H3738 כּרה - Strong's Hebrew Lexicon Number

A primitive root; properly to dig; figuratively to plot; generally to bore or open

KJV Usage: dig, X make (a banquet), open.

Brown-Driver-Briggs' Hebrew Definitions



1. to dig, excavate, dig through
a. (Qal) to dig
b. (Niphal) to be dug
2. (Qal) to give a banquet or feast
3. (Qal) to get by trade, trade, buy
Origin: a primitive root
TWOT: 1033,1034,1035
Parts of Speech: Verb

View how H3738 כּרה is used in the Bible

16 occurrences of H3738 כּרה

Genesis 26:25 dug
Genesis 50:5 which I have dug
Exodus 21:33 shall dig
Numbers 21:18 dug
2 Chronicles 16:14 which he had made
Job 6:27 and ye dig a pit
Psalms 7:15 He made
Psalms 22:16 me: they pierced
Psalms 40:6 hast thou opened:
Psalms 57:6 they have dug
Psalms 94:13 is dug
Psalms 119:85 have dug
Proverbs 16:27 diggeth up
Proverbs 26:27 Whoever diggeth
Jeremiah 18:20 for they have dug
Jeremiah 18:22 upon them: for they have dug

Distinct usage

2 dug
1 hast thou opened:
1 is dug
1 Whoever diggeth
1 and ye dig a pit
1 have dug
1 He made
1 shall dig
1 me: they pierced
1 they have dug
1 for they have dug
1 upon them: for they have dug
1 which I have dug
1 which he had made
1 diggeth up

Corresponding Greek Words

karah G1334 di egeomai
karah G2998 latomeo
karah G3409 misthoo
karah G3908 para tithemi
karah qal.,ni. G3736 orusso

Related words

H3738 כּרה

H3735 כּרא kârâ'
(Chaldee); probably corresponding to H3738 in the sense of piercing (figuratively); to grieve

KJV Usage: be grieved.

H3739 כּרה kârâh
Usually assigned as a primitive root, but probably only a special application of H3738 (through the common idea of planning implied in a bargain); to purchase

KJV Usage: buy, prepare.

H4379 מכרה mikreh
From H3738; a pit (for salt)

KJV Usage: [salt-] pit.