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Lexicon :: Strong's H2280 - ḥāḇaš

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Strong’s Definitions

חָבַשׁ châbash, khaw-bash'; a primitive root; to wrap firmly (especially a turban, compress, or saddle); figuratively, to stop, to rule:—bind (up), gird about, govern, healer, put, saddle, wrap about.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 33x

The KJV translates Strong's H2280 in the following manner: saddle (13x), bind up (9x), bind (5x), put (2x), about (1x), girded (1x), govern (1x), healer (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 33x
The KJV translates Strong's H2280 in the following manner: saddle (13x), bind up (9x), bind (5x), put (2x), about (1x), girded (1x), govern (1x), healer (1x).
  1. to tie, bind, bind on, bind up, saddle, restrain, bandage, govern

    1. (Qal)

      1. to bind, bind on

      2. to bind up

    2. (Piel) to bind, restrain

    3. (Pual) to be bound up

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
חָבַשׁ châbash, khaw-bash'; a primitive root; to wrap firmly (especially a turban, compress, or saddle); figuratively, to stop, to rule:—bind (up), gird about, govern, healer, put, saddle, wrap about.
STRONGS H2280: Abbreviations
† [חָבַשׁ] verb bind, bind on, bind up (Late Hebrew id.; Assyrian abâšu, according to DlW 70, Pr 174; Arabic حَبَسَ confine, restrict; yet on Assyrian ḫibšu 'Kopfbinde' (with חֿ), etc., see ZehnpfBAS i. 499, 526; Aramaic Wfbo; compare axywvubo, חֲבוּשְׁיָא imprisonment, etc.) —
Qal Perfect 2nd person masculine singular וְחָבַשְׁתָּ֫ Exodus 29:9; 2nd person masculine plural חֲבַשְׁתֶּם Ezekiel 34:4; Imperfect יַחֲבוֺשׁ Job 34:17; וַיַּחֲבשׁ Genesis 22:3 + 4 times; וַיַּחֲבָשֿׁ 1 Kings 13:23; וְיֶחְבָּ֑שׁ Job 5:18; וַיַּחְבְּשֵׁנוּ Hosea 6:1; 3rd person feminine singular וַתַחֲבשׁ 2 Kings 4:24; אֶחֱבשׁ Ezekiel 34:16; cohortative אֶחְבְּשָׁהֿ 2 Samuel 19:27 (but compare below); וָאֶחְבְּשֵׁךְ Ezekiel 16:10; וַיַּחְבְּשׁוֿ 1 Kings 13:13; וַיַּחֲב֑שׁו 1 Kings 13:27; Imperative חֲבשׁ Job 40:13; חֲבוֺשׁ Ezekiel 24:17; חִבְשׁוּ 1 Kings 13:13, 27; Infinitive construct חֲבשׁ Isaiah 30:26; Isaiah 61:1;לְחָבְּשָׁהּ Ezekiel 30:21 (strike out Co, compare Greek Version of the LXX). Participle active חֹבֵשׁ Isaiah 3:7; passive חָבוּשׁ Jonah 2:6; חֲבוּשִׁים Judges 19:10; חֲבֻשִׁים 2 Samuel 16:1; Ezekiel 27:24; —
1. bind, bind on:
a. headgear, with accusative of thing, לְ person Exodus 29:9; Leviticus 8:13 (both P); with על person Ezekiel 24:17 (P); passive of seaweeds clinging about head סוּף חָבוּשׁ לְראֹשִׁי Jonah 2:6; with suffix person and בְּ of thing וָאֶחְבְּשֵׁךְ Ezekiel 16:10 and I bound (or wound) about thee (i.e. thy head, Sm VB) שֵׁשׁ (in metaphor of י׳'s care for Jerusalem; || אַלְבִּישֵׁךְ, אֶנְעֲלֵךְ); figurative of punishment for wicked מְּנֵיהֶם חֲבשׁ בטמון Job 40:13 bind their faces in darkness (|| טָמְנֵם בֶּעָפָר) see Di.
b. passive probably twined, twisted in חֲבָלִים חֲבֻשִׁים וַאֲרֻזִים Ezekiel 27:24, cords twisted and strong, see Sm Da. Especially
c. of equipping a beast for riding; ass, in accusative Genesis 22:3; Numbers 22:21 (both E), 2 Samuel 17:23 & 2 Samuel 19:27 (where however read לוֺ חָבְשָׁהלִּֿי, so Greek Version of the LXX Syriac Version Vulgate Th We Dr), 1 Kings 2:40; 1 Kings 13:13 (twice in verse); 1 Kings 13:23, 27 (twice in verse) (1 Kings 13:27b no direct object expressed) 2 Kings 4:24; passive, also of asses, Judges 19:10; 2 Samuel 16:1.
d. figurative = restrain, control (German bändigen), absolute Job 34:17.
2. bind up, namely a wound, usually in figure, of comforting the distressed, etc.; with suffix person Hosea 6:1 (|| רָפָא, opposed to הִכָּה); followed by לְ person לַחֲבשׁ לְנִשְׁבְּרֵילֵֿב Isaiah 61:1; compare Ezekiel 34:4 (followed by לַנִּשְׁבֶּרֶת; || חַזֵּק, רִפֵּא), Ezekiel 34:16 (followed by id.; || חִזֵּק); followed by accusative of thing בְּיוֺם אֶתשֶֿׁבֶר עַמּוֺ חֲבשׁ י׳ Isaiah 30:26 (|| רָפָא); with accusative of Pharaoh's broken arm Ezekiel 30:21 (si vera lectio, see above; compare Pu.); absolute Job 5:18; also Isaiah 3:7 of repairing fortunes of people (opposed to הִכְאִיב; || רָפָה = רָפָא).
Pi. Perfect חִבֵּשׁ bind, restrain מִבְּכִי נהרות Job 28:11; Participle מְחַבֵּשׁ bind up לְעַצְבוֺתָם Psalm 147:3.
Pu. Perfect be bound up חֻבְּשָׁה Ezekiel 30:21 (metaphor) Pharaoh's broken arm; חֻבָּ֑שׁוּ Isaiah 1:6 (wounds of land of Judah).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


22:3; 22:3


29:9; 29:9






19:10; 19:10

2 Samuel

16:1; 16:1; 17:23; 19:27; 19:27

1 Kings

2:40; 13:13; 13:13; 13:13; 13:23; 13:23; 13:27; 13:27; 13:27; 13:27

2 Kings

4:24; 4:24


5:18; 5:18; 28:11; 34:17; 34:17; 40:13; 40:13




1:6; 3:7; 3:7; 30:26; 30:26; 61:1; 61:1


16:10; 16:10; 24:17; 24:17; 27:24; 27:24; 30:21; 30:21; 30:21; 34:4; 34:4; 34:16; 34:16


6:1; 6:1


2:6; 2:6

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H2280 matches the Hebrew חָבַשׁ (ḥāḇaš),
which occurs 33 times in 30 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:3 - So Abraham rose early in the morning, saddled his donkey, and took two of his young men with him, and his son Isaac. And he cut the wood for the burnt offering and arose and went to the place of which God had told him.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 29:9 - and you shall gird Aaron and his sons with sashes and bind caps on them. And the priesthood shall be theirs by a statute forever. Thus you shall ordain Aaron and his sons.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 8:13 - And Moses brought Aaron’s sons and clothed them with coats and tied sashes around their waists and bound caps on them, as the LORD commanded Moses.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:21 - So Balaam rose in the morning and saddled his donkey and went with the princes of Moab.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 19:10 - But the man would not spend the night. He rose up and departed and arrived opposite Jebus (that is, Jerusalem). He had with him a couple of saddled donkeys, and his concubine was with him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 16:1 - When David had passed a little beyond the summit, Ziba the servant of Mephibosheth met him, with a couple of donkeys saddled, bearing two hundred loaves of bread, a hundred bunches of raisins, a hundred of summer fruits, and a skin of wine.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 17:23 - When Ahithophel saw that his counsel was not followed, he saddled his donkey and went off home to his own city. He set his house in order and hanged himself, and he died and was buried in the tomb of his father.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 19:26 - He answered, “My lord, O king, my servant deceived me, for your servant said to him, ‘I will saddle a donkey for myself,[fn] that I may ride on it and go with the king.’ For your servant is lame.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 2:40 - Shimei arose and saddled a donkey and went to Gath to Achish to seek his servants. Shimei went and brought his servants from Gath.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:13 - And he said to his sons, “Saddle the donkey for me.” So they saddled the donkey for him and he mounted it.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:23 - And after he had eaten bread and drunk, he saddled the donkey for the prophet whom he had brought back.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:27 - And he said to his sons, “Saddle the donkey for me.” And they saddled it.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 4:24 - Then she saddled the donkey, and she said to her servant, “Urge the animal on; do not slacken the pace for me unless I tell you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:18 - For he wounds, but he binds up;
he shatters, but his hands heal.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:11 - He dams up the streams so that they do not trickle,
and the thing that is hidden he brings out to light.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:17 - Shall one who hates justice govern?
Will you condemn him who is righteous and mighty,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:13 - Hide them all in the dust together;
bind their faces in the world below.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:3 - He heals the brokenhearted
and binds up their wounds.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 1:6 - From the sole of the foot even to the head,
there is no soundness in it,
but bruises and sores
and raw wounds;
they are not pressed out or bound up
or softened with oil.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 3:7 - in that day he will speak out, saying:
“I will not be a healer;[fn]
in my house there is neither bread nor cloak;
you shall not make me
leader of the people.”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:26 - Moreover, the light of the moon will be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun will be sevenfold, as the light of seven days, in the day when the LORD binds up the brokenness of his people, and heals the wounds inflicted by his blow.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 61:1 - The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me,
because the LORD has anointed me
to bring good news to the poor;[fn]
he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim liberty to the captives,
and the opening of the prison to those who are bound;[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 16:10 - I clothed you also with embroidered cloth and shod you with fine leather. I wrapped you in fine linen and covered you with silk.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 24:17 - Sigh, but not aloud; make no mourning for the dead. Bind on your turban, and put your shoes on your feet; do not cover your lips, nor eat the bread of men.”
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:24 - In your market these traded with you in choice garments, in clothes of blue and embroidered work, and in carpets of colored material, bound with cords and made secure.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 30:21 - “Son of man, I have broken the arm of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and behold, it has not been bound up, to heal it by binding it with a bandage, so that it may become strong to wield the sword.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 34:4 - The weak you have not strengthened, the sick you have not healed, the injured you have not bound up, the strayed you have not brought back, the lost you have not sought, and with force and harshness you have ruled them.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 34:16 - I will seek the lost, and I will bring back the strayed, and I will bind up the injured, and I will strengthen the weak, and the fat and the strong I will destroy.[fn] I will feed them in justice.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 6:1 - “Come, let us return to the LORD;
for he has torn us, that he may heal us;
he has struck us down, and he will bind us up.
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 2:5 - The waters closed in over me to take my life;
the deep surrounded me;
weeds were wrapped about my head
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