Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #2416: chay (pronounced khah'-ee)

from 2421; alive; hence, raw (flesh); fresh (plant, water, year), strong; also (as noun, especially in the feminine singular and masculine plural) life (or living thing), whether literally or figuratively:--+ age, alive, appetite, (wild) beast, company, congregation, life(-time), live(-ly), living (creature, thing), maintenance, + merry, multitude, + (be) old, quick, raw, running, springing, troop.

Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew Lexicon:


1) living, alive (adjective)

1a) green (of vegetation)

1b) flowing, fresh (of water)

1c) lively, active (of man)

1d) reviving (of the springtime)

2) relatives (noun masculine)

3) life (abstract emphatic) (noun masculine)

3a) life

3b) sustenance, maintenance

4) living thing, animal (noun feminine)

4a) animal

4b) life

4c) appetite

4d) revival, renewal

5) community (noun feminine)

Part of Speech: see above in Definition

Relation: from H2421


This word is used 502 times:

Genesis 1:20: "Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above"
Genesis 1:21: "great whales, living creature that moveth, which the waters"
Genesis 1:24: "said, Let the earth bring forth the living after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing,"
Genesis 1:24: "after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so."
Genesis 1:25: "And God made the beast of the earth and cattle after their kind,"
Genesis 1:28: "and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth."
Genesis 1:30: "And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl and to every thing that creepeth"
Genesis 1:30: "upon the earth, wherein there is life, there is life, I have given every green"
Genesis 2:7: "and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul."
Genesis 2:7: "of life; and man became a living soul."
Genesis 2:9: "and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge"
Genesis 2:19: "God formed beast of the field, and every fowl of the air;"
Genesis 2:19: "them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name"
Genesis 2:20: "of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found"
Genesis 3:1: "was more subtle than any beast which the LORD"
Genesis 3:14: "above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon"
Genesis 3:14: "shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:"
Genesis 3:17: "shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;"
Genesis 3:20: "was the mother of all living."
Genesis 3:22: "and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever:"
Genesis 3:24: "to keep the way of the tree of life."
Genesis 6:17: "flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from under heaven; and every thing"
Genesis 6:19: "And of every living thing of all flesh, two"
Genesis 7:11: "hundredth year of Noah's life, month, the seventeenth"
Genesis 7:14: "They, and every beast after his kind, and all after their kind, and every"
Genesis 7:15: "of all flesh, wherein is the breath of life."
Genesis 7:21: "both of fowl, and of cattle, and of beast, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon"
Genesis 7:22: "All in whose nostrils was the breath of life, of all"
Genesis 8:1: "Noah, and every living thing, and all the cattle that was with"
Genesis 8:17: "Bring forth with thee every living thing that thee, of all"
Genesis 8:19: "Every beast, every creeping thing, and every and whatsoever creepeth"
Genesis 8:21: "will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done."
Genesis 9:2: "of you shall be upon every beast of the earth, and upon every fowl"
Genesis 9:3: "Every moving thing that liveth shall be for you; even as the green herb"
Genesis 9:5: "will I require; of every beast will I require it, and at the hand"
Genesis 9:10: "And with every living creature that you, of the fowl, of the cattle,"
Genesis 9:10: "you, of the fowl, of the cattle, and of every beast of the earth with you; from all"
Genesis 9:10: "you; from all that go out of the ark, to every beast of the earth."
Genesis 9:12: "make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual"
Genesis 9:15: "which is between living creature of all flesh; and the waters"
Genesis 9:16: "between God and every living creature of all flesh that"
Genesis 18:10: "I will certainly return unto thee according to the time of life; Sarah thy wife"
Genesis 18:14: "At the time appointed I will return thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son."
Genesis 23:1: "and seven and twenty old: these were the years of the life of Sarah."
Genesis 23:1: "old: these were the years of the life of Sarah."
Genesis 25:6: "from Isaac his son, while he yet lived, eastward, unto the east"
Genesis 25:7: "are the days of the years of Abraham's life he lived, a hundred threescore and fifteen"
Genesis 25:7: "of Abraham's life he lived, a hundred threescore and fifteen"
Genesis 25:17: "And these are the years of the life of Ishmael, a hundred and seven years:"
Genesis 26:19: "and found a well of springing water."

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