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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 -

When Adam had lived H2421 130 years, he [fn]became the father of a son in his own likeness, according to his image, and named him Seth.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 5:6 -

And Seth lived H2421 105 years and became the father of Enosh.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 5:7 - Then Seth lived H2421 807 years after he became the father of Enosh, and he had other sons and daughters.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 5:9 -

And Enosh lived H2421 90 years and became the father of Kenan.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 5:10 - Then Enosh lived H2421 815 years after he became the father of Kenan, and he became the father of other sons and daughters.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 5:12 -

And Kenan lived H2421 70 years and became the father of Mahalalel.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 5:13 - Then Kenan lived H2421 840 years after he became the father of Mahalalel, and he became the father of other sons and daughters.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 5:15 -

And Mahalalel lived H2421 65 years and became the father of Jared.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 5:16 - Then Mahalalel lived H2421 830 years after he became the father of Jared, and he became the father of other sons and daughters.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 5:18 -

And Jared lived H2421 162 years and became the father of Enoch.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 5:19 - Then Jared lived H2421 800 years after he became the father of Enoch, and he became the father of other sons and daughters.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 5:21 -

And Enoch lived H2421 65 years and became the father of Methuselah.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 5:25 -

And Methuselah lived H2421 187 years and became the father of Lamech.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 5:26 - Then Methuselah lived H2421 782 years after he became the father of Lamech, and he became the father of other sons and daughters.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 5:28 -

And Lamech lived H2421 182 years and became the father of a son.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 5:30 - Then Lamech lived H2421 595 years after he became the father of Noah, and he became the father of other sons and daughters.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 6:19 - “And of every living thing of all flesh, you shall bring two of every kind into the ark, to keep H2421 them alive H2421 with you; they shall be male and female.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 6:20 - “Of the birds after their kind, and of the animals after their kind, of every creeping thing of the ground after its kind, two of every kind will come to you to keep H2421 them alive H2421.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:3 - also of the birds of the [fn]sky, [fn]by sevens, male and female, to keep H2421 their seed alive H2421 on the face of all the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:28 -

And Noah lived H2421 350 years after the flood.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:11 - and Shem lived H2421 500 years after he became the father of Arpachshad, and he became the father of other sons and daughters.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:12 -

And Arpachshad lived H2421 35 years and became the father of Shelah;

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:13 - and Arpachshad lived H2421 403 years after he became the father of Shelah, and he became the father of other sons and daughters.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:14 -

And Shelah lived H2421 30 years and became the father of Eber;

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:15 - and Shelah lived H2421 403 years after he became the father of Eber, and he became the father of other sons and daughters.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:16 -

And Eber lived H2421 34 years and became the father of Peleg;

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:17 - and Eber lived H2421 430 years after he became the father of Peleg, and he became the father of other sons and daughters.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:18 -

And Peleg lived H2421 30 years and became the father of Reu;

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:19 - and Peleg lived H2421 209 years after he became the father of Reu, and he became the father of other sons and daughters.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:20 -

And Reu lived H2421 32 years and became the father of Serug;

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:21 - and Reu lived H2421 207 years after he became the father of Serug, and he became the father of other sons and daughters.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:22 -

And Serug lived H2421 30 years and became the father of Nahor;

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:23 - and Serug lived H2421 200 years after he became the father of Nahor, and he became the father of other sons and daughters.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:24 -

Nahor lived H2421 29 years and became the father of Terah;

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:25 - and Nahor lived H2421 119 years after he became the father of Terah, and he became the father of other sons and daughters.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:26 -

And Terah lived H2421 70 years and became the father of Abram, Nahor, and Haran.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:12 - and it will be when the Egyptians see you, that they will say, ‘This is his wife’; and they will kill me, but they will let you live H2421.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:13 - “Please say that you are my sister so that it may go well with me because of you, and that [fn]I may live H2421 on account of you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 17:18 - And Abraham said to God, “Oh that Ishmael might live H2421 before You!”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:19 - “Now behold, your servant has found favor in your sight, and you have magnified your lovingkindness, which you have shown me by preserving H2421 my life; but I cannot escape to the [fn]mountains, lest calamity overtake me and I die;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:20 - now behold, this town is near enough to flee to, and it is small. Please, let me escape there (is it not small?) [fn]that my life may be preserved H2421.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:32 - “Come, let us make our father drink wine, and let us lie with him that we may preserve H2421 our seed through our father.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:34 - Now it happened on the following day, that the firstborn said to the younger, “Behold, I lay last night with my father; let us make him drink wine tonight also; and you go in and lie with him, that we may preserve H2421 our seed through our father.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 20:7 - “So now, return the man’s wife, for he is a prophet, and he will pray for you, and you will live H2421. But if you do not return her, know that you shall surely die, you and all who are yours.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:40 -

“By your sword you shall live H2421,

And your brother you shall serve;

But it shall be when you become restless,

That you will [fn]break his yoke from your neck.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:32 - “The one with whom you find your gods shall not live H2421; in the presence of our [fn]relatives recognize what is yours [fn]among my belongings and take it for yourself.” But Jacob did not know that Rachel had stolen them.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:2 - Then he said, “Behold, I have heard that there is grain in Egypt; go down there and buy some for us from there, so that we may live H2421 and not die.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:18 -

And Joseph said to them on the third day, “Do this and live H2421, for I fear God:

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 43:8 - Then Judah said to his father Israel, “Send the boy with me, and we will arise and go, that we may live H2421 and not die, we as well as you and our little ones.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:7 - “So God sent me before you to establish for you a remnant in the earth and to keep H2421 you alive H2421 for a great remnant of survivors.

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