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Strong's #2449 - חָכַם

Transliteration
châkam
Phonetics
khaw-kam'
Root Word (Etymology)
a primitive root
Parts of Speech
Verb
TWOT
647
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חָכָם
Definition   
Brown-Driver-Briggs'

1) to be wise

1a) (Qal) to be or become wise, act wisely

1b) (Piel) to make wise, teach wisdom, instruct

1c) (Pual) to be made wise

1d) (Hiphil) to make wise

1e) (Hithpael) to show oneself wise, deceive, show one’s wisdom

Frequency Lists
Verse Results
KJV (27)
Exodus 1
Deuteronomy 1
1 Kings 1
Job 2
Psalms 4
Proverbs 13
Ecclesiastes 4
Zechariah 1
NAS (35)
Exodus 2
Deuteronomy 1
1 Kings 1
Job 3
Psalms 7
Proverbs 14
Ecclesiastes 6
Zechariah 1
HCS (27)
Exodus 1
Deuteronomy 1
1 Kings 1
Job 2
Psalms 4
Proverbs 13
Ecclesiastes 4
Zechariah 1
BSB (27)
Exodus 1
Deuteronomy 1
1 Kings 1
Job 2
Psalms 4
Proverbs 13
Ecclesiastes 4
Zechariah 1
ESV (25)
1 Kings 1
Job 2
Psalms 4
Proverbs 13
Ecclesiastes 4
Zechariah 1
WEB (27)
Exodus 1
Deuteronomy 1
1 Kings 1
Job 2
Psalms 4
Proverbs 13
Ecclesiastes 4
Zechariah 1
Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

2159) mkh (ההכמ HhKM) AC: Wise CO: ? AB: Wisdom

V) mkh (ההכמ HhKM) - Wise: To be wise. KJV (27): (vf: Paal, Hiphil, Hitpael, Pual, Piel) wise, wisdom, exceed - Strongs: H2449 (חָכַם)

Nm) mkh (ההכמ HhKM) - Wise: Also a wise man. KJV (137): wise, wiseman, cunning, subtil, unwise, wiser - Strongs: H2450 (חָכָם)

Nf1) emkh (ההכמה HhKMH) - Wisdom: [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (157): wisdom, wisely, skilful, wits - Strongs: H2451 (חָכְמָה), H2452 (חָכְמָה)

Nf3) tfmkh (ההכמות HhKMWT) - Wisdom: KJV (5): wisdom, wise - Strongs: H2454 (חַכְמוֹת)

bm) mikh (ההכימ HhKYM) - Wise: KJV (14): wise - Strongs: H2445 (חַכִּים)

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Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 חָכַם verb be wise (Late Hebrew id.; Aramaic , חֲכַם id.; Zinjirli חכמה wisdom, DHM Sendsch.57; Assyrian —akâmu, know (with exceptional חֿ see Dl Proverbs 178f.); Arabic restrain from acting in an evil manner, Judges , govern; IV. make firm, sound, free from defect by the exercise of skill) —

Qal Perfect ׳ח Proverbs 23:15; 3 feminine singular חָֽכְמָה Zechariah 9:2; הָכַמְתָּ Proverbs 9:12 (twice in verse), etc. + 3t. Perfect; Imperfect יֶחְכַּם Proverbs 9:9; Proverbs 21:11; וַיֶּחְכַּם 1 Kings 5:11; יֶחְכָּ֑ם Proverbs 20:1+; וֶ֯חְכָּ֑ם Proverbs 13:20; תֶּחְכַּם Proverbs 19:20; אֶחְכָּ֑מָה Ecclesiastes 7:23; plural יֶחְכָּ֑מוּ Job 32:9; Imperative חֲכַם Proverbs 27:11; חֲכָ֑ם Proverbs 6:6; Proverbs 23:19 + Proverbs 13:20 Kt; חֲכָ֑מוּ Proverbs 8:33; — be or become wise, act wisely Deuteronomy 32:29 (poetry) 1 Kings 5:11; Job 32:9; Proverbs 6:6; Proverbs 8:33; Proverbs 9:9,12 (twice in verse); Proverbs 13:20; Proverbs 19:20; Proverbs 20:1; Proverbs 21:11; Proverbs 23:19; Proverbs 27:11; Ecclesiastes 2:15; Ecclesiastes 7:23; Zechariah 9:2; אם חכם לבך if thy mind be wise Proverbs 23:15; with accusative שׁחכמתי Ecclesiastes 2:19 wherein I have acted wisely.

Pi`el Imperfect יְחַכֵּם Psalm 105:22; suffix יְחַכְּמֵנוּ Job 35:11; תְּחַכְּמֵנִי Psalm 119:98; all make wise, teach wisdom, with acc

Pu`al Participle made wise, intensive, as it were the embodiment of wisdom חוֺבֵר חֲבָרִים מְחֻכָּם Psalm 58:6, plural הֵמָּהחֲכָמִים מְחֻכָּמִים Proverbs 30:24 (of intelligent animals).

Hiph`il Participle construct מַחְכִּימַת מֶּ֑תִי Psalm 19:8 making wise the simple.

Hithpa`el Imperfect נִתְחַכְּמָה לוֺ Exodus 1:10 (E) let us deal wisely (shrewdly) toward it (the people); 2 masculine singular תִּתְחַכַּם Ecclesiastes 7:16 make or shew thyself wise.


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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

חָכַם fut. יֶחְכַּם to be wise, to become wise. (Arab. حَكَمَ to judge, hence to rule, حَكْمُ judgment, حَكَمُ and حاكِمُ a judge, Aram. to know, more rarely, to be wise. Indeed the primary power of this word, as I understand it, is that of judging, so that it is kindred to the root חָקַק.) Proverbs 6:6, 23:19 Ecclesiastes 2:19; 1 Kings 5:11; Job 32:9, etc.

Piel, to make wise, to teach wisdom, Job 35:11; Psalms 105:22.

Pual part. made wise, learned, Proverbs 30:24 of an enchanter, Psalms 58:6.

Hiphil i.q. Piel Psalms 19:8.

Hithpael

(1) to seem wise to oneself, to be wise in one’s own eyes, Ecclesiastes 7:16.

(2) to show oneself wise, followed by לְ to deceive, Exodus 1:10. (Compare the Greek σοφός, cunning.)

The derived nouns all follow [except חַכִּים, and pr.n. תַּחְכְּמֹנִי].


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List of Word Forms
אֶחְכָּ֔מָה אחכמה וְיֶחְכַּם־ וְשֶׁחָכַ֖מְתִּי וַחֲכָ֑ם וַחֲכָ֗מוּ וַחֲכָֽם׃ וַיֶּחְכַּם֮ וחכם וחכם׃ וחכמו ויחכם ויחכם־ ושחכמתי חֲכַ֣ם חָ֭כַמְתָּ חָֽכְמָ֖ה חָכְמ֖וּ חָכַ֛מְתִּי חָכַ֣ם חָכַ֣מְתָּ חכם חכמה חכמו חכמת חכמתי יְחַכְּמֵֽנוּ׃ יְחַכֵּֽם׃ יֶחְכַּם־ יֶחְכָּ֑מוּ יֶחְכָּֽם׃ יֶחְכָּ֑ם יחכם יחכם־ יחכם׃ יחכמו יחכמנו׃ מְחֻכָּֽם׃ מְחֻכָּמִֽים׃ מַחְכִּ֥ימַת מחכימת מחכם׃ מחכמים׃ נִֽתְחַכְּמָ֖ה נתחכמה תְּחַכְּמֵ֣נִי תִּתְחַכַּ֖ם תֶּחְכַּ֥ם תחכם תחכמני תתחכם ’eḥ·kā·māh ’eḥkāmāh chaCham Chachamta chaChamti chacheMu chochmah echKamah ḥă·ḵam ḥā·ḵam ḥā·ḵam·tā ḥā·ḵam·tî ḥā·ḵə·mū ḥāḵ·māh ḥăḵam ḥāḵam ḥāḵamtā ḥāḵamtî ḥāḵəmū ḥāḵmāh machKimat maḥ·kî·maṯ maḥkîmaṯ mə·ḥuk·kā·mîm mə·ḥuk·kām mechukKam mechukkaMim məḥukkām məḥukkāmîm niṯ·ḥak·kə·māh nitchakkeMah niṯḥakkəmāh tə·ḥak·kə·mê·nî techakkeMeni techKam teḥ·kam təḥakkəmênî teḥkam tiṯ·ḥak·kam titchakKam tiṯḥakkam vachaCham vachaChamu vaiyechKam veshechaChamti veyechkam wa·ḥă·ḵā·mū wa·ḥă·ḵām waḥăḵām waḥăḵāmū way·yeḥ·kam wayyeḥkam wə·še·ḥā·ḵam·tî wə·yeḥ·kam- wəšeḥāḵamtî wəyeḥkam- yə·ḥak·kə·mê·nū yə·ḥak·kêm yechakKem yechakkeMenu yechKam yechKamu yeḥ·kā·mū yeḥ·kām yeḥ·kam- yəḥakkêm yəḥakkəmênū yeḥkām yeḥkam- yeḥkāmū
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