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Lexicon :: Strong's H2263 - ḥāḇaq

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Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root
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Strong’s Definitions

חָבַק châbaq, khaw-bak'; a primitive root; to clasp (the hands or in embrace):—embrace, fold.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 13x

The KJV translates Strong's H2263 in the following manner: embrace (12x), fold (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 13x
The KJV translates Strong's H2263 in the following manner: embrace (12x), fold (1x).
  1. to embrace, clasp

    1. (Qal)

      1. to embrace

      2. to fold one's hands in idleness (fig.)

    2. (Piel) to embrace

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
חָבַק châbaq, khaw-bak'; a primitive root; to clasp (the hands or in embrace):—embrace, fold.
STRONGS H2263: Abbreviations
† [חָבַק] verb clasp, embrace (Late Hebrew id.; Targum חַבֵּק; Mandean bdb028706, NSyriac bdb028707; Arabic bdb028708 II. collect one's possessions, etc., Frey) —
Qal Infinitive לַחֲבוֺק Ecclesiastes 3:5; Participle חֹבֵּק Ecclesiastes 4:5; חֹבֶקֶת 2 Kings 4:16; — embrace, with accusative בֵּן 2 Kings 4:16; יָדָיו Ecclesiastes 4:5 (said of הַכְּסִיל = fold his arms, i.e. be idle; compare חִבֻּק); no object expressed Ecclesiastes 3:5 (|| Pi.).
Pi. Perfect חִבְּקוּ Job 24:8; Lamentations 4:5; Imperfect וַיְחַבֵּק Genesis 48:10; וַיְחַבֶּקֿ Genesis 29:13; וַיְחַבְּקֵהוּ Genesis 33:4; 3rd person feminine singular suffix תְּחַבְּקֵ֫נִי Songs 2:6; Songs 8:3; 2nd person masculine singular וּתְחַבֵּק Proverbs 5:20, suffix תְּחַבְּקֶ֫נָּה Proverbs 4:8; Infinitive חַבֵּק Ecclesiastes 3:5; — embrace of person, no object עת לִרְחֹק מֵחַבֵּק Ecclesiastes 3:5 (|| Qal); followed by לְ Genesis 29:13 (J), Genesis 48:10 (E); followed by suffix Genesis 33:4 (J), Proverbs 4:8; Songs 2:6; Songs 8:3; with accusative Proverbs 5:20; embrace צוּר for want of shelter Job 24:8 (of poor); embrace refuse-heaps אשׁפתות Lamentations 4:5, i.e. are outcasts.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


29:13; 29:13; 33:4; 33:4; 48:10; 48:10

2 Kings

4:16; 4:16


24:8; 24:8


4:8; 4:8; 5:20; 5:20


3:5; 3:5; 3:5; 3:5; 4:5; 4:5

Song of Songs

2:6; 2:6; 8:3; 8:3


4:5; 4:5


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H2263 matches the Hebrew חָבַק (ḥāḇaq),
which occurs 13 times in 12 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:13 - And it came to pass, when Laban heard the tidings of Jacob his sister's son, that he ran to meet him, and embraced H2263 him, and kissed him, and brought him to his house. And he told Laban all these things.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:4 - And Esau ran to meet him, and embraced H2263 him, and fell on his neck, and kissed him: and they wept.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 48:10 - Now the eyes of Israel were dim for age, so that he could not see. And he brought them near unto him; and he kissed them, and embraced H2263 them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 4:16 - And he said, About this season, according to the time of life, thou shalt embrace H2263 a son. And she said, Nay, my lord, thou man of God, do not lie unto thine handmaid.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:8 - They are wet with the showers of the mountains, and embrace H2263 the rock for want of a shelter.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:8 - Exalt her, and she shall promote thee: she shall bring thee to honour, when thou dost embrace H2263 her.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:20 - And why wilt thou, my son, be ravished with a strange woman, and embrace H2263 the bosom of a stranger?
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 3:5 - A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, H2263 and a time to refrain from embracing; H2263
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 4:5 - The fool foldeth H2263  his hands together, H2263 and eateth his own flesh.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 2:6 - His left hand is under my head, and his right hand doth embrace H2263 me.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 8:3 - His left hand should be under my head, and his right hand should embrace H2263 me.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 4:5 - They that did feed delicately are desolate in the streets: they that were brought up in scarlet embrace H2263 dunghills.
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