a burden to the weary beast.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 46:2 - They stoop, they bow down H3766 together; they could not deliver the burden, but themselves are gone into captivity.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 65:12 - Therefore will I number you to the sword, and ye shall all bow down H3766 to the slaughter: because when I called, ye did not answer; when I spake, ye did not hear; but did evil before mine eyes, and did choose that wherein I delighted not.
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