H3588 כּי - Strong's Hebrew Lexicon Number

A primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjugation or adverb; often largely modified by other particles annexed

KJV Usage: and, + (forasmuch, inasmuch, where-) as, assured [-ly], + but, certainly, doubtless, + else, even, + except, for, how, (because, in, so, than) that, + nevertheless, now, rightly, seeing, since, surely, then, therefore, + (al-) though, + till, truly, + until, when, whether, while, who, yea, yet,

Brown-Driver-Briggs' Hebrew Definitions



1. that, for, because, when, as though, as, because that, but, then, certainly, except, surely, since
a. that
1. yea, indeed
b. when (of time)
1. when, if, though (with a concessive force)
c. because, since (causal connection)
d. but (after negative)
e. that if, for if, indeed if, for though, but if
f. but rather, but
g. except that
h. only, nevertheless
i. surely
j. that is
k. but if
l. for though
m. forasmuch as, for therefore
Origin: a primitive particle
TWOT: 976
Parts of Speech: Conjunction

View how H3588 כּי is used in the Bible

First 30 of 82 occurrences of H3588 כּי

Genesis 1:4 that
Genesis 2:3 it: because
Genesis 2:5 for
Genesis 4:12 When
Genesis 4:24 If
Genesis 4:25 whom
Genesis 6:12 for
Genesis 12:14 for
Genesis 17:15 but
Genesis 27:36 Is he not rightly
Genesis 29:32 for
Genesis 29:32 Surely
Genesis 29:32 now therefore
Genesis 31:37 Though
Genesis 49:10 until
Exodus 3:12 to thee, that
Exodus 5:11 it: yet
Exodus 10:4 Else,
Exodus 13:17 although
Exodus 23:9 seeing
Exodus 23:22 But if
Exodus 32:29 even
Leviticus 13:18 also, in which,
Leviticus 13:40 And the man
Leviticus 20:27 that hath
Leviticus 24:15 curseth
Numbers 16:13 that
Numbers 25:18 For
Deuteronomy 12:12 forasmuch
Deuteronomy 14:24 for thee, so that

Distinct usage

27 for
6 that
4 but
2 Though
2 until
2 because
2 when
1 it: because
1 If
1 whom
1 Is he not rightly
1 Surely
1 now therefore
1 to thee, that
1 it: yet
1 Else,
1 even
1 also, in which,
1 And the man
1 that hath
1 for thee, so that
1 while
1 inasmuch as
1 in that
1 them,
1 Now
1 And
1 for me than that
1 Assuredly
1 till
1 it, whether thou shalt refuse,
1 Yea,
1 Doubtless
1 there? why then
1 how
1 seeing
1 since
1 nevertheless
1 although
1 curseth
1 forasmuch
1 as
1 Truly
1 But if

Corresponding Greek Words

ki G3778 houtos, haute, touto
ki im G4133 plen
hakhi G1346 dikaios *

Related words


H4317 מיכאל mı̂ykâ'êl
From H4310 and (the prefixed derivation from) H3588 and H410; who (is) like God ?; Mikael, the name of an archangel and of nine Israelites

KJV Usage: Michael.

H4320 מיכיה mı̂ykâyâh
From H4310 and (the prefixed derivation from) H3588 and H3050; who (is) like Jah ?; Micajah, the name of two Israelites

KJV Usage: Micah, Michaiah.

Compare H4318.