Strong's Hebrew: 2470. חָלָה (chalah) -- beseech
2470. chalah
Strong's Concordance
chalah: beseech
Original Word: חָלָה
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: chalah
Phonetic Spelling: (khaw-law')
Short Definition: beseech
Brown-Driver-Briggs
I. חָלָה verb be weak, sick (Late Hebrew id.; Aramaic חֲלָא suffer (rare); Assyrian —alû, sickness, grief, DlPr 181) —

Qal Perfect ׳ח 1 Kings 14:1 8t.; 2 feminine singular חָלִית Isaiah 57:10; 1singular חָלִיתִי 1 Samuel 30:13 2t.; וְחָלִי֫תִי consecutive Judges 16:7,11,17, חָלוּ֫ Jeremiah 5:3 (so read, see below); Imperfect וַיָּ֫חַל 2 Kings 1:2; Infinitive suffix חֲלֹתוֺ Isaiah 38:9; חֲלוֺתִי Psalm 77:11 compare below

Pi`el; חֲלוֺתָם Psalm 35:13; Participle חֹלֶה Genesis 48:1 6t. + 1 Samuel 22:8 (see below); חוֺלֶה Nehemiah 2:2; Malachi 1:13; feminine חוֺלָה Ecclesiastes 5:12 3t. (for Jeremiah 4:31 see I. חוּל), construct חוֺלַת Songs 2:5; Songs 5:8; —

1 be or become weak, Samson Judges 16:7,11,17; feel weak Isaiah 57:10 (Che) Ezekiel 34:4,16.

2 become sick, ill Genesis 48:1 (E) 1 Samuel 19:14; 1 Samuel 30:13; 1 Kings 14:1,5; 1 Kings 15:23 (of Asa, = חלא2Chronicles 16:2) 2 Chronicles 17:17; 2 Kings 1:2; 2 Kings 8:7; 2 Kings 13:14 (with accusative of congnate meaning with verb) 2 Kings 20:12 = Isaiah 39:1; Isaiah 33:24; Isaiah 38:9; Proverbs 23:35; Psalm 35:13; Nehemiah 2:2, compare Psalm 77:11 חֲלוֺתִי for חַלּוֺתִי Che after Bi; lame and sick — i.e. imperfect for sacrifice — of animals Malachi 1:8,13; sick from effect of wounds 2 Kings 8:29 2Chronicles 22:6, compare Proverbs 23:35, מַכָּה with חֳלִי Deuteronomy 28:59,61; Jeremiah 6:7; Jeremiah 10:19; hyperbole sick from love חוֺלַת אַהֲבָה אני Songs 2:5; Songs 5:8; be sick unto dying חלה לָמוּת 2 Kings 20:1 = Isaiah 38:1, עדלֿמות׳ח (late) 2 Chronicles 32:24; Jeremiah 5:3 read probably לֹא חָלוּ֫ (for ᵑ0 חָ֫לוּ, see I. חול) of the people, unmoved by ׳י's chastisements; thou hast smitten them, but they are not sick (compare

Niph`al Amos 6:6); of sickness of the mind in ᵑ0 1 Samuel 22:8 followed by עַל (but read rather חֹמֵל ᵐ5 Gr Klo Dr); participle as adjective severe, sore רָעָה חוֺלָה Ecclesiastes 5:12; Ecclesiastes 5:15; — on Jeremiah 4:31 see חול.

Niph`al Perfect1singular נֶחֱלֵיתִי Daniel 8:27; 3plural נֶחְלוּ Amos 6:6; Jeremiah 12:13; Participle feminine נַחֲלָה Isaiah 17:11 4t.; plural נַחְלוֺת Ezekiel 34:4 (strike out Co) Ezekiel 34:21; —

1 make oneself sick, figurative for strain oneself Jeremiah 12:13 (but Gr נִלְאוּ).

2 be made sick Daniel 8:27; ׳לֹא נֶח of indifference, apathy Amos 6:6 followed by על (compare

Qal Jeremiah 5:3); participle diseased, as substantive with article Ezekiel 34:4 (strike out Co) Ezekiel 34:21; = severe, sore (predicate of מַכָּה) Nahum 3:19; Jeremiah 10:19; Jeremiah 14:17; Jeremiah 30:12; also (מַכָּה omitted) Isaiah 17:11.

Pi`el Perfect חִלָּה make sick, with accusative of congnate meaning with verb + בְּ of land Deuteronomy 29:21; Infinitive construct חַלּוֺתִי הִיא Psalm 77:11 read probably חֲלוֺתִי Infinitive Qal; my sickness, so Bi Che (others derive from חלל my wounding, see De). — For other forms of Pi`el see II. חלה.

Pu`al Perfect be made weak, 2 masculine singular חֻלֵּיתָ Isaiah 14:10.

Hithpa`el Imperfect וַיִּתְחָ֑ל 2 Samuel 13:6; Imperative הִתְחָ֑ל 2 Samuel 13:5; Infinitive הִתְחַלּוֺת 2 Samuel 13:2; — make oneself sick, of Ammon's morbid passion for his sister 2 Samuel 13:2, followed by בַּעֲבוּר; of his pretended sickness of body 2 Samuel 13:5,6.

Hiph`il Perfect3masculine singular הֶחֱלִי Isaiah 53:10; 1singular הֶחֱלֵתִי Micah 6:13; plural הֶחֱלוּ Hosea 7:5 (on text see below); Participle מַחֲלָה Proverbs 13:12; —

1 make (sick, i.e.) sore thy smiting הַכּוֺתֶ֑ךָ Micah 6:13 (compare Nahum 3:19, Niph`al); object (implicit) a person, חָפֵץ דַּכְּאוֺ ׳וי הֶחֱלִי Isaiah 53:10 it pleased ׳י to bruise him, making him sick = to bruise him sorely, see further Di.

2 make sick, object לֵב (of hope deferred) Proverbs 13:12.

3 shew (signs of) sickness, become sick, only שׂרים חֲמַת מִיָּ֑יִן ׳הֶח Hosea 7:5 princes are become sick with fever of wine (Now Che VB; > Vrss Hi-St who read הֵחֵלּוּ they begin the day with wine-fever).

Hoph`al Perfect be made sick = wounded הָֽחָלֵיתִי 1 Kings 22:34 2Chronicles 18:33; 35:23.

II. [חָלָה] verb only

Pi`el followed by מְּנֵי, מָּנֶיךָ, מָּנַיִךְ = mollify, appease, entreat the favour of, literally make the face of any one sweet or pleasant (compare Arabic , , be sweet, pleasant, Aramaic , חֲלִי, id., adjective חָלֵי sweet); —

Pi`el Perfect חִלָּה2Chronicles 33:12, חִלִּיתִי 1 Samuel 13:12; Psalm 119:58, וְחִלּוּ consecutive Job 11:19, חִלִּינוּ Daniel 9:13; Imperfect וַיְחַל Exodus 32:11 3t., יְחַלּוּ Psalm 45:13; Proverbs 19:6; Imperative חַלנָֿא 1 Kings 13:6, חַלּוּנָֿא Malachi 1:9; Infinitive construct לְחַלּוֺת Zechariah 7:2 2t.; —

1 ׳אתפֿנייֿ ׳׃ח

a. mollify, pacify, appease ׳י, i.e. induce him to shew favour in place of wrath and chastisement Exodus 32:11 (JE), 1 Kings 13:6 ( + הִתְמַּלֵּל), 1 Kings 13:6; 2 Kings 13:4; Jeremiah 26:19 (+ וַיִּנָּ֫חֶם), 2 Chronicles 33:12 ("" וַיִּכָּנַע מאד מִלִּפְנֵי), Daniel 9:13; also פניאֵֿל ׳ח Malachi 1:9 (followed by וִיחָנֵּ֫נוּ that he may be gracious to us).

b. entreat the favour of ׳י, i.e. aim at success, prosperity, etc., through his favour, 1 Samuel 13:12 (in anticipation of war), Zechariah 8:21,22 ("" ׳לְבַקֵּשׁ אֶתיֿ; of cities and nations assembling at Jerusalem for worship), Zechariah 7:2 ("" ׳לְבַקֵּשׁ אֶתיֿ) of worship at Jerusalem; quite Generally, as habit of God-fearing man, Psalm 119:58 (+ בְּכָללַֿב).

2 entreat favour of men (in sense of 1b) — ׳רַבִּים יְח פנינָֿדִיב Proverbs 19:6 many entreat a prince's favour ("" וְכָלהָֿרֵעַ לְאִישׁ מַתָּן); מָּנָיִךְ ׳יח Psalm 45:13 of favour of king's bride; מָּנַיִךְ רַבִּים ׳וְח Job 11:19 favour of Job when absolved and restored.

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
beseech, be diseased, put to grief, be grieved, be grievous, infirmity

A primitive root (compare chuwl, chalah, chalal); properly, to be rubbed or worn; hence (figuratively) to be weak, sick, afflicted; or (causatively) to grieve, make sick; also to stroke (in flattering), entreat -- beseech, (be) diseased, (put to) grief, be grieved, (be) grievous, infirmity, intreat, lay to, put to pain, X pray, make prayer, be (fall, make) sick, sore, be sorry, make suit (X supplication), woman in travail, be (become) weak, be wounded.

see HEBREW chuwl

see HEBREW chalah

see HEBREW chalal

Forms and Transliterations
בַּחֲלֹת֕וֹ בַּחֲלוֹתָ֡ם בחלותם בחלתו הֶֽחֱלִ֔י הֶחֱל֥וּ הֶחֱלֵ֣יתִי הַ֣חוֹלֶ֔ה הַחוֹלָ֖ה הַחוֹלָ֣ה הַנַּחְל֑וֹת הַנַּחְלוֹת֩ הָחֳלֵ֖יתִי הָחֳלֵֽיתִי׃ החולה החלו החלי החליתי החליתי׃ הנחלות וְהִתְחָ֑ל וְחִלּ֖וּ וְחָלִ֥יתִי וְחֹלֶ֖ה וְנֶֽחֱלֵ֙יתִי֙ וַיְחַ֣ל וַיְחַ֤ל וַיְחַ֥ל וַיְחַל֙ וַיִּתְחָ֑ל וַיָּ֑חַל וּלְחַלּ֖וֹת והתחל וחלה וחלו וחליתי ויחל ויתחל ולחלות ונחליתי חִלִּ֑יתִי חִלִּ֜ינוּ חִלִּ֣יתִי חִלָּ֕ה חִלָּ֥ה חַלּ֣וֹתִי חַלּוּ־ חַל־ חָ֥לָֽה חָלִ֑יתִי חָלִ֖יתִי חָלִֽית׃ חָלִיתִי֮ חָלָ֕ה חָלָ֖ה חָלָ֣ה חָלָ֥ה חֹלֶ֑ה חֹלֶ֣ה חֹלֶ֥ה חֻלֵּ֥יתָ חוֹלֶ֔ה חוֹלַ֥ת חוֹלָ֔ה חולה חולת חל־ חלה חלו־ חלותי חלינו חלית חלית׃ חליתי יְחַלּ֗וּ יְחַלּ֣וּ יחלו כְּחוֹלָ֜ה כחולה לְהִתְחַלּ֗וֹת לְחַלּ֖וֹת לְחַלּוֹת֙ להתחלות לחלות מַחֲלָה־ מחלה־ נֶחְל֖וּ נַחְלָ֖ה נַחְלָ֥ה נַחֲלָ֖ה נחלה נחלו שֶׁחוֹלַ֥ת שחולת ba·ḥă·lō·ṯōw ba·ḥă·lō·w·ṯām bachaloTam bachaloTo baḥălōṯōw baḥălōwṯām chal chaLah chaLit chaLiti chalLoti challu chilLah chilLinu chilLiti choLah choLat choLeh chulLeita hā·ḥo·lê·ṯî ha·ḥō·w·lāh ha·ḥō·w·leh ḥā·lāh ḥā·lî·ṯî ḥā·lîṯ hachoLah hachoLeh hāḥolêṯî haḥōwlāh haḥōwleh ḥal- ḥal·lō·w·ṯî ḥal·lū- ḥālāh ḥālîṯ ḥālîṯî ḥallōwṯî ḥallū- han·naḥ·lō·wṯ hannachlOt hannaḥlōwṯ he·ḥĕ·lê·ṯî he·ḥĕ·lî he·ḥĕ·lū hecheLeiti hecheLi hecheLu heḥĕlêṯî heḥĕlî heḥĕlū ḥil·lāh ḥil·lî·nū ḥil·lî·ṯî ḥillāh ḥillînū ḥillîṯî ḥō·leh ḥō·w·lāh ḥō·w·laṯ ḥō·w·leh hochoLeiti ḥōleh ḥōwlāh ḥōwlaṯ ḥōwleh ḥul·lê·ṯā ḥullêṯā kə·ḥō·w·lāh kechoLah kəḥōwlāh lə·ḥal·lō·wṯ lə·hiṯ·ḥal·lō·wṯ lechalLot ləḥallōwṯ lehitchalLot ləhiṯḥallōwṯ ma·ḥă·lāh- machalah maḥălāh- na·ḥă·lāh nachaLah nachLah naḥ·lāh naḥălāh naḥlāh nechLu neḥ·lū neḥlū še·ḥō·w·laṯ šeḥōwlaṯ shechoLat ū·lə·ḥal·lō·wṯ ulechalLot ūləḥallōwṯ vaiYachal vaiyitChal vayChal vechaLiti vechilLu vechoLeh vehitChal venecheLeiti way·ḥal way·yā·ḥal way·yiṯ·ḥāl wayḥal wayyāḥal wayyiṯḥāl wə·ḥā·lî·ṯî wə·ḥil·lū wə·hiṯ·ḥāl wə·ḥō·leh wə·ne·ḥĕ·lê·ṯî wəḥālîṯî wəḥillū wəhiṯḥāl wəḥōleh wəneḥĕlêṯî yə·ḥal·lū yechalLu yəḥallū
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ba·ḥă·lō·w·ṯām — 1 Occ.
ba·ḥă·lō·ṯōw — 1 Occ.
ḥal- — 1 Occ.
ḥā·lāh — 10 Occ.
ḥā·lîṯ — 1 Occ.
ḥā·lî·ṯî — 3 Occ.
ḥal·lō·w·ṯî — 1 Occ.
ḥal·lū- — 1 Occ.
ḥil·lāh — 2 Occ.
ḥil·lî·nū — 1 Occ.
ḥil·lî·ṯî — 2 Occ.
ḥō·w·lāh — 2 Occ.
ḥō·w·laṯ — 1 Occ.
ḥō·leh — 8 Occ.
ḥul·lê·ṯā — 1 Occ.
ha·ḥō·w·lāh — 2 Occ.
ha·ḥō·w·leh — 1 Occ.
han·naḥ·lō·wṯ — 2 Occ.
he·ḥĕ·lê·ṯî — 1 Occ.
he·ḥĕ·lî — 1 Occ.
he·ḥĕ·lū — 1 Occ.
hā·ḥo·lê·ṯî — 3 Occ.
kə·ḥō·w·lāh — 1 Occ.
lə·ḥal·lō·wṯ — 2 Occ.
lə·hiṯ·ḥal·lō·wṯ — 1 Occ.
ma·ḥă·lāh- — 1 Occ.
na·ḥă·lāh — 1 Occ.
naḥ·lāh — 4 Occ.
neḥ·lū — 2 Occ.
še·ḥō·w·laṯ — 1 Occ.
ū·lə·ḥal·lō·wṯ — 1 Occ.
way·yā·ḥal — 1 Occ.
way·yiṯ·ḥāl — 1 Occ.
way·ḥal — 4 Occ.
wə·ḥā·lî·ṯî — 3 Occ.
wə·ḥil·lū — 1 Occ.
wə·ḥō·leh — 1 Occ.
wə·hiṯ·ḥāl — 1 Occ.
wə·ne·ḥĕ·lê·ṯî — 1 Occ.
yə·ḥal·lū — 2 Occ.

Genesis 48:1
HEB: הִנֵּ֥ה אָבִ֖יךָ חֹלֶ֑ה וַיִּקַּ֞ח אֶת־
NAS: your father is sick. So he took
KJV: Behold, thy father [is] sick: and he took
INT: Behold your father is sick took his two

Exodus 32:11
HEB: וַיְחַ֣ל מֹשֶׁ֔ה אֶת־
NAS: Then Moses entreated the LORD his God,
KJV: And Moses besought the LORD his God,
INT: entreated Moses accept

Deuteronomy 29:22
HEB: תַּ֣חֲלֻאֶ֔יהָ אֲשֶׁר־ חִלָּ֥ה יְהוָ֖ה בָּֽהּ׃
NAS: the LORD has afflicted it, will say,
KJV: which the LORD hath laid upon it;
INT: and the diseases which has afflicted the LORD

Judges 16:7
HEB: לֹא־ חֹרָ֑בוּ וְחָלִ֥יתִי וְהָיִ֖יתִי כְּאַחַ֥ד
NAS: that have not been dried, then I will become weak and be like any
KJV: that were never dried, then shall I be weak, and be as another
INT: have not been dried will become and be like any

Judges 16:11
HEB: בָהֶ֖ם מְלָאכָ֑ה וְחָלִ֥יתִי וְהָיִ֖יתִי כְּאַחַ֥ד
NAS: have not been used, then I will become weak and be like any
KJV: that never were occupied, then shall I be weak, and be as another
INT: accomplish been used will become and be like any

Judges 16:17
HEB: מִמֶּ֣נִּי כֹחִ֔י וְחָלִ֥יתִי וְהָיִ֖יתִי כְּכָל־
NAS: will leave me and I will become weak and be like any
KJV: will go from me, and I shall become weak, and be like any [other] man.
INT: then my strength will become and be like any

1 Samuel 13:12
HEB: יְהוָ֖ה לֹ֣א חִלִּ֑יתִי וָֽאֶתְאַפַּ֔ק וָאַעֲלֶ֖ה
NAS: me at Gilgal, and I have not asked the favor
KJV: now upon me to Gilgal, and I have not made supplication unto
INT: the LORD have not asked forced and offered

1 Samuel 19:14
HEB: דָּוִ֑ד וַתֹּ֖אמֶר חֹלֶ֥ה הֽוּא׃ פ
NAS: David, she said, He is sick.
KJV: David, she said, He [is] sick.
INT: David said is sick he

1 Samuel 22:8
HEB: יִשַׁ֔י וְאֵין־ חֹלֶ֥ה מִכֶּ֛ם עָלַ֖י
NAS: and there is none of you who is sorry for me or discloses
KJV: of Jesse, and [there is] none of you that is sorry for me, or sheweth
INT: of Jesse is no is sorry at against

1 Samuel 30:13
HEB: אֲדֹנִ֛י כִּ֥י חָלִ֖יתִי הַיּ֥וֹם שְׁלֹשָֽׁה׃
NAS: when I fell sick three
KJV: days agone I fell sick.
INT: and my master when fell days three

2 Samuel 13:2
HEB: וַיֵּ֨צֶר לְאַמְנ֜וֹן לְהִתְחַלּ֗וֹת בַּֽעֲבוּר֙ תָּמָ֣ר
NAS: Tamar that he made himself ill, for she was a virgin,
KJV: was so vexed, that he fell sick for his sister
INT: vexed Amnon made because Tamar

2 Samuel 13:5
HEB: עַל־ מִשְׁכָּבְךָ֖ וְהִתְחָ֑ל וּבָ֧א אָבִ֣יךָ
NAS: on your bed and pretend to be ill; when your father
KJV: on thy bed, and make thyself sick: and when thy father
INT: on your bed and pretend comes your father

2 Samuel 13:6
HEB: וַיִּשְׁכַּ֥ב אַמְנ֖וֹן וַיִּתְחָ֑ל וַיָּבֹ֨א הַמֶּ֜לֶךְ
NAS: lay down and pretended to be ill; when the king
KJV: lay down, and made himself sick: and when the king
INT: lay Amnon and pretended came the king

1 Kings 13:6
HEB: אִ֣ישׁ הָאֱלֹהִ֗ים חַל־ נָ֞א אֶת־
NAS: Please entreat the LORD
KJV: of God, Intreat now the face
INT: the man of God entreat Please now the face

1 Kings 13:6
HEB: יָדִ֖י אֵלָ֑י וַיְחַ֤ל אִישׁ־ הָֽאֱלֹהִים֙
NAS: of God entreated the LORD,
KJV: of God besought the LORD,
INT: my hand about entreated the man of God

1 Kings 14:1
HEB: בָּעֵ֣ת הַהִ֔יא חָלָ֖ה אֲבִיָּ֥ה בֶן־
NAS: the son of Jeroboam became sick.
KJV: the son of Jeroboam fell sick.
INT: time he became Abijah the son

1 Kings 14:5
HEB: בְּנָהּ֙ כִּֽי־ חֹלֶ֣ה ה֔וּא כָּזֹ֥ה
NAS: her son, for he is sick. You shall say
KJV: of thee for her son; for he [is] sick: thus
INT: her son for is sick he thus

1 Kings 15:23
HEB: לְעֵ֣ת זִקְנָת֔וֹ חָלָ֖ה אֶת־ רַגְלָֽיו׃
NAS: of his old age he was diseased in his feet.
KJV: of his old age he was diseased in his feet.
INT: after of his old was diseased in his feet

1 Kings 17:17
HEB: הַדְּבָרִ֣ים הָאֵ֔לֶּה חָלָ֕ה בֶּן־ הָאִשָּׁ֖ה
NAS: of the house, became sick; and his sickness
KJV: of the house, fell sick; and his sickness
INT: things these became the son of the woman

1 Kings 22:34
HEB: הַֽמַּחֲנֶ֖ה כִּ֥י הָחֳלֵֽיתִי׃
NAS: me out of the fight; for I am severely wounded.
KJV: of the host; for I am wounded.
INT: of the fight for I am

2 Kings 1:2
HEB: אֲשֶׁ֥ר בְּשֹׁמְר֖וֹן וַיָּ֑חַל וַיִּשְׁלַ֣ח מַלְאָכִ֔ים
NAS: [was] in Samaria, and became ill. So he sent
KJV: that [was] in Samaria, and was sick: and he sent
INT: which Samaria and became sent messengers

2 Kings 8:7
HEB: מֶֽלֶךְ־ אֲרָ֖ם חֹלֶ֑ה וַיֻּגַּד־ ל֣וֹ
NAS: of Aram was sick, and it was told
KJV: of Syria was sick; and it was told
INT: king of Aram was sick told saying

2 Kings 8:29
HEB: בְּיִזְרְעֶ֖אל כִּֽי־ חֹלֶ֥ה הֽוּא׃ פ
NAS: in Jezreel because he was sick.
KJV: in Jezreel, because he was sick.
INT: Jezreel because was sick he

2 Kings 13:4
HEB: וַיְחַ֥ל יְהוֹאָחָ֖ז אֶת־
NAS: Then Jehoahaz entreated the favor
KJV: And Jehoahaz besought the LORD,
INT: entreated Jehoahaz the favor

2 Kings 13:14
HEB: וֶֽאֱלִישָׁע֙ חָלָ֣ה אֶת־ חָלְי֔וֹ
NAS: When Elisha became sick with the illness
KJV: Now Elisha was fallen sick of his sickness
INT: Elisha became with the illness

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