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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #03948 - לֶקַח

Word Origin
from (03947)
Parts of Speech
Noun Masculine
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

1) learning, teaching, insight

1a) instruction (object)

1b) teaching (thing taught)

1b1) teaching-power

1b2) persuasiveness

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 191 ‑ ἀκούω (ak‑oo'‑o);  1435 ‑ δῶρον (do'‑ron);  1515 ‑ εἰρήνη (i‑rah'‑nay);  2041 ‑ ἔργον (er'‑gon);  3657 ‑ ὁμιλία (hom‑il‑ee'‑ah);  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (9) NAS (9) HCS (9)
Deuteronomy 1
Job 1
Proverbs 6
Isaiah 1
Deuteronomy 1
Job 1
Proverbs 6
Isaiah 1
Deuteronomy 1
Job 1
Proverbs 6
Isaiah 1
n-cms 6
n-cms 5
n-cms 5

Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

2319) hql (לקהה LQHh) AC: Take CO: Tong AB: ?: [from: ql- gathering]

V) hql (לקהה LQHh) - Take: [A generic verb with a wide application meaning to take] KJV (965): (vf: Paal, Niphal, Hitpael, Hophal, Pual) take, receive, fetch, bring, get, carry, marry, buy - Strongs: H3947 (לָקַח)

Nm) hql (לקהה LQHh) - Learning: In the sense of being received. KJV (9): doctrine, learning speech - Strongs: H3948 (לֶקַח)

am) hqlm (מלקהה MLQHh) - Tong: A tool for taking coals out of the fire. KJV (6): tong, snuffer - Strongs: H4457 (מַלְקָח)

acm) hfqlm (מלקוהה MLQWHh) - I. Jaw:As tongs for taking food. II. Prey:What is taken. KJV (8): prey, booty, jaw - Strongs: H4455 (מַלְקוֹחַיִם)

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Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 לֶ֫קַח noun masculine Proverbs 4:2 learning, teaching ( concrete; probably what is received ); — ׳ל absolute Isaiah 29:24 5t.; suffix לִקְחִי Deuteronomy 32:3; Job 11:4; לִקְחָהּ Proverbs 7:21; —

1 instruction, subjective, as personal acquirement; יִלְמְדוּ לֶ֑קַח Isaiah 29:24, they shall learn instruction ("" בִּינָה); וְיוֺסֶף לֶ֑קַח Proverbs 1:5 a wise man will hear and will increase (his) learning, so Proverbs 9:9.

2 teaching, object, as thing taught, יַעֲרֹף כַּמָּטָרלִקְחִי Deuteronomy 32:2 ("" אִמְרָתִי), Job 11:4; טוֺב נָתַתִּי לָכֶם׳ל Proverbs 4:2; also = teaching-power, persuasiveness, ׳מֶתֶק שְׂפָתַיִם יוֺסִיף ל Proverbs 16:21 sweetness of lips increaseth persuasiveness (see מתק), וְעַל שְׂפָתָיו יוֺסִיףלֶקַח Proverbs 16:23; in bad sense, of seductive words of adulteress, ׳בְּרֹב ל Proverbs 7:21 ("" בְּחֵלֶק שְׂפָתֶיהָ).

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

לֶקַח m.

(1)  arts, by which any one’s mind is captivated (Kunft iem. einzunehmen), Proverbs 7:21 compare root No. 1, letter c.

(2) doctrine, knowledge, which any one receives, i.e. perceives, or learns (see root No. 2, b; compare Syr. ܩܒܰܠ to receive and learn; Gr. παραλαμβάνω and Lat. accipio), Proverbs 1:5, 9:9 Isaiah 29:24. So far as this is communicated to others, i.q. instruction, the discourse of one who teaches, Proverbs 4:2; Deuteronomy 32:2; Job 11:4.

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List of Word Forms
לִקְחִ֑י לִקְחִ֔י לִקְחָ֑הּ לֶ֑קַח לֶ֣קַח לֶֽקַח׃ לקח לקח׃ לקחה לקחי le·qaḥ Lekach leqaḥ likChah likChi liq·ḥāh liq·ḥî liqḥāh liqḥî
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