H2388 חזק - Strong's Hebrew Lexicon Number

A primitive root; to fasten upon; hence to seize, be strong (figuratively courageous, causatively strengthen, cure, help, repair, fortify), obstinate; to bind, restrain, conquer

KJV Usage: aid, amend, X calker, catch, cleave, confirm, be constant, constrain, continue, be of good (take) courage (-ous, -ly), encourage (self), be established, fasten, force, fortify, make hard, harden, help, (lay) hold (fast), lean, maintain, play the man, mend, become (wax) mighty, prevail, be recovered, repair, retain, seize, be (wax) sore, strengten (self), be stout, be (make, shew, wax) strong (-er), be sure, take (hold), be urgent, behave self valiantly, withstand.

Brown-Driver-Briggs' Hebrew Definitions


1. to strengthen, prevail, harden, be strong, become strong, be courageous, be firm, grow firm, be resolute, be sore
a. (Qal)
1. to be strong, grow strong 1a
b. to prevail, prevail upon 1a
c. to be firm, be caught fast, be secure 1a
d. to press, be urgent 1a
e. to grow stout, grow rigid, grow hard (bad sense) 1a
f. to be severe, be grievous
1. to strengthen
g. (Piel)
1. to make strong
2. to restore to strength, give strength
3. to strengthen, sustain, encourage
4. to make strong, make bold, encourage
5. to make firm
6. to make rigid, make hard
h. (Hiphil)
1. to make strong, strengthen
2. to make firm
3. to display strength
4. to make severe
5. to support
6. to repair
7. to prevail, prevail upon
8. to have or take or keep hold of, retain, hold up, sustain, support
9. to hold, contain
i. (Hithpael)
1. to strengthen oneself
2. to put forth strength, use one's strength
3. to withstand
4. to hold strongly with
Origin: a primitive root
TWOT: 636
Parts of Speech: Verb

View how H2388 חזק is used in the Bible

First 30 of 266 occurrences of H2388 חזק

Genesis 19:16 laid hold
Genesis 21:18 and hold
Genesis 41:56 became severe
Genesis 41:57 was severe
Genesis 47:20 prevailed
Genesis 48:2 strengthened
Exodus 4:4 and caught
Exodus 4:21 but I will harden
Exodus 7:13 And he hardened
Exodus 7:22 was hardened,
Exodus 8:19 was hardened,
Exodus 9:2 and wilt hold
Exodus 9:12 hardened
Exodus 9:35 was hardened,
Exodus 10:20 hardened
Exodus 10:27 hardened
Exodus 11:10 hardened
Exodus 12:33 were urgent
Exodus 14:4 And I will harden
Exodus 14:8 hardened
Exodus 14:17 And I, behold, I will harden
Leviticus 25:35 then thou shalt relieve
Numbers 13:20 in it, or not. And be ye of good courage,
Deuteronomy 1:38 there: encourage
Deuteronomy 3:28 and encourage
Deuteronomy 11:8 that ye may be strong,
Deuteronomy 12:23 Only be sure
Deuteronomy 22:25 shall force
Deuteronomy 25:11 and taketh
Deuteronomy 31:6 Be strong

Distinct usage

20 repaired
12 him repaired
7 Be strong
6 prevailed
6 Be strong,
6 to repair
5 strengthened
5 hardened
4 shall be too strong
4 Be of good courage,
4 strengthen
3 was hardened,
3 encouraged
3 and repaired
3 strong,
2 that ye may be strong,
2 and laid hold
2 and strengthened
2 took hold
2 and took
2 and caught hold
2 and prevailed
2 So they strengthened
2 became mighty,
2 of them held
2 and strengthen
2 hath taken hold
2 shall be strong,
2 and be strong,
1 laid hold

Corresponding Greek Words

chazaq see G407 st. andrizo
chazaq G450 an istemi
chazaq G1413 dunastes
chazaq G1415 dunatos
chazaq G2278 echeo
chazaq G2478 ischuros
chazaq G2479 ischus
chazaq G2479 ischus
chazaq G2525 kath istemi
chazaq G2900 krataios
chazaq G2910 kremannumi
chazaq G4337 pros echo
chazaq G4731 stereos
chazaq G5308 hupselos
chazaq hi,qal,pi G2902 krateo
chazaq hithpa. G4342 pros kartereo
chazaq hithp. G436 anth istemi
chazaq hithp. G997 boetheo
chazaq hi. see G1949 st. epi lambano
chazaq hi. see G4284 st. pro echo
chazaq hi. G805 asphalizo
chazaq hi. G971 biazo
chazaq hi. G1209 dechomai
chazaq hi. G1521 eis ago
chazaq hi. G2186 eph istemi
chazaq hi. G2192 echo
chazaq hi. G2594 kartereo
chazaq hi. G2616 kata dunasteuo
chazaq hi. G2904 kratos
chazaq hi. G2983 lambano
chazaq hi. G4337 pros echo
chazaq hi. G4912 sun echo
chazaq hi. G5562 choreo
chazaq hi.,hithp. see G472 st. ant echo
chazaq hi.,pi. see G482 st. anti lambano
chazaq hi.,pi. G2722 kat echo
chazaq pi. see G643 epi skeuazo
chazaq pi. G1325 didomi
chazaq pi. G3870 para kaleo
chazaq pi.,qal. G4732 stereoo
chazaq qal,pi,hi G2729 kat ischuo
chazaq qal,pi,hi G2901 krataioo
chazaq qal,pi,hi G1765 en ischuo
chazaq qal,pi,hith G2480 ischuo
chazaq qal.,pi. G4645 skleruno
chazaq metsach G5380 philo neikos
chazaq hi. G2638 kata lambano *