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Lexicon :: Strong's H2256 - ḥēḇel

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TWOT Reference: 592b,595a

Strong’s Definitions

חֶבֶל chebel, kheh'-bel; or חֵבֶל chêbel; from H2254; a rope (as twisted), especially a measuring line; by implication, a district or inheritance (as measured); or a noose (as of cords); figuratively, a company (as if tied together); a throe (especially of parturition); also ruin:—band, coast, company, cord, country, destruction, line, lot, pain, pang, portion, region, rope, snare, sorrow, tackling.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 60x

The KJV translates Strong's H2256 in the following manner: sorrows (10x), cord (16x), line (7x), coast (4x), portion (4x), region (3x), lot (3x), ropes (3x), company (2x), pangs (2x), bands (1x), country (1x), destruction (1x), pain (1x), snare (1x), tacklings (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 60x
The KJV translates Strong's H2256 in the following manner: sorrows (10x), cord (16x), line (7x), coast (4x), portion (4x), region (3x), lot (3x), ropes (3x), company (2x), pangs (2x), bands (1x), country (1x), destruction (1x), pain (1x), snare (1x), tacklings (1x).
  1. a cord, rope, territory, band, company

    1. a rope, cord

    2. a measuring-cord or line

    3. a measured portion, lot, part, region

    4. a band or company

  2. pain, sorrow, travail, pang

    1. pains of travail

    2. pains, pangs, sorrows

  3. union

  4. destruction

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
חֶבֶל chebel, kheh'-bel; or חֵבֶל chêbel; from H2254; a rope (as twisted), especially a measuring line; by implication, a district or inheritance (as measured); or a noose (as of cords); figuratively, a company (as if tied together); a throe (especially of parturition); also ruin:—band, coast, company, cord, country, destruction, line, lot, pain, pang, portion, region, rope, snare, sorrow, tackling.
STRONGS H2256: Abbreviations
† I. חֶ֫בֶל noun masculineJoshua 2:14 feminine Zephaniah 2:6 (but see below) cord, territory, band; ח׳ absolute Joshua 2:15 +; construct Deuteronomy 3:4 +, חֵ֫בֶל Joshua 19:29; suffix חַבְלוֺ Job 18:10; plural חֲבָלִים 2 Samuel 8:2 + 10 times + Ezekiel 47:13; Job 21:7 see below; construct חַבְלֵי Joshua 17:5 + 5 times; חֶבְלֵי Psalm 116:3 + 2 times + Psalm 18:5 (read משׁברי see below); suffix הֲבָלָ֑יִךְ Isaiah 33:23; חֲבָלָיו Isaiah 33:20; —
1. cord, rope, by which men were lowered Joshua 2:15 (JE), Jeremiah 38:6, 11, 12, 13, or stones dragged 2 Samuel 17:13; of tents Isaiah 33:20; tackling of ship Isaiah 33:23; for binding Ezekiel 27:24; Job 40:25; Esther 1:6; symbol of captivity or subjection 1 Kings 20:31, 32; figurative of snare for wicked Job 18:10 (|| מַלְכֻּדְתּוֺ), set by wicked Psalm 140:6 (|| מַּה); Psalm 119:61 cords of wicked men have surrounded me; of wicked held בחבלי חַטָּאתוֺ Proverbs 5:22; ח׳ הָשָּׁ֑וְא Isaiah 5:18 cords (ropes) of wickedness (|| כַּעֲבוֺת הָעֲגָלָה); of cords of distress (עֹ֑נִי) Job 36:8 (|| וִקִּים); so חֶבְלֵי מָוֶת (probably) Psalm 116:3, חֶבְלֵי שׁאוֺל Psalm 18:6 = 2 Samuel 22:6 (|| מוֺקְשֵׁי מָוֶת); — for חֶבְלֵי מות Psalm 18:5 read מִשְׁבְּרֵי, see 2 Samuel 22:5 and || נַחֲלֵי בְלִיַּעַל, De Che Bae; to draw בְּחַבְלֵי אָדָם Hosea 11:4 (i.e. humanely, kindly); of cord of life חֶבֶל הַכֶּסֶף Ecclesiastes 12:6.
2. measuring-cord, line מִדָּה ח׳ Zechariah 2:5; so ח׳ alone 2 Samuel 8:2 (3 times in verse); Amos 7:17; Micah 2:5; Psalm 78:55; figurative (of favoured life) Psalm 16:5; in general of one's portion, fortune Job 21:17 according to Targum Thes Add. Ew Di and others, but < see חֵבֶל. Thence
3. measured portion, lot, part, region, נַחֲלָה ח׳ inherited portion Deuteronomy 32:9; 1 Chronicles 16:18 = Psalm 105:11; also ח׳ alone Joshua 17:5, 14; Joshua 19:9; Ezekiel 47:13 (חבלים; Vulgate Targum read as dual, see Ew Sm Da and others; Co strike out on internal grounds); of particular regions אַרְגֹּב ח׳ Deuteronomy 3:4, 13, 14; 1 Kings 4:13; אַכְזִיב ח׳ Joshua 19:29 (si vera lectio, see WMMAsien 194); הַיָּם ח׳ Zephaniah 2:5; also Zephaniah 2:6, but היתה ח׳ here dubious; Sta proposes 2nd person feminine singular הָיִת, and strike out הים ח׳; without הים, Zephaniah 2:7.
4. band, company of prophets 1 Samuel 10:5, 10. — II.חֶבֶל see below II. חָבַל.

חֵ֫בֶל noun masculineIsaiah 66:7 (but see Jeremiah 49:24) pain, pang; — ח׳ absolute Isaiah 66:7; elsewhere plural חֲבָלִים Isaiah 13:8 + 3 times + Job 21:17 see below; construct חֶבְלֵי Hosea 13:13; suffix חֲבָלֶיהָ Isaiah 26:17; חֶבְלֵיהֶם Job 39:3 (on suffix see Ges§ 135, 5, R 1); — pain, pang:
1. pains of travail:
a. object of תְּשַׁלַּחְנָה Job 39:3 meton. for off spring (|| יַלְדֵיהֶן; see Di; of goats and hinds).
b. simile of distress of exiles Isaiah 26:17; figurative of anguish of nations צִירִים וַחֲבָלִים יאֹחֵזוּן Isaiah 13:8 (|| כַּיּוֺלֵדָה יְחִילוּן), also Jeremiah 13:21; Jeremiah 22:23; Jeremiah 49:24; of crisis of redemption Hosea 13:13 (|| חֶבְלֵי יוֺלֵדָה), of birth of new Israel Isaiah 66:7.
2. of other than birth-pangs only חבלים Job 21:17; pains, pangs, sorrows (so Greek Version of the LXX Vulgate Thes, — otherwise Add. — Rob-Ges Hi Da and others; || נֵר יִדְעָ֑ךְ, יָבאֹ אֵידָם); > others, portion, fortune, see חֶבֶל.

חֹבְלִים noun [masculine] plural union (literally binders) name of Zechariah's second symbolic staff Zechariah 11:7 and with article Zechariah 11:14. see חָבַל 1.

II. חֶ֫בֶל noun masculine destructionחֶבֶל נִמְרָץ Micah 2:10; compare H2254 II.חָבַל Pi.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


3:4; 3:4; 3:13; 3:14; 32:9


2:14; 2:15; 2:15; 17:5; 17:5; 17:14; 19:9; 19:29; 19:29

1 Samuel

10:5; 10:10

2 Samuel

8:2; 8:2; 17:13; 22:5; 22:6

1 Kings

4:13; 20:31; 20:32

1 Chronicles





18:10; 18:10; 21:7; 21:17; 21:17; 21:17; 36:8; 39:3; 39:3


16:5; 18:5; 18:5; 18:6; 78:55; 105:11; 116:3; 116:3; 119:61; 140:6






5:18; 13:8; 13:8; 26:17; 26:17; 33:20; 33:20; 33:23; 33:23; 66:7; 66:7; 66:7


13:21; 22:23; 38:6; 38:11; 38:12; 38:13; 49:24; 49:24


27:24; 47:13; 47:13


11:4; 13:13; 13:13




2:5; 2:10


2:5; 2:6; 2:6; 2:7


2:5; 11:7; 11:14

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H2256 matches the Hebrew חֵבֶל (ḥēḇel),
which occurs 62 times in 60 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 2 (Deu 3:4–Hos 11:4)

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 3:4 - And we took all his cities at that time, there was not a city which we took not from them, threescore cities, all the region H2256 of Argob, the kingdom of Og in Bashan.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 3:13 - And the rest of Gilead, and all Bashan, being the kingdom of Og, gave I unto the half tribe of Manasseh; all the region H2256 of Argob, with all Bashan, which was called the land of giants.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 3:14 - Jair the son of Manasseh took all the country H2256 of Argob unto the coasts of Geshuri and Maachathi; and called them after his own name, Bashanhavothjair, unto this day.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:9 - For the LORD'S portion is his people; Jacob is the lot H2256 of his inheritance.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 2:15 - Then she let them down by a cord H2256 through the window: for her house was upon the town wall, and she dwelt upon the wall.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 17:5 - And there fell ten portions H2256 to Manasseh, beside the land of Gilead and Bashan, which were on the other side Jordan;
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 17:14 - And the children of Joseph spake unto Joshua, saying, Why hast thou given me but one lot and one portion H2256 to inherit, seeing I am a great people, forasmuch as the LORD hath blessed me hitherto?
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 19:9 - Out of the portion H2256 of the children of Judah was the inheritance of the children of Simeon: for the part of the children of Judah was too much for them: therefore the children of Simeon had their inheritance within the inheritance of them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 19:29 - And then the coast turneth to Ramah, and to the strong city Tyre; and the coast turneth to Hosah; and the outgoings thereof are at the sea from the coast H2256 to Achzib:
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 10:5 - After that thou shalt come to the hill of God, where is the garrison of the Philistines: and it shall come to pass, when thou art come thither to the city, that thou shalt meet a company H2256 of prophets coming down from the high place with a psaltery, and a tabret, and a pipe, and a harp, before them; and they shall prophesy:
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 10:10 - And when they came thither to the hill, behold, a company H2256 of prophets met him; and the Spirit of God came upon him, and he prophesied among them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 8:2 - And he smote Moab, and measured them with a line, H2256 casting them down to the ground; even with two lines H2256 measured he to put to death, and with one full line H2256 to keep alive. And so the Moabites became David's servants, and brought gifts.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 17:13 - Moreover, if he be gotten into a city, then shall all Israel bring ropes H2256 to that city, and we will draw it into the river, until there be not one small stone found there.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:6 - The sorrows H2256 of hell compassed me about; the snares of death prevented me;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 4:13 - The son of Geber, in Ramothgilead; to him pertained the towns of Jair the son of Manasseh, which are in Gilead; to him also pertained the region H2256 of Argob, which is in Bashan, threescore great cities with walls and brasen bars:
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 20:31 - And his servants said unto him, Behold now, we have heard that the kings of the house of Israel are merciful kings: let us, I pray thee, put sackcloth on our loins, and ropes H2256 upon our heads, and go out to the king of Israel: peradventure he will save thy life.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 20:32 - So they girded sackcloth on their loins, and put ropes H2256 on their heads, and came to the king of Israel, and said, Thy servant Benhadad saith, I pray thee, let me live. And he said, Is he yet alive? he is my brother.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:18 - Saying, Unto thee will I give the land of Canaan, the lot H2256 of your inheritance;
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 1:6 - Where were white, green, and blue, hangings, fastened with cords H2256 of fine linen and purple to silver rings and pillars of marble: the beds were of gold and silver, upon a pavement of red, and blue, and white, and black, marble.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 18:10 - The snare H2256 is laid for him in the ground, and a trap for him in the way.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 21:17 - How oft is the candle of the wicked put out! and how oft cometh their destruction upon them! God distributeth sorrows H2256 in his anger.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:8 - And if they be bound in fetters, and be holden in cords H2256 of affliction;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 39:3 - They bow themselves, they bring forth their young ones, they cast out their sorrows. H2256
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:1 - Canst thou draw out leviathan with an hook? or his tongue with a cord H2256 which thou lettest down?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 16:6 - The lines H2256 are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:4 - The sorrows H2256 of death compassed me, and the floods of ungodly men made me afraid.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:5 - The sorrows H2256 of hell compassed me about: the snares of death prevented me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:55 - He cast out the heathen also before them, and divided them an inheritance by line, H2256 and made the tribes of Israel to dwell in their tents.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 105:11 - Saying, Unto thee will I give the land of Canaan, the lot H2256 of your inheritance:
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 116:3 - The sorrows H2256 of death compassed me, and the pains of hell gat hold upon me: I found trouble and sorrow.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:61 - The bands H2256 of the wicked have robbed me: but I have not forgotten thy law.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 140:5 - The proud have hid a snare for me, and cords; H2256 they have spread a net by the wayside; they have set gins for me. Selah.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:22 - His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be holden with the cords H2256 of his sins.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 12:6 - Or ever the silver cord H2256 be loosed, or the golden bowl be broken, or the pitcher be broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:18 - Woe unto them that draw iniquity with cords H2256 of vanity, and sin as it were with a cart rope:
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 13:8 - And they shall be afraid: pangs and sorrows H2256 shall take hold of them; they shall be in pain as a woman that travaileth: they shall be amazed one at another; their faces shall be as flames.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 26:17 - Like as a woman with child, that draweth near the time of her delivery, is in pain, and crieth out in her pangs; H2256 so have we been in thy sight, O LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 33:20 - Look upon Zion, the city of our solemnities: thine eyes shall see Jerusalem a quiet habitation, a tabernacle that shall not be taken down; not one of the stakes thereof shall ever be removed, neither shall any of the cords H2256 thereof be broken.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 33:23 - Thy tacklings H2256 are loosed; they could not well strengthen their mast, they could not spread the sail: then is the prey of a great spoil divided; the lame take the prey.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 66:7 - Before she travailed, she brought forth; before her pain H2256 came, she was delivered of a man child.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 13:21 - What wilt thou say when he shall punish thee? for thou hast taught them to be captains, and as chief over thee: shall not sorrows H2256 take thee, as a woman in travail?
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 22:23 - O inhabitant of Lebanon, that makest thy nest in the cedars, how gracious shalt thou be when pangs H2256 come upon thee, the pain as of a woman in travail!
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 38:6 - Then took they Jeremiah, and cast him into the dungeon of Malchiah the son of Hammelech, that was in the court of the prison: and they let down Jeremiah with cords. H2256 And in the dungeon there was no water, but mire: so Jeremiah sunk in the mire.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 38:11 - So Ebedmelech took the men with him, and went into the house of the king under the treasury, and took thence old cast clouts and old rotten rags, and let them down by cords H2256 into the dungeon to Jeremiah.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 38:12 - And Ebedmelech the Ethiopian said unto Jeremiah, Put now these old cast clouts and rotten rags under thine armholes under the cords. H2256 And Jeremiah did so.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 38:13 - So they drew up Jeremiah with cords, H2256 and took him up out of the dungeon: and Jeremiah remained in the court of the prison.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 49:24 - Damascus is waxed feeble, and turneth herself to flee, and fear hath seized on her: anguish and sorrows H2256 have taken her, as a woman in travail.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:24 - These were thy merchants in all sorts of things, in blue clothes, and broidered work, and in chests of rich apparel, bound with cords, H2256 and made of cedar, among thy merchandise.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 47:13 - Thus saith the Lord GOD; This shall be the border, whereby ye shall inherit the land according to the twelve tribes of Israel: Joseph shall have two portions. H2256
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 11:4 - I drew them with cords H2256 of a man, with bands of love: and I was to them as they that take off the yoke on their jaws, and I laid meat unto them.

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