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Lexicon :: Strong's H7969 - šālôš

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שָׁלוֹשׁ
Transliteration
šālôš
Pronunciation
shaw-loshe'
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Part of Speech
masculine/feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive number
Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 2403a

Variant Spellings

Variant spellings for this word: שלוש (Strongs and Gesenius) שלש (Strongs and Gesenius) שלשה (Strongs) שלושה (Strongs)

Strong’s Definitions

שָׁלוֹשׁ shâlôwsh, shaw-loshe'; or שָׁלֹשׁ shâlôsh; masculine שְׁלוֹשָׁה shᵉlôwshâh; or שְׁלֹשָׁה shᵉlôshâh; a primitive number; three; occasionally (ordinal) third, or (multiple) thrice:—+ fork, + often(-times), third, thir(-teen, -teenth), three, + thrice. Compare H7991.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 430x

The KJV translates Strong's H7969 in the following manner: three (388x), thirteen (with H6240) (13x), thirteenth (with H6240) (11x), third (9x), thrice (with H6471) (4x), threescore and thirteen (with H7657) (2x), stories (1x), forks (with H7053) (1x), oftentimes (with H6471) (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 430x
The KJV translates Strong's H7969 in the following manner: three (388x), thirteen (with H6240) (13x), thirteenth (with H6240) (11x), third (9x), thrice (with H6471) (4x), threescore and thirteen (with H7657) (2x), stories (1x), forks (with H7053) (1x), oftentimes (with H6471) (1x).
  1. three, triad

    1. 3, 300, third

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
שָׁלוֹשׁ shâlôwsh, shaw-loshe'; or שָׁלֹשׁ shâlôsh; masculine שְׁלוֹשָׁה shᵉlôwshâh; or שְׁלֹשָׁה shᵉlôshâh; a primitive number; three; occasionally (ordinal) third, or (multiple) thrice:—+ fork, + often(-times), third, thir(-teen, -teenth), three, + thrice. Compare H7991.
STRONGS H7969: Abbreviations
שָׁלשׁ, שָׁלוֺשׁ, שְׁלשָׁה 430 noun masculine and feminine a three, triad (Late Hebrew id.; שלש SI2; שלשן 30MI2; Phoenician שלש; Assyrian šalaštu, šalatu; Sabean שלתֿ HomChr 47, 124, but also תֿלתֿ, etc., Id.47, A. u. A. ii. 175 Sab. DenkmNo. 31, 8; Arabic bdb102505, bdb102506; Ethiopic bdb102507bdb102508Aramaic תְּלָתָא, bdb102509; Nabataean תלת Lzb377; Palmyrene תלת (in תלת מאה) ReckendZMg xiii (1888), 408; see also Köii. 1. 208); — masculine שָׁלשׁ וֺשׁ - rare, chiefly late), with noun feminine Amos 4:8 + 90 times, also construct שְׁלשׁ Genesis 18:6 + 65 times (but Genesis 38:24 read perhaps שְׁלשֶׁת Samaritan, compare Di and others), שְׁלָשֿׁ Exodus 21:11; feminine שְׁלשָׁה (וֺשָׁה - rare, chiefly late), with noun masculine Genesis 6:10 + 149 times, also construct שְׁלשֶׁת Amos 4:4 + 92 times (3+10=13 are additional; on rare exceptions to rule of gender compare Ges§ 97c), suffix שְׁלָשְׁתְּכֶם Numbers 12:4, שְׁלָשְׁתָּם Numbers 12:4; Ezekiel 40:10; Ezekiel 41:16; — three (Hexateuch chiefly P):
1. no other number:
a. before plural noun, שָׁלשׁ + 51 times, e.g. אַמוֺת שׁ׳ Exodus 27:1 +, בָּאַמָּה שׁ׳ 1 Kings 7:27, שְׁלשָׁה + 90 times, e.g. Genesis 18:2 + (so always שְׁלשׁ, שְׁלשֶׁת; read מִשְׁלשֶׁת Genesis 38:24 Sam Di; = מִשְּׁ׳, from מִןֿ); after noun (late: on 1 Samuel 1:24 see [שִׁלֵּשׁ) 1 Chronicles 25:5 + 17 times; noun omitted 1 Samuel 17:4; 2 Samuel 24:12 + 42 times
b. = ordinal יָמִים לִשׁ׳ Exodus 19:5 on third day; הַיּוֺם שׁ׳ הַיָּמִים 1 Samuel 9:20, הַיּוֺם הַשּׁ׳ 1 Samuel 30:13, both = three days ago; especially לְ בִּשְׁנַת שׁ׳ 1 Kings 15:28 + 7 times (Ges§ 134o).
2. 13, with noun feminine: שְׁלשׁ עֶשְׂרֵהשָׁנַה Genesis 17:25; 1 Kings 7:1Genesis 14:4 († שְׁלשֿׁ), Jeremiah 1:2; Jeremiah 25:3; before ערים Joshua 21:19; after, Joshua 19:16 + 3 times, before עִיר Joshua 21:33; 1 Chronicles 6:43, אַמּוֺת Ezekiel 40:11; with noun masculine שְׁלשָׁה עָשָׂר before פָּרִים Numbers 29:14; after, Numbers 29:13; ordinal before יוֺם Esther 3:12; Esther 9:1; after, Esther 9:17; יוֺם omitted Esther 3:13; Esther 8:12; Esther 9:18; גוֺרָל omitted 1 Chronicles 24:13; 1 Chronicles 25:20; 1 Chronicles 26:11.
3. 300=שְׁלשׁ מֵאוֺת Genesis 5:22 + 59 times (1 Chronicles 11:11 perhaps intentional change [HPSSm] from שְׁמֹנֶה || 2 Samuel 23:8 which certainly original, Vrss Th We Dr and modern); 3000 = שְׁלשֶׁת אֲלָפִים Exodus 32:28 + 28 times
4. with tense, שׁ׳ following Numbers 1:43 + 11 times, precedes Leviticus 12:4 + 17 times, + (as ordinal) 3+20 Jeremiah 52:30 + 3 times; 20+3 2 Kings 12:7 + 2 times
5. as round, or conventional, number: 2 (or) 3, Amos 4:8; Deuteronomy 17:6; Joshua 7:3; 2 Kings 9:32; Isaiah 17:6; 3 (and) 4, Proverbs 30:15, 18, 21, 29; three days' journey Exodus 3:18; Exodus 5:3; Exodus 8:23, etc.

See related Aramaic BDB entry H8532.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

Genesis

5:22; 6:10; 14:4; 17:25; 18:2; 18:6; 38:24; 38:24

Exodus

3:18; 5:3; 8:23; 19:5; 21:11; 27:1; 32:28

Leviticus

12:4

Numbers

1:43; 12:4; 12:4; 29:13; 29:14

Deuteronomy

17:6

Joshua

7:3; 19:16; 21:19; 21:33

1 Samuel

1:24; 9:20; 17:4; 30:13

2 Samuel

23:8; 24:12

1 Kings

7:1; 7:27; 15:28

2 Kings

9:32; 12:7

1 Chronicles

6:43; 11:11; 24:13; 25:5; 25:20; 26:11

Esther

3:12; 3:13; 8:12; 9:1; 9:17; 9:18

Proverbs

30:15; 30:18; 30:21; 30:29

Isaiah

3; 17:6

Jeremiah

1:2; 25:3; 52:30

Ezekiel

40:10; 40:11; 41:16

Amos

4:4; 4:8; 4:8

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H7969 matches the Hebrew שָׁלוֹשׁ (šālôš),
which occurs 431 times in 381 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 8 (Gen 5:22–Exo 37:19)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 5:22 - Enoch walked with God[fn] after he fathered Methuselah 300 years and had other sons and daughters.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 5:23 - Thus all the days of Enoch were 365 years.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 6:10 - And Noah had three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 6:15 - This is how you are to make it: the length of the ark 300 cubits,[fn] its breadth 50 cubits, and its height 30 cubits.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:13 - On the very same day Noah and his sons, Shem and Ham and Japheth, and Noah’s wife and the three wives of his sons with them entered the ark,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:19 - These three were the sons of Noah, and from these the people of the whole earth were dispersed.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:28 - After the flood Noah lived 350 years.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:13 - And Arpachshad lived after he fathered Shelah 403 years and had other sons and daughters.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:15 - And Shelah lived after he fathered Eber 403 years and had other sons and daughters.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 14:4 - Twelve years they had served Chedorlaomer, but in the thirteenth year they rebelled.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 14:14 - When Abram heard that his kinsman had been taken captive, he led forth his trained men, born in his house, 318 of them, and went in pursuit as far as Dan.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 17:25 - And Ishmael his son was thirteen years old when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:2 - He lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, three men were standing in front of him. When he saw them, he ran from the tent door to meet them and bowed himself to the earth
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:6 - And Abraham went quickly into the tent to Sarah and said, “Quick! Three seahs[fn] of fine flour! Knead it, and make cakes.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:2 - As he looked, he saw a well in the field, and behold, three flocks of sheep lying beside it, for out of that well the flocks were watered. The stone on the well’s mouth was large,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:34 - Again she conceived and bore a son, and said, “Now this time my husband will be attached to me, because I have borne him three sons.” Therefore his name was called Levi.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:36 - And he set a distance of three days’ journey between himself and Jacob, and Jacob pastured the rest of Laban’s flock.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 38:24 - About three months later Judah was told, “Tamar your daughter-in-law has been immoral.[fn] Moreover, she is pregnant by immorality.”[fn] And Judah said, “Bring her out, and let her be burned.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 40:10 - and on the vine there were three branches. As soon as it budded, its blossoms shot forth, and the clusters ripened into grapes.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 40:12 - Then Joseph said to him, “This is its interpretation: the three branches are three days.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 40:13 - In three days Pharaoh will lift up your head and restore you to your office, and you shall place Pharaoh’s cup in his hand as formerly, when you were his cupbearer.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 40:16 - When the chief baker saw that the interpretation was favorable, he said to Joseph, “I also had a dream: there were three cake baskets on my head,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 40:18 - And Joseph answered and said, “This is its interpretation: the three baskets are three days.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 40:19 - In three days Pharaoh will lift up your head—from you!—and hang you on a tree. And the birds will eat the flesh from you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:17 - And he put them all together in custody for three days.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:22 - To each and all of them he gave a change of clothes, but to Benjamin he gave three hundred shekels[fn] of silver and five changes of clothes.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:15 - These are the sons of Leah, whom she bore to Jacob in Paddan-aram, together with his daughter Dinah; altogether his sons and his daughters numbered thirty-three.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:2 - The woman conceived and bore a son, and when she saw that he was a fine child, she hid him three months.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 3:18 - And they will listen to your voice, and you and the elders of Israel shall go to the king of Egypt and say to him, ‘The LORD, the God of the Hebrews, has met with us; and now, please let us go a three days’ journey into the wilderness, that we may sacrifice to the LORD our God.’
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:3 - Then they said, “The God of the Hebrews has met with us. Please let us go a three days’ journey into the wilderness that we may sacrifice to the LORD our God, lest he fall upon us with pestilence or with the sword.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 6:18 - The sons of Kohath: Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel, the years of the life of Kohath being 133 years.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:7 - Now Moses was eighty years old, and Aaron eighty-three years old, when they spoke to Pharaoh.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 8:27 - We must go three days’ journey into the wilderness and sacrifice to the LORD our God as he tells us.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:22 - So Moses stretched out his hand toward heaven, and there was pitch darkness in all the land of Egypt three days.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:23 - They did not see one another, nor did anyone rise from his place for three days, but all the people of Israel had light where they lived.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 15:22 - Then Moses made Israel set out from the Red Sea, and they went into the wilderness of Shur. They went three days in the wilderness and found no water.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 19:15 - And he said to the people, “Be ready for the third day; do not go near a woman.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:11 - And if he does not do these three things for her, she shall go out for nothing, without payment of money.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:14 - “Three times in the year you shall keep a feast to me.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:17 - Three times in the year shall all your males appear before the Lord GOD.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 25:32 - And there shall be six branches going out of its sides, three branches of the lampstand out of one side of it and three branches of the lampstand out of the other side of it;
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 25:33 - three cups made like almond blossoms, each with calyx and flower, on one branch, and three cups made like almond blossoms, each with calyx and flower, on the other branch—so for the six branches going out of the lampstand.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 27:1 - “You shall make the altar of acacia wood, five cubits[fn] long and five cubits broad. The altar shall be square, and its height shall be three cubits.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 27:14 - The hangings for the one side of the gate shall be fifteen cubits, with their three pillars and three bases.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 27:15 - On the other side the hangings shall be fifteen cubits, with their three pillars and three bases.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:28 - And the sons of Levi did according to the word of Moses. And that day about three thousand men of the people fell.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 34:23 - Three times in the year shall all your males appear before the LORD God, the God of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 34:24 - For I will cast out nations before you and enlarge your borders; no one shall covet your land, when you go up to appear before the LORD your God three times in the year.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 37:18 - And there were six branches going out of its sides, three branches of the lampstand out of one side of it and three branches of the lampstand out of the other side of it;
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 37:19 - three cups made like almond blossoms, each with calyx and flower, on one branch, and three cups made like almond blossoms, each with calyx and flower, on the other branch—so for the six branches going out of the lampstand.

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