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Lexicon :: Strong's H2363 - ḥûš

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Strong’s Definitions

חוּשׁ chûwsh, koosh; a primitive root; to hurry; figuratively, to be eager with excitement or enjoyment:—(make) haste(-n), ready.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 20x

The KJV translates Strong's H2363 in the following manner: haste (19x), ready (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 20x
The KJV translates Strong's H2363 in the following manner: haste (19x), ready (1x).
  1. to haste, make haste, hurry

    1. (Qal) to make haste

    2. (Hiphil)

      1. to show haste, act quickly, hasten, come quickly

      2. to enjoy, be excited

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
חוּשׁ chûwsh, koosh; a primitive root; to hurry; figuratively, to be eager with excitement or enjoyment:—(make) haste(-n), ready.
STRONGS H2363: Abbreviations
† I. חוּשׁ verb haste, make haste (Assyrian ḫâšu, DlPr 180, Ethiopic ሖለ፡; on this verb see NöZMG 1883, 538) —
Qal Perfect 3rd person masculine singular חָשׁ Deuteronomy 32:35 (or Participle, but see Di), 1st person singular חַשְׁתִּי Psalm 119:60; Imperfect 3rd person feminine singular וַתַּ֫חַשׁ (sic!) Job 31:5 Ges§ 72 R. 9; Imperative חוּ֫שָׁה 1 Samuel 20:38 + 6 times Psalms, + [H2439 Psalm 71:12] Qr (Kt חישׁה); Infinitive suffix חוּשִׁי Job 20:2; Participle active חָשׁ Habakkuk 1:8 + Isaiah 8:1, 3in proper name; passive חֻשִׁיּם Numbers 32:17; but see below: — make haste Deuteronomy 32:35 (|| קרוב), Psalm 119:60; in prophetic proper name מַהֵר שָׁלָל חָשׁ בַּז֑ Isaiah 8:1, 3; of eagle (in simile of Chaldean army) נשׁר חשׁ לאכול Habakkuk 1:8; Job 31:5 subject רנל, followed by עלמֿרמה; חוּ֫שִׁי בּי Job 20:2 my haste in me, i.e. my inward excitement — especially Imperative 1 Samuel 20:38 (|| מהרה), and in Psalms: followed by לְעַזְרָתִי Psalm 22:20; Psalm 38:23; Psalm 40:14; Psalm 70:2; Psalm 71:12 (Qr); followed by לִי Psalm 70:6; Psalm 141:1; passive participle נֵחָלֵץ חֻשִׁים Numbers 32:17, but probably for חֲמֻשִׁים (Kn Di compare Exodus 13:18 etc.); BaNB 180 retains חוּשִׁים and regards it as active (intransitive) = hastening.
Hiph. Perfect הֵחִישׁוּ Judges 20:27; Imperfect יָחִישׁ Isaiah 28:16; יָחִ֫ישָׁה cohortive Isaiah 5:19 (Ges§ 48. 3); אָחִ֫ישָׁה cohortive Psalm 55:9; suffix אֲחִישֶׁנָּה Isaiah 60:22; —
1. shew haste, act quickly Judges 20:37; hasten, come quickly Isaiah 5:19 (subject מַעֲשֵׂהוּ, || יְמַהֵר; others: let him hasten on his work), יָחִישׁ Isaiah 28:16 hasten away (flee), or hasten about distractedly (si vera lectio; Che Guthe read ימישׁ yield, give way).
2. transitive with suffix Isaiah 60:22 I will hasten it; with accusative Psalm 55:9 I would hasten (= secure quickly) my escape.

† II. [חוּשׁ] verb feel, enjoy (with the senses) (Now compares Arabic حَسَّ feel, perceive by senses; Late Hebrew חוּשׁ feel pain; Aramaic wxo, חוּשׁ, feel pain; Ethiopic ሕዋለ፡: perception) — only
Qal Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular יָחוּשׁ וּמִי יאֹכַל מִי Ecclesiastes 2:25 who can eat and who can feel (i.e. enjoy pleasure)?
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs




32:17; 32:17


32:35; 32:35


20:27; 20:37

1 Samuel

20:38; 20:38


20:2; 20:2; 31:5; 31:5


22:20; 40:14; 55:9; 55:9; 70:2; 71:12; 119:60; 119:60; 141:1




5:19; 5:19; 8:1; 8:1; 8:3; 8:3; 28:16; 28:16; 60:22; 60:22


1:8; 1:8

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H2363 matches the Hebrew חוּשׁ (ḥûš),
which occurs 20 times in 20 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 32:17 - But we ourselves will go ready H2363 armed before the children of Israel, until we have brought them unto their place: and our little ones shall dwell in the fenced cities because of the inhabitants of the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:35 - To me belongeth vengeance, and recompence; their foot shall slide in due time: for the day of their calamity is at hand, and the things that shall come upon them make haste. H2363
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 20:37 - And the liers in wait hasted, H2363 and rushed upon Gibeah; and the liers in wait drew themselves along, and smote all the city with the edge of the sword.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 20:38 - And Jonathan cried after the lad, Make speed, haste, H2363 stay not. And Jonathan's lad gathered up the arrows, and came to his master.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:2 - Therefore do my thoughts cause me to answer, and for this I make haste. H2363
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:5 - If I have walked with vanity, or if my foot hath hasted H2363 to deceit;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:19 - But be not thou far from me, O LORD: O my strength, haste H2363 thee to help me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:22 - Make haste H2363 to help me, O Lord my salvation.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 40:13 - Be pleased, O LORD, to deliver me: O LORD, make haste H2363 to help me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:8 - I would hasten H2363 my escape from the windy storm and tempest.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 70:1 - [[To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David, to bring to remembrance.]] Make haste, O God, to deliver me; make haste H2363 to help me, O LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 70:5 - But I am poor and needy: make haste H2363 unto me, O God: thou art my help and my deliverer; O LORD, make no tarrying.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 71:12 - O God, be not far from me: O my God, make haste H2363 for my help.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:60 - I made haste, H2363 and delayed not to keep thy commandments.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 141:1 - [[A Psalm of David.]] LORD, I cry unto thee: make haste H2363 unto me; give ear unto my voice, when I cry unto thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 2:25 - For who can eat, or who else can hasten H2363 hereunto, more than I?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:19 - That say, Let him make speed, and hasten H2363 his work, that we may see it: and let the counsel of the Holy One of Israel draw nigh and come, that we may know it!
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 28:16 - Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste. H2363
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 60:22 - A little one shall become a thousand, and a small one a strong nation: I the LORD will hasten H2363 it in his time.
Unchecked Copy BoxHab 1:8 - Their horses also are swifter than the leopards, and are more fierce than the evening wolves: and their horsemen shall spread themselves, and their horsemen shall come from far; they shall fly as the eagle that hasteth H2363 to eat.
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