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Lexicon :: Strong's H270 - 'āḥaz

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A primitive root
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TWOT Reference: 64

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 - Then Abraham raised his eyes and looked, and behold, behind him a ram caught H270 in the thicket by his horns; and Abraham went and took the ram and offered him up for a burnt offering in the place of his son.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:26 - Afterward his brother came forth with his hand holding H270 on to Esau’s heel, so his name was called [fn]Jacob; and Isaac was sixty years old when she gave birth to them.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 34:10 - “Thus you shall [fn]live with us, and the land shall be open before you; [fn]live and trade in it and acquire H270 property H270 in it.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:27 - Now Israel [fn]lived in the land of Egypt, in [fn]Goshen, and they acquired H270 property H270 in it and were fruitful and became very numerous.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:4 - But the LORD said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand and grasp H270 it by its tail”—so he stretched out his hand and caught it, and it became a staff in his [fn]hand
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 15:14 - “The peoples have heard, they tremble;
Anguish has gripped H270 the inhabitants of Philistia.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 15:15 - “Then the chiefs of Edom were dismayed;
The leaders of Moab, trembling grips H270 them;
All the inhabitants of Canaan have melted away.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 31:30 - “From the sons of Israel’s half, you shall take one drawn H270 out of every fifty of the persons, of the cattle, of the donkeys and of the sheep, from all the animals, and give them to the Levites who keep charge of the tabernacle of the LORD.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 31:47 - and from the sons of Israel’s half, Moses took one drawn H270 out of every fifty, both of man and of animals, and gave them to the Levites, who kept charge of the tabernacle of the LORD, just as the LORD had commanded Moses.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 32:30 - but if they will not cross over with you armed, they shall have H270 possessions H270 among you in the land of Canaan.”
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:41 - If I sharpen My [fn]flashing sword,
And My hand takes H270 hold H270 on justice,
I will render vengeance on My adversaries,
And I will repay those who hate Me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 22:9 - The sons of Reuben and the sons of Gad and the half-tribe of Manasseh returned home and departed from the sons of Israel at Shiloh which is in the land of Canaan, to go to the land of Gilead, to the land of their possession which they had possessed, H270 according to the [fn]command of the LORD [fn]through Moses.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 22:19 - ‘If, however, the land of your possession is unclean, then [fn]cross into the land of the possession of the LORD, where the LORDS tabernacle [fn]stands, and take H270 possession H270 among us. Only do not rebel against the LORD, or rebel against us by building an altar for yourselves, besides the altar of the LORD our God.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:6 - But Adoni-bezek fled; and they pursued him and caught H270 him and cut off his [fn]thumbs and big toes.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 12:6 - then they would say to him, “Say now, ‘Shibboleth.’” But he said, “Sibboleth,” for he could not [fn]pronounce it correctly. Then they seized H270 him and slew him at the fords of the Jordan. Thus there fell at that time 42,000 of Ephraim.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 16:3 - Now Samson lay until midnight, and at midnight he arose and took H270 hold H270 of the doors of the city gate and the two posts and pulled them up along with the bars; then he put them on his shoulders and carried them up to the top of the mountain which is opposite Hebron.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 16:21 - Then the Philistines seized H270 him and gouged out his eyes; and they brought him down to Gaza and bound him with bronze chains, and he was a grinder in the prison.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 20:6 - “And I took H270 hold H270 of my concubine and cut her in pieces and sent her throughout the land of Israel’s inheritance; for they have committed a lewd and disgraceful act in Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 3:15 - Again he said, “Give me the cloak that is on you and hold H270 it.” So she held H270 it, and he measured six measures of barley and laid it on her. Then [fn]she went into the city.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 1:9 - “Then he said to me, ‘Please stand beside me and kill me, for agony has seized H270 me because my [fn]life still lingers in me.’
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 2:21 - So Abner said to him, “[fn]Turn to your right or to your left, and take H270 hold H270 of one of the young men for yourself, and take for yourself his spoil.” But Asahel was not willing to turn aside from following him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 4:10 - when one told me, saying, ‘Behold, Saul is dead,’ and [fn]thought he was bringing good news, I seized H270 him and killed him in Ziklag, which was the reward I gave him for his news.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 6:6 - But when they came to the threshing floor of Nacon, Uzzah reached out toward the ark of God and took H270 hold H270 of it, for the oxen nearly upset it.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 20:9 - Joab said to Amasa, “Is it well with you, my brother?” And Joab took H270 Amasa by the beard with his right hand to kiss him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:51 - Now it was told Solomon, saying, “Behold, Adonijah is afraid of King Solomon, for behold, he has taken H270 hold H270 of the horns of the altar, saying, ‘Let King Solomon swear to me today that he will not put his servant to death with the sword.’”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 6:6 - The lowest story was five cubits wide, and the middle was six cubits wide, and the third was seven cubits wide; for on the outside he [fn]made offsets in the wall of the house all around in order that the beams would not [fn]be inserted H270 in the walls of the house.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 6:10 - He also built the stories against the whole house, each five [fn]cubits high; and they [fn]were fastened H270 to the house with timbers of cedar.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 13:9 - When they came to the threshing floor of Chidon, Uzza put out his hand to hold H270 the ark, because the oxen nearly upset it.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 24:6 - Shemaiah, the son of Nethanel the scribe, from the Levites, recorded them in the presence of the king, the princes, Zadok the priest, Ahimelech the son of Abiathar, and the heads of the fathers’ households of the priests and of the Levites; one father’s household taken H270 for Eleazar and one taken H270 for Ithamar.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 9:18 - There were six steps to the throne and a footstool in gold attached H270 to the throne, and [fn]arms [fn]on each side of the seat, and two lions standing beside the [fn]arms.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 25:5 - Moreover, Amaziah assembled Judah and appointed them according to their fathers’ households under commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds throughout Judah and Benjamin; and he [fn]took a census of those from twenty years old and upward and found them to be 300,000 choice men, able to go to war and handle H270 spear and shield.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:3 - Then I said to them, “Do not let the gates of Jerusalem be opened until the sun is hot, and while they are standing guard, let them shut and bolt H270 the doors. Also appoint guards from the inhabitants of Jerusalem, each at his post, and each in front of his own house.”
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 1:6 - There were hangings of fine white and violet linen held H270 by cords of fine purple linen on silver rings and marble columns, and couches of gold and silver on a mosaic pavement of porphyry, marble, mother-of-pearl and precious stones.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:12 - “I was at ease, but He shattered me,
And He has grasped H270 me by the neck and shaken me to pieces;
He has also set me up as His target.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:9 - “Nevertheless the righteous will hold H270 to his way,
And he who has clean hands will grow stronger and stronger.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 18:9 - “A snare seizes H270 him by the heel,
And a trap snaps shut on him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 18:20 - “Those [fn]in the west are appalled at his [fn]fate,
And those [fn]in the east are seized H270 with horror.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 21:6 - “Even when I remember, I am disturbed,
And horror takes H270 hold H270 of my flesh.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 23:11 - “My foot has held H270 fast H270 to His path;
I have kept His way and not turned aside.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 26:9 - “He [fn]obscures H270 the face of the [fn]full moon
And spreads His cloud over it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 30:16 - “And now my soul is poured out [fn]within me;
Days of affliction have seized H270 me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:13 - That it might take H270 hold H270 of the ends of the earth,
And the wicked be shaken out of it?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 48:6 - [fn]Panic seized H270 them there,
Anguish, as of a woman in childbirth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 56:1 - For the choir director; according to [fn]Jonath elem rehokim. A [fn]Mikhtam of David, [fn]when the Philistines seized him in Gath.
Be gracious to me, O God, for man has [fn]trampled upon me;
[fn]Fighting all day long he oppresses me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:23 - Nevertheless I am continually with You;
You have taken H270 hold H270 of my right hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 77:4 - You have held H270 my eyelids open;
I am so troubled that I cannot speak.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:53 - Burning indignation has seized H270 me because of the wicked,
Who forsake Your law.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 137:9 - How blessed will be the one who seizes H270 and dashes your little ones
Against the rock.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:10 - Even there Your hand will lead me,
And Your right hand will lay H270 hold H270 of me.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 2:3 - I explored with my [fn]mind how to stimulate my body with wine while my [fn]mind was guiding me wisely, and how to take H270 hold H270 of folly, until I could see what good there is for the sons of men [fn]to do under heaven the few [fn]years of their lives.

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