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Lexicon :: Strong's H2436 - ḥêq

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
From an unused root, apparently meaning to inclose
Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 629a

Strong’s Definitions

חֵיק chêyq, khake; or חֵק chêq; and חוֹק chôwq; from an unused root, apparently meaning to inclose; the bosom (literally or figuratively):—bosom, bottom, lap, midst, within.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 39x

The KJV translates Strong's H2436 in the following manner: bosom (32x), bottom (3x), lap (1x), midst (1x), within (1x), variant (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 39x
The KJV translates Strong's H2436 in the following manner: bosom (32x), bottom (3x), lap (1x), midst (1x), within (1x), variant (1x).
  1. bosom, hollow, bottom, midst

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
חֵיק chêyq, khake; or חֵק chêq; and חוֹק chôwq; from an unused root, apparently meaning to inclose; the bosom (literally or figuratively):—bosom, bottom, lap, midst, within.
STRONGS H2436: Abbreviations
† [חוק] noun [masculine] bosom, Psalm 74:11 Kt חוקך (but read Qr חֵיקְךָ, see following).

חֵיק, חֵק noun [masculine] bosom (Late Hebrew id.) — absolute חֵיק Ezekiel 43:17; Proverbs 16:33 + Ezekiel 43:13 (Co חיקו, compare ZKW1883, pp. 67ff.; חֵיקֹה DrSm xxxi), חֵק Proverbs 21:14; construct חֵיק 1 Kings 22:35 + 3 times + Ezekiel 43:14 (Co חיקו) חֵק Proverbs 5:20 (omitted by accident in Baer, compare Stron the passage) Proverbs 17:23 suffix חֵיקִי 1 Kings 3:20; Psalm 89:51; חֵקִי Job 19:27 etc.; elsewhere always plene with suffix; חוקף Kt Psalm 74:11 (Qr חֵיקְךָ); — bosom, specifically
1. of fold of garment, at breast Exodus 4:6 (twice in verse); Exodus 4:7 (3 times in verse) (all J), Proverbs 6:27; Proverbs 16:33, metaphor of י׳ Psalm 74:11; שֹׁחַד בח׳ Proverbs 21:14 is a hidden reward (concealed in bosom; || מַתָּן בַּסֵּתֶר); שֹׁחַד טֵחֵק Proverbs 17:23 is a gift secretly given; figurative, requite into bosom Isaiah 65:6, 7; Psalm 35:13; Psalm 79:12; Jeremiah 32:18.
2. carry (נָשָׂא) in bosom, Moses the people Numbers 11:12 (JE); Naomi, Ruth's child Ruth 4:16, compare 1 Kings 3:20 (twice in verse); 1 Kings 17:19; ewe lamb 2 Samuel 12:3; Isaiah 40:11 (metaphor); Lamentations 2:12 of infants dying in their mothers' arms; figurative of carrying insults in one's bosom Psalm 89:51 (read probably כְּלִמַּת for כֹּל, see Bi Che).
3. bosom as part of body:
a. external, lie in bosom, of wife שׁככת Micah 7:5, compare 2 Samuel 12:8; concubine Genesis 16:5 (J) compare 1 Kings 1:2; אֵשֶׁת חיק(ךׅ Deuteronomy 13:7; Deuteronomy 28:54, compare also Proverbs 5:20 תְּחַבֵּק חֵק נָכְּרִיָה; אֹישׁ חֵיקָהּ Deuteronomy 28:56.
b. internal, anger resteth כסילים בה׳ Ecclesiastes 7:9; כָּלוּ כִלְֹיתַי בְּחֵקִי Job 19:27 my reins are consumed within me; Job 23:12 (read בְּחֵקִי for מֵחֻקִּי, so Greek Version of the LXX Vulgate Ol Me Stu Di) in my breast have I hidden the words of his mouth (compare בְּלִבִּי Psalm 119:11); figurative of interior of chariot 1 Kings 22:35 הרכב ח׳; of hollow bottom of altar Ezekiel 43:13, 14, 17 (Sm Rinne; Co Grundeinfassung).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs




4:6; 4:7




13:7; 28:54; 28:56



2 Samuel

12:3; 12:8

1 Kings

1:2; 3:20; 3:20; 17:19; 22:35; 22:35


19:27; 19:27; 23:12


35:13; 74:11; 74:11; 74:11; 79:12; 89:51; 89:51; 119:11


5:20; 5:20; 6:27; 16:33; 16:33; 17:23; 17:23; 21:14; 21:14




40:11; 65:6; 65:7






43:13; 43:13; 43:14; 43:14; 43:17; 43:17



Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H2436 matches the Hebrew חֵיק (ḥêq),
which occurs 38 times in 34 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 16:5 - And Sarai said unto Abram, My wrong be upon thee: I have given my maid into thy bosom; H2436 and when she saw that she had conceived, I was despised in her eyes: the LORD judge between me and thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:6 - And the LORD said furthermore unto him, Put now thine hand into thy bosom. H2436 And he put his hand into his bosom: H2436 and when he took it out, behold, his hand was leprous as snow.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:7 - And he said, Put thine hand into thy bosom H2436 again. And he put his hand into his bosom H2436 again; and plucked it out of his bosom, H2436 and, behold, it was turned again as his other flesh.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:12 - Have I conceived all this people? have I begotten them, that thou shouldest say unto me, Carry them in thy bosom, H2436 as a nursing father beareth the sucking child, unto the land which thou swarest unto their fathers?
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 13:6 - If thy brother, the son of thy mother, or thy son, or thy daughter, or the wife of thy bosom, H2436 or thy friend, which is as thine own soul, entice thee secretly, saying, Let us go and serve other gods, which thou hast not known, thou, nor thy fathers;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:54 - So that the man that is tender among you, and very delicate, his eye shall be evil toward his brother, and toward the wife of his bosom, H2436 and toward the remnant of his children which he shall leave:
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:56 - The tender and delicate woman among you, which would not adventure to set the sole of her foot upon the ground for delicateness and tenderness, her eye shall be evil toward the husband of her bosom, H2436 and toward her son, and toward her daughter,
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:16 - And Naomi took the child, and laid it in her bosom, H2436 and became nurse unto it.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 12:3 - But the poor man had nothing, save one little ewe lamb, which he had bought and nourished up: and it grew up together with him, and with his children; it did eat of his own meat, and drank of his own cup, and lay in his bosom, H2436 and was unto him as a daughter.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 12:8 - And I gave thee thy master's house, and thy master's wives into thy bosom, H2436 and gave thee the house of Israel and of Judah; and if that had been too little, I would moreover have given unto thee such and such things.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:2 - Wherefore his servants said unto him, Let there be sought for my lord the king a young virgin: and let her stand before the king, and let her cherish him, and let her lie in thy bosom, H2436 that my lord the king may get heat.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 3:20 - And she arose at midnight, and took my son from beside me, while thine handmaid slept, and laid it in her bosom, H2436 and laid her dead child in my bosom. H2436
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 17:19 - And he said unto her, Give me thy son. And he took him out of her bosom, H2436 and carried him up into a loft, where he abode, and laid him upon his own bed.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 22:35 - And the battle increased that day: and the king was stayed up in his chariot against the Syrians, and died at even: and the blood ran out of the wound into the midst H2436 of the chariot.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:27 - Whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another; though my reins be consumed within H2436 me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 35:13 - But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth: I humbled my soul with fasting; and my prayer returned into mine own bosom. H2436
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 74:11 - Why withdrawest thou thy hand, even thy right hand? pluck it out of thy bosom. H2436 H2436
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 79:12 - And render unto our neighbours sevenfold into their bosom H2436 their reproach, wherewith they have reproached thee, O Lord.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:50 - Remember, Lord, the reproach of thy servants; how I do bear in my bosom H2436 the reproach of all the mighty people;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:20 - And why wilt thou, my son, be ravished with a strange woman, and embrace the bosom H2436 of a stranger?
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:27 - Can a man take fire in his bosom, H2436 and his clothes not be burned?
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:33 - The lot is cast into the lap; H2436 but the whole disposing thereof is of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:23 - A wicked man taketh a gift out of the bosom H2436 to pervert the ways of judgment.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:14 - A gift in secret pacifieth anger: and a reward in the bosom H2436 strong wrath.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 7:9 - Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry: for anger resteth in the bosom H2436 of fools.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 40:11 - He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, H2436 and shall gently lead those that are with young.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 65:6 - Behold, it is written before me: I will not keep silence, but will recompense, even recompense into their bosom, H2436
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 65:7 - Your iniquities, and the iniquities of your fathers together, saith the LORD, which have burned incense upon the mountains, and blasphemed me upon the hills: therefore will I measure their former work into their bosom. H2436
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 32:18 - Thou shewest lovingkindness unto thousands, and recompensest the iniquity of the fathers into the bosom H2436 of their children after them: the Great, the Mighty God, the LORD of hosts, is his name,
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 2:12 - They say to their mothers, Where is corn and wine? when they swooned as the wounded in the streets of the city, when their soul was poured out into their mothers' bosom. H2436
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 43:13 - And these are the measures of the altar after the cubits: The cubit is a cubit and an hand breadth; even the bottom H2436 shall be a cubit, and the breadth a cubit, and the border thereof by the edge thereof round about shall be a span: and this shall be the higher place of the altar.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 43:14 - And from the bottom H2436 upon the ground even to the lower settle shall be two cubits, and the breadth one cubit; and from the lesser settle even to the greater settle shall be four cubits, and the breadth one cubit.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 43:17 - And the settle shall be fourteen cubits long and fourteen broad in the four squares thereof; and the border about it shall be half a cubit; and the bottom H2436 thereof shall be a cubit about; and his stairs shall look toward the east.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 7:5 - Trust ye not in a friend, put ye not confidence in a guide: keep the doors of thy mouth from her that lieth in thy bosom. H2436
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