2449. chakam
Strong's Concordance
chakam: to be wise
Original Word: חָכַם
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: chakam
Phonetic Spelling: (khaw-kam')
Short Definition: wise
NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
a prim. root
Definition
to be wise
NASB Translation
acting wisely (1), becomes (1), been...wise (1), deal wisely (1), exceedingly (1), make me wiser (1), makes us wiser (1), making wise (1), skillful (1), teach his wisdom (1), wise (16), wiser (2).

Brown-Driver-Briggs
חָכַם verb be wise (Late Hebrew id.; Aramaic , חֲכַם id.; Zinjirli חכמה wisdom, DHMSendsch.57; Assyrian —akâmu, know (with exceptional חֿ see DlPr 178 f.); Arabic restrain from acting in an evil manner, judge, govern; IV.make firm, sound, free from defect by the exercise of skill) —

Qal Perfect ׳ח Proverbs 23:15; 3feminine 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 הֵמָּה חֲכָמִים 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.

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
exceeding, teach wisdom, be make self, show self wise, deal never so wisely, make wiser

A primitive root, to be wise (in mind, word or act) -- X exceeding, teach wisdom, be (make self, shew self) wise, deal (never so) wisely, make wiser.

Forms and Transliterations
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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Strong's Hebrew 2449
27 Occurrences


ḥā·ḵam — 2 Occ.
ḥā·ḵam·tā — 2 Occ.
ḥā·ḵam·tî — 1 Occ.
ḥā·ḵə·mū — 1 Occ.
ḥāḵ·māh — 1 Occ.
’eḥ·kā·māh — 1 Occ.
maḥ·kî·maṯ — 1 Occ.
mə·ḥuk·kām — 1 Occ.
mə·ḥuk·kā·mîm — 1 Occ.
niṯ·ḥak·kə·māh — 1 Occ.
tə·ḥak·kə·mê·nî — 1 Occ.
teḥ·kam — 1 Occ.
tiṯ·ḥak·kam — 1 Occ.
wa·ḥă·ḵām — 2 Occ.
wa·ḥă·ḵā·mū — 1 Occ.
way·yeḥ·kam — 1 Occ.
wə·še·ḥā·ḵam·tî — 1 Occ.
wə·yeḥ·kam- — 1 Occ.
yə·ḥak·kêm — 1 Occ.
yə·ḥak·kə·mê·nū — 1 Occ.
yeḥ·kām — 3 Occ.
yeḥ·kā·mū — 1 Occ.

Exodus 1:10
HEB: הָ֥בָה נִֽתְחַכְּמָ֖ה ל֑וֹ פֶּן־
NAS: Come, let us deal wisely with them, or else
KJV: Come on, let us deal wisely with them; lest they multiply,
INT: Come deal or will multiply

Deuteronomy 32:29
HEB: ל֥וּ חָכְמ֖וּ יַשְׂכִּ֣ילוּ זֹ֑את
NAS: Would that they were wise, that they understood
KJV: O that they were wise, [that] they understood
INT: Would were wise understood would

1 Kings 4:31
HEB: וַיֶּחְכַּם֮ מִכָּל־ הָֽאָדָם֒
NAS: For he was wiser than all
KJV: For he was wiser than all men;
INT: was wiser all men

Job 32:9
HEB: לֹֽא־ רַבִּ֥ים יֶחְכָּ֑מוּ וּ֝זְקֵנִ֗ים יָבִ֥ינוּ
NAS: The abundant [in years] may not be wise, Nor
KJV: Great men are not [always] wise: neither do the aged
INT: Nor the abundant may not be wise may elders understand

Job 35:11
HEB: וּמֵע֖וֹף הַשָּׁמַ֣יִם יְחַכְּמֵֽנוּ׃
NAS: of the earth And makes us wiser than
KJV: of the earth, and maketh us wiser than the fowls
INT: the birds air and makes

Psalm 19:7
HEB: יְהוָ֥ה נֶ֝אֱמָנָ֗ה מַחְכִּ֥ימַת פֶּֽתִי׃
NAS: is sure, making wise the simple.
KJV: [is] sure, making wise the simple.
INT: of the LORD is sure making the simple

Psalm 58:5
HEB: חוֹבֵ֖ר חֲבָרִ֣ים מְחֻכָּֽם׃
NAS: of charmers, [Or] a skillful caster
KJV: of charmers, charming never so wisely.
INT: caster of spells a skillful

Psalm 105:22
HEB: בְּנַפְשׁ֑וֹ וּזְקֵנָ֥יו יְחַכֵּֽם׃
NAS: at will, That he might teach his elders
KJV: and teach his senators wisdom.
INT: will his elders teach

Psalm 119:98
HEB: מֵ֭אֹ֣יְבַי תְּחַכְּמֵ֣נִי מִצְוֹתֶ֑ךָ כִּ֖י
NAS: Your commandments make me wiser than
KJV: Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies:
INT: enemies make your commandments for

Proverbs 6:6
HEB: רְאֵ֖ה דְרָכֶ֣יהָ וַחֲכָֽם׃
NAS: Observe her ways and be wise,
KJV: consider her ways, and be wise:
INT: Observe her ways and be wise

Proverbs 8:33
HEB: שִׁמְע֖וּ מוּסָ֥ר וַחֲכָ֗מוּ וְאַל־ תִּפְרָֽעוּ׃
NAS: instruction and be wise, And do not neglect
KJV: instruction, and be wise, and refuse
INT: Heed instruction and be wise not neglect

Proverbs 9:9
HEB: תֵּ֣ן לְ֭חָכָם וְיֶחְכַּם־ ע֑וֹד הוֹדַ֥ע
NAS: and he will be still wiser, Teach
KJV: [instruction] to a wise [man], and he will be yet wiser: teach
INT: Give A wise wiser will be still Teach

Proverbs 9:12
HEB: אִם־ חָ֭כַמְתָּ חָכַ֣מְתָּ לָּ֑ךְ
NAS: If you are wise, you are wise
KJV: If thou be wise, thou shalt be wise
INT: If are wise are wise scornest

Proverbs 9:12
HEB: אִם־ חָ֭כַמְתָּ חָכַ֣מְתָּ לָּ֑ךְ וְ֝לַ֗צְתָּ
NAS: you are wise, you are wise for yourself, And if you scoff,
KJV: If thou be wise, thou shalt be wise for thyself: but [if] thou scornest,
INT: If are wise are wise scornest alone

Proverbs 13:20
HEB: [וַחֲכָם כ] (יֶחְכָּ֑ם ק) וְרֹעֶ֖ה
NAS: with wise men will be wise, But the companion
KJV: with wise [men] shall be wise: but a companion
INT: with wise exceeding the companion of fools

Proverbs 19:20
HEB: מוּסָ֑ר לְ֝מַ֗עַן תֶּחְכַּ֥ם בְּאַחֲרִיתֶֽךָ׃
NAS: discipline, That you may be wise the rest
KJV: instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end.
INT: discipline that you may be wise the rest

Proverbs 20:1
HEB: בּ֝֗וֹ לֹ֣א יֶחְכָּֽם׃
NAS: is intoxicated by it is not wise.
KJV: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.
INT: is intoxicated is not wise

Proverbs 21:11
HEB: בַּעְנָשׁ־ לֵ֭ץ יֶחְכַּם־ פֶּ֑תִי וּבְהַשְׂכִּ֥יל
NAS: the naive becomes wise;
KJV: the simple is made wise: and when the wise
INT: is punished the scorner becomes the naive wise

Proverbs 23:15
HEB: בְּ֭נִי אִם־ חָכַ֣ם לִבֶּ֑ךָ יִשְׂמַ֖ח
NAS: your heart is wise, My own heart
KJV: if thine heart be wise, my heart
INT: my son if is wise your heart will be glad

Proverbs 23:19
HEB: אַתָּ֣ה בְנִ֣י וַחֲכָ֑ם וְאַשֵּׁ֖ר בַּדֶּ֣רֶךְ
NAS: my son, and be wise, And direct
KJV: thou, my son, and be wise, and guide
INT: you my son and be wise and direct the way

Proverbs 27:11
HEB: חֲכַ֣ם בְּ֭נִי וְשַׂמַּ֣ח
NAS: Be wise, my son, and make
KJV: My son, be wise, and make my heart
INT: be wise my son glad

Proverbs 30:24
HEB: וְ֝הֵ֗מָּה חֲכָמִ֥ים מְחֻכָּמִֽים׃
NAS: on the earth, But they are exceedingly wise:
KJV: upon the earth, but they [are] exceeding wise:
INT: like wise are exceedingly

Ecclesiastes 2:15
HEB: יִקְרֵ֔נִי וְלָ֧מָּה חָכַ֛מְתִּי אֲנִ֖י אָ֣ז
NAS: then have I been extremely
KJV: and why was I then more wise? Then I said
INT: befall Why been I then

Ecclesiastes 2:19
HEB: עֲמָלִ֔י שֶֽׁעָמַ֥לְתִּי וְשֶׁחָכַ֖מְתִּי תַּ֣חַת הַשָּׁ֑מֶשׁ
NAS: I have labored by acting wisely under
KJV: wherein I have laboured, and wherein I have shewed myself wise under the sun.
INT: the fruit have labored acting under the sun

Ecclesiastes 7:16
HEB: הַרְבֵּ֔ה וְאַל־ תִּתְחַכַּ֖ם יוֹתֵ֑ר לָ֖מָּה
NAS: and do not be overly wise. Why
KJV: neither make thyself over wise: why shouldest thou destroy
INT: not be excessively nay wise not be overly Why

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