Word Summary
qesem: divination
Original Word: קֶסֶם
Transliteration: qesem
Phonetic Spelling: (keh'-sem)
Part of Speech: Noun Masculine
Short Definition: divination
Meaning: a lot, divination, oracle
Strong's Concordance
divination, divine sentence, witchcraft

From qacam; a lot: also divination (including its fee), oracle -- (reward of) divination, divine sentence, witchcraft.

see HEBREW qacam


H7081. qesem

קֶ֫סֶםnoun [masculine] divination; — absolute ׳קNumbers 23:25+, קָ֑סֶםEzekiel 21:26; construct קֶסֶם13:6; plural קְסְמִיםDeuteronomy 18:10 +; —

1 of the nations : Balaam, Numbers 23:23 (poem in J E; "" נַחַשׁ‎; with בagainst; as accusative of congnate meaning with verb ׳לִקְאָםקֿEzekiel 21:26; ׳ק‎ as instrument of divination בִּימִינוֺ21:27; so of elders of Moab and Midian, בְּיָדָם קְסָמִים‎, Numbers 22:7(E). — Isaiah 2:6 see [קָסַם‎].

2 of false prophets ׳ק כָּזָבEzekiel 13:6 (but see [קָסַם‎]); ׳ק‎ as accusative of congnate meaning with verb 13:23 (Co Berthol Krae כָּזָב‎ as 13:9; Ezekiel 21:34; Ezekiel 22:38); ׳ק צֱלִיל‎ (so Gf for וֶאֱלִו֯ל ᵑ0Jeremiah 14:4 (all "" שׁוא חזה‎ or שׁקר‎) קְסָמִים קֹסֵם‎); prohibited Deuteronomy 18:10; 2 Kings 17:17; reprobated 1 Samuel 15:23 (poem; "" תרפים‎).

3 in good sense מֶלֶךְ ׳ק שִׂפְתֵי עַלProverbs 16:10 (king's lips as oracle).