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Lexicon :: Strong's H7080 - qāsam

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A primitive root
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Strong’s Definitions

קָסַם qâçam, kaw-sam'; a primitive root; properly, to distribute, i.e. determine by lot or magical scroll; by implication, to divine:—divine(-r, -ation), prudent, soothsayer, use (divination).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 20x

The KJV translates Strong's H7080 in the following manner: divine (7x), diviners (7x), use (3x), divination (1x), prudent (1x), soothsayer (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 20x
The KJV translates Strong's H7080 in the following manner: divine (7x), diviners (7x), use (3x), divination (1x), prudent (1x), soothsayer (1x).
  1. (Qal) to practice divination, divine

    1. of diviners of the nations, Balaam

    2. of false prophets of Israel

    3. prohibited

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
קָסַם qâçam, kaw-sam'; a primitive root; properly, to distribute, i.e. determine by lot or magical scroll; by implication, to divine:—divine(-r, -ation), prudent, soothsayer, use (divination).
STRONGS H7080: Abbreviations
קָסַם verb denominative practise divination; —
Qal Imperfect, 3rd person masculine plural יִקְסְמוּ 2 Kings 17:17, יִקְסֹ֑מוּ Micah 3:11; 2nd person feminine singular תִּקְסַמְנָה Ezekiel 13:23; Imperative feminine singular קָסֳמִי 1 Samuel 28:8 Qr (Kt קסומי); Infinitive construct קְסֹם Micah 3:8 (Buhl קֶסֶם), קְסָםֿ Ezekiel 21:26; Ezekiel 21:34 קְסָ֯וםֿ Ezekiel 21:28 (read קֶסֶם Co Buhl), especially Participle קֹסֵם Deuteronomy 18:10; Isaiah 3:2, etc.; —
1. of diviners of the nations, Balaam, Joshua 13:22 (D), Philistines 1 Samuel 6:2 (|| כהנים), Babylonian Isaiah 44:25 (|| חכמים) Ezekiel 21:26 compare שׁוא ק׳ Ezekiel 21:28 (but read קֶסֶם), + Isaiah 2:6 (insert probably קֹסְמִים, > קֶסֶם, or מִקְסָם; see קֶדֶם 1b); of Canaanite. necromancers בָּאוֺב 1 Samuel 28:8; || מְעֹנְנִים Deuteronomy 18:14; of Ammonites כָּזָכ ק׳ Ezekiel 21:34 (+ ל person).
2. false prophets of Israel || חזה Micah 3:6 (? קֶסֶם; || חזון) Micah 3:7; Isaiah 3:2 (+ נביא; compare Isaiah 3:3), || נביאים Jeremiah 27:9; Jeremiah 29:8, בְּכֶסֶף Micah 3:11, || חזה שׁקר Zechariah 10:2; || ׃חזה שׁוא ק׳ קֶסֶם Ezekiel 13:23 (but see קֶסֶם), כָּזָב ק׳ Ezekiel 13:9; Ezekiel 22:28,+ Ezekiel 13:6 (read וְקָֽסְמוּ or [Co Berthol] infinitive absolute וְקָסֹם, Vrss. Toy).
3. קְסָמִים ק׳ prohibited Deuteronomy 18:10; 2 Kings 17:17
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


18:10; 18:10; 18:14



1 Samuel

6:2; 28:8; 28:8

2 Kings

17:17; 17:17


2:6; 3:2; 3:2; 3:3; 44:25


27:9; 29:8


13:6; 13:9; 13:23; 13:23; 21:26; 21:26; 21:28; 21:28; 22:28


3:6; 3:7; 3:8; 3:11; 3:11




Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H7080 matches the Hebrew קָסַם (qāsam),
which occurs 23 times in 20 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 18:10 - There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth H7080 divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 18:14 - For these nations, which thou shalt possess, hearkened unto observers of times, and unto diviners: H7080 but as for thee, the LORD thy God hath not suffered thee so to do.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 13:22 - Balaam also the son of Beor, the soothsayer, H7080 did the children of Israel slay with the sword among them that were slain by them.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 6:2 - And the Philistines called for the priests and the diviners, H7080 saying, What shall we do to the ark of the LORD? tell us wherewith we shall send it to his place.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 28:8 - And Saul disguised himself, and put on other raiment, and he went, and two men with him, and they came to the woman by night: and he said, I pray thee, divine H7080 unto me by the familiar spirit, and bring me him up, whom I shall name unto thee.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 17:17 - And they caused their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire, and used H7080 divination and enchantments, and sold themselves to do evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 3:2 - The mighty man, and the man of war, the judge, and the prophet, and the prudent, H7080 and the ancient,
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 44:25 - That frustrateth the tokens of the liars, and maketh diviners H7080 mad; that turneth wise men backward, and maketh their knowledge foolish;
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 27:9 - Therefore hearken not ye to your prophets, nor to your diviners, H7080 nor to your dreamers, nor to your enchanters, nor to your sorcerers, which speak unto you, saying, Ye shall not serve the king of Babylon:
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 29:8 - For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Let not your prophets and your diviners, H7080 that be in the midst of you, deceive you, neither hearken to your dreams which ye cause to be dreamed.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 13:9 - And mine hand shall be upon the prophets that see vanity, and that divine H7080 lies: they shall not be in the assembly of my people, neither shall they be written in the writing of the house of Israel, neither shall they enter into the land of Israel; and ye shall know that I am the Lord GOD.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 13:23 - Therefore ye shall see no more vanity, nor divine H7080 divinations: for I will deliver my people out of your hand: and ye shall know that I am the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 21:21 - For the king of Babylon stood at the parting of the way, at the head of the two ways, to use H7080 divination: he made his arrows bright, he consulted with images, he looked in the liver.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 21:23 - And it shall be unto them as a false divination H7080 in their sight, to them that have sworn oaths: but he will call to remembrance the iniquity, that they may be taken.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 21:29 - Whiles they see vanity unto thee, whiles they divine H7080 a lie unto thee, to bring thee upon the necks of them that are slain, of the wicked, whose day is come, when their iniquity shall have an end.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 22:28 - And her prophets have daubed them with untempered morter, seeing vanity, and divining H7080 lies unto them, saying, Thus saith the Lord GOD, when the LORD hath not spoken.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 3:6 - Therefore night shall be unto you, that ye shall not have a vision; and it shall be dark unto you, that ye shall not divine; H7080 and the sun shall go down over the prophets, and the day shall be dark over them.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 3:7 - Then shall the seers be ashamed, and the diviners H7080 confounded: yea, they shall all cover their lips; for there is no answer of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 3:11 - The heads thereof judge for reward, and the priests thereof teach for hire, and the prophets thereof divine H7080 for money: yet will they lean upon the LORD, and say, Is not the LORD among us? none evil can come upon us.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 10:2 - For the idols have spoken vanity, and the diviners H7080 have seen a lie, and have told false dreams; they comfort in vain: therefore they went their way as a flock, they were troubled, because there was no shepherd.
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