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Lexicon :: Strong's H2502 - ḥālaṣ

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TWOT Reference: 667,668

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(2x), take (2x), army (1x), make fat (1x), put off (1x), delivered out (1x), draw out (1x), armed soldiers (1x), withdrawn (1x).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(2x), take (2x), army (1x), make fat (1x), put off (1x), delivered out (1x), draw out (1x), armed soldiers (1x), withdrawn (1x).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.
† 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).
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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 shall order them to pull H2502 out H2502 the stones with the spot on them and throw them away [fn]at an unclean place outside the city.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 14:43 - “If, however, the spot breaks out again in the house after he has pulled H2502 out H2502 the stones and scraped the house, and after it has been replastered,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 31:3 - So Moses spoke to the people, saying, “Arm H2502 men from among you for the war, so that they may [fn]go against Midian to execute the LORD’S vengeance on Midian.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 31:5 - So there were selected from the thousands of Israel, a thousand from each tribe, twelve thousand armed H2502 for war.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 32:17 - but we ourselves will be armed H2502, hurrying ahead of the sons of Israel, until we have brought them to their place, while our little ones live in the fortified cities because of the inhabitants of the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 32:20 - So Moses said to them, “If you will do [fn]this, if you will arm H2502 yourselves before the LORD for the war,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 32:21 - and all of you armed H2502 men H2502 cross over the Jordan before the LORD until He has driven His enemies out from Him,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 32:27 - while your servants, that is, everyone who is armed H2502 for war, cross over in the presence of the LORD to battle, just as my lord says.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 32:29 - And Moses said to them, “If the sons of Gad and the sons of Reuben, everyone who is armed H2502 for battle, cross with you over the Jordan in the presence of the LORD, and the land is subdued before you, then you shall give them the land of Gilead as their property;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 32:30 - but if they do not cross over with you armed H2502, they shall instead be settled among you in the land of Canaan.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 32:32 - “We ourselves will cross over armed H2502 in the presence of the LORD into the land of Canaan, and the property of our inheritance shall remain with us across the Jordan.”
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 3:18 - “Then I commanded you at that time, saying, ‘The LORD your God has given you this land to possess it; all you [fn]valiant men shall cross over armed H2502 ahead of your brothers, the sons of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 25:9 - then his brother’s widow shall come up to him in the sight of the elders, and pull H2502 his sandal off his foot and spit in his face; and she shall [fn]declare, ‘This is what is done to the man who does not build up his brother’s house!’
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 25:10 - “And in Israel [fn]his family shall be called by the name, ‘The house of him whose sandal was removed H2502.’
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 4:13 - about forty thousand equipped H2502 for war, crossed for battle before the LORD to the desert plains of Jericho.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 6:7 - Then [fn]he said to the people, “Go forward and march around the city, and the armed H2502 men H2502 shall go on ahead of the ark of the LORD.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 6:9 - And the armed H2502 men H2502 went ahead of the priests who blew the trumpets, and the rear guard came after the ark, while they continued to blow the trumpets.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 6:13 - Then the seven priests carrying the seven trumpets of rams’ horns in front of the ark of the LORD went on continually, and blew the trumpets; and the armed H2502 men H2502 went ahead of them, and the rear guard came after the ark of the LORD, while they continued to blow the trumpets.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:20 - “He also brought me out into an open place;
He rescued H2502 me, because He delighted in me.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 12:23 - Now these are the numbers of the [fn]divisions equipped H2502 for war, who came to David at Hebron, to turn the kingdom of Saul to him, according to the [fn]word of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 12:24 - The sons of Judah who carried shield and spear numbered 6,800, equipped H2502 for war.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 17:18 - and next to him Jehozabad, and with him 180,000 equipped H2502 for war.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 20:21 - When he had consulted with the people, he appointed those who sang to the LORD and those who praised Him in holy attire, as they went out before the army H2502 and said, “Give thanks to the LORD, for His faithfulness is everlasting.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 28:14 - So the armed H2502 men H2502 left the captives and the spoils before the officers and all the assembly.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:15 - “He rescues H2502 the afflicted in [fn]their misery,
And opens their ears in time of oppression.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 6:4 - Return, LORD, rescue H2502 my [fn]soul;
Save me because of Your mercy.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:4 - If I have done evil to [fn]my friend,
Or have plundered H2502 [fn]my enemy for no reason,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:19 - He also brought me out into an open place;
He rescued H2502 me, because He delighted in me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 34:7 - The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear Him,
And rescues H2502 them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 50:15 - Call upon Me on the day of trouble;
I will rescue H2502 you, and you will honor Me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 60:5 - That Your beloved may be rescued H2502,
Save us with Your right hand, and answer [fn]us!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 81:7 - “You called in trouble and I rescued H2502 you;
I answered you in the hiding place of thunder;
I put you to the test at the waters of Meribah. Selah
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 91:15 - “He will call upon Me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in [fn]trouble;
I will rescue H2502 him and honor him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 108:6 - So that Your beloved may be rescued H2502,
Save with Your right hand, and answer me!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 116:8 - For You have rescued H2502 my soul from death,
My eyes from tears,
And my feet from stumbling.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:153 - Resh
Look at my affliction and rescue H2502 me,
For I have not forgotten Your Law.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 140:1 - For the music director. A Psalm of David.
Rescue H2502 me, LORD, from evil people;
Protect me from violent men
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:8 - The righteous is rescued H2502 from trouble,
But the wicked [fn]takes his place.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:9 - With his mouth the godless person destroys his neighbor,
But through knowledge the righteous will be rescued H2502.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 15:4 - Heshbon and Elealeh also cry out,
Their voice is heard all the way to Jahaz;
Therefore the [fn]armed H2502 men of Moab cry aloud;
His soul trembles within him.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 20:2 - at that time the LORD spoke through Isaiah the son of Amoz, saying, “Go and loosen the sackcloth from your hips and take H2502 your sandals off your feet.” And he did so, going naked and barefoot.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 58:11 - “And the LORD will continually guide you,
And satisfy your [fn]desire in scorched places,
And give H2502 strength H2502 to your bones;
And you will be like a watered garden,
And like a spring of water whose waters do not [fn]fail.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 4:3 - Even jackals offer H2502 the breast,
They nurse their young;
But the daughter of my people has proved herself cruel,
Like ostriches in the wilderness.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 5:6 - They will go with their flocks and herds
To seek the LORD, but they will not find Him;
He has withdrawn H2502 from them.

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