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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 jug of water that were at Saul’s head, and they left; and no one saw or knew about it, nor did anyone awaken H6974, for they were all asleep, because a deep sleep from the LORD had fallen on them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 4:31 - Then Gehazi went on ahead of them and laid the staff on the boy’s face, but there was no sound or [fn]response. So he returned to meet him and informed him, saying, “The boy has not awakened H6974.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:12 -

So a man lies down and does not rise.

Until the heavens no longer exist,

[fn]He will not awake H6974 nor be woken from [fn]his sleep.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 3:5 -

[fn]I lay down and slept;

I awoke H6974, for the LORD sustains me.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 17:15 -

As for me, I shall behold Your face in righteousness;

I shall be satisfied with Your likeness when I awake H6974.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 35:23 -

Stir Yourself, and awake H6974 to my right

And to my cause, my God and my Lord.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 44:23 -

Wake Yourself up, why do You sleep, Lord?

Awake H6974, do not reject us forever.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 59:5 -

You, LORD God of armies, the God of Israel,

Awake H6974 to [fn]punish all the nations;

Do not be gracious to any who deal treacherously in wrongdoing. Selah

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:20 -

Like a dream when one awakes H6974,

Lord, when stirred, You will despise their image.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:18 -

Were I to count them, they would outnumber the sand.

When I awake H6974, I am still with You.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:22 -

When you walk, [fn]they will guide you;

When you sleep, [fn]they will watch over you;

And when you awake H6974, [fn]they will talk to you.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:35 -

“They struck me, but I did not become [fn]ill;

They beat me, but I did not know it.

When will I awake H6974?

I will seek [fn]another drink.”

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 26:19 -

Your dead will live;

[fn]Their corpses will rise.

You who lie in the dust, awake H6974 and shout for joy,

For your dew is as the dew of the [fn]dawn,

And the earth will [fn]give birth to the [fn]departed spirits.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 29:8 -

It will be as when a hungry person dreams

And behold, he is eating;

But when he awakens H6974, his [fn]hunger is not satisfied,

Or as when a thirsty person dreams

And behold, he is drinking,

But when he awakens H6974, behold, he is faint

And his [fn]thirst is not quenched.

So will the multitude of all the nations be

Who wage war against Mount Zion.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 31:26 - At this I awoke H6974 and looked, and my sleep had been pleasant to me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:39 -

“When they become heated up, I will serve them their banquet

And make them drunk, so that they may rejoice in triumph,

And may sleep a perpetual sleep

And not wake up,” declares the LORD.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:57 -

“I will make her leaders and her wise men drunk,

Her governors, her officials, and her warriors,

So that they will sleep a perpetual sleep and not wake up,”

Declares the King, whose name is the LORD of armies.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 7:6 - ‘An end [fn]is coming; the end has come! It has awakened H6974 against you; behold, it has come!
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 12:2 - “And many of those who sleep in the dust of the ground will awake H6974, these to everlasting life, but the others to disgrace and everlasting [fn]contempt.
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 1:5 -

Awake H6974, you heavy drinkers, and weep;

And wail, all you wine drinkers,

Because of the sweet wine,

For it has been eliminated from your mouth.

Unchecked Copy BoxHab 2:7 -

“Will [fn]your creditors not rise up suddenly,

And those who [fn]collect from you awaken?

Indeed, you will become plunder for them.

Unchecked Copy BoxHab 2:19 -

“Woe to him who says to a piece of wood, ‘Awake H6974!’

To a mute stone, ‘Arise!’

That is your teacher?

Behold, it is overlaid with gold and silver,

Yet there is no breath at all inside it.

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