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fōr´sis ( חיל , ḥayil ):

(1) The word is used as a military term, equivalent to army, in 2 Kings 25:23 , 2 Kings 25:16 (where the King James Version reads "armies"); 2 Chronicles 17:2 ; Jeremiah 40:7 , etc. See ARMY .

(2) In Isaiah 60:5 , Isaiah 60:11 , it is rendered in the Revised Version (British and American) by "wealth," and in Ob Isaiah 60:11 , by "substance."

Two other Hebrew words are also translated "forces" in the King James Version, ma'ămaccı̄m (Job 36:19 ), and mā‛ōz (Daniel 11:38 ), the latter being rendered in the Revised Version (British and American) "fortresses.»

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Forces'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. 1915.

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