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Lexicon :: Strong's H2254 - ḥāḇal

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חָבַל
Transliteration
ḥāḇal
Pronunciation
khaw-bal'
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Part of Speech
verb
Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root
Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 592,593,594,5

Strong’s Definitions

חָבַל châbal, khaw-bal'; a primitive root; to wind tightly (as a rope), i.e. to bind; specifically, by a pledge; figuratively, to pervert, destroy; also to writhe in pain (especially of parturition):—× at all, band, bring forth, (deal) corrupt(-ly), destroy, offend, lay to (take a) pledge, spoil, travail, × very, withhold.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 29x

The KJV translates Strong's H2254 in the following manner: destroy (7x), take a pledge (5x), pledge (5x), bands (2x), brought forth (2x), at all (1x), corrupt (1x), corruptly (1x), offend (1x), spoil (1x), travaileth (1x), very (1x), withholden (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 29x
The KJV translates Strong's H2254 in the following manner: destroy (7x), take a pledge (5x), pledge (5x), bands (2x), brought forth (2x), at all (1x), corrupt (1x), corruptly (1x), offend (1x), spoil (1x), travaileth (1x), very (1x), withholden (1x).
  1. to bind

    1. (Qal)

      1. to bind

  2. to take a pledge, lay to pledge

    1. (Qal) to hold by a pledge, take in pledge, hold in pledge

    2. (Niphal) to give a pledge, become pledged

  3. to destroy, spoil, deal corruptly, offend

    1. (Qal) to spoil, corrupt, offend

    2. (Niphal) to be ruined

    3. (Piel) to destroy, ruin

    4. (Pual) to be ruined, be broken

  4. to bring forth, travail

    1. (Piel) to writhe, twist, travail

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
חָבַל châbal, khaw-bal'; a primitive root; to wind tightly (as a rope), i.e. to bind; specifically, by a pledge; figuratively, to pervert, destroy; also to writhe in pain (especially of parturition):—× at all, band, bring forth, (deal) corrupt(-ly), destroy, offend, lay to (take a) pledge, spoil, travail, × very, withhold.
STRONGS H2254:
† I. [חָבַל] verb bind, pledge (Arabic حَبَلَ bind; compare Aramaic Lfbo, Lebfo travail; חֲבַל pledge (but rare and dubious); especially Hbfo cord, field, חַבְלָא cord, Hbeo, חֶבְלָא pain, especially of travail; Sabean חבל border-territory, or field, SabDenkm48. 49; Ethiopic ሐበለ፡ ZimBP 93 n., compare Assyrian naḫbalu, rope, snare (but = خ))
Qal Perfect חָבָ֑ל Ezekiel 18:16 Imperfect יַחֲבֹל Deuteronomy 24:6; 2nd person masculine singular תַּחֲבֹל Deuteronomy 24:17; תַּחְבֹּל Ezekiel 22:25; Job 22:6; יַחְבְּלוּ Job 24:3; יַחְבֹּ֑לוּ Job 24:9; Imperative suffix חַבְלֵהוּ Proverbs 20:16; Proverbs 27:13; Infinitive absolute חָבֹל Exodus 22:25; Participle active חֹבֵל Deuteronomy 24:6, compare חֹבְלִים Zechariah 11:7, 14 (name of מַקֵּל); passive חֲבֻלִים Amos 2:8; —
1. bind, only in חֹבְלִים, name of one of Zechariah's symbolic staves, Zechariah 11:7, 14 symbolic of fraternity. Especially
2. bind by taking a pledge of, hold by a pledge, followed by accusative of person Proverbs 20:16; Proverbs 27:13; Job 22:6; take or hold in pledge, followed by accusative of thing Exodus 22:25 (J E), Deuteronomy 24:6 (twice in verse); Deuteronomy 24:17; Job 24:3; followed by accusative of congnate meaning with verb חֲבֹל Ezekiel 18:16; עַלעָֿנִי יַחְבֹּ֑לוּ Job 24:9 probably pregnant (see Di) take pledges (getting power) over the poor; בְּגָדִים חֲבֻלִים Amos 2:8 garments taken in pledge.
Niph. Imperfect יֵחָ֫בֶל לוֺ Proverbs 13:13 becometh pledged to it (i.e. pledged to pay the penalty, opposed to יְשֻׁלָּ֑ם), so Ew Hi De Now Str RVm VB. > below II. חָבַל which see.
Pi. Perfect 3rd person feminine singular חִבְּלָה Songs 8:5; חִבְּלַתְךָ Songs 8:5; Imperfect יְחַבֶּלֿ Psalm 7:15; — writhe, twist, hence travail; of mother Songs 8:5 (twice in verse) (with accusative of child; || יְלָדָ֑תְךָ); metaphor of wicked man יְחַבֶּלאָֿ֑וֶן וְהָרָה עָמָל וְיָלַד שָֽׁקֶר ׃ Psalm 7:15.

II. חָבַל verb act (ruinously) corruptly (Late Hebrew id. wound, injure; Arabic حَبَلَ corrupt or render unsound (the mind, a limb, etc.), حَبِلَ be deranged (in mind); Assyrian ḫabâlu, injure, VR62, 11; Aramaic Lebfo, חַבֵּל corrupt, ruin; Ethiopic ተነበለ፡ be arrogant, audacious; Sabean חֿבל DHMEpigr. Denkm. 48; compare Palmyrene חבל mortuus VogNo. 161 and often)
Qal Perfect 1st person plural חָבַלְנוּ Nehemiah 1:7; Imperfect 1st person singular אֶחְבֹּל Job 34:31; Infinitive construct (used as absolute) Nehemiah 1:7; — act corruptly against, חֲבֹל חבלנו לְ Nehemiah 1:7; absolute Job 34:31.
Niph. Imperfect יֵחָ֫בֶל לוֺ Proverbs 13:13 shall be ruined (לְ reflexive), Thes Rob-Ges AV RV, but < I. חָבַל (which see).
Pi. ruin, destroy: Perfect 3rd person masculine singular consecutive וְחִבֵּל את מעשׂה ידיך Ecclesiastes 5:5, subject God. Imperfect 3rd person feminine singular תְּחַבֵּל וְחֶבֶל נִמְרָץ Micah 2:10 that destroyeth, even with sore destruction; but read rather נ׳ תְּחֻבְּלוּ ח׳ ye shall be destroyed with etc., so Greek Version of the LXX Roo Che. Infinitive construct לְחַבֵּל with accusative, the poor Isaiah 32:7, the land Isaiah 13:5; absolute Isaiah 54:16; compare Participle plural מְחַבְּלִים Songs 2:15 with accusative of foxes ruining vineyards.
Pu. Perfect 3rd person masculine singular וְחֻבַּל consecutive Isaiah 10:27 of yoke, be ruined, broken, si vera lectio; RSJPh xiii. 1885, p. 62 proposes יחדל, compare also Checritical note.; and remark by Di Du; 3rd person feminine singular חֻבָּ֑לָה Job 17:1 my spirit is broken (|| יָמַי נִזְעָ֑כוּ); Imperfect 2nd person masculine plural תְּחֻבְּלוּ Micah 2:10 (emendation: see above).

See related Aramaic BDB entry H2255.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

Exodus

22:25; 22:25

Deuteronomy

24:6; 24:6; 24:6; 24:17; 24:17

Nehemiah

1:7; 1:7; 1:7

Job

17:1; 22:6; 22:6; 24:3; 24:3; 24:9; 24:9; 34:31; 34:31

Psalms

7:15; 7:15

Proverbs

13:13; 13:13; 20:16; 20:16; 27:13; 27:13

Ecclesiastes

5:5

Song of Songs

2:15; 8:5; 8:5; 8:5

Isaiah

10:27; 13:5; 32:7; 54:16

Ezekiel

18:16; 18:16; 22:25

Amos

2:8; 2:8

Micah

2:10; 2:10

Zechariah

11:7; 11:7; 11:14; 11:14

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H2254 matches the Hebrew חָבַל (ḥāḇal),
which occurs 27 times in 23 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:26 - If thou at all H2254 take H2254  thy neighbour's raiment to pledge, H2254 thou shalt deliver it unto him by that the sun goeth down:
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 24:6 - No man shall take H2254  the nether or the upper millstone to pledge: H2254 for he taketh H2254  a man's life to pledge. H2254
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 24:17 - Thou shalt not pervert the judgment of the stranger, nor of the fatherless; nor take H2254  a widow's raiment to pledge: H2254
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 1:7 - We have dealt very H2254 corruptly H2254 against thee, and have not kept the commandments, nor the statutes, nor the judgments, which thou commandedst thy servant Moses.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:1 - My breath is corrupt, H2254 my days are extinct, the graves are ready for me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:6 - For thou hast taken a pledge H2254 from thy brother for nought, and stripped the naked of their clothing.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:3 - They drive away the ass of the fatherless, they take H2254  the widow's ox for a pledge. H2254
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:9 - They pluck the fatherless from the breast, and take a pledge H2254 of the poor.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:31 - Surely it is meet to be said unto God, I have borne chastisement, I will not offend H2254 any more:
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:14 - Behold, he travaileth H2254 with iniquity, and hath conceived mischief, and brought forth falsehood.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 13:13 - Whoso despiseth the word shall be destroyed: H2254 but he that feareth the commandment shall be rewarded.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:16 - Take his garment that is surety for a stranger: and take a pledge H2254 of him for a strange woman.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:13 - Take his garment that is surety for a stranger, and take a pledge H2254 of him for a strange woman.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 5:6 - Suffer not thy mouth to cause thy flesh to sin; neither say thou before the angel, that it was an error: wherefore should God be angry at thy voice, and destroy H2254 the work of thine hands?
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 2:15 - Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil H2254 the vines: for our vines have tender grapes.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 8:5 - Who is this that cometh up from the wilderness, leaning upon her beloved? I raised thee up under the apple tree: there thy mother brought thee forth: H2254 there she brought thee forth H2254 that bare thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 10:27 - And it shall come to pass in that day, that his burden shall be taken away from off thy shoulder, and his yoke from off thy neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed H2254 because of the anointing.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 13:5 - They come from a far country, from the end of heaven, even the LORD, and the weapons of his indignation, to destroy H2254 the whole land.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 32:7 - The instruments also of the churl are evil: he deviseth wicked devices to destroy H2254 the poor with lying words, even when the needy speaketh right.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 54:16 - Behold, I have created the smith that bloweth the coals in the fire, and that bringeth forth an instrument for his work; and I have created the waster to destroy. H2254
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 18:16 - Neither hath oppressed any, hath not withholden H2254 the pledge, neither hath spoiled by violence, but hath given his bread to the hungry, and hath covered the naked with a garment,
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 2:8 - And they lay themselves down upon clothes laid to pledge H2254 by every altar, and they drink the wine of the condemned in the house of their god.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 2:10 - Arise ye, and depart; for this is not your rest: because it is polluted, it shall destroy H2254 you, even with a sore destruction.

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