Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #3738: karah (pronounced kaw-raw')

a primitive root; properly, to dig; figuratively, to plot; generally, to bore or open:--dig, X make (a banquet), open.

Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew Lexicon:



1) to dig, excavate, dig through

1a) (Qal) to dig

1b) (Niphal) to be dug

2) (Qal) to give a banquet or feast

3) (Qal) to get by trade, trade, buy

Part of Speech: verb

Relation: a primitive root

Same Word by TWOT Number: 1033, 1034, 1035


This word is used 16 times:

Genesis 26:25: "and there Isaac's servants digged a well."
Genesis 50:5: "die: in my grave which I have digged for me in the land of Canaan, there"
Exodus 21:33: "or if a man shall dig a pit, and not cover it, and an ox"
Numbers 21:18: "the well, the nobles of the people digged it, by the direction of the lawgiver, with their staves. And from the wilderness"
2 Chronicles 16:14: "And they buried him in his own sepulchers, which he had made for himself in the city of David, and laid him in the bed"
Job 6:27: "Yea, ye overwhelm the fatherless, and ye dig a pit for your friend."
Job 41:6: "Shall the companions make a banquet of him? shall they part him among the merchants?"
Psalms 7:15: " He made a pit, and digged it, and is fallen into the ditch which he made."
Psalms 40:6: "thou didst not desire; mine ears hast thou opened: burnt offering and sin offering hast thou not required."
Psalms 57:6: "for my steps; my soul is bowed down: they have digged a pit before me, into the midst whereof they are fallen"
Psalms 94:13: "from the days of adversity, until the pit be digged for the wicked."
Psalms 119:85: "The proud have digged pits for me, which are not after thy law."
Proverbs 16:27: "An ungodly man diggeth up evil: and in his lips there is as a burning fire."
Proverbs 26:27: " Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein: and he that rolleth a stone, it will return upon"
Jeremiah 18:20: "for good? for they have digged a pit for my soul. Remember that I stood"
Jeremiah 18:22: "a troop suddenly upon them: for they have digged a pit to take"

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