2428. chayil
Strong's Concordance
chayil: strength, efficiency, wealth, army
Original Word: חָ֫יִל
Part of Speech: Noun Masculine
Transliteration: chayil
Phonetic Spelling: (khah'-yil)
Short Definition: army
חַ֫יִל244 noun masculine2Kings 10:2 strength, efficiency, wealth, army; — absolute ׳ח Genesis 47:6 +, חָ֑יִל Psalm 60:14 +, חָ֑יִל Psalm 60:14 +, חֵיל Isaiah 36:2; 2 Kings 18:17; construct חֵיל Exodus 14:28 + (on Psalm 10:10 see חלכה); suffix חֵילִי Job 31:25 2t.; חֵילְךָ Jeremiah 15:13 +; חֵילוֺ Exodus 14:4 +, etc.; plural חֲיָלִים 1 Chronicles 7:5 19t.; suffix חֵילֵיהֶם Isaiah 30:6; —

1 strength, usually physical:

a. seldom alone (chiefly in poetry) 1 Samuel 2:4; Psalm 18:33, 40 = 2 Samuel 22:33,40; also ׳נָָּֽברוּ ח Job 21:7, compare Ecclesiastes 10:10; מֵחַיִל אֶלחָֿ֑יִל Psalm 84:8; ׳בְּכֹחַ ח2Chronicles 26:13; of virility Proverbs 31:3; of ׳יs power Psalm 59:12; Psalm 110:3, compare Habakkuk 3:19; strength of horse Psalm 33:17; figurative of product of vine and fig-tree Joel 2:22 ("" מְּרִי).

b. of result or display of strength ׳עשׂה ח achieve might = do valiantly Numbers 24:18 (JE), 1 Samuel 14:48; Psalm 60:14 = Psalm 108:14; Psalm 118:15,16.

c. often in phrases ׳גִּבּוֺר(הַ)ח, ׳גִּבּוֺרֵי(הַ)ח hero(es) of strength, mighty man (men) of valour Joshua 1:14 (D), Joshua 6:2; Joshua 8:3; Joshua 10:7 (all J E), Judges 6:12; Judges 11:1; 1 Samuel 9:1; 1 Samuel 16:18; 1 Kings 11:28; 2 Kings 5:1; 2 Kings 15:20; 2 Kings 24:14,16; 1 Chronicles 5:24; 1 Chronicles 7:2,9; 1 Chronicles 8:40 #NAME?׳הַגִּבּוֺרִים וכל גבורי ח 1 Chronicles 28:1; also ׳ח ׳ג2Chronicles 13:3 ("" מלחמה ׳ג); (הַ)חֲיָלִים ׳ג 1 Chronicles 7:5,7,11,40; 1 Chronicles 11:26 (see also גִּבּוֺר, p. 150); ׳בֶּןֿ(הַ)ח, ׳בְּנֵי(הַ)ח Deuteronomy 3:18; Judges 18:2 + (see בֵּן

8, p. 121); ׳אִישׁ ח, ׳אַנְשֵׁי ח Judges 3:29; Judges 20:44; Judges 20:46; 1 Samuel 31:12; 1 Samuel 11:16; 2 Samuel 23:20 (Qr; Kt חי, on phrase בןאֿישׁ חיל compare Dr) = 1 Chronicles 11:22 (Kt חיל), 2 Samuel 24:9; Nahum 2:4; Jeremiah 48:15; 1 Chronicles 10:12; Nehemiah 11:6; Psalm 76:6; ironical לִמְסֹךְ שֵׁכָר ׳ח ׳א Isaiah 5:22 = ("" גבורים לשׁתות יין ); Ecclesiastes 12:3 metaphor of legs.

2 ability, efficiency, often involving moral worth ׳אַנְשֵׁי ח Genesis 47:6 (J), Exodus 18:21,25 (both E); of a woman אֵשֶׁת ׳ח Proverbs 12:4; Proverbs 31:10; Ruth 3:11; compare 1 Kings 1:42,52 (opposed to רעה), and especially יִרְאֵי אלהים אַנְשֵׁי אֱמֶת שׂנְאֵי בָּ֑צַע ׳אַנְשֵׁי ח Exodus 18:21(E); עָשָׂה חיל Proverbs 31:29 do worthily, efficiently, perhaps also Ruth 4:11; late (with weakened meaning of גִּבּוֺר) גִּבּוֺרֵי חֵיל מְלֶאכֶת עֲבוֺדַת בֵּית הָאלהים 1 Chronicles 9:13, compare בַּכִּחַ לַעֲבֹדָה ׳אישׁ ח 1 Chronicles 26:8. So also 1 Samuel 10:26 (read ׳בְּנֵי ח, see ᵐ5 We Dr, men of worth, opposed to בני בליעל 1 Samuel 10:27) for ᵑ0 ׳ח force, band.

3 wealth Genesis 34:29 = Numbers 31:9 (both P), Deuteronomy 8:17,18; Deuteronomy 33:11; Isaiah 8:4; Isaiah 10:14; Isaiah 30:6 ("" אוֺצְרֹתָם), Isaiah 60:5 ("" הֲמוֺן יָם) Isaiah 60:11; Isaiah 61:6; Micah 4:13; Jeremiah 15:13; Jeremiah 17:3 (both "" אצרות), Zephaniah 1:13; Ezekiel 26:12; Ezekiel 28:4,5 (twice in verse); Zechariah 14:14; Job 5:5; Job 15:29; Job 20:15,18; Job 31:25; Psalm 49:7; Psalm 49:11; Psalm 62:11; Psalm 73:12; Proverbs 13:22.

4 force, army, very often Exodus 14:4,9,17,28 (all P), Exodus 15:4 (song), 1 Samuel 17:20; 2 Samuel 8:9; 2 Kings 6:4,15; 2 Kings 25:1,5 (twice in verse); 2 Kings 25:10; 2Chronicles 13:3 (בְּחַיִל גִּבּוֺרֵי מלחמה), 2 Chron 14:7; 2 Chronicles 16:7; 23:14 +; so usually Jeremiah: Jeremiah 32:2; Jeremiah 34:1 +; frequently Ezekiel: Ezekiel 17:17; Ezekiel 27:10 +; Daniel 11:7,13,25 (twice in verse); Daniel 11:26; = a band 1 Samuel 10:26 (ᵑ0, but see

2, adfin.); of train of Queen of Sheba גדול ׳ח 1 Kings 10:2 2Chronicles 9:1; חֵיל כָּבֵד Isaiah 36:1 = 2 Kings 18:17 a powerful army (on form compare Sta§ 194 c); also (late) חֵיל הַצָּבָא 1 Chronicles 20:1; 2Chronicles 26:13, חֵיל עָם Esther 8:11; הֲמוֺן חֲיָלִים Daniel 11:10; ׳שַׂרהֿח 2 Samuel 24:2 = captain of the host, ׳שָׂרֵי הח 2 Samuel 24:4; 2 Samuel 24:4; שָׂרֵי הַחֲיָלִים captains of armies (bands, divisions) 1 Kings 15:20 2Chronicles 16:4; 2 Kings 25:23; Jeremiah 40:7,13; Jeremiah 41:11,13,16; Jeremiah 42:1,8; Jeremiah 43:4,5. מִּקּוּדֵי החִיל Numbers 31:14 (P). — חֵילוּ Ezekiel 32:31 omitted by B Hi Co: for חֵילֵךְ Ezekiel 27:11 read probably a proper name, of a location, compare Da; Co proposes חתלון (compare Ezekiel 47:15; Ezekiel 48:1), HalMÈl. Epigr. 1874, 69 חלך = Cilicia, see LagM i. 211.

חַ֫יִל noun masculine power, strength, army (see Biblical Hebrew II. חול, חיל); —

1 power: absolute בְּאֶדְרָע וְחָ֑יִל Ezra 4:23 by force and power; ׳קרא בְח i.e. call loudly Daniel 3:4, בְּחַיִל Daniel 4:11; Daniel 5:7; ׳גִּבָּרֵיאח Daniel 3:20 mighty men of power.

2 force, army, suffix חֵילֵהּ Daniel 3:20; construct חֵיל שְׁמַיָּא Daniel 4:32 (= Biblical Hebrew צְכָא הַשָּׁמַיִם).

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
able, activity, army, band of men soldiers, company, great forces, goods, host,

From chuwl; probably a force, whether of men, means or other resources; an army, wealth, virtue, valor, strength -- able, activity, (+) army, band of men (soldiers), company, (great) forces, goods, host, might, power, riches, strength, strong, substance, train, (+)valiant(-ly), valour, virtuous(-ly), war, worthy(-ily).

see HEBREW chuwl

Forms and Transliterations
בְ֭חֵילְךָ בְּחֵ֥ל בְּחֵילֶֽךָ׃ בְּחַ֙יִל֙ בְּחַ֣יִל בְּחַ֥יִל בְּחַֽיִל־ בְּחַיִל֮ בְחֵיל֖וֹ בְחֵילֵ֔ךְ בְחַ֙יִל֙ בְחַ֣יִל בְחַ֨יִל בחיל בחיל־ בחילו בחילך בחילך׃ בחל הֶחָ֑יִל הֶחָֽיִל׃ הַחֲיָלִ֑ים הַחֲיָלִ֔ים הַחֲיָלִ֖ים הַחֲיָלִ֛ים הַחֲיָלִ֜ים הַחֲיָלִ֣ים הַחֲיָלִ֤ים הַחַ֔יִל הַחַ֕יִל הַחַ֗יִל הַחַ֙יִל֙ הַחַ֜יִל הַחַ֣יִל הַחַ֥יִל החיל החיל׃ החילים וְהַחַ֖יִל וְהַחַ֗יִל וְחֵ֣יל וְחֵ֥יל וְחֵיל֑וֹ וְחֵיל֣וֹ וְחֵילֵ֗ךְ וְחֵילָ֖ם וְחַ֣יִל וְחַ֥יִל וַחֲיָלִ֖ים וּלְחֵילוֹ֙ והחיל וחיל וחילו וחילים וחילך וחילם ולחילו חֲיָלִ֑ים חֲיָלִ֔ים חֲיָלִ֣ים חֵ֔יל חֵ֚יל חֵ֝יל֗וֹ חֵ֣יל חֵ֤יל חֵ֥יל חֵ֨יל חֵ֫ילֶ֥ךָ חֵֽילֵהֶ֗ם חֵיל֑וֹ חֵיל֔וֹ חֵיל֛וֹ חֵיל֜וֹ חֵיל֡וֹ חֵילְךָ֥ חֵילְךָ֧ חֵילִ֑י חֵילִ֔י חֵילֵ֗ךְ חֵילֶ֑ךָ חֵילֶ֜ךָ חֵילָ֑הּ חֵילָ֑ם חֵילָ֖ם חֵילָ֤ם חֵילָֽם׃ חֵילָם֙ חֵיל־ חֵילוֹ֙ חַ֔יִל חַ֖יִל חַ֗יִל חַ֙יִל֙ חַ֛יִל חַ֜יִל חַ֡יִל חַ֣יִל חַ֤יִל ׀ חַ֥יִל חַ֭יִל חַיִל֒ חַיִל֩ חַיִל֮ חָ֑יִל חָ֔יִל חָ֖יִל חָֽיִל׃ חיל חיל־ חיל׃ חילה חילהם חילו חילי חילים חילך חילם חילם׃ כְּחֵ֥יל כַּחַיִל֩ כֻּלָּ֑ם כחיל כלם לְחֵ֣יל לְחֵ֨יל לְחַ֧יִל ׀ לחיל מֵחַ֣יִל מחיל bə·ḥa·yil ḇə·ḥa·yil bə·ḥa·yil- bə·ḥê·le·ḵā ḇə·ḥê·lə·ḵā ḇə·ḥê·lêḵ ḇə·ḥê·lōw bə·ḥêl bechaYil becheiLecha beChel bəḥayil ḇəḥayil bəḥayil- bəḥêl ḇəḥêlêḵ bəḥêleḵā ḇəḥêləḵā ḇəḥêlōw chayaLim Chayil cheil cheiLah cheiLam cheiLech cheiLecha cheileHem cheiLi cheiLo ha·ḥă·yā·lîm ha·ḥa·yil ḥă·yā·lîm ḥa·yil ḥā·yil hachayaLim haChayil haḥăyālîm haḥayil ḥăyālîm ḥayil ḥāyil he·ḥā·yil ḥê·lāh ḥê·lām ḥê·lê·hem ḥê·le·ḵā ḥê·lə·ḵā ḥê·lêḵ ḥê·lî ḥê·lōw heChayil heḥāyil ḥêl ḥêl- ḥêlāh ḥêlām ḥêlêhem ḥêlêḵ ḥêleḵā ḥêləḵā ḥêlî ḥêlōw ka·ḥa·yil kachaYil kaḥayil kə·ḥêl keCheil kəḥêl kul·lām kulLam kullām lə·ḥa·yil lə·ḥêl leChayil leCheil ləḥayil ləḥêl mê·ḥa·yil meChayil mêḥayil ū·lə·ḥê·lōw ulecheiLo ūləḥêlōw vachayaLim veChayil veCheil vecheiLam vecheiLech Vecheilecha vecheiLo vehaChayil wa·ḥă·yā·lîm waḥăyālîm wə·ha·ḥa·yil wə·ḥa·yil wə·ḥê·lām wə·ḥê·lêḵ wə·ḥê·lōw wə·ḥêl wəhaḥayil wəḥayil wəḥêl wəḥêlām wəḥêlêḵ wəḥêlōw
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224 Occurrences

bə·ḥa·yil — 7 Occ.
bə·ḥê·le·ḵā — 1 Occ.
bə·ḥêl — 1 Occ.
ḥă·yā·lîm — 5 Occ.
ḥa·yil — 98 Occ.
ḥêl- — 22 Occ.
ḥê·lāh — 1 Occ.
ḥê·lām — 6 Occ.
ḥê·lêḵ — 1 Occ.
ḥê·le·ḵā — 6 Occ.
ḥê·lê·hem — 1 Occ.
ḥê·lî — 2 Occ.
ḥê·lōw — 12 Occ.
ha·ḥă·yā·lîm — 14 Occ.
ha·ḥa·yil — 14 Occ.
he·ḥā·yil — 7 Occ.
ka·ḥa·yil — 1 Occ.
kə·ḥêl — 1 Occ.
kul·lām — 1 Occ.
lə·ḥa·yil — 1 Occ.
lə·ḥêl — 2 Occ.
mê·ḥa·yil — 1 Occ.
ū·lə·ḥê·lōw — 1 Occ.
wa·ḥă·yā·lîm — 1 Occ.
wə·ḥa·yil — 5 Occ.
wə·ḥêl — 2 Occ.
wə·ḥê·lām — 1 Occ.
ḇə·ḥê·lêḵ — 2 Occ.
ḇə·ḥê·lə·ḵā — 1 Occ.
wə·ḥê·lōw — 4 Occ.
wə·ha·ḥa·yil — 2 Occ.

Genesis 34:29
HEB: וְאֶת־ כָּל־ חֵילָ֤ם וְאֶת־ כָּל־
NAS: all their wealth and all
KJV: And all their wealth, and all their little ones,
INT: all their wealth and all their little

Genesis 47:6
HEB: בָּם֙ אַנְשֵׁי־ חַ֔יִל וְשַׂמְתָּ֛ם שָׂרֵ֥י
NAS: any capable men
KJV: [any] men of activity among them, then make them
INT: any men capable put charge

Exodus 14:9
HEB: פַּרְעֹ֔ה וּפָרָשָׁ֖יו וְחֵיל֑וֹ עַל־ פִּי֙
NAS: his horsemen and his army, and they overtook
KJV: and his horsemen, and his army, and overtook
INT: of Pharaoh his horsemen and his army beside Pi-hahiroth

Exodus 18:21
HEB: הָ֠עָם אַנְשֵׁי־ חַ֜יִל יִרְאֵ֧י אֱלֹהִ֛ים
NAS: the people able men
KJV: out of all the people able men,
INT: the people men able fear God

Exodus 18:25
HEB: מֹשֶׁ֤ה אַנְשֵׁי־ חַ֙יִל֙ מִכָּל־ יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל
NAS: Moses chose able men out of all
KJV: chose able men
INT: Moses men able of all Israel

Numbers 24:18
HEB: וְיִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל עֹ֥שֶׂה חָֽיִל׃
NAS: While Israel performs valiantly.
KJV: and Israel shall do valiantly.
INT: Israel performs valiantly

Numbers 31:9
HEB: וְאֶת־ כָּל־ חֵילָ֖ם בָּזָֽזוּ׃
NAS: and all their goods they plundered.
KJV: and all their flocks, and all their goods.
INT: their flocks and all their goods plundered

Numbers 31:14
HEB: עַ֖ל פְּקוּדֵ֣י הֶחָ֑יִל שָׂרֵ֤י הָאֲלָפִים֙
NAS: with the officers of the army, the captains
KJV: with the officers of the host, [with] the captains
INT: with the officers of the army the captains of thousands

Deuteronomy 3:18
HEB: כָּל־ בְּנֵי־ חָֽיִל׃
NAS: it; all you valiant men
KJV: all [that are] meet for the war.
INT: all the sons valiant

Deuteronomy 8:17
HEB: לִ֖י אֶת־ הַחַ֥יִל הַזֶּֽה׃
NAS: made me this wealth.'
KJV: hath gotten me this wealth.
INT: of my hand made wealth this

Deuteronomy 8:18
HEB: כֹּ֖חַ לַעֲשׂ֣וֹת חָ֑יִל לְמַ֨עַן הָקִ֧ים
NAS: to make wealth, that He may confirm
KJV: to get wealth, that he may establish
INT: power to make wealth because of may confirm

Deuteronomy 11:4
HEB: וַאֲשֶׁ֣ר עָשָׂה֩ לְחֵ֨יל מִצְרַ֜יִם לְסוּסָ֣יו
NAS: to Egypt's army, to its horses
KJV: And what he did unto the army of Egypt,
INT: and what did army to Egypt's horses

Deuteronomy 33:11
HEB: בָּרֵ֤ךְ יְהוָה֙ חֵיל֔וֹ וּפֹ֥עַל יָדָ֖יו
NAS: bless his substance, And accept
KJV: LORD, his substance, and accept
INT: bless God his substance the work of his hands

Joshua 1:14
HEB: כֹּ֚ל גִּבּוֹרֵ֣י הַחַ֔יִל וַעֲזַרְתֶּ֖ם אוֹתָֽם׃
NAS: all your valiant warriors,
KJV: all the mighty men of valour, and help
INT: all warriors your valiant and shall help

Joshua 6:2
HEB: מַלְכָּ֑הּ גִּבּוֹרֵ֖י הֶחָֽיִל׃
NAS: with its king [and] the valiant warriors.
KJV: thereof, [and] the mighty men of valour.
INT: king warriors the valiant

Joshua 8:3
HEB: אִישׁ֙ גִּבּוֹרֵ֣י הַחַ֔יִל וַיִּשְׁלָחֵ֖ם לָֽיְלָה׃
NAS: 30000men, valiant warriors, and sent
KJV: men of valour, and sent them away
INT: men warriors valiant and sent night

Joshua 10:7
HEB: וְכֹ֖ל גִּבּוֹרֵ֥י הֶחָֽיִל׃ פ
NAS: with him and all the valiant warriors.
KJV: with him, and all the mighty men of valour.
INT: and all warriors the valiant

Judges 3:29
HEB: וְכָל־ אִ֣ישׁ חָ֑יִל וְלֹ֥א נִמְלַ֖ט
NAS: all robust and valiant men; and no
KJV: and all men of valour; and there escaped
INT: all one and valiant and no escaped

Judges 6:12
HEB: עִמְּךָ֖ גִּבּ֥וֹר הֶחָֽיִל׃
NAS: to him, The LORD is with you, O valiant warrior.
KJV: [is] with thee, thou mighty man of valour.
INT: with warrior valiant

Judges 11:1
HEB: הָיָה֙ גִּבּ֣וֹר חַ֔יִל וְה֖וּא בֶּן־
NAS: the Gileadite was a valiant warrior,
KJV: was a mighty man of valour, and he [was] the son
INT: become warrior was a valiant he was the son

Judges 18:2
HEB: אֲנָשִׁ֨ים בְּנֵי־ חַ֜יִל מִצָּרְעָ֣ה וּמֵֽאֶשְׁתָּאֹ֗ל
NAS: out of their whole number, valiant men
KJV: men of valour, from Zorah,
INT: men the sons valiant Zorah and Eshtaol

Judges 20:44
HEB: אֵ֖לֶּה אַנְשֵׁי־ חָֽיִל׃
NAS: all these were valiant warriors.
KJV: men; all these [were] men of valour.
INT: these warriors were valiant

Judges 20:46
HEB: אֵ֖לֶּה אַנְשֵׁי־ חָֽיִל׃
NAS: all these were valiant warriors.
KJV: all these [were] men of valour.
INT: these warriors were valiant

Judges 21:10
HEB: אִ֖ישׁ מִבְּנֵ֣י הֶחָ֑יִל וַיְצַוּ֨וּ אוֹתָ֜ם
NAS: 12000of the valiant warriors
INT: men warriors of the valiant and commanded saying

Ruth 2:1
HEB: אִ֚ישׁ גִּבּ֣וֹר חַ֔יִל מִמִּשְׁפַּ֖חַת אֱלִימֶ֑לֶךְ
NAS: of great wealth, of the family
KJV: man of wealth, of the family
INT: A man of great wealth of the family of Elimelech

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