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Lexicon :: Strong's H2442 - ḥāḵâ

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Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root [apparently akin to חָקָה (H2707) through the idea of piercing]
Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 645

Strong’s Definitions

חָכָה châkâh, khaw-kaw'; a primitive root (apparently akin to H2707 through the idea of piercing); properly, to adhere to; hence, to await:—long, tarry, wait.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 14x

The KJV translates Strong's H2442 in the following manner: wait (11x), tarry (2x), long (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 14x
The KJV translates Strong's H2442 in the following manner: wait (11x), tarry (2x), long (1x).
  1. to wait, wait for, await

    1. (Qal) to wait for

    2. (Piel)

      1. to wait, tarry

      2. to wait (in ambush)

      3. to wait for, long for

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
חָכָה châkâh, khaw-kaw'; a primitive root (apparently akin to H2707 through the idea of piercing); properly, to adhere to; hence, to await:—long, tarry, wait.
STRONGS H2442: Abbreviations
† [חָכָה] verb wait, await
Qal Participle plural construct חוֺכֵי Isaiah 30:18; with לְ waiting for him (י׳).
Pi. חִכָּה Job 32:4; חִכְּתָה Psalm 33:20; חִכִּיתִי Isaiah 8:17; חִכּוּ Psalm 106:13; חִכִּינוּ 2 Kings 7:9; Imperfect יְחַכֶּה Isaiah 30:18; תְּחַכֶּה 2 Kings 9:3; Imperative חַכֵּהֿ Habakkuk 2:3; חִכּוּ Zephaniah 3:8; Infinitive construct כְּחַכֵּי Hosea 6:9 (Ephr for חַכֵּה ?); Participle מְחַכֶּה Daniel 12:12; construct מְחַכֵּה Isaiah 64:3; plural מְחַכִּים Job 3:21; —
1. wait, tarry, absolute 2 Kings 9:3 tarry not; with עַד till morning light 2 Kings 7:9; with accusative את איוב בדברים Job 32:4 tarry for Job with words.
2. wait (in ambush), כְּחַכֵּי אִישׁ גְּדוּדִים Hosea 6:9 as marauding bands wait for a man AV RV De, or as marauders lie in wait Hi Ew (taking אישׁ as construct)
3. wait for, long for, with לְ for י׳ Isaiah 8:17; Isaiah 64:3; Zephaniah 3:8; Psalm 33:20; for his counsel Psalm 106:13; for his vision Habakkuk 2:3; for death Job 3:21; יחכה יהוה לחננכם Yahweh waiteth to be gracious unto you Isaiah 30:18 (Di regards this as threatening and refers it to 1); absolute waiteth (and cometh to the days of blessedness) Daniel 12:12.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

2 Kings

7:9; 7:9; 9:3; 9:3


3:21; 3:21; 32:4; 32:4


33:20; 33:20; 106:13; 106:13


8:17; 8:17; 30:18; 30:18; 30:18; 64:3; 64:3


12:12; 12:12


6:9; 6:9


2:3; 2:3


3:8; 3:8

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H2442 matches the Hebrew חָכָה (ḥāḵâ),
which occurs 14 times in 13 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 7:9 - Then they said one to another, We do not well: this day is a day of good tidings, and we hold our peace: if we tarry H2442 till the morning light, some mischief will come upon us: now therefore come, that we may go and tell the king's household.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 9:3 - Then take the box of oil, and pour it on his head, and say, Thus saith the LORD, I have anointed thee king over Israel. Then open the door, and flee, and tarry H2442 not.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:21 - Which long H2442 for death, but it cometh not; and dig for it more than for hid treasures;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 32:4 - Now Elihu had waited H2442 till Job had spoken, because they were elder than he.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 33:20 - Our soul waiteth H2442 for the LORD: he is our help and our shield.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:13 - They soon forgat his works; they waited H2442 not for his counsel:
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 8:17 - And I will wait H2442 upon the LORD, that hideth his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:18 - And therefore will the LORD wait, H2442 that he may be gracious unto you, and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy upon you: for the LORD is a God of judgment: blessed are all they that wait H2442 for him.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 64:4 - For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside thee, what he hath prepared for him that waiteth H2442 for him.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 12:12 - Blessed is he that waiteth, H2442 and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 6:9 - And as troops of robbers wait H2442 for a man, so the company of priests murder in the way by consent: for they commit lewdness.
Unchecked Copy BoxHab 2:3 - For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait H2442 for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.
Unchecked Copy BoxZep 3:8 - Therefore wait H2442 ye upon me, saith the LORD, until the day that I rise up to the prey: for my determination is to gather the nations, that I may assemble the kingdoms, to pour upon them mine indignation, even all my fierce anger: for all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of my jealousy.
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