Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #08252 - שָׁקַט
1) to be quiet, be tranquil, be at peace, be quiet, rest, lie still, be undisturbed
1a1) to be quiet, be undisturbed
1a1a) to be at peace (of land)
1a2) to be quiet, be inactive
1b1) to show quietness
1b1a) quietness, display of quietness (substantive)
1b2) to quiet, be quiet
1b3) to cause quietness, pacify, allay
Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
שָׁקַט fut. יִשְׁקֹט to rest, to have quiet (pr. to lie, to lie down; compare Arab. سقط to fall; kindred to סָכַת, سكت). It is used
(a) of one whom no one harasses, Judges 3:11, 5:31 8:28 Jeremiah 30:10, 46:27 (hence שָׁקַט מִמִּלְחָמָה Joshua 11:23, 14:15 ), and who harasses no one, Judges 18:7, 27 Judges 18:27 which sometimes arises from fear, Psalms 76:9.
(b) of a person who does nothing, remains inactive, Isaiah 62:1; Jeremiah 47:6 hence used of God when he does not afford aid, Psalms 83:2.
(1) to cause to be quiet, i.e. to allay strife, Proverbs 15:18 also, to make tranquil and secure, i.e. to give quiet, Job 34:29 followed by לְ of pers. and מִן of thing (from danger), Psalms 94:13.
(2) intrans. to keep oneself quiet (pr. to make oneself quiet, Ruhe beh fich hervorbringen, Ruhe halten), Isaiah 7:4, 57:20. Inf. הַשְׁקֵט subst. rest, quiet, Isaiah 30:15, 32:17. The earth is figuratively said to be quiet, when the air is sultry and unmoved (beh ftiller, fchwüler Luft), Job 37:17. Hence