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Lexicon :: Strong's H5643 - sēṯer

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Part of Speech
feminine noun, masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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TWOT Reference: 1551a,1551b

Strong’s Definitions

סֵתֶר çêther, say'-ther; or (feminine) סִתְרָה çithrâh; (Deuteronomy 32:38), from H5641; a cover (in a good or a bad, a literal or a figurative sense):—backbiting, covering, covert, × disguise(-th), hiding place, privily, protection, secret(-ly, place).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 36x

The KJV translates Strong's H5643 in the following manner: secret (12x), secretly (9x), covert (5x), secret place (3x), hiding place (2x), backbiting (1x), covering (1x), disguiseth (1x), privily (1x), protection (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 36x
The KJV translates Strong's H5643 in the following manner: secret (12x), secretly (9x), covert (5x), secret place (3x), hiding place (2x), backbiting (1x), covering (1x), disguiseth (1x), privily (1x), protection (1x).
masculine noun
  1. covering, shelter, hiding place, secrecy

    1. covering, cover

    2. hiding place, shelter, secret place

    3. secrecy

      1. secrecy (of tongue being slanderous)

        feminine noun
  2. shelter, protection

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
סֵתֶר çêther, say'-ther; or (feminine) סִתְרָה çithrâh; (Deuteronomy 32:38), from H5641; a cover (in a good or a bad, a literal or a figurative sense):—backbiting, covering, covert, × disguise(-th), hiding place, privily, protection, secret(-ly, place).
STRONGS H5643: Abbreviations
סֵ֫תֶר noun [masculine] covering, hiding-place, secrecy; — absolute ס׳ Judges 3:19 +, ס֑תֶר 2 Samuel 12:12; Proverbs 25:23, סֶ֑תֶר Psalm 139:15; construct סֵ֫תֶר 1 Samuel 25:20 +; suffix סִתְרוֺ Psalm 18:12 (insert also || 2 Samuel 22:12 Greek Version of the LXX Syriac Version Th Bu HPS), סִתְרִי Psalm 119:114; plural סְתָרִים Proverbs 9:17; —
1. covering, cover, הָהָר בְּס׳ 1 Samuel 25:20 under cover of the mountain, concealed by it; of clouds as covering for י׳ (shutting out his view) Job 22:14, of darkness (i.e. dark clouds) as י׳'s hiding-place (in theoph.) Psalm 18:12 (= 2 Samuel 22:12 see above), so רַ֑עַם ס׳ 2Sam 81:8 hiding-place of thunder; of adulterer פָּנִים ס׳יָשִׂים Job 24:15 i.e. disguiseth himself.
a. hidng-place, 1 Samuel 19:2; Isaiah 28:17 הַמַּדְרֵגָה ס׳ Songs 2:14 (in figurative; || חַגְוֵי הַסֶּלַע), of hippopotamus Job 40:21; figurative of Israel as shelter to Moab with מִפְּנֵי Isaiah 16:6, of ideal Israelite, as זֶרֶם ס׳ Isaiah 32:2, especially of י׳ as shelter: אָהֳלוֺ ס׳ Psalm 27:5, פָּנֶיךָ ס׳ Psalm 31:21, כְּנָפֶיךָ ס׳ Psalm 61:5, עֶלְיוֺן ס׳ Psalm 91:1, לִי אַתָּה ס׳ Psalm 32:7; compare Psalm 119:114.
b. secret place, of womb Psalm 139:15 (|| תַּחְתִּיּוֺת אָ֑רֶץ).
3. secrecy: דְּבַרסֿ׳ Judges 3:19 a matter of secrecy, secret matter; plural abstract intensive לֶחֶם סְתָרִים Proverbs 9:17 bread of utter secrecy (i.e. gained stealthily, || מַיִם גְּנוּבִים); לְשֹׁן סָ֑תֶר Proverbs 25:23 tongue of secrecy, i.e. slanderous; elsewhere בַּסּ׳ in secrecy, secretly Deuteronomy 13:7; Deuteronomy 27:15, 24; Deuteronomy 28:57; 2 Samuel 12:12; Jeremiah 37:17; Jeremiah 38:16; Jeremiah 40:15; Isaiah 45:19; Isaiah 48:16; Job 13:10; Job 31:27; Proverbs 21:14; Psalm 101:5.

סִתְרָה noun feminine shelter, protection, יְהִי עֲלֵיכֶם ס׳ Deuteronomy 32:38 (read perhaps יהיו, compare Dr) let them (the strange gods) be over you as a shelter.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


13:7; 27:15; 27:24; 28:57; 32:38


3:19; 3:19

1 Samuel

19:2; 25:20; 25:20

2 Samuel

12:12; 12:12; 22:12; 22:12


13:10; 22:14; 24:15; 31:27; 40:21


18:12; 18:12; 27:5; 31:21; 32:7; 61:5; 91:1; 101:5; 119:114; 119:114; 139:15; 139:15


9:17; 9:17; 21:14; 25:23; 25:23

Song of Songs



16:6; 28:17; 32:2; 45:19; 48:16


37:17; 38:16; 40:15

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H5643 matches the Hebrew סֵתֶר (sēṯer),
which occurs 36 times in 36 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 13:6 - If thy brother, the son of thy mother, or thy son, or thy daughter, or the wife of thy bosom, or thy friend, which is as thine own soul, entice thee secretly, H5643 saying, Let us go and serve other gods, which thou hast not known, thou, nor thy fathers;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 27:15 - Cursed be the man that maketh any graven or molten image, an abomination unto the LORD, the work of the hands of the craftsman, and putteth it in a secret H5643 place. And all the people shall answer and say, Amen.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 27:24 - Cursed be he that smiteth his neighbour secretly. H5643 And all the people shall say, Amen.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:57 - And toward her young one that cometh out from between her feet, and toward her children which she shall bear: for she shall eat them for want of all things secretly H5643 in the siege and straitness, wherewith thine enemy shall distress thee in thy gates.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:38 - Which did eat the fat of their sacrifices, and drank the wine of their drink offerings? let them rise up and help you, and be your protection. H5643
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:19 - But he himself turned again from the quarries that were by Gilgal, and said, I have a secret H5643 errand unto thee, O king: who said, Keep silence. And all that stood by him went out from him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 19:2 - But Jonathan Saul's son delighted much in David: and Jonathan told David, saying, Saul my father seeketh to kill thee: now therefore, I pray thee, take heed to thyself until the morning, and abide in a secret H5643 place, and hide thyself:
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 25:20 - And it was so, as she rode on the ass, that she came down by the covert H5643 of the hill, and, behold, David and his men came down against her; and she met them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 12:12 - For thou didst it secretly: H5643 but I will do this thing before all Israel, and before the sun.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 13:10 - He will surely reprove you, if ye do secretly H5643 accept persons.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:14 - Thick clouds are a covering H5643 to him, that he seeth not; and he walketh in the circuit of heaven.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:15 - The eye also of the adulterer waiteth for the twilight, saying, No eye shall see me: and disguiseth H5643 his face.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:27 - And my heart hath been secretly H5643 enticed, or my mouth hath kissed my hand:
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:21 - He lieth under the shady trees, in the covert H5643 of the reed, and fens.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:11 - He made darkness his secret place; H5643 his pavilion round about him were dark waters and thick clouds of the skies.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 27:5 - For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret H5643 of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 31:20 - Thou shalt hide them in the secret H5643 of thy presence from the pride of man: thou shalt keep them secretly in a pavilion from the strife of tongues.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 32:7 - Thou art my hiding place; H5643 thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance. Selah.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 61:4 - I will abide in thy tabernacle for ever: I will trust in the covert H5643 of thy wings. Selah.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 81:7 - Thou calledst in trouble, and I delivered thee; I answered thee in the secret place H5643 of thunder: I proved thee at the waters of Meribah. Selah.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 91:1 - He that dwelleth in the secret H5643 place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 101:5 - Whoso privily H5643 slandereth his neighbour, him will I cut off: him that hath an high look and a proud heart will not I suffer.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:114 - Thou art my hiding place H5643 and my shield: I hope in thy word.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:15 - My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, H5643 and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 9:17 - Stolen waters are sweet, and bread eaten in secret H5643 is pleasant.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:14 - A gift in secret H5643 pacifieth anger: and a reward in the bosom strong wrath.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:23 - The north wind driveth away rain: so doth an angry countenance a backbiting H5643 tongue.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 2:14 - O my dove, that art in the clefts of the rock, in the secret H5643 places of the stairs, let me see thy countenance, let me hear thy voice; for sweet is thy voice, and thy countenance is comely.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 16:4 - Let mine outcasts dwell with thee, Moab; be thou a covert H5643 to them from the face of the spoiler: for the extortioner is at an end, the spoiler ceaseth, the oppressors are consumed out of the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 28:17 - Judgment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet: and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding place. H5643
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 32:2 - And a man shall be as an hiding place from the wind, and a covert H5643 from the tempest; as rivers of water in a dry place, as the shadow of a great rock in a weary land.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 45:19 - I have not spoken in secret, H5643 in a dark place of the earth: I said not unto the seed of Jacob, Seek ye me in vain: I the LORD speak righteousness, I declare things that are right.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 48:16 - Come ye near unto me, hear ye this; I have not spoken in secret H5643 from the beginning; from the time that it was, there am I: and now the Lord GOD, and his Spirit, hath sent me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 37:17 - Then Zedekiah the king sent, and took him out: and the king asked him secretly H5643 in his house, and said, Is there any word from the LORD? And Jeremiah said, There is: for, said he, thou shalt be delivered into the hand of the king of Babylon.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 38:16 - So Zedekiah the king sware secretly H5643 unto Jeremiah, saying, As the LORD liveth, that made us this soul, I will not put thee to death, neither will I give thee into the hand of these men that seek thy life.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 40:15 - Then Johanan the son of Kareah spake to Gedaliah in Mizpah secretly, H5643 saying, Let me go, I pray thee, and I will slay Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, and no man shall know it: wherefore should he slay thee, that all the Jews which are gathered unto thee should be scattered, and the remnant in Judah perish?
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