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Lexicon :: Strong's H6974 - qûṣ

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Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root [identical with קוּץ (H6972) through the idea of abruptness in starting up from sleep (compare יָקַץ (H3364))]
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TWOT Reference: 904a,2019

Strong’s Definitions

קוּץ qûwts, koots; a primitive root (identical with through the idea of abruptness in starting up from sleep (compare H3364)); to awake (literally or figuratively):—arise, (be) (a-) wake, watch.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 22x

The KJV translates Strong's H6974 in the following manner: awake (18x), wake (2x), arise (1x), watch (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 22x
The KJV translates Strong's H6974 in the following manner: awake (18x), wake (2x), arise (1x), watch (1x).
  1. to awake, wake up

    1. (Hiphil) to awaken, arouse, show signs of waking, awake

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
קוּץ qûwts, koots; a primitive root (identical with through the idea of abruptness in starting up from sleep (compare H3364)); to awake (literally or figuratively):—arise, (be) (a-) wake, watch.
STRONGS H6974: Abbreviations
† I. [קִיץ] verb
Hiph. awake (|| form of יקץ; Late Hebrew in Hiph. (rare)); — Perfect 3rd person masculine singular הֵקִיץ 2 Kings 4:31; Ezekiel 7:6; 2nd person masculine singular וַהֲקיצ֫וֺתָ consecutive Proverbs 6:22, etc.; Imperfect 1st person singular אָקִיץ Proverbs 23:35; 3rd person masculine plural יָקִ֫יצוּ Jeremiah 51:39 +; Imperative masculine singular הָקִ֫יצָה Habakkuk 2:19 +; masculine plural הָקִ֫יצוּ Isaiah 26:19; Joel 1:5; Infinitive construct הָקִיץ Psalm 17:15; Psalm 73:20; Participle מֵקִיץ 1 Samuel 26:12; — shew signs of waking, awake:
1. from sleep,
a. 1 Samuel 26:12; Isaiah 29:8 (twice in verse); Psalm 3:6; Psalm 73:20; Psalm 139:18; Proverbs 6:22 (doubtful line, see Toy).
b. of י׳ Psalm 44:24 awake [from sleep] to activity, so Psalm 35:23 (with ל of thing), Psalm 59:6 (with infinitive purpose).
c. from ecstatic sleep of prophets Jeremiah 31:26.
2. from sleep of death, with negative 2 Kings 4:31; Jeremiah 51:39, 57; Job 14:12; of resurrection Isaiah 26:19; Daniel 12:2
3. from stupor (of drunkenness) Joel 1:5; Proverbs 23:35.
4. of inanimate thing Habakkuk 2:19; compare בָּא הַקֵּץ הֵקִיץ אֵלָ֑יִח Ezekiel 7:6 the end cometh, it hath awaked unto thee (Co strike out הֵקִיץ, but the word-play favours it). — Psalm 17:15 is put by Thes Ol Hup Du and others below 1a; Ew De Che below 2; we below 1b; Calv Now from night of distress and helplessness, and so Bae (psalmist representing Israel).
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

1 Samuel

26:12; 26:12

2 Kings

4:31; 4:31




3:6; 17:15; 17:15; 35:23; 44:24; 59:6; 73:20; 73:20; 139:18


6:22; 6:22; 23:35; 23:35


26:19; 26:19; 29:8


31:26; 51:39; 51:39; 51:57


7:6; 7:6




1:5; 1:5


2:19; 2:19


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H6974 matches the Hebrew קוּץ (qûṣ),
which occurs 23 times in 22 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 26:12 - So David took the spear and the cruse of water from Saul's bolster; and they gat them away, and no man saw it, nor knew it, neither awaked: H6974 for they were all asleep; because a deep sleep from the LORD was fallen upon them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 4:31 - And Gehazi passed on before them, and laid the staff upon the face of the child; but there was neither voice, nor hearing. Wherefore he went again to meet him, and told him, saying, The child is not awaked. H6974
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:12 - So man lieth down, and riseth not: till the heavens be no more, they shall not awake, H6974 nor be raised out of their sleep.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 3:5 - I laid me down and slept; I awaked; H6974 for the LORD sustained me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 17:15 - As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, H6974 with thy likeness.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 35:23 - Stir up thyself, and awake H6974 to my judgment, even unto my cause, my God and my Lord.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 44:23 - Awake, why sleepest thou, O Lord? arise, H6974 cast us not off for ever.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 59:5 - Thou therefore, O LORD God of hosts, the God of Israel, awake H6974 to visit all the heathen: be not merciful to any wicked transgressors. Selah.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:20 - As a dream when one awaketh; H6974 so, O Lord, when thou awakest, thou shalt despise their image.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:18 - If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, H6974 I am still with thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:22 - When thou goest, it shall lead thee; when thou sleepest, it shall keep thee; and when thou awakest, H6974 it shall talk with thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:35 - They have stricken me, shalt thou say, and I was not sick; they have beaten me, and I felt it not: when shall I awake? H6974 I will seek it yet again.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 26:19 - Thy dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise. Awake H6974 and sing, ye that dwell in dust: for thy dew is as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 29:8 - It shall even be as when an hungry man dreameth, and, behold, he eateth; but he awaketh, H6974 and his soul is empty: or as when a thirsty man dreameth, and, behold, he drinketh; but he awaketh, H6974 and, behold, he is faint, and his soul hath appetite: so shall the multitude of all the nations be, that fight against mount Zion.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 31:26 - Upon this I awaked, H6974 and beheld; and my sleep was sweet unto me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:39 - In their heat I will make their feasts, and I will make them drunken, that they may rejoice, and sleep a perpetual sleep, and not wake, H6974 saith the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:57 - And I will make drunk her princes, and her wise men, her captains, and her rulers, and her mighty men: and they shall sleep a perpetual sleep, and not wake, H6974 saith the King, whose name is the LORD of hosts.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 7:6 - An end is come, the end is come: it watcheth H6974 for thee; behold, it is come.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 12:2 - And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, H6974 some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 1:5 - Awake, H6974 ye drunkards, and weep; and howl, all ye drinkers of wine, because of the new wine; for it is cut off from your mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxHab 2:7 - Shall they not rise up suddenly that shall bite thee, and awake that shall vex thee, and thou shalt be for booties unto them?
Unchecked Copy BoxHab 2:19 - Woe unto him that saith to the wood, Awake; H6974 to the dumb stone, Arise, it shall teach! Behold, it is laid over with gold and silver, and there is no breath at all in the midst of it.
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