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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 - So Hannah rose after they had eaten in Shiloh, and after they had drank. Now Eli the priest sat upon a seat by a post of the temple of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 3:3 - And ere the lamp of God went out in the temple of the LORD, where the ark of God was, and Samuel was laid down to sleep;
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:7 - In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried to my God: and he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry entered into his ears.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 6:3 - And the porch before the temple of the house, twenty cubits was the length of it, according to the breadth of the house; and ten cubits was the breadth of it, before the house.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 6:5 - And against the wall of the house he built chambers round about, against the walls of the house round about, both of the temple and of the oracle: and he made chambers round about:
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 6:17 - And the house, that is, the temple before it, was forty cubits long.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 6:33 - So also he made for the door of the temple posts of olive tree a fourth part of the wall.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 7:21 - And he set up the pillars in the porch of the temple: and he set up the right pillar, and called its name Jachin: and he set up the left pillar, and called its name Boaz.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 7:50 - And the bowls, and the snuffers, and the basins, and the spoons, and the censers of pure gold; and the hinges of gold, both for the doors of the inner house, the most holy place, and for the doors of the house, to wit, of the temple.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 21:1 - And it came to pass after these things, that Naboth the Jezreelite had a vineyard, which was in Jezreel, hard by the palace of Ahab king of Samaria.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 18:16 - At that time did Hezekiah cut off the gold from the doors of the temple of the LORD, and from the pillars which Hezekiah king of Judah had overlaid, and gave it to the king of Assyria.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 20:18 - And of thy sons that shall issue from thee, which thou shalt beget, shall they take away; and they shall be eunuchs in the palace of the king of Babylon.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 23:4 - And the king commanded Hilkiah the high priest, and the priests of the second order, and the keepers of the door, to bring forth out of the temple of the LORD all the vessels that were made for Baal, and for the grove, and for all the host of heaven: and he burned them without Jerusalem in the fields of Kidron, and carried the ashes of them to Beth-el.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 24:13 - And he carried out thence 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 of the LORD, as the LORD had said.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 3:17 - And he erected the pillars before the temple, one on the right hand, and the other on the left; and called the name of that on the right hand Jachin, and the name of that on the left Boaz.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 4:7 - And he made ten candlesticks of gold according to their form, and set them in the temple, five on the right hand, and five on the left.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 4:8 - He made also ten tables, and placed them in the temple, five on the right side, and five on the left. And he made a hundred basins of gold.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 4:22 - And the snuffers, and the basins, and the spoons, and the censers, of pure gold: and the entry of the house, the inner doors of it for the most holy place, and the doors of the house of the temple, were of gold.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 26:16 - But when he was strong, his heart was lifted up to his destruction: for he transgressed against the LORD his God, and went into the temple of the LORD to burn incense upon the altar of incense.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 27:2 - And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, according to all that his father Uzziah did: yet, he entered not into the temple of the LORD. And the people did yet corruptly.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 29:16 - And the priests went into the inner part of the house of the LORD, to cleanse it, and brought out all the uncleanness that they found in the temple of the LORD into the court of the house of the LORD. And the Levites took it, to carry it out abroad into the brook Kidron.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 36:7 - Nebuchadnezzar also carried of the vessels of the house of the LORD to Babylon, and put them in his temple 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 of the LORD was not yet laid.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 3:10 - And when the builders laid the foundation of the temple of the LORD, they set the priests in their apparel with trumpets, and the Levites the sons of Asaph with cymbals, to praise the LORD, after the ordinance of David king of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 4:1 - Now when the adversaries of Judah and Benjamin heard that the children of the captivity were building the temple to the LORD God of Israel;
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 6:10 - Afterward I came to the house of Shemaiah the son of Delaiah the son of Mehetabeel, who was shut up; and he said, Let us meet together in the house of God, within the temple, and let us shut the doors of the temple: for they will come to slay thee; yea, in the night will they come to slay thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 6:11 - And I said, Should such a man as I flee? and who is there, that, being as I am, would go into the temple to save his life? I will not go in.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 5:7 - But as for me, I will come into thy house in the multitude of thy mercy: and in thy fear will I worship towards thy holy temple.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 11:4 - The LORD is in his holy temple, the LORD'S throne is in heaven: his eyes behold, his eyelids try the children of men.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:6 - In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried to my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, even into his ears.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 27:4 - One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to inquire in his temple.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 29:9 - The voice of the LORD maketh the hinds to calve, and maketh bare the forests: and in his temple doth every one speak of his glory.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:8 - All thy garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia, out of the ivory palaces, by which they have made thee glad.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:15 - With gladness and rejoicing shall they be brought: they shall enter into the king's palace.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 48:9 - We have thought of thy loving-kindness, O God, in the midst of thy temple.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 65:4 - Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, and causest to approach to thee, that he may dwell in thy courts: we shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house, even of thy holy temple.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 68:29 - Because of thy temple at Jerusalem shall kings bring presents to thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 79:1 - A Psalm of Asaph. O God, the heathen have come into thy inheritance; thy holy temple have they defiled; they have laid Jerusalem on heaps.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 138:2 - I will worship towards thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy loving-kindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 144:12 - That our sons may be as plants grown up in their youth; that our daughters may be as corner stones, polished after the similitude of a palace:
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 30:28 - The spider taketh hold with her hands, and is in king's palaces.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 6:1 - In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and elevated, and his train filled the temple.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 13:22 - And the wild beasts of the isles shall cry in their desolate houses, and dragons in their pleasant palaces: and her time is near to come, and her days shall not be prolonged.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 39:7 - And of thy sons that shall issue from thee, which thou shalt beget, shall they take away; and they shall be eunuchs in the palace of the king of Babylon.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 44:28 - That saith of Cyrus, He is my shepherd, and he shall perform all my pleasure: even saying to Jerusalem, Thou shalt be built; and to the temple, Thy foundation shall be laid.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 66:6 - A voice of noise from the city, a voice from the temple, a voice of the LORD that rendereth recompense to his enemies.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 7:4 - Trust ye not in lying words, saying, The temple of the LORD, The temple of the LORD, The temple of the LORD, are these.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 24:1 - The LORD showed me, and behold, two baskets of figs were set before the temple of the LORD, after Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon had carried away captive Jeconiah the son of Jehoiakim, king of Judah, and the princes of Judah, with the carpenters and smiths, from Jerusalem, and had brought them to Babylon.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 50:28 - The voice of them that flee and escape from the land of Babylon, to declare in Zion the vengeance of the LORD our God, the vengeance of his temple.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:11 - Make bright the arrows; gather the shields: the LORD hath raised up the spirit of the kings of the Medes: for his purpose is against Babylon, to destroy it; because it is the vengeance of the LORD, the vengeance of his temple.

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