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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 - now behold, this town is near H7138 enough to flee to, and it is small. Please, let me escape there (is it not small?) [fn]that my life may be saved.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:10 - “You shall [fn]live in the land of Goshen, and you shall be near H7138 me, you and your children and your children’s children and your flocks and your herds and all that you have.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:4 - ‘Now if the household is too small for a [fn]lamb, then he and his neighbor nearest H7138 to his house are to take one according to the [fn]number of persons in them; according to [fn]what each man should eat, you are to [fn]divide the lamb.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 13:17 - Now when Pharaoh had let the people go, God did not lead them by the way of the land of the Philistines, even though it was near; H7138 for God said, “The people might change their minds when they see war, and return to Egypt.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:27 - He said to them, “Thus says the LORD, the God of Israel, ‘Every man of you put his sword upon his thigh, and go back and forth from gate to gate in the camp, and kill every man his brother, and every man his friend, and every man his [fn]neighbor.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 10:3 - Then Moses said to Aaron, “It is what the LORD spoke, saying,
‘By those who come near H7138 Me I [fn]will be treated as holy,
And before all the people I will be honored.’”
So Aaron, therefore, kept silent.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 21:2 - except for his relatives who are nearest H7138 to him, his mother and his father and his son and his daughter and his brother,
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 21:3 - also for his virgin sister, who is near H7138 to him [fn]because she has had no husband; for her he may defile himself.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:25 - ‘If a [fn]fellow countryman of yours becomes so poor he has to sell part of his property, then his nearest H7138 kinsman is to come and buy back what his [fn]relative has sold.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 24:17 - “I see him, but not now;
I behold him, but not near; H7138
A star shall come forth from Jacob,
A scepter shall rise from Israel,
And shall crush through the [fn]forehead of Moab,
And [fn]tear down all the sons of [fn]Sheth.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 27:11 - ‘If his father has no brothers, then you shall give his inheritance to his nearest H7138 relative in his own family, and he shall possess it; and it shall be a statutory ordinance to the sons of Israel, just as the LORD commanded Moses.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:7 - “For what great nation is there that has a god so near H7138 to it as is the LORD our God whenever we call on Him?
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 13:7 - of the gods of the peoples who are around you, near H7138 you or far from you, from one end of the earth to the other end),
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 21:3 - “It shall be that the city which is nearest H7138 to the slain man, that is, the elders of that city, shall take a heifer of the herd, which has not been worked and which has not pulled in a yoke;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 21:6 - “All the elders of that city [fn]which is nearest H7138 to the slain man shall wash their hands over the heifer whose neck was broken in the valley;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:2 - “If your countryman is not near H7138 you, or if you do not know him, then you shall bring it home to your house, and it shall remain with you until your countryman looks for it; then you shall restore it to him.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 30:14 - “But the word is very near H7138 you, in your mouth and in your heart, that you may observe it.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:17 - “They sacrificed to demons who were not God,
To gods whom they have not known,
New gods who came lately, H7138
Whom your fathers did not dread.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:35 - ‘Vengeance is Mine, and retribution,
In due time their foot will slip;
For the day of their calamity is near, H7138
And the impending things are hastening upon them.’
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 9:16 - It came about at the end of three days after they had made a covenant with them, that they heard that they were neighbors H7138 and that they were living [fn]within their land.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 2:20 - Naomi said to her daughter-in-law, “May he be blessed of the LORD who has not withdrawn his kindness to the living and to the dead.” Again Naomi said to her, “The man is [fn]our relative, H7138 he is one of our [fn]closest relatives.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 3:12 - “Now it is true I am a [fn]close relative; however, there is a [fn]relative closer H7138 than I.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 19:42 - Then all the men of Judah answered the men of Israel, “Because the king is a close H7138 relative H7138 to [fn]us. Why then [fn]are you angry about this matter? Have we eaten at all at the king’s expense, or has [fn]anything been taken for us?”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:46 - “When they sin against You (for there is no man who does not sin) and You are angry with them and deliver them to an enemy, so that [fn]they take them away captive to the land of the enemy, far off or near; H7138
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:59 - “And may these words of mine, with which I have made supplication before the LORD, be near H7138 to the LORD our God day and night, that He may maintain the [fn]cause of His servant and the [fn]cause of His people Israel, [fn]as each day requires,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 21:2 - Ahab spoke to Naboth, saying, “Give me your vineyard, that I may have it for a vegetable garden because it is close H7138 beside my house, and I will give you a better vineyard than it in its place; if [fn]you like, I will give you the price of [fn]it in money.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 12:40 - Moreover those who were near H7138 to them, even as far as Issachar and Zebulun and Naphtali, brought food on donkeys, camels, mules and on oxen, great quantities of flour cakes, fig cakes and bunches of raisins, wine, oil, oxen and sheep. There was joy indeed in Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 6:36 - “When they sin against You (for there is no man who does not sin) and You are angry with them and deliver them to an enemy, so that [fn]they take them away captive to a land far off or near, H7138
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 13:4 - Now prior to this, Eliashib the priest, who was appointed over the chambers of the house of our God, being [fn]related H7138 to Tobiah,
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 1:14 - and were close H7138 to him: Carshena, Shethar, Admatha, Tarshish, Meres, Marsena and Memucan, the seven princes of Persia and Media who [fn]had access to the king’s presence and sat in the first place in the kingdom
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 9:20 - Then Mordecai recorded these events, and he sent letters to all the Jews who were in all the provinces of King Ahasuerus, both near H7138 and far,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:12 - “They make night into day, saying,
‘The light is near,’ H7138 in the presence of darkness.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:14 - “My relatives H7138 have failed,
And my intimate friends have forgotten me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:5 - That the triumphing of the wicked is short, H7138
And the joy of the godless momentary?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 15:3 - He does not slander [fn]with his tongue,
Nor does evil to his neighbor,
Nor takes up a reproach against his friend;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:11 - Be not far from me, for [fn]trouble is near; H7138
For there is none to help.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 34:18 - The LORD is near H7138 to the brokenhearted
And saves those who are [fn]crushed in spirit.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:11 - My [fn]loved ones and my friends stand aloof from my plague;
And my kinsmen H7138 stand afar off.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 75:1 - For the choir director; set to [fn]Al-tashheth. A Psalm of Asaph, a Song.
We give thanks to You, O God, we give thanks,
For Your name is near; H7138
Men declare Your wondrous works.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 85:9 - Surely His salvation is near H7138 to those who [fn]fear Him,
That glory may dwell in our land.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:151 - You are near, H7138 O LORD,
And all Your commandments are truth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 145:18 - The LORD is near H7138 to all who call upon Him,
To all who call upon Him in truth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 148:14 - And He has lifted up a horn for His people,
Praise for all His godly ones;
Even for the sons of Israel, a people near H7138 to Him.
[fn]Praise [fn]the LORD!
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:14 - Wise men store up knowledge,
But with the mouth of the foolish, ruin is at hand. H7138
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:10 - Do not forsake your own friend or 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 H7138 than a brother far away.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 5:1 - [fn]Guard your steps as you go to the house of God and draw near H7138 to listen rather than to offer the sacrifice of fools; for they do not know they are doing evil.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 13:6 - Wail, for the day of the LORD is near! H7138
It will come as destruction from [fn]the Almighty.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 13:22 - [fn]Hyenas will howl in their fortified towers
And jackals in their luxurious palaces.
Her fateful time also [fn]will soon H7138 come
And her days will not be prolonged.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 33:13 - “You who are far away, hear what I have done;
And you who H7138 are near, H7138 [fn]acknowledge My might.”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 50:8 - He who vindicates Me is near; H7138
Who will contend with Me?
Let us stand up to each other;
Who has a case against Me?
Let him draw near to Me.

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