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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).
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 and keep them until you weigh them before the leading priests, the Levites, and the leaders of the fathers’ households of Israel in Jerusalem, in the chambers of the house of the LORD.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 21:32 - “When he is carried to the grave,
People will keep H8245 watch H8245 over his tomb.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:7 - I lie H8245 awake H8245,
I have become like a solitary bird on a housetop.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 127:1 - A Song of Ascents, of Solomon.
Unless the LORD builds a house,
They who build it labor in vain;
Unless the LORD guards a city,
The watchman stays H8245 awake H8245 in vain.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:34 - “Blessed is the person who listens to me,
Watching H8245 daily at my gates,
Waiting at my doorposts.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 29:20 - For the ruthless will come to an end and the scorner will be finished,
Indeed all who [fn]are H8245 intent H8245 on H8245 doing H8245 evil will be eliminated,
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 1:12 - Then the LORD said to me, “You have seen well, for I am [fn]watching H8245 over My word to perform it.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 5:6 - Therefore a lion from the forest will kill them,
A wolf of the deserts will destroy them,
A leopard is watching H8245 their cities.
Everyone who goes out of them will be torn in pieces,
Because their wrongdoings are many,
Their apostasies are numerous.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 31:28 - “And just as I have watched H8245 over them to uproot them, tear them down, ruin, destroy, and bring disaster on them, so I will watch H8245 over them to build and to plant them,” declares the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 44:27 - ‘Behold, I am watching H8245 over them for harm and not for good, and all the people of Judah who are in the land of Egypt will [fn]meet their end by the sword or by famine until they [fn]are completely gone.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 9:14 - “So the LORD has [fn]kept H8245 the disaster in H8245 store H8245 and brought it on us; for the LORD our God is righteous with respect to all His deeds which He has done, but we have not obeyed His voice.

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