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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #2836 - חָשַׁק
1) (Qal) to love, be attached to, long for
2) (Piel) fillet
3) (Pual) fillet
V) qsh (ההסהק HhShQ) - I. Affection:To have an attachment to another. II. Band:To go around something to bind it. KJV (11): (vf: Paal, Pual, Piel) desire, love, fillet, log, delight - Strongs: H2836 (חָשַׁק)
Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
(1) properly to join together (comp. חָזַק No. 1, 2), and intrans. (for חָשֵׁק) to be joined together, to adhere, see Piel. In Kal always metaphorically in the sense
(2) to cleave to any one, i.e. to be attached with very great love, as though it were to be joined to any one, as Cic. ad Q. fratrem, iii. 1. Followed by בְּ Genesis 34:8; Deuteronomy 7:7, 10, 15 21:11. (It corresponds to عشق to cleave to a girl, to burn with love for her.) There is a pregnant construction in the passage Isaiah 38:17, וְחָשַׁקְתָּ נַפְשִׁי מִשַּׁחַת בְּלִי “and thou hast loved my life (and hast drawn it up) from the pit of destruction.”
(3) Followed by a gerund, to like to do something, 1 Kings 9:19; 2 Chronicles 8:6.
Piel trans. of Kal No. 1, to join together, Exodus 38:28.
Pual pass. of Piel ibid., 27:17. Hence
the Week of Proper 21 / Ordinary 26