2256. chebel
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chebel: band
Original Word: חֵ֫בֶל
Part of Speech: Noun Masculine
Transliteration: chebel
Phonetic Spelling: (kheh'-bel)
Short Definition: band

I. חֶ֫בֶל noun masculineJoshua 2:14 feminine Zephaniah 2:6 (but see below) cord, territory, band; ׳ח absolute Joshua 2:15 +; construct Deuteronomy 3:4 +, חֵ֫בֶל Joshua 19:29; suffix חַבְלוֺ Job 18:10; plural חֲבָלִים 2 Samuel 8:2 10t. + Ezekiel 47:13; Job 21:7 see below; construct חַבְלֵי Joshua 17:5 5t.; חֶבְלֵי Psalm 116:3 2t. + Psalm 18:5 (read משׁברי see below); suffix הֲבָלָ֑יִךְ Isaiah 33:23; חֲבָלָיו Isaiah 33:20; —

1 cord, rope, by which men were lowered Joshua 2:15 (JE), Jeremiah 38:6,11,12,13, or stones dragged 2 Samuel 17:13; of tents Isaiah 33:20; tackling of ship Isaiah 33:23; for binding Ezekiel 27:24; Job 40:25; Esther 1:6; symbol of captivity or subjection 1 Kings 20:31,32; figurative of snare for wicked Job 18:10 ("" מַלְכֻּדְתּוֺ), set by wicked Psalm 140:6 ("" מַּה); Psalm 119:61 cords of wicked men have surrounded me; of wicked held בחבלי חַטָּאתוֺ Proverbs 5:22; ׳ח הָשָּׁ֑וְא Isaiah 5:18 cords (ropes) of wickedness ("" כַּעֲבוֺת הָעֲגָלָה); of cords of distress (עֹ֑נִי) Job 36:8 ("" וִקִּים); so חֶבְלֵי מָוֶת (probably) Psalm 116:3, חֶבְלֵי שׁאוֺל Psalm 18:6 = 2 Samuel 22:6 ("" מוֺקְשֵׁי מָוֶת); — for חֶבְלֵי מות Psalm 18:5 read מִשְׁבְּרֵי, see 2 Samuel 22:5 and "" נַחֲלֵי בְלִיַּעַל, De Che Bae; to draw בְּחַבְלֵי אָדָם Hosea 11:4 (i.e. humanely, kindly); of cord of life חֶבֶל הַכֶּסֶף Ecclesiastes 12:6.

2 measuring-cord, line מִדָּה ׳ח Zechariah 2:5; so ׳ח alone 2 Samuel 8:2 (3 t. in verse); Amos 7:17; Micah 2:5; Psalm 78:55; figurative (of favoured life) Psalm 16:5; in General of one's portion, fortune Job 21:17 according to ᵑ7 Thes Add. Ew Di and others, but < see חֵבֶל. Thence

3 measured portion, lot, part, region, נַחֲלָה ׳ח inherited portion Deuteronomy 32:9; 1 Chronicles 16:18 = Psalm 105:11; also ׳ח alone Joshua 17:5,14; Joshua 19:9; Ezekiel 47:13 (חבלים; ᵑ9 ᵑ7 read as dual, see Ew Sm Da and others; Co strike out on internal grounds); of particular regions אַרְגֹּב ׳ח Deuteronomy 3:4,13,14; 1 Kings 4:13; אַכְזִיב ׳ח Joshua 19:29 (si vera 1., see WMMAsien 194); הַיָּם ׳ח Zephaniah 2:5; also Zephaniah 2:6, but ׳היתה ח here dubious; Sta proposes 2 feminine singular הָיִת, and strike out הים ׳ח; without הים, Zephaniah 2:7.

4 band, company of prophets 1 Samuel 10:5,10. — II.חֶבֶל see below II. חָבַל.

חֵ֫בֶל noun masculineIsaiah 66:7 (but see Jeremiah 49:24) pain, pang; — ׳ח absolute Isaiah 66:7; elsewhere plural חֲבָלִים Isaiah 13:8 3t. + Job 21:17 see below; construct חֶבְלֵי Hosea 13:13; suffix חֲבָלֶיהָ Isaiah 26:17; חֶבְלֵיהֶם Job 39:3 (on suffix see Ges§ 135, 5, R 1); — pain, pang:

1 pains of travail:

a. object of תְּשַׁלַּחְנָה Job 39:3 meton. for off spring ("" יַלְדֵיהֶן; see Di; of goats and hinds).

b. simile of distress of exiles Isaiah 26:17; figurative of anguish of nations צִירִים וַחֲבָלִים יאֹחֵזוּן Isaiah 13:8 ("" כַּיּוֺלֵדָה יְחִילוּן), also Jeremiah 13:21; Jeremiah 22:23; Jeremiah 49:24; of crisis of redemption Hosea 13:13 ("" חֶבְלֵי יוֺלֵדָה), of birth of new Israel Isaiah 66:7.

2 of other than birth-pangs only חבלים Job 21:17; pains, pangs, sorrows (so ᵐ5 ᵑ9 Thes, — otherwise Add. — Rob-Ges Hi Da and others; "" נֵר יִדְעָ֑ךְ, יָבאֹ אֵידָם ); > others, portion, fortune, see חֶבֶל.

חֹבְלִים noun [masculine] plural union (literally binders) name of Zechariah's second symbolic staff Zechariah 11:7 and with article Zechariah 11:14. see חָבַל 1

II. חֶ֫בֶל noun masculine destructionחֶבֶל נִמְרָץ Micah 2:10; compare II.חָבַל

Pi`el above

band, coast, company, cord, country, destruction, line, lot,

Or chebel {khay'-bel}; from chabal; a rope (as twisted), especially a measuring line; by implication, a district or inheritance (as measured); or a noose (as of cords); figuratively, a company (as if tied together); also a throe (especially of parturition); also ruin -- band, coast, company, cord, country, destruction, line, lot, pain, pang, portion, region, rope, snare, sorrow, tackling.

see HEBREW chabal

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