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Lexicon :: Strong's H3847 - lāḇaš

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Strong’s Definitions

לָבַשׁ lâbash, law-bash'; or לָבֵשׁ lâbêsh; a primitive root; properly, wrap around, i.e. (by implication) to put on a garment or clothe (oneself, or another), literally or figuratively:—(in) apparel, arm, array (self), clothe (self), come upon, put (on, upon), wear.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 112x

The KJV translates Strong's H3847 in the following manner: clothe (51x), put on (22x), put (18x), array (6x), wear (4x), armed (3x), came (3x), apparel (1x), apparelled (1x), clothed them (1x), came upon (1x), variant (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 112x
The KJV translates Strong's H3847 in the following manner: clothe (51x), put on (22x), put (18x), array (6x), wear (4x), armed (3x), came (3x), apparel (1x), apparelled (1x), clothed them (1x), came upon (1x), variant (1x).
  1. to dress, wear, clothe, put on clothing, be clothed

    1. (Qal)

      1. to put on clothes, be clothed, wear

      2. to put on, be clothed with (fig.)

    2. (Pual) to be fully clothed

    3. (Hiphil) to clothe, array with, dress

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
לָבַשׁ lâbash, law-bash'; or לָבֵשׁ lâbêsh; a primitive root; properly, wrap around, i.e. (by implication) to put on a garment or clothe (oneself, or another), literally or figuratively:—(in) apparel, arm, array (self), clothe (self), come upon, put (on, upon), wear.
STRONGS H3847: Abbreviations
לָבֵשׁ לָבַשׁ verb put on (a garment), wear, clothe, be clothed (Late Hebrew id.; Aramaic לָבֵישׁ, bdb052712 Assyrian labâšu; Arabic bdb052713; Ethiopic bdb052714); —
Qal Perfect 3rd person masculine singularלָבֵשׁ Psalm 93:1 (twice in verse), לָבַשׁ Job 7:5 + 2 times, וְלָבַשׁ (consecutive) Leviticus 6:3 + 3 times; suffix וּלְבָשֵׁם (consecutive) Leviticus 16:4; 3rd person feminine singular לָֽבְשָׁה Judges 6:34 + 2 times, etc. (Ezekiel 42:14 read probablyוְלָֽבְשׁוּ Qr, for ילבשׁו Kt, but clause perhaps interpolated, see Co); Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular יִלְבַּשׁ Deuteronomy 22:5 +; suffix וַיִּלְבָּשֵׁנִי Job 29:14 יִלְבָּשָׁם Exodus 29:30; 1st person singular suffix אֶלְבָּשֶׁ֑נָּה Songs 5:3; 3rd person feminine pluralתִּלְבַּשְׁןָ 2 Samuel 13:18, etc.; Imperative masculine singularלְבַשׁ 1 Kings 22:30, etc.;Infinitive absolute לָבוֺשׁ Haggai 1:6; construct לִלְבּשׁ Genesis 28:20; Leviticus 21:10; Participle active plural הַלֹּבְשִׁים Zephaniah 1:8; passive absolute לָבוּשׁ 1 Samuel 17:5; Daniel 10:5; לָבֻשׁ Ezekiel 9:2 + 3 times; construct לְבוּשׁ Daniel 12:6, 7, לְבֻשׁ Ezekiel 9:11 + 3 times; plural construct לְבֻשֵׁי Ezekiel 23:6 + 2 times; —
1. a. literally put on (one's own) garment (accusative) Genesis 38:19; 1 Samuel 28:8; 2 Samuel 14:2; 1 Kings 22:30 2 Chronicles 18:29; Exodus 29:30; Leviticus 6:3; Leviticus 6:4; Leviticus 16:4 (twice in verse); Leviticus 16:23, 24, 32; Leviticus 21:10; Deuteronomy 22:5; Ezekiel 44:17, 19, and so Ezekiel 42:14 Qr (see above), Jonah 3:5; Songs 5:3; Esther 4:1; Esther 5:1; with accusative garment + עַלבְּֿשָׂרוֺ Leviticus 16:3; of putting on armour Jeremiah 46:4; = wear (more or less habitually), with accusative of garment, Isaiah 4:1; Deuteronomy 22:11; Zephaniah 1:8; Zechariah 13:4; of Jerusalem under figure of woman Jeremiah 4:30, of rulers under figure of shepherds Ezekiel 34:3, compare כֵּן תִּלְבַּשְׁןָ 2 Samuel 13:18 (no accusative)
b. very often figurative, put on, be clothed with, with accusative of garment; — לָבַשׁ בְּשָׂרִי רִמָּה Job 7:5 my flesh is clothed (i.e. covered) with worms; of Jerusalem, be clothed with inhabitants Isaiah 49:18; of pasture, with flocks Psalm 65:14; more often the garment is some abstract quality, e.g. righteousness, majesty, beauty, strength, etc.; — וַיִּלְבַּשׁ צְדָקָה כַּשִּׁרְיָן Isaiah 59:17 he (י׳) hath put on righteousness as a breastplate, compare Isaiah 59:17 (vengeance), Psalm 93:1 (majesty), Psalm 93:1 (strength), Psalm 104:1 (honour and majesty), Isaiah 51:9 (strength); also Job 40:10; said of men, 2 Chronicles 6:41 (salvation), Psalm 132:9 (righteousness), Job 29:14 (id.); of Zion Isaiah 52:1 (twice in verse); also in bad sense, clothed with terror, trembling, shame, etc., Ezekiel 7:27; Ezekiel 26:16; Job 8:22; Psalm 35:26; Psalm 109:29, compare Psalm 35:18 (cursing).
c. literally put on, object omitted, נָתַןבֶּ֗֗֗גֶד לִלְבּשׁ Genesis 28:20; Job 27:17; Infinitive absolute לָבוֺשׁ Haggai 1:6 (there is) a clothing, but he has nothing for warmth.
d. once with בְּ, בּוֹ לָבַשׁ אֲשֶׁר ֗֗֗ לְבוּשׁ Esther 6:8.
e. Passive participle, clothed with, chiefly Ezek.; — with accusative of garment, Ezekiel 9:2, 3; Zechariah 3:3; Proverbs 31:21; Daniel 10:5; of wearing armour 1 Samuel 17:5; construct before garment, לְבֻשׁ הַבַּדִּים Ezekiel 9:11; Ezekiel 10:2, 6, 7, compare Ezekiel 23:6, 12; Ezekiel 38:4; Daniel 12:6, 7.
f. figurative: — לָֽבְשָׁה אֶתגִּֿדְע֑וֺן וְרוּחַ י׳ Judges 6:34 and the spirit of י׳ clothed itself with Gideon, i.e. (GFM) took possession of him (compare bdb052801 possessed); so 1 Chronicles 12:18; 2 Chronicles 24:20; צֶדֶק לָבַשְׁתִּי וַיִּלְבָּשֵׁנִי Job 29:14 and it clothed itself in me, as it were, became incarnate in me.
Pu. only Participle plural מְלֻבָּשִׁים arrayed, with accusative of garment 1 Kings 22:10 2 Chronicles 18:9; 5:12; absolute in full apparel Ezra 3:10.
Hiph. Perfect 3rd person masculine singular suffix הִלְבִּישַׁנִי Isaiah 61:10; 3rd person feminine singular הִלְבִּישָׁה Genesis 27:16; 2nd person masculine singular וְהִלְבַּשְׁתָּ֫ Exodus 28:41 + 3 times; suffix וְהִלְבַּשְׁתָּם (consecutive) Exodus 29:8; Numbers 20:26; 1st person singular suffix וְהִלְבַּשְׁתִּיו Isaiah 22:21; 3rd person plural הִלְבִּישׁוּ 2 Chronicles 28:15, וְהִלְבִּשׁוּ (consecutive) Esther 6:9; Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular וַיַּלְבֵּשׁ Genesis 41:42 + 5 times; suffix וַיַּלְבִּשֵׁם Genesis 3:21; Leviticus 8:13; 3rd person feminine singular תַּלְבִּישׁ Proverbs 23:21, etc.; Infinitive absolute הַלְבֵּשׁ Zechariah 3:4; construct הַלְבִּישׁ Esther 4:4; Participle suffix הַמַּלְֽֽֽבִּשְׁכֶם 1 Samuel 1:24; — clothe, array with.
1. usually with 2 accusative,
a. literal וַיּלְבֵּשׁ אֹתוֺ בִּגְדֵישֵֿׁשׁ Genesis 41:42; 2 Samuel 1:24; Isaiah 22:21; Exodus 28:41; Exodus 29:5, 8; Exodus 40:13, 14; Leviticus 8:7, 13; Numbers 20:26, 28; Zechariah 3:4, 5; of clothing Jerusalem under figure of infant Ezekiel 16:10; of putting armour on some one 1 Samuel 17:38 (twice in verse).
b. figurative, Job 10:11 thou hast clothed me with skin and flesh; compare Job 39:19 (quivering of horse's neck); Isaiah 50:3; Isaiah 61:10; Psalm 132:16; Psalm 132:18.
2. with accusative garment only, Genesis 27:16 (+ עַליָֿדָיו); figurative, Proverbs 23:21.
3. with accusative of person only, Genesis 3:21; Genesis 27:15; 2 Chronicles 28:15 (twice in verse); Esther 4:4; Esther 6:9, 11.

See related Aramaic BDB entry H3848.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


3:21; 3:21; 27:15; 27:16; 27:16; 28:20; 28:20; 38:19; 41:42; 41:42


28:41; 28:41; 29:5; 29:8; 29:8; 29:30; 29:30; 40:13; 40:14


6:3; 6:3; 6:4; 8:7; 8:13; 8:13; 16:3; 16:4; 16:4; 16:23; 16:24; 16:32; 21:10; 21:10


20:26; 20:26; 20:28


22:5; 22:5; 22:11


6:34; 6:34

1 Samuel

1:24; 17:5; 17:5; 17:38; 28:8

2 Samuel

1:24; 13:18; 13:18; 14:2

1 Kings

22:10; 22:30; 22:30

1 Chronicles


2 Chronicles

5:12; 6:41; 18:9; 18:29; 24:20; 28:15; 28:15




4:1; 4:4; 4:4; 5:1; 6:8; 6:9; 6:9; 6:11


7:5; 7:5; 8:22; 10:11; 27:17; 29:14; 29:14; 29:14; 39:19; 40:10


35:18; 35:26; 93:1; 93:1; 93:1; 104:1; 109:29; 132:9; 132:16; 132:18


23:21; 23:21; 31:21

Song of Songs

5:3; 5:3


4:1; 22:21; 22:21; 49:18; 50:3; 51:9; 52:1; 59:17; 59:17; 61:10; 61:10


4:30; 46:4


7:27; 9:2; 9:2; 9:3; 9:11; 9:11; 10:2; 10:6; 10:7; 16:10; 23:6; 23:6; 23:12; 26:16; 34:3; 38:4; 42:14; 42:14; 44:17; 44:19


10:5; 10:5; 12:6; 12:6; 12:7; 12:7




1:8; 1:8


1:6; 1:6


3:3; 3:4; 3:4; 3:5; 13:4

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H3847 matches the Hebrew לָבַשׁ (lāḇaš),
which occurs 111 times in 102 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 3 (Gen 3:21–Job 8:22)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:21 - Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them. H3847
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:15 - And Rebekah took goodly raiment of her eldest son Esau, which were with her in the house, and put them upon H3847 Jacob her younger son:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:16 - And she put H3847 the skins of the kids of the goats upon his hands, and upon the smooth of his neck:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 28:20 - And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If God will be with me, and will keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat, and raiment to put on, H3847
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 38:19 - And she arose, and went away, and laid by her vail from her, and put on H3847 the garments of her widowhood.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:42 - And Pharaoh took off his ring from his hand, and put it upon Joseph's hand, and arrayed H3847 him in vestures of fine linen, and put a gold chain about his neck;
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 28:41 - And thou shalt put H3847 them upon Aaron thy brother, and his sons with him; and shalt anoint them, and consecrate them, and sanctify them, that they may minister unto me in the priest's office.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 29:5 - And thou shalt take the garments, and put H3847 upon Aaron the coat, and the robe of the ephod, and the ephod, and the breastplate, and gird him with the curious girdle of the ephod:
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 29:8 - And thou shalt bring his sons, and put H3847 coats upon them.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 29:30 - And that son that is priest in his stead shall put H3847 them on seven days, when he cometh into the tabernacle of the congregation to minister in the holy place.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 40:13 - And thou shalt put H3847 upon Aaron the holy garments, and anoint him, and sanctify him; that he may minister unto me in the priest's office.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 40:14 - And thou shalt bring his sons, and clothe H3847 them with coats:
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 6:10 - And the priest shall put H3847 on his linen garment, and his linen breeches shall he put H3847 upon his flesh, and take up the ashes which the fire hath consumed with the burnt offering on the altar, and he shall put them beside the altar.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 6:11 - And he shall put off his garments, and put on H3847 other garments, and carry forth the ashes without the camp unto a clean place.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 8:7 - And he put upon him the coat, and girded him with the girdle, and clothed H3847 him with the robe, and put the ephod upon him, and he girded him with the curious girdle of the ephod, and bound it unto him therewith.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 8:13 - And Moses brought Aaron's sons, and put H3847 coats upon them, and girded them with girdles, and put bonnets upon them; as the LORD commanded Moses.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 16:4 - He shall put on H3847 the holy linen coat, and he shall have the linen breeches upon his flesh, and shall be girded with a linen girdle, and with the linen mitre shall he be attired: these are holy garments; therefore shall he wash his flesh in water, and so put them on. H3847
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 16:23 - And Aaron shall come into the tabernacle of the congregation, and shall put off the linen garments, which he put on H3847 when he went into the holy place, and shall leave them there:
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 16:24 - And he shall wash his flesh with water in the holy place, and put on H3847 his garments, and come forth, and offer his burnt offering, and the burnt offering of the people, and make an atonement for himself, and for the people.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 16:32 - And the priest, whom he shall anoint, and whom he shall consecrate to minister in the priest's office in his father's stead, shall make the atonement, and shall put on H3847 the linen clothes, even the holy garments:
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 21:10 - And he that is the high priest among his brethren, upon whose head the anointing oil was poured, and that is consecrated to put H3847 on the garments, shall not uncover his head, nor rend his clothes;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 20:26 - And strip Aaron of his garments, and put H3847 them upon Eleazar his son: and Aaron shall be gathered unto his people, and shall die there.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 20:28 - And Moses stripped Aaron of his garments, and put H3847 them upon Eleazar his son; and Aaron died there in the top of the mount: and Moses and Eleazar came down from the mount.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:5 - The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put H3847 on a woman's garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the LORD thy God.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:11 - Thou shalt not wear H3847 a garment of divers sorts, as of woollen and linen together.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:34 - But the Spirit of the LORD came H3847 upon Gideon, and he blew a trumpet; and Abiezer was gathered after him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:5 - And he had an helmet of brass upon his head, and he was armed H3847 with a coat of mail; and the weight of the coat was five thousand shekels of brass.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:38 - And Saul armed H3847 David with his armour, and he put an helmet of brass upon his head; also he armed H3847 him with a coat of mail.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 28:8 - And Saul disguised himself, and put on H3847 other raiment, and he went, and two men with him, and they came to the woman by night: and he said, I pray thee, divine unto me by the familiar spirit, and bring me him up, whom I shall name unto thee.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 1:24 - Ye daughters of Israel, weep over Saul, who clothed H3847 you in scarlet, with other delights, who put on ornaments of gold upon your apparel.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 13:18 - And she had a garment of divers colours upon her: for with such robes were the king's daughters that were virgins apparelled. H3847 Then his servant brought her out, and bolted the door after her.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 14:2 - And Joab sent to Tekoah, and fetched thence a wise woman, and said unto her, I pray thee, feign thyself to be a mourner, and put on H3847 now mourning apparel, and anoint not thyself with oil, but be as a woman that had a long time mourned for the dead:
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 22:10 - And the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat the king of Judah sat each on his throne, having put on H3847 their robes, in a void place in the entrance of the gate of Samaria; and all the prophets prophesied before them.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 22:30 - And the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, I will disguise myself, and enter into the battle; but put thou on H3847 thy robes. And the king of Israel disguised himself, and went into the battle.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 12:18 - Then the spirit came H3847 upon Amasai, who was chief of the captains, and he said, Thine are we, David, and on thy side, thou son of Jesse: peace, peace be unto thee, and peace be to thine helpers; for thy God helpeth thee. Then David received them, and made them captains of the band.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 5:12 - Also the Levites which were the singers, all of them of Asaph, of Heman, of Jeduthun, with their sons and their brethren, being arrayed H3847 in white linen, having cymbals and psalteries and harps, stood at the east end of the altar, and with them an hundred and twenty priests sounding with trumpets:)
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 6:41 - Now therefore arise, O LORD God, into thy resting place, thou, and the ark of thy strength: let thy priests, O LORD God, be clothed H3847 with salvation, and let thy saints rejoice in goodness.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 18:9 - And the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat king of Judah sat either of them on his throne, clothed H3847 in their robes, and they sat in a void place at the entering in of the gate of Samaria; and all the prophets prophesied before them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 18:29 - And the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, I will disguise myself, and will go to the battle; but put H3847 thou on thy robes. So the king of Israel disguised himself; and they went to the battle.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 24:20 - And the Spirit of God came H3847 upon Zechariah the son of Jehoiada the priest, which stood above the people, and said unto them, Thus saith God, Why transgress ye the commandments of the LORD, that ye cannot prosper? because ye have forsaken the LORD, he hath also forsaken you.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 28:15 - And the men which were expressed by name rose up, and took the captives, and with the spoil clothed H3847 all that were naked among them, and arrayed H3847 them, and shod them, and gave them to eat and to drink, and anointed them, and carried all the feeble of them upon asses, and brought them to Jericho, the city of palm trees, to their brethren: then they returned to Samaria.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 3:10 - And when the builders laid the foundation of the temple of the LORD, they set the priests in their apparel H3847 with trumpets, and the Levites the sons of Asaph with cymbals, to praise the LORD, after the ordinance of David king of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 4:1 - When Mordecai perceived all that was done, Mordecai rent his clothes, and put on H3847 sackcloth with ashes, and went out into the midst of the city, and cried with a loud and a bitter cry;
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 4:4 - So Esther's maids and her chamberlains came and told it her. Then was the queen exceedingly grieved; and she sent raiment to clothe H3847 Mordecai, and to take away his sackcloth from him: but he received it not.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 5:1 - Now it came to pass on the third day, that Esther put on H3847 her royal apparel, and stood in the inner court of the king's house, over against the king's house: and the king sat upon his royal throne in the royal house, over against the gate of the house.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 6:8 - Let the royal apparel be brought which the king useth to wear, H3847 and the horse that the king rideth upon, and the crown royal which is set upon his head:
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 6:9 - And let this apparel and horse be delivered to the hand of one of the king's most noble princes, that they may array H3847 the man withal whom the king delighteth to honour, and bring him on horseback through the street of the city, and proclaim before him, Thus shall it be done to the man whom the king delighteth to honour.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 6:11 - Then took Haman the apparel and the horse, and arrayed H3847 Mordecai, and brought him on horseback through the street of the city, and proclaimed before him, Thus shall it be done unto the man whom the king delighteth to honour.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 7:5 - My flesh is clothed H3847 with worms and clods of dust; my skin is broken, and become loathsome.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:22 - They that hate thee shall be clothed H3847 with shame; and the dwelling place of the wicked shall come to nought.

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