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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 is not found in thee one causing his son and his daughter to pass over into fire, a user of divinations, an observer of clouds, and an enchanter, and a sorcerer,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 18:14 - for these nations whom thou art possessing, unto observers of clouds, and unto diviners, do hearken; and thou -- not so hath Jehovah thy God suffered thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 13:22 - And Balaam, son of Beor, the diviner, have the sons of Israel slain with the sword, among their wounded ones.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 6:2 - and the Philistines call for priests and for diviners, saying, 'What do we do to the ark of Jehovah? let us know wherewith we send it to its place?'
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 28:8 - And Saul disguiseth himself and putteth on other garments, and goeth, he and two of the men with him, and they come in unto the woman by night, and he saith, 'Divine, I pray thee, to me by the familiar spirit, and cause to come up to me him whom I say unto thee.'
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 17:17 - and cause their sons and their daughters to pass over through fire, and divine divinations, and use enchantments, and sell themselves to do the evil thing in the eyes of Jehovah, to provoke Him;
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 3:2 - Hero and man of war, judge and prophet, And diviner and elder,
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 44:25 - Making void the tokens of devisers, And diviners it maketh mad, Turning the wise backward, And their knowledge it maketh foolish.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 27:9 - 'And ye, ye do not hearken unto your prophets, and unto your diviners, and unto your dreamers, and unto your observers of clouds, and unto your sorcerers who are speaking unto you, saying, Ye do not serve the king of Babylon, --
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 29:8 - 'For thus said Jehovah of Hosts, God of Israel, Let not your prophets who are in your midst, and your diviners, lift you up, nor hearken ye unto their dreams, thay ye are causing them to dream;
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 13:9 - And My hand hath been on the prophets, Who are seeing vanity, and who are divining a lie, In the assembly of My people they are not, And in the writing of the house of Israel they are not written, And unto the ground of Israel they come not, And ye have known that I am the Lord Jehovah.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 13:23 - Therefore, vanity ye do not see, And divination ye do not divine again, And I have delivered My people out of your hand, And ye have known that I am Jehovah!'
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 21:21 - For stood hath the king of Babylon at the head of the way, At the top of the two ways, to use divination, He hath moved lightly with the arrows, He hath asked at the teraphim, He hath looked on the liver.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 21:23 - And it hath been to them as a false divination in their eyes, Who have sworn oaths to them, And he is causing iniquity to be remembered to be caught.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 21:29 - In the seeing for thee of a vain thing, In the divining for thee of a lie, To put thee on the necks of the wounded of the wicked, whose day hath come, In the time of the iniquity of the end.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 22:28 - And its prophets have daubed for them with chalk, Seeing a vain thing, and divining for them a lie, Saying, 'Thus said the Lord Jehovah:' And Jehovah hath not spoken.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 3:6 - Therefore a night ye have without vision, And darkness ye have without divination, And gone in hath the sun on the prophets, And black over them hath been the day.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 3:7 - And ashamed have been the seers, And confounded have been the diviners, And covered their lip have all of them, For their is no answer, O God.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 3:11 - Her heads for a bribe do judge, And her priests for hire do teach, And her prophets for silver divine, And on Jehovah they lean, saying, 'Is not Jehovah in our midst? Evil doth not come in upon us.'
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 10:2 - Because the teraphim did speak iniquity, And the diviners have seen a falsehood, And dreams of the vanity they speak, With vanity they give comfort, Therefore they have journeyed as a flock, They are afflicted, for there is no shepherd.
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