And he said to his people: “Behold, the people of the children of Israel are too many and too mighty for us; come, let us deal shrewdly with them, lest they multiply, and it come to pass, that, when befalls us any war, they also join themselves to our enemies, and fight against us, and go up out of the land.” Exo 1:9-10
Strong’s H2449 חכם chakam, a primitive root meaning, “to be wise.” The ancient pictographs are chet + kaph + mem.
chet ח = the wall, thus outside, divide, half
kaph כ, ך = the open palm, thus bend, open, allow, tame
mem מ, ם = the water, thus chaos, mighty, blood
To rightly divide (chet) that which benefits (kaph) from that which causes chaos (mem), good from bad, truth from error, friend from foe.