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:

2 Samuel 24:4: "of the host. And Joab and the captains of the host went out from the presence of the king, to number"
2 Samuel 24:9: "eight hundred thousand valiant men that drew the sword; and the men"
1 Kings 1:42: "unto him, Come in; for thou art a valiant man, and bringest good tidings."
1 Kings 1:52: "If he will show himself a worthy man, there shall not a hair of"
1 Kings 10:2: "with a very great train, with camels that bore spices, and very"
1 Kings 11:28: "And the man was a mighty man of valor: and Solomon seeing the young man"
1 Kings 15:20: "and sent the captains of the hosts which he had against the cities of Israel,"
1 Kings 20:1: "And Ben-hadad of Syria gathered all his host together: gathered all his host together: and there were thirty"
1 Kings 20:19: "came out of the city, and the army which followed"
1 Kings 20:25: "And number thee an army, like the army that thou hast lost, horse"
1 Kings 20:25: "And number like the army that thou hast lost, horse"
2 Kings 2:16: "with thy servants fifty strong strong men; let them go, we pray thee,"
2 Kings 5:1: "unto Syria: he was also a mighty man in valor, but he was a leper."
2 Kings 6:14: "horses, and chariots, and a great host: and they came by night, and compassed"
2 Kings 6:15: "early, and gone forth, behold, a host compassed the city both with horses"
2 Kings 7:6: "of horses, even the noise of a great host: and they said one to another,"
2 Kings 9:5: "And when he came, the captains of the host were sitting; and he said, I have an errand to"
2 Kings 11:15: "the captains of the hundreds, the officers of the host, and said unto them, Have her forth"
2 Kings 15:20: "even of all the mighty men of wealth, of each man fifty shekels"
2 Kings 24:14: "the princes, and all the mighty men of valor, even ten thousand captives, and all"
2 Kings 24:16: "And all of might, even seven thousand, and craftsmen and smiths a thousand,"
2 Kings 25:1: "came, he, and all his host, against Jerusalem, and pitched against"
2 Kings 25:5: " And the army pursued after the king, and overtook him in the plains of Jericho:"
2 Kings 25:5: "him in the plains of Jericho: and all his army were scattered from"
2 Kings 25:10: "And all the army of the Chaldees, that were with the captain of the guard, broke down the walls"
2 Kings 25:23: "And when all of the armies, they and their men, heard that the king"
2 Kings 25:26: "both small and great, and the captains of the armies, arose, and came to Egypt:"
1 Chronicles 5:18: "the tribe of Manasseh, of valiant men, valiant men, men able to bear buckler"
1 Chronicles 5:24: "and Jahdiel, mighty men of valor, famous men, and heads of the house"
1 Chronicles 7:2: "house, to wit, of Tola: they were valiant men of might in their generations; whose number was in the days of David"
1 Chronicles 7:5: "the families of Issachar were valiant men of might, reckoned in all by their genealogies fourscore and seven"
1 Chronicles 7:7: "of the house of their fathers, mighty men of valor; and were reckoned by their genealogies twenty and two thousand"
1 Chronicles 7:9: "of the house of their fathers, mighty men of valor, was twenty thousand and two hundred."
1 Chronicles 7:11: "by the heads of their fathers, mighty men of valor, were seventeen thousand and two hundred"
1 Chronicles 7:40: "house, choice and mighty men of valor, chief of the princes. And the number throughout the genealogy"
1 Chronicles 8:40: "were mighty men of valor, archers, and had many sons,"
1 Chronicles 9:13: "and seven hundred and threescore; very able men very able men for the work of the service of the house"
1 Chronicles 10:12: "They arose, the valiant men, and took away the body of Saul,"
1 Chronicles 11:22: "of Jehoiada, the son of a valiant man of Kabzeel, who had done many"
1 Chronicles 11:26: "Also the valiant men of the armies were, Asahel the brother of Joab, Elhanan the son of Dodo"
1 Chronicles 12:8: "into the hold to the wilderness men of might, and men of war fit for the battle, that could handle"
1 Chronicles 12:21: "the band of the rovers: for they were all mighty men of valor, and were captains in the host."
1 Chronicles 12:25: "of Simeon, mighty men of valor for the war, seven thousand and one hundred."
1 Chronicles 12:28: "And Zadok, mighty of valor, and of his father's house twenty and two"
1 Chronicles 12:30: "and eight hundred, mighty men of valor, famous throughout the house of their fathers."
1 Chronicles 18:9: "had smitten all the host of Hadarezer king of Zobah;"
1 Chronicles 20:1: "to battle, Joab led forth the power of the army, and wasted the country"
1 Chronicles 26:6: "for they were mighty men of valor."
1 Chronicles 26:7: "and Obed, Elzabad, whose brethren were strong men, were strong men, Elihu, and Semachiah."
1 Chronicles 26:8: "of Obed-edom: they and their sons and their brethren, able men for strength for the service,"

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