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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary Hebrew Lexicon
Strong's #3905 - לָחַץ
1) to squeeze, press, oppress
1a1) to squeeze, press
1a2) to oppress
1b) (Niphal) to squeeze oneself
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Qal Perfect ׳ל Judges 4:3 2t. etc.; Imperfect suffixיִלְחָצֵנִי Psalm 56:2; 3 feminine singular וַתִּלְחַץ Numbers 22:25, etc.; Participle pluralלֹחֲצִים Exodus 3:9 2t., etc. —
1 squeeze, press: followed by accusative + אֶל Judges 1:34; Numbers 22:25b (J); followed by accusative + בְּ instrumental 2 Kings 6:32 shut the door and press him (back, out) with the door.
2 oppress: followed by accusative of person Exodus 22:20 (ׅ "" (הוֺנָה, Exodus 23:29 (both E), Psalm 56:2; of people Exodus 3:9 (E; + accusative of congnate meaning with verb), Judges 2:18; Judges 4:3; Judges 6:9; Judges 10:12; 1 Samuel 10:18; Amos 6:14; 2 Kings 13:4,22; Jeremiah 30:20; Psalm 106:42; absolute Isaiah 19:20
Niph`al Imperfect 3 feminine singular וַתִּלָּחֵץ Numbers 22:25a (J) squeeze oneself, of Balaam's ass, followed byאלהַֿקִּיר.
לָחַץ fut. יִלְחַץ i.q. נָחַץ (kindred to אָלַץ, אָנַס, אוּץ), [נָחַץ], to press, to squeeze, Numbers 22:25; 2 Kings 6:32 to oppress, to afflict a people, Exodus 23:9; Judges 1:34, 2:18. (Arab. لحص VIII. to compel, لحز to set upon, to be importunate with, Samaritan Dan 6:1-28 Act 9:1-43.)
Niphal, to squeeze oneself, Numbers 22:25. Hence