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Lexicon :: Strong's H7031 - qal

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Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
Contracted from קָלַל (H7043)
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TWOT Reference: 2028a

Strong’s Definitions

קַל qal, kal; contracted from H7043; light; (by implication) rapid (also adverbial):—light, swift(-ly).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 13x

The KJV translates Strong's H7031 in the following manner: swift (9x), swiftly (2x), swifter (1x), light (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 13x
The KJV translates Strong's H7031 in the following manner: swift (9x), swiftly (2x), swifter (1x), light (1x).
  1. swift, light, fleet

    1. swift

    2. one who is swift

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
קַל qal, kal; contracted from H7043; light; (by implication) rapid (also adverbial):—light, swift(-ly).
STRONGS H7031: Abbreviations
קַל adjective light, swift, fleet; — masculine singular ק׳ Amos 2:15 +, קָ֑ל Amos 2:14; feminine singular קַלָּה Jeremiah 2:23; plural קַלִּים Isaiah 18:2+; — קַל בְּרַגְלָיו light with his feet Amos 2:15; 2 Samuel 2:18; ק׳, alone, swift, messengers Isaiah 18:2, pursuers Lamentations 4:19 (מִן compare), camel Jeremiah 2:23, cloud Isaiah 19:1; of swift vanishing of wicked Job 24:18 (Bu קַלּוּ for קַל הוּא); as substantive Amos 2:14; Jeremiah 46:6; Ecclesiastes 9:11, = swift (horse) Isaiah 30:16; קַל as adverb, swiftly (+ מְהֵרָה) Isaiah 5:26; Joel 4:4 [Joel 3:4].
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

2 Samuel







5:26; 18:2; 18:2; 19:1; 30:16


2:23; 2:23; 46:6






2:14; 2:14; 2:15; 2:15


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H7031 matches the Hebrew קַל (qal),
which occurs 13 times in 13 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 2:18 - Now the three sons of Zeruiah were there, Joab and Abishai and Asahel; and Asahel was as [fn]swift-footed H7031 as one of the gazelles which is in the field.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:18 - “They are [fn]insignificant H7031 on the surface of the water;
Their portion is cursed on the earth.
They do not turn [fn]toward the vineyards.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 9:11 - I again saw under the sun that the race is not to the swift H7031 and the battle is not to the warriors, and neither is bread to the wise nor wealth to the discerning nor favor to men of ability; for time and chance overtake them all.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:26 - He will also lift up a standard to the [fn]distant nation,
And will whistle for it from the ends of the earth;
And behold, it will come with speed swiftly. H7031
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 18:2 - Which sends envoys by the sea,
Even in papyrus vessels on the surface of the waters.
Go, swift H7031 messengers, to a nation [fn]tall and smooth,
To a people feared [fn]far and wide,
A powerful and oppressive nation
Whose land the rivers divide.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 19:1 - The [fn]oracle concerning Egypt.
Behold, the LORD is riding on a swift H7031 cloud and is about to come to Egypt;
The idols of Egypt will tremble at His presence,
And the heart of the Egyptians will melt within them.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:16 - And you said, “No, for we will flee on horses,”
Therefore you shall flee!
“And we will ride on swift H7031 horses,
Therefore those who pursue you shall be swift.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:23 - “How 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 H7031 young camel entangling her ways,
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 46:6 - Let not the swift H7031 man H7031 flee,
Nor the mighty man escape;
In the north beside the river Euphrates
They have stumbled and fallen.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 4:19 - Our pursuers were swifter H7031
Than the eagles of the sky;
They chased us on the mountains,
They waited in ambush for us in the wilderness.
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 3:4 - “Moreover, what are you to Me, O Tyre, Sidon and all the regions of Philistia? Are you rendering Me a recompense? But if you do recompense Me, swiftly H7031 and speedily I will return your recompense on your head.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 2:14 - [fn]Flight will perish from the swift, H7031
And the stalwart will not strengthen his power,
Nor the mighty man save his [fn]life.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 2:15 - “He who grasps the bow will not stand his ground,
The swift H7031 of foot will not escape,
Nor will he who rides the horse save his [fn]life.
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