2342. chuwl
Strong's Concordance
chuwl: bear
Original Word: חוּל
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: chuwl
Phonetic Spelling: (khool)
Definition: to whirl, dance, writhe
Brown-Driver-Briggs
I. חוּל [חִיל] verb whirl, dance, writhe (Late Hebrew, Aramaic id., dance; Arabic change, turn; Assyrian —îlu, writhe in fear DlPr 191 (on = see DHMZK i. 357); on form of Hebrew

verb see NöZMG. 1883, 536) —

Qal Perfect3feminine singular חָ֫לָה Micah 1:12 2t.; וְחָלָה֫ consecutive Hosea 11:6; חַלְתִּי Isaiah 23:4; חָ֫לוּ Jeremiah 5:3 (but see below), Lamentations 4:6; וְחָלוּ֫ Deuteronomy 2:25; חַ֫לְנוּ Isaiah 26:18; Imperfect יָחוּל Jeremiah 23:19; Jeremiah 30:23; 3feminine singular תָּחוּל Ezekiel 30:16 Qr (Kt Co תחיל); וַתָּחֹ֑ל Jeremiah 51:29; אחולה Jeremiah 4:19 Kt (Qr אוֺחִילָה, Hiph`il יחל); יָחֻ֫לוּ 2 Samuel 3:29; but also יָחִיל Psalm 55:5 (Job 20:21 see II. חול); וַיָּ֫חֶל 1 Samuel 31:3 = 1 Chronicles 10:3 + Genesis 8:10 (where read probably וַיִּיָּ֫חֶל as Genesis 8:12; = וַיְיַחֵל Ol Di); 3 feminine singular תָּחִיל Isaiah 26:17 2t. + Ezekiel 30:16 Kt (compare above); וַתָּ֑חֶל Psalm 97:4; 2feminine singular תְּחִלִין Isaiah 45:10; וָחִילוּ Psalm 77:17+ 3t. (Psalm 10:5 see II. חול); וַיָּחִ֫ילוּ Judges 3:25; יְחִילוּן Isaiah 13:8; תָּחִ֫ילוּ Jeremiah 5:22; Imperative feminine singular חוּ֫לִי Micah 4:10; Psalm 114:7; masculine plural חִילוּ Psalm 96:9; 1 Chronicles 16:30; Infinitive construct (לָ)חוּל Judges 21:21; Ezekiel 30:16 ( = Infinitive absolute); Participle feminine singular חוֺלָה Jeremiah 4:31 see Gf Gie and Ges§ 72 R. 1; —

1 dance Judges 21:21 (לָחוּל בַּמְּחֹלוֺת).

2 twist, writhe:

a. in pain, especially childbirth Isaiah 26:17; Isaiah 45:10 ׳מַהתֿח ("" מהתֿוליד; metaphor, of sea Isaiah 23:4 ("" ילד); Israel Isaiah 26:18 ("" חרה), Isaiah 54:1 ("" ילד); Zion Isaiah 66:7,8 ("" id.), Micah 4:10 ("" גֹּ֫חִי, simile כיולדה; compare see 9), Jeremiah 4:31.

b. figurative, be in severe pain, or anguish (mostly in poetry and elevated prose), followed by מפני Deuteronomy 2:25 ("" רגז, compare also מַּחַד and יִרְאָה va); Ezekiel 30:16; Psalm 96:9; Jeremiah 5:22 ("" ירא); followed by מִלִּפְנֵי 1 Chronicles 16:30; Psalm 114:7; absolute Psalm 55:5 ("" אימות מָוֶת נפלו עלי), Jeremiah 4:19 Kt, Psalm 77:17 ("" רגז) Psalm 97:4; Isaiah 13:8; Isaiah 23:5; Jeremiah 51:29 ("" רָעַשׁ), Joel 2:6; Zechariah 9:5 ("" ירא), probably also 1 Samuel 31:3 (compare 1 Samuel 28:5) = 1 Chronicles 10:3, compare Öttli; figurative of mountains Habakkuk 3:10.

c. in contrition Jeremiah 5:3, חָ֫לוּ derived from חול Ew Gf Gie; < ᵑ6 Ra Hi Ke and others from חלה (wrongly accented; see חלה Qal 2).

d. in anxious longing עַד בּוֺשׁ Judges 3:25, followed by לְ Micah 1:12 (on Genesis 8:10, compare above)

3 whirl, whirl about עַלרֿאֹשׁ יוֺאָב (i.e. blood — דמים — of Abner, from sword) 2 Samuel 3:29; of attack of sword itself Hosea 11:6 ("" כִּלָּה, אכל), compare Lamentations 4:6 לא חָ֫לוּ בה ידים; of tempest על ראשׁ רשׁעים יחול Jeremiah 23:19 (v:a סער מִתְחוֺלֵל) = Jeremiah 30:23 (v:a סַעַר מִתְגּוֺרֵר).

Po`lel. Imperfect יְחוֺלֵל Psalm 29:9; 3feminine singular תְּחוֺלֵל Proverbs 25:23; suffix תְּחוֺלֶלְכֶם Isaiah 51:2; 2masculine singular תְּחוֺלֵל Job 35:14; וַתְּחוֺלֵל Psalm 90:2; Infinitive construct חֹלֵל Job 39:1; Participle מְחוֺלֵל Proverbs 26:10; מְחֹלֶלְךָ Deuteronomy 32:18; מְחֹלְלֶוֺת Judges 21:23; — 1 Samuel 18:6; Psalm 87:7 see below; on חֹלְלָה Job 26:13 see חלל; —

1 dance Judges 21:23, so perhaps also 1 Samuel 18:6 (read הַמְּחֹלְלוֺת ᵐ5 We Dr; and חֹלֲלִים participle (מ omitted) Psalm 87:7 RV Pe De Che Bae; compare Qal 1).

2 writhe in travail with, bear, bring forth (poetry), of Sarah, mother of Israel, Isaiah 51:2 ("" אַבְרָהָם אֲבִיכֶם); of hinds Job 39:1; Psalm 29:9 (causative ); figurative of ׳יs producing earth Psalm 90:2 ("" יֻלָּד֑וּ); of his bringing forth Israel (with difficulty, see Di) Deuteronomy 32:18 of north wind bringing forth rain Proverbs 25:23; רַב מְחוֺלֵל כִּ֑ל Proverbs 26:10 a master produceth everything (on transitive see VB; Ew and others derive from חלל wound).

3 wait anxiously (compare Qal 2 d), followed by לְ Job 35:14 (Elihu).

Po`lal. Perfect חוֺלָ֑לתִּי Psalm 51:7 2t.; חוֺלָ֑לְתָּ Job 15:7; Imperfect יְחוֺלָ֑לוּ Job 26:5; —

1 be made to writhe Job 26:5 (הָֽרְפָאִים).

2 be brought forth Job 15:7 ("" תִּוָּלֵד), Psalm 51:7 ("" יחם), metaphor of wisdom Proverbs 8:24,25.

Hiph`il Imperfect יָחִיל Psalm 29:8 (twice in verse) cause to be an anguish, with accusative מִדְבָּר, subject ׳י.

Hoph`al Imperfect יוּחַל Isaiah 66:8 be born (= travailed with, Che), subject אֶרֶץ ("" יִוָּלֵד גוי).

Hithpo`el 1. Participle מִתְחוֺלֵל whirling ׳סַעַר מתח Jeremiah 23:19 ( = סער מִתְגּוֺרֵר Jeremiah 30:23).

2 writhing, suffering torture Job 15:20 (of life of wicked).

3 Imperative הִתְחוֺלֵל Psalm 37:7 wait longingly followed by לְ for, "" דּוֺם.

Hithpalpel Imperfect3feminine singular וַתִּתְחַלְחַל Esther 4:4 and she writhed in anxiety.

II. [חול, חִיל] verb be firm, strong (Aramaic Pa`el strengthen, חֵילָא, strength; Palmyrene רב חילא רבא general-in-chief VogNo. 28 and others; Sabean חֿיל SabDenkm91 (on חֿל in Sabean: proper name see HalJAS Juin, 1872, 533); Ethiopic be strong, strength, army, strong; Assyrian —â(i)ltu, army Flood Tabl.iii. 22 (—aiialtu JägerBAS i. 461); possibly compare Arabic horses (as strong ones? compare Psalm 33:17)) — only

Qal Imperfect in לֹא יָחִיל טוּבוֺ Job 20:21 his prosperity is not firm (does not endure); יָחִילוּ דְרָכָוּ֯ בְּכָלעֵֿת Psalm 10:5 his ways are always firm (stable, prosperous), so Ol De Pe Che and others

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
bear, make to bring forth, make to calve, dance, drive away, fall grievously with pain

Or chiyl {kheel}; a primitive root; properly, to twist or whirl (in a circular or spiral manner), i.e. (specifically) to dance, to writhe in pain (especially of parturition) or fear; figuratively, to wait, to pervert -- bear, (make to) bring forth, (make to) calve, dance, drive away, fall grievously (with pain), fear, form, great, grieve, (be) grievous, hope, look, make, be in pain, be much (sore) pained, rest, shake, shapen, (be) sorrow(-ful), stay, tarry, travail (with pain), tremble, trust, wait carefully (patiently), be wounded.

Forms and Transliterations
אֹוחִ֜ילָה אוחילה הֲי֤וּחַל הַמְּחֹלְל֖וֹת היוחל המחללות וְהִתְח֪וֹלֵ֫ל וְחָל֖וּ וְחָלָ֥ה וְיָחִיל֙ וְתָחִ֣יל וַיָּ֖חֶל וַיָּ֣חֶל וַיָּ֥חֶל וַיָּחִ֣ילוּ וַתְּח֣וֹלֵֽל וַתִּתְחַלְחַ֥ל וַתָּחֵ֣ל וַתָּחֹ֑ל וּתְח֥וֹלֵֽל והתחולל וחלה וחלו ויחיל ויחילו ויחל ותחולל ותחיל ותחל ותתחלחל ח֣וּלִי ח֤וּל ח֧וּלִי חִ֤ילוּ חִ֥ילוּ חַ֔לְנוּ חַ֣לְתִּי חָ֔לָה חָ֔לוּ חָ֛לָה חָ֥לוּ חֹלֵ֖ל חוֹלָ֑לְתִּי חוֹלָֽלְתִּי׃ חוֹלָֽלְתָּ׃ חול חולי חוללת׃ חוללתי חוללתי׃ חילו חלה חלו חלל חלנו חלתי יְחִיל֑וּן יְחוֹלֵ֣ל יְחוֹלָ֑לוּ יָ֘חִ֤ילוּ יָחִ֑ילוּ יָחִ֖ילוּ יָחִ֙ילוּ֙ יָחִ֣יל יָחִ֣ילוּ יָחִ֥יל יָחֻ֙לוּ֙ יָחֽוּל׃ יחול׃ יחולל יחוללו יחיל יחילו יחילון יחלו לָח֣וּל לחול מְחֹלְלֶֽךָ׃ מְחֽוֹלֵֽל־ מִתְחוֹלֵ֑ל מחולל־ מחללך׃ מתחולל תְּח֣וֹלֵֽל תְּחִילִֽין׃ תְּחוֹלֶלְכֶ֑ם תָּחִ֖יל תָּחִ֥יל תָחִ֔ילוּ תָּחוּל֙ תחול תחולל תחוללכם תחיל תחילו תחילין׃ ’ō·w·ḥî·lāh ’ōwḥîlāh Chalah Chalnu Chalti Chalu Chilu choLalta choLalti choLel chul Chuli ḥā·lāh ḥā·lū hă·yū·ḥal ḥal·nū ḥal·tî ḥālāh ḥalnū ḥaltî ḥālū ham·mə·ḥō·lə·lō·wṯ hammecholeLot hamməḥōləlōwṯ haYuchal hăyūḥal ḥî·lū ḥîlū ḥō·lêl ḥō·w·lā·lə·tā ḥō·w·lā·lə·tî ḥōlêl ḥōwlālətā ḥōwlālətî ḥū·lî ḥūl ḥūlî lā·ḥūl laChul lāḥūl mə·ḥō·lə·le·ḵā mə·ḥō·w·lêl- mecholel mecholeLecha məḥōləleḵā məḥōwlêl- miṯ·ḥō·w·lêl mitchoLel miṯḥōwlêl oChilah ṯā·ḥî·lū tā·ḥîl tā·ḥūl taChil taChilu taChul tāḥîl ṯāḥîlū tāḥūl tə·ḥî·lîn tə·ḥō·w·lêl tə·ḥō·w·lel·ḵem techiLin teCholel techolelChem təḥîlîn təḥōwlêl təḥōwlelḵem ū·ṯə·ḥō·w·lêl uteCholel ūṯəḥōwlêl vaiYachel vaiyaChilu vattaChel vattaChol vatteCholel vattitchalChal vechaLah vechaLu vehitChoLel vetaChil veyaChil wat·tā·ḥêl wat·tā·ḥōl wat·tə·ḥō·w·lêl wat·tiṯ·ḥal·ḥal wattāḥêl wattāḥōl wattəḥōwlêl wattiṯḥalḥal way·yā·ḥel way·yā·ḥî·lū wayyāḥel wayyāḥîlū wə·ḥā·lāh wə·ḥā·lū wə·hiṯ·ḥō·w·lêl wə·ṯā·ḥîl wə·yā·ḥîl wəḥālāh wəḥālū wəhiṯḥōwlêl wəṯāḥîl wəyāḥîl yā·ḥî·lū yā·ḥîl yā·ḥu·lū yā·ḥūl yaChil yaChilu yaChul yaChulu yāḥîl yāḥîlū yāḥūl yāḥulū yə·ḥî·lūn yə·ḥō·w·lā·lū yə·ḥō·w·lêl yechiLun yechoLalu yechoLel yəḥîlūn yəḥōwlālū yəḥōwlêl
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Genesis 8:10
HEB: וַיָּ֣חֶל ע֔וֹד שִׁבְעַ֥ת
NAS: So he waited yet another
KJV: And he stayed yet other seven
INT: waited yet seven

Deuteronomy 2:25
HEB: שִׁמְעֲךָ֔ וְרָגְז֥וּ וְחָל֖וּ מִפָּנֶֽיךָ׃
NAS: of you, will tremble and be in anguish because
KJV: of thee, and shall tremble, and be in anguish because of thee.
INT: the report will tremble anguish accept

Deuteronomy 32:18
HEB: וַתִּשְׁכַּ֖ח אֵ֥ל מְחֹלְלֶֽךָ׃
NAS: the God who gave you birth.
KJV: God that formed thee.
INT: and forgot the God gave

Judges 3:25
HEB: וַיָּחִ֣ילוּ עַד־ בּ֔וֹשׁ
NAS: They waited until they became anxious;
KJV: And they tarried till they were ashamed:
INT: waited until became

Judges 21:21
HEB: בְנוֹת־ שִׁילוֹ֮ לָח֣וּל בַּמְּחֹלוֹת֒ וִֽיצָאתֶם֙
NAS: come out to take part in the dances,
KJV: come out to dance in dances,
INT: the daughters of Shiloh to take the dances shall come

Judges 21:23
HEB: לְמִסְפָּרָ֔ם מִן־ הַמְּחֹלְל֖וֹת אֲשֶׁ֣ר גָּזָ֑לוּ
NAS: according to their number from those who danced, whom
KJV: according to their number, of them that danced, whom they caught:
INT: to their number who danced whom carried

1 Samuel 31:3
HEB: אֲנָשִׁ֣ים בַּקָּ֑שֶׁת וַיָּ֥חֶל מְאֹ֖ד מֵהַמּוֹרִֽים׃
NAS: him; and he was badly wounded by the archers.
KJV: him; and he was sore wounded of the archers.
INT: another arch wounded was badly the archers

2 Samuel 3:29
HEB: יָחֻ֙לוּ֙ עַל־ רֹ֣אשׁ
NAS: May it fall on the head of Joab
KJV: Let it rest on the head of Joab,
INT: fall on the head

1 Chronicles 10:3
HEB: הַמּוֹרִ֣ים בַּקָּ֑שֶׁת וַיָּ֖חֶל מִן־ הַיּוֹרִֽים׃
NAS: overtook him; and he was wounded by the archers.
KJV: hit him, and he was wounded of the archers.
INT: the archers arch was wounded by the archers

1 Chronicles 16:30
HEB: חִ֤ילוּ מִלְּפָנָיו֙ כָּל־
NAS: Tremble before Him, all
KJV: Fear before him, all the earth:
INT: Tremble before all

Esther 4:4
HEB: וַיַּגִּ֣ידוּ לָ֔הּ וַתִּתְחַלְחַ֥ל הַמַּלְכָּ֖ה מְאֹ֑ד
NAS: her, and the queen writhed in great
KJV: exceedingly grieved; and she sent
INT: eunuchs and told writhed her and the queen great

Job 15:7
HEB: וְלִפְנֵ֖י גְבָע֣וֹת חוֹלָֽלְתָּ׃
NAS: to be born, Or were you brought forth before
KJV: [that] was born? or wast thou made before
INT: before hill brought

Job 15:20
HEB: רָ֭שָׁע ה֣וּא מִתְחוֹלֵ֑ל וּמִסְפַּ֥ר שָׁ֝נִ֗ים
NAS: The wicked man writhes in pain all
KJV: The wicked man travaileth with pain all [his] days,
INT: the wicked he writhes and numbered are the years

Job 20:21
HEB: כֵּ֝֗ן לֹא־ יָחִ֥יל טוּבֽוֹ׃
NAS: his prosperity does not endure.
KJV: be left; therefore shall no man look for his goods.
INT: after that does not endure his prosperity

Job 26:5
HEB: הָרְפָאִ֥ים יְחוֹלָ֑לוּ מִתַּ֥חַת מַ֝֗יִם
NAS: The departed spirits tremble Under
KJV: Dead [things] are formed from under the waters,
INT: the departed tremble Under the waters

Job 35:14
HEB: דִּ֥ין לְ֝פָנָ֗יו וּתְח֥וֹלֵֽל לֽוֹ׃
NAS: is before Him, and you must wait for Him!
KJV: [is] before him; therefore trust thou in him.
INT: the case is before wait

Job 39:1
HEB: יַעֲלֵי־ סָ֑לַע חֹלֵ֖ל אַיָּל֣וֹת תִּשְׁמֹֽר׃
NAS: Do you observe the calving of the deer?
KJV: when the hinds do calve?
INT: goats of the rock the calving the hinds mark

Psalm 10:5
HEB: יָ֘חִ֤ילוּ [דָרְכּו כ]
NAS: His ways prosper at all times;
KJV: are always grievous; thy judgments
INT: prosper along all

Psalm 29:8
HEB: ק֣וֹל יְ֭הוָה יָחִ֣יל מִדְבָּ֑ר יָחִ֥יל
NAS: of the LORD shakes the wilderness;
KJV: of the LORD shaketh the wilderness;
INT: the voice of the LORD shakes the wilderness shakes

Psalm 29:8
HEB: יָחִ֣יל מִדְבָּ֑ר יָחִ֥יל יְ֝הוָ֗ה מִדְבַּ֥ר
NAS: The LORD shakes the wilderness
KJV: the LORD shaketh the wilderness
INT: shakes the wilderness shakes the LORD the wilderness

Psalm 29:9
HEB: ק֤וֹל יְהוָ֨ה ׀ יְחוֹלֵ֣ל אַיָּלוֹת֮ וַֽיֶּחֱשֹׂ֪ף
NAS: makes the deer to calve And strips
KJV: maketh the hinds to calve, and discovereth
INT: the voice of the LORD to calve the deer and strips

Psalm 37:7
HEB: דּ֤וֹם ׀ לַיהוָה֮ וְהִתְח֪וֹלֵ֫ל ל֥וֹ אַל־
NAS: in the LORD and wait patiently for Him; Do not fret
KJV: in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret
INT: Rest the LORD and wait not fret

Psalm 51:5
HEB: הֵן־ בְּעָו֥וֹן חוֹלָ֑לְתִּי וּ֝בְחֵ֗טְא יֶֽחֱמַ֥תְנִי
NAS: Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity,
KJV: Behold, I was shapen in iniquity;
INT: Behold iniquity was brought sin conceived

Psalm 55:4
HEB: לִ֭בִּי יָחִ֣יל בְּקִרְבִּ֑י וְאֵימ֥וֹת
NAS: My heart is in anguish within
KJV: My heart is sore pained within
INT: my heart anguish within and the terrors

Psalm 77:16
HEB: רָא֣וּךָ מַּ֣יִם יָחִ֑ילוּ אַ֝֗ף יִרְגְּז֥וּ
NAS: saw You, they were in anguish; The deeps
KJV: saw thee; they were afraid: the depths
INT: saw the waters anguish also trembled

60 Occurrences

Strong's Hebrew 2342
60 Occurrences


ḥā·lāh — 2 Occ.
ḥal·nū — 1 Occ.
ḥal·tî — 1 Occ.
ḥā·lū — 2 Occ.
ḥî·lū — 2 Occ.
ḥō·w·lā·lə·tā — 1 Occ.
ḥō·w·lā·lə·tî — 3 Occ.
ḥō·lêl — 1 Occ.
ḥūl — 1 Occ.
ḥū·lî — 2 Occ.
ham·mə·ḥō·lə·lō·wṯ — 1 Occ.
hă·yū·ḥal — 1 Occ.
lā·ḥūl — 1 Occ.
mə·ḥō·w·lêl- — 1 Occ.
mə·ḥō·lə·le·ḵā — 1 Occ.
miṯ·ḥō·w·lêl — 2 Occ.
’ō·w·ḥî·lāh — 1 Occ.
tā·ḥîl — 2 Occ.
ṯā·ḥî·lū — 1 Occ.
tā·ḥūl — 1 Occ.
tə·ḥî·lîn — 1 Occ.
tə·ḥō·w·lêl — 1 Occ.
tə·ḥō·w·lel·ḵem — 1 Occ.
ū·ṯə·ḥō·w·lêl — 1 Occ.
way·yā·ḥel — 3 Occ.
way·yā·ḥî·lū — 1 Occ.
wat·tā·ḥêl — 1 Occ.
wat·tā·ḥōl — 1 Occ.
wat·tə·ḥō·w·lêl — 1 Occ.
wat·tiṯ·ḥal·ḥal — 1 Occ.
wə·ḥā·lāh — 1 Occ.
wə·ḥā·lū — 1 Occ.
wə·hiṯ·ḥō·w·lêl — 1 Occ.
wə·ṯā·ḥîl — 1 Occ.
wə·yā·ḥîl — 1 Occ.
yā·ḥîl — 4 Occ.
yā·ḥî·lū — 5 Occ.
yā·ḥūl — 2 Occ.
yā·ḥu·lū — 1 Occ.
yə·ḥî·lūn — 1 Occ.
yə·ḥō·w·lā·lū — 1 Occ.
yə·ḥō·w·lêl — 1 Occ.










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