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Lexicon :: Strong's H2505 - ḥālaq

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TWOT Reference: 669

Strong’s Definitions

חָלַק châlaq, khaw-lak'; a primitive root; to be smooth (figuratively); by implication (as smooth stones were used for lots) to apportion or separate:—deal, distribute, divide, flatter, give, (have, im-) part(-ner), take away a portion, receive, separate self, (be) smooth(-er).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 65x

The KJV translates Strong's H2505 in the following manner: divide (40x), flatter (6x), part (5x), distribute (4x), dealt (2x), smoother (2x), given (1x), imparted (1x), partner (1x), portion (1x), received (1x), separate (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 65x
The KJV translates Strong's H2505 in the following manner: divide (40x), flatter (6x), part (5x), distribute (4x), dealt (2x), smoother (2x), given (1x), imparted (1x), partner (1x), portion (1x), received (1x), separate (1x).
  1. to divide, share, plunder, allot, apportion, assign

    1. (Qal)

      1. to divide, apportion

      2. to assign, distribute

      3. to assign, impart

      4. to share

      5. to divide up, plunder

    2. (Niphal)

      1. to divide oneself

      2. to be divided

      3. to assign, distribute

    3. (Piel)

      1. to divide, apportion

      2. to assign, distribute

      3. to scatter

    4. (Pual) to be divided

    5. (Hiphil) to receive a portion or part

    6. (Hithpael) to divide among themselves

  2. to be smooth, slippery, deceitful

    1. (Qal) to be smooth, slippery

    2. (Hiphil)

      1. to be smooth

      2. to flatter

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
חָלַק châlaq, khaw-lak'; a primitive root; to be smooth (figuratively); by implication (as smooth stones were used for lots) to apportion or separate:—deal, distribute, divide, flatter, give, (have, im-) part(-ner), take away a portion, receive, separate self, (be) smooth(-er).
STRONGS H2505: Abbreviations
I. חָלַק verb divide, share (Late Hebrew id.; Aramaic חֲלַק field, חוּלְּקָא portion, Qflo divide, determine, decree; Arabic خَلَقَ measure, measure off; Assyrian eḳlu, possession, field, JägerBAS ii. 296; Ethiopic ኈለቈ፡: I. 2, is enumerate, ኍልቍ፡ ኊለቅ፡ enumeration, number) —
Qal Perfect ה׳ Deuteronomy 4:19 + 5 times; חָֽלְקוּ Joshua 18:2; Imperfect יַחֲלֹק Job 27:17; Proverbs 17:2; 2nd person masculine singular suffix וַתַּחְלְקֵם Nehemiah 9:22; 3rd person plural וַיַּחְלְקוּ Joshua 14:5; יַחֲלֹ֑קוּ 1 Samuel 30:24; וַיַּחְלְקוּם 1 Chronicles 24:4, 5; תַּחְלְקוּ 2 Samuel 19:30; Imperative חִלְקוּ Joshua 22:8; Infinitive לַחֲלֹק Nehemiah 13:13; Participle חוֺלֵק Proverbs 29:24; —
1. divide, apportion, followed by accusative (of gods) and לְ person Deuteronomy 4:19; Deuteronomy 29:25; accusative not expressed Nehemiah 13:13 (reference to offerings and tithes); with accusative (of land) Joshua 14:5 (P), Joshua 18:2 (JE), 2 Samuel 19:30: object people Nehemiah 9:22; עִם ח׳ divide with others Joshua 22:8 (D ?).
2. assign, distribute : Levites over (על) temple 2 Chronicles 23:18, compare 1 Chronicles 24:4, 5.
3. assign, impart, followed by בִּינָה & לְ Job 39:17.
4. share (in), followed by accusative silver Job 27:17; inheritance Proverbs 17:2; spoil 1 Samuel 30:24 (object omitted); followed by עם have shares with עם גַּנָּב ח׳ Proverbs 29:24.
5. divide upplunder the temple, followed by accusative 2 Chronicles 28:21 (see Be).
Niph. Imperfect יֵחָלֵק Numbers 26:55; 1 Kings 16:21; יֵחָ֫לֶק Job 38:24; וַיֵּחָלֵק Genesis 14:15; 3rd person feminine singular תֵּחָלֵק Numbers 26:53, 56; וֶַֽֽֽיּחָלְקֵם (Baer) 1 Chronicles 23:6; 1 Chronicles 24:3 compare Be & infr. below Pi.; —
1. reflexive, divide oneself Genesis 14:15 (i.e. one's men).
2. passive be divided:
a. apportioned, the land Numbers 26:53, 55 (by lot) Numbers 26:56 (id.); all P.
b. of people, divided into two factions 1 Kings 16:21.
c. of light, parted, spread abroad Job 38:24.
3. transitive assign, distribute 1 Chronicles 23:6; 1 Chronicles 24:3, but transitive Niph. is unlikely, see below.
Pi. Perfect 3rd person plural חִלְּקוּ Joel 4:2 [Joel 3:3]; וְחִלַּקְתֶּם consecutive Ezekiel 47:21; suffix חִלְּקָם Lamentations 4:16; 3rd person feminine singular suffix חִלְּקַ֫תָּה Isaiah 34:17; 2nd person masculine singular suffix וְחִלַּקְתָּם Ezekiel 5:1; — Imperfect יְחַלֵּק Genesis 49:27 + 4 times, etc.; probably read יְחַלְּקֵם 1 Chronicles 23:6; 1 Chronicles 24:3 (see above Niph.), etc.; Imperative חַלֵּק Joshua 13:7; Infinitive חַלֵּק Joshua 19:51; Proverbs 16:19; suffix חַלְּקָם Isaiah 9:2; —
1. divide, apportion: food, at festival 2 Samuel 6:19, followed by accusative & לְ1 Chronicles 16:3, garments Psalm 22:19, sorrows Job 21:17 (no לְ); give a portion to, followed by לְ (no accusative expressed) Isaiah 53:12; a land Joel 4:2 [Joel 3:2] (no indirect object) Joshua 19:51 (P), also Micah 2:4; Psalm 60:8Psalm 108:8, Daniel 11:39; followed by accusative & לְ Joshua 13:7; Joshua 18:10; 1 Kings 18:6; Isaiah 34:17; Ezekiel 47:21; divide hair (symbolic) Ezekiel 5:1; divide spoil (שָׁלָל) Isaiah 9:2; Proverbs 16:19; Genesis 49:27 (poem), Exodus 15:9 (song); Judges 5:30; Psalm 68:13; Isaiah 53:12.
2. assign, distribute: Levites to their service, probably 1 Chronicles 23:6; 1 Chronicles 24:3 (see above).
3. scatter, followed by accusative Genesis 49:7 (poem) (|| הפיץ), Lamentations 4:16.
Pu. Perfect חֻלַּק Isaiah 33:23; וְחֻלַּק consecutive Zechariah 14:1; Imperfect 3rd person feminine singular תְּחֻלָּ֑ק Amos 7:17; be divided, of land Amos 7:17; spoil Isaiah 33:23; Zechariah 14:1.
Hithp. Perfect וְהִתְחַלְּקוּ consecutive Joshua 18:5 divide (land) among themselves.
Hiph. Infinitive לַחֲלִק Jeremiah 37:12; to receive a portion (denominative from חֵלֶק), but dubious.

See related Aramaic BDB entry H2508.

II. חָלַק verb be smooth, slippery (Late Hebrew adjective חָלָק smooth, empty, Arabic خَلَقَ make smooth, lie, forge, fabricate) —
Qal Perfect ח׳ Hosea 10:2; 3rd person masculine plural חָֽלְקוּ Psalm 55:22; — smooth, slippery, only figurative: Hosea 10:2 of heart of faithless Israel (so Ew Ke Wü Now RVm), We false; >Vrss (not Greek Version of the LXX) Hi St who read חֻלַּק, divided is their heart; Greek Version of the LXX ἐμέρισαν; of words, smooth Psalm 55:22 i.e. deceptive (|| רַכּוּ דְבָרָיו מִשֶּׁמֶן).
Hiph. Perfect הֶחֱלִיק Psalm 36:3, הֶחֱלִיקָה Proverbs 2:16; Proverbs 7:5; Imperfect יַחֲלִיקוּן Psalm 5:10; Participle מַחֲלִיק Proverbs 28:23 + 2 times; make smooth:
1. literally of idol-maker Isaiah 41:7 with accusative instrument פַּטִּישׁ hammer.
2. figurative the tongue, i.e. flatter with it Psalm 5:10; Proverbs 28:23, words Proverbs 2:16; Proverbs 7:5 אֲמָרֶיהָ הֶחֱלִיקָה; absolute deal smoothly, followed by אֶלֿ Psalm 36:3, עַל Proverbs 29:5.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


14:15; 14:15; 49:7; 49:27; 49:27




26:53; 26:53; 26:55; 26:55; 26:56; 26:56


4:19; 4:19; 29:25


13:7; 13:7; 14:5; 14:5; 18:2; 18:2; 18:5; 18:10; 19:51; 19:51; 22:8; 22:8



1 Samuel

30:24; 30:24

2 Samuel

6:19; 19:30; 19:30

1 Kings

16:21; 16:21; 18:6

1 Chronicles

16:3; 23:6; 23:6; 23:6; 23:6; 24:3; 24:3; 24:3; 24:3; 24:4; 24:4; 24:5; 24:5

2 Chronicles

23:18; 28:21


9:22; 9:22; 13:13; 13:13


21:17; 27:17; 27:17; 38:24; 38:24; 39:17


5:10; 5:10; 22:19; 36:3; 36:3; 55:22; 55:22; 60:8; 68:13; 108:8


2:16; 2:16; 7:5; 7:5; 16:19; 16:19; 17:2; 17:2; 28:23; 28:23; 29:5; 29:24; 29:24


9:2; 9:2; 33:23; 33:23; 34:17; 34:17; 41:7; 53:12; 53:12




4:16; 4:16


5:1; 5:1; 47:21; 47:21




10:2; 10:2


3:2; 3:3


7:17; 7:17




14:1; 14:1

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H2505 matches the Hebrew חָלַק (ḥālaq),
which occurs 65 times in 64 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 2 (Gen 14:15–Isa 9:3)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 14:15 - And he divided himself against them by night, he and his servants, and smote them, and pursued them unto Hobah, which is on the left hand of Damascus.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:7 -
Cursed be their anger, for it was fierce;
And their wrath, for it was cruel:
I will divide them in Jacob,
And scatter them in Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:27 -
Benjamin is a wolf that raveneth:
In the morning he shall devour the prey,
And at even he shall divide the spoil.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 15:9 -
The enemy said, I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil;
My desire shall be satisfied upon them;
I will draw my sword, my hand shall destroy them.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:53 - Unto these the land shall be divided for an inheritance according to the number of names.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:55 - Notwithstanding, the land shall be divided by lot: according to the names of the tribes of their fathers they shall inherit.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:56 - According to the lot shall their inheritance be divided between the more and the fewer.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:19 - and lest thou lift up thine eyes unto heaven, and when thou seest the sun and the moon and the stars, even all the host of heaven, thou be drawn away and worship them, and serve them, which Jehovah thy God hath allotted unto all the peoples under the whole heaven.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 29:26 - and went and served other gods, and worshipped them, gods that they knew not, and that he had not given unto them:
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 13:7 - Now therefore divide this land for an inheritance unto the nine tribes, and the half-tribe of Manasseh.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 14:5 - As Jehovah commanded Moses, so the children of Israel did; and they divided the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 18:2 - And there remained among the children of Israel seven tribes, which had not yet divided their inheritance.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 18:5 - And they shall divide it into seven portions: Judah shall abide in his border on the south, and the house of Joseph shall abide in their border on the north.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 18:10 - And Joshua cast lots for them in Shiloh before Jehovah: and there Joshua divided the land unto the children of Israel according to their divisions.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 19:51 - These are the inheritances, which Eleazar the priest, and Joshua the son of Nun, and the heads of the fathers’ houses of the tribes of the children of Israel, distributed for inheritance by lot in Shiloh before Jehovah, at the door of the tent of meeting. So they made an end of dividing the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 22:8 - and spake unto them, saying, Return with much wealth unto your tents, and with very much cattle, with silver, and with gold, and with brass, and with iron, and with very much raiment: divide the spoil of your enemies with your brethren.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:30 -
Have they not found, have they not divided the spoil?
A damsel, two damsels to every man;
To Sisera a spoil of dyed garments,
A spoil of dyed garments embroidered,
Of dyed garments embroidered on both sides, on the necks of the spoil?
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:24 - And who will hearken unto you in this matter? for as his share is that goeth down to the battle, so shall his share be that tarrieth by the baggage: they shall share alike.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 6:19 - And he dealt among all the people, even among the whole multitude of Israel, both to men and women, to every one a cake of bread, and a portion of flesh, and a cake of raisins. So all the people departed every one to his house.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 19:29 - And the king said unto him, Why speakest thou any more of thy matters? I say, Thou and Ziba divide the land.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 16:21 - Then were the people of Israel divided into two parts: half of the people followed Tibni the son of Ginath, to make him king; and half followed Omri.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:6 - So they divided the land between them to pass throughout it: Ahab went one way by himself, and Obadiah went another way by himself.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:3 - And he dealt to every one of Israel, both man and woman, to every one a loaf of bread, and a portion of flesh, and a cake of raisins.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:6 - And David divided them into courses according to the sons of Levi: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 24:3 - And David with Zadok of the sons of Eleazar, and Ahimelech of the sons of Ithamar, divided them according to their ordering in their service.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 24:4 - And there were more chief men found of the sons of Eleazar than of the sons of Ithamar; and thus were they divided: of the sons of Eleazar there were sixteen, heads of fathers’ houses; and of the sons of Ithamar, according to their fathers’ houses, eight.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 24:5 - Thus were they divided by lot, one sort with another; for there were princes of the sanctuary, and princes of God, both of the sons of Eleazar, and of the sons of Ithamar.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 23:18 - And Jehoiada appointed the officers of the house of Jehovah under the hand of the priests the Levites, whom David had distributed in the house of Jehovah, to offer the burnt-offerings of Jehovah, as it is written in the law of Moses, with rejoicing and with singing, according to the order of David.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 28:21 - For Ahaz took away a portion out of the house of Jehovah, and out of the house of the king and of the princes, and gave it unto the king of Assyria: but it helped him not.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 9:22 - Moreover thou gavest them kingdoms and peoples, which thou didst allot after their portions: so they possessed the land of Sihon, even the land of the king of Heshbon, and the land of Og king of Bashan.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 13:13 - And I made treasurers over the treasuries, Shelemiah the priest, and Zadok the scribe, and of the Levites, Pedaiah: and next to them was Hanan the son of Zaccur, the son of Mattaniah; for they were counted faithful, and their business was to distribute unto their brethren.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 21:17 -
How oft is it that the lamp of the wicked is put out?
That their calamity cometh upon them?
That God distributeth sorrows in his anger?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:17 -
He may prepare it, but the just shall put it on,
And the innocent shall divide the silver.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:24 -
By what way is the light parted,
Or the east wind scattered upon the earth?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 39:17 -
Because God hath deprived her of wisdom,
Neither hath he imparted to her understanding.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 5:9 -
For there is no faithfulness in their mouth;
Their inward part is very wickedness;
Their throat is an open sepulchre;
They flatter with their tongue.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:18 -
They part my garments among them,
And upon my vesture do they cast lots.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 36:2 -
For he flattereth himself in his own eyes,
That his iniquity will not be found out and be hated.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:21 -
His mouth was smooth as butter,
But his heart was war:
His words were softer than oil,
Yet were they drawn swords.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 60:6 -
God hath spoken in his holiness: I will exult;
I will divide Shechem, and mete out the valley of Succoth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 68:12 -
Kings of armies flee, they flee;
And she that tarrieth at home divideth the spoil.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 108:7 -
God hath spoken in his holiness: I will exult;
I will divide Shechem, and mete out the valley of Succoth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 2:16 -
To deliver thee from the strange woman,
Even from the foreigner that flattereth with her words;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 7:5 -
That they may keep thee from the strange woman,
From the foreigner that flattereth with her words.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:19 -
Better it is to be of a lowly spirit with the poor,
Than to divide the spoil with the proud.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:2 -
A servant that dealeth wisely shall have rule over a son that causeth shame,
And shall have part in the inheritance among the brethren.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:23 -
He that rebuketh a man shall afterward find more favor
Than he that flattereth with the tongue.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:5 -
A man that flattereth his neighbor
Spreadeth a net for his steps.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:24 -
Whoso is partner with a thief hateth his own soul;
He heareth the adjuration and uttereth nothing.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 9:3 - Thou hast multiplied the nation, thou hast increased their joy: they joy before thee according to the joy in harvest, as men rejoice when they divide the spoil.

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