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Lexicon :: Strong's H2486 - ḥālîlâ

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Part of Speech
substantival interjection
Root Word (Etymology)
A directive from חָלַל (H2490)
Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 661c

Variant Spellings

Variant spellings for this word: חללה (Strongs) חליל (Gesenius) חלילה (Strongs)

Strong’s Definitions

חָלִילָה châlîylâh, khaw-lee'-law; or חָלִלָה châlilâh; a directive from H2490; literal for a profaned thing; used (interjection) far be it!:—be far, (× God) forbid.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 21x

The KJV translates Strong's H2486 in the following manner: God forbid (9x), far be it (4x), be...far (4x), Lord forbid (3x), miscellaneous (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 21x
The KJV translates Strong's H2486 in the following manner: God forbid (9x), far be it (4x), be...far (4x), Lord forbid (3x), miscellaneous (1x).
  1. far be it (from me), God forbid that, let it not be

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
חָלִילָה châlîylâh, khaw-lee'-law; or חָלִלָה châlilâh; a directive from H2490; literal for a profaned thing; used (interjection) far be it!:—be far, (× God) forbid.
חָלִ֫ילָה substantive with ה locative, used as exclamation literally ad profanum! i.e. far be it (for me, thee, etc.) ! (see BaNB 136) — ח׳ Genesis 44:7 + 17 times, חָלִלָה Genesis 18:25b + 2 times — alone, 1 Samuel 14:45; 1 Samuel 20:2; elsewhere with לְ person: Genesis 18:25b (J), 1 Samuel 2:30; 1 Samuel 20:9; 1 Samuel 22:15; + מִן and infinitive of act deprecated Genesis 18:25; a Genesis 44:7, 17 (all J), Joshua 24:16 (E), 1 Samuel 12:23; 2 Samuel 23:17; + מִמֶּנּוּ ל (peculiarly) Joshua 22:29 (P; = from it, even to rebel); + אִם (= surely not) 2 Samuel 20:20 (ח׳ ח׳), Job 27:5; strengthened idiomatically by מיהוה, לִי מִיּ׳ ח׳ followed by מִן and infinitive 1 Samuel 26:11; 1 Kings 21:3 + 2 Samuel 23:17 (read מיהוה, LXX of Lucian (Lag.) Syriac Version Targum) = 1 Chronicles 11:19 (מאלהי) followed by אִם 1 Samuel 24:7; לָאֵל מֵרֶשַׁע ח׳ Job 34:10.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


18:25; 18:25; 18:25; 44:7; 44:7; 44:17


22:29; 24:16

1 Samuel

2:30; 12:23; 14:45; 20:2; 20:9; 22:15; 24:7; 26:11

2 Samuel

20:20; 23:17; 23:17

1 Kings


1 Chronicles



27:5; 34:10

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H2486 matches the Hebrew חָלִילָה (ḥālîlâ),
which occurs 21 times in 19 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:25 - “Far H2486 be it from You to do [fn]such a thing, to kill the righteous with the wicked, so that the righteous and the wicked are treated alike. Far H2486 be it from You! Shall not the Judge of all the earth [fn]deal justly?”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:7 - And they said to him, “Why does my lord say such words as these? Far H2486 be it from your servants to do such a thing!
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:17 - But he said, “Far H2486 be it from me to do this. The man in whose [fn]possession the cup has been found, he shall be my slave; but as for you, go up in peace to your father.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 22:29 - “Far H2486 be it from us that we should rebel against the LORD and turn away from following the LORD this day, by building an altar for burnt offering, for grain offering, or for sacrifice, besides the altar of the LORD our God which is before His [fn]tabernacle.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 24:16 - The people answered and said, “Far H2486 be it from us that we would abandon the LORD to serve other gods;
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:30 - “Therefore the LORD God of Israel declares, ‘I did indeed say that your house and the house of your father was to walk before Me forever’; but now the LORD declares, ‘Far H2486 be it from Me—for those who honor Me I will honor, and those who despise Me will be insignificant.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 12:23 - “Furthermore, as for me, far H2486 be it from me that I would sin against the LORD by ceasing to pray for you; but I will instruct you in the good and right way.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:45 - But the people said to Saul, “Must Jonathan die, he who has [fn]brought about this great [fn]victory in Israel? Far H2486 from it! As the LORD lives, not even a hair of his head shall fall to the ground, because he has worked with God this day.” So the people [fn]rescued Jonathan and he did not die.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 20:2 - He said to him, “Far H2486 from it, you shall not die! Behold, my father does nothing either great or small [fn]without informing me. So why would my father hide this thing from me? It is not so!”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 20:9 - Jonathan said, “Far H2486 be it from you! For if I in fact learn that my father has decided [fn]to inflict harm on you, would I not inform you?”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 22:15 - “Did I just begin to inquire of God for him today? Far H2486 be it from me! Do not let the king impute anything against his servant or against any of the household of my father, because your servant knows nothing [fn]at all of this whole affair.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 24:6 - So he said to his men, “Far H2486 be it from me because of the LORD that I would do this thing to my lord, the LORD’S anointed, to reach out with my hand against him, since he is the LORD’S anointed.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 26:11 - “The LORD forbid H2486 that I would reach out with my hand against the LORD’S anointed! But now please take the spear that is at his head and the jug of water, and let’s go.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 20:20 - Joab replied, “Far H2486 be it, far H2486 be it from me that I would consume or destroy!
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:17 - and he said, “Far H2486 be it from me, LORD, that I would do this! Should I drink the blood of the men who went at the risk of their lives?” So he would not drink it. These things the three mighty men did.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 21:3 - But Naboth said to Ahab, “The LORD forbid H2486 me that I would give you the inheritance of my fathers!”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:19 - and he said, “Far H2486 be it from me before my God that I would do this. Shall I drink the blood of these men who went [fn]at the risk of their lives? For they brought it at the risk of their lives.” Therefore he would not drink it. The three mighty men did these things.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:5 - “Far H2486 be it from me that I should declare you right;
Until I die, I will not [fn]give up my integrity.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:10 - “Therefore, listen to me, you men of understanding.
Far H2486 be it from God to do evil,
And from the Almighty to do wrong.

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