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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 - Then he divided H2505 [fn]his forces against them by night, he and his servants, and [fn]defeated them, and pursued them as far as Hobah, which is [fn]north of Damascus.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:7 - “Cursed be their anger, for it is fierce;
And their wrath, for it is cruel.
I will scatter H2505 them in Jacob,
And disperse them among Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:27 - “Benjamin is a [fn]ravenous wolf;
In the morning he devours the prey,
And in the evening he divides H2505 the spoils.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 15:9 - “The enemy said, ‘I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide H2505 the spoils;
[fn]I shall [fn]be satisfied against them;
I will draw my sword, my hand will [fn]destroy them.’
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:53 - [fn]Among these the land shall be divided H2505 as an inheritance according to the number of names.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:55 - “But the land shall be divided H2505 by lot. They shall receive their inheritance according to the names of the tribes of their fathers.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:56 - “Corresponding to the selection by lot, their inheritance shall be divided H2505 between the larger and the smaller groups.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:19 - “And be careful not to raise your eyes to heaven and look at the sun, the moon, and the stars, all the heavenly [fn]lights, and allow yourself to be drawn away and worship them and serve them, things which the LORD your God has allotted H2505 to all the peoples under the whole heaven.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 29:26 - ‘And they went and served other gods and worshiped them, gods that they have not known and whom He had not [fn]assigned H2505 to them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 13:7 - “Now therefore, apportion H2505 this land as an inheritance to the nine tribes and the half-tribe of Manasseh.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 14:5 - The sons of Israel did exactly as the LORD had commanded Moses, and they divided H2505 the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 18:2 - But there remained among the sons of Israel seven tribes who had not divided H2505 their inheritance.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 18:5 - “And they shall divide H2505 it into seven portions; Judah shall stay in its territory on the south, and the house of Joseph shall stay in their territory on the north.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 18:10 - Joshua then cast lots for them in Shiloh before the LORD, and there Joshua divided H2505 the land for the sons of Israel according to their divisions.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 19:51 - These are the inheritances which Eleazar the priest, Joshua the son of Nun, and the heads of the fathers’ households of the tribes of the sons of Israel apportioned by lot in Shiloh before the LORD at the doorway of the tent of meeting. So they finished dividing H2505 the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 22:8 - and said to [fn]them, “Return to your tents with great riches and with very many livestock, with silver, gold, bronze, iron, and with very many clothes; divide H2505 the spoils of your enemies with your brothers.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:30 - ‘Are they not finding, are they not dividing H2505 the spoils?
A concubine, two concubines for every warrior;
To Sisera a spoil of dyed cloth,
A spoil of dyed cloth embroidered,
Dyed cloth of double embroidery on the [fn]neck of the plunderer?’
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:24 - “And who will listen to you in this matter? For as is the share of the one who goes down into the battle, so shall be the share of the one who stays by the baggage; they shall share H2505 alike.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 6:19 - Further, he distributed H2505 to all the people, to all the multitude of Israel, both to men and women, a cake of bread, one of dates, and one of raisins to each one. Then all the people left, each to his house.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 19:29 - So the king said to him, “Why do you still speak of your affairs? I have [fn]decided, ‘You and Ziba shall divide H2505 the land.’”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 16:21 - Then the people of Israel were divided H2505 into two parts: half of the people followed Tibni the son of Ginath, to make him king; the other half followed Omri.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:6 - So they divided H2505 the land between them to [fn]survey it; Ahab went one way by himself, and Obadiah went another way by himself.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:3 - Then he distributed H2505 to everyone of Israel, both men and women, to everyone a loaf of bread, a portion of meat, and a raisin cake.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:6 - David divided H2505 them into divisions according to the sons of Levi: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 24:3 - David, with Zadok of the sons of Eleazar and Ahimelech of the sons of Ithamar, divided H2505 them according to their offices [fn]for their ministry.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 24:4 - Since more chief men were found from the [fn]descendants of Eleazar than the [fn]descendants of Ithamar, they divided H2505 them this way: there were sixteen heads of fathers’ households of the [fn]descendants of Eleazar, and eight of the [fn]descendants of Ithamar according to their fathers’ households.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 24:5 - So they were divided H2505 by lot, the one as the other; for they were officers of the sanctuary and officers of God, both from the [fn]descendants of Eleazar and the [fn]descendants of Ithamar.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 23:18 - Moreover, Jehoiada placed the offices of the house of the LORD under the [fn]authority of the Levitical priests, whom David had assigned H2505 over 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 singing according to the [fn]order of David.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 28:21 - Although Ahaz took H2505 a H2505 portion H2505 out H2505 of the house of the LORD and out of the palace of the king and of the princes, and gave it to the king of Assyria, it did not help him.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 9:22 - “You also gave them kingdoms and peoples,
And allotted H2505 them to them as a [fn]boundary.
They took possession of the land of Sihon [fn]the king of Heshbon
And the land of Og the king of Bashan.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 13:13 - To be in charge of the storehouses, I appointed Shelemiah the priest, Zadok the scribe, and Pedaiah from the Levites, and in addition to them was Hanan the son of Zaccur, the son of Mattaniah; for they were considered reliable, and it was [fn]their task to distribute H2505 to their kinsmen.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 21:17 - “How often is the lamp of the wicked put out,
Or does their disaster fall on them?
Does [fn]God apportion H2505 destruction in His anger?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:17 - He may prepare it, but the righteous will wear it
And the innocent will divide H2505 the silver.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:24 - “Where is the way that the light is divided H2505,
And the east wind scattered on the earth?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 39:17 - Because God has made her forget wisdom,
And has not given H2505 her a H2505 share H2505 of understanding.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 5:9 - For there is nothing [fn]trustworthy in [fn]their mouth;
Their inward part is destruction itself.
Their throat is an open grave;
They [fn]flatter H2505 with their tongue.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:18 - They divide H2505 my garments among them,
And they cast lots for my clothing.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 36:2 - For it flatters H2505 him in his own eyes
Concerning the discovery of his wrongful deed and the hatred of it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:21 - His [fn]speech was smoother H2505 than butter,
But his heart was war;
His words were softer than oil,
Yet they were drawn swords.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 60:6 - God has spoken in His [fn]holiness:
“I will triumph, I will divide H2505 up H2505 Shechem, and measure out the Valley of Succoth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 68:12 - “Kings of armies flee, they flee,
And she who remains at home will divide H2505 the spoils!”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 108:7 - God has spoken in His [fn]holiness:
“I will triumph, I will divide H2505 up H2505 Shechem,
And measure out the Valley of Succoth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 2:16 - To rescue you from the strange woman,
From the foreign woman who flatters H2505 with her words,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 7:5 - So that they may keep you from an [fn]adulteress,
From the foreigner who flatters H2505 with her words.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:19 - It is better to be humble in spirit with the needy
Than to divide H2505 the spoils with the proud.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:2 - A servant who acts wisely will rule over a son who acts shamefully,
And will share H2505 in the inheritance among brothers.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:23 - One who rebukes a person will afterward find more favor
Than one who flatters H2505 with the tongue.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:5 - A man who flatters H2505 his neighbor
Is spreading a net for his steps.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:24 - One who is a partner H2505 with a thief hates his own life;
He hears the oath but tells nothing.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 9:3 - You will multiply the nation,
You will [fn]increase [fn]their joy;
They will rejoice in Your presence
As with the joy [fn]of harvest,
As people rejoice when they divide H2505 the spoils.

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