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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
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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 - So Sarai said to Abram, “May the wrong done to me be upon you! I put my slave woman into your [fn]arms H2436, but when she saw that she had conceived, I was insignificant in her [fn]sight. May the LORD judge between [fn]you and me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:6 - The LORD furthermore said to him, “Now put your hand inside the fold H2436 of H2436 your robe H2436.” So he put his hand inside the fold H2436, and when he took it out, behold, his hand was leprous like snow.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:7 - Then He said, “Put your hand inside the fold H2436 of H2436 your robe H2436 again.” So he put his hand into the fold H2436 again, and when he took it out of the fold H2436, behold, it was restored like the rest of his flesh.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:12 - “Was it I who conceived all this people? Or did I give birth to them, that You should say to me, ‘Carry them [fn]in your arms H2436, as a [fn]nurse carries a nursing infant, to the land which You swore to their fathers’?
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 13:6 - “If your brother, your mother’s son, or your son or daughter, or the wife [fn]you cherish H2436, or your friend who is like your own soul, entices you secretly, saying, ‘Let’s go and serve other gods’ (whom neither you nor your fathers have known,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:54 - “The man who is [fn]refined and very delicate among you [fn]will be hostile toward his brother, toward the wife [fn]he cherishes H2436, and toward the rest of his children who are left,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:56 - “The [fn]refined and delicate woman among you, who would not venture to set the sole of her foot on the ground because of her delicateness and tenderness, [fn]will be hostile toward the husband [fn]she cherishes H2436 and toward her son and daughter,
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:16 - Then Naomi took the child and [fn]laid him in her lap H2436, and became his nurse.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 12:3 - “But the poor man had nothing at all except one little ewe lamb
Which he bought and nurtured;
And it grew up together with him and his children.
It would eat [fn]scraps from him and drink from his cup and lie [fn]in his lap H2436,
And was like a daughter to him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 12:8 - ‘I also gave you your master’s house and put your master’s wives [fn]into your care H2436, and I gave you the house of Israel and Judah; and if that had been too little, I would have added to you [fn]many more things like these!
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:2 - So his servants said to him, “Have them search for a young virgin for my lord the king, and have her [fn]attend the king and become his nurse; and have her lie on your chest H2436, so that my lord the king may keep warm.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 3:20 - “So she got up in the middle of the night and took my son from beside me while your servant was asleep, and she laid him at her breast H2436, and laid her dead son at my breast H2436.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 17:19 - But he said to her, “Give me your son.” Then he took him from her [fn]arms H2436 and carried him up to the upstairs room where he was living, and laid him on his own bed.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 22:35 - The battle [fn]raged on that day, and the king was propped up in his chariot in front of the Arameans, and he died at evening, and the blood from the wound ran into the bottom H2436 of the chariot.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:27 - Whom I, on my part, shall behold for myself,
And whom my eyes will see, and not another.
My [fn]heart faints [fn]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,
But my prayer kept returning to [fn]me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 74:11 - Why do You withdraw Your hand, even Your right hand?
Extend it from Your chest H2436 and destroy them!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 79:12 - And return to our neighbors seven times as much into their lap H2436
Their taunts with which they have taunted You, Lord.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:50 - Remember, Lord, the taunt against Your servants;
[fn]How I carry in my heart H2436 the taunts of all the many peoples,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:20 - For why should you, my son, be exhilarated with an [fn]adulteress,
And embrace the breasts H2436 of a foreigner?
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:27 - Can anyone take fire in his lap H2436
And his clothes not be burned?
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:33 - The lot is cast into the lap H2436,
But its every decision is from the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:23 - A wicked person accepts a bribe [fn]from an inside H2436 pocket H2436
To pervert the ways of justice.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:14 - A gift in secret subdues anger,
And a bribe [fn]in an inside H2436 pocket H2436, strong wrath.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 7:9 - Do not be [fn]eager in your spirit to be angry,
For anger resides in the [fn]heart H2436 of fools.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 40:11 - Like a shepherd He will tend His flock,
In His arm He will gather the lambs
And carry them in the fold H2436 of H2436 His robe H2436;
He will gently lead the nursing ewes.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 65:6 - “Behold, it is written before Me:
I will not keep silent, but I will repay;
I will even repay [fn]into their laps H2436,
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 65:7 - Both your own wrongdoings and the wrongdoings of your fathers together,” says the LORD.
“Because they have burned incense on the mountains
And scorned Me on the hills,
Therefore I will measure their former work [fn]into their laps H2436.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 32:18 - who shows mercy to thousands, but repays the wrongdoing of fathers into the laps H2436 of their children after them, great and mighty God. The LORD of armies is His name;
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 2:12 - They say to their mothers,
“Where is grain and wine?”
As they faint like a wounded person
In the streets of the city,
As their lives are poured out
[fn]In their mothers’ arms H2436.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 43:13 - “And these are the measurements of the altar by cubits (the cubit being a [fn]cubit and a hand width): the [fn]base H2436 shall be a cubit and the width a cubit, and its border on its edge all around one span; and this shall be the height of the [fn]base of the altar.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 43:14 - “And from the base H2436 on the ground to the lower ledge shall be two cubits, and the width one cubit; and from the smaller ledge to the larger ledge shall be four cubits, and the width [fn]one cubit.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 43:17 - “And the ledge shall be fourteen cubits long by fourteen wide in its four sides, the border around it shall be half a cubit, and its base H2436 shall be a cubit all around; and its steps shall [fn]face east.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 7:5 - Do not trust in a neighbor;
Do not have confidence in a close friend.
Guard [fn]your lips
From her who lies [fn]in your arms H2436.
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