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Lexicon :: Strong's H3837 - lāḇān

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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.
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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 named Laban, who ran out to meet the man at the spring.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:50 - Then Laban and Bethuel replied, “The LORD has obviously brought you here, so there is nothing we can say.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:20 - When Isaac was forty years old, he married Rebekah, the daughter of Bethuel the Aramean from Paddan-aram and the sister of Laban the Aramean.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:43 - So listen carefully, my son. Get ready and flee to my brother, Laban, in Haran.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 28:2 - Instead, go at once to Paddan-aram, to the house of your grandfather Bethuel, and marry one of your uncle Laban’s daughters.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 28:5 - So Isaac sent Jacob away, and he went to Paddan-aram to stay with his uncle Laban, his mother’s brother, the son of Bethuel the Aramean.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:5 - “Do you know a man there named Laban, the grandson of Nahor?” he asked.
“Yes, we do,” they replied.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:10 - And because Rachel was his cousin—the daughter of Laban, his mother’s brother—and because the sheep and goats belonged to his uncle Laban, Jacob went over to the well and moved the stone from its mouth and watered his uncle’s flock.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:13 - As soon as Laban heard that his nephew Jacob had arrived, he ran out to meet him. He embraced and kissed him and brought him home. When Jacob had told him his story,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:14 - Laban exclaimed, “You really are my own flesh and blood!” After Jacob had stayed with Laban for about a month,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:15 - Laban said to him, “You shouldn’t work for me without pay just because we are relatives. Tell me how much your wages should be.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:16 - Now Laban had two daughters. The older daughter was named Leah, and the younger one was Rachel.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:19 - “Agreed!” Laban replied. “I’d rather give her to you than to anyone else. Stay and work with me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:21 - Finally, the time came for him to marry her. “I have fulfilled my agreement,” Jacob said to Laban. “Now give me my wife so I can sleep with her.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:22 - So Laban invited everyone in the neighborhood and prepared a wedding feast.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:24 - (Laban had given Leah a servant, Zilpah, to be her maid.)
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:25 - But when Jacob woke up in the morning—it was Leah! “What have you done to me?” Jacob raged at Laban. “I worked seven years for Rachel! Why have you tricked me?”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:26 - “It’s not our custom here to marry off a younger daughter ahead of the firstborn,” Laban replied.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:29 - (Laban gave Rachel a servant, Bilhah, to be her maid.)
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:25 - Soon after Rachel had given birth to Joseph, Jacob said to Laban, “Please release me so I can go home to my own country.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:27 - “Please listen to me,” Laban replied. “I have become wealthy, for[fn] the LORD has blessed me because of you.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:34 - “All right,” Laban replied. “It will be as you say.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:36 - who took them a three-days’ journey from where Jacob was. Meanwhile, Jacob stayed and cared for the rest of Laban’s flock.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:40 - Jacob separated those lambs from Laban’s flock. And at mating time he turned the flock to face Laban’s animals that were streaked or black. This is how he built his own flock instead of increasing Laban’s.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:42 - But he didn’t do this with the weaker ones, so the weaker lambs belonged to Laban, and the stronger ones were Jacob’s.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:1 - But Jacob soon learned that Laban’s sons were grumbling about him. “Jacob has robbed our father of everything!” they said. “He has gained all his wealth at our father’s expense.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:2 - And Jacob began to notice a change in Laban’s attitude toward him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:12 - “The angel said, ‘Look up, and you will see that only the streaked, speckled, and spotted males are mating with the females of your flock. For I have seen how Laban has treated you.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:19 - At the time they left, Laban was some distance away, shearing his sheep. Rachel stole her father’s household idols and took them with her.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:20 - Jacob outwitted Laban the Aramean, for they set out secretly and never told Laban they were leaving.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:22 - Three days later, Laban was told that Jacob had fled.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:24 - But the previous night God had appeared to Laban the Aramean in a dream and told him, “I’m warning you—leave Jacob alone!”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:25 - Laban caught up with Jacob as he was camped in the hill country of Gilead, and he set up his camp not far from Jacob’s.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:26 - “What do you mean by deceiving me like this?” Laban demanded. “How dare you drag my daughters away like prisoners of war?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:31 - “I rushed away because I was afraid,” Jacob answered. “I thought you would take your daughters from me by force.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:33 - Laban went first into Jacob’s tent to search there, then into Leah’s, and then the tents of the two servant wives—but he found nothing. Finally, he went into Rachel’s tent.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:34 - But Rachel had taken the household idols and hidden them in her camel saddle, and now she was sitting on them. When Laban had thoroughly searched her tent without finding them,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:36 - Then Jacob became very angry, and he challenged Laban. “What’s my crime?” he demanded. “What have I done wrong to make you chase after me as though I were a criminal?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:43 - Then Laban replied to Jacob, “These women are my daughters, these children are my grandchildren, and these flocks are my flocks—in fact, everything you see is mine. But what can I do now about my daughters and their children?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:47 - To commemorate the event, Laban called the place Jegar-sahadutha (which means “witness pile” in Aramaic), and Jacob called it Galeed (which means “witness pile” in Hebrew).
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:48 - Then Laban declared, “This pile of stones will stand as a witness to remind us of the covenant we have made today.” This explains why it was called Galeed—“Witness Pile.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:51 - “See this pile of stones,” Laban continued, “and see this monument I have set between us.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:55 - [fn]Laban got up early the next morning, and he kissed his grandchildren and his daughters and blessed them. Then he left and returned home.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:4 - He told them, “Give this message to my master Esau: ‘Humble greetings from your servant Jacob. Until now I have been living with Uncle Laban,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:18 - These were the sons of Zilpah, the servant given to Leah by her father, Laban. The number of Jacob’s descendants through Zilpah was sixteen.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:25 - These were the sons of Bilhah, the servant given to Rachel by her father, Laban. The number of Jacob’s descendants through Bilhah was seven.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 1:1 - These are the words that Moses spoke to all the people of Israel while they were in the wilderness east of the Jordan River. They were camped in the Jordan Valley[fn] near Suph, between Paran on one side and Tophel, Laban, Hazeroth, and Di-zahab on the other.
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