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קָוָה (qâvâhkaw-vaw'verbcollect|wait for)
[Heb] קָוָה ETCBC: קוה‎ (verb|collect), קוה‎ (verb|wait for), קֹוי‎ (subs|[uncertain]) OSHL:, TWOT: 1994 1995 GK: H7747, H7748 Greek: ἀναμένω, ἐγγίζω, ἐλπίζω, ἐπέχω, μένω, πείθω, περιμένω, προσδοκάω, συνάγω, ὑπομένω
Derivation: a primitive root;
Strong's: to bind together (perhaps by twisting), i.e. collect; (figuratively) to expect
KJV: gather (together), look, patiently, tarry, wait (for, on, upon).

Lexicon of Extended Strongs for Greek and Hebrew

a. קָוָה [H:V] to await

1) to wait, look for, hope, expect
1a) (Qal) waiting (participle)
1b) (Piel)
1b1) to wait or look eagerly for
1b2) to lie in wait for
1b3) to wait for, linger for

b. קָוָה [H:V] to collect

1) to collect, bind together
1a) (Niphal) to be collected

Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Lexicon to the Old Testament Scriptures

Gesenius: קָוָה (H6960 in 16 WLC links below)


(1) prop. like the Arab. قَوىَ to twist, to bind; whence قُوَّةُ a rope, Hebr. קָו and תִּקְוָה. Hence-

(2) to be strong, robust (for the notion of binding fast, tying fast, is applied to strength. See חוּל , חָזַק , No. 3 also the Germ. Stränge, i.e. ropes, ftrenge, and anftrengen, all of which are derived from the notion of binding fast). Hence קָו No. 2.

(3) to expect, to await (perhaps from enduring, remaining, which differs but little from the notion of strength; comp. חוּל No. 7), with acc. part. Kal קֹוֶה Psa 25:3 Psa 37:9 Psa 69:7 see Piel.

Piel קִוָּה i.q. Kal No. 3, to expect anything; followed by an acc. Job 30:26 אֶל Psa 27:14 Psa 37:34 לְ Jer 8:15 Jer 14:19 . Specially-(a) קִוָּה אֶת־יְהֹוָה Psa 25:5 Psa 39:8 Psa 40:2 ק׳ לַיהֹוָה Pro 20:22 אֶל יְיָ Psa 27:14 Psa 37:34 , to expect Jehovah, i.e. his aid, to fix one’s hope on him.-(b) to lie in wait for any one; followed by a dat. Psa 119:95 accus. (נֶפֶשׁ) Psa 56:7.

Niphal, to be gathered together (prop. mutually to expect one another, see Piel; or as others take it, to be wound together; See Kal No. I), used of nations, Jer 3:17 of waters, Gen 1:9.

Derivatives, קָו, מִקְוֶה, מִקְוָה, תִּקְוָה, and-

Strong's Hebrew and Greek Dictionaries




A primitive root; to bind together (perhaps by twisting), that is, collect; (figuratively) to expect: - gather (together), look, patiently, tarry, wait (for, on, upon).

LXX related word(s)

G4863 sun ago

G3982 peitho

G362 ana meno

G1448 eggizo

G1679 elpizo

G1907 ep echo

G3306 meno

G4037 peri meno

G4328 pros dokao

G5278 hupo meno

Gematria Dictionary



[H597, H598, H651, H652, H1845, H3279, H3329, H3660, H4533, H5932, H5933, H6381, H6382, H6961, H6986, H6987]

Brown-Driver-Briggs' Hebrew Definitions, Thayer's Greek Definitions and Strong's Hebrew and Greek Dictionaries Combined

Original: קוה

Transliteration: qâvâh

Phonetic: kaw-vaw'

BDB Definition:

  1. to wait, look for, hope, expect
    1. (Qal) waiting (participle)
    2. (Piel)
      1. to wait or look eagerly for
      2. to lie in wait for
      3. to wait for, linger for
  2. to collect, bind together
    1. (Niphal) to be collected

Origin: a primitive root

TWOT entry: 1994,1995

Part(s) of speech: Verb

Strong's Definition: A primitive root; to bind together (perhaps by twisting), that is, collect ; (figuratively) to expect: - gather (together), look, patiently, tarry, wait (for, on, upon).

Total KJV Occurrences: 49

be gathered together (1)
Gen 1:9

i have waited for (1)
Gen 49:18

let it look (1)
Job 3:9

waited (1)
Job 6:19

looketh (1)
Job 7:2

if i wait (1)
Job 17:13

when i looked (2)
Job 30:26; Isa 5:4

yea let none that wait (1)
Psa 25:3

on thee do i wait (1)
Psa 25:5

me for i wait (1)
Psa 25:21

wait (3)
Psa 27:14; Psa 27:14; Psa 37:34

but those that wait (1)
Psa 37:9

what wait (1)
Psa 39:7

i waited (1)
Psa 40:1

patiently (1)
Psa 40:1

it and i will wait (1)
Psa 52:9

when they wait (1)
Psa 56:6

let not them that wait (1)
Psa 69:6

and i looked (1)
Psa 69:20

have waited (1)
Psa 119:95

i wait (1)
Psa 130:5

doth wait (1)
Psa 130:5

but wait on (1)
Pro 20:22

therein and he looked (1)
Isa 5:2

and he looked (1)
Isa 5:7

and i will look (1)
Isa 8:17

we have waited (2)
Isa 25:9; Isa 25:9

have we waited (1)
Isa 26:8

unto us we have waited (1)
Isa 33:2

but they that wait (1)
Isa 40:31

that wait (1)
Isa 49:23

shall wait (2)
Isa 51:5; Isa 60:9

us we wait (1)
Isa 59:9

we look (1)
Isa 59:11

which we looked (1)
Isa 64:3

shall be gathered (1)
Jer 3:17

we looked (1)
Jer 8:15

and while ye look (1)
Jer 13:16

for us we looked (1)
Jer 14:19

therefore we will wait (1)
Jer 14:22

that we looked for (1)
Lam 2:16

unto them that wait (1)
Lam 3:25

and wait (1)
Hos 12:6

that tarrieth (1)
Mic 5:7

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