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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 be armed, hurrying H2363 ahead of the sons of Israel, until we have brought them to their place, while our little ones live in the fortified cities because of the inhabitants of the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:35 -

‘Vengeance is Mine, and retribution;

In due time their foot will slip.

For the day of their disaster is near,

And the impending things are hurrying H2363 to them.’

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 20:37 - the men in ambush hurried H2363 and rushed against Gibeah; the men in ambush also deployed and struck all the city with the edge of the sword.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 20:38 - Then Jonathan called after the boy, “Hurry, be quick H2363, do not stay!” And Jonathan’s boy picked up the arrow and came to his master.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:2 -

“Therefore my disquieting thoughts make me [fn]respond,

Even because of my [fn]inward agitation H2363.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:5 -

“If I have walked with deception,

And my foot has hurried H2363 after deceit,

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:19 -

But You, LORD, do not be far away;

You who are my help, hurry H2363 to my assistance.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:22 -

Hurry H2363 to help me,

Lord, my salvation!

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 40:13 -

Be pleased, LORD, to rescue me;

Hurry H2363, LORD, to help me.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:8 -

“I would hurry H2363 to my place of refuge

From the stormy wind and heavy gale.”

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 70:1 -

For the music director. A Psalm of David; for a memorial.

God, hurry to save me;

LORD, hurry H2363 to help me!

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 70:5 -

But I am afflicted and needy;

Hurry H2363 to me, God!

You are my help and my savior;

LORD, do not delay.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 71:12 -

God, do not be far from me;

My God, hurry H2363 to my aid!

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:60 -

I hurried H2363 and did not delay

To keep Your commandments.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 141:1 -

A Psalm of David.

LORD, I call upon You; hurry H2363 to me!

Listen to my voice when I call to You!

Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 2:25 - For who can eat and who can have H2363 enjoyment H2363 without [fn]Him?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:19 -

Who say, “Let Him hurry, let Him do H2363 His work quickly H2363, so that we may see it;

And let the plan of the Holy One of Israel approach

And come to pass, so that we may know it!

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 28:16 -

Therefore this is what the Lord [fn]GOD says:

“Behold, I am laying a stone in Zion, a tested stone,

A precious cornerstone for the foundation, [fn]firmly placed.

The one who believes in it will not be [fn]disturbed H2363.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 60:22 -

“The smallest one will become a thousand,

And the least one a mighty nation.

I, the LORD, will bring H2363 it about H2363 quickly H2363 in its time.”

Unchecked Copy BoxHab 1:8 -

“Their horses are faster than leopards,

And quicker than wolves in the evening.

Their [fn]horsemen charge along,

Their [fn]horsemen come from afar;

They fly like an eagle [fn]swooping H2363 down H2363 to devour.

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