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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 - indeed I will greatly bless you, and I will greatly multiply your [fn]seed as the stars of the heavens and as the sand H2344, which is on the seashore; and your [fn]seed shall possess the gate of [fn]their enemies.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:12 - “For You said, ‘I will assuredly [fn]make you prosper and make your [fn]descendants as the sand H2344 of the sea, which is too great to be counted.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:49 - Joseph stored up grain [fn]in great abundance like the sand H2344 of the sea, until he stopped [fn]measuring it, for it was [fn]beyond measure.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:12 - So he [fn]looked this way and that, and when he saw that there was no one around, he struck and killed the Egyptian, and hid [fn]his body in the sand H2344.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 33:19 - “They will call peoples to the mountain;
There they will offer righteous sacrifices;
For they will [fn]draw out the abundance of the seas,
And the hidden treasures of the sand H2344.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 11:4 - Then they came out, they and all their armies with them, as many people as the sand H2344 that is on the seashore, with very many horses and chariots.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 7:12 - Now the Midianites, the Amalekites, and all the [fn]people of the east were lying in the valley as numerous as locusts; and their camels were without number, as numerous as the sand H2344 on the seashore.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 13:5 - Now the Philistines assembled to fight with Israel, thirty thousand chariots and six thousand horsemen, and people like the sand H2344 which is on the seashore in abundance; and they came up and camped in Michmash, east of Beth-aven.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 17:11 - “But I advise that all Israel be fully gathered to you, from Dan even to Beersheba, like the sand H2344 that is by the sea in abundance; and that [fn]you personally go into battle.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 4:20 - Judah and Israel were as numerous as the sand H2344 that is on the [fn]seashore in abundance; they were eating, drinking, and rejoicing.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 4:29 - Now God gave Solomon wisdom and very great discernment and breadth of [fn]mind, like the sand H2344 that is on the seashore.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:3 - “For then it would be heavier than the sand H2344 of the seas;
For that reason my words have been rash.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:18 - “Then I [fn]thought, ‘I will die with my [fn]family,
And I will multiply my days as the sand H2344.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:27 - When He rained meat upon them like the dust,
Even winged fowl like the sand H2344 of the seas,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:18 - Were I to count them, they would outnumber the sand H2344.
When I awake, I am still with You.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:3 - A stone is heavy and the sand H2344 weighty,
But the provocation of a fool is heavier than both of them.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 10:22 - For though your people, Israel, may be like the sand H2344 of the sea,
Only a remnant within them will return;
A destruction is determined, overflowing with righteousness.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 48:19 - “Your [fn]descendants would have been like the sand H2344,
And [fn]your offspring like its grains;
Their name would never be eliminated or destroyed from My presence.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 5:22 - ‘Do you not fear Me?’ declares the LORD.
‘Do you not tremble in My presence?
For I have placed the sand H2344 as a boundary for the sea,
An eternal limit, and it will not cross over it.
Though the waves toss, they cannot prevail;
Though they roar, they will not cross over it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 15:8 - “Their widows will be more numerous before Me
Than the sand H2344 of the seas;
I will bring against them, against the mother of a young man,
A destroyer at noon;
I will suddenly bring down on her
Shock and horror.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 33:22 - ‘As the heavenly [fn]lights cannot be counted, and the sand H2344 of the sea cannot be measured, so I will multiply the [fn]descendants of My servant David and the Levites who serve Me.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 1:10 - [fn]Yet the number of the sons of Israel
Will be like the sand H2344 of the sea,
Which cannot be measured or counted;
And in the place
Where it is said to them,
“You are not My people,”
It will be said to them,
You are the sons of the living God.”
Unchecked Copy BoxHab 1:9 - “All of them come for violence.
[fn]Their horde of faces moves forward.
They gather captives like sand H2344.
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