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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(2x), take (2x), army (1x), make fat (1x), put off (1x), delivered out (1x), draw out (1x), armed soldiers (1x), withdrawn (1x).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(2x), take (2x), army (1x), make fat (1x), put off (1x), delivered out (1x), draw out (1x), armed soldiers (1x), withdrawn (1x).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).
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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 - and the priest hath commanded, and they have drawn out the stones in which the plague is, and have cast them unto the outside of the city, unto an unclean place;
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 14:43 - 'And if the plague return, and hath broken out in the house, after he hath drawn out the stones, and after the scraping of the house, and after the daubing;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 31:3 - And Moses speaketh unto the people, saying, 'Be ye armed some of you for the host, and they are against Midian, to put the vengeance of Jehovah on Midian;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 31:5 - And there are given out of the thousands of Israel a thousand for a tribe, twelve thousand armed ones of the host;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 32:17 - and we -- we are armed hasting before the sons of Israel till that we have brought them in unto their place; and our infants have dwelt in the cities of defence because of the inhabitants of the land;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 32:20 - And Moses saith unto them, 'If ye do this thing: if ye are armed before Jehovah for battle,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 32:21 - and every armed one of you hath passed over the Jordan before Jehovah, till his dispossessing His enemies from before Him,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 32:27 - and thy servants pass over, every armed one of the host, before Jehovah, to battle, as my lord is saying.'
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 32:29 - and Moses saith unto them, 'If the sons of Gad and the sons of Reuben pass over with you the Jordan, every one armed for battle, before Jehovah, and the land hath been subdued before you, then ye have given to them the land of Gilead for a possession;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 32:30 - and if they do not pass over armed with you, then they have possessions in your midst in the land of Canaan.'
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 32:32 - we -- we pass over armed before Jehovah to the land of Canaan, and with us is the possession of our inheritance beyond the Jordan.'
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 3:18 - 'And I command you, at that time, saying, Jehovah your God hath given to you this land to possess it; armed ye pass over before your brethren the sons of Israel, all the sons of might.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 25:9 - 'Then hath his brother's wife drawn nigh unto him, before the eyes of the elders, and drawn his shoe from off his foot, and spat in his face, and answered and said, Thus it is done to the man who doth not build up the house of his brother;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 25:10 - and his name hath been called in Israel -- The house of him whose shoe is drawn off.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 4:13 - about forty thousand, armed ones of the host, passed over before Jehovah for battle, unto the plains of Jericho.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 6:7 - and He said unto the people, 'Pass over, and compass the city, and he who is armed doth pass over before the ark of Jehovah.'
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 6:9 - and he who is armed is going before the priests blowing the trumpets, and he who is gathering up is going after the ark, going on and blowing with the trumpets;
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 6:13 - and seven priests bearing seven trumpets of the jubilee before the ark of Jehovah are walking, going on, and they have blown with the trumpets -- and he who is armed is going before them, and he who is gathering up is going behind the ark of Jehovah -- going on and blowing with the trumpets.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:20 - And He bringeth me out to a large place, He draweth me out for He delighted in me.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 12:23 - And these are the numbers of the head, of the armed men of the host; they have come in unto David to Hebron to turn round the kingdom of Saul unto him, according to the mouth of Jehovah.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 12:24 - The sons of Judah, bearing target and spear, are six thousand and eight hundred, armed ones of the host.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 17:18 - And at his hand is Jehozabad, and with him a hundred and eighty chiefs, armed ones of the host.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 20:21 - And he taketh counsel with the people, and appointeth singers to Jehovah, and those giving praise to the honour of holiness, in the going out before the armed men, and saying, 'Give ye thanks to Jehovah, for to the age is His kindness.'
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 28:14 - And the armed men leave the captives and the prey before the heads and all the assembly;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:15 - He draweth out the afflicted in his affliction, And uncovereth in oppression their ear.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 6:4 - Turn back, O Jehovah, draw out my soul, Save me for Thy kindness' sake.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:4 - If I have done my well-wisher evil, And draw mine adversary without cause,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:19 - And He bringeth me forth to a large place, He draweth me out, because He delighted in me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 34:7 - A messenger of Jehovah is encamping, Round about those who fear Him, And He armeth them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 50:15 - And call Me in a day of adversity, I deliver thee, and thou honourest Me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 60:5 - That Thy beloved ones may be drawn out, Save with Thy right hand, and answer us.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 81:7 - In distress thou hast called and I deliver thee, I answer thee in the secret place of thunder, I try thee by the waters of Meribah. Selah.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 91:15 - He doth call Me, and I answer him, I am with him in distress, I deliver him, and honour him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 108:6 - That Thy beloved ones may be delivered, Save with Thy right hand, and answer us.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 116:8 - For Thou hast delivered my soul from death, My eyes from tears, my feet from overthrowing.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:153 - Resh. See my affliction, and deliver Thou me, For Thy law I have not forgotten.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 140:1 - To the Overseer. -- A Psalm of David. Deliver me, O Jehovah, from an evil man, From one of violence Thou keepest me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:8 - The righteous from distress is drawn out, And the wicked goeth in instead of him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:9 - With the mouth a hypocrite corrupteth his friend, And by knowledge the righteous are drawn out.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 15:4 - And cry doth Heshbon and Elealeh, Unto Jahaz heard hath been their voice, Therefore the armed ones of Moab do shout, His life hath been grievous to him.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 20:2 - at that time spake Jehovah by the hand of Isaiah son of Amoz, saying, 'Go, and thou hast loosed the sackcloth from off thy loins, and thy sandal thou dost draw from off thy foot,' and he doth so, going naked and barefoot.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 58:11 - And Jehovah doth lead thee continually, And hath satisfied in drought thy soul, And thy bones He armeth, And thou hast been as a watered garden, And as an outlet of waters, whose waters lie not.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 4:3 - Even dragons have drawn out the breast, They have suckled their young ones, The daughter of my people is become cruel, Like the ostriches in a wilderness.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 5:6 - With their flock and with their herd, They go to seek Jehovah, and do not find, He hath withdrawn from them.
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