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Lexicon :: Strong's H2502 - ḥālaṣ

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Strong’s Definitions

חָלַץ châlats, khaw-lats'; a primitive root; to pull off; hence (intensively) to strip, (reflexive) to depart; by implication, to deliver, equip (for fight); present, strengthen:—arm (self), (go, ready) armed (× man, soldier), deliver, draw out, make fat, loose, (ready) prepared, put off, take away, withdraw self.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 44x

The KJV translates Strong's H2502 in the following manner: deliver (15x), Arm (14x), loose (2x), armed men (2x), prepared (2x), take (2x), army (1x), make fat (1x), put off (1x), delivered out (1x), draw out (1x), armed soldiers (1x), withdrawn (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 44x
The KJV translates Strong's H2502 in the following manner: deliver (15x), Arm (14x), loose (2x), armed men (2x), prepared (2x), take (2x), army (1x), make fat (1x), put off (1x), delivered out (1x), draw out (1x), armed soldiers (1x), withdrawn (1x).
  1. to remove, draw out, draw off, take off, withdraw, equip (for war), arm for war, rescue, be rescued

    1. (Qal) equipped (participle)

    2. (Niphal)

      1. to be equipped

      2. to go equipped

      3. to be armed

    3. (Hiphil)

      1. to make strong, brace up

      2. to invigorate

  2. to draw off or out, withdraw

    1. (Qal)

      1. to draw, draw off

      2. to withdraw

    2. (Niphal)

      1. to be delivered

      2. to be saved

    3. (Piel)

      1. to pull out, tear out

      2. to rescue, deliver, set free

      3. to take away, plunder

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
חָלַץ châlats, khaw-lats'; a primitive root; to pull off; hence (intensively) to strip, (reflexive) to depart; by implication, to deliver, equip (for fight); present, strengthen:—arm (self), (go, ready) armed (× man, soldier), deliver, draw out, make fat, loose, (ready) prepared, put off, take away, withdraw self.
STRONGS H2502: Abbreviations
† I. חָלַץ verb draw off or out, withdraw, (Late Hebrew id.; Aramaic חֲלַץ; Zflo despoil, usually Pa. etc.; Phoenician proper name חלצבעל Baal has rescued, and חלץ alone; Arabic خَلَصَ withdraw, retire) —
Qal Perfect Hosea 5:6; וְחָֽלְצָה consecutive Deuteronomy 25:9; חָֽלְצוּ Lamentations 4:3; Imperfect 2nd person masculine singular תַּחֲלֹץ; Passive participle construct חֲלוּץ Deuteronomy 25:10; —
1. draw, draw off, with accusative of sandal Deuteronomy 25:9; Isaiah 20:2 (both followed by רֶגֶל with מִן), compare בֵּית חֲלוּץ הַנָּ֑עַל Deuteronomy 25:10; draw out, present the breast, of animal giving suck Lamentations 4:3.
2. intransitive withdraw (himself) followed by מִן Hosea 5:6.
Niph. Perfect be delivered נֶחֱלָ֑ץ Proverbs 11:8 (followed by מִן); Imperfect יֵחָלֵ֑צוּ Proverbs 11:9; יֵחָֽלְצוּן Psalm 60:7Psalm 108:7 (Ges§ 51. 2. R. 2).
Pi. Perfect חִלֵּץ Leviticus 14:43 etc.; Imperfect יְחַלֵּץ Job 36:15; וָאֲחַלְּצָה Psalm 7:5 (but on text see below near the end); suffix אֲחַלָּצְךָ Psalm 50:15; אֲחַלְּצֶ֫ךָּ Psalm 81:8, etc.; Imperative חַלְּצָה Psalm 6:5; חַלְּצֵנִי Psalm 119:153; Psalm 140:2; —
1. pull out, tear out Leviticus 14:40, 43 (P; stones from infested house).
2. rescue, deliver, with object person, but only in poetry; — followed by נפשׁי Psalm 6:5; Psalm 116:8 (מִמָּ֫וֶת); compare Psalm 140:2 (followed by מִן); absolute with accusative Psalm 18:202 Samuel 22:20; Psalm 34:8; Psalm 50:15; Psalm 81:8; Psalm 91:15; Psalm 119:153; Job 36:15; וָאֲחַלְּצָה Psalm 7:5; followed by accusative, but I delivered AV Hup Ri, compare Ew; and spoiled, despoiled Ges Hi De Bae (but this only in Aramaic); < and oppressed (read וָֽֽֽאֶלְחְצָה) Krochm Dy Gr Che; (|| גָּמַלְתִּי רַע).

† II. [חָלַץ] verb equip for war (primary idea of strength, vigour, see Hiph., noun חֲלָצַיִם, and Assyrian ḫalṣu, fortification (SchrCOT Gloss AsrbAnnals ii. 52), compare ḫilṣu, belt, ZehnpfBAS i. 499; Aramaic Zwlo accinctus ad opus, strenuus, aTxvuZwlo fortitudo, strenuitas, Greek ὰνδρεία, > Thes Rob Ges SS who regard as=I. חלץ in sense strip for battle, expeditus) —
Qal only Passive participle חָלוּץ Numbers 32:21 + 7 times, construct חֲלוּץ Numbers 32:27; plural חֲלוּצִים Numbers 32:30 + 2 times, construct חֲלוּצֵי 1 Chronicles 12:34 + 3 times; חֲלֻצֵי Isaiah 15:4; — equipped:
1. as adjective Numbers 32:30, 32; Deuteronomy 3:18.
2. as substantive singular collective Numbers 32:21 (JE; see Niph. Numbers 32:20) 2 Chronicles 20:21; 28:14, with article הֶח׳ Joshua 6:7, 9, 13 (JE); חֲלוּץ צָבָא Numbers 32:27 men equipped for war (JE), so הַמִּלְחָמָה ח׳ Numbers 32:29 (P); לַצָּבָא הֶחָ׳ 1 Chronicles 12:24 (23 van d. H); plural חֲלוּצֵי צָבָא Numbers 31:5 (P) 1 Chronicles 12:25 (24, van d. H.) 2 Chronicles 17:18; הַצּ׳ ח׳ Joshua 4:13 (P); note חֲלֻצֵי מוֺאָב Isaiah 15:4 warriors (equipped ones, Che men-at-arms) of Moab.
Niph. Imperfect 2nd person masculine plural תֵּחָֽלְצוּ Numbers 32:20, 1st person plural נֵחָלֵץ Numbers 32:17; Imperative הֵחָֽלְצוּ Numbers 31:3; be, or go equipped, followed by לִפְנֵי Numbers 32:17, 20 (both J E; see Qal Participle Numbers 32:21); followed by לַצָּבָא Numbers 31:3 (P; Niph. Imperative here surprising with מֵאִתְּכֶם, see Di).
Hiph. Imperfect) יַחֲלִיץ עַצְמֹתֶיךָ Isaiah 58:11 he (י׳) will brace up, in-vigorate, thy bones (MV De Di; Hup Che critical note Du and others read יִחֲלִיף renew, rejuvenate).
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


14:40; 14:43; 14:43


31:3; 31:3; 31:5; 32:17; 32:17; 32:20; 32:20; 32:20; 32:21; 32:21; 32:21; 32:27; 32:27; 32:29; 32:30; 32:30; 32:32


3:18; 25:9; 25:9; 25:10; 25:10


4:13; 6:7; 6:9; 6:13

2 Samuel


1 Chronicles

12:24; 12:25; 12:34

2 Chronicles

17:18; 20:21; 28:14


36:15; 36:15


6:5; 6:5; 7:5; 7:5; 18:20; 34:8; 50:15; 50:15; 60:7; 81:8; 81:8; 91:15; 108:7; 116:8; 119:153; 119:153; 140:2; 140:2


11:8; 11:9


15:4; 15:4; 20:2; 58:11


4:3; 4:3


5:6; 5:6

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H2502 matches the Hebrew חָלַץ (ḥālaṣ),
which occurs 44 times in 44 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 14:40 -

“the priest must order that the stones with the contamination be pulled out and thrown into an unclean place outside the city.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 14:43 -

“If the contamination reappears in the house after the stones have been pulled out, and after the house has been scraped and replastered,

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 31:3 -

So Moses spoke to the people, “Equip some of your men for war. They will go against Midian to inflict the LORD’s vengeance on them.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 31:5 -

So one thousand were recruited from each Israelite tribe out of the thousands[fn] in Israel ​— ​twelve thousand equipped for war.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 32:17 -

“But we will arm ourselves and be ready to go ahead of the Israelites until we have brought them into their place. Meanwhile, our dependents will remain in the fortified cities because of the inhabitants of the land.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 32:20 -

Moses replied to them, “If you do this ​— ​if you arm yourselves for battle before the LORD,

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 32:21 -

“and every one of your armed men crosses the Jordan before the LORD until he has driven his enemies from his presence,

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 32:27 -

“but your servants are equipped for war before the LORD and will go across to the battle as my lord orders.”

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 32:29 -

Moses told them, “If the Gadites and Reubenites cross the Jordan with you, every man in battle formation before the LORD, and the land is subdued before you, you are to give them the land of Gilead as a possession.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 32:30 -

“But if they don’t go across with you in battle formation, they must accept land in Canaan with you.”

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 32:32 -

“We will cross over in battle formation before the LORD into the land of Canaan, but we will keep our hereditary possession across the Jordan.”

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 3:18 -

“I commanded you at that time: The LORD your God has given you this land to possess. All your valiant men will cross over in battle formation ahead of your brothers the Israelites.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 25:9 -

“then his sister-in-law will go up to him in the sight of the elders, remove his sandal from his foot, and spit in his face. Then she will declare, ‘This is what is done to a man who will not build up his brother’s house.’

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 25:10 -

“And his family name in Israel will be ‘The house of the man whose sandal was removed.’

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 4:13 -

About forty thousand equipped for war crossed to the plains of Jericho in the LORD’s presence.

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 6:7 -

He said to the troops, “Move forward, march around the city, and have the armed men go ahead of the ark of the LORD.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 6:9 -

While the rams’ horns were blowing, the armed men went in front of the priests who blew the rams’ horns, and the rear guard went behind the ark.

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 6:13 -

and the seven priests carrying seven rams’ horns marched in front of the ark of the LORD. While the rams’ horns were blowing, the armed men went in front of them, and the rear guard went behind the ark of the LORD.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:20 -

He brought me out to a spacious place;

he rescued me because he delighted in me.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 12:23 -

The numbers of the armed troops who came to David at Hebron to turn Saul’s kingdom over to him, according to the LORD’s word, were as follows:

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 12:24 -

From the Judahites: 6,800 armed troops bearing shields and spears.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 17:18 -

next to him, Jehozabad and one hundred eighty thousand with him equipped for war.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 20:21 -

Then he consulted with the people and appointed some to sing for the LORD and some to praise the splendor of his holiness. When they went out in front of the armed forces, they kept singing:[fn]

Give thanks to the LORD,

for his faithful love endures forever.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 28:14 -

The army left the captives and the plunder in the presence of the officers and the congregation.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:15 -

God rescues the afflicted by their affliction;

he instructs them by their torment.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 6:4 -

Turn, LORD! Rescue me;

save me because of your faithful love.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:4 -

if I have done harm to one at peace with me

or have plundered[fn] my adversary without cause,

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:19 -

He brought me out to a spacious place;

he rescued me because he delighted in me.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 34:7 -

The angel of the LORD encamps

around those who fear him, and rescues them.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 50:15 -

“Call on me in a day of trouble;

I will rescue you, and you will honor me.”

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 60:5 -

Save with your right hand, and answer me,

so that those you love may be rescued.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 81:7 -

“You called out in distress, and I rescued you;

I answered you from the thundercloud.

I tested you at the Waters of Meribah.Selah

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 91:15 -

When he calls out to me, I will answer him;

I will be with him in trouble.

I will rescue him and give him honor.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 108:6 -

Save with your right hand and answer me

so that those you love may be rescued.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 116:8 -

For you, LORD, rescued me from death,

my eyes from tears,

my feet from stumbling.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:153 -

Consider my affliction and rescue me,

for I have not forgotten your instruction.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 140:1 -

Rescue me, LORD, from evil men.

Keep me safe from violent men

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:8 -

The righteous one is rescued from trouble;

in his place, the wicked one goes in.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:9 -

With his mouth the ungodly destroys his neighbor,

but through knowledge the righteous are rescued.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 15:4 -

Heshbon and Elealeh cry out;

their voices are heard as far away as Jahaz.

Therefore the soldiers of Moab cry out,

and they tremble.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 20:2 -

during that time the LORD had spoken through Isaiah son of Amoz, saying, “Go, take off your sackcloth from your waist and remove the sandals from your feet,” and he did that, going stripped and barefoot ​— ​

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 58:11 -

“The LORD will always lead you,

satisfy you in a parched land,

and strengthen your bones.

You will be like a watered garden

and like a spring whose water never runs dry.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 4:3 -

Even jackals offer their breasts

to nurse their young,

but my dear people have become cruel

like ostriches in the wilderness.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 5:6 -

They go with their flocks and herds

to seek the LORD

but do not find him;

he has withdrawn from them.

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