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:

Jeremiah 42:1: "Then all of the forces, and Johanan the son of Kareah, and Jezaniah the son"
Jeremiah 42:8: "the son of Kareah, and all the captains of the forces which were with him, and all"
Jeremiah 43:4: "of Kareah, and all the captains of the forces, and all the people, obeyed not"
Jeremiah 43:5: "of Kareah, and all the captains of the forces, took all the remnant"
Jeremiah 46:2: "Against Egypt, the army of Pharaoh Necho king of Egypt, which was"
Jeremiah 46:22: "like a serpent; for they shall march with an army, and come against her with axes, as hewers of wood."
Jeremiah 48:14: "ye, We are mighty and strong men for the war?"
Jeremiah 52:4: "came, he and all his army, against Jerusalem, and pitched against"
Jeremiah 52:8: " But the army pursued after the king, and overtook Zedekiah"
Jeremiah 52:8: "in the plains of Jericho; and all his army was scattered from"
Jeremiah 52:14: "And all the army of the Chaldeans, that were with the captain of the guard, broke down"
Ezekiel 17:17: "Neither with his mighty army and great company make for him in the war,"
Ezekiel 26:12: "And they shall make a spoil of thy riches, and make a prey of thy merchandise: and they shall break down thy walls, and destroy thy pleasant"
Ezekiel 27:10: "and of Phut were in thine army, thy men of war: they hanged the shield"
Ezekiel 27:11: "The men with thine army were upon thy walls round about, and the Gammadims were"
Ezekiel 28:4: "With thy wisdom thou hast gotten thee riches, and hast gotten gold and silver into thy treasures:"
Ezekiel 28:5: "and by thy traffic hast thou increased thy riches, and thine heart is lifted up because of thy riches:"
Ezekiel 28:5: "thy riches, and thine heart is lifted up because of thy riches:"
Ezekiel 29:18: "king of Babylon caused his army to serve a great service against"
Ezekiel 29:18: "yet had he no wages, nor his army, for Tyrus, for the service"
Ezekiel 29:19: "her prey; and it shall be the wages for his army."
Ezekiel 32:31: "his multitude, even Pharaoh and all his army slain by the sword, saith the Lord"
Ezekiel 37:10: "their feet, an exceeding great army."
Ezekiel 38:4: "into thy jaws, and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and horsemen, all"
Ezekiel 38:15: "of them riding upon horses, a great company, and a mighty army:"
Daniel 11:7: "shall one stand up in his estate, which shall come with an army, and shall enter into the fortress of the king"
Daniel 11:10: "and shall assemble a multitude of great forces: and one shall certainly come, and overflow, and pass through:"
Daniel 11:13: "after certain years with a great army and with much riches."
Daniel 11:25: "the king of the south with a great army; and the king of the south shall be stirred up to battle"
Daniel 11:25: "with a very great and mighty army; but he shall not stand: for"
Daniel 11:26: "Yea, they that feed shall destroy him, and his army shall overflow: and many shall fall down slain."
Joel 2:11: "his voice before his army: for his camp is very great:"
Joel 2:22: "her fruit, the fig tree and the vine do yield their strength."
Joel 2:25: "and the caterpillar, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent"
Obadiah 1:11: "on the other side, in the day that the strangers carried away captive his forces, and foreigners entered into his gates,"
Obadiah 1:13: "of their calamity, nor have laid hands on their substance in the day of their calamity;"
Micah 4:13: "and I will consecrate their gain unto the LORD, and their substance unto the Lord of the whole earth."
Nahum 2:3: "The shield is made red, the valiant men are in scarlet: the chariots shall be with flaming"
Habakkuk 3:19: "The LORD is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds' feet, and he will make me to walk upon"
Zephaniah 1:13: " Therefore their goods a booty, and their houses a desolation: they shall also build houses, but not"
Zechariah 4:6: "Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but"
Zechariah 9:4: "will cast her out, and he will smite her power in the sea; and she shall be devoured with fire."
Zechariah 14:14: "shall fight at Jerusalem; and the wealth of all the heathen round about shall be gathered together,"

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