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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).
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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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 you shall investigate, search H2713 out H2713, and inquire thoroughly. And if it is true and the matter is certain that this abomination has been committed among you,
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 18:2 - So the sons of Dan sent from their family five men out of their whole number, [fn]valiant men from Zorah and Eshtaol, to spy out the land and to explore H2713 it; and they said to them, “Go, explore H2713 the land.” And they came to the hill country of Ephraim, to the house of Micah, and stayed overnight there.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 20:12 - Then Jonathan said to David, “The LORD, the God of Israel, is my witness! When I have sounded H2713 out H2713 my father about this time tomorrow or the third day, behold, if he has a good feeling toward [fn]you, shall I not then send word to you and [fn]inform you?
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 10:3 - the commanders of the Ammonites said to their lord Hanun, “[fn]Do you think that David is simply honoring your father since he has sent you servants [fn]to console you? Has David not sent his servants to you in order to explore H2713 the city, to spy it out and overthrow it?”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 7:47 - However, Solomon left all the utensils unweighed, because they were too many; the weight of the bronze could not be determined H2713.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 19:3 - But the commanders among the sons of Ammon said to Hanun, “[fn]Do you think that David is honoring your father, in that he has sent comforters to you? Have his servants not come to you to search H2713, to demolish, and to spy out the land?”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 4:18 - So Solomon made all these utensils in great quantities, for the weight of the bronze could not be determined H2713.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:27 - “Behold this; we have investigated H2713 it, and so it is.
Hear it, and know for yourself.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 13:9 - Will it go well when He examines H2713 you?
Or will you deceive Him as one deceives a man?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:3 - Man puts an end to darkness,
And to the farthest limit he searches H2713 out H2713
The rock in gloom and deep shadow.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:27 - Then He saw it and declared it;
He established it and also searched H2713 it out H2713.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:16 - “I was a father to the poor,
And I investigated H2713 the case which I did not know.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 32:11 - “Behold, I waited for your words,
I listened to your skillful speech,
While you [fn]pondered H2713 what to say.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 44:21 - Would God not find H2713 this out H2713?
For He knows the secrets of the heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:1 - For the music director. A Psalm of David.
LORD, You have searched H2713 me and known me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:23 - Search H2713 me, God, and know my heart;
Put me to the test and know my anxious thoughts;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:17 - The first [fn]to plead his case seems right,
Until [fn]another comes and examines H2713 him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:30 - Those who linger long over wine,
Those who go to [fn]taste H2713 mixed wine.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:2 - It is the glory of God to conceal a matter,
But the glory of kings is to search H2713 out H2713 a matter.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:11 - The rich person is wise in his own eyes,
But the poor who has understanding [fn]sees H2713 through H2713 him.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 12:9 - In addition to being wise, the Preacher also taught the people knowledge; and he pondered, searched H2713 out H2713, and arranged many proverbs.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 17:10 - “I, the LORD, search H2713 the heart,
I test the [fn]mind,
To give to each person according to his ways,
According to the [fn]results of his deeds.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 31:37 - This is what the LORD says:
“If the heavens above can be measured
And the foundations of the earth searched H2713 out H2713 below,
Then I will also reject all the descendants of Israel
For everything that they have done,” declares the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 46:23 - “They have cut down her forest,” declares the LORD;
“Certainly it will no longer be found H2713,
Even though [fn]they are more numerous than locusts
And are without number.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:40 - Let’s examine and search H2713 out H2713 our ways,
And let’s return to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 39:14 - “They will also select men who will constantly pass through the land, burying those who were passing through, those left on the surface of the ground, in order to cleanse it. At the end of seven months they will conduct H2713 a H2713 search H2713.
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