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Lexicon :: Strong's H2344 - ḥôl

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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TWOT Reference: 623a

Strong’s Definitions

חוֹל chôwl, khole; from H2342; sand (as round or whirling particles):—sand.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 23x

The KJV translates Strong's H2344 in the following manner: sand (23x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 23x
The KJV translates Strong's H2344 in the following manner: sand (23x).
  1. sand

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
חוֹל chôwl, khole; from H2342; sand (as round or whirling particles):—sand.
STRONGS H2344: Abbreviations
חוֺל noun masculineHos 2:1 sand (perhaps as turning or whirling; otherwise explained by Sta, see below חֲוִילָה; Late Hebrew id., Aramaic חָלָא, Hxo) — ח׳ absolute Genesis 22:17 + 15 times; construct Genesis 32:13 + 6 times; — sand Exodus 2:12 (E); set as bound for sea Jeremiah 5:22; שְׂפֻנֵי טמוני ח׳ Deuteronomy 33:19 hidden treasures of sand, poetic for glass (regarded as mysteriously produced out of sand, see Di and references);
a. usually sand of seashore, simile of numberlessness, vastness, so of Abraham's seed Genesis 22:17 (J; compare Genesis 15:5); Jacob's Genesis 32:13 (E) of a host Joshua 11:4 (JE), Judges 7:12; 1 Samuel 13:5; 2 Samuel 17:11; a people 1 Kings 4:20; Hosea 2:1; Isaiah 10:22; Isaiah 48:19 (|| וְצֶאֱצָאֵי מֶעֶיךָ כִּמְעֹתָ֑יו), Jeremiah 33:22; Habakkuk 1:9; of corn gathered by Joseph Genesis 41:49; of days of Job Job 29:18 (on interpretation = phoenix, see Di); of birds עוף כנף (i.e. quails) Psalm 78:27 (|| כֶּעָפָר); of vast extent of Solomon's wisdom 1 Kings 5:9.
b. in compare, more than the sand Jeremiah 15:8 (widows of Judah); thoughts of God Psalm 139:18.
c. of weight (in balances), metaphor of Job's vexation (כַּעַשׂ) Job 6:3 heavier than the sand, compare וְנֵטֶל הַחוֺל Proverbs 27:3 (|| כֹּבֶד אֶבֶן), said of כַּעַס אֱוִיל. — Combinations are: כח׳ אשׁר על שׂפת הים Genesis 22:17; Joshua 11:4; 1 Samuel 13:5; 1 Kings 5:9; הַיָּם כח׳ Genesis 32:13; Genesis 41:49; Isaiah 10:22; Hosea 2:1 (+ אשׁר לא יִמַּד ולא יִסָּפֵר); הַיָּם ח׳ Jeremiah 33:22; שֶׁעַלשֿׂפת הים לרב כח׳ Judges 7:12; אשׁרעֿלהֿים לרב כח׳ 2 Samuel 17:11; 1 Kings 4:20; (מ)חול יַמִּים Job 6:3; Psalm 78:27; Jeremiah 15:8.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


15:5; 22:17; 22:17; 22:17; 32:13; 32:13; 32:13; 41:49; 41:49






11:4; 11:4


7:12; 7:12

1 Samuel

13:5; 13:5

2 Samuel

17:11; 17:11

1 Kings

4:20; 4:20; 5:9; 5:9


6:3; 6:3; 29:18


78:27; 78:27; 139:18




10:22; 10:22; 48:19


5:22; 15:8; 15:8; 33:22; 33:22


2:1; 2:1; 2:1




Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H2344 matches the Hebrew חוֹל (ḥôl),
which occurs 23 times in 23 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:17 - That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand H2344 which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:12 - And thou saidst, I will surely do thee good, and make thy seed as the sand H2344 of the sea, which cannot be numbered for multitude.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:49 - And Joseph gathered corn as the sand H2344 of the sea, very much, until he left numbering; for it was without number.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:12 - And he looked this way and that way, and when he saw that there was no man, he slew the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand. H2344
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 33:19 - They shall call the people unto the mountain; there they shall offer sacrifices of righteousness: for they shall suck of the abundance of the seas, and of treasures hid in the sand. H2344
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 11:4 - And they went out, they and all their hosts with them, much people, even as the sand H2344 that is upon the sea shore in multitude, with horses and chariots very many.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 7:12 - And the Midianites and the Amalekites and all the children of the east lay along in the valley like grasshoppers for multitude; and their camels were without number, as the sand H2344 by the sea side for multitude.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 13:5 - And the Philistines gathered themselves together to fight with Israel, thirty thousand chariots, and six thousand horsemen, and people as the sand H2344 which is on the sea shore in multitude: and they came up, and pitched in Michmash, eastward from Bethaven.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 17:11 - Therefore I counsel that all Israel be generally gathered unto thee, from Dan even to Beersheba, as the sand H2344 that is by the sea for multitude; and that thou go to battle in thine own person.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 4:20 - Judah and Israel were many, as the sand H2344 which is by the sea in multitude, eating and drinking, and making merry.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 4:29 - And God gave Solomon wisdom and understanding exceeding much, and largeness of heart, even as the sand H2344 that is on the sea shore.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:3 - For now it would be heavier than the sand H2344 of the sea: therefore my words are swallowed up.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:18 - Then I said, I shall die in my nest, and I shall multiply my days as the sand. H2344
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:27 - He rained flesh also upon them as dust, and feathered fowls like as the sand H2344 of the sea:
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:18 - If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: H2344 when I awake, I am still with thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:3 - A stone is heavy, and the sand H2344 weighty; but a fool's wrath is heavier than them both.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 10:22 - For though thy people Israel be as the sand H2344 of the sea, yet a remnant of them shall return: the consumption decreed shall overflow with righteousness.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 48:19 - Thy seed also had been as the sand, H2344 and the offspring of thy bowels like the gravel thereof; his name should not have been cut off nor destroyed from before me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 5:22 - Fear ye not me? saith the LORD: will ye not tremble at my presence, which have placed the sand H2344 for the bound of the sea by a perpetual decree, that it cannot pass it: and though the waves thereof toss themselves, yet can they not prevail; though they roar, yet can they not pass over it?
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 15:8 - Their widows are increased to me above the sand H2344 of the seas: I have brought upon them against the mother of the young men a spoiler at noonday: I have caused him to fall upon it suddenly, and terrors upon the city.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 33:22 - As the host of heaven cannot be numbered, neither the sand H2344 of the sea measured: so will I multiply the seed of David my servant, and the Levites that minister unto me.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 1:10 - Yet the number of the children of Israel shall be as the sand H2344 of the sea, which cannot be measured nor numbered; and it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people, there it shall be said unto them, Ye are the sons of the living God.
Unchecked Copy BoxHab 1:9 - They shall come all for violence: their faces shall sup up as the east wind, and they shall gather the captivity as the sand. H2344
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