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Lexicon :: Strong's H6960 - qāvâ

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קָוָה
Transliteration
qāvâ
Pronunciation
kaw-vaw'
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Part of Speech
verb
Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root
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TWOT Reference: 1994,1995

Strong’s Definitions

קָוָה qâvâh, kaw-vaw'; a primitive root; to bind together (perhaps by twisting), i.e. collect; (figuratively) to expect:—gather (together), look, patiently, tarry, wait (for, on, upon).


KJV Translation Count — Total: 49x

The KJV translates Strong's H6960 in the following manner: wait (29x), look (13x), wait for (1x), look for (1x), gathered (1x), miscellaneous (4x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 49x
The KJV translates Strong's H6960 in the following manner: wait (29x), look (13x), wait for (1x), look for (1x), gathered (1x), miscellaneous (4x).
  1. to wait, look for, hope, expect

    1. (Qal) waiting (participle)

    2. (Piel)

      1. to wait or look eagerly for

      2. to lie in wait for

      3. to wait for, linger for

  2. to collect, bind together

    1. (Niphal) to be collected

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
קָוָה qâvâh, kaw-vaw'; a primitive root; to bind together (perhaps by twisting), i.e. collect; (figuratively) to expect:—gather (together), look, patiently, tarry, wait (for, on, upon).
STRONGS H6960: Abbreviations
† I. [קָוָה] verb wait for (probably originally twist, stretch, then of tension of enduring, waiting: Assyrian ḳu’û II, I. wait, ḳû, cord; Arabic bdb087506 be strong, bdb087507 strength, also strand of rope; Syriac bdb087508 endure, remain, await, bdb087509 threads, so Targum קַוִּין spider's threads, web); —
Qal Participle plural those waiting for (י׳): construct קוֵי י׳ Psalm 37:9; so Isaiah 40:31 van d. H., and Kt Baer Gi (Qr קוֺיֵי); suffix קִוָ֑י Isaiah 49:23, קֹוֶיךָ Psalm 25:3; Psalm 69:7; קִוָיו Lamentations 3:35 Qr (Kt קוו, i.e. קֹווֺ).
Pi. Perfect 3rd person feminine singular קִוְּתָה Psalm 130:5; 1st person singular קִוִּיתִי Genesis 49:18 + 5 times, קִוֵּיתִי Isaiah 5:4, וְק׳ consecutive Isaiah 8:17; suffix קִוִּיתִיךָ Psalm 25:21; 3rd person plural קִוּוּ Psalm 56:7 +, etc.; Imperfect יְקַוֶּה Micah 5:6; Job 7:2, jussive יְקַו Job 3:9, וַיְקַו Isaiah 5:2, 7, etc.; Imperative masculine singular קַוֵּה Hosea 12:7 +; Infinitive absolute קַוֺה Psalm 40:2, קַוֵּה Jeremiah 8:15; Jeremiah 14:19; —
1. wait, or look eagerly, for, with ל of thing Isaiah 5:7; Isaiah 59:9, 11; Jeremiah 8:15; Jeremiah 13:16; Jeremiah 14:19; Job 3:9; Job 6:19; לִישׁוּעָֽתְךָ Genesis 49:18; with accusative of thing Lamentations 2:16 (suffix), Job 7:2; Job 30:26; Psalm 39:8; object of thing omitted Isaiah 64:2; followed by infinitive Isaiah 5:2, 4; Psalm 69:21; absolute Job 17:13; with accusative י׳ Isaiah 26:8 (suffix), Psalm 25:5; Psalm 25:21 (suffix), Psalm 40:2 (+ infinitive absolute), Psalm 130:5, accusative omitted Psalm 130:5, accusative שִׁמְךָ Psalm 52:11 (but read probably אֲחַוֶּה, Hi Che Bae and others, see חוה); with ל of י׳ Isaiah 8:17; Isaiah 25:9 (twice in verse); Isaiah 33:2; Isaiah 60:9 (but read probably צִיִּים יִקָּווּ ships shall gather (II. קוה), so Du CheHpt Di-Kit Marti, compare Skinner (also Luzz Gei Oort), Jeremiah 14:22; Proverbs 20:22; with אֶלאֱֿלֹהִים Hosea 12:7, אֶליֿ׳ Isaiah 51:5; Psalm 27:14 (twice in verse); Psalm 37:34.
2. lie in wait for, followed by נַפְשִׁי Psalm 56:7; followed by ל person Psalm 119:95 (+ infinitive purpose).
3. wait (linger) for with ל of man Micah 5:6 (|| יְיַחֵל).

† II. [קָוָה] verb collect (Late Hebrew Hiph. collect); —
Niph. be collected, Perfect 3rd person plural וְנִקְווּ consecutive Jeremiah 3:17 (of nations); Imperfect 3rd person masculine plural יִקָּווּ Genesis 1:9 (P; of waters; both with אֶל location); so probably of ships (with ל person) Isaiah 60:9 (for MT יְקַוּוּ), see I. קזה Pi. 1. above.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

Genesis

1:9; 49:18; 49:18

Job

3:9; 3:9; 6:19; 7:2; 7:2; 17:13; 30:26

Psalms

25:3; 25:5; 25:21; 25:21; 27:14; 37:9; 37:34; 39:8; 40:2; 40:2; 56:7; 56:7; 69:7; 69:21; 119:95; 130:5; 130:5; 130:5

Proverbs

20:22

Isaiah

5:2; 5:2; 5:4; 5:4; 5:7; 5:7; 8:17; 8:17; 25:9; 26:8; 33:2; 40:31; 49:23; 51:5; 59:9; 59:11; 60:9; 60:9; 64:2

Jeremiah

3:17; 8:15; 8:15; 13:16; 14:19; 14:19; 14:22

Lamentations

2:16; 3:35

Hosea

12:7; 12:7

Micah

5:6; 5:6

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H6960 matches the Hebrew קָוָה (qāvâ),
which occurs 49 times in 45 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:9 - And God said, “Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear.” And it was so.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:18 - I wait for your salvation, O LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:9 - Let the stars of its dawn be dark;
let it hope for light, but have none,
nor see the eyelids of the morning,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:19 - The caravans of Tema look,
the travelers of Sheba hope.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 7:2 - Like a slave who longs for the shadow,
and like a hired hand who looks for his wages,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:13 - If I hope for Sheol as my house,
if I make my bed in darkness,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 30:26 - But when I hoped for good, evil came,
and when I waited for light, darkness came.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 25:3 - Indeed, none who wait for you shall be put to shame;
they shall be ashamed who are wantonly treacherous.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 25:5 - Lead me in your truth and teach me,
for you are the God of my salvation;
for you I wait all the day long.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 25:21 - May integrity and uprightness preserve me,
for I wait for you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 27:14 - Wait for the LORD;
be strong, and let your heart take courage;
wait for the LORD!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:9 - For the evildoers shall be cut off,
but those who wait for the LORD shall inherit the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:34 - Wait for the LORD and keep his way,
and he will exalt you to inherit the land;
you will look on when the wicked are cut off.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 39:7 - “And now, O Lord, for what do I wait?
My hope is in you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 40:1 - To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David.
I waited patiently for the LORD;
he inclined to me and heard my cry.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 52:9 - I will thank you forever,
because you have done it.
I will wait for your name, for it is good,
in the presence of the godly.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 56:6 - They stir up strife, they lurk;
they watch my steps,
as they have waited for my life.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:6 - Let not those who hope in you be put to shame through me,
O Lord GOD of hosts;
let not those who seek you be brought to dishonor through me,
O God of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:20 - Reproaches have broken my heart,
so that I am in despair.
I looked for pity, but there was none,
and for comforters, but I found none.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:95 - The wicked lie in wait to destroy me,
but I consider your testimonies.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 130:5 - I wait for the LORD, my soul waits,
and in his word I hope;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:22 - Do not say, “I will repay evil”;
wait for the LORD, and he will deliver you.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:2 - He dug it and cleared it of stones,
and planted it with choice vines;
he built a watchtower in the midst of it,
and hewed out a wine vat in it;
and he looked for it to yield grapes,
but it yielded wild grapes.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:4 - What more was there to do for my vineyard,
that I have not done in it?
When I looked for it to yield grapes,
why did it yield wild grapes?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:7 - For the vineyard of the LORD of hosts
is the house of Israel,
and the men of Judah
are his pleasant planting;
and he looked for justice,
but behold, bloodshed;[fn]
for righteousness,
but behold, an outcry![fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 8:17 - I will wait for the LORD, who is hiding his face from the house of Jacob, and I will hope in him.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 25:9 - It will be said on that day,
“Behold, this is our God; we have waited for him, that he might save us.
This is the LORD; we have waited for him;
let us be glad and rejoice in his salvation.”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 26:8 - In the path of your judgments,
O LORD, we wait for you;
your name and remembrance
are the desire of our soul.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 33:2 - O LORD, be gracious to us; we wait for you.
Be our arm every morning,
our salvation in the time of trouble.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 40:31 - but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings like eagles;
they shall run and not be weary;
they shall walk and not faint.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 49:23 - Kings shall be your foster fathers,
and their queens your nursing mothers.
With their faces to the ground they shall bow down to you,
and lick the dust of your feet.
Then you will know that I am the LORD;
those who wait for me shall not be put to shame.”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 51:5 - My righteousness draws near,
my salvation has gone out,
and my arms will judge the peoples;
the coastlands hope for me,
and for my arm they wait.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 59:9 - Therefore justice is far from us,
and righteousness does not overtake us;
we hope for light, and behold, darkness,
and for brightness, but we walk in gloom.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 59:11 - We all growl like bears;
we moan and moan like doves;
we hope for justice, but there is none;
for salvation, but it is far from us.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 60:9 - For the coastlands shall hope for me,
the ships of Tarshish first,
to bring your children from afar,
their silver and gold with them,
for the name of the LORD your God,
and for the Holy One of Israel,
because he has made you beautiful.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 64:3 - When you did awesome things that we did not look for,
you came down, the mountains quaked at your presence.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 3:17 - At that time Jerusalem shall be called the throne of the LORD, and all nations shall gather to it, to the presence of the LORD in Jerusalem, and they shall no more stubbornly follow their own evil heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 8:15 - We looked for peace, but no good came;
for a time of healing, but behold, terror.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 13:16 - Give glory to the LORD your God
before he brings darkness,
before your feet stumble
on the twilight mountains,
and while you look for light
he turns it into gloom
and makes it deep darkness.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 14:19 - Have you utterly rejected Judah?
Does your soul loathe Zion?
Why have you struck us down
so that there is no healing for us?
We looked for peace, but no good came;
for a time of healing, but behold, terror.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 14:22 - Are there any among the false gods of the nations that can bring rain?
Or can the heavens give showers?
Are you not he, O LORD our God?
We set our hope on you,
for you do all these things.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 2:16 - All your enemies
rail against you;
they hiss, they gnash their teeth,
they cry: “We have swallowed her!
Ah, this is the day we longed for;
now we have it; we see it!”
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:25 - The LORD is good to those who wait for him,
to the soul who seeks him.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 12:6 - “So you, by the help of your God, return,
hold fast to love and justice,
and wait continually for your God.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 5:7 - Then the remnant of Jacob shall be
in the midst of many peoples
like dew from the LORD,
like showers on the grass,
which delay not for a man
nor wait for the children of man.
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