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

First 30 of 34 occurrences of H2254 חבל

Exodus 22:26 If thou shalt at all
Exodus 22:26 take
Exodus 22:26 to pledge,
Deuteronomy 24:6 No man shall take
Deuteronomy 24:6 for a pledge:
Deuteronomy 24:6 for he taketh
Deuteronomy 24:6 for a pledge.
Deuteronomy 24:17 nor take
Deuteronomy 24:17 for a pledge:
Nehemiah 1:7 We have dealt very
Nehemiah 1:7 corruptly
Job 17:1 is corrupt,
Job 22:6 For thou hast taken a pledge
Job 24:3 they take
Job 24:3 for a pledge.
Job 24:9 and take a pledge
Job 34:31 chastisement, I will not offend
Psalms 7:14 Behold, he travaileth
Proverbs 13:13 shall be bound:
Proverbs 20:16 and take a pledge
Proverbs 27:13 and take a pledge
Ecclesiastes 5:6 and bind
Song of Songs 2:15 that spoil
Song of Songs 8:5 brought thee forth:
Song of Songs 8:5 there she brought thee forth
Isaiah 10:27 shall be bound
Isaiah 13:5 to bind
Isaiah 32:7 to bind
Isaiah 54:16 to bind.
Ezekiel 18:16 hath not withheld

Distinct usage

3 and take a pledge
2 for a pledge:
2 for a pledge.
2 to bind
1 If thou shalt at all
1 take
1 to pledge,
1 No man shall take
1 for he taketh
1 We have dealt very
1 corruptly
1 For thou hast taken a pledge
1 they take
1 chastisement, I will not offend
1 that spoil
1 brought thee forth:
1 there she brought thee forth
1 laid to pledge
1 Bands;
1 even Bands,
1 it shall bind
1 hath not withheld
1 nor take
1 is corrupt,
1 Behold, he travaileth
1 to bind.
1 shall be bound:
1 shall be bound
1 and bind

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

Related words


H2255 חבל chăbal
(Chaldee); corresponding to H2254; to ruin

KJV Usage: destroy, hurt.

H2256 חבל חבל chebel chêbel
חבל חבל
chebel chêbel
kheh'-bel, khay'-bel
From H2254; a rope (as twisted), especially a measuring line; by implication a district or inheritance (as measured); or a noose (as of cords); figuratively a company (as if tied together); also a throe (especially of parturition); also ruin

KJV Usage: band, coast, company, cord, country, destruction, line, lot, pain, pang, portion, region, rope, snare, sorrow, tackling.

H2258 חבלה חבל chăbôl chăbôlâh
חבלה חבל
chăbôl chăbôlâh
khab-ole', khab-o-law'
From H2254; a pawn (as security for debt)

KJV Usage: pledge.

H2259 חבל chôbêl
Active participle from H2254 (in the sense of handling ropes); a sailor

KJV Usage: pilot, shipmaster.

H2260 חבּל chibbêl
From H2254 (in the sense of furnished with ropes); a mast

KJV Usage: mast.

H8458 תּחבּוּלה תּחבּלה tachbûlâh tachbûlâh
תּחבּוּלה תּחבּלה
tachbûlâh tachbûlâh
takh-boo-law', takh-boo-law'
From H2254 as denominative from H2256; (only in plural) properly steerage (as a management of ropes), that is, (figuratively) guidance or (by implication) a plan

KJV Usage: good advice, (wise) counsels.