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Lexicon :: Strong's H272 - 'ăḥuzzâ

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Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
From passive participle from אָחַז (H270)
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TWOT Reference: 64a

Strong’s Definitions

אֲחֻזָּה ʼăchuzzâh, akh-ooz-zaw'; feminine passive participle from H270; something seized, i.e. a possession (especially of land):—possession.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 66x

The KJV translates Strong's H272 in the following manner: possession(s) (66x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 66x
The KJV translates Strong's H272 in the following manner: possession(s) (66x).
  1. possession, property

    1. land

    2. possession by inheritance

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
אֲחֻזָּה ʼăchuzzâh, akh-ooz-zaw'; feminine passive participle from H270; something seized, i.e. a possession (especially of land):—possession.
STRONGS H272: Abbreviations
אֲחֻזָּה 66 noun feminine possessionא׳ Genesis 47:11 + 11 times; construct אֲחֻזַּת Genesis 17:8 + 21 times; suffix אֲחֻזָּֽֽֽתְךָ Psalm 2:8; — possession, P & late; of landed property Genesis 47:11; Leviticus 14:34; Leviticus 25:10, 13, 25, 27, 28, 33 (houses); Leviticus 25:41; Leviticus 25:45; Leviticus 21:46; Numbers 27:4; Numbers 32:5, 22, 29; Numbers 35:8; Deuteronomy 32:49; Joshua 21:12, 39; Ezekiel 44:28; Ezekiel 45:5, 6, 7 (twice in verse); Ezekiel 45:8; Ezekiel 46:18 (3 times in verse); Ezekiel 48:20, 21, 22 (twice in verse); 1 Chronicles 7:28; 1 Chronicles 9:2; 2 Chronicles 11:14; 31:1; Nehemiah 11:3; with אֶרֶץ, אֲחֻזָּה א׳ = land possessed, one's own land Genesis 36:43; Leviticus 14:34; Leviticus 25:24; Numbers 35:28; Joshua 22:4, 9, 19 (twice in verse), compare אֲחֻזַּת הָאָרֶץ Leviticus 27:24; with שָׂדֶה, אֲחֻזָּה שׂ׳ Leviticus 27:16, 22, 28, compare Leviticus 27:21; with עִיר, אֲתֻּזָּה ע׳ Leviticus 25:32, 33; אֲחֻזַּת נַחֲלָה = possession by right of inheritance Numbers 27:7; Numbers 32:32, & נַחֲלַת א׳ Numbers 35:2 compare בְּנַחֲלָה א׳ Ezekiel 46:16 (but Co as Numbers 27:7 so B); אֲחֻזַּת קֶבֶר Genesis 23:4, 9, 20; Genesis 49:30; Genesis 50:13; עוֺלם א׳ Genesis 17:8; Genesis 48:4; Leviticus 25:34; in promise to Davidic king וַאֲחֻזָּֽֽֽתְךָ אַסְפֵיאָֿרֶץ Psalm 2:8 (|| נַחֲלָה); figurative of י׳ as portion of Levitical priests Ezekiel 44:28 (|| נַחֲלָה).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


17:8; 17:8; 23:4; 23:9; 23:20; 36:43; 47:11; 47:11; 48:4; 49:30; 50:13


14:34; 14:34; 25:10; 25:13; 25:24; 25:25; 25:27; 25:28; 25:32; 25:33; 25:33; 25:34; 25:41; 25:45; 27:16; 27:21; 27:22; 27:24; 27:28


27:4; 27:7; 27:7; 32:5; 32:22; 32:29; 32:32; 35:2; 35:8; 35:28




21:12; 21:39; 22:4; 22:9; 22:19

1 Chronicles

7:28; 9:2

2 Chronicles

11:14; 31:1




2:8; 2:8


44:28; 44:28; 45:5; 45:6; 45:7; 45:8; 46:16; 46:18; 48:20; 48:21; 48:22


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H272 matches the Hebrew אֲחֻזָּה ('ăḥuzzâ),
which occurs 66 times in 58 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 2 (Gen 17:8–Eze 45:5)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 17:8 -

“And to you and your future offspring[fn] I will give the land where you are residing ​— ​all the land of Canaan ​— ​as a permanent possession, and I will be their God.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 23:4 -

“I am an alien residing among you. Give me burial property among you so that I can bury my dead.”[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 23:9 -

“to give me the cave of Machpelah that belongs to him; it is at the end of his field. Let him give it to me in your presence, for the full price, as burial property.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 23:20 -

The field with its cave passed from the Hethites to Abraham as burial property.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 36:43 -

chief Magdiel, and chief Iram.

These are Edom’s chiefs,

according to their settlements in the land they possessed.

Esau[fn] was father of the Edomites.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:11 -

Then Joseph settled his father and brothers in the land of Egypt and gave them property in the best part of the land, the land of Rameses, as Pharaoh had commanded.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 48:4 -

“He said to me, ‘I will make you fruitful and numerous; I will make many nations come from you, and I will give this land as a permanent possession to your future descendants.’

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:30 -

“The cave is in the field of Machpelah near Mamre, in the land of Canaan. This is the field Abraham purchased from Ephron the Hethite as burial property.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 50:13 -

They carried him to the land of Canaan and buried him in the cave at Machpelah in the field near Mamre, which Abraham had purchased as burial property from Ephron the Hethite.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 14:34 -

“When you enter the land of Canaan that I am giving you as a possession, and I place a mildew contamination in a house in the land you possess,[fn]

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“You are to consecrate the fiftieth year and proclaim freedom in the land for all its inhabitants. It will be your Jubilee, when each of you is to return to his property and each of you to his clan.

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“In this Year of Jubilee, each of you will return to his property.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:24 -

“You are to allow the redemption of any land you occupy.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:25 -

“If your brother becomes destitute and sells part of his property, his nearest relative may come and redeem what his brother has sold.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:27 -

“he may calculate the years since its sale, repay the balance to the man he sold it to, and return to his property.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:28 -

“But if he cannot obtain enough to repay him, what he sold will remain in the possession of its purchaser until the Year of Jubilee. It is to be released at the Jubilee, so that he may return to his property.

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“Concerning the Levitical cities, the Levites always have the right to redeem houses in the cities they possess.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:33 -

“Whatever property one of the Levites can redeem[fn] ​— ​a house sold in a city they possess ​— ​is to be released at the Jubilee, because the houses in the Levitical cities are their possession among the Israelites.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:34 -

“The open pastureland around their cities may not be sold, for it is their permanent possession.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:41 -

“Then he and his children are to be released from you, and he may return to his clan and his ancestral property.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:45 -

“You may also purchase them from the aliens residing with you, or from their families living among you ​— ​those born in your land. These may become your property.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:46 -

“You may leave them to your sons after you to inherit as property; you can make them slaves for life. But concerning your brothers, the Israelites, you must not rule over one another harshly.

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“If a man consecrates to the LORD any part of a field that he possesses, your assessment of value will be proportional to the seed needed to sow it, at the rate of fifty silver shekels for every six bushels[fn] of barley seed.[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:21 -

“When the field is released in the Jubilee, it will be holy to the LORD like a field permanently set apart; it becomes the priest’s property.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:22 -

“If a person consecrates to the LORD a field he has purchased that is not part of his inherited landholding,

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:24 -

“In the Year of Jubilee the field will return to the one he bought it from, the original owner.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:28 -

“Nothing that a man permanently sets apart to the LORD from all he owns, whether a person, an animal, or his inherited landholding, can be sold or redeemed; everything set apart is especially holy to the LORD.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 27:4 -

“Why should the name of our father be taken away from his clan? Since he had no son, give us property among our father’s brothers.”

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 27:7 -

“What Zelophehad’s daughters say is correct. You are to give them hereditary property among their father’s brothers and transfer their father’s inheritance to them.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 32:5 -

They said, “If we have found favor with you, let this land be given to your servants as a possession. Don’t make us cross the Jordan.”

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 32:22 -

“and the land is subdued before the LORD ​— ​afterward you may return and be free from obligation to the LORD and to Israel. And this land will belong to you as a possession before the LORD.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 32:29 -

Moses told them, “If the Gadites and Reubenites cross the Jordan with you, every man in battle formation before the LORD, and the land is subdued before you, you are to give them the land of Gilead as a possession.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 32:32 -

“We will cross over in battle formation before the LORD into the land of Canaan, but we will keep our hereditary possession across the Jordan.”

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 35:2 -

“Command the Israelites to give cities out of their hereditary property for the Levites to live in and pastureland around the cities.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 35:8 -

“Of the cities that you give from the Israelites’ territory, you should take more from a larger tribe and less from a smaller one. Each tribe is to give some of its cities to the Levites in proportion to the inheritance it receives.”

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 35:28 -

“for the one who killed a person was supposed to live in his city of refuge until the death of the high priest. Only after the death of the high priest may the one who has killed a person return to the land he possesses.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:49 -

“Go up Mount Nebo in the Abarim range in the land of Moab, across from Jericho, and view the land of Canaan I am giving the Israelites as a possession.

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 21:12 -

But they gave the fields and settlements of the city to Caleb son of Jephunneh as his possession.

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 21:41 -

Within the Israelite possession there were forty-eight cities in all with their pasturelands for the Levites.

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 22:4 -

“Now that he has given your brothers rest, just as he promised them, return to your homes in your own land that Moses the LORD’s servant gave you across the Jordan.

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The Reubenites, Gadites, and half the tribe of Manasseh left the Israelites at Shiloh in the land of Canaan to return to their own land of Gilead, which they took possession of according to the LORD’s command through Moses.

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 22:19 -

“But if the land you possess is defiled, cross over to the land the LORD possesses where the LORD’s tabernacle stands, and take possession of it among us. But don’t rebel against the LORD or against us by building for yourselves an altar other than the altar of the LORD our God.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 7:28 -

Their holdings and settlements were Bethel and its surrounding villages; Naaran to the east, Gezer and its villages to the west, and Shechem and its villages as far as Ayyah and its villages,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 9:2 -

The first to live in their towns on their own property again were Israelites, priests, Levites, and temple servants.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 11:14 -

for the Levites left their pasturelands and their possessions and went to Judah and Jerusalem, because Jeroboam and his sons refused to let them serve as priests of the LORD.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 31:1 -

When all this was completed, all Israel who had attended went out to the cities of Judah and broke up the sacred pillars, chopped down the Asherah poles, and tore down the high places and altars throughout Judah and Benjamin, as well as in Ephraim and Manasseh, to the last one.[fn] Then all the Israelites returned to their cities, each to his own possession.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 11:3 -

These are the heads of the province who stayed in Jerusalem (but in the villages of Judah each lived on his own property in their towns ​— ​the Israelites, priests, Levites, temple servants, and descendants of Solomon’s servants ​— ​

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 2:8 -

“Ask of me,

and I will make the nations your inheritance

and the ends of the earth your possession.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 44:28 -

“This will be their inheritance: I am their inheritance. You are to give them no possession in Israel: I am their possession.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 45:5 -

“There will be another area 8 1/3 miles long and 3 1/3 miles wide for the Levites who minister in the temple; it will be their possession for towns to live in.[fn]

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