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Lexicon :: Strong's H3766 - kāraʿ

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כָּרַע
Transliteration
kāraʿ
Pronunciation
kaw-rah'
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Part of Speech
verb
Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root
Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 1044

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:
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.
Copyright © 2002, 2003, 2006 by Biblesoft, Inc.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

Genesis

49:6; 49:9

Numbers

24:9

Judges

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

1 Samuel

4:19

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

Ezra

9:5; 9:5

Esther

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

Job

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

Psalms

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

Isaiah

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 cub;
From the prey, my son, you have gone up.
He [fn]crouches H3766, he lies down as a lion,
And as a [fn]lion, who [fn]dares to stir him up?
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 24:9 - “He [fn]crouches H3766, he lies down like a lion,
And like a lioness, who [fn]dares to rouse him?
Blessed is everyone who blesses you,
And cursed is everyone who curses you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:27 - “Between her feet he bowed H3766, he fell, he lay;
Between her feet he bowed H3766, he fell;
Where he bowed H3766, there he fell [fn]dead.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 7:5 - So he brought the people down to the water. Then the LORD said to Gideon, “You shall put everyone who laps the water with his tongue as a dog laps [fn]in one group, and everyone who kneels H3766 down H3766 to drink in another.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 7:6 - Now the number of those who lapped, [fn]putting their hand to their mouth, was three hundred men; but all the rest of the people kneeled H3766 down H3766 to drink water.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 11:35 - So when he saw her, he tore his clothes and said, “Oh, my daughter! You have brought H3766 me disaster H3766, and you are among those who trouble me; for I have [fn]given my word to the LORD, and I cannot take it back.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 4:19 - Now his daughter-in-law, Phinehas’ wife, was pregnant and about to give birth; and when she heard the news that the ark of God had been taken and that her father-in-law and her husband had died, she kneeled H3766 down H3766 and gave birth, because her pains came upon her.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:40 - “For You have encircled me with strength for battle;
You have forced those who rose up against me to bow H3766 down H3766 under me.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:54 - When Solomon had finished praying this entire prayer and plea to the LORD, he stood up from the altar of the LORD, from kneeling H3766 on his knees with his [fn]hands spread toward heaven.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 19:18 - “Yet I will leave seven thousand in Israel, all the knees that have not bowed H3766 to Baal and every mouth that has not kissed him.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 1:13 - So the king again sent the captain of a third fifty with his fifty men. When the third captain of fifty went up, he came and bowed H3766 down H3766 on his knees before Elijah, and begged him and said to him, “You man of God, please let my life and the lives of these fifty servants of yours be precious in your sight.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 9:24 - Then Jehu [fn]drew his bow with his full strength and [fn]shot [fn]Joram between his arms; and the arrow went [fn]through his heart, and he sank H3766 in his chariot.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 7:3 - All the sons of Israel, seeing the fire come down and the glory of the LORD upon the house, bowed H3766 down H3766 on the pavement with their faces to the ground, and they worshiped and gave praise to the LORD, saying, “Certainly He is good, certainly His faithfulness is everlasting.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 29:29 - Now at the completion of the burnt offerings, the king and all who were present with him bowed H3766 down H3766 and worshiped.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 9:5 - But at the evening offering I stood up from my [fn]humiliation, even with my garment and my robe torn, and I bowed H3766 down H3766 on my knees and spread out my [fn]hands to the LORD my God;
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 3:2 - All the king’s servants who were at the king’s gate bowed H3766 down H3766 and paid [fn]homage to Haman; for so the king had commanded regarding him. But Mordecai neither bowed H3766 down H3766 nor paid [fn]homage.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 3:5 - When Haman saw that Mordecai neither bowed H3766 down H3766 nor paid [fn]homage to him, Haman was filled with rage.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 4:4 - “Your words have helped the stumbling to stand,
And you have strengthened [fn]feeble H3766 knees.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:10 - May my wife grind grain for another,
And let others [fn]kneel H3766 down H3766 over her.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 39:3 - “They kneel H3766 down H3766, they deliver their young,
They get rid of their labor pains.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 17:13 - Arise, LORD, confront him, make H3766 him bow H3766 down H3766;
Save my soul from the wicked with Your sword,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:39 - For You have encircled me with strength for battle;
You have forced those who rose up against me to bow H3766 down H3766 under me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 20:8 - They have bowed H3766 down H3766 and fallen,
But we have risen and stood upright.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:29 - All the [fn]prosperous of the earth will eat and worship,
All those who go down to the dust will kneel H3766 before Him,
Even he who [fn]cannot keep his soul alive.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:9 - [fn]May the nomads of the desert bow H3766 before him,
And his enemies lick the dust.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:31 - The anger of God rose against them
And killed [fn]some of their strongest ones,
And [fn]subdued H3766 the choice men of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 95:6 - Come, let’s worship and bow H3766 down H3766,
Let’s kneel before the LORD our Maker.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 10:4 - Nothing remains but to crouch H3766 [fn]among the captives
Or fall [fn]among those killed.
In spite of all this, His anger does not turn away
And His hand is still stretched out.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 45:23 - “I have sworn by Myself;
The word has gone out from My mouth in righteousness
And will not turn back,
That to Me every knee will bow H3766, every tongue will swear allegiance.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 46:1 - Bel has bowed H3766 down H3766, Nebo stoops over;
Their idols have become loads for the animals and the cattle.
The things [fn]that you carry are burdensome,
A load for the weary animal.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 46:2 - They stooped over, they have bowed H3766 down H3766 together;
They could not rescue the burden,
But [fn]have themselves gone into captivity.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 65:12 - I will destine you for the sword,
And all of you will bow H3766 down H3766 to the slaughter.
Because I called, but you did not answer;
I spoke, but you did not listen.
Instead, you did evil in My sight
And chose that in which I did not delight.”

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