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Old Testament Hebrew

Entry for Strong's #7136 - קָרָה

Word Origin:
a primitive root
Parts of Speech:
Word Definition  [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

1) to encounter, meet, befall, happen, come to meet

1a) (Qal)

1a1) to encounter, meet

1a2) to befall

1b) (Niphal)

1b1) to encounter, meet (without pre-arrangement)

1b2) to chance to be present

1b3) to come to meet

1c) (Hiphil) to cause to meet, appoint

2) to build with beams

2a) (Piel) to lay the beams of, furnish with beams

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 436 ‑ ἀνθίστημι (anth‑is'‑tay‑mee);   528 ‑ ἀπαντάω (ap‑an‑tah'‑o);   1096 ‑ γίνομαι (ghin'‑om‑ahee);   4819 ‑ συμβαίνω (soom‑bah'ee‑no);   5221 ‑ ὑπαντάω (hoop‑an‑tah'‑o);   5592 ‑ ψύχος (psoo'‑khos);   1291 ‑ διαστέλλω (dee‑as‑tel'‑lom‑ahee);   2137 ‑ εὐοδόω (yoo‑od‑o'‑o);   3860 ‑ παραδίδωμι (par‑ad‑id'‑o‑mee);   4341 ‑ προσκαλέω (pros‑kal‑eh'‑om‑ahee);   1905 ‑ ἐπερωτάω (ep‑er‑o‑tah'‑o);   5316 ‑ φαίνω (fah'ee‑no);   4045 ‑ περιπίπτω (per‑ee‑pip'‑to);   4876 ‑ συναντάω (soon‑an‑tah'‑o);  
Frequency / Word  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (27)NAS (28)HCS (25)
1 Samuel1
2 Samuel1
2 Chronicles1
1 Samuel1
2 Samuel1
2 Chronicles1
1 Samuel1
2 Samuel1
2 Chronicles1
Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

1434) rq (קר QR) AC: Call CO: Meeting AB: Event: The pictograph q is a picture of the sun at the horizon and the gathering of the light, the r is a picture of the head of a man. Combined these mean "gather the men". The meeting or bringing together of people or objects by arrangement, accident or purchase. (eng: occur; call - with the exchange of the l and r)

A) rq (קר QR) AC: ? CO: Cold AB: ?: Men often came together during the cool of the evening to discuss the news of the camp.

Nm) rq (קר QR) - Cold: [Unknown connection to root;] KJV (3): cold - Strongs: H7119 (קַר)

Nf1) erq (קרה QRH) - Cold: A cold wind or cold weather. [Unknown connection to root;] KJV (5): cold - Strongs: H7135 (קָרָה)

Nf2) trq (קרת QRT) - City: A place of meeting within the city, either at the entrance or a high place. KJV (5): city - Strongs: H7176 (קֶרֶת)

fm) irq (קרי QRY) - Contrary: An opposition. [Unknown connection to root;] KJV (7): contrary - Strongs: H7147 (קְרִי)

kf1) erqm (מקרה MQRH) - Cool: A cool place to escape the heat. [Unknown connection to root;] KJV (2): summer - Strongs: H4747 (מְקֵרָה)

E) arq (קרא QRA) AC: Call CO: Meeting AB: ?: A calling together for assembly.

V) arq (קרא QRA) - I. Call:To call or call out, to call a name or give a name. [Hebrew and Aramaic] II. Meet:To come together to meet. Also a chance encounter. III. Read:To read a scroll in the presence of those called to a meeting. KJV (883): (vf: Paal, Niphal, Hiphil, Pual) call, cry, read, proclaim, name, guest, invite, gave, renown, bidden, preach, read, cry, call, befall, encounter, chance, happen, met, fall, meet, against, come, help, seek - Strongs: H7121 (קָרָא), H7122 (קָרָא), H7123 (קְרָא), H7125 (קִרְאָה)

bm) airq (קריא QRYA) - Selected: Individuals called out for a special purpose. KJV (3): famous - Strongs: H7148 (קָרִיא)

bf1) eairq (קריאה QRYAH) - Selected: KJV (1): preaching - Strongs: H7150 (קְרִיאָה)

gm) arfq (קורא QWRA) - Partridge: From its distinctive call. KJV (2): partridge - Strongs: H7124 (קֹרֵא)

hm) arqm (מקרא MQRA) - I. Meeting:A calling together to meet. II. Reading:The reading from a scroll at a called meeting. KJV (23): convocation, assembly, calling, reading - Strongs: H4744 (מִקְרָא)

H) erq (קרה QRH) AC: Meet CO: Event AB: ?: The meeting or bringing together of people or objects by arrangement, accident or purchase.

V) erq (קרה QRH) - Meet: To go to meet another or a chance encounter. KJV (27): (vf: Paal, Niphal, Hiphil, Piel) happen, meet, beam, befall, brought - Strongs: H7136 (קָרָה)

Nm) erq (קרה QRH) - Event: KJV (1): chance - Strongs: H7137 (קָרֶה)

ff1) eirq (קריה QRYH) - City: A meeting place. [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (40): city - Strongs: H7149 (קִרְיָה), H7151 (קִרְיָה)

hm) erqm (מקרה MQRH) - Event: KJV (10): befall, event, hap, chance, happen - Strongs: H4745 (מִקְרֶה)

km) erqm (מקרה MQRH) - Hall: A meeting place. KJV (1): building - Strongs: H4746 (מְקָרֶה)

J) rfq (קור QWR) AC: ? CO: Sit AB: ?

Nm ) rfq (קור QWR) - I. Web:The web of a spider as a sitting place. II. Cold:[Unknown connection to root] KJV (3): cold, web - Strongs: H7120 (קֹר), H6980 (קוּר)

Nf1) erfq (קורה QWRH) - Log: Used to sit on when meeting. Also used as beams in the roof of a house. KJV (5): roof, beam - Strongs: H6982 (קֹרָה)

L) rqi (יקר YQR) AC: ? CO: ? AB: Precious: Something of value. [Unknown connection to root;]

V) rqi (יקר YQR) - Precious: To be considered of value. KJV (11): (vf: Paal, Hiphil) precious, prized, set, withdraw - Strongs: H3365 (יָקַר)

Nm) rqi (יקר YQR) - I. Precious:Something of value. [Hebrew and Aramaic] II. Value:Something counted as valuable. [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (60): precious, costly, excellent, brightness, clear, fat, reputation, honourable, glory, honour, precious, price - Strongs: H3366 (יְקָר), H3367 (יְקָר), H3368 (יָקָר)

bm) riqi (יקיר YQYR) - Precious: Something of value. [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (3): dear - Strongs: H3357 (יַקִּיר), H3358 (יַקִּיר)

M) riq (קיר QYR) AC: ? CO: Wall AB: ?

Nm ) riq (קיר QYR) - Wall: The place of the city where elders meet. KJV (74): wall, side, mason, town - Strongs: H7023 (קִירָה)

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AHL Definitions Copyright: ©1999-2013
Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
[ [קָרָה] verb encounter, meet, befall ("") II קָרָא Late Hebrew קָרָה meet (rare), קְרִי misfortune specifically (nocturnal) pollution, and so Aramaic קִרְיוּתָא ; Arabic () is go seek earnestly , receive hospitably as guest; Ethiopic II:3, present, offer as sacrifice); —

Qal Perfect 3 masculine singular suffix קָֽרְךָ Deuteronomy 25:18, (ו)קָרָהוּ Genesis 44:29 +; Imperfect, 3 masculine singular יִקְרֶה Ecclesiastes 9:11 + Daniel 10:14 Kt (Qr יִקְרָא), וָיִ֫קֶר Ruth 2:3, suffix יִקְרְךָ Numbers 11:23, יִקְּרֵךְ 1 Samuel 28:10 (dagesh forte dirimens); Participle feminine plural קֹרֹת Genesis 42:29; —

1 encounter, meet, accusative of person Deuteronomy 25:18, compare (accusative of thing) ׳וַיִ֫קֶר מִקְרֶהָ חֶלְקַת וגו Ruth 2:3 her chance lighted upon field, etc.

2 befall, accusative of person, subject evil Genesis 44:29 (J), 1 Samuel 28:10, ׳י s word Numbers 11:23 (JE), indefinite Genesis 42:29 (J) Isaiah 41:22 (absolute) Esther 4:7; Esther 6:13; Daniel 10:14 (ל person); ׳עֵת וָפֶגַע יִקאֶתכֻּֿלָּם Ecclesiastes 9:11; subject מִקְרֶה Ecclesiastes 2:14; compare Ecclesiastes 2:15.

Niph`al Perfect 3 masculine singular נִקְרָה Exodus 3:18; 1 singular נִקְרֵיתִי 2 Samuel 1:6; Imperfect 3 masculine singular יִקָּרֶה Numbers 23:3, וַיִּקָּר Numbers 23:4,16; 1 singular אִקָּרֶה Numbers 23:15; —

1 encounter, meet without pre-arrangement, usually of ׳י (God): with עַל person Exodus 3:18 (J), אֶל Pers. Numbers 23:4,16 לִקְרָתִי׳י ׳יִקּ v3 (all J E); object ׳י (om) v15.

2 chance to be present, ב location, 2 Samuel 1:6 (+Infinitiveabs נִקְרֹא).

Hiph`il 1. of ׳י cause ( the right thing good fortune) to occur, with לִפְנֵי Perfect 3 masculine singularהִקְרָה Genesis 27:20 Imperative masculine singular הַקְרֵה Genesis 24:12 (both J).

2 of Isrel, Perfect 2 masculine plural cones וְהִקְרִיתֶם לָכָם עָרִים Numbers 35:11 ye shall ( caus cities to occur rightly for yourselves, i.e.) select cities as suitable.

[קָרָה] verb denominative Pi`el lay the beams of, furnish with beams; — with accusative of the building: Perfect 3 plural suffix קֵרוּהוּ Nehemiah 3:3,6; Infinitive construct לְקָרוֺת Nehemiah 2:8; 2 Chronicles 34:11; Participle הַמְּקָרֶה Psalm 104:3 (figurative).


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Gesenius Definition

קָרָה f. (from the root קָרַר) cold, Proverbs 25:20.

קָרָה fut. יִקְרֶה, apoc. יִקֶר i.q. קָרָא No. II

(I) to meet, to go to meet any one, in a hostile sense, followed by an acc., Deuteronomy 25:18 see Niphal.

(2) to happen, to befall, Isaiah 41:22 followed by an acc. of pers., Genesis 44:29; 1 Samuel 28:10; Esther 4:7, 6:13 Ecclesiastes 2:14, 9:11 followed by לְ Daniel 10:14; Ruth 2:3, וַיִּקֶר מִקְרֶהָ חֶלְקַת הַשָּׂדֶה לְבֹעַז “and her chance happened (ein ihr günftiger Zufall wollte) that it was the field of Boaz.”


(1) to meet, to be made to meet, Numbers 23:15 followed by עַל (like the Germ. auf jem. ftoßen), Exodus 3:18 (compare 5:3 ), followed by אֶל Numbers 23:4, 16 Numbers 23:16 followed by לִקְרַאת verse Numbers 23:3.

(2) to be by chance, to happen, 2 Samuel 1:6. Compare קָרָא Niphal.

Piel קֵרָה to lay beams or joists, prop. to make the beams to meet one another (compare קוֹרָה a beam), 2 Chronicles 34:11; Nehemiah 2:8, 3:3, hence to frame, to build, Psalms 104:3.


(1) to cause to meet, followed by לִפְנֵי Genesis 27:20, 24:12, הַקְרֵה־נָא לְפָנַי הַיּוֹם “cause to happen to me this day” (what I seek).

(2) to make opportune, i.e. to choose for one’s self what is opportune, convenient, Numbers 35:11.

Derivatives, קָרֶה, קוֹרָה, קְרִי, קִרְיָה, קֶרֶת, מִקְרֶה, מְקָרֶה, and the pr.n. קַרְתָּה, קַרְתָּן, קְרִיּוֹת.

List of Word Forms
אִקָּ֥רֶה אקרה הֲיִקְרְךָ֥ הִקְרָ֛ה הַ֥מְקָרֶֽה הַקְרֵה־ הַקֹּרֹ֥ת היקרך המקרה הקרה הקרה־ הקרת וְהִקְרִיתֶ֤ם וְקָרָ֣הוּ וַיִּ֣קֶר וַיִּקָּ֤ר וַיִּקָּ֥ר וּלְקָרוֹת֙ והקריתם ויקר ולקרות וקרהו יִקְּרֵ֥ךְ יִקְרֵ֔נִי יִקְרֶ֥ה יִקְרָ֥ה יִקָּרֵ֤ה יקרה יקרך יקרני לְ֠קָרוֹת לקרות נִקְרֵ֙יתִי֙ נִקְרָ֣ה נקרה נקריתי קֵר֔וּהוּ קָֽרְךָ֜ קָרָ֑הוּ קרהו קרוהו קרך תִּקְרֶ֑ינָה תקרינה ’iq·qā·reh ’iqqāreh hă·yiq·rə·ḵā hakkoRot hakreh ham·qā·reh Hamkareh hamqāreh haq·qō·rōṯ haq·rêh- haqqōrōṯ haqrêh- hayikreCha hăyiqrəḵā hikRah hiq·rāh hiqrāh ikKareh kaRahu kareCha keRuhu lə·qā·rō·wṯ Lekarot ləqārōwṯ nikRah nikReiti niq·rāh niq·rê·ṯî niqrāh niqrêṯî qā·rā·hū qā·rə·ḵā qārāhū qārəḵā qê·rū·hū qêrūhū tikReinah tiq·re·nāh tiqrenāh ū·lə·qā·rō·wṯ ulekarOt ūləqārōwṯ vaiYiker vaiyikKar vehikriTem vekaRahu way·yi·qer way·yiq·qār wayyiqer wayyiqqār wə·hiq·rî·ṯem wə·qā·rā·hū wəhiqrîṯem wəqārāhū yikkaReh yikkeRech yikRah yikReh yikReni yiq·qā·rêh yiq·qə·rêḵ yiq·rāh yiq·rê·nî yiq·reh yiqqārêh yiqqərêḵ yiqrāh yiqreh yiqrênî

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