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Lexicon :: Strong's H6996 - qāṭān

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קָטָן qâṭân, kaw-tawn'; or קָטֹן qâṭôn; from H6962; abbreviated, i.e. diminutive, literally (in quantity, size or number) or figuratively (in age or importance):—least, less(-er), little (one), small(-est, one, quantity, thing), young(-er, -est).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 101x

The KJV translates Strong's H6996 in the following manner: small (33x), little (19x), youngest (15x), younger (14x), least (10x), less (3x), lesser (2x), little one (2x), smallest (1x), small things (1x), young (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 101x
The KJV translates Strong's H6996 in the following manner: small (33x), little (19x), youngest (15x), younger (14x), least (10x), less (3x), lesser (2x), little one (2x), smallest (1x), small things (1x), young (1x).
  1. young, small, insignificant, unimportant

    1. small

    2. insignificant

    3. young

    4. unimportant

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
קָטָן qâṭân, kaw-tawn'; or קָטֹן qâṭôn; from H6962; abbreviated, i.e. diminutive, literally (in quantity, size or number) or figuratively (in age or importance):—least, less(-er), little (one), small(-est, one, quantity, thing), young(-er, -est).
STRONGS H6996: Abbreviations
† I. קָטָן adjective small, young, unimportant; — absolute ק׳ Genesis 9:24 +; suffix קְטַנָּם (Köii. l, 74) Jeremiah 6:13 +; feminine singular קְטַנָּה Genesis 29:16 +; masculine plural קְטַנִּים 2 Kings 18:24 +; construct קְטַנֵּי 1 Samuel 9:21 (see Dr; We conjectures נִּי-, old construct, cf, HPS), Proverbs 30:24; feminine plural קְטַנּוֺת Ezekiel 16:61 +; —
1. small; especially
a. of children, youth = young, Genesis 44:20 (J) 2 Samuel 9:12; 1 Kings 11:17; 2 Kings 2:23; 2 Kings 5:2, of sister Songs 8:8; = younger, of two children (often opposed to גדול), Genesis 9:24; Genesis 27:15, 42 (all J), Genesis 29:16, 18 (E), 1 Samuel 14:49 (feminine; opposed to הַבְּכִירָה); of younger sister Judges 15:2, so (figurative) Ezekiel 16:46 and (+ מִן compare) Ezekiel 16:61; brother 1 Chronicles 24:31; הַקּ׳ youngest son (of several) 1 Samuel 16:11; 1 Samuel 17:14; גָּדוֺל = young and old (see קָטֹן 1) Jeremiah 16:6 compare 2 Chronicles 31:15; 34:30.
b. of things : utterance Numbers 22:18 (E), weight Deuteronomy 25:13, 14, vessels 2 Chronicles 36:18, animals Psalm 104:25 (all opposed to גדול); compare also 2 Samuel 12:3; 1 Kings 2:20; 1 Kings 17:13; 1 Kings 18:44; 2 Kings 4:10; Ezekiel 43:14 (opposed to גדול), Proverbs 30:24; Songs 2:15, + probably Ezekiel 46:22 (see II. [קָטַר]); כְּלֵי הַקָּטָן Isaiah 22:24 the vessels of small size (figurative).
2. small;
a. with added idea of weakness, person 2 Kings 18:24 = Isaiah 36:9, city Ecclesiastes 9:14.
b. = insignificant,
(1) tribe 1 Samuel 9:21;
(2) person (+גדול; = all persons) Jeremiah 6:13; Jeremiah 31:34; Jonah 3:5; Psalm 115:13; Esther 1:5, 20, cf. 1 Chronicles 12:14 (van d. H. 1 Chronicles 12:13);
(3) in general, יוֺם קְטַנּוֺת Zechariah 4:10 day of small things. — See also קָטֹן.

קָטֹן 54 adjective small, insignificant; — absolute ק׳ 1 Samuel 2:19 +; construct קְטֹן 2 Chronicles 21:17; — feminine, plural and suffix supplied by קָטָן; —
1. small: especially
a. of youth = young, נַעַר קּ׳ 1 Samuel 20:35; 1 Kings 3:7; 2 Kings 5:14; Isaiah 11:6; = younger of two brothers, Genesis 48:19 (E) Judges 1:13; Judges 3:9 (+ מִן compare); הַקּ׳ youngest brother Genesis 42:13 + 10 times Genesis (JE), son Judges 9:5; 2 Chronicles 22:1, so קְטֹן בָּנָיו 2 Chronicles 21:17; + גדול = young and old (see קָטָן 1), i.e. everybody Genesis 19:11 (J), 1 Samuel 5:9; 1 Samuel 30:21 Samuel 30:19.
b. of things 1 Samuel 2:19; 1 Kings 8:64 (+ מִן compare), Amos 6:11; Isaiah 54:7; opposed to גָּדוֺל 1 Samuel 22:15; 1 Samuel 25:36; Genesis 1:16 (P).
2. = unimportant, things, Exodus 18:22, 26 (E), 1 Samuel 20:2 (all opposed to גדול); person,=feeble Amos 7:2, 5; = insignificant Jeremiah 49:15; Obadiah 2 (both || בָּזוּי), Isaiah 60:22 (|| צָעִיר); בְּעֵינֶיךָ ק׳ 1 Samuel 15:17; especially + גָּדוֺל = low and high, + everybody, Deuteronomy 1:17; 1 Kings 22:31 2 Chronicles 18:30; Jeremiah 8:10; Job 3:19, +8 times — See also קָטָן above.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


1:16; 9:24; 9:24; 19:11; 27:15; 27:42; 29:16; 29:16; 29:18; 42:13; 44:20; 48:19


18:22; 18:26




1:17; 25:13; 25:14


1:13; 3:9; 9:5; 15:2

1 Samuel

2:19; 2:19; 5:9; 9:21; 9:21; 14:49; 15:17; 16:11; 17:14; 20:2; 20:35; 22:15; 25:36; 30:2; 30:19

2 Samuel

9:12; 12:3

1 Kings

2:20; 3:7; 8:64; 11:17; 17:13; 18:44; 22:31

2 Kings

2:23; 4:10; 5:2; 5:14; 18:24; 18:24

1 Chronicles

12:13; 12:14; 24:31

2 Chronicles

18:30; 21:17; 21:17; 22:1; 31:15; 34:30; 36:18


1:5; 1:20




104:25; 115:13


30:24; 30:24



Song of Songs

2:15; 8:8


11:6; 22:24; 36:9; 54:7; 60:22


6:13; 6:13; 8:10; 16:6; 31:34; 49:15


16:46; 16:61; 16:61; 43:14; 46:22


6:11; 7:2; 7:5








Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H6996 matches the Hebrew קָטָן (qāṭān),
which occurs 101 times in 100 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 2 (Gen 1:16–1Ki 18:44)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:16 - And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser H6996 light to rule the night: he made the stars also.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:24 - And Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his younger H6996 son had done unto him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:11 - And they smote the men that were at the door of the house with blindness, both small H6996 and great: so that they wearied themselves to find the door.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:15 - And Rebekah took goodly raiment of her eldest son Esau, which were with her in the house, and put them upon Jacob her younger H6996 son:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:42 - And these words of Esau her elder son were told to Rebekah: and she sent and called Jacob her younger H6996 son, and said unto him, Behold, thy brother Esau, as touching thee, doth comfort himself, purposing to kill thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:16 - And Laban had two daughters: the name of the elder was Leah, and the name of the younger H6996 was Rachel.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:18 - And Jacob loved Rachel; and said, I will serve thee seven years for Rachel thy younger H6996 daughter.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:13 - And they said, Thy servants are twelve brethren, the sons of one man in the land of Canaan; and, behold, the youngest H6996 is this day with our father, and one is not.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:15 - Hereby ye shall be proved: By the life of Pharaoh ye shall not go forth hence, except your youngest H6996 brother come hither.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:20 - But bring your youngest H6996 brother unto me; so shall your words be verified, and ye shall not die. And they did so.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:32 - We be twelve brethren, sons of our father; one is not, and the youngest H6996 is this day with our father in the land of Canaan.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:34 - And bring your youngest H6996 brother unto me: then shall I know that ye are no spies, but that ye are true men: so will I deliver you your brother, and ye shall traffick in the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 43:29 - And he lifted up his eyes, and saw his brother Benjamin, his mother's son, and said, Is this your younger H6996 brother, of whom ye spake unto me? And he said, God be gracious unto thee, my son.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:2 - And put my cup, the silver cup, in the sack's mouth of the youngest, H6996 and his corn money. And he did according to the word that Joseph had spoken.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:12 - And he searched, and began at the eldest, and left at the youngest: H6996 and the cup was found in Benjamin's sack.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:20 - And we said unto my lord, We have a father, an old man, and a child of his old age, a little one; H6996 and his brother is dead, and he alone is left of his mother, and his father loveth him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:23 - And thou saidst unto thy servants, Except your youngest H6996 brother come down with you, ye shall see my face no more.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:26 - And we said, We cannot go down: if our youngest H6996 brother be with us, then will we go down: for we may not see the man's face, except our youngest H6996 brother be with us.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 48:19 - And his father refused, and said, I know it, my son, I know it: he also shall become a people, and he also shall be great: but truly his younger H6996 brother shall be greater than he, and his seed shall become a multitude of nations.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 18:22 - And let them judge the people at all seasons: and it shall be, that every great matter they shall bring unto thee, but every small H6996 matter they shall judge: so shall it be easier for thyself, and they shall bear the burden with thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 18:26 - And they judged the people at all seasons: the hard causes they brought unto Moses, but every small H6996 matter they judged themselves.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:18 - And Balaam answered and said unto the servants of Balak, If Balak would give me his house full of silver and gold, I cannot go beyond the word of the LORD my God, to do less H6996 or more.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 1:17 - Ye shall not respect persons in judgment; but ye shall hear the small H6996 as well as the great; ye shall not be afraid of the face of man; for the judgment is God's: and the cause that is too hard for you, bring it unto me, and I will hear it.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 25:13 - Thou shalt not have in thy bag divers weights, a great and a small. H6996
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 25:14 - Thou shalt not have in thine house divers measures, a great and a small. H6996
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:13 - And Othniel the son of Kenaz, Caleb's younger H6996 brother, took it: and he gave him Achsah his daughter to wife.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:9 - And when the children of Israel cried unto the LORD, the LORD raised up a deliverer to the children of Israel, who delivered them, even Othniel the son of Kenaz, Caleb's younger H6996 brother.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:5 - And he went unto his father's house at Ophrah, and slew his brethren the sons of Jerubbaal, being threescore and ten persons, upon one stone: notwithstanding yet Jotham the youngest H6996 son of Jerubbaal was left; for he hid himself.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 15:2 - And her father said, I verily thought that thou hadst utterly hated her; therefore I gave her to thy companion: is not her younger H6996 sister fairer than she? take her, I pray thee, instead of her.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:19 - Moreover his mother made him a little H6996 coat, and brought it to him from year to year, when she came up with her husband to offer the yearly sacrifice.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 5:9 - And it was so, that, after they had carried it about, the hand of the LORD was against the city with a very great destruction: and he smote the men of the city, both small H6996 and great, and they had emerods in their secret parts.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:21 - And Saul answered and said, Am not I a Benjamite, of the smallest H6996 of the tribes of Israel? and my family the least of all the families of the tribe of Benjamin? wherefore then speakest thou so to me?
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:49 - Now the sons of Saul were Jonathan, and Ishui, and Melchishua: and the names of his two daughters were these; the name of the firstborn Merab, and the name of the younger H6996 Michal:
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 15:17 - And Samuel said, When thou wast little H6996 in thine own sight, wast thou not made the head of the tribes of Israel, and the LORD anointed thee king over Israel?
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 16:11 - And Samuel said unto Jesse, Are here all thy children? And he said, There remaineth yet the youngest, H6996 and, behold, he keepeth the sheep. And Samuel said unto Jesse, Send and fetch him: for we will not sit down till he come hither.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:14 - And David was the youngest: H6996 and the three eldest followed Saul.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 20:2 - And he said unto him, God forbid; thou shalt not die: behold, my father will do nothing either great or small, H6996 but that he will shew it me: and why should my father hide this thing from me? it is not so.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 20:35 - And it came to pass in the morning, that Jonathan went out into the field at the time appointed with David, and a little H6996 lad with him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 22:15 - Did I then begin to enquire of God for him? be it far from me: let not the king impute any thing unto his servant, nor to all the house of my father: for thy servant knew nothing of all this, less H6996 or more.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 25:36 - And Abigail came to Nabal; and, behold, he held a feast in his house, like the feast of a king; and Nabal's heart was merry within him, for he was very drunken: wherefore she told him nothing, less H6996 or more, until the morning light.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:2 - And had taken the women captives, that were therein: they slew not any, either great or small, H6996 but carried them away, and went on their way.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:19 - And there was nothing lacking to them, neither small H6996 nor great, neither sons nor daughters, neither spoil, nor any thing that they had taken to them: David recovered all.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 9:12 - And Mephibosheth had a young H6996 son, whose name was Micha. And all that dwelt in the house of Ziba were servants unto Mephibosheth.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 12:3 - But the poor man had nothing, save one little H6996 ewe lamb, which he had bought and nourished up: and it grew up together with him, and with his children; it did eat of his own meat, and drank of his own cup, and lay in his bosom, and was unto him as a daughter.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 2:20 - Then she said, I desire one small H6996 petition of thee; I pray thee, say me not nay. And the king said unto her, Ask on, my mother: for I will not say thee nay.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 3:7 - And now, O LORD my God, thou hast made thy servant king instead of David my father: and I am but a little H6996 child: I know not how to go out or come in.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:64 - The same day did the king hallow the middle of the court that was before the house of the LORD: for there he offered burnt offerings, and meat offerings, and the fat of the peace offerings: because the brasen altar that was before the LORD was too little H6996 to receive the burnt offerings, and meat offerings, and the fat of the peace offerings.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 11:17 - That Hadad fled, he and certain Edomites of his father's servants with him, to go into Egypt; Hadad being yet a little H6996 child.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 17:13 - And Elijah said unto her, Fear not; go and do as thou hast said: but make me thereof a little H6996 cake first, and bring it unto me, and after make for thee and for thy son.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:44 - And it came to pass at the seventh time, that he said, Behold, there ariseth a little H6996 cloud out of the sea, like a man's hand. And he said, Go up, say unto Ahab, Prepare thy chariot, and get thee down, that the rain stop thee not.

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