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Lexicon :: Strong's H2505 - ḥālaq

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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 H2505 himself against them, he and his servants, by night, 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 H2505 them in Jacob, and scatter them in Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:27 - Benjamin shall ravin as a wolf: in the morning he shall devour the prey, and at night he shall divide H2505 the spoil.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 15:9 - The enemy said, I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide H2505 the spoil; my lust 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 H2505 for an inheritance according to the number of names.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:55 - Notwithstanding the land shall be divided H2505 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 the possession thereof be divided H2505 between many and few.
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, shouldest be driven to worship them, and serve them, which the LORD thy God hath divided H2505 unto all nations under the whole heaven.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 29:26 - For they went and served other gods, and worshipped them, gods whom they knew not, and whom he had not given H2505 unto them:
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 13:7 - Now therefore divide H2505 this land for an inheritance unto the nine tribes, and the half tribe of Manasseh,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 14:5 - As the LORD commanded Moses, so the children of Israel did, and they divided H2505 the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 18:2 - And there remained among the children of Israel seven tribes, which had not yet received H2505 their inheritance.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 18:5 - And they shall divide H2505 it into seven parts: Judah shall abide in their coast on the south, and the house of Joseph shall abide in their coasts on the north.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 18:10 - And Joshua cast lots for them in Shiloh before the LORD: and there Joshua divided H2505 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 of the tribes of the children of Israel, divided for an inheritance by lot in Shiloh before the LORD, at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation. So they made an end of dividing H2505 the country.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 22:8 - And he spake unto them, saying, Return with much riches 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 H2505 the spoil of your enemies with your brethren.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:30 - Have they not sped? have they not divided H2505 the prey; to every man a damsel or two; to Sisera a prey of divers colours, a prey of divers colours of needlework, of divers colours of needlework on both sides, meet for the necks of them that take the spoil?
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:24 - For who will hearken unto you in this matter? but as his part is that goeth down to the battle, so shall his part be that tarrieth by the stuff: they shall part H2505 alike.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 6:19 - And he dealt H2505 among all the people, even among the whole multitude of Israel, as well to the women as men, to every one a cake of bread, and a good piece of flesh, and a flagon of wine. 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 have said, Thou and Ziba divide H2505 the land.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 16:21 - Then were the people of Israel divided H2505 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 H2505 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 H2505 to every one of Israel, both man and woman, to every one a loaf of bread, and a good piece of flesh, and a flagon of wine.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:6 - And David divided H2505 them into courses among the sons of Levi, namely, Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 24:3 - And David distributed H2505 them, both Zadok of the sons of Eleazar, and Ahimelech of the sons of Ithamar, according to their offices 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. H2505 Among the sons of Eleazar there were sixteen chief men of the house of their fathers, and eight among the sons of Ithamar according to the house of their fathers.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 24:5 - Thus were they divided H2505 by lot, one sort with another; for the governors of the sanctuary, and governors of the house of God, were of the sons of Eleazar, and of the sons of Ithamar.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 23:18 - Also Jehoiada appointed the offices of the house of the LORD by the hand of the priests the Levites, whom David had distributed H2505 in the house of the LORD, to offer the burnt offerings of the LORD, as it is written in the law of Moses, with rejoicing and with singing, as it was ordained by David.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 28:21 - For Ahaz took away a portion H2505 out of the house of the LORD, and out of the house of the king, and of the princes, and gave it unto the king of Assyria: but he helped him not.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 9:22 - Moreover thou gavest them kingdoms and nations, and didst divide H2505 them into corners: so they possessed the land of Sihon, and 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 office was to distribute H2505 unto their brethren.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 21:17 - How oft is the candle of the wicked put out! and how oft cometh their destruction upon them! God distributeth H2505 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 H2505 the silver.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:24 - By what way is the light parted, H2505 which scattereth the east wind upon the earth?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 39:17 - Because God hath deprived her of wisdom, neither hath he imparted H2505 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 H2505 with their tongue.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:18 - They part H2505 my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 36:2 - For he flattereth H2505 himself in his own eyes, until his iniquity be found to be hateful.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:21 - The words of his mouth were smoother H2505 than butter, but war was in his heart: his words were softer than oil, yet were they drawn swords.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 60:6 - God hath spoken in his holiness; I will rejoice, I will divide H2505 Shechem, and mete out the valley of Succoth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 68:12 - Kings of armies did flee apace: and she that tarried at home divided H2505 the spoil.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 108:7 - God hath spoken in his holiness; I will rejoice, I will divide H2505 Shechem, and mete out the valley of Succoth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 2:16 - To deliver thee from the strange woman, even from the stranger which flattereth H2505 with her words;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 7:5 - That they may keep thee from the strange woman, from the stranger which flattereth H2505 with her words.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:19 - Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide H2505 the spoil with the proud.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:2 - A wise servant shall have rule over a son that causeth shame, and shall have part H2505 of the inheritance among the brethren.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:23 - He that rebuketh a man afterwards shall find more favour than he that flattereth H2505 with the tongue.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:5 - A man that flattereth H2505 his neighbour spreadeth a net for his feet.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:24 - Whoso is partner H2505 with a thief hateth his own soul: he heareth cursing, and bewrayeth it not.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 9:3 - Thou hast multiplied the nation, and not increased the joy: they joy before thee according to the joy in harvest, and as men rejoice when they divide H2505 the spoil.

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