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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #5826 - עָזַר
1) to help, succour, support
1a) (Qal) to help
1b) (Niphal) to be helped
1c) (Hiphil) to help
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
עָזַר fut. יַעֲזֹר, pl. יַעְזְרוּ to help, to aid. (Arab. عزر, Syriac ܥܕܪܰ, not ܥܙܪ, as given by Simonis and Winer, id. The primary idea lies in girding, surrounding, hence defending; comp. cogn. roots. עָצַר, חָעַר No. I, and עֲזָרָה i.q. חָצֵר.) Constr. absol. Isaiah 30:7 followed by an acc. of pers. Psalms 37:40, 79:9 109:26 118:13 followed by לְ 2 Samuel 8:5, 21:17 especially in the later books, 1 Chronicles 18:5, 22:17 2 Chronicles 19:2, 26:13 28:16 Job 26:2 followed by עִם (Germ. behftehen) 1 Chronicles 12:21 followed by אַחֲרֵי 1 Kings 1:7, וַיַּעְזְרוּ אַחֲרֵי אֲדֹנִיָּה “they aided, having followed the side of Adonijah.”-Part. עֹזֵר helper, Job 9:13 used of an ally in war, 1 Kings 20:16.
Niphal, to be helped, Psalms 28:7, especially by God, 2 Chronicles 26:15. 1 Chronicles 5:20, וַיֵּעָֽזְרוּ עֲלֵיהֶם “and they were helped against them,” i.e. God gave them the victory. Daniel 11:34. Similarly in Arabic, انتصر to be helped (by God), i.e. to conquer.
Hiphil, i.q. Kal. Part. (of the Aramean form) pl. מַעְזְרִים 2 Chronicles 28:23 inf. לַעְזִיר 2 Samuel 18:3, כתיב.
Derived and compounded nouns, עֵזֶר-עַזְרִיקָם, also יַעְזִרִ.
Second Sunday after Epiphany