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Lexicon :: Strong's H2389 - ḥāzāq

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TWOT Reference: 636a

Strong’s Definitions

חָזָק châzâq, khaw-zawk'; from H2388; strong (usu. in a bad sense, hard, bold, violent):—harder, hottest, impudent, loud, mighty, sore, stiff(-hearted), strong(-er).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 56x

The KJV translates Strong's H2389 in the following manner: strong (26x), mighty (20x), sore (3x), stronger (2x), harder (1x), hottest (1x), impudent (1x), loud (1x), stiffhearted (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 56x
The KJV translates Strong's H2389 in the following manner: strong (26x), mighty (20x), sore (3x), stronger (2x), harder (1x), hottest (1x), impudent (1x), loud (1x), stiffhearted (1x).
  1. strong, stout, mighty

    1. strong

      1. severe, sharp, hot

      2. firm, hard

    2. a strong one (subst)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
חָזָק châzâq, khaw-zawk'; from H2388; strong (usu. in a bad sense, hard, bold, violent):—harder, hottest, impudent, loud, mighty, sore, stiff(-hearted), strong(-er).
STRONGS H2389: Abbreviations
חָזָק adjective strong, stout, mighty; — ח׳ Exodus 10:19 + 18 times; feminine חֲזָקָה Exodus 3:19 + 31 times + Ezekiel 3:14 (Co for MT verb 3rd person feminine singular); plural חֲזָקִים Judges 18:25 + 2 times; construct חִזְקֵי Ezekiel 2:4 (strike out Co. see below) Ezekiel 3:7; —
1. strong:
a. of men, rarely predicate Numbers 13:18 (opposed to רָפֶה), Numbers 13:31 (comparative with מִן), Joshua 14:11; Joshua 17:18 (all J E), Judges 18:26 (comparative with מִן); also of גֹּאֲלָם Jeremiah 50:34; Proverbs 23:11; of hand of י׳ Joshua 4:24 (D), so Ezekiel 3:14 Greek Version of the LXX Co (see above and חָזַק Qal 3); compare of Tyre הָֽיְתָה חֲזָקָה בַּיָּם Ezekiel 26:17 (strike out B Co).
b. usually attributive; of ram of Pharaoh Ezekiel 30:22 (opposed to נִשְׁבָּ֑רֶת); especially of hand of י׳ in delivering Israel from Egypt, Exodus 3:19 (gloss ? see Di), Exodus 6:1 (twice in verse); Exodus 13:9 (all J), Deuteronomy 6:21; Deuteronomy 7:8; Deuteronomy 9:26; Daniel 9:15; in wonders done by agency of Moses Deuteronomy 34:12; also בְּכֹחַ גָּדוֺל וּבְיָד חֲזָקָה Exodus 31:11(JE), compare Nehemiah 1:10, but oftener ביד חזקה וּבִזְרוֺעַ נְטוּיָה Deuteronomy 4:34; Deuteronomy 5:15; Deuteronomy 7:19; Deuteronomy 11:2; Deuteronomy 26:6; Jeremiah 32:21; Psalm 136:12; of control of enemies and deliverance from exile Ezekiel 20:33, 34; more generally Deuteronomy 3:24 (|| גָּדְלְךָ), 1 Kings 8:42 2 Chronicles 6:32; of י׳'s opposition to Zedekiah Jeremiah 21:5; once of Edom, opposed to Israel בעם כבד וביד חזקה Numbers 20:20 (JE).
c. of sword of י׳ Isaiah 27:1 (|| הַקָּשָׁה וְהַגְּדוֺלָה), of wind Exodus 10:19 (J), 1 Kings 19:11; sound of trumpet (= loud) Exodus 19:16 (E).
d. severe, sharp, hot, of war 1 Samuel 14:52 (predicate), battle 2 Samuel 11:15, sickness 1 Kings 17:17 (predicate), famine 1 Kings 18:2.
e. firm, hard, of face, פנים Ezekiel 3:8, forehead, מֵצַח Ezekiel 3:8; adamant, simile of forehead Ezekiel 3:9 (comparative, with מִן); of sky Job 37:18 (predicate) in plural construct לֵב ח׳ Ezekiel 2:4 hard of heart (|| קְשֵׁי פָנִים) but omitted by B Co, מֵֿצַח ח׳ Ezekiel 3:7 hard (= impudent) of forehead (|| קְשֵׁילֵֿב).
2. as substantive, a strong one, of י׳ (בְּחָזָק, as, in the character of, a strong one) Isaiah 40:10; of י׳'s agent Isaiah 28:2 (|| אַמִּץ); see also וְחָזָק לאֹ יְאַמֵּץ כֹחוֺ Amos 2:14; with מִן compare= one too strong for Jeremiah 31:11; Psalm 35:10. In Ezekiel 34:16 MT uses הח׳ in bad sense (|| הִשְּׁמֵנָה), Greek Version of the LXX Co, with different text, in good sense (see VB).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


3:19; 3:19; 6:1; 10:19; 10:19; 13:9; 19:16; 31:11


13:18; 13:31; 20:20


3:24; 4:34; 5:15; 6:21; 7:8; 7:19; 9:26; 11:2; 26:6; 34:12


4:24; 14:11; 17:18


18:25; 18:26

1 Samuel


2 Samuel


1 Kings

8:42; 17:17; 18:2; 19:11

2 Chronicles







35:10; 136:12




27:1; 28:2; 40:10


21:5; 31:11; 32:21; 50:34


2:4; 2:4; 3:7; 3:7; 3:8; 3:8; 3:9; 3:14; 3:14; 20:33; 20:34; 26:17; 30:22; 34:16






Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H2389 matches the Hebrew חָזָק (ḥāzāq),
which occurs 56 times in 54 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 2 (Exo 3:19–Eze 26:17)

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 3:19 - “But I know that the king of Egypt will not give you permission to go, except by a strong H2389 hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 6:1 -

Then Yahweh said to Moses, “Now you shall see what I will do to Pharaoh; for by a strong H2389 hand he will let them go, and by a strong H2389 hand he will drive them out of his land.”

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:19 - So Yahweh changed the wind to a very strong H2389 west wind which took up the locusts and drove them into the [fn]Red Sea; not one locust remained in all the territory of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 13:9 - “And it will be as a sign to you on your hand and as a memorial between your eyes, that the law of Yahweh may be in your mouth; for with a strong H2389 hand Yahweh brought you out of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 19:16 -

So it happened on the third day, when it was morning, that there were [fn]thunder and lightning flashes and a [fn]thick cloud upon the mountain and a very loud H2389 trumpet sound, so that all the people who were in the camp trembled.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:11 -

Then Moses entreated [fn]the favor of Yahweh his God and said, “O Yahweh, why does Your anger burn against Your people whom You have brought out of the land of Egypt with great power and with a strong H2389 hand?

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 13:18 - “And see what the land is like, and whether the people who live in it are strong H2389 or weak, whether they are few or many.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 13:31 - But the men who had gone up with him said, “We are not able to go up against the people, for they are too strong H2389 for us.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 20:20 - But he said, “You shall not pass through.” And Edom came out to meet him with a heavy [fn]force and with a strong H2389 hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 3:24 - ‘O Lord Yahweh, You have begun to show Your slave Your greatness and Your strong H2389 hand; for what god is there in heaven or on earth who can do such works and mighty acts as Yours?
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:34 - “Or has a god tried to go to take for himself a nation from within another nation with trials, with signs and wonders and with war and with a mighty H2389 hand and with an outstretched arm and with great terrors, [fn]as Yahweh your God did for you in Egypt before your eyes?
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 5:15 -

‘You shall remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt, and Yahweh your God brought you out of there with a mighty H2389 hand and with an outstretched arm; therefore Yahweh your God commanded you to observe the sabbath day.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 6:21 - then you shall say to your son, ‘We were slaves to Pharaoh in Egypt, and Yahweh brought us from Egypt with a strong H2389 hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 7:8 - but because Yahweh loved you and kept the oath which He swore to your fathers, Yahweh brought you out with a strong H2389 hand and redeemed you from the house of [fn]slavery, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 7:19 - the great trials which your eyes saw and the signs and the wonders and the mighty H2389 hand and the outstretched arm by which Yahweh your God brought you out. So shall Yahweh your God do to all the peoples of whom you are afraid.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 9:26 - “And I prayed to Yahweh and said, ‘O Lord Yahweh, do not destroy Your people, even Your inheritance, whom You have redeemed through Your greatness, whom You have brought out of Egypt with a strong H2389 hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 11:2 - “So know this day that I am not speaking with your sons who have not known and who have not seen the [fn]discipline of Yahweh your God—His greatness, His strong H2389 hand and His outstretched arm,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 26:8 - and Yahweh brought us out of Egypt with a strong H2389 hand and an outstretched arm and with great terror and with signs and wonders;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 34:12 - and [fn]in regard to all the mighty H2389 [fn]power and [fn]in regard to all the great terror which Moses did in the sight of all Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 4:24 - that all the peoples of the earth may know that the hand of Yahweh is strong H2389, so that you may [fn]fear Yahweh your God [fn]forever.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 14:11 - “I am still as strong H2389 today as I was in the day Moses sent me; as my strength was then, so my strength is now, for war and for going out and coming in.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 17:18 - but the hill country shall be yours. For though it is a forest, you shall [fn]clear it, and to its [fn]farthest borders it shall be yours; for you shall dispossess the Canaanites, even though they have chariots of iron and even though they are strong H2389.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 18:26 - So the sons of Dan went on their way; and when Micah saw that they were too strong H2389 for him, he turned and went back to his house.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:52 -

Now the war against the Philistines was severe H2389 all the days of Saul; and Saul would see any mighty man or any man of valor and would gather him to [fn]his staff.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 11:15 - And he had written in the letter, saying, “[fn]Place Uriah in the front line of the [fn]fiercest H2389 battle and withdraw from him, so that he may be struck down and die.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:42 - (for they will hear of Your great name and Your strong H2389 hand, and of Your outstretched arm); so if he comes and prays toward this house,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 17:17 -

Now it happened after these things that the son of the woman, the mistress of the house, became sick; and his sickness was so severe H2389 that there was no breath left in him.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:2 - So Elijah went to show himself to Ahab. Now the famine was severe H2389 in Samaria.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 19:11 -

So He said, “Go forth and stand on the mountain before Yahweh.” And behold, Yahweh was passing by! And a great and strong H2389 wind was tearing up the mountains and breaking in pieces the rocks before Yahweh; but Yahweh was not in the wind. And after the wind an earthquake, but Yahweh was not in the earthquake.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 6:32 -

“Also concerning the foreigner who is not of Your people Israel, if he comes from a far country for Your great name’s sake and Your strong H2389 hand and Your outstretched arm, so if they come and pray toward this house,

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 1:10 - “They are Your slaves and Your people whom You redeemed by Your great power and by Your strong H2389 hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:15 -

“But He saves from the sword of their mouth,

And the needy from the hand of the strong H2389.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 37:18 -

“Can you, with Him, spread out the skies,

Strong H2389 as a molten mirror?

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 35:10 -

All my bones will say, “Yahweh, who is like You,

Who delivers the afflicted from him who is too strong H2389 for him,

And the afflicted and the needy from him who robs him?”

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 136:12 -

With a strong H2389 hand and an outstretched arm,

For His lovingkindness endures forever.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:11 -

For their Redeemer is strong H2389;

He will plead their case against you.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 27:1 -

In that day Yahweh will [fn]punish [fn]Leviathan the fleeing serpent,

With His fierce and great and [fn]mighty H2389 sword,

Even [fn]Leviathan the twisted serpent;

And He will kill the dragon who lives in the sea.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 28:2 -

Behold, the Lord has a strong H2389 and courageous agent;

As a storm of hail, a tempest of destruction,

Like a storm of mighty overflowing waters,

He has set it down to the earth with His hand.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 40:10 -

Behold, Lord Yahweh will come with strength H2389,

With His arm ruling for Him.

Behold, His reward is with Him

And His recompense before Him.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 21:5 - “I Myself will war against you with an outstretched hand and a strong H2389 arm, even in anger and wrath and great indignation.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 31:11 -

For Yahweh has ransomed Jacob

And redeemed him from the hand of him who was stronger H2389 than he.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 32:21 - ‘You brought Your people Israel out of the land of Egypt with signs and with wonders, and with a strong H2389 hand and with an outstretched arm and with great terror
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 50:34 -

“Their Redeemer is strong H2389, Yahweh of hosts is His name;

He will vigorously plead their case

So that He may bring relief to [fn]the earth,

But turmoil to the inhabitants of Babylon.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 2:4 - “I am sending you to them who are [fn]stiff-[fn]faced and strong-hearted H2389 children, and you shall say to them, ‘Thus says Lord Yahweh.’
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 3:7 - yet the house of Israel will not be willing to listen to you, since they are not willing to listen to Me. Surely the whole house of Israel is [fn]stubborn with a strong H2389 forehead and stiff heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 3:8 - “Behold, I have made your face as strong H2389 as their faces and your forehead as strong H2389 as their foreheads.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 3:9 - “Like [fn]diamond stronger H2389 than flint I have made your forehead. Do not be afraid of them or be dismayed before them, though they are a rebellious house.”
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 20:33 -

“As I live,” declares Lord Yahweh, “surely with a strong H2389 hand and with an outstretched arm and with wrath poured out, I shall be king over you.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 20:34 - “And I will bring you out from the peoples and gather you from the lands where you are scattered, with a strong H2389 hand and with an outstretched arm and with wrath poured out;
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 26:17 - “They will take up a lamentation over you and say to you,

‘How you have perished, O inhabited one,

From the seas, O city that was praised,

Which was strong H2389 on the sea,

She and her inhabitants,

Who [fn]imposed [fn]her terror

On all her inhabitants!

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