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Lexicon :: Strong's H2492 - ḥālam

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Strong’s Definitions

חָלַם châlam, khaw-lam'; a primitive root; properly, to bind firmly, i.e. (by implication) to be (causatively to make) plump; also (through the figurative sense of dumbness) to dream:—(cause to) dream(-er), be in good liking, recover.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 29x

The KJV translates Strong's H2492 in the following manner: to dream (29x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 29x
The KJV translates Strong's H2492 in the following manner: to dream (29x).
  1. to dream

    1. (Qal)

      1. to dream (ordinary)

      2. to dream (prophetic)

      3. to dream (of false prophets)

    2. (Hiphil) to dream

  2. to be healthy, be strong

    1. (Qal) to be healthy

    2. (Hiphil) to restore to health

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
חָלַם châlam, khaw-lam'; a primitive root; properly, to bind firmly, i.e. (by implication) to be (causatively to make) plump; also (through the figurative sense of dumbness) to dream:—(cause to) dream(-er), be in good liking, recover.
STRONGS H2492: Abbreviations
† I. [חָלַם] verb be healthy, strong (Late Hebrew id.; Aramaic Mflo Ethp. be made healthy, strong, Aph. causative, also derivatives; חֲלַם press firmly together) —
Qal Imperfect יַחְלְמוּ בְנֵיהֶם Job 39:4 their young are healthy.
Hiph. Imperfect 2nd person masculine singular וְתַחֲלִימֵנִי Isaiah 38:16 and restore me to health (|| וְהַחֲיֵ֫ינִי).

† II. חָלַם verb dream (Late Hebrew id.; Aramaic Mflo, חֲלַם; Ethiopic ሐለመ፡ Arabic حَلَمَ, dream, experience an emission of the seminal fluid, attain to puberty) —
Qal Perfect ח׳ Genesis 42:9; Daniel 2:1, חָלַמְתִּי Genesis 37:9 + 3 times, חָלָ֑מְתִּי Genesis 37:6 + 2 times, etc., + 3 times Perfect; Imperfect יַחֲלֹם Isaiah 29:8 + 5 times, יַחְלְמוּ Job 39:4, וַיַּחַלְמוּ Genesis 40:5, יַחֲלֹמ֑וּן Joel 3:1, נַחַלְמָה Genesis 41:11; Participle חוֺלֵם Deuteronomy 13:4,חֹלֵם Genesis 41:1; Deuteronomy 13:2; Deuteronomy 13:6, חֹלְמִים Psalm 126:1; — dream:
a. of ordinary dreams of sleep Isaiah 29:8 (twice in verse); Psalm 126:1.
b. of dreams with prophetic meaning: of Jacob Genesis 28:12, Joseph Genesis 37:5, 6, 9 (twice in verse); Genesis 37:10; Genesis 42:9, of Pharaoh and his servants Genesis 40:5, 8; Genesis 41:1, 5, 11 (twice in verse); Genesis 41:15 (all E, not elsewhere in Hexateuch); of Midianite Judges 7:13, Nebuchad. Daniel 2:1, 3, old men in latter days Joel 3:1.
c. of dreams of false prophets Deuteronomy 13:2; Deuteronomy 13:4; Deuteronomy 13:6; Jeremiah 23:25 (twice in verse).
Hiph. Participle, מַחְלְמִים dream (of false prophets, with accusative of congnate meaning with verb) Jeremiah 29:8 (but read חֹלְמִים [מ by dittograph from אַתֶּם], Hi Gf Gie Gr).
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


28:12; 37:5; 37:6; 37:6; 37:9; 37:9; 37:10; 40:5; 40:5; 40:8; 41:1; 41:1; 41:5; 41:11; 41:11; 41:15; 42:9; 42:9


13:2; 13:2; 13:4; 13:4; 13:6; 13:6




39:4; 39:4


126:1; 126:1


29:8; 29:8; 38:16


23:25; 29:8


2:1; 2:1; 2:3


3:1; 3:1

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H2492 matches the Hebrew חָלַם (ḥālam),
which occurs 30 times in 25 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 28:12 - He dreamed. Behold, a stairway set up on the eretz, and the top of it reached to heaven. Behold, the angels of God ascending and descending on it.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:5 - Yosef dreamed a dream, and he told it to his brothers, and they hated him all the more.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:6 - He said to them, "Please hear this dream which I have dreamed:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:9 - He dreamed yet another dream, and told it to his brothers, and said, "Behold, I have dreamed yet another dream: and behold, the sun and the moon and eleven stars bowed down to me."
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:10 - He told it to his father and to his brothers. His father rebuked him, and said to him, "What is this dream that you have dreamed? Will I and your mother and your brothers indeed come to bow ourselves down to you to the eretz?"
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 40:5 - They both dreamed a dream, each man his dream, in one night, each man according to the interpretation of his dream, the cupbearer and the baker of the king of Mitzrayim, who were bound in the prison.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 40:8 - They said to him, "We have dreamed a dream, and there is no one who can interpret it." Yosef said to them, "Don't interpretations belong to God? Please tell it to me."
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:1 - It happened at the end of two full years, that Par`oh dreamed: and, behold, he stood by the river.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:5 - He slept and dreamed a second time: and, behold, seven heads of grain came up on one stalk, healthy and good.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:11 - We dreamed a dream in one night, I and he. We dreamed each man according to the interpretation of his dream.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:15 - Par`oh said to Yosef, "I have dreamed a dream, and there is no one who can interpret it. I have heard it said of you, that when you hear a dream you can interpret it."
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:9 - Yosef remembered the dreams which he dreamed about them, and said to them, "You are spies! You have come to see the nakedness of the land."
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 13:1 - If there arise in the midst of you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and he give you a sign or a wonder,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 13:3 - you shall not listen to the words of that prophet, or to that dreamer of dreams: for the LORD your God proves you, to know whether you love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 13:5 - That prophet, or that dreamer of dreams, shall be put to death, because he has spoken rebellion against the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Mitzrayim, and redeemed you out of the house of bondage, to draw you aside out of the way which the LORD your God commanded you to walk in. So shall you put away the evil from the midst of you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 7:13 - When Gid`on had come, behold, there was a man telling a dream to his fellow; and he said, Behold, I dreamed a dream; and, behold, a cake of barley bread tumbled into the camp of Midyan, and came to the tent, and struck it so that it fell, and turned it upside down, so that the tent lay flat.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 39:4 - Their young ones become strong. They grow up in the open field. They go forth, and don't return again.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 126:1 - A Ma`alot Song. When the LORD brought back those who returned to Tziyon, We were like those who dream.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 29:8 - It shall be as when a hungry man dreams, and, behold, he eats; but he awakes, and his soul is empty: or as when a thirsty man dreams, and, behold, he drinks; but he awakes, and, behold, he is faint, and his soul has appetite: so shall the multitude of all the nations be, that fight against Mount Tziyon.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 38:16 - Lord, by these things men live; Wholly therein is the life of my spirit: You restore me, and cause me to live.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 23:25 - I have heard what the prophets have said, who prophesy lies in my name, saying, I have dreamed, I have dreamed.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 29:8 - For thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Yisra'el: Don't let your prophets who are in the midst of you, and your diviners, deceive you; neither listen you to your dreams which you cause to be dreamed.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 2:1 - In the second year of the reign of Nevukhadnetztzar, Nevukhadnetztzar dreamed dreams; and his spirit was troubled, and his sleep went from him.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 2:3 - The king said to them, I have dreamed a dream, and my spirit is troubled to know the dream.
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 2:28 - "It will happen afterward, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh; And your sons and your daughters will prophesy. Your old men will dream dreams. Your young men will see visions.
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