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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 - Then Abimelech called Isaac and said, “Behold, she certainly is your wife! So how H349 is it that you said, ‘She is my sister’?” And Isaac said to him, “Because I thought, ‘otherwise I might be killed on account of her.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 39:9 - [fn]There is no one greater in this house than I, and he has withheld nothing from me except you, because you are his wife. How H349 then could I do this great evil, and sin against God?”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:8 - “Behold, the money which we found in the opening of our sacks we have brought back to you from the land of Canaan. How H349 then could we steal silver or gold from your lord’s house?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:34 - “For how H349 shall I go up to my father if the boy is not with me? I fear that I may see the evil that would [fn]overtake my father.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 6:12 - But Moses spoke before the LORD, saying, “Behold, the sons of Israel have not listened to me; how H349 then will Pharaoh listen to me, as I am [fn]unskilled in speech?”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 6:30 - But Moses said before the LORD, “Behold, I am [fn]unskilled in speech; how H349 then will Pharaoh listen to me?”
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 1:12 - ‘How can I alone endure the burden and weight of you and your strife?
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 7:17 - “If you say in your heart, ‘These nations are greater than I; how can I dispossess them?’
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 12:30 - be careful that you are not ensnared [fn]to follow them, after they are destroyed from your presence, and that you do not inquire about their gods, saying, ‘How do these nations serve their gods, that I also may do likewise?’
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 18:21 - “And if you say in your heart, ‘How will we recognize the word which the LORD has not spoken?’
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:30 - “How could one chase a thousand,
And two put ten thousand to flight,
Unless their Rock had sold them,
And the LORD had given them up?
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 9:7 - But the men of Israel said to the Hivites, “Perhaps you are living [fn]within our land; how H349 then are we to make a covenant with you?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 16:15 - Then she said to him, “How H349 can you say, ‘I love you,’ when your heart is not with me? You have toyed with me these three times and have not told me where your great strength is.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 20:3 - (Now the sons of Benjamin heard that the sons of Israel had gone up to Mizpah.) And the sons of Israel said, “Tell us, how did this wickedness take place?”
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 3:18 - Then she said, “Wait, my daughter, until you know how H349 the matter [fn]turns out; for the man will not rest until he has [fn]settled it today.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 16:2 - But Samuel said, “How H349 can I go? When Saul hears about it, he will kill me.” But the LORD said, “Take a heifer [fn]with you and say, ‘I have come to sacrifice to the LORD.’
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 1:5 - Then David said to the young man who told him, “How H349 do you know that Saul and his son Jonathan are dead?”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 1:14 - And David said to him, “How H349 is it you were not afraid to reach out with your hand to destroy the LORD’S anointed?”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 1:19 - [fn]Your beauty, Israel, is [fn]slaughtered on your high places!
How H349 the mighty have fallen!
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 1:25 - “How H349 the mighty have fallen in the midst of the battle!
Jonathan is [fn]slaughtered on your high places.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 1:27 - “How H349 the mighty have fallen,
And the weapons of war have perished!”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 2:22 - Then Abner repeated again to Asahel, “Turn aside for your own good from following me. Why should I strike you to the ground? How H349 then could I [fn]show my face to your brother Joab?”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 6:9 - So David was afraid of the LORD that day; and he said, “How H349 can the ark of the LORD come to me?”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 12:18 - Then it happened on the seventh day that the child died. And David’s servants were afraid to tell him that the child was dead, for they said, “Behold, while the child was still alive, we spoke to him and he did not listen to [fn]us. How H349 then can we tell him that the child is dead, since he might do himself harm?”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 12:6 - And King Rehoboam consulted with the elders who had [fn]served his father Solomon while he was still alive, saying, “How H349 do you advise me to answer this people?”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 6:15 - Now when the attendant of the man of God had risen early and gone out, behold, an army with horses and chariots was circling the city. And his servant said to him, “This is hopeless, my master! [fn]What are we to do?”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 10:4 - But they feared greatly and said, “Behold, the two kings did not stand firm before him; how H349 then can we stand?”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 17:28 - So one of the priests whom they had led into exile from Samaria came and lived in Bethel, and taught them how H349 they were to fear the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 18:24 - “How H349 then can you drive back even [fn]one [fn]official of the least of my master’s servants, and [fn]rely on Egypt for chariots and horsemen?
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 10:6 - And then King Rehoboam consulted with the elders who had [fn]served his father Solomon while he was still alive, saying, “How H349 do you advise me to answer this people?”
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 8:6 - “For how H349 can I endure to see the disaster which will happen to my people, and how H349 can I endure to see the destruction of my kindred?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 21:34 - “So how H349 dare H349 you give me empty comfort?
For your answers remain nothing but falsehood!”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 11:1 - For the music director. A Psalm of David.
In the LORD I take refuge;
How H349 can you say to my soul, “Flee as a bird to your mountain?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:11 - They say, “How does God know?
And is there knowledge [fn]with the Most High?”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:19 - How H349 they are [fn]destroyed in a moment!
They are utterly swept away by sudden terrors!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 137:4 - How H349 can we sing the LORD’S song
In a foreign land?
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:12 - And you say, “How H349 I hated instruction!
And my heart disdainfully rejected rebuke!
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 2:16 - For there is no [fn]lasting remembrance of the wise, along with the fool, since in the coming days everything will [fn]soon be forgotten. And how H349 the wise and the fool alike die!
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 4:11 - Furthermore, if two lie down together they [fn]keep warm, but how H349 can one be warm alone?
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 1:7 - “Tell me, you whom my soul loves,
Where do you pasture your flock,
Where do you have it lie down at noon?
For why should I be like one who [fn]veils herself
Beside the flocks of your companions?”
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 5:3 - “I have taken off my dress,
How H349 can I put it on again?
I have washed my feet,
How H349 can I dirty them again?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 1:21 - How the faithful city has become a prostitute,
She who was full of justice!
Righteousness once dwelt in her,
But now murderers.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 14:4 - that you will take up this [fn]taunt against the king of Babylon, and say,
“How H349 the oppressor has ceased,
And how the [fn]onslaught has ceased!
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 14:12 - “How H349 you have fallen from heaven,
You [fn]star of the morning, son of the dawn!
You have been cut down to the earth,
You who defeated the nations!
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 19:11 - The officials of [fn]Zoan are mere fools;
The advice of Pharaoh’s wisest advisers has become [fn]stupid.
How H349 can you say to Pharaoh,
“I am a son of the wise, a son of ancient kings”?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 20:6 - “So the inhabitants of this coastland will say on that day, ‘Behold, such is our hope, where we fled for help to be saved from the king of Assyria; and how H349 are we ourselves to escape?’”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 36:9 - “How H349 then can you [fn]drive back even one [fn]official of the least of my master’s servants and [fn]rely on Egypt for chariots and horsemen?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 48:11 - “For My own sake, for My own sake, I will act;
For how H349 can My name be profaned?
And I will not give My glory to another.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:21 - “Yet I planted you as a choice vine,
A completely faithful seed.
How H349 then have you turned yourself before Me
Into the degenerate shoots of a foreign vine?
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:23 - “How H349 can you say, ‘I am not defiled,
I have not gone after the Baals’?
Look at your way in the valley!
Know what you have done!
You are a swift young camel running about senselessly on her ways,

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