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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 - Avraham rose early in the morning, and saddled his donkey, and took two of his young men with him, and Yitzchak his son. He split the wood for the burnt offering, and rose up, and went to the place of which God had told him.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 29:9 - You shall dress them with belts, Aharon and his sons, and bind headbands on them: and they shall have the priesthood by a perpetual statute: and you shall consecrate Aharon and his sons.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 8:13 - Moshe brought Aharon's sons, and clothed them with coats, and tied sashes on them, and put headbands on them; as the LORD commanded Moshe.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:21 - Bil`am rose up in the morning, and saddled his donkey, and went with the princes of Mo'av.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 19:10 - But the man wouldn't stay that night, but he rose up and departed, and came over against Yevus (the same is Yerushalayim): and there were with him a couple of donkeys saddled; his concubine also was with him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 16:1 - When David was a little past the top of the ascent, behold, Tziva the servant of Mefivoshet met him, with a couple of donkeys saddled, and on them two hundred loaves of bread, and one hundred clusters of raisins, and one hundred summer fruits, and a bottle of wine.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 17:23 - When Achitofel saw that his counsel was not followed, he saddled his donkey, and arose, and got him home, to his city, and 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, I will saddle me a donkey, that I may ride thereon, and go with the king; because your servant is lame.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 2:40 - Shim`i arose, and saddled his donkey, and went to Gat to Akhish, to seek his servants; and Shim`i went, and brought his servants from Gat.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:13 - He said to his sons, Saddle me the donkey. So they saddled him the donkey; and he rode thereon.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:23 - It happened, after he had eaten bread, and after he had drunk, that he saddled for him the donkey, to wit, for the prophet whom he had brought back.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:27 - He spoke to his sons, saying, Saddle me the donkey. They saddled it.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 4:24 - Then she saddled a donkey, and said to her servant, Drive, and go forward; don't slacken me the riding, except I bid you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:18 - For he wounds, and binds up; He injures, and his hands make whole.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:11 - He binds the streams that they don't trickle; The thing that is hidden he brings forth to light.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:17 - Shall even one who hates justice govern? Will you condemn him who is righteous and mighty?--
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:13 - Hide them in the dust together. Bind their faces in the hidden place.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:3 - He heals the broken in heart, 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: Wounds, welts, and open sores. They haven't been closed, neither bandaged, neither soothed with oil.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 3:7 - In that day he will cry out, saying, I will not be a healer; For in my house is neither bread nor clothing. You shall not make me ruler of the people.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:26 - Moreover the light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun shall be sevenfold, as the light of seven days, in the day that the LORD binds up the hurt of his people, and heals the stroke of their wound.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 61:1 - The Spirit of the Lord GOD is on me; because the LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the humble; he has sent me to bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound;
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 16:10 - I clothed you also with embroidered work, and shod you with sealskin, and I girded you about with fine linen, and covered you with silk.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 24:17 - Sigh, but not aloud, make no mourning for the dead; bind your headdress on you, and put your shoes on your feet, and don't cover your lips, and don't eat men's bread.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:24 - These were your traffickers in choice wares, in wrappings of blue and embroidered work, and in chests of rich clothing, bound with cords and made of cedar, among your merchandise.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 30:21 - Son of man, I have broken the arm of Par`oh king of Mitzrayim; and, behold, it has not been bound up, to apply healing medicines, to put a bandage to bind it, that it be strong to hold the sword.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 34:4 - You haven't strengthened the diseased, neither have you healed that which was sick, neither have you bound up that which was broken, neither have you brought back that which was driven away, neither have you sought that which was lost; but with force and with rigor have you ruled over them.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 34:16 - I will seek that which was lost, and will bring back that which was driven away, and will bind up that which was broken, and will strengthen that which was sick: but the fat and the strong I will destroy; I will feed them in justice.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 6:1 - "Come, and let us return to the LORD; For he has torn us to pieces, And he will heal us; He has injured us, And he will bind up our wounds.
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 2:5 - The waters surrounded me, Even to the soul. The deep was around me. The weeds were wrapped around my head.
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