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:

1 Chronicles 26:9: "And Meshelemiah and brethren, strong men, strong men, eighteen."
1 Chronicles 26:30: "And of the Hebronites, and his brethren, men of valor, men of valor, a thousand and seven hundred,"
1 Chronicles 26:31: "they were sought for, and there were found among them mighty men of valor at Jazer of Gilead."
1 Chronicles 26:32: "And his brethren, of valor, were two thousand and seven hundred chief fathers,"
1 Chronicles 28:1: "the officers, and with the mighty men, and with all the valiant men, unto Jerusalem."
2 Chronicles 9:1: "at Jerusalem, with a very great company, and camels that bore spices, and gold"
2 Chronicles 13:3: "the battle in array with an army of valiant men of war, even four hundred"
2 Chronicles 13:3: "thousand chosen men, being mighty men of valor."
2 Chronicles 14:8: "And Asa an army of men that bore targets and spears, out of Judah"
2 Chronicles 14:8: "thousand: all these were mighty men of valor."
2 Chronicles 14:9: "them Zerah the Ethiopian with a host of a thousand thousand, and three hundred"
2 Chronicles 16:4: "the captains of his armies against the cities of Israel; and they smote"
2 Chronicles 16:7: "the LORD thy God, therefore is the host of the king of Syria escaped"
2 Chronicles 16:8: "the Ethiopians and the Lubims a huge host, with very many chariots and horsemen?"
2 Chronicles 17:2: "And he placed forces in all the fenced cities of Judah, and set garrisons"
2 Chronicles 17:13: "and the men of war, mighty men of valor, were in Jerusalem."
2 Chronicles 17:14: "the chief, and with him mighty men of valor three hundred thousand."
2 Chronicles 17:16: "and with him two hundred thousand mighty men of valor."
2 Chronicles 17:17: "Eliada a mighty man of valor, and with him armed men with bow and shield"
2 Chronicles 23:14: "the captains of hundreds that were set over the host, and said unto them, Have her forth of the ranges:"
2 Chronicles 24:23: "And it came to pass of the year, that the host of Syria came up against him: and they came"
2 Chronicles 24:24: "For the army of the Syrians came with a small company of men, and the LORD delivered"
2 Chronicles 24:24: "delivered a very great host into their hand, because they had forsaken"
2 Chronicles 25:6: "thousand mighty men of valor out of Israel for a hundred talents"
2 Chronicles 26:11: "Moreover Uzziah a host of fighting men, that went out to war by bands,"
2 Chronicles 26:12: "of the chief of the fathers of the mighty men of valor were two thousand and six hundred."
2 Chronicles 26:13: "And under was an army, three hundred thousand and seven"
2 Chronicles 26:13: "and five hundred, that made war with mighty power, to help the king"
2 Chronicles 26:17: "him fourscore priests of the LORD, that were valiant men: that were valiant men:"
2 Chronicles 28:6: "in one day, which were all valiant men; valiant men; because they had forsaken the LORD"
2 Chronicles 32:21: "which cut off all the mighty men of valor, and the leaders and captains in the camp of the king"
2 Chronicles 33:14: "and raised it up a very great height, and put captains of war in all the fenced cities"
Ezra 8:22: "to require of the king a band of soldiers and horsemen to help us against the enemy"
Nehemiah 2:9: "Now the king had sent captains of the army and horsemen with"
Nehemiah 4:2: "And he spoke his brethren and the army of Samaria, and said, What do"
Nehemiah 11:6: "hundred threescore and eight valiant men."
Nehemiah 11:14: "And their brethren, of valor, a hundred twenty and eight: and their overseer"
Esther 1:3: "unto all his princes and his servants; the power of Persia and Media, the nobles and princes"
Esther 8:11: "to slay, and to cause to perish, all the power of the people and province that would assault"
Job 5:5: "the thorns, and the robber swalloweth up their substance."
Job 15:29: "He shall not neither shall his substance continue, neither shall he prolong the perfection"
Job 20:15: "He hath swallowed down riches, and he shall vomit them up again: God shall cast them out of his belly."
Job 20:18: "and shall not swallow it down: according to his substance shall the restitution be, and he shall not rejoice"
Job 21:7: "become old, yea, are mighty in power?"
Job 31:25: "If because my wealth was great, and because mine hand had gotten"
Psalms 18:32: "It is God me with strength, and maketh my way perfect."
Psalms 18:39: "For thou hast girded me with strength unto the battle: thou hast subdued under me those that rose up"
Psalms 33:16: "saved by the multitude of a host: a mighty man is not delivered by much"
Psalms 33:17: "neither shall he deliver any by his great strength."
Psalms 49:6: "They that trust their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches;"

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