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Lexicon :: Strong's H2814 - ḥāšâ

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A primitive root
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Strong’s Definitions

חָשָׁה châshâh, khaw-shaw'; a primitive root; to hush or keep quiet:—hold peace, keep silence, be silent, (be) still.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 16x

The KJV translates Strong's H2814 in the following manner: hold...peace (9x), still (4x), silence (2x), silent (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 16x
The KJV translates Strong's H2814 in the following manner: hold...peace (9x), still (4x), silence (2x), silent (1x).
  1. to be silent, quiet, still, inactive

    1. (Qal) to be silent, be still

    2. (Hiphil)

      1. to be silent, exhibit silence

      2. to show inactivity, be inactive

      3. to make silent, make quiet, cause to be still

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
חָשָׁה châshâh, khaw-shaw'; a primitive root; to hush or keep quiet:—hold peace, keep silence, be silent, (be) still.
STRONGS H2814: Abbreviations
† [חָשָׁה] verb be silent, inactive, still (chiefly in poetry and late) (Late Hebrew id., Aramaic in derivatives) —
Qal Imperfect 2nd person masculine singular תֶּחֱשֶׁה Psalm 28:1; Isaiah 64:11; אֶחֱשֶׁה Isaiah 62:1; Isaiah 65:6; יֶחֱשׁוּ Isaiah 62:6; וַיֶּחֱשׁוּ Psalm 107:29; — be silent Ecclesiastes 3:7 (opposed to לְדַבֵּר); Isaiah 62:1, 6 (= neglect to speak); of י׳ i.e. be unresponsive Psalm 28:1 (|| חרשׁ); Isaiah 64:11 (|| הִתְאַפַּק); but Isaiah 65:6 of י׳'s keeping silence at iniquity, i.e. overlooking it (compare Isaiah 57:11 Hiph.); of waves, be still Psalm 107:29 (subject גַּלֵּיהֶם).
Hiph. Perfect הֶחֱשֵׁיתִי Psalm 39:3; Isaiah 42:14; Imperative הֶחֱשׁוּ 2 Kings 2:3, 5; Participle מַחְשֶׁה Isaiah 57:11; plural מַחְשִׁים Judges 18:9 + 3 times; —
1. exhibit silence, be silent 2 Kings 2:3, 5; 2 Kings 7:9; Psalm 39:3 (followed by מִטּוֺב, || נֶאֱלַמְתִּי), figurative Isaiah 42:14 (|| אחרישׁ); of י׳'s being silent at iniquity Isaiah 57:11 (i.e. overlooking it, compare Qal Isaiah 65:5), possibly also is be silent, opposed to rescue, Ges Che Di Du.
2. shew inactivity Judges 18:9, מִקַּחַת הח׳ 1 Kings 22:3 Gilead is ours, and we shew inactivity so as not to take it.
3. causat. make still, quiet, followed by לְ, of direct object Nehemiah 8:11 (Nehemiah 8:11b הַסּוּ which see).
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


18:9; 18:9

1 Kings


2 Kings

2:3; 2:3; 2:5; 2:5; 7:9


8:11; 8:11


28:1; 28:1; 39:3; 39:3; 107:29; 107:29




42:14; 42:14; 57:11; 57:11; 57:11; 62:1; 62:1; 62:6; 62:6; 64:11; 64:11; 65:5; 65:6; 65:6

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H2814 matches the Hebrew חָשָׁה (ḥāšâ),
which occurs 16 times in 16 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 18:9 - And they said, “Arise, and let’s go up against them; for we have seen the land, and behold, it is very good. And will you [fn]sit H2814 still H2814? Do not hesitate to go, to enter, to take possession of the land.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 22:3 - Now the king of Israel said to his servants, “Are you aware that Ramoth-gilead belongs to us, yet we are hesitant H2814 to take it out of the hand of the king of Aram?”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 2:3 - Then the sons of the prophets who were at Bethel went out to Elisha and said to him, “Are you aware that the LORD will take away your master from over [fn]you today?” And he said, “Yes, I am aware; say H2814 nothing H2814 about it.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 2:5 - Then the sons of the prophets who were at Jericho approached Elisha and said to him, “Do you know that the LORD will take away your master from over [fn]you today?” And he [fn]answered, “Yes, I know; say H2814 nothing H2814 about it.
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 H2814 silent H2814 about it; if we wait until the morning light, punishment will [fn]overtake us. Now then come, let’s go and inform the king’s household.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 8:11 - So the Levites silenced H2814 all the people, saying, “Be still, for the day is holy; do not be grieved.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 28:1 - A Psalm of David.
To You, LORD, I call;
My rock, do not be deaf to me,
For if You are silent H2814 to me,
I will become like those who go down to the pit.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 39:2 - I was mute [fn]and silent,
I [fn]refused to say H2814 even something good,
And my pain was stirred up.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 107:29 - He caused the storm to be still,
So that the waves [fn]of the sea were hushed H2814.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 3:7 - A time to tear apart and a time to sew together;
A time to be silent H2814 and a time to speak.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 42:14 - “I have kept H2814 silent H2814 for a long time,
I have kept H2814 still and restrained Myself.
Now like a woman in labor I will groan,
I will both gasp and pant.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 57:11 - “Of whom were you worried and fearful
When you lied, and did not remember Me
[fn]Nor give Me a thought?
Was I not silent H2814, even for a long time,
So you do not fear Me?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 62:1 - For Zion’s sake I will not keep H2814 silent H2814,
And for Jerusalem’s sake I will not keep quiet,
Until her righteousness goes forth like brightness,
And her salvation like a torch that is burning.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 62:6 - On your walls, Jerusalem, I have appointed watchmen;
All day and all night they will never keep H2814 silent H2814.
You who profess the LORD, take no rest for yourselves;
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 64:12 - Will You restrain Yourself at these things, LORD?
Will You keep H2814 silent H2814 and afflict us beyond measure?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 65:6 - “Behold, it is written before Me:
I will not keep H2814 silent H2814, but I will repay;
I will even repay [fn]into their laps,
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