H2416 חי - Strong's Hebrew Lexicon Number

From H2421; alive; hence raw (flesh); fresh (plant, water, year), strong; also (as noun, especially in the feminine singular and masculine plural) life (or living thing), whether literally or figuratively

KJV Usage: + age, alive, appetite, (wild) beast, company, congregation, life (-time), live (-ly), living (creature, thing), maintenance, + merry, multitude, + (be) old, quick, raw, running, springing, troop.

Brown-Driver-Briggs' Hebrew Definitions


1. living, alive
a. green (of vegetation)
b. flowing, fresh (of water)
c. lively, active (of man)
d. reviving (of the springtime) n m
2. relatives
3. life (abstract emphatic)
a. life
b. sustenance, maintenance n f
4. living thing, animal
a. animal
b. life
c. appetite
d. revival, renewal
5. community
Origin: from H2421
TWOT: 644a
Parts of Speech:

View how H2416 חי is used in the Bible

First 30 of 496 occurrences of H2416 חי

Genesis 1:20 of life,
Genesis 1:21 and every living
Genesis 1:24 the living
Genesis 1:24 and the beast
Genesis 1:25 the beast
Genesis 1:28 and over every living thing
Genesis 1:30 And to every beast
Genesis 1:30 of life,
Genesis 2:7 of life;
Genesis 2:7 became a living
Genesis 2:9 of life
Genesis 2:19 every beast
Genesis 2:19 every living
Genesis 2:20 and to every beast
Genesis 3:1 than any beast
Genesis 3:14 and above every beast
Genesis 3:14 of thy life:
Genesis 3:17 of thy life;
Genesis 3:20 of all living.
Genesis 3:22 of life,
Genesis 3:24 of life.
Genesis 6:17 of life,
Genesis 6:19 And of every living thing
Genesis 7:11 life,
Genesis 7:14 and every beast
Genesis 7:15 of life.
Genesis 7:21 and of beast,
Genesis 7:22 of life,
Genesis 8:1 and every living thing,
Genesis 8:17 with thee every living thing

Distinct usage

50 liveth,
14 as I live,
11 of life,
9 of his life.
8 of the life
8 of the living.
7 life,
7 beast
7 the living
7 of life
6 of life.
6 alive
6 liveth;
5 of the living
5 of life:
5 my life
4 of thy life:
4 life
4 alive,
4 beasts
4 liveth.
4 and the beasts
4 For the living
4 of the living being
3 to every beast
3 of life;
3 and the beast
3 and the living
3 of his life,
3 of the living,
3 to the beasts
3 tendeth to life:
3 in this life,
3 of living
3 of the living:
3 The beast
3 and his life
3 while he yet lived,
3 And to every beast
3 Therefore, as I live,
2 every living
2 By the life
2 Is he yet alive?
2 alive.
2 the live
2 the beasts
2 raw
2 over running
2 of thy life;
2 of thy life.
2 in his life.
2 was yet alive,
2 that liveth,
2 her the living
2 them alive.
2 them alive,
2 of my life;
2 Beasts,
2 of thy life
2 is life;

Corresponding Greek Words

chai G444 anthropos
chai G979 bios
chai G2342 therion
chai G2349 thnetos
chai G5199 hugies
chayyah G2062 herpeton
chayyah G2225 zoogoneo
chayyah G2226 zoon
chayyah G2342 therion
chayyah G2934 ktenos
chayyah G5001 tagma
chayyah G5074 tetra pous
chayyah G5590 psuche
chayyim G2222 zoe *

Related words


H381 אישׁ־חי אישׁ־חיל 'ı̂ysh - chayil 'ı̂ysh - chay
אישׁ־חי אישׁ־חיל
'ı̂ysh - chayil 'ı̂ysh - chay
eesh-khah'-yil, eesh-khah'ee
From H376 and H2428; man of might; (The second form is by defective transcription used in 2 Samuel 23:20); as if from H376 and H2416; living man; Ishchail (or Ishchai), an Israelite

KJV Usage: a valiant man.

H883 בּאר לחי ראי be 'êr lachay rô'ı̂y
בּאר לחי ראי
be 'êr lachay rô'ı̂y
be-ayr' lakh-ah'ee ro-ee'
From H875 and H2416 (with prefix) and H7208; well of a living (One) my Seer; Beer-lachai-roi, a place in the Desert

KJV Usage: Beer-lahai-roi.

H2419 חיאל chı̂y'êl
From H2416 and H410; living of God; Chiel, an Israelite

KJV Usage: Hiel.

G5590 ψυχή
From G5594; breath, that is, (by implication) spirit, abstractly or concretely (the animal sentient principle only; thus distinguished on the one hand from G4151, which is the rational and immortal soul; and on the other from G2222, which is mere vitality, even of plants: these terms thus exactly correspond respectively to the Hebrew [H5315], [H7307] and [H2416]

KJV Usage: heart (+ -ily), life, mind, soul, + us, + you.

H2421 חיה châyâh

A prim root (compare H2331, H2424); to live, whether literally or figuratively; causatively to revive

KJV Usage: keep (leave, make) alive, X certainly, give (promise) life, (let, suffer to) live, nourish up, preserve (alive), quicken, recover, repair, restore (to life), revive, (X God) save (alive, life, lives), X surely, be whole.

H2331 חוה châvâh
A primitive root; (compare H2324, H2421); properly to live; by implication (intensively) to declare or show

KJV Usage: show.

H2418 חיה חיא chăyâ' chăyâh
חיה חיא
chăyâ' chăyâh
khah-yaw', khah-yaw'
(Chaldee); corresponding to H2421; to live

KJV Usage: live, keep alive.

H2422 חיה châyeh
From H2421; vigorous

KJV Usage: lively.

H2424 חיּוּת chayûth
From H2421; life

KJV Usage: X living.

H2425 חיי châyay
A primitive root (compare H2421); to live; causatively to revive

KJV Usage: live, save life.

H3109 יוחא yôchâ'
Probably from H3068 and a variation of H2421; Jehovah-revived; Jocha, the name of two Israelites

KJV Usage: Joha.

יחואל יחיאל o
ye chı̂y'êl ye chav'êl
yekh-ee-ale', yekh-av-ale'
From H2421 and H410; God will live; Jechiel (or Jechavel), the name of eight Israelites

KJV Usage: Jehiel.

H3174 יחיּה ye chı̂yâh
ye chı̂yâh
From H2421 and H3050; Jah will live; Jechijah, an Israelite

KJV Usage: Jehiah.

H4241 מחיה michyâh
From H2421; preservation of life; hence sustenance; also the live flesh, that is, the quick

KJV Usage: preserve life, quick, recover selves, reviving, sustenance, victuals.