A primitive root; properly, to slide by, i.e. (by implication) to hasten away, pass on, spring up, pierce or change -- abolish, alter, change, cut off, go on forward, grow up, be over, pass (away, on, through), renew, sprout, strike through.
חָלַף verb pass on or away, pass through (mostly in poetry) (Late Hebrew id., pass by or away, change; Phoenician חלפת equivalent, ReinachRŠJ 1888, 276; HoffmG. G. Abh. xxxvi. 1890, 20; Aramaic חֲלֵף pass away, change; change, substitute; Nabataean חלף change (?) Eutp. 53; Arabic come after, succeed, replace [compare 'Caliph' i.e. successor (of Mohammed)] and many derivatives Lane792-799; so also ויחלפה MI6 and his son succeeded him; Ethiopic pass by, across, through) —
Qal Perfect חָלַף Song of Solomon 2:11; Habakkuk 1:11 etc.; Imperfect יַחֲלֹף Job 4:15 4t.; 3 feminine singular suffix תַּחְלְפֵ֑הוּ 20:24; יַחֲלֹ֑פוּ Psalm 102:27; Infinitive construct לַחֲלוֺף Isaiah 21:1; —
b. overstep, transgress Isaiah 24:5 ("" עבר), (compare Arabic IV. to break a promise).
Hiph`il Perfect חֶחֱלִף Genesis 31:7; Imperfect יַחֲלִיף Job 14:7; suffix יַחֲלִיפֶנּוּ Leviticus 27:10; 3feminine singular תַּחֲלִיף Job 29:20; 2masculine singular וַתַּחֲלֵף Genesis 31:41; suffix תַּחֲלִיפֵם; יַחֲלִ֑יפוּ Isaiah 40:31; 41:1; נַחֲלִיף 9:9; —
1 change (transitive) garments Genesis 35:2 (E) Psalm 102:27, wages Genesis 31:7, 41 (both E); no object expressed Leviticus 27:10 (H); substitute i. e. cause to succeed Isaiah 9:9; change for better, renew, object כֹּחַ 40:31; 41:1.
[חֲלַף] verb pass (over) (see Biblical Hebrew); —