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Lexicon :: Strong's H2491 - ḥālāl

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Part of Speech
adjective, masculine noun
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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 - Jacob's sons killed them and looted the city because their sister had been violated.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 21:7 - They must not take a wife defiled by prostitution, nor are they to take a wife divorced from her husband, for the priest is holy to his God.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 21:14 - He must not marry a widow, a divorced woman, or one profaned by prostitution; he may only take a virgin from his people as a wife.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 19:16 - And whoever touches the body of someone killed with a sword in the open fields, or the body of someone who died of natural causes, or a human bone, or a grave, will be unclean seven days.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 19:18 - Then a ceremonially clean person must take hyssop, dip it in the water, and sprinkle it on the tent, on all its furnishings, and on the people who were there, or on the one who touched a bone, or one killed, or one who died, or a grave.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 23:24 - Indeed, the people will rise up like a lioness, and like a lion raises himself up; they will not lie down until they eat their prey, and drink the blood of the slain."
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 31:8 - They killed the kings of Midian in addition to those slain - Evi, Rekem, Zur, Hur, and Reba - five Midianite kings. They also killed Balaam son of Beor with the sword.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 31:19 - "Any of you who has killed anyone or touched any of the dead, remain outside the camp for seven days; purify yourselves and your captives on the third day, and on the seventh day.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 21:1 - If a homicide victim should be found lying in a field in the land the LORD your God is giving you, and no one knows who killed him,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 21:2 - your elders and judges must go out and measure how far it is to the cities in the vicinity of the corpse.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 21:3 - Then the elders of the city nearest to the corpse must take from the herd a heifer that has not been worked - that has never pulled with the yoke -
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 21:6 - and all the elders of that city nearest the corpse must wash their hands over the heifer whose neck was broken in the valley.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:42 - I will make my arrows drunk with blood, and my sword will devour flesh - the blood of the slaughtered and captured, the chief of the enemy's leaders!'"
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 11:6 - The LORD told Joshua, "Don't be afraid of them, for about this time tomorrow I will cause all of them to lie dead before Israel. You must hamstring their horses and burn their chariots."
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 13:22 - The Israelites killed Balaam son of Beor, the omen reader, along with the others.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:40 - Abimelech chased him, and Gaal ran from him. Many Shechemites fell wounded at the entrance of the gate.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 16:24 - When the people saw him, they praised their god, saying, "Our god has handed our enemy over to us, the one who ruined our land and killed so many of us!"
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 20:31 - The Benjaminites attacked the army, leaving the city unguarded. They began to strike down their enemy just as they had done before. On the main roads (one leads to Bethel, the other to Gibeah) and in the field, they struck down about thirty Israelites.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 20:39 - the Israelites counterattacked. Benjamin had begun to strike down the Israelites; they struck down about thirty men. They said, "There's no doubt about it! They are totally defeated as in the earlier battle."
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:52 - Then the men of Israel and Judah charged forward, shouting a battle cry. They chased the Philistines to the valley and to the very gates of Ekron. The Philistine corpses lay fallen along the Shaaraim road to Gath and Ekron.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 31:1 - Now the Philistines were fighting against Israel. The men of Israel fled from the Philistines and many of them fell dead on Mount Gilboa.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 31:8 - The next day, when the Philistines came to strip loot from the corpses, they discovered Saul and his three sons lying dead on Mount Gilboa.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 1:19 - The beauty of Israel lies slain on your high places! How the mighty have fallen!
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 1:22 - From the blood of the slain, from the fat of warriors, the bow of Jonathan was not turned away. The sword of Saul never returned empty.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 1:25 - How the warriors have fallen in the midst of battle! Jonathan lies slain on your high places!
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:8 - These are the names of David's warriors: Josheb-Basshebeth, a Tahkemonite, was head of the officers. He killed eight hundred men with his spear in one battle.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:18 - Abishai son of Zeruiah, the brother of Joab, was head of the three. He killed three hundred men with his spear and gained fame among the three.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 11:15 - During David's campaign against Edom, Joab, the commander of the army, while on a mission to bury the dead, killed every male in Edom.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 5:22 - Because God fought for them, they killed many of the enemy. They dispossessed the Hagrites and lived in their land until the exile.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 10:1 - Now the Philistines fought against Israel. The Israelites fled before the Philistines and many of them fell dead on Mount Gilboa.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 10:8 - The next day, when the Philistines came to strip loot from the corpses, they discovered Saul and his sons lying dead on Mount Gilboa.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:11 - This is the list of David's warriors: Jashobeam, a Hacmonite, was head of the officers. He killed three hundred men with his spear in a single battle.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:20 - Abishai the brother of Joab was head of the three elite warriors. He killed three hundred men with his spear and gained fame along with the three elite warriors.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 13:17 - Abijah and his army thoroughly defeated them; 500,000 well-trained Israelite men fell dead.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:12 - From the city the dying groan, and the wounded cry out for help, but God charges no one with wrongdoing.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 39:30 - And its young ones devour the blood, and where the dead carcasses are, there it is."
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:26 - For they harass the one whom you discipline; they spread the news about the suffering of those whom you punish.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 88:5 - adrift among the dead, like corpses lying in the grave, whom you remember no more, and who are cut off from your power.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:10 - You crushed the Proud One and killed it; with your strong arm you scattered your enemies.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 7:26 - for she has brought down many fatally wounded, and all those she has slain are many.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 22:2 - The noisy city is full of raucous sounds; the town is filled with revelry. Your slain were not cut down by the sword; they did not die in battle.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 34:3 - Their slain will be left unburied, their corpses will stink; the hills will soak up their blood.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 66:16 - For the LORD judges all humanity with fire and his sword; the LORD will kill many.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 9:1 - (8:23) I wish that my head were a well full of water and my eyes were a fountain full of tears! If they were, I could cry day and night for those of my dear people who have been killed.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 14:18 - If I go out into the countryside, I see those who have been killed in battle. If I go into the city, I see those who are sick because of starvation. For both prophet and priest go about their own business in the land without having any real understanding.'"
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 25:33 - Those who have been killed by the LORD at that time will be scattered from one end of the earth to the other. They will not be mourned over, gathered up, or buried. Their dead bodies will lie scattered over the ground like manure.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 41:9 - Now the cistern where Ishmael threw all the dead bodies of those he had killed was a large one that King Asa had constructed as part of his defenses against King Baasha of Israel. Ishmael son of Nethaniah filled it with dead bodies.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:4 - Let them fall slain in the land of Babylonia, mortally wounded in the streets of her cities.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:47 - "So the time will certainly come when I will punish the idols of Babylon. Her whole land will be put to shame. All her mortally wounded will collapse in her midst.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:49 - "Babylon must fall because of the Israelites she has killed, just as the earth's mortally wounded fell because of Babylon.

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