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Lexicon :: Strong's H2280 - ḥāḇaš

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TWOT Reference: 599

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 got up early in the morning and saddled H2280 his donkey, and took two of his young men with him and his son Isaac; and he split wood for the burnt offering, and set out and went to the place of which God had told him.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 29:9 - “And you shall wrap their waists with sashes, Aaron and his sons, and fit H2280 [fn]caps on them, and they shall have the priesthood by a permanent statute. So you shall [fn]ordain Aaron and his sons.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 8:13 - Next Moses had Aaron’s sons come near, and he clothed them with tunics and wrapped their waists with sashes, and bound H2280 [fn]caps on them, just as the LORD had commanded Moses.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:21 - So Balaam arose in the morning, saddled H2280 his donkey, and went with the leaders of Moab.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 19:10 - But the man was unwilling to spend the night, so he got up and left, and came to a place opposite Jebus (that is, Jerusalem). And with him was a pair of saddled H2280 donkeys; his concubine also was with him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 16:1 - Now when David had gone on a little beyond the summit, behold, Ziba the servant of Mephibosheth met him with a team of saddled H2280 donkeys, and on them were two hundred loaves of bread, a hundred cakes of raisins, a hundred summer fruits, and a jug of wine.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 17:23 - Now when Ahithophel saw that his advice had not been [fn]followed, he saddled H2280 his donkey and set out and went to his home, to his city, and [fn]set his house in order, and hanged himself; so he died and was buried in his father’s grave.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 19:26 - So he said, “My lord the king, my servant betrayed me; for your servant said, ‘I will [fn]saddle H2280 the donkey for myself so that I may ride on it and go with the king,’ since your servant cannot walk.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 2:40 - Then Shimei got up and saddled H2280 his donkey, and went to Gath to Achish, to search for his servants. And Shimei went and brought his servants from Gath.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:13 - Then he said to his sons, “Saddle H2280 the donkey for me.” So they saddled H2280 the donkey for him and he rode away on it.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:23 - It came about after he had eaten bread and after he had drunk, that he saddled H2280 the donkey for him, for the prophet whom he had brought back.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:27 - Then he spoke to his sons, saying, “Saddle H2280 the donkey for me.” And they saddled H2280 it.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 4:24 - Then she saddled H2280 the donkey and said to her servant, “Drive the donkey and go on; do not slow down [fn]the pace for me unless I tell you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:18 - “For He inflicts pain, and [fn]gives H2280 relief H2280;
He wounds, but His hands also heal.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:11 - “He dams H2280 up H2280 the streams from [fn]flowing,
And brings to light what is hidden.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:17 - “Shall one who hates justice rule H2280?
And will you condemn the righteous mighty One,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:13 - “Hide them together in the dust;
Imprison H2280 [fn]them in the hidden place.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:3 - He heals the brokenhearted
And binds H2280 up H2280 their [fn]wounds.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 1:6 - From the sole of the foot even to the head
There is nothing healthy in it,
Only bruises, slashes, and raw wounds;
Not pressed out nor bandaged H2280,
Nor softened with oil.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 3:7 - He will [fn]protest on that day, saying,
“I will not be your [fn]healer H2280,
For in my house there is neither bread nor cloak;
You should not appoint me ruler of the people.”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:26 - And the light of the full moon will be like the light of the sun, and the light of the sun will be seven times brighter, like the light of seven days, on the day the LORD binds H2280 up H2280 the fracture of His people and heals the wound [fn]He has inflicted.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 61:1 - The Spirit of the Lord [fn]GOD is upon me,
Because the LORD anointed me
To bring good news to the humble;
He has sent me to bind H2280 up H2280 the brokenhearted,
To proclaim [fn]release to captives
And [fn]freedom to prisoners;
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 16:10 - “I also clothed you with colorfully woven cloth and put sandals of [fn]fine leather on your feet; and I wrapped H2280 you with fine linen and covered you with silk.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 24:17 - “Groan silently; do no mourning for the dead. Bind H2280 on your turban and put your sandals on your feet, and do not [fn]cover your mustache, and do not eat the [fn]bread of other people.”
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:24 - “They traded with you in choice garments, in clothes of violet and colorfully woven cloth, and in blankets of two colors, and tightly wound H2280 cords, which were among your merchandise.
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 H2280 up H2280 [fn]for healing [fn]or wrapped H2280 with a bandage, so that it may be strong to wield the sword.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 34:4 - “Those who are sickly you have not strengthened, the diseased you have not healed, the broken you have not bound H2280 up H2280, the scattered you have not brought back, nor have you searched for the lost; but with force and with violence you have [fn]dominated them.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 34:16 - “I will seek the lost, bring back the scattered, bind H2280 up H2280 the broken, and strengthen the sick; but the fat and the strong I will eliminate. I will feed them with judgment.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 6:1 - “Come, let’s return to the LORD.
For He has torn us, but He will heal us;
He has [fn]wounded us, but He will bandage H2280 us.
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 2:5 - “Water encompassed me to the [fn]point of death.
The deep flowed around me,
Seaweed was wrapped H2280 around my head.
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