H2658 חפר - Strong's Hebrew Lexicon Number

A primitive root; properly to pry into; by implication to delve, to explore

KJV Usage: dig, paw, search out, seek.

Brown-Driver-Briggs' Hebrew Definitions



1. to dig, search for
a. (Qal)
1. to dig
2. to search, search out, explore
Origin: a primitive root
TWOT: 714
Parts of Speech: Verb

to search
1) to dig, search for
1a) (Qal)
1a1) to dig
1a2) to search, search out, explore

View how H2658 חפר is used in the Bible

22 occurrences of H2658 חפר

Genesis 21:30 to me, that I have dug
Genesis 26:15 had dug
Genesis 26:18 dug
Genesis 26:18 which they had dug
Genesis 26:19 dug
Genesis 26:21 And they dug
Genesis 26:22 from there, and dug
Genesis 26:32 which they had dug,
Exodus 7:24 dug
Numbers 21:18 searched out
Deuteronomy 1:22 us, and they shall search us out
Deuteronomy 23:13 thou shalt dig
Joshua 2:2 to search out
Joshua 2:3 to search out
Job 3:21 but it cometh not; and dig
Job 11:18 yea, thou shalt dig
Job 39:21 He paweth
Job 39:29 From there she seeketh
Psalms 7:15 and dug
Psalms 35:7 they have dug
Ecclesiastes 10:8 He that diggeth
Jeremiah 13:7 and dug,

Distinct usage

3 dug
2 to search out
1 to me, that I have dug
1 which they had dug
1 And they dug
1 from there, and dug
1 which they had dug,
1 searched out
1 thou shalt dig
1 but it cometh not; and dig
1 yea, thou shalt dig
1 He paweth
1 From there she seeketh
1 He that diggeth
1 and dug
1 they have dug
1 and dug,
1 us, and they shall search us out
1 had dug

Corresponding Greek Words

chaphar G2212 zeteo
chaphar G3736 orusso

Related words


H1662 גּתּה־חפר גּת־החפר gath - hachêpher gittâh - chêpher
גּתּה־חפר גּת־החפר
gath - hachêpher gittâh - chêpher
gath-hah-khay'-fer, ghit-taw-khay'-fer
From H1660 and H2658 with the article inserted; wine press of (the) well; Gath Chepher, a place in Palestine

KJV Usage: Gath-kephr, Gittah-kephr.

H2659 חפר châphêr
A primitive root (perhaps rather the same as H2658 through the idea of detection): to blush; figuratively to be ashamed, disappointed; causatively to shame, reproach

KJV Usage: be ashamed, be confounded, be brought to confusion (unto shame), come (be put to) shame, bring reproach.

H2660 חפר chêpher
From H2658 or H2659; a pit or shame; Chepher, a place in Palestine; also the name of three Israelites

KJV Usage: Hepher.

H2661 חפרפּרה חפר chăphôr chapharpêrâh
חפרפּרה חפר
chăphôr chapharpêrâh
khaf-ore', khaf-ar-pay-raw'
From H2658; a hole; only in connection with H6512, which ought rather to be joined as one word (shown as second form; by reduplication from H2658; a burrower, that is, probably a rat)

KJV Usage: + mole.