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Lexicon :: Strong's H7138 - qārôḇ

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TWOT Reference: 2065d

Strong’s Definitions

קָרוֹב qârôwb, kaw-robe'; or קָרֹב qârôb; from H7126; near (in place, kindred or time):—allied, approach, at hand, any of kin, kinsfold(-sman), (that is) near (of kin), neighbour, (that is) next, (them that come) nigh (at hand), more ready, short(-ly).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 78x

The KJV translates Strong's H7138 in the following manner: near (35x), nigh (13x), at hand (6x), neighbour (5x), next (5x), kin (3x), approach (2x), short (2x), kinsfolk (1x), kinsmen (1x), miscellaneous (5x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 78x
The KJV translates Strong's H7138 in the following manner: near (35x), nigh (13x), at hand (6x), neighbour (5x), next (5x), kin (3x), approach (2x), short (2x), kinsfolk (1x), kinsmen (1x), miscellaneous (5x).
  1. near

    1. of place

    2. of time

    3. of personal relationship

      1. kinship

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
קָרוֹב qârôwb, kaw-robe'; or קָרֹב qârôb; from H7126; near (in place, kindred or time):—allied, approach, at hand, any of kin, kinsfold(-sman), (that is) near (of kin), neighbour, (that is) next, (them that come) nigh (at hand), more ready, short(-ly).
STRONGS H7138: Abbreviations
קָרֹב, קָרוֺב 78 adjective near; — absolute קָרֹב Exodus 12:4 +, וֺב- 2 Samuel 19:48 +; plural קְרֹבִים 1 Kings 8:59, קְרוֺבִים Isaiah 33:13 +; feminine plural קְרֹבוֺת Ezekiel 22:5, etc.; — near (often opposed to רָחוֺק):
1. of city Genesis 19:20 (+ לָנוּס שָׁ֫מָּה), Jeremiah 48:24, הַקּ׳ Deuteronomy 21:3 the nearest (+ אֶל), compare (of elders) Deuteronomy 21:6; of land 1 Kings 8:46 2 Chronicles 6:36; road Exodus 13:17; = contiguous, כֶּרֶם 1 Kings 21:2 (+ אֵצֶל בֵּיתִי).
2. of person:
a. + אֶל person Genesis 45:10; Deuteronomy 13:8; Deuteronomy 22:2; Joshua 9:16; 1 Chronicles 12:41 (van d. H. 1 Chronicles 12:40); אֶל הַקּ׳ Exodus 12:4 the nearest to; with suffix קְרֹבוֺ Exodus 32:27, i.e. his neighbour.
b. absolute (opposed to or + רחוק, oft,= near and far, i.e. all without distinction), Ezekiel 6:12; Isaiah 57:19; Proverbs 27:10; plural Isaiah 33:13; Jeremiah 25:26; Daniel 9:7; Esther 9:20; Exodus 22:5; ק׳ of distress, personified, Psalm 22:12; — Ezekiel 23:5, Ezekiel 23:12 Co Berthol read קְרוּאִים famous; Toy רַבִּים (compare Jeremiah 39:13); Hpt in Toy Krae conjectures קְרוֺדִים (Assyrian ḳurâdu, warrior).
c. of near relationship, + אֶל person 2 Samuel 19:43; Leviticus 21:2, 3; Leviticus 25:25 (all H), Numbers 27:11 (P); ל pers Nehemiah 13:4; Ruth 2:20; + מִן compare Ruth 3:12; of intimacy, קְרֹנוֺ Psalm 15:3 (|| רֵעֵהוּ), קְרוֺבַי Job 19:14 (|| מְיֻדָּעַי) Psalm 38:12 (|| אֹהֲנַי וְרֵעַי); near, in office, Esther 1:14.
d. near to עַם קְרֹבוֺ י׳ Psalm 148:14 (Ri Bae קְרכָו the people of those near him).
e. near to י׳ in ceremonial function, with אֶל Ezekiel 43:19, with ל Ezekiel 42:13, suffix Leviticus 10:3.
f. of God (י׳), + אֶל person Deuteronomy 4:7; Deuteronomy 30:14; ל pers Psalm 34:19; Psalm 145:18; abs Jeremiah 12:2; Isaiah 50:8; Isaiah 55:6 Psalm 119:151; אֱלֹהֵי מִקָּרֹב Jeremiah 23:23 a God from near by (opposed to מֵרָחוֺק א׳); ק׳ of צֶרֶק י׳ Isaiah 51:5, יֶשַׁע י׳ Psalm 85:10 (+ ל of person); — ק׳ שִׁמְךָ Psalm 75:2, read קֹרְאֵי בְּשׁ׳ Dy Che Gr Dr, compare Bae Greek Version of the LXX SyeVer Du.
g. of word, + אֶל person Deuteronomy 30:14; prayer, + אֶליֿ׳ 1 Kings 8:59.
3. of time : יוֺם אֵידָם ק׳ Deuteronomy 32:35; especially of יוֺם י׳ Zephaniah 1:7, 14 (twice in verse); Ezekiel 30:3 (perhaps del as Greek Version of the LXX Co Krae), Ezekiel 30:3; Isaiah 13:6; Obadiah 15; Joel 1:15; Joel 2:1; Joel 4:14, compare Ezekiel 7:7; + infinitive אֵירמֿוֺאָב לָבוֺא ק׳ Jeremiah 48:16, compare Isaiah 13:22; Isaiah 56:1; מְחִתָּה ק׳ Proverbs 10:14 imminent ruin; מִקָּרוֺכ Deuteronomy 32:17 recently, so Ezekiel 11:3 Greek Version of the LXX Syriac Version Co Siegf Berthol (for Mt † בְּקָרוֺב) Ezekiel 7:8 soon; Job 20:5 of the briefest; — חשֶׁךְ מִפְּנֵי ק׳ אוֹר Job 17:12 is dubious; Thes (my) light is near to (prope abest a, as Arabic bdb089802, but not proven in Hebrew) darkness; Di light (they say) is near (breaking away) from darkness, will soon leave it behind; But אוֺר פֶּן־יֶחְשַׁךְ קְרוֺבָם the light of their intimate friend shall not (?) grow dark.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


19:20; 45:10


12:4; 12:4; 13:17; 22:5; 32:27


10:3; 21:2; 21:3; 25:25




4:7; 13:8; 21:3; 21:6; 22:2; 30:14; 30:14; 32:17; 32:35




2:20; 3:12

2 Samuel


1 Kings

8:46; 8:59; 8:59; 21:2

1 Chronicles


2 Chronicles





1:14; 9:20


17:12; 19:14; 20:5


15:3; 22:12; 34:19; 38:12; 75:2; 85:10; 119:151; 145:18; 148:14


10:14; 27:10


13:6; 13:22; 33:13; 33:13; 50:8; 51:5; 55:6; 56:1; 57:19


12:2; 23:23; 25:26; 39:13; 48:16; 48:24


6:12; 7:7; 7:8; 11:3; 22:5; 23:5; 23:12; 30:3; 30:3; 42:13; 43:19




1:15; 2:1




1:7; 1:14

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H7138 matches the Hebrew קָרוֹב (qārôḇ),
which occurs 78 times in 76 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 2 (Gen 19:20–Isa 50:8)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:20 - Behold, this city is near enough to flee to, and it is a little one. Let me escape there—is it not a little one?—and my life will be saved!”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:10 - You shall dwell in the land of Goshen, and you shall be near me, you and your children and your children’s children, and your flocks, your herds, and all that you have.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:4 - And if the household is too small for a lamb, then he and his nearest neighbor shall take according to the number of persons; according to what each can eat you shall make your count for the lamb.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 13:17 - When Pharaoh let the people go, God did not lead them by way of the land of the Philistines, although that was near. For God said, “Lest the people change their minds when they see war and return to Egypt.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:27 - And he said to them, “Thus says the LORD God of Israel, ‘Put your sword on your side each of you, and go to and fro from gate to gate throughout the camp, and each of you kill his brother and his companion and his neighbor.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 10:3 - Then Moses said to Aaron, “This is what the LORD has said: ‘Among those who are near me I will be sanctified, and before all the people I will be glorified.’” And Aaron held his peace.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 21:2 - except for his closest relatives, his mother, his father, his son, his daughter, his brother,
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 21:3 - or his virgin sister (who is near to him because she has had no husband; for her he may make himself unclean).
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:25 - “If your brother becomes poor and sells part of his property, then his nearest redeemer shall come and redeem what his brother has sold.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 24:17 - I see him, but not now;
I behold him, but not near:
a star shall come out of Jacob,
and a scepter shall rise out of Israel;
it shall crush the forehead[fn] of Moab
and break down all the sons of Sheth.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 27:11 - And if his father has no brothers, then you shall give his inheritance to the nearest kinsman of his clan, and he shall possess it. And it shall be for the people of Israel a statute and rule, as the LORD commanded Moses.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:7 - For what great nation is there that has a god so near to it as the LORD our God is to us, whenever we call upon him?
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 13:7 - some of the gods of the peoples who are around you, whether near you or far off from you, from the one end of the earth to the other,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 21:3 - And the elders of the city that is nearest to the slain man shall take a heifer that has never been worked and that has not pulled in a yoke.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 21:6 - And all the elders of that city nearest to the slain man shall wash their hands over the heifer whose neck was broken in the valley,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:2 - And if he does not live near you and you do not know who he is, you shall bring it home to your house, and it shall stay with you until your brother seeks it. Then you shall restore it to him.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 30:14 - But the word is very near you. It is in your mouth and in your heart, so that you can do it.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:17 - They sacrificed to demons that were no gods,
to gods they had never known,
to new gods that had come recently,
whom your fathers had never dreaded.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:35 - Vengeance is mine, and recompense,[fn]
for the time when their foot shall slip;
for the day of their calamity is at hand,
and their doom comes swiftly.’
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 9:16 - At the end of three days after they had made a covenant with them, they heard that they were their neighbors and that they lived among them.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 2:20 - And Naomi said to her daughter-in-law, “May he be blessed by the LORD, whose kindness has not forsaken the living or the dead!” Naomi also said to her, “The man is a close relative of ours, one of our redeemers.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 3:12 - And now it is true that I am a redeemer. Yet there is a redeemer nearer than I.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 19:42 - All the men of Judah answered the men of Israel, “Because the king is our close relative. Why then are you angry over this matter? Have we eaten at all at the king’s expense? Or has he given us any gift?”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:46 - “If they sin against you—for there is no one who does not sin—and you are angry with them and give them to an enemy, so that they are carried away captive to the land of the enemy, far off or near,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:59 - Let these words of mine, with which I have pleaded before the LORD, be near to the LORD our God day and night, and may he maintain the cause of his servant and the cause of his people Israel, as each day requires,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 21:2 - And after this Ahab said to Naboth, “Give me your vineyard, that I may have it for a vegetable garden, because it is near my house, and I will give you a better vineyard for it; or, if it seems good to you, I will give you its value in money.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 12:40 - And also their relatives, from as far as Issachar and Zebulun and Naphtali, came bringing food on donkeys and on camels and on mules and on oxen, abundant provisions of flour, cakes of figs, clusters of raisins, and wine and oil, oxen and sheep, for there was joy in Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 6:36 - “If they sin against you—for there is no one who does not sin—and you are angry with them and give them to an enemy, so that they are carried away captive to a land far or near,
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 13:4 - Now before this, Eliashib the priest, who was appointed over the chambers of the house of our God, and who was related to Tobiah,
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 1:14 - the men next to him being Carshena, Shethar, Admatha, Tarshish, Meres, Marsena, and Memucan, the seven princes of Persia and Media, who saw the king’s face, and sat first in the kingdom):
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 9:20 - And Mordecai recorded these things and sent letters to all the Jews who were in all the provinces of King Ahasuerus, both near and far,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:12 - They make night into day:
‘The light,’ they say, ‘is near to the darkness.’[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:14 - My relatives have failed me,
my close friends have forgotten me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:5 - that the exulting of the wicked is short,
and the joy of the godless but for a moment?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 15:3 - who does not slander with his tongue
and does no evil to his neighbor,
nor takes up a reproach against his friend;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:11 - Be not far from me,
for trouble is near,
and there is none to help.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 34:18 - The LORD is near to the brokenhearted
and saves the crushed in spirit.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:11 - My friends and companions stand aloof from my plague,
and my nearest kin stand far off.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 75:1 - To the choirmaster: according to Do Not Destroy. A Psalm of Asaph. A Song.
We give thanks to you, O God;
we give thanks, for your name is near.
We[fn] recount your wondrous deeds.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 85:9 - Surely his salvation is near to those who fear him,
that glory may dwell in our land.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:151 - But you are near, O LORD,
and all your commandments are true.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 145:18 - The LORD is near to all who call on him,
to all who call on him in truth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 148:14 - He has raised up a horn for his people,
praise for all his saints,
for the people of Israel who are near to him.
Praise the LORD!
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:14 - The wise lay up knowledge,
but the mouth of a fool brings ruin near.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:10 - Do not forsake your friend and your father’s friend,
and do not go to your brother’s house in the day of your calamity.
Better is a neighbor who is near
than a brother who is far away.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 5:1 - [fn] Guard your steps when you go to the house of God. To draw near to listen is better than to offer the sacrifice of fools, for they do not know that they are doing evil.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 13:6 - Wail, for the day of the LORD is near;
as destruction from the Almighty[fn] it will come!
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 13:22 - Hyenas[fn] will cry in its towers,
and jackals in the pleasant palaces;
its time is close at hand
and its days will not be prolonged.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 33:13 - Hear, you who are far off, what I have done;
and you who are near, acknowledge my might.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 50:8 - He who vindicates me is near.
Who will contend with me?
Let us stand up together.
Who is my adversary?
Let him come near to me.

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