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Lexicon :: Strong's H2489 - ḥēlḵâ

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חֵלְכָה
Transliteration
ḥēlḵâ
Pronunciation
khay-lek-aw'
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Part of Speech
adjective
Root Word (Etymology)
Apparently from an unused root probably meaning to be dark or (fig.) unhappy
Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 659a

Variant Spellings

Variant spellings for this word: חלכה (Strongs and Gesenius) חלכא (Strongs)

Strong’s Definitions

חֵלְכָא chêlᵉkâʼ, khay-lek-aw'; or חֵלְכָה chêlᵉkâh; apparently from an unused root probably meaning to be dark or (figuratively) unhappy; a wretch, i.e. unfortunate:—poor.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 4x

The KJV translates Strong's H2489 in the following manner: poor (2x), variant (2x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 4x
The KJV translates Strong's H2489 in the following manner: poor (2x), variant (2x).
  1. hapless, poor, unfortunate person

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
חֵלְכָא chêlᵉkâʼ, khay-lek-aw'; or חֵלְכָה chêlᵉkâh; apparently from an unused root probably meaning to be dark or (figuratively) unhappy; a wretch, i.e. unfortunate:—poor.
STRONGS H2489:
חֵֽלְכָה read חַלְכֶּה, חֶלְכֶּה, or חָלְכֶּה, adjective helpless, unfortunate, only as substantive hapless, luckless one(s)לְֵֽֽֽחלְכָה Psalm 10:8, Greek Version of the LXX εἰς τὸν πένητα, Syriac Version Targum; חֵלֶ֑כָה Psalm 10:14 Greek Version of the LXX ὁ πτωχός; חלכאים Psalm 10:10 Kt, read plural חַלְכָּאִים (חֶל׳, חָל׳); Qr חֵל כָּאִים Greek Version of the LXX τῶν πενήτων. In all text and meaning dubious (MT reads חֵלְכָה = חֵילְךָ thine army; and חֵל כָּאִים Psalm 10:10 army of dejected ones, but this against usage of חֵל, and no such figurative sense of חַיִל, see O1 Hup De Bae Che, and critical note)

† [כָּאֶה] adjective cowed, Psalm 10:10 Qr חֵל כָּאִים; host of cowed ones, but read Kt חלכאים.
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H2489

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Strong's Number H2489 matches the Hebrew חֵלְכָה (ḥēlḵâ),
which occurs 3 times in 3 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 10:8 - He sits in the lurking places of the villages;
He kills the innocent in the secret places;
His eyes [fn]surreptitiously watch for the [fn]unfortunate H2489.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 10:10 - Then he crushes the needy one, who cowers;
And [fn]unfortunate H2489 people H2489 fall by his mighty power.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 10:14 - You have seen it, for You have looked at harm and provocation to [fn]take it into Your hand.
The [fn]unfortunate H2489 commits himself to You;
You have been the helper of the orphan.

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