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Lexicon :: Strong's H7198 - qešeṯ

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Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
From קָשָׁה (H7185) in the original sense of קוֹשׁ (H6983) of bending
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TWOT Reference: 2093

Strong’s Definitions

קֶשֶׁת qesheth, keh'-sheth; from H7185 in the original sense (of H6983) of bending; a bow, for shooting (hence, figuratively, strength) or the iris:—× arch(-er), arrow, bow(-man, -shot).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 77x

The KJV translates Strong's H7198 in the following manner: bow (68x), archers (with H3384) (3x), archers (2x), archers (with H1869) (1x), miscellaneous (3x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 77x
The KJV translates Strong's H7198 in the following manner: bow (68x), archers (with H3384) (3x), archers (2x), archers (with H1869) (1x), miscellaneous (3x).
  1. bow

    1. bow (for hunting, battle)

    2. bowmen, archers

    3. bow (fig. of might)

    4. rainbow

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
קֶשֶׁת qesheth, keh'-sheth; from H7185 in the original sense (of H6983) of bending; a bow, for shooting (hence, figuratively, strength) or the iris:—× arch(-er), arrow, bow(-man, -shot).
STRONGS H7198: Abbreviations
קֶ֫שֶׁת noun feminineGenesis 9:14 (apparently masculine 2 Samuel 1:22 but see AlbrZAW xvi (1896) 91) bow (originally √ perhaps קושׁ, meaning unknown; Late Hebrew id.; Assyrian ḳaštu; Ethiopic bdb090512 Arabic bdb090601 plural bdb090602, bdb090603 etc.; Targum and (קַשְׁתָּא and (ט for ת after ק P) קוּשְׁטָא (rare), all bow, קַשָּׁתָא bowman; Syriac bdb090604 bow, bdb090605 bowman; Old Aramaic קשת bow, Mandean כשטא (Frä206); Palmyrene קשטא bowman); — absolute ק׳ Hosea 1:7 +, קָ֑שֶׁת Jeremiah 46:9 +; constructקֶ֫שֶׁת Hosea 1:5 +; suffix קַשְׁתִּי Genesis 48:22 +,etc.; plural absolute קְשָׁתוֺת 2 Chronicles 26:14 +; suffix קַשְּׁתֹתָיו (Ges§ 20h) Isaiah 5:28, קַשְּׁתוֺתָם Jeremiah 51:56; Psalm 37:15, קַשְּׁתֹתֵיהֶם Nehemiah 4:7 (קַשְׁתֹּתָיו etc., van d. H. [except Psalm 37:15]); —
1. bow:
a. for hunting Genesis 27:3 (J; + תְּלְי)
b. battle: + (or ||) חֶרֶב Genesis 48:22; Joshua 24:12 (both E), Hosea 1:7; Hosea 2:20; 1 Samuel 18:4 (+ חְַגֹרוֺ), 2 Samuel 1:22; 2 Kings 6:22; Isaiah 41:2; Nehemiah 4:7 (+ רָמְחֵיהֶם), Zechariah 9:13 (figurative of Judah as י׳'s bow), Psalm 37:15 (figurative) Psalm 44:7 (+ or || חֶרֶב also below);+ (or ||) חִצִּים Isaiah 7:24; 2 Kings 13:15 (twice in verse); Ezekiel 39:3, 9; 1 Chronicles 12:2a; compare רִשְׁפֵי ק׳ Psalm 76:4 = arrow (+ מָנֵן וְחֶרֶב) so בֶּן ק׳ Job 41:20 (compare Lamentations 3:13; Job 5:7); + חֲנִית Psalm 46:10, + כִּידוֺן Jeremiah 6:23; Jeremiah 50:42; + varius weapons Nehemiah 4:10; 2 Chronicles 26:14; alone Isaiah 13:18 (context corrupt), Isaiah 22:3; Jeremiah 51:56; Habakkuk 3:9 (of י׳ as warrior); מִלְחָמָה ק׳ Zechariah 9:10; Zechariah 10:4; in simile רְמִיָּה כְּק׳ like a bow of deception Hosea 7:16; Psalm 78:57 (i.e. one that misses its aim; others slack bow).
c. ק׳ collective = bow(-men), archers Isaiah 21:17.
d. phrases are: הַמּרִים אֲנָשִׁים בַּקּ׳ 1 Samuel 31:3 archers, bowmen (but dubious; Dr Kit Löhr translates, הַמּ׳ א׳; We Bu strike out א׳ as || 1 Chronicles 10:3; HPS Now strike out בַּקּ׳ א׳), הַמּוֺרִים בַּקּ׳ 1 Chronicles 10:3; מְטַחֲוֵי ק׳ Genesis 21:16 (see [טָתָה], רמֵה ק׳ Jeremiah 4:29, compare perhaps Genesis 21:21 see קִשָּׁת, || נשְׁקֵי ק׳ (see II.נָשַׁק) 1 Chronicles 12:2b 2 Chronicles 17:17, רוֺמֵי ק׳ נוֺ׳ Psalm 78:9; תֹּפֵשׁ הַקּ׳ Amos 2:15 one grasping the bow, (see Jeremiah 46:9 below) see also מִלֵּא יָדוֺ בַקּ׳ 2 Kings 9:24, הַרְכֵּב יָֽדְךָ עַלהַֿקּ׳ 2 Kings 13:16; דָּרַח ק׳ bend (literally tread) the bow, Isaiah 5:28 (participle passive), Isaiah 21:15 (id.; || חֶרֶב) Jeremiah 50:14, 29; Jeremiah 51:3; 1 Chronicles 5:18; 1 Chronicles 8:40; 2 Chronicles 14:7; Psalm 37:14 (|| חֶרֶב), in figure Psalm 11:2 (|| חֵץ), and, of God, Lamentations 2:4; Lamentations 3:12; Psalm 7:13 (|| הֶרֶב); תֹּפְשֵׂי דֹּרְכֵי ק׳ Jeremiah 46:9; compare(figurative) וַיַּדְרְכוֺ אֶתלְֿשׁוֺנָם קַשְׁתָּם Jeremiah 9:2; also נְחוּשָׁה וְנִחֲתָה ק׳ Psalm 18:35 = 2 Samuel 22:35 (readוְנִחֲתָה for וְנִחַת) מָשַׁח בַּקּ׳ draw the bow 1 Kings 22:34 2 Chronicles 18:33; Isaiah 66:19.
e. bow (passing over into) figurative of might Genesis 49:24 (poem), 1 Samuel 2:4; Hosea 1:5; Jeremiah 49:35; Job 29:20 (compare Psalm 37:15, b. above) feminine נְחוּשָׁה ק׳ fig of divine judgment Job 20:24 (|| נֵשֶׁק בַּרְזֶל)
2. rainbow: אֲשַׁר יִהְיֶה בֶעָנָן בְּיוֺם הַנֶּשֶׁם כְּמַרְאֵה הַקּ׳ Ezekiel 1:28; Genesis 9:13, 14, 16 (P). — קָ֑שֶׁה וַיּאֹמֶר לְלַמֵּד בְּנֵייְֿהוּדָה 2 Samuel 1:18 is corrupt; Greek Version of the LXX al. omits; We Now think misplaced gloss on 2 Samuel 1:6; see further HPS.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


9:13; 9:14; 9:14; 9:16; 21:16; 21:21; 27:3; 48:22; 48:22; 49:24



1 Samuel

2:4; 18:4; 31:3

2 Samuel

1:6; 1:18; 1:22; 1:22; 22:35

1 Kings


2 Kings

6:22; 9:24; 13:15; 13:16

1 Chronicles

5:18; 8:40; 10:3; 10:3; 12:2; 12:2

2 Chronicles

14:7; 17:17; 18:33; 26:14; 26:14


4:7; 4:7; 4:10


5:7; 20:24; 29:20; 41:20


7:13; 11:2; 18:35; 37:14; 37:15; 37:15; 37:15; 37:15; 44:7; 46:10; 76:4; 78:9; 78:57


5:28; 5:28; 7:24; 13:18; 21:15; 21:17; 22:3; 41:2; 66:19


4:29; 6:23; 9:2; 46:9; 46:9; 46:9; 49:35; 50:14; 50:29; 50:42; 51:3; 51:56; 51:56


2:4; 3:12; 3:13


1:28; 39:3; 39:9


1:5; 1:5; 1:7; 1:7; 2:20; 7:16






9:10; 9:13; 10:4

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H7198 matches the Hebrew קֶשֶׁת (qešeṯ),
which occurs 76 times in 74 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 2 (Gen 9:13–Isa 66:19)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:13 - I do set my bow H7198 in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:14 - And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow H7198 shall be seen in the cloud:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:16 - And the bow H7198 shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:16 - And she went, and sat her down over against him a good way off, as it were a bowshot: H7198 for she said, Let me not see the death of the child. And she sat over against him, and lift up her voice, and wept.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:3 - Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, H7198 and go out to the field, and take me some venison;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 48:22 - Moreover I have given to thee one portion above thy brethren, which I took out of the hand of the Amorite with my sword and with my bow. H7198
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:24 - But his bow H7198 abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob; (from thence is the shepherd, the stone of Israel:)
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 24:12 - And I sent the hornet before you, which drave them out from before you, even the two kings of the Amorites; but not with thy sword, nor with thy bow. H7198
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:4 - The bows H7198 of the mighty men are broken, and they that stumbled are girded with strength.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 18:4 - And Jonathan stripped himself of the robe that was upon him, and gave it to David, and his garments, even to his sword, and to his bow, H7198 and to his girdle.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 31:3 - And the battle went sore against Saul, and the archers H7198 hit him; and he was sore wounded of the archers. H7198
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 1:18 - (Also he bade them teach the children of Judah the use of the bow: H7198 behold, it is written in the book of Jasher.)
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 1:22 - From the blood of the slain, from the fat of the mighty, the bow H7198 of Jonathan turned not back, and the sword of Saul returned not empty.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:35 - He teacheth my hands to war; so that a bow H7198 of steel is broken by mine arms.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 22:34 - And a certain man drew a bow H7198 at a venture, and smote the king of Israel between the joints of the harness: wherefore he said unto the driver of his chariot, Turn thine hand, and carry me out of the host; for I am wounded.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 6:22 - And he answered, Thou shalt not smite them: wouldest thou smite those whom thou hast taken captive with thy sword and with thy bow? H7198 set bread and water before them, that they may eat and drink, and go to their master.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 9:24 - And Jehu drew a bow H7198 with his full strength, and smote Jehoram between his arms, and the arrow went out at his heart, and he sunk down in his chariot.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 13:15 - And Elisha said unto him, Take bow H7198 and arrows. And he took unto him bow H7198 and arrows.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 13:16 - And he said to the king of Israel, Put thine hand upon the bow. H7198 And he put his hand upon it: and Elisha put his hands upon the king's hands.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 5:18 - The sons of Reuben, and the Gadites, and half the tribe of Manasseh, of valiant men, men able to bear buckler and sword, and to shoot with bow, H7198 and skilful in war, were four and forty thousand seven hundred and threescore, that went out to the war.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 8:40 - And the sons of Ulam were mighty men of valour, archers, H7198 and had many sons, and sons' sons, an hundred and fifty. All these are of the sons of Benjamin.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 10:3 - And the battle went sore against Saul, and the archers H7198 hit him, and he was wounded of the archers.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 12:2 - They were armed with bows, H7198 and could use both the right hand and the left in hurling stones and shooting arrows out of a bow, H7198 even of Saul's brethren of Benjamin.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 14:8 - And Asa had an army of men that bare targets and spears, out of Judah three hundred thousand; and out of Benjamin, that bare shields and drew bows, H7198 two hundred and fourscore thousand: all these were mighty men of valour.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 17:17 - And of Benjamin; Eliada a mighty man of valour, and with him armed men with bow H7198 and shield two hundred thousand.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 18:33 - And a certain man drew a bow H7198 at a venture, and smote the king of Israel between the joints of the harness: therefore he said to his chariot man, Turn thine hand, that thou mayest carry me out of the host; for I am wounded.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 26:14 - And Uzziah prepared for them throughout all the host shields, and spears, and helmets, and habergeons, and bows, H7198 and slings to cast stones.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 4:13 - Therefore set I in the lower places behind the wall, and on the higher places, I even set the people after their families with their swords, their spears, and their bows. H7198
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 4:16 - And it came to pass from that time forth, that the half of my servants wrought in the work, and the other half of them held both the spears, the shields, and the bows, H7198 and the habergeons; and the rulers were behind all the house of Judah.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:24 - He shall flee from the iron weapon, and the bow H7198 of steel shall strike him through.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:20 - My glory was fresh in me, and my bow H7198 was renewed in my hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:28 - The arrow H7198 cannot make him flee: slingstones are turned with him into stubble.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:12 - If he turn not, he will whet his sword; he hath bent his bow, H7198 and made it ready.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 11:2 - For, lo, the wicked bend their bow, H7198 they make ready their arrow upon the string, that they may privily shoot at the upright in heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:34 - He teacheth my hands to war, so that a bow H7198 of steel is broken by mine arms.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:14 - The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, H7198 to cast down the poor and needy, and to slay such as be of upright conversation.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:15 - Their sword shall enter into their own heart, and their bows H7198 shall be broken.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 44:6 - For I will not trust in my bow, H7198 neither shall my sword save me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 46:9 - He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the earth; he breaketh the bow, H7198 and cutteth the spear in sunder; he burneth the chariot in the fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 76:3 - There brake he the arrows of the bow, H7198 the shield, and the sword, and the battle. Selah.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:9 - The children of Ephraim, being armed, and carrying bows, H7198 turned back in the day of battle.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:57 - But turned back, and dealt unfaithfully like their fathers: they were turned aside like a deceitful bow. H7198
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:28 - Whose arrows are sharp, and all their bows H7198 bent, their horses' hoofs shall be counted like flint, and their wheels like a whirlwind:
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 7:24 - With arrows and with bows H7198 shall men come thither; because all the land shall become briers and thorns.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 13:18 - Their bows H7198 also shall dash the young men to pieces; and they shall have no pity on the fruit of the womb; their eye shall not spare children.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 21:15 - For they fled from the swords, from the drawn sword, and from the bent bow, H7198 and from the grievousness of war.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 21:17 - And the residue of the number of archers, H7198 the mighty men of the children of Kedar, shall be diminished: for the LORD God of Israel hath spoken it.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 22:3 - All thy rulers are fled together, they are bound by the archers: H7198 all that are found in thee are bound together, which have fled from far.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 41:2 - Who raised up the righteous man from the east, called him to his foot, gave the nations before him, and made him rule over kings? he gave them as the dust to his sword, and as driven stubble to his bow. H7198
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 66:19 - And I will set a sign among them, and I will send those that escape of them unto the nations, to Tarshish, Pul, and Lud, that draw the bow, H7198 to Tubal, and Javan, to the isles afar off, that have not heard my fame, neither have seen my glory; and they shall declare my glory among the Gentiles.

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