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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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TWOT Reference: 2064

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, “I am afraid that harm may happen H7122 to 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 is left. If harm should happen H7122 to him on the journey [fn]you are taking, then you will bring my gray hair down to Sheol in sorrow.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:1 - Then Jacob summoned his sons and said, “Assemble yourselves, so that I may tell you what will happen H7122 to you in the [fn]days to come.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 1:10 - “Come, let us deal [fn]shrewdly with them, otherwise they will multiply, and [fn]in the event H7122 of war, they will also join those who hate us, and fight against us and [fn]depart 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 so that we may sacrifice to the LORD our God, otherwise He will strike us with plague or with the sword.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 10:19 - But Aaron said to Moses, “Behold, this very day they presented their sin offering and their burnt offering before the LORD. When things like these happened H7122 to me, if I had eaten a sin offering today, would it have been good in the sight of the LORD?”
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:6 - “If you happen H7122 to H7122 come H7122 upon a bird’s nest along the way, in any tree or on the ground, with young ones or eggs in it, 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 behave very corruptly and turn from the way which I have commanded you; and evil will confront H7122 you in the latter days, because you will do that which is evil in the sight of the LORD, provoking Him to anger with the work of your hands.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 4:1 - So the word of Samuel came to all Israel. Now Israel went out to meet H7122 the Philistines in battle, and they camped beside Ebenezer, while the Philistines camped in Aphek.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 4:2 - Then the Philistines drew up in battle formation to meet H7122 Israel. When the battle [fn]spread, Israel was [fn]defeated by the Philistines, who killed about four thousand 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 toward H7122 them to go up to the high place.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 10:10 - When they came there to [fn]the hill, behold, a group of prophets met H7122 him; and the Spirit of God rushed upon him, so that he prophesied among them.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 13:10 - But 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 - Samuel got up early in the morning to meet H7122 Saul; and it was reported 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 the LORD told him, and he came to Bethlehem. Then the elders of the city came trembling to meet H7122 him and said, “Do you come in peace?”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:2 - Saul and the men of Israel were assembled and camped in the Valley of Elah, and they drew up in battle formation to confront H7122 the Philistines.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:21 - Israel and the Philistines drew up in battle formation, army against H7122 army.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:48 - Then it happened, when the Philistine [fn]came closer 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 had seen David going out against 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 - Now it happened as they were coming, when David returned from killing the Philistine, that the women came out of all the cities of Israel, singing and dancing, to meet H7122 King Saul, with tambourines, with joy and with other [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 with you?”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 23:28 - So Saul returned from pursuing David and went to confront H7122 the Philistines; therefore they called that place [fn]the Rock of Division.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 25:20 - And it happened 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; so she met them.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 25:32 - Then David said to Abigail, “Blessed be the LORD God of Israel, who sent you this day to meet H7122 me,
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 25:34 - “Nevertheless, as the LORD God of Israel lives, who has restrained me from harming you, if you had not come quickly to meet H7122 me, there certainly would not have been left to Nabal until the morning light as much as one [fn]male.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:21 - When David came to the two hundred men who were too exhausted to follow David and [fn]had been left behind at the brook Besor, and they went out to meet H7122 David and to meet H7122 the people who were with him, then David approached the people and greeted them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 1:6 - 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 had overtaken him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 16:1 - Now when David had gone on a little beyond the summit, behold, Ziba the servant of Mephibosheth met H7122 him with a team of saddled donkeys, and on them were two hundred loaves of bread, a hundred cakes of raisins, a hundred summer fruits, and a jug of wine.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 18:9 - Now Absalom encountered H7122 the servants of David. Absalom was riding on his mule, and the mule went under the branches of a massive oak. Then his head caught firmly in the oak, and he was [fn]left hanging between the sky and earth, while the mule that was under him kept going.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 20:1 - Now a worthless man happened H7122 to be there whose name was Sheba, the son of Bichri, a Benjaminite; and he blew the trumpet and said,
“We have no share in David,
Nor do we have an inheritance in the son of Jesse;
Every man to his tents, Israel!”
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 4:14 - Dread came H7122 upon H7122 me, and trembling,
And made [fn]all my bones shake.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 51:19 - These two things have happened H7122 to you;
Who will mourn for 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 wrongdoing
Your skirts have been removed
And your [fn]heels have suffered violence.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 32:23 - ‘They came in and took possession of it, but they did not obey Your voice or walk in Your Law; they did not do [fn]anything that You commanded them to do; therefore You have made all this disaster happen H7122 to them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 44:23 - “Since you have burned [fn]sacrifices and have sinned against the LORD and not obeyed the voice of the LORD nor walked in His Law, His statutes, or His testimonies, therefore this disaster has happened H7122 to you, as it has this day.”
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