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Lexicon :: Strong's H2492 - ḥālam

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A primitive root
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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 - And he dreamed, H2492 and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:5 - And Joseph dreamed H2492 a dream, and he told it his brethren: and they hated him yet the more.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:6 - And he said unto them, Hear, I pray you, this dream which I have dreamed: H2492
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:9 - And he dreamed H2492 yet another dream, and told it his brethren, and said, Behold, I have dreamed H2492 a dream more; and, behold, the sun and the moon and the eleven stars made obeisance to me.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:10 - And he told it to his father, and to his brethren: and his father rebuked him, and said unto him, What is this dream that thou hast dreamed? H2492 Shall I and thy mother and thy brethren indeed come to bow down ourselves to thee to the earth?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 40:5 - And they dreamed H2492 a dream both of them, each man his dream in one night, each man according to the interpretation of his dream, the butler and the baker of the king of Egypt, which were bound in the prison.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 40:8 - And they said unto him, We have dreamed H2492 a dream, and there is no interpreter of it. And Joseph said unto them, Do not interpretations belong to God? tell me them, I pray you.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:1 - And it came to pass at the end of two full years, that Pharaoh dreamed: H2492 and, behold, he stood by the river.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:5 - And he slept and dreamed H2492 the second time: and, behold, seven ears of corn came up upon one stalk, rank and good.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:11 - And we dreamed H2492 a dream in one night, I and he; we dreamed H2492 each man according to the interpretation of his dream.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:15 - And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I have dreamed H2492 a dream, and there is none that can interpret it: and I have heard say of thee, that thou canst understand a dream to interpret it.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:9 - And Joseph remembered the dreams which he dreamed H2492 of them, and said unto them, Ye are spies; to see the nakedness of the land ye are come.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 13:1 - If there arise among you a prophet, or a dreamer H2492 of dreams, and giveth thee a sign or a wonder,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 13:3 - Thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or that dreamer H2492 of dreams: for the LORD your God proveth you, to know whether ye love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 13:5 - And that prophet, or that dreamer H2492 of dreams, shall be put to death; because he hath spoken to turn you away from the LORD your God, which brought you out of the land of Egypt, and redeemed you out of the house of bondage, to thrust thee out of the way which the LORD thy God commanded thee to walk in. So shalt thou put the evil away from the midst of thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 7:13 - And when Gideon was come, behold, there was a man that told a dream unto his fellow, and said, Behold, I dreamed H2492 a dream, and, lo, a cake of barley bread tumbled into the host of Midian, and came unto a tent, and smote it that it fell, and overturned it, that the tent lay along.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 39:4 - Their young ones are in good liking, H2492 they grow up with corn; they go forth, and return not unto them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 126:1 - [[A Song of degrees.]] When the LORD turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream. H2492
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 29:8 - It shall even be as when an hungry man dreameth, H2492 and, behold, he eateth; but he awaketh, and his soul is empty: or as when a thirsty man dreameth, H2492 and, behold, he drinketh; but he awaketh, and, behold, he is faint, and his soul hath appetite: so shall the multitude of all the nations be, that fight against mount Zion.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 38:16 - O Lord, by these things men live, and in all these things is the life of my spirit: so wilt thou recover H2492 me, and make me to live.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 23:25 - I have heard what the prophets said, that prophesy lies in my name, saying, I have dreamed, H2492 I have dreamed. H2492
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 29:8 - For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Let not your prophets and your diviners, that be in the midst of you, deceive you, neither hearken to your dreams which ye cause to be dreamed. H2492
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 2:1 - And in the second year of the reign of Nebuchadnezzar Nebuchadnezzar dreamed H2492 dreams, wherewith his spirit was troubled, and his sleep brake from him.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 2:3 - And the king said unto them, I have dreamed H2492 a dream, and my spirit was troubled to know the dream.
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 2:28 - And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream H2492 dreams, your young men shall see visions:
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