H5608 ספר - Strong's Hebrew Lexicon Number

A primitive root; properly to score with a mark as a tally or record, that is, (by implication) to inscribe, and also to enumerate; intensively to recount, that is, celebrate

KJV Usage: commune, (ac-) count, declare, number, + penknife, reckon, scribe, shew forth, speak, talk, tell (out), writer.

Brown-Driver-Briggs' Hebrew Definitions


1. to count, recount, relate
a. (Qal)
1. to count (things)
2. to number, take account of, reckon
b. (Niphal) to be counted, be numbered
c. (Piel) to recount, rehearse, declare
1. to recount (something), rehearse
2. to talk
3. to count exactly or accurately
d. (Pual) to be recounted, be rehearsed, be related n m
2. enumerator, muster-officer, secretary, scribe
a. enumerator, muster-officer, secretary
b. learned man, scribe
Origin: a primitive root
TWOT: 1540,1540c
Parts of Speech:

View how H5608 ספר is used in the Bible

First 30 of 161 occurrences of H5608 ספר

Genesis 15:5 and count
Genesis 15:5 to number
Genesis 16:10 that it shall not be numbered
Genesis 24:66 told
Genesis 29:13 And he told
Genesis 32:12 which cannot be numbered
Genesis 37:9 and told
Genesis 37:10 And he told
Genesis 40:8 tell me
Genesis 40:9 told
Genesis 41:8 told
Genesis 41:12 and we told
Genesis 41:49 numbering;
Exodus 9:16 may be declared
Exodus 10:2 And that thou mayest tell
Exodus 18:8 told
Exodus 24:3 and told
Leviticus 15:13 then he shall number
Leviticus 15:28 then she shall number
Leviticus 23:15 And ye shall count
Leviticus 23:16 shall ye number
Leviticus 25:8 And thou shalt number
Numbers 13:27 And they told
Deuteronomy 16:9 shalt thou number
Deuteronomy 16:9 to number
Joshua 2:23 and told
Judges 5:14 of the writer.
Judges 6:13 told
Judges 7:13 that told
1 Samuel 11:5 And they told

Distinct usage

21 the scribe,
8 the scribe
7 told
4 and told
4 scribe
4 declare
3 and declare
2 and count
2 to number
2 And he told
2 And they told
2 Tell
2 of the scribes
2 the scribe.
2 scribes
2 I will declare
2 have told
2 and I will declare
1 tell me
1 and we told
1 numbering;
1 may be declared
1 And that thou mayest tell
1 then he shall number
1 then she shall number
1 And ye shall count
1 shall ye number
1 And thou shalt number
1 shalt thou number
1 of the writer.
1 that told
1 was the scribe;
1 was scribe:
1 scribes;
1 them they told
1 she told
1 was scribe;
1 number
1 were numbered
1 and a scribe:
1 numbered out
1 there were scribes,
1 and numbered
1 and he was a scribe
1 even a scribe
1 shall declare
1 For now thou numberest
1 it, and declare
1 Shall it be told
1 Who can number
1 Canst thou number
1 I will show forth
1 That I may show forth
1 I may number
1 him; it shall be accounted
1 than can be numbered.
1 writer.
1 her: number
1 that ye may tell
1 What hast thou to do to declare

Corresponding Greek Words

saphar G1122 grammateus
saphar G4863 sun ago
saphar ni. G5585 psephizo
saphar pi,pu G312 an aggello
saphar pi,qal,ni G705 arithmeo
saphar pi,qal,pu G1334 di egeomai
saphar pi. G518 ap aggello
saphar pi. G1229 di aggello
saphar pi. G1834 ex egeomai
saphar pi. G2980 laleo
saphar pi. G3004 lego
saphar pi. G5263 hupo deiknumi
saphar pi.,pu. G1555 ek di egeomai
saphar pi.,qal. G1804 ex aggello

Related words


H4557 מספּר mispâr
From H5608; a number, definitely (arithmetical) or indefinitely (large, innumerable; small, a few); also (abstractly) narration

KJV Usage: + abundance, account, X all, X few, [in-] finite, (certain) number (-ed), tale, telling, + time.

H5601 ספּיר sappı̂yr
From H5608; a gem (perhaps as used for scratching other substances), probably the sapphire

KJV Usage: sapphire.

H5609 ספר se phar
se phar
(Chaldee); from a root corresponding to H5608; a book

KJV Usage: book, roll.

H5610 ספר se phâr
se phâr
From H5608; a census

KJV Usage: numbering.

H5612 ספרה ספר sêpher siphrâh
ספרה ספר
sêpher siphrâh
say'-fer, sif-raw'
From H5608; properly writing (the art or a document); by implication a book

KJV Usage: bill, book, evidence, X learn [-ed] (-ing), letter, register, scroll.

H5615 ספרה se phôrâh
se phôrâh
From H5608; a numeration

KJV Usage: number.

H5618 ספרת sôphereth
Feminine active participle of H5608; a scribe (properly female); Sophereth, a temple servant

KJV Usage: Sophereth.