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Lexicon :: Strong's H7023 - qîr

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masculine noun
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Strong’s Definitions

קִיר qîyr, keer; or קִר qir; (Isaiah 22:5), or (feminine) קִירָה qîyrâh; from H6979; a wall (as built in a trench):— mason, side, town, × very, wall.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 74x

The KJV translates Strong's H7023 in the following manner: wall (66x), side (4x), masons (2x), town (1x), very (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 74x
The KJV translates Strong's H7023 in the following manner: wall (66x), side (4x), masons (2x), town (1x), very (1x).
  1. wall, side

    1. wall (of house or chamber)

    2. the sides (of the altar)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
קִיר qîyr, keer; or קִר qir; (Isaiah 22:5), or (feminine) קִירָה qîyrâh; from H6979; a wall (as built in a trench):— mason, side, town, × very, wall.
STRONGS H7023: Abbreviations
I. קִיר74 noun masculinePsalm 62:4 wall (√ unknown); — absolute ק׳ Numbers 22:25 +, קִר Isaiah 22:5; construct קִיר 1 Kings 6:5 +; plural קִירוֺת 1 Kings 6:16 +, construct id., 1 Kings 6:5 +; suffix קִירֹתָיו Exodus 30:3 +, etc.; — wall, especially as flat surface:
1. usually of house or chamber:
a. inner surface, Amos 5:19; 1 Samuel 18:11 + 9 times, + (of temple) 1 Kings 6:15a + 1 Kings 6:15b (but read קוֺרוֺת beams, with Greek Version of the LXX The Kit Benz), 1 Kings 6:16; 1 Kings 6:27; 1 Kings 6:27 + 6 times
b. outer surface, 2 Kings 9:33; Ezekiel 33:30; Isaiah 59:10 (in simile); so זֶרֶם קִיר Isaiah 25:4 (but Lo Kn Gr Di Du CheHpt and others read קֹר; JP PetersJBL xi (1892), 46 proposes בָּדָד [as Isaiah 28:2]); of temple 1 Kings 6:5 (twice in verse); 1 Kings 6:6, compare Ezekiel 41:6 (twice in verse).
c. both inner and outer Ezekiel 41:17; Ezekiel 41:20; Ezekiel 41:25.
d. indeterminate, Ezekiel 12:5, 7, 12; Ezekiel 23:14.
e. thickness specified, Ezekiel 41:5, 9, 12, 13 (of Ezekiel's temple).
f. as enclosing, 2 Kings 4:10 (of עֲלִיָּה, which see); as separating Ezekiel 43:8.
2. wall of (temple-)court Ezekiel 8:7, 8 (twice in verse) (in vision); of vineyard Numbers 22:25 (twice in verse) (J), of city Numbers 35:4 (P), compare חַחוֺמָה ק׳ Joshua 2:15 (JE) the (inner) surface of the wall.
†3. more generally, 1 Kings 5:13, and (in phrase מַשְׁתִּין בְּקִיר) 1 Samuel 25:22, 34; 1 Kings 14:10; 1 Kings 16:11; 1 Kings 21:21; 2 Kings 9:8; in figure Ezekiel 13:12, 14 (apparently feminine, but city Jerusalem probably in mind, compare AlbrZAW xvi (1896), 85ff. 2, 175), Ezekiel 13:15; (twice in verse) (|| חַיִץ Ezekiel 13:10, נָטוּי ק׳ Psalm 62:4; אֶבֶן 2 Samuel 5:11 = ק׳ 1 Chronicles 14:1, compare Habakkuk 2:11 (figurative); קִיר בַּדְוֶל Ezekiel 4:3 (symbolic). — Isaiah 22:5 is dubious: usually wall (so even Du CheHpt Marti), but reference not clear; Ew Checomm. III. קִיר Klo Brd WklAlttest. Unters. 177 קוֺע, so WMMHast. DB KIR, but see Drib.KOA.
†4. of flat side of altar Ezekiel 41:22; Exodus 30:3; Exodus 37:26; Leviticus 1:15; Leviticus 5:9 (all P).
†5. קִירוֺת לִכִּי Jeremiah 4:19 walls of my heart (as seat of pain).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


30:3; 30:3; 37:26


1:15; 5:9


22:25; 22:25; 35:4



1 Samuel

18:11; 25:22; 25:34

2 Samuel


1 Kings

5:13; 6:5; 6:5; 6:5; 6:6; 6:15; 6:15; 6:16; 6:16; 6:27; 6:27; 14:10; 16:11; 21:21

2 Kings

4:10; 9:8; 9:33

1 Chronicles



62:4; 62:4


22:5; 22:5; 25:4; 28:2; 59:10




4:3; 8:7; 8:8; 12:5; 12:7; 12:12; 13:10; 13:12; 13:14; 13:15; 23:14; 33:30; 41:5; 41:6; 41:9; 41:12; 41:13; 41:17; 41:20; 41:22; 41:25; 43:8





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Strong's Number H7023 matches the Hebrew קִיר (qîr),
which occurs 74 times in 64 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 2 (Exo 30:3–Eze 13:15)

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 30:3 - “You shall overlay it with pure gold, its top and its [fn]sides H7023 all around, and its horns; and you shall make a gold molding all around for it.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 37:26 - And he overlaid it with pure gold, its top and its [fn]sides H7023 all around, and its horns; and he made a gold molding for it all around.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 1:15 - ‘The priest shall bring it to the altar, and pinch off its head, and offer it up in smoke on the altar; and its blood is to be drained out on the side H7023 of the altar.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 5:9 - ‘He shall also sprinkle some of the blood of the sin offering on the side H7023 of the altar, while the rest of the blood shall be drained out at the base of the altar: it is a sin offering.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 14:37 - “So he shall look at the spot, and if the spot on the walls H7023 of the house has greenish or reddish depressions and appears deeper than the [fn]surface H7023,
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 14:39 - “Then the priest shall return on the seventh day and [fn]make an inspection. If the spot has indeed spread on the walls H7023 of the house,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:25 - When the donkey saw the angel of the LORD, she pressed herself against the wall H7023 and pressed Balaam’s foot against the wall H7023, so he struck her again.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 35:4 - “The pasture lands of the cities which you are to give to the Levites shall extend from the wall H7023 of the city [fn]outward a thousand cubits around.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 2:15 - Then she let them down by a rope through the window, for her house was on the city H7023 wall, so that she was living on the wall.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 18:11 - Then Saul hurled the spear, for he thought, “I will [fn]pin David to the wall H7023.” But David [fn]escaped from his presence, twice.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 19:10 - And Saul tried to [fn]pin David to the wall H7023 with the spear, but he escaped from Saul’s presence, so that he stuck the spear into the wall H7023. And David fled and escaped that night.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 20:25 - Now the king sat on his seat as usual, the seat by the wall H7023; then Jonathan stood up and Abner sat down by Saul’s side; but David’s place was empty.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 25:22 - “May God do so to the enemies of David, and more so, if by morning I leave alive as much as one [fn]male H7023 of any who belong to him.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 25:34 - “Nevertheless, as the LORD God of Israel lives, who has restrained me from harming you, if you had not come quickly to meet me, there certainly would not have been left to Nabal until the morning light as much as one [fn]male H7023.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 5:11 - Then Hiram king of Tyre sent messengers to David with cedar trees, carpenters, and [fn]stonemasons; and they built a house for David.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 4:33 - He told of trees, from the cedar that is in Lebanon even to the hyssop that grows on the wall H7023; he told also of animals, birds, crawling things, and fish.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 6:5 - Against the wall H7023 of the house he built stories encompassing the walls H7023 of the house around both the main room and the [fn]inner sanctuary; so he made side chambers all around.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 6:6 - The lowest story was [fn]five cubits wide, the middle was six cubits wide, and the third was seven cubits wide; for on the outside he [fn]made offsets in the wall of the house all around so that the beams would not [fn]be inserted into the walls H7023 of the house.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 6:15 - He built the walls H7023 of the house on the inside with boards of cedar; from the floor of the house to the [fn]ceiling H7023 he paneled the walls on the inside with wood, and he paneled the floor of the house with boards of juniper.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 6:16 - He also built [fn]twenty cubits on the rear part of the house with boards of cedar from the floor to the [fn]ceiling H7023; he built them for it on the inside as an inner sanctuary, as the Most Holy Place.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 6:27 - He placed the cherubim in the midst of the inner house, and the wings of the cherubim spread out so that the wing of the one was touching the one wall H7023, and the wing of the other cherub was touching the other wall H7023. And their wings were touching [fn]end to [fn]end in the center of the house.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 6:29 - Then he carved all the surrounding walls H7023 of the house with engravings of cherubim, palm trees, and open flowers, for the inner and outer sanctuaries.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 14:10 - therefore behold, I am bringing disaster on the house of Jeroboam, and I will eliminate from Jeroboam [fn]every male H7023 person, both [fn]bond and free in Israel, and I will make a clean sweep of the house of Jeroboam, just as one sweeps away dung until it is all gone.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 16:11 - And when he became king, as soon as he sat on his throne, he [fn]killed all the household of Baasha; he did not leave [fn]a single male H7023 alive, either of his [fn]relatives or of his friends.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 21:21 - “Behold, I am bringing disaster upon you, and I will utterly sweep you away, and will eliminate from Ahab every male H7023, both [fn]bond and free in Israel;
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 4:10 - “Please, let’s make a little walled H7023 upper room, and let’s set up a bed for him there, and a table, a chair, and a lampstand; then it shall be, when he comes to us, that he can turn in there.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 9:8 - ‘For the entire house of Ahab shall perish, and I will eliminate from Ahab every male H7023 person both [fn]slave and free in Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 9:33 - Then he said, “Throw her down.” So they threw her down, and some of her blood spattered on the wall H7023 and on the horses, and he trampled her underfoot.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 20:2 - Then he turned his face to the wall H7023 and prayed to the LORD, saying,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 14:1 - Now Hiram king of Tyre sent messengers to David with cedar trees, masons H7023, and carpenters, to build a house for him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 29:4 - namely, three thousand [fn]talents of gold, from the gold of Ophir, and seven thousand talents of refined silver, to overlay the walls H7023 of the [fn]buildings;
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 3:7 - He also overlaid the house with gold—the beams, the thresholds, and its walls H7023 and doors; and he carved cherubim on the walls H7023.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 3:11 - The wingspan of the [fn]cherubim was twenty [fn]cubits; the wing of one, of five cubits, touched the wall H7023 of the house, and its other wing, of five cubits, touched the wing of the other cherub.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 3:12 - The wing of the other cherub, of five cubits, touched the wall H7023 of the house; and its other wing, of five cubits, was attached to the wing of the [fn]first cherub.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 62:3 - How long will you attack a man,
That you may murder him, all of you,
Like a leaning wall, like a tottering fence?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 22:5 - For the Lord [fn]GOD of armies has a day of panic, subjugation, and confusion
In the valley of vision,
A breaking down of walls H7023
And a crying [fn]to the mountain.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 25:4 - For You have been a stronghold for the helpless,
A stronghold for the poor in his distress,
A refuge from the storm, a shade from the heat;
For the breath of the ruthless
Is like a rain storm against a wall H7023.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 38:2 - Then Hezekiah turned his face to the wall H7023 and prayed to the LORD,
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 59:10 - We grope for the wall H7023 like people who are blind,
We grope like those who have no eyes.
We stumble at midday as in the twilight;
Among those who are healthy we are like the dead.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 4:19 - My [fn]soul, my [fn]soul! I am in anguish! [fn]Oh H7023, my heart!
My heart is pounding in me;
I cannot keep silent,
Because, [fn]my soul, you have heard
The sound of the trumpet,
The alarm of war.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 4:3 - “Then get yourself an iron plate and set it up as an iron wall H7023 between yourself and the city, and direct your face toward it so that it is under siege, and besiege it. This will be a sign to the house of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 8:7 - Then He brought me to the entrance of the courtyard, and when I looked, behold, a hole in the wall H7023.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 8:8 - And He said to me, “Son of man, now dig through the wall H7023.” So I dug through the wall H7023, and behold, an entrance.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 8:10 - So I entered and looked, and behold, every form of crawling things and animals and detestable things, with all the idols of the house of Israel, were carved on the wall H7023 all around.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 12:5 - “Dig a hole through the wall H7023 in their sight and [fn]go out through it.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 12:7 - Then I did so, just as I had been commanded. By day I brought out my baggage like the baggage of an exile. Then in the evening I dug through the wall H7023 with my hands; I went out in the dark and carried the baggage on my shoulder in their sight.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 12:12 - “The prince who is among them will load his baggage on his shoulder in the dark and go out. [fn]They will dig a hole through the wall H7023 to bring it out through it. He will cover his face so that he cannot see the land with his eyes.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 13:12 - “Behold, when the wall H7023 has fallen, will you not be asked, ‘Where is the plaster with which you plastered it?’”
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 13:14 - “So I will tear down the wall H7023 which you plastered over with whitewash and hurl it down to the ground, so that its foundation is exposed; and when it falls, you will perish in its midst. And you will know that I am the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 13:15 - “So I will expend My wrath on the wall H7023 and on those who have plastered it over with whitewash; and I will say to you, ‘The wall H7023 [fn]is gone and those who plastered it are gone,

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