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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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TWOT Reference: 597

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.
† [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 - So when Laban heard the news about Jacob, his sister’s son, he ran to meet him, and embraced H2263 him and kissed him, and brought him to his house. Then he told Laban all these things.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:4 - Then 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 so [fn]dim from age that he could not see. And [fn]Joseph brought them close to him, and he kissed them and embraced H2263 them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 4:16 - Then he said, “At this season [fn]next year, you are going to embrace H2263 a son.” And she said, “No, my lord, you man of God, do not lie to your servant.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:8 - “They are wet from the mountain rains,
And they hug H2263 the rock for lack of a shelter.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:8 - “Prize her, and she will exalt you;
She will honor you if you embrace H2263 her.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:20 - For why should you, my son, be exhilarated with an [fn]adulteress,
And embrace H2263 the breasts of a foreigner?
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 3:5 - A time to throw stones and a time to gather stones;
A time to embrace H2263 and a time to shun embracing H2263.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 4:5 - The fool folds H2263 his hands and consumes his own flesh.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 2:6 - “His left hand is under my head,
And his right hand embraces H2263 me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 8:3 - Let his left hand be under my head,
And his right hand embrace H2263 me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 4:5 - Those who used to eat delicacies
Are made to tremble in the streets;
Those who were raised in crimson clothing
Embrace H2263 garbage heaps.

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