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Lexicon :: Strong's H3785 - kešep̄

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masculine noun
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TWOT Reference: 1051a

Strong’s Definitions

כֶּשֶׁף kesheph, keh'-shef; from H3784; magic:—sorcery, witchcraft.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 6x

The KJV translates Strong's H3785 in the following manner: witchcraft (4x), sorcery (2x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 6x
The KJV translates Strong's H3785 in the following manner: witchcraft (4x), sorcery (2x).
  1. sorcery, witchcraft

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
כֶּשֶׁף kesheph, keh'-shef; from H3784; magic:—sorcery, witchcraft.
STRONGS H3785: Abbreviations
† [כֶּ֫שֶׁף] noun masculine 2 Kings 9:22 sorcery, only plural (Assyrian kišpu, id.); — כְּשָׁפִים Micah 5:11; Nahum 3:4; suffix כְּשָׁפַיִךְ Isaiah 47:9,12; כְּשָׁפֶיהָ Nahum 3:4; 2 Kings 9:22; — sorceries:
1. literal מִיָּדֶיךָ וְהִכְרַתִּי כ׳ Micah 5:11, said of Israel; רֹב כ׳ Isaiah 47:9, 12 || חֲבָרַיִךְ, said of Babylon.
2. figurative of seductive and corrupting influences: of Jezebel 2 Kings 9:22 || זְנוּנִים; of Nineveh personified as harlot Nahum 3:4 (|| id.), called בַּעֲלַת כ׳ Nahum 3:4 (following זְנוּנֵי מֵרֹב זוֹנָה).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

2 Kings

9:22; 9:22; 9:22


47:9; 47:9; 47:12; 47:12


5:11; 5:11


3:4; 3:4; 3:4; 3:4


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H3785 matches the Hebrew כֶּשֶׁף (kešep̄),
which occurs 6 times in 5 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 9:22 - And when Joram saw Jehu, he said, “Is it peace, Jehu?” He answered, “What peace can there be, so long as the whorings and the sorceries of your mother Jezebel are so many?”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 47:9 - These two things shall come to you
in a moment, in one day;
the loss of children and widowhood
shall come upon you in full measure,
in spite of your many sorceries
and the great power of your enchantments.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 47:12 - Stand fast in your enchantments
and your many sorceries,
with which you have labored from your youth;
perhaps you may be able to succeed;
perhaps you may inspire terror.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 5:12 - and I will cut off sorceries from your hand,
and you shall have no more tellers of fortunes;
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 3:4 - And all for the countless whorings of the prostitute,
graceful and of deadly charms,
who betrays nations with her whorings,
and peoples with her charms.
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