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Lexicon :: Strong's H2449 - ḥāḵam

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Strong’s Definitions

חָכַם châkam, khaw-kam'; a primitive root, to be wise (in mind, word or act):—× exceeding, teach wisdom, be (make self, shew self) wise, deal (never so) wisely, make wiser.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 27x

The KJV translates Strong's H2449 in the following manner: ..wise (19x), ..wiser (4x), ..wisely (2x), teach wisdom (1x), exceeding (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 27x
The KJV translates Strong's H2449 in the following manner: ..wise (19x), ..wiser (4x), ..wisely (2x), teach wisdom (1x), exceeding (1x).
  1. to be wise

    1. (Qal) to be or become wise, act wisely

    2. (Piel) to make wise, teach wisdom, instruct

    3. (Pual) to be made wise

    4. (Hiphil) to make wise

    5. (Hithpael) to show oneself wise, deceive, show one's wisdom

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
חָכַם châkam, khaw-kam'; a primitive root, to be wise (in mind, word or act):—× exceeding, teach wisdom, be (make self, shew self) wise, deal (never so) wisely, make wiser.
STRONGS H2449: Abbreviations
חָכַם verb be wise (Late Hebrew id.; Aramaic bdb031403, חֲכַם id.; Zinjirli חכמה wisdom, DHMSendsch.57; Assyrian ḫakâmu, know (with exceptional חֿ see DlPr 178 f.); Arabic bdb031404 restrain from acting in an evil manner, judge, govern; IV.make firm, sound, free from defect by the exercise of skill) —
Qal Perfect ח׳ Proverbs 23:15; 3rd person feminine singular חָֽכְמָה Zechariah 9:2; הָכַמְתָּ Proverbs 9:12 (twice in verse), etc. + 3 times Perfect; Imperfect יֶחְכַּם Proverbs 9:9; Proverbs 21:11; וַיֶּחְכַּם 1 Kings 5:11; יֶחְכָּ֑ם Proverbs 20:1+; וֶ֯חְכָּ֑ם Proverbs 13:20; תֶּחְכַּם Proverbs 19:20; אֶחְכָּ֑מָה Ecclesiastes 7:23; plural יֶחְכָּ֑מוּ Job 32:9; Imperative חֲכַם Proverbs 27:11; חֲכָ֑ם Proverbs 6:6; Proverbs 23:19 + Proverbs 13:20 Kt; חֲכָ֑מוּ Proverbs 8:33; — be or become wise, act wisely Deuteronomy 32:29 (poetry) 1 Kings 5:11; Job 32:9; Proverbs 6:6; Proverbs 8:33; Proverbs 9:9, 12 (twice in verse); Proverbs 13:20; Proverbs 19:20; Proverbs 20:1; Proverbs 21:11; Proverbs 23:19; Proverbs 27:11; Ecclesiastes 2:15; Ecclesiastes 7:23; Zechariah 9:2; אם חכם לבך if thy mind be wise Proverbs 23:15; with accusative שׁחכמתי Ecclesiastes 2:19 wherein I have acted wisely.
Pi. Imperfect יְחַכֵּם Psalm 105:22; suffix יְחַכְּמֵנוּ Job 35:11; תְּחַכְּמֵנִי Psalm 119:98; all make wise, teach wisdom, with accusative.
Pu. Participle made wise, intensive, as it were the embodiment of wisdom חוֺבֵר חֲבָרִים מְחֻכָּם Psalm 58:6, plural הֵמָּה חֲכָמִים מְחֻכָּמִים Proverbs 30:24 (of intelligent animals).
Hiph. Participle construct פֶּ֑תִי מַחְכִּימַת Psalm 19:8 making wise the simple.
Hithp. Imperfect נִתְחַכְּמָה לוֺ Exodus 1:10 (E) let us deal wisely (shrewdly) toward it (the people); 2nd person masculine singular תִּתְחַכַּם Ecclesiastes 7:16 make or shew thyself wise.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs





1 Kings

5:11; 5:11


32:9; 32:9; 35:11


19:8; 58:6; 105:22; 119:98


6:6; 6:6; 8:33; 8:33; 9:9; 9:9; 9:12; 9:12; 13:20; 13:20; 13:20; 19:20; 19:20; 20:1; 20:1; 21:11; 21:11; 23:15; 23:15; 23:19; 23:19; 27:11; 27:11; 30:24


2:15; 2:19; 7:16; 7:23; 7:23


9:2; 9:2

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H2449 matches the Hebrew חָכַם (ḥāḵam),
which occurs 28 times in 26 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 1:10 - Come on, let us deal wisely H2449 with them; lest they multiply, and it come to pass, that, when there falleth out any war, they join also unto our enemies, and fight against us, and so get them up out of the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:29 - O that they were wise, H2449 that they understood this, that they would consider their latter end!
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 4:31 - For he was wiser H2449 than all men; than Ethan the Ezrahite, and Heman, and Chalcol, and Darda, the sons of Mahol: and his fame was in all nations round about.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 32:9 - Great men are not always wise: H2449 neither do the aged understand judgment.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 35:11 - Who teacheth us more than the beasts of the earth, and maketh us wiser H2449 than the fowls of heaven?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 19:7 - The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise H2449 the simple.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 58:5 - Which will not hearken to the voice of charmers, charming never so wisely. H2449
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 105:22 - To bind his princes at his pleasure; and teach his senators wisdom. H2449
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:98 - Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser H2449 than mine enemies: for they are ever with me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:6 - Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise: H2449
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:33 - Hear instruction, and be wise, H2449 and refuse it not.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 9:9 - Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: H2449 teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 9:12 - If thou be wise, H2449 thou shalt be wise H2449 for thyself: but if thou scornest, thou alone shalt bear it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 13:20 - He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: H2449 but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:20 - Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise H2449 in thy latter end.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:1 - Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise. H2449
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:11 - When the scorner is punished, the simple is made wise: H2449 and when the wise is instructed, he receiveth knowledge.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:15 - My son, if thine heart be wise, H2449 my heart shall rejoice, even mine.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:19 - Hear thou, my son, and be wise, H2449 and guide thine heart in the way.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:11 - My son, be wise, H2449 and make my heart glad, that I may answer him that reproacheth me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 30:24 - There be four things which are little upon the earth, but they are exceeding H2449 wise:
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 2:15 - Then said I in my heart, As it happeneth to the fool, so it happeneth even to me; and why was I then more wise? H2449 Then I said in my heart, that this also is vanity.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 2:19 - And who knoweth whether he shall be a wise man or a fool? yet shall he have rule over all my labour wherein I have laboured, and wherein I have shewed myself wise H2449 under the sun. This is also vanity.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 7:16 - Be not righteous over much; neither make thyself over wise: H2449 why shouldest thou destroy thyself?
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 7:23 - All this have I proved by wisdom: I said, I will be wise; H2449 but it was far from me.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 9:2 - And Hamath also shall border thereby; Tyrus, and Zidon, though it be very wise. H2449
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