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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



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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 - save only that which the young men have eaten, and the portion of the men who have gone with me -- Aner, Eshcol, and Mamre -- they take their portion.'
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:14 - And Rachel answereth -- Leah also -- and saith to him, 'Have we yet a portion and inheritance in the house of our father?
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 6:17 - It is not baken with any thing fermented, their portion I have given it, out of My fire-offerings; it is most holy, like the sin-offering, and like the guilt-offering.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 18:20 - And Jehovah saith unto Aaron, 'In their land thou dost not inherit, and a portion thou hast not in their midst: I am thy portion, and thine inheritance in the midst of the sons of Israel;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 31:36 - And the half -- the portion of those who go out into the host -- the number of the flock is three hundred thousand, and thirty thousand, and seven thousand and five hundred.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 10:9 - therefore there hath not been to Levi a portion and inheritance with his brethren; Jehovah Himself is his inheritance, as Jehovah thy God hath spoken to him.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 12:12 - and ye have rejoiced before Jehovah your God, ye, and your sons, and your daughters, and your men-servants, and your handmaids, and the Levite who is within your gates, for he hath no part and inheritance with you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 14:27 - As to the Levite who is within thy gates, thou dost not forsake him, for he hath no portion and inheritance with thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 14:29 - and come in hath the Levite (for he hath no part and inheritance with thee), and the sojourner, and the fatherless, and the widow, who are within thy gates, and they have eaten, and been satisfied, so that Jehovah thy God doth bless thee in all the work of thy hand which thou dost.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 18:1 - 'There is not to the priests the Levites -- all the tribe of Levi -- a portion and inheritance with Israel; fire-offerings of Jehovah, even His inheritance, they eat,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 18:8 - portion as portion they do eat, apart from his sold things, with the fathers.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:9 - For Jehovah's portion is His people, Jacob is the line of His inheritance.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 14:4 - for the sons of Joseph hath been two tribes, Manasseh and Ephraim, and they have not given a portion to the Levites in the land, except cities to dwell in, and their suburbs for their cattle, and for their possessions;
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:13 - And to Caleb son of Jephunneh hath he given a portion in the midst of the sons of Judah, according to the command of Jehovah to Joshua, even the city of Arba, father of Anak -- it is Hebron.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 18:5 - and they have divided it into seven portions -- Judah doth stay by its border on the south, and the house of Joseph do stay by their border on the north --
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 18:6 - and ye describe the land in seven portions, and have brought it in unto me hither, and I have cast for you a lot here before Jehovah our God;
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 18:7 - for there is no portion to the Levites in your midst, for the priesthood of Jehovah is their inheritance, and Gad, and Reuben, and the half of the tribe of Manasseh received their inheritance beyond the Jordan eastward, which Moses servant of Jehovah gave to them.'
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 18:9 - And the men go, and pass over through the land, and describe it by cities, in seven portions, on a book, and they come in unto Joshua, unto the camp, at Shiloh.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 19:9 - out of the portion of the sons of Judah is the inheritance of the sons of Simeon, for the portion of the sons of Judah hath been too much for them, and the sons of Simeon inherit in the midst of their inheritance.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 22:25 - for a border hath Jehovah put between us and you, O sons of Reuben, and sons of Gad -- Jordan; ye have no portion in Jehovah -- and your sons have caused our sons to cease, not to fear Jehovah.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 22:27 - but a witness it is between us and you, and between our generations after us, to do the service of Jehovah before Him with our burnt-offerings, and with our sacrifices, and with our peace-offerings, and your sons do not say hereafter to our sons, Ye have no portion in Jehovah.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:24 - and who doth hearken to you in this thing? for as the portion of him who was brought down into battle, so also is the portion of him who is abiding by the vessels -- alike they share.'
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 20:1 - And there hath been called there a man of worthlessness, and his name is Sheba, son of Bichri, a Benjamite, and he bloweth with a trumpet, and saith, 'We have no portion in David, and we have no inheritance in the son of Jesse; each to his tents, O Israel.'
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 12:16 - And all Israel see that the king hath not hearkened unto them, and the people send the king back word, saying, 'What portion have we in David? yea, there is no inheritance in the son of Jesse; to thy tents, O Israel; now see thy house, O David!' and Israel goeth to its tents.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 9:10 - and Jezebel do the dogs eat in the portion of Jezreel, and there is none burying;' and he openeth the door and fleeth.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 9:36 - And they turn back, and declare to him, and he saith, 'The word of Jehovah it is, that He spake by the hand of this servant Elijah the Tishbite, saying, In the portion of Jezreel do the dogs eat the flesh of Jezebel,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 9:37 - and the carcase of Jezebel hath been as dung on the face of the field in the portion of Jezreel, that they say not, This is Jezebel.'
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 10:16 - And all Israel have seen that the king hath not hearkened to them, and the people send back to the king, saying, 'What portion have we in David? yea, there is no inheritance in a son of Jesse; each to thy tents, O Israel; now, see thy house -- David,' and all Israel go to their tents.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 2:20 - And I return them word, and say to them, 'The God of the heavens -- He doth give prosperity to us, and we His servants rise and have built; and to you there is no portion, and right, and memorial in Jerusalem.'
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:5 - For a portion he sheweth friendship, And the eyes of his sons are consumed.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:29 - This is the portion of a wicked man from God. And an inheritance appointed him by God.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:13 - This is the portion of wicked man with God, And the inheritance of terrible ones From the Mighty they receive.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:2 - And what is the portion of God from above? And the inheritance of the Mighty from the heights?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 32:17 - I answer, even I -- my share, I shew my opinion -- even I.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 16:5 - Jehovah is the portion of my share, and of my cup, Thou -- Thou dost uphold my lot.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 17:14 - From men, Thy hand, O Jehovah, From men of the world, their portion is in life, And with Thy hidden things Thou fillest their belly, They are satisfied with sons; And have left their abundance to their sucklings.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 50:18 - If thou hast seen a thief, Then thou art pleased with him, And with adulterers is thy portion.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:26 - Consumed hath been my flesh and my heart, The rock of my heart and my portion is God to the age.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:57 - Cheth. My portion is Jehovah; I have said -- to keep Thy words,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 142:5 - I have cried unto thee, O Jehovah, I have said, 'Thou art my refuge, My portion in the land of the living.'
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 7:21 - She turneth him aside with the abundance of her speech, With the flattery of her lips she forceth him.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 2:10 - And all that mine eyes asked I kept not back from them; I withheld not my heart from any joy, for my heart rejoiced because of all my labour, and this hath been my portion, from all my labour,
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 2:21 - For there is a man whose labour is in wisdom, and in knowledge, and in equity, and to a man who hath not laboured therein he giveth it -- his portion! Even this is vanity and a great evil.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 3:22 - And I have seen that there is nothing better than that man rejoice in his works, for it is his portion; for who doth bring him in to look on that which is after him?
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 5:18 - Lo, that which I have seen: It is good, because beautiful, to eat, and to drink, and to see good in all one's labour that he laboureth at under the sun, the number of the days of his life that God hath given to him, for it is his portion.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 5:19 - Every man also to whom God hath given wealth and riches, and hath given him power to eat of it, and to accept his portion, and to rejoice in his labour, this is a gift of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 9:6 - Their love also, their hatred also, their envy also, hath already perished, and they have no more a portion to the age in all that hath been done under the sun.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 9:9 - See life with the wife whom thou hast loved, all the days of the life of thy vanity, that He hath given to thee under the sun, all the days of thy vanity, for it is thy portion in life, even of thy labour that thou art labouring at under the sun.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 11:2 - Give a portion to seven, and even to eight, For thou knowest not what evil is on the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 17:14 - At even-time, lo, terror, before morning it is not, This is the portion of our spoilers, And the lot of our plunderers!

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