H2421 חיה - Strong's Hebrew Lexicon Number

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.

Brown-Driver-Briggs' Hebrew Definitions


1. to live, have life, remain alive, sustain life, live prosperously, live for ever, be quickened, be alive, be restored to life or health
a. (Qal)
1. to live 1a
b. to have life 1a
c. to continue in life, remain alive 1a
d. to sustain life, to live on or upon 1a
e. to live (prosperously)
1. to revive, be quickened 1a
f. from sickness 1a
g. from discouragement 1a
h. from faintness 1a
i. from death
j. (Piel)
1. to preserve alive, let live
2. to give life
3. to quicken, revive, refresh 1b
k. to restore to life 1b
l. to cause to grow 1b
m. to restore 1b
n. to revive
o. (Hiphil)
1. to preserve alive, let live
2. to quicken, revive 1c
p. to restore (to health) 1c
q. to revive 1c
r. to restore to life
Origin: a primitive root [compare H2331, H2421]
TWOT: 644
Parts of Speech: Verb

View how H2421 חיה is used in the Bible

First 30 of 235 occurrences of H2421 חיה

Genesis 5:3 lived
Genesis 5:6 lived
Genesis 5:7 lived
Genesis 5:9 lived
Genesis 5:10 lived
Genesis 5:12 lived
Genesis 5:13 lived
Genesis 5:15 lived
Genesis 5:16 lived
Genesis 5:18 lived
Genesis 5:19 lived
Genesis 5:21 lived
Genesis 5:25 lived
Genesis 5:26 lived
Genesis 5:28 lived
Genesis 5:30 lived
Genesis 6:19 to keep them alive
Genesis 6:20 to thee, to keep them alive.
Genesis 7:3 to keep
Genesis 7:3 alive
Genesis 9:28 lived
Genesis 11:11 lived
Genesis 11:13 lived
Genesis 11:15 lived
Genesis 11:16 lived
Genesis 11:17 lived
Genesis 11:18 lived
Genesis 11:19 lived
Genesis 11:20 lived
Genesis 11:21 lived

Distinct usage

37 lived
9 revive
8 live,
8 God save
7 he shall surely
5 shall live
5 live.
4 alive,
3 alive
3 shall live.
3 and live;
3 alive.
3 and live.
2 with him, that we may preserve
2 that we may live,
2 to save
2 alive?
2 and live?
2 that ye may live,
2 shall live,
2 saved
2 live
2 he had restored to life,
2 Shall I recover
2 and not live.
2 shall live;
2 and live:
2 Live;
1 to keep them alive
1 to thee, to keep them alive.

Corresponding Greek Words

chayah G404 ana psucho
chayah G450 an istemi
chayah G980 bioo
chayah G1096 ginomai
chayah G1614 ek teino
chayah G2198 zao
chayah G2222 zoe
chayah G2664 kata pauo
chayah G5199 hugies
chayah hi.,pi. G2221 zogreo
chayah hi.,pi. G5142 trepho
chayah pi,hi,qal see G4046 st. peri poieo
chayah pi. G1295 dia sozo
chayah pi. G1321 didasko
chayah pi. G1817 ex anistemi
chayah pi. G2390 iaomai
chayah pi. G5442 phulasso
chayah pi., hi. G2225 zoogoneo
chayah pi., hi. G2227 zoo poieo
chayah qal,pi,hi G1625 ek trepho
chayah qal,pi,hi G4982 sozo