3774. Kerethi
Strong's Concordance
Kerethi: the foreign bodyguard of King David
Original Word: כְּרֵתִי
Part of Speech: Adjective
Transliteration: Kerethi
Phonetic Spelling: (ker-ay-thee')
Definition: the foreign bodyguard of King David
NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from karath
Definition
the foreign bodyguard of King David
NASB Translation
Cherethites (10).

Brown-Driver-Briggs
כְרֵתִי adjective, of a people, always with article, or plural, as substantive, Kerethites, a name for Philistines or a part of them (perhaps = Cretans, compare ᵐ5 Zephaniah 2:5; Ezekiel 25:15; on Crete as original home of Philistines, see כַּפְתֹּר, מְּלִשְׁתִּי); — הַכְּרֵתִי = substantive collective; — ׳נֶגֶב הַכּ 1 Samuel 30:14 (compare Dr; ᵐ5 B Ξολθει, ᵐ5L Ξορρι A Ξερηθει); of soldiers of David's guard, וְהַמְּלֵתִי ׳הַכּ 2 Samuel 8:18 (read ׳עַלהַֿכּ Th We Dr and others) = 1 Chronicles 18:17; 2 Samuel 15:18; 2 Samuel 20:7 + 2 Samuel 20:23 Qr ( > Kt הכרי), 1 Kings 1:38,44 (ᵐ5 Ξελεθθει, Ξερεθθει, etc.); plural כְּרֵתִים Ezekiel 25:16 ("" מְּלִשְׁתִּים; ᵐ5. Κρῆτας); גּוֺי כְּרֵתִים Zephaniah 2:5 (ᵐ5 Κρητῶν; "" ארץ פלשׁתים): in Zephaniah 2:6 We reads כֶּרֶת = Philistia (see [כָרָה], below I. כרה).

כֶּשֶׂב, כִּשְׂבָּה see כֶבֶשׂ etc.

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
Cherethims, Cherethites

Probably from karath in the sense of executioner; a Kerethite or life-guardsman (compare tabbach) (only collectively in the singular as plural) -- Cherethims, Cherethites.

see HEBREW karath

see HEBREW tabbach

Forms and Transliterations
הַכְּרֵתִ֖י הַכְּרֵתִ֛י הכרתי וְהַכְּרֵתִ֖י וְהַכְּרֵתִ֥י והכרתי כְּרֵתִ֑ים כרתים hak·kə·rê·ṯî hakkereTi hakkərêṯî kə·rê·ṯîm kereTim kərêṯîm vehakkereTi wə·hak·kə·rê·ṯî wəhakkərêṯî
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Englishman's Concordance
1 Samuel 30:14
HEB: פָּשַׁ֜טְנוּ נֶ֧גֶב הַכְּרֵתִ֛י וְעַל־ אֲשֶׁ֥ר
NAS: on the Negev of the Cherethites, and on that which
KJV: [upon] the south of the Cherethites, and upon [the coast] which [belongeth] to Judah,
INT: made the Negev of the Cherethites that which

2 Samuel 8:18
HEB: בֶּן־ יְה֣וֹיָדָ֔ע וְהַכְּרֵתִ֖י וְהַפְּלֵתִ֑י וּבְנֵ֥י
NAS: of Jehoiada was over the Cherethites and the Pelethites;
KJV: of Jehoiada [was over] both the Cherethites and the Pelethites;
INT: the son of Jehoiada the Cherethites and the Pelethites sons

2 Samuel 15:18
HEB: יָד֔וֹ וְכָל־ הַכְּרֵתִ֖י וְכָל־ הַפְּלֵתִ֑י
NAS: him, all the Cherethites, all
KJV: beside him; and all the Cherethites, and all the Pelethites,
INT: beside all the Cherethites all the Pelethites

2 Samuel 20:7
HEB: אַנְשֵׁ֣י יוֹאָ֔ב וְהַכְּרֵתִ֥י וְהַפְּלֵתִ֖י וְכָל־
NAS: out after him, along with the Cherethites and the Pelethites
KJV: men, and the Cherethites, and the Pelethites,
INT: men Joab's the Cherethites and the Pelethites and all

1 Kings 1:44
HEB: בֶּן־ יְה֣וֹיָדָ֔ע וְהַכְּרֵתִ֖י וְהַפְּלֵתִ֑י וַיַּרְכִּ֣בוּ
NAS: of Jehoiada, the Cherethites, and the Pelethites;
KJV: of Jehoiada, and the Cherethites, and the Pelethites,
INT: the son of Jehoiada the Cherethites and the Pelethites ride

1 Chronicles 18:17
HEB: יְה֣וֹיָדָ֔ע עַל־ הַכְּרֵתִ֖י וְהַפְּלֵתִ֑י וּבְנֵי־
NAS: [was] over the Cherethites and the Pelethites,
KJV: of Jehoiada [was] over the Cherethites and the Pelethites;
INT: of Jehoiada over the Cherethites and the Pelethites and the sons

Ezekiel 25:16
HEB: וְהִכְרַתִּ֖י אֶת־ כְּרֵתִ֑ים וְהַ֣אֲבַדְתִּ֔י אֶת־
NAS: even cut off the Cherethites and destroy
KJV: and I will cut off the Cherethims, and destroy
INT: the Philistines cut the Cherethites and destroy the remnant

Zephaniah 2:5
HEB: הַיָּ֖ם גּ֣וֹי כְּרֵתִ֑ים דְּבַר־ יְהוָ֣ה
NAS: The nation of the Cherethites! The word
KJV: the nation of the Cherethites! the word
INT: of the sea the nation of the Cherethites the word of the LORD

8 Occurrences

Strong's Hebrew 3774
8 Occurrences


hak·kə·rê·ṯî — 3 Occ.
kə·rê·ṯîm — 2 Occ.
wə·hak·kə·rê·ṯî — 3 Occ.










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