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Lexicon :: Strong's H6901 - qāḇal

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Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root
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TWOT Reference: 1980

Strong’s Definitions

קָבַל qâbal, kaw-bal'; a primitive root; to admit, i.e. take (literally or figuratively):—choose, (take) hold, receive, (under-) take.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 13x

The KJV translates Strong's H6901 in the following manner: receive (6x), took (3x), choose (1x), held (1x), take hold (1x), undertook (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 13x
The KJV translates Strong's H6901 in the following manner: receive (6x), took (3x), choose (1x), held (1x), take hold (1x), undertook (1x).
  1. to take, receive, be before

    1. (Piel)

      1. to take, choose, receive

      2. to accept

      3. to accept, assume

    2. (Hiphil)

      1. to show oppositeness

      2. to correspond, receive one to the other

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
קָבַל qâbal, kaw-bal'; a primitive root; to admit, i.e. take (literally or figuratively):—choose, (take) hold, receive, (under-) take.
STRONGS H6901: Abbreviations
† [קָבַל] verb
Pi. receive, take (late) (Aramaic loan-word (and in Aramaic denominative) Gerber32, compare Aramaic (לִ)קְבֵיל in front, bdb086701 opposite, Biblical Aramaic לָקֳבֵל before, Old Aramaic, Palmyrene לקבל over against, Nabataean id., in view of; also Sabean לקבל in view of CISiv, No. 79, 11. 2. 4. 5. 8, Assyrian ḳablu, encounter; verbs are: Sabean קבל accept, DHMZMG xxix (1875), 615; xxx (1876), 672; Arabic bdb086702 be in front, opposite, bdb086703 accept, admit; Ethiopic bdb086704, especially III. 2, go to meet, accept; Late Hebrew קָבַל accuse, Pi. = Biblical Hebrew; Aramaic קַבֵּל, bdb086705 receive); — Perfect 3rd person masculine singular קִבֵּל Esther 4:4 + (Esther 9:27 Qr קִבְּלוּ); 3rd person plural קִבּלוּ Ezra 8:30; Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular suffix וַיְקַבְּלֵם 1 Chronicles 12:19 [1 Chronicles 12:18] (18 van d. H.); 3rd person masculine plural וַיְקַבְּלוּ 2 Chronicles 29:16, 2 Chronicles 29:22; 1st person plural נְקַבֵל Job 2:10 (twice in verse); Imperative masculine singular קַבֵּל Proverbs 19:20, קַבֶּלֿ 1 Chronicles 21:11; —
1. take, with accusative of thing 2 Chronicles 29:22; Ezra 8:30; accusative omitted 2 Chronicles 29:16, + ל reflexive = choose 1 Chronicles 21:11; receive, with accusative of person 1 Chronicles 12:19 [1 Chronicles 12:18] (van d. H. 1 Chronicles 12:18).
2. accept, with accusative of thing Job 2:10 (twice in verse); מוּסָר ק׳ Proverbs 19:20; accusative omitted Esther 4:4.
3. accept, assume, and obligation, followed by clause, Esther 9:23, followed by infinitive Esther 9:27 (+ עַל reflexive).
Hiph. Participle feminine plural מַקְבִּילֹת shew oppositeness, i.e. correspond, one to (אֶל) another Exodus 26:5; Exodus 36:12 (both P).

See related Aramaic BDB entry H6902.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


26:5; 36:12

1 Chronicles

12:18; 12:18; 12:18; 21:11; 21:11

2 Chronicles

29:16; 29:16; 29:22; 29:22


8:30; 8:30


4:4; 4:4; 9:23; 9:27; 9:27


2:10; 2:10


19:20; 19:20

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H6901 matches the Hebrew קָבַל (qāḇal),
which occurs 14 times in 12 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 26:5 - “You shall make fifty loops in the one curtain, and you shall make fifty loops on the [fn]edge of the curtain that is in the second [fn]set; the loops shall be opposite H6901 each other.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 36:12 - He made fifty loops in the one curtain, and he made fifty loops on the [fn]edge of the curtain that was in the second [fn]set; the loops were opposite H6901 each other.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 12:18 - Then the Spirit [fn]covered Amasai like clothing, the chief of the thirty; and he said,
We are yours, David,
And are with you, son of Jesse!
Peace, peace to you,
And peace to him who helps you;
Indeed, your God helps you!”
Then David received H6901 them and made them [fn]captains of the troops.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 21:11 - So Gad came to David and said to him, “This is what the LORD says: ‘Take H6901 for yourself
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 29:16 - So the priests went into the inner part of the house of the LORD to cleanse it, and they brought every unclean thing which they found in the temple of the LORD out to the courtyard of the house of the LORD. Then the Levites received H6901 it to carry out to the Kidron [fn]Valley.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 29:22 - So they slaughtered the bulls, and the priests took H6901 the blood and sprinkled it on the altar. They also slaughtered the rams and sprinkled the blood on the altar; they slaughtered the lambs as well, and sprinkled the blood on the altar.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 8:30 - So the priests and the Levites accepted H6901 the weight of silver and gold and the utensils, to bring them to Jerusalem to the house of our God.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 4:4 - Then Esther’s attendants and her eunuchs came and informed her, and the queen was seized by great fear. And she sent garments to clothe Mordecai so that he would remove his sackcloth from him, but he did not accept H6901 them.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 9:23 - So the Jews undertook H6901 what they had started to do, and what Mordecai had written to them.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 9:27 - the Jews established and [fn]made H6901 a H6901 custom H6901 for themselves, their [fn]descendants, and for all those who allied themselves with them, so that [fn]they would not fail to celebrate these two days according to their [fn]regulation and according to their appointed time annually.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 2:10 - But he said to her, “You are speaking as one of the foolish women speaks. Shall we actually accept H6901 good from God but not accept H6901 adversity?” Despite all this, Job did not sin with his lips.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:20 - Listen to advice and accept H6901 discipline,
So that you may be wise [fn]the rest of your days.
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