Word Summary
chazaq: strong, stout, mighty
Original Word: חָזָק
Transliteration: chazaq
Phonetic Spelling: (khaw-zawk')
Part of Speech: Adjective
Short Definition: strong, stout, mighty
Meaning: strong, stout, mighty
Strong's Concordance
harder, hottest, impudent, loud, mighty, sore, stiff-hearted, stronger

From chazaq; strong (usu. In a bad sense, hard, bold, violent) -- harder, hottest, + impudent, loud, mighty, sore, stiff(-hearted), strong(-er).

see HEBREW chazaq


H2389. chazaq

חָזָקadjective strong, stout, mighty; — ׳חExodus 10:19 18t.; feminine חֲזָקָה3:19 31t. + Ezekiel 3:14 (Co for ᵑ0‎ verb 3feminine singular); plural חֲזָקִיםJudges 18:25 2t.; construct חִזְקֵיEzekiel 2:4 (strike out Co. see below) 3:7; —

1 strong:

a. of men, rarely predicate Numbers 13:18 (opposed to רָפֶה‎), 13:31 (comparative with מִן‎), Joshua 14:11; 17:18 (all J E), Judges 18:26 (comparative with מִן‎); also of גֹּאֲלָםJeremiah 50:34; Proverbs 23:11; of hand of ׳יJoshua 4:24 (D), so Ezekiel 3:14 ᵐ5‎ Co (see above and חָזַקQal 3); compare of Tyre בַּיָּם חֲזָקָה הָֽיְתָה26:17 (strike out B Co).

b. usually attributive; of ram of Pharaoh Ezekiel 30:22 (opposed to נִשְׁבָּ֑רֶת‎); especially of hand of ׳י‎ in delivering Israel from Egypt, Exodus 3:19 (gloss ? see Di), 6:1 (twice in verse); 13:9 (all J), Deuteronomy 6:21; 7:8; 9:26; Daniel 9:15; in wonders done by agency of Moses Deuteronomy 34:12; also חֲזָקָה וּבְיָד גָּדוֺל בְּכֹחַExodus 31:11(JE), compare Nehemiah 1:10, but oftener נְטוּיָה וּבִזְרוֺעַ חזקה בידDeuteronomy 4:34; 5:15; 7:19; 11:2; 26:6; Jeremiah 32:21; Psalm 136:12; of control of enemies and deliverance from exile Ezekiel 20:33-34, more Generally Deuteronomy 3:24 ("" גָּדְלְךָ‎), 1 Kings 8:42 2 Chronicles 6:32; of ׳י‎s opposition to Zedekiah Jeremiah 21:5; once of Edom, opposed to Israel חזקה וביד כבד בעםNumbers 20:20 (JE).

c. of sword of ׳יIsaiah 27:1 ("" וְהַגְּדוֺלָה הַקָּשָׁה‎), of wind Exodus 10:19 (J), 1 Kings 19:11; sound of trumpet (= loud) Exodus 19:16 (E).

d severe, sharp, hot, of war 1 Samuel 14:52 (predicate), battle 2 Samuel 11:15, sickness 1 Kings 17:17 (predicate), famine 18:2.

e. firm, hard, of face, פניםEzekiel 3:8, forehead, מֵצַח3:8; adamant, simile of forehead 3:9 (comparative, with מִן‎); of sky Job 37:18 (predicate) in plural construct ׳ח לֵבEzekiel 2:4 hard of heart ("" פָנִים קְשֵׁי‎) but omitted by B Co, מֵֿצַח׳ח3:7 hard (= impudent) of forehead ("" קְשֵׁילֵֿב‎).

2 as substantive, a strong one, of ׳י‎ (בְּחָזָק‎, as, in the character of, a strong one) Isaiah 40:10; of ׳י‎s agent 28:2 ("" אַמִּץ‎); see also כֹחוֺ יְאַמֵּץ לאֹ וְחָזָקAmos 2:14; with מִן‎ compare= one too strong for Jeremiah 31:11; Psalm 35:10. In Ezekiel 34:16 ᵑ0‎ uses ׳הח‎ in bad sense ("" הִשְּׁמֵנָה‎), ᵐ5‎ Co, with different text, in good sense (see VB).