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Lexicon :: Strong's H3774 - kᵊrēṯî

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כְּרֵתִי
Transliteration
kᵊrēṯî
Pronunciation
ker-ay-thee'
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Part of Speech
adjective
Root Word (Etymology)
Probably from כָּרַת (H3772) in the sense of executioner
Strong’s Definitions

כְּרֵתִי Kᵉrêthîy, ker-ay-thee'; probably from H3772 in the sense of executioner; (compare H2876) (only collectively in the singular as plural) a Kerethite or life-guardsman:—Cherethims, Cherethites.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 10x

The KJV translates Strong's H3774 in the following manner: Cherethites (10x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 10x
The KJV translates Strong's H3774 in the following manner: Cherethites (10x).
  1. Cherethites = "executioners"

    1. a group of foreign mercenary soldiers serving as a bodyguard for king David; also executioners

    2. either Cretans or proto-Philistines (in general)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
כְּרֵתִי Kᵉrêthîy, ker-ay-thee'; probably from H3772 in the sense of executioner; (compare H2876) (only collectively in the singular as plural) a Kerethite or life-guardsman:—Cherethims, Cherethites.
STRONGS H3774:
כְרֵתִי adjective, of a people, always with article, or plural, as substantive, Kerethites, a name for Philistines or a part of them (perhaps = Cretans, compare Greek Version of the LXX Zephaniah 2:5; Ezekiel 25:15; on Crete as original home of Philistines, see כַּפְתֹּר, פְּלִשְׁתִּי); — הַכְּרֵתִי = substantive collective; — נֶגֶב הַכּ׳ 1 Samuel 30:14 (compare Dr; Greek Version of the LXX B Χολθει, LXX of Lucian (Lag.) Χορρι A Χερηθει); of soldiers of David's guard, וְהַפְּלֵתִי הַכּ׳ הַכּ 2 Samuel 8:18 (read עַלהַֿכּ׳ Th We Dr and others) = 1 Chronicles 18:17; 2 Samuel 15:18; 2 Samuel 20:7 + 2 Samuel 20:23 Qr (> Kt הכרי), 1 Kings 1:38, 44 (Greek Version of the LXX Χελεθθει, Χερεθθει, etc.); plural כְּרֵתִים Ezekiel 25:16 (|| פְּלִשְׁתִּים; Greek Version of the LXX. Κρῆτας); גּוֺי כְּרֵתִים Zephaniah 2:5 (Greek Version of the LXX Κρητῶν; || ארץ פלשׁתים): in Zephaniah 2:6 We reads כֶּרֶת = Philistia (see H3741 [כָרָה], below I. כרה).
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

1 Samuel

30:14

2 Samuel

8:18; 15:18; 20:7; 20:23

1 Kings

1:38; 1:44

1 Chronicles

18:17

Ezekiel

25:15; 25:16

Zephaniah

2:5; 2:5; 2:6

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H3774 matches the Hebrew כְּרֵתִי (kᵊrēṯî),
which occurs 10 times in 10 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:14 - “We carried out an attack on the [fn]Negev of the Cherethites H3774, and on that which belongs to Judah, and on the [fn]Negev of Caleb, and we burned Ziklag with fire.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 8:18 - Benaiah the son of Jehoiada [fn]was over the Cherethites H3774 and the Pelethites; and David’s sons were [fn]chief ministers.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 15:18 - Now all of his servants passed by beside him, and all the Cherethites H3774, all the Pelethites, and all the Gittites, six hundred men who had come [fn]with him from Gath, passed by before the king.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 20:7 - So Joab’s men went out after him, along with the Cherethites H3774, the Pelethites, and all the warriors; and they left Jerusalem to pursue Sheba the son of Bichri.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 20:23 - Now Joab was in command of the entire army of Israel, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the Cherethites H3774 and the Pelethites;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:38 - So Zadok the priest, Nathan the prophet, Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, the Cherethites H3774, and the Pelethites went down and had Solomon ride on King David’s mule, and brought him to Gihon.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:44 - “The king has also sent with him Zadok the priest, Nathan the prophet, Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, the Cherethites H3774, and the Pelethites; and they have mounted him on the king’s mule.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 18:17 - and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the Cherethites H3774 and the Pelethites, and the sons of David were chiefs at the king’s side.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 25:16 - therefore this is what the Lord GOD says: “Behold, I am going to reach out with My hand against the Philistines and eliminate the Cherethites H3774; and I will destroy the remnant of the seacoast.
Unchecked Copy BoxZep 2:5 - Woe to the inhabitants of the seacoast,
The nation of the [fn]Cherethites H3774!
The word of the LORD is against you,
Canaan, land of the Philistines;
And I will eliminate you
So that there will be no inhabitant.

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