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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 - And Sarai said to Abram, “May the wrong done me be upon you. I gave my maid into your [fn]arms, H2436 but when she saw that she had conceived, I was despised 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 into your bosom.” H2436 So he put his hand into his bosom, 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 into your bosom H2436 again.” So he put his hand into his bosom H2436 again, and when he took it out of his bosom, H2436 behold, it was restored like the rest of his flesh.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:12 - “Was it I who conceived all this people? Was it I who brought them forth, that You should say to me, ‘Carry them in your bosom 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 as your own soul, entice you secretly, saying, ‘Let us 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]shall be hostile toward his brother and toward the wife [fn]he cherishes H2436 and toward the rest of his children who remain,
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 for delicateness and [fn]refinement, [fn]shall 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 [fn]and laid him in her lap, H2436 and became his nurse.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 12:3 - “But the poor man had nothing except one little ewe lamb
Which he bought and nourished;
And it grew up together with him and his children.
It would eat of his [fn]bread and drink of his cup and lie in his bosom, H2436
And was like a daughter to him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 12:8 - ‘I also gave you your master’s house and your master’s wives into your [fn]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 many more things like these!
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:2 - So his servants said to him, “Let them seek a young virgin for my lord the king, and let her [fn]attend the king and become his nurse; and let her lie in your bosom, H2436 that my lord the king may keep warm.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 3:20 - “So she arose in the middle of the night and took my son from beside me while your maidservant slept, and laid him in her bosom, H2436 and laid her dead son in my bosom. H2436
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 17:19 - He said to her, “Give me your son.” Then he took him from her bosom H2436 and carried him up to the upper room where he was living, and laid him on his own bed.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 22:35 - The battle [fn]raged that day, and the king was propped up in his chariot in front of the Arameans, and died at evening, and the blood from the wound ran into the bottom H2436 of the chariot.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:27 - Whom I [fn]myself shall behold,
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,
And my prayer kept returning to my bosom. H2436
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 74:11 - Why do You withdraw Your hand, even Your right hand?
From within Your bosom, H2436 destroy them!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 79:12 - And return to our neighbors sevenfold into their bosom H2436
[fn]The reproach with which they have reproached You, O Lord.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:50 - Remember, O Lord, the reproach of Your servants;
[fn]How I bear in my bosom H2436 the reproach 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 bosom H2436 of a foreigner?
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:27 - Can a man [fn]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 its every decision is from the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:23 - A wicked man receives a bribe from the bosom H2436
To pervert the ways of justice.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:14 - A gift in secret subdues anger,
And a bribe in the bosom, H2436 strong wrath.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 7:9 - Do not be [fn]eager in your heart to be angry,
For anger resides in the bosom 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 His bosom; 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 into their bosom, H2436
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 65:7 - Both [fn]their own iniquities and the iniquities of their 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 into their bosom.” H2436
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 32:18 - who shows lovingkindness to thousands, but repays the iniquity of fathers into the bosom H2436 of their children after them, O great and mighty God. The LORD of hosts is His name;
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 2:12 - They say to their mothers,
“Where is grain and wine?”
As they faint like a wounded man
In the streets of the city,
As their life is poured out
On their mothers’ bosom. H2436
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 43:13 - “And these are the measurements of the altar by cubits (the cubit being a cubit and a handbreadth): the [fn]base H2436 shall be a cubit and the width a cubit, and its border on its edge round about one span; and this shall be the height of the [fn]base of the altar.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 43:14 - “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 - “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 round about; and its steps shall [fn]face the east.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 7:5 - Do not trust in a neighbor;
Do not have confidence in a friend.
From her who lies in your bosom H2436
Guard [fn]your lips.
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