Word Summary
eqeb: consequence, as a consequence of, because
Original Word: עֵקֶב
Transliteration: eqeb
Phonetic Spelling: (ay'-keb)
Part of Speech: noun masculine; adverb accusative; conjunction
Short Definition: consequence, as a consequence of, because
Meaning: a heel, the last of anything, result, compensation, on account of
Strong's Concordance
because, by, end, for, if, reward

From aqab in the sense of aqeb; a heel, i.e. (figuratively) the last of anything (used adverbially, for ever); also result, i.e. Compensation; and so (adverb with preposition or relatively) on account of -- X because, by, end, for, if, reward.

see HEBREW aqab

see HEBREW aqeb


H6118. eqeb

עֵ֫קֶבnoun [masculine] consequence, usually as

adverb accusative as a consequence of, because (that) also reward, end (see below עָקַב‎; and cf, heel figurative consequence, result); —

1 Isaiah 5:23 שֹׁחַד עֵקֶב רָשָׁע מַצְדִּיקֵי‎ (adverb accusative) in consequence of a bribe. Psalm 40:16 (= 70:4) בָּשְׁתָּם עֵקֶב על‎ (pleon.) according to the consequence of their shame, i.e. in consequence of the disgrace falling upon them. Hence as

conjunction אֲשֶׁר עֵקֶבas a consequence of (the fact) that, because, Genesis 22:18 ע ׳בְּקֹלִי שָׁמַעְתָּ אֲשֶׁר26:5; 2 Samuel 12:6; so כִּי עֵקֶב12:10; Amos 4:12 ׳ע לך אעשׂה זאת כִּי‎; עֵקֶב‎ alone, Numbers 14:24, and (followed by imperfect) Deuteronomy 7:12 ׳ע תשׁמעוןin consequence of your hearkening, etc., 8:20.

2 consequence = gain, reward, Psalm 19:12 רָב עֵקֶב בְּשָׁמְרָם‎, Proverbs 22:4 י (וְ)יִרְאַת עֲנָוָה ׳עֵקֶב וגו ׳עשֶׁר‎.

3 end (of time), adverb accusative, Psalm 119:33 ע ׳וְאֶצֳּרֶנָּהto the end, 119:112 ׳ע לְעוֺלָם‎ (compare Ecclus 16:3; עִקְבָּא ᵑ7‎ (rare)).