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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 - “I will give to you and to your [fn]descendants after you, the land of your sojournings, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; H272 and I will be their God.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 23:4 - “I am a stranger and a sojourner among you; give me [fn]a burial site H272 among you that I may bury my dead out of my sight.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 23:9 - that he may give me the cave of Machpelah which he owns, which is at the end of his field; for the full price let him give it to me in [fn]your presence for [fn]a burial site.” H272
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 23:20 - So the field and the cave that is in it, [fn]were deeded over to Abraham for [fn]a burial site H272 by the sons of Heth.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 36:43 - chief Magdiel, chief Iram. These are the chiefs of Edom (that is, Esau, the father of [fn]the Edomites), according to their habitations in the land of their possession. H272
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:11 - So Joseph [fn]settled his father and his brothers and gave them a possession H272 in the land of Egypt, in the best of the land, in the land of Rameses, as Pharaoh had ordered.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 48:4 - and He said to me, ‘Behold, I will make you fruitful and numerous, and I will make you a company of peoples, and will give this land to your [fn]descendants after you for an everlasting possession.’ H272
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:30 - in the cave that is in the field of Machpelah, which is before Mamre, in the land of Canaan, which Abraham bought along with the field from Ephron the Hittite for a [fn]burial site. H272
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 50:13 - for his sons carried him to the land of Canaan and buried him in the cave of the field of Machpelah before Mamre, which Abraham had bought along with the field for a [fn]burial site H272 from Ephron the Hittite.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 14:34 - “When you enter the land of Canaan, which I give you for a possession, H272 and I put a mark of leprosy on a house in the land of your possession, H272
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:10 - ‘You shall thus consecrate the fiftieth year and proclaim [fn]a release through the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee for you, [fn]and each of you shall return to his own property, H272 [fn]and each of you shall return to his family.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:13 - ‘On this year of jubilee each of you shall return to his own property. H272
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:24 - ‘Thus for every [fn]piece of your property, H272 you are to provide for the redemption of the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:25 - ‘If a [fn]fellow countryman of yours becomes so poor he has to sell part of his property, H272 then his nearest kinsman is to come and buy back what his [fn]relative has sold.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:27 - then he shall calculate the years since its sale and refund the balance to the man to whom he sold it, and so return to his property. H272
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:28 - ‘But if [fn]he has not found sufficient means to get it back for himself, then what he has sold shall remain in the hands of its purchaser until the year of jubilee; but at the jubilee it shall [fn]revert, that he may return to his property. H272
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:32 - ‘As for cities of the Levites, the Levites have a permanent right of redemption for the houses of the cities which are their possession. H272
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:33 - ‘What, therefore, [fn]belongs to the Levites may be redeemed and a house sale [fn]in the city of this possession H272 [fn]reverts in the jubilee, for the houses of the cities of the Levites are their possession H272 among the sons of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:34 - ‘But pasture fields of their cities shall not be sold, for that is their perpetual possession. H272
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:41 - ‘He shall then go out from you, he and his sons with him, and shall go back to his family, that he may return to the property H272 of his forefathers.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:45 - ‘Then, too, it is out of the sons of the sojourners who live as aliens among you that you may gain acquisition, and out of their families who are with you, whom they will have [fn]produced in your land; they also may become your possession. H272
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:46 - ‘You may even bequeath them to your sons after you, to receive as a possession; H272 you can use them as permanent slaves. But in respect to your [fn]countrymen, the sons of Israel, you shall not rule with severity over one another.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:16 - ‘Again, if a man consecrates to the LORD part of the fields of his own property, H272 then your valuation shall be [fn]proportionate to the seed needed for it: a homer of barley seed at fifty shekels of silver.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:21 - and when it [fn]reverts in the jubilee, the field shall be holy to the LORD, like a field [fn]set apart; it shall be for the priest as his [fn]property. H272
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:22 - ‘Or if he consecrates to the LORD a field which he has bought, which is not a part of the field of his own [fn]property, H272
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:24 - ‘In the year of jubilee the field shall return to the one from whom he bought it, to whom the possession H272 of the land belongs.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:28 - ‘Nevertheless, anything which a man [fn]sets apart to the LORD out of all that he has, of man or animal or of the fields of his own property, H272 shall not be sold or redeemed. Anything [fn]devoted to destruction is most holy to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 27:4 - “Why should the name of our father be withdrawn from among his family because he had no son? Give us a possession H272 among our father’s brothers.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 27:7 - “The daughters of Zelophehad are right in their statements. You shall surely give them a hereditary possession H272 among their father’s brothers, and you shall transfer the inheritance of their father to them.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 32:5 - They said, “If we have found favor in your sight, let this land be given to your servants as a possession; H272 do not take us across the Jordan.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 32:22 - and the land is subdued before the LORD, then afterward you shall return and be free of obligation toward the LORD and toward Israel, and this land shall be yours for a possession H272 before the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 32:29 - Moses said to them, “If the sons of Gad and the sons of Reuben, everyone who is armed for battle, will cross with you over the Jordan in the presence of the LORD, and the land is subdued before you, then you shall give them the land of Gilead for a possession; H272
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 32:32 - “We ourselves will cross over armed in the presence of the LORD into the land of Canaan, and the possession H272 of our inheritance shall remain with us across the Jordan.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 35:2 - “Command the sons of Israel that they give to the Levites from the inheritance of their possession H272 cities to live in; and you shall give to the Levites pasture lands around the cities.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 35:8 - “As for the cities which you shall give from the possession H272 of the sons of Israel, you shall take more from the larger and you shall take less from the smaller; each shall give some of his cities to the Levites in proportion to his possession which he inherits.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 35:28 - because he should have remained in his city of refuge until the death of the high priest. But after the death of the high priest the manslayer shall return to the land of his possession. H272
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:49 - “Go up to this mountain of the Abarim, Mount Nebo, which is in the land of Moab [fn]opposite Jericho, and look at the land of Canaan, which I am giving to the sons of Israel for a possession. H272
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 21:12 - But the fields of the city and its villages they gave to Caleb the son of Jephunneh as his possession. H272
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 21:41 - All the cities of the Levites in the midst of the possession H272 of the sons of Israel were forty-eight cities with their pasture lands.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 22:4 - “And now the LORD your God has given rest to your brothers, as He spoke to them; therefore turn now and go to your tents, to the land of your possession, H272 which Moses the servant of the LORD gave you beyond the Jordan.
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 H272 which they had possessed, according to the [fn]command of the LORD [fn]through Moses.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 22:19 - ‘If, however, the land of your possession H272 is unclean, then [fn]cross into the land of the possession H272 of the LORD, where the LORDS tabernacle [fn]stands, and take possession 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 Box1Ch 7:28 - Their possessions H272 and settlements were Bethel with its towns, and to the east [fn]Naaran, and to the west Gezer with its towns, and Shechem with its towns as far as [fn]Ayyah with its towns,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 9:2 - Now the first who lived in their possessions H272 in their cities were Israel, the priests, the Levites and the [fn]temple servants.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 11:14 - For the Levites left their pasture lands and their property H272 and came to Judah and Jerusalem, for Jeroboam and his sons had excluded them from serving as priests to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 31:1 - Now when all this was finished, all Israel who were present went out to the cities of Judah, broke the pillars in pieces, cut down the [fn]Asherim and pulled down the high places and the altars throughout all Judah and Benjamin, as well as in Ephraim and Manasseh, [fn]until they had destroyed them all. Then all the sons of Israel returned to their cities, each to his possession. H272
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 11:3 - Now these are the heads of the provinces who lived in Jerusalem, but in the cities of Judah each lived on his own property H272 in their cities—the [fn]Israelites, the priests, the Levites, the [fn]temple servants and the [fn]descendants of Solomon’s servants.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 2:8 - ‘Ask of Me, and I will surely give the [fn]nations as Your inheritance,
And the very ends of the earth as Your possession. H272
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 44:28 - “And it shall be with regard to an inheritance for them, that I am their inheritance; and you shall give them no possession H272 in Israel—I am their possession. H272
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 45:5 - An area 25,000 cubits in length and 10,000 in width shall be for the Levites, the ministers of the house, and for their possession H272 [fn]cities to dwell in.

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