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Lexicon :: Strong's H1438 - gāḏaʿ

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Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root
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TWOT Reference: 316

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.
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 you deal with them: you shall break down their altars, and dash in pieces their pillars, and hew down their Ashe'rim, and burn their graven images with fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 12:3 - you shall tear down their altars, and dash in pieces their pillars, and burn their Ashe'rim with fire; you shall hew down the graven images of their gods, and destroy their name out of that place.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 21:6 - And the people of Israel had compassion for Benjamin their brother, and said, "One tribe is cut off from Israel this day.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:31 - Behold, the days are coming, when I will cut off your strength and the strength of your father's house, so that there will not be an old man in your house.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 14:3 - He took away the foreign altars and the high places, and broke down the pillars and hewed down the Ashe'rim,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 31:1 - Now when all this was finished, all Israel who were present went out to the cities of Judah and broke in pieces the pillars and hewed down the Ashe'rim and broke down the high places and the altars throughout all Judah and Benjamin, and in E'phraim and Manas'seh, until they had destroyed them all. Then all the people of Israel returned to their cities, every man to his possession.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 34:4 - And they broke down the altars of the Ba'als in his presence; and he hewed down the incense altars which stood above them; and he broke in pieces the Ashe'rim and the graven and the molten images, and he made dust of them and strewed it over the graves of those who had sacrificed to them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 34:7 - he broke down the altars, and beat the Ashe'rim and the images into powder, and hewed down all the incense altars throughout all the land of Israel. Then he returned to Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 75:10 - All the horns of the wicked he will cut off, but the horns of the righteous shall be exalted.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 107:16 - For he shatters the doors of bronze, and cuts in two the bars of iron.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 9:10 - "The bricks have fallen, but we will build with dressed stones; the sycamores have been cut down, but we will put cedars in their place."
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 10:33 - Behold, the Lord, the LORD of hosts will lop the boughs with terrifying power; the great in height will be hewn down, and the lofty will be brought low.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 14:12 - "How you are fallen from heaven, O Day Star, son of Dawn! How you are cut down to the ground, you who laid the nations low!
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 22:25 - In that day, says the LORD of hosts, the peg that was fastened in a sure place will give way; and it will be cut down and fall, and the burden that was upon it will be cut off, for the LORD has spoken."
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 45:2 - "I will go before you and level the mountains, I will break in pieces the doors of bronze and cut asunder the bars of iron,
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 48:25 - The horn of Moab is cut off, and his arm is broken, says the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 50:23 - How the hammer of the whole earth is cut down and broken! How Babylon has become a horror among the nations!
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 2:3 - He has cut down in fierce anger all the might of Israel; he has withdrawn from them his right hand in the face of the enemy; he has burned like a flaming fire in Jacob, consuming all around.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 6:6 - Wherever you dwell your cities shall be waste and your high places ruined, so that your altars will be waste and ruined, your idols broken and destroyed, your incense altars cut down, and your works wiped out.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 3:14 - "that on the day I punish Israel for his transgressions, I will punish the altars of Bethel, and the horns of the altar shall be cut off and fall to the ground.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 11:10 - And I took my staff Grace, and I broke it, annulling the covenant which I had made with all the peoples.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 11:14 - Then I broke my second staff Union, annulling the brotherhood between Judah and Israel.

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