7122. qara
Lexical Summary
qara: to encounter, befall
Original Word: קָרָא
Transliteration: qara
Phonetic Spelling: (kaw-raw')
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to encounter, befall
Meaning: to encounter, befall
Strong's Concordance
befall, by chance, cause to come upon, fall out, happen, meet

A primitive root: to encounter, whether accidentally or in a hostile manner -- befall, (by) chance, (cause to) come (upon), fall out, happen, meet.


H7122. qara

II. [קָרָא‎]137 verb encounter, befall ("" form of קָרָה‎, q. v.; SI4 לקרתto meet, opposite; Arabic put part to part; Minaean קראset opposite, HomChrest. 127); —

Qal131 Perfect53 masculine singular suffix קְרָאַנִיJeremiah 13:22; Job 4:2-3;feminine singular קָרָאתDeuteronomy 31:29; Jeremiah 44:23, etc; Imperfect43masculine singular יִקְרָאGenesis 49:1, suffix יִקְרָאֶנוּ42:4; 3feminine plural וַתִּקְרֶאנָהLeviticus 10:19; Exodus 1:10 read 3 feminine singular suffix תִּקְרָאֵנוּ‎ (‎ Vrss Di Ges§ 47k SoKau Baen); infinitive construct121 לקְרַאת‎ (Ges§ 19k Ol§ 137), Genesis 15:10 +, etc.; Participle feminine plural suffix קרְאִתַיִךְIsaiah 51:19; —

1 meet, encounter, only infinitive construct לִקְרַאת‎ often= preposition toward, against (Köii. l, 317), almost always with accusative of person, after verb of motion, Isaiah 7:3; Genesis 19:1; 24:17; Judges 4:18, 22; 1 Kings 2:8 +; in war, battle, Judges 7:24; 20:25, 31; 1 Samuel 4:1; 1 Kings 20:27 +, after עָרַךְ2 Samuel 10:9-10, 7 +, Psalm 35:3 see סגר2b; הַמִּלְחָמָה לִק לִבָּם ׳לְחַזֵּקJoshua 11:20 to harden their heart to encounter the war with Israel; after הִנֵּה‎ (without verb of motion), 1 Samuel 10:10; 2 Samuel 15:32; 16:1; 1 Kings 18:7; Proverbs 7:10; in construction praegn. לִק ׳וַיִשְׂמַחJudges 19:3 he rejoiced to meet him, + 1 Samuel 6:13 (ᵐ5‎ We Dr and others); לִק ׳חרד2 Kings 10:15, נצבExodus 5:20; 7:15; Numbers 22:34, etc.; redund. י ׳יִקָּרֶה ׳לִק23:3; implication of helping, Isaiah 21:14; Psalm 59:6 (figurative); ׳לִק נְחָשִׁיםNumbers 24:1 he did not go to encounter (in expectation of) signs of divination; in metaphor Isaiah 14:9, "" ׳לִק אֱםהֶיAmos 4:12

2 figurative befall with accusative of person, bad sense Genesis 42:4, 38; Deuteronomy 31:29; Jeremiah 13:22; 44:23; Isaiah 51:19; Job 4:14; Leviticus 10:19; of war Exodus 1:10 (see above) in General, Genesis 49:1.

Niph`al meet unexpectedly; Perfect3masculine singular נִקְרָא‎, with עַל‎ person Exodus 5:3; Imperfect3masculine singular וַיִּקָּרֵא‎, with לִפְנֵי‎ person 2 Samuel 18:9; Perfect 20:1 with שָׁם‎, chanced to be there; Imperfect of bird's nest Deuteronomy 22:6 (לִפְנֵי‎); Infinitive absolute נִקְרֹא‎ see קרה‎.

Hiph`il Imperfect2masculine singular וַחַקְרֵאJeremiah 32:23 thou didst cause all this evil to befall them (accusative of person and thing).

[קְרַאת‎], לִקְרַאתto meet, see II. קדא‎. p. 896.


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