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Lexicon :: Strong's H8615 - tiqvâ

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Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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TWOT Reference: 1994d,1994e

Strong’s Definitions

תִּקְוָה tiqvâh, tik-vaw'; from H6960; (compare H6961) literally a cord (as an attachment); figuratively, expectancy:—expectation(-ted), hope, live, thing that I long for.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 34x

The KJV translates Strong's H8615 in the following manner: hope (23x), expectation (7x), line (2x), the thing that I long for (1x), expected (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 34x
The KJV translates Strong's H8615 in the following manner: hope (23x), expectation (7x), line (2x), the thing that I long for (1x), expected (1x).
  1. cord

  2. hope, expectation

    1. hope

    2. ground of hope

    3. things hoped for, outcome

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
תִּקְוָה tiqvâh, tik-vaw'; from H6960; (compare H6961) literally a cord (as an attachment); figuratively, expectancy:—expectation(-ted), hope, live, thing that I long for.
STRONGS H8615: Abbreviations
† I. [תִּקְוָה] noun feminine cord (compare √ at the beginning); — construct תִּקְוַת ֽֽֽחוּט) הַשָּׁנִי Joshua 2:18, 21.

II. תִּקְוָה 34 noun feminine hope; — absolute ת׳ Hosea 2:17 +; construct תִּקְוַת Job 8:13 +; suffix תִּקְוָתִי Job 6:8 +, etc.; —
1. hope, Jeremiah 31:17; Lamentations 3:29; Job 5:16; Job 7:6; Job 11:18, 20; Job 14:7, 19; Job 17:15a Job 19:10; Psalm 62:6; Proverbs 19:18; Proverbs 26:12; Proverbs 29:20; Ruth 1:12; ת׳ פֶּתַח Hosea 2:17; אֲסִירֵי הַתּ׳ Zechariah 9:12 (i.e. with hope of deliverance).
2. = ground of hope Job 4:6; Psalm 71:5 (compare Psalm 62:6).
3. things hoped for, outcome, Ezekiel 19:5; Ezekiel 37:11; Job 6:8; Job 8:13; Job 17:15b (but read טוֺבָתִי Greek Version of the LXX Me Bi Siegf Beer Bu Du), Job 27:8; Psalm 9:19; Proverbs 10:28; Proverbs 11:7, 23; Proverbs 23:18; Proverbs 24:14 (strike out Toy as gloss); אַחֲרִית וְת׳ Jeremiah 29:11 (i.e. by hendyadis, the hoped-for future).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


2:18; 2:21




4:6; 5:16; 6:8; 6:8; 7:6; 8:13; 8:13; 11:18; 11:20; 14:7; 14:19; 17:15; 17:15; 19:10; 27:8


9:19; 62:6; 62:6; 71:5


10:28; 11:7; 11:23; 19:18; 23:18; 24:14; 26:12; 29:20


29:11; 31:17




19:5; 37:11


2:17; 2:17




Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H8615 matches the Hebrew תִּקְוָה (tiqvâ),
which occurs 34 times in 33 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 2:18 - When we come into the land, you must leave this scarlet rope hanging from the window through which you let us down. And all your family members—your father, mother, brothers, and all your relatives—must be here inside the house.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 2:21 - “I accept your terms,” she replied. And she sent them on their way, leaving the scarlet rope hanging from the window.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 1:12 - No, my daughters, return to your parents’ homes, for I am too old to marry again. And even if it were possible, and I were to get married tonight and bear sons, then what?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 4:6 - Doesn’t your reverence for God give you confidence?
Doesn’t your life of integrity give you hope?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:16 - And so at last the poor have hope,
and the snapping jaws of the wicked are shut.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:8 - “Oh, that I might have my request,
that God would grant my desire.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 7:6 - “My days fly faster than a weaver’s shuttle.
They end without hope.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:13 - The same happens to all who forget God.
The hopes of the godless evaporate.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 11:18 - Having hope will give you courage.
You will be protected and will rest in safety.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 11:20 - But the wicked will be blinded.
They will have no escape.
Their only hope is death.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:7 - “Even a tree has more hope!
If it is cut down, it will sprout again
and grow new branches.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:19 - as water wears away the stones
and floods wash away the soil,
so you destroy people’s hope.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:15 - Where then is my hope?
Can anyone find it?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:10 - He has demolished me on every side, and I am finished.
He has uprooted my hope like a fallen tree.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:8 - For what hope do the godless have when God cuts them off
and takes away their life?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:18 - But the needy will not be ignored forever;
the hopes of the poor will not always be crushed.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 62:5 - Let all that I am wait quietly before God,
for my hope is in him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 71:5 - O Lord, you alone are my hope.
I’ve trusted you, O LORD, from childhood.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:28 - The hopes of the godly result in happiness,
but the expectations of the wicked come to nothing.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:7 - When the wicked die, their hopes die with them,
for they rely on their own feeble strength.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:23 - The godly can look forward to a reward,
while the wicked can expect only judgment.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:18 - Discipline your children while there is hope.
Otherwise you will ruin their lives.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:18 - You will be rewarded for this;
your hope will not be disappointed.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:14 - In the same way, wisdom is sweet to your soul.
If you find it, you will have a bright future,
and your hopes will not be cut short.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:12 - There is more hope for fools
than for people who think they are wise.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:20 - There is more hope for a fool
than for someone who speaks without thinking.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 29:11 - For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 31:17 - There is hope for your future,” says the LORD.
“Your children will come again to their own land.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:29 - Let them lie face down in the dust,
for there may be hope at last.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 19:5 - “When the lioness saw
that her hopes for him were gone,
she took another of her cubs
and taught him to be a strong young lion.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 37:11 - Then he said to me, “Son of man, these bones represent the people of Israel. They are saying, ‘We have become old, dry bones—all hope is gone. Our nation is finished.’
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 2:15 - I will return her vineyards to her
and transform the Valley of Trouble[fn] into a gateway of hope.
She will give herself to me there,
as she did long ago when she was young,
when I freed her from her captivity in Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 9:12 - Come back to the place of safety,
all you prisoners who still have hope!
I promise this very day
that I will repay two blessings for each of your troubles.
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