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Lexicon :: Strong's H2506 - ḥēleq

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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TWOT Reference: 669a

Strong’s Definitions

חֵלֶק chêleq, khay'lek; from H2505; properly, smoothness (of the tongue); also an allotment:—flattery, inheritance, part, × partake, portion.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 66x

The KJV translates Strong's H2506 in the following manner: portion (40x), part (22x), flattering (1x), flattery (1x), inheritance (1x), partaker (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 66x
The KJV translates Strong's H2506 in the following manner: portion (40x), part (22x), flattering (1x), flattery (1x), inheritance (1x), partaker (1x).
  1. portion, share, part, territory

    1. portion, share

    2. portion, tract, parcel (of land)

    3. one's portion, one's possession

    4. (chosen) portion

    5. portion, award (from God)

  2. smoothness, seductiveness, flattery

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
חֵלֶק chêleq, khay'lek; from H2505; properly, smoothness (of the tongue); also an allotment:—flattery, inheritance, part, × partake, portion.
STRONGS H2506: Abbreviations
† I. חֵ֫לֶק noun masculineJoshua 18:5 portion, tract, territoryח׳ absolute Genesis 31:14 +; construct Genesis 14:24 +; suffix חֶלְקִי Psalm 16:5 + 6 times; חֶלְקְךָ Numbers 18:20; Ecclesiastes 9:9; חֶלְקֶ֑ךָ Psalm 50:18; חֶלְקֵךְ Isaiah 57:6; חֶלְקוֺ Habakkuk 1:16 + 5 times; חֶלְקָם Genesis 14:24 + 3 times; plural חֲלָקִים Joshua 18:5 + 5 times; suffix חֶלְקֵיהֶם Hosea 5:7; —
1. portion, share:
a. of booty Genesis 14:24 (twice in verse); Numbers 31:36 (P) 1 Samuel 30:24 (twice in verse).
b. of food Leviticus 6:10 (P); יאכלו כּח׳ ח׳ Deuteronomy 18:8;=food Habakkuk 1:16 (|| מַאֲכָל); so (of unrestricted charity) Ecclesiastes 11:2 see Now.
c. followed by בְּ, share or interest in Ecclesiastes 9:6, with idea of obligation to Genesis 31:14 (E; in father's house), 2 Samuel 20:11 Kings 12:16 2 Chronicles 10:16 (in royal line; all || נַחֲלָה); of right (privilege) in ביהוה ח׳ Joshua 22:25, 27 (P); Nehemiah 2:20 (in Jerusalem; + צְדָקָה וְזִכָּרוֺן).
d. proper share or part אַעֲנֶה חֶלְקִי Job 32:17 i.e. I will do my part in replying. Especially
2. portion, tract, of land:
a. as distributive at conquest Joshua 19:9, seven portions Joshua 18:5, 6, 9 (all J E) Joshua 18:7 (J E; + נחלה in || clause), Joshua 15:13; Joshua 19:9 (both P); none for tribe of Levi Deuteronomy 10:9; Deuteronomy 12:12; Deuteronomy 14:27, 29; Deuteronomy 18:1; Joshua 18:7 (all D; || נחלה), Joshua 14:4 (P), none for priests Numbers 18:20 (P; || verb נחל).
b. of land possessed by people Hosea 5:7; Micah 2:4.
c. portion to be assigned after exile Isaiah 61:7; Ezekiel 45:7; Ezekiel 48:8, 21, חֶלְקוֺ עַלאַֿדְמַת הַקֹּדֶשׁ Zechariah 2:16 [Zechariah 2:12].
d. specifically of town-land, district about a town, יִזְרְעֵאל ח׳ 2 Kings 9:10, 36 + 1 Kings 21:23 (MT חֵל), יִזְ׳ הַשָּׂדֶה בְּח׳ 2 Kings 9:37.
e. הַחֵלֶק Amos 7:4 (opposed to תְּהוֺם) apparently of land of Israel
3. hence portion, i.e. (acquired) possession:
a. of people as י׳'s possession Deuteronomy 32:9 (|| חֶבֶל נחלתו); but especially...
b. of י׳ as possession of his servants: of priests, as enjoying perquisites of altar Numbers 18:20 (P; || נחלה), in spiritual sense Psalm 73:26; Psalm 119:57; Lamentations 3:24; מְנָת חֶלְקִי י׳ Psalm 16:5; בְּאֶרֶץ הַחַיִּים ח׳ Psalm 142:6; hence יעקב ח׳ of י׳ Jeremiah 10:16Jeremiah 51:19 (שֵׁבֶט נַחֲלָתוֺ in || clause)
4. chosen portion, habitual mode of life עִםמְֿנָאֲפִים ח׳ Psalm 50:18 with adulterers is thy chosen life (companionship, shewing character); בְּחַלְּקֵינַֿחַל חֶלְקֵךְ Isaiah 57:6 among smooth (things i.e. stones) of a brook-bed is thy chosen life (of idolatrous habit; see חָלָק); חֶלְקָם בַּחַיִּים Psalm 17:14.
5. portion, award, from God אֱלוֺהַּ ח׳ Job 31:2 (|| נחלה); specifically of punishment of wicked Isaiah 17:14 (|| גּוֺרָל), עִםאֵֿל Job 27:13, מֵאֱלֹהִים Job 20:29 (|| נחלה);=profit, reward חֶלְקִי מִכָּלעֲֿמָלִי Ecclesiastes 2:10, compare Ecclesiastes 2:21; Ecclesiastes 3:22; Ecclesiastes 5:17; Ecclesiastes 5:18; Ecclesiastes 9:9. — לְחֵלָק Job 17:5 is dubious: a share of feast, or of booty, Kmp Hi; a prey, spoil, Ew Di Da; AV flattery does not suit context.

†III. חֵ֫לֶק noun [masculine] smoothness, seductiveness of speech, only singular construct בְּחֵלֶק שְׁפָתֶיהָ תַּדִּיחֶ֑נּוּ Proverbs 7:21 with the seductiveness of her lips she impelleth him (|| הִטַּתּוּ בְּרֹב לִקְחָהּ). — I. and II. חֵלֶק see below I. חלק.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


14:24; 14:24; 14:24; 31:14; 31:14




18:20; 18:20; 18:20; 31:36


10:9; 12:12; 14:27; 14:29; 18:1; 18:8; 32:9


14:4; 15:13; 18:5; 18:5; 18:5; 18:6; 18:7; 18:7; 18:9; 19:9; 19:9; 22:25; 22:27

1 Samuel


2 Samuel


1 Kings

12:16; 21:23

2 Kings

9:10; 9:36; 9:37

2 Chronicles





17:5; 20:29; 27:13; 31:2; 32:17


16:5; 16:5; 17:14; 50:18; 50:18; 73:26; 119:57; 142:6




2:10; 2:21; 3:22; 5:17; 5:18; 9:6; 9:9; 9:9; 11:2


17:14; 57:6; 57:6; 61:7


10:16; 51:19




45:7; 48:8; 48:21


5:7; 5:7






1:16; 1:16



Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H2506 matches the Hebrew חֵלֶק (ḥēleq),
which occurs 67 times in 63 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 2 (Gen 14:24–Isa 17:14)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 14:24 - [fn]I will take nothing except what the young men have eaten, and the share H2506 of the men who went with me, Aner, Eshcol, and Mamre; let them take their share.” H2506
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:14 - Rachel and Leah said to him, “Do we still have any portion H2506 or inheritance in our father’s house?
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 6:17 - ‘It shall not be baked with leaven. I have given it as their share H2506 from My offerings by fire; it is most holy, like the sin offering and the guilt offering.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 18:20 - Then the LORD said to Aaron, “You shall have no inheritance in their land nor own any portion H2506 among them; I am your portion H2506 and your inheritance among the sons of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 31:36 - The half, the portion H2506 of those who went out to war, was as follows: the number of sheep was 337,500,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 10:9 - Therefore, Levi does not have a portion H2506 or inheritance with his brothers; the LORD is his inheritance, just as the LORD your God spoke to him.)
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 12:12 - “And you shall rejoice before the LORD your God, you and your sons and daughters, your male and female servants, and the Levite who is within your gates, since he has no portion H2506 or inheritance with you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 14:27 - “Also you shall not neglect the Levite who is in your [fn]town, for he has no portion H2506 or inheritance among you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 14:29 - “The Levite, because he has no portion H2506 or inheritance among you, and the alien, the [fn]orphan and the widow who are in your [fn]town, shall come and eat and be satisfied, in order that the LORD your God may bless you in all the work of your hand which you do.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 18:1 - “The Levitical priests, the whole tribe of Levi, shall have no portion H2506 or inheritance with Israel; they shall eat the LORDS offerings by fire and His [fn]portion.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 18:8 - “They shall eat [fn]equal H2506 portions, H2506 except what they receive from the sale of their fathers’ estates.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:9 - “For the LORDS portion H2506 is His people;
Jacob is the allotment of His inheritance.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 14:4 - For the sons of Joseph were two tribes, Manasseh and Ephraim, and they did not give a portion H2506 to the Levites in the land, except cities to live in, with their pasture lands for their livestock and for their property.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:13 - Now he gave to Caleb the son of Jephunneh a portion H2506 among the sons of Judah, according to the [fn]command of the LORD to Joshua, namely, [fn]Kiriath-arba, Arba being the father of Anak (that is, Hebron).
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 18:5 - “They shall divide it into seven portions; H2506 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 18:6 - “You shall describe the land in seven divisions, H2506 and bring the description here to me. I will cast lots for you here before the LORD our God.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 18:7 - “For the Levites have no portion H2506 among you, because the priesthood of the LORD is [fn]their inheritance. Gad and Reuben and the half-tribe of Manasseh also have received their inheritance eastward beyond the Jordan, which Moses the servant of the LORD gave them.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 18:9 - So the men went and passed through the land, and described it by cities in seven divisions H2506 in a book; and they came to Joshua to the camp at Shiloh.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 19:9 - The inheritance of the sons of Simeon was taken from the portion H2506 of the sons of Judah, for the share H2506 of the sons of Judah was too large for them; so the sons of Simeon received an inheritance in the midst of [fn]Judah’s inheritance.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 22:25 - “For the LORD has made the Jordan a border between us and you, you sons of Reuben and sons of Gad; you have no portion H2506 in the LORD.” So your sons may make our sons stop fearing the LORD.’
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 22:27 - rather it shall be a witness between us and you and between our generations after us, that we are to perform the service of the LORD before Him with our burnt offerings, and with our sacrifices and with our peace offerings, so that your sons will not say to our sons in time to come, “You have no portion H2506 in the LORD.”’
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:24 - “And who will listen to you in this matter? For as his share H2506 is who goes down to the battle, so shall his share H2506 be who stays by the baggage; they shall share alike.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 20:1 - Now a worthless fellow happened to be there whose name was Sheba, the son of Bichri, a Benjamite; and he blew the trumpet and said,
“We have no portion H2506 in David,
Nor do we have inheritance in the son of Jesse;
Every man to his tents, O Israel!”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 12:16 - When all Israel saw that the king did not listen to them, the people answered the king, saying,
“What portion H2506 do we have in David?
We have no inheritance in the son of Jesse;
To your tents, O Israel!
Now look after your own house, David!”
So Israel departed to their tents.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 9:10 - ‘The dogs shall eat Jezebel in the territory H2506 of Jezreel, and none shall bury her.’” Then he opened the door and fled.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 9:36 - Therefore they returned and told him. And he said, “This is the word of the LORD, which He spoke by His servant Elijah the Tishbite, saying, ‘In the [fn]property H2506 of Jezreel the dogs shall eat the flesh of Jezebel;
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 9:37 - and the corpse of Jezebel will be as dung on the face of the field in the [fn]property H2506 of Jezreel, so they cannot say, “This is Jezebel.”’”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 10:16 - When all Israel saw that the king did not listen to them the people answered the king, saying,
“What portion H2506 do we have in David?
We have no inheritance in the son of Jesse.
Every man to your tents, O Israel;
Now look after your own house, David.”
So all Israel departed to their tents.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 2:20 - So I answered them and said to them, “The God of heaven will give us success; therefore we His servants will arise and build, but you have no portion, H2506 right or memorial in Jerusalem.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:5 - “He who informs against friends for a share H2506 of the spoil,
The eyes of his children also will languish.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:29 - “This is the wicked man’s portion H2506 from God,
Even the heritage decreed to him by God.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:13 - “This is the portion H2506 of a wicked man from God,
And the inheritance which tyrants receive from the Almighty.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:2 - “And what is the portion H2506 of God from above
Or the heritage of the Almighty from on high?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 32:17 - “I too will answer my share, H2506
I also will tell my opinion.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 16:5 - The LORD is the portion of my inheritance H2506 and my cup;
You support my lot.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 17:14 - From men with Your hand, O LORD,
From men [fn]of the world, whose portion H2506 is in this life,
And whose belly You fill with Your treasure;
They are satisfied with children,
And leave their abundance to their babes.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 50:18 - “When you see a thief, you [fn]are pleased with him,
And [fn]you associate H2506 with adulterers.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:26 - My flesh and my heart may fail,
But God is the [fn]strength of my heart and my portion H2506 forever.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:57 - Heth.
The LORD is my portion; H2506
I have [fn]promised to keep Your words.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 142:5 - I cried out to You, O LORD;
I said, “You are my refuge,
My portion H2506 in the land of the living.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 7:21 - With her many persuasions she entices him;
With her [fn]flattering lips she seduces him.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 2:10 - All that my eyes desired I did not refuse them. I did not withhold my heart from any pleasure, for my heart was pleased because of all my labor and this was my reward H2506 for all my labor.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 2:21 - When there is a man who has labored with wisdom, knowledge and skill, then he gives his [fn]legacy H2506 to one who has not labored with them. This too is vanity and a great evil.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 3:22 - I have seen that nothing is better than that man should be happy in his activities, for that is his lot. H2506 For who will bring him to see what will occur after him?
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 5:18 - Here is what I have seen to be good and [fn]fitting: to eat, to drink and [fn]enjoy oneself in all one’s labor in which he toils under the sun during the few [fn]years of his life which God has given him; for this is his [fn]reward. H2506
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 5:19 - Furthermore, as for every man to whom God has given riches and wealth, He has also empowered him to eat from them and to receive his [fn]reward H2506 and rejoice in his labor; this is the gift of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 9:6 - Indeed their love, their hate and their zeal have already perished, and they will no longer have a share H2506 in all that is done under the sun.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 9:9 - Enjoy life with the woman whom you love all the days of your [fn]fleeting life which He has given to you under the sun[fn]; for this is your reward H2506 in life and in your toil in which you have labored under the sun.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 11:2 - Divide your portion H2506 to seven, or even to eight, for you do not know what misfortune may occur on the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 17:14 - At evening time, behold, there is terror!
Before morning they are no more.
[fn]Such will be the portion H2506 of those who plunder us
And the lot of those who pillage us.

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