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Forces

(chayil):

(1) The word is used as a military term, equivalent to army, in 2Ki 25:23,16 (where the King James Version reads "armies"); 2Ch 17:2; Jer 40:7, etc.

See Army.

(2) In Isa 60:5,11, it is rendered in the Revised Version (British and American) by "wealth," and in Ob verse 11, by "substance."

Two other Hebrew words are also translated "forces" in the King James Version, ma’amatstsim (Job 36:19), and ma`oz (Da 11:38), the latter being rendered in the Revised Version (British and American) "fortresses."