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Strongs Number: H2388


Hebrew Word
חָזַק
Transliteration
châzaq
Phonetic
khaw-zak'
Part of Speech
Verb
Strongs Definition

to fasten upon; hence to {seize} be strong (figuratively {courageous} causatively {strengthen} cure: {help} repair: {fortify }) obstinate; to {bind} {restrain } conquer

BDB Definition

1. to strengthen, prevail, harden, be strong, become strong, be courageous, be firm, grow firm, be resolute, be sore

a. (Qal)

1. to be strong, grow strong 1a

b. to prevail, prevail upon 1a

c. to be firm, be caught fast, be secure 1a

d. to press, be urgent 1a

e. to grow stout, grow rigid, grow hard (bad sense) 1a

f. to be severe, be grievous

1. to strengthen

g. (Piel)

1. to make strong

2. to restore to strength, give strength

3. to strengthen, sustain, encourage

4. to make strong, make bold, encourage

5. to make firm

6. to make rigid, make hard

h. (Hiphil)

1. to make strong, strengthen

2. to make firm

3. to display strength

4. to make severe

5. to support

6. to repair

7. to prevail, prevail upon

8. to have or take or keep hold of, retain, hold up, sustain, support

9. to hold, contain

i. (Hithpael)

1. to strengthen oneself

2. to put forth strength, use one's strength

3. to withstand

4. to hold strongly with

Origin
A primitive root
Bible Usage
{aid} {amend} X-(idiom) {calker} {catch} {cleave} {confirm} be {constant} {constrain} {continue} be of good (take) courage ({-ous} {-ly}) encourage ({self}) be {established} {fasten} {force} {fortify} make {hard} {harden} {help} (lay) hold ({fast}) {lean} {maintain} play the {man} {mend} become (wax) {mighty} {prevail} be {recovered} {repair} {retain} {seize} be (wax) {sore} strengten ({self}) be {stout} be ({make} {shew} wax) strong ({-er}) be {sure} take ({hold}) be {urgent} behave self {valiantly} withstand.