Word Summary
chabaq: to clasp, embrace
Original Word: חָבַק
Transliteration: chabaq
Phonetic Spelling: (khaw-bak')
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to clasp, embrace
Meaning: to clasp, embrace
Strong's Concordance
embrace, fold

A primitive root; to clasp (the hands or in embrace) -- embrace, fold.


H2263. chabaq

[חָבַק‎] verb clasp, embrace (Late Hebrew id.; חַבֵּק ᵑ7‎; Mandean , NSyriac ; Arabic II. collect one's possessions, etc., Frey) —

Qal Infinitive לַחֲבוֺקEcclesiastes 3:5; Participle חֹבֵּק4:5; חֹבֶקֶת2 Kings 4:16; — embrace, with accusative בֵּן4:16; יָדָיוEcclesiastes 4:5 (said of הַכְּסִיל‎ = fold his arms, i.e. be idle; compare חִבֻּק‎); no object expressed 3:5 ("" Pi`el).

Pi`el Perfect חִבְּקוּJob 24:8; Lamentations 4:5; Imperfect וַיְחַבֵּקGenesis 48:10; וַיְחַבֶּקֿ29:13; וַיְחַבְּקֵהוּ33:4; 3feminine singular suffix תְּחַבְּקֵ֫נִיSong of Solomon 2:6; 8:3; 2masculine singular וּתְחַבֵּקProverbs 5:20, suffix תְּחַבְּקֶ֫נָּה4:8; Infinitive חַבֵּקEcclesiastes 3:5; — embrace of person, no object מֵחַבֵּק לִרְחֹק עת3:5 ("" Qal); followed by לְGenesis 29:13 (J), 48:10 (E); followed by suffix 33:4 (J), Proverbs 4:8; Song of Solomon 2:6; 8:3; with accusative Proverbs 5:20; embrace צוּר‎ for want of shelter Job 24:8 (of poor); embrace refuse-heaps אשׁפתותLamentations 4:5, i.e. are outcasts.