Word Summary
yakach: to decide, adjudge, prove
Original Word: יָכַח
Transliteration: yakach
Phonetic Spelling: (yaw-kahh')
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to decide, adjudge, prove
Meaning: to be right, reciprocal, to argue, to decide, justify, convict
Strong's Concordance
appoint, argue, chasten, convince, correction, dispute, judge,

A primitive root; to be right (i.e. Correct); reciprocal, to argue; causatively, to decide, justify or convict -- appoint, argue, chasten, convince, correct(-ion), daysman, dispute, judge, maintain, plead, reason (together), rebuke, reprove(-r), surely, in any wise.


H3198. yakach

[יָכַח‎] verb Hiph`il decide, adjudge, prove, (Late Hebrew Pi`el וִכַּחargue with (עם‎), compare Hithpa`el, Hiph`il prove, correct; Aramaic Pa וַכַּח‎ Aph`el אוֺכַח‎, id.) —

Hiph`il Perfect הוֺכִיחַIsaiah 2:4-5t.; הֹכִיחַGenesis 24:44; הוֺכִחַ21:25; 2masculine singular חֹכַחְתָּ24:14; 1singular suffix הוֺכַחְתִּיו2 Samuel 7:14; Imperfect יוֺכִיחַIsaiah 11:3 5t.; יוֺכַחHosea 4:4 4t.; יוֺכָ֑ח1 Chronicles 12:17; suffix יוֺכִיחֵנִיPsalm 141:5 12t. Imperfect; Imperative הוֺכַחProverbs 9:8; Infinitive absolute הוֺכֵחַLeviticus 19:17 5t.; construct הוֺכִיחַHabakkuk 1:12; הַלְהוֺכַחJob 6:26; Participle מוֺכִיחַEzekiel 3:26 8t.; plural מוֺכִיחִיםProverbs 24:25; —

1 decide, judge, absolute Genesis 31:42 (E), 1 Chronicles 12:17; Isaiah 11:3; Psalm 94:10; with לְdecide for Isaiah 2:4 = Micah 4:3; Isaiah 11:4; with בּין‎, Genesis 31:37 (E), Job 9:33; אֱלוֺהַּ עִם לְגֶבֶר16:21.

2 adjudge, appoint, with לְ‎, Genesis 24:14, 44 (J).

3 shew to be right, prove, with accusative of thing and על‎ person against Job 19:5; with אל‎ person unto 13:15; so argue before 13:3, and (absolute) 15:3.

4 convince, convict, with accusative of person Psalm 50:21 בּ‎ person Proverbs 30:6; with לְ‎ person Job 32:12.

5 reprove, chide:

a. of God, with accusative of person Job 22:4; Psalm 50:8; 105:14 = 1 Chronicles 16:21; with בּ‎ object 2 Kings 19:4 = Isaiah 37:4.

b. of man, absolute Hosea 4:4; Ezekiel 3:26; Job 6:25 (twice in verse); Proverbs 24:25; 25:12; בַּשַּׁעַר מוֺכִיחַAmos 5:10; Isaiah 29:21; with accusative of person Genesis 21:25 (E), Leviticus 19:17 (twice in verse) (H), Proverbs 9:8; 28:23; Jeremiah 2:19; אֱלוהַּ מוֺכִיחַJob 40:2; accusative of thing 6:26; with לְ‎, Proverbs 9:7-8, 15:12; 19:25.

6 correct, rebuke, of God, absolute Habakkuk 1:12; with accusative of person Psalm 141:5; Job 13:10 (twice in verse); בְּשֵׁבֶט2 Samuel 7:14; happy the man whom God corrects Job 5:17; for God loves him Proverbs 3:12; God is entreated not to correct in anger Psalm 6:2; 38:2.

Hoph`al Perfect בְּמַכְאוֺב וְהוּכַחhe is chastened also with pain Job 33:19.

Niph`al Imperfect וְנִוָָּֽכְחָה לְכוּנָֿאIsaiah 1:18 come now and let us reason together; Participle עִמּוֺ נוֺכָח יָשָׁר שָׁםJob 23:7 there an upright man might reason with him; feminine (passive) וְנֹכָ֑חַתGenesis 20:16 (E), but Di SS read וְנֹכַחַתְּ‎2feminine singular Perfect and thou art set right, righted, justified.

Hithpa`el Imperfect יִתְוַכָּח עִםוִֿשְׂרָאֵלMicah 6:2 with Israel he will argue ("" לי ׳רִיב עִם‎).