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Lexicon :: Strong's H2673 - ḥāṣâ

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Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root [compare חָצַץ (H2686)])
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TWOT Reference: 719

Strong’s Definitions

חָצָה châtsâh, khaw-tsaw'; a primitive root (compare H2086); to cut or split in two; to halve:—divide, × live out half, reach to the midst, participle

KJV Translation Count — Total: 15x

The KJV translates Strong's H2673 in the following manner: divide (11x), part (2x), live out half (1x), midst (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 15x
The KJV translates Strong's H2673 in the following manner: divide (11x), part (2x), live out half (1x), midst (1x).
  1. to divide, cut in two, cut short, live half (of one's life)

    1. (Qal)

      1. to divide

      2. to half, cut in two

    2. (Niphal) to be divided

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
חָצָה châtsâh, khaw-tsaw'; a primitive root (compare H2086); to cut or split in two; to halve:—divide, × live out half, reach to the midst, participle
STRONGS H2673: Abbreviations
חָצָה verb divide (Late Hebrew id.; Arabic حَظِىَ is be fortunate, happy with one's husband or wife, etc., i.e. have a share in happiness; حَظْوَةً a small arrow; Di134 puts here Ethiopic ሐጽ፡ arrow, compare חֵצִי) —
Qal Perfect חָצָה Numbers 31:42; וְחָצִיתָ consecutive Numbers 31:27; וְחָצוּ consecutive Exodus 21:35; Imperfect יֶחֱצֶה Isaiah 30:28; וַיַּ֫חַץ Genesis 32:8 [Genesis 32:7] + 2 times; וַיֶּחֱצֵם Judges 9:43; יֶחֱצוּ Psalm 55:24; יֶחֱצוּן Exodus 21:35; יֶחֱצוּהוּ Job 40:30; —
1. divide, followed by כסף Exodus 21:35; שׁור Exodus 21:35 (both J E), לִוְיָתָן crocodile Job 40:30; prey, מלקוח, Numbers 31:27 (P; with לְ before parts); a company of people Genesis 32:8 [Genesis 32:7] (followed by לְ as foregoing [Num. reference]), Genesis 33:1 (both J) Judges 9:43 (לְ as foregoing [Gen. reference]) but compare Judges 7:16.
2. (apparently denominative from חֲצִי) Psalm 55:24 [Psalm 55:23] ימיהם לא יח׳ shall not halve their days, i.e. enjoy even half of the normal number; Isaiah 30:28 עד צואר יח׳ shall halve unto the neck=shall reach to the neck and so divide the man in half.
Niph. Imperfect 3rd person feminine singular with apocope תֵּחָץ Daniel 11:4 be divided (of kingdom), followed by לְ; ולא יֵחָ֫צוּ עוד לשׁני גוים Ezekiel 37:22 (Judah and Israel); waters of Jordan 2 Kings 2:8, 14.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


32:7; 32:7; 33:1


21:35; 21:35; 21:35; 21:35


31:27; 31:27; 31:42


7:16; 9:43; 9:43

2 Kings

2:8; 2:14




30:28; 30:28





Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H2673 matches the Hebrew חָצָה (ḥāṣâ),
which occurs 15 times in 14 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:7 - Then Jacob was greatly afraid and distressed; and he divided H2673 the people who were with him, and the flocks, the herds, and the camels, into two companies;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:1 -

Then Jacob raised his eyes and looked, and behold, Esau was coming, and four hundred men with him. So he divided H2673 the children [fn]among Leah and Rachel, and the two slave women.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:35 -

“And if someone’s ox injures another’s ox so that it dies, then they shall sell the live ox and divide H2673 its proceeds equally; and they shall also divide H2673 the dead ox.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 31:27 - and divide H2673 the spoils between the warriors who went to battle and all the congregation.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 31:42 -

As for the sons of Israel’s half, which Moses [fn]separated H2673 from the men who had gone to war

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 7:16 - And he divided H2673 the three hundred men into three [fn]units, and he put trumpets and empty pitchers into the hands of all of them, with torches inside the pitchers.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:43 - So he took [fn]his people and divided H2673 them into three [fn]units, and lay in wait in the field; when he looked and [fn]saw the people coming out from the city, he [fn]attacked them and killed them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 2:8 - And Elijah took his coat, folded it, and struck the waters, and they were divided H2673 here and there, so that the two of them crossed over on dry ground.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 2:14 - Then he took the coat of Elijah that had fallen from him and struck the waters, and said, “Where is the LORD, the God of Elijah?” And when he also had struck the waters, they were divided H2673 here and there; and Elisha crossed over.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:6 -

“Will the [fn]traders bargain for him?

Will they divide H2673 him among the merchants?

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:23 -

But You, God, will bring them down to the pit of destruction;

Men of bloodshed and deceit will not live H2673 out H2673 half H2673 their days.

But I will trust in You.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:28 -

His breath is like an overflowing river,

Which reaches H2673 to the neck,

To shake the nations back and forth in a [fn]sieve,

And to put in the jaws of the peoples the bridle which leads astray.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 37:22 - and I will make them one nation in the land, on the mountains of Israel; and one king will be king for all of them; and they will no longer be two nations, and no longer be divided H2673 into two kingdoms.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 11:4 - “But as soon as he has arisen, his kingdom will be broken up and parceled H2673 out H2673 toward the four [fn]points of the compass, though not to his own descendants, nor according to his authority which he wielded, because his sovereignty will be removed and given to others besides [fn]them.
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