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Lexicon :: Strong's H232 - 'ēzôr

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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TWOT Reference: 59a

Strong’s Definitions

אֵזוֹר ʼêzôwr, ay-zore'; from H246; something girt; a belt, also a band:—girdle.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 14x

The KJV translates Strong's H232 in the following manner: girdle(s) (14x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 14x
The KJV translates Strong's H232 in the following manner: girdle(s) (14x).
  1. waist-cloth, the innermost piece of clothing

    1. of God's power over kings (fig.)

    2. of faithfulness (metaph)

  2. waistband

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
אֵזוֹר ʼêzôwr, ay-zore'; from H246; something girt; a belt, also a band:—girdle.
STRONGS H232: Abbreviations
אֵזוֺר noun masculineIsaiah 5:27 waistcloth (Late Hebrew id., Arabic إِزَارً, compare RSJQ Jan. 1892, 289 ff.) — א׳ absolute Job 12:18 + 8 times; construct 2 Kings 1:8 + 4 times; — of skin 2 Kings 1:8 (prophet.); of linen Jeremiah 13:1 (see Che) compare Jeremiah 13:2; Jeremiah 13:4; Jeremiah 13:6; Jeremiah 13:7; Jeremiah 13:7; Jeremiah 13:10; Jeremiah 13:11 (symbolic of Israel & Judah cleaving to י׳); of Assyrian warriors' waistcloth,'girdle of loins' Isaiah 5:27; in wall-images of Chaldeans, בְּמָתְנַיִם חֲגוֺרֵי א׳ Ezekiel 23:15 (compare 2 Kings 1:18 see below אָזַר) so figurative of Yahweh's power over kings וַיֶּאְסֹר אֵזוֺר בְּמָתְנֵיהֶם Job 12:18 (א׳ = fetter, compare Di; but according to RSl.c. reference to slaves' garment); metaphor of righteousness & faithfulness Isaiah 11:5 (twice in verse) (מָתְנָיו א׳, חֲלָּצָיו א׳).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

2 Kings

1:8; 1:8; 1:18


12:18; 12:18


5:27; 5:27; 11:5


13:1; 13:2; 13:4; 13:6; 13:7; 13:7; 13:10; 13:11




Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H232 matches the Hebrew אֵזוֹר ('ēzôr),
which occurs 14 times in 12 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 1:8 - They [fn]answered him, “He was a hairy man with a leather girdle H232 [fn]bound about his loins.” And he said, “It is Elijah the Tishbite.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:18 - “He loosens the [fn]bond of kings
And binds their loins with a girdle. H232
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:27 - No one in it is weary or stumbles,
None slumbers or sleeps;
Nor is the belt H232 at its waist undone,
Nor its sandal strap broken.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 11:5 - Also righteousness will be the belt H232 about His loins,
And faithfulness the belt H232 about His waist.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 13:1 - Thus the LORD said to me, “Go and buy yourself a linen waistband H232 and put it around your waist, but do not put it in water.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 13:2 - So I bought the waistband H232 in accordance with the word of the LORD and put it around my waist.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 13:4 - “Take the waistband H232 that you have bought, which is around your waist, and arise, go to [fn]the Euphrates and hide it there in a crevice of the rock.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 13:6 - After many days the LORD said to me, “Arise, go to the Euphrates and take from there the waistband H232 which I commanded you to hide there.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 13:7 - Then I went to the Euphrates and dug, and I took the waistband H232 from the place where I had hidden it; and lo, the waistband H232 was ruined, it was totally worthless.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 13:10 - ‘This wicked people, who refuse to listen to My words, who walk in the stubbornness of their hearts and have gone after other gods to serve them and to bow down to them, let them be just like this waistband H232 which is totally worthless.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 13:11 - ‘For as the waistband H232 clings to the waist of a man, so I made the whole household of Israel and the whole household of Judah cling to Me,’ declares the LORD, ‘that they might be for Me a people, for [fn]renown, for praise and for glory; but they did not listen.’
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 23:15 - girded with belts H232 on their loins, with flowing turbans on their heads, all of them looking like officers, [fn]like the [fn]Babylonians in Chaldea, the land of their birth.
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