H2254 חבל - Strong's Hebrew Lexicon Number

A primitive root; to wind tightly (as a rope), that is, to bind; specifically by a pledge; figuratively to pervert, destroy; also to writhe in pain (especially of parturition)

KJV Usage: X at all, band, bring forth, (deal) corrupt (-ly) destroy, offend, lay to (take a) pledge, spoil, travail, X very, withhold.

Brown-Driver-Briggs' Hebrew Definitions


1. to bind
a. (Qal)
1. to bind
2. to take a pledge, lay to pledge
a. (Qal) to hold by a pledge, take in pledge, hold in pledge
b. (Niphal) to give a pledge, become pledged
3. to destroy, spoil, deal corruptly, offend
a. (Qal) to spoil, corrupt, offend
b. (Niphal) to be ruined
c. (Piel) to destroy, ruin
d. (Pual) to be ruined, be broken
4. to bring forth, travail
a. (Piel) to writhe, twist, travail
Origin: a primitive root
TWOT: 592,593,594,595
Parts of Speech: Verb

View how H2254 חבל is used in the Bible

25 occurrences of H2254 חבל

Exodus 22:26
Deuteronomy 24:6
Deuteronomy 24:17
Nehemiah 1:7
Job 17:1
Job 22:6
Job 24:3
Job 24:9
Job 34:31
Psalms 7:14
Proverbs 13:13
Proverbs 20:16
Proverbs 27:13
Ecclesiastes 5:6
Song of Songs 2:15
Song of Songs 8:5
Isaiah 10:27
Isaiah 13:5
Isaiah 32:7
Isaiah 54:16
Ezekiel 18:16
Amos 2:8
Micah 2:10
Zechariah 11:7
Zechariah 11:14

Corresponding Greek Words

chaval G853 aphanizo
chaval G854 aphanismos
chaval G1195 desmeuo
chaval G1262 dia luo
chaval G1312 dia phthora
chaval ni. G2706 kata phroneo
chaval pi,pu G2704 kata phtheiro
chaval pi. G1311 dia phtheiro
chaval pi. G5605 odino
chaval pi.,ithp. G5351 phtheiro