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Lexicon :: Strong's H6957 - qāv

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קָו
Transliteration
qāv
Pronunciation
kav
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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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TWOT Reference: 1992,1994a

Strong’s Definitions

קַו qav, kav; or קָו qâv; from H6960 (compare H6961); a cord (as connecting), especially for measuring; figuratively, a rule; also a rim, a musical string or accord:—line. Compare H6978.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 21x

The KJV translates Strong's H6957 in the following manner: line (20x), rule (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 21x
The KJV translates Strong's H6957 in the following manner: line (20x), rule (1x).
  1. cord, line, measuring-line

    1. cord

    2. measuring-line

  2. (BDB) onomatapoetic mimicry of Isaiah's words, perhaps senseless

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
קַו qav, kav; or קָו qâv; from H6960 (compare H6961); a cord (as connecting), especially for measuring; figuratively, a rule; also a rim, a musical string or accord:—line. Compare H6978.
STRONGS H6957:
I. קַו only in קַו לָקָו Isaiah 28:10 (twice in verse); Isaiah 28:13 (twice in verse), mimicry of Isaiah's words, perhaps senseless.

† II. קַו noun masculineZechariah 1:16 line (compare Köii. l. 40 Anm. 2); — absolute קַו Ezekiel 47:3 + Zechariah 1:16 Qr (Kt קוה), קָ֑ו Isaiah 34:17 +; construct קַו 2 Kings 21:13 +; — measuring-line (מִדָּה ק׳ Jeremiah 31:39): 1 Kings 7:23 (Qr; Kt H6961 קוה) = 2 Chronicles 4:2; Ezekiel 47:3; for marking off a possession inland Isaiah 34:17 (figurative); especially עַל נְטָה ק׳ in building, Job 38:5 (figurative of earth), Zechariah 1:16 (יִנְּטֶה; || יִבָּנֶה), so יְצָא ק׳ Jeremiah 31:39 (Qr; Kt קיה); נָטָה ק׳ of designing idol Isaiah 44:13; marking off for destruction, עַל נָטָה ק׳ 2 Kings 21:13; Isaiah 34:11 (קַרתֹהוּ), ק׳ נ׳ Lamentations 2:8; so וְשַׂמְתִּ֫י לְקָ֔ו מִשְׁפָּט Isaiah 28:27. — קַוָּם Psalm 19:5 [Psalm 19:4] (AV their line. figurative of their domain) read probably קֹלָם their sound, Capp. Ol Che and now most.
[H6978 Isaiah 18:2, Isaiah 18:7 see קוקו];
Isaiah 28:10, Isaiah 28:13 see I. קַו above.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

1 Kings

7:23

2 Kings

21:13; 21:13

2 Chronicles

4:2

Job

38:5

Psalms

19:4

Isaiah

28:10; 28:10; 28:13; 28:13; 28:27; 34:11; 34:17; 34:17; 44:13

Jeremiah

31:39; 31:39

Lamentations

2:8

Ezekiel

47:3; 47:3

Zechariah

1:16; 1:16; 1:16

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H6957 matches the Hebrew קָו (qāv),
which occurs 20 times in 14 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 21:13 - ‘I will stretch over Jerusalem the line H6957 of Samaria and the plummet of the house of Ahab, and I will wipe Jerusalem clean just as one wipes a bowl, wiping it and turning it upside down.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 4:2 - He also made the [fn]Sea of cast metal, [fn]ten cubits from brim to brim, circular in form, and its height was [fn]five cubits and [fn]its circumference H6957 [fn]thirty cubits.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:5 - Who set its measurements? Since you know.
Or who stretched the measuring H6957 line H6957 over it?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 19:4 - Their [fn]line H6957 has gone out into all the earth,
And their words to the end of the world.
In them He has placed a tent for the sun,
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 28:10 - “For He says,
[fn]Order on order, order on order,
Line H6957 on line H6957, line H6957 on line H6957,
A little here, a little there.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 28:13 - So the word of the LORD to them will be,
[fn]Order on order, order on order,
Line H6957 on line H6957, line H6957 on line H6957,
A little here, a little there,”
That they may go and stumble backward, be broken, snared, and taken captive.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 28:17 - “I will make justice the measuring H6957 line H6957
And righteousness the level;
Then hail will sweep away the refuge of lies,
And the waters will overflow the secret place.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 34:11 - But [fn]pelican and hedgehog will possess it,
And [fn]owl and raven will dwell in it;
And He will stretch over it the line H6957 of [fn]desolation
And the [fn]plumb line of emptiness.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 34:17 - He has cast the lot for them,
And His hand has divided it to them by the measuring H6957 line H6957.
They shall possess it forever;
From generation to generation they will dwell in it.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 44:13 - The craftsman of wood extends a measuring H6957 line H6957; he outlines it with a marker. He works it with carving knives and outlines it with a compass, and makes it like the form of a man, like the beauty of mankind, so that it may sit in a house.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 31:39 - “The measuring line H6957 will go out farther straight ahead, to the hill Gareb; then it will turn to Goah.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 2:8 - The LORD determined to destroy
The wall of the daughter of Zion.
He has stretched out a line H6957,
He has not restrained His hand from [fn]destroying,
And He has caused rampart and wall to mourn;
They have languished together.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 47:3 - When the man went out toward the east with a line H6957 in his hand, he measured a thousand [fn]cubits, and he led me through the water, water reaching the ankles.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 1:16 - ‘Therefore the LORD says this: “I will return to Jerusalem with compassion; My house will be built in it,” declares the LORD of armies, “and a measuring H6957 line H6957 will be stretched over Jerusalem.”’

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