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Lexicon :: Strong's H2713 - ḥāqar

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Strong’s Definitions

חָקַר châqar, khaw-kar'; a primitive root; properly, to penetrate; hence, to examine intimately:—find out, (make) search (out), seek (out), sound, try.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 27x

The KJV translates Strong's H2713 in the following manner: search (12x), search out (9x), found out (2x), seek out (1x), seek (1x), sounded (1x), try (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 27x
The KJV translates Strong's H2713 in the following manner: search (12x), search out (9x), found out (2x), seek out (1x), seek (1x), sounded (1x), try (1x).
  1. to search, search for, search out, examine, investigate

    1. (Qal)

      1. to search (for)

      2. to search through, explore

      3. to examine thoroughly

    2. (Niphal)

      1. to be searched out, be found out, be ascertained, be examined

    3. (Piel) to search out, seek out

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
חָקַר châqar, khaw-kar'; a primitive root; properly, to penetrate; hence, to examine intimately:—find out, (make) search (out), seek (out), sound, try.
STRONGS H2713: Abbreviations
† [חָקַר] verb search (Late Hebrew id., Niph. passive, Aramaic חֲקַר) —
Qal Perfect 3rd person masculine singular suffix וַחֲקָרוֺ consecutive Proverbs 18:17; חֲקָרָהּ Job 28:27; וְחָֽקַרְתָּ֫ Deuteronomy 13:15 etc.; Imperfect יַחְקֹר Job 13:19; יַחֲקָרֿ Psalm 44:22; יַחְקְרֶנּוּ Proverbs 28:11; אֶחְקֹר 1 Samuel 20:12; תַּחְקְרוּן Job 32:11; נַחְקֹ֑רָה Lamentations 3:40 etc.; Imperative חָקְרֵ֫נִי Psalm 139:23; חִקְרוּ Judges 18:2; Infinitive חֲקֹר 2 Samuel 10:3 + 2 times; לַחְקוֺר Proverbs 23:30; לְחָקְרָהּ Judges 18:2; —
1. search (for), followed by accusative Proverbs 23:30; Job 32:11; absolute וְדָרַשְׁתָּ֫ וְחָקַרְתָּ֫ וְשָׁאַלְתָּ֫ הֵיטֵיב Deuteronomy 13:15; literal Ezekiel 39:14 (i.e. for bones unburied).
2. a. search through, explore, literally, object הארץ Judges 18:2 (|| רַגֵּל) Judges 18:2, 1 Chronicles 19:3 (|| id.); city העיר 2 Samuel 10:3 (|| id.), of mining Job 28:3; search out a subject or matter Job 5:27; Job 28:27; Proverbs 25:2; Psalm 44:22.
b. search a man, find out his sentiments (AV sound him) 1 Samuel 20:12.
c. of י׳ searching man, with accusative Psalm 139:1 (|| ידע), Psalm 139:23 (|| id.) Job 13:9, compare Jeremiah 17:10 (object לֵב).
d. of examining thoroughly, so as to expose weakness in a case Job 29:16; Proverbs 18:17, compare Proverbs 28:11; so of self-examination דרכים ח׳ Lamentations 3:40 (|| חפשׂ).
Niph. Perfect נֶחְקַר 1 Kings 7:47; 2 Chronicles 4:18; Imperfect יֵחָקֵר Jeremiah 46:23; יֵחָֽקְרוּ Jeremiah 31:37 be searched out, found out, ascertained, 1 Kings 7:47; 2 Chronicles 4:18 (weight of the bronze used in temple utensils), of forest Jeremiah 46:23; searched out, Jeremiah 31:37 subject מוסדיֿ ארץ
Pi. Perfect חִקֵּר Ecclesiastes 12:9 he sought out many proverbs (מְשָׁלִים; || אִזֵּן).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


13:15; 13:15


18:2; 18:2; 18:2; 18:2

1 Samuel

20:12; 20:12

2 Samuel

10:3; 10:3

1 Kings

7:47; 7:47

1 Chronicles


2 Chronicles

4:18; 4:18


5:27; 13:9; 13:19; 28:3; 28:27; 28:27; 29:16; 32:11; 32:11


44:22; 44:22; 139:1; 139:23; 139:23


18:17; 18:17; 23:30; 23:30; 25:2; 28:11; 28:11




17:10; 31:37; 31:37; 46:23; 46:23


3:40; 3:40



Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H2713 matches the Hebrew חָקַר (ḥāqar),
which occurs 27 times in 26 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 13:14 - Then shalt thou enquire, and make search, H2713 and ask diligently; and, behold, if it be truth, and the thing certain, that such abomination is wrought among you;
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 18:2 - And the children of Dan sent of their family five men from their coasts, men of valour, from Zorah, and from Eshtaol, to spy out the land, and to search H2713 it; and they said unto them, Go, search H2713 the land: who when they came to mount Ephraim, to the house of Micah, they lodged there.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 20:12 - And Jonathan said unto David, O LORD God of Israel, when I have sounded H2713 my father about to morrow any time, or the third day, and, behold, if there be good toward David, and I then send not unto thee, and shew it thee;
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 10:3 - And the princes of the children of Ammon said unto Hanun their lord, Thinkest thou that David doth honour thy father, that he hath sent comforters unto thee? hath not David rather sent his servants unto thee, to search H2713 the city, and to spy it out, and to overthrow it?
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 7:47 - And Solomon left all the vessels unweighed, because they were exceeding many: neither was the weight of the brass found out. H2713
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 19:3 - But the princes of the children of Ammon said to Hanun, Thinkest thou that David doth honour thy father, that he hath sent comforters unto thee? are not his servants come unto thee for to search, H2713 and to overthrow, and to spy out the land?
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 4:18 - Thus Solomon made all these vessels in great abundance: for the weight of the brass could not be found out. H2713
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:27 - Lo this, we have searched H2713 it, so it is; hear it, and know thou it for thy good.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 13:9 - Is it good that he should search you out? H2713 or as one man mocketh another, do ye so mock him?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:3 - He setteth an end to darkness, and searcheth out H2713 all perfection: the stones of darkness, and the shadow of death.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:27 - Then did he see it, and declare it; he prepared it, yea, and searched it out. H2713
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:16 - I was a father to the poor: and the cause which I knew not I searched out. H2713
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 32:11 - Behold, I waited for your words; I gave ear to your reasons, whilst ye searched out H2713 what to say.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 44:21 - Shall not God search this out? H2713 for he knoweth the secrets of the heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:1 - [[To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.]] O LORD, thou hast searched H2713 me, and known me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:23 - Search H2713 me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:17 - He that is first in his own cause seemeth just; but his neighbour cometh and searcheth H2713 him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:30 - They that tarry long at the wine; they that go to seek H2713 mixed wine.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:2 - It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out H2713 a matter.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:11 - The rich man is wise in his own conceit; but the poor that hath understanding searcheth him out. H2713
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 12:9 - And moreover, because the preacher was wise, he still taught the people knowledge; yea, he gave good heed, and sought out, H2713 and set in order many proverbs.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 17:10 - I the LORD search H2713 the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 31:37 - Thus saith the LORD; If heaven above can be measured, and the foundations of the earth searched out H2713 beneath, I will also cast off all the seed of Israel for all that they have done, saith the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 46:23 - They shall cut down her forest, saith the LORD, though it cannot be searched; H2713 because they are more than the grasshoppers, and are innumerable.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:40 - Let us search and try H2713 our ways, and turn again to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 39:14 - And they shall sever out men of continual employment, passing through the land to bury with the passengers those that remain upon the face of the earth, to cleanse it: after the end of seven months shall they search. H2713
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