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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 from your mouth, but you shall meditate H1897 on it day and night, so that you may [fn]be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will [fn]achieve success.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:4 - My lips certainly will not speak unjustly,
Nor will my tongue mutter H1897 deceit.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 1:2 - But his delight is in the Law of the LORD,
And on His Law he meditates H1897 day and night.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 2:1 - Why are the [fn]nations restless
And the peoples plotting H1897 in vain?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 35:28 - And my tongue shall proclaim H1897 Your righteousness
And Your praise all day long.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:30 - The mouth of the righteous utters H1897 wisdom,
And his tongue speaks justice.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:12 - Those who seek my life lay snares for me;
And those who seek to injure me have [fn]threatened destruction,
And they plot H1897 deception all day long.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 63:6 - When I remember You on my bed,
I meditate H1897 on You in the night watches,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 71:24 - My tongue also will tell H1897 of Your righteousness all day long;
For they are put to shame, for they are humiliated who seek [fn]my harm.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 77:12 - I will meditate H1897 on all Your work,
And on Your deeds with thanksgiving.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 115:7 - [fn]They have hands, but they cannot feel;
[fn]They have feet, but they cannot walk;
They cannot make H1897 a H1897 sound H1897 with their throat.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 143:5 - I remember the days of old;
I meditate H1897 on all Your accomplishments;
I reflect on the work of Your hands.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:7 - “For my mouth will proclaim H1897 truth;
And wickedness is an abomination to my lips.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:28 - The heart of the righteous ponders H1897 how to answer,
But the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:2 - For their [fn]minds plot H1897 violence,
And their lips talk of trouble.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 8:19 - When they say to you, “Consult the mediums and the spiritists who whisper and mutter H1897,” should a people not consult their God? Should they consult the dead in behalf of the living?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 16:7 - Therefore Moab will wail; everyone of Moab will wail.
You will moan H1897 for the raisin cakes of Kir-hareseth
As those who are utterly stricken.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 31:4 - For this is what the LORD says to me:
“As the lion or the young lion growls H1897 over his prey,
Against which a band of shepherds is called out,
And he will not be terrified at their voice nor disturbed at their noise,
So will the LORD of armies come down to wage war on Mount Zion and on its hill.”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 33:18 - Your heart will meditate H1897 on terror:
“Where is one who counts?
Where is one who weighs?
Where is one who counts the towers?”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 38:14 - “Like a swallow, like a crane, so I twitter;
I moan H1897 like a dove;
My eyes look wistfully to the heights;
Lord, I am oppressed, be my security.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 59:3 - For your hands are defiled with blood,
And your fingers with wrongdoing;
Your lips have spoken deceit,
Your tongue mutters H1897 wickedness.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 59:11 - All of us growl like bears,
And moan H1897 sadly H1897 like doves;
We hope for justice, but there is none;
For salvation, but it is far from us.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 59:13 - [fn]Offending and denying the LORD,
And turning away from our God,
Speaking oppression and revolt,
Conceiving and uttering H1897 lying words from the heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 48:31 - “Therefore I will wail for Moab,
For all of Moab I will cry out;
[fn]I will moan H1897 for the men of Kir-heres.
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