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Lexicon :: Strong's H5592 - sap̄

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
From סָפַף (H5605), in its original sense of containing
Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 1538a,1538b

Strong’s Definitions

סַף çaph, saf; from H5605, in its original sense of containing; a vestibule (as a limit); also a dish (for holding blood or wine):—bason, bowl, cup, door (post), gate, post, threshold.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 32x

The KJV translates Strong's H5592 in the following manner: door (12x), threshold (8x), bason (4x), posts (3x), bowls (2x), gates (2x), cup (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 32x
The KJV translates Strong's H5592 in the following manner: door (12x), threshold (8x), bason (4x), posts (3x), bowls (2x), gates (2x), cup (1x).
  1. a spreading out, basin, goblet, bowl

    1. basin, goblet

  2. threshold, sill

    1. threshold, sill, door-keeper

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
סַף çaph, saf; from H5605, in its original sense of containing; a vestibule (as a limit); also a dish (for holding blood or wine):—bason, bowl, cup, door (post), gate, post, threshold.
STRONGS H5592: Abbreviations
† I. סַף noun masculine basin, goblet (Late Hebrew סַף; Phoenician סף (Inscription of Tyre(1), 5, 6) SchrödZMG xxxix (1886), 317 f. Cl-GannAnnales du Musée Guimet x. 511 = Recuell d'arch. orient.(1886), 89 HalRÉJ xii.107 Bloch; but Lzb330 door-sill); — ס׳ absolutebasin Exodus 12:22 (twice in verse) (J; containing blood of passover lamb); construct סַףרַֿעַל Zechariah 12:2 goblet of reeling (intoxicating, figurative), probably also Habakkuk 2:15, where read מִסַּף חֲמָֽתְךָ from the goblet of thy fury (for MT ח'מְסַפֵּחַ, see I. ספח); plural absolute סַפּוֹת 2 Samuel 17:28 basins for ordinary use; הַסִּפִּים Jeremiah 52:19, הַסִּפּוֹת 1 Kings 7:50 and construct כֶּסֶף סִפּוֹת 2 Kings 12:14, of temple utensils.

II. סַף noun masculineAmos 9:1 threshold, sill (Late Hebrew id.; Phoenician see Lzb1. סַף; Aramaic סִפָּא, bdb070606 Arabic sippu Dl509, all id.); — absolute ס׳ 2 Kings 12:10 +, also הַסָּ֑ף Judges 19:27 + 3 times (Baer Ginsb), הַסָּ֑ף 2 Kings 25:8; suffix סִפִּי Ezekiel 43:8, סִפָּם Ezekiel 43:8; plural סִפִּים Amos 9:1; Isaiah 6:4 + 6 times Ezra, Chronicles; — threshold, sill Judges 19:27; Amos 9:1; Isaiah 6:4; Ezekiel 41:16 (twice in verse); Ezekiel 43:8 (twice in verse); 2 Chronicles 3:7, הַבַּיִת ס׳ 1 Kings 14:17, הַשַּׁעַר ס׳ Ezekiel 40:6, 7, compare Ezekiel 40:6b שֹׁמֵרֹ הַסַּף = door-keeper, an important temple official, Jeremiah 35:4, so שֹׁמְרֵי הַסּ׳ 2 Kings 12:10 (priests), 2 Kings 22:4 2 Chronicles 34:9 (Levites!), 2 Kings 23:4; 2 Kings 25:18 = Jeremiah 52:24; in Persia, of palace Esther 2:21; Esther 6:2; of tabernacle הַסִּפִּים שׁ׳ 1 Chronicles 9:19; שֹׁעֲרֵי הַסּ׳ 2 Chronicles 23:4 (Levites), שֹׁעֲרִים בַּסּ׳ 1 Chronicles 9:22; collective חֹרֶב בַּסָּ֑ף Zephaniah 2:14 desolation in the thresholds.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs




19:27; 19:27

2 Samuel


1 Kings

7:50; 14:17

2 Kings

12:10; 12:10; 12:14; 22:4; 23:4; 25:8; 25:18

1 Chronicles

9:19; 9:22

2 Chronicles

3:7; 23:4; 34:9


2:21; 6:2


6:4; 6:4


35:4; 52:19; 52:24


40:6; 40:6; 40:7; 41:16; 43:8; 43:8; 43:8


9:1; 9:1; 9:1








Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H5592 matches the Hebrew סַף (sap̄),
which occurs 32 times in 28 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:22 - “And you shall take a bunch of hyssop and dip it in the blood which is in the basin H5592, and [fn]apply some of the blood that is in the basin H5592 to the lintel and the two doorposts; and none of you shall go outside the door of his house until morning.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 19:27 -

When her master got up in the morning and opened the doors of the house and went out to go on his way, then behold, his concubine was lying at the doorway of the house with her hands on the threshold H5592.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 17:28 - brought beds, basins H5592, pottery, wheat, barley, flour, roasted grain, beans, lentils, roasted seeds,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 7:50 - also the cups H5592, the [fn]shears, the bowls, the ladles, and the firepans, of pure gold; and the hinges both for the doors of the inner house, the Most Holy Place, and for the doors of the house, that is, for the main room, of gold.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 14:17 -

Then Jeroboam’s wife arose and departed, and came to Tirzah. As she was entering the threshold H5592 of the house, the child died.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 12:9 -

Instead, Jehoiada the priest [fn]took a chest and drilled a hole in its lid and put it beside the altar, on the right side as one comes into the house of the LORD; and the priests who guarded the threshold H5592 put in it all the money that was brought into the house of the LORD.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 12:13 - However there were not made for the house of the LORD silver cups H5592, shears, bowls, trumpets, any receptacles of gold, or receptacles of silver from the money which was brought into the house of the LORD;
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 22:4 - “Go up to Hilkiah the high priest, and have him [fn]count all the money brought into the house of the LORD, which the doorkeepers H5592 have collected from the people.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 23:4 -

Then the king commanded Hilkiah the high priest, the priests of the second order, and the [fn]doorkeepers H5592 to bring out of the temple of the LORD all the utensils that had been made for Baal, for [fn]Asherah, and for all the heavenly [fn]lights; and he burned them outside Jerusalem in the fields of the Kidron Valley, and carried their ashes to Bethel.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 25:18 -

Then the captain of the bodyguards took Seraiah the chief priest and Zephaniah the second priest, with the three [fn]doorkeepers H5592.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 9:19 - Shallum the son of Kore, the son of [fn]Ebiasaph, the son of Korah, and his relatives of his father’s house, the Korahites, were in charge of the work of the service, doorkeepers H5592 of the tent; and their fathers had been in charge of the camp of the LORD, keepers of the entrance.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 9:22 - Those who were chosen to be gatekeepers at the thresholds H5592 were 212 in all. They were registered by genealogy in their settlements, those whom David and Samuel the seer appointed in their official capacity.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 3:7 - He also overlaid the house with gold—the beams, the thresholds H5592, and its walls and doors; and he carved cherubim on the walls.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 23:4 - “This is the thing which you shall do: a third of you, of the priests and Levites who come in on the Sabbath, shall be gatekeepers H5592,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 34:9 - They came to Hilkiah the high priest and gave him the money that was brought into the house of God, which the Levites, the [fn]doorkeepers H5592, had collected [fn]from Manasseh and Ephraim, and from all the remnant of Israel, from all Judah and Benjamin and the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 2:21 - In those days, while Mordecai was sitting at the king’s gate, Bigthan and Teresh, two of the king’s officials from those who guarded the door H5592, became angry and sought to [fn]attack King Ahasuerus.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 6:2 - And it was found written what Mordecai had reported about Bigthana and Teresh, two of the king’s eunuchs who were doorkeepers H5592, that they had sought to [fn]attack King Ahasuerus.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 6:4 -

And the [fn]foundations of the thresholds H5592 trembled at the voice of him who called out, while the [fn]temple was filling with smoke.

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 Igdaliah, the man of God, which was next to the chamber of the officials, which was above the chamber of Maaseiah the son of Shallum, the doorkeeper H5592.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 52:19 - The captain of the guard also took the bowls H5592, the firepans, the basins, the pots, the lampstands, the [fn]pans, and the drink offering bowls, whatever was fine gold, and whatever was fine silver.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 52:24 -

Then the captain of the guard took Seraiah the chief priest and Zephaniah the second priest, with the three [fn]officers of the temple H5592.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 40:6 - Then he went to the gate which faced east, went up its steps, and measured the threshold H5592 of the gate, one rod [fn]in width; and the other threshold H5592 was one rod [fn]in width.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 40:7 - The guardroom was one rod long and one rod wide; and there were five cubits between the guardrooms. And the threshold H5592 of the gate by the porch of the gate [fn]facing inward was one rod.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 41:16 - The thresholds H5592, the [fn]latticed windows, and the [fn]galleries all around their three stories, opposite the threshold H5592, were paneled with wood all around, and from the ground to the windows (but the windows were covered),
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 43:8 - by putting their threshold H5592 by My threshold H5592, and their door post beside My door post, with only the wall between Me and them. And they have defiled My holy name by their abominations which they have committed. So I have consumed them in My anger.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 9:1 -

I saw the Lord standing beside the altar, and He said,

“Strike the pillar capitals so that the thresholds H5592 will shake,

And break them on the heads of them all!

Then I will put to death the rest of them with the sword;

They will not have a fugitive who will flee,

Nor a survivor who will escape.

Unchecked Copy BoxZep 2:14 -

Flocks will lie down in her midst,

[fn]All animals that range in herds;

Both the [fn]pelican and the hedgehog

Will spend their nights in [fn]the tops of her pillars;

[fn]Birds will sing in the window,

Devastation will be on the threshold H5592;

For He has uncovered the cedar work.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 12:2 - “Behold, I am going to make Jerusalem a cup H5592 [fn]that causes staggering to all the peoples around; and when the siege is against Jerusalem, it will also be against Judah.
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