Strong's Biblical Hebrew Lexicon for H3588 – כִּי

Strong's Biblical Hebrew Lexicon for H3588 – כִּי -

Strong's H3588 – כִּי kiy (kee)

1. that, because 2. (adversative) but, except 3. (emphatic) indeed, truly 4. (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below) 5. often largely modified by other particles annexed [a primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent]

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כִּי occurs 4487 times in the Old Testament

1) that, for, because, when, as though, as, because that, but, then, certainly, except, surely, since
1a) that
1a1) yea, indeed
1b) when (of time)
1b1) when, if, though (with a concessive force)
1c) because, since (causal connection)
1d) but (after negative)
1e) that if, for if, indeed if, for though, but if
1f) but rather, but
1g) except that
1h) only, nevertheless
1i) surely
1j) that is
1k) but if
1l) for though
1m) forasmuch as, for therefore

כִּי־ — Occurs 4479 times as — Conjunction — e.g. Genesis 1:4
כִּ֣י — Occurs 1 time as — Noun - masculine singular construct — Deuteronomy 4:3
כִּי — Occurs 1 time as — Preposition — Judges 16:25
כִּֽי־ — Occurs 1 time as — Punctuation — 1 Samuel 21:4
כִּי — Occurs 1 time as — Adverb — 2 Samuel 16:10
כִּֽי־ — Occurs 1 time as — Preposition | third person masculine plural — 1 Chronicles 12:39
כִּ֥י — Occurs 1 time as — Preposition, Article | Noun - masculine singular — 1 Chronicles 12:40
כִּ֣י׀ — Occurs 1 time as — Article | Noun - masculine singular — Jeremiah 38:4

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