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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.
† [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 to one another, “We are not doing the right thing. This day is a day of good news, but we are keeping silent about it; if we wait H2442 until the morning light, punishment will [fn]overtake us. Now then come, let’s go and inform the king’s household.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 9:3 - “Then take the flask of oil and pour it on his head, and say, ‘This is what the LORD says: “I have anointed you king over Israel.”’ Then open the door and flee, and do not wait H2442.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:21 - Who [fn]long H2442 for death, but there is none,
And dig for it more than for hidden treasures;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 32:4 - Now Elihu had waited H2442 [fn]to speak to Job because they were years older than he.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 33:20 - Our soul waits H2442 for the LORD;
He is our help and our shield.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:13 - They quickly forgot His works;
They did not wait H2442 for His plan,
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 8:17 - And I will wait H2442 for the LORD who is hiding His face from the house of Jacob; I will wait eagerly for Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:18 - Therefore the LORD [fn]longs H2442 to be gracious to you,
And therefore He [fn]waits on high to have compassion on you.
For the LORD is a God of justice;
How blessed are all those who [fn]long H2442 for Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 64:4 - For from days of old they have not heard or perceived by ear,
Nor has the eye seen a God besides You,
Who acts in behalf of one who waits H2442 for Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 12:12 - “Blessed is the one who is patient H2442 and attains to the 1,335 days!
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 6:9 - And as a band of robbers lie H2442 in H2442 wait H2442 for a person,
So a band of priests murder on the way to Shechem;
Certainly they have committed an act of infamy.
Unchecked Copy BoxHab 2:3 - “For the vision is yet for the appointed time;
It [fn]hurries toward the goal and it will not [fn]fail.
Though it delays, wait H2442 for it;
For it will certainly come, it will not delay long.
Unchecked Copy BoxZep 3:8 - “Therefore wait H2442 for Me,” declares the LORD,
“For the day when I rise up as a witness.
Indeed, My decision is to gather nations,
To assemble kingdoms,
To pour out on them My indignation,
All My burning anger;
For all the earth will be devoured
By the fire of My zeal.

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