Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #2450: chakam (pronounced khaw-kawm')

from 2449; wise, (i.e. intelligent, skilful or artful):--cunning (man), subtil, ((un-)), wise((hearted), man).

Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew Lexicon:


1) wise, wise (man)

1a) skilful (in technical work)

1b) wise (in administration)

1c) shrewd, crafty, cunning, wily, subtle

1d) learned, shrewd (class of men)

1e) prudent

1f) wise (ethically and religiously)

Part of Speech: adjective

Relation: from H2449


This word is used 137 times:

Genesis 41:8: "the magicians of Egypt, and all the wise men thereof: and Pharaoh told them his dream;"
Genesis 41:33: "look out a man discreet and wise, and set him over the land of Egypt."
Genesis 41:39: "this, there is none and wise as thou"
Exodus 7:11: "Then Pharaoh also called the wise men and the sorcerers: now the magicians of Egypt, they"
Exodus 28:3: "shalt speak unto all that are wise hearted, whom I have filled with the spirit"
Exodus 31:6: "of Dan: and in the hearts that are wise hearted I have put wisdom, that they may make"
Exodus 35:10: "And every wise hearted among you shall come, and make all that"
Exodus 35:25: "And all the women that were wise hearted did spin with their hands, and brought that which they had spun,"
Exodus 36:1: "Bezaleel and Aholiab, and every wise hearted man, in whom"
Exodus 36:2: "called Bezaleel and Aholiab, and every wise hearted man, in whose"
Exodus 36:4: "And all the wise men, that wrought all the work of the sanctuary, came"
Exodus 36:8: "And every wise hearted man among them that wrought the work of the tabernacle made"
Deuteronomy 1:13: "Take you wise men, and understanding, and known among your tribes, and I will make them rulers"
Deuteronomy 1:15: "the chief of your tribes, wise men, and known, and made them heads"
Deuteronomy 4:6: "this great nation is a wise and understanding people."
Deuteronomy 16:19: "a gift the eyes of the wise, and pervert the words of the righteous."
Deuteronomy 32:6: "the LORD, O foolish people and unwise? and unwise? is not he thy father"
Judges 5:29: " Her wise ladies answered her, yea, she returned answer"
2 Samuel 13:3: "brother: and Jonadab was a very subtle"
2 Samuel 14:2: "to Tekoah, and fetched thence a wise woman, and said unto"
2 Samuel 14:20: "this thing: is wise, according to the wisdom of an angel of God, to know"
2 Samuel 20:16: "Then cried a wise woman out of the city, Hear, hear; say,"
1 Kings 2:9: "therefore hold him not guiltless: for thou art a wise man, and knowest"
1 Kings 3:12: "according to thy words: lo, I have given thee a wise and an understanding heart; so that there was"
1 Kings 5:7: "which hath given unto David a wise son over this great"
1 Chronicles 22:15: "and workers of stone and timber, and all manner of cunning men for every manner of work."
2 Chronicles 2:7: "Send me now therefore a man cunning to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass,"
2 Chronicles 2:7: "and that can skill to grave with the cunning men that are with me in Judah"
2 Chronicles 2:12: "hath given to David the king a wise son, endued with prudence and understanding,"
2 Chronicles 2:13: "And now I have sent a cunning man, endued with understanding, of Huram my father's,"
2 Chronicles 2:14: "which shall be put to him, with thy cunning men, and with the cunning men of my lord David thy father."
2 Chronicles 2:14: "shall be put to him, with thy cunning men, and with the cunning men of my lord David thy father."
Esther 1:13: "Then the king said to the wise men, which knew the times, (for so was the king's"
Esther 6:13: "thing that had befallen him. Then said his wise men and Zeresh his wife unto him, If Mordecai"
Job 5:13: "He taketh the wise in their own craftiness: and the counsel of the froward is carried headlong."
Job 9:4: " He is wise in heart, and mighty in strength: who hath hardened himself against him, and hath prospered?"
Job 15:2: " Should a wise man utter vain knowledge, and fill his belly with the east wind?"
Job 15:18: "Which wise men have told from their fathers, and have not hid"
Job 17:10: "now: for I cannot find one wise"
Job 34:2: "Hear my words, O ye wise men; and give ear unto me, ye that have knowledge."
Job 34:34: "Let men of understanding tell me, and let a wise man hearken"
Job 37:24: "him: he respecteth not any that are wise of heart."
Psalms 49:10: "For he seeth that wise men die, likewise the fool and the brutish person perish,"
Psalms 107:43: "Whoso is wise, and will observe these things, even they shall understand the lovingkindness of the LORD."
Proverbs 1:5: " A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels:"
Proverbs 1:6: "a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings."
Proverbs 3:7: "Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart"
Proverbs 3:35: " The wise shall inherit glory: but shame shall be the promotion of fools."
Proverbs 9:8: "lest he hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will love"
Proverbs 9:9: "Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning."

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