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Lexicon :: Strong's H6963 - qôl

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
From an unused root meaning to call aloud
Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 1998a,2028b

Strong’s Definitions

קוֹל qôwl, kole; or קֹל qôl; from an unused root meaning to call aloud; a voice or sound:—+ aloud, bleating, crackling, cry (+ out), fame, lightness, lowing, noise, + hold peace, (pro-) claim, proclamation, + sing, sound, + spark, thunder(-ing), voice, + yell.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 506x

The KJV translates Strong's H6963 in the following manner: voice (383x), noise (49x), sound (39x), thunder (10x), proclamation (with H5674) (4x), send out (with H5414) (2x), thunderings (2x), fame (1x), miscellaneous (16x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 506x
The KJV translates Strong's H6963 in the following manner: voice (383x), noise (49x), sound (39x), thunder (10x), proclamation (with H5674) (4x), send out (with H5414) (2x), thunderings (2x), fame (1x), miscellaneous (16x).
  1. voice, sound, noise

    1. voice

    2. sound (of instrument)

  2. lightness, frivolity

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
קוֹל qôwl, kole; or קֹל qôl; from an unused root meaning to call aloud; a voice or sound:—+ aloud, bleating, crackling, cry (+ out), fame, lightness, lowing, noise, + hold peace, (pro-) claim, proclamation, + sing, sound, + spark, thunder(-ing), voice, + yell.
STRONGS H6963: Abbreviations
קוֺל (sometimes, with prefix and suffix, קֹל)506 noun masculineGenesis 39:14 sound, voice; — absolute קוֺל Genesis 4:10 + (הַקֹּל Genesis 27:22; Genesis 45:16); construct קוֺל Genesis 3:8 + (וְקֹל Exodus 19:16, לְקֹל Exodus 4:8 (twice in verse)); suffix קוֺלִי 1 Samuel 26:17 +, קוֺלְךָ Judges 18:25 +, etc. (קֹלִי Genesis 22:18, קֹלֶ֑ךָ Exodus 3:18, etc.); plural (usually of thunder) קֹלֹת Exodus 9:23 + 4 times, קוֺלֹת Exodus 20:18 (Gi Exodus 20:15), קֹלוֺת 1 Samuel 2:17 + 5 times; —
1. sound: especially
a. of human voice Joshua 6:10; 2 Kings 7:10; in speech Genesis 27:22 (twice in verse); 1 Samuel 1:13; 1 Samuel 24:17; 1 Samuel 26:17 (twice in verse); recognized (הִכִּיר) 1 Samuel 26:17; Jeremiah 18:3; יְפֵה ק׳ Ezekiel 33:32 pleasant of voice, compare Songs 2:14 (twice in verse); Songs 8:13; in singing Exodus 32:18; 2 Samuel 19:36; Isaiah 52:8, calling Judges 9:7, shouting Exodus 32:17; 1 Samuel 4:6 (twice in verse); 1 Kings 1:40; Ezra 3:13, rejoicing Jeremiah 7:34 (4 times in verse) = Jeremiah 16:9; Jeremiah 25:10; Jeremiah 33:11, praise Psalm 66:8; Psalm 26:7; Joel 2:10, laughter Jeremiah 30:19, weeping Genesis 21:16; Judges 2:4; 1 Samuel 11:4; Ruth 1:9, 14; Ezra 3:13, outcry Genesis 39:15, 18; 1 Samuel 4:14; Jeremiah 8:19, distress, lament Jeremiah 9:18; Ezekiel 27:30; Zechariah 11:3; Psalm 102:6, supplication Psalm 28:2; Psalm 28:6; Psalm 31:23; Psalm 86:6; adverb אֶחָד ק׳ with one voice Exodus 24:3; 2 Chronicles 5:13, גָּדוֺל ק׳ loud voice 2 Samuel 15:23 + (compare ג׳ בְּק׳ Genesis 39:14; 1 Samuel 28:12 +), רָם ק׳ Deuteronomy 27:14; נָשָׂא ק׳ Genesis 21:16 + (see נָשָׂא 1b (5)), הֵרִים ק׳ Genesis 39:15 + (see דום Hiph.); on ק׳ as independent noun, followed by subject + verb of calling Psalm 3:5; Psalm 27:7; Psalm 142:2 see Ges§ 144 m.
b. of י׳ Genesis 3:8, 10; Isaiah 6:8; Exodus 19:19; 1 Kings 19:3; Micah 6:9; Ezekiel 10:5 (compare also 2b) +; adverb גָּדוֺל ק׳ Deuteronomy 5:19; Ezekiel 9:1; דְּמָמָה דַקָּה ק׳ 1 Kings 19:12.
c. of seraph Isaiah 6:4.
d. of angel Daniel 8:16 (אָדָם ק׳ i.e. in human speech, compare Bev); דְּבָרָיו ק׳ Daniel 10:6, 9 (twice in verse).
e. of animals: bleating of sheep 1 Samuel 15:14, lowing of cattle 1 Samuel 15:14; Jeremiah 9:9, neighing of horses Jeremiah 8:16, roaring of lion Amos 3:4; Jeremiah 2:15 +, hissing of serpent Jeremiah 46:22 (in simile), singing of birds Nahum 2:8; Zephaniah 2:14; Psalm 104:12; Songs 2:12; Ecclesiastes 12:4.
f. exclamation, at beginning of clause, a sound of...! = hark! Genesis 4:10; Isaiah 13:4; Isaiah 40:3; Isaiah 52:8; Jeremiah 4:15; Jeremiah 10:22; Jeremiah 50:28; Songs 2:8; Songs 5:2 (Ges§ 146 b).
2. sound:
a. of instrument, especially (הַ)שֹּׁפָר ק׳ Exodus 9:16; Exodus 20:18 (Gi Exodus 20:15) Amos 2:2; 1 Kings 1:41 +, חֲצֹצְרוֺת וגו׳ 2 Chronicles 5:13, כִּנּוֺר Ezekiel 26:13, עוּנָב Job 21:12; of פַּעֲמֹנִים on high priest's robe Exodus 28:35.
b. thunder-clap or peal (compare Dr 1 Samuel 12:17), קוֺל י׳ (or קוֺלוֺ) Amos 1:2; Isaiah 30:30, 31; Jeremiah 10:13 = Jeremiah 51:16, Joel 2:11; Joel 4:16 [Joel 3:16]; Psalm 18:14 = 2 Samuel 22:14; Psalm 29:3; Psalm 29:7; Psalm 46:7; Job 37:4 (compare 1 Samuel 7:10; Psalm 77:18; Psalm 77:19; Psalm 104:7), so especially plural absolute (see above) Exodus 9:23, 28, 29, 33, 34; Exodus 19:16; Exodus 20:18 (Gi Exodus 20:15), 1 Samuel 7:10; 1 Samuel 12:17, 18; Job 28:26 = Job 38:25.
c. קוֺל רַגְלֶיהָ 1 Kings 14:6 compare 2 Kings 6:32, and (probably) Genesis 3:8; also (הַ)צְּעָדָה ק׳ 2 Samuel 5:24 = 1 Chronicles 14:15; of runners 2 Kings 11:13; 2 Chronicles 23:12.
d. stamping of hoofs Jeremiah 47:3; Ezekiel 26:10) + chariots, etc.), compare 1 Kings 1:41.
e. of chariots Nahum 3:2; Joel 2:5; wheels Ezekiel 3:13; whip Nahum 3:2.
f. of sea, and great waters Habakkuk 3:10; Ezekiel 1:24; Ezekiel 43:2; Psalm 93:3; Psalm 93:4, compare Jeremiah 50:42 (in simile); צִנּוֺרֶיךָ ק׳ Psalm 42:8.
g. earthquake Ezekiel 37:7.
i. of a multitude 1 Samuel 4:14; Isaiah 13:4; Ezekiel 23:42.
l. flame Joel 2:5; crackling of thorns Ecclesiastes 7:6; rustling of leaves Leviticus 26:36.
3. of articulate speech, thing said:
(1) often of human advice, command, entreaty Genesis 3:17; Genesis 4:23; Exodus 3:18; Exodus 4:1, 9; Deuteronomy 1:45; Deuteronomy 21:18 (twice in verse); Deuteronomy 21:20; 1 Samuel 2:25; 1 Samuel 8:7, 9; 2 Samuel 12:18; דִּבְרֵיכֶם ק׳ Deuteronomy 1:34; Deuteronomy 5:25; even of written words 2 Kings 10:6; so also הָאֹת ק׳ Exodus 4:8 (twice in verse) voice (teaching) of the sign.
(2) of a report Genesis 45:16; Ecclesiastes 10:20.
(4) אָלָה ק׳ Leviticus 5:1 utterance of adjuration.
b. often (especially Deuteronomy, Jeremiah) of words of י׳ Genesis 22:18; Genesis 26:5; Exodus 5:2; Exodus 15:26; Exodus 19:5; Deuteronomy 8:20; Deuteronomy 9:23; Deuteronomy 13:15; Deuteronomy 13:19 +, Judges 2:2, 20; Judges 6:10; 1 Samuel 12:14, 15; 1 Samuel 15:1, 19, 20, 22; Jeremiah 3:13, 25; Jeremiah 7:23 +; of מַלְאַךְ י׳ Exodus 23:21, 22. — קֹל Jeremiah 3:9 see below קלל.

קֹל noun [masculine] lightness, frivolity (so Vrss Ki Gie; Gf thinks = קָלוֺן; > = voice); — מִקֹּל זְנוּנָהּ Jeremiah 3:9. — קֹל voice, see קוֺל above.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


3:8; 3:8; 3:8; 3:10; 3:17; 4:10; 4:10; 4:23; 21:16; 21:16; 22:18; 22:18; 26:5; 27:22; 27:22; 39:14; 39:14; 39:15; 39:15; 39:18; 45:16; 45:16


3:18; 3:18; 4:1; 4:8; 4:8; 4:9; 5:2; 9:16; 9:23; 9:23; 9:28; 9:29; 9:33; 9:34; 15:26; 19:5; 19:16; 19:16; 19:19; 20:15; 20:15; 20:15; 20:18; 20:18; 20:18; 23:21; 23:22; 24:3; 28:35; 32:17; 32:17; 32:18; 36:6


5:1; 26:36


1:34; 1:45; 5:19; 5:25; 8:20; 9:23; 13:15; 21:18; 21:20; 27:14




2:2; 2:4; 2:20; 6:10; 9:7; 18:25


1:9; 1:14

1 Samuel

1:13; 2:17; 2:25; 4:6; 4:14; 4:14; 7:10; 7:10; 8:7; 8:9; 11:4; 12:14; 12:15; 12:17; 12:17; 12:18; 15:1; 15:14; 15:14; 15:19; 15:20; 15:22; 24:17; 26:17; 26:17; 26:17; 28:12

2 Samuel

5:24; 12:18; 15:23; 19:36; 22:14

1 Kings

1:40; 1:41; 1:41; 14:6; 19:3; 19:12

2 Kings

6:32; 7:10; 10:6; 11:13

1 Chronicles


2 Chronicles

5:13; 5:13; 23:12; 24:9; 30:5; 36:22


1:1; 3:13; 3:13; 10:7




21:12; 28:26; 37:4; 38:25


3:5; 18:14; 26:7; 27:7; 28:2; 28:6; 29:3; 29:7; 31:23; 42:8; 46:7; 66:8; 77:18; 77:19; 86:6; 93:3; 93:4; 102:6; 104:7; 104:12; 142:2


7:6; 10:20; 12:4; 12:4

Song of Songs

2:8; 2:12; 2:14; 5:2; 8:13


6:4; 6:8; 13:4; 13:4; 30:30; 30:31; 40:3; 52:8; 52:8


2:15; 3:9; 3:9; 3:13; 3:25; 4:15; 7:23; 7:34; 8:16; 8:19; 9:9; 9:18; 10:13; 10:22; 16:9; 18:3; 25:10; 25:10; 30:19; 33:11; 46:22; 47:3; 49:21; 50:22; 50:28; 50:42; 50:46; 51:16; 51:55




1:24; 1:24; 3:13; 3:13; 9:1; 10:5; 10:5; 23:42; 26:10; 26:13; 26:15; 27:30; 31:16; 33:32; 37:7; 43:2


8:16; 10:6; 10:9


2:5; 2:5; 2:10; 2:11; 3:16


1:2; 2:2; 3:4




2:8; 3:2; 3:2







Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H6963 matches the Hebrew קוֹל (qôl),
which occurs 506 times in 436 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 9 (Gen 3:8–Num 7:89)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:8 - And they heard the voice H6963 of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:10 - And he said, I heard thy voice H6963 in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:17 - And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice H6963 of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:10 - And he said, What hast thou done? the voice H6963 of thy brother's blood crieth unto me from the ground.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:23 - And Lamech said unto his wives, Adah and Zillah, Hear my voice; H6963 ye wives of Lamech, hearken unto my speech: for I have slain a man to my wounding, and a young man to my hurt.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 16:2 - And Sarai said unto Abram, Behold now, the LORD hath restrained me from bearing: I pray thee, go in unto my maid; it may be that I may obtain children by her. And Abram hearkened to the voice H6963 of Sarai.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:12 - And God said unto Abraham, Let it not be grievous in thy sight because of the lad, and because of thy bondwoman; in all that Sarah hath said unto thee, hearken unto her voice; H6963 for in Isaac shall thy seed be called.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:16 - And she went, and sat her down over against him a good way off, as it were a bowshot: for she said, Let me not see the death of the child. And she sat over against him, and lift up her voice, H6963 and wept.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:17 - And God heard the voice H6963 of the lad; and the angel of God called to Hagar out of heaven, and said unto her, What aileth thee, Hagar? fear not; for God hath heard the voice H6963 of the lad where he is.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:18 - And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice. H6963
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:5 - Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, H6963 and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:8 - Now therefore, my son, obey my voice H6963 according to that which I command thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:13 - And his mother said unto him, Upon me be thy curse, my son: only obey my voice, H6963 and go fetch me them.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:22 - And Jacob went near unto Isaac his father; and he felt him, and said, The voice H6963 is Jacob's voice, H6963 but the hands are the hands of Esau.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:38 - And Esau said unto his father, Hast thou but one blessing, my father? bless me, even me also, O my father. And Esau lifted up his voice, H6963 and wept.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:43 - Now therefore, my son, obey my voice; H6963 and arise, flee thou to Laban my brother to Haran;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:11 - And Jacob kissed Rachel, and lifted up his voice, H6963 and wept.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:6 - And Rachel said, God hath judged me, and hath also heard my voice, H6963 and hath given me a son: therefore called she his name Dan.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 39:14 - That she called unto the men of her house, and spake unto them, saying, See, he hath brought in an Hebrew unto us to mock us; he came in unto me to lie with me, and I cried with a loud voice: H6963
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 39:15 - And it came to pass, when he heard that I lifted up my voice H6963 and cried, that he left his garment with me, and fled, and got him out.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 39:18 - And it came to pass, as I lifted up my voice H6963 and cried, that he left his garment with me, and fled out.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:2 - And he wept H6963 aloud: and the Egyptians and the house of Pharaoh heard.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:16 - And the fame H6963 thereof was heard in Pharaoh's house, saying, Joseph's brethren are come: and it pleased Pharaoh well, and his servants.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 3:18 - And they shall hearken to thy voice: H6963 and thou shalt come, thou and the elders of Israel, unto the king of Egypt, and ye shall say unto him, The LORD God of the Hebrews hath met with us: and now let us go, we beseech thee, three days' journey into the wilderness, that we may sacrifice to the LORD our God.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:1 - And Moses answered and said, But, behold, they will not believe me, nor hearken unto my voice: H6963 for they will say, The LORD hath not appeared unto thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:8 - And it shall come to pass, if they will not believe thee, neither hearken to the voice H6963 of the first sign, that they will believe the voice H6963 of the latter sign.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:9 - And it shall come to pass, if they will not believe also these two signs, neither hearken unto thy voice, H6963 that thou shalt take of the water of the river, and pour it upon the dry land: and the water which thou takest out of the river shall become blood upon the dry land.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:2 - And Pharaoh said, Who is the LORD, that I should obey his voice H6963 to let Israel go? I know not the LORD, neither will I let Israel go.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:23 - And Moses stretched forth his rod toward heaven: and the LORD sent thunder H6963 and hail, and the fire ran along upon the ground; and the LORD rained hail upon the land of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:28 - Intreat the LORD (for it is enough) that there be no more mighty thunderings H6963 and hail; and I will let you go, and ye shall stay no longer.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:29 - And Moses said unto him, As soon as I am gone out of the city, I will spread abroad my hands unto the LORD; and the thunder H6963 shall cease, neither shall there be any more hail; that thou mayest know how that the earth is the LORD'S.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:33 - And Moses went out of the city from Pharaoh, and spread abroad his hands unto the LORD: and the thunders H6963 and hail ceased, and the rain was not poured upon the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:34 - And when Pharaoh saw that the rain and the hail and the thunders H6963 were ceased, he sinned yet more, and hardened his heart, he and his servants.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 15:26 - And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice H6963 of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD that healeth thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 18:19 - Hearken now unto my voice, H6963 I will give thee counsel, and God shall be with thee: Be thou for the people to God-ward, that thou mayest bring the causes unto God:
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 18:24 - So Moses hearkened to the voice H6963 of his father in law, and did all that he had said.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 19:5 - Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice H6963 indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine:
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 19:16 - And it came to pass on the third day in the morning, that there were thunders H6963 and lightnings, and a thick cloud upon the mount, and the voice H6963 of the trumpet exceeding loud; so that all the people that was in the camp trembled.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 19:19 - And when the voice H6963 of the trumpet sounded H6963 long, and waxed louder and louder, Moses spake, and God answered him by a voice. H6963
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 20:18 - And all the people saw the thunderings, H6963 and the lightnings, and the noise H6963 of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking: and when the people saw it, they removed, and stood afar off.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:21 - Beware of him, and obey his voice, H6963 provoke him not; for he will not pardon your transgressions: for my name is in him.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:22 - But if thou shalt indeed obey his voice, H6963 and do all that I speak; then I will be an enemy unto thine enemies, and an adversary unto thine adversaries.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 24:3 - And Moses came and told the people all the words of the LORD, and all the judgments: and all the people answered with one voice, H6963 and said, All the words which the LORD hath said will we do.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 28:35 - And it shall be upon Aaron to minister: and his sound H6963 shall be heard when he goeth in unto the holy place before the LORD, and when he cometh out, that he die not.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:17 - And when Joshua heard the noise H6963 of the people as they shouted, he said unto Moses, There is a noise H6963 of war in the camp.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:18 - And he said, It is not the voice H6963 of them that shout for mastery, neither is it the voice H6963 of them that cry for being overcome: but the noise H6963 of them that sing do I hear.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 36:6 - And Moses gave commandment, and they caused it to be proclaimed H6963 throughout the camp, saying, Let neither man nor woman make any more work for the offering of the sanctuary. So the people were restrained from bringing.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 5:1 - And if a soul sin, and hear the voice H6963 of swearing, and is a witness, whether he hath seen or known of it; if he do not utter it, then he shall bear his iniquity.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:36 - And upon them that are left alive of you I will send a faintness into their hearts in the lands of their enemies; and the sound H6963 of a shaken leaf shall chase them; and they shall flee, as fleeing from a sword; and they shall fall when none pursueth.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 7:89 - And when Moses was gone into the tabernacle of the congregation to speak with him, then he heard the voice H6963 of one speaking unto him from off the mercy seat that was upon the ark of testimony, from between the two cherubims: and he spake unto him.

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