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Lexicon :: Strong's H3828 - lᵊḇônâ

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Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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TWOT Reference: 1074d

Strong’s Definitions

לְבוֹנָה lᵉbôwnâh, leb-o-naw'; or לְבֹנָה lᵉbônâh; from H3836; frankincense (from its whiteness or perhaps that of its smoke):—(frank-) incense.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 21x

The KJV translates Strong's H3828 in the following manner: frankincense (15x), incense (6x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 21x
The KJV translates Strong's H3828 in the following manner: frankincense (15x), incense (6x).
  1. frankincense

    1. a white resin burned as fragrant incense

      1. ceremonially

      2. personally

      3. used in compounding the holy incense

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
לְבוֹנָה lᵉbôwnâh, leb-o-naw'; or לְבֹנָה lᵉbônâh; from H3836; frankincense (from its whiteness or perhaps that of its smoke):—(frank-) incense.
STRONGS H3828: Abbreviations
† I. לְבֹנָה, לְבוֺנָה noun feminine frankincense (from white colour, compare LagBN 33; Late Hebrew id.; Aramaic id., לְבוּנְתָּא, bdb052605 Phoenician לבנת; Arabic bdb052606 (Lane3007); Ethiopic bdb052607 is from λιβανος); — ל׳ Exodus 30:24 + 18 times; לְבֹנָתָהּ Leviticus 2:2, 16; — used in preparation of holy incense Exodus 30:34 (|| סַמִּים); used as incense Jeremiah 6:20, on meal-offering Leviticus 2:1, 2, 15, 16; Leviticus 6:8, compare Leviticus 5:11; Numbers 5:15; also Jeremiah 17:26; Jeremiah 41:5; Isaiah 43:23; Isaiah 66:3; with shew-bread Leviticus 24:7; Nehemiah 13:5, 9; 1 Chronicles 9:29 (|| בְּשָׂמִים); burned as perfume (article of luxury) Songs 3:6 (|| מֹר); גִּבְעַת הַלְּבוֺנָה Songs 4:6 (|| הַר הַמּוֺר); עֲצֵי לְבוֺנָה Songs 4:14 (|| נֵרְדְּ, כַּרְכֹּם, קָנֶה, קִנָּמוֺן, מֹר, אֲהָלוֺת); as tribute to Zion Isaiah 60:6 (|| זהב). — In Hexateuch only P.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


30:24; 30:34


2:1; 2:2; 2:2; 2:15; 2:16; 2:16; 5:11; 6:8; 24:7



1 Chronicles



13:5; 13:9

Song of Songs

3:6; 4:6; 4:14


43:23; 60:6; 66:3


6:20; 17:26; 41:5


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H3828 matches the Hebrew לְבוֹנָה (lᵊḇônâ),
which occurs 21 times in 21 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 30:34 - And the LORD said unto Moses, Take unto thee sweet spices, stacte, and onycha, and galbanum; these sweet spices with pure frankincense: H3828 of each shall there be a like weight:
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 2:1 - And when any will offer a meat offering unto the LORD, his offering shall be of fine flour; and he shall pour oil upon it, and put frankincense H3828 thereon:
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 2:2 - And he shall bring it to Aaron's sons the priests: and he shall take thereout his handful of the flour thereof, and of the oil thereof, with all the frankincense H3828 thereof; and the priest shall burn the memorial of it upon the altar, to be an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD:
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 2:15 - And thou shalt put oil upon it, and lay frankincense H3828 thereon: it is a meat offering.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 2:16 - And the priest shall burn the memorial of it, part of the beaten corn thereof, and part of the oil thereof, with all the frankincense H3828 thereof: it is an offering made by fire unto the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 5:11 - But if he be not able to bring two turtledoves, or two young pigeons, then he that sinned shall bring for his offering the tenth part of an ephah of fine flour for a sin offering; he shall put no oil upon it, neither shall he put any frankincense H3828 thereon: for it is a sin offering.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 6:15 - And he shall take of it his handful, of the flour of the meat offering, and of the oil thereof, and all the frankincense H3828 which is upon the meat offering, and shall burn it upon the altar for a sweet savour, even the memorial of it, unto the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:7 - And thou shalt put pure frankincense H3828 upon each row, that it may be on the bread for a memorial, even an offering made by fire unto the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 5:15 - Then shall the man bring his wife unto the priest, and he shall bring her offering for her, the tenth part of an ephah of barley meal; he shall pour no oil upon it, nor put frankincense H3828 thereon; for it is an offering of jealousy, an offering of memorial, bringing iniquity to remembrance.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 9:29 - Some of them also were appointed to oversee the vessels, and all the instruments of the sanctuary, and the fine flour, and the wine, and the oil, and the frankincense, H3828 and the spices.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 13:5 - And he had prepared for him a great chamber, where aforetime they laid the meat offerings, the frankincense, H3828 and the vessels, and the tithes of the corn, the new wine, and the oil, which was commanded to be given to the Levites, and the singers, and the porters; and the offerings of the priests.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 13:9 - Then I commanded, and they cleansed the chambers: and thither brought I again the vessels of the house of God, with the meat offering and the frankincense. H3828
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 3:6 - Who is this that cometh out of the wilderness like pillars of smoke, perfumed with myrrh and frankincense, H3828 with all powders of the merchant?
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 4:6 - Until the day break, and the shadows flee away, I will get me to the mountain of myrrh, and to the hill of frankincense. H3828
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 4:14 - Spikenard and saffron; calamus and cinnamon, with all trees of frankincense; H3828 myrrh and aloes, with all the chief spices:
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:23 - Thou hast not brought me the small cattle of thy burnt offerings; neither hast thou honoured me with thy sacrifices. I have not caused thee to serve with an offering, nor wearied thee with incense. H3828
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 60:6 - The multitude of camels shall cover thee, the dromedaries of Midian and Ephah; all they from Sheba shall come: they shall bring gold and incense; H3828 and they shall shew forth the praises of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 66:3 - He that killeth an ox is as if he slew a man; he that sacrificeth a lamb, as if he cut off a dog's neck; he that offereth an oblation, as if he offered swine's blood; he that burneth incense, H3828 as if he blessed an idol. Yea, they have chosen their own ways, and their soul delighteth in their abominations.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 6:20 - To what purpose cometh there to me incense H3828 from Sheba, and the sweet cane from a far country? your burnt offerings are not acceptable, nor your sacrifices sweet unto me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 17:26 - And they shall come from the cities of Judah, and from the places about Jerusalem, and from the land of Benjamin, and from the plain, and from the mountains, and from the south, bringing burnt offerings, and sacrifices, and meat offerings, and incense, H3828 and bringing sacrifices of praise, unto the house of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 41:5 - That there came certain from Shechem, from Shiloh, and from Samaria, even fourscore men, having their beards shaven, and their clothes rent, and having cut themselves, with offerings and incense H3828 in their hand, to bring them to the house of the LORD.
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