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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 - Then he had H2492 a H2492 dream H2492, and behold, a [fn]ladder stood on the earth with its top touching heaven; and behold, the angels of God were ascending and descending on it.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:5 -

Then Joseph [fn]had H2492 a dream, and he told it to his brothers; so they hated him even more.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:6 - And he said to them, “Please listen to this dream which I have [fn]had H2492:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:9 -

Then he [fn]had H2492 still another dream and recounted it to his brothers and said, “Behold, I have [fn]had H2492 still another dream; and behold, the sun and the moon and eleven stars were bowing down to me.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:10 - And he recounted it to his father and to his brothers; and his father rebuked him and said to him, “What is this dream that you have [fn]had H2492? Shall I and your mother and your brothers really come to bow ourselves down before you to the ground?”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 40:5 - Then the cupbearer and the baker for the king of Egypt, who were confined in jail, both had H2492 a dream the same night, each man with his own dream and each dream with its own interpretation.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 40:8 - Then they said to him, “We have [fn]had H2492 a dream, and there is no one to interpret it.” Then Joseph said to them, “Do not interpretations belong to God? Recount it to me, please.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:1 -

Now it happened at the end of two full years that Pharaoh had H2492 a H2492 dream H2492, and behold, he was standing by the Nile.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:5 - He again fell asleep and dreamed H2492 a second time; and behold, seven ears of grain came up on a single stalk, plump and good.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:11 - “And we had H2492 a dream [fn]on the same night, [fn]he and I; each of us dreamed H2492 according to the interpretation of his own dream.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:15 - And Pharaoh said to Joseph, “I have had H2492 a dream, but no one can interpret it; yet I have heard [fn]it said about you, that [fn]you hear a dream and that you can interpret it.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:9 - And Joseph remembered the dreams which he [fn]had H2492 about them and said to them, “You are spies; you have come to look at the [fn]nakedness of the land.”
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 13:1 -

[fn]If a prophet or a dreamer H2492 of dreams arises among you and gives you a sign or a wonder,

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 13:3 - you shall not listen to the words of that prophet or that dreamer H2492 of dreams; for Yahweh your God is testing you to find out if you love Yahweh your God with all your heart and with all your soul.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 13:5 - “But that prophet or that dreamer H2492 of dreams shall be put to death because he has [fn]counseled [fn]rebellion against Yahweh your God who brought you from the land of Egypt and redeemed you from the house of [fn]slavery, to drive you from the way in which Yahweh your God commanded you to walk. So you shall purge the evil from among you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 7:13 - Then Gideon came, and behold, a man was recounting a dream to his friend. And he said, “Behold, I [fn]had H2492 a dream; [fn]a loaf of barley bread was tumbling into the camp of Midian, and it came to the tent and struck it so that it fell and turned it [fn]upside down so that the tent lay flat.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 39:4 -

“Their children become H2492 strong H2492; they grow up in the open field;

They leave and do not return to them.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 126:1 -

A Song of Ascents.

When Yahweh [fn]returned [fn]the captive ones of Zion,

We were like those who dream H2492.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 29:8 -

And it will be as when a hungry man dreams H2492

And behold, he is eating;

But he awakens, and his soul is empty,

Or as when a thirsty man dreams H2492

And behold, he is drinking,

But he awakens, and behold, he is faint,

And his soul is not quenched.

Thus the multitude of all the nations will be

Who wage war against Mount Zion.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 38:16 -

“O Lord, by these things men live,

And in all these is the life of my spirit;

[fn]O restore H2492 me to H2492 health H2492 and let me live!

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 23:25 -

“I have heard what the prophets have said who prophesy a lie in My name, saying, ‘I had H2492 a H2492 dream H2492, I had H2492 a H2492 dream H2492!’

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 29:8 - “For thus says Yahweh of hosts, the God of Israel, ‘Do not let your prophets who are in your midst and your diviners deceive you, and do not listen to your dreams which you dream H2492.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 2:1 -

Now in the second year of the reign of Nebuchadnezzar, Nebuchadnezzar [fn]had H2492 dreams; and his spirit was troubled, and his sleep [fn]left him.

Unchecked Copy BoxDan 2:3 - Then the king said to them, “I [fn]had H2492 a dream, and my spirit is troubled to know the dream.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 2:28 -

[fn]And it will be afterwards

That I will pour out My Spirit on all [fn]mankind;

And your sons and your daughters shall prophesy;

Your old men will dream H2492 dreams;

Your young men will see visions.

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