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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.
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 - Now when Toi king of Hamath heard that David had [fn]defeated the whole army of Hadadezer,
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 20:15 - And they came and besieged him in Abel Beth-maacah, and they [fn]built up an assault ramp against the city, and it stood against the outer H2426 rampart H2426; and all the people who were with Joab were wreaking destruction in order to topple the wall.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 21:23 - “The LORD has also spoken of Jezebel, saying, ‘The dogs will eat Jezebel in the [fn]territory H2426 of Jezreel.’
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 18:17 - Then the king of Assyria sent Tartan, Rab-saris, and Rabshakeh from Lachish to King Hezekiah with a large army to Jerusalem. So they went up and came to Jerusalem. And when they went up, they came and stood by the conduit of the upper pool, which is on the road of the [fn]fuller’s field.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 18:9 - Now when [fn]Tou king of Hamath heard that David had [fn]defeated all the army of Hadadezer king of Zobah,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 20:1 - Then it happened [fn]in the spring, at the time when kings go out to battle, that Joab led out the army and ravaged the land of the sons of Ammon, and came and besieged Rabbah. But David stayed in Jerusalem. And Joab struck Rabbah and overthrew it.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 16:7 - At that time Hanani the seer came to Asa king of Judah and said to him, “Because you have relied on the king of Aram and have not relied on the LORD your God, for that reason the army of the king of Aram has escaped from your hand.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 24:23 - Now it happened at the turn of the year that the army of the Arameans came up against Joash; and they came to Judah and Jerusalem, destroyed all the officials of the people from among the people, and sent all their spoils to the king of Damascus.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 24:24 - Indeed, the army of the Arameans came with a small number of men; yet the LORD handed a very great army over to them, because [fn]Judah and Joash had abandoned the LORD, the God of their fathers. So they executed judgment on Joash.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 26:13 - Under their direction was an army of 307,500, who could wage war with great power, to help the king against the enemy.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 4:2 - And he spoke in the presence of his brothers and the [fn]wealthy people of Samaria and said, “What are these feeble Jews doing? Are they going to restore the temple for themselves? Can they offer sacrifices? Can they finish it in a day? Can they revive the stones from the heaps of rubble, even the burned ones?”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 10:10 - Then he crushes the needy one, who cowers;
And [fn]unfortunate people fall by his mighty power.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 122:7 - “May peace be within your walls H2426,
And prosperity within your palaces.”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 26:1 - On that day this song will be sung in the land of Judah:
“We have a strong city;
He sets up walls and ramparts H2426 for [fn]security.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 36:2 - And the king of Assyria sent Rabshakeh from Lachish to Jerusalem to King Hezekiah with a large army. And he stood by the conduit of the upper pool on the road to the [fn]fuller’s field.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 2:8 - The LORD determined to destroy
The wall of the daughter of Zion.
He has stretched out a line,
He has not restrained His hand from [fn]destroying,
And He has caused rampart H2426 and wall to mourn;
They have languished together.
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 2:11 - The LORD utters His voice before His army;
His camp is indeed very great,
For mighty is one who carries out His word.
The day of the LORD is indeed great and very awesome,
And who can endure it?
Unchecked Copy BoxOba 1:20 - And the exiles of this army H2426 of the sons of Israel,
Who are among the Canaanites as far as Zarephath,
And the exiles of Jerusalem who are in Sepharad,
Will [fn]possess the cities of the Negev.
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 3:8 - Are you better than [fn]No-amon,
Which was situated by the canals of the Nile,
With water surrounding her,
Whose rampart H2426 was [fn]the sea,
Whose wall consisted of [fn]the sea?

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