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Lexicon :: Strong's H2491 - ḥālāl

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Part of Speech
adjective, masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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TWOT Reference: 660a

Strong’s Definitions

חָלָל châlâl, khaw-lawl'; from H2490; pierced (especially to death); figuratively, polluted:—kill, profane, slain (man), × slew, (deadly) wounded.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 94x

The KJV translates Strong's H2491 in the following manner: slay (78x), wounded (10x), profane (3x), kill (2x), slain man (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 94x
The KJV translates Strong's H2491 in the following manner: slay (78x), wounded (10x), profane (3x), kill (2x), slain man (1x).
masculine noun
  1. slain, fatally wounded, pierced

    1. pierced, fatally wounded

    2. slain

  2. (CLBL) profaned

    1. defiled, profaned (by divorce)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
חָלָל châlâl, khaw-lawl'; from H2490; pierced (especially to death); figuratively, polluted:—kill, profane, slain (man), × slew, (deadly) wounded.
STRONGS H2491: Abbreviations
† I. חָלָל 90 noun masculine pierced, ח׳ absolute Deuteronomy 21:1 + 25 times; construct חֲלַל Numbers 19:16; plural חֲלָלִים Numbers 23:24 + 28 times; construct חַלְלֵי Isaiah 22:2 + 21 times; suffix חֲלָלֶיךָ Psalm 69:27, etc. + 11 times suffixes; —
1. pierced, fatally wounded Psalm 69:27; Jeremiah 51:52; Ezekiel 26:15; Ezekiel 30:24; Lamentations 2:12. Elsewhere
2. slain Numbers 19:18; Numbers 31:8, 19 (P), etc.; singular collective 2 Samuel 23:8, 18 = 1 Chronicles 11:11, 20; Ezekiel 6:7; Ezekiel 30:11, etc., but usually plural 1 Samuel 17:52 (RV wounded) Jeremiah 51:49, etc.; † חַלְלֵי חֶרֶב Isaiah 22:2; Jeremiah 14:18; Ezekiel 31:17, 18; Ezekiel 32:20, 21, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32; Zephaniah 2:12; Lamentations 4:9; חַלְלֵי רעב Lamentations 4:9; חַלְלֵי יהוה Isaiah 66:16; Jeremiah 25:33.

† II. חָלָל adjective profaned; — חָלָל רָשָׁע (read construct חֲלַל SS) profaned, dishonoured wicked one Ezekiel 21:30 (so AV Thes MV SS Co Or; but RV H" deadly wounded, Ew Sm fallen, slain); plural construct חַלְלֵי רְשָׁעִים Ezekiel 21:34; feminine singular חֲלָלָה of woman sexually dishonoured Leviticus 21:7, 14 (H; || זָנָה).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


21:7; 21:14


19:16; 19:18; 23:24; 31:8; 31:19



1 Samuel


2 Samuel

23:8; 23:18

1 Chronicles

11:11; 11:20


69:27; 69:27


22:2; 22:2; 66:16


14:18; 25:33; 51:49; 51:52


2:12; 4:9; 4:9


6:7; 21:30; 26:15; 30:11; 30:24; 31:17; 31:18; 32:20; 32:21; 32:25; 32:28; 32:29; 32:30; 32:31; 32:32




Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H2491 matches the Hebrew חָלָל (ḥālāl),
which occurs 94 times in 85 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 2 (Gen 34:27–Jer 51:49)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 34:27 - The sons of Jacob came upon the slain, H2491 and spoiled the city, because they had defiled their sister.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 21:7 - They shall not take a wife that is a whore, or profane; H2491 neither shall they take a woman put away from her husband: for he is holy unto his God.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 21:14 - A widow, or a divorced woman, or profane, H2491 or an harlot, these shall he not take: but he shall take a virgin of his own people to wife.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 19:16 - And whosoever toucheth one that is slain H2491 with a sword in the open fields, or a dead body, or a bone of a man, or a grave, shall be unclean seven days.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 19:18 - And a clean person shall take hyssop, and dip it in the water, and sprinkle it upon the tent, and upon all the vessels, and upon the persons that were there, and upon him that touched a bone, or one slain, H2491 or one dead, or a grave:
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 23:24 - Behold, the people shall rise up as a great lion, and lift up himself as a young lion: he shall not lie down until he eat of the prey, and drink the blood of the slain. H2491
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 31:8 - And they slew the kings of Midian, beside the rest of them that were slain; H2491 namely, Evi, and Rekem, and Zur, and Hur, and Reba, five kings of Midian: Balaam also the son of Beor they slew with the sword.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 31:19 - And do ye abide without the camp seven days: whosoever hath killed any person, and whosoever hath touched any slain, H2491 purify both yourselves and your captives on the third day, and on the seventh day.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 21:1 - If one be found slain H2491 in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee to possess it, lying in the field, and it be not known who hath slain him:
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 21:2 - Then thy elders and thy judges shall come forth, and they shall measure unto the cities which are round about him that is slain: H2491
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 21:3 - And it shall be, that the city which is next unto the slain man, H2491 even the elders of that city shall take an heifer, which hath not been wrought with, and which hath not drawn in the yoke;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 21:6 - And all the elders of that city, that are next unto the slain H2491 man, shall wash their hands over the heifer that is beheaded in the valley:
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:42 - I will make mine arrows drunk with blood, and my sword shall devour flesh; and that with the blood of the slain H2491 and of the captives, from the beginning of revenges upon the enemy.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 11:6 - And the LORD said unto Joshua, Be not afraid because of them: for to morrow about this time will I deliver them up all slain H2491 before Israel: thou shalt hough their horses, and burn their chariots with fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 13:22 - Balaam also the son of Beor, the soothsayer, did the children of Israel slay with the sword among them that were slain H2491 by them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:40 - And Abimelech chased him, and he fled before him, and many were overthrown and wounded, H2491 even unto the entering of the gate.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 16:24 - And when the people saw him, they praised their god: for they said, Our god hath delivered into our hands our enemy, and the destroyer of our country, which slew H2491 many of us.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 20:31 - And the children of Benjamin went out against the people, and were drawn away from the city; and they began to smite of the people, and kill, H2491 as at other times, in the highways, of which one goeth up to the house of God, and the other to Gibeah in the field, about thirty men of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 20:39 - And when the men of Israel retired in the battle, Benjamin began to smite and kill H2491 of the men of Israel about thirty persons: for they said, Surely they are smitten down before us, as in the first battle.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:52 - And the men of Israel and of Judah arose, and shouted, and pursued the Philistines, until thou come to the valley, and to the gates of Ekron. And the wounded H2491 of the Philistines fell down by the way to Shaaraim, even unto Gath, and unto Ekron.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 31:1 - Now the Philistines fought against Israel: and the men of Israel fled from before the Philistines, and fell down slain H2491 in mount Gilboa.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 31:8 - And it came to pass on the morrow, when the Philistines came to strip the slain, H2491 that they found Saul and his three sons fallen in mount Gilboa.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 1:19 - The beauty of Israel is slain H2491 upon thy high places: how are the mighty fallen!
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 1:22 - From the blood of the slain, H2491 from the fat of the mighty, the bow of Jonathan turned not back, and the sword of Saul returned not empty.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 1:25 - How are the mighty fallen in the midst of the battle! O Jonathan, thou wast slain H2491 in thine high places.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:8 - These be the names of the mighty men whom David had: The Tachmonite that sat in the seat, chief among the captains; the same was Adino the Eznite: he lift up his spear against eight hundred, whom he slew H2491 at one time.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:18 - And Abishai, the brother of Joab, the son of Zeruiah, was chief among three. And he lifted up his spear against three hundred, and slew H2491 them, and had the name among three.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 11:15 - For it came to pass, when David was in Edom, and Joab the captain of the host was gone up to bury the slain, H2491 after he had smitten every male in Edom;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 5:22 - For there fell down many slain, H2491 because the war was of God. And they dwelt in their steads until the captivity.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 10:1 - Now the Philistines fought against Israel; and the men of Israel fled from before the Philistines, and fell down slain H2491 in mount Gilboa.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 10:8 - And it came to pass on the morrow, when the Philistines came to strip the slain, H2491 that they found Saul and his sons fallen in mount Gilboa.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:11 - And this is the number of the mighty men whom David had; Jashobeam, an Hachmonite, the chief of the captains: he lifted up his spear against three hundred slain H2491 by him at one time.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:20 - And Abishai the brother of Joab, he was chief of the three: for lifting up his spear against three hundred, he slew H2491 them, and had a name among the three.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 13:17 - And Abijah and his people slew them with a great slaughter: so there fell down slain H2491 of Israel five hundred thousand chosen men.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:12 - Men groan from out of the city, and the soul of the wounded H2491 crieth out: yet God layeth not folly to them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 39:30 - Her young ones also suck up blood: and where the slain H2491 are, there is she.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:26 - For they persecute him whom thou hast smitten; and they talk to the grief of those whom thou hast wounded. H2491
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 88:5 - Free among the dead, like the slain H2491 that lie in the grave, whom thou rememberest no more: and they are cut off from thy hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:10 - Thou hast broken Rahab in pieces, as one that is slain; H2491 thou hast scattered thine enemies with thy strong arm.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 7:26 - For she hath cast down many wounded: H2491 yea, many strong men have been slain by her.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 22:2 - Thou that art full of stirs, a tumultuous city, a joyous city: thy slain H2491 men are not slain H2491 with the sword, nor dead in battle.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 34:3 - Their slain H2491 also shall be cast out, and their stink shall come up out of their carcases, and the mountains shall be melted with their blood.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 66:16 - For by fire and by his sword will the LORD plead with all flesh: and the slain H2491 of the LORD shall be many.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 9:1 - Oh that my head were waters, and mine eyes a fountain of tears, that I might weep day and night for the slain H2491 of the daughter of my people!
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 14:18 - If I go forth into the field, then behold the slain H2491 with the sword! and if I enter into the city, then behold them that are sick with famine! yea, both the prophet and the priest go about into a land that they know not.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 25:33 - And the slain H2491 of the LORD shall be at that day from one end of the earth even unto the other end of the earth: they shall not be lamented, neither gathered, nor buried; they shall be dung upon the ground.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 41:9 - Now the pit wherein Ishmael had cast all the dead bodies of the men, whom he had slain because of Gedaliah, was it which Asa the king had made for fear of Baasha king of Israel: and Ishmael the son of Nethaniah filled it with them that were slain. H2491
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:4 - Thus the slain H2491 shall fall in the land of the Chaldeans, and they that are thrust through in her streets.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:47 - Therefore, behold, the days come, that I will do judgment upon the graven images of Babylon: and her whole land shall be confounded, and all her slain H2491 shall fall in the midst of her.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:49 - As Babylon hath caused the slain H2491 of Israel to fall, so at Babylon shall fall the slain H2491 of all the earth.

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