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Lexicon :: Strong's H270 - 'āḥaz

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Strong’s Definitions

אָחַז ʼâchaz, aw-khaz'; a primitive root; to seize (often with the accessory idea of holding in possession):— be affrighted, bar, (catch, lay, take) hold (back), come upon, fasten, handle, portion, (get, have or take) possess(-ion).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 67x

The KJV translates Strong's H270 in the following manner: hold (31x), take (16x), possess (5x), caught (3x), fastened (3x), miscellaneous (9x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 67x
The KJV translates Strong's H270 in the following manner: hold (31x), take (16x), possess (5x), caught (3x), fastened (3x), miscellaneous (9x).
  1. grasp, take hold, seize, take possession

    1. (Qal) to grasp, take hold of

    2. (Niphal) to be caught, grasped, be settled

    3. (Piel) to enclose, overlay

    4. (Hophal) fastened

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
אָחַז ʼâchaz, aw-khaz'; a primitive root; to seize (often with the accessory idea of holding in possession):— be affrighted, bar, (catch, lay, take) hold (back), come upon, fasten, handle, portion, (get, have or take) possess(-ion).
STRONGS H270: Abbreviations
אָחַז 68 verb grasp, take hold, take possession (Arabic أَخَذَ, Sabean אחֿדֿ Sab. Denkm.39, Aramaic אֲחַד, dfoAe  Assyrian aḫazu, Ethiopic አኀዘ፡) —
Qal Perfect אָחַז Exodus 15:14 +; אָֽחֲזָה Job 23:11; Isaiah 33:14; suffix אֲחָזַנִי 2 Samuel 1:9; 1st person singular suffix אֲחַזְתִּיו Songs 3:4, etc.; Imperfect יאֹחֵז Job 17:9 +; וַיּ֫אֹחֶז 2 Samuel 6:6; 3rd person feminine singular תּאֹחֵז Deuteronomy 32:41; וַתּאֹחֶז Ruth 3:15; וַתֹּחֶז 2 Samuel 20:9; וָאֹחֵז Judges 20:6; יאֹחֵזוּן Isaiah 13:8; suffix יאֹחֲזֵ֫מוֺ Exodus 15:15; יאֹחֱזוּךְ Jeremiah 13:21, etc.; — as פ׳ guttural וַיֶּאֱחֹז Judges 16:3; 1 Kings 6:10; 2nd person masculine singular תֶּאֱחֹז Ecclesiastes 7:18; Infinitive אֲחֹז 1 Kings 6:6; אֱחֹז 1 Chronicles 13:9 + 3 times; Imperative אֱחֹז Exodus 4:4; 2 Samuel 2:21, אֶחֳזִי־ Ruth 3:15; אֶחֱזוּ Songs 2:15; אֱחֹ֑זוּ Nehemiah 7:3; Participle active אֹחֵז 2 Chronicles 25:5; passive אָחוּז Esther 1:6, etc.; — grasp, take hold of, followed by בְּ Genesis 25:26; Exodus 4:4 (both J) Judges 16:3; Judges 20:6)=וַיַּחֲזֵק בְּ Judges 19:29) 2 Samuel 4:10; 2 Samuel 6:6; 2 Samuel 20:9; 1 Kings 1:51; Ruth 3:15 (twice in verse); 1 Kings 6:6 of beams having hold in a wall; (compare בֵּית אֲבָנִים יֶָֽחֱזֶה֑ Job 8:17; Hoffm reads יֹחֲזָהיאֹ׳); also Cant 7:9 of taking hold of branches, in metaphor; poetic, figurative, of God's seizing man in wrath Job 16:12; taking hold graciously Psalm 73:23; taking hold of judgment Deuteronomy 32:41; subject man בַּאֲשֻׁרוֺ אָֽחֲזָה רַגְלִי Job 23:11 (|| דַּרְכּוֺ שָׁמַרְתִּי compare also Job 17:9); of taking hold of folly Ecclesiastes 2:3; compare Ecclesiastes 7:18; subject הַשַּׁחַר Job 38:13, לֶאֱחֹו בְּכַנְפוֺת הָאָ֑רֶץ; also followed by accusative Judges 1:6; Judges 12:6; Judges 16:21; 2 Samuel 2:21; Isaiah 5:29; Songs 2:15; Songs 3:4; 1 Chronicles 13:9; 2 Chronicles 25:5; Psalm 56:1; Psalm 137:9; compare 1 Kings 6:10 (compare 1 Kings 6:6 above), subject הַיָּצוּעַ, אֶת־ וַיֶּא׳ הַבַּיִת בַּעֲצֵי אֲרָזִים; of a snare catching the heel, in metaphor Job 18:9; figurative, subject God Psalm 77:5; God's hand Psalm 139:10; subject pain, sorrow, fear, etc. Exodus 15:14, 15; 2 Samuel 1:9; Job 21:6; Job 30:16; Psalm 48:7; Psalm 119:53; Isaiah 21:3; Isaiah 33:14; Jeremiah 13:21; Jeremiah 49:24; subject man, object fear, etc. Job 18:20; Isaiah 13:8; object דֶּרֶךְ take one's way Job 17:9 יאֹחֵז צַדִּיק דַּרְכּוֺ AV RV hold on his way (compare Job 23:11 above, & Assyrian ṣabâtu urḫu, e. g. V. R:1, 74); — absolute Nehemiah 7:3 of barring gates; passive participle caught Ecclesiastes 9:12; fastened, held Esther 1:6; taken (by lot) 1 Chronicles 24:6 (3 times in verse) (on text see Öttli); taken out of a number Numbers 31:30, 47; participle active of same form אֲחֻזֵי חֶרֶב Songs 3:8 compare Thes BaNB 175 & Ethiopic Participle.; similarly Aramaic אָחִיד, e.g. Targum Amos 2:5; dycoAf  e.g. Syriac Version Judges 8:10; 1 Chronicles 5:18; & Ezekiel 41:6 (twice in verse) (but see Co).
Niph. Perfect 3rd person plural נאֹחֲזוּ Joshua 22:9; וְנאֹ׳ (consecutive) Numbers 32:30; Imperfect וַיֵּאָחֲזוּ Genesis 47:27; Imperative הֵאָֽחֲזוּ Genesis 34:10; Joshua 22:19; Participle נֶאֱחָז Genesis 22:13; נֶאֱחָזִים Ecclesiastes 9:12; — be caught Genesis 22:13; Ecclesiastes 9:12; elsewhere have possessions Genesis 34:10; Genesis 47:27; Numbers 32:30; Joshua 22:9, 19 (P).
Pi. Participle מְאַחֵז Job 26:9 with accusative enclose, overlay (so Assyrian DlW, p. 294, compare Arabic doA, shut).
Hoph. Participle plural מָאֳחָזִים 2 Chronicles 9:18 fastened to followed by לְ.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


22:13; 22:13; 25:26; 34:10; 34:10; 47:27; 47:27


4:4; 4:4; 15:14; 15:14; 15:15; 15:15


31:30; 31:47; 32:30; 32:30


32:41; 32:41


22:9; 22:9; 22:19; 22:19


1:6; 8:10; 12:6; 16:3; 16:3; 16:21; 19:29; 20:6; 20:6


3:15; 3:15; 3:15

2 Samuel

1:9; 1:9; 2:21; 2:21; 4:10; 6:6; 6:6; 20:9; 20:9

1 Kings

1:51; 6:6; 6:6; 6:6; 6:10; 6:10

1 Chronicles

5:18; 13:9; 13:9; 24:6

2 Chronicles

9:18; 25:5; 25:5


7:3; 7:3


1:6; 1:6


8:17; 16:12; 17:9; 17:9; 17:9; 18:9; 18:20; 21:6; 23:11; 23:11; 23:11; 26:9; 30:16; 38:13


48:7; 56:1; 73:23; 77:5; 119:53; 137:9; 139:10


2:3; 7:18; 7:18; 9:12; 9:12; 9:12

Song of Songs

2:15; 2:15; 3:4; 3:4; 3:8; 7:9


5:29; 13:8; 13:8; 21:3; 33:14; 33:14


13:21; 13:21; 49:24





Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H270 matches the Hebrew אָחַז ('āḥaz),
which occurs 68 times in 63 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 2 (Gen 22:13–Ecc 2:3)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:13 - And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a ram caught H270 in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:26 - And after that came his brother out, and his hand took hold H270 on Esau's heel; and his name was called Jacob: and Isaac was threescore years old when she bare them.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 34:10 - And ye shall dwell with us: and the land shall be before you; dwell and trade ye therein, and get you possessions H270 therein.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:27 - And Israel dwelt in the land of Egypt, in the country of Goshen; and they had possessions H270 therein, and grew, and multiplied exceedingly.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:4 - And the LORD said unto Moses, Put forth thine hand, and take H270 it by the tail. And he put forth his hand, and caught it, and it became a rod in his hand:
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 15:14 - The people shall hear, and be afraid: sorrow shall take hold H270 on the inhabitants of Palestina.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 15:15 - Then the dukes of Edom shall be amazed; the mighty men of Moab, trembling shall take hold H270 upon them; all the inhabitants of Canaan shall melt away.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 31:30 - And of the children of Israel's half, thou shalt take one portion H270 of fifty, of the persons, of the beeves, of the asses, and of the flocks, of all manner of beasts, and give them unto the Levites, which keep the charge of the tabernacle of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 31:47 - Even of the children of Israel's half, Moses took one portion H270 of fifty, both of man and of beast, and gave them unto the Levites, which kept the charge of the tabernacle of the LORD; as the LORD commanded Moses.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 32:30 - But if they will not pass over with you armed, they shall have possessions H270 among you in the land of Canaan.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:41 - If I whet my glittering sword, and mine hand take hold H270 on judgment; I will render vengeance to mine enemies, and will reward them that hate me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 22:9 - And the children of Reuben and the children of Gad and the half tribe of Manasseh returned, and departed from the children of Israel out of Shiloh, which is in the land of Canaan, to go unto the country of Gilead, to the land of their possession, whereof they were possessed, H270 according to the word of the LORD by the hand of Moses.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 22:19 - Notwithstanding, if the land of your possession be unclean, then pass ye over unto the land of the possession of the LORD, wherein the LORD'S tabernacle dwelleth, and take possession H270 among us: but rebel not against the LORD, nor rebel against us, in building you an altar beside the altar of the LORD our God.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:6 - But Adonibezek fled; and they pursued after him, and caught H270 him, and cut off his thumbs and his great toes.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 12:6 - Then said they unto him, Say now Shibboleth: and he said Sibboleth: for he could not frame to pronounce it right. Then they took H270 him, and slew him at the passages of Jordan: and there fell at that time of the Ephraimites forty and two thousand.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 16:3 - And Samson lay till midnight, and arose at midnight, and took H270 the doors of the gate of the city, and the two posts, and went away with them, bar and all, and put them upon his shoulders, and carried them up to the top of an hill that is before Hebron.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 16:21 - But the Philistines took H270 him, and put out his eyes, and brought him down to Gaza, and bound him with fetters of brass; and he did grind in the prison house.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 20:6 - And I took H270 my concubine, and cut her in pieces, and sent her throughout all the country of the inheritance of Israel: for they have committed lewdness and folly in Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 3:15 - Also he said, Bring the vail that thou hast upon thee, and hold H270 it. And when she held H270 it, he measured six measures of barley, and laid it on her: and she went into the city.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 1:9 - He said unto me again, Stand, I pray thee, upon me, and slay me: for anguish is come H270 upon me, because my life is yet whole in me.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 2:21 - And Abner said to him, Turn thee aside to thy right hand or to thy left, and lay thee hold H270 on one of the young men, and take thee his armour. But Asahel would not turn aside from following of him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 4:10 - When one told me, saying, Behold, Saul is dead, thinking to have brought good tidings, I took hold H270 of him, and slew him in Ziklag, who thought that I would have given him a reward for his tidings:
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 6:6 - And when they came to Nachon's threshingfloor, Uzzah put forth his hand to the ark of God, and took hold H270 of it; for the oxen shook it.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 20:9 - And Joab said to Amasa, Art thou in health, my brother? And Joab took H270 Amasa by the beard with the right hand to kiss him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:51 - And it was told Solomon, saying, Behold, Adonijah feareth king Solomon: for, lo, he hath caught hold H270 on the horns of the altar, saying, Let king Solomon swear unto me to day that he will not slay his servant with the sword.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 6:6 - The nethermost chamber was five cubits broad, and the middle was six cubits broad, and the third was seven cubits broad: for without in the wall of the house he made narrowed rests round about, that the beams should not be fastened H270 in the walls of the house.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 6:10 - And then he built chambers against all the house, five cubits high: and they rested H270 on the house with timber of cedar.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 13:9 - And when they came unto the threshingfloor of Chidon, Uzza put forth his hand to hold H270 the ark; for the oxen stumbled.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 24:6 - And Shemaiah the son of Nethaneel the scribe, one of the Levites, wrote them before the king, and the princes, and Zadok the priest, and Ahimelech the son of Abiathar, and before the chief of the fathers of the priests and Levites: one principal household being taken H270 for Eleazar, and one taken H270 for Ithamar.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 9:18 - And there were six steps to the throne, with a footstool of gold, which were fastened H270 to the throne, and stays on each side of the sitting place, and two lions standing by the stays:
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 25:5 - Moreover Amaziah gathered Judah together, and made them captains over thousands, and captains over hundreds, according to the houses of their fathers, throughout all Judah and Benjamin: and he numbered them from twenty years old and above, and found them three hundred thousand choice men, able to go forth to war, that could handle H270 spear and shield.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:3 - And I said unto them, Let not the gates of Jerusalem be opened until the sun be hot; and while they stand by, let them shut the doors, and bar H270 them: and appoint watches of the inhabitants of Jerusalem, every one in his watch, and every one to be over against his house.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 1:6 - Where were white, green, and blue, hangings, fastened H270 with cords of fine linen and purple to silver rings and pillars of marble: the beds were of gold and silver, upon a pavement of red, and blue, and white, and black, marble.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:12 - I was at ease, but he hath broken me asunder: he hath also taken H270 me by my neck, and shaken me to pieces, and set me up for his mark.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:9 - The righteous also shall hold H270 on his way, and he that hath clean hands shall be stronger and stronger.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 18:9 - The gin shall take H270 him by the heel, and the robber shall prevail against him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 18:20 - They that come after him shall be astonied at his day, as they that went before were affrighted. H270
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 21:6 - Even when I remember I am afraid, and trembling taketh hold on H270 my flesh.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 23:11 - My foot hath held H270 his steps, his way have I kept, and not declined.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 26:9 - He holdeth back H270 the face of his throne, and spreadeth his cloud upon it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 30:16 - And now my soul is poured out upon me; the days of affliction have taken hold H270 upon me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:13 - That it might take hold H270 of the ends of the earth, that the wicked might be shaken out of it?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 48:6 - Fear took hold H270 upon them there, and pain, as of a woman in travail.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 56:1 - [[To the chief Musician upon Jonathelemrechokim, Michtam of David, when the Philistines took H270 him in Gath.]] Be merciful unto me, O God: for man would swallow me up; he fighting daily oppresseth me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:23 - Nevertheless I am continually with thee: thou hast holden H270 me by my right hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 77:4 - Thou holdest H270 mine eyes waking: I am so troubled that I cannot speak.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:53 - Horror hath taken hold H270 upon me because of the wicked that forsake thy law.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 137:9 - Happy shall he be, that taketh H270 and dasheth thy little ones against the stones.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:10 - Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold H270 me.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 2:3 - I sought in mine heart to give myself unto wine, yet acquainting mine heart with wisdom; and to lay hold H270 on folly, till I might see what was that good for the sons of men, which they should do under the heaven all the days of their life.

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