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Lexicon :: Strong's H1438 - gāḏaʿ

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A primitive root
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Strong’s Definitions

גָּדַע gâdaʻ, gaw-dah'; a primitive root; to fell a tree; generally, to destroy anything:—cut (asunder, in sunder, down, off), hew down.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 23x

The KJV translates Strong's H1438 in the following manner: ... down (11x), cut off (7x), asunder (3x), cut in sunder (2x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 23x
The KJV translates Strong's H1438 in the following manner: ... down (11x), cut off (7x), asunder (3x), cut in sunder (2x).
  1. to cut, hew, chop, cut down, hew down, hew off, cut off, cut in two, shave off

    1. (Qal) to hew, chop in two

    2. (Niphal) to be chopped off, be hewn off

    3. (Piel) to cut off or down in two, hew off or down in two

    4. (Pual) to chop down, hew down

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
גָּדַע gâdaʻ, gaw-dah'; a primitive root; to fell a tree; generally, to destroy anything:—cut (asunder, in sunder, down, off), hew down.
STRONGS H1438: Abbreviations
גָּדַע verb hew, hew down or off (Late Hebrew id. (rare), Aramaic גְּדַע Ithp.; Arabic bdb015401 cut off hand or other member, mutilate) —
Qal Perfect גָּדַע Lamentations 2:3; וְגָדַעְתִּ֫י 1 Samuel 2:31; Imperfect וָאָגְדַּע Zechariah 11:10, 14; Participle passive גְּדוּעָה Isaiah 15:2 (so many editions but) Baer גְּרוּעָה; compare below, גְּדֻעִים Isaiah 10:33; — hew, cut in two, a staff Zechariah 11:10, 14; metaphor hew off, an arm 1 Samuel 2:31; horns Lamentations 2:3; hew down, trees Isaiah 10:33; if in Isaiah 15:2 then = shave off (object H2206 זקן, beard), but no other indication of this meaning, and true MT גְּרוּעָה, compare Baer's note & Jeremiah 48:37; see H1639 גרע.
Niph. Perfect נִגְדַּע Judges 21:6 נֶגְדַּע Jeremiah 50:23; 3rd person feminine singular נִגְדְּעָה Jeremiah 48:25; וְנִגְדְּעָה consecutive Isaiah 22:25; 2nd person masculine singular נִגְדַּעְתָּ Isaiah 14:12; 3rd person plural וְנִגְדְּעוּ consecutive Ezekiel 6:6; Amos 3:14; — be hewn off, of altar-horns Amos 3:14, of idols Ezekiel 6:6 (|| נשׁבר); of severance of a tribe from nation Judges 21:6; figurative of king of Babylon Isaiah 14:12; of Babylon as hammer Jeremiah 50:23 (|| נשׁבר); of a minister, under figure of secure peg or pin Isaiah 22:25; of horn of Moab Jeremiah 48:25 (|| נשׁבר).
Pi. Perfect גִּדַּע 2 Chronicles 34:7, גִּדֵּ֑עַ 2 Chronicles 34:4; Psalm 107:16, וַיְגַדַּע 2 Chronicles 14:2, אֲגַדֵּ֑עַ Psalm 7:5; Isaiah 45:2, וַיְגַדְּעוּ 2 Chronicles 31:1; 3rd person masculine plural תְּגַדֵּע֑וּן Deuteronomy 7:5; Deuteronomy 12:3; — hew off, down, in two (compare Qal) of Asherîm Deuteronomy 7:5; 2 Chronicles 14:2; 2 Chronicles 31:1, of idols Deuteronomy 12:3 (פְּסִילִים) 2 Chronicles 34:4, 7 (חַמָּנִים); figurative horns of wicked Psalm 75:11; bars of iron (i.e. of Babylon's gates) Isaiah 45:2, compare Psalm 107:16.
Pu. Perfect גֻּדָּ֑עוּ Isaiah 9:9 hew down (of trees).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


7:5; 7:5; 12:3; 12:3


21:6; 21:6

1 Samuel

2:31; 2:31

2 Chronicles

14:2; 14:2; 31:1; 31:1; 34:4; 34:4; 34:7; 34:7


7:5; 107:16; 107:16


9:9; 10:33; 10:33; 14:12; 14:12; 15:2; 15:2; 22:25; 22:25; 45:2; 45:2


48:25; 48:25; 48:37; 50:23; 50:23


2:3; 2:3


6:6; 6:6


3:14; 3:14


11:10; 11:10; 11:14; 11:14

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H1438 matches the Hebrew גָּדַע (gāḏaʿ),
which occurs 22 times in 22 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 7:5 - But thus shall ye deal with them; ye shall destroy their altars, and break down their images, and cut down H1438 their groves, and burn their graven images with fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 12:3 - And ye shall overthrow their altars, and break their pillars, and burn their groves with fire; and ye shall hew down H1438 the graven images of their gods, and destroy the names of them out of that place.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 21:6 - And the children of Israel repented them for Benjamin their brother, and said, There is one tribe cut off H1438 from Israel this day.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:31 - Behold, the days come, that I will cut off H1438 thine arm, and the arm of thy father's house, that there shall not be an old man in thine house.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 14:3 - For he took away the altars of the strange gods, and the high places, and brake down the images, and cut down H1438 the groves:
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 31:1 - Now when all this was finished, all Israel that were present went out to the cities of Judah, and brake the images in pieces, and cut down H1438 the groves, and threw down the high places and the altars out of all Judah and Benjamin, in Ephraim also and Manasseh, until they had utterly destroyed them all. Then all the children of Israel returned, every man to his possession, into their own cities.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 34:4 - And they brake down the altars of Baalim in his presence; and the images, that were on high above them, he cut down; H1438 and the groves, and the carved images, and the molten images, he brake in pieces, and made dust of them, and strowed it upon the graves of them that had sacrificed unto them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 34:7 - And when he had broken down the altars and the groves, and had beaten the graven images into powder, and cut down H1438 all the idols throughout all the land of Israel, he returned to Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 75:10 - All the horns of the wicked also will I cut off; H1438 but the horns of the righteous shall be exalted.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 107:16 - For he hath broken the gates of brass, and cut H1438  the bars of iron in sunder. H1438
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 9:10 - The bricks are fallen down, but we will build with hewn stones: the sycomores are cut down, H1438 but we will change them into cedars.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 10:33 - Behold, the Lord, the LORD of hosts, shall lop the bough with terror: and the high ones of stature shall be hewn down, H1438 and the haughty shall be humbled.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 14:12 - How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down H1438 to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 22:25 - In that day, saith the LORD of hosts, shall the nail that is fastened in the sure place be removed, and be cut down, H1438 and fall; and the burden that was upon it shall be cut off: for the LORD hath spoken it.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 45:2 - I will go before thee, and make the crooked places straight: I will break in pieces the gates of brass, and cut in sunder H1438 the bars of iron:
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 48:25 - The horn of Moab is cut off, H1438 and his arm is broken, saith the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 50:23 - How is the hammer of the whole earth cut asunder H1438 and broken! how is Babylon become a desolation among the nations!
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 2:3 - He hath cut off H1438 in his fierce anger all the horn of Israel: he hath drawn back his right hand from before the enemy, and he burned against Jacob like a flaming fire, which devoureth round about.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 6:6 - In all your dwellingplaces the cities shall be laid waste, and the high places shall be desolate; that your altars may be laid waste and made desolate, and your idols may be broken and cease, and your images may be cut down, H1438 and your works may be abolished.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 3:14 - That in the day that I shall visit the transgressions of Israel upon him I will also visit the altars of Bethel: and the horns of the altar shall be cut off, H1438 and fall to the ground.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 11:10 - And I took my staff, even Beauty, and cut it asunder, H1438 that I might break my covenant which I had made with all the people.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 11:14 - Then I cut asunder H1438 mine other staff, even Bands, that I might break the brotherhood between Judah and Israel.
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