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Lexicon :: Strong's H349 - 'êḵ

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Part of Speech
interjection, interrogative adverb
Root Word (Etymology)
Prolonged from אַי (H335)
Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 75

Strong’s Definitions

אֵיךְ ʼêyk, ake; also אֵיכָה ʼêykâh ; and אֵיכָכָה ʼêykâkâh ; prolonged from H335; how? or how!; also where:—how, what.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 10x

The KJV translates Strong's H349 in the following manner: how, what, where.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 10x
The KJV translates Strong's H349 in the following manner: how, what, where.
interrogative adverb
  1. how?

  2. how! (in lamentation)

  3. expression of satisfaction

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
אֵיךְ ʼêyk, ake; also אֵיכָה ʼêykâh ; and אֵיכָכָה ʼêykâkâh ; prolonged from H335; how? or how!; also where:—how, what.
STRONGS H349: Abbreviations
אֵיךְ 59 (Aramaic אֵיךְ, KAf   [pronounced âch]) adverb.
1. interrogative How? Genesis 26:9; 2 Samuel 1:5, 14; 1 Kings 12:6; Isaiah 20:6 and elsewhere; often with imperfect (especially in 1st person) in an expostulation Genesis 39:9; Genesis 44:8, 34; Joshua 9:7; 2 Samuel 2:22; 2 Samuel 12:18; Psalm 137:4; Isaiah 48:11 for how should it be profaned ? איך תאמר(ו) how canst or dost thou (do you) say... ? Judges 16:15; Isaiah 19:11; Jeremiah 2:23 (compare Jeremiah 8:8 אֵיכָה) Jeremiah 48:14; Psalm 11:1; in an indirect sentence 2 Kings 17:28; Jeremiah 36:17; Ruth 3:18.
2. as an exclamation How! whether of lamentation 2 Samuel 1:19; Jeremiah 2:21; Jeremiah 9:18; Micah 2:4; or of satisfaction Isaiah 14:4, 12; Jeremiah 48:39; Jeremiah 51:41; Obadiah 5 and elsewhere; with intensive force = how gladly! Jeremiah 3:19, how terribly! Jeremiah 9:6 (but others render here 'for how [else] should I do'? etc.) **Hos 11:8 according to Hi Ke We Marti and others.

אֵיכָה (from אַי and כָּה = כֹּה; compare Assyrian ekiam) adverb
1. interrogative In what manner? τίνι τρόπῳ; (rather more definite than אֵיח = πῶς); Deuteronomy 1:12; Deuteronomy 7:17; Deuteronomy 12:30; Deuteronomy 18:21; Deuteronomy 32:30; Judges 20:3 (indirect sentence) 2 Kings 6:15; Jeremiah 8:8; Psalm 73:11.
2. exclamation How! (slightly more emphatic than אֵיח) Isaiah 1:21; Jeremiah 48:17; Lamentations 1:1; Lamentations 2:1; Lamentations 4:1, 2.
3. Where? (properly north-Israel; compare Aramaic אֵיכָא, axByAf where ? compare DrIntr. 178, 421) only 2 Kings 6:13 Kt Songs 1:7 (twice in verse), — each time in an indirect sentence.

אֵיכָ֫כָה (Songs) ֵֽֽֽאיכָכָ֫ה (Esther) (from אַי & כָּ֫כָה thus) How? only Songs 5:3 (twice in verse); Esther 8:6 (twice in verse).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


26:9; 39:9; 44:8; 44:34


1:12; 7:17; 12:30; 18:21; 32:30




16:15; 20:3



2 Samuel

1:5; 1:14; 1:19; 2:22; 12:18

1 Kings


2 Kings

6:13; 6:15; 17:28




11:1; 73:11; 137:4

Song of Songs

1:7; 5:3


1:21; 14:4; 14:12; 19:11; 20:6; 48:11


2:21; 2:23; 3:19; 8:8; 8:8; 9:6; 9:18; 36:17; 48:14; 48:17; 48:39; 51:41


1:1; 2:1; 4:1; 4:2








Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H349 matches the Hebrew אֵיךְ ('êḵ),
which occurs 82 times in 74 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 2 (Gen 26:9–Jer 2:23)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:9 - And Abimelech called Isaac, and said, Behold, of a surety she is thy wife: and how saidst thou, She is my sister? And Isaac said unto him, Because I said, Lest I die for her.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 39:9 - There is none greater in this house than I; neither hath he kept back any thing from me but thee, because thou art his wife: how then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:8 - Behold, the money, which we found in our sacks' mouths, we brought again unto thee out of the land of Canaan: how then should we steal out of thy lord's house silver or gold?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:34 - For how H349 shall I go up to my father, and the lad be not with me? lest peradventure I see the evil that shall come on my father.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 6:12 - And Moses spake before the LORD, saying, Behold, the children of Israel have not hearkened unto me; how then shall Pharaoh hear me, who am of uncircumcised lips?
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 6:30 - And Moses said before the LORD, Behold, I am of uncircumcised lips, and how shall Pharaoh hearken unto me?
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 1:12 - How H349 can I myself alone bear your cumbrance, and your burden, and your strife?
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 7:17 - If thou shalt say in thine heart, These nations are more than I; how H349 can I dispossess them?
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 12:30 - Take heed to thyself that thou be not snared by following them, after that they be destroyed from before thee; and that thou enquire not after their gods, saying, How did these nations serve their gods? even so will I do likewise.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 18:21 - And if thou say in thine heart, How shall we know the word which the LORD hath not spoken?
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:30 - How should one chase a thousand, and two put ten thousand to flight, except their Rock had sold them, and the LORD had shut them up?
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 9:7 - And the men of Israel said unto the Hivites, Peradventure ye dwell among us; and how shall we make a league with you?
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 16:15 - And she said unto him, How H349 canst thou say, I love thee, when thine heart is not with me? thou hast mocked me these three times, and hast not told me wherein thy great strength lieth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 20:3 - (Now the children of Benjamin heard that the children of Israel were gone up to Mizpeh.) Then said the children of Israel, Tell us, how was this wickedness?
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 3:18 - Then said she, Sit still, my daughter, until thou know how the matter will fall: for the man will not be in rest, until he have finished the thing this day.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 16:2 - And Samuel said, How can I go? if Saul hear it, he will kill me. And the LORD said, Take an heifer with thee, and say, I am come to sacrifice to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 1:5 - And David said unto the young man that told him, How knowest thou that Saul and Jonathan his son be dead?
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 1:14 - And David said unto him, How wast thou not afraid to stretch forth thine hand to destroy the LORD'S anointed?
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 1:19 - The beauty of Israel is slain upon thy high places: how are the mighty fallen!
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 1:25 - How are the mighty fallen in the midst of the battle! O Jonathan, thou wast slain in thine high places.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 1:27 - How are the mighty fallen, and the weapons of war perished!
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 2:22 - And Abner said again to Asahel, Turn thee aside from following me: wherefore should I smite thee to the ground? how then should I hold up my face to Joab thy brother?
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 6:9 - And David was afraid of the LORD that day, and said, How shall the ark of the LORD come to me?
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 12:18 - And it came to pass on the seventh day, that the child died. And the servants of David feared to tell him that the child was dead: for they said, Behold, while the child was yet alive, we spake unto him, and he would not hearken unto our voice: how will he then vex himself, if we tell him that the child is dead?
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 12:6 - And king Rehoboam consulted with the old men, that stood before Solomon his father while he yet lived, and said, How do ye advise that I may answer this people?
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 6:15 - And when the servant of the man of God was risen early, and gone forth, behold, an host compassed the city both with horses and chariots. And his servant said unto him, Alas, my master! how shall we do?
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 10:4 - But they were exceedingly afraid, and said, Behold, two kings stood not before him: how then shall we stand?
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 17:28 - Then one of the priests whom they had carried away from Samaria came and dwelt in Bethel, and taught them how they should fear the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 18:24 - How then wilt thou turn away the face of one captain of the least of my master's servants, and put thy trust on Egypt for chariots and for horsemen?
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 10:6 - And king Rehoboam took counsel with the old men that had stood before Solomon his father while he yet lived, saying, What H349 counsel give ye me to return answer to this people?
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 8:6 - For how H349 can I endure to see the evil that shall come unto my people? or how H349 can I endure to see the destruction of my kindred?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 21:34 - How then comfort ye me in vain, seeing in your answers there remaineth falsehood?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 11:1 - [[To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.]] In the LORD put I my trust: how say ye to my soul, Flee as a bird to your mountain?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:11 - And they say, How doth God know? and is there knowledge in the most High?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:19 - How are they brought into desolation, as in a moment! they are utterly consumed with terrors.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 137:4 - How shall we sing the LORD'S song in a strange land?
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:12 - And say, How have I hated instruction, and my heart despised reproof;
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 2:16 - For there is no remembrance of the wise more than of the fool for ever; seeing that which now is in the days to come shall all be forgotten. And how dieth the wise man? as the fool.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 4:11 - Again, if two lie together, then they have heat: but how can one be warm alone?
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 1:7 - Tell me, O thou whom my soul loveth, where thou feedest, where H349 thou makest thy flock to rest at noon: for why should I be as one that turneth aside by the flocks of thy companions?
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 5:3 - I have put off my coat; how H349 shall I put it on? I have washed my feet; how H349 shall I defile them?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 1:21 - How is the faithful city become an harlot! it was full of judgment; righteousness lodged in it; but now murderers.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 14:4 - That thou shalt take up this proverb against the king of Babylon, and say, How hath the oppressor ceased! the golden city ceased!
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 14:12 - How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 19:11 - Surely the princes of Zoan are fools, the counsel of the wise counsellors of Pharaoh is become brutish: how say ye unto Pharaoh, I am the son of the wise, the son of ancient kings?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 20:6 - And the inhabitant of this isle shall say in that day, Behold, such is our expectation, whither we flee for help to be delivered from the king of Assyria: and how shall we escape?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 36:9 - How then wilt thou turn away the face of one captain of the least of my master's servants, and put thy trust on Egypt for chariots and for horsemen?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 48:11 - For mine own sake, even for mine own sake, will I do it: for how should my name be polluted? and I will not give my glory unto another.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:21 - Yet I had planted thee a noble vine, wholly a right seed: how then art thou turned into the degenerate plant of a strange vine unto me?
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:23 - How canst thou say, I am not polluted, I have not gone after Baalim? see thy way in the valley, know what thou hast done: thou art a swift dromedary traversing her ways;

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