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Lexicon :: Strong's H2671 - ḥēṣ

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
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TWOT Reference: 721b

Strong’s Definitions

חֵץ chêts, khayts; from H2686; also by interchange for H6086 properly, a piercer, i.e. an arrow; by implication, a wound; figuratively, (of God) thunder-bolt; the shaft of a spear:— archer, arrow, dart, shaft, staff, wound.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 53x

The KJV translates Strong's H2671 in the following manner: arrow (48x), archers (with H1167) (1x), dart (1x), shaft (1x), wound (1x), variant (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 53x
The KJV translates Strong's H2671 in the following manner: arrow (48x), archers (with H1167) (1x), dart (1x), shaft (1x), wound (1x), variant (1x).
  1. arrow

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
חֵץ chêts, khayts; from H2686; also by interchange for H6086 properly, a piercer, i.e. an arrow; by implication, a wound; figuratively, (of God) thunder-bolt; the shaft of a spear:— archer, arrow, dart, shaft, staff, wound.
STRONGS H2671: Abbreviations
חֵץ noun masculine1 Samuel 20:20 arrow, mostly in poetry and prophets (compare חֵצִי above below חצה) — absolute ח׳ Psalm 91:5 + 9 times + 1 Samuel 17:7 Kt (Qr עֵץ which see); construct id. 2 Kings 1; 2 Kings 3:17; 2 Kings 13:17; suffix חִצִּי Job 34:6, חִצּוֺ Psalm 58:8; Zechariah 9:14, חִצָּם Psalm 11:2; Psalm 64:4; Plural חִצִּים Genesis 49:23 + 17 times + 1 Samuel 20:38 Qr (Kt חֵ֫צִי which see) + 2 Samuel 22:15 (< חִצָּיו || Psalm 18:15); construct חִצֵּת Job 6:4; Psalm 120:4 + Ezekiel 5:16 (Co חִצַּי compare Greek Version of the LXX Syriac Version Hi); חִצַּי Deuteronomy 32:23, 42 (Ezekiel 5:16 see above), חִצֶּיךָ Psalm 38:3 + 4 times; חִצָּיו Isaiah 5:28 + 5 times; — arrow:
1. literally, shot from bow by hand 1 Samuel 20:20, 21 (twice in verse); 1 Samuel 20:22 (Greek Version of the LXX We singular, i.e. הַחֵצִי, in 1 Samuel 20:21; 1 Samuel 20:22, see also Dr) 1 Samuel 20:36; 1 Samuel 20:38 Qr 2 Kings 19:32Isaiah 37:33; Isaiah 5:28; Isaiah 7:24; Jeremiah 50:9, 14; Jeremiah 51:11; Ezekiel 39:3, 9; 1 Chronicles 12:2; shot from engine of war 2 Chronicles 26:15; used in divination Ezekiel 21:26 compare 2 Kings 13:15 (twice in verse); 2 Kings 13:17 (twice in verse); 2 Kings 13:18; בַּעֲלֵי חִצִּים=archers Genesis 49:23.
2. figurative of Israel's weapons Numbers 24:8, of the (Messianic) king Psalm 45:6, of Yahweh's judgments Deuteronomy 32:23, 42; Job 6:4 (compare חִצִּיmy wound Job 34:6), Psalm 7:14; Psalm 38:3; Psalm 58:8 (but on text compare Checritical note.) Psalm 64:8; Psalm 120:4 (? compare Che); further Proverbs 7:23; Lamentations 3:12; Ezekiel 5:16; in theoph. Psalm 18:152 Samuel 22:15, compare Habakkuk 3:11; Zechariah 9:14; Psalm 144:6; of wicked men's violence Psalm 11:2; compare Psalm 91:5, under figure of lion's teeth Psalm 57:5; their words Psalm 64:4 compare Proverbs 25:18; Jeremiah 9:8; simile, of strength and efficiency derived from one's children, Psalm 127:4; of a deceiver's words Proverbs 26:18; metaphor of servant of בָּרוּר י׳ ח׳ Isaiah 49:2. — In 1 Samuel 17:7 read H6086 עֵץ (for חֵץ) as Qr and || 2 Samuel 21:19the shaft; see H6086 עֵץ; so Klo Dr.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


49:23; 49:23




32:23; 32:23; 32:42; 32:42

1 Samuel

17:7; 17:7; 20:20; 20:20; 20:21; 20:21; 20:22; 20:22; 20:36; 20:38; 20:38

2 Samuel

21:19; 22:15; 22:15

2 Kings

1; 3:17; 13:15; 13:17; 13:17; 13:18; 19:32

1 Chronicles


2 Chronicles



6:4; 6:4; 34:6; 34:6


7:14; 11:2; 11:2; 18:15; 18:15; 38:3; 38:3; 45:6; 57:5; 58:8; 58:8; 64:4; 64:4; 64:8; 91:5; 91:5; 120:4; 120:4; 127:4; 144:6


7:23; 25:18; 26:18


5:28; 5:28; 7:24; 37:33; 49:2


9:8; 50:9; 50:14; 51:11




5:16; 5:16; 5:16; 21:26; 39:3; 39:9




9:14; 9:14

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H2671 matches the Hebrew חֵץ (ḥēṣ),
which occurs 45 times in 42 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:23 - The archers have provoked him, And shot at, and hated him;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 24:8 - God brought him out of Egypt; he hath as it were the strength of a buffalo. He shall consume the nations his enemies, and break their bones, and with his arrows shall smite them in pieces.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:23 - I will heap mischiefs upon them; Mine arrows will I spend against them.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:42 - Mine arrows will I make drunk with blood, And my sword shall devour flesh; I will make them drunk with the blood of the slain and of the captives, With the head of the princes of the enemy.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:7 - And the shaft of his spear was like a weaver's beam; and his spear's head weighed six hundred shekels of iron; and the shield-bearer went before him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:15 - And he sent arrows, and scattered mine enemies; Lightning, and discomfited them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 13:15 - And Elisha said to him, Take bow and arrows. And he took a bow and arrows.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 13:17 - and said, Open the window eastward. And he opened it. And Elisha said, Shoot. And he shot. And he said, An arrow of Jehovah's deliverance, even an arrow of deliverance from the Syrians; and thou shalt smite the Syrians in Aphek, till thou hast consumed them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 19:32 - Therefore thus saith Jehovah concerning the king of Assyria: He shall not come into this city, Nor shoot an arrow there, Nor come before it with shield, Nor cast a bank against it.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 12:2 - armed with bows, using both the right hand and the left with stones and with arrows on the bow; they were of Saul's brethren of Benjamin:
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:4 - For the arrows of the Almighty are within me, their poison drinketh up my spirit: the terrors of God are arrayed against me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:6 - Should I lie against my right? My wound is incurable without transgression.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:13 - And he hath prepared for him instruments of death; his arrows hath he made burning.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 11:2 - For behold, the wicked bend the bow, they make ready their arrow upon the string, that they may in darkness shoot at the upright in heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:14 - And he sent his arrows, and scattered mine enemies; and he shot forth lightnings, and discomfited them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:2 - For thine arrows stick fast in me, and thy hand cometh down upon me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:5 - Thine arrows are sharp -- peoples fall under thee -- in the heart of the king's enemies.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 57:4 - My soul is in the midst of lions; I lie down among them that breathe out flames, the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 58:7 - Let them melt away as waters that flow off; when he aimeth his arrows, let them be as blunted:
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 64:3 - Who have sharpened their tongue like a sword, and have aimed their arrow, a bitter word;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 64:7 - But God will shoot an arrow at them: suddenly are they wounded;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 91:5 - Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night, for the arrow that flieth by day,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 120:4 - Sharp arrows of a mighty one, with burning coals of broom-wood.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 127:4 - As arrows in the hand of a mighty man, so are the children of youth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 144:6 - Cast forth lightnings, and scatter them; send forth thine arrows, and discomfit them:
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 7:23 - till an arrow strike through his liver: as a bird hasteth to the snare, and knoweth not that it is for its life.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:18 - A maul, and a sword, and a sharp arrow, is a man that beareth false witness against his neighbour.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:18 - As a madman who casteth firebrands, arrows, and death,
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:28 - their arrows are sharp, and all their bows bent; their horses' hoofs are reckoned as the flint, and their wheels as a whirlwind.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 37:33 - Therefore thus saith Jehovah concerning the king of Assyria: He shall not come into this city, nor shoot an arrow there, nor come before it with shield, nor cast a bank against it.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 49:2 - And he hath made my mouth like a sharp sword, he hath concealed me under the shadow of his hand, and he hath made me a polished shaft: in his quiver hath he hidden me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 9:8 - Their tongue is a murderous arrow; it speaketh deceit. A man speaketh peaceably to his neighbour with his mouth, but in his heart he layeth his ambush.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 50:9 - For behold, I will raise and cause to come up against Babylon, an assemblage of great nations from the north country; and they shall set themselves in array against her: from thence shall she be taken. Their arrows shall be as those of a mighty expert man: none shall return empty.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 50:14 - Put yourselves in array against Babylon round about, all ye that bend the bow; shoot at her, spare no arrows: for she hath sinned against Jehovah.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:11 - Sharpen the arrows; take the shields. Jehovah hath stirred up the spirit of the kings of the Medes; for his purpose is against Babylon, to destroy it; for this is the vengeance of Jehovah, the vengeance of his temple.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:12 - He hath bent his bow, and set me as a mark for the arrow.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 5:16 - When I send upon them the evil arrows of famine, that are for their destruction, which I send to destroy you, then will I increase the famine upon you, and will break your staff of bread.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 21:21 - For the king of Babylon standeth at the parting of the way, at the head of the two ways, to use divination: he shaketh his arrows, he inquireth of the teraphim, he looketh in the liver.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 39:3 - And I will smite thy bow out of thy left hand, and will cause thine arrows to fall out of thy right hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 39:9 - And they that dwell in the cities of Israel shall go forth, and shall kindle fire, and burn weapons, and shields, and targets, bows, and arrows, and hand-staves, and spears: and they shall make fires with them seven years.
Unchecked Copy BoxHab 3:11 - The sun and moon stood still in their habitation, At the light of thine arrows which shot forth, -- At the shining of thy glittering spear.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 9:14 - And Jehovah shall be seen over them, and his arrow shall go forth as the lightning; and the Lord Jehovah will blow the trumpet, and will march with whirlwinds of the south.
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