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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 said, “Lest any harm befall H7122 him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:38 - But [fn]Jacob said, “My son shall not go down with you; for his brother is dead, and he alone remains. If harm should befall H7122 him on the journey on which you are going, then you will bring my gray hair down to Sheol in sorrow.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:1 -

Then Jacob summoned his sons and said, “Gather together that I may tell you what will befall H7122 you in the last days.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 1:10 - “Come, let us deal wisely with them, lest they multiply and it be [fn]in the event H7122 of war, that they also join themselves to those who hate us and fight against us and go up from the land.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:3 - Then they said, “The God of the Hebrews has met H7122 with us. Please, let us go a three days’ journey into the wilderness that we may sacrifice to Yahweh our God, lest He confront us with pestilence or with the sword.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 10:19 - But Aaron spoke to Moses, “Behold, this very day they brought near their sin offering and their burnt offering before Yahweh. Then things like these happened H7122 to me. So if I had eaten a sin offering today, would it have been good in the sight of Yahweh?”
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:6 -

“If you happen H7122 to H7122 come H7122 upon H7122 a bird’s nest along the way, in any tree or on the ground, with young ones or eggs, and the mother sitting on the young or on the eggs, you shall not take the mother with the young;

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 31:29 - “For I know that after my death you will act corruptly and turn away from the way which I have commanded you; and evil will befall H7122 you in the last days, for you will do that which is evil in the sight of Yahweh, provoking Him to anger with the work of your hands.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 4:1 -

Thus the word of Samuel came to all Israel. Now Israel went out to meet H7122 the Philistines in battle and camped beside Ebenezer, and the Philistines camped in Aphek.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 4:2 - And the Philistines arranged themselves to meet H7122 Israel. Then the battle spread, and Israel was [fn]defeated before the Philistines who struck down about 4,000 men on the battlefield.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:14 - So they went up to the city. As they came into the city, behold, Samuel was coming out to meet H7122 them to go up to the high place.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 10:10 - And they came to [fn]the hill there, and behold, a group of prophets met H7122 him; and the Spirit of God [fn]came upon him mightily, so that he prophesied among them.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 13:10 - And as soon as he finished offering the burnt offering, behold, Samuel came; and Saul went out to meet H7122 him and to [fn]greet him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 15:12 - Then Samuel rose early in the morning to meet H7122 Saul; and it was told to Samuel, saying, “Saul came to Carmel, and behold, he set up a monument for himself, then turned and proceeded on [fn]down to Gilgal.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 16:4 - So Samuel did what Yahweh said and came to Bethlehem. And the elders of the city came trembling to meet H7122 him and said, “Do you come in peace?”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:2 - But Saul and the men of Israel were gathered and camped in the valley of Elah and arranged themselves for battle to meet H7122 the Philistines.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:21 - And Israel and the Philistines arranged themselves in battle lines, battle line [fn]against H7122 battle line.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:48 -

Then it happened when the Philistine rose and came and drew near to meet H7122 David, that David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet H7122 the Philistine.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:55 -

Now when Saul saw David going out to meet H7122 the Philistine, he said to Abner the commander of the army, “Abner, whose son is this young man?” And Abner said, “By your life, O king, I do not know.”

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 18:6 -

And it happened as they were coming, when David returned from striking down the Philistine, that the women came out of all the cities of Israel, singing and dancing, to meet H7122 King Saul, with tambourines, with gladness, and with [fn]musical instruments.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 21:1 -

Then David came to Nob to Ahimelech the priest; and Ahimelech came trembling to meet H7122 David and said to him, “Why are you alone, and no one is with you?”

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 23:28 - So Saul returned from pursuing David and went to meet H7122 the Philistines; therefore they called that place [fn]the Rock of Escape.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 25:20 - So it was happening, as she was riding on her donkey and coming down by the hidden part of the mountain, that behold, David and his men were coming down toward H7122 her; and she met them.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 25:32 -

Then David said to Abigail, “Blessed be Yahweh, the God of Israel, who sent you this day to meet H7122 me,

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 25:34 - “Nevertheless, as Yahweh, the God of Israel, lives, who has restrained me from harming you, unless you had hurried and come to meet H7122 me, surely there would not have been left to Nabal until the morning light as much as one [fn]male.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:21 -

Then David came to the two hundred men who were too exhausted to follow David, who had also remained at the brook Besor, and they went out to meet H7122 David and to meet H7122 the people who were with him, and David approached the people and greeted them.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 1:6 - And the young man who told him said, “By H7122 chance H7122 I happened to be on Mount Gilboa, and behold, Saul was leaning on his spear. And behold, the chariots and the horsemen pursued him closely.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 16:1 -

Now David had passed a little beyond the summit, and behold, Ziba the young man of Mephibosheth met H7122 him with a couple of saddled donkeys, and on them were two hundred loaves of bread, one hundred clusters of raisins, one hundred summer fruits, and a jug of wine.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 18:9 -

Then Absalom happened to meet H7122 the servants of David. Now Absalom was riding on his mule, and the mule went under the thick branches of a great oak. And his head caught fast in the oak, so he was [fn]left hanging between heaven and earth, while the mule that was under him passed onward.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 20:1 -

Now a vile fellow happened H7122 to be there whose name was Sheba, the son of Bichri, a Benjamite; and he blew the trumpet and said,

“We have no portion in David,

Nor do we have inheritance in the son of Jesse;

Every man to his tents, O Israel!”

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 4:14 -

Dread came H7122 upon H7122 me, and trembling,

And made the multitude of my bones shake in dread.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 51:19 -

These two things have befallen H7122 you;

Who will console you?

The devastation and destruction, famine and sword;

How shall I comfort you?

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 13:22 -

“If you say in your heart,

‘Why have these things happened H7122 to me?’

Because of the magnitude of your iniquity

Your skirts have been uncovered

And your heels have suffered violence.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 32:23 - ‘They came in and took possession of it, but they did not listen to Your voice and did not walk in Your law. They have not done anything that You commanded them to do; therefore You have made all this harmful evil come H7122 upon them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 44:23 - “Because you have burned incense and have sinned against Yahweh and not listened to the voice of Yahweh or walked in His law, His statutes, or His testimonies, therefore this evil has befallen H7122 you, as it has this day.”
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