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Lexicon :: Strong's H8252 - šāqaṭ

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TWOT Reference: 2453

Strong’s Definitions

שָׁקַט shâqaṭ, shaw-kat'; a primitive root; to repose (usually figurative):—appease, idleness, (at, be at, be in, give) quiet(-ness), (be at, be in, give, have, take) rest, settle, be still.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 41x

The KJV translates Strong's H8252 in the following manner: rest (16x), quiet (16x), quietness (4x), still (2x), appeaseth (1x), idleness (1x), settled (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 41x
The KJV translates Strong's H8252 in the following manner: rest (16x), quiet (16x), quietness (4x), still (2x), appeaseth (1x), idleness (1x), settled (1x).
  1. to be quiet, be tranquil, be at peace, be quiet, rest, lie still, be undisturbed

    1. (Qal)

      1. to be quiet, be undisturbed

        1. to be at peace (of land)

      2. to be quiet, be inactive

    2. (Hiphil)

      1. to show quietness

        1. quietness, display of quietness (subst)

      2. to quiet, be quiet

      3. to cause quietness, pacify, allay

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
שָׁקַט shâqaṭ, shaw-kat'; a primitive root; to repose (usually figurative):—appease, idleness, (at, be at, be in, give) quiet(-ness), (be at, be in, give, have, take) rest, settle, be still.
STRONGS H8252: Abbreviations
שָׁקַט verb be quiet, undisturbed (Targum שְׁקַט (rare); Late Hebrew שׁקט is sink down; Arabic bdb105209 is drop down); —
Qal Perfect 3rd person masculine singular consecutive וְשׁ׳ Jeremiah 30:10; Jeremiah 46:27, 3rd person feminine singular שָֽׁקְטָה Joshua 11:23 +, שָׁקָ֑טָה 2 Kings 11:20 +; 1st person singular שָׁקַ֫טְתִּי Job 3:26, וְשָׁקַטְתִּ֫י Ezekiel 16:42; Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular יִשְׁקֹט Ruth 3:18; 2nd person feminine singular תְּשְׁקֹ֑טִי Jeremiah 47:6, 7; 1st person singular אֶשְׁקוֺט Isaiah 62:1; Job 3:13, אשׁקוטה Isaiah 18:4 Kt, Qr אֶשְָׁקָטָה (Ges§§ 10h, 48c); Participle שֹׁקֵט Judges 18:7 +, feminine singular שֹׁוֶ֫טֶת 1 Chronicles 4:40, שֹׁקָ֑טֶת Zechariah 1:11; plural הַשֹּׁקְטִים Ezekiel 38:11; — be quiet, undisturbed:
1. of land, at peace, absolute Judges 3:11, 30; Judges 5:31; Judges 8:28; Isaiah 14:7 (+נָ֫חָה), 2 Chronicles 13:23; + מִמִּלְחָמָה Joshua 11:23; Joshua 14:15 (D ?), compare Joshua 14:5 (P); וּשְׁלֵוָה וְשׁ׳ 1 Chronicles 4:40; of earth, ישֶׁבֶת וְשׁ׳ Zechariah 1:11; absolute of city 2 Kings 11:20 2 Chronicles 23:21, kingdom 2 Chronicles 20:30, +לִפְנֵי person 2 Chron 14:4; of people, וּבֹטֵחַ שׁ׳ in peace and security Judges 18:7, 27, הַשֹּׁקְטִים ישְׁבֵי לָבֶ֑טַח Ezekiel 38:11; +שַׁאֲנַן Jeremiah 30:10 = Jeremiah 46:27; of Moab, וְשֹׁקֵט֗֗֗שַׁאֲנַן אֶלשְֿׁמָרָיו Jeremiah 48:11 undisturbed upon its lees (figurative of wine); of Job, quiet in death Job 3:13, be at rest (from apprehensions of evil) Job 3:26 (+שָׁלַוְתִּי, נָ֫חְתִּי).
2. be quiet, inactive: of וְאַבִּיטָהי֔׳ Isaiah 18:4 I will be quiet and gaze, i.e. gaze as an inactive spectator, Psalm 83:2 (|| דמה, חרשׁ be silent); = be pacified Ezekiel 16:42; of sword of י׳ Jeremiah 47:6, 7; of Boaz Ruth 3:18 he will not be quiet until he has finished the matter; of prophet Isaiah 62:1 (|| חָשָׁה be silent).
Hiph. Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular יַשְׁקִיט Proverbs 15:18, יַשְׁקִט Job 34:29; Imperative masculine singular הַשְׁקֵט Isaiah 7:4; Infinitive absolute הַשְׁקֵט Isaiah 32:17 +; construct הַשְׁקִיט Psalm 94:13, קִט- Job 37:17, קֵט- Isaiah 57:20; Jeremiah 49:23; —
1. shew quietness (inner causative), of men Isaiah 7:4 (+אַלתִּֿירָא), of sea Isaiah 57:20 = Jeremiah 49:23, earth Job 37:17 (+ מִדָּרוֺם); hence Infinitive absolute = substantive, quietness, display of quietness Isaiah 30:15, עֲבֹדַת הַצְּדָקָה הַשְׁקֵט וָבֶ֫טַח Isaiah 32:17 the product of righteousness is quietness and security (Du CheHpt Marti strike out הַצּ׳ as dittograph from Isaiah 32:17a, read הַמִּשְׁמָּט for הַשְׁקֵט, and strike out וָ : the product of justice is security); (presumptuous) security, שַׁלְוַת הַשְׁקֵט Ezekiel 16:49 (of Sodom).
2. cause quietness: subject י׳ Job 34:29, לְהַשְׁקִיט לוֺ מִימֵי רָ֑ע Psalm 94:13; pacify, allay, object רִיב Proverbs 15:18.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


11:23; 11:23; 14:5; 14:15


3:11; 3:30; 5:31; 8:28; 18:7; 18:7; 18:27


3:18; 3:18

2 Kings

11:20; 11:20

1 Chronicles

4:40; 4:40

2 Chronicles

14:4; 20:30; 23:21


3:13; 3:13; 3:26; 3:26; 34:29; 34:29; 37:17; 37:17


83:2; 94:13; 94:13


15:18; 15:18


7:4; 7:4; 14:7; 18:4; 18:4; 30:15; 32:17; 32:17; 32:17; 57:20; 57:20; 62:1; 62:1


30:10; 30:10; 46:27; 46:27; 47:6; 47:6; 47:7; 47:7; 48:11; 49:23; 49:23


16:42; 16:42; 16:49; 38:11; 38:11


1:11; 1:11

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H8252 matches the Hebrew שָׁקַט (šāqaṭ),
which occurs 42 times in 41 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 11:23 - So Joshua took the whole land, according to all that the LORD had spoken to Moses, and Joshua gave it for an inheritance to Israel according to their divisions by their tribes. Thus the land had H8252 rest H8252 from war.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 14:15 - Now the name of Hebron was formerly [fn]Kiriath-arba; for Arba was the greatest man among the Anakim. Then the land had H8252 rest H8252 from war.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:11 - Then the land had H8252 rest H8252 forty years. And Othniel the son of Kenaz died.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:30 - So Moab was subdued that day under the hand of Israel. And the land was undisturbed H8252 for eighty years.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:31 - “Thus let all Your enemies perish, O LORD;
But let those who love Him be like the rising of the sun in its might.”
And the land was undisturbed H8252 for forty years.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:28 - So Midian was subdued before the sons of Israel, and they did not lift up their heads anymore. And the land was undisturbed H8252 for forty years in the days of Gideon.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 18:7 - Then the five men departed and came to Laish and saw the people who were in it living in security, after the manner of the Sidonians, quiet H8252 and secure; for there was no [fn]ruler humiliating them for anything in the land, and they were far from the Sidonians and had no dealings with anyone.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 18:27 - Then they took what Micah had made and the priest who had belonged to him, and came to Laish, to a people quiet H8252 and secure, and struck them with the edge of the sword; and they burned the city with fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 3:18 - Then she said, “Wait, my daughter, until you know how the matter [fn]turns out; for the man will not rest H8252 until he has [fn]settled it today.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 11:20 - So all the people of the land rejoiced and the city was quiet. H8252 For they had put Athaliah to death with the sword at the king’s house.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:40 - They found rich and good pasture, and the land was broad and quiet H8252 and peaceful; for those who lived there formerly were Hamites.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 14:1 - [fn]So Abijah slept with his fathers, and they buried him in the city of David, and his son Asa became king in his place. The land was undisturbed H8252 for ten years during his days.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 14:5 - He also removed the high places and the incense altars from all the cities of Judah. And the kingdom was undisturbed H8252 under him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 14:6 - He built fortified cities in Judah, since the land was undisturbed, H8252 and [fn]there was no one at war with him during those years, because the LORD had given him rest.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 20:30 - So the kingdom of Jehoshaphat was at peace, H8252 for his God gave him rest on all sides.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 23:21 - So all of the people of the land rejoiced and the city was quiet. H8252 For they had put Athaliah to death with the sword.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:13 - “For now I would have lain down and been H8252 quiet; H8252
I would have slept then, I would have been at rest,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:26 - “I am not at ease, nor am I quiet, H8252
And I am not at rest, but turmoil comes.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:29 - When He keeps H8252 quiet, H8252 who then can condemn?
And when He hides His face, who then can behold Him,
That is, in regard to both nation and man?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 37:17 - You whose garments are hot,
When the land is still H8252 because of the south wind?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 76:8 - You caused judgment to be heard from heaven;
The earth feared and was still H8252
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 83:1 - A Song, a Psalm of Asaph.
O God, do not remain quiet;
Do not be silent and, O God, do not be still. H8252
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 94:13 - That You may grant H8252 him relief H8252 from the days of adversity,
Until a pit is dug for the wicked.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:18 - A hot-tempered man stirs up strife,
But the slow to anger calms H8252 a dispute.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 7:4 - and say to him, ‘Take care and be calm, H8252 have no fear and do not be fainthearted because of these two stubs of smoldering firebrands, on account of the fierce anger of Rezin and Aram and the son of Remaliah.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 14:7 - “The whole earth is at rest and is quiet; H8252
They break forth into shouts of joy.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 18:4 - For thus the LORD has told me,
“I will look [fn]from My dwelling place quietly H8252
Like dazzling heat in the [fn]sunshine,
Like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest.”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:15 - For thus the Lord [fn]GOD, the Holy One of Israel, has said,
“In [fn]repentance and rest you will be saved,
In quietness H8252 and trust is your strength.”
But you were not willing,
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 32:17 - And the work of righteousness will be peace,
And the service of righteousness, quietness H8252 and [fn]confidence forever.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 57:20 - But the wicked are like the tossing sea,
For it cannot be quiet, H8252
And its waters toss up refuse and mud.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 62:1 - For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent,
And for Jerusalem’s sake I will not keep H8252 quiet, H8252
Until her righteousness goes forth like brightness,
And her salvation like a torch that is burning.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 30:10 - ‘Fear not, O Jacob My servant,’ declares the LORD,
‘And do not be dismayed, O Israel;
For behold, I will save you from afar
And your [fn]offspring from the land of their captivity.
And Jacob will return and will be quiet H8252 and at ease,
And no one will make him afraid.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 46:27 - “But as for you, O Jacob My servant, do not fear,
Nor be dismayed, O Israel!
For, see, I am going to save you from afar,
And your descendants from the land of their captivity;
And Jacob will return and be undisturbed H8252
And secure, with no one making him tremble.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 47:6 - “Ah, sword of the LORD,
How long will you not be quiet? H8252
Withdraw into your sheath;
Be at rest and stay still.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 47:7 - “How can [fn]it be quiet, H8252
When the LORD has given it an order?
Against Ashkelon and against the seacoast
There He has assigned it.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 48:11 - “Moab has been at ease since his youth;
He has also been H8252 undisturbed, H8252 like wine on [fn]its dregs,
And he has not been emptied from vessel to vessel,
Nor has he gone into exile.
Therefore [fn]he retains his flavor,
And his aroma has not changed.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 49:23 - Concerning Damascus.
“Hamath and Arpad are put to shame,
For they have heard bad news;
They are disheartened.
There is anxiety by the sea,
It cannot be calmed. H8252
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 16:42 - “So I will calm My fury against you and My jealousy will depart from you, and I will be pacified H8252 and angry no more.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 16:49 - “Behold, this was the guilt of your sister Sodom: she and her daughters had arrogance, abundant food and careless H8252 ease, but she did not [fn]help the poor and needy.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 38:11 - and you will say, ‘I will go up against the land of [fn]unwalled villages. I will go against those who are at rest, H8252 that live securely, all of them living without walls and having no bars or gates,
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 1:11 - So they answered the angel of the LORD who was standing among the myrtle trees and said, “We have [fn]patrolled the earth, and behold, all the earth is [fn]peaceful and quiet.” H8252
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