Click to Change

Return to Top

Return to Top

Printer Icon


Copy Options
Red Letter
The Blue Letter Bible

Lexicon :: Strong's H3837 - lāḇān

Choose a new font size and typeface
Part of Speech
proper locative noun, proper masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
The same as לָבָן (H3836)
Strong’s Definitions

לָבָן Lâbân, law-bawn'; the same as H3836; Laban, a Mesopotamian; also a place in the Desert:—Laban.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 55x

The KJV translates Strong's H3837 in the following manner: Laban (55x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 55x
The KJV translates Strong's H3837 in the following manner: Laban (55x).
  1. Laban = "white"

    proper masculine noun
    1. son of Bethuel, brother of Rebekah, and father of Leah and Rachel

      proper locative noun
    2. a wilderness encampment of the Israelites

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
לָבָן Lâbân, law-bawn'; the same as H3836; Laban, a Mesopotamian; also a place in the Desert:—Laban.
STRONGS H3837: Abbreviations
II. לָבָן 54 proper name, masculine son of Bethuel, brother of Rebekah, and father-in-law of Jacob (Greek Version of the LXX Λαβαν), Genesis 24:29 (twice in verse); Genesis 24:50; Genesis 27:43; Genesis 28:2, 5 + 17 times J (Gen 29, 30, 31, 32); Genesis 29:15, 16, 19, 21, 22, 26 + 18 times E (Gen 31, 32, הָאֲרַמִּי ל׳ Genesis 31:24); Genesis 25:20 (הָאֲרַמִּי ל׳) Genesis 28:5 (id.), also Genesis 28:2; Genesis 29:24, 29; Genesis 46:18, 25 (all P).

III. לָבָן proper name, of a location, connected with desert-journey of Israelites Deuteronomy 1:1, Greek Version of the LXX Λοβαν; possibly = H3841 לִבְנָה 2, which see.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
Copyright © 2002, 2003, 2006 by Biblesoft, Inc.
All rights reserved. Used by permission.

BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H3837 matches the Hebrew לָבָן (lāḇān),
which occurs 55 times in 47 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:29 - Now Rebekah had a brother whose name was Laban; H3837 and Laban H3837 ran outside to the man at the spring.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:50 - Then Laban H3837 and Bethuel replied, “The matter comes from the LORD; so we cannot speak to you bad or good.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:20 - and Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah, the daughter of Bethuel the [fn]Aramean of Paddan-aram, the sister of Laban H3837 the [fn]Aramean, to be his wife.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:43 - “Now therefore, my son, obey my voice, and arise, [fn]flee to Haran, to my brother Laban! H3837
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 28:2 - “Arise, go to Paddan-aram, to the house of Bethuel your mother’s father; and from there take to yourself a wife from the daughters of Laban H3837 your mother’s brother.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 28:5 - Then Isaac sent Jacob away, and he went to Paddan-aram to Laban, H3837 son of Bethuel the Aramean, the brother of Rebekah, the mother of Jacob and Esau.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:5 - He said to them, “Do you know Laban H3837 the son of Nahor?” And they said, “We know him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:10 - When Jacob saw Rachel the daughter of Laban H3837 his mother’s brother, and the sheep of Laban H3837 his mother’s brother, Jacob went up and rolled the stone from the mouth of the well and watered the flock of Laban H3837 his mother’s brother.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:13 - So when Laban H3837 heard the news of Jacob his sister’s son, he ran to meet him, and embraced him and kissed him and brought him to his house. Then he related to Laban H3837 all these things.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:14 - Laban H3837 said to him, “Surely you are my bone and my flesh.” And he stayed with him a month.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:15 - Then Laban H3837 said to Jacob, “Because you are my [fn]relative, should you therefore serve me for nothing? Tell me, what shall your wages be?”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:16 - Now Laban H3837 had two daughters; the name of the older was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:19 - Laban H3837 said, “It is better that I give her to you than to give her to another man; stay with me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:21 - Then Jacob said to Laban, H3837 “Give me my wife, for my [fn]time is completed, that I may go in to her.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:22 - Laban H3837 gathered all the men of the place and made a feast.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:24 - Laban H3837 also gave his maid Zilpah to his daughter Leah as a maid.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:25 - So it came about in the morning that, behold, it was Leah! And he said to Laban, H3837 “What is this you have done to me? Was it not for Rachel that I served with you? Why then have you deceived me?”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:26 - But Laban H3837 said, “It is not [fn]the practice in our place to [fn]marry off the younger before the firstborn.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:29 - Laban H3837 also gave his maid Bilhah to his daughter Rachel as her maid.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:25 - Now it came about when Rachel had borne Joseph, that Jacob said to Laban, H3837 “Send me away, that I may go to my own place and to my own country.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:27 - But Laban H3837 said to him, “If now [fn]it pleases you, stay with me; I have divined that the LORD has blessed me on your account.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:34 - Laban H3837 said,[fn]Good, let it be according to your word.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:36 - And he put a distance of three days’ journey between himself and Jacob, and Jacob fed the rest of Laban’s H3837 flocks.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:40 - Jacob separated the lambs, and [fn]made the flocks face toward the striped and all the black in the flock of Laban; H3837 and he put his own herds apart, and did not put them with Laban’s H3837 flock.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:42 - but when the flock was feeble, he did not put them in; so the feebler were Laban’s H3837 and the [fn]stronger Jacob’s.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:1 - Now [fn]Jacob heard the words of Laban’s H3837 sons, saying, “Jacob has taken away all that was our father’s, and from what belonged to our father he has made all this [fn]wealth.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:2 - Jacob saw the [fn]attitude of Laban, H3837 and behold, it was not friendly toward him as formerly.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:12 - “He said, ‘Lift up now your eyes and see that all the male goats which are [fn]mating are striped, speckled, and mottled; for I have seen all that Laban H3837 has been doing to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:19 - When Laban H3837 had gone to shear his flock, then Rachel stole the [fn]household idols that were her father’s.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:20 - And Jacob [fn]deceived Laban H3837 the Aramean by not telling him that he was fleeing.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:22 - When it was told Laban H3837 on the third day that Jacob had fled,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:24 - God came to Laban H3837 the Aramean in a dream of the night and said to him, “[fn]Be careful that you do not speak to Jacob either good or bad.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:25 - Laban H3837 caught up with Jacob. Now Jacob had pitched his tent in the hill country, and Laban H3837 with his [fn]kinsmen camped in the hill country of Gilead.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:26 - Then Laban H3837 said to Jacob, “What have you done [fn]by deceiving me and carrying away my daughters like captives of the sword?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:31 - Then Jacob replied to Laban, H3837 “Because I was afraid, for I thought that you would take your daughters from me by force.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:33 - So Laban H3837 went into Jacob’s tent and into Leah’s tent and into the tent of the two maids, but he did not find them. Then he went out of Leah’s tent and entered Rachel’s tent.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:34 - Now Rachel had taken the [fn]household idols and put them in the camel’s saddle, and she sat on them. And Laban H3837 felt through all the tent but did not find them.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:36 - Then Jacob became angry and contended with Laban; H3837 and Jacob said to Laban, H3837 “What is my transgression? What is my sin that you have hotly pursued me?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:43 - Then Laban H3837 replied to Jacob, “The daughters are my daughters, and the children are my children, and the flocks are my flocks, and all that you see is mine. But what can I do this day to these my daughters or to their children whom they have borne?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:47 - Now Laban H3837 called it [fn]Jegar-sahadutha, but Jacob called it [fn]Galeed.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:48 - Laban H3837 said, “This heap is a witness between [fn]you and me this day.” Therefore it was named Galeed,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:51 - Laban H3837 said to Jacob, “Behold this heap and behold the pillar which I have set between [fn]you and me.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:55 - [fn]Early in the morning Laban H3837 arose, and kissed his sons and his daughters and blessed them. Then Laban H3837 departed and returned to his place.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:4 - He also commanded them saying, “Thus you shall say to my lord Esau: ‘Thus says your servant Jacob, “I have sojourned with Laban, H3837 and stayed until now;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:18 - These are the sons of Zilpah, whom Laban H3837 gave to his daughter Leah; and she bore to Jacob these sixteen persons.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:25 - These are the sons of Bilhah, whom Laban H3837 gave to his daughter Rachel, and she bore these to Jacob; there were seven persons in all.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 1:1 - These are the words which Moses spoke to all Israel across the Jordan in the wilderness, in the Arabah opposite [fn]Suph, between Paran and Tophel and Laban H3837 and Hazeroth and Dizahab.
BLB Searches
Search the Bible

Advanced Options

Other Searches

Multi-Verse Retrieval

Let's Connect
Daily Devotionals

Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness.

Daily Bible Reading Plans

Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one's mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year.

One-Year Plans

Two-Year Plan