the Week of Christ the King / Proper 29 / Ordinary 34
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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary Hebrew Lexicon
Strong's #03541 - כֹּה
1) thus, here, in this manner
1a) thus, so
1b) here, here and there
1c) until now, until now...until then, meanwhile
Nm ) ek (כה KH) - So: To do something in a certain manner, a reference to the previous or following context. [Hebrew and Aramaic] [df: hkk]KJV (35): thus, so, after, like, hitherto, while, manner - Strongs: H3541 (כֹּה), H3542 (כָּה), H3602 (כָּכָה)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
1 of manner, thus (so most frequently, and usually pointing to what is to follow, while כֵּן points commonly to what has preceded), Genesis 15:5 כה יהיה זרעך thus shall thy seed be, Numbers 6:23; 1 Kings 2:30 כֹּה דִבֶּר יוֺאָב וְכֹה עָנָנִי, 1 Kings 5:25; Isaiah 24:13 (answered by בְּ, as Jeremiah 23:29); with a substantive Isaiah 20:6 הִנֵּהכֹה מַבָּטֵנוּ, Jeremiah 9:21 (si vera lectio), Jeremiah 23:29; 1 Samuel 27:11. Mostly confined to particular phrases: thus
a. with different forms of אמר, כה תאמר thus shalt thou say Exodus 3:14,15; Exodus 19:3; Exodus 20:22 etc.; especially כה אמר יי֞ thus saith (or said) ׳י Exodus 4:22; Exodus 5:1; Exodus 7:17; Exodus 7:26; Exodus 8:16 etc.; and continually in the prophets, as Isaiah 7:7; Isaiah 8:11; Isaiah 18:4 etc.; Jeremiah 2:2,5; Jeremiah 4:27; Jeremiah 6:16 etc.; also in the idiomatic formula אִם כֹּה יאֹמַר if he say (or used to say) (the words spoken following) Genesis 31:8; 1 Samuel 14:9,10; 1 Samuel 20:7; 2 Samuel 15:26.
b. with עשׂה to do thus, Exodus 5:15; Deuteronomy 7:5; pointing back, Numbers 22:30; Joshua 6:14; 1 Samuel 27:11 and elsewhere; especially in the phrase כה יעשׂה אלהים וכה יוסיף (with variations), 1 Samuel 3:17 + (see יסף), in which כֹּה points to an imprecation understood but not expressed. With בְּ prefixed 1 Kings 22:20 ויאמר זה בְּכֹה וזה אמר בְּכֹה and one spake in this wise, and another spake in that wise ("" 2 Chronicles 18:19 כָכָהכָּ֗֗֗כָה; probably rightly).
2 of place, here (rare, chiefly in E), Genesis 31:37 שִׂים כֹּה place it here before my brethren, Numbers 23:15 (twice in verse); 2 Samuel 18:30; Ruth 2:8. Repeated, Exodus 2:12 וַיִּפֶן כֹּה וָכֹה and he turned this way and that way; כֹּהכֹּ֗֗֗ה on this side . . . on that side Numbers 11:31. With עַד Genesis 22:5 and we will go עַדכֹּֿה as far as here (δεικτικῶς) i.e. yonder.
3 of time, עַד כֹּה hitherto, Exodus 7:16 (compare עַדהֵֿנָּה), Joshua 17:14; עַדכֹּֿהוְעַדכֹּֿה till now and till then, i.e. meanwhile, 1 Kings 18:45.
כָּה adverb here (Biblical Hebrew כֹּה; ᵑ7 Mandean כָּא; Christian-Palestinian Aramaic ; Syriac with prefixes, as hither, where?); — Daniel 7:28 עָדכָּֿה סוֺפָא דִימִֿלְּתָא hitherto (compare Jeremiah 48:47; Jeremiah 51:64) is the end of the matter.
כֹּה constr. from כָּהוּ (like קְטָלוּ from קְטָלָהוּ, see Hebr. Gramm. ed. 10, p. 24, 82), pr. like as this, i.q. כָּקֶה, Arab. كَذَا i.e.
(1) so, thus, Genesis 32:5; Exodus 3:15. Of very frequent occurrence is the phrase כֹּה אָמַר פּ׳, where the words themselves follow, Judges 11:15 especially in the beginning of communications from God. כֹּה אָמַר יְהֹוָה, “thus saith Jehovah,” Jeremiah 2:2, 7:20 9:16, 22. Rarely in the manner of substantives with a prefix בְּכֹה in this manner (like בְּכֵן for כֵּן), and put twice in this manner … in that manner, 1 Kings 22:20.
(2) When applied to place, hither, here, but this is rare, Genesis 31:37; 2 Samuel 18:30 also doubled, here, there; hither, thither, Numbers 11:31. עַד־כֹּה hitherto, dorthin, Genesis 22:5. כֹּה וָכֹה hither, and thither, Exodus 2:12.
(3) Used of time, now עַד־כֹּה hitherto, Exodus 7:16; Joshua 17:14. עַד־כֹּה וְעַד־כֹּה till now and till then, bis dann und dann, i.e. in the meanwhile; 1 Kings 18:45.