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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 - Take a branch of hyssop, dip it in the blood that is in the basin, and apply to the top of the doorframe and the two side posts some of the blood that is in the basin. Not one of you is to go out the door of his house until morning.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 19:27 - When her master got up in the morning, opened the doors of the house, and went outside to start on his journey, there was the woman, his concubine, sprawled out on the doorstep of the house with her hands on the threshold.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 17:28 - brought bedding, basins, and pottery utensils. They also brought food for David and all who were with him, including wheat, barley, flour, roasted grain, beans, lentils,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 7:50 - the pure gold bowls, trimming shears, basins, pans, and censers, and the gold door sockets for the inner sanctuary (the most holy place) and for the doors of the main hall of the temple.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 14:17 - So Jeroboam's wife got up and went back to Tirzah. As she crossed the threshold of the house, the boy died.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 12:9 - Jehoiada the priest took a chest and drilled a hole in its lid. He placed it on the right side of the altar near the entrance of the LORD's temple. The priests who guarded the entrance would put into it all the silver brought to the LORD's temple.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 12:13 - The silver brought to the LORD's temple was not used for silver bowls, trimming shears, basins, trumpets, or any kind of gold or silver implements.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 22:4 - "Go up to Hilkiah the high priest and have him melt down the silver that has been brought by the people to the LORD's temple and has been collected by the guards at the door.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 23:4 - The king ordered Hilkiah the high priest, the high-ranking priests, and the guards to bring out of the LORD's temple all the items that were used in the worship of Baal, Asherah, and all the stars of the sky. The king burned them outside of Jerusalem in the terraces of Kidron, and carried their ashes to Bethel.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 25:18 - The captain of the royal guard took Seraiah the chief priest and Zephaniah, the priest who was second in rank, and the three doorkeepers.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 9:19 - Shallum son of Kore, son of Ebiasaph, son of Korah, and his relatives from his family (the Korahites) were assigned to guard the entrance to the sanctuary. Their ancestors had guarded the entrance to the LORD's dwelling place.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 9:22 - All those selected to be gatekeepers at the entrances numbered 212. Their names were recorded in the genealogical records of their settlements. David and Samuel the prophet had appointed them to their positions.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 3:7 - He overlaid the temple's rafters, thresholds, walls and doors with gold; he carved decorative cherubim on the walls.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 23:4 - This is what you must do. One third of you priests and Levites who are on duty during the Sabbath will guard the doors.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 34:9 - They went to Hilkiah the high priest and gave him the silver that had been brought to God's temple. The Levites who guarded the door had collected it from the people of Manasseh and Ephraim and from all who were left in Israel, as well as from all the people of Judah and Benjamin and the residents 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 eunuchs who protected the entrance, became angry and plotted to assassinate King Ahasuerus.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 6:2 - it was found written that Mordecai had disclosed that Bigthana and Teresh, two of the king's eunuchs who guarded the entrance, had plotted to assassinate King Ahasuerus.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 6:4 - The sound of their voices shook the door frames, and the temple was filled with smoke.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 35:4 - I took them to the LORD's temple. I took them into the room where the disciples of the prophet Hanan son of Igdaliah stayed. That room was next to the one where the temple officers stayed and above the room where Maaseiah son of Shallum, one of the doorkeepers of the temple, stayed.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 52:19 - The captain of the royal guard took the gold and silver bowls, censers, basins, pots, lampstands, pans, and vessels.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 52:24 - The captain of the royal guard took Seraiah the chief priest, Zephaniah the priest who was second in rank, and the three doorkeepers.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 40:6 - Then he went to the gate facing east. He climbed its steps and measured the threshold of the gate as 10½ feet deep.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 40:7 - The alcoves were 10½ feet long and 10½ feet wide; between the alcoves were 8¾ feet. The threshold of the gate by the porch of the gate facing inward was 10½ feet.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 41:16 - as well as the thresholds, narrow windows and galleries all around on three sides facing the threshold were paneled with wood all around, from the ground up to the windows (now the windows were covered),
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 43:8 - When they placed their threshold by my threshold and their doorpost by my doorpost, with only the wall between me and them, they profaned my holy name by the abominable deeds they committed. So I consumed them in my anger.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 9:1 - I saw the sovereign One standing by the altar and he said, "Strike the tops of the support pillars, so the thresholds shake! Knock them down on the heads of all the people, and I will kill the survivors with the sword. No one will be able to run away; no one will be able to escape.
Unchecked Copy BoxZep 2:14 - Flocks and herds will lie down in the middle of it, as well as every kind of wild animal. Owls will sleep in the tops of its support pillars; they will hoot through the windows. Rubble will cover the thresholds; even the cedar work will be exposed to the elements.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 12:2 - "I am about to make Jerusalem a cup that brings dizziness to all the surrounding nations; indeed, Judah will also be included when Jerusalem is besieged.
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