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Lexicon :: Strong's H2425 - ḥāyay

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Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root [compare חָיָה (H2421)]
Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 644

Variant Spellings

The following spelling is supported by Strongs and Gesenius: חיי.

Strong’s Definitions

חָיַי châyay, khaw-yah'-ee; a primitive root (compare H2421); to live; causatively to revive:—live, save life.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 23x

The KJV translates Strong's H2425 in the following manner: live (21x), life (1x), non translated variant (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 23x
The KJV translates Strong's H2425 in the following manner: live (21x), life (1x), non translated variant (1x).
  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. (Hiph)

      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)
חָיַי châyay, khaw-yah'-ee; a primitive root (compare H2421); to live; causatively to revive:—live, save life.
STRONGS H2425: Abbreviations
חַי Genesis 5:5 ... וָחָ֑יָה Exodus 1:16
1. live:
a. have life ... Exodus 33:20
†c. ... with בְּ by the statutes and judgments of י׳ if a man do them, Leviticus 18:5 (H) Ezekiel 20:11, 13, 21, 25
†2. be quickened, revive:
a. from sickness Numbers 21:8, 9

This is a portion of the full BDB entry H2421.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
Copyright © 2002, 2003, 2006 by Biblesoft, Inc.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs




1:16; 33:20




21:8; 21:9


20:11; 20:13; 20:21; 20:25


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H2425 matches the Hebrew חָיַי (ḥāyay),
which occurs 20 times in 20 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:22 - And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live H2425 for ever:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 5:5 - And all the days that Adam lived H2425 were nine hundred and thirty years: and he died.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:7 - And these are the days of the years of Abraham's life which he lived, H2425 an hundred threescore and fifteen years.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 1:16 - And he said, When ye do the office of a midwife to the Hebrew women, and see them upon the stools; if it be a son, then ye shall kill him: but if it be a daughter, then she shall live. H2425
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 33:20 - And he said, Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live. H2425
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:5 - Ye shall therefore keep my statutes, and my judgments: which if a man do, he shall live H2425 in them: I am the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:8 - And the LORD said unto Moses, Make thee a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole: and it shall come to pass, that every one that is bitten, when he looketh upon it, shall live. H2425
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:9 - And Moses made a serpent of brass, and put it upon a pole, and it came to pass, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he beheld the serpent of brass, he lived. H2425
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:42 - That the slayer might flee thither, which should kill his neighbour unawares, and hated him not in times past; and that fleeing unto one of these cities he might live: H2425
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 5:24 - And ye said, Behold, the LORD our God hath shewed us his glory and his greatness, and we have heard his voice out of the midst of the fire: we have seen this day that God doth talk with man, and he liveth. H2425
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 19:4 - And this is the case of the slayer, which shall flee thither, that he may live: H2425 Whoso killeth his neighbour ignorantly, whom he hated not in time past;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 19:5 - As when a man goeth into the wood with his neighbour to hew wood, and his hand fetcheth a stroke with the axe to cut down the tree, and the head slippeth from the helve, and lighteth upon his neighbour, that he die; he shall flee unto one of those cities, and live: H2425
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 20:31 - For as long as the son of Jesse liveth H2425 upon the ground, thou shalt not be established, nor thy kingdom. Wherefore now send and fetch him unto me, for he shall surely die.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 6:11 - And I said, Should such a man as I flee? and who is there, that, being as I am, would go into the temple to save his life? H2425 I will not go in.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 18:13 - Hath given forth upon usury, and hath taken increase: shall he then live? H2425 he shall not live: he hath done all these abominations; he shall surely die; his blood shall be upon him.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 18:24 - But when the righteous turneth away from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, and doeth according to all the abominations that the wicked man doeth, shall he live? H2425 All his righteousness that he hath done shall not be mentioned: in his trespass that he hath trespassed, and in his sin that he hath sinned, in them shall he die.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 20:11 - And I gave them my statutes, and shewed them my judgments, which if a man do, he shall even live H2425 in them.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 20:13 - But the house of Israel rebelled against me in the wilderness: they walked not in my statutes, and they despised my judgments, which if a man do, he shall even live H2425 in them; and my sabbaths they greatly polluted: then I said, I would pour out my fury upon them in the wilderness, to consume them.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 20:21 - Notwithstanding the children rebelled against me: they walked not in my statutes, neither kept my judgments to do them, which if a man do, he shall even live H2425 in them; they polluted my sabbaths: then I said, I would pour out my fury upon them, to accomplish my anger against them in the wilderness.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 47:9 - And it shall come to pass, that every thing that liveth, which moveth, whithersoever the rivers shall come, shall live: and there shall be a very great multitude of fish, because these waters shall come thither: for they shall be healed; and every thing shall live H2425 whither the river cometh.
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