3581. koach
Strong's Concordance
koach: ability
Original Word: כֹּחַ
Part of Speech: Noun Masculine
Transliteration: koach
Phonetic Spelling: (ko'-akh)
Definition: a small reptile (of unknown species)
I. כֹּחַ noun [masculine] a small reptile, probably a kind of lizard, in list of unclean creeping things Leviticus 11:30; ᵐ5 ᵑ9 AV chameleon; on various opinions see Di.

II. כֹּחַ see below כחח.

II. כֹּחַ and ( Daniel 11:6) כּוֺחַ noun masculineDeuteronomy 4:37 strength, power (Late Hebrew id.); — ׳כ absolute Deuteronomy 8:18 +; construct Numbers 14:17 +; suffix כֹּחִי Genesis 31:6 +; כֹּחֲךָ Judges 16:6 +, כֹּחֶ֑ךָ Proverbs 5:10, כֹּחֶ֑כָה Proverbs 24:10, etc.; always singular; —

1 human strength:

a. physical, of Samson Judges 16:5,6,9,15,17,19,30; strength in toil Isaiah 44:12 (זְרוֺעַ כֹּחוֺ), Isaiah 44:12; Leviticus 26:20; Nehemiah 4:4; of manly vigour (in procreation) אַתָּה כֹּחִי וְרֵאשִׁית אוֺנִי Genesis 49:3 (poem in J; said to Reuben); vigour in General Joshua 14:11 (twice in verse) (JE), Judges 6:14; 1 Samuel 28:22; Job 6:11,12; Psalm 31:11; Psalm 38:11; Psalm 71:9; Psalm 102:24; Proverbs 20:29; as sustained by food 1 Kings 19:8; lack of such vigour is לֹאכֹֿחַ Job 26:2, compare מִכֹּחַ Jeremiah 48:45 without strength; ׳בְּלֹאכֿ Lamentations 1:6; ׳יְגִיעֵיכֿ Job 3:17; כֹּחַ לֹאהָֿיָה בוֺ 1 Samuel 28:20, compare Daniel 10:8,17; in Psalm 22:16 read חִכִּי, so Ew Ol Che and others; specifically of power of voice Isaiah 40:9.

b. more inclusively, ability, efficiency: followed by infinitive, ability to weep 1 Samuel 30:4; to get wealth Deuteronomy 8:18; to bring forth (a child; in figure) 2 Kings 19:3 = Isaiah 37:3; followed by לַעֲמֹד Daniel 1:4; Ezra 10:13, compare Daniel 11:15; without infinitive 1 Chronicles 29:2; Ezra 2:69; of efficiency in battle 2 Chron 14:10; 2 Chronicles 20:12; 26:13; for porter's service in temple אִישׁחַֿיִל בַּכֹּחַ לַעֲבֹדָה 1 Chronicles 26:8; ability or efficiency in General Genesis 31:6; Proverbs 24:5,10; Ecclesiastes 4:1; Ecclesiastes 9:10, so probably כֹּחַ יְדֵיהֶם Job 30:2; עָצַר כֹּחַ (late, compare עצר) retain ability or strength, followed by infinitive; לְהִתְנַדֵּב ׳נַעְצֹר כ 1 Chronicles 29:14 that we should retain (have) ability to make freewill-oferings; to build 2 Chron 2:5; with negative, without infinitive, Daniel 10:8,16 (compare Daniel 11:6, c).

c. power of a people, or king, Joshua 17:17; Nahum 2:2; Habakkuk 1:11; Isaiah 49:4 (of servant of ׳י), Lamentations 1:14; Daniel 8:22,24 a, also Daniel 8:24 b (si vera lectio, see Bev), Daniel 11:25 ("" לֵבָב); with עָצַר2Chronicles 13:20; 22:9; Daniel 11:6 (הַזְּרוֺעַ ׳לֹא תַעְצֹר כ, compare b); in Hosea 7:9 figurative of body seems combined with that of land yielding produce (see 5 below)

d. power opposed to that of God Amos 2:14; Isaiah 10:13 (יָדִי ׳כ), Deuteronomy 8:17; 1 Samuel 2:9; Zechariah 4:6; Job 36:19; Psalm 33:16.

e. power conferred by God Isaiah 40:29, compare Isaiah 40:31; Isaiah 41:1; of prophetic power Micah 3:8.

2 strength of angels Psalm 103:20.

3 power of God: in creation Jeremiah 10:12; Jeremiah 51:15 (see also Jeremiah 32:17 below), Psalm 65:7; in governing the world 1 Chronicles 29:12; 2Chronicles 20:6; Psalm 29:4; in acts of deliverance and judgment Exodus 9:16; Exodus 15:6; Exodus 32:11; Numbers 14:13,17 (JE), Isaiah 50:2; 2Chronicles 25:8; Job 9:19; Job 24:22; Job 26:12; Job 30:18; Job 36:22; in combination כֹּחַ גָּדוֺל Deuteronomy 4:37; "" יָד חֲזָקָה Exodus 32:11(JE), Nehemiah 1:10; "" זְרוֺעַ נְטוּיָה Deuteronomy 9:29; 2 Kings 17:36; Jeremiah 27:5; Jeremiah 32:17; he is רַבכֹּֿחַ Psalm 147:5; compare רֹב כֹּחוֺ Isaiah 63:1; Job 23:6; also גדולכֹּֿחַ Nahum 1:3; אַמִּיץ כֹּחַ Isaiah 40:26; Job 9:4, שַׂגִּיאכֹֿחַ Job 37:23; כֹּחַ מַעֲשָׂיו Psalm 111:6 the power of his works; בַּכֹּחַ ׳קוֺל י Psalm 29:4 (of thunder); specifically of his wisdom (rather peculiarly, Elihu) כַּבִּיר כֹּחַ לֵב Job 36:5 mighty in strength of mind.

4 of animals: wild ox Job 39:11, horse Job 39:21, hippopotamus Job 40:16, bullock Proverbs 14:4; he-goat Daniel 8:6 ram Daniel 8:7.

5 strength, of soil i.e. produce, Genesis 4:12 (J), Job 31:30; (Hosea 7:9 see

1. c above); = wealth (compare חַילִ) Proverbs 5:10; Job 6:22.

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
ability, able, chameleon, force, fruits, might, powerful, strength,

Or (Dan. 11:6) kowach {ko'-akh}; from an unused root meaning to be firm; vigor, literally (force, in a good or a bad sense) or figuratively (capacity, means, produce); also (from its hardiness) a large lizard -- ability, able, chameleon, force, fruits, might, power(-ful), strength, substance, wealth.

Forms and Transliterations
בְּ֭כֹחוֹ בְּכֹ֑חַ בְּכֹ֔חַ בְּכֹ֣חַ בְּכֹ֣חַ ׀ בְּכֹ֤חַ בְּכֹ֥חַ בְּכֹ֧חַ בְּכֹֽחֲךָ֙ בְּכֹח֑וֹ בְּכֹח֔וֹ בְּכֹח֥וֹ בְּכֹחֲךָ֖ בְּכֹחֲךָ֣ בְּכֹחִי֙ בְכֹ֔חַ בְכֹ֖חַ בְכֹח֔וֹ בְכֹחֲךָ֛ בְכֹחֽוֹ׃ בַּכֹּ֑חַ בַּכֹּ֖חַ בַכֹּ֙חַ֙ בכח בכחו בכחו׃ בכחי בכחך וְהַכֹּ֖חַ וְכֹ֤חַ וְכֹ֥חַ וּ֝מִכֹּחֲכֶ֗ם וּכְכֹ֣חִי והכח וכח וככחי ומכחכם כְּכֹ֥חִי כְּכֹחָ֗ם כֹ֑חַ כֹ֔חַ כֹ֖חַ כֹ֙חַ֙ כֹ֛חַ כֹ֭חַ כֹּ֑ח כֹּ֑חַ כֹּ֔חַ כֹּ֖חַ כֹּ֙חַ֙ כֹּ֛חַ כֹּ֝חִ֗י כֹּ֣חַ כֹּ֣חַֽ כֹּ֭חַ כֹּ֭חָהּ כֹּֽחַ־ כֹּֽחַ׃ כֹּח֑וֹ כֹּח֔וֹ כֹּח֖וֹ כֹּח֣וֹ כֹּח֨וֹ כֹּחֲךָ֣ כֹּחֲךָ֥ כֹּחֲכֶ֑ם כֹּחִ֑י כֹּחִ֔י כֹּחִ֖י כֹּחִ֗י כֹּחִ֞י כֹּחִ֣י כֹּחִ֥י כֹּחִי֙ כֹּחֶ֑ךָ כֹּחֶֽכָה׃ כֹּחָ֑ם כֹּחָ֖הּ כֹּחֽוֹ׃ כֹּחוֹ֙ כֹֽחַ׃ כֹח֖וֹ כֹח֣וֹ כֹחִ֑י כֹחִ֔י כּ֣וֹחַ כֹּחִ֗י כוח כח כח־ כח׃ כחה כחו כחו׃ כחי כחך כחכה׃ כחכם כחם ככחי ככחם לְכֹ֣חַ לכח מִכֹּ֣חַ מכח bak·kō·aḥ ḇak·kō·aḥ bakKoach bakkōaḥ ḇakkōaḥ bə·ḵō·aḥ ḇə·ḵō·aḥ bə·ḵō·ḥă·ḵā ḇə·ḵō·ḥă·ḵā bə·ḵō·ḥî bə·ḵō·ḥōw ḇə·ḵō·ḥōw beChoach bechochaCha bechoChi bechoCho bəḵōaḥ ḇəḵōaḥ bəḵōḥăḵā ḇəḵōḥăḵā bəḵōḥî bəḵōḥōw ḇəḵōḥōw Choach choChi choCho kə·ḵō·ḥām kə·ḵō·ḥî kechoCham keChochi kəḵōḥām kəḵōḥî kō·aḥ ḵō·aḥ kō·aḥ- kō·ḥă·ḵā kō·ḥă·ḵem kō·ḥāh kō·ḥām kō·ḥe·ḵā kō·ḥe·ḵāh kō·ḥî ḵō·ḥî kō·ḥōw ḵō·ḥōw kō·w·aḥ Koach kōaḥ ḵōaḥ kōaḥ- Koch kochaCha kochaChem koChah koCham koChecha koChechah koChi koCho kōḥ kōḥāh kōḥăḵā kōḥăḵem kōḥām kōḥeḵā kōḥeḵāh kōḥî ḵōḥî kōḥōw ḵōḥōw kōwaḥ lə·ḵō·aḥ leChoach ləḵōaḥ mik·kō·aḥ mikKoach mikkōaḥ ū·ḵə·ḵō·ḥî ū·mik·kō·ḥă·ḵem ucheChochi ūḵəḵōḥî umikkochaChem ūmikkōḥăḵem vakKoach veChoach vechochaCha vechoCho vehakKoach wə·hak·kō·aḥ wə·ḵō·aḥ wəhakkōaḥ wəḵōaḥ
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Englishman's Concordance
Genesis 4:12
HEB: תֹסֵ֥ף תֵּת־ כֹּחָ֖הּ לָ֑ךְ נָ֥ע
NAS: yield its strength to you; you will be a vagrant
KJV: yield unto thee her strength; a fugitive
INT: longer yield strength vagrant wanderer

Genesis 31:6
HEB: כִּ֚י בְּכָל־ כֹּחִ֔י עָבַ֖דְתִּי אֶת־
NAS: your father with all my strength.
KJV: know that with all my power I have served
INT: with all my strength have served your father

Genesis 49:3
HEB: בְּכֹ֣רִי אַ֔תָּה כֹּחִ֖י וְרֵאשִׁ֣ית אוֹנִ֑י
NAS: you are my firstborn; My might and the beginning
KJV: thou [art] my firstborn, my might, and the beginning
INT: are my firstborn you my might and the beginning of my strength

Exodus 9:16
HEB: הַרְאֹתְךָ֣ אֶת־ כֹּחִ֑י וּלְמַ֛עַן סַפֵּ֥ר
NAS: to show you My power and in order
KJV: for to shew [in] thee my power; and that my name
INT: order to show my power order to proclaim

Exodus 15:6
HEB: יְהוָ֔ה נֶאְדָּרִ֖י בַּכֹּ֑חַ יְמִֽינְךָ֥ יְהוָ֖ה
NAS: is majestic in power, Your right hand,
KJV: is become glorious in power: thy right hand,
INT: LORD is majestic power hand LORD

Exodus 32:11
HEB: מֵאֶ֣רֶץ מִצְרַ֔יִם בְּכֹ֥חַ גָּד֖וֹל וּבְיָ֥ד
NAS: with great power and with a mighty
KJV: with great power, and with a mighty
INT: the land of Egypt power great and with

Leviticus 11:30
HEB: וְהָאֲנָקָ֥ה וְהַכֹּ֖חַ וְהַלְּטָאָ֑ה וְהַחֹ֖מֶט
NAS: and the gecko, and the crocodile, and the lizard,
KJV: And the ferret, and the chameleon, and the lizard,
INT: and the gecko and the crocodile and the lizard and the sand

Leviticus 26:20
HEB: וְתַ֥ם לָרִ֖יק כֹּחֲכֶ֑ם וְלֹֽא־ תִתֵּ֤ן
NAS: Your strength will be spent uselessly,
KJV: And your strength shall be spent
INT: will be spent uselessly your strength will not yield

Numbers 14:13
HEB: כִּֽי־ הֶעֱלִ֧יתָ בְכֹחֲךָ֛ אֶת־ הָעָ֥ם
NAS: will hear of it, for by Your strength You brought
KJV: this people in thy might from among
INT: for brought your strength people this

Numbers 14:17
HEB: יִגְדַּל־ נָ֖א כֹּ֣חַ אֲדֹנָ֑י כַּאֲשֶׁ֥ר
NAS: I pray, let the power of the Lord
KJV: And now, I beseech thee, let the power of my Lord
INT: be great pray the power of the Lord according

Deuteronomy 4:37
HEB: וַיּוֹצִֽאֲךָ֧ בְּפָנָ֛יו בְּכֹח֥וֹ הַגָּדֹ֖ל מִמִּצְרָֽיִם׃
NAS: you from Egypt by His great power,
KJV: with his mighty power out of Egypt;
INT: brought personally power his great Egypt

Deuteronomy 8:17
HEB: וְאָמַרְתָּ֖ בִּלְבָבֶ֑ךָ כֹּחִי֙ וְעֹ֣צֶם יָדִ֔י
NAS: in your heart, 'My power and the strength
KJV: in thine heart, My power and the might
INT: may say your heart my power and the strength of my hand

Deuteronomy 8:18
HEB: הַנֹּתֵ֥ן לְךָ֛ כֹּ֖חַ לַעֲשׂ֣וֹת חָ֑יִל
NAS: for it is He who is giving you power to make
KJV: for [it is] he that giveth thee power to get
INT: who is giving power to make wealth

Deuteronomy 9:29
HEB: אֲשֶׁ֤ר הוֹצֵ֙אתָ֙ בְּכֹחֲךָ֣ הַגָּדֹ֔ל וּבִֽזְרֹעֲךָ֖
NAS: out by Your great power and Your outstretched
KJV: by thy mighty power and by thy stretched out
INT: whom have brought power your great arm

Joshua 14:11
HEB: אוֹתִי֙ מֹשֶׁ֔ה כְּכֹ֥חִי אָ֖ז וּכְכֹ֣חִי
NAS: sent me; as my strength was then,
KJV: sent me: as my strength [was] then, even so [is] my strength
INT: sent Moses my strength was then my strength

Joshua 14:11
HEB: כְּכֹ֥חִי אָ֖ז וּכְכֹ֣חִי עָ֑תָּה לַמִּלְחָמָ֖ה
NAS: was then, so my strength is now,
KJV: me: as my strength [was] then, even so [is] my strength now, for war,
INT: my strength was then my strength is now war

Joshua 17:17
HEB: רַ֣ב אַתָּ֗ה וְכֹ֤חַ גָּדוֹל֙ לָ֔ךְ
NAS: and have great power; you shall not have
KJV: and hast great power: thou shalt not have one
INT: numerous you power great shall not

Judges 6:14
HEB: וַיֹּ֗אמֶר לֵ֚ךְ בְּכֹחֲךָ֣ זֶ֔ה וְהוֹשַׁעְתָּ֥
NAS: in this your strength and deliver
KJV: Go in this thy might, and thou shalt save
INT: and said Go your strength this and deliver

Judges 16:5
HEB: וּרְאִי֙ בַּמֶּה֙ כֹּח֣וֹ גָד֔וֹל וּבַמֶּה֙
NAS: his great strength [lies] and how
KJV: wherein his great strength [lieth], and by what [means] we may prevail
INT: and see where strength his great and how

Judges 16:6
HEB: לִ֔י בַּמֶּ֖ה כֹּחֲךָ֣ גָד֑וֹל וּבַמֶּ֥ה
NAS: your great strength is and how
KJV: me, I pray thee, wherein thy great strength [lieth], and wherewith thou mightest be bound
INT: Please where strength your great is and how

Judges 16:9
HEB: וְלֹ֥א נוֹדַ֖ע כֹּחֽוֹ׃
NAS: fire. So his strength was not discovered.
KJV: the fire. So his strength was not known.
INT: was not discovered his strength

Judges 16:15
HEB: לִּ֔י בַּמֶּ֖ה כֹּחֲךָ֥ גָדֽוֹל׃
NAS: me where your great strength is.
KJV: me wherein thy great strength [lieth].
INT: told where strength your great

Judges 16:17
HEB: וְסָ֣ר מִמֶּ֣נִּי כֹחִ֔י וְחָלִ֥יתִי וְהָיִ֖יתִי
NAS: I am shaved, then my strength will leave
KJV: if I be shaven, then my strength will go
INT: will go then my strength will become and be like

Judges 16:19
HEB: לְעַנּוֹת֔וֹ וַיָּ֥סַר כֹּח֖וֹ מֵעָלָֽיו׃
NAS: to afflict him, and his strength left
KJV: to afflict him, and his strength went
INT: to afflict left and his strength and

Judges 16:30
HEB: פְּלִשְׁתִּים֒ וַיֵּ֣ט בְּכֹ֔חַ וַיִּפֹּ֤ל הַבַּ֙יִת֙
NAS: And he bent with all his might so that the house
KJV: And he bowed himself with [all his] might; and the house
INT: the Philistines bent his might fell the house

125 Occurrences

Strong's Hebrew 3581
125 Occurrences

bak·kō·aḥ — 3 Occ.
bə·ḵō·aḥ — 8 Occ.
bə·ḵō·ḥă·ḵā — 5 Occ.
bə·ḵō·ḥî — 1 Occ.
bə·ḵō·ḥōw — 7 Occ.
ḵō·aḥ — 12 Occ.
ḵō·ḥî — 3 Occ.
ḵō·ḥōw — 2 Occ.
kə·ḵō·ḥām — 1 Occ.
kə·ḵō·ḥî — 1 Occ.
kō·aḥ — 36 Occ.
kōḥ — 1 Occ.
kō·ḥă·ḵā — 2 Occ.
kō·ḥă·ḵem — 1 Occ.
kō·ḥāh — 2 Occ.
kō·ḥām — 1 Occ.
kō·ḥe·ḵā — 1 Occ.
kō·ḥe·ḵāh — 1 Occ.
kō·ḥî — 12 Occ.
kō·ḥōw — 11 Occ.
lə·ḵō·aḥ — 1 Occ.
mik·kō·aḥ — 1 Occ.
ū·ḵə·ḵō·ḥî — 1 Occ.
ū·mik·kō·ḥă·ḵem — 1 Occ.
ḇak·kō·aḥ — 1 Occ.
wə·ḵō·aḥ — 5 Occ.
ḇə·ḵō·ḥă·ḵā — 1 Occ.
ḇə·ḵō·ḥōw — 2 Occ.
wə·hak·kō·aḥ — 1 Occ.

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