the Week of Proper 4 / Ordinary 9
Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary Hebrew Lexicon
Strong's #2506 - חֵלֶק
1) portion, share, part, territory
1a) portion, share
1b) portion, tract, parcel (of land)
1c) one’s portion, one’s possession
1d) (chosen) portion
1e) portion, award (from God)
2) smoothness, seductiveness, flattery
1 portion, share:
a. of booty Genesis 14:24 (twice in verse); Numbers 31:36 (P) 1 Samuel 30:24 (twice in verse).
b. of food Leviticus 6:10 (P); יאכלו׳כּח ׳ח Deuteronomy 18:8; = food Habakkuk 1:16 ("" מַאֲכָל); so (of unrestricted charity) Ecclesiastes 11:2 see Now.
c. followed by בְּ, share or interest in Ecclesiastes 9:6, with idea of obligation to Genesis 31:14 (E; in father's house), 2 Samuel 20:1 = 1 Kings 12:16 2 Chronicles 10:16 (in royal line; all "" נַחֲלָה); of right ( privilege) in ביהוה׳ח Joshua 22:25,27 (P); Nehemiah 2:20 (in Jerusalem; + צְדָקָה וְזִכָּרוֺן),
d. proper share or part אַעֲנֶה חֶלְקִי Job 32:17i.e. I will do my part in replying. Especially
2 portion, tract, of land:
a. as distributive at conquest Joshua 19:9, seven portions Joshua 18:5,6,9 (all J E) Joshua 18:7 (J E; + נחלה in "" clause), Joshua 15:13; Joshua 19:9 (both P); none for tribe of Levi Deuteronomy 10:9; Deuteronomy 12:12; Deuteronomy 14:27,29; Deuteronomy 18:1; Joshua 18:7 (all D; "" נחלה), Joshua 14:4 (P), none for priests Numbers 18:20 (P; "" verb נחל).
b. of land possessed by people Hosea 5:7; Micah 2:4.
c. portion to be assigned after exile Isaiah 61:7; Ezekiel 45:7; Ezekiel 48:8,21, חֶלְקוֺעַלאַֿדְמַת הַקֹּדֶשׁ Zechariah 2:16.
d. specifically of town-land, district about a town, יִזְרְעֵאל׳ח 2 Kings 9:10,36 + 1 Kings 21:23 (ᵑ0חֵל), ׳יִזְ׳הַשָּׂדֶה בְּח 1 Kings 21:37.
e. הַחֵלֶק Amos 7:4 (opposed to תְּהוֺם) apparently of land of Israel
3 hence portion, i.e. (acquired) possession:
a. of people as ׳י s possession Deuteronomy 32:9 ("" חֶבֶל נחלתו); but especially
b. of ׳י as possession of his servants: of priests, as enjoying perquisites of altar Numbers 18:20 (P; "" נחלה), in spiritual sense Psalm 73:26; Psalm 119:57; Lamentations 3:24; מְנָת חֶלְקִי׳י Psalm 16:5; בְּאֶרֶץ הַחַיִּים׳ח Psalm 142:6; hence יעקב׳ח of ׳י Jeremiah 10:16 = Jeremiah 51:19 (שֵׁבֶט נַחֲלָתוֺ in "" clause)
4 chosen portion, habitual mode of life ׳עִםמְֿנָאֲפִים ח Psalm 50:18 with adulterers is thy chosen life (companionship, shewing character); בְּחַלְּקֵינַֿחַל חֶלְקֵךְ Isaiah 57:6 among smooth (things i.e. stones) of a brook-bed is thy chosen life (of idolatrous habit; see חָלָק); חֶלְקָם בַּחַיִּים Psalm 17:14.
5 portion, award, from God אֱלוֺהַּ׳ח Job 31:2 ("" נחלה); specifically of punishment of wicked Isaiah 17:14 ("" גּוֺרָל), עִםאֵֿל Job 27:13, מֵאֱלֹהִים Job 20:29 ("" נחלה); = profit, reward חֶלְקִי מִכָּלעֲֿמָלִי Ecclesiastes 2:10, compare Ecclesiastes 2:21; Ecclesiastes 3:22; Ecclesiastes 5:17; Ecclesiastes 5:18; Ecclesiastes 9:9. — לְחֵלָק Job 17:5 is dubious: a share of feast, or of booty, Kmp Hi; a prey, spoil, Ew Di Da; AV flattery does not suit context.
III. חֵ֫לֶק noun [masculine] smoothness, seductiveness of speech, only singular construct בְּחֵלֶק שְׁפָתֶיהָתַּדִּיחֶ֑נּוּ Proverbs 7:21 with the seductiveness of her lips she impelleth him ("" הִטַּתּוּ בְּרֹב לִקְחָהּ). — I. and II. חֵלֶק see below I. חלק.
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חֵלֶק with suff. חֶלְקִי pl. חֲלָקִים const. חֶלְקֵי, once חַלְּקֵי with Dag. euph. Isaiah 57:6), m.
(1) smoothness. Isaiah 57:6, בְּחַלְּקֵי־נַחַל חֶלְקֵךְ “in the smoothnesses (i.e. in the bare places devoid of wood, comp. Joshua 11:17) of the valley is thy lot,” i.e. thou worshippest idols; where there is a play upon the double signification of the word חֵלֶק smoothness, a lot, portion. [In Thes. it is suggested that the smooth stones of the brook are the materials of which the idols were made.] Metaph. flatteries, Proverbs 7:21.
(2) lot, part, portion (see the root No. 2). חֵלֶק כְּחֵלֶק share and share (alike), in equal portions, Deuteronomy 18:8. [“Spoken of the portions of the sacrifices allotted to the Levites.”] Specially
(a) a portion of spoil, Genesis 14:24; 1 Samuel 30:24 whence used of the spoil itself, poetically for the spoilers, depredators, אַנְשֵׁי חֵלֶק. Job 17:5, לְחֵלֶק יַגִּיד רֵעִים “(who) betrays his friends to the spoilers.”
(b) a portion of a field, the field itself, 2 Kings 9:10, 36 2 Kings 9:36, 37 2 Kings 9:37(so with the letters transposed Ch. חַקְלָא and Eth. ሐቅል፡ a field), hence land (as opposed to sea), Amos 7:4.
(c) חֵלֶק יַעֲקֹב Jehovah is called the portion of Jacob, because they were allotted to be his worshippers. Jeremiah 10:16, 51:19 comp. Deuteronomy 4:19 Psal. 16:5 142:6 and on the other hand חֵלֶק יְהֹוָה is applied to the people of Israel, whom God has allotted to Himself to be protected and cared for. Deuteronomy 32:9.
(d) אֶת־פְּלוֹנִי, יֵשׁ לִי חֵלֶק וְנַחֲלָה עִם “I have a lot and inheritance,” i.e. fellowship or common possession “with any one;” Deuteronomy 10:9, 12:12 14:27, 29 Deuteronomy 14:29; 2 Samuel 20:1; 1 Kings 12:16; Psalms 50:18.
(e) the lot of a man in this life, μοῖρα, Ecclesiastes 2:10, 3:22 5:17 Job 20:29, 31:2, חֵלֶק אֱלוֹהַּ “the allotment designed of God.”
(3) [Helek], pr.n. of a son of Gilead, Numbers 26:30; Joshua 17:2 of which the patron. is חֶלְקִי. Nu. l. c.
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