2664. chaphas
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chaphas: to search
Original Word: חָפַשׂ
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: chaphas
Phonetic Spelling: (khaw-fas')
Short Definition: search

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
a prim. root
to search
NASB Translation
devise (1), disguise (2), disguised (5), distorted (1), examine (1), hide (1), ponders (1), ransacked (1), search (6), searched (2), searching (1), well-conceived (1).

[חָפַשׂ] verb search (ᵑ7Jer חֲפַס dig, seek; Palestinian, Syriac dig (Schw); perhaps Assyrian êppêšu, êtpêšu, sensible, LyonSargontexte 65) —

Qal Imperfect2masculine singular suffix תַּחְמְּשֶׂ֫נָּה Proverbs 2:4; יַחְמְּשׂוּ Psalm 64:7; נַחְמְּשָׂה Lamentations 3:40; Participle חֹפֵשׂ Proverbs 20:27; — search, search out, figurative;

1 search for, object בִּינָה etc. Proverbs 2:4 ("" בקשׁ).

2 = think out, devise, with accusative עולות unjust acts Psalm 64:7 (compare also sub. Pu`al)

3 search = test, Lamentations 3:40 (object דרכינו; "" חקר), Proverbs 20:27.

Niph`al Perfect נַחְמְּשׁוּ Obadiah 6 subject עֵשָׂו collective; searched out = exposed and plundered ("" נִבְעוּ מַצְמּוּנָיו).

Pi`el Perfect וְחִמַּשְׂתִּ֫י 1 Samuel 23:23; וְחִמְּשׂוּ 1 Kings 20:6; Imperfect וַיְחַמֵּשׂ Genesis 31:35 2t.; אֲחַמֵּשׂ Amos 9:3; Zephaniah 1:12; Imperative חַמְּשׂוּ 2 Kings 10:23; —

1 search through, with accusative, a house 1 Kings 20:6, Jerusalem (metaphor) Zephaniah 1:12; no object expressed 2 Kings 10:23.

2 search for:

a. a person with accusative 1 Samuel 23:23.

b. a thing, with accusative Genesis 44:12 (J; Joseph searching for his cup); Genesis 31:35 (E; no object expressed, Laban looking for his teraphim); Amos 9:3 (׳י searching for evildoers), Psalm 77:7 (soul searching to understand ׳יs dealings with his servants).

Pu`al Imperfect יְחֻמַּשׂ Proverbs 28:12 be searched for = be hidden; Participle מְחֻמָּשׂ Psalm 64:7 in ׳חֵפֶשׂ מ = a searched out search, i.e. a device well thought out (compare Che; ""

Qal q. v.); see also חֵ֫פֶשׂ.

Hithpa`el Perfect הִתְחַמֵּשׂ2Chronicles 35:22 (but ᵐ5 הִתְחַזֵּק, compare also ᵑ9 ᵑ63Esdr 1:26; so Be Öttli); Imperfect יִתְחַמֵּשׂ Job 30:18; וַיִּתְחַמֵּשׂ 1 Samuel 28:8 3t.; Infinitive absolute הִתְחַמֵּשׂ 1 Kings 22:30 2Chronicles 18:29; — disguise oneself (literally let oneself be searched for) 1 Samuel 28:8; 1 Kings 22:30 (twice in verse) = 2Chronicles 18:29 (twice in verse), 2Chronicles 35:22 (but see above), all of disguise by change of garments; 1 Kings 20:38 באפר i.e. with headgear over eyes; subject לבושׂ Job 30:18, i.e. his garment is disguised, no longer looks like the mantle it is.

change, make diligent search, disguise self, hide, search for, out

A primitive root; to seek; causatively, to conceal oneself (i.e. Let be sought), or mask -- change, (make) diligent (search), disquise self, hide, search (for, out).

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