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Lexicon :: Strong's H2296 - ḥāḡar

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TWOT Reference: 604

Strong’s Definitions

חָגַר châgar, khaw-gar'; a primitive root; to gird on (as a belt, armor, etc.):—be able to put on, be afraid, appointed, gird, restrain, × on every side.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 43x

The KJV translates Strong's H2296 in the following manner: gird (31x), appointed (3x), gird on (3x), gird up (2x), be afraid (1x), put (1x), restrain (1x), on every side (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 43x
The KJV translates Strong's H2296 in the following manner: gird (31x), appointed (3x), gird on (3x), gird up (2x), be afraid (1x), put (1x), restrain (1x), on every side (1x).
  1. to gird, gird on, gird oneself, put on a belt

    1. (Qal)

      1. to gird

      2. to gird on, bind on

      3. to gird oneself

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
חָגַר châgar, khaw-gar'; a primitive root; to gird on (as a belt, armor, etc.):—be able to put on, be afraid, appointed, gird, restrain, × on every side.
STRONGS H2296: Abbreviations
† [חָגַר] verb gird, gird on, gird oneself (Late Hebrew id., Aramaic חֲגַר; Arabic حَجَرَ hinder, restrain, so Syriac rfgo; Assyrian agâru, surround, in derivatives, DlW 105 ff.; Sabean מחגרת (compare Arabic مَحْجِرً, مَحَاجِر enclosed space, district, etc.), DHM in MV; also proper name, of deity and location חגר, SabDenkm3. 81. 93 CISiv. 1, No. 49 etc.) —
Qal Perfect 3rd person feminine singular חָֽגְרָה Proverbs 31:17; 2nd person masculine singular וְהָגַרְתָּ֫ Exodus 29:9; 3rd person plural חָֽגְרוּ Isaiah 15:3; Lamentations 2:10; וְח׳ consecutive Ezekiel 7:18; Ezekiel 27:31; Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular יָחְגֹּר Leviticus 16:4, וַיַּחְגֹּר Leviticus 8:7 (twice in verse) + 4 times; suffix יַחְגְּרֶ֑הָ Psalm 109:19; 2nd person masculine singular תַּחְגֹּר Psalm 76:11 (but on text see below); 3rd person masculine plural יַחְגְּרוּ Ezekiel 44:18; 2 Samuel 22:46 (but on text of both see below), וַיַּחְגְּרוּ 1 Samuel 25:13; 1 Kings 20:32; 3rd person feminine plural תַּחְגֹּרְנָה Psalm 65:13; 2nd person masculine plural וַתַּחְגְּרוּ Deuteronomy 1:41; Imperative masculine singular חֲגֹּר 2 Kings 4:29; 2 Kings 9:1, חֲגוֺר Psalm 45:4; feminine singular חִגְרִיֿ Jeremiah 6:26; masculine plural חִגְרוּ 1 Samuel 25:13 + 3 times; feminine plural חֲגֹּרְנָה Jeremiah 49:3, compare חֲג֖וֺרָה Isaiah 32:11 (see below); Infinitive cstr. לַחֲגֹר Isaiah 22:12; Participle active. חֹגֵר 1 Kings 20:11; 2 Kings 3:21; passive masculine חָגוּר Judges 18:11 + 5 times; feminine construct חֲגֻרַתֿ Joel 1:8; plural חֲגוּרִים Exodus 12:11; Judges 18:16; חֲגֻרִים Daniel 10:5; —
1. transitive, gird some one, with girdle; with 2 accusative Exodus 29:9; Leviticus 8:13 (both P); passive, girded with ephod (accusative) 1 Samuel 2:18; 2 Samuel 6:14; followed by בְּ Daniel 10:5, with accusative and בְּ, figurative Proverbs 31:17, חגרה בְּעוז מתניה Leviticus 8:7 (twice in verse) (P), with accusative מתנים gird up thy loins, i.e. make ready to go 2 Kings 4:29; 2 Kings 9:1, passive Exodus 12:11 (P); compare probably also חֲג֖וֺרָה עַלחֲֿלָצָ֑יִם Isaiah 32:11 gird upon the loins (2nd accusative omitted); on verb. form as Imperative feminine plural see AE Ki Ew§ 226 a Di Du; > as masculine singular Ol§ 234 a Ges§ 48. 5 Sta§ 591 d§ 20. 12.
2. gird on, bind on (= gird oneself with), a girdle Psalm 109:19 (in simile); so especially with accusative שׂק, שׂקים of mourning Isaiah 15:3; Isaiah 22:12; Lamentations 2:10; Ezekiel 7:18; Ezekiel 27:31; 2 Samuel 3:31; Jeremiah 4:8; Jeremiah 6:26; Jeremiah 49:3; also 1 Kings 20:32 (with accusative שׂק + ב before מתנים); passive, followed by על before object of mourning Joel 1:8 (simile); absolute (שׂק omitted) Joel 1:13 (|| ספדו); followed by חֶרֶד 1 Samuel 25:13 (3 times in verse); Deuteronomy 1:41; Psalm 45:4 חרד על יָרֵךְ ח׳, so Judges 3:16; 1 Samuel 17:39 (followed by accusative + מֵעַל); with accusative of congnate meaning with verb חגורה ח׳ 2 Kings 3:21; absolute 1 Kings 20:11; passive Judges 18:11, 16, 17; 2 Samuel 20:8b (where read חֶרֶב Klo Dr — not We), 2 Samuel 21:16; read perhaps also חָגוּר for חֲגוֺר 2 Samuel 20:8 c, so Klo Dr.
3. intransitive gird oneself, followed by בְּ of thing Leviticus 16:4 (P), so בַיָּ֑זַע לֹא יַח׳ they shall not gird themselves with sweat (?), but strike out Syriac Version Co Sgfr; with accusative of thing (figurative) גִּיל גְּבָעוֺת תַּח׳ Psalm 65:13 with rejoicing the hills gird themselves; compare שְׁאֵרִית חֵמֹת תַּחְ׳ Psalm 76:11 with a remnant (residue) of wraths thou girdest thyself, so Hi Hup De VB; but very doubtful; Greek Version of the LXX Bö Ew read תְּחָגָּ֑ךָ for תַּחגר; Bae Ka omit line as corrupt; compare further Che and critical note — וְיַחְגְּרוּ 2 Samuel 22:46 is text error for וְיַחְרְגוּ, compare || Psalm 18:46; so Now Hup Kit and others.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


12:11; 12:11; 29:9; 29:9


8:7; 8:7; 8:13; 16:4; 16:4


1:41; 1:41


3:16; 18:11; 18:11; 18:16; 18:16; 18:17

1 Samuel

2:18; 17:39; 25:13; 25:13; 25:13

2 Samuel

3:31; 6:14; 20:8; 20:8; 21:16; 22:46; 22:46

1 Kings

20:11; 20:11; 20:32; 20:32

2 Kings

3:21; 3:21; 4:29; 4:29; 9:1; 9:1


18:46; 45:4; 45:4; 65:13; 65:13; 76:11; 76:11; 109:19; 109:19


31:17; 31:17


15:3; 15:3; 22:12; 22:12; 32:11; 32:11


4:8; 6:26; 6:26; 49:3; 49:3


2:10; 2:10


7:18; 7:18; 27:31; 27:31; 44:18


10:5; 10:5


1:8; 1:8; 1:13

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H2296 matches the Hebrew חָגַר (ḥāḡar),
which occurs 44 times in 41 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:11 - And thus shall ye eat it; with your loins girded, H2296 your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and ye shall eat it in haste: it is the LORD'S passover.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 29:9 - And thou shalt gird H2296 them with girdles, Aaron and his sons, and put the bonnets on them: and the priest's office shall be theirs for a perpetual statute: and thou shalt consecrate Aaron and his sons.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 8:7 - And he put upon him the coat, and girded H2296 him with the girdle, and clothed him with the robe, and put the ephod upon him, and he girded H2296 him with the curious girdle of the ephod, and bound it unto him therewith.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 8:13 - And Moses brought Aaron's sons, and put coats upon them, and girded H2296 them with girdles, and put bonnets upon them; as the LORD commanded Moses.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 16:4 - He shall put on the holy linen coat, and he shall have the linen breeches upon his flesh, and shall be girded H2296 with a linen girdle, and with the linen mitre shall he be attired: these are holy garments; therefore shall he wash his flesh in water, and so put them on.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 1:41 - Then ye answered and said unto me, We have sinned against the LORD, we will go up and fight, according to all that the LORD our God commanded us. And when ye had girded H2296 on every man his weapons of war, ye were ready to go up into the hill.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:16 - But Ehud made him a dagger which had two edges, of a cubit length; and he did gird H2296 it under his raiment upon his right thigh.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 18:11 - And there went from thence of the family of the Danites, out of Zorah and out of Eshtaol, six hundred men appointed H2296 with weapons of war.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 18:16 - And the six hundred men appointed H2296 with their weapons of war, which were of the children of Dan, stood by the entering of the gate.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 18:17 - And the five men that went to spy out the land went up, and came in thither, and took the graven image, and the ephod, and the teraphim, and the molten image: and the priest stood in the entering of the gate with the six hundred men that were appointed H2296 with weapons of war.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:18 - But Samuel ministered before the LORD, being a child, girded H2296 with a linen ephod.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:39 - And David girded H2296 his sword upon his armour, and he assayed to go; for he had not proved it. And David said unto Saul, I cannot go with these; for I have not proved them. And David put them off him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 25:13 - And David said unto his men, Gird ye on H2296 every man his sword. And they girded on H2296 every man his sword; and David also girded on H2296 his sword: and there went up after David about four hundred men; and two hundred abode by the stuff.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:31 - And David said to Joab, and to all the people that were with him, Rend your clothes, and gird H2296 you with sackcloth, and mourn before Abner. And king David himself followed the bier.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 6:14 - And David danced before the LORD with all his might; and David was girded H2296 with a linen ephod.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 20:8 - When they were at the great stone which is in Gibeon, Amasa went before them. And Joab's garment that he had put on was girded H2296 unto him, and upon it a girdle with a sword fastened upon his loins in the sheath thereof; and as he went forth it fell out.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 21:16 - And Ishbibenob, which was of the sons of the giant, the weight of whose spear weighed three hundred shekels of brass in weight, he being girded H2296 with a new sword, thought to have slain David.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:46 - Strangers shall fade away, and they shall be afraid H2296 out of their close places.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 20:11 - And the king of Israel answered and said, Tell him, Let not him that girdeth H2296 on his harness boast himself as he that putteth it off.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 20:32 - So they girded H2296 sackcloth on their loins, and put ropes on their heads, and came to the king of Israel, and said, Thy servant Benhadad saith, I pray thee, let me live. And he said, Is he yet alive? he is my brother.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 3:21 - And when all the Moabites heard that the kings were come up to fight against them, they gathered all that were able to put H2296 on armour, and upward, and stood in the border.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 4:29 - Then he said to Gehazi, Gird up H2296 thy loins, and take my staff in thine hand, and go thy way: if thou meet any man, salute him not; and if any salute thee, answer him not again: and lay my staff upon the face of the child.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 9:1 - And Elisha the prophet called one of the children of the prophets, and said unto him, Gird up H2296 thy loins, and take this box of oil in thine hand, and go to Ramothgilead:
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:3 - Gird H2296 thy sword upon thy thigh, O most mighty, with thy glory and thy majesty.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 65:12 - They drop upon the pastures of the wilderness: and the little hills rejoice on every side. H2296
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 76:10 - Surely the wrath of man shall praise thee: the remainder of wrath shalt thou restrain. H2296
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:19 - Let it be unto him as the garment which covereth him, and for a girdle wherewith he is girded H2296 continually.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 31:17 - She girdeth H2296 her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 15:3 - In their streets they shall gird H2296 themselves with sackcloth: on the tops of their houses, and in their streets, every one shall howl, weeping abundantly.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 22:12 - And in that day did the Lord GOD of hosts call to weeping, and to mourning, and to baldness, and to girding H2296 with sackcloth:
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 32:11 - Tremble, ye women that are at ease; be troubled, ye careless ones: strip you, and make you bare, and gird sackcloth upon your loins.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 4:8 - For this gird H2296 you with sackcloth, lament and howl: for the fierce anger of the LORD is not turned back from us.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 6:26 - O daughter of my people, gird H2296 thee with sackcloth, and wallow thyself in ashes: make thee mourning, as for an only son, most bitter lamentation: for the spoiler shall suddenly come upon us.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 49:3 - Howl, O Heshbon, for Ai is spoiled: cry, ye daughters of Rabbah, gird H2296 you with sackcloth; lament, and run to and fro by the hedges; for their king shall go into captivity, and his priests and his princes together.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 2:10 - The elders of the daughter of Zion sit upon the ground, and keep silence: they have cast up dust upon their heads; they have girded H2296 themselves with sackcloth: the virgins of Jerusalem hang down their heads to the ground.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 7:18 - They shall also gird H2296 themselves with sackcloth, and horror shall cover them; and shame shall be upon all faces, and baldness upon all their heads.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:31 - And they shall make themselves utterly bald for thee, and gird H2296 them with sackcloth, and they shall weep for thee with bitterness of heart and bitter wailing.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 44:18 - They shall have linen bonnets upon their heads, and shall have linen breeches upon their loins; they shall not gird H2296 themselves with any thing that causeth sweat.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 10:5 - Then I lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and behold a certain man clothed in linen, whose loins were girded H2296 with fine gold of Uphaz:
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 1:8 - Lament like a virgin girded H2296 with sackcloth for the husband of her youth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 1:13 - Gird H2296 yourselves, and lament, ye priests: howl, ye ministers of the altar: come, lie all night in sackcloth, ye ministers of my God: for the meat offering and the drink offering is withholden from the house of your God.
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