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Lexicon :: Strong's H1438 - gāḏaʿ

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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 this is what you shall do to them: you shall tear down their altars, smash their memorial stones, cut H1438 their [fn]Asherim to H1438 pieces H1438, and burn their carved images in the fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 12:3 - “And you shall tear down their altars and smash their memorial stones to pieces, and burn their [fn]Asherim in the fire, and cut H1438 to H1438 pieces H1438 the carved images of their gods; and you shall eliminate their name from that place.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 21:6 - And the sons of Israel were sorry for their brother Benjamin, and said, “Today one tribe is cut H1438 off H1438 from Israel!
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:31 - ‘Behold, the days are coming when I will eliminate H1438 your [fn]strength and the [fn]strength of your father’s house, so that there will not be an old man in your house.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 14:3 - for he removed the foreign altars and high places, tore down the memorial stones, cut H1438 down H1438 the [fn]Asherim,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 31:1 -

Now when all this was finished, all Israel who were present went out to the cities of Judah, broke the memorial stones in pieces, cut H1438 down H1438 the [fn]Asherim and pulled down the high places and the altars throughout Judah and Benjamin, as well as in Ephraim and Manasseh, until [fn]they had destroyed them all. Then all the sons of Israel returned to their cities, each to his possession.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 34:4 - They tore down the altars of the Baals in his presence, and he chopped H1438 down H1438 the incense altars that were high above them; also he broke in pieces the Asherim, the carved images, and the cast metal images, and ground them to powder, and scattered it on the graves of those who had sacrificed to them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 34:7 - he also tore down the altars and crushed the [fn]Asherim and the carved images into powder, and chopped H1438 down H1438 all the incense altars throughout the land of Israel. Then he returned to Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 75:10 -

And [fn]He will cut H1438 off H1438 all the horns of the wicked,

But the horns of the righteous will be lifted up.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 107:16 -

For He has shattered gates of bronze

And cut H1438 off H1438 bars of iron.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 9:10 -

“The bricks have fallen down,

But we will rebuild with smooth stones;

The sycamores have been cut H1438 down H1438,

But we will replace them with cedars.”

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 10:33 -

Behold, the Lord, the [fn]GOD of armies, will lop off the branches with terrifying power;

Those also who are tall in stature will be cut H1438 down H1438,

And those who are lofty will be brought low.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 14:12 -

“How you have fallen from heaven,

You [fn]star of the morning, son of the dawn!

You have been cut H1438 down H1438 to the earth,

You who defeated the nations!

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 22:25 - “On that day,” declares the LORD of armies, “the peg driven into a firm place will give way; it will even break H1438 off H1438 and fall, and the load that is hanging on it will be cut off, for the LORD has spoken.”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 45:2 -

“I will go before you and make the [fn]rough places smooth;

I will shatter the doors of bronze and cut H1438 through H1438 their iron bars.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 48:25 - “The horn of Moab has been cut H1438 off H1438, and his arm broken,” declares the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 50:23 -

“How the hammer of the whole earth

Has been cut H1438 off H1438 and broken!

How Babylon has become

An object of horror among the nations!

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 2:3 -

In fierce anger He has cut H1438 off H1438

[fn]All the strength of Israel;

He has pulled back His right hand

From the enemy.

And He has burned in Jacob like a flaming fire

Consuming on all sides.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 6:6 - [fn]Everywhere you live, cities will be in ruins and the high places will be deserted, so that your altars will be in ruins and [fn]deserted, your idols will be broken and brought to an end, your incense altars will be cut H1438 down H1438, and your works wiped out.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 3:14 -

“For on the day that I punish Israel’s offenses,

I will also punish the altars of Bethel;

The horns of the altar will be cut H1438 off H1438,

And will fall to the ground.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 11:10 - And I took my staff [fn]Favor and cut H1438 it in H1438 pieces H1438, to [fn]break my covenant which I had made with all the peoples.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 11:14 - Then I cut H1438 in H1438 pieces H1438 my second staff Union, to break the brotherhood between Judah and Israel.
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