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Strong's #02425 - חָיַי

a primitive root [compare (H2421)]
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1) to live, have life, remain alive, sustain life, live prosperously, live for ever, be quickened, be alive, be restored to life or health

1a) (Qal)

1a1) to live

1a1a) to have life

1a1b) to continue in life, remain alive

1a1c) to sustain life, to live on or upon

1a1d) to live (prosperously)

1a2) to revive, be quickened

1a2a) from sickness

1a2b) from discouragement

1a2c) from faintness

1a2d) from death

1b) (Piel)

1b1) to preserve alive, let live

1b2) to give life

1b3) to quicken, revive, refresh

1b3a) to restore to life

1b3b) to cause to grow

1b3c) to restore

1b3d) to revive

1c) (Hiphil)

1c1) to preserve alive, let live

1c2) to quicken, revive

1c2a) to restore (to health)

1c2b) to revive

1c2c) to restore to life

Frequency Lists
Verse Results
KJV (22)
Genesis 5
Exodus 2
Leviticus 1
Numbers 2
Deuteronomy 4
1 Samuel 1
Nehemiah 1
Ezekiel 6
HCS (0)
BSB (0)
BSB (18)
Genesis 2
Exodus 2
Leviticus 1
Numbers 2
Deuteronomy 4
Nehemiah 1
Ezekiel 6
WEB (0)
WEB (21)
Genesis 5
Exodus 2
Leviticus 1
Numbers 1
Deuteronomy 4
1 Samuel 1
Nehemiah 1
Ezekiel 6
Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

1171) ih (ההי HhY) AC: Live CO: Stomach AB: Life: When the stomach is empty one is famished and week and when it is filled one is revived. This organ is seen as the life as an empty stomach is like death but a revived stomach is life.

A) ih (ההי HhY) AC: ? CO: Stomach AB: Life

Nf ) ih (ההי HhY) - Stomach: Literally the organ that holds food (see Job 38:39) but figurative of life. [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (508): live, life, beast, alive, creature, running, living thing, raw, springing, appetite, quick - Strongs: H (), 2416">H2417"translation="">2416 (), H2417 ()

Nf3) tfih (ההיות HhYWT) - Living: KJV (1): living - Strongs: H2424 (חַיּוּת)

H) eih (ההיה HhYH) AC: ? CO: Sustenance AB: Life

V) eih (ההיה HhYH) - Live: The revival of life from food or other necessity. [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (268): (vf: Paal, Hiphil, Piel) live, alive, save, quicken, revive, life, recover - Strongs: H2418 (חֲיָא), H2421 (חָיָה)

Nm) eih (ההיה HhYH) - Lively: Having the vigor of life. KJV (1): lively - Strongs: H2422 (חָיֶה)

hf1) eihm (מההיה MHhYH) - Sustenance: A food that revives life. KJV (8): revive, quick, preserve life, sustenance, victuals, recover - Strongs: H4241 (מִחְיָה)

K) fih (ההיו HhYW) AC: ? CO: Beast AB: ?

Nf1 ) efih (ההיוה HhYWH) - Beast: A living creature. [Aramaic only] KJV (20): beast - Strongs: H2423 (חֵיוָה)

M) iih (ההיי HhYY) AC: ? CO: ? AB: Life

V) iih (ההיי HhYY) - Live: KJV (23): (vf: Paal, Piel) live, life - Strongs: H2425 (חָיַי)

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Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

חָיַי i.q. חָיָה to live, but with the middle radical doubled, like the Arab. حَىَّ. To this belongs 3 Pret. חַי, Genesis 5:5, כָּל־יְמֵי אָדָם אֲשֶׁר־חַי “all the days of Adam which he lived;” 3:22, וְאָכַל וָחַי לְעוֹלָם “(lest) he should eat and live for ever;” Numbers 21:8. Care is necessary not to refer to the verb the occurrences in which חַי is an adjective, as הֲעוֹד אֲבִיכֶם חַי “is your father yet alive?” Genesis 43:7. Hence חַי, חַיָּח, חַיּוּת.

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List of Word Forms
וָחַ֣י וָחַ֥י וָחָ֑י וָחָ֔י וָחָֽיָה׃ וָחָֽי׃ וחי וחי׃ וחיה׃ vaChai vaChayah wā·ḥā·yāh wā·ḥay wā·ḥāy wāḥay wāḥāy wāḥāyāh
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