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Lexicon :: Strong's H3950 - lāqaṭ

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Strong’s Definitions

לָקַט lâqaṭ, law-kat'; a primitive root; properly, to pick up, i.e. (generally) to gather; specifically, to glean:—gather (up), glean.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 37x

The KJV translates Strong's H3950 in the following manner: gather (23x), glean (12x), gather up (2x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 37x
The KJV translates Strong's H3950 in the following manner: gather (23x), glean (12x), gather up (2x).
  1. to pick up, gather, glean, gather up

    1. (Qal)

      1. to pick up, gather

      2. to glean

    2. (Piel)

      1. to gather, gather up

      2. to collect (money)

      3. to glean

    3. (Pual) to be picked up

    4. (Hithpael) to collect oneself

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
לָקַט lâqaṭ, law-kat'; a primitive root; properly, to pick up, i.e. (generally) to gather; specifically, to glean:—gather (up), glean.
STRONGS H3950: Abbreviations
† [לָקַט] verb pick or gather up, specifically glean (Late Hebrew id. and נָקַט; Arabic bdb054401 pick up (as a bird, grains, etc.); Aramaic לְקַט, and נְקַט; bdb054402; Mandean לגט (NöM 54, also on Talmud נקט); compare Assyrian laḳâtu DlHWB 385 (but ט = t?)); —
Qal Perfect 3rd person plural לָֽקְטוּ Exodus 16:22; Numbers 11:8, וְל׳ consecutive Exodus 16:4, לָקָ֑טוּ Exodus 16:18; Imperfect 3rd person masculine plural יִלְקְטוּ Exodus 16:5, יִלְקֹט֑וּן Psalm 104:28, וַיִּלְקְטוּ Exodus 16:17, 21; 2nd person masculine plural suffix תִּלְקְטֻהוּ Exodus 16:26; Imperative masculine plural לִקְטוּ Genesis 31:46; Exodus 16:16; Infinitive construct לִלְקֹט Exodus 16:27 + 2 times; —
1. pick up, gather, with accusative, stones Genesis 31:46 (J), lilies Songs 6:2; usually the manna: Exodus 16:4, 5, 26 (J), Exodus 16:21; Exodus 16:22 (P); followed by מִן partitive Exodus 16:16 (P); so absolute Exodus 16:27; Numbers 11:8 (both J E), Exodus 16:17, 18 (P); of animals gathering food תִּתֵּן לָהֶם יִלְקֹט֑וּן Psalm 104:28.
2. specifically glean, absolute, Ruth 2:8 (with בְּ local; usually Pi. in this sense).
Pi. Perfect 3rd person feminine singular וְלִקְּטָה consecutive Ruth 2:16, לִקֵּ֑טָה Ruth 2:17, 18; 2nd person feminine singular לִקַּטְתְּ Ruth 2:19; Imperfect וַיְלַקִּט Genesis 47:14 + 2 times; 3rd person feminine singular תְּלַקִּט Ruth 2:15, וַתּ׳ Ruth 2:3, 17; 2nd person masculine singular תְּלַקִּט Leviticus 19:9 + 2 times; 1st person singular אֲלַקֳּטָה Ruth 2:2, 7 (compare BaNB 152, 489); Infinitive construct לְלַקִּט Ruth 2:15 + 2 times; Participle מְלַקִּט Isaiah 17:5, plural מְלַקְּטִים Judges 1:7; Jeremiah 7:18; —
1. gather, gather up, fallen grapes, Leviticus 19:10 (H), arrows 1 Samuel 20:38, (fire-)wood Jeremiah 7:18; absolute (food from ground) Judges 1:7 (compare GFM); = pick, pick off, 2 Kings 4:39 (twice in verse) (+ מִן of source).
2. figurative collect (money) Genesis 47:14 (J).
3. specifically glean, after the reapers, usually absolute Ruth 2:3, 7 (|| אָסַף), Ruth 2:17 (all with בְּ local), Ruth 2:15 (בֵּין location), Ruth 2:19 (adverb location), also Ruth 2:2 (where בְּ may be local or partitive, compare Be), also Ruth 2:15; Ruth 2:16; Ruth 2:23; with accusative Isaiah 17:5 (שִׁבֳּלִים, simile of devastation of land; || אָסַף קָצִיר), Ruth 2:17, 18; with accusative of congnate meaning with verb לֶקֶט Leviticus 19:9 = Leviticus 23:22 (H).
Pu. Imperfect 2nd person masculine plural תְּלֻקְּטוּ Isaiah 27:12 ye shall be picked up (of Israel under figure of grains or berries, after the threshing process of י׳'s judgment).
Hithp. Imperfect וַיִּתְלַקְּטוּ Judges 11:3 and there collected themselves worthless men unto (אֶל) Jephthah (were raked together GFM).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


31:46; 31:46; 47:14; 47:14


16:4; 16:4; 16:5; 16:5; 16:16; 16:16; 16:17; 16:17; 16:18; 16:18; 16:21; 16:21; 16:22; 16:22; 16:26; 16:26; 16:27; 16:27


19:9; 19:9; 19:10; 23:22


11:8; 11:8


1:7; 1:7; 11:3


2:2; 2:2; 2:3; 2:3; 2:7; 2:7; 2:8; 2:15; 2:15; 2:15; 2:15; 2:16; 2:16; 2:17; 2:17; 2:17; 2:17; 2:18; 2:18; 2:19; 2:19; 2:23

1 Samuel


2 Kings



104:28; 104:28

Song of Songs



17:5; 17:5; 27:12


7:18; 7:18


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H3950 matches the Hebrew לָקַט (lāqaṭ),
which occurs 37 times in 34 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:46 - And Jacob said to his [fn]relatives, “Gather H3950 stones.” So they took stones and made a heap, and they ate there by the heap.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:14 - And Joseph gathered H3950 all the money that was found in the land of Egypt and in the land of Canaan for the grain which they bought, and Joseph brought the money into Pharaoh’s house.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:4 -

Then Yahweh said to Moses, “Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather H3950 a day’s portion every day, that I may test them, whether or not they will walk in My [fn]law.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:5 - “Now it will be on the sixth day, they shall prepare what they bring in, and it will be twice as much as they gather H3950 daily.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:16 - “This is [fn]what Yahweh has commanded, ‘Gather H3950 of it every man [fn]as much as he should eat; you shall take an [fn]omer apiece according to the number of persons each of you has in his tent.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:17 - And the sons of Israel did so; some gathered H3950 much and some little.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:18 - And they measured it with an [fn]omer, and he who had gathered much had no excess, and he who had gathered little had no lack; every man gathered H3950 [fn]as much as he should eat.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:21 - So they gathered H3950 it morning by morning, every man [fn]as much as he should eat; but the sun would grow hot, and it would melt.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:22 -

Now it happened that on the sixth day they gathered H3950 twice as much bread, two omers for each one. Then all the leaders of the congregation came and told Moses.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:26 - “Six days you shall gather H3950 it, but on the seventh day, the sabbath, there will be [fn]none.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:27 -

Now it happened on the seventh day, that some of the people went out to gather H3950, but they found none.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 19:9 -

‘Now when you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not reap to the very corners of your field, nor shall you gather H3950 the gleanings of your harvest.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 19:10 - ‘Nor shall you glean your vineyard, nor shall you gather H3950 the fallen fruit of your vineyard; you shall leave them for the afflicted and for the sojourner. I am Yahweh your God.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 23:22 -

‘When you reap the harvest of your land, moreover, you shall not reap to the very corners of your field nor gather H3950 the gleaning of your harvest; you are to leave them for the afflicted and the sojourner. I am Yahweh your God.’”

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:8 - The people would go about and gather H3950 it and grind it [fn]between two millstones or beat it in the mortar, and boil it in the pot and make cakes with it; and its taste was as the taste of [fn]cakes baked with oil.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:7 - And Adoni-bezek said, “Seventy kings with their thumbs and their big toes cut off used to gather H3950 up H3950 scraps under my table; as I have done, so God has repaid me.” So they brought him to Jerusalem, and he died there.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 11:3 - So Jephthah fled from his brothers and lived in the land of Tob; and worthless fellows gathered H3950 themselves [fn]about Jephthah, and they went out with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 2:2 - And Ruth the Moabitess said to Naomi, “Please let me go to the field and glean H3950 among the ears of grain after one whom I may find favor in his eyes.” And she said to her, “Go, my daughter.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 2:3 - So she went. And she came and gleaned H3950 in the field after the reapers. And [fn]it so happened that she happened to come to the portion of the field belonging to Boaz, who was of the family of Elimelech.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 2:7 - “And she said, ‘Please let me glean H3950 and gather after the reapers among the sheaves.’ Thus she came and has remained from the morning until now; she has been sitting in the house for a little while.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 2:8 -

Then Boaz said to Ruth, “Have you not heard, my daughter? Do not go to glean H3950 in another field; furthermore, do not go on from this one, but [fn]stay here with my young women.

Unchecked Copy BoxRth 2:15 - Then she rose to glean H3950, and Boaz commanded his young men, saying, “Let her glean H3950 even among the sheaves, and do not dishonor her.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 2:16 - “Also you shall purposely pull out for her some grain from the bundles and [fn]leave it that she may glean H3950, and do not rebuke her.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 2:17 -

So she gleaned H3950 in the field until evening. Then she beat out what she had gleaned H3950, and it was about an [fn]ephah of barley.

Unchecked Copy BoxRth 2:18 - She took it up and went into the city, and her mother-in-law saw what she had gleaned H3950. She also took it out and gave [fn]Naomi what she had left after [fn]she was satisfied.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 2:19 - Her mother-in-law then said to her, “Where did you glean H3950 today and where did you [fn]work? May he who took notice of you be blessed.” So she told her mother-in-law with whom she had [fn]worked and said, “The name of the man with whom I worked today is Boaz.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 2:23 - So she [fn]stayed close by the young women of Boaz in order to glean H3950 until the end of the barley harvest and the wheat harvest. And she lived with her mother-in-law.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 20:38 - And Jonathan called after the young man, “Hurry, be quick, do not stay!” And Jonathan’s young man gathered H3950 up H3950 the arrow and came to his master.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 4:39 - Then one went out into the field to gather H3950 herbs and found a wild vine and gathered H3950 from it wild gourds filling his cloak and came and sliced them into the pot of stew, for they did not know what they were.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 104:28 -

You give to them, they gather H3950 it up H3950;

You open Your hand, they are satisfied with good.

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 6:2 -

[fn]My beloved has gone down to his garden,

To the beds of spices,

To shepherd his flock in the gardens

And gather H3950 lilies.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 17:5 -

And it will be even like the [fn]reaper gathering the standing grain,

As his arm harvests the ears of grain,

Or it will be like one gleaning H3950 ears of grain

In the valley of Rephaim.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 27:12 -

And it will be in that day, that Yahweh will start His threshing from the flowing stream of the [fn]River to the brook of Egypt, and you will be gathered H3950 up H3950 one by one, O sons of Israel.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 7:18 - “The [fn]children gather H3950 wood, and the fathers make the fire burn, and the women knead dough to make cakes for the queen of heaven; and they pour out drink offerings to other gods in order to provoke Me.
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