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Lexicon :: Strong's H247 - 'āzar

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A primitive root
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TWOT Reference: 59

Strong’s Definitions

אָזַר ʼâzar, aw-zar'; a primitive root; to belt:—bind (compass) about, gird (up, with).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 16x

The KJV translates Strong's H247 in the following manner: gird (up) (14x), bind about (1x), compass about (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 16x
The KJV translates Strong's H247 in the following manner: gird (up) (14x), bind about (1x), compass about (1x).
  1. gird, encompass, equip, clothe

    1. (Qal) to gird, gird on (metaphorical of strength)

    2. (Niphal) be girded

    3. (Piel) hold close, clasp

    4. (Hiphpael) gird oneself (for war)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
אָזַר ʼâzar, aw-zar'; a primitive root; to belt:—bind (compass) about, gird (up, with).
STRONGS H247: Abbreviations
† [אָזַר] verb gird, encompass, equip (Talmud id., Arabic أَزَّرَ, Aramaic in derivation LagBN 177 derives from وَزَرَ).
Qal Perfect אָֽזְרוּ 1 Samuel 2:4; Imperfect suffix יַאַזְרֵנִי Job 30:18; 2nd person masculine singular תֶּאֱזוֺר Jeremiah 1:17; Imperative אֱזָר־נָא Job 38:3; Job 40:7; Passive participle אָזוּר 2 Kings 1:8; — gird, gird on, followed by accusative of thingloins חֲלָצֶיךָ Job 38:3; Job 40:7, מָתְנֶיךָ Jeremiah 1:17; passive, subject אֵזוֺר, וְאֵזוֺר עוֺר אָזור בְּמָתְנָיו 2 Kings 1:8; compare active with accusative of person Job 30:18 כְּפִי כֻתָּנְתִּי יַאַזְרֵנִי, subject לְבוּשִׁי see Di; figurative 1 Samuel 2:4 אָֽזְרוּ חַיִל
Niph. Participle נֶאֱזָר figurative Psalm 65:7 of God (בִּגְבוּרֶה נ׳) girded with might.
Pi. Imperfect 2nd person masculine singular suffix וַתְּאַזְּרֵנִי Psalm 18:40; Psalm 30:12; וַתַּזְרֵנִי 2 Samuel 22:40 (Ges§ 68 R 2); Participle suffix הַמְּאַזְּרֵנִי Psalm 18:33; construct מְאַזְּרֵי Isaiah 50:11 but compare below — gird, with 2 accusative (person & thing) figurative, Psalm 18:40 = 2 Samuel 22:40; Psalm 18:33 (חַיִל); Psalm 30:12 (שִׂמְחָה); accusative of thing omitted Isaiah 45:5; accusative of person omitted מְאַזְּרֵי זִיקוֺת Isaiah 50:12; but read rather מְאִירֵי compare Isaiah 27:11 (Syriac Version Kn Brd Di).
Hithp. Perfect הִתְאַזָּ֑ר Psalm 93:1; Imperative הִתְאַזְּרוּ Isaiah 8:9 (twice in verse) — gird oneself, for war Isaiah 8:9 (twice in verse); with עֹז Psalm 93:1 (subject י׳).
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

1 Samuel

2:4; 2:4

2 Samuel

22:40; 22:40

2 Kings

1:8; 1:8


30:18; 30:18; 38:3; 38:3; 40:7; 40:7


18:33; 18:33; 18:40; 18:40; 30:12; 30:12; 65:7; 93:1; 93:1


8:9; 8:9; 27:11; 45:5; 50:11


1:17; 1:17

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H247 matches the Hebrew אָזַר ('āzar),
which occurs 16 times in 15 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:4 - The bows of the mighty men are broken, and they that stumbled are girded H247 with strength.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:40 - For thou hast girded H247 me with strength to battle: them that rose up against me hast thou subdued under me.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 1:8 - And they answered him, He was an hairy man, and girt H247 with a girdle of leather about his loins. And he said, It is Elijah the Tishbite.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 30:18 - By the great force of my disease is my garment changed: it bindeth me about H247 as the collar of my coat.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:3 - Gird up H247 now thy loins like a man; for I will demand of thee, and answer thou me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:7 - Gird up H247 thy loins now like a man: I will demand of thee, and declare thou unto me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:32 - It is God that girdeth H247 me with strength, and maketh my way perfect.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:39 - For thou hast girded H247 me with strength unto the battle: thou hast subdued under me those that rose up against me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 30:11 - Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing: thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded H247 me with gladness;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 65:6 - Which by his strength setteth fast the mountains; being girded H247 with power:
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 93:1 - The LORD reigneth, he is clothed with majesty; the LORD is clothed with strength, wherewith he hath girded H247 himself: the world also is stablished, that it cannot be moved.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 8:9 - Associate yourselves, O ye people, and ye shall be broken in pieces; and give ear, all ye of far countries: gird H247 yourselves, and ye shall be broken in pieces; gird H247 yourselves, and ye shall be broken in pieces.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 45:5 - I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: I girded H247 thee, though thou hast not known me:
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 50:11 - Behold, all ye that kindle a fire, that compass yourselves about H247 with sparks: walk in the light of your fire, and in the sparks that ye have kindled. This shall ye have of mine hand; ye shall lie down in sorrow.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 1:17 - Thou therefore gird up H247 thy loins, and arise, and speak unto them all that I command thee: be not dismayed at their faces, lest I confound thee before them.
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