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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.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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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 you ever H2254 take H2254 your neighbor’s cloak as a pledge, H2254 you are to return it to him before the sun sets,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 24:6 - “No one shall take H2254 a handmill or an upper millstone in pledge, H2254 for he would be taking H2254 a life in pledge. H2254
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 24:17 - “You shall not pervert the justice [fn]due an alien or [fn]an orphan, nor take H2254 a widow’s garment in pledge. H2254
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 1:7 - “We have acted H2254 very H2254 corruptly H2254 against You and have not kept the commandments, nor the statutes, nor the ordinances which You commanded Your servant Moses.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:1 - “My spirit is broken, H2254 my days are extinguished,
The [fn]grave is ready for me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:6 - “For you have taken H2254 pledges H2254 of your brothers without cause,
And stripped [fn]men naked.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:3 - “They drive away the donkeys of the orphans;
They take H2254 the widow’s ox for a pledge. H2254
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:9 - [fn]Others snatch the orphan from the breast,
And against the poor they take H2254 a pledge. H2254
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:31 - “For has anyone said to God,
‘I have borne chastisement;
I will not offend H2254 anymore;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:14 - Behold, he travails H2254 with wickedness,
And he conceives mischief and brings forth falsehood.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 13:13 - The one who despises the word will be [fn]in debt H2254 to it,
But the one who fears the commandment will be rewarded.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:16 - Take his garment when he becomes surety for a stranger;
And for foreigners, hold H2254 him in pledge. H2254
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:13 - Take his garment when he becomes surety for a stranger;
And for an [fn]adulterous woman hold H2254 him in pledge. H2254
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 5:6 - Do not let your [fn]speech cause [fn]you to sin and do not say in the presence of the messenger of God that it was a mistake. Why should God be angry on account of your voice and destroy H2254 the work of your hands?
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 2:15 - [fn]Catch the foxes for us,
The [fn]little foxes that are ruining H2254 the vineyards,
While our vineyards are in blossom.”
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 8:5 - [fn]Who is this coming up from the wilderness
Leaning on her beloved?”
[fn]Beneath the [fn]apple tree I awakened you;
There your mother was in labor H2254 with you,
There she was in labor H2254 and gave you birth.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 10:27 - So it will be in that day, that [fn]his burden will be removed from your shoulders and his yoke from your neck, and the yoke will be broken H2254 because of fatness.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 13:5 - They are coming from a far country,
From the [fn]farthest horizons,
The LORD and His instruments of indignation,
To destroy H2254 the whole land.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 32:7 - As for a rogue, his weapons are evil;
He devises wicked schemes
To destroy H2254 the afflicted with [fn]slander,
Even though the needy one speaks [fn]what is right.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 54:16 - “Behold, I Myself have created the smith who blows the fire of coals
And brings out a weapon for its work;
And I have created the destroyer to ruin. H2254
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 18:16 - or oppress anyone, or retain H2254 a pledge, or commit robbery, but he gives his bread to the hungry and covers the naked with clothing,
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 2:8 - “On garments taken H2254 as pledges H2254 they stretch out beside every altar,
And in the house of their God they drink the wine of those who have been fined.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 2:10 - “Arise and go,
For this is no place of rest
Because of the uncleanness that brings H2254 on destruction, H2254
A painful destruction.

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