Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #7919: sakal (pronounced saw-kal')

a primitive root; to be (causatively, make or act) circumspect and hence, intelligent:--consider, expert, instruct, prosper, (deal) prudent(-ly), (give) skill(-ful), have good success, teach, (have, make to) understand(-ing), wisdom, (be, behave self, consider, make) wise(- ly), guide wittingly.

Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew Lexicon:



1) to be prudent, be circumspect, wisely understand, prosper

1a) (Qal) to be prudent, be circumspect

1b) (Hiphil)

1b1) to look at or upon, have insight

1b2) to give attention to, consider, ponder, be prudent

1b3) to have insight, have comprehension

1b3a) insight, comprehension (substantive)

1b4) to cause to consider, give insight, teach

1b4a) the teachers, the wise

1b5) to act circumspectly, act prudently, act wisely

1b6) to prosper, have success

1b7) to cause to prosper

2) (Piel) to lay crosswise, cross (hands)

Part of Speech: verb

Relation: a primitive root

Same Word by TWOT Number: 2263, 2264


This word is used 63 times:

Genesis 3:6: "to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat,"
Genesis 48:14: "upon Manasseh's head, guiding his hands wittingly; for Manasseh"
Deuteronomy 29:9: "covenant, and do them, that ye may prosper in all that ye do."
Deuteronomy 32:29: "O that they were wise, that they understood this, that they would consider their latter end!"
Joshua 1:7: "it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper whithersoever thou goest."
Joshua 1:8: "thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success."
1 Samuel 18:5: "whithersoever Saul sent him, and behaved himself wisely: and Saul set him over"
1 Samuel 18:14: "And David behaved himself wisely in all his ways; and the LORD was with"
1 Samuel 18:15: "saw that he behaved himself very wisely, he was afraid of"
1 Samuel 18:30: "after they went forth, that David behaved himself more wisely than all the servants"
1 Kings 2:3: "the law of Moses, that thou mayest prosper in all that thou doest, and whithersoever"
2 Kings 18:7: "And the LORD was with him; and he prospered whithersoever he went forth: and he rebelled"
1 Chronicles 28:19: "All this, said David, the LORD made me understand in writing by his hand upon me, even all"
2 Chronicles 30:22: "comfortably unto all the Levites that taught the good knowledge of the LORD:"
Nehemiah 8:13: "unto Ezra the scribe, even to understand the words of the law."
Nehemiah 9:20: "Thou gavest also thy good spirit to instruct them, and withheldest not thy manna from their mouth,"
Job 22:2: "be profitable unto God, as he that is wise may be profitable unto"
Job 34:27: "Because they turned back from him, and would not consider any"
Job 34:35: "knowledge, and his words were without wisdom."
Psalms 2:10: " Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth."
Psalms 14:2: "the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God."
Psalms 32:8: " I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye."
Psalms 36:3: "are iniquity and deceit: he hath left off to be wise, and to do good."
Psalms 41:1: "A Psalm of David. Blessed is he that considereth the poor: the LORD will deliver"
Psalms 47:7: "of all the earth: sing ye praises with understanding."
Psalms 53:2: "the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, that did seek God."
Psalms 64:9: "and shall declare the work of God; for they shall wisely consider of his doing."
Psalms 94:8: "among the people: and ye fools, when will ye be wise?"
Psalms 101:2: " I will behave myself wisely in a perfect way. O when wilt thou come unto me? I will walk within"
Psalms 106:7: "Our fathers understood not thy wonders in Egypt; they remembered not"
Psalms 119:99: " I have more understanding than all my teachers: for thy testimonies are my meditation."
Proverbs 1:3: "To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity;"
Proverbs 10:5: "He that gathereth in summer is a wise son: but he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame."
Proverbs 10:19: "sin: but he that refraineth his lips is wise."
Proverbs 14:35: "The king's favor is toward a wise servant: but his wrath is against him that causeth shame."
Proverbs 15:24: "The way of life is above to the wise, that he may depart from hell"
Proverbs 16:20: " He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good: and whoso trusteth in the LORD, happy"
Proverbs 16:23: "The heart of the wise teacheth his mouth, and addeth learning to his lips."
Proverbs 17:2: " A wise servant shall have rule over a son that causeth shame, and shall have part of the inheritance among"
Proverbs 17:8: "of him that hath it: whithersoever it turneth, it prospereth."
Proverbs 19:14: "and riches are the inheritance of fathers: and a prudent wife is from the LORD."
Proverbs 21:11: "the simple is made wise: and when the wise is instructed, he receiveth knowledge."
Proverbs 21:12: "The righteous man wisely considereth the house of the wicked: but God overthroweth the wicked for their wickedness."
Proverbs 21:16: "The man that wandereth out of the way of understanding shall remain in the congregation of the dead."
Isaiah 41:20: "they may see, and know, and consider, and understand together, that the hand of the LORD"
Isaiah 44:18: "their eyes, that they cannot see; and their hearts, that they cannot understand."
Isaiah 52:13: "Behold, my servant shall deal prudently, he shall be exalted and extolled, and be very high."
Jeremiah 3:15: "according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding."
Jeremiah 9:24: "But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I"
Jeremiah 10:21: "the LORD: therefore they shall not prosper, and all their flocks shall be scattered."

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