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Lexicon :: Strong's H2296 - ḥāḡar

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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 manner: with your loins girded, H2296 your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and you shall eat it in haste—it is the LORDS Passover.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 29:9 - “You shall gird H2296 them with sashes, Aaron and his sons, and bind [fn]caps on them, and they shall have the priesthood by a perpetual statute. So you shall [fn]ordain Aaron and his sons.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 8:7 - He put the tunic on him and girded H2296 him with the sash, and clothed him with the robe and put the ephod on him; and he girded H2296 him with the artistic band of the ephod, [fn]with which he tied it to him.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 8:13 - Next Moses had Aaron’s sons come near and clothed them with tunics, and girded H2296 them 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 girded H2296 with the linen sash and attired with the linen turban (these are holy garments). Then he shall bathe his [fn]body in water and put them on.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 1:41 - “Then you said to me, ‘We have sinned against the LORD; we will indeed go up and fight, just as the LORD our God commanded us.’ And every man of you girded H2296 on his weapons of war, and regarded it as easy to go up into the hill country.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:16 - Ehud made himself a sword which had two edges, a cubit in length, and he bound 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 - The six hundred men armed H2296 with their weapons of war, who were of the sons of Dan, stood by 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, and took the graven image and the ephod and [fn]household idols and the molten image, while the priest stood by 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 [fn]wearing H2296 a linen ephod.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:39 - David girded H2296 his sword over his armor and tried to walk, for he had not tested them. So David said to Saul, “I cannot go with these, for I have not tested them.” And David took them [fn]off.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 25:13 - David said to his men, “Each of you gird H2296 on his sword.” So each man girded H2296 on his sword. And David also girded H2296 on 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 gird H2296 on sackcloth and lament before Abner.” And King David walked behind the bier.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 6:14 - And David was dancing before the LORD with all his might, and David was [fn]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 [fn]dressed H2296 in his military attire, and over it was a belt with a sword in its sheath fastened 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 three hundred shekels of bronze in weight, [fn]was girded H2296 with a new sword, and he [fn]intended to kill David.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:46 - “Foreigners [fn]lose heart,
And [fn]come H2296 trembling H2296 out of their [fn]fortresses.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 20:11 - Then the king of Israel replied, “Tell him, ‘Let not him who girds H2296 on his armor boast like him who takes 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, “Your servant Ben-hadad says, ‘Please let me live.’” And he 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 armor and older were summoned and stood on the border.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 4:29 - Then he said to Gehazi, “Gird H2296 up your loins and take my staff in your hand, and go your way; if you meet any man, do not salute him, and if anyone salutes you, do not answer him; and lay my staff on the lad’s face.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 9:1 - Now Elisha the prophet called one of the sons of the prophets and said to him, “Gird H2296 up your loins, and take this flask of oil in your hand and go to Ramoth-gilead.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:3 - Gird H2296 Your sword on Your thigh, O [fn]Mighty One,
In Your splendor and Your majesty!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 65:12 - The pastures of the wilderness drip,
And the hills gird H2296 themselves with rejoicing.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 76:10 - For the [fn]wrath of man shall praise You;
With a remnant of wrath You will gird H2296 Yourself.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:19 - Let it be to him as a garment with which he covers himself,
And for a belt with which he constantly girds H2296 himself.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 31:17 - She girds H2296 [fn]herself with strength
And makes her arms strong.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 15:3 - In their streets they have girded H2296 themselves with sackcloth;
On their housetops and in their squares
Everyone is wailing, [fn]dissolved in tears.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 22:12 - Therefore in that day the Lord [fn]GOD of hosts 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 sackcloth,
Lament and wail;
For the fierce anger of the LORD
Has not turned back from us.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 6:26 - O daughter of my people, put H2296 on sackcloth
And roll in ashes;
[fn]Mourn as for an only son,
A lamentation most bitter.
For suddenly the destroyer
Will come upon us.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 49:3 - “Wail, O Heshbon, for Ai has been destroyed!
Cry out, O daughters of Rabbah,
Gird H2296 yourselves H2296 with sackcloth and lament,
And rush back and forth inside the walls;
For [fn]Malcam will go into exile
Together with his priests and his princes.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 2:10 - The elders of the daughter of Zion
Sit on the ground, they are silent.
They have thrown dust on their heads;
They have girded H2296 themselves with sackcloth.
The virgins of Jerusalem
Have bowed their heads to the ground.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 7:18 - ‘They will gird H2296 themselves with sackcloth and shuddering will overwhelm them; and shame will be on all faces and baldness on all their heads.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:31 - “Also they will make themselves bald for you
And gird H2296 themselves with 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 on their loins; they shall not gird H2296 themselves with anything which makes them sweat.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 10:5 - I lifted my eyes and looked, and behold, there was a certain man dressed in linen, whose waist was girded H2296 with a belt of pure gold of Uphaz.
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 1:8 - Wail like a virgin girded H2296 with sackcloth
For the bridegroom of her youth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 1:13 - Gird H2296 yourselves H2296 with sackcloth
And lament, O priests;
Wail, O ministers of the altar!
Come, spend the night in sackcloth
O ministers of my God,
For the grain offering and the drink offering
Are withheld from the house of your God.
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