Strong's Hebrew: 3724. כֹּ֫פֶר (kopher) -- bribe
3724. kopher
Strong's Concordance
kopher: bribe
Original Word: כֹּ֫פֶר
Part of Speech: Noun Masculine
Transliteration: kopher
Phonetic Spelling: (ko'-fer)
Short Definition: bribe
Brown-Driver-Briggs
I. כֹּפֶר noun masculine the price of a life, ransom (ποινή, wergild); — ׳כ Exodus 21:30 10t.; suffix כָּפְרְךָ Isaiah 43:3; כָפְרוֺ Psalm 49:8; —

1 a price for ransom of a life Job 33:24; Job 36:18; עַל ׳כ Exodus 21:30 (Covt. code; "" מִּדְיֹן נַפְשׁוֺ); נפשׁ ׳כ Proverbs 13:8; לְ ׳כ ransom for Proverbs 6:35; Proverbs 21:18; Numbers 35:31,32 (P); כָּפְרוֺ his ransom Psalm 49:8 ׅ "" ( פדה; כָּפְרְךָ thy ransom Isaiah 43:3 ׅ "" ( תַּחְתֶּיךָ; כֹּפֶר alone 1 Samuel 12:3; Amos 5:12.

2 in the ritual of P נַפְשׁוֺ ׳כ Exodus 30:12 is a half shekel of the sanctuary paid by each male above twenty years at the census in order that there might be no plague upon them. It was offered to Yahweh, לְכַמֵּר על to atone for them.

II. כֹּ֫פֶר noun masculine pitch (Arabic (loan-word, compare Frä150), Syriac ᵑ7. כּוּפְרָא; Assyrian kupru, kupur DlHWB 348; compare גֹּפֶר ?) — Genesis 6:14 (P).

III. כֹּ֫פֶר noun masculine name of a plant, El „enna (√ dubious; Late Hebrew כּוֺפֶר; Aramaic כּוּפְרָא, Arabic El „enna, see LöwNo. 159) — a shrub or low tree, with fragrant whitish flowers growing in clusters like grapes, אֶשְׁכֹּל הַכֹּפֶר cluster of Henna Songs 1:14 (fragrant, figurative of a beloved one); plural כְּפָרִים Songs 4:13.

IV. כֹּפֶר noun [masculine] village; — only singular construct כֹּפֶר הַמְּרָזִי 1 Samuel 6:18 villages of the peasantry.

כְּפַר הָעַמּוֺנִי see כָּפָר above

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
bribe, pitch, ransom, satisfaction, sum of money, village

From kaphar; properly, a cover, i.e. (literally) a village (as covered in); (specifically) bitumen (as used for coating), and the henna plant (as used for dyeing); figuratively, a redemption-price -- bribe, camphire, pitch, ransom, satisfaction, sum of money, village.

see HEBREW kaphar

Forms and Transliterations
בַּכֹּֽפֶר׃ בכפר׃ הַכֹּ֤פֶר ׀ הכפר כְּפָרִ֖ים כָּפְרֽוֹ׃ כָפְרְךָ֙ כֹ֔פֶר כֹ֙פֶר֙ כֹּ֑פֶר כֹּ֖פֶר כֹּ֝֗פֶר כֹּ֣פֶר כֹּ֧פֶר כֹֽפֶר׃ כפר כפר׃ כפרו׃ כפרים כפרך bak·kō·p̄er bakKofer bakkōp̄er chafereCha chofer hak·kō·p̄er hakKofer hakkōp̄er ḵā·p̄ə·rə·ḵā kā·p̄ə·rōw kafeRo ḵāp̄ərəḵā kāp̄ərōw kə·p̄ā·rîm kefaRim kəp̄ārîm kō·p̄er ḵō·p̄er Kofer kōp̄er ḵōp̄er
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17 Occurrences


bak·kō·p̄er — 1 Occ.
ḵā·p̄ə·rə·ḵā — 1 Occ.
ḵō·p̄er — 5 Occ.
hak·kō·p̄er — 1 Occ.
kā·p̄ə·rōw — 1 Occ.
kə·p̄ā·rîm — 1 Occ.
kō·p̄er — 7 Occ.

Genesis 6:14
HEB: מִבַּ֥יִת וּמִח֖וּץ בַּכֹּֽפֶר׃
NAS: it inside and out with pitch.
KJV: it within and without with pitch.
INT: within and without pitch

Exodus 21:30
HEB: אִם־ כֹּ֖פֶר יוּשַׁ֣ת עָלָ֑יו
NAS: If a ransom is demanded
KJV: If there be laid on him a sum of money, then he shall give
INT: If A ransom is demanded of

Exodus 30:12
HEB: וְנָ֨תְנ֜וּ אִ֣ישׁ כֹּ֧פֶר נַפְשׁ֛וֹ לַיהוָ֖ה
NAS: of them shall give a ransom for himself
KJV: every man a ransom for his soul
INT: shall give each A ransom himself to the LORD

Numbers 35:31
HEB: וְלֹֽא־ תִקְח֥וּ כֹ֙פֶר֙ לְנֶ֣פֶשׁ רֹצֵ֔חַ
NAS: Moreover, you shall not take ransom for the life
KJV: Moreover ye shall take no satisfaction for the life
INT: shall not take ransom the life of a murderer

Numbers 35:32
HEB: וְלֹא־ תִקְח֣וּ כֹ֔פֶר לָנ֖וּס אֶל־
NAS: You shall not take ransom for him who has fled
KJV: And ye shall take no satisfaction for him that is fled
INT: shall not take ransom has fled to his

1 Samuel 6:18
HEB: מִבְצָ֔ר וְעַ֖ד כֹּ֣פֶר הַפְּרָזִ֑י וְעַ֣ד ׀
NAS: and of country villages. The large
KJV: and of country villages, even unto the great
INT: of fortified against villages country against

1 Samuel 12:3
HEB: מִי֙ לָקַ֣חְתִּי כֹ֔פֶר וְאַעְלִ֥ים עֵינַ֖י
NAS: have I taken a bribe to blind
KJV: or of whose hand have I received [any] bribe to blind
INT: Whose taken A bribe to blind my eyes

Job 33:24
HEB: שָׁ֗חַת מָצָ֥אתִי כֹֽפֶר׃
NAS: to the pit, I have found a ransom';
KJV: to the pit: I have found a ransom.
INT: to the pit have found A ransom

Job 36:18
HEB: בְסָ֑פֶק וְרָב־ כֹּ֝֗פֶר אַל־ יַטֶּֽךָּ׃
NAS: And do not let the greatness of the ransom turn you aside.
KJV: then a great ransom cannot deliver
INT: to scoffing in abundance of the ransom nay turn

Psalm 49:7
HEB: יִתֵּ֖ן לֵאלֹהִ֣ים כָּפְרֽוֹ׃
NAS: give to God a ransom for him --
KJV: nor give to God a ransom for him:
INT: give to God A ransom

Proverbs 6:35
HEB: פְּנֵ֣י כָל־ כֹּ֑פֶר וְלֹֽא־ יֹ֝אבֶ֗ה
NAS: any ransom, Nor
KJV: He will not regard any ransom; neither will he rest content,
INT: accept any ransom Nor will he be satisfied

Proverbs 13:8
HEB: כֹּ֣פֶר נֶֽפֶשׁ־ אִ֣ישׁ
NAS: The ransom of a man's life
KJV: The ransom of a man's life
INT: the ransom life of a man's

Proverbs 21:18
HEB: כֹּ֣פֶר לַצַּדִּ֣יק רָשָׁ֑ע
NAS: The wicked is a ransom for the righteous,
KJV: The wicked [shall be] a ransom for the righteous,
INT: ransom the righteous the wicked

Songs 1:14
HEB: אֶשְׁכֹּ֨ל הַכֹּ֤פֶר ׀ דּוֹדִי֙ לִ֔י
NAS: is to me a cluster of henna blossoms In the vineyards
KJV: [is] unto me [as] a cluster of camphire in the vineyards
INT: A cluster of henna my beloved the vineyards

Songs 4:13
HEB: פְּרִ֣י מְגָדִ֑ים כְּפָרִ֖ים עִם־ נְרָדִֽים׃
NAS: With choice fruits, henna with nard plants,
KJV: fruits; camphire, with spikenard,
INT: fruits choice henna with nard

Isaiah 43:3
HEB: מוֹשִׁיעֶ֑ךָ נָתַ֤תִּי כָפְרְךָ֙ מִצְרַ֔יִם כּ֥וּשׁ
NAS: Egypt as your ransom, Cush
KJV: Egypt [for] thy ransom, Ethiopia
INT: your Savior have given your ransom Egypt Cush

Amos 5:12
HEB: צַדִּיק֙ לֹ֣קְחֵי כֹ֔פֶר וְאֶבְיוֹנִ֖ים בַּשַּׁ֥עַר
NAS: [and] accept bribes And turn aside
KJV: they take a bribe, and they turn aside
INT: the righteous accept bribes the poor the gate

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