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Lexicon :: Strong's H2296 - ḥāḡar

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Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root
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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 - ‘Now you shall eat it in this way: with your garment [fn]belted H2296 around H2296 your waist, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and you shall eat it in a hurry—it is the LORD’S Passover.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 29:9 - “And you shall wrap H2296 their waists H2296 with sashes, Aaron and his sons, and fit [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 8:7 - Then he put the tunic on [fn]Aaron and wrapped H2296 his waist H2296 with the sash, and clothed him with the robe and put the ephod on him; and he wrapped H2296 his waist H2296 with the artistic band of the ephod, [fn]with which he fitted it to him.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 8:13 - Next Moses had Aaron’s sons come near, and he clothed them with tunics and wrapped H2296 their waists H2296 with sashes, and bound [fn]caps on them, just as the LORD had commanded Moses.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 16:4 - “He shall put on the holy linen tunic, and the linen undergarments shall be next to his [fn]body, and he shall be wrapped H2296 about H2296 the H2296 waist H2296 with the linen sash and the linen turban wound around his forehead (these are holy garments). He shall bathe his [fn]body in water and put them on.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 1:41 - “Then you replied to me, ‘We have sinned against the LORD; we ourselves will go up and fight, just as the LORD our God commanded us.’ And every man of you strapped H2296 on H2296 his weapons of war, and you viewed it as easy to go up into the hill country.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:16 - Now Ehud made himself a sword which had two edges, a cubit in length, and he strapped H2296 it on his right thigh under his cloak.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 18:11 - Then from the family of the Danites, from Zorah and from Eshtaol, six hundred men armed H2296 with weapons of war set out.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 18:16 - Meanwhile, the six hundred men armed H2296 with their weapons of war, who were of the sons of Dan, were positioned at the entrance of the gate.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 18:17 - Now the five men who went to spy out the land went up and entered there; they took the carved image, the ephod, the [fn]household idols, and the cast metal image, while the priest was standing at the entrance of the gate with the six hundred men armed H2296 with weapons of war.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:18 - Now Samuel was ministering before the LORD, as a boy wearing H2296 a linen ephod.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:39 - And David strapped H2296 on H2296 his sword over his military attire and struggled at walking, for he had not trained with the armor. So David said to Saul, “I cannot go with these, because I have not trained with them.” And David took them [fn]off.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 25:13 - Then David said to his men, “Each of you strap H2296 on H2296 his sword.” So each man strapped H2296 on H2296 his sword. And David also strapped H2296 on H2296 his sword, and about four hundred men went up behind David, while two hundred stayed with the baggage.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:31 - Then David said to Joab and to all the people who were with him, “Tear your clothes and put H2296 on H2296 sackcloth, and mourn before Abner.” And King David walked behind the bier.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 6:14 - And David was dancing before the LORD with all his strength, and David was wearing H2296 a linen ephod.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 20:8 - When they were at the large stone which is in Gibeon, Amasa came [fn]to meet them. Now Joab was dressed H2296 in his military attire, and over it he had a belt with a sword in its sheath strapped on at his waist; and as he went forward, it fell out.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 21:16 - Then Ishbi-benob, who was among the descendants of the [fn]giant, the weight of whose spear was [fn]three hundred shekels of bronze in weight, [fn]had strapped H2296 on H2296 a new sword, and he [fn]intended to kill David.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:46 - “Foreigners lose heart,
And [fn]come trembling out of their fortresses.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 20:11 - Then the king of Israel replied, “Tell him, ‘He who straps H2296 on H2296 his weapons had better not boast like one who takes them off.’”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 20:32 - So they put H2296 sackcloth [fn]around their waists and ropes on their heads, and came to the king of Israel and said, “Your servant Ben-hadad says, ‘Please let [fn]me live.’” And Ahab said, “Is he still alive? He is my brother.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 3:21 - Now all the Moabites heard that the kings had come up to fight against them. And all who were able to [fn]put H2296 on H2296 armor and older were summoned and they took their positions on the border.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 4:29 - Then he said to Gehazi, “[fn]Get H2296 ready H2296 and take my staff in your hand, and go; if you meet anyone, do not [fn]greet him, and if anyone [fn]greets you, do not reply to him. And lay my staff on the boy’s face.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 9:1 - Now Elisha the prophet summoned one of the sons of the prophets and said to him, “[fn]Get H2296 ready H2296 and take this flask of oil in your hand, and go to Ramoth-gilead.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:3 - Strap H2296 Your sword on Your thigh, [fn]Mighty One,
In Your splendor and majesty!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 65:12 - The pastures of the wilderness drip,
And the hills encircle H2296 themselves with rejoicing.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 76:10 - For the [fn]wrath of mankind shall praise You;
You will encircle H2296 Yourself with a remnant of wrath.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:19 - May it be to him as a garment with which he covers himself,
And as a belt which he constantly wears H2296 around H2296 himself.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 31:17 - She surrounds H2296 her waist with strength
And makes her arms strong.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 15:3 - In their streets they have put H2296 on H2296 sackcloth;
On their housetops and in their public squares
Everyone is wailing, [fn]overcome with weeping.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 22:12 - Therefore on that day the Lord [fn]GOD of armies called you to weeping, to wailing,
To shaving the head, and to wearing H2296 sackcloth.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 32:11 - Tremble, you women who are at ease;
Be troubled, you complacent daughters;
Strip, undress, and put H2296 sackcloth on your waist,
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 4:8 - “For this, put H2296 on H2296 sackcloth,
Mourn and wail;
For the fierce anger of the LORD
Has not turned away from us.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 6:26 - Daughter of my people, put H2296 on H2296 sackcloth
And roll in ashes;
[fn]Mourn as for an only son,
A most bitter mourning.
For suddenly the destroyer
Will come against us.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 49:3 - “Wail, Heshbon, for Ai has been destroyed!
Cry out, daughters of Rabbah,
Put H2296 on H2296 sackcloth and mourn,
And move about inside the walls;
For [fn]Malcam will go into exile
Together with his priests and his leaders.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 2:10 - The elders of the daughter of Zion
Sit on the ground and [fn]are silent.
They have thrown dust on their heads;
They have put H2296 on H2296 sackcloth.
The virgins of Jerusalem
Have bowed their heads to the ground.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 7:18 - ‘They will put H2296 on H2296 sackcloth and shuddering will overwhelm them; and shame will be on all faces, and a [fn]bald patch on all their heads.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:31 - “Also they will shave themselves bald for you
And put H2296 on H2296 sackcloth;
And they will weep for you in bitterness of soul
With bitter mourning.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 44:18 - “Linen turbans shall be on their heads and linen undergarments shall be around their waists; they shall not put H2296 on H2296 anything that makes them sweat.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 10:5 - I raised my eyes and looked, and behold, there was a man dressed in linen, whose waist had H2296 a H2296 belt H2296 of pure gold of Uphaz.
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 1:8 - Wail like a virgin clothed H2296 with sackcloth
For the groom of her youth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 1:13 - Put H2296 on H2296 sackcloth
And mourn, you priests;
Wail, you ministers of the altar!
Come, spend the night in sackcloth,
You ministers of my God,
For the grain offering and the drink offering
Have been withheld from the house of your God.
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