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Lexicon :: Strong's H1964 - hêḵāl

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Probably from יָכֹל (H3201) (in the sense of capacity)
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TWOT Reference: 493

Strong’s Definitions

הֵיכָל hêykâl, hay-kawl'; probably from H3201 (in the sense of capacity); a large public building, such as a palace or temple:—palace, temple.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 80x

The KJV translates Strong's H1964 in the following manner: temple (70x), palace (10x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 80x
The KJV translates Strong's H1964 in the following manner: temple (70x), palace (10x).
  1. palace, temple, nave, sanctuary

    1. palace

    2. temple (palace of God as king)

    3. hall, nave (of Ezekiel's temple)

    4. temple (of heavenly temple)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
הֵיכָל hêykâl, hay-kawl'; probably from H3201 (in the sense of capacity); a large public building, such as a palace or temple:—palace, temple.
STRONGS H1964: Abbreviations
הֵיכָל noun masculineNah 2:7 (on Isaiah 44:28 compare Che Di) palace, temple (see also Late Hebrew id. temple, Aramaic הֵיכָלָא, הֵיכְלָא, Lfkyfh, palace, temple, Palmyrene הכלא temple Vog16; compare Arabic هَيْكَلً (probably Aramaic loan-word according to Frä274), Ethiopic ሀይከል፡ temple; Assyrian ekallu, palace, temple; — probably loan-word from Akkadian e-gal, great house, compare SchrHI 148 COT 2 Kings 20:18 HptE-vowel 11 f. LehmannŠamaššumukîn 126, and on usage Dl338; > from יכל (וכל) = כול contain Ew§ 162 b Thes Add84; compare Ol§ 191 b HoffmAGG xxxvi. Mai 1889:25 Dlw; from an original יכל LagBN 121, but compare HomZMG 1890.547) absolute ה׳ Amos 8:3 + 27 times (הַה׳ 1 Kings 6:17 +); construct הֵיכַל Micah 1:2 + 35 times; suffix הֵיכָלָ֑ךָ Psalm 48:10 + 2 times; הֵיכָלוֺ Jeremiah 50:28 + 7 times; plural הֵיכָלוֺת Hosea 8:14; construct הֵיכְלֵי Isaiah 13:22 + 2 times; suffix הֵיכְלֵיכֶם Joel 4:5; — never in Hexateuch, rarely in Samuel & pre-exile prophets; especially frequently in Ki Ezekiel & late prophets, also Chronicles; occasionally in Psalms; —
1. rather seld. (royal) palace (so almost always in Assyrian); of Ahab 1 Kings 21:1, of king of Babylon 2 Kings 20:18 = Isaiah 38:17; 2 Chronicles 36:7, compare Daniel 1:4, and plural הֵיכְלֵי עֹנֶג Isaiah 13:22 luxurious palaces; at Nineveh נָמוֺג וְהַה׳ Nahum 2:7; not clearly defined are הֵיכַל מֶלֶךְ Psalm 45:16 and הֵיכְלֵי שֵׁן Psalm 45:9; הֵיכָלוֺת Hosea 8:14 (in Northern Israel); see also וְהֵילִילוּ שִׁירוֺת הֵיכָל בַּיּוֺם הַהוּא Amos 8:3 and palace-songs shall be howlings in that day; compare also (probably) of Phoenician palaces Joel 4:5; quite general הֵיכְלֵי מֶלֶךְ, Proverbs 30:28, & תַּבְנִית הֵיכָל Psalm 144:12 (simile of well-proportioned daughters); — usual term for royal palace in Hebrew is בֵּית הַמֶּלֶךְ, see בית.
2. of palace of God considered as king, = house of God or of י׳, temple (compare הַה׳ Isaiah 6:1 e. below where prophet sees אדני ישֵׁב עַלכִּֿסֵּא):
a. of early, pre-Solomonic house at Shiloh הֵיכַל י׳ 1 Samuel 1:9; 1 Samuel 3:3 (= בֵּית י׳ 1 Samuel 1:7; 1 Samuel 3:15; מוֺעֵד אֹהֶל פֶּתַח 1 Samuel 2:22 omitted by Greek Version of the LXX We Klo Dr) with doors (דלתות, 1 Samuel 3:15) & a doorpost (מזוזה 1 Samuel 1:9) (compare 2 Samuel 22:7 = Psalm 18:7 e below).
b. of Solomon's temple: specifically the hall or nave of the temple (the holy place, distinguished from the דְּבִּיר the inner sanctuary, the Holy of Holies, and with this included in the more general term בֵּית י׳ or הַבַּיִת, 1 Kings 6:1, 2+ often) 1 Kings 6:17 (compare 1 Kings 6:19; 1 Kings 6:20 & 1 Kings 6:2) also 1 Kings 6:5; 1 Kings 6:33; 1 Kings 7:50 2 Chronicles 4:22; further 2 Chronicles 4:7, 8; Ezekiel 8:16 (twice in verse) עַל־פְּנֵי הָאוּלָם הַבַּיִת הֵיכַל 1 Kings 6:3; אֻלָם הַהֵיכָל 1 Kings 7:21 || עַל־פְּנֵי הַהֵיכָל 2 Chronicles 3:17; הֵיכַל י׳ 2 Kings 18:16; also in wide sense (apparently = בֵּית י׳), הֵיכַל י׳ 2 Kings 23:4; 2 Kings 24:13 (|| בֵּית י׳), Jeremiah 7:4 (3 times in verse) (|| בֵּית י׳ Jeremiah 7:2), Jeremiah 24:1 see also נִקְמַת הֵיכָלוֺ Jeremiah 50:28; Jeremiah 51:11 (both || נִקְמַת י׳); 2 Chronicles 26:16; 27:2, compare 2 Chronicles 29:16 (|| י׳ בֵית פְּנִ֫ימָה; opposed to י׳ חֲצַר ב׳), in all three הֵיכַל י׳.
c. hall or nave of Ezekiel's temple, the holy place (see above) (included in הַבַּיִת, the general term embracing the whole group of buildings) Ezekiel 41:1, 4, 15, 21, 23, 25 (compare Ezekiel 41:20) Ezekiel 42:8.
d. general designation of 2nd temple, הַהֵיכָל Zechariah 8:9 (|| צְבָאוֺת בֵּית י׳); oftener הֵיכַל י׳ Haggai 2:15, 18; Zechariah 6:12, 13, 14, 15; Ezra 3:6, 10, הֵיכָלוֺ Malachi 3:1; Psalm 27:4; בּוֺנִים הֵיכָל ליהוה אֱלֹהֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל Ezra 4:1; (הַ)הֵיכָל Nehemiah 6:10 (twice in verse) (|| בֵּית הָאֱלֹהִים), Nehemiah 6:11; Isaiah 44:28, compare also Isaiah 66:6. — הֵיכָל occurs occasionally in Psalms, without conclusive evidence, in all cases, to what temple reference is had; apparently distinguished from בֵּית י׳ (as below b) Psalm 5:8 (הֵיכַל קָדְשְׁךָ; see בֵּיתֶ֑ךָ Psalm 5:7); perhaps also Psalm 68:30 (distinguished from Holy of Holies by De Che; yet verse obscure); but no distinction evident Psalm 79:1; Psalm 138:2; Jonah 2:5; Jonah 2:8 (all הֵיכַל קָדְשְׁךָ); compare קְדשׁ הֵיכָל֑ךָ Psalm 65:5 (|| בֵּיתֶ֑ךָ); as containing the worshipping assembly Psalm 48:10.
e. of the heavenly temple where י׳ sits enthroned Isaiah 6:1; his abode in the heavens 2 Samuel 22:7 = Psalm 18:7; Psalm 11:4 (|| שָׁמַיִם; compare זְבֻל קָדְשׁוֺ Isaiah 63:15, || id.), Isaiah 29:9; אֲדֹנָי מֵהֵיכַל קָדְשׁוֺ Micah 1:2, compare Habakkuk 2:20 ויהוה בְּהֵיכַל קָדְשׁוֺ.

See related Aramaic BDB entry H1965.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

1 Samuel

1:7; 1:9; 1:9; 2:22; 3:3; 3:15; 3:15

2 Samuel

22:7; 22:7

1 Kings

6:1; 6:2; 6:2; 6:3; 6:5; 6:17; 6:17; 6:19; 6:20; 6:33; 7:21; 7:50; 21:1

2 Kings

18:16; 20:18; 20:18; 23:4; 24:13

2 Chronicles

3:17; 4:7; 4:8; 4:22; 26:16; 27:2; 29:16; 36:7


3:6; 3:10; 4:1


6:10; 6:11


5:7; 5:8; 11:4; 18:7; 18:7; 27:4; 45:9; 45:16; 48:10; 48:10; 65:5; 68:30; 79:1; 138:2; 144:12




6:1; 6:1; 13:22; 13:22; 29:9; 38:17; 44:28; 44:28; 63:15; 66:6


7:2; 7:4; 24:1; 50:28; 50:28; 51:11


8:16; 41:1; 41:4; 41:15; 41:20; 41:21; 41:23; 41:25; 42:8




8:14; 8:14


8:3; 8:3


2:5; 2:8


1:2; 1:2


2:7; 2:7




2:15; 2:18


6:12; 6:13; 6:14; 6:15; 8:9



Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H1964 matches the Hebrew הֵיכָל (hêḵāl),
which occurs 80 times in 76 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 2 (1Sa 1:9–Jer 51:11)

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 1:9 - Then Hannah rose after eating and drinking in Shiloh. Now Eli the priest was sitting on the seat by the doorpost of the temple H1964 of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 3:3 - and the lamp of God had not yet gone out, and Samuel was lying down in the temple H1964 of the LORD where the ark of God was,
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:7 - “In my distress I called upon the LORD,
Yes, I [fn]cried to my God;
And from His temple H1964 He heard my voice,
And my cry for help came into His ears.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 6:3 - The porch in front of the nave H1964 of the house was twenty cubits [fn]in length, [fn]corresponding to the width of the house, and its [fn]depth along the front of the house was ten cubits.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 6:5 - Against the wall of the house he built stories encompassing the walls of the house around both the nave H1964 and the inner sanctuary; thus he made side chambers all around.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 6:17 - The house, that is, the nave H1964 in front of the inner sanctuary, was forty [fn]cubits long.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 6:33 - So also he made for the entrance of the nave H1964 four-sided doorposts of olive wood
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 7:21 - Thus he set up the pillars at the porch of the nave; H1964 and he set up the right pillar and named it [fn]Jachin, and he set up the left pillar and named it [fn]Boaz.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 7:50 - and the cups and the snuffers and the bowls and the spoons and the firepans, of pure gold; and the hinges both for the doors of the inner house, the most holy place, and for the doors of the house, that is, of the nave, H1964 of gold.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 21:1 - Now it came about after these things that Naboth the Jezreelite had a vineyard which was in Jezreel beside the palace H1964 of Ahab king of Samaria.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 18:16 - At that time Hezekiah cut off the gold from the doors of the temple H1964 of the LORD, and from the doorposts which Hezekiah king of Judah had overlaid, and gave it to the king of Assyria.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 20:18 - ‘Some of your sons who shall issue from you, whom you will beget, will be taken away; and they will become officials in the palace H1964 of the king of Babylon.’”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 23:4 - Then the king commanded Hilkiah the high priest and the priests of the second order and the [fn]doorkeepers, to bring out of the temple H1964 of the LORD all the vessels that were made for Baal, for [fn]Asherah, and for all the host of heaven; and he burned them outside Jerusalem in the fields of the Kidron, and carried their ashes to Bethel.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 24:13 - He carried out from there all the treasures of the house of the LORD, and the treasures of the king’s house, and cut in pieces all the vessels of gold which Solomon king of Israel had made in the temple H1964 of the LORD, just as the LORD had said.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 3:17 - He erected the pillars in front of the temple, H1964 one on the right and the other on the left, and named the one on the right Jachin and the one on the left Boaz.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 4:7 - Then he made the ten golden lampstands in the way prescribed for them and he set them in the temple, H1964 five on the right side and five on the left.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 4:8 - He also made ten tables and placed them in the temple, H1964 five on the right side and five on the left. And he made one hundred golden bowls.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 4:22 - and the snuffers, the bowls, the spoons and the firepans of pure gold; and the entrance of the house, its inner doors for the holy of holies and the doors of the house, that is, of the nave, H1964 of gold.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 26:16 - But when he became strong, his heart was so [fn]proud that he acted corruptly, and he was unfaithful to the LORD his God, for he entered the temple H1964 of the LORD to burn incense on the altar of incense.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 27:2 - He did right in the sight of the LORD, according to all that his father Uzziah had done; however he did not enter the temple H1964 of the LORD. But the people continued acting corruptly.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 29:16 - So the priests went in to the inner part of the house of the LORD to cleanse it, and every unclean thing which they found in the temple H1964 of the LORD they brought out to the court of the house of the LORD. Then the Levites received it to carry out to the Kidron [fn]valley.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 36:7 - Nebuchadnezzar also brought some of the articles of the house of the LORD to Babylon and put them in his temple H1964 at Babylon.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 3:6 - From the first day of the seventh month they began to offer burnt offerings to the LORD, but the foundation of the temple H1964 of the LORD had not been laid.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 3:10 - Now when the builders had laid the foundation of the temple H1964 of the LORD, [fn]the priests stood in their apparel with trumpets, and the Levites, the sons of Asaph, with cymbals, to praise the LORD according to the [fn]directions of King David of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 4:1 - Now when the enemies of Judah and Benjamin heard that the people of the exile were building a temple H1964 to the LORD God of Israel,
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 6:10 - When I entered the house of Shemaiah the son of Delaiah, son of Mehetabel, who was [fn]confined at home, he said, “Let us meet together in the house of God, within the temple, H1964 and let us close the doors of the temple, H1964 for they are coming to kill you, and they are coming to kill you at night.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 6:11 - But I said, “Should a man like me flee? And could one such as I go into the temple H1964 [fn]to save his life? I will not go in.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 5:7 - But as for me, by Your abundant lovingkindness I will enter Your house,
[fn]At Your holy temple H1964 I will bow in reverence for You.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 11:4 - The LORD is in His holy temple; H1964 the [fn]LORDS throne is in heaven;
His eyes behold, His eyelids test the sons of men.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:6 - In my distress I called upon the LORD,
And cried to my God for help;
He heard my voice out of His temple, H1964
And my cry for help before Him came into His ears.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 27:4 - One thing I have asked from the LORD, that I shall seek:
That I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life,
To behold the [fn]beauty of the LORD
And to [fn]meditate in His temple. H1964
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 29:9 - The voice of the LORD makes the deer to calve
And strips the forests bare;
And in His temple H1964 everything says, “Glory!”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:8 - All Your garments are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia;
Out of ivory palaces H1964 stringed instruments have made You glad.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:15 - They will be led forth with gladness and rejoicing;
They will enter into the King’s palace. H1964
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 48:9 - We have thought on Your lovingkindness, O God,
In the midst of Your temple. H1964
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 65:4 - How blessed is the one whom You choose and bring near to You
To dwell in Your courts.
We will be satisfied with the goodness of Your house,
Your holy temple. H1964
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 68:29 - [fn]Because of Your temple H1964 at Jerusalem
Kings will bring gifts to You.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 79:1 - A Psalm of Asaph.
O God, the nations have [fn]invaded Your inheritance;
They have defiled Your holy temple; H1964
They have laid Jerusalem in ruins.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 138:2 - I will bow down toward Your holy temple H1964
And give thanks to Your name for Your lovingkindness and Your [fn]truth;
For You have magnified Your [fn]word [fn]according to all Your name.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 144:12 - Let our sons in their youth be as grown-up plants,
And our daughters as corner pillars [fn]fashioned as for a palace; H1964
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 30:28 - The lizard you may grasp with the hands,
Yet it is in kings’ palaces. H1964
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 6:1 - In the year of King Uzziah’s death I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, lofty and exalted, with the train of His robe filling the temple. H1964
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 13:22 - [fn]Hyenas will howl in their fortified towers
And jackals in their luxurious palaces. H1964
Her fateful time also [fn]will soon come
And her days will not be prolonged.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 39:7 - ‘And some of your sons who will issue from you, whom you will beget, will be taken away, and they will become officials in the palace H1964 of the king of Babylon.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 44:28 - It is I who says of Cyrus,He is My shepherd!
And he will perform all My desire.’
And [fn]he declares of Jerusalem, ‘She will be built,’
And of the temple, H1964[fn]Your foundation will be laid.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 66:6 - “A voice of uproar from the city, a voice from the temple, H1964
The voice of the LORD who is rendering recompense to His enemies.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 7:4 - “Do not trust in deceptive words, saying,[fn]This is the temple H1964 of the LORD, the temple H1964 of the LORD, the temple H1964 of the LORD.’
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 24:1 - After Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon had carried away captive Jeconiah the son of Jehoiakim, king of Judah, and the officials of Judah with the craftsmen and smiths from Jerusalem and had brought them to Babylon, the LORD showed me: behold, two baskets of figs set before the temple H1964 of the LORD!
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 50:28 - There is a sound of fugitives and refugees from the land of Babylon,
To declare in Zion the vengeance of the LORD our God,
Vengeance for His temple. H1964
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:11 - Sharpen the arrows, fill the quivers!
The LORD has aroused the spirit of the kings of the Medes,
Because His purpose is against Babylon to destroy it;
For it is the vengeance of the LORD, vengeance for His temple. H1964

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