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Lexicon :: Strong's H7181 - qāšaḇ

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TWOT Reference: 2084

Strong’s Definitions

קָשַׁב qâshab, kaw-shab'; a primitive root; to prick up the ears, i.e. hearken:—attend, (cause to) hear(-ken), give heed, incline, mark (well), regard.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 46x

The KJV translates Strong's H7181 in the following manner: hearken (27x), attend (10x), heed (3x), hear (2x), incline (1x), marked (1x), regarded (1x), mark well (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 46x
The KJV translates Strong's H7181 in the following manner: hearken (27x), attend (10x), heed (3x), hear (2x), incline (1x), marked (1x), regarded (1x), mark well (1x).
  1. to hear, be attentive, heed, incline (of ears), attend (of ears), hearken, pay attention, listen

    1. (Qal) incline, attend (of ears), hearken, pay attention, listen

    2. (Hiphil) to pay attention, give attention

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
קָשַׁב qâshab, kaw-shab'; a primitive root; to prick up the ears, i.e. hearken:—attend, (cause to) hear(-ken), give heed, incline, mark (well), regard.
STRONGS H7181: Abbreviations
[קָשַׁב]46 verb incline, attend, of ears; —
Qal Imperfect 3rd person feminine plural תִּקְשַׁבְנָה Isaiah 32:3 (subject אזנים).
Hiph. Perfect 3rd person masculine singular הִקְשִׁיב Jeremiah 23:18; Psalm 66:19, etc.; Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular יַקְשִׁב Isaiah 42:23, etc.; Imperative masculine singular הַקְשֵׁב Job 33:21, especially הַקְשִׁ֫יבָה Psalm 5:3 +, etc.; Infinitive construct הַקְשִׁיב 1 Samuel 15:22 +; Participle מַקְשִׁיב Proverbs 1:24 +, plural מַקְשִׁיבִים Songs 8:13; — give attention (sometimes + שָׁמַע); absolute Hosea 5:1; 1 Samuel 15:22; Isaiah 10:30; Isaiah 28:23; Isaiah 34:1; Isaiah 49:1; Micah 1:2 + 12 times; + אֶל person Jeremiah 18:19; Zechariah 1:4; Isaiah 51:4 (|| הֶאֱזִינוּ), לְ person Psalm 55:3; + אֶל of thing Jeremiah 18:18; Nehemiah 9:34; Psalm 142:7, עַל of thing Jeremiah 6:19; Proverbs 17:4; Proverbs 29:12, ל of thing Jeremiah 6:17; Isaiah 48:18; Proverbs 4:20; Proverbs 5:1; Proverbs 7:24; Psalm 5:3; Songs 8:13, ב of thing Psalm 66:19; Psalm 86:6; also with accusative of thing Jeremiah 23:18; Job 13:6; Psalm 17:1; Psalm 61:2; accusative of congnate meaning with verb Isaiah 21:7; apparently = cause to attend, with accusative אָזְנֶ֑ךָ Proverbs 2:2 (+ ל of thing), Psalm 10:17, but usage would be so late and rare that אָזֱנ֑ךָ is probably subj. thing (Ges§ 144m DaSynt. § 109. R. 3).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

1 Samuel

15:22; 15:22




13:6; 33:21


5:3; 5:3; 10:17; 17:1; 55:3; 61:2; 66:19; 66:19; 86:6; 142:7


1:24; 2:2; 4:20; 5:1; 7:24; 17:4; 29:12

Song of Songs

8:13; 8:13


10:30; 21:7; 28:23; 32:3; 34:1; 42:23; 48:18; 49:1; 51:4


6:17; 6:19; 18:18; 18:19; 23:18; 23:18








Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H7181 matches the Hebrew קָשַׁב (qāšaḇ),
which occurs 46 times in 45 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 15:22 - And Samuel said,

“Has Yahweh as much delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices

As in obeying the voice of Yahweh?

Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice,

And to heed H7181 than the fat of rams.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 20:15 - and he said, “Pay H7181 attention H7181, all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem and King Jehoshaphat: thus says Yahweh to you, ‘Do not fear or be dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours but God’s.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 33:10 -

Then Yahweh spoke to Manasseh and his people, but they paid H7181 no attention H7181.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 9:34 -

“Now our kings, our princes, our priests, and our fathers did not do Your law

Or pay H7181 attention H7181 to Your commandments and Your testimonies with which You testified against them.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 13:6 -

“Please hear my argument

And give H7181 heed H7181 to the contentions of my lips.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:31 -

“Pay H7181 attention H7181, O Job, listen to me;

Keep silent, and I will speak.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 5:2 -

Give H7181 heed H7181 to the sound of my cry for help, my King and my God,

For to You I pray.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 10:17 -


O Yahweh, You have heard the desire of the [fn]humble;

You will strengthen their heart, You will cause H7181 Your ear to give heed H7181

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 17:1 -

A Prayer of David.

Hear a righteous cause, O Yahweh, give H7181 heed H7181 to my cry of lamentation;

Give ear to my prayer, which is not from deceitful lips.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:2 -

Give H7181 heed H7181 to me and answer me;

I am restless in my complaint and [fn]am surely distracted,

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 61:1 -

For the choir director. On a stringed instrument. Of David.

Hear my cry of lamentation, O God;

Give H7181 heed H7181 to my prayer.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 66:19 -

But certainly God has heard;

He has given H7181 heed H7181 to the voice of my prayer.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 86:6 -

Give ear, O Yahweh, to my prayer;

And give H7181 heed H7181 to the voice of my supplications!

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 142:6 -

“Give H7181 heed H7181 to my cry of lamentation,

For I am brought very low;

Deliver me from my persecutors,

For they are too strong for me.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:24 -

“Because I called and you refused,

I stretched out my hand and no one paid H7181 attention H7181;

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 2:2 -

To make H7181 your ear pay attention H7181 to wisdom,

Incline your heart to discernment;

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:1 -

Hear, O sons, the discipline of a father,

And pay H7181 attention H7181 that you may know understanding,

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:20 -

My son, pay H7181 attention H7181 to my words;

Incline your ear to my sayings.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:1 -

My son, pay H7181 attention H7181 to my wisdom,

Incline your ear to my discernment;

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 7:24 -

So now, my sons, listen to me,

And pay H7181 attention H7181 to the words of my mouth.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:4 -

An evildoer gives H7181 heed H7181 to lips of wickedness;

[fn]A liar gives ear to a destructive tongue.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:12 -

If a ruler pays H7181 attention H7181 to a lying word,

All his ministers become wicked.

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 8:13 -

[fn]O you who sit in the gardens,

My companions are giving H7181 heed H7181 to your voice

Let me hear it!”

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 10:30 -

Cry aloud with your voice, O daughter of Gallim!

Pay H7181 attention H7181, Laishah and [fn]afflicted Anathoth!

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 21:7 -

“Indeed, he shall see riders, horsemen in pairs,

Riders of donkeys, riders of camels,

So let him pay H7181 close attention H7181, very close attention.”

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 28:23 -

Give ear and hear my voice,

Pay H7181 attention H7181 and hear my words.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 32:3 -

Then the eyes of those who see will not be [fn]blinded,

And the ears of those who hear will pay H7181 attention H7181.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 34:1 -

Draw near, O nations, to hear; and pay H7181 attention H7181, O peoples!

Let the earth hear, as well as its fullness, the world and all that springs from it.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 42:23 -

Who among you will give ear to this?

Who will give H7181 heed H7181 and hear hereafter?

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 48:18 -

“If only you had paid H7181 attention H7181 to My commandments!

Then your peace would have been like a river,

And your righteousness like the waves of the sea.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 49:1 -

Listen to Me, O coastlands,

And pay H7181 attention H7181, you peoples from afar.

Yahweh called Me from the womb;

From the [fn]body of My mother He made My name to be remembered.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 51:4 -

“Pay H7181 attention H7181 to Me, O My people,

And give ear to Me, O My [fn]nation;

For a law will go forth from Me,

And I will [fn]set My justice for a light of the peoples.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 6:10 -

To whom shall I speak and give warning

That they may hear?

Behold, their ears are uncircumcised,

And they cannot give H7181 heed H7181.

Behold, the word of Yahweh has become a reproach to them;

They have no delight in it.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 6:17 -

“And I set watchmen over you, saying,

‘Give H7181 heed H7181 to the sound of the trumpet!’

But they said, ‘We will not give H7181 heed H7181.’

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 6:19 -

“Hear, O earth: behold, I am bringing evil on this people,

The fruit of their [fn]plans,

Because they have not given H7181 heed H7181 to My words,

And as for My law, they have rejected it also.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 8:6 -

“I have given H7181 heed H7181 and heard,

They have spoken what is not right;

No man regretted his evil,

Saying, ‘What have I done?’

Everyone turned to his course,

Like a horse charging into the battle.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 18:18 -

Then they said, “Come and let us devise plans against Jeremiah. Surely the law is not going to perish from the priest, nor counsel to the wise man, nor the divine word to the prophet! Come on and let us strike at him with our tongue, and let us give H7181 no heed H7181 to any of his words.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 18:19 -

Do give H7181 heed H7181 to me, O Yahweh,

And listen to the voice of those who contend against me!

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 23:18 -

“But who has stood in the council of Yahweh,

That he should see and hear His word?

Who has given H7181 heed H7181 to [fn]His word and heard?

Unchecked Copy BoxDan 9:19 - “O Lord, listen! O Lord, forgive! O Lord, give H7181 heed H7181 and take action! For Your own sake, O my God, do not delay, because Your city and Your people are called by Your name.”
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 5:1 -

Hear this, O priests!

Give H7181 heed H7181, O house of Israel!

Give ear, O house of the king!

For the judgment is for you,

For you have been a snare at Mizpah

And a net spread out on Tabor.

Unchecked Copy BoxMic 1:2 -

Hear, O peoples, all of [fn]you;

Give H7181 heed H7181, O earth, as well as its fullness,

And let Lord Yahweh be a witness against you,

The Lord from His holy temple.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 1:4 - “Do not be like your fathers, to whom the former prophets called out, saying, ‘Thus says Yahweh of hosts, “Return now from your evil ways and from your evil deeds.”’ But they did not listen or give H7181 heed H7181 to Me,” declares Yahweh.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 7:11 - “But they refused to give H7181 heed H7181 and [fn]turned a stubborn shoulder and [fn]dulled their ears from hearing.
Unchecked Copy BoxMal 3:16 -

Then those who [fn]feared Yahweh spoke to one another, and Yahweh gave H7181 heed H7181 and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before Him for those who [fn]fear Yahweh and who think upon His name.

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