Word Summary
chazah: see, behold
Original Word: חָזָה
Transliteration: chazah
Phonetic Spelling: (khaw-zaw')
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: see, behold
Meaning: to gaze at, to perceive, contemplate, to have a, vision of
Strong's Concordance
behold, look, prophesy, provide, see

A primitive root; to gaze at; mentally, to perceive, contemplate (with pleasure); specifically, to have a vision of -- behold, look, prophesy, provide, see.


H2372. chazah

I. חָזָהverb (almost wholly in poetry) see, behold (Aramaic , חֲוָא‎, see, perceive with the eyes; Palmyrene Ethpe`el אתחזי‎ = ἔδοξεν ReckendZMG, 1888, 397; Arabic , perceive with the inner vision, only; astronomer, astrologer) —

Qal Perfect ׳חPsalm 58:11 6t.; חָזִיתָProverbs 22:29; Proverbs 29:30; חָזִיתIsaiah 57:8; חֶזִיתִיJob 15:17; חֲזִיתִךָPsalm 63:3; שָחזוּJob 24:1 5t.; חֲוִיתֶם27:12; Ezekiel 13:7-8, Imperfect יֶחֱוֶהNumbers 24:4 2t.; 3 feminine singular וְתַ֫חַזMicah 4:11; 2masculine singular תֶּחֱזֶהExodus 18:21; 1singular אֶחֱזֶהPsalm 17:15 4t.; אָ֫חַזJob 23:9; plural יֶחֱזוּIsaiah 26:11 4t.; יֶחֱזָי֑וּן26:11; תֶּחְוֶ֫ינָה33:17 2t.; תֶּתֱזוּ30:10; Cant 7:1; 1plural וְנֶחֱזֶה‎ Cant 7:1; Imperative חֲזֵה33:20; 48:6; חֲזוּPsalm 46:9; Isaiah 30:10; Infinitive cstr. חֲזוֺתPsalm 27:4; Ezekiel 21:34; Participle חֹזֶהEzekiel 12:27; plural חֹזִיםIsaiah 47:13; Ezekiel 13:9, 16; 22:28. (All other ptc. forms are used as nouns, see חֹזֶה‎.)

1 see, behold:

a. with the eye, accusative of thing Psalm 58:9; 58:11; Proverbs 22:29; 29:20; Isaiah 33:20; 57:8; God in theophany Exodus 24:11 (JE); God, after death, apart from the flesh Job 19:26-27, the face of God Psalm 11:7; 17:15 (after death).

b. subj. the eyes themselves; man's eyes: עֵינֶיךָ תֶּחֱזֶינָהthine eyes will behold Isaiah 33:17; also of God's eyes: Psalm 11:4; 17:2.

c. with בְּlook on (intensely, with gratification); a damsel Cant 7:1 (twice in verse); Zion Micah 4:11; י ׳נֹעַם‎ in the temple Psalm 27:4; the work of God Job 36:25; with investigation בַּכּוֺכָבִים‎ on the stars, as stargazers, in astrology Isaiah 47:13.

2 see as a seer in the ecstatic state, with accusative of the vision seen: חזוןIsaiah 1:1; Ezekiel 12:27; 13:16; מחזהNumbers 24:4, 16 (J E; poetry, Balaam); שׁוא מחזהEzekiel 13:7; משּׂאIsaiah 13:1; Habakkuk 1:1; שׁוא משׂאותLamentations 2:14; שׁואEzekiel 13:6, 9, 23; Ezekiel 21:34; 22:28; Lamentations 2:14; כזבEzekiel 13:8; שֶׁקֶרZechariah 10:2; object deceitful things Isaiah 30:10; דבר(יםׅ2:1; Amos 1:1; Micah 1:1; with לְbe a seer, for any one Isaiah 30:10; see a vision for one Lamentations 2:14 (twice in verse).

3 see, perceive:

a. with the intelligence, absolute Job 34:32; Proverbs 24:32; accusative of thing Isaiah 48:6; Yahweh in his temple Psalm 63:3; in his providential workings Job 23:9; Psalm 46:9; Isaiah 26:11 (twice in verse).

b. see, by experience absolute Job 27:12; accusative of thing 15:17; 24:1.

c. provide, חיל אנשׁי העם מכל תחזהExodus 18:21 provide from all the people men of ability (E).

Note. — יֶתֱזֶה אֲבָנִים בֵּיתJob 8:17 is difficult: RV renders he (it) beholdeth the place of stones (the root of the plant personified) Hengst, compare Reuss and others after ᵑ7 ᵑ6‎. Other renderings are: pierceth (compare חָזַז‎) Bö Ew Hi (יְחַזֶּה‎), Di De MV; between the stones it liveth (יִחְיֶה‎) ᵐ5‎ Siegf.