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Lexicon :: Strong's H2449 - ḥāḵam

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TWOT Reference: 647

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, let us deal H2449 [fn]shrewdly H2449 with them, otherwise they will multiply, and [fn]in the event of war, they will also join those who hate us, and fight against us and [fn]depart from the land.”
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:29 - “If only they were H2449 wise H2449 and they understood this;
If only they would discern their [fn]future!
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 4:31 - For he was H2449 wiser H2449 than all other people, more than Ethan the Ezrahite, Heman, Calcol, and [fn]Darda, the sons of Mahol; and his [fn]fame was known in all the surrounding nations.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 32:9 - “The [fn]abundant in years may not be H2449 wise H2449,
Nor may elders understand justice.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 35:11 - Who teaches us more than the animals of the earth
And makes H2449 us wiser H2449 than the birds of the sky?’
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 19:7 - The Law of the LORD is [fn]perfect, restoring the soul;
The testimony of the LORD is sure, making H2449 wise H2449 the simple.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 58:5 - So that it does not hear the voice of [fn]charmers,
Or a skillful H2449 caster of spells.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 105:22 - To [fn]imprison his high officials [fn]at will,
That he might teach H2449 his elders wisdom H2449.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:98 - Your commandments make H2449 me wiser H2449 than my enemies,
For they are ever [fn]mine.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:6 - Go to the ant, you [fn]lazy one,
Observe its ways and be H2449 wise H2449,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:33 - “Listen to instruction and be H2449 wise H2449,
And do not neglect it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 9:9 - Give instruction to a wise person and he will become H2449 still wiser H2449;
Teach a righteous person and he will increase his insight.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 9:12 - If you are H2449 wise H2449, you are H2449 wise H2449 for yourself,
And if you scoff, you alone will [fn]suffer from it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 13:20 - One who walks with wise people will be H2449 wise H2449,
But a companion of fools will suffer harm.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:20 - Listen to advice and accept discipline,
So that you may be H2449 wise H2449 [fn]the rest of your days.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:1 - Wine is a mocker, intoxicating drink a brawler,
And whoever [fn]is intoxicated by it is H2449 not wise H2449.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 21:11 - When the scoffer is punished, the naive becomes H2449 wise H2449;
But when the wise H2449 is instructed, he receives knowledge.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:15 - My son, if your heart is H2449 wise H2449,
My own heart also will be glad,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:19 - Listen, my son, and be H2449 wise H2449,
And direct your heart in the way.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:11 - Be H2449 wise H2449, my son, and make my heart glad,
So that I may reply to one who taunts me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 30:24 - Four things are small on the earth,
But they are exceedingly H2449 wise:
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 2:15 - Then I said [fn]to myself, “As is the fate of the fool, it will also happen to me. Why then have I been H2449 extremely wise H2449?” So [fn]I said to myself, “This too is futility.”
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 2:19 - And who knows whether he will be wise or a fool? Yet he will have control over all the fruit of my labor for which I have labored by acting H2449 wisely H2449 under the sun. This too is futility.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 7:16 - Do not be excessively righteous, and do not be H2449 overly wise H2449. Why should you ruin yourself?
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 7:23 - I tested all this with wisdom, and I said, “I will be H2449 wise H2449,” but wisdom was far from me.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 9:2 - And Hamath also, which borders on it;
Tyre and Sidon, [fn]though [fn]they are H2449 very wise H2449.
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