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Lexicon :: Strong's H7125 - qārā'

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masculine noun
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Strong’s Definitions

קִרְאָה qirʼâh, keer-aw'; from H7122; an encountering, accidental, friendly or hostile (also adverbially, opposite):—× against (he come), help, meet, seek, × to, × in the way.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 121x

The KJV translates Strong's H7125 in the following manner: meet (76x), against (40x), come (2x), help (1x), seek (1x), way (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 121x
The KJV translates Strong's H7125 in the following manner: meet (76x), against (40x), come (2x), help (1x), seek (1x), way (1x).
masculine noun (BDB)
  1. to encounter, befall, meet

    1. (Qal)

      1. to meet, encounter

      2. to befall (fig)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
קִרְאָה qirʼâh, keer-aw'; from H7122; an encountering, accidental, friendly or hostile (also adverbially, opposite):—× against (he come), help, meet, seek, × to, × in the way.
STRONGS H7125: Abbreviations
Qal ... Infinitive construct121 לקְרַאת (Ges§ 19 k Ol§ 137), Genesis 15:10 +, etc.—
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, Judges 4:22; 1 Kings 2:8 +; in war, battle, Judges 7:24; Judges 20:25, Judges 20:31; 1 Samuel 4:1; 1 Kings 20:27 +, after עָרַךְ 2 Samuel 10:9, 2 Samuel 10:10, 2 Samuel 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; 2 Samuel 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; Exodus 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

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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


15:10; 19:1; 24:17


5:20; 7:15


22:34; 23:3; 24:1




4:18; 4:22; 7:24; 19:3; 20:25; 20:31

1 Samuel

4:1; 10:10

2 Samuel

10:9; 10:10; 10:17; 15:32; 16:1

1 Kings

2:8; 18:7; 20:27

2 Kings



35:3; 59:4




7:3; 14:9; 21:14



Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H7125 matches the Hebrew קָרָא (qārā'),
which occurs 100 times in 98 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 2 (Gen 14:17–2Sa 10:9)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 14:17 - And the king of Sodom went out to meet H7125 him after his return from the slaughter of Chedorlaomer, and of the kings that were with him, at the valley of Shaveh, which is the king's dale.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 15:10 - And he took unto him all these, and divided them in the midst, and laid each piece one against H7125 another: but the birds divided he not.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:2 - And he lift up his eyes and looked, and, lo, three men stood by him: and when he saw them, he ran to meet H7125 them from the tent door, and bowed himself toward the ground,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:1 - And there came two angels to Sodom at even; and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom: and Lot seeing them rose up to meet H7125 them; and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:17 - And the servant ran to meet her, H7125 and said, Let me, I pray thee, drink a little water of thy pitcher.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:65 - For she had said unto the servant, What man is this that walketh in the field to meet us? H7125 And the servant had said, It is my master: therefore she took a vail, and covered herself.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:13 - And it came to pass, when Laban heard the tidings of Jacob his sister's son, that he ran to meet H7125 him, and embraced him, and kissed him, and brought him to his house. And he told Laban all these things.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:16 - And Jacob came out of the field in the evening, and Leah went out to meet H7125 him, and said, Thou must come in unto me; for surely I have hired thee with my son's mandrakes. And he lay with her that night.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:6 - And the messengers returned to Jacob, saying, We came to thy brother Esau, and also he cometh to meet thee, H7125 and four hundred men with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:4 - And Esau ran to meet him, H7125 and embraced him, and fell on his neck, and kissed him: and they wept.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:29 - And Joseph made ready his chariot, and went up to meet H7125 Israel his father, to Goshen, and presented himself unto him; and he fell on his neck, and wept on his neck a good while.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:14 - And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Moses, and he said, Is not Aaron the Levite thy brother? I know that he can speak well. And also, behold, he cometh forth to meet H7125 thee: and when he seeth thee, he will be glad in his heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:27 - And the LORD said to Aaron, Go into the wilderness to meet H7125 Moses. And he went, and met him in the mount of God, and kissed him.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:20 - And they met Moses and Aaron, who stood in the way, H7125 as they came forth from Pharaoh:
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:15 - Get thee unto Pharaoh in the morning; lo, he goeth out unto the water; and thou shalt stand by the river's brink against he come; H7125 and the rod which was turned to a serpent shalt thou take in thine hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 14:27 - And Moses stretched forth his hand over the sea, and the sea returned to his strength when the morning appeared; and the Egyptians fled against H7125 it; and the LORD overthrew the Egyptians in the midst of the sea.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 18:7 - And Moses went out to meet H7125 his father in law, and did obeisance, and kissed him; and they asked each other of their welfare; and they came into the tent.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 19:17 - And Moses brought forth the people out of the camp to meet H7125 with God; and they stood at the nether part of the mount.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 20:18 - And Edom said unto him, Thou shalt not pass by me, lest I come out against H7125 thee with the sword.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 20:20 - And he said, Thou shalt not go through. And Edom came out against H7125 him with much people, and with a strong hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:23 - And Sihon would not suffer Israel to pass through his border: but Sihon gathered all his people together, and went out against H7125 Israel into the wilderness: and he came to Jahaz, and fought against Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:33 - And they turned and went up by the way of Bashan: and Og the king of Bashan went out against H7125 them, he, and all his people, to the battle at Edrei.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:34 - And Balaam said unto the angel of the LORD, I have sinned; for I knew not that thou stoodest in the way against H7125 me: now therefore, if it displease thee, I will get me back again.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:36 - And when Balak heard that Balaam was come, he went out to meet H7125 him unto a city of Moab, which is in the border of Arnon, which is in the utmost coast.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 23:3 - And Balaam said unto Balak, Stand by thy burnt offering, and I will go: peradventure the LORD will come to meet H7125 me: and whatsoever he sheweth me I will tell thee. And he went to an high place.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 24:1 - And when Balaam saw that it pleased the LORD to bless Israel, he went not, as at other times, to seek H7125 for enchantments, but he set his face toward the wilderness.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 31:13 - And Moses, and Eleazar the priest, and all the princes of the congregation, went forth to meet H7125 them without the camp.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 1:44 - And the Amorites, which dwelt in that mountain, came out against H7125 you, and chased you, as bees do, and destroyed you in Seir, even unto Hormah.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:32 - Then Sihon came out against H7125 us, he and all his people, to fight at Jahaz.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 3:1 - Then we turned, and went up the way to Bashan: and Og the king of Bashan came out against H7125 us, he and all his people, to battle at Edrei.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 29:7 - And when ye came unto this place, Sihon the king of Heshbon, and Og the king of Bashan, came out against H7125 us unto battle, and we smote them:
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 8:5 - And I, and all the people that are with me, will approach unto the city: and it shall come to pass, when they come out against H7125 us, as at the first, that we will flee before them,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 8:14 - And it came to pass, when the king of Ai saw it, that they hasted and rose up early, and the men of the city went out against H7125 Israel to battle, he and all his people, at a time appointed, before the plain; but he wist not that there were liers in ambush against him behind the city.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 8:22 - And the other issued out of the city against H7125 them; so they were in the midst of Israel, some on this side, and some on that side: and they smote them, so that they let none of them remain or escape.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 9:11 - Wherefore our elders and all the inhabitants of our country spake to us, saying, Take victuals with you for the journey, and go to meet H7125 them, and say unto them, We are your servants: therefore now make ye a league with us.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 11:20 - For it was of the LORD to harden their hearts, that they should come against H7125 Israel in battle, that he might destroy them utterly, and that they might have no favour, but that he might destroy them, as the LORD commanded Moses.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 4:18 - And Jael went out to meet H7125 Sisera, and said unto him, Turn in, my lord, turn in to me; fear not. And when he had turned in unto her into the tent, she covered him with a mantle.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 4:22 - And, behold, as Barak pursued Sisera, Jael came out to meet H7125 him, and said unto him, Come, and I will shew thee the man whom thou seekest. And when he came into her tent, behold, Sisera lay dead, and the nail was in his temples.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:35 - And he sent messengers throughout all Manasseh; who also was gathered after him: and he sent messengers unto Asher, and unto Zebulun, and unto Naphtali; and they came up to meet H7125 them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 7:24 - And Gideon sent messengers throughout all mount Ephraim, saying, Come down against H7125 the Midianites, and take before them the waters unto Bethbarah and Jordan. Then all the men of Ephraim gathered themselves together, and took the waters unto Bethbarah and Jordan.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 11:31 - Then it shall be, that whatsoever cometh forth of the doors of my house to meet H7125 me, when I return in peace from the children of Ammon, shall surely be the LORD'S, and I will offer it up for a burnt offering.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 11:34 - And Jephthah came to Mizpeh unto his house, and, behold, his daughter came out to meet H7125 him with timbrels and with dances: and she was his only child; beside her he had neither son nor daughter.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 14:5 - Then went Samson down, and his father and his mother, to Timnath, and came to the vineyards of Timnath: and, behold, a young lion roared against H7125 him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 15:14 - And when he came unto Lehi, the Philistines shouted against H7125 him: and the Spirit of the LORD came mightily upon him, and the cords that were upon his arms became as flax that was burnt with fire, and his bands loosed from off his hands.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 19:3 - And her husband arose, and went after her, to speak friendly unto her, and to bring her again, having his servant with him, and a couple of asses: and she brought him into her father's house: and when the father of the damsel saw him, he rejoiced to meet H7125 him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 20:25 - And Benjamin went forth against H7125 them out of Gibeah the second day, and destroyed down to the ground of the children of Israel again eighteen thousand men; all these drew the sword.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 20:31 - And the children of Benjamin went out against H7125 the people, and were drawn away from the city; and they began to smite of the people, and kill, as at other times, in the highways, of which one goeth up to the house of God, and the other to Gibeah in the field, about thirty men of Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 6:20 - Then David returned to bless his household. And Michal the daughter of Saul came out to meet H7125 David, and said, How glorious was the king of Israel to day, who uncovered himself to day in the eyes of the handmaids of his servants, as one of the vain fellows shamelessly uncovereth himself!
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 10:5 - When they told it unto David, he sent to meet H7125 them, because the men were greatly ashamed: and the king said, Tarry at Jericho until your beards be grown, and then return.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 10:9 - When Joab saw that the front of the battle was against him before and behind, he chose of all the choice men of Israel, and put them in array against H7125 the Syrians:

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