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Lexicon :: Strong's H2244 - ḥāḇā'

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Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root [compare חָבַב (H2245)]
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TWOT Reference: 588

Strong’s Definitions

חָבָא châbâʼ, khaw-baw'; a primitive root (compare H2245); to secrete:—× held, hide (self), do secretly.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 33x

The KJV translates Strong's H2244 in the following manner: hide (31x), held (1x), secretly (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 33x
The KJV translates Strong's H2244 in the following manner: hide (31x), held (1x), secretly (1x).
  1. to withdraw, hide

    1. (Niphal) to hide oneself

    2. (Pual) to be forced into hiding

    3. (Hiphil) to hide

    4. (Hophal) to be hidden

    5. (Hithpael)

      1. to hide oneself, draw back

      2. to draw together, thicken, harden

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
חָבָא châbâʼ, khaw-baw'; a primitive root (compare H2245); to secrete:—× held, hide (self), do secretly.
STRONGS H2244: Abbreviations
† [חָבָא] verb withdraw, hide (not in Qal); compare also חבה (Late Hebrew id.; Arabic خَبَأَ; Ethiopic ኀብአ፡ Assyrian ḫabû DlPr 175; Targum Ethpa. hide oneself) —
Niph. Perfect 3rd person masculine singular נֶחְבָּא Judges 9:5 + 1 Samuel 10:22; 2 Samuel 17:9 (both may be participle); נַחְבֵּאתָ Genesis 31:37; וְנַחְ׳ consecutive 1 Samuel 19:2; נֶחְבְּאוּֿ Joshua 10:27; נֶחְבָּ֑אוּ Job 29:8, 10; Imperfect 2nd person masculine singular תֵּחָבֵא Job 5:21; Infinitive construct הֵחָבֵא 2 Chronicles 18:24; Daniel 10:7; Participle plural (compare also above) נֶחְבְּאִים Joshua 10:17, etc. — hide oneself in fear Genesis 3:10 (J), Joshua 10:16, 17, 27 (all J E), Judges 9:5; 1 Samuel 19:2; 2 Samuel 17:9; Amos 9:3; 2 Chronicles 18:24; Daniel 10:7; from modesty 1 Samuel 10:22; compare Job 29:8; also לָ֫מָּה נַחְבֵּאתָ לִבְרֹחַ Genesis 31:27 (E), i.e. why didst thou flee secretly? passive, be hidden Job 29:10 קול נְגִידִים נְחְבָ֑אוּ (|| ולשׁונם לְחִכָּם דָּבֵ֑קָה, compare also see 9) i.e. in reverence, = hushed (so we speak of a veiled voice); be hidden for protection בִּשׁוֺט לָשׁוֺן Job 5:21.
Pu. Perfect 3rd person plural חֻבְּאוּ have been hidden (= are made to hide themselves, Di on the passage) Job 24:4.
Hiph. Perfect 3rd person masculine singular suffix הֶחְבִּיאָ֑נִי Isaiah 49:2; 3rd person feminine singular הֶחְבְּאַ֔תָֹה Joshua 6:17, compare Ges§ 75, Rem. 21 ai. 624 ff. etc.; Imperfect וַיַּחְבִּיאֵם 1 Kings 18:4; 3rd person feminine singular וַתַּחְבִּא 2 Kings 6:29; וָאַחְבִּא 1 Kings 18:13; — hide, transitive, with accusative Joshua 6:17, 25; 1 Kings 18:4, 13; 2 Kings 6:29; metaphor, of divine protection Isaiah 49:2 בְּצֵל יָדוֺ ה׳.
Hoph. Perfect be hidden הָחְבָּ֑אוּ Isaiah 42:22 (בְּבָתֵּי כלאים), i.e. imprisoned.
Hithp. Perfect הִתְחַבְּאוּ 1 Samuel 14:11; Imperfect יִתְחַבֵּא 1 Samuel 23:23; וַיִּתְ׳ Genesis 3:8; יִתְחַבָּ֑אוּ Job 38:30; וַיִּתְחַבְּאוּ 1 Samuel 13:6; Participle מִתְחַבֵּא 2 Kings 11:3 + 2 times; מִתְחַבְּאִים 1 Samuel 14:22; 1 Chronicles 21:20; —
1. draw back, hide oneself, usually with בְּ local; Genesis 3:8 (J), 1 Samuel 13:6; 1 Samuel 14:11, 22; 1 Samuel 23:23; 2 Kings 11:3; 1 Chronicles 21:20; 2 Chronicles 22:9, 12.
2. draw together, thicken, harden, of water becoming ice Job 38:30 כאבן מים יִתְחַ׳.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


3:8; 3:8; 3:10; 31:27; 31:37


6:17; 6:17; 6:25; 10:16; 10:17; 10:17; 10:27; 10:27


9:5; 9:5

1 Samuel

10:22; 10:22; 13:6; 13:6; 14:11; 14:11; 14:22; 14:22; 19:2; 19:2; 23:23; 23:23

2 Samuel

17:9; 17:9

1 Kings

18:4; 18:4; 18:13; 18:13

2 Kings

6:29; 6:29; 11:3; 11:3

1 Chronicles

21:20; 21:20

2 Chronicles

18:24; 18:24; 22:9; 22:12


5:21; 5:21; 24:4; 29:8; 29:8; 29:10; 29:10; 38:30; 38:30


42:22; 49:2; 49:2


10:7; 10:7



Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H2244 matches the Hebrew חָבָא (ḥāḇā'),
which occurs 33 times in 33 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:8 - And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves H2244 from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:10 - And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself. H2244
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:27 - Wherefore didst thou flee away secretly, H2244 and steal away from me; and didst not tell me, that I might have sent thee away with mirth, and with songs, with tabret, and with harp?
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 6:17 - And the city shall be accursed, even it, and all that are therein, to the LORD: only Rahab the harlot shall live, she and all that are with her in the house, because she hid H2244 the messengers that we sent.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 6:25 - And Joshua saved Rahab the harlot alive, and her father's household, and all that she had; and she dwelleth in Israel even unto this day; because she hid H2244 the messengers, which Joshua sent to spy out Jericho.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:16 - But these five kings fled, and hid H2244 themselves in a cave at Makkedah.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:17 - And it was told Joshua, saying, The five kings are found hid H2244 in a cave at Makkedah.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:27 - And it came to pass at the time of the going down of the sun, that Joshua commanded, and they took them down off the trees, and cast them into the cave wherein they had been hid, H2244 and laid great stones in the cave's mouth, which remain until this very day.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:5 - And he went unto his father's house at Ophrah, and slew his brethren the sons of Jerubbaal, being threescore and ten persons, upon one stone: notwithstanding yet Jotham the youngest son of Jerubbaal was left; for he hid H2244 himself.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 10:22 - Therefore they enquired of the LORD further, if the man should yet come thither. And the LORD answered, Behold, he hath hid H2244 himself among the stuff.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 13:6 - When the men of Israel saw that they were in a strait, (for the people were distressed,) then the people did hide H2244 themselves in caves, and in thickets, and in rocks, and in high places, and in pits.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:11 - And both of them discovered themselves unto the garrison of the Philistines: and the Philistines said, Behold, the Hebrews come forth out of the holes where they had hid H2244 themselves.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:22 - Likewise all the men of Israel which had hid H2244 themselves in mount Ephraim, when they heard that the Philistines fled, even they also followed hard after them in the battle.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 19:2 - But Jonathan Saul's son delighted much in David: and Jonathan told David, saying, Saul my father seeketh to kill thee: now therefore, I pray thee, take heed to thyself until the morning, and abide in a secret place, and hide H2244 thyself:
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 23:23 - See therefore, and take knowledge of all the lurking places where he hideth H2244 himself, and come ye again to me with the certainty, and I will go with you: and it shall come to pass, if he be in the land, that I will search him out throughout all the thousands of Judah.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 17:9 - Behold, he is hid H2244 now in some pit, or in some other place: and it will come to pass, when some of them be overthrown at the first, that whosoever heareth it will say, There is a slaughter among the people that follow Absalom.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:4 - For it was so, when Jezebel cut off the prophets of the LORD, that Obadiah took an hundred prophets, and hid H2244 them by fifty in a cave, and fed them with bread and water.)
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:13 - Was it not told my lord what I did when Jezebel slew the prophets of the LORD, how I hid H2244 an hundred men of the LORD'S prophets by fifty in a cave, and fed them with bread and water?
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 6:29 - So we boiled my son, and did eat him: and I said unto her on the next day, Give thy son, that we may eat him: and she hath hid H2244 her son.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 11:3 - And he was with her hid H2244 in the house of the LORD six years. And Athaliah did reign over the land.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 21:20 - And Ornan turned back, and saw the angel; and his four sons with him hid H2244 themselves. Now Ornan was threshing wheat.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 18:24 - And Micaiah said, Behold, thou shalt see on that day when thou shalt go into an inner chamber to hide H2244 thyself.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 22:9 - And he sought Ahaziah: and they caught him, (for he was hid H2244 in Samaria,) and brought him to Jehu: and when they had slain him, they buried him: Because, said they, he is the son of Jehoshaphat, who sought the LORD with all his heart. So the house of Ahaziah had no power to keep still the kingdom.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 22:12 - And he was with them hid H2244 in the house of God six years: and Athaliah reigned over the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:21 - Thou shalt be hid H2244 from the scourge of the tongue: neither shalt thou be afraid of destruction when it cometh.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:4 - They turn the needy out of the way: the poor of the earth hide H2244 themselves together.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:8 - The young men saw me, and hid H2244 themselves: and the aged arose, and stood up.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:10 - The nobles held H2244 their peace, and their tongue cleaved to the roof of their mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:30 - The waters are hid H2244 as with a stone, and the face of the deep is frozen.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 42:22 - But this is a people robbed and spoiled; they are all of them snared in holes, and they are hid H2244 in prison houses: they are for a prey, and none delivereth; for a spoil, and none saith, Restore.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 49:2 - And he hath made my mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of his hand hath he hid H2244 me, and made me a polished shaft; in his quiver hath he hid me;
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 10:7 - And I Daniel alone saw the vision: for the men that were with me saw not the vision; but a great quaking fell upon them, so that they fled to hide H2244 themselves.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 9:3 - And though they hide H2244 themselves in the top of Carmel, I will search and take them out thence; and though they be hid from my sight in the bottom of the sea, thence will I command the serpent, and he shall bite them:
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