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Lexicon :: Strong's H8245 - šāqaḏ

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TWOT Reference: 2451

Strong’s Definitions

שָׁקַד shâqad, shaw-kad'; a primitive root; to be alert, i.e. sleepless; hence to be on the lookout (whether for good or ill):—hasten, remain, wake, watch (for).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 12x

The KJV translates Strong's H8245 in the following manner: watch (9x), wake (1x), remain (1x), hasten (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 12x
The KJV translates Strong's H8245 in the following manner: watch (9x), wake (1x), remain (1x), hasten (1x).
  1. to wake, watch, awake, be alert

    1. (Qal)

      1. to keep watch of, be wakeful over

      2. to be wakeful, wake (as mourner or sufferer)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
שָׁקַד shâqad, shaw-kad'; a primitive root; to be alert, i.e. sleepless; hence to be on the lookout (whether for good or ill):—hasten, remain, wake, watch (for).
STRONGS H8245: Abbreviations
שָׁקַד verb watch, wake (Phoenician שקר be circumspect; Late Hebrew שָׁקַד be insistent; see Targum שְׁקֵד = Biblical Hebrew); —
Qal Perfect 3rd person masculine singular שׁ׳ Psalm 127:1, שָׁקַ֫דְתִּי Jeremiah 31:28; Psalm 102:8; Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular יִשְׁק֑וֺד Job 21:32 (Me Bu יִשְׁוֹ֑דוּ), וַיִּשְׁקֹד Daniel 9:14, 1st person singular אֶשְׁקֹד Jeremiah 31:28; Imperative masculine plural שִׁקְדוּ Ezra 8:29; Infinitive construct לִשְׁקֹד Proverbs 8:34; Participle active שֹׁקֵד Jeremiah 1:12 +; plural construct שֹׁקְדֵי Isaiah 29:20; —
1. keep watch of, be wakeful over, י׳ subject, עַל person, to benefit or injure Jeremiah 31:28 (twice in verse); Jeremiah 44:27; עַל thing, to perform it Jeremiah 1:12; Daniel 9:14; so (men subject) שֹׁקְדֵי אָוֶן Isaiah 29:20; of leopard watching לְַעָֿרֵיהֶם Jeremiah 5:6 (to seize prey, figurative); of man watching (for admission) at (עַל) wisdom's doors Proverbs 8:34 (|| שָׁמַר); = keep guard over (עַל) Job 21:32, compare (absolute) וְשִׁמְרוּ שׁ׳ Ezra 8:29 and (of watchman, שֹׁמֵר) Psalm 127:1.
2. be wakeful, wake, as mourner, sufferer Psalm 102:8. — Lamentations 1:14 read perhaps Niph. Perfect נִשְׁקַד עַלמְּֿשָׁעַי (Greek Version of the LXX Bu) watch has been kept over my transgressions (compare 1 above), for MT נִשְׂקַד עֹל פ׳. —
Pu. denominative see H8246.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


8:29; 8:29


21:32; 21:32


102:8; 102:8; 127:1; 127:1


8:34; 8:34


29:20; 29:20


1:12; 1:12; 5:6; 31:28; 31:28; 31:28; 44:27




9:14; 9:14

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H8245 matches the Hebrew שָׁקַד (šāqaḏ),
which occurs 12 times in 11 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 8:29 - Watch H8245 ye, and keep them, until ye weigh them before the chief of the priests and the Levites, and chief of the fathers of Israel, at Jerusalem, in the chambers of the house of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 21:32 - Yet shall he be brought to the grave, and shall remain H8245 in the tomb.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:7 - I watch, H8245 and am as a sparrow alone upon the house top.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 127:1 - [[A Song of degrees for Solomon.]] Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh H8245 but in vain.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:34 - Blessed is the man that heareth me, watching H8245 daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 29:20 - For the terrible one is brought to nought, and the scorner is consumed, and all that watch H8245 for iniquity are cut off:
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 1:12 - Then said the LORD unto me, Thou hast well seen: for I will hasten H8245 my word to perform it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 5:6 - Wherefore a lion out of the forest shall slay them, and a wolf of the evenings shall spoil them, a leopard shall watch H8245 over their cities: every one that goeth out thence shall be torn in pieces: because their transgressions are many, and their backslidings are increased.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 31:28 - And it shall come to pass, that like as I have watched over H8245 them, to pluck up, and to break down, and to throw down, and to destroy, and to afflict; so will I watch over H8245 them, to build, and to plant, saith the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 44:27 - Behold, I will watch H8245 over them for evil, and not for good: and all the men of Judah that are in the land of Egypt shall be consumed by the sword and by the famine, until there be an end of them.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 9:14 - Therefore hath the LORD watched H8245 upon the evil, and brought it upon us: for the LORD our God is righteous in all his works which he doeth: for we obeyed not his voice.
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