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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.
STRONGS H2822: Abbreviations
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 18:29 [Psalm 18:28]=2 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; 18:28; 18:28; 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 - And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness H2822 was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:4 - And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. H2822
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:5 - And God called the light Day, and the darkness H2822 he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:18 - And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: H2822 and God saw that it was good.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:21 - And the LORD said unto Moses, Stretch out thine hand toward heaven, that there may be darkness H2822 over the land of Egypt, even darkness H2822 which may be felt.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:22 - And Moses stretched forth his hand toward heaven; and there was a thick darkness H2822 in all the land of Egypt three days:
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 14:20 - And it came between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel; and it was a cloud and darkness H2822 to them, but it gave light by night to these: so that the one came not near the other all the night.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:11 - And ye came near and stood under the mountain; and the mountain burned with fire unto the midst of heaven, with darkness, clouds, and thick darkness. H2822
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 5:23 - And it came to pass, when ye heard the voice out of the midst of the darkness, H2822 (for the mountain did burn with fire,) that ye came near unto me, even all the heads of your tribes, and your elders;
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 2:5 - And it came to pass about the time of shutting of the gate, when it was dark, H2822 that the men went out: whither the men went I wot not: pursue after them quickly; for ye shall overtake them.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:9 - He will keep the feet of his saints, and the wicked shall be silent in darkness; H2822 for by strength shall no man prevail.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:12 - And he made darkness H2822 pavilions round about him, dark waters, and thick clouds of the skies.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:29 - For thou art my lamp, O LORD: and the LORD will lighten my darkness. H2822
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:4 - Let that day be darkness; H2822 let not God regard it from above, neither let the light shine upon it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:5 - Let darkness H2822 and the shadow of death stain it; let a cloud dwell upon it; let the blackness of the day terrify it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:14 - They meet with darkness H2822 in the daytime, and grope in the noonday as in the night.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:21 - Before I go whence I shall not return, even to the land of darkness H2822 and the shadow of death;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:22 - He discovereth deep things out of darkness, H2822 and bringeth out to light the shadow of death.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:25 - They grope in the dark H2822 without light, and he maketh them to stagger like a drunken man.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:22 - He believeth not that he shall return out of darkness, H2822 and he is waited for of the sword.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:23 - He wandereth abroad for bread, saying, Where is it? he knoweth that the day of darkness H2822 is ready at his hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:30 - He shall not depart out of darkness; H2822 the flame shall dry up his branches, and by the breath of his mouth shall he go away.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:12 - They change the night into day: the light is short because of darkness. H2822
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:13 - If I wait, the grave is mine house: I have made my bed in the darkness. H2822
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 18:18 - He shall be driven from light into darkness, H2822 and chased out of the world.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:8 - He hath fenced up my way that I cannot pass, and he hath set darkness H2822 in my paths.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:26 - All darkness H2822 shall be hid in his secret places: a fire not blown shall consume him; it shall go ill with him that is left in his tabernacle.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:11 - Or darkness, H2822 that thou canst not see; and abundance of waters cover thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 23:17 - Because I was not cut off before the darkness, H2822 neither hath he covered the darkness from my face.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:16 - In the dark H2822 they dig through houses, which they had marked for themselves in the daytime: they know not the light.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 26:10 - He hath compassed the waters with bounds, until the day and night H2822 come to an end.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:3 - He setteth an end to darkness, H2822 and searcheth out all perfection: the stones of darkness, and the shadow of death.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:3 - When his candle shined upon my head, and when by his light I walked through darkness; H2822
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:22 - There is no darkness, H2822 nor shadow of death, where the workers of iniquity may hide themselves.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 37:19 - Teach us what we shall say unto him; for we cannot order our speech by reason of darkness. H2822
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:19 - Where is the way where light dwelleth? and as for darkness, H2822 where is the place thereof,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:11 - He made darkness H2822 his secret place; his pavilion round about him were dark waters and thick clouds of the skies.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:28 - For thou wilt light my candle: the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness. H2822
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 35:6 - Let their way be dark H2822 and slippery: and let the angel of the LORD persecute them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 88:12 - Shall thy wonders be known in the dark? H2822 and thy righteousness in the land of forgetfulness?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 104:20 - Thou makest darkness, H2822 and it is night: wherein all the beasts of the forest do creep forth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 105:28 - He sent darkness, H2822 and made it dark; and they rebelled not against his word.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 107:10 - Such as sit in darkness H2822 and in the shadow of death, being bound in affliction and iron;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 107:14 - He brought them out of darkness H2822 and the shadow of death, and brake their bands in sunder.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 112:4 - Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness: H2822 he is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:11 - If I say, Surely the darkness H2822 shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:12 - Yea, the darkness H2822 hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 2:13 - Who leave the paths of uprightness, to walk in the ways of darkness; H2822
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:20 - Whoso curseth his father or his mother, his lamp shall be put out in obscure darkness. H2822
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 2:13 - Then I saw that wisdom excelleth folly, as far as light excelleth darkness. H2822

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