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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 -

Then they heard the sound H6963 of Yahweh God walking in the garden in the [fn]cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of Yahweh God in the midst of the trees of the garden.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:10 - And he said, “I heard the sound H6963 of You in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:17 -

Then to Adam He said, “Because you have listened to the voice H6963 of your wife and have eaten from the tree about which I commanded you, saying, ‘You shall not eat from it’;

Cursed is the ground because of you;

In [fn]pain you will eat of it

All the days of your life.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:10 - And He said, “What have you done? The voice H6963 of your brother’s blood is crying out to Me from the ground.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:23 -

And Lamech said to his wives,

“Adah and Zillah,

Hear my voice H6963,

You wives of Lamech,

Give ear to my word,

For I [fn]have killed a man for [fn]striking me;

And a boy for wounding me;

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 16:2 - So Sarai said to Abram, “Now behold, Yahweh has shut my womb from bearing children. Please go in to my servant-woman; perhaps I will [fn]obtain children through her.” And Abram listened to the voice H6963 of Sarai.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:12 - So God said to Abraham, “[fn]Do not be distressed because of the boy and your maidservant; whatever Sarah tells you, listen to her voice, for through Isaac your seed shall be named.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:16 - Then she went and sat down opposite him, about a bowshot away, for she said, “Do not let me [fn]see when the child dies.” And she sat opposite him and lifted up her voice H6963 and wept.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:17 - Then God heard the voice H6963 of the boy crying H6963; and the angel of God called to Hagar from heaven and said to her, “What is the matter with you, Hagar? Do not fear, for God has heard the voice H6963 of the boy where he is.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:18 - “In your [fn]seed all the nations of the earth shall [fn]be blessed, because you have listened to My voice H6963.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:5 - because Abraham listened to My voice H6963 and kept My charge, My commandments, My statutes, and My laws.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:8 - “So now, my son, listen to my voice H6963 [fn]as I command you.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:13 - But his mother said to him, “Your curse be on me, my son; only listen to my voice H6963, and go, get them for me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:22 - So Jacob came near to Isaac his father, and he felt him and said, “The voice H6963 is the voice H6963 of Jacob, but the hands are the hands of Esau.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:38 - And Esau said to his father, “Do you have only one blessing, my father? Bless me, even me also, O my father.” So Esau lifted his voice H6963 and wept.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:43 - “So now, my son, listen to my voice H6963, and arise, [fn]flee to Haran, to my brother Laban!
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:11 - Then Jacob kissed Rachel and lifted his voice H6963 and wept.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:6 - Then Rachel said, “God has [fn]rendered justice to me and has indeed listened to my voice H6963 and has given me a son.” Therefore she named him [fn]Dan.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 39:14 - that she called to the men of her household and spoke to them, saying, “See, he has brought in a [fn]Hebrew to us to laugh at us; he came in to me to lie with me, and I [fn]screamed H6963.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 39:15 - “Now it happened that when he heard that I raised my voice H6963 and [fn]screamed, he left his garment beside me and fled and went outside.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 39:18 - and as I raised my voice H6963 and [fn]screamed, he left his garment beside me and fled outside.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:2 - Then he [fn]wept H6963 loudly H6963. And the Egyptians heard it, and the household of Pharaoh heard it.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:16 -

Now the [fn]news H6963 was heard in Pharaoh’s house, saying, “Joseph’s brothers have come.” And it was good in the sight of Pharaoh and in the sight of his servants.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 3:18 - “And they will listen to your voice H6963; and you with the elders of Israel will come to the king of Egypt, and you all will say to him, ‘Yahweh, the God of the Hebrews, has met with us. So now, please, let us go a three days’ journey into the wilderness, that we may sacrifice to Yahweh our God.’
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:1 -

Then Moses answered and said, “What if they will not believe me and will not listen to my voice H6963? For they may say, ‘Yahweh has not appeared to you.’”

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:8 - “And so it will be, if they will not believe you or listen to the [fn]witness H6963 of the first sign, they may believe the [fn]witness H6963 of [fn]this last sign.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:9 - “But if it will be that they will not believe even these two signs and that they will not listen to your voice H6963, then you shall take some water from the Nile and pour it on the dry land; and the water which you take from the Nile will become blood on the dry land.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:2 - But Pharaoh said, “Who is Yahweh that I should listen to His voice H6963 to let Israel go? I do not know Yahweh, and also, I will not let Israel go.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:23 - So Moses stretched out his staff toward the sky, and Yahweh gave forth [fn]thunder H6963 and hail, and fire went down to the earth. And Yahweh rained down hail on the land of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:28 - “Entreat Yahweh, for God’s [fn]thunder H6963 and hail are too much; and I will let you go, and you shall stay no longer.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:29 - And Moses said to him, “As soon as I go out of the city, I will spread out my [fn]hands to Yahweh; the [fn]thunder H6963 will cease, and there will be hail no longer, that you may know that the earth is Yahweh’s.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:33 - And Moses went out of the city from Pharaoh and spread out his [fn]hands to Yahweh; and the [fn]thunder H6963 and the hail ceased, and rain [fn]no longer poured on the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:34 - But Pharaoh saw that the rain and the hail and the [fn]thunder H6963 had ceased. So he sinned again and [fn]hardened his heart with firmness, he and his servants.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 15:26 - And He said, “If you will earnestly listen to the voice H6963 of Yahweh your God, and do what is right in His sight, and give ear to His commandments, and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have put on the Egyptians; for I, Yahweh, am your healer.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 18:19 - “Now listen to my voice H6963: I will give you counsel, and God be with you. [fn]You be the people’s representative before God, and you bring the matters to God;
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 18:24 -

So Moses listened to the voice H6963 of his father-in-law and did all that he had said.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 19:5 - ‘So now then, if you will indeed listen to My voice H6963 and keep My covenant, then you shall be My treasured possession among all the peoples, for all the earth is Mine;
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 19:16 -

So it happened on the third day, when it was morning, that there were [fn]thunder H6963 and lightning flashes and a [fn]thick cloud upon the mountain and a very loud trumpet sound H6963, so that all the people who were in the camp trembled.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 19:19 - And the sound H6963 of the trumpet grew louder and louder; then Moses spoke and God answered him with [fn]thunder H6963.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 20:18 -

And all the people perceived the [fn]thunder H6963 and the lightning flashes and the sound H6963 of the trumpet and the mountain smoking; and the people perceived it, and they shook and stood at a distance.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:21 - “Keep watch of yourself before him and listen to his voice H6963; do not be rebellious toward him, for he will not pardon your transgression, since My name is in him.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:22 - “But if you truly listen to his voice H6963 and do all that I speak, then I will be an enemy to your enemies and an adversary to your adversaries.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 24:3 -

Then Moses came and recounted to the people all the words of Yahweh and all the judgments; and all the people answered with one voice H6963 and said, “All the words which Yahweh has spoken we will do!”

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 28:35 - “It shall be on Aaron [fn]when he ministers; and its sound H6963 shall be heard when he comes into the holy place before Yahweh and when he goes out, so that he will not die.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:17 - Then Joshua heard the sound H6963 of the people [fn]as they shouted. And he said to Moses, “There is a sound H6963 of war in the camp.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:18 - But he said,

“It is not the sound H6963 of the cry of triumph,

Nor is it the sound H6963 of the cry of defeat;

But the sound H6963 of singing I hear.”

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 36:6 - So Moses commanded and a [fn]proclamation H6963 was passed throughout the camp, saying, “Let no man or woman any longer do the work for the [fn]contributions of the sanctuary.” Thus the people were restrained from bringing any more.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 5:1 -

‘Now if a person sins after he hears a [fn]public H6963 oath to testify when he is a witness, whether he has seen or otherwise known, if he does not tell it, then he will bear his [fn]guilt.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:36 - ‘As for those of you who may remain, I will also bring weakness into their hearts in the lands of their enemies. And the sound H6963 of a driven leaf will pursue them, and even when no one is pursuing they will flee [fn]as though from the sword, and they will fall.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 7:89 -

Now when Moses went into the tent of meeting to speak with Him, he heard the voice H6963 speaking to him from above the [fn]mercy seat that was on the ark of the testimony, from between the two cherubim, so He spoke to him.

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