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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 Benjamin, Joseph's brother, Jacob sent not with his brethren; for he said, Lest peradventure mischief befall him. H7122
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:38 - And he said, My son shall not go down with you; for his brother is dead, and he is left alone: if mischief befall H7122 him by the way in the which ye go, then shall ye bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to the grave.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:1 - And Jacob called unto his sons, and said, Gather yourselves together, that I may tell you that which shall befall H7122 you in the last days.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 1:10 - Come on, let us deal wisely with them; lest they multiply, and it come to pass, that, when there falleth out H7122 any war, they join also unto our enemies, and fight against us, and so get them up out of the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:3 - And they said, The God of the Hebrews hath met H7122 with us: let us go, we pray thee, three days' journey into the desert, and sacrifice unto the LORD our God; lest he fall upon us with pestilence, or with the sword.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 10:19 - And Aaron said unto Moses, Behold, this day have they offered their sin offering and their burnt offering before the LORD; and such things have befallen H7122 me: and if I had eaten the sin offering to day, should it have been accepted in the sight of the LORD?
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:6 - If a bird's nest chance H7122 to be before thee in the way in any tree, or on the ground, whether they be young ones, or eggs, and the dam sitting upon the young, or upon the eggs, thou shalt not take the dam with the young:
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 31:29 - For I know that after my death ye will utterly corrupt yourselves, and turn aside from the way which I have commanded you; and evil will befall H7122 you in the latter days; because ye will do evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger through the work of your hands.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 4:1 - And the word of Samuel came to all Israel. Now Israel went out against the Philistines to battle, and pitched beside Ebenezer: and the Philistines pitched in Aphek.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 4:2 - And the Philistines put themselves in array against Israel: and when they joined battle, Israel was smitten before the Philistines: and they slew of the army in the field about four thousand men.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:14 - And they went up into the city: and when they were come into the city, behold, Samuel came out against them, for to go up to the high place.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 10:10 - And when they came thither to the hill, behold, a company of prophets met him; and the Spirit of God came upon him, and he prophesied among them.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 13:10 - And it came to pass, that as soon as he had made an end of offering the burnt offering, behold, Samuel came; and Saul went out to meet him, that he might salute him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 15:12 - And when Samuel rose early to meet Saul in the morning, it was told Samuel, saying, Saul came to Carmel, and, behold, he set him up a place, and is gone about, and passed on, and gone down to Gilgal.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 16:4 - And Samuel did that which the LORD spake, and came to Bethlehem. And the elders of the town trembled at his coming, and said, Comest thou peaceably?
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:2 - And Saul and the men of Israel were gathered together, and pitched by the valley of Elah, and set the battle in array against the Philistines.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:21 - For Israel and the Philistines had put the battle in array, army against army.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:48 - And it came to pass, when the Philistine arose, and came and drew nigh to meet David, that David hasted, and ran toward the army to meet the Philistine.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:55 - And when Saul saw David go forth against the Philistine, he said unto Abner, the captain of the host, Abner, whose son is this youth? And Abner said, As thy soul liveth, O king, I cannot tell.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 18:6 - And it came to pass as they came, when David was returned from the slaughter of the Philistine, that the women came out of all cities of Israel, singing and dancing, to meet king Saul, with tabrets, with joy, and with instruments of musick.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 21:1 - Then came David to Nob to Ahimelech the priest: and Ahimelech was afraid at the meeting of David, and said unto him, Why art thou alone, and no man with thee?
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 23:28 - Wherefore Saul returned from pursuing after David, and went against the Philistines: therefore they called that place Selahammahlekoth.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 25:20 - And it was so, as she rode on the ass, that she came down by the covert of the hill, and, behold, David and his men came down against her; and she met them.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 25:32 - And David said to Abigail, Blessed be the LORD God of Israel, which sent thee this day to meet me:
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 25:34 - For in very deed, as the LORD God of Israel liveth, which hath kept me back from hurting thee, except thou hadst hasted and come to meet me, surely there had not been left unto Nabal by the morning light any that pisseth against the wall.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:21 - And David came to the two hundred men, which were so faint that they could not follow David, whom they had made also to abide at the brook Besor: and they went forth to meet David, and to meet the people that were with him: and when David came near to the people, he saluted them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 1:6 - And the young man that told him said, As I happened by chance H7122 upon mount Gilboa, behold, Saul leaned upon his spear; and, lo, the chariots and horsemen followed hard after him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 16:1 - And when David was a little past the top of the hill, behold, Ziba the servant of Mephibosheth met him, with a couple of asses saddled, and upon them two hundred loaves of bread, and an hundred bunches of raisins, and an hundred of summer fruits, and a bottle of wine.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 18:9 - And Absalom met H7122 the servants of David. And Absalom rode upon a mule, and the mule went under the thick boughs of a great oak, and his head caught hold of the oak, and he was taken up between the heaven and the earth; and the mule that was under him went away.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 20:1 - And there happened H7122 to be there a man of Belial, whose name was Sheba, the son of Bichri, a Benjamite: and he blew a trumpet, and said, We have no part in David, neither have we inheritance in the son of Jesse: every man to his tents, O Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 4:14 - Fear came H7122 upon me, and trembling, which made all my bones to shake.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 51:19 - These two things are come H7122 unto thee; who shall be sorry for thee? desolation, and destruction, and the famine, and the sword: by whom shall I comfort thee?
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 13:22 - And if thou say in thine heart, Wherefore come H7122 these things upon me? For the greatness of thine iniquity are thy skirts discovered, and thy heels made bare.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 32:23 - And they came in, and possessed it; but they obeyed not thy voice, neither walked in thy law; they have done nothing of all that thou commandedst them to do: therefore thou hast caused all this evil to come H7122 upon them:
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 44:23 - Because ye have burned incense, and because ye have sinned against the LORD, and have not obeyed the voice of the LORD, nor walked in his law, nor in his statutes, nor in his testimonies; therefore this evil is happened H7122 unto you, as at this day.
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