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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 - Then Enoch walked with God 300 H7969 years after he became the father of Methuselah, and he became the father of other sons and daughters.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 5:23 - So all the days of Enoch were 365 H7969 years.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 6:10 - And Noah [fn]became the father of three H7969 sons: Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 6:15 - “Now this is how you shall make it: the length of the ark [fn]300 H7969 cubits, its breadth 50 cubits, and its height 30 cubits.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:13 -

On this very day Noah and Shem and Ham and Japheth, the sons of Noah, and Noah’s wife and the three H7969 wives of his sons with them, entered the ark,

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:19 - These three H7969 were the sons of Noah, and from these the whole earth was scattered abroad.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:28 -

And Noah lived 350 H7969 years after the flood.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:13 - and Arpachshad lived 403 H7969 years after he became the father of Shelah, and he became the father of other sons and daughters.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:15 - and Shelah lived 403 H7969 years after he became the father of Eber, and he became the father of other sons and daughters.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 14:4 - Now for twelve years they had served Chedorlaomer, but the thirteenth H7969 year they rebelled.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 14:14 - So Abram heard that his [fn]relative had been taken captive, and he [fn]led out his trained men, born in his house, 318 H7969 in number, and went in pursuit as far as Dan.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 17:25 - And Ishmael his son was thirteen H7969 years old when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:2 - And he lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, three H7969 men were standing nearby; he saw, and he ran from the tent door to meet them, and he bowed himself to the earth,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:6 - So Abraham hurried into the tent to Sarah and said, “[fn]Hurry, prepare [fn]three H7969 seahs of fine flour, knead it, and make bread cakes.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:2 - And he looked, and behold, a well in the field, and behold, three H7969 flocks of sheep were lying there beside it, for from that well they gave water to the flocks to drink. Now the stone on the mouth of the well was large.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:34 - And she conceived again and bore a son and said, “Now this time my husband will be [fn]joined to me because I have borne him three H7969 sons.” Therefore he was named Levi.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:36 - And he put a distance of three H7969 days’ journey between himself and Jacob, and Jacob was pasturing the rest of Laban’s flocks.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 38:24 -

Now it happened about three H7969 months later that it was told to Judah saying, “[fn]Your daughter-in-law Tamar has played the harlot, and behold, she is also with child by harlotry.” Then Judah said, “Bring her out and let her be burned!”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 40:10 - and on the vine were three H7969 branches. And as it was budding, its blossoms came out, and its clusters produced ripe grapes.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 40:12 - Then Joseph said to him, “This is the interpretation of it: the three H7969 branches are three H7969 days;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 40:13 - within three H7969 more days Pharaoh will [fn]lift up your head and restore you to your [fn]office; and you will put Pharaoh’s cup into his hand according to your former custom when you were his cupbearer.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 40:16 -

And the chief baker saw that he had interpreted favorably, so he said to Joseph, “I also saw in my dream, and behold, there were three H7969 baskets of white bread on my head;

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 40:18 - Then Joseph answered and said, “This is its interpretation: the three H7969 baskets are three H7969 days;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 40:19 - within three H7969 more days Pharaoh will lift up your head off of you and will hang you on a tree, and the birds will eat your flesh off of you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:17 - Then he put them all together in prison for three H7969 days.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:22 - To [fn]each of them he gave changes of garments, but to Benjamin he gave three H7969 hundred pieces of silver and five changes of garments.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:15 - These are the sons of Leah, whom she bore to Jacob in Paddan-aram, with his daughter Dinah; [fn]all his sons and his daughters numbered thirty-three H7969.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:2 - And the woman conceived and bore a son; and she saw [fn]that he was [fn]beautiful, so she hid him for three H7969 months.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 3:18 - “And they will listen to your voice; and you with the elders of Israel will come to the king of Egypt, and you all will say to him, ‘Yahweh, the God of the Hebrews, has met with us. So now, please, let us go a three H7969 days’ journey into the wilderness, that we may sacrifice to Yahweh 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 H7969 days’ journey into the wilderness that we may sacrifice to Yahweh our God, lest He confront us with pestilence or with the sword.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 6:18 -

The sons of Kohath:

Amram and Izhar and Hebron and Uzziel; and the years of Kohath’s life were 133 H7969 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 a three H7969 days’ journey into the wilderness and sacrifice to Yahweh our God as He says to us.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:22 - So Moses stretched out his hand toward the sky, and there was thick darkness in all the land of Egypt for three H7969 days.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:23 - They did not see one another, nor did anyone rise from his place for three H7969 days, but all the sons of Israel had light in their places of habitation.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 15:22 -

Then Moses [fn]had Israel set out from the [fn]Red Sea, and they went out into the wilderness of Shur; and they went three H7969 days in the wilderness and found no water.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 19:15 - And he said to the people, “Be ready for the third H7969 day; do not go near a woman.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:11 - “And if he will not do these three H7969 things for her, then she shall go out for nothing, without payment of money.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:14 -

“Three H7969 times a year you shall celebrate a feast to Me.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:17 - “Three H7969 times a year all your males shall appear before the Lord Yahweh.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 25:32 - “Six branches shall go out from its sides; three H7969 branches of the lampstand from its one side and three H7969 branches of the lampstand from its [fn]other side.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 25:33 - “Three H7969 cups shall be shaped like almond blossoms in the one branch, a [fn]bulb and a flower, and three H7969 cups shaped like almond blossoms in the [fn]other branch, a [fn]bulb and a flower—so for the six branches going out from the lampstand;
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 27:1 -

“And you shall make the altar of acacia wood, five [fn]cubits long and five cubits wide; the altar shall be square, and its height shall be three H7969 cubits.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 27:14 - “The hangings for the one [fn]side of the gate shall be [fn]fifteen cubits with their three H7969 pillars and their three H7969 bases.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 27:15 - “And for the [fn]other [fn]side shall be hangings of fifteen cubits with their three H7969 pillars and their three H7969 bases.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:28 - So the sons of Levi did according to the word of Moses, and about three H7969 thousand men of the people fell that day.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 34:23 - “Three H7969 times a year all your males are to appear before the Lord Yahweh, the God of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 34:24 - “For I will dispossess nations before you and enlarge your borders, and no man shall covet your land when you go up three H7969 times a year to appear before Yahweh your God.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 37:18 - There were six branches going out of its sides; three H7969 branches of the lampstand from the one side of it and three H7969 branches of the lampstand from the [fn]other side of it;
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 37:19 - three H7969 cups shaped like almond blossoms, a [fn]bulb and a flower in one branch, and three H7969 cups shaped like almond blossoms, a [fn]bulb and a flower in the other branch—so for the six branches coming out of the lampstand.

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