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Lexicon :: Strong's H3957 - liškâ

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Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
From an unused root of uncertain meaning
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TWOT Reference: 1129a

Strong’s Definitions

לִשְׁכָּה lishkâh, lish-kaw'; from an unused root of uncertain meaning; a room in a building (whether for storage, eating, or lodging):—chamber, parlour. Compare H5393.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 47x

The KJV translates Strong's H3957 in the following manner: chamber (46x), parlour (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 47x
The KJV translates Strong's H3957 in the following manner: chamber (46x), parlour (1x).
  1. room, chamber, hall, cell

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
לִשְׁכָּה lishkâh, lish-kaw'; from an unused root of uncertain meaning; a room in a building (whether for storage, eating, or lodging):—chamber, parlour. Compare H5393.
STRONGS H3957: Abbreviations
לִשְׁכָּה noun feminine room, chamber, hall, cell, lishka (Late Hebrew id. Targum לִשְׁכְּתָא; compare also נִשְׁכָּה; on the lishka see NowArchaeology ii. 37, 52, 79; BoGeogr.I, xvii. 438 (ed. Leusd.) compare Greek λέσχη, compare RsSemitic i. 236 (2nd ed. 254) and elsewhere); — ל׳ Ezekiel 40:38 +; construct לִשְׁכַּת 2 Kings 23:11 +; with ה locative לִשְׁכָּ֑תָה 1 Samuel 9:22; plural לְשָׁכוֺת Ezekiel 40:17 +; construct לִשְׁכוֺת Nehemiah 10:38 +; —
a. of room connected with a sanctuary (בָּמָה), where sacrificial meal was eaten 1 Samuel 9:22, insert also probably 1 Samuel 1:18 (Greek Version of the LXX We Dr Klo Bu).
b. connected with Solomon's temple, where wine offered to Rechabites Jeremiah 35:2, 4; compare Jeremiah 35:4; Jeremiah 35:4 one where prophecy read Jeremiah 36:10 (both these apparently open, compare GieJeremiah 35:2); compare בַּפַּרְוָרִים ֗֗֗ הַסָּרִיס נְתַןמֶֿלֶך לִשְׁכַּת 2 Kings 23:11; used of Levites' cells 1 Chronicles 9:33; = store-rooms 1 Chronicles 9:26 (|| אֹצָרוֺת), 1 Chronicles 23:28; 1 Chronicles 28:12; 2 Chronicles 31:11.
c. in Ezekiel's temple, cells for priests, singers, etc. Ezekiel 40:17 (twice in verse); Ezekiel 40:38, 44, 45, 46 + Ezekiel 41:10 (strike out Co Bthl), Ezekiel 42:1, 4, 7, 8, 11 + Ezekiel 42:12 (strike out Co Bthl); in three tiers, compare הָעֶלְיוֺנֹת הַלְּ׳ Ezekiel 42:5 (see Ezekiel 42:3), (Ezekiel 45:5 read עָרִים לָשֶׁבֶת Greek Version of the LXX Sm Co SgfrKauAT Bthl); הַקֹּדֶשׁ ל׳ for sacred uses Ezekiel 42:13 (3 times in verse); Ezekiel 44:19; Ezekiel 46:19.
d. in second temple, as store-rooms Ezra 8:29; Nehemiah 10:38; Nehemiah 10:39 (|| בֵּית הָאוֺצָר), Nehemiah 10:40; used by individuals Ezra 10:6; Nehemiah 13:5 (גְּדוֺלָה ל׳), Nehemiah 13:8, in general Nehemiah 13:4; Nehemiah 13:9.
2. of scribe's room in royal palace Jeremiah 36:12, 20, 21.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

1 Samuel

1:18; 9:22; 9:22

2 Kings

23:11; 23:11

1 Chronicles

9:26; 9:33; 23:28; 28:12

2 Chronicles



8:29; 10:6


10:38; 10:38; 10:39; 13:4; 13:5; 13:8; 13:9


35:2; 35:2; 35:4; 35:4; 35:4; 36:10; 36:12; 36:20; 36:21


40:17; 40:17; 40:38; 40:38; 40:44; 40:45; 40:46; 41:10; 42:1; 42:3; 42:4; 42:5; 42:7; 42:8; 42:11; 42:12; 42:13; 44:19; 45:5; 46:19


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H3957 matches the Hebrew לִשְׁכָּה (liškâ),
which occurs 47 times in 41 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:22 - Shemu'el took Sha'ul and his servant, and brought them into the guest-chamber, and made them sit in the best place among those who were invited, who were about thirty persons.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 23:11 - He took away the horses that the kings of Yehudah had given to the sun, at the entrance of the house of the LORD, by the chamber of Netan-Melekh the chamberlain, which was in the precincts; and he burned the chariots of the sun with fire.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 9:26 - for the four chief porters, who were Levites, were in an office of trust, and were over the chambers and over the treasuries in the house of God.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 9:33 - These are the singers, heads of fathers' houses of the Levites, who lived in the chambers and were free from other service; for they were employed in their work day and night.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:28 - For their office was to wait on the sons of Aharon for the service of the house of the LORD, in the courts, and in the chambers, and in the purifying of all holy things, even the work of the service of the house of God;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 28:12 - and the pattern of all that he had by the Spirit, for the courts of the house of the LORD, and for all the chambers round about, for the treasuries of the house of God, and for the treasuries of the dedicated things;
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 31:11 - Then Hizkiyahu commanded to prepare chambers in the house of the LORD; and they prepared them.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 8:29 - Watch you, and keep them, until you weigh them before the chiefs of the Kohanim and the Levites, and the princes of the fathers' houses of Yisra'el, at Yerushalayim, in the chambers of the house of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 10:6 - Then Ezra rose up from before the house of God, and went into the chamber of Yehochanan the son of Elyashiv: and when he came there, he ate no bread, nor drink water; for he mourned because of the trespass of them of the captivity.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 10:37 - and that we should bring the first fruits of our dough, and our heave-offerings, and the fruit of all manner of trees, the new wine and the oil, to the Kohanim, to the chambers of the house of our God; and the tithes of our ground to the Levites; for they, the Levites, take the tithes in all the cities of our tillage.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 10:38 - The Kohen the son of Aharon shall be with the Levites, when the Levites take tithes: and the Levites shall bring up the tithe of the tithes to the house of our God, to the chambers, into the treasure-house.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 10:39 - For the children of Yisra'el and the children of Levi shall bring the heave-offering of the grain, of the new wine, and of the oil, to the chambers, where are the vessels of the sanctuary, and the Kohanim who minister, and the porters, and the singers: and we will not forsake the house of our God.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 13:4 - Now before this, Elyashiv the Kohen, who was appointed over the chambers of the house of our God, being allied to Toviyah,
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 13:5 - had prepared for him a great chamber, where before they laid the meal-offerings, the frankincense, and the vessels, and the tithes of the grain, the new wine, and the oil, which were given by mitzvah to the Levites, and the singers, and the porters; and the heave-offerings for the Kohanim.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 13:8 - It grieved me sore: therefore I cast forth all the household stuff of Toviyah out of the chamber.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 13:9 - Then I commanded, and they cleansed the chambers: and there brought I again the vessels of the house of God, with the meal-offerings and the frankincense.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 35:2 - Go to the house of the Rechavim, and speak to them, and bring them into the house of the LORD, into one of the chambers, and give them wine to drink.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 35:4 - and I brought them into the house of the LORD, into the chamber of the sons of Hanan the son of Yigdalyahu, the man of God, which was by the chamber of the princes, which was above the chamber of Ma`aseyah the son of Shallum, the keeper of the threshold.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 36:10 - Then read Barukh in the book the words of Yirmeyahu in the house of the LORD, in the chamber of Gemaryah the son of Shafan, the Sofer, in the upper court, at the entry of the new gate of the LORD's house, in the ears of all the people.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 36:12 - he went down into the king's house, into the Sofer's chamber: and, behold, all the princes were sitting there, to wit, Elishama the Sofer, and Delayah the son of Shemayah, and Elnatan the son of `Akhbor, and Gemaryah the son of Shafan, and Tzidkiyahu the son of Hananyah, and all the princes.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 36:20 - They went in to the king into the court; but they had laid up the scroll in the chamber of Elishama the Sofer; and they told all the words in the ears of the king.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 36:21 - So the king sent Yehudi to get the scroll; and he took it out of the chamber of Elishama the Sofer. Yehudi read it in the ears of the king, and in the ears of all the princes who stood beside the king.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 40:17 - Then brought he me into the outer court; and, behold, there were chambers and a pavement, made for the court round about: thirty chambers were on the pavement.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 40:38 - A chamber with the door of it was by the posts at the gates; there they washed the burnt offering.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 40:44 - Outside of the inner gate were chambers for the singers in the inner court, which was at the side of the north gate; and their prospect was toward the south; one at the side of the east gate having the prospect toward the north.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 40:45 - He said to me, This chamber, whose prospect is toward the south, is for the Kohanim, the keepers of the charge of the house;
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 40:46 - and the chamber whose prospect is toward the north is for the Kohanim, the keepers of the charge of the altar: these are the sons of Tzadok, who from among the sons of Levi come near to the LORD to minister to him.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 41:10 - Between the chambers was a breadth of twenty cubits round about the house on every side.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 42:1 - Then he brought me forth into the outer court, the way toward the north: and he brought me into the chamber that was over against the separate place, and which was over against the building toward the north.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 42:4 - Before the chambers was a walk of ten cubits' breadth inward, a way of one cubit; and their doors were toward the north.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 42:5 - Now the upper chambers were shorter; for the galleries took away from these, more than from the lower and the middle, in the building.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 42:7 - The wall that was outside by the side of the chambers, toward the outer court before the chambers, the length of it was fifty cubits.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 42:8 - For the length of the chambers that were in the outer court was fifty cubits: and, behold, before the temple were one hundred cubits.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 42:9 - From under these chambers was the entry on the east side, as one goes into them from the outer court.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 42:10 - In the thickness of the wall of the court toward the east, before the separate place, and before the building, there were chambers.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 42:11 - The way before them was like the appearance of the way of the chambers which were toward the north; according to their length so was their breadth: and all their exits were both according to their fashions, and according to their doors.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 42:12 - According to the doors of the chambers that were toward the south was a door at the head of the way, even the way directly before the wall toward the east, as one enters into them.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 42:13 - Then said he to me, The north chambers and the south chambers, which are before the separate place, they are the holy chambers, where the Kohanim who are near to the LORD shall eat the most holy things: there shall they lay the most holy things, and the meal-offering, and the sin-offering, and the trespass-offering; for the place is holy.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 44:19 - When they go forth into the outer court, even into the outer court to the people, they shall put off their garments in which they minister, and lay them in the holy chambers; and they shall put on other garments, that they not sanctify the people with their garments.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 45:5 - Twenty-five thousand in length, and ten thousand in breadth, shall be to the Levites, the ministers of the house, for a possession to themselves, for twenty chambers.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 46:19 - Then he brought me through the entry, which was at the side of the gate, into the holy chambers for the Kohanim, which looked toward the north: and, behold, there was a place on the hinder part westward.
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