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Lexicon :: Strong's H2372 - ḥāzâ

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Strong’s Definitions

חָזָה châzâh, khaw-zaw'; a primitive root; to gaze at; mentally to perceive, contemplate (with pleasure); specifically, to have a vision of:—behold, look, prophesy, provide, see.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 51x

The KJV translates Strong's H2372 in the following manner: see (38x), behold (7x), look (3x), prophesy (2x), provide (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 51x
The KJV translates Strong's H2372 in the following manner: see (38x), behold (7x), look (3x), prophesy (2x), provide (1x).
  1. to see, perceive, look, behold, prophesy, provide

    1. (Qal)

      1. to see, behold

      2. to see as a seer in the ecstatic state

      3. to see, perceive

        1. with the intelligence

        2. to see (by experience)

        3. to provide

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
חָזָה châzâh, khaw-zaw'; a primitive root; to gaze at; mentally to perceive, contemplate (with pleasure); specifically, to have a vision of:—behold, look, prophesy, provide, see.
STRONGS H2372: Abbreviations
† I. חָזָה verb (almost wholly in poetry) see, behold (Aramaic azo, חֲוָא, see, perceive with the eyes; Palmyrene Ethp. אתחזיἔδοξεν ReckendZMG, 1888, 397; Arabic حَزَى, perceive with the inner vision, only; حَازٍ astronomer, astrologer) —
Qal Perfect ח׳ Psalm 58:11 + 6 times; חָזִיתָ Proverbs 22:29; Proverbs 29:30; חָזִית Isaiah 57:8; חֶזִיתִי Job 15:17; חֲזִיתִךָ Psalm 63:3 [Psalm 63:2]; שָחזוּ Job 24:1 + 5 times; חֲוִיתֶם Job 27:12; Ezekiel 13:7, 8; Imperfect יֶחֱוֶה Numbers 24:4 + 2 times; 3rd person feminine singular וְתַ֫חַז Micah 4:11; 2nd person masculine singular תֶּחֱזֶה Exodus 18:21; 1st person singular אֶחֱזֶה Psalm 17:15 + 4 times; אָ֫חַז Job 23:9; plural יֶחֱזוּ Isaiah 26:11 + 4 times; יֶחֱזָי֑וּן Isaiah 26:11; תֶּחְוֶ֫ינָה Isaiah 33:17 + 2 times; תֶּתֱזוּ Isaiah 30:10; Cant 7:1; 1st person plural וְנֶחֱזֶה Songs 7:1; Imperative חֲזֵה Isaiah 33:20; Isaiah 48:6; חֲזוּ Psalm 46:9; Isaiah 30:10; Infinitive construct. חֲזוֺת Psalm 27:4; Ezekiel 21:34; Participle חֹזֶה Ezekiel 12:27; plural חֹזִים Isaiah 47:13; Ezekiel 13:9, 16; Ezekiel 22:28. (All other participle forms are used as nouns, see חֹזֶה.)
1. see, behold:
a. with the eye, accusative of thing Psalm 58:9; Psalm 58:11; Proverbs 22:29; Proverbs 29:20; Isaiah 33:20; Isaiah 57:8; God in theophany Exodus 24:11 (JE); God, after death, apart from the flesh Job 19:26, 27; the face of God Psalm 11:7; Psalm 17:15 (after death).
b. subj. the eyes themselves; man's eyes: תֶּחֱזֶינָה עֵינֶיךָ thine eyes will behold Isaiah 33:17; also of God's eyes: Psalm 11:4; Psalm 17:2.
c. with בְּ look on (intensely, with gratification); a damsel Songs 7:1 (twice in verse); Zion Micah 4:11; נֹעַם י׳ in the temple Psalm 27:4; the work of God Job 36:25; with investigation בַּכּוֺכָבִים on the stars, as stargazers, in astrology Isaiah 47:13.
2. see as a seer in the ecstatic state, with accusative of the vision seen: חזון Isaiah 1:1; Ezekiel 12:27; Ezekiel 13:16; מחזה Numbers 24:4, 16 (J E; poetry, Balaam); מחזה שׁוא Ezekiel 13:7; משּׂא Isaiah 13:1; Habakkuk 1:1; משׂאות שׁוא Lamentations 2:14; שׁוא Ezekiel 13:6, 9, 23; Ezekiel 21:34 [Ezekiel 21:29]; Ezekiel 22:28; Lamentations 2:14; כזב Ezekiel 13:8; שֶׁקֶר Zechariah 10:2; object deceitful things Isaiah 30:10; (ים)דברׅ Isaiah 2:1; Amos 1:1; Micah 1:1; with לְ be a seer, for any one Isaiah 30:10; see a vision for one Lamentations 2:14 (twice in verse).
3. see, perceive:
a. with the intelligence, absolute Job 34:32; Proverbs 24:32; accusative of thing Isaiah 48:6; Yahweh in his temple Psalm 63:3 [Psalm 63:2]; in his providential workings Job 23:9; Psalm 46:9; Isaiah 26:11 (twice in verse).
b. see, by experience absolute Job 27:12; accusative of thing Job 15:17; Job 24:1.
c. provide, תחזה מכל העם אנשׁי חיל Exodus 18:21 provide from all the people men of ability (E).
Note.בֵּית אֲבָנִים יֶתֱזֶה Job 8:17 is difficult: RV renders he (it) beholdeth the place of stones (the root of the plant personified) Hengst, compare Reuss and others after Syriac Version Targum. Other renderings are: pierceth (compare חָזַז) Bö Ew Hi (יְחַזֶּה), Di De MV; between the stones it liveth (יִחְיֶה) Greek Version of the LXX Siegf.

Biblical Aramaic

חֲזָה verb see, behold (see Biblical Hebrew); —
Pe. Perfect 3rd person masculine singular ח׳ Daniel 4:20 [Daniel 4:23]; Daniel 5:1; 2nd person masculine singular תֲוַיְתָ Daniel 2:43 +, תָה- Daniel 2:41 (twice in verse); 1st person singular חֲזֵית Daniel 2:46 +; 2nd person masculine plural תֲוֵיתוּן Daniel 2:8;
Pe. Infinitive מְֶָחֱזֵז֑א Ezra 4:14; Participle active חָוֵה Daniel 2:31 + 14 times; plural חָוַיִן Daniel 3:27; Daniel 5:23; passive חֲוֵה Daniel 3:19; —
1. see, have sense: of sight Daniel 5:23.
2. see, behold:
a. accusative of person Daniel 3:25, with ל Daniel 3:27, accusative of thing Daniel 5:5.
b. see, witness dishonour of king (accusative) Ezra 4:14.
3. usually behold in dream or vision (often participle in periphrastic conjugation), accusative of person, Ezra 4:20, accusative of thing Ezra 2:41. Ezra 2:41. Ezra 2:43; Ezra 4:17, absolute Ezra 2:34; Ezra 7:4. Ezra 7:7. Ezra 7:9. Ezra 7:11. Ezra 7:11. Ezra 7:21, + אֲלוּ Ezra 2:31; Ezra 4:7. Ezra 4:10, אֲרוּ Ezra 7:2. Ezra 7:6. Ezra 7:13; with object clause Ezra 2:8. Ezra 2:45; behold a dream, accusative חֵלֶם, Ezra 2:26; Ezra 4:2; Ezra 6:15; Ezra 7:1.
4. passive=customary (seemly) Daniel 3:19 (so Targum Leviticus 5:10 and elsewhere, see Dr).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


18:21; 18:21; 24:11




24:4; 24:4; 24:16


2:8; 2:26; 2:31; 2:34; 2:41; 2:41; 2:43; 2:45; 4:2; 4:7; 4:10; 4:14; 4:14; 4:17; 4:20; 6:15; 7:1; 7:2; 7:4; 7:6; 7:7; 7:9; 7:11; 7:11; 7:13; 7:21


8:17; 15:17; 15:17; 19:26; 19:27; 23:9; 23:9; 24:1; 24:1; 27:12; 27:12; 34:32; 36:25


11:4; 11:7; 17:2; 17:15; 17:15; 27:4; 27:4; 46:9; 46:9; 58:9; 58:11; 58:11; 63:2; 63:2


22:29; 22:29; 24:32; 29:20

Song of Songs

7:1; 7:1; 7:1


1:1; 2:1; 13:1; 26:11; 26:11; 26:11; 30:10; 30:10; 30:10; 30:10; 33:17; 33:17; 33:20; 33:20; 47:13; 47:13; 48:6; 48:6; 57:8; 57:8


2:14; 2:14; 2:14


12:27; 12:27; 13:6; 13:7; 13:7; 13:8; 13:8; 13:9; 13:9; 13:16; 13:16; 13:23; 21:29; 22:28; 22:28


2:8; 2:31; 2:41; 2:43; 2:46; 3:19; 3:19; 3:25; 3:27; 3:27; 4:20; 4:23; 5:1; 5:5; 5:23; 5:23




1:1; 4:11; 4:11





Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H2372 matches the Hebrew חָזָה (ḥāzâ),
which occurs 51 times in 47 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 18:21 - “But you shall [fn]select H2372 excellent men out of all the people, those who fear God, men of truth, those who hate greedy gain; and you shall place these men over them as leaders of thousands, [fn]of hundreds, [fn]of fifties, and [fn]of tens.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 24:11 - Yet He did not stretch out His hand against the nobles of the sons of Israel; and they beheld H2372 God, and they ate and drank.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 24:4 -

The oracle of him who hears the [fn]words of God,

Who beholds H2372 the vision of [fn]the Almighty,

Falling down, yet having his eyes opened,

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 24:16 -

The oracle of him who hears the [fn]words of God,

And knows the knowledge of the [fn]Most High,

Who beholds H2372 the vision of the [fn]Almighty,

Falling down, yet having his eyes opened.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:17 -

“His roots wrap around a rock pile;

He looks upon a house of stones.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:17 -

“I will tell you, listen to me;

And what I have beheld H2372 I will also recount;

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:26 -

“Even after my skin [fn]is destroyed,

Yet from my flesh I shall behold H2372 God,

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:27 -

Whom I [fn]myself shall behold H2372,

And whom my eyes will see and not another.

My [fn]heart faints [fn]within me!

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 23:9 -

When He acts on the left, I cannot behold H2372 Him;

He turns on the right, I cannot see Him.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:1 -

“Why are [fn]times not stored up by the Almighty,

And why do those who know Him not behold H2372 His days?

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:12 -

“Behold, all of you have seen H2372 it;

Why then do you speak with utter vanity?

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:32 -

Instruct me what I do not behold H2372;

If I have done injustice,

I will not do it again’?

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:25 -

“All men have beheld H2372 it;

Man looks from afar.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 11:4 -

Yahweh is in His holy temple; [fn]Yahweh’s throne is in heaven;

His eyes behold H2372, His eyelids test the sons of men.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 11:7 -

For Yahweh is righteous, He loves [fn]righteousness;

The upright will behold H2372 His face.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 17:2 -

May my [fn]judgment come from Your presence;

May Your eyes behold H2372 what is upright.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 17:15 -

As for me, I shall behold H2372 Your face in righteousness;

I will be satisfied [fn]with Your likeness when I awake.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 27:4 -

One thing I have asked from Yahweh, that I shall seek:

That I may dwell in the house of Yahweh all the days of my life,

To behold H2372 the [fn]beauty of Yahweh

And to inquire in His temple.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 46:8 -

Come, behold H2372 the works of Yahweh,

[fn]Who has appointed desolations in the earth.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 58:8 -

Let them be as a snail which [fn]melts away as it goes along,

Like the miscarriages of a woman which never behold H2372 the sun.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 58:10 -

The righteous will be glad when he beholds H2372 the vengeance;

He will wash his feet in the blood of the wicked.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 63:2 -

Thus I have beheld H2372 You in the sanctuary,

To see Your power and Your glory.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:29 -

Do you see H2372 a man skilled in his work?

He will stand before kings;

He will not stand before obscure men.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:32 -

And I beheld H2372, I set my heart upon it;

I saw, I received discipline.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:20 -

Do you behold H2372 a man who is hasty in his words?

There is more hope for a fool than for him.

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 6:13 -

[fn],[fn]Come back, come back, O Shulammite;

Come back, come back, that we may behold H2372 you!”

[fn]Why should you behold H2372 the Shulammite,

As at the dance of [fn]the two companies?

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 1:1 -

The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz concerning Judah and Jerusalem, which he beheld H2372 in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 2:1 -

The word which Isaiah the son of Amoz beheld H2372 concerning Judah and Jerusalem.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 13:1 -

The [fn]oracle concerning Babylon which Isaiah the son of Amoz beheld H2372.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 26:11 -

O Yahweh, Your hand is raised up high, yet they do not behold H2372 it.

[fn]They behold H2372 Your zeal for the people and are put to shame;

Indeed, [fn]fire will devour Your adversaries.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:10 -

Who say to the seers, “You must not see,”

And to those who have visions, “You must not behold visions H2372 for us of what is right,

Speak to us [fn]pleasant words,

Behold visions H2372 of illusions.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 33:17 -

Your eyes will behold H2372 the King in His beauty;

They will see a far-distant land.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 33:20 -

Behold H2372 Zion, the city of our appointed times;

Your eyes will see Jerusalem, an abode at ease,

A tent which will not be folded;

Its stakes will never be pulled up,

Nor any of its cords ever be torn apart.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 48:6 -

“You have heard; look H2372 at all this.

And you, will you not declare it?

I caused you to hear new things from this time,

Even hidden things which you have not known.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 57:8 -

“Behind the door and the doorpost

You have set up your memorial;

Indeed, far removed from Me, you have uncovered yourself,

And have gone up and made your bed wide,

And you have cut a covenant for yourself with them;

You have loved their [fn]bed;

You have looked H2372 on their [fn]manhood.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 2:14 -


Your prophets have beheld H2372 for you

Worthless and ineffective visions;

And they have not uncovered your iniquity

So as to [fn]return you from captivity,

But they have beheld H2372 for you worthless and misleading [fn]oracles.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 12:27 - “Son of man, behold, the house of Israel is saying, ‘The vision that he beholds H2372 is for many [fn]years from now, and he prophesies of times far off.’
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 13:6 - “They behold H2372 worthlessness and lying divination who are saying, ‘Yahweh declares,’ when Yahweh has not sent them; yet they wait for the establishing of their word.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 13:7 - “Did you not see H2372 a worthless vision and speak a lying divination when you said, ‘Yahweh declares,’ but it is not I who have spoken?”’”
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 13:8 -

Therefore, thus says Lord Yahweh, “Because you have spoken worthlessness and beheld H2372 a lie, therefore behold, I am against you,” declares Lord Yahweh.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 13:23 - therefore, you women will no longer see H2372 worthless visions H2372 or practice divination, and I will deliver My people out of your hand. Thus you will know that I am Yahweh.”
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 21:29 - while they behold H2372 for you worthless visions H2372, while they divine lies for you—to place you on the necks of the wicked who are slain, whose day has come, in the time of the iniquity of the end.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 1:1 -

The words of Amos, who was among the sheepherders from Tekoa, which he beheld H2372 in visions concerning Israel in the days of Uzziah king of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam son of Joash, king of Israel, two years before the earthquake.

Unchecked Copy BoxMic 1:1 -

The word of [fn]Yahweh which came to Micah of Moresheth in the days of Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah, which he beheld H2372 concerning Samaria and Jerusalem.

Unchecked Copy BoxMic 4:11 -

“But now many nations have been assembled against you

Who say, ‘Let her be polluted,

And let our eyes behold H2372 Zion in triumph.’

Unchecked Copy BoxHab 1:1 -

The [fn]oracle which Habakkuk the prophet beheld H2372.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 10:2 -

For the teraphim speak wickedness,

And the diviners behold H2372 [fn]false visions

And speak worthless dreams;

They comfort in vain.

Therefore the people journey like sheep;

They are afflicted because there is no shepherd.

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