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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).
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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 from beside Saul’s head, and they went away, but no one saw or knew it, nor did any awake, H6974 for they were all asleep, because a sound sleep from the LORD had fallen on them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 4:31 - Then Gehazi passed on before them and laid the staff on the lad’s face, but there was no sound or [fn]response. So he returned to meet him and told [fn]him, “The lad has not awakened.” H6974
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:12 - So man lies down and does not rise.
Until the heavens are no longer,
[fn]He will not awake H6974 nor be aroused out of [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 will be satisfied [fn]with Your likeness when I awake. H6974
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 35:23 - Stir up Yourself, and awake H6974 to my right
And to my cause, my God and my Lord.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 44:23 - Arouse Yourself, why do You sleep, O Lord?
Awake, H6974 do not reject us forever.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 59:5 - You, O LORD God of hosts, the God of Israel,
Awake H6974 to [fn]punish all the nations;
Do not be gracious to any who are treacherous in iniquity. [fn]Selah.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:20 - Like a dream when one awakes, H6974
O Lord, when aroused, You will despise their [fn]form.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:18 - If I should count them, they would outnumber the sand.
When I awake, H6974 I am still with You.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:22 - When you walk about, [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 shall 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 man dreams
And behold, he is eating;
But when he awakens, H6974 his [fn]hunger is not satisfied,
Or as when a thirsty man dreams
And behold, he is drinking,
But when he awakens, H6974 behold, he is faint
And his [fn]thirst is not quenched.
Thus the multitude of all the nations will be
Who wage war against Mount Zion.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 31:26 - At this I awoke H6974 and looked, and my sleep was pleasant to me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:39 - “When they become heated up, I will serve them their banquet
And make them drunk, that they may become jubilant
And may sleep a perpetual sleep
And not wake up,” declares the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:57 - “I will make her princes and her wise men drunk,
Her governors, her prefects and her mighty men,
That they may sleep a perpetual sleep and not wake up,”
Declares the King, whose name is the LORD of hosts.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 7:6 - ‘An end is coming; the end has come! It has awakened H6974 against you; behold, it has come!
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 12:2 - “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 drunkards, and weep;
And wail, all you wine drinkers,
On account of the sweet wine
That is cut off from your mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxHab 2:7 - “Will not [fn]your creditors 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!’
And that is your teacher?
Behold, it is overlaid with gold and silver,
And there is no breath at all inside it.
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