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Lexicon :: Strong's H5518 - sîr

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
From a primitive root meaning to boil up
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TWOT Reference: 1489,1490

Strong’s Definitions

סִיר çîyr, seer; or (feminine) סִירָה çîyrâh; or סִרָה çirâh; (Jeremiah 52:18), from a primitive root meaning to boil up; a pot; also a thorn (as springing up rapidly); by implication, a hook:—caldron, fishhook, pan, (wash-)pot, thorn.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 34x

The KJV translates Strong's H5518 in the following manner: pot (21x), caldron (5x), thorns (4x), washpot (with H7366) (2x), pans (1x), fishhooks (with H1729) (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 34x
The KJV translates Strong's H5518 in the following manner: pot (21x), caldron (5x), thorns (4x), washpot (with H7366) (2x), pans (1x), fishhooks (with H1729) (1x).
  1. pot

    1. pot (household utensil)

    2. pot (of temple)

  2. thorn, hook, brier

    1. thorns

    2. hooks

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
סִיר çîyr, seer; or (feminine) סִירָה çîyrâh; or סִרָה çirâh; (Jeremiah 52:18), from a primitive root meaning to boil up; a pot; also a thorn (as springing up rapidly); by implication, a hook:—caldron, fishhook, pan, (wash-)pot, thorn.
STRONGS H5518: Abbreviations
† I. סִיר noun masculineJeremiah 1:13 and feminine 2 Kings 4:38 pot (probably foreign word (Egyptian ?), Arabic bdb069601 a large water-jar Lane1276is perhaps loan-word; on Greek derivatives σιρός, σίρινος see LewyFremdw. 107); — ס׳ absolute 2 Kings 4:38 +, construct Exodus 16:3 +; plural סִירֹת Exodus 38:3, סִירוֺת 1 Kings 7:45 +; suffix סִירֹתָיו Exodus 27:3, סִירֹתֵיכֶם Psalm 58:10; — pot:
a. household utensil for boiling 2 Kings 4:38, 39, 40, 41 (twice in verse) הַבָּשָׂר ס׳ Exodus 16:3 (P), Zechariah 14:21; נָפוּחַ ס׳ Jeremiah 1:13 (compare נפח in vision), symbolic of Jerusalem Ezekiel 11:3, 7, 11; Ezekiel 24:3, 6; figurative also Psalm 58:10 (compare Che); in simile Micah 3:3; Job 41:23; Ecclesiastes 7:6.
b. רַחְצִי ס׳ Psalm 60:10 my washing-pot, Psalm 108:10.
2. pots used in sanctuary, Ezekiel 27:3; Ezekiel 38:3 (both P), 1 Kings 7:40 (read סִירוֺת for MT כִּיִּרוֺת, so Manuscripts of HCT Greek Version of the LXX Vulgate Th Ke Klo Kmp Benz), 1 Kings 7:45 2 Chronicles 4:11, 16; 2 Kings 25:14 = Jeremiah 52:18, also Jeremiah 52:19; 2 Chronicles 35:13; Zechariah 14:20. — Here belongs probably סִרָה in בּוֺר הַסִּרָה.

† II. [סִיר] noun [masculine] thorn, hook (Targum id.; compare סירם in Sabean proper name HomZMG xivi (1892), 532); —
1. plural סִירִים thorns, sign of desolation Isaiah 34:13, a barrier Hosea 2:8, on Nahum 1:10 see [סָבַךְ]; תַּחַת הַסִּיר כְּקוֺל הַסּ׳ Ecclesiastes 7:6 as the sound of thorns (crackling as they burn) under the pot.
2. plural סִירוֺת hooks Amos 4:2 (compare דּוּגָה below דגה; || צִנּוֺת; on relation of meanings see חוֺחַ, צֵן).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


16:3; 16:3; 27:3; 38:3

1 Kings

7:40; 7:45; 7:45

2 Kings

4:38; 4:38; 4:38; 4:39; 4:40; 4:41; 25:14

2 Chronicles

4:11; 4:16; 35:13




58:10; 58:10; 60:10; 108:10


7:6; 7:6




1:13; 1:13; 52:18; 52:19


11:3; 11:7; 11:11; 24:3; 24:6; 27:3; 38:3










14:20; 14:21

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H5518 matches the Hebrew סִיר (sîr),
which occurs 34 times in 32 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:3 - The sons of Israel said to them, “If only we had died by the LORD’S hand in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the pots H5518 of meat, when we ate bread until we were full; for you have brought us out into this wilderness to kill this entire assembly with hunger!”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 27:3 - “And you shall make its pails H5518 for removing its ashes, and its shovels, its basins, its forks, and its firepans; you shall make all its utensils of bronze.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 38:3 - He also made all the utensils of the altar, the pails H5518, the shovels, the basins, the meat-forks, and the firepans; he made all its utensils of bronze.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 7:45 - and the buckets H5518, the shovels, and the bowls; indeed, all these utensils which Hiram made for King Solomon in the house of the LORD were of polished bronze.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 4:38 - When Elisha returned to Gilgal, there was a famine in the land. [fn]As the sons of the prophets were sitting in front of him, he said to his servant, “Put on the large pot H5518 and boil stew for the sons of the prophets.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 4:39 - Then one went out into the field to gather mallow, and found a wild vine and gathered from it his lap full of wild gourds; and he came and sliced them into the pot H5518 of stew, because they did not know what they were.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 4:40 - So they poured it out for the men to eat. But as they were eating the stew, they cried out and said, “You man of God, there is death in the pot H5518!” And they were unable to eat.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 4:41 - Then he said, “Bring flour.” And he threw it into the pot H5518, and said, “Pour it out for the people that they may eat.” Then there was nothing harmful in the pot H5518.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 25:14 - And they took away the pots H5518, the shovels, the [fn]shears, the spoons, and all the bronze utensils [fn]which were used in temple service.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 4:11 - Huram also made the pails H5518, the shovels, and the bowls. So Huram finished the work that he did for King Solomon in the house of God:
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 4:16 - The pails H5518, the shovels, the forks, and all its utensils, Huram-abi made of polished bronze for King Solomon, for the house of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 35:13 - So they roasted the Passover animals on the fire according to the ordinance, and they boiled the holy things in pots H5518, in kettles, and in pans and carried them quickly to all the lay people.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:31 - “He makes the depths boil like a pot H5518;
He makes the sea like a jar of ointment.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 58:9 - Before your pots H5518 can feel the fire of thorns
He will sweep them away with a whirlwind, the [fn]green and the burning alike.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 60:8 - “Moab is My washbowl H5518;
I will throw My sandal over Edom;
Shout loud, Philistia, because of Me!”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 108:9 - “Moab is My washbowl H5518;
I will throw My sandal over Edom;
I will shout aloud over Philistia.”
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 7:6 - For as the [fn]crackling of thorn H5518 bushes H5518 under a pot H5518,
So is the laughter of the fool;
And this too is futility.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 34:13 - Thorns H5518 will come up in its fortified towers,
Weeds and thistles in its fortified cities;
It will also be a haunt of jackals
And a habitat of ostriches.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 1:13 - And the word of the LORD came to me a second time, saying, “What do you see?” And I said, “I see a boiling pot H5518, facing away from the north.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 52:18 - They also took the pots H5518, the shovels, the snuffers, the basins, the [fn]pans, and all the bronze vessels which were used in temple service.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 52:19 - The captain of the guard also took the bowls, the firepans, the basins, the pots H5518, the lampstands, the [fn]pans, and the drink offering bowls, whatever was fine gold, and whatever was fine silver.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 11:3 - who say, ‘The time is not near to build houses. [fn]This city is the pot H5518 and we are the meat.’
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 11:7 - ‘Therefore, this is what the Lord [fn]GOD says: “Your slain whom you have laid in the midst of [fn]the city are the meat and this city is the pot H5518; but [fn]I will bring you out of it.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 11:11 - “This city will not be a pot H5518 for you, nor will you be meat in the midst of it; I will judge you to the border of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 24:3 - “Present a parable to the rebellious house and say to them, ‘This is what the Lord [fn]GOD says:
“Put on the pot H5518, put it on and also pour water into it;
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 24:6 - ‘Therefore, this is what the Lord GOD says:
“Woe to the bloody city,
To the pot H5518 in which there is rust
And whose rust has not gone out of it!
Take out of it piece after piece,
[fn]Without making a choice.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 2:6 - “Therefore, behold, I will obstruct [fn]her way with thorns H5518,
And I will build [fn]a stone wall against her so that she cannot find her paths.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 4:2 - The Lord [fn]GOD has sworn by His holiness,
“For behold, the days are coming upon you
When [fn]they will take you away with meat hooks,
And the last of you with fish hooks H5518.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 3:3 - Who eat the flesh of my people,
Strip off their skin from them,
Smash their bones,
And chop them up as for the pot H5518,
And as meat in a cauldron!”
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 1:10 - Like tangled thorns H5518,
And like those who are drunken with their drink,
They are consumed
Like stubble completely dried up.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 14:20 - On that day there will be inscribed on the bells of the horses, “HOLY TO THE LORD.” And the cooking H5518 pots H5518 in the LORD’S house will be like the bowls before the altar.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 14:21 - Every cooking H5518 pot H5518 in Jerusalem and in Judah will be holy to the LORD of armies; and all who sacrifice will come and take of them and boil in them. And there will no longer be a [fn]Canaanite in the house of the LORD of armies on that day.
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