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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.
STRONGS H1897: Abbreviations
† 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 out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate H1897 therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:4 - My lips shall not speak wickedness, nor my tongue utter H1897 deceit.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 1:2 - But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate H1897 day and night.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 2:1 - Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine H1897 a vain thing?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 35:28 - And my tongue shall speak H1897 of thy righteousness and of thy praise all the day long.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:30 - The mouth of the righteous speaketh H1897 wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judgment.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:12 - They also that seek after my life lay snares for me: and they that seek my hurt speak mischievous things, and imagine H1897 deceits all the day long.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 63:6 - When I remember thee upon my bed, and meditate H1897 on thee in the night watches.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 71:24 - My tongue also shall talk H1897 of thy righteousness all the day long: for they are confounded, for they are brought unto shame, that seek my hurt.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 77:12 - I will meditate H1897 also of all thy work, and talk of thy doings.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 115:7 - They have hands, but they handle not: feet have they, but they walk not: neither speak H1897 they through their throat.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 143:5 - I remember the days of old; I meditate H1897 on all thy works; I muse on the work of thy hands.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:7 - For my mouth shall speak H1897 truth; and wickedness is an abomination to my lips.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:28 - The heart of the righteous studieth H1897 to answer: but the mouth of the wicked poureth out evil things.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:2 - For their heart studieth H1897 destruction, and their lips talk of mischief.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 8:19 - And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter: H1897 should not a people seek unto their God? for the living to the dead?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 16:7 - Therefore shall Moab howl for Moab, every one shall howl: for the foundations of Kirhareseth shall ye mourn; H1897 surely they are stricken.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 31:4 - For thus hath the LORD spoken unto me, Like as the lion and the young lion roaring H1897 on his prey, when a multitude of shepherds is called forth against him, he will not be afraid of their voice, nor abase himself for the noise of them: so shall the LORD of hosts come down to fight for mount Zion, and for the hill thereof.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 33:18 - Thine heart shall meditate H1897 terror. Where is the scribe? where is the receiver? where is he that counted the towers?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 38:14 - Like a crane or a swallow, so did I chatter: I did mourn H1897 as a dove: mine eyes fail with looking upward: O LORD, I am oppressed; undertake for me.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 59:3 - For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue hath muttered H1897 perverseness.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 59:11 - We roar all like bears, and mourn H1897 sore H1897 like doves: we look for judgment, but there is none; for salvation, but it is far off from us.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 59:13 - In transgressing and lying against the LORD, and departing away from our God, speaking oppression and revolt, conceiving and uttering H1897 from the heart words of falsehood.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 48:31 - Therefore will I howl for Moab, and I will cry out for all Moab; mine heart shall mourn H1897 for the men of Kirheres.
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