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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #2487 - חֲלִיפָה
V) plh (ההלפ HhLP) - I. Through:To pass through, by or over something. [Hebrew and Aramaic] II. Change:To go or pass through one thing to another, an exchange. KJV (32): (vf: Paal, Piel) change, pass, renew, through, grow, abolish, sprout, alter, cut, go, over - Strongs: H2498 (חָלַף), H2499 (חֲלַף)
Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
חֲלִיפָה f. (from the root חָלַף) change. 2 Kings 5:5, עֶשֶׂר חֲלִיפוֹת בְּגָדִים “ten changes of raiment,” that is, ten sets of garments, so that the whole might be changed ten times. -2 Ki. 5:2223 ; Judges 14:12, 13 Judges 14:13; Genesis 45:22 also without בְּגָדִים Judges 14:19. Specially used of soldiers keeping guard by turns, whence metaph. Job 14:14, “all the days of my warfare I will wait עַד־בּוֹא חֲלִיפָתִי until others take my place,” (lit. till my exchanging come:) the miserable condition in Orcus being compared to the hardships of a soldier on watch. [I know not whence this strange piece of theology originated; certainly such ideas form no part of God’s revealed truth.] Elsewhere used of a fresh band succeeding in the stead of those who are wearied; Job 10:17, חֲלִיפוֹת וְצָבָא עִמִּי by ἓν διὰ δυοῖν: “changes and hosts are against me,” i.e. hosts fight against me continuously succeeding one another. Used also of similar changes of workmen, 1 Ki. 5:28, adv. “in alternate courses.”
the Week of Proper 12 / Ordinary 17