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Lexicon :: Strong's H6370 - pîleḡeš

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Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Of uncertain derivation
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TWOT Reference: 1770

Variant Spellings

Variant spellings for this word: פילגש (Strongs and Gesenius) פלגש (Strongs)

Strong’s Definitions

פִּילֶגֶשׁ pîylegesh, pee-leh'-ghesh; or פִּלֶגֶשׁ pilegesh; of uncertain derivation; a concubine; also (masculine) a paramour:—concubine, paramour.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 37x

The KJV translates Strong's H6370 in the following manner: concubine (35x), concubine (with H802) (1x), paramours (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 37x
The KJV translates Strong's H6370 in the following manner: concubine (35x), concubine (with H802) (1x), paramours (1x).
  1. concubine, paramour

    1. concubine

    2. paramour

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
פִּילֶגֶשׁ pîylegesh, pee-leh'-ghesh; or פִּלֶגֶשׁ pilegesh; of uncertain derivation; a concubine; also (masculine) a paramour:—concubine, paramour.
STRONGS H6370: Abbreviations
פִּלֶ֫גֶשׁ, פִּילֶ֫גֶשׁ 37 noun feminine concubine (Late Hebrew id.; TargumJ פִּילַּקְתָּא (פַּלְקְתָא), perhaps influenced by Greek παλλακή, παλλακίς (properly young girl), Latin pellex; originally Greek word according to StaG. i. 380, compare also LewyFremdw. 66f; on possibly Hittite origin see JenZMG xiviii (1894), 468 ff.); — פִּ׳ absolute 2 Samuel 3:7, construct 2 Samuel 21:11, פִּי׳ absolute Genesis 36:12; Judges 19:1, construct Genesis 35:22 + 4 times; suffix פִּילַגְשׁוֹ Genesis 22:24 +, שֵׁהוּ- Judges 19:24; שִׁי- Judges 20:4 + 2 times; plural פִּלַגְשִׁים 2 Samuel 5:13 + 2 times, פִּי׳ Genesis 25:6 + 5 times; construct פִּלַגְשֵׁי 2 Samuel 16:21, 22; suffix פִּילַגְשָׁיו 2 Chronicles 11:21, פִּלַגְשֶׁיךָ 2 Samuel 19:6, פִּלַגְשֵׁיהֶם Ezekiel 23:20; —
1. concubine Genesis 22:24; Genesis 25:6; Genesis 35:22; Genesis 36:12; Judges 8:31; Judges 19:1 + 10 times Judges 19:20; 2 Samuel 3:7 (twice in verse) + 7 times 2 Samuel; 1 Kings 11:3; 1 Chronicles 1:32 + 6 times Chronicles; Esther 2:14; Songs 6:8, 9.
2. either = paramour (perhaps contempt.; ὁ πάλλαξ = youth), or < concubinage Ezekiel 23:20 (figurative of Jerusalem doting on Babylon).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


22:24; 22:24; 25:6; 25:6; 35:22; 35:22; 36:12; 36:12


8:31; 19:1; 19:1; 19:20; 19:24; 20:4

2 Samuel

3:7; 3:7; 5:13; 16:21; 16:22; 19:6; 21:11

1 Kings


1 Chronicles


2 Chronicles




Song of Songs

6:8; 6:9


23:20; 23:20

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H6370 matches the Hebrew פִּילֶגֶשׁ (pîleḡeš),
which occurs 37 times in 35 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:24 - And his concubine, H6370 whose name was Reumah, she bare also Tebah, and Gaham, and Thahash, and Maachah.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:6 - But unto the sons of the concubines, H6370 which Abraham had, Abraham gave gifts, and sent them away from Isaac his son, while he yet lived, eastward, unto the east country.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:22 - And it came to pass, when Israel dwelt in that land, that Reuben went and lay with Bilhah his father's concubine: H6370 and Israel heard it. Now the sons of Jacob were twelve:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 36:12 - And Timna was concubine H6370 to Eliphaz Esau's son; and she bare to Eliphaz Amalek: these were the sons of Adah Esau's wife.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:31 - And his concubine H6370 that was in Shechem, she also bare him a son, whose name he called Abimelech.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 19:1 - And it came to pass in those days, when there was no king in Israel, that there was a certain Levite sojourning on the side of mount Ephraim, who took to him a concubine H6370 out of Bethlehemjudah.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 19:2 - And his concubine H6370 played the whore against him, and went away from him unto her father's house to Bethlehemjudah, and was there four whole months.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 19:9 - And when the man rose up to depart, he, and his concubine, H6370 and his servant, his father in law, the damsel's father, said unto him, Behold, now the day draweth toward evening, I pray you tarry all night: behold, the day groweth to an end, lodge here, that thine heart may be merry; and to morrow get you early on your way, that thou mayest go home.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 19:10 - But the man would not tarry that night, but he rose up and departed, and came over against Jebus, which is Jerusalem; and there were with him two asses saddled, his concubine H6370 also was with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 19:24 - Behold, here is my daughter a maiden, and his concubine; H6370 them I will bring out now, and humble ye them, and do with them what seemeth good unto you: but unto this man do not so vile a thing.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 19:25 - But the men would not hearken to him: so the man took his concubine, H6370 and brought her forth unto them; and they knew her, and abused her all the night until the morning: and when the day began to spring, they let her go.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 19:27 - And her lord rose up in the morning, and opened the doors of the house, and went out to go his way: and, behold, the woman his concubine H6370 was fallen down at the door of the house, and her hands were upon the threshold.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 19:29 - And when he was come into his house, he took a knife, and laid hold on his concubine, H6370 and divided her, together with her bones, into twelve pieces, and sent her into all the coasts of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 20:4 - And the Levite, the husband of the woman that was slain, answered and said, I came into Gibeah that belongeth to Benjamin, I and my concubine, H6370 to lodge.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 20:5 - And the men of Gibeah rose against me, and beset the house round about upon me by night, and thought to have slain me: and my concubine H6370 have they forced, that she is dead.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 20:6 - And I took my concubine, H6370 and cut her in pieces, and sent her throughout all the country of the inheritance of Israel: for they have committed lewdness and folly in Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:7 - And Saul had a concubine, H6370 whose name was Rizpah, the daughter of Aiah: and Ishbosheth said to Abner, Wherefore hast thou gone in unto my father's concubine? H6370
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 5:13 - And David took him more concubines H6370 and wives out of Jerusalem, after he was come from Hebron: and there were yet sons and daughters born to David.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 15:16 - And the king went forth, and all his household after him. And the king left ten women, which were concubines, H6370 to keep the house.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 16:21 - And Ahithophel said unto Absalom, Go in unto thy father's concubines, H6370 which he hath left to keep the house; and all Israel shall hear that thou art abhorred of thy father: then shall the hands of all that are with thee be strong.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 16:22 - So they spread Absalom a tent upon the top of the house; and Absalom went in unto his father's concubines H6370 in the sight of all Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 19:5 - And Joab came into the house to the king, and said, Thou hast shamed this day the faces of all thy servants, which this day have saved thy life, and the lives of thy sons and of thy daughters, and the lives of thy wives, and the lives of thy concubines; H6370
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 20:3 - And David came to his house at Jerusalem; and the king took the ten women his concubines, H6370 whom he had left to keep the house, and put them in ward, and fed them, but went not in unto them. So they were shut up unto the day of their death, living in widowhood.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 21:11 - And it was told David what Rizpah the daughter of Aiah, the concubine H6370 of Saul, had done.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 11:3 - And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines: H6370 and his wives turned away his heart.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 1:32 - Now the sons of Keturah, Abraham's concubine: H6370 she bare Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah. And the sons of Jokshan; Sheba, and Dedan.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:46 - And Ephah, Caleb's concubine, H6370 bare Haran, and Moza, and Gazez: and Haran begat Gazez.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:48 - Maachah, Caleb's concubine, H6370 bare Sheber, and Tirhanah.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 3:9 - These were all the sons of David, beside the sons of the concubines, H6370 and Tamar their sister.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 7:14 - The sons of Manasseh; Ashriel, whom she bare: (but his concubine H6370 the Aramitess bare Machir the father of Gilead:
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 11:21 - And Rehoboam loved Maachah the daughter of Absalom above all his wives and his concubines: H6370 (for he took eighteen wives, and threescore concubines; H6370 and begat twenty and eight sons, and threescore daughters.)
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 2:14 - In the evening she went, and on the morrow she returned into the second house of the women, to the custody of Shaashgaz, the king's chamberlain, which kept the concubines: H6370 she came in unto the king no more, except the king delighted in her, and that she were called by name.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 6:8 - There are threescore queens, and fourscore concubines, H6370 and virgins without number.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 6:9 - My dove, my undefiled is but one; she is the only one of her mother, she is the choice one of her that bare her. The daughters saw her, and blessed her; yea, the queens and the concubines, H6370 and they praised her.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 23:20 - For she doted upon their paramours, H6370 whose flesh is as the flesh of asses, and whose issue is like the issue of horses.
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