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Lexicon :: Strong's H2426 - ḥayil

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
A collateral form of חַיִל (H2428)
Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 623d

Strong’s Definitions

חֵיל chêyl, khale; or (shortened) חֵל chêl; a collateral form of H2428; an army; also (by analogy,) an intrenchment:—army, bulwark, host, + poor, rampart, trench, wall.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 10x

The KJV translates Strong's H2426 in the following manner: wall (2x), rampart (2x), host (2x), trench (1x), poor (1x), bulwark (1x), army (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 10x
The KJV translates Strong's H2426 in the following manner: wall (2x), rampart (2x), host (2x), trench (1x), poor (1x), bulwark (1x), army (1x).
  1. rampart, fortress, wall

    1. rampart

    2. fortress

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
חֵיל chêyl, khale; or (shortened) חֵל chêl; a collateral form of H2428; an army; also (by analogy,) an intrenchment:—army, bulwark, host, + poor, rampart, trench, wall.
STRONGS H2426: Abbreviations
חֵל, חֵיל noun masculineObadiah 20 rampart, fortress (perhaps originally surrounding wall, compare SabDenkm91 n. 2) — absolute חֵיל Nahum 3:8, חֵל Lamentations 2:8 + 3 times;(+ Psalm 10:10 Qr see חלכה); construct חֵל 1 Kings 21:23; suffix חֵילֵךְ Psalm 122:7, חֵילָהּ Zechariah 9:4; חֵילָה = חֵילָהּ [H2430 Psalm 48:14 [Psalm 48:13]], Ol§ 40 approximately 75g. 96 e Sta§ 347 c; —
1. rampart (defined by Jews as בֶּן חוֺמָה, i.e. a little wall, compare Ki under the word), of an outer fortification 2 Samuel 20:15 (others, by metonymy, of space between outer and inner fortification, including moat, see Dr Kit); Isaiah 26:1; Lamentations 2:8 (both || חוֺמוֺת); in general of defences, or sea-power of Tyre וְהִכָּה בַיָּם חֵילָהּ Zechariah 9:4 (see StaZAW i.1881, 15), of No-Amon (Thebes) אֲשֶׁר חֵיל יָם מִיָּם חוֺמָתָהּ Nahum 3:8; of Zion Psalm 122:7, also [H2430 Psalm 48:14 [Psalm 48:13]] (חילה = חֵילָהּ, compare above; both || ארמנותיך). — For חֵל 1 Kings 21:23 read probably חֵלֶק, which see.
2. fortress גָּלֻת הַחֵל הַזֶּה Obadiah 20 the exiles of this fortress (Hi-St; Or, AV RV this army, חֵל = חַיִל).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

2 Samuel


1 Kings

21:23; 21:23


10:10; 122:7; 122:7




2:8; 2:8


1:20; 1:20


3:8; 3:8


9:4; 9:4


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H2426 matches the Hebrew חַיִל (ḥayil),
which occurs 19 times in 19 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 8:9 - When Toi king of Hamath heard that David had smitten all the host of Hadadezer,
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 20:15 - And they came and besieged him in Abel of Bethmaachah, and they cast up a bank against the city, and it stood in the trench: H2426 and all the people that were with Joab battered the wall, to throw it down.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 21:23 - And of Jezebel also spake the LORD, saying, The dogs shall eat Jezebel by the wall H2426 of Jezreel.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 18:17 - And the king of Assyria sent Tartan and Rabsaris and Rabshakeh from Lachish to king Hezekiah with a great host H2426 against Jerusalem. And they went up and came to Jerusalem. And when they were come up, they came and stood by the conduit of the upper pool, which is in the highway of the fuller's field.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 18:9 - Now when Tou king of Hamath heard how David had smitten all the host of Hadarezer king of Zobah;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 20:1 - And it came to pass, that after the year was expired, at the time that kings go out to battle, Joab led forth the power of the army, and wasted the country of the children of Ammon, and came and besieged Rabbah. But David tarried at Jerusalem. And Joab smote Rabbah, and destroyed it.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 16:7 - And at that time Hanani the seer came to Asa king of Judah, and said unto him, Because thou hast relied on the king of Syria, and not relied on the LORD thy God, therefore is the host of the king of Syria escaped out of thine hand.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 24:23 - And it came to pass at the end of the year, that the host of Syria came up against him: and they came to Judah and Jerusalem, and destroyed all the princes of the people from among the people, and sent all the spoil of them unto the king of Damascus.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 24:24 - For the army of the Syrians came with a small company of men, and the LORD delivered a very great host into their hand, because they had forsaken the LORD God of their fathers. So they executed judgment against Joash.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 26:13 - And under their hand was an army, three hundred thousand and seven thousand and five hundred, that made war with mighty power, to help the king against the enemy.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 4:2 - And he spake before his brethren and the army of Samaria, and said, What do these feeble Jews? will they fortify themselves? will they sacrifice? will they make an end in a day? will they revive the stones out of the heaps of the rubbish which are burned?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 10:10 - He croucheth, and humbleth himself, that the poor H2426 may fall by his strong ones.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 122:7 - Peace be within thy walls, H2426 and prosperity within thy palaces.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 26:1 - In that day shall this song be sung in the land of Judah; We have a strong city; salvation will God appoint for walls and bulwarks. H2426
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 36:2 - And the king of Assyria sent Rabshakeh from Lachish to Jerusalem unto king Hezekiah with a great army. H2426 And he stood by the conduit of the upper pool in the highway of the fuller's field.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 2:8 - The LORD hath purposed to destroy the wall of the daughter of Zion: he hath stretched out a line, he hath not withdrawn his hand from destroying: therefore he made the rampart H2426 and the wall to lament; they languished together.
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 2:11 - And the LORD shall utter his voice before his army: for his camp is very great: for he is strong that executeth his word: for the day of the LORD is great and very terrible; and who can abide it?
Unchecked Copy BoxOba 1:20 - And the captivity of this host H2426 of the children of Israel shall possess that of the Canaanites, even unto Zarephath; and the captivity of Jerusalem, which is in Sepharad, shall possess the cities of the south.
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 3:8 - Art thou better than populous No, that was situate among the rivers, that had the waters round about it, whose rampart H2426 was the sea, and her wall was from the sea?
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