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Lexicon :: Strong's H2421 - ḥāyâ

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חָיָה
Transliteration
ḥāyâ
Pronunciation
khaw-yaw'
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Part of Speech
verb
Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root [compare חָוָה (H2331), חָיָה (H2421)]
Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 644

Strong’s Definitions

חָיָה châyâh, khaw-yaw'; a primitive root (compare H2331, H2421); to live, whether literally or figuratively; causatively, to revive:—keep (leave, make) alive, × certainly, give (promise) life, (let, suffer to) live, nourish up, preserve (alive), quicken, recover, repair, restore (to life), revive, (× God) save (alive, life, lives), × surely, be whole.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 262x

The KJV translates Strong's H2421 in the following manner: live (153x), alive (34x), save (13x), quicken (14x), revive (12x), surely (10x), life (9x), recover (8x), miscellaneous (9x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 262x
The KJV translates Strong's H2421 in the following manner: live (153x), alive (34x), save (13x), quicken (14x), revive (12x), surely (10x), life (9x), recover (8x), miscellaneous (9x).
  1. to live, have life, remain alive, sustain life, live prosperously, live for ever, be quickened, be alive, be restored to life or health

    1. (Qal)

      1. to live

        1. to have life

        2. to continue in life, remain alive

        3. to sustain life, to live on or upon

        4. to live (prosperously)

      2. to revive, be quickened

        1. from sickness

        2. from discouragement

        3. from faintness

        4. from death

    2. (Piel)

      1. to preserve alive, let live

      2. to give life

      3. to quicken, revive, refresh

        1. to restore to life

        2. to cause to grow

        3. to restore

        4. to revive

    3. (Hiphil)

      1. to preserve alive, let live

      2. to quicken, revive

        1. to restore (to health)

        2. to revive

        3. to restore to life

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
חָיָה châyâh, khaw-yaw'; a primitive root (compare H2331, H2421); to live, whether literally or figuratively; causatively, to revive:—keep (leave, make) alive, × certainly, give (promise) life, (let, suffer to) live, nourish up, preserve (alive), quicken, recover, repair, restore (to life), revive, (× God) save (alive, life, lives), × surely, be whole.
STRONGS H2421: Abbreviations
חָיָה 283 verb live (Late Hebrew Phoenician id.; Arabic حَىَّ, حَيِىَ; Sabean חיו MordtZMG 1876, 28; Ethiopic ሐደወ፡ Aramaic axYo, חֲיָא; Palmyrene חיי life, life-time, Vog32, 74) —
Qal 203 Perfect חָיָה Ecclesiastes 6:6 + 4 times; יְ֯חָיָה Jeremiah 21:9; Jeremiah 38:2; חַי [H2425 Genesis 5:5] + 23 times (this and the following form are treated as עע֞, the original weakness of the stem final י admitting of either לה֞ or עע֞, Ges§ 76 (2) g); וְחֵי Leviticus 25:36 (Bö§ 1181); 3rd person feminine singular חָֽיְתָה Genesis 12:13; Jeremiah 38:17; וָחָ֑יָה [H2425 Exodus 1:16] (for חַיָּה§ 1123 (3), Samaritan חיתה); 2nd person masculine singular חָיִיתָ Deuteronomy 30:16, חָיִתָה Jeremiah 38:17; 3rd person masculine plural חָיוּ Numbers 14:38, וְחָיוּ consecutive Numbers 4:19 + Zechariah 10:9 (where read Pi. וְחִיּוּ StaZAW i. 1881, 22 so Greek Version of the LXX); וִחְיִיתֶם Ezekiel 37:5 + 2 times; Imperfect יִחְיֶה Genesis 17:18 + 27 times; יְחִי Deuteronomy 33:6 + 10 times; וִיחִי Psalm 49:10 + 2 times; וְיֶחִ֑י Isaiah 38:21, וַיְחִי Genesis 5:3 + 37 times; וַיֶּחִ֑י Deuteronomy 4:33 + 4 times; 3rd person feminine singular תִּחְיֶה Joshua 6:17, תְּחִי Genesis 19:20 + 5 times; 2nd person masculine singular תִּחְיֶה Genesis 27:40 + 7 times; 2nd person feminine singular תִּחְיִי 2 Kings 4:7; 1st person singular אֶחְיֶה 2 Kings 1:2 + 8 times; 3rd person masculine plural יִחְיוּ Joshua 9:21 + 8 times; 3rd person feminine plural תִּחְיֶינָה Ezekiel 13:19; Ezekiel 37:3; 2nd person masculine plural תִּחְיוּ Deuteronomy 4:1 + 2 times; תִּחְיוּן Deuteronomy 5:30; Deuteronomy 8:1; 1st person plural נִחְיֶה 2 Kings 7:4 + 7 times; Imperative וֶחְיֵה Genesis 20:7; Proverbs 4:4, וֶחְיֶ֯ה Proverbs 7:2; feminine singular חֲיִי Ezekiel 16:6 (twice in verse); masculine plural וִחְיוּ Genesis 42:18 + 7 times; Infinitive absolute חָיֹה 2 Kings 8:10 + 6 times; חָיוֺ Ezekiel 3:21 + 3 times; construct לִחְיוֺת Ezekiel 33:12, suffix חֲיוֺתָם Joshua 5:8; —
1. live:
a. have life, Genesis 31:32 (E), [H2425 Exodus 33:20] (J), Numbers 4:19 (P), Deuteronomy 30:16 +; also in phrase וַיְחִי and he lived (so many years) with accusative of time, Genesis 5:3-30 (16 times) Genesis 9:28; Genesis 11:11-26 (14 times) Genesis 47:28 (all P), Genesis 50:22 (E), 2 Kings 14:17 2 Chronicles 25:25; Job 42:16.
b. continue in life, remain alive Genesis 20:7 (E), Leviticus 25:36; 2 Samuel 12:22 +; also נפשׁ ח׳ live, of the soul or the self Genesis 12:13; Genesis 19:20 (J), 1 Kings 20:32; Psalm 119:175; Jeremiah 38:2, 17, 20; Isaiah 55:3; וְחַי הַיָּ֑לֶד and the boy may live 2 Samuel 12:22; לִפְנֵי ח׳ live in the presence of Genesis 17:18 (P) Hosea 6:2; ב׳ ח׳ live among Lamentations 4:20.
†c. sustain life, live on or upon (על), of the animal life, by the sword Genesis 27:40 (J), by bread Deuteronomy 8:3; elsewhere in pregnant sense of fulness of life in divine favour, sustained by (על) everything that issueth out of the mouth of י׳ Deuteronomy 8:3; his promises (?) Isaiah 38:16; of wicked man, by repentance Ezekiel 33:19; with בְּ by the statutes and judgments of י׳ if a man do them, [H2425 Leviticus 18:5 (H) Ezekiel 20:11, 13, 21, 25]; Nehemiah 9:29; צַדִּיק בֶּאֱמוּנָתוֺ יִחְיֶה a righteous man by his faithfulness shall live Habakkuk 2:4.
†d. live (prosperously) יְחִי הַמֶּלֶך may the king live 1 Samuel 10:24; 2 Samuel 16:16 (twice in verse); 1 Kings 1:25, 31, 34, 39; 2 Kings 11:12; 2 Chronicles 23:11; יְחִי לְבַבְכֶם Psalm 22:27; Psalm 69:33; המלך לעולם יחיה Nehemiah 2:3.
†2. be quickened, revive:
a. from sickness [H2425 Numbers 21:8, 9]; Joshua 5:8 (E) 2 Kings 1:2; 2 Kings 8:8, 9, 10, 14; 2 Kings 20:1, 7 = Isaiah 38:1; Isaiah 38:9; Isaiah 38:21.
b. from discouragement of the spirit Genesis 45:27 (E).
c. from faintness Judges 15:19.
d. from death 2 Kings 13:21; Job 14:14; Isaiah 26:14, 19; by return of נפשׁ 1 Kings 17:22, of רוּהַ Ezekiel 37:3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 14 (and so Judges 15:19 c).
†Pi. Perfect 3rd person masculine singular חִיָּה Psalm 22:30; 3rd person feminine singular suffix חִיָּ֑תְנִי Psalm 119:50; 2nd person masculine singular suffix חִיִּיתַנִי Psalm 30:4; חִיִּיתָ֑נִי Paslm Psalm 119:93; 3rd person plural חִיּוּ Judges 21:14, הַחִיִּיתֶם Numbers 31:15; Imperfect יְחַיֶּה 1 Samuel 27:9 +, etc.; Imperative suffix חַיֵּנִי Psalm 119:25 + 8 times, חַיֵּיהוּ Habakkuk 3:2; Infinitive construct חַיּוֺת Genesis 7:3; Ezekiel 13:19; suffix חַיֹּתֵנוּ Deuteronomy 6:24 +, etc.; Participle מְחַיֶּה Nehemiah 9:6; 1 Samuel 2:6; —
1. preserve alive, let live Exodus 1:17, 18, 22; Exodus 22:17; Joshua 9:15 (JE), Genesis 12:12 (J), Numbers 31:15 (P), Deuteronomy 6:24; Deuteronomy 20:16; Judges 21:14; 1 Samuel 27:9, 11; 1 Kings 18:5; 2 Kings 7:4; Jeremiah 49:11; Ezekiel 3:18; Habakkuk 3:2; Job 36:6; Psalm 30:4; Psalm 33:19; Psalm 41:3; Psalm 138:7; נפשׁ ח׳ preserve oneself alive Psalm 22:30; Ezekiel 18:27, or preserve persons alive Ezekiel 13:18, 19, or preserve life 1 Kings 20:31; זרע ח׳ preserve seed alive Genesis 7:3; Genesis 19:32, 34 (J); keep in existence heaven and earth Nehemiah 9:6; nourish, young cow Isaiah 7:21, lamb 2 Samuel 12:3.
2. give life, to man when created Job 33:4.
3. quicken, revive, refresh:
a. restore to life, the dead 1 Samuel 2:6; Deuteronomy 32:39; Hosea 6:2; the dying Psalm 71:20.
b. cause to grow, grain Hosea 14:8.
c. restore, a ruined city 1 Chronicles 11:8, stones destroyed by fire Nehemiah 3:34.
d. revive, the people of י׳ by י׳ himself with fulness of life in his favour Psalm 80:19; Psalm 85:7; Psalm 119:25, 37, 40, 50, 88, 93, 107, 149, 154, 156, 159; Psalm 143:11; Ecclesiastes 7:12.
†Hiph. Perfect הֶחֱיָה Joshua 6:25 + 5 times; 2nd person masculine singular suffix הֶחֱיִתָנוּ Genesis 47:25; 1st person singular הֶחֱיֵיתִי Numbers 22:33, הַחֲיִתֶם Joshua 2:13; Judges 8:19; Imperative suffix הַחֲיֵינִי Isaiah 38:16; הַחֲיוּ Numbers 31:18; Infinitive absolute הַחֲיֵה Joshua 9:20; construct הַחֲיוֺת Genesis 6:20 + 6 times; הַחֲיֹת Genesis 6:19; Genesis 50:20; suffix הַחֲיֹתוֺ Ezekiel 13:22; —
2. quicken, revive:
a. restore to health, a leper 2 Kings 5:7, Hezekiah Isaiah 38:16.
b. revive the לֵב and רוּחַ Isaiah 57:15 (twice in verse).
c. restore to life, the dead 2 Kings 8:1, 5 (3 times in verse).

See related Aramaic BDB entry H2418.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

Genesis

5:3; 5:3; 5:4; 5:5; 5:6; 5:7; 5:8; 5:9; 5:10; 5:11; 5:12; 5:13; 5:14; 5:15; 5:16; 5:17; 5:18; 5:19; 5:20; 5:21; 5:22; 5:23; 5:24; 5:25; 5:26; 5:27; 5:28; 5:29; 5:30; 6:19; 6:19; 6:20; 6:20; 7:3; 7:3; 9:28; 11:11; 11:12; 11:13; 11:14; 11:15; 11:16; 11:17; 11:18; 11:19; 11:20; 11:21; 11:22; 11:23; 11:24; 11:25; 11:26; 12:12; 12:13; 12:13; 17:18; 17:18; 19:19; 19:20; 19:20; 19:32; 19:34; 20:7; 20:7; 27:40; 27:40; 31:32; 42:18; 45:7; 45:27; 47:25; 47:25; 47:28; 50:20; 50:20; 50:22

Exodus

1:17; 1:18; 1:22; 22:17

Leviticus

25:36; 25:36

Numbers

4:19; 4:19; 14:38; 22:33; 22:33; 31:15; 31:15; 31:18; 31:18

Deuteronomy

4:1; 4:33; 5:30; 6:24; 6:24; 8:1; 8:3; 8:3; 20:16; 30:16; 30:16; 32:39; 33:6

Joshua

2:13; 2:13; 5:8; 5:8; 6:17; 6:25; 6:25; 9:15; 9:20; 9:20; 9:21; 14:10

Judges

8:19; 8:19; 15:19; 15:19; 21:14; 21:14

1 Samuel

2:6; 2:6; 10:24; 27:9; 27:9; 27:11

2 Samuel

8:2; 12:3; 12:22; 12:22; 16:16

1 Kings

1:25; 1:31; 1:34; 1:39; 17:22; 18:5; 20:31; 20:32

2 Kings

1:2; 1:2; 4:7; 5:7; 7:4; 7:4; 8:1; 8:5; 8:8; 8:9; 8:10; 8:10; 8:14; 11:12; 13:21; 14:17; 20:1; 20:7

1 Chronicles

11:8

2 Chronicles

23:11; 25:25

Nehemiah

2:3; 9:6; 9:6; 9:29

Job

14:14; 33:4; 36:6; 42:16

Psalms

22:27; 22:30; 22:30; 30:4; 30:4; 33:19; 41:3; 49:10; 69:33; 71:20; 80:19; 85:7; 119:25; 119:25; 119:37; 119:40; 119:50; 119:50; 119:88; 119:93; 119:93; 119:107; 119:149; 119:154; 119:156; 119:159; 119:175; 138:7; 143:11

Proverbs

4:4; 7:2

Ecclesiastes

6:6; 7:12

Isaiah

7:21; 26:14; 26:19; 38:1; 38:9; 38:16; 38:16; 38:16; 38:21; 38:21; 55:3; 57:15

Jeremiah

21:9; 38:2; 38:2; 38:17; 38:17; 38:17; 38:20; 49:11

Lamentations

4:20

Ezekiel

3:18; 3:21; 13:18; 13:19; 13:19; 13:19; 13:22; 13:22; 16:6; 18:27; 33:12; 33:19; 37:3; 37:3; 37:5; 37:5; 37:6; 37:9; 37:10; 37:14

Hosea

6:2; 6:2; 14:8

Habakkuk

2:4; 3:2; 3:2

Zechariah

10:9

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H2421 matches the Hebrew חָיָה (ḥāyâ),
which occurs 265 times in 239 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 5 (Gen 5:3–Gen 45:7)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 5:3 - And Adam lived H2421 an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own likeness, after his image; and called his name Seth:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 5:6 - And Seth lived H2421 an hundred and five years, and begat Enos:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 5:7 - And Seth lived H2421 after he begat Enos eight hundred and seven years, and begat sons and daughters:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 5:9 - And Enos lived H2421 ninety years, and begat Cainan:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 5:10 - And Enos lived H2421 after he begat Cainan eight hundred and fifteen years, and begat sons and daughters:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 5:12 - And Cainan lived H2421 seventy years, and begat Mahalaleel:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 5:13 - And Cainan lived H2421 after he begat Mahalaleel eight hundred and forty years, and begat sons and daughters:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 5:15 - And Mahalaleel lived H2421 sixty and five years, and begat Jared:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 5:16 - And Mahalaleel lived H2421 after he begat Jared eight hundred and thirty years, and begat sons and daughters:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 5:18 - And Jared lived H2421 an hundred sixty and two years, and he begat Enoch:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 5:19 - And Jared lived H2421 after he begat Enoch eight hundred years, and begat sons and daughters:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 5:21 - And Enoch lived H2421 sixty and five years, and begat Methuselah:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 5:25 - And Methuselah lived H2421 an hundred eighty and seven years, and begat Lamech:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 5:26 - And Methuselah lived H2421 after he begat Lamech seven hundred eighty and two years, and begat sons and daughters:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 5:28 - And Lamech lived H2421 an hundred eighty and two years, and begat a son:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 5:30 - And Lamech lived H2421 after he begat Noah five hundred ninety and five years, and begat sons and daughters:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 6:19 - And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort shalt thou bring into the ark, to keep them alive H2421 with thee; they shall be male and female.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 6:20 - Of fowls after their kind, and of cattle after their kind, of every creeping thing of the earth after his kind, two of every sort shall come unto thee, to keep them alive. H2421
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:3 - Of fowls also of the air by sevens, the male and the female; to keep H2421  seed alive H2421 upon the face of all the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:28 - And Noah lived H2421 after the flood three hundred and fifty years.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:11 - And Shem lived H2421 after he begat Arphaxad five hundred years, and begat sons and daughters.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:12 - And Arphaxad lived five and thirty years, and begat Salah:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:13 - And Arphaxad lived H2421 after he begat Salah four hundred and three years, and begat sons and daughters.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:14 - And Salah lived thirty years, and begat Eber:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:15 - And Salah lived H2421 after he begat Eber four hundred and three years, and begat sons and daughters.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:16 - And Eber lived H2421 four and thirty years, and begat Peleg:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:17 - And Eber lived H2421 after he begat Peleg four hundred and thirty years, and begat sons and daughters.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:18 - And Peleg lived H2421 thirty years, and begat Reu:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:19 - And Peleg lived H2421 after he begat Reu two hundred and nine years, and begat sons and daughters.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:20 - And Reu lived H2421 two and thirty years, and begat Serug:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:21 - And Reu lived H2421 after he begat Serug two hundred and seven years, and begat sons and daughters.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:22 - And Serug lived H2421 thirty years, and begat Nahor:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:23 - And Serug lived H2421 after he begat Nahor two hundred years, and begat sons and daughters.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:24 - And Nahor lived H2421 nine and twenty years, and begat Terah:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:25 - And Nahor lived H2421 after he begat Terah an hundred and nineteen years, and begat sons and daughters.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:26 - And Terah lived H2421 seventy years, and begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:12 - Therefore it shall come to pass, when the Egyptians shall see thee, that they shall say, This is his wife: and they will kill me, but they will save thee alive. H2421
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:13 - Say, I pray thee, thou art my sister: that it may be well with me for thy sake; and my soul shall live H2421 because of thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 17:18 - And Abraham said unto God, O that Ishmael might live H2421 before thee!
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:19 - Behold now, thy servant hath found grace in thy sight, and thou hast magnified thy mercy, which thou hast shewed unto me in saving H2421 my life; and I cannot escape to the mountain, lest some evil take me, and I die:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:20 - Behold now, this city is near to flee unto, and it is a little one: Oh, let me escape thither, (is it not a little one?) and my soul shall live. H2421
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:32 - Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve H2421 seed of our father.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:34 - And it came to pass on the morrow, that the firstborn said unto the younger, Behold, I lay yesternight with my father: let us make him drink wine this night also; and go thou in, and lie with him, that we may preserve H2421 seed of our father.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 20:7 - Now therefore restore the man his wife; for he is a prophet, and he shall pray for thee, and thou shalt live: H2421 and if thou restore her not, know thou that thou shalt surely die, thou, and all that are thine.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:40 - And by thy sword shalt thou live, H2421 and shalt serve thy brother; and it shall come to pass when thou shalt have the dominion, that thou shalt break his yoke from off thy neck.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:32 - With whomsoever thou findest thy gods, let him not live: H2421 before our brethren discern thou what is thine with me, and take it to thee. For Jacob knew not that Rachel had stolen them.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:2 - And he said, Behold, I have heard that there is corn in Egypt: get you down thither, and buy for us from thence; that we may live, H2421 and not die.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:18 - And Joseph said unto them the third day, This do, and live; H2421 for I fear God:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 43:8 - And Judah said unto Israel his father, Send the lad with me, and we will arise and go; that we may live, H2421 and not die, both we, and thou, and also our little ones.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:7 - And God sent me before you to preserve you a posterity in the earth, and to save your lives H2421 by a great deliverance.

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