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Lexicon :: Strong's H3905 - lāḥaṣ

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Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root
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TWOT Reference: 1106

Strong’s Definitions

לָחַץ lâchats, law-khats'; a primitive root; properly, to press, i.e. (figuratively) to distress:—afflict, crush, force, hold fast, oppress(-or), thrust self.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 19x

The KJV translates Strong's H3905 in the following manner: oppress (13x), afflict (1x), crushed (1x), fast (1x), forced (1x), oppressors (1x), thrust (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 19x
The KJV translates Strong's H3905 in the following manner: oppress (13x), afflict (1x), crushed (1x), fast (1x), forced (1x), oppressors (1x), thrust (1x).
  1. to squeeze, press, oppress

    1. (Qal)

      1. to squeeze, press

      2. to oppress

    2. (Niphal) to squeeze oneself

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
לָחַץ lâchats, law-khats'; a primitive root; properly, to press, i.e. (figuratively) to distress:—afflict, crush, force, hold fast, oppress(-or), thrust self.
לָחַץ verb squeeze, press, figurative oppress (Arabic bdb053701; Christian-Palestinian Aramaic bdb053702 SchwIdioticon 48 (with which NöM74 compare Mandean הלאצא, torture, NS. bdb053703 press together, urge, exert oneself); see also rare derivatives in Syriac PS1932); —
Qal Perfect ל׳ Judges 4:3 + 2 times etc.; Imperfect suffixיִלְחָצֵנִי Psalm 56:2; 3rd person feminine singular וַתִּלְחַץ Numbers 22:25, etc.; Participle pluralלֹחֲצִים Exodus 3:9 + 2 times, etc. —
1. squeeze, press: followed by accusative + אֶל Judges 1:34; Numbers 22:25b (J); followed by accusative + בְּ instrumental 2 Kings 6:32 shut the door and press him (back, out) with the door.
2. oppress: followed by accusative of person Exodus 22:20 (ׅ || (הוֺנָה, Exodus 23:29 (both E), Psalm 56:2; of people Exodus 3:9 (E; + accusative of congnate meaning with verb), Judges 2:18; Judges 4:3; Judges 6:9; Judges 10:12; 1 Samuel 10:18; Amos 6:14; 2 Kings 13:4, 22; Jeremiah 30:20; Psalm 106:42; absolute Isaiah 19:20
Niph. Imperfect 3rd person feminine singular וַתִּלָּחֵץ Numbers 22:25a (J) squeeze oneself, of Balaam's ass, followed byאלהַֿקִּיר.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


3:9; 3:9; 22:20; 23:29


22:25; 22:25; 22:25


1:34; 2:18; 4:3; 4:3; 6:9; 10:12

1 Samuel


2 Kings

6:32; 13:4; 13:22


56:2; 56:2; 106:42








Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H3905 matches the Hebrew לָחַץ (lāḥaṣ),
which occurs 19 times in 18 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 3:9 - “And now, behold, the cry of the sons of Israel has come to Me; furthermore, I have seen the oppression with which the Egyptians are oppressing H3905 them.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:21 - “You shall not oppress a stranger nor torment H3905 him, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:9 - “You shall not oppress H3905 a stranger, since you yourselves know the [fn]feelings of a stranger, for you also were strangers in the land of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:25 - When the donkey saw the angel of the LORD, she pressed H3905 herself against the wall and pressed H3905 Balaam’s foot against the wall, so he struck her again.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:34 - Then the Amorites [fn]forced H3905 the sons of Dan into the hill country, for they did not allow them to come down to the valley;
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 2:18 - And when the LORD raised up judges for them, the LORD was with the judge and saved them from the hand of their enemies all the days of the judge; for the LORD was moved to pity by their groaning because of those who tormented H3905 and oppressed them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 4:3 - The sons of Israel cried out to the LORD; for he had nine hundred iron chariots, and he oppressed H3905 the sons of Israel severely for twenty years.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:9 - ‘And I rescued you from the hands of the Egyptians, and from the hands of all your oppressors H3905, and I drove them out from you and gave you their land,
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 10:12 - “And when the Sidonians, the Amalekites, and the Maonites oppressed H3905 you, you cried out to Me, and I saved you from their hands.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 10:18 - and he said to the sons of Israel, “This is what the LORD, the God of Israel says: ‘I brought Israel up from Egypt, and I rescued you from the hand of the Egyptians and from the [fn]power of all the kingdoms that were oppressing H3905 you.’
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 6:32 - Now Elisha was sitting in his house, and the elders were sitting with him. And the king sent a man from his presence; but before the messenger came to him, he said to the elders, “Do you see how this son of a murderer has sent a man to cut off my head? Look, when the messenger comes, shut the door and [fn]hold H3905 the door shut H3905 against him. Is the sound of his master’s feet not behind him?”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 13:4 - Then Jehoahaz appeased the LORD, and the LORD listened to him; for He saw the oppression of Israel, how the king of Aram oppressed H3905 them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 13:22 - Now Hazael king of Aram had oppressed H3905 Israel all the days of Jehoahaz.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 56:1 - For the music director; according to [fn]Jonath elem rehokim. A [fn]Mikhtam of David, [fn]when the Philistines seized him in Gath.
Be gracious to me, God, for a man has [fn]trampled upon me;
[fn]Fighting all day long he oppresses H3905 me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:42 - Their enemies also oppressed H3905 them,
And they were subdued under their [fn]power.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 19:20 - And it will become a sign and a witness to the LORD of armies in the land of Egypt; for they will cry out to the LORD because of oppressors H3905, and He will send them a Savior and a Champion, and He will save them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 30:20 - [fn]Their children also will be as before,
And [fn]their congregation will be established before Me;
And I will punish all [fn]their oppressors H3905.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 6:14 - “For behold, I am going to raise up a nation against you,
House of Israel,” declares the LORD God of armies,
“And they will torment H3905 you from the entrance of Hamath
To the brook of the Arabah.”

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