Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #2428: chayil (pronounced khah'-yil)

from 2342; probably a force, whether of men, means or other resources; an army, wealth, virtue, valor, strength:--able, activity, (+) army, band of men (soldiers), company, (great) forces, goods, host, might, power, riches, strength, strong, substance, train, (+)valiant(-ly), valour, virtuous(-ly), war, worthy(-ily).

Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew Lexicon:


1) strength, might, efficiency, wealth, army

1a) strength

1b) ability, efficiency

1c) wealth

1d) force, army

Part of Speech: noun masculine

Relation: from H2342


This word is used 243 times:

Genesis 34:29: "And all their wealth, and all their little ones, and their wives took they captive, and spoiled even all"
Genesis 47:6: "and if thou knowest any men of activity among them, then make them rulers over my"
Exodus 14:4: "them; and I will be honored upon Pharaoh, and upon all his host; that the Egyptians may know that I"
Exodus 14:9: "and chariots of Pharaoh, and his horsemen, and his army, and overtook them encamping by the sea,"
Exodus 14:17: "and they shall follow them: and I will get me honor upon Pharaoh, and upon all his host, upon his chariots, and upon his horsemen."
Exodus 14:28: "the chariots, and the horsemen, and all the host of Pharaoh that came into the sea after"
Exodus 15:4: "Pharaoh's and his host hath he cast into the sea: his chosen captains also are drowned"
Exodus 18:21: "out of all the people able men, such as fear God,"
Exodus 18:25: "And Moses able men out of all Israel, and made"
Numbers 24:18: "for his enemies; and Israel shall do valiantly."
Numbers 31:9: "and all their flocks, and all their goods."
Numbers 31:14: "with the officers of the host, with the captains over thousands, and captains over hundreds,"
Deuteronomy 8:17: "hath gotten me this wealth."
Deuteronomy 8:18: "that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant"
Deuteronomy 11:4: "And what unto the army of Egypt, unto their horses, and to their chariots; how he made"
Deuteronomy 33:11: "Bless, his substance, and accept the work of his hands: smite through the loins"
Joshua 1:14: "armed, all the mighty men of valor, and help"
Joshua 6:2: "Jericho, and the king thereof, and the mighty men of valor."
Joshua 8:3: "thousand mighty men of valor, and sent them away by night."
Joshua 10:7: "with him, and all the mighty men of valor."
Judges 3:29: "lusty, and all men of valor; and there escaped not a man."
Judges 6:12: "him, The LORD is with thee, thou mighty man of valor."
Judges 11:1: "was a mighty man of valor, and he was the son of a harlot:"
Judges 18:2: "five men from their coasts, men of valor, from Zorah,"
Judges 20:44: "men; all these were men of valor."
Judges 20:46: "all these were men of valor."
Judges 21:10: "twelve thousand men of the most valiant, of the most valiant, and commanded"
Ruth 2:1: "of her husband's, a mighty man of wealth, of the family of Elimelech; and his name"
Ruth 3:11: "of my people doth know that thou art a virtuous woman."
Ruth 4:11: "the house of Israel: and do thou worthily in Ephratah, and be famous in Bethlehem:"
1 Samuel 2:4: "are broken, and they that stumbled are girded with strength."
1 Samuel 9:1: "the son of Aphiah, a Benjamite, a mighty man of power."
1 Samuel 10:26: "to Gibeah; and there went with him a band of men, whose hearts God had touched."
1 Samuel 14:48: "And he gathered a host, and smote the Amalekites, and delivered Israel"
1 Samuel 14:52: "strong man, or any valiant man, he took him unto"
1 Samuel 16:18: "that is cunning in playing, and a mighty valiant man, and a man of war, and prudent in matters,"
1 Samuel 17:20: "had commanded him; and he came to the trench, as the host was going forth to the fight, and shouted"
1 Samuel 18:17: "thee to wife: only be thou valiant thou valiant for me, and fight the LORD's battles."
1 Samuel 31:12: "All the valiant men arose, and went all night, and took"
2 Samuel 2:7: "be strengthened, and be ye valiant: ye valiant: for your master Saul"
2 Samuel 8:9: "had smitten all the host of Hadadezer,"
2 Samuel 11:16: "a place where he knew that valiant men"
2 Samuel 13:28: "commanded you? be courageous, and be valiant. valiant."
2 Samuel 17:10: "And he that is valiant, that is valiant, whose heart is as the heart of a lion,"
2 Samuel 17:10: "that thy father is a mighty man, and they which be with him are valiant men."
2 Samuel 22:33: "God and power: and he maketh my way perfect."
2 Samuel 22:40: "For thou hast girded me with strength to battle: them that rose up against me hast thou subdued under"
2 Samuel 23:20: "of Jehoiada, the son of a valiant man, of Kabzeel, who had done many acts,"
2 Samuel 24:2: "to Joab the captain of the host, which was with him, Go now"
2 Samuel 24:4: "Joab, and against the captains of the host. And Joab and the captains of the host went out"

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