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Lexicon :: Strong's H7122 - qārā'

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Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root, to encounter, whether accidentally or in a hostile manner
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Strong’s Definitions

קָרָא qârâʼ, kaw-raw'; a primitive root; to encounter, whether accidentally or in a hostile manner:—befall, (by) chance, (cause to) come (upon), fall out, happen, meet.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 16x

The KJV translates Strong's H7122 in the following manner: befall (5x), come (4x), chance (2x), happened (2x), met (2x), fall out (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 16x
The KJV translates Strong's H7122 in the following manner: befall (5x), come (4x), chance (2x), happened (2x), met (2x), fall out (1x).
  1. to encounter, befall, meet

    1. (Qal)

      1. to meet, encounter

      2. to befall (fig)

    2. (Niphal) to meet, meet unexpectedly

    3. (Hiphil) to cause to meet

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
קָרָא qârâʼ, kaw-raw'; a primitive root; to encounter, whether accidentally or in a hostile manner:—befall, (by) chance, (cause to) come (upon), fall out, happen, meet.
STRONGS H7122: Abbreviations
II. [קָרָא]137 verb encounter, befall (|| form of קָרָה, which see.; SI4 לקרת to meet, opposite; Arabic bdb089601 put part to part; Minaean קרא set opposite, HomChrest. 127); —
Qal131 Perfect5 3rd person masculine singular suffix קְרָאַנִי Jeremiah 13:22; Job 4:14; 3rd person feminine singular קָרָאת Deuteronomy 31:29; Jeremiah 44:23, etc; Imperfect4 3rd person masculine singular יִקְרָא Genesis 49:1, suffix יִקְרָאֶנוּ Genesis 42:4; 3rd person feminine plural וַתִּקְרֶאנָה Leviticus 10:19; Exodus 1:10 read 3rd person feminine singular suffix תִּקְרָאֵנוּ (Sam Vrss Di Ges§ 47 k SoKau Baen); Infinitive construct121 לקְרַאת (Ges§ 19 k Ol§ 137),
[H7125 Genesis 15:10] +, etc.;
Participle feminine plural suffix קרְאִתַיִךְ Isaiah 51:19; —
[H7125 1. meet, encounter, only infinitive construct לִקְרַאת often= preposition toward, against (Köii. l, 317), almost always with accusative of person, after verb of motion, Isaiah 7:3; Genesis 19:1; Genesis 24:17; Judges 4:18, 22; 1 Kings 2:8] +; in war, battle, Judges 7:24; 20:25, 31; 1 Samuel 4:1; 1 Kings 20:27 +, after עָרַךְ 2 Samuel 10:9, 10, 17 +; Psalm 35:3 see סגר 2b; לְחַזֵּק לִבָּם לִק׳ הַמִּלְחָמָה Joshua 11:20 to harden their heart to encounter the war with Israel; after הִנֵּה (without verb of motion), 1 Samuel 10:10; 2 Samuel 15:32; 16:1; 1 Kings 18:7; Proverbs 7:10; in construction praegn. וַיִשְׂמַח לִק׳ Judges 19:3 he rejoiced to meet him, + [H8055 1 Samuel 6:13] (Greek Version of the LXX We Dr and others); חרד לִק׳ 2 Kings 10:15, נצב Exodus 5:20; 7:15; Numbers 22:34, etc.; redund. [redundant ?] לִק׳ יִקָּרֶה י׳ Numbers 23:3; implication of helping, Isaiah 21:14; Psalm 59:5 [Psalm 59:4] (figurative); נְחָשִׁים לִק׳ Numbers 24:1 he did not go to encounter (in expectation of) signs of divination; in metaphor Isaiah 14:9, || אֱםהֶי לִק׳ Amos 4:12].
2. figurative befall with accusative of person, bad sense Genesis 42:4, Genesis 42:38; Deuteronomy 31:29; Jeremiah 13:22; Jeremiah 44:23; Isaiah 51:19; Job 4:14; Leviticus 10:19; of war Exodus 1:10 (see above) in general, Genesis 49:1.
Niph. meet unexpectedly; Perfect 3rd person masculine singular נִקְרָא, with עַל person Exodus 5:3; Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular וַיִּקָּרֵא, with לִפְנֵי person 2 Samuel 18:9; Perfect 2 Samuel 20:1 with שָׁם, chanced to be there; Imperfect of bird's nest 2 Samuel 20:1 (לִפְנֵי); Infinitive absolute נִקְרֹא see קרה.
Hiph. Imperfect 2nd person masculine singular וַחַקְרֵא Jeremiah 32:23 thou didst cause all this evil to befall them (accusative of person and thing).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


42:4; 42:4; 42:38; 49:1; 49:1


1:10; 1:10; 5:3


10:19; 10:19


22:6; 31:29; 31:29

2 Samuel

18:9; 20:1


4:14; 4:14


51:19; 51:19


13:22; 13:22; 32:23; 44:23; 44:23

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H7122 matches the Hebrew קָרָא (qārā'),
which occurs 37 times in 35 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:4 -

But Jacob did not send Joseph’s brother Benjamin with his brothers, for he thought, “Something might happen to him.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:38 -

But Jacob answered, “My son will not go down with you, for his brother is dead and he alone is left. If anything happens to him on your journey, you will bring my gray hairs down to Sheol in sorrow.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:1 -

Then Jacob called his sons and said, “Gather around, and I will tell you what will happen to you in the days to come.[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 1:10 -

“Come, let’s deal shrewdly with them; otherwise they will multiply further, and when war breaks out, they will join our enemies, fight against us, and leave the country.”

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:3 -

They answered, “The God of the Hebrews has met with us. Please let us go on a three-day trip into the wilderness so that we may sacrifice to the LORD our God, or else he may strike us with plague or sword.”

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 10:19 -

But Aaron replied to Moses, “See, today they presented their sin offering and their burnt offering before the LORD. Since these things have happened to me, if I had eaten the sin offering today, would it have been acceptable in the LORD’s sight? ”

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:6 -

“If you come across a bird’s nest with chicks or eggs, either in a tree or on the ground along the road, and the mother is sitting on the chicks or eggs, do not take the mother along with the young.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 31:29 -

“For I know that after my death you will become completely corrupt and turn from the path I have commanded you. Disaster will come to you in the future, because you will do what is evil in the LORD’s sight, angering him with what your hands have made.”

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 4:1 -

And Samuel’s words came to all Israel.

Israel went out to meet the Philistines in battle and[fn] camped at Ebenezer while the Philistines camped at Aphek.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 4:2 -

The Philistines lined up in battle formation against Israel, and as the battle intensified, Israel was defeated by the Philistines, who struck down about four thousand men on the battlefield.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:14 -

So they went up toward the city.

Saul and his servant were entering the city when they saw Samuel coming toward them on his way to the high place.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 10:10 -

When Saul and his servant arrived at Gibeah, a group of prophets met him. Then the Spirit of God came powerfully on him, and he prophesied along with them.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 13:10 -

Just as he finished offering the burnt offering, Samuel arrived. So Saul went out to greet him,

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 15:12 -

Early in the morning Samuel got up to confront Saul, but it was reported to Samuel, “Saul went to Carmel where he set up a monument for himself. Then he turned around and went down to Gilgal.”

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 16:4 -

Samuel did what the LORD directed and went to Bethlehem. When the elders of the town met him, they trembled[fn] and asked, “Do[fn] you come in peace? ”

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:2 -

Saul and the men of Israel gathered and camped in the Valley of Elah; then they lined up in battle formation to face the Philistines.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:21 -

Israel and the Philistines lined up in battle formation facing each other.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:48 -

When the Philistine started forward to attack him, David ran quickly to the battle line to meet the Philistine.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:55 -

[fn] When Saul had seen David going out to confront the Philistine, he asked Abner the commander of the army, “Whose son is this youth, Abner? ”

“Your Majesty, as surely as you live, I don’t know,” Abner replied.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 18:6 -

As the troops were coming back, when David was returning from killing the Philistine, the women came out from all the cities of Israel to meet King Saul, singing and dancing with tambourines, with shouts of joy, and with three-stringed instruments.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 21:1 -

David went to the priest Ahimelech at Nob. Ahimelech was afraid to meet David, so he said to him, “Why are you alone and no one is with you? ”

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 23:28 -

So Saul broke off his pursuit of David and went to engage the Philistines. Therefore, that place was named the Rock of Separation.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 25:20 -

As she rode the donkey down a mountain pass hidden from view, she saw David and his men coming toward her and met them.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 25:32 -

Then David said to Abigail, “Blessed be the LORD God of Israel, who sent you to meet me today!

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 25:34 -

“Otherwise, as surely as the LORD God of Israel lives, who prevented me from harming you, if you had not come quickly to meet me, Nabal wouldn’t have had any males[fn] left by morning light.”

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:21 -

When David came to the two hundred men who had been too exhausted to go with him and had been left at the Wadi Besor, they came out to meet him and to meet the troops with him. When David approached the men, he greeted them,

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 1:6 -

“I happened to be on Mount Gilboa,” he replied, “and there was Saul, leaning on his spear. At that very moment the chariots and the cavalry were closing in on him.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 16:1 -

When David had gone a little beyond the summit,[fn] Ziba, Mephibosheth’s servant, was right there to meet him. He had a pair of saddled donkeys loaded with two hundred loaves of bread, one hundred clusters of raisins, one hundred bunches of summer fruit, and a clay jar of wine.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 18:9 -

Absalom was riding on his mule when he happened to meet David’s soldiers. When the mule went under the tangled branches of a large oak tree, Absalom’s head was caught fast in the tree. The mule under him kept going, so he was suspended in midair.[fn]

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 20:1 -

Now a wicked man, a Benjaminite named Sheba son of Bichri, happened to be there. He blew the ram’s horn and shouted:

We have no portion in David,

no inheritance in Jesse’s son.

Each man to his tent,[fn] Israel!

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 4:14 -

fear and trembling came over me

and made all my bones shake.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 51:19 -

These two things have happened to you:

devastation and destruction,

famine and sword.

Who will grieve for you?

How can I[fn] comfort you?

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 13:22 -

And when you ask yourself,

“Why have these things happened to me? ”

it is because of your great guilt

that your skirts have been stripped off,

your body exposed.[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 32:23 -

“They entered and possessed it, but they did not obey you or live according to your instructions. They failed to perform all you commanded them to do, and so you have brought all this disaster on them.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 44:23 -

“Because you burned incense and sinned against the LORD and didn’t obey the LORD and didn’t follow his instruction, his statutes, and his testimonies, this disaster has come to you, as you see today.”

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