Word Summary
qavah: to wait for
Original Word: קָוָה
Transliteration: qavah
Phonetic Spelling: (kaw-vaw')
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to wait for
Meaning: to bind together, collect, to expect
Strong's Concordance
gather together, look, patiently, tarry, wait for, on, upon

A primitive root; to bind together (perhaps by twisting), i.e. Collect; (figuratively) to expect -- gather (together), look, patiently, tarry, wait (for, on, upon).


H6960. qavah

I. [קָוָה‎] verb wait for (probably originally twist, stretch, then of tension of enduring, waiting: Assyrian ‡ûû II, I. wait, ‡û, cord; Arabic be strong, strength, also strand of rope; Syriac endure, remain, await, threads, so קַוִּין ᵑ7‎ spider's threads, web); —

Qal Participle plural those waiting for (׳י‎): construct י ׳קוֵיPsalm 37:9; so Isaiah 40:31 van d. H., and Kt Baer Gi (Qr קוֺיֵי‎); suffix קִוָ֑י49:23, קֹוֶיךָPsalm 25:3; 69:7; קִוָיוLamentations 3:35 Qr (Kt קוו‎, i.e. קֹווֺ‎).

Pi`el Perfect3feminine singular קִוְּתָהPsalm 130:5; 1singular קִוִּיתִיGenesis 49:18 5t., קִוֵּיתִיIsaiah 5:4, ׳וְק‎ consecutive 8:17; suffix קִוִּיתִיךָPsalm 25:21; 3plural קִוּוּ56:7 +, etc.; Imperfect יְקַוֶּהMicah 5:6; Job 7:2, jussive יְקַו3:9, וַיְקַוIsaiah 5:2, 7, etc.; Imperative masculine singular קַוֵּהHosea 12:7 +; Infinitive absolute קַוֺהPsalm 40:2, קַוֵּהJeremiah 8:15; 14:19; —

1 wait, or look eagerly, for, with ל‎ of thing Isaiah 5:7; 59:9, 11; Jeremiah 8:15; 13:16; 14:19; Job 3:9; 6:19; לִישׁוּעָֽתְךָGenesis 49:18; with accusative of thing Lamentations 2:16 (suffix), Job 7:2; 30:26; Psalm 39:8; object of thing omitted Isaiah 64:2; followed by infinitive 5:2, 4; Psalm 69:21; absolute Job 17:13; with accusative ׳יIsaiah 26:8 (suffix), Psalm 25:5; 25:21 (suffix), 40:2 (+ infinitive absolute), 130:5, accusative omitted 130:5, accusative שִׁמְךָ‎ Psalm 52:11 (but read probably אֲחַוֶּה‎, Hi Che Bae and others, see חוה‎); with ל‎ of ׳יIsaiah 8:17; 25:9 (twice in verse); 33:2; 60:9 (but read probably יִקָּווּ צִיִּיםships shall gather (II. קוה‎), so Du CheHpt Di-Kit Marti, compare Skinner (also Luzz Gei Oort), Jeremiah 14:22; Proverbs 20:22; with אֶלאֱֿלֹהִיםHosea 12:7, ׳אֶליֿIsaiah 51:5; Psalm 27:14 (twice in verse); 37:34.

2 lie in wait for, followed by נַפְשִׁיPsalm 56:7; followed by ל‎ person 119:95 (+ infinitive purpose).

3 wait (linger) for with ל‎ of man Micah 5:6 ("" יְיַחֵל‎).

II. [קָוָה‎] verb collect (Late Hebrew Hiph`il collect); —

Niph`al be collected, Perfect3plural וְנִקְווּ‎ consecutive Jeremiah 3:17 (of nations); Imperfect3masculine plural יִקָּווּGenesis 1:9 (P; of waters; both with אֶל‎ location); so probably of ships (with ל‎ person) Isaiah 60:9 (for יְקַוּוּ ᵑ0‎), see I. קזה

Pi`el 1.