Strong's Concordance, Greek Dictionary

The hand (literally or figuratively (power)

Greek: χείρ, cheir (G5495)

169 King James Bible Verses


Here is hand in the Bible. What does the source Greek word χείρ mean and how is it used in the Bible? Below are the English definition details. Also below are examples within Bible verses highlighted in yellow (follow this link to go there). Tap or hover on blue, underlined words to see more original scripture and meanings. Information sourced from Strong's Concordance[1].

Definition Details

Strong's Number: G5495

Greek Base Word: χείρ

Usage: Hand

Definition: The hand (literally or figuratively (power); especially (by Hebraism) a means or instrument).

Detailed definition:

  1. By the help or agency of any one, by means of any one.
  2. Figuratively applied to God symbolising his might, activity, power.
    1. In creating the universe.
    2. In upholding and preserving (God is present protecting and aiding one).
    3. In punishing.
    4. In determining and controlling the destinies of men.

Derived terms: Perhaps from the base of G5494 in the sense of its congener the base of G5490 (through the idea of hollowness for grasping).

See also:

  1. G5490
  2. G5494


  1. Biblical International Phonetic Alphabet: xir
  2. Modern International Phonetic Alphabet: çir
  3. Transliteration: cheir
  4. Biblical Pronunciation: heer
  5. Modern Pronunciation: heer

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