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Bible Lexicons

Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Strong's #2416 - חַי

Transliteration
chay
Phonetics
khah'ee
Origin
from (02421)
Parts of Speech
N/A
TWOT
644a
Definition
Brown-Driver-Briggs'

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)

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 444 ‑ ἄνθρωπος (anth'‑ro‑pos);  979 ‑ βίος (bee'‑os);  2342 ‑ θηρίον (thay‑ree'‑on);  2349 ‑ θνητός (thnay‑tos');  5199 ‑ ὑγιής (hoog‑ee‑ace');  2062 ‑ ἑρπετόν (her‑pet‑on');  2225 ‑ ζῳογονέω (dzo‑og‑on‑eh'‑o);  2226 ‑ ζῷον (dzo'‑on);  2342 ‑ θηρίον (thay‑ree'‑on);  2934 ‑ κτῆνος (ktay'‑nos);  5001 ‑ τάγμα (tag'‑mah);  5074 ‑ τετράπους (tet‑rap'‑ooce);  5590 ‑ ψυχή (psoo‑khay');  2222 ‑ ζωή (dzo‑ay');  
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KJV (498)
Genesis
66
Exodus
9
Leviticus
35
Numbers
7
Deuteronomy
21
Joshua
4
Judges
2
Ruth
2
1 Samuel
26
2 Samuel
23
1 Kings
26
2 Kings
21
2 Chronicles
5
Job
24
Psalms
51
Proverbs
34
Ecclesiastes
20
Song of Solomon
1
Isaiah
18
Jeremiah
23
Lamentations
3
Ezekiel
58
Daniel
3
Hosea
6
Amos
2
Jonah
3
Zephaniah
3
Zechariah
1
Malachi
1
HCS ( 0 )
HCS (495)
Genesis
65
Exodus
9
Leviticus
31
Numbers
7
Deuteronomy
21
Joshua
4
Judges
2
Ruth
2
1 Samuel
27
2 Samuel
22
1 Kings
26
2 Kings
21
2 Chronicles
5
Job
24
Psalms
50
Proverbs
34
Ecclesiastes
21
Song of Solomon
1
Isaiah
18
Jeremiah
23
Lamentations
3
Ezekiel
60
Daniel
3
Hosea
6
Amos
2
Jonah
3
Zephaniah
3
Zechariah
1
Malachi
1
BSB (547)
Genesis
112
Exodus
9
Leviticus
33
Numbers
7
Deuteronomy
21
Joshua
4
Judges
2
Ruth
2
1 Samuel
27
2 Samuel
24
1 Kings
26
2 Kings
21
2 Chronicles
5
Job
24
Psalms
51
Proverbs
34
Ecclesiastes
21
Song of Solomon
1
Isaiah
19
Jeremiah
23
Lamentations
3
Ezekiel
59
Daniel
3
Hosea
6
Amos
2
Jonah
3
Zephaniah
3
Zechariah
1
Malachi
1
ESV (864)
Genesis
66
Exodus
320
Leviticus
35
Numbers
7
Deuteronomy
20
Joshua
4
Judges
2
Ruth
2
1 Samuel
26
2 Samuel
22
1 Kings
26
2 Kings
20
2 Chronicles
5
Job
22
Psalms
51
Proverbs
34
Ecclesiastes
19
Song of Solomon
64
Isaiah
19
Jeremiah
20
Lamentations
3
Ezekiel
58
Daniel
3
Hosea
6
Amos
2
Jonah
3
Zephaniah
3
Zechariah
1
Malachi
1
WEB (493)
Genesis
65
Exodus
9
Leviticus
35
Numbers
7
Deuteronomy
21
Joshua
4
Judges
2
Ruth
2
1 Samuel
26
2 Samuel
22
1 Kings
26
2 Kings
21
2 Chronicles
5
Job
22
Psalms
50
Proverbs
33
Ecclesiastes
20
Song of Solomon
1
Isaiah
19
Jeremiah
23
Lamentations
3
Ezekiel
58
Daniel
3
Hosea
6
Amos
2
Jonah
3
Zephaniah
3
Zechariah
1
Malachi
1
Verse Results
Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

1171) ih (ההי HhY) AC: Live CO: Stomach AB: Life: When the stomach is empty one is famished and week and when it is filled one is revived. This organ is seen as the life as an empty stomach is like death but a revived stomach is life.

A) ih (ההי HhY) AC: ? CO: Stomach AB: Life

Nf ) ih (ההי HhY) - Stomach: Literally the organ that holds food (see Job 38:39) but figurative of life. [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (508): live, life, beast, alive, creature, running, living thing, raw, springing, appetite, quick - Strongs: H (), 2416">H2417"translation="">2416 (), H2417 ()

Nf3) tfih (ההיות HhYWT) - Living: KJV (1): living - Strongs: H2424 (חַיּוּת)

H) eih (ההיה HhYH) AC: ? CO: Sustenance AB: Life

V) eih (ההיה HhYH) - Live: The revival of life from food or other necessity. [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (268): (vf: Paal, Hiphil, Piel) live, alive, save, quicken, revive, life, recover - Strongs: H2418 (חֲיָא), H2421 (חָיָה)

Nm) eih (ההיה HhYH) - Lively: Having the vigor of life. KJV (1): lively - Strongs: H2422 (חָיֶה)

hf1) eihm (מההיה MHhYH) - Sustenance: A food that revives life. KJV (8): revive, quick, preserve life, sustenance, victuals, recover - Strongs: H4241 (מִחְיָה)

K) fih (ההיו HhYW) AC: ? CO: Beast AB: ?

Nf1 ) efih (ההיוה HhYWH) - Beast: A living creature. [Aramaic only] KJV (20): beast - Strongs: H2423 (חֵיוָה)

M) iih (ההיי HhYY) AC: ? CO: ? AB: Life

V) iih (ההיי HhYY) - Live: KJV (23): (vf: Paal, Piel) live, life - Strongs: H2425 (חָיַי)

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

חַי constr. חֵי fem. חַיָּה, pl. חַיִּים fem. חַיּוֹת (from the root חָיַי).

(A) adj.

(1) alive, living, Genesis 43:7, חַי הֲעוֹד אֲבִיכֶם “is your father yet alive?” verses 27 Genesis 43:27, 28 Genesis 43:28, 45:3, 26 Genesis 45:26, 46:30. כָּל חַי “every living thing;” Genesis 3:20, 8:21. חֵי הָעוֹלָם “he who lives for ever,” i.e. God, Daniel 12:7. This is an accustomed formula in swearing, חַי יְהֹוָה “Jehovah (is) living,” i.e. as God liveth; Ruth 3:13; 1 Samuel 14:45. חַי אֱלֹהִים 2 Samuel 2:27 poet. חַי אֵל Job 27:2, and חַי אָנִי “as I live,” when Jehovah himself swears, Numbers 14:21, 28 Numbers 14:28; Deuteronomy 32:40; Jeremiah 22:24; Ezekiel 5:11, 14:16, 18 Ezekiel 14:18, 20 Ezekiel 14:20, etc.; also used of the oath of a king, Jeremiah 46:18, [but this King is יְהֹוָה צְבָאוֹת שְׁמוֹ]. חַיִּים “those who are alive,” i.e. men. Ecclesiastes 6:8, אֶרֶץ חַיִּים “the land of the living,” as opposed to the place or state of the dead (Hades), Ezekiel 26:20, 32:23.

(2) lively, vigorous, 2 Samuel 23:20, according to כתיב: (אִישׁ חַיִל קרי). Compare חָיֶה. Also, flourishing, prosperous [“according to some”], 1 Samuel 25:6.

(3) reviving; hence metaph. כָּעֵת חַיָּה Genesis 18:10, 14 Genesis 18:14; 2 Kings 4:16, 17 2 Kings 4:17 at the reviving of the season, i.e. the year, in the next spring, when the winter is past, περιπλομένου ἐνιαυτοῦ (Od. xi. 247).

(4) raw, used of flesh, 1 Samuel 2:15; Leviticus 13:14, seq.

(5) fresh, as of a plant in its greenness, Psalms 58:10 as of running water, opposed to that which is stagnant and putrescent, which is caned in Arabic اما امبت dead water. Genesis 26:19; Leviticus 14:5, 50 Leviticus 14:50.

(B) subst. life, Leviticus 25:36. [ 1 Samuel 25:6, “and say ye thus, לֶחָי֑ to life (i.e. to welfare), hail!” to be regarded as a form of salutation, and not as being here the adj. See Thes.] So in the formula of swearing, [“when by created things”]. חֵי פַרְעֹה by the life of Pharaoh, Genesis 42:15, 16 Genesis 42:16חֵי נַפְשְׁךָ by thy life, 1 Samuel 1:26, 17:55. The name of Jehovah is in the same sentence preceded by חַי (see letter A, 1); whence חַי יְהֹוָה וְחֵי נַפְשְׁךָ 1 Samuel 20:3, 25:26. It is much more usual to use in this sense the

Pl. חַיִּים, once חַיִּין Job 24:22, life, Genesis 2:7, 3:14 17:7, 15 Genesis 17:15, etc. רוּחַ חַ֤יִּים the breath of life, Genesis 6:17 עֵץ הַחַיִּים the tree of life, i.e. of life of long duration, θεοεικελοῦ or immortality, Genesis 2:9 compare 3:22, 24. Hence

(a) living, sustenance, βίος, Proverbs 27:27.

(b) refreshment, Proverbs 3:22, 4:22.

(c) prosperity, welfare (comp. Syr. ܚܰܪ̈ܐܶ Luke 19:9, for the Greek σωτηρία), happiness, Psalms 34:13; Proverbs 4:22, 23 12:28 13:14 14:27. אֹרַה חַיִּים the way of welfare, Proverbs 2:19, 5:6.

חַי Ch. emph. st. חַיָּא, pl. חַיִּין.

(1) adj. alive, living, Daniel 2:30, 4:14, 31 6:21, 27.

(2) Pl. חַיִּין as a subst. life, Ezra 6:10; Daniel 7:12.

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בְּחֵ֣י בְּחַ֫יָּ֥י בְּחַיֵּיהֶ֔ם בְּחַיֶּֽיהָ׃ בְּחַיֶּֽיךָ׃ בְּחַיַּ֥ת בְּחַיָּ֑י בְּחַיָּ֣יו בְּחַיָּֽיו׃ בְחַיַּ֔י בְחַיָּ֑י בְחַיָּיו֙ בַּֽחַיִּ֑ים בַּֽחַיִּ֔ים בַּֽחַיִּ֗ים בַּֽחַיִּֽין׃ בַּֽחַיִּים֮ בַּחַיִּ֖ים בחי בחיי בחייה׃ בחייהם בחייו בחייו׃ בחייך׃ בחיים בחיין׃ בחית הֶחָ֑י הֶחָֽי׃ הַ֣חַיִּ֔ים הַֽחַיִּ֑ים הַֽחַיִּ֔ים הַֽחַיִּ֖ים הַֽחַיִּ֛ים הַֽחַיִּֽים׃ הַֽחַיִּים֙ הַֽחַיִּים׃ הַֽחַיָּ֔ה הַֽחַיָּ֖ה הַֽחַיָּ֗ה הַֽחַיָּ֛ה הַֽחַיָּ֣ה הַֽחַיָּ֣ה ׀ הַֽחַיָּ֥ה הַֽחַיָּה֒ הַֽחַיָּה֙ הַֽחַיּ֔וֹת הַֽחַיּוֹת֙ הַחַ֔י הַחַ֖י הַחַ֛י הַחַ֜י הַחַי֒ הַחַי֙ הַחַיִּ֑ים הַחַיִּ֖ים הַחַיִּ֗ים הַחַיִּ֤ים הַחַיִּֽים׃ הַחַיָּ֔ה הַחַיָּ֖ה הַחַיָּ֗ה הַחַיָּ֨ה הַחַיָּֽה׃ הַחַיָּה֙ הַחַיּ֑וֹת הַחַיּ֖וֹת הַחַיּ֗וֹת הַחַיּ֜וֹת הָ֠חַי החי החי׃ החיה החיה׃ החיות החיים החיים׃ וְ֝חַיִּ֗ים וְ֝חַיָּת֗וֹ וְ֝חַיָּתָ֗ם וְ֝חַיָּתֹו וְ֭חַיִּים וְהַחַ֖י וְהַחַיּ֖וֹת וְחֵ֖י וְחֵ֣י וְחֵֽי־ וְחֵי֙ וְחַ֥י וְחַֽיְתוֹ־ וְחַיִּֽים׃ וְחַיַּ֖ת וְחַיַּ֗י וְחַיַּ֣ת וְחַיַּ֥ת וְחַיָּ֤ה וְחַיָּת֔וֹ וְלַֽחַיָּ֖ה וּֽמֵחַיַּ֥ת וּבַ֣חַיָּ֔ה וּלְחַיַּ֣ת ובחיה והחי והחיות וחי וחי־ וחיה וחיי וחיים וחיים׃ וחית וחיתו וחיתו־ וחיתם ולחיה ולחית ומחית חֵ֣י חֵ֤י חֵ֥י חֵֽי־ חַ֔י חַ֖י חַ֗י חַ֚י חַ֛י חַ֛יִל חַ֝יִּ֗ים חַ֝יַּ֗י חַ֣י חַ֣י ׀ חַ֥י חַ֨י חַ֫יִּ֥ים חַ֭יִּים חַי֙ חַיְת֖וֹ חַיְת֣וֹ חַיְתוֹ־ חַיִּ֑ים חַיִּ֔ים חַיִּ֖ים חַיִּ֗ים חַיִּ֜ים חַיִּ֣ים חַיִּ֤ים ׀ חַיִּ֥ים חַיִּ֪ים חַיִּֽים׃ חַיִּים֙ חַיֵּ֖ינוּ חַיֵּ֣י חַיֵּ֥י חַיֵּיהֶ֜ם חַיֵּיהֶֽם׃ חַיֵּיכֶ֑ם חַיֶּ֑יךָ חַיֶּ֔יךָ חַיֶּ֙יךָ֙ חַיֶּ֙ךָ֙ חַיֶּֽיה׃ חַיֶּֽיךָ׃ חַיַּ֑י חַיַּ֔י חַיַּ֖י חַיַּ֣ת חַיַּ֤ת חַיַּ֥ת חַיַּ֨ת חַיַּ֪ת חַיַּי֙ חַיַּי֮ חַיָּ֑ה חַיָּ֑י חַיָּ֑יְכִי חַיָּ֑יו חַיָּ֔ה חַיָּ֔י חַיָּ֔יו חַיָּ֖ה חַיָּ֛ה חַיָּ֛יו חַיָּ֜ה חַיָּ֣ה חַיָּ֣ה ׀ חַיָּ֤ה חַיָּ֥ה חַיָּֽה־ חַיָּֽה׃ חַיָּֽו׃ חַיָּֽי׃ חַיָּֽיו׃ חַיָּה֙ חַיָּת֖וֹ חַיָּת֣וֹ חַיָּתְךָ֥ חַיָּתִ֑י חַיָּתָ֑ם חַיָּתָֽם׃ חַיּ֑וֹת חַיּ֖וֹת חַיּ֥וֹת חַיָּ֛יו חַיּוֹת֙ חַי־ חָ֑י חָ֔י חָ֥י חָֽי׃ חי חי־ חי׃ חיה חיה־ חיה׃ חיו׃ חיות חיי חיי׃ חייה חייהם חייהם׃ חייו חייו׃ חייך חייך׃ חייכי חייכם חיים חיים׃ חיינו חיך חיל חית חיתו חיתו־ חיתי חיתך חיתם חיתם׃ לְ֭חַיִּים לְ֭חַיַּת לְחַיְתוֹ־ לְחַיִּ֑ים לְחַיִּ֔ים לְחַיֵּ֣י לְחַיֵּי־ לְחַיַּ֥ת לֶחָ֑י לַֽחַיָּ֔ה לַחַיִּ֖ים לַחַיָּ֖ה לַחַיָּ֗ה לַחַיָּ֥ה לחי לחיה לחיי לחיי־ לחיים לחית לחיתו־ מֵֽחַיִּ֔ים מֵֽחַיִּ֗ים מֵחַיָּֽי׃ מחיי׃ מחיים ba·ḥay·yîm ba·ḥay·yîn bachaiYim BachaiYin baḥayyîm baḥayyîn bə·ḥay·yaṯ bə·ḥay·yāw ḇə·ḥay·yāw bə·ḥay·yāy ḇə·ḥay·yay ḇə·ḥay·yāy bə·ḥay·ye·hā bə·ḥay·yê·hem bə·ḥay·ye·ḵā bə·ḥê beChaiYai bechaiYat bechaiYav bechaiYeicha bechaiYeiha bechaiyeiHem beChei bəḥayyaṯ bəḥayyāw ḇəḥayyāw bəḥayyāy ḇəḥayyay ḇəḥayyāy bəḥayyehā bəḥayyêhem bəḥayyeḵā bəḥê Chai chaiYah chaiYai chaiYat chaiyaTam chaiyateCha chaiyaTi chaiyaTo chaiYav chaiYayechi chaiYecha chaiYei chaiYeicha chaiyeiChem chaiYeih chaiyeiHem chaiYeinu chaiYim chaiYot Chayil chayTo chaytov chei ha·ḥay hā·ḥay ha·ḥay·yāh ha·ḥay·yîm ha·ḥay·yō·wṯ ḥa·yil Hachai hachaiYah hachaiYim hachaiYot haḥay hāḥay haḥayyāh haḥayyîm haḥayyōwṯ ḥay ḥāy ḥay- ḥay·ṯōw ḥay·ṯōw- ḥay·yā·ṯām ḥay·yā·ṯə·ḵā ḥay·yā·ṯî ḥay·yā·ṯōw ḥay·yā·yə·ḵî ḥay·yāh ḥay·yāh- ḥay·yaṯ ḥay·yāw ḥay·yay ḥay·yāy ḥay·yê ḥay·yê·hem ḥay·ye·ḵā ḥay·yê·ḵem ḥay·yê·nū ḥay·yeh ḥay·yîm ḥay·yō·wṯ ḥayil ḥayṯōw ḥayṯōw- ḥayyāh ḥayyāh- ḥayyaṯ ḥayyāṯām ḥayyāṯəḵā ḥayyāṯî ḥayyāṯōw ḥayyāw ḥayyay ḥayyāy ḥayyāyəḵî ḥayyê ḥayyeh ḥayyêhem ḥayyeḵā ḥayyêḵem ḥayyênū ḥayyîm ḥayyōwṯ ḥê ḥê- he·ḥāy heChai heḥāy la·ḥay·yāh la·ḥay·yîm lachaiYah lachaiYim laḥayyāh laḥayyîm le·ḥāy lə·ḥay·ṯōw- lə·ḥay·yaṯ lə·ḥay·yê lə·ḥay·yê- lə·ḥay·yîm leChai Lechaiyat lechaiyei lechaiYim lechaytov leḥāy ləḥayṯōw- ləḥayyaṯ ləḥayyê ləḥayyê- ləḥayyîm mê·ḥay·yāy mê·ḥay·yîm mechaiYai mechaiYim mêḥayyāy mêḥayyîm ū·ḇa·ḥay·yāh ū·lə·ḥay·yaṯ ū·mê·ḥay·yaṯ ūḇaḥayyāh ulechaiYat ūləḥayyaṯ umechaiYat ūmêḥayyaṯ uVachaiYah veChai vechaiYah vechaiYai vechaiYat vechaiyaTam vechaiyaTo Vechaiyatov vechaiYav vechaiYim vechaytov veChei vehaChai vehachaiYot velachaiYah wə·ha·ḥay wə·ha·ḥay·yō·wṯ wə·ḥay wə·ḥay·ṯōw- wə·ḥay·yā·ṯām wə·ḥay·yā·ṯōw wə·ḥay·yāh wə·ḥay·yaṯ wə·ḥay·yay wə·ḥay·yîm wə·ḥê wə·ḥê- wə·la·ḥay·yāh wəhaḥay wəhaḥayyōwṯ wəḥay wəḥayṯōw- wəḥayyāh wəḥayyaṯ wəḥayyāṯām wəḥayyāṯōw wəḥayyay wəḥayyîm wəḥê wəḥê- wəlaḥayyāh
Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for StudyLight.org. Copyright 1999-2021. All Rights Reserved, Jeff Garrison, Gdansk, Poland.
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