H7919 שׂכל - Strong's Hebrew Lexicon Number

A primitive root; to be (causeatively make or act) circumspect and hence intelligent

KJV Usage: 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 Definitions



1. to be prudent, be circumspect, wisely understand, prosper
a. (Qal) to be prudent, be circumspect
b. (Hiphil)
1. to look at or upon, have insight
2. to give attention to, consider, ponder, be prudent
3. to have insight, have comprehension 1b
c. insight, comprehension (subst)
1. to cause to consider, give insight, teach 1b
d. the teachers, the wise
1. to act circumspectly, act prudently, act wisely
2. to prosper, have success
3. to cause to prosper
2. (Piel) to lay crosswise, cross (hands)
Origin: a primitive root
TWOT: 2263,2264
Parts of Speech: Verb

View how H7919 שׂכל is used in the Bible

First 30 of 65 occurrences of H7919 שׂכל

Genesis 3:6 to make one prudent,
Genesis 48:14 guiding
Genesis 48:14 knowingly;
Deuteronomy 29:9 them, that ye may prosper
Deuteronomy 32:29 that they understood
Joshua 1:7 that thou mayest prosper
Joshua 1:8 and then thou shalt have good success.
1 Samuel 18:5 him, and behaved himself prudently:
1 Samuel 18:14 behaved himself prudently
1 Samuel 18:15 that he behaved
1 Samuel 18:15 prudently,
1 Samuel 18:30 behaved himself more prudently
1 Kings 2:3 that thou mayest prosper
2 Kings 18:7 was with him; and he prospered
1 Chronicles 28:19 made me understand
2 Chronicles 30:22 that taught
Nehemiah 8:13 even to understand
Nehemiah 9:20 to instruct
Job 22:2 he that is prudent
Job 34:27 and would not consider
Job 34:35 were without prudence.
Psalms 2:10 Be prudent
Psalms 14:2 were any that did understand,
Psalms 32:8 I will instruct
Psalms 36:3 to be prudent,
Psalms 41:1 is he that considereth
Psalms 47:7 with understanding.
Psalms 53:2 any that did understand,
Psalms 64:9 for they shall prudently consider
Psalms 94:8 when will ye be prudent?

Distinct usage

2 that thou mayest prosper
2 and understand
1 guiding
1 knowingly;
1 them, that ye may prosper
1 that they understood
1 and then thou shalt have good success.
1 was with him; and he prospered
1 made me understand
1 even to understand
1 to instruct
1 and would not consider
1 I will instruct
1 with understanding.
1 I have more understanding
1 it prospereth.
1 and a prudent
1 is instructed,
1 of understanding
1 that they cannot understand.
1 shall deal prudently,
1 and understanding.
1 therefore they shall not prosper,
1 and prosper,
1 and skilful
1 and skill
1 to give thee skill
1 therefore and understand,
1 And they that understand
1 Therefore the prudent
1 expert man;
1 understood
1 were any that did understand,
1 any that did understand,
1 is he that considereth
1 for they shall not prosper:
1 to make one prudent,
1 that taught
1 were without prudence.
1 of prudence,
1 he that is prudent
1 Be prudent
1 to be prudent,
1 when will ye be prudent?
1 is a prudent
1 is prudent.
1 is toward a prudent
1 to the prudent,
1 A prudent
1 And they that are prudent
1 behaved himself prudently
1 that he behaved
1 prudently,
1 behaved himself more prudently
1 I will behave myself prudently
1 prudently
1 for they shall prudently consider
1 man prudently considereth
1 giveth prudence
1 in this, that he understandeth

Corresponding Greek Words

sakhal G877 aphrosune
sakhal G878 aphron
sakhal G3474 moros
sakhal G4907 sunesis
sakhal hi. see G3539 st. noeo
sakhal hi. G718 harmozo
sakhal hi. G1343 dikaiosune
sakhal hi. G1921 epi ginosko
sakhal hi. G1987 epistamai
sakhal hi. G1990 epistemon
sakhal hi. G2137 eu odoo
sakhal hi. G2186 eph istemi
sakhal hi. G2657 kata noeo
sakhal hi. G3474 moros
sakhal hi. G4908 sunetos
sakhal hi. G5263 hupo deiknumi
sakhal hi. G5426 phroneo
sakhal hi.,qal. G4920 sun iemi
sakhal ni. G50 agnoeo
sakhal ni., pi. G3471 moraino
sakhal ni.,hi. G3154 mataioo

Related words


H4905 משׂכּיל maśkı̂yl
From H7919; instructive, that is, a didactic poem

KJV Usage: Maschil.

H7920 שׂכל śe kal
e kal
(Chaldee); corresponding to H7919

KJV Usage: consider.

H7922 שׂכל שׂכל śekel śêkel
שׂכל שׂכל
śekel śêkel
seh'-kel, say'-kel
From H7919; intelligence; by implication success

KJV Usage: discretion, knowledge, policy, prudence, sense, understanding, wisdom, wise.