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Lexicon :: Strong's H8259 - šāqap̄

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Strong’s Definitions

שָׁקַף shâqaph, shaw-kaf'; a primitive root; properly, to lean out (of a window), i.e. (by implication) peep or gaze (passively, be a spectacle):—appear, look (down, forth, out).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 22x

The KJV translates Strong's H8259 in the following manner: look (11x), look down (6x), look out (3x), look forth (1x), appear (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 22x
The KJV translates Strong's H8259 in the following manner: look (11x), look down (6x), look out (3x), look forth (1x), appear (1x).
  1. to overlook, look down or out, overhang, look out and down

    1. (Niphal) to lean over (and look), look down

    2. (Hiphil) to look down, look down upon

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
שָׁקַף shâqaph, shaw-kaf'; a primitive root; properly, to lean out (of a window), i.e. (by implication) peep or gaze (passively, be a spectacle):—appear, look (down, forth, out).
STRONGS H8259: Abbreviations
† I. שָׁקַף verb Niph. Hiph. overhang, look out and down (Late Hebrew Niph. Hiph. = Biblical Hebrew; compare Aramaic שְׁקִיפָא, bdb105404, rocky pinnacle, rock, Arabic bdb105405 ceiling, roof, sky (on connection of meaningscompare Arabic bdb105406 overtop, overlook, from bdb105407 be high; bdb105408 look down upon, from bdb105409 rise); —
Niph. Perfect 3rd person feminine singular נִשְׁקְפָה Judges 5:28+, וְנִשְׁקָ֖פָה Numbers 21:20 (read probably participle הַנִּשְׁקָפָה, compare Numbers 23:28, GBG); 1st person singular נִשְׁקָ֑פְתּי Proverbs 7:6; Participle נִשְׁקָף Numbers 23:28; 1 Samuel 13:18; Psalm 85:12; feminine נִשְׁקָפָָה Songs 6:10; — lean over (and look), look down, with בְּעַד of window, through Judges 5:28; 1 Samuel 2:16 = 1 Chronicles 15:29; Proverbs 7:6; absolute look down, forth Songs 6:10; with מִן of direction whence Jeremiah 6:1; Psalm 85:12 (both figurative); of mountain lean over upon (עַל־פְּנֵי), overhang Numbers 21:20; Numbers 23:23; 1 Samuel 13:18 (read הַגֶּעַ for הגבול We Dr HPS and others).
Hiph. Perfect 3rd person masculine singular הִשְׁקִיף Psalm 14:2 +; Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular יַשְׁקִיף Lamentations 3:50, וַיַּשְׁקֵף Genesis 19:28+, etc.;Imperative masculine singular cohortative הַשְׁקִ֫יפָה Deuteronomy 26:15; — look down (= Niph.): with בְּעַד of window Genesis 26:8 (J), 2 Kings 9:30, with אֶל person 2 Kings 9:32; look down upon, עַל־פְּנֵי, subject person Genesis 18:16; Genesis 19:28 (both J), absolute וַיַּרְא וַיַּשׁ׳ 2 Samuel 24:20 (וַיַּבֵּט in || 1 Chronicles 21:21); especially subject י׳, with אֶל location Exodus 14:24 (J); with מִן local Deuteronomy 26:15; Psalm 102:20,+עַל person Psalm 14:2 = Psalm 53:3, + וְיֵ֫רֶא Lamentations 3:50.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


18:16; 19:28; 19:28; 26:8




21:20; 21:20; 23:23; 23:28; 23:28


26:15; 26:15


5:28; 5:28

1 Samuel

2:16; 13:18; 13:18

2 Samuel


2 Kings

9:30; 9:32

1 Chronicles

15:29; 21:21


14:2; 14:2; 53:3; 85:12; 85:12; 102:20


7:6; 7:6

Song of Songs

6:10; 6:10




3:50; 3:50

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H8259 matches the Hebrew שָׁקַף (šāqap̄),
which occurs 22 times in 22 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:16 - Then the men rose up from there, and looked H8259 down H8259 toward Sodom; and Abraham was walking with them to send them off.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:28 - and he looked H8259 down H8259 toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the surrounding area; and [fn]behold, he saw the smoke of the land ascended like the smoke of a [fn]furnace.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:8 - Now it came about, when he had been there a long time, that Abimelech king of the Philistines looked H8259 down H8259 through a window, and saw them, and behold, Isaac was caressing his wife Rebekah.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 14:24 - But at the morning watch, the LORD looked H8259 down H8259 on the [fn]army of the Egyptians [fn]through the pillar of fire and cloud, and brought the [fn]army of the Egyptians into confusion.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:20 - and from Bamoth to the valley that is in the land of Moab, at the top of Pisgah, which overlooks H8259 the [fn]desert.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 23:28 - So Balak took Balaam to the top of Peor, which overlooks H8259 the [fn]desert.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 26:15 - ‘Look H8259 down H8259 from Your holy dwelling place, from heaven, and bless Your people Israel, and the ground which You have given us, a land flowing with milk and honey just as You swore to our fathers.’
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:28 - “Out of the window she looked H8259 and wailed,
The mother of Sisera through the [fn]lattice,
‘Why does his chariot delay in coming?
Why do the [fn]hoofbeats of his chariots delay?’
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 13:18 - and another [fn]company turned [fn]toward Beth-horon, and another [fn]company turned [fn]toward the border that overlooks H8259 the Valley of Zeboim toward the wilderness.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 6:16 - Then it happened, as the ark of the LORD was coming into the city of David, that Michal the daughter of Saul looked H8259 down H8259 through the window and saw King David leaping and dancing before the LORD; and she was contemptuous of him in her heart.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 24:20 - And Araunah looked H8259 down H8259 and saw the king and his servants crossing over toward him; so Araunah went out and bowed his face to the ground before the king.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 9:30 - When Jehu came to Jezreel, Jezebel heard about it, and she put makeup on her eyes and adorned her head, and looked H8259 down H8259 through the window.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 9:32 - Then he raised his face toward the window and said, “Who is with me, who?” And two or three officials looked H8259 down H8259 at him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:29 - When the ark of the covenant of the LORD came to the city of David, Michal the daughter of Saul looked H8259 out H8259 of the window and saw King David dancing and celebrating; and she despised him in her heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 14:2 - The LORD has looked H8259 down H8259 from heaven upon the sons of mankind
To see if there are any who [fn]understand,
Who seek God.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 53:2 - God has looked H8259 down H8259 from heaven upon the sons of mankind
To see if there is anyone who [fn]understands,
Who seeks after God.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 85:11 - [fn]Truth sprouts from the earth,
And righteousness looks H8259 down H8259 from heaven.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:19 - For He looked H8259 down H8259 from His holy height;
From heaven the LORD looked [fn]upon the earth,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 7:6 - For at the window of my house
I looked H8259 out H8259 through my lattice,
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 6:10 - ‘Who is this who looks H8259 down H8259 like the dawn,
As beautiful as the full moon,
As pure as the sun,
As awesome as an army with banners?’
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 6:1 - “Flee to safety, you sons of Benjamin,
From the midst of Jerusalem!
Blow a trumpet in Tekoa
And raise a warning signal over [fn]Beth-haccerem;
For evil looks H8259 down H8259 from the north,
Along with a great destruction.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:50 - Until the LORD looks H8259 down H8259
And sees from heaven.
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