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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 - Then the LORD said to Moses, “Take for yourself spices—stacte, onycha, and galbanum, spices and pure frankincense H3828; there shall be an equal part of each.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 2:1 - ‘Now when anyone presents a grain offering as an offering to the LORD, his offering shall be of fine flour, and he shall pour oil on it and put frankincense H3828 on it.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 2:2 - ‘He shall then bring it to Aaron’s sons the priests; and he shall take from it his handful of its fine flour and of its oil, with all of its frankincense H3828. And the priest shall offer it up in smoke as its memorial portion on the altar, an offering by fire of a soothing aroma to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 2:15 - ‘You shall then put oil on it and place incense H3828 on it; it is a grain offering.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 2:16 - ‘Then the priest shall offer up in smoke its memorial portion, part of its crushed grain and its oil with all its incense H3828 as an offering by fire to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 5:11 - ‘But if his [fn]means are insufficient for two turtledoves or two young doves, then for his offering for that which he has sinned, he shall bring the tenth of an [fn]ephah of fine flour as a sin offering; he shall not put oil on it or place incense H3828 on it, for it is a sin offering.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 6:15 - ‘Then one of them shall lift up from it a handful of the fine flour of the grain offering, [fn]with its oil and all the incense H3828 that is on the grain offering, and he shall offer it up in smoke on the altar, a soothing aroma, as its memorial offering to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:7 - “You shall put pure frankincense H3828 on each row so that it may be a memorial portion for the bread, an offering by fire to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 5:15 - the man shall then bring his wife to the priest, and shall bring as [fn]an offering for her a tenth of an [fn]ephah of barley meal; he shall not pour oil on it nor put frankincense H3828 on it, because it is a grain offering of jealousy, a grain offering of reminder, a reminder of wrongdoing.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 9:29 - Some of them also were appointed over the furniture and over all the utensils of the sanctuary, and over the finely milled flour, the wine, the olive oil, the frankincense H3828, and the balsam oil.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 13:5 - had prepared a large [fn]room for him, where previously they used to put the grain offerings, the frankincense H3828, the utensils and the tithes of grain, wine, and oil prescribed for the Levites, the singers, and the gatekeepers, and the [fn]contributions for the priests.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 13:9 - Then I gave an order, and they cleansed the rooms; and I returned the utensils of the house of God there with the grain offering and the frankincense H3828.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 3:6 - The Bride
[fn]What is this coming up from the wilderness
Like columns of smoke,
Perfumed with myrrh and frankincense H3828,
With all the scented powders of the merchant?
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 4:6 - “Until [fn]the cool of the day
When the shadows flee,
I will go my way to the mountain of myrrh
And to the hill of frankincense H3828.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 4:14 - Nard and saffron, spice reed and cinnamon,
With all the trees of frankincense H3828,
Myrrh, and aloes, along with all the finest balsam oils.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:23 - “You have not brought to Me the sheep of your burnt offerings,
Nor have you honored Me with your sacrifices.
I have not burdened you with [fn]offerings,
Nor wearied you with incense H3828.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 60:6 - “A multitude of camels will cover you,
The young camels of Midian and Ephah;
All those from Sheba will come;
They will bring gold and frankincense H3828,
And proclaim good news of the praises of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 66:3 - But the one who slaughters an ox is like one who kills a person;
The one who sacrifices a lamb is like one who breaks a dog’s neck;
One who offers a grain offering is like one who offers pig’s blood;
One who [fn]burns incense H3828 is like one who blesses an idol.
As they have chosen their own ways,
And their souls delight in their abominations,
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 6:20 - “For what purpose does frankincense H3828 come to Me from Sheba,
And the [fn]sweet cane from a distant land?
Your burnt offerings are not acceptable
And your sacrifices are not pleasing to Me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 17:26 - “They will come in from the cities of Judah and from the areas surrounding Jerusalem, from the land of Benjamin, from the lowland, from the hill country, and from the Negev, bringing burnt offerings, sacrifices, grain offerings, and frankincense H3828, and bringing sacrifices of thanksgiving to the house of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 41:5 - that eighty men came from Shechem, from Shiloh, and from Samaria with their beards shaved off, their clothes torn, and [fn]their bodies gashed, having grain offerings and incense H3828 in their hands to bring to the house of the LORD.
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