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Lexicon :: Strong's H2441 - ḥēḵ

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חֵךְ
Transliteration
ḥēḵ
Pronunciation
khake
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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Probably from חָנַךְ (H2596) in the sense of tasting
Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 692a

Strong’s Definitions

חֵךְ chêk, khake; probably from H2596 in the sense of tasting; properly, the palate or inside of the mouth; hence, the mouth itself (as the organ of speech, taste and kissing):—(roof of the) mouth, taste.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 18x

The KJV translates Strong's H2441 in the following manner: mouth (9x), roof of the mouth (5x), taste (4x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 18x
The KJV translates Strong's H2441 in the following manner: mouth (9x), roof of the mouth (5x), taste (4x).
  1. mouth, palate, taste, gums

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
חֵךְ chêk, khake; probably from H2596 in the sense of tasting; properly, the palate or inside of the mouth; hence, the mouth itself (as the organ of speech, taste and kissing):—(roof of the) mouth, taste.
STRONGS H2441:
חֵךְ noun masculine palate, roof of mouth, gums (Late Hebrew id.; Aramaic axkzeo חִכָּא Arabic حَنَكً palate, roof of mouth, jaws, lower part of mouth, lower jaw of horse, mouth, etc. Lane659 Dozyi. 332); — absolute ח׳ Job 12:11; Job 34:3; suffix חִכִּי Proverbs 8:7 + 6 times, חִכְּךָ Hosea 8:1, חִכֶּ֑ךָ Ezekiel 3:26; Proverbs 24:13; chiefly in poetry, especially Wisdom Literature: — חִכֵךְ Cant 7:10, חִכּוֺ Lamentations 4:4 + 2 times, חִכָּהּ Proverbs 5:3, חִכָּם Job 29:10; — palate, roof of mouth:
a. אֶלחִֿכְּךָ שֹׁפָר Hosea 8:1 a trumpet to thy palate! (or gums; as in English, to thy lips); often with לָשׁוֺן, tongue clings (דבק) to חך, expression for speechlessness Ezekiel 3:26; Job 29:10, as imprecation Psalm 137:6; for the parching of extreme thirst Lamentations 4:4 (בַּצָּמָא), compare Psalm 22:16 MT יָבֵּשׁ כַּחֶרֶשׂ כֹּחִי read חִכִּי for כחי see Checritical note (|| לְשׁוֺנִי מֻדְבָּק מַלְקוֺחָ֑י).
b. as organ of speech Proverbs 5:3; Proverbs 8:7 (both || שְׂפָתַיִם), Job 31:30; Job 33:2 דִּבְּרָה לְשׁוֺנִי בְחִכִּי (|| פּ׳ פָּתַחְתִּי).
c. as organ of taste Job 12:11; Job 34:3, לְחִכִּי מָתוֺק פִּרְיוֹ Songs 2:3 his fruit was sweet to my palate, Proverbs 24:13 (implied simile of wisdom as sweet to the soul); figurative of God's words as sweet לְח׳ Psalm 119:103 (|| פִּי): of taste as distinguishing misfortunes Job 6:30 (|| לָשׁוֺן; > others of speech); of keeping wickedness בְּתוֺךְ ח׳ Job 20:18 (|| תַּחַת לָשׁוֺן), i.e. delighting in and prolonging the taste of it.
d. nearly = mouth, as an element in personal sweetness and beauty Songs 5:16; Songs 7:10.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

Job

6:30; 12:11; 12:11; 20:18; 29:10; 29:10; 31:30; 33:2; 34:3; 34:3

Psalms

22:16; 119:103; 137:6

Proverbs

5:3; 5:3; 8:7; 8:7; 24:13; 24:13

Song of Songs

2:3; 5:16; 7:10; 7:10

Lamentations

4:4; 4:4

Ezekiel

3:26; 3:26

Hosea

8:1; 8:1

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H2441 matches the Hebrew חֵךְ (ḥēḵ),
which occurs 18 times in 18 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:30 - “Is there injustice on my tongue?
Cannot my palate H2441 discern [fn]calamities?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:11 - “Does not the ear test words,
As the palate H2441 [fn]tastes its food?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:13 - Though he [fn]desires it and will not let it go,
But holds it in his [fn]mouth, H2441
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:10 - The voice of the nobles was [fn]hushed,
And their tongue stuck to their palate. H2441
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:30 - [fn]No, I have not [fn]allowed my mouth H2441 to sin
By asking for his life in a curse.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:2 - “Behold now, I open my mouth,
My tongue in my [fn]mouth H2441 speaks.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:3 - “For the ear tests words
As the palate H2441 tastes food.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:103 - How sweet are Your [fn]words to my [fn]taste! H2441
Yes, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 137:6 - May my tongue cling to the roof H2441 of my mouth H2441
If I do not remember you,
If I do not [fn]exalt Jerusalem
Above my chief joy.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:3 - For the lips of an [fn]adulteress drip honey
And smoother than oil is her [fn]speech; H2441
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:7 - “For my mouth H2441 will utter truth;
And wickedness is an abomination to my lips.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:13 - My son, eat honey, for it is good,
Yes, the honey from the comb is sweet to your taste; H2441
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 2:3 - [fn]Like an [fn]apple tree among the trees of the forest,
So is my beloved among the [fn]young men.
In his shade I took great delight and sat down,
And his fruit was sweet to my [fn]taste. H2441
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 5:16 - “His [fn]mouth H2441 is full of sweetness.
And he is wholly desirable.
This is my beloved and this is my friend,
O daughters of Jerusalem.”
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 7:9 - And your [fn]mouth H2441 like the best wine!”
[fn]It goes down smoothly for my beloved,
Flowing gently through the lips of those who fall asleep.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 4:4 - The tongue of the infant cleaves
To the roof H2441 of its mouth H2441 because of thirst;
The little ones ask for bread,
But no one breaks it for them.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 3:26 - “Moreover, I will make your tongue stick to [fn]the roof H2441 of your mouth H2441 so that you will be mute and cannot be a man who rebukes them, for they are a rebellious house.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 8:1 - Put the trumpet to your [fn]lips! H2441
Like an eagle the enemy comes against the house of the LORD,
Because they have transgressed My covenant
And rebelled against My law.

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