BDB3072 [H2706 H2711]

חֹק127 noun masculineMic 7:11 something prescribed, a statute or due; — ׳ח Gen 47:22 + 22 t.; חָקֿ Exod 30:21 + 14 t.; suffix חֻקִּי Prov 30:8 + 3 t.; חָקְךָ Lev 10:13; Lev 10:14 etc. + 4 t. suffixes; plural חֻקִּים Deut 4:5 + 31 t.; construct חֻקֵּי Exod 18:16 חוּקֵּ֯י Ezek 20:18 also חִקֲקֵי Judg 5:15; Isa 10:1 (Ges«GKC:93»§ 93. 1 R 7); חֻקָּו֯ Job 14:5 etc. + 44 t. suffixes —

1. prescribed task, assigned to Israel in Egypt Exod 5:14 (E).
2. prescribed portion, or allowance of food Gen 47:22 (twice in verse) (J); Prov 30:8; Prov 31:15; Ezek 16:27 מחקי Job 23:12 (RV; < ᵐ5 ᵑ9 Ol Me Di SS בְּחֵקִי in my bosom).
3. action prescribed for oneself, resolve: חִקֲקֵי לֵב Judg 5:15 resolves of mind || חִקְרֵי לֵב vJudg 5:16.
4. prescribed due of the priests from offerings Lev 6:11; Lev 10:13 (twice in verse); Lev 10:14 (twice in verse) (P); due of ׳י Lev 6:15 (P); עולם ׳לח Exod 29:28; Lev 7:34; Lev 10:15; Num 18:8; Num 18:11; Num 18:19 (all P), Lev 24:9(H); portion of oil for the תּרומה Ezek 45:14.
5. prescribed limit, boundary: of sea Jer 5:22; Prov 8:29; Job 26:10; Job 38:10 of heavens Ps 148:6 of land of Israel Mic 7:11 of time Job 14:5; Job 14:13 so פָּֽעֲרָה פִיהָ לִבְלִי חֹ֑ק Isa 5:14 Sh®°ôl openeth wide her mouth, without limit.
6. enactment, decree, ordinance of either God or man:
\ \ a. specific decree: law of fifth in Egypt Gen 47:26 (J); of passover Exod 12:24 (J); lament for Jephthah's daughter Judg 11:39 for Josiah 2Chr 35:25 חק ומשׁפט Exod 15:25; Josh 24:25 (both E), 1Sam 30:25 חק עולם Exod 30:21 || עֵדוּת, מִשְׁפָּט Ps 81:5; Ps 81:6 (law of a festival).
\ \ b. of ׳י in nature Job 28:26.
\ \ c. respecting Messianic king Ps 2:7 day of ׳י Zeph 2:2 ᵑ0, but on text see We and טֶרֶם, below; covenant with Jacob Ps 105:10 = 1Chr 16:17 destiny of man Job 23:14.
\ \ d. law in general עלי חק according to law, right Ps 94:20 (others against law); ומשׁפט ׳לַמֵּד ח Ezra 7:10 || בּרית and תורות Isa 25:5 || עדות Ps 99:7.
7. plural חֻקִּים enactments, statutes of a law:
\ \ a. of ׳י in nature Jer 31:36.
\ \ b. of the prophets Zech 1:6.
\ \ c. conditions of deed of purchase Jer 32:11.
\ \ d. enactments || מִשְׁפָּטִים: ancestral Ezek 20:18 given by God as punishment for disobedience Ezek 20:25.
\ \ e. decrees of unjust judges חִקֲקֵיאָֿוֶן Isa 10:1. feminine civil enactments prescribed by God: חֻקֵּי האלהים Exod 18:16 (E; || תּוֺרֹתָיו), vExod 18:20 (E; || id.)
\ \ g. elsewhere of prescriptions of the several codes of Hex: Lev 10:11; Num 30:17 (P), Deut 4:6; Deut 6:24; Deut 16:12; Ps 119:5 + 20 t., Mal 3:7 || ׳תּוֺרַת י Amos 2:4 ותורות ׳ח Ps 105:45 ׳והח ׳דברי הת Deut 17:19 || ברית Ps 50:16 וברית ועדות ׳ח 2Kgs 17:15 usually either || משׁפטים Deut 4:1; Deut 4:5; Deut 4:8; Deut 4:14; Deut 5:1; Deut 11:32; Deut 12:1; Deut 26:16; 1Kgs 9:4 = 2Chr 7:17; 1Chr 22:13; Ezek 11:12; Ezek 36:27, or else ומשׁפטים ׳ח combined with other synonym (usually preceding): e.g. דבר(ים ׅ Ps 147:19 תורה 2Chr 33:8; Mal 3:22 מצוה Deut 5:28; Deut 6:1; Deut 7:11 מצות Neh 1:7; 1Kgs 8:58 מצוה, תורה 2Chr 19:10 עֵדֹת Deut 4:45; Deut 6:20 sometimes following: e.g. תורות Lev 26:46 מצוה, תורה 2Kgs 17:37 or in different order, e.g. ותורות ׳מ ומצות ׳ח Neh 9:13 ׳וח ׳מצות ומ Neh 10:30 ומצות ׳ח ׳ומ Deut 26:17. Apart from משׁפטים it is combined with מצות, e.g. ׳וח ׳מ Exod 15:26 (R), Deut 27:10 ׳ומ ׳ח Deut 4:40; 1Kgs 3:14; 1Kgs 8:61 ותורה ׳וח ׳מ Neh 9:14 ׳ועדות וח ׳מ Deut 6:17; 1Chr 29:19; 2Chr 34:31 ׳וח ׳דברי מ Ezra 7:11 it is used with verbs: נתן Lev 26:46 + 3 t.; צוּה Num 30:17 + 9 t.; למּד Deut 4:1 + 10 t.; שׁמר Deut 26:17 + 16 t.; עשׂה Deut 6:24 + 5 t.; שׁמר לעשׂות Deut 11:32 + 4 t.; הלך בְּ 1Kgs 8:61 + 3 t. — [On usage of חֹק see חֻקָּה near the end]


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