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Lexicon :: Strong's H1897 - hāḡâ

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Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root [compare הָגִיג (H1901)]
Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 467

Strong’s Definitions

הָגָה hâgâh, haw-gaw'; a primitive root (compare H1901); to murmur (in pleasure or anger); by implication, to ponder:—imagine, meditate, mourn, mutter, roar, × sore, speak, study, talk, utter.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 25x

The KJV translates Strong's H1897 in the following manner: meditate (6x), mourn (4x), speak (4x), imagine (2x), study (2x), mutter (2x), utter (2x), roaring (1x), sore (1x), talk (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 25x
The KJV translates Strong's H1897 in the following manner: meditate (6x), mourn (4x), speak (4x), imagine (2x), study (2x), mutter (2x), utter (2x), roaring (1x), sore (1x), talk (1x).
  1. to moan, growl, utter, muse, mutter, meditate, devise, plot, speak

    1. (Qal)

      1. to roar, growl, groan

      2. to utter, speak

      3. to meditate, devise, muse, imagine

    2. (Poal) to utter

    3. (Hiphil) to mutter

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
הָגָה hâgâh, haw-gaw'; a primitive root (compare H1901); to murmur (in pleasure or anger); by implication, to ponder:—imagine, meditate, mourn, mutter, roar, × sore, speak, study, talk, utter.
† I. הָגָה verb moan, growl, utter, speak, muse (only poetry) (onomatopoetic; Late Hebrew הָגָה muse, speak, spell a word, so Aramaic הֲגָא; axgh muse, especially Ethpa.; Arabic هَجَا satirize, insult, scold, also spell (borrowed meaning)) —
Qal Perfect 2nd person masculine singular וְהָגִ֫יתָ consecutive Joshua 1:8; 1st person singular הָגִ֫יתִי Psalm 143:5, וְהָגִיתִי consecutive Psalm 77:13; Imperfect יֶהְגֶּה Job 27:4 + 8 times; 3rd person feminine singular תֶּהְגֶּה Psalm 35:28 + 2 times, אֶהְגֶּה Psalm 63:7; Isaiah 38:14, יֶהְגּוּ Psalm 2:1 + 2 times, תֶּהְגּוּ Isaiah 16:7; נֶהְגֶּה֑ Isaiah 59:11; Infinitive absolute הָגוֺ Isaiah 59:11; —
1. of inarticulate sounds:
a. growl, of lion growling over prey, followed by על Isaiah 31:4.
b. groan, moan, in distress (like dove), absolute, Isaiah 38:14; Isaiah 59:11 (הָגוֺ נֶהְגֶּה); sigh for (לְ) in sorrow, mourning, moan for Isaiah 16:7 (|| יְיֵלִיל לְ), so also Jeremiah 48:31.
2. utter, followed by accusative of thing, Psalm 38:13; subject לָשׁוֺן Job 27:4 (|| דִּבֶּר) Psalm 35:28; Psalm 71:24; Isaiah 59:3; subject מֶּה Psalm 37:30; Proverbs 8:7 — compare also below Po. below; speak (absolute) Psalm 115:7 (בְּ instrumental).
a. (soliloquize) meditate, muse, with בְּ of thing, Joshua 1:8; Psalm 1:2; Psalm 63:7; Psalm 77:13; Psalm 143:5; with accusative Isaiah 33:18, subject לֵב.
b. imagine, devise, with accusative Psalm 2:1; Proverbs 24:2 (subject לֵב); with Infinitive Proverbs 15:28 (subject id.)
Po. Infinitive absolute only הֹרוֺ וְהֹגוֺ מִלֵּב דִּבְרֵישֶֿׁקֶר Isaiah 59:13 a conceiving and an uttering, out of the heart, lying words (|| דַּבֵּר עשֶׁק וְסָרָה); — on form compare Köi. 555; but read rather הָרוֺ וְהָגוֺ
Qal Infinitive absolute compare Di; BaNB 77 retains MT & explanation as Qal Infinitive passive
Hiph. Participle plural הַמְּצַפְצְפִים וְהַמַּהְגִּ֥ים Isaiah 8:19 those that make chirpings and mutterings, of necromancers and wizards.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


1:8; 1:8


27:4; 27:4


1:2; 2:1; 2:1; 35:28; 35:28; 37:30; 38:13; 63:7; 63:7; 71:24; 77:13; 77:13; 115:7; 143:5; 143:5


8:7; 15:28; 24:2


8:19; 16:7; 16:7; 31:4; 33:18; 38:14; 38:14; 59:3; 59:11; 59:11; 59:11; 59:13



Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H1897 matches the Hebrew הָגָה (hāḡâ),
which occurs 25 times in 24 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 1:8 - This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:4 - my lips will not speak falsehood,
and my tongue will not utter deceit.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 1:2 - but his delight is in the law[fn] of the LORD,
and on his law he meditates day and night.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 2:1 - Why do the nations rage[fn]
and the peoples plot in vain?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 35:28 - Then my tongue shall tell of your righteousness
and of your praise all the day long.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:30 - The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom,
and his tongue speaks justice.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:12 - Those who seek my life lay their snares;
those who seek my hurt speak of ruin
and meditate treachery all day long.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 63:6 - when I remember you upon my bed,
and meditate on you in the watches of the night;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 71:24 - And my tongue will talk of your righteous help all the day long,
for they have been put to shame and disappointed
who sought to do me hurt.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 77:12 - I will ponder all your work,
and meditate on your mighty deeds.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 115:7 - They have hands, but do not feel;
feet, but do not walk;
and they do not make a sound in their throat.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 143:5 - I remember the days of old;
I meditate on all that you have done;
I ponder the work of your hands.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:7 - for my mouth will utter truth;
wickedness is an abomination to my lips.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:28 - The heart of the righteous ponders how to answer,
but the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:2 - for their hearts devise violence,
and their lips talk of trouble.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 8:19 - And when they say to you, “Inquire of the mediums and the necromancers who chirp and mutter,” should not a people inquire of their God? Should they inquire of the dead on behalf of the living?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 16:7 - Therefore let Moab wail for Moab,
let everyone wail.
Mourn, utterly stricken,
for the raisin cakes of Kir-hareseth.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 31:4 - For thus the LORD said to me,
“As a lion or a young lion growls over his prey,
and when a band of shepherds is called out against him
he is not terrified by their shouting
or daunted at their noise,
so the LORD of hosts will come down
to fight[fn] on Mount Zion and on its hill.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 33:18 - Your heart will muse on the terror:
“Where is he who counted, where is he who weighed the tribute?
Where is he who counted the towers?”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 38:14 - Like a swallow or a crane I chirp;
I moan like a dove.
My eyes are weary with looking upward.
O Lord, I am oppressed; be my pledge of safety!
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 59:3 - For your hands are defiled with blood
and your fingers with iniquity;
your lips have spoken lies;
your tongue mutters wickedness.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 59:11 - We all growl like bears;
we moan and moan like doves;
we hope for justice, but there is none;
for salvation, but it is far from us.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 59:13 - transgressing, and denying the LORD,
and turning back from following our God,
speaking oppression and revolt,
conceiving and uttering from the heart lying words.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 48:31 - Therefore I wail for Moab;
I cry out for all Moab;
for the men of Kir-hareseth I mourn.

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