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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Entry for Strong's #2489 - חֵלְכָא

chêlekâ', chêlekâh
khay-lek-aw', khay-lek-aw'  
Word Origin
apparently from an unused root probably meaning to be dark or (fig.) unhappy
Parts of Speech
Word Definition [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs | Strong ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition

1) hapless, poor, unfortunate person

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 3993 ‑ πένης (pen'‑ace);  4434 ‑ πτωχός (pto‑khos');  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (4) NAS (3) HCS (3)
Psalms 3
Psalms 3
Psalms 3
a-mp 1
n-cfs 2
a-mp 2
n-cfs 2
a-mp 1
n-cfs 2

Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

2163) klh (ההלכ HhLK) AC: ? CO: ? AB: Helpless

Nf1 ) eklh (ההלכה HhLKH) - Helpless: [df: aklx] KJV (4): poor - Strongs: H2489 (חֵלְכָא)

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Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 ֵ˜חלְכָה read חַלְכֶּה, חֶלְכֶּה, or חָלְכֶּה,

adjective helpless, unfortunate, only as substantive hapless, luckless one(s)לְֵ˜חלְכָה Psalm 10:8, ᵐ5 εἰς τὸν πένητα, ᵑ6ᵑ7; חֵלֶ֑כָה Psalm 10:14 ᵐ5 ὁ πτωχός; חלכאים Psalm 10:10 Kt, read plural חַלְכָּאִים (׳חֶל, ׳חָל); Qr חֵל כָּאִיםᵐ5 τῶν πενήτων. In all text and meaning dubious (ᵑ0 reads חֵלְכָה = חֵילְךָ thine army; and חֵל כָּאִים Psalm 10:10 army of dejected ones, but this against usage of חֵל, and no such figurative sense of חַיִל, see O1Hup De Bae Che, and critical note)

[כָּאֶה] adjective cowed, Psalm 10:10 Qr חֵל כָּאִים; host of cowed ones, but read Kt חלכאים.

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List of Word Forms
חֵלֶ֑כָה חלכה כָּאִֽים׃ כאים׃ לְֽחֵלְכָ֥ה לחלכה cheLechah ḥê·le·ḵāh ḥêleḵāh kā’îm kā·’îm kaIm lə·ḥê·lə·ḵāh lecheleChah ləḥêləḵāh
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the Week of Proper 4 / Ordinary 9
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