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Lexicon :: Strong's H2822 - ḥōšeḵ

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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TWOT Reference: 769a

Strong’s Definitions

חֹשֶׁךְ chôshek, kho-shek'; from H2821; the dark; hence (literally) darkness; figuratively, misery, destruction, death, ignorance, sorrow, wickedness:—dark(-ness), night, obscurity.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 80x

The KJV translates Strong's H2822 in the following manner: darkness (70x), dark (7x), obscurity (2x), night (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 80x
The KJV translates Strong's H2822 in the following manner: darkness (70x), dark (7x), obscurity (2x), night (1x).
  1. darkness, obscurity

    1. darkness

    2. secret place

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
חֹשֶׁךְ chôshek, kho-shek'; from H2821; the dark; hence (literally) darkness; figuratively, misery, destruction, death, ignorance, sorrow, wickedness:—dark(-ness), night, obscurity.
ח֫שֶׁךְ noun masculineExodus 10:21 darkness, obscurity — absolute חשֶׁךְ Genesis 1:2 + 75 times (+ Ezekiel 8:12 strike out Co A B etc.); construct id. Exodus 10:22; suffix חָשְׁכִּי Psalm 18:292 Samuel 22:29; —
1. darkness (opposed to אוֺר) literal Genesis 1:2, 4 (P), Isaiah 45:7; Job 26:10; Ecclesiastes 2:13, compare in imprecation Job 3:4, 5 (וצלמות ח׳)=לילה Genesis 1:5, 18 (P), compare Joshua 2:5 (JE), Isaiah 45:19; Job 17:12; Job 24:16; Job 38:19; Psalm 104:20; darkness in mines Job 28:3; of extraordinary darkness, in Egypt Exodus 10:21 (twice in verse) (E); אֲֿפֵלָה ח׳ Exodus 10:22 (E), Psalm 105:28, from pillar of cloud Exodus 14:20; at Mt. Sinai Deuteronomy 4:11; Deuteronomy 5:20; of clouds of theophany 2 Samuel 22:12Psalm 18:12; of darkness in death, or She'ô l, 1 Samuel 2:9; Job 10:21 (וצלמות אֶרֶץ ח׳), Job 17:13; Job 18:18; Psalm 88:13; Proverbs 20:20 (אִישׁוֺן ח׳extreme of darkness).
2.secret place(s) Isaiah 45:3; Job 12:22 (|| צלמות);=hiding-place Job 34:22 (|| id.), compare Psalm 139:11; Psalm 139:12; — on Ezekiel 8:12, see above.
3. figurative,
b.=dread, terror, symbolic of judgment Amos 5:18, 20; Zephaniah 1:15; Nahum 1:8; Ezekiel 32:8; Joel 2:4; Joel 3:4.
c.=mourning Isaiah 47:5.
d.=perplexity Job 5:14; Job 12:25; Job 19:8; confusion Psalm 35:6.
e.=ignorance Job 37:19; Ecclesiastes 2:14.
f.=evil, sin Isaiah 5:20 (twice in verse); Proverbs 2:13.
g.=obscurity Ecclesiastes 6:4 (twice in verse).

Biblical Aramaic

חשׁך (see Biblical Hebrew חשֶׁךְ darkness, √ חשׁך).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


1:2; 1:2; 1:4; 1:5; 1:18


10:21; 10:21; 10:22; 10:22; 14:20


4:11; 5:20



1 Samuel


2 Samuel

22:12; 22:29; 22:29


3:4; 3:5; 5:14; 10:21; 12:22; 12:25; 15:22; 15:23; 15:30; 17:12; 17:13; 18:18; 19:8; 20:26; 22:11; 23:17; 24:16; 26:10; 28:3; 29:3; 34:22; 37:19; 38:19


18:12; 18:29; 18:29; 35:6; 88:13; 104:20; 105:28; 107:10; 107:14; 112:4; 139:11; 139:12


2:13; 20:20


2:13; 2:14; 5:16; 6:4; 11:8


5:20; 5:30; 9:1; 29:18; 42:7; 45:3; 45:7; 45:19; 47:5; 49:9; 58:10; 59:9; 60:2




8:12; 8:12; 32:8


2:4; 3:4


5:18; 5:20







Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H2822 matches the Hebrew חֹשֶׁךְ (ḥōšeḵ),
which occurs 80 times in 77 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 2 (Gen 1:2–Ecc 2:13)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:2 - The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:4 - And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:5 - God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:18 - to rule over the day and over the night, and to separate the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:21 - Then the LORD said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand toward heaven, that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt, a darkness to be felt.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:22 - So Moses stretched out his hand toward heaven, and there was pitch darkness in all the land of Egypt three days.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 14:20 - coming between the host of Egypt and the host of Israel. And there was the cloud and the darkness. And it lit up the night[fn] without one coming near the other all night.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:11 - And you came near and stood at the foot of the mountain, while the mountain burned with fire to the heart of heaven, wrapped in darkness, cloud, and gloom.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 5:23 - And as soon as you heard the voice out of the midst of the darkness, while the mountain was burning with fire, you came near to me, all the heads of your tribes, and your elders.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 2:5 - And when the gate was about to be closed at dark, the men went out. I do not know where the men went. Pursue them quickly, for you will overtake them.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:9 - “He will guard the feet of his faithful ones,
but the wicked shall be cut off in darkness,
for not by might shall a man prevail.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:12 - He made darkness around him his canopy,
thick clouds, a gathering of water.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:29 - For you are my lamp, O LORD,
and my God lightens my darkness.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:4 - Let that day be darkness!
May God above not seek it,
nor light shine upon it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:5 - Let gloom and deep darkness claim it.
Let clouds dwell upon it;
let the blackness of the day terrify it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:14 - They meet with darkness in the daytime
and grope at noonday as in the night.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:21 - before I go—and I shall not return—
to the land of darkness and deep shadow,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:22 - He uncovers the deeps out of darkness
and brings deep darkness to light.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:25 - They grope in the dark without light,
and he makes them stagger like a drunken man.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:22 - He does not believe that he will return out of darkness,
and he is marked for the sword.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:23 - He wanders abroad for bread, saying, ‘Where is it?’
He knows that a day of darkness is ready at his hand;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:30 - he will not depart from darkness;
the flame will dry up his shoots,
and by the breath of his mouth he will depart.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:12 - They make night into day:
‘The light,’ they say, ‘is near to the darkness.’[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:13 - If I hope for Sheol as my house,
if I make my bed in darkness,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 18:18 - He is thrust from light into darkness,
and driven out of the world.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:8 - He has walled up my way, so that I cannot pass,
and he has set darkness upon my paths.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:26 - Utter darkness is laid up for his treasures;
a fire not fanned will devour him;
what is left in his tent will be consumed.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:11 - or darkness, so that you cannot see,
and a flood of water covers you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 23:17 - yet I am not silenced because of the darkness,
nor because thick darkness covers my face.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:16 - In the dark they dig through houses;
by day they shut themselves up;
they do not know the light.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 26:10 - He has inscribed a circle on the face of the waters
at the boundary between light and darkness.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:3 - Man puts an end to darkness
and searches out to the farthest limit
the ore in gloom and deep darkness.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:3 - when his lamp shone upon my head,
and by his light I walked through darkness,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:22 - There is no gloom or deep darkness
where evildoers may hide themselves.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 37:19 - Teach us what we shall say to him;
we cannot draw up our case because of darkness.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:19 - “Where is the way to the dwelling of light,
and where is the place of darkness,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:11 - He made darkness his covering, his canopy around him,
thick clouds dark with water.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:28 - For it is you who light my lamp;
the LORD my God lightens my darkness.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 35:6 - Let their way be dark and slippery,
with the angel of the LORD pursuing them!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 88:12 - Are your wonders known in the darkness,
or your righteousness in the land of forgetfulness?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 104:20 - You make darkness, and it is night,
when all the beasts of the forest creep about.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 105:28 - He sent darkness, and made the land dark;
they did not rebel[fn] against his words.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 107:10 - Some sat in darkness and in the shadow of death,
prisoners in affliction and in irons,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 107:14 - He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death,
and burst their bonds apart.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 112:4 - Light dawns in the darkness for the upright;
he is gracious, merciful, and righteous.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:11 - If I say, “Surely the darkness shall cover me,
and the light about me be night,”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:12 - even the darkness is not dark to you;
the night is bright as the day,
for darkness is as light with you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 2:13 - who forsake the paths of uprightness
to walk in the ways of darkness,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:20 - If one curses his father or his mother,
his lamp will be put out in utter darkness.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 2:13 - Then I saw that there is more gain in wisdom than in folly, as there is more gain in light than in darkness.

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