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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
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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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 anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, one who uses H7080 divination, one who practices witchcraft, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 18:14 - “For those nations, which you shall dispossess, listen to those who practice witchcraft and to diviners, H7080 but as for you, the LORD your God has not allowed you to do so.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 13:22 - The sons of Israel also killed Balaam the son of Beor, the diviner, H7080 with the sword among the rest of their slain.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 6:2 - And the Philistines called for the priests and the diviners, H7080 saying, “What shall we do with the ark of the LORD? Tell us [fn]how we shall send it to its place.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 28:8 - Then Saul disguised himself by putting on other clothes, and went, he and two men with him, and they came to the woman by night; and he said, “Conjure H7080 up for me, please, and bring up for me whom I shall [fn]name to you.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 17:17 - Then they made their sons and their daughters pass through the fire, and practiced H7080 divination and enchantments, and sold themselves to do evil in the sight of the LORD, provoking Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 3:2 - The mighty man and the warrior,
The judge and the prophet,
The diviner H7080 and the elder,
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 44:25 - Causing the [fn]omens of boasters to fail,
[fn]Making fools out of diviners, H7080
Causing wise men to draw back
And [fn]turning their knowledge into foolishness,
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 27:9 - “But as for you, do not listen to your prophets, your diviners, H7080 your [fn]dreamers, your soothsayers or your sorcerers who speak to you, saying, ‘You will not serve the king of Babylon.’
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 29:8 - “For thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, ‘Do not let your prophets who are in your midst and your diviners H7080 deceive you, and do not listen to [fn]the dreams which [fn]they dream.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 13:9 - “So My hand will be against the prophets who see false visions and utter H7080 lying divinations. H7080 They will [fn]have no place in the council of My people, nor will they be written down in the register of the house of Israel, nor will they enter the land of Israel, [fn]that you may know that I am the Lord GOD.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 13:23 - therefore, you women will no longer see [fn]false visions or practice H7080 divination, and I will deliver My people out of your hand. Thus you will know that I am the LORD.”
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 21:21 - “For the king of Babylon stands at the [fn]parting of the way, at the head of the two ways, to use H7080 divination; he shakes the arrows, he consults the [fn]household idols, he looks at the liver.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 21:23 - “And it will be to them like a false divination H7080 in their eyes; they have sworn solemn oaths. But he brings iniquity to remembrance, that they may be seized.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 21:29 - while they see for you false visions, while they divine H7080 lies for you—to place you on the necks of the wicked who are slain, whose day has come, in the time of the [fn]punishment of the end.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 22:28 - “Her prophets have smeared whitewash for them, seeing false visions and divining H7080 lies for them, saying, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD,’ when the LORD has not spoken.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 3:6 - Therefore it will be night for you—without vision,
And darkness for you—without divination. H7080
The sun will go down on the prophets,
And the day will become dark over them.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 3:7 - The seers will be ashamed
And the diviners H7080 will be embarrassed.
Indeed, they will all cover their [fn]mouths
Because there is no answer from God.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 3:11 - Her leaders pronounce judgment for a bribe,
Her priests instruct for a price
And her prophets divine H7080 for money.
Yet they lean on the LORD saying,
“Is not the LORD in our midst?
Calamity will not come upon us.”
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 10:2 - For the teraphim speak [fn]iniquity,
And the diviners H7080 see [fn]lying visions
And tell false dreams;
They comfort in vain.
Therefore the people [fn]wander like sheep,
They are afflicted, because there is no shepherd.
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