Word Summary
chaphaz: to be in trepidation, hurry or alarm
Original Word: חָפַז
Transliteration: chaphaz
Phonetic Spelling: (khaw-faz')
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to be in trepidation, hurry or alarm
Meaning: to start up suddenly, to hasten away, to fear
Strong's Concordance
make haste away, tremble

A primitive root; properly, to start up suddenly, i.e. (by implication) to hasten away, to fear -- (make) haste (away), tremble.


H2648. chaphaz

[חָפַז‎] verb be in trepidation, hurry, or alarm (Arabic hasten, incite, urge); —

Qal Imperfect יַחְמּוֺזJob 40:23; תַּחְמְּזוּDeuteronomy 20:3; Infinitive construct suffix בְּחָפְזִי‎ Psalm 31:28; Psalm 116:11; בְּחָמְּזָהּ2 Samuel 4:4; בְּחָפְזָם2 Kings 7:15 Qr (Kt הֵחָֽפְזֵם‎); —

1 be in a hurry or alarm, of hurried flight 2 Samuel 4:4; 2 Kings 7:15; Infinitive with ב‎ = noun, in my alarm Psalm 31:23; 116:11; be alarmed Deuteronomy 20:3 ("" תיראו‎), Job 40:23 (of hippopotamus)

Niph`al Perfect נֶחְמָּ֑זוּPsalm 48:6 ("" נִבְהֲלוּ‎) hurry away in alarm; so Imperfect יֵחָפֵז֑וּן104:7 ("" יְּנוּסוּן‎); Infinitive הֵחָֽפְזֵם2 Kings 7:15 Kt see above; Participle נֶחְמָּז1 Samuel 23:26 hurried נ דוד ׳ויהי ללבתand David became hurried to go.