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Entry for Strong's #2388 - חָזַק

Transliteration
châzaq
Phonetics
khaw-zak'  
Word Origin
a primitive root
Parts of Speech
Verb
TWOT
636
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

1) to strengthen, prevail, harden, be strong, become strong, be courageous, be firm, grow firm, be resolute, be sore

1a) (Qal)

1a1) to be strong, grow strong

1a1a) to prevail, prevail upon

1a1b) to be firm, be caught fast, be secure

1a1c) to press, be urgent

1a1d) to grow stout, grow rigid, grow hard (bad sense)

1a1e) to be severe, be grievous

1a2) to strengthen

1b) (Piel)

1b1) to make strong

1b2) to restore to strength, give strength

1b3) to strengthen, sustain, encourage

1b4) to make strong, make bold, encourage

1b5) to make firm

1b6) to make rigid, make hard

1c) (Hiphil)

1c1) to make strong, strengthen

1c2) to make firm

1c3) to display strength

1c4) to make severe

1c5) to support

1c6) to repair

1c7) to prevail, prevail upon

1c8) to have or take or keep hold of, retain, hold up, sustain, support

1c9) to hold, contain

1d) (Hithpael)

1d1) to strengthen oneself

1d2) to put forth strength, use one’s strength

1d3) to withstand

1d4) to hold strongly with

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 407 ‑ ἀνδρίζω (an‑drid'‑zom‑ahee);  450 ‑ ἀνίστημι (an‑is'‑tay‑mee);  1413 ‑ δυνάστης (doo‑nas'‑tace);  1415 ‑ δυνατός (doo‑nat‑os');  2278 ‑ ἠχέω (ay‑kheh'‑o);  2478 ‑ ἰσχυρός (is‑khoo‑ros');  2479 ‑ ἰσχύς (is‑khoos');  2479 ‑ ἰσχύς (is‑khoos');  2525 ‑ καθίστημι (kath‑is'‑tay‑mee);  2900 ‑ κραταιός (krat‑ah‑yos');  2910 ‑ κρεμάννυμι (krem‑an'‑noo‑mee);  4337 ‑ προσέχω (pros‑ekh'‑o);  4731 ‑ στερεός (ster‑eh‑os');  5308 ‑ ὑψηλός (hoop‑say‑los');  2902 ‑ κρατέω (krat‑eh'‑o);  4342 ‑ προσκαρτερέω (pros‑kar‑ter‑eh'‑o);  436 ‑ ἀνθίστημι (anth‑is'‑tay‑mee);  997 ‑ βοηθέω (bo‑ay‑theh'‑o);  1949 ‑ ἐπιλαμβάνομαι (ep‑ee‑lam‑ban'‑om‑ahee);  4284 ‑ προέχω (pro‑ekh‑om‑ahee);  805 ‑ ἀσφαλίζω (as‑fal‑id'‑zo);  971 ‑ βιάζω (bee‑ad'‑zo);  1209 ‑ δέχομαι (dekh'‑om‑ahee);  1521 ‑ εἰσάγω (ice‑ag'‑o);  2186 ‑ ἐφίστημι (ef‑is'‑tay‑mee);  2192 ‑ ἔχω (ekh'‑o);  2594 ‑ καρτερέω (kar‑ter‑eh'‑o);  2616 ‑ καταδυναστεύω (kat‑ad‑oo‑nas‑tyoo'‑o);  2904 ‑ κράτος (krat'‑os);  2983 ‑ λαμβάνω (lam‑ban'‑o);  4337 ‑ προσέχω (pros‑ekh'‑o);  4912 ‑ συνέχω (soon‑ekh'‑o);  5562 ‑ χωρέω (kho‑reh'‑o);  472 ‑ ἀντέχω (an‑tekh'‑om‑ahee);  482 ‑ ἀντιλαμβάνω (an‑tee‑lam‑ban'‑om‑ahee);  2722 ‑ κατέχω (kat‑ekh'‑o);  643 ‑ ἀποσκευάζω (ap‑osk‑yoo‑ad'‑zo);  1325 ‑ δίδωμι (did'‑o‑mee);  3870 ‑ παρακαλέω (par‑ak‑al‑eh'‑o);  4732 ‑ στερεόω (ster‑eh‑o'‑o);  2729 ‑ κατισχύω (kat‑is‑khoo'‑o);  2901 ‑ κραταιόω (krat‑ah‑yo'‑o);  1765 ‑ ἐνισχύω (en‑is‑khoo'‑o);  2480 ‑ ἰσχύω (is‑khoo'‑o);  4645 ‑ σκληρύνω (sklay‑roo'‑no);  5380 ‑ φιλόνεικος (fil‑on'‑i‑kos);  2638 ‑ καταλαμβάνω (kat‑al‑am‑ban'‑o);  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (253) NAS (289) HCS (286)
Genesis 6
Exodus 15
Leviticus 1
Numbers 1
Deuteronomy 9
Joshua 8
Judges 12
1 Samuel 6
2 Samuel 15
1 Kings 8
2 Kings 15
1 Chronicles 10
2 Chronicles 38
Ezra 5
Nehemiah 34
Job 7
Psalms 5
Proverbs 4
Isaiah 20
Jeremiah 15
Ezekiel 12
Daniel 9
Hosea 1
Micah 2
Nahum 2
Haggai 1
Zechariah 4
Malachi 1
Genesis 6
Exodus 16
Leviticus 1
Numbers 1
Deuteronomy 9
Joshua 8
Judges 12
1 Samuel 6
2 Samuel 16
1 Kings 8
2 Kings 15
1 Chronicles 10
2 Chronicles 38
Ezra 5
Nehemiah 34
Job 7
Psalms 5
Proverbs 4
Isaiah 20
Jeremiah 15
Ezekiel 11
Daniel 9
Hosea 1
Micah 2
Nahum 2
Haggai 1
Zechariah 4
Malachi 1
Genesis 6
Exodus 15
Leviticus 1
Numbers 1
Deuteronomy 9
Joshua 8
Judges 12
1 Samuel 5
2 Samuel 18
1 Kings 9
2 Kings 16
1 Chronicles 12
2 Chronicles 38
Ezra 5
Nehemiah 42
Job 7
Psalms 5
Proverbs 4
Isaiah 20
Jeremiah 15
Ezekiel 11
Daniel 13
Hosea 1
Micah 2
Nahum 3
Haggai 3
Zechariah 4
Malachi 1
BYZ TIS TR
a-fs 1
v-hPfs 1
v-hPmp 5
v-hPmpc 2
v-hPms 9
v-hc 2
v-hi1csXa 1
v-hi3mp 2
v-hi3mpXa 1
v-hi3ms 3
v-hi3msXa 2
v-hp1cs 5
v-hp2ms 1
v-hp3cp 13
v-hp3fs 3
v-hp3ms 33
v-hvfs 3
v-hvmp 1
v-hvms 2
v-hw3fsXa 2
v-hw3mp 3
v-hw3mpXa 3
v-hw3msXa 9
v-pPmp 1
v-pPms 1
v-pc 12
v-pi1cs 1
v-pi2ms 1
v-pi3mp 2
v-pp1cs 3
v-pp2mp 1
v-pp3cp 6
v-pvfs 1
v-pvmp 1
v-pvms 3
v-pw3mp 2
v-pw3ms 13
v-qi1cp 3
v-qi2mp 2
v-qi3fp 4
v-qi3mp 7
v-qi3ms 3
v-qp2mp 1
v-qp2ms 1
v-qp3cp 3
v-qp3fs 2
v-qp3ms 6
v-qvmp 8
v-qvms 16
v-qw3fs 1
v-qw3ms 16
v-tPmp 1
v-tPms 2
v-tc 2
v-ti1cp 4
v-ti3mp 1
v-tp1cs 4
v-tp2mp 1
v-tp3ms 4
v-tvmp 1
v-tvms 1
v-tw3ms 9
a-fs 1
v-hPfs 1
v-hPmp 6
v-hPmpc 2
v-hPms 10
v-hc 2
v-hi1csXa 1
v-hi3mp 2
v-hi3mpXa 1
v-hi3ms 3
v-hi3msXa 2
v-hp1cs 5
v-hp2ms 1
v-hp3cp 13
v-hp3fs 4
v-hp3ms 33
v-hvfs 3
v-hvmp 1
v-hvms 4
v-hw3fsXa 2
v-hw3mp 3
v-hw3mpXa 3
v-hw3msXa 9
v-pPmp 1
v-pPms 1
v-pc 12
v-pi1cs 1
v-pi2ms 1
v-pi3mp 3
v-pp1cs 3
v-pp2mp 1
v-pp3cp 6
v-pp3ms 1
v-pvfs 1
v-pvmp 1
v-pvms 3
v-pw3mp 2
v-pw3ms 13
v-qi1cp 3
v-qi2mp 2
v-qi3fp 4
v-qi3mp 7
v-qi3ms 3
v-qp2mp 1
v-qp2ms 1
v-qp3cp 3
v-qp3fs 2
v-qp3ms 6
v-qvmp 8
v-qvms 16
v-qw3fs 1
v-qw3ms 16
v-tPmp 1
v-tPms 2
v-tc 2
v-ti1cp 4
v-ti3mp 1
v-tp1cs 4
v-tp2mp 1
v-tp3ms 4
v-tvmp 1
v-tvms 1
v-tw3ms 9
a-fs 1
v-hPfs 1
v-hPmp 6
v-hPmpc 2
v-hPms 10
v-hc 2
v-hi1csXa 1
v-hi3mp 2
v-hi3mpXa 1
v-hi3ms 3
v-hi3msXa 2
v-hp1cs 5
v-hp2ms 1
v-hp3cp 13
v-hp3fs 4
v-hp3ms 33
v-hvfs 3
v-hvmp 1
v-hvms 4
v-hw3fsXa 2
v-hw3mp 3
v-hw3mpXa 3
v-hw3msXa 9
v-pPmp 1
v-pPms 1
v-pc 12
v-pi1cs 1
v-pi2ms 1
v-pi3mp 3
v-pp1cs 3
v-pp2mp 1
v-pp3cp 6
v-pp3ms 1
v-pvfs 1
v-pvmp 1
v-pvms 3
v-pw3mp 2
v-pw3ms 13
v-qi1cp 3
v-qi2mp 2
v-qi3fp 4
v-qi3mp 7
v-qi3ms 3
v-qp2mp 1
v-qp2ms 1
v-qp3cp 3
v-qp3fs 2
v-qp3ms 6
v-qvmp 8
v-qvms 16
v-qw3fs 1
v-qw3ms 16
v-tPmp 1
v-tPms 2
v-tc 2
v-ti1cp 4
v-ti3mp 1
v-tp1cs 4
v-tp2mp 1
v-tp3ms 4
v-tvmp 1
v-tvms 1
v-tw3ms 9
NA WH


Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

2152) qzh (ההזק HhZQ) AC: Seize CO: ? AB: Strength: A strong grabbing hold to refrain or support.

V) qzh (ההזק HhZQ) - Seize: To grab hold tightly. To refrain or support by grabbing hold. KJV (290): (vf: Paal, Hiphil, Hitpael, Piel) strong, repair, hold, strengthen, harden, prevail, encourage, take, courage, caught, stronger - Strongs: H2388 (חָזַק)

Nm) qzh (ההזק HhZQ) - Strong: The strength of something that refrains or supports. KJV (60): strong, mighty, sore, hard, hot, impudent, loud, stiffhearted, louder, stronger, strength - Strongs: H2389 (חָזָק), H2390 (חָזֵק), H2391 (חֵזֶק)

Nf1) eqzh (ההזקה HhZQH) - Strength: KJV (10): strong, strength, strengthen, force, mighty, repair, sharply - Strongs: H2393 (חֶזְקָה), H2394 (חָזְקָה)

gm) qzfh (ההוזק HhWZQ) - Strength: KJV (5): strength - Strongs: H2392 (חֹזֶק)

AHL Definitions Copyright: ©1999-2013
Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 חָזַק291 verb be or grow firm, strong, strengthen (Late Hebrew id.; Aramaic חֲזַק bind on or about, gird on, compare Arabic bind, squeeze) —

Qal Perfect ׳ח Genesis 41:57 4t.; חָזָק֑ 2 Chronicles 26:15; suffix חֲזָקוֺ 2 Chronicles 28:20, etc.; Imperfect יֶהֱז֑ק 2 Chronicles 28:7 (Baer) + 2t.; וַיֶּחֱזַק Genesis 41:56 +; יֶחֶזְקוּ 2 Samuel 10:11 2t.; יֶחְזְקוּ Isaiah 28:22; Imperative חֲזַק Deuteronomy 12:23 +; חִזְקוּ Deuteronomy 31:6 +; Infinitive construct לְחָזְקָה 2 Kings 12:13; suffix לְחָזְקָהּ Ezekiel 30:21; Participle חָזֵק Exodus 19:19; 2 Samuel 3:1, etc.; — I. intransitive be or grow strong:

1. a. of physical strength of hands Judges 7:11; 2 Samuel 2:7; 2 Samuel 16:21; Ezekiel 22:14; Zechariah 8:9,13 (on Ezekiel 3:14 see below); of arm, followed by infinitive Ezekiel 30:21; used of recovery from illness Isaiah 39:1; followed by מִן of comparison over power 1 Samuel 17:50 (with בְּ instrumental), 2 Samuel 13:14.

b. of people, army Deuteronomy 11:8; Joshua 17:13 (JE), = Judges 1:28; Ezra 9:12; followed by מִן comparative be stronger than, too strong for, prevail against 2 Samuel 10:11 (twice in verse) = 1 Chronicles 19:12 (twice in verse); 1 Kings 20:23,25; id., followed by accusative 1 Kings 16:22, compare of ׳י as prevailing over man Jeremiah 20:7 ("" יָכֹל); followed by על 2 Chronicles 8:3; 27:5.

c. of royal powerוְדָוִד הֹלֵךְ וְהָזֵק 2 Samuel 3:1 (opposed to הֹלְכִים וְדַלִּים); compare 2 Chronicles 26:15 ("" חֶזְקָה 2 Chronicles 26:16), Daniel 11:5a.

d. prevail over, upon, of word of king 2 Samuel 24:4 (followed by אֶלֿ) = 1 Chronicles 21:4 (followed by עַל).

e. of bonds Isaiah 28:22.

f. of sound of trumpetהוֺלֵךְ וְהָזֵק מְאֹד Exodus 19:19 (E, compare חָזָק Exodus 19:16) it grew much louder and louder.

2 be firm, fast:

a. literally be caught fast, of Absalom's head 2 Samuel 18:9 (followed by בְּ).

b. be firm, secure, of a kingdom 2 Kings 14:5 ( + בְּיָדוֺ) = 2 Chronicles 25:3 ( + עָלָיו). Oftener

c. be firm = courageous, confident, especially Imperative, usually "" אמץ (q. v.), Deuteronomy 31:6,7,23; Joshua 1:6,7,9,18; Joshua 10:25; Joshua 23:6 (all D), 2 Samuel 10:12; 2 Samuel 13:28; 1 Kings 2:2; 1 Chronicles 19:13 ("" התחזק), 1 Chronicles 22:13; 1 Chronicles 28:10,20; 2 Chronicles 15:7; 19:11; 32:7; Ezra 10:4; Psalm 27:14; Psalm 31:25; Isaiah 35:4; Isaiah 41:6; Haggai 2:4 (3t. in verse); Daniel 10:19 (twice in verse); followed byלַמִּלְחָמָה 2 Chronicles 25:8.

d. hold firmly to, devote oneself to, followed by בְּ 2 Chronicles 31:4.

e. followed by Infinitive be firm not to eat blood, i.e. firmly refrain from it Deuteronomy 12:23, compare 1 Chronicles 28:7.

3 press, be urgent, followed by עַל + Infinitive Exodus 12:33 (E); followed by עַל of hand of ׳י in prophetic ecstasy Ezekiel 3:14 (ᵐ5 Co read חֲזָקָה, adjective, see חָזָק).

4 in bad sense:

a. grow stout, rigid, hard, with idea of perversity, of Pharaoh's heart Exodus 7:13,22; Exodus 8:15 (all P), Exodus 9:35 (R); compare חזקו עָלַי דבריכם Malachi 3:13.

b. be severe, grievous, of battle 2 Kings 3:26; of famine Genesis 41:56,57 (E), Genesis 47:20 (J; followed by על), 2 Kings 25:3 = Jeremiah 52:6.

II. transitive only לֹא חֲזֶקוֺ 2 Chronicles 28:20 strengthened him not, but text very dubious ("" וַיָצַר לוֺ).

Pi`el Perfect חִזַּק Psalm 147:13 +, etc.; Imperfect וַיְחַזֵּק Exodus 9:12 10t., etc.; Imperative חַזֵּק Nehemiah 6:9 2t.; feminine singular חַזְּקִי Nahum 3:14; חַזֵּ֑קִי Isaiah 54:2 etc.; Infinitive construct חַזֵּק 2 Kings 12:9 12t.; Participle מְחַזֵּק Exodus 14:17; מְחַזְּקִים 2 Kings 12:9; —

1 make strong (physically):

a. followed by accusative of person Judges 16:28; followed by על Judges 3:12; followed by מָתְנַיִם Nahum 2:2 ("" אַמֵּץ כֹּחַ; of personified people).

b. = restore to strength Daniel 10:18,19; to health Ezekiel 34:4,16; with לְ give strength to 1 Chronicles 29:12; Song of Solomon , followed by זְרוֺעֹתָם, Hosea 7:15; Ezekiel 30:24 (and Ezekiel 30:25 Co, see Hiph`il)

c. followed by accusative of thing Isaiah 41:7; Jeremiah 10:4 (both with בְּ instrumental; of manufacture of idols); of strengthening tent-pegs, in metaphor Isaiah 54:4, compare Isaiah 33:23; followed by bars of gates Psalm 147:13; often of making strong, fortifying a town, etc. Nahum 3:14; 2 Chronicles 11:11,12; 26:9; 32:5; = repair (wall, object not expressed) Nehemiah 3:19 see Hiph`il; with accusative of temple 2 Kings 12:6; 2 Kings 12:7; 2 Kings 12:15; 2 Kings 22:6; 2 Chronicles 24:5,12; 29:3; 34:8, compare 2 Chronicles 34:10 ("" לִבְדּוֺק); followed by ׳לְבית י 1 Chronicles 26:27; object breaches (accusative) 2 Kings 12:8; 2 Kings 12:9; 2 Kings 12:13; 2 Kings 22:5.

d. of establishing kingdom 2 Chronicles 11:17.

2 strengthen the hands (accusative) of any one, i.e. sustain, encourage (opposed to רִמָּה) Judges 9:24; Jeremiah 23:14; Ezekiel 13:22; Isaiah 35:3; Job 4:3; Ezra 6:22; Nehemiah 2:18; Nehemiah 6:9; 2 Chronicles 29:34; ידו בֵּאלהים׳וַיְח 1 Samuel 23:16; followed by בְּ Ezra 1:6 ( + בְּ instrumental)

3 make strong = bold, encourage, with accusative Deuteronomy 1:38; Deuteronomy 3:28; 2 Samuel 11:5; Isaiah 41:7; with accusative of person + ׳לַעֲבֹדַת בֵּית י 2 Chronicles 35:2.

4 make firm:

a. with 2accusative וְאַבְנֵ˜טְךָ אֲחַוְּקֶנּוּ Isaiah 22:21 and with thy sash (of office) will I make him firm, i.e. bind it firmly about him ("" הלבישׁ).

b. make firm or fixed, = definitely adopt ֿ׳יח לָמוֺ דָּבָר רָע Psalm 64:6.

5 make rigid, hard, i.e. perverse, obstinate, harden (the heart of any one) Exodus 4:21; Exodus 10:20,27 (all E), Exodus 9:12; Exodus 11:10; Exodus 14:4,8,17 (all P), Joshua 11:20 (D); see also פניהם מִסֶּלַע׳ח Jeremiah 5:3 .

Hiph`il118 Perfect הֶחֱזִיק Judges 7:8 +; 3 feminine singular הֶחֱזִ֫יקָה Jeremiah 49:24 +; suffix הֶחֱזִקָ֑תְנִי Jeremiah 8:21; הֶחֱזַ֫קָתִּי Nehemiah 5:16 3t.; וְהַחֲזַקְתִּ֫י Ezekiel 30:23, etc.; Imperfect יַחֲזִיק Job 8:15 2t.; 1 singular וְאַחְזֵק Isaiah 42:6; יַחֲזִיקוּ Jeremiah 6:23 2t.; יַחֲזִקוּ Daniel 11:32, etc.; Imperative הַחֲזֵק 2 Samuel 11:25 2t., etc.; Infinitive construct הַחֲזִיק 2 Kings 15:19; Isaiah 64:6; suffix הֶחֱזִיקִי Jeremiah 31:32 (׳הַח Manuscript Petrop. see RS JPh xvi, 1888,73); Participle מַחֲזִיק Exodus 9:2 9t.; suffix מַחֲזִקָהּ Daniel 11:6; feminine singular מַחֲזֶקֶת Nehemiah 4:11; plural מַחֲזִיקִים Nehemiah 4:10 5t.; construct מַחֲוִיקֵי Ezekiel 27:9,27; —

1. a. make strong, strengthen Jeremiah 51:12.

b. make firm, the kingdom 2 Kings 15:19 ( + בְּיָדוֺ).

c. display strength (late) 2 Chronicles 26:8 ("" ׳וַיֵלֶךְ שְׁמוֺ עַד וגו), Daniel 11:32 ("" וְעָשׂוּ).

2 make severe, of battle 2 Samuel 11:25.

3 followed by יד = support Ezekiel 16:49; followed by זְרוֺעוֺת Ezekiel 30:25 (subject ׳י; but Co reads

Pi`el as Ezekiel 30:24) .

4 = repair, walls of Jerusalem, Nehemiah 3:4 (3t. in verse) + 31t. Nehemiah 3; compare (in General) participle used substantively מחזיקי בדקף Ezekiel 27:9,27 of Tyre and her ships ("" מַלָּחִים, etc.)

5 prevail, absolute Daniel 11:7; followed by עַל Job 18:9; prevail upon to בּוֺ לֶאֱכֹל׳הח 2 Kings 4:8.

6 especially take or keep hold of, seize, grasp:

a. take hold of, seize, catch, followed by בְּ Genesis 19:4(J), Genesis 21:18(E), Exodus 4:4 (J; "" אחז), Judges 7:20; 1 Samuel 15:27; 2 Samuel 1:11; 1 Kings 1:50; 1 Kings 2:28; 2 Kings 2:12; 2 Kings 4:27; Isaiah 4:1; Zechariah 8:23 (twice in verse); Proverbs 7:13; Proverbs 26:17, compare also Judges 19:25,29; 2 Chronicles 28:15; with violence Deuteronomy 22:25; Deuteronomy 25:11; 1 Samuel 17:35 (perhaps of consecutive frequently, see Dr), 2 Samuel 2:16; 2 Samuel 13:11; followed by לְ 2 Samuel 15:5; figurative take hold in order to lead one (subject ׳י) followed by בְּ Jeremiah 31:32, c accusative Isaiah 41:9,13; compare Isaiah 51:18 (בְּ; "" נֵהֵל); followed by accusative Nahum 3:14 take hold of the brick-mould, Jeremiah 6:23 = Jeremiah 50:42, Zechariah 14:13 (with violence), Psalm 35:2; Nehemiah 4:10; Nehemiah 4:11, seize the kingdom Daniel 11:21; in metaphor Micah 4:9 (הֶחֱזִיקֵךְ חִיל), Jeremiah 6:24; Jeremiah 8:21; Jeremiah 49:24 (see Gie), Jeremiah 50:43; of pious laying hold of ׳י, followed by בְּ Isaiah 64:6; compare Isaiah 27:5; Isaiah 56:2,4,6; of other gods 1 Kings 9:9 2 Chronicles 7:22; laying hold of wisdom Proverbs 3:18, compare Proverbs 4:13; Job 2:3,9; Job 27:6; Jeremiah 8:5.

b. have or keep hold of, followed by בְּ Judges 16:26; 2 Samuel 3:29; Jeremiah 50:33; Nehemiah 4:15.

c. hold up, followed by בְּ, figurative = sustain, support Leviticus 25:35; of ׳י holding his servants Isaiah 42:6; Isaiah 45:1, compare Job 8:20; see also participle used substantively Daniel 11:1 ("" מָעוֺז), Daniel 11:6 ("" מֵבִיא, יֹלֵד); of Nehemiah holding fast to his (בְּ) his work Nehemiah 5:16; compare of wicked, holding to his house Job 8:15; cleave or cling to (על) one's brethren Nehemiah 10:30. hence

c. keep, retain, followed by בְּ Exodus 9:2 (J), Judges 7:8; Judges 19:4; so Ezekiel 7:13 Sm Co (ᵑ0 Hithpa`el); followed by anger (accusative) Micah 7:18.

d. hence also hold, contain, followed by accusative 2 Chronicles 4:5.

Hithpa`el (especially Chronicles) Perfect הִתְחַזַּק 2 Chronicles 13:7 3t., etc., Imperfect וַיִּתְחַוֵּק Genesis 48:2 7t.; וַיִּתְחַזַּק 2 Chronicles 21:4; 32:5; יִתְחַזָּ֑קוּ Ezekiel 7:13 (but Sm Co read Hiph`il), etc.; Imperative הִתְחַוַּק 1 Kings 20:22; הִתְחַזְּקוּ 1 Samuel 4:9; Infinitive construct לְהִתְחַזֵּק 2 Chronicles 13:8; 16:9; Participle מִתְחַזֵּק 2 Samuel 3:6; Daniel 10:21; plural מִתְחַזְּקִים 1 Chronicles 11:10; —

1 strengthen oneself 2 Samuel 3:6; 1 Kings 20:22; 2 Chronicles 1:1; 12:13; 13:21; 21:4; 23:1; 25:11; 27:6; followed by עַל against 2 Chronicles 17:1; gain strength Ezra 7:28; Daniel 10:19, compare ביהוה׳הִתְח 1 Samuel 30:6; figurative= take courage 2 Chronicles 15:8.

2 put forth strength, use one's strength Genesis 48:2 (i.e. he exerted himself, he sat up by a great effort), Numbers 13:20 Judges 20:22; 1 Samuel 4:9; 2 Samuel 10:12; 1 Chronicles 19:13; 2 Chronicles 32:5.

3 followed by לִפְנֵי withstand 2 Chronicles 13:7,8.

4 followed by עִם hold strongly with 1 Chronicles 11:10; Daniel 10:21, compare of ׳י, עִם לְבָבָם שָׁלֵם אֵלָיו׳להתח 2 Chronicles 16:9. — For יִתְחַזָּ֑קו Ezekiel 7:13 read Hiph`il, see Sm Co Da.

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אֲחַזְּקֶ֔נּוּ אֲחַזֵּ֑ק אֲחַזֵּ֣ק אחזק אחזקנו הִֽתְחַזְּק֞וּ הִתְחַזַּ֔ק הִתְחַזַּ֔קְתִּי הִתְחַזַּ֖ק הִתְחַזַּ֗ק הִתְחַזַּ֗קְתִּי הִתְחַזַּ֣ק הֶ֠חֱזִיק הֶ֭חֱזַקְתִּי הֶֽחֱזִ֑יק הֶֽחֱזִ֔יק הֶחֱזִ֑יקָה הֶחֱזִ֔יק הֶחֱזִ֖יק הֶחֱזִ֗יק הֶחֱזִ֗יקוּ הֶחֱזִ֙יקוּ֙ הֶחֱזִ֛יק הֶחֱזִ֜יק הֶחֱזִ֣יק הֶחֱזִ֣יקוּ הֶחֱזִ֤יק הֶחֱזִ֥יקוּ הֶחֱזִ֧יק הֶחֱזִֽיקָה׃ הֶחֱזִיק֙ הֶחֱזִיקִ֣י הֶחֱזִיקֵ֥ךְ הֶחֱזִיקַ֔תְהוּ הֶחֱזִיקַ֔תְנוּ הֶחֱזִקָֽתְנִי׃ הֶחֱזַ֔קְתִּי הֶחֱזַ֣קְתִּי הֶחֱזַקְתִּ֙יךָ֙ הַחֲזִ֙יקוּ֙ הַחֲזִ֥יקִי הַחֲזֵ֣ק הַחֲזֵ֨ק הַמִּתְחַזְּקִ֨ים הַמַּחֲזִ֣יק החזיק החזיקה החזיקה׃ החזיקו החזיקי החזיקך החזיקתהו החזיקתנו החזק החזקתי החזקתיך החזקתני׃ המחזיק המתחזקים התחזק התחזקו התחזקתי וְֽהֶחֱזִ֡יקוּ וְאַחְזֵ֣ק וְהִ֨תְחַזַּקְתֶּ֔ם וְהֶֽחֱזַ֣קְתָּ וְהֶחֱזִ֖יקָה וְהֶחֱזִ֗יקוּ וְהֶחֱזִ֣יקָה וְהֶחֱזִ֥יק וְהֶחֱזִֽיק־ וְהֶחֱזִֽיק׃ וְהֶחֱזִיקוּ֩ וְהֶחֱזַ֙קְתִּי֙ וְהַחֲזִ֥יקִי וְהַחֲזַקְתִּ֗י וְחִזְּקוּ֙ וְחִזְּקוּ־ וְחִזַּקְתִּ֗י וְחִזַּקְתִּ֣י וְחַזְּקֵ֣הוּ וְחַזְּקֵ֨נִי וְחַזְּקֵֽהוּ׃ וְחָ֣זְק֔וּ וְחָזַקְתָּ֖ וְיֶחֱזַ֤ק וְיֶחֱזַ֥ק וְנִֽתְחַזְּקָה֙ וְנִתְחַזַּק֙ וַֽיְּחַזְּק֞וּם וַֽיְחַזְּקֵ֔ם וַֽיְחַזְּקֵ֖ם וַֽיְחַזְּקֵֽם׃ וַֽיְחַזְּקֵֽנִי׃ וַֽיְחַזְּקוּ֙ וַֽיֶּחֱזַק֙ וַֽיֶּחֱזָֽק׃ וַֽיַּחֲזִ֙יקוּ֙ וַֽיַּחֲזִ֙קוּ֙ וַֽיַּחֲזִ֜קוּ וַֽיַּחֲזֵ֖ק וַֽיַּחֲזֵק֙ וַֽתַּחֲזֵ֖ק וַחֲזַ֣ק וַחֲזַ֨ק וַחֲזַקְתֶּ֣ם וַחֲזָ֑ק וַיְחַזְּק֥וּ וַיְחַזְּקֵ֥הוּ וַיְחַזֵּ֖ק וַיְחַזֵּ֣ק וַיְחַזֵּ֤ק וַיְחַזֵּ֥ק וַיְחַזֵּ֨ק וַיִּתְחַזֵּ֖ק וַיִּתְחַזֵּ֛ק וַיִּתְחַזֵּ֞ק וַיִּתְחַזֵּ֣ק וַיִּתְחַזֵּ֥ק וַיִּתְחַזֵּק֙ וַיִּתְחַזַּ֔ק וַיִּתְחַזַּ֡ק וַיֶּחֱזַ֖ק וַיֶּחֱזַ֣ק וַיֶּחֱזַ֤ק וַיֶּחֱזַ֥ק וַיֶּחֱזַ֧ק וַיֶּחֱזַ֨ק וַיֶּחֱזַק֙ וַיֶּחֱזַק־ וַיַּ֣חֲזֶק וַיַּֽחֲזֶק־ וַיַּחֲזִ֣יקוּ וַיַּחֲזִ֤יקוּ וַיַּחֲזִ֨קוּ וַיַּחֲזֵ֣ק וַיַּחֲזֵ֤ק וַיַּחֲזֵ֥ק וַתֶּחֱזַ֤ק וַתַּחֲזֶק־ וּלְחַזֵּ֖ק וּלְחַזֵּק֙ וּמַחֲזִ֥יק וּמַחֲזִיקִ֖ים וּמַחֲזִקָ֖הּ ואחזק והחזיק והחזיק־ והחזיק׃ והחזיקה והחזיקו והחזיקי והחזקת והחזקתי והתחזקתם וחזק וחזקהו וחזקהו׃ וחזקו וחזקו־ וחזקני וחזקת וחזקתי וחזקתם ויחזיקו ויחזק ויחזק־ ויחזק׃ ויחזקהו ויחזקו ויחזקום ויחזקם 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