2244. chaba
Strong's Concordance
chaba: to withdraw, hide
Original Word: חָבָא
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: chaba
Phonetic Spelling: (khaw-baw')
Definition: to withdraw, hide
NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
a prim. root
Definition
to withdraw, hide
NASB Translation
becomes hard (1), concealed (1), hid (10), hidden (11), hide (5), hides (1), hiding (2), hushed (1), secretly (1).

Brown-Driver-Briggs
[חָבָא] verb withdraw, hide (not in

Qal); compare also חבה (Late Hebrew id.; Arabic ; Ethiopic Assyrian —abû DlPr 175; ᵑ7 Ethpa`al hide oneself) —

Niph`al Perfect3masculine singular נֶחְבָּא Judges 9:5 + 1 Samuel 10:22; 2 Samuel 17:9 (both may be participle); נַחְבֵּאתָ Genesis 31:37; ׳וְנַחְ consecutive 1 Samuel 19:2; נֶחְבְּאוּֿ Joshua 10:27; נֶחְבָּ֑אוּ Job 29:8,10; Imperfect2masculine singular תֵּחָבֵא Job 5:21; Infinitive construct הֵחָבֵא2Chronicles 18:24; Daniel 10:7; Participle plural (compare also above) נֶחְבְּאִים Joshua 10:17, etc. — hide oneself in fear Genesis 3:10 (J), Joshua 10:16,17,27 (all J E), Judges 9:5; 1 Samuel 19:2; 2 Samuel 17:9; Amos 9:3; 2Chronicles 18:24; Daniel 10:7; from modesty 1 Samuel 10:22; compare Job 29:8; also לָ֫מָּה נַחְבֵּאתָ לִבְרֹחַ Genesis 31:27 (E), i.e. why didst thou flee secretly? passive, be hidden Job 29:10 קול נְגִידִים נְחְבָ֑אוּ ("" ולשׁונם לְחִכָּם דָּבֵ֑קָה, compare also see 9) i.e. in reverence, = hushed (so we speak of a veiled voice); be hidden for protection בִּשׁוֺט לָשׁוֺן Job 5:21.

Pu`al Perfect3plural חֻבְּאוּ have been hidden (= are made to hide themselves, Di on the passage) Job 24:4.

Hiph`il Perfect3masculine singular suffix הֶחְבִּיאָ֑נִי Isaiah 49:2; 3feminine singular הֶחְבְּאַ֔תָֹה Joshua 6:17, compare Ges§ 75, Rem. 21 ai. 624 ff. etc.; Imperfect וַיַּחְבִּיאֵם 1 Kings 18:4; 3feminine singular וַתַּחְבִּא 2 Kings 6:29; וָאַחְבִּא 1 Kings 18:13; — hide, transitive, with accusative Joshua 6:17,25; 1 Kings 18:4,13; 2 Kings 6:29; metaphor, of divine protection Isaiah 49:2 ׳בְּצֵל יָדוֺ ה.

Hoph`al Perfect be hidden הָחְבָּ֑אוּ Isaiah 42:22 (בְּבָתֵּי כלאים), i.e. imprisoned.

Hithpa`el Perfect הִתְחַבְּאוּ 1 Samuel 14:11; Imperfect יִתְחַבֵּא 1 Samuel 23:23; ׳וַיִּתְ Genesis 3:8; יִתְחַבָּ֑אוּ Job 38:30; וַיִּתְחַבְּאוּ 1 Samuel 13:6; Participle מִתְחַבֵּא 2 Kings 11:3 2t.; מִתְחַבְּאִים 1 Samuel 14:22; 1 Chronicles 21:20; —

1 draw back, hide oneself, usually with בְּ local; Genesis 3:8 (J), 1 Samuel 13:6; 1 Samuel 14:11,22; 1 Samuel 23:23; 2 Kings 11:3; 1 Chronicles 21:20; 2Chronicles 22:9,12.

2 draw together, thicken, harden, of water becoming ice Job 38:30 כאבן ׳מים יִתְחַ.

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
held, hide self, do secretly

A primitive root (compare chabab); to secrete -- X held, hide (self), do secretly.

see HEBREW chabab

Forms and Transliterations
בְּהֵחָבֵֽא׃ בהחבא׃ הִתְחַבְּאוּ־ הֶחְבְּאַ֔תָה הֶחְבִּ֙יאָה֙ הֶחְבִּיאָ֑נִי הַמִּֽתְחַבְּאִ֤ים הָחְבָּ֑אוּ החבאו החבאתה החביאה החביאני המתחבאים התחבאו־ וְנֶחְבָּ֑אוּ וְנַחְבֵּֽאתָ׃ וַֽיַּחְבִּיאֵ֞ם וַיִּֽתְחַבְּא֣וּ וַיִּתְחַבֵּ֨א וַיֵּחָבְא֥וּ וַתַּחְבִּ֖א וָאֵחָבֵֽא׃ וָאַחְבִּא֩ ואחבא ואחבא׃ ויחבאו ויחביאם ויתחבא ויתחבאו ונחבאו ונחבאת׃ ותחבא חֻ֝בְּא֗וּ חבאו יִתְחַבֵּ֣א יִתְחַבָּ֑אוּ יֵחָֽבְאוּ֙ יחבאו יתחבא יתחבאו לְהֵחָבֵֽא׃ להחבא׃ מִֽתְחַבְּאִ֑ים מִתְחַבֵּ֖א מִתְחַבֵּ֣א מתחבא מתחבאים נֶחְבְּאִ֥ים נֶחְבְּאוּ־ נֶחְבָּ֑אוּ נֶחְבָּ֖א נֶחְבָּֽא׃ נֶחְבָּא֙ נַחְבֵּ֙אתָ֙ נחבא נחבא׃ נחבאו נחבאו־ נחבאים נחבאת תֵּחָבֵ֑א תחבא bə·hê·ḥā·ḇê behechaVe bəhêḥāḇê chubbeU hā·ḥə·bā·’ū hacheBau hāḥəbā’ū ham·miṯ·ḥab·bə·’îm hammitchabbeIm hammiṯḥabbə’îm hechbeAtah hechBiah hechbiAni heḥ·bə·’a·ṯāh heḥ·bî·’ā·nî heḥ·bî·’āh heḥbə’aṯāh heḥbî’āh heḥbî’ānî hiṯ·ḥab·bə·’ū- hitchabbeu hiṯḥabbə’ū- ḥub·bə·’ū ḥubbə’ū lə·hê·ḥā·ḇê lehechaVe ləhêḥāḇê miṯ·ḥab·bê miṯ·ḥab·bə·’îm mitchabBe mitchabbeIm miṯḥabbê miṯḥabbə’îm nachBeta naḥ·bê·ṯā naḥbêṯā nechBa nechBau nechbeIm nechbeu neḥ·bā neḥ·bā·’ū neḥ·bə·’îm neḥ·bə·’ū- neḥbā neḥbā’ū neḥbə’îm neḥbə’ū- tê·ḥā·ḇê techaVe têḥāḇê vaachBi vaechaVe vaiyachbiEm vaiyechaveU vaiyitchabBe vaiyitchabbeU vattachBi venachBeta venechBau wā’aḥbi wā’êḥāḇê wā·’aḥ·bi wā·’ê·ḥā·ḇê wat·taḥ·bi wattaḥbi way·yaḥ·bî·’êm way·yê·ḥā·ḇə·’ū way·yiṯ·ḥab·bê way·yiṯ·ḥab·bə·’ū wayyaḥbî’êm wayyêḥāḇə’ū wayyiṯḥabbê wayyiṯḥabbə’ū wə·naḥ·bê·ṯā wə·neḥ·bā·’ū wənaḥbêṯā wəneḥbā’ū yê·ḥā·ḇə·’ū yechaveU yêḥāḇə’ū yiṯ·ḥab·bā·’ū yiṯ·ḥab·bê yitchabBau yitchabBe yiṯḥabbā’ū yiṯḥabbê
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Genesis 3:8
HEB: לְר֣וּחַ הַיּ֑וֹם וַיִּתְחַבֵּ֨א הָֽאָדָ֜ם וְאִשְׁתּ֗וֹ
NAS: and his wife hid themselves from the presence
KJV: and his wife hid themselves from the presence
INT: the cool of the day hid and the man and his wife

Genesis 3:10
HEB: עֵירֹ֥ם אָנֹ֖כִי וָאֵחָבֵֽא׃
NAS: because I was naked; so I hid myself.
KJV: [was] naked; and I hid myself.
INT: was naked I hid

Genesis 31:27
HEB: לָ֤מָּה נַחְבֵּ֙אתָ֙ לִבְרֹ֔חַ וַתִּגְנֹ֖ב
NAS: did you flee secretly and deceive
KJV: Wherefore didst thou flee away secretly, and steal away
INT: Why secretly flee and deceive

Joshua 6:17
HEB: בַּבַּ֔יִת כִּ֣י הֶחְבְּאַ֔תָה אֶת־ הַמַּלְאָכִ֖ים
NAS: because she hid the messengers
KJV: she and all that [are] with her in the house, because she hid the messengers
INT: the house because hid the messengers whom

Joshua 6:25
HEB: הַזֶּ֑ה כִּ֤י הֶחְבִּ֙יאָה֙ אֶת־ הַמַּלְאָכִ֔ים
NAS: day, for she hid the messengers
KJV: [even] unto this day; because she hid the messengers,
INT: to this for hid the messengers whom

Joshua 10:16
HEB: הַמְּלָכִ֣ים הָאֵ֑לֶּה וַיֵּחָבְא֥וּ בַמְּעָרָ֖ה בְּמַקֵּדָֽה׃
NAS: had fled and hidden themselves in the cave
KJV: fled, and hid themselves in a cave
INT: kings now these and hidden the cave Makkedah

Joshua 10:17
HEB: חֲמֵ֣שֶׁת הַמְּלָכִ֔ים נֶחְבְּאִ֥ים בַּמְּעָרָ֖ה בְּמַקֵּדָֽה׃
NAS: have been found hidden in the cave
KJV: are found hid in a cave
INT: the five kings hidden the cave Makkedah

Joshua 10:27
HEB: הַמְּעָרָ֖ה אֲשֶׁ֣ר נֶחְבְּאוּ־ שָׁ֑ם וַיָּשִׂ֜מוּ
NAS: where they had hidden themselves, and put
KJV: them into the cave wherein they had been hid, and laid
INT: the cave they had hidden themselves and put

Judges 9:5
HEB: הַקָּטֹ֖ן כִּ֥י נֶחְבָּֽא׃ ס
NAS: was left, for he hid himself.
KJV: was left; for he hid himself.
INT: the youngest for hid

1 Samuel 10:22
HEB: הִנֵּה־ ה֥וּא נֶחְבָּ֖א אֶל־ הַכֵּלִֽים׃
NAS: Behold, he is hiding himself
KJV: answered, Behold, he hath hid himself among the stuff.
INT: Behold himself is hiding by the baggage

1 Samuel 13:6
HEB: נִגַּ֖שׂ הָעָ֑ם וַיִּֽתְחַבְּא֣וּ הָעָ֗ם בַּמְּעָר֤וֹת
NAS: then the people hid themselves in caves,
KJV: then the people did hide themselves in caves,
INT: were distressed the people hid the people caves

1 Samuel 14:11
HEB: הַחֹרִ֖ים אֲשֶׁ֥ר הִתְחַבְּאוּ־ שָֽׁם׃
NAS: where they have hidden themselves.
KJV: out of the holes where they had hid themselves.
INT: of the holes they have hidden in it

1 Samuel 14:22
HEB: אִ֨ישׁ יִשְׂרָאֵ֜ל הַמִּֽתְחַבְּאִ֤ים בְּהַר־ אֶפְרַ֙יִם֙
NAS: of Israel who had hidden themselves in the hill country
KJV: of Israel which had hid themselves in mount
INT: the men of Israel had hidden the hill of Ephraim

1 Samuel 19:2
HEB: וְיָשַׁבְתָּ֥ בַסֵּ֖תֶר וְנַחְבֵּֽאתָ׃
NAS: in a secret place and hide yourself.
KJV: in a secret [place], and hide thyself:
INT: and stay A secret and hide

1 Samuel 23:23
HEB: הַמַּֽחֲבֹאִים֙ אֲשֶׁ֣ר יִתְחַבֵּ֣א שָׁ֔ם וְשַׁבְתֶּ֤ם
NAS: where he hides himself and return
KJV: of all the lurking places where he hideth himself, and come ye again
INT: the hiding he hides in it and return

2 Samuel 17:9
HEB: עַתָּ֤ה הֽוּא־ נֶחְבָּא֙ בְּאַחַ֣ת הַפְּחָתִ֔ים
NAS: he has now hidden himself
KJV: Behold, he is hid now in some pit,
INT: has now himself hidden one of the caves

1 Kings 18:4
HEB: מֵאָ֣ה נְבִאִ֗ים וַֽיַּחְבִּיאֵ֞ם חֲמִשִּׁ֥ים אִישׁ֙
NAS: prophets and hid them by fifties
KJV: prophets, and hid them by fifty
INT: A hundred prophets and hid fifties a

1 Kings 18:13
HEB: נְבִיאֵ֣י יְהוָ֑ה וָאַחְבִּא֩ מִנְּבִיאֵ֨י יְהוָ֜ה
NAS: of the LORD, that I hid a hundred
KJV: of the LORD, how I hid an hundred
INT: the prophets of the LORD hid prophets of the LORD

2 Kings 6:29
HEB: בְּנֵךְ֙ וְנֹ֣אכְלֶ֔נּוּ וַתַּחְבִּ֖א אֶת־ בְּנָֽהּ׃
NAS: that we may eat him'; but she has hidden her son.
KJV: that we may eat him: and she hath hid her son.
INT: your son may eat has hidden her son

2 Kings 11:3
HEB: בֵּ֣ית יְהוָ֔ה מִתְחַבֵּ֖א שֵׁ֣שׁ שָׁנִ֑ים
NAS: So he was hidden with her in the house
KJV: And he was with her hid in the house
INT: the house of the LORD was hidden six years

1 Chronicles 21:20
HEB: בָּנָ֛יו עִמּ֖וֹ מִֽתְחַבְּאִ֑ים וְאָרְנָ֖ן דָּ֥שׁ
NAS: sons [who were] with him hid themselves. And Ornan
KJV: sons with him hid themselves. Now Ornan
INT: sons with hid and Ornan was threshing

2 Chronicles 18:24
HEB: חֶ֥דֶר בְּחֶ֖דֶר לְהֵחָבֵֽא׃
NAS: an inner room to hide yourself.
KJV: into an inner chamber to hide thyself.
INT: an inner room to hide

2 Chronicles 22:9
HEB: וַֽיִּלְכְּדֻ֜הוּ וְה֧וּא מִתְחַבֵּ֣א בְשֹֽׁמְר֗וֹן וַיְבִאֻ֣הוּ
NAS: and they caught him while he was hiding in Samaria;
KJV: and they caught him, (for he was hid in Samaria,)
INT: caught he was hiding Samaria brought

2 Chronicles 22:12
HEB: בְּבֵ֣ית הָֽאֱלֹהִ֔ים מִתְחַבֵּ֖א שֵׁ֣שׁ שָׁנִ֖ים
NAS: He was hidden with them in the house
KJV: And he was with them hid in the house
INT: the house of God was hidden six years

Job 5:21
HEB: בְּשׁ֣וֹט לָ֭שׁוֹן תֵּחָבֵ֑א וְֽלֹא־ תִירָ֥א
NAS: You will be hidden from the scourge
KJV: Thou shalt be hid from the scourge
INT: the scourge of the tongue will be hidden and you will not be afraid

33 Occurrences

Strong's Hebrew 2244
33 Occurrences


bə·hê·ḥā·ḇê — 1 Occ.
ḥub·bə·’ū — 1 Occ.
hā·ḥə·bā·’ū — 1 Occ.
ham·miṯ·ḥab·bə·’îm — 1 Occ.
heḥ·bə·’a·ṯāh — 1 Occ.
heḥ·bî·’āh — 1 Occ.
heḥ·bî·’ā·nî — 1 Occ.
hiṯ·ḥab·bə·’ū- — 1 Occ.
lə·hê·ḥā·ḇê — 1 Occ.
miṯ·ḥab·bê — 3 Occ.
miṯ·ḥab·bə·’îm — 1 Occ.
naḥ·bê·ṯā — 1 Occ.
neḥ·bā — 3 Occ.
neḥ·bā·’ū — 1 Occ.
neḥ·bə·’îm — 1 Occ.
neḥ·bə·’ū- — 1 Occ.
tê·ḥā·ḇê — 1 Occ.
wā·’aḥ·bi — 1 Occ.
wā·’ê·ḥā·ḇê — 1 Occ.
way·yaḥ·bî·’êm — 1 Occ.
way·yê·ḥā·ḇə·’ū — 1 Occ.
way·yiṯ·ḥab·bê — 1 Occ.
way·yiṯ·ḥab·bə·’ū — 1 Occ.
wat·taḥ·bi — 1 Occ.
wə·naḥ·bê·ṯā — 1 Occ.
wə·neḥ·bā·’ū — 1 Occ.
yê·ḥā·ḇə·’ū — 1 Occ.
yiṯ·ḥab·bā·’ū — 1 Occ.
yiṯ·ḥab·bê — 1 Occ.










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