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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 now, this city is near H7138 to flee unto, and it is a little one: Oh, let me escape thither, (is it not a little one?) and my soul shall live.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:10 - And thou shalt dwell in the land of Goshen, and thou shalt be near H7138 unto me, thou, and thy children, and thy children's children, and thy flocks, and thy herds, and all that thou hast:
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:4 - And if the household be too little for the lamb, let him and his neighbour next H7138 unto his house take it according to the number of the souls; every man according to his eating shall make your count for the lamb.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 13:17 - And it came to pass, when Pharaoh had let the people go, that God led them not through the way of the land of the Philistines, although that was near; H7138 for God said, Lest peradventure the people repent when they see war, and they return to Egypt:
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:27 - And he said unto them, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Put every man his sword by his side, and go in and out from gate to gate throughout the camp, and slay every man his brother, and every man his companion, and every man his neighbour. H7138
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 10:3 - Then Moses said unto Aaron, This is it that the LORD spake, saying, I will be sanctified in them that come nigh H7138 me, and before all the people I will be glorified. And Aaron held his peace.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 21:2 - But for his kin, that is near H7138 unto him, that is, for his mother, and for his father, and for his son, and for his daughter, and for his brother,
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 21:3 - And for his sister a virgin, that is nigh H7138 unto him, which hath had no husband; for her may he be defiled.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:25 - If thy brother be waxen poor, and hath sold away some of his possession, and if any of his kin H7138 come to redeem it, then shall he redeem that which his brother sold.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 24:17 - I shall see him, but not now: I shall behold him, but not nigh: H7138 there shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel, and shall smite the corners of Moab, and destroy all the children of Sheth.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 27:11 - And if his father have no brethren, then ye shall give his inheritance unto his kinsman that is next H7138 to him of his family, and he shall possess it: and it shall be unto the children of Israel a statute of judgment, as the LORD commanded Moses.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:7 - For what nation is there so great, who hath God so nigh H7138 unto them, as the LORD our God is in all things that we call upon him for?
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 13:7 - Namely, of the gods of the people which are round about you, nigh H7138 unto thee, or far off from thee, from the one end of the earth even unto the other end of the earth;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 21:3 - And it shall be, that the city which is next H7138 unto the slain man, even the elders of that city shall take an heifer, which hath not been wrought with, and which hath not drawn in the yoke;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 21:6 - And all the elders of that city, that are next H7138 unto the slain man, shall wash their hands over the heifer that is beheaded in the valley:
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:2 - And if thy brother be not nigh H7138 unto thee, or if thou know him not, then thou shalt bring it unto thine own house, and it shall be with thee until thy brother seek after it, and thou shalt restore it to him again.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 30:14 - But the word is very nigh H7138 unto thee, in thy mouth, and in thy heart, that thou mayest do it.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:17 - They sacrificed unto devils, not to God; to gods whom they knew not, to new gods that came newly H7138 up, whom your fathers feared not.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:35 - To me belongeth vengeance, and recompence; their foot shall slide in due time: for the day of their calamity is at hand, H7138 and the things that shall come upon them make haste.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 9:16 - And it came to pass at the end of three days after they had made a league with them, that they heard that they were their neighbours, H7138 and that they dwelt among them.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 2:20 - And Naomi said unto her daughter in law, Blessed be he of the LORD, who hath not left off his kindness to the living and to the dead. And Naomi said unto her, The man is near of kin H7138 unto us, one of our next kinsmen.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 3:12 - And now it is true that I am thy near kinsman: howbeit there is a kinsman nearer H7138 than I.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 19:42 - And all the men of Judah answered the men of Israel, Because the king is near of kin H7138 to us: wherefore then be ye angry for this matter? have we eaten at all of the king's cost? or hath he given us any gift?
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:46 - If they sin against thee, (for there is no man that sinneth not,) and thou be angry with them, and deliver them to the enemy, so that they carry them away captives unto the land of the enemy, far or near; H7138
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:59 - And let these my words, wherewith I have made supplication before the LORD, be nigh H7138 unto the LORD our God day and night, that he maintain the cause of his servant, and the cause of his people Israel at all times, as the matter shall require:
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 21:2 - And Ahab spake unto Naboth, saying, Give me thy vineyard, that I may have it for a garden of herbs, because it is near H7138 unto my house: and I will give thee for it a better vineyard than it; or, if it seem good to thee, I will give thee the worth of it in money.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 12:40 - Moreover they that were nigh H7138 them, even unto Issachar and Zebulun and Naphtali, brought bread on asses, and on camels, and on mules, and on oxen, and meat, meal, cakes of figs, and bunches of raisins, and wine, and oil, and oxen, and sheep abundantly: for there was joy in Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 6:36 - If they sin against thee, (for there is no man which sinneth not,) and thou be angry with them, and deliver them over before their enemies, and they carry them away captives unto a land far off or near; H7138
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 13:4 - And before this, Eliashib the priest, having the oversight of the chamber of the house of our God, was allied H7138 unto Tobiah:
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 1:14 - And the next H7138 unto him was Carshena, Shethar, Admatha, Tarshish, Meres, Marsena, and Memucan, the seven princes of Persia and Media, which saw the king's face, and which sat the first in the kingdom;)
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 9:20 - And Mordecai wrote these things, and sent letters unto all the Jews that were in all the provinces of the king Ahasuerus, both nigh H7138 and far,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:12 - They change the night into day: the light is short H7138 because of darkness.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:14 - My kinsfolk H7138 have failed, and my familiar friends have forgotten me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:5 - That the triumphing of the wicked is short, H7138 and the joy of the hypocrite but for a moment?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 15:3 - He that backbiteth not with his tongue, nor doeth evil to his neighbour, nor taketh up a reproach against his neighbour. H7138
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:11 - Be not far from me; for trouble is near; H7138 for there is none to help.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 34:18 - The LORD is nigh H7138 unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:11 - My lovers and my friends stand aloof from my sore; and my kinsmen H7138 stand afar off.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 75:1 - [[To the chief Musician, Altaschith, A Psalm or Song of Asaph.]] Unto thee, O God, do we give thanks, unto thee do we give thanks: for that thy name is near H7138 thy wondrous works declare.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 85:9 - Surely his salvation is nigh H7138 them that fear him; that glory may dwell in our land.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:151 - Thou art near, H7138 O LORD; and all thy commandments are truth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 145:18 - The LORD is nigh H7138 unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 148:14 - He also exalteth the horn of his people, the praise of all his saints; even of the children of Israel, a people near H7138 unto him. Praise ye the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:14 - Wise men lay up knowledge: but the mouth of the foolish is near H7138 destruction.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:10 - Thine own friend, and thy father's friend, forsake not; neither go into thy brother's house in the day of thy calamity: for better is a neighbour that is near H7138 than a brother far off.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 5:1 - Keep thy foot when thou goest to the house of God, and be more ready H7138 to hear, than to give the sacrifice of fools: for they consider not that they do evil.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 13:6 - Howl ye; for the day of the LORD is at hand; H7138 it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 13:22 - And the wild beasts of the islands shall cry in their desolate houses, and dragons in their pleasant palaces: and her time is near H7138 to come, and her days shall not be prolonged.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 33:13 - Hear, ye that are far off, what I have done; and, ye that are near, H7138 acknowledge my might.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 50:8 - He is near H7138 that justifieth me; who will contend with me? let us stand together: who is mine adversary? let him come near to me.

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