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Lexicon :: Strong's H1504 - gāzar

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A primitive root
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TWOT Reference: 340

Strong’s Definitions

גָּזַר gâzar, gaw-zar'; a primitive root; to cut down or off; (figuratively) to destroy, divide, exclude, or decide:—cut down (off), decree, divide, snatch.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 13x

The KJV translates Strong's H1504 in the following manner: cut off (6x), divide (3x), decree (2x), cut down (1x), snatch (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 13x
The KJV translates Strong's H1504 in the following manner: cut off (6x), divide (3x), decree (2x), cut down (1x), snatch (1x).
  1. to cut, divide, cut down, cut off, cut in two, snatch, decree

    1. (Qal)

      1. to cut in two, divide

      2. to cut down

      3. to cut off, destroy, exterminate

      4. to decree

    2. (Niphal)

      1. to be cut off, separated, excluded

      2. to be destroyed, cut off

      3. to be decreed

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
גָּזַר gâzar, gaw-zar'; a primitive root; to cut down or off; (figuratively) to destroy, divide, exclude, or decide:—cut down (off), decree, divide, snatch.
STRONGS H1504: Abbreviations
גָּזַר verb cut, divide (Arabic جَزَرَ, Late Hebrew גָּזַר cut, determine, circumcise; Ethiopic ገዘረ፡ Aramaic H1505 גְּזַר, Rfzg) —
Qal Perfect גָּזַר Habakkuk 3:17; Imperfect וַיִּגְזֹר Isaiah 9:19; 2nd person masculine singular תִּגְזַר Job 22:28; וַיִּגְזְרוּ 2 Kings 6:4; Participle active גֹּזֵר Psalm 136:13; —
1. divide, cut in two, followed by accusative 1 Kings 3:25 (לִשְׁנָ֑יִם ג׳) compare 1 Kings 3:26 (object not expressed).
2. divide the Red Sea (accusative) Psalm 136:13 followed by לִגְזָרִים.
3. cut down הָעֵצִים 2 Kings 6:4.
4. cut off (piece of meat to eat, but object not expressed || אכל) Isaiah 9:19.
5. cut off, i.e. destroy, exterminate Habakkuk 3:17 (with accusative; indefinite subject), followed by מִן local
6. decree (Aramaism, compare Biblical Aramaic) Job 22:28 with accusative
Niph. Perfect נִגְזַר 2 Chronicles 26:21; Esther 2:1, נִגְזָ֑רְתִּי Lamentations 3:24, נִגְזָ֑רוּ Psalm 88:6, נִגְזַרְנוּ Ezekiel 37:11; Isaiah 53:8; —
1. be cut off, separate, excluded from (מִן) temple 2 Chronicles 26:21, from (מִן) Yahweh's hand Psalm 88:5 (of the slain), from (מִן) the land of the living Isaiah 53:8 (of the suffering servant of י׳).
2. be cut off = destroyed Lamentations 3:54; Ezekiel 37:11.
3. be decreed, Esther 2:1 followed by עַל against (compare Qal 6).
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

1 Kings

3:25; 3:26

2 Kings

6:4; 6:4

2 Chronicles

26:21; 26:21


2:1; 2:1


22:28; 22:28


88:5; 88:6; 136:13; 136:13


9:19; 9:19; 53:8; 53:8


3:24; 3:54


37:11; 37:11


3:17; 3:17

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H1504 matches the Hebrew גָּזַר (gāzar),
which occurs 13 times in 13 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 3:25 - And the king said, Divide H1504 the living child in two, and give half to the one, and half to the other.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 3:26 - Then spake the woman whose the living child was unto the king, for her bowels yearned upon her son, and she said, O my lord, give her the living child, and in no wise slay it. But the other said, Let it be neither mine nor thine, but divide H1504 it.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 6:4 - So he went with them. And when they came to Jordan, they cut down H1504 wood.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 26:21 - And Uzziah the king was a leper unto the day of his death, and dwelt in a several house, being a leper; for he was cut off H1504 from the house of the LORD: and Jotham his son was over the king's house, judging the people of the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 2:1 - After these things, when the wrath of king Ahasuerus was appeased, he remembered Vashti, and what she had done, and what was decreed H1504 against her.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:28 - Thou shalt also decree H1504 a thing, and it shall be established unto thee: and the light shall shine upon thy ways.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 88:5 - Free among the dead, like the slain that lie in the grave, whom thou rememberest no more: and they are cut off H1504 from thy hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 136:13 - To him which divided H1504 the Red sea into parts: for his mercy endureth for ever:
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 9:20 - And he shall snatch H1504 on the right hand, and be hungry; and he shall eat on the left hand, and they shall not be satisfied: they shall eat every man the flesh of his own arm:
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 53:8 - He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off H1504 out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:54 - Waters flowed over mine head; then I said, I am cut off. H1504
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 37:11 - Then he said unto me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost: we are cut off H1504 for our parts.
Unchecked Copy BoxHab 3:17 - Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off H1504 from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls:
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