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Lexicon :: Strong's H7014 - qayin

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Part of Speech
proper gentilic noun, proper masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
The same as קַיִן (H7013) (with a play upon the affinity to קָנָה (H7069))
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TWOT Reference: 2017,2016

Strong’s Definitions

קַיִן Qayin, kah'-yin; the same as H7013 (with a play upon the affinity to H7069); Kajin, the name of the first child, also of a place in Palestine, and of an Oriental tribe:—Cain, Kenite(-s).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 18x

The KJV translates Strong's H7014 in the following manner: Cain (17x), Kenite (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 18x
The KJV translates Strong's H7014 in the following manner: Cain (17x), Kenite (1x).
proper masculine noun
  1. Cain = "possession"

    1. eldest son of Adam and Eve and the first murderer having murdered his brother Abel

      proper gentilic noun
  2. Kenite = "smiths"

    1. the tribe from which the father-in-law of Moses was a member and which lived in the area between southern Palestine and the mountains of Sinai

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
קַיִן Qayin, kah'-yin; the same as H7013 (with a play upon the affinity to H7069); Kajin, the name of the first child, also of a place in Palestine, and of an Oriental tribe:—Cain, Kenite(-s).
STRONGS H7014: Abbreviations
† II. קַ֫יִן proper name
1. of a people (see StaG i. 151 f. MeyEntstehung 115; compare Arabic proper name, of family bdb088313 Nabataean, Sinaitic proper name, masculine and feminine קינו; tribe of smiths?); — tribe of Mose's father-in-law Judges 4:11 (compare קֵינִי Judges 1:16), Καινα LXX of Lucian (Lag.) Κειν; akin to Midian (Numbers 10:29 P), settled among Amalekites in south of Canaan (see קֵינִי); prophesied against by Balaam Numbers 24:22 (קָ֑יִן; J E); — see also קֵינִי
2. location הַקַּ֫יִן in southern Judah (a settlement of II.ק׳ 1 ?); — Joshua 15:57, [Ζακαν]αειμ, A [Ζανω] Ακειμ, LXX of Lucian (Lag.) [Ζανου] Ακεν; possibly= Yŭḳîn southeast from Hebron [RobBR ii.85] (see BuhlGeogr. 162 f. who, however, compare קִינָה Joshua 15:22).

† III. קַ֫יִן proper name, masculine Cain, Kain eldest son of Adam and Eve (explanation Genesis 4:1 from קָנָה acquire; but in fact = II. ק׳, as heros eponymos, according to Wecompare11 StaG 285 ff. BuUrg. 193 HolzGenesis 50f. especially StaZAW xiv (1894), 250 ff.; xv (1895), 157 ff., CheEncy. Bib. CAIN); — ק׳ Genesis 4:1, 2, 3, 5 (twice in verse); Genesis 4:8 (twice in verse); Genesis 4:9, 13, 15 (twice in verse); Genesis 4:16, 17, קָ֑יִן Genesis 4:6; Genesis 4:24; Genesis 4:25 (all J).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


4:1; 4:1; 4:2; 4:3; 4:5; 4:6; 4:8; 4:9; 4:13; 4:15; 4:16; 4:17; 4:24; 4:25


10:29; 24:22


15:22; 15:57


1:16; 4:11


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H7014 matches the Hebrew קַיִן (qayin),
which occurs 18 times in 15 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:1 - Now the man [fn]had relations with his wife Eve, and she conceived and gave birth to Cain H7014, and she said, “I have obtained a male child with the help of the LORD.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:2 - And again, she gave birth to his brother Abel. Now Abel was a keeper of flocks, but Cain H7014 was a cultivator of the ground.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:3 - So it came about [fn]in the course of time that Cain H7014 brought an offering to the LORD from the fruit of the ground.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:5 - but for Cain H7014 and his offering He had no regard. So Cain H7014 became very angry and his face [fn]was gloomy.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:6 - Then the LORD said to Cain H7014, “Why are you angry? And why is your face [fn]gloomy?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:8 - Cain H7014 [fn]talked to his brother Abel; and it happened that when they were in the field Cain H7014 rose up against his brother Abel and killed him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:9 - Then the LORD said to Cain H7014, “Where is Abel your brother?” And he said, “I do not know. Am I my brother’s keeper?”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:13 - Cain H7014 said to the LORD, “My punishment is too great to endure!
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:15 - So the LORD said to him, “Therefore whoever kills Cain H7014, vengeance will be taken on him seven times as much.” And the LORD [fn]placed a mark on Cain H7014, so that no one finding him would kill him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:16 - Then Cain H7014 left the presence of the LORD, and [fn]settled in the land of [fn]Nod, east of Eden.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:17 - Cain H7014 [fn]had relations with his wife and she conceived, and gave birth to Enoch; and Cain built a city, and named the city Enoch, after the name of his son.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:24 - “If Cain H7014 is avenged seven times,
Then Lamech seventy-seven times!”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:25 - Adam [fn]had relations with his wife again; and she gave birth to a son, and named him [fn]Seth, for, she said, “God [fn]has appointed me another [fn]child in place of Abel, because Cain H7014 killed him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 24:22 - “Nevertheless Kain H7014 will suffer devastation;
How long will Asshur [fn]keep you captive?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:57 - Kain H7014, Gibeah, and Timnah; ten cities with their villages.
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