Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #5608: caphar (pronounced saw-far')

a primitive root; properly, to score with a mark as a tally or record, i.e. (by implication) to inscribe, and also to enumerate; intensively, to recount, i.e. celebrate:--commune, (ac-)count; declare, number, + penknife, reckon, scribe, shew forth, speak, talk, tell (out), writer.

Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew Lexicon:


1) to count, recount, relate (verb)

1a) (Qal)

1a1) to count (things)

1a2) to number, take account of, reckon

1b) (Niphal) to be counted, be numbered

1c) (Piel) to recount, rehearse, declare

1c1) to recount (something), rehearse

1c2) to talk

1c3) to count exactly or accurately

1d) (Pual) to be recounted, be rehearsed, be related

2) enumerator, muster-officer, secretary, scribe (noun masculine)

2a) enumerator, muster-officer, secretary

2b) learned man, scribe

Part of Speech: see above in Definition

Relation: a primitive root

Same Word by TWOT Number: 1540, 1540c


This word is used 161 times:

Genesis 15:5: "and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able"
Genesis 15:5: "and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed"
Genesis 16:10: "said unto her, I will multiply thy seed exceedingly, that it shall not be numbered for multitude."
Genesis 24:66: "And the servant told Isaac all things that he had done."
Genesis 29:13: "him, and brought him to his house. And he told Laban all these"
Genesis 32:12: "thy seed as the sand of the sea, which cannot be numbered for multitude."
Genesis 37:9: "yet another dream, and told it his brethren, and said, Behold, I have dreamed"
Genesis 37:10: " And he told it to his father, and to his brethren: and his father rebuked him, and said"
Genesis 40:8: "them, Do not interpretations belong to God? tell me them, I pray you."
Genesis 40:9: "And the chief butler told his dream to Joseph, and said to him, In my dream,"
Genesis 41:8: "and all the wise men thereof: and Pharaoh told them his dream; but there was none that could interpret"
Genesis 41:12: "servant to the captain of the guard; and we told him, and he interpreted to us our dreams; to each man"
Genesis 41:49: "much, until he left numbering; for it was without number."
Exodus 9:16: "my power; and that my name may be declared throughout all the earth."
Exodus 10:2: "And that thou mayest tell in the ears of thy son, and of thy son's son, what things"
Exodus 18:8: "And Moses told his father-in-law all that the LORD had done"
Exodus 24:3: "And Moses came and told the people all the words of the LORD,"
Leviticus 15:13: "he that hath an issue is cleansed of his issue; then he shall number to himself seven days for his cleansing,"
Leviticus 15:28: "But if she be cleansed of her issue, then she shall number to herself seven days, and after that"
Leviticus 23:15: " And ye shall count unto you from the morrow after the sabbath, from the day that ye brought"
Leviticus 23:16: "the morrow after the seventh sabbath shall ye number fifty days; and ye shall offer"
Leviticus 25:8: " And thou shalt number seven sabbaths of years unto thee, seven times seven years;"
Numbers 13:27: " And they told him, and said, We came unto the land whither thou sentest us, and surely"
Deuteronomy 16:9: "Seven weeks shalt thou number unto thee: begin to number the seven weeks from such time as thou beginnest"
Deuteronomy 16:9: "weeks shalt thou number unto thee: begin to number the seven weeks from such time as thou beginnest"
Joshua 2:23: "to Joshua the son of Nun, and told him all things that befell"
Judges 5:14: "and out of Zebulun they that handle the pen of the writer."
Judges 6:13: "his miracles which our fathers told us of, saying, Did not the LORD bring us up"
Judges 7:13: "was come, behold, there was a man that told a dream unto his fellow, and said, Behold,"
1 Samuel 11:5: "aileth the people that they weep? And they told him the tidings of the men of Jabesh."
2 Samuel 8:17: "of Abiathar, were the priests; and Seraiah was the scribe;"
2 Samuel 20:25: "And Sheva was scribe: and Zadok and Abiathar were the priests:"
2 Samuel 24:10: "smote him after that he had numbered the people. And David said"
1 Kings 3:8: "cannot be numbered nor counted for multitude."
1 Kings 4:3: "and Ahiah, the sons of Shisha, scribes; Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud, the recorder."
1 Kings 8:5: "and oxen, that could not be told nor numbered for multitude."
1 Kings 13:11: "prophet in Bethel; and his sons came and told him all the works"
1 Kings 13:11: "which he had spoken unto the king, them they told also to their father."
2 Kings 8:4: "of the man of God, saying, Tell me, I pray thee, all the great things"
2 Kings 8:5: "And it came to pass, as he was telling the king how he had restored a dead body to life,"
2 Kings 8:6: "And when the king asked the woman, she told him. So the king appointed unto her a certain officer,"
2 Kings 12:10: "money in the chest, that the king's scribe and the high priest came up, and they put up in bags,"
2 Kings 18:18: "was over the household, and Shebna the scribe, and Joah the son of Asaph the recorder."
2 Kings 18:37: "was over the household, and Shebna the scribe, and Joah the son of Asaph the recorder,"
2 Kings 19:2: "was over the household, and Shebna the scribe, and the elders of the priests, covered with sackcloth,"
2 Kings 22:3: "the son of Azaliah, the son of Meshullam, the scribe, to the house of the LORD, saying,"
2 Kings 22:8: "said unto Shaphan the scribe, I have found the book of the law in the house"
2 Kings 22:9: "And Shaphan the scribe came to the king, and brought the king word again,"
2 Kings 22:10: "And Shaphan the scribe showed the king, saying, Hilkiah the priest hath delivered"
2 Kings 22:12: "the son of Michaiah, and Shaphan the scribe, and Asahiah a servant of the king's, saying,"

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