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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 permit you to go, except [fn]under compulsion H2389.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 6:1 -

Then the LORD said to Moses, “Now you shall see what I will do to Pharaoh; for [fn]under compulsion H2389 he will let them go, and [fn]under compulsion H2389 he will drive them out of his land.”

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:19 - So the LORD shifted the wind to a very strong H2389 west wind, which picked up the locusts and drove them into the [fn]Red Sea; not one locust was left in all the territory of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 13:9 - “And it shall [fn]serve as a sign to you on your hand, and as a reminder [fn]on your forehead, that the law of the LORD may be in your mouth; for with a powerful H2389 hand the LORD brought you out of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 19:16 -

So it came about on the third day, when it was morning, that there were [fn]thunder and lightning flashes and a thick cloud over 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 pleaded with the LORD his God, and said, “LORD, why does Your anger burn against Your people whom You have brought out from the land of Egypt with great power and with a mighty H2389 hand?

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 13:18 - “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, because they are too strong H2389 for us.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 20:20 - But he said, “You shall not pass through.” And Edom came out against him with a heavy [fn]force and a strong H2389 hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 3:24 - ‘Lord [fn]GOD, You have begun to show Your servant 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 ventured to go to take for himself a nation from within another nation by trials, by signs and wonders, by war, by a mighty H2389 hand, by an outstretched arm, and by great terrors, [fn]just as the LORD your God did for you in Egypt before your eyes?
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 5:15 - ‘And you shall remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt, and the LORD your God brought you out of there by a mighty H2389 hand and an outstretched arm; therefore the LORD your God commanded you to [fn]celebrate the Sabbath day.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 6:21 - then you shall say to your son, ‘We were slaves to Pharaoh in Egypt, and the LORD brought us out of Egypt with a mighty H2389 hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 7:8 - but because the LORD loved you and kept the oath which He swore to your forefathers, the LORD brought you out by a mighty 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 the LORD your God brought you out. The LORD your God will do the same to all the peoples of whom you are afraid.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 9:26 - “And I prayed to the LORD and said, ‘Lord GOD, do not destroy Your people, Your inheritance, whom You have redeemed through Your greatness, whom You have brought out of Egypt with a mighty H2389 hand!
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 11:2 - “Know this day that I am not speaking with your sons who have not known and who have not seen the [fn]discipline of the LORD your God—His greatness, His mighty H2389 hand, His outstretched arm,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 26:8 - and the LORD brought us out of Egypt with a mighty H2389 hand, an outstretched arm, and with great terror, and with signs and wonders;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 34:12 - and for all the mighty H2389 [fn]power and all the great terror which Moses performed in the sight of all Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 4:24 - so that all the peoples of the earth may know that the hand of the LORD is mighty H2389, so that you may [fn]fear the LORD your God [fn]forever.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 14:11 - “I am still as strong H2389 today as I was on 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 clear it, and to its [fn]farthest borders it shall be yours; for you shall [fn]drive out the Canaanites, even though they have iron chariots and 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 when Saul saw any warrior or any valiant man, he [fn]attached him to his staff.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 11:15 - He had written in the letter [fn]the following: “[fn]Station Uriah on the front line of the [fn]fiercest H2389 battle and pull back from him, so that he may be struck and killed.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:42 - (for they will hear of Your great name and Your mighty H2389 hand, and of Your outstretched arm); when 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 [fn]condition became very grave H2389, until at the end [fn]he was no longer breathing.

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

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

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 6:32 -

“Also concerning the foreigner who is not from Your people Israel, when he comes from a far country on account of Your great name and Your mighty H2389 hand and Your outstretched arm, when they come and pray toward this house,

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 1:10 - “They are Your servants 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 poor from the hand of the strong H2389.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 37:18 -

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

Strong H2389 as a cast metal mirror?

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 35:10 -

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

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

And the afflicted and the poor from one who robs him?”

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 136:12 -

With a strong H2389 hand and an outstretched arm,

For His faithfulness is everlasting.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:11 -

For their Redeemer is strong H2389;

He will plead their case against you.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 27:1 -

On that day the LORD will punish [fn]Leviathan the fleeing serpent,

With His fierce and great and 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 mighty agent;

As a storm of hail, a tempest of destruction,

Like a storm of mighty overflowing waters,

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

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 40:10 -

Behold, the Lord [fn]GOD will come with might H2389,

With His arm ruling for Him.

Behold, His compensation is with Him,

And His reward before Him.

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

For the LORD 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 an outstretched arm, and with great terror;
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 50:34 -

“Their Redeemer is strong H2389, the LORD of armies is His name;

He will vigorously plead their case

So that He may bring rest to their land,

But turmoil to the inhabitants of Babylon.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 2:4 - “So I am sending you to those who are [fn]impudent and obstinate H2389 children, and you shall say to them, ‘This is what the Lord [fn]GOD says:’
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. The entire house of Israel certainly is [fn]stubborn H2389 and obstinate.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 3:8 - “Behold, I have made your face just as hard H2389 as their faces, and your forehead just as hard H2389 as their foreheads.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 3:9 - “Like emery harder H2389 than flint I have made your forehead. Do not be afraid of them or be dismayed before them, since they are a rebellious house.”
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 20:33 -

“As I live,” declares the Lord GOD, “with a mighty H2389 hand and with an outstretched arm and with wrath poured out, I assuredly shall be king over you.

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

‘How you have perished, you inhabited one,

From the seas, you famous city,

Which was mighty H2389 on the sea,

She and her inhabitants,

Who imposed [fn]her terror

On all her inhabitants!

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