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Lexicon :: Strong's H1605 - gāʿar

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Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root
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TWOT Reference: 370

Strong’s Definitions

גָּעַר gâʻar, gaw-ar'; a primitive root; to chide:—corrupt, rebuke, reprove.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 14x

The KJV translates Strong's H1605 in the following manner: rebuke (12x), corrupt (1x), reprove (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 14x
The KJV translates Strong's H1605 in the following manner: rebuke (12x), corrupt (1x), reprove (1x).
  1. (Qal) to rebuke, reprove, corrupt

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
גָּעַר gâʻar, gaw-ar'; a primitive root; to chide:—corrupt, rebuke, reprove.
STRONGS H1605: Abbreviations
גָּעַר verb rebuke (Aramaic גְּעַר rfig id., Ethiopic ገዐረ፡ cry out, Sabean יגער proper name, SabDenkmp. 29.30) — Isaiah 17:13; גָּעַרְתָּ Psalm 9:6 + 2 times, etc.; Imperfect יִגְעַר Zechariah 3:2 + 3 times, תִּגְעֲרוּ Ruth 2:16; Imperative גְּעַר Psalm 68:31; Infinitive מִגְּעָרֿ Isaiah 54:9; Participle גּוֺעֵר Nahum 1:4, גֹּעֵר Malachi 2:3; — with בְּ except Psalm 9:6; Psalm 68:31; Psalm 119:21; Malachi 2:3 where accusative; —
1. rebuke, father his son Genesis 37:10 (E), reapers Ruth Ruth 2:16, priest Jeremiah Jeremiah 29:27.
2. of God rebuking nations Psalm 9:6; Isaiah 17:13, proud Psalm 119:21, Satan Zechariah 3:2 (twice in verse), חית קנה Psalm 68:31, בָּאֹכֵל (the devouring swarm of locusts, restraining them) Malachi 3:11, the sea drying it up Psalm 106:9; Nahum 1:4, Zion Isaiah 54:9; הַזֶּרַע the seed (prevent the usual harvest) Malachi 2:3 (Greek Version of the LXX Aq Vulgate הַזְּרֹעַ, the arm, namely, of priests, that they may not extend it to bless).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs




2:16; 2:16


9:6; 9:6; 9:6; 68:31; 68:31; 68:31; 106:9; 119:21; 119:21


17:13; 17:13; 54:9; 54:9




1:4; 1:4


3:2; 3:2


2:3; 2:3; 2:3; 3:11

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H1605 matches the Hebrew גָּעַר (gāʿar),
which occurs 14 times in 13 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:10 - He also told it to his father as well as to his brothers; and his father rebuked H1605 him and said to him, “What is this dream that you have [fn]had? Am I and your mother and your brothers actually going to come to bow down to the ground before you?”
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 2:16 - “Also you are to purposely slip out for her some grain from the bundles and leave it so that she may glean, and do not rebuke H1605 her.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:5 - You have rebuked H1605 the nations, You have eliminated the wicked;
You have wiped out their name forever and ever.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 68:30 - Rebuke H1605 the animals [fn]in the reeds,
The herd of bulls with the calves of the peoples,
Trampling the pieces of silver;
He has scattered the peoples who delight in war.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:9 - So He rebuked H1605 the [fn]Red Sea and it dried up,
And He led them through the mighty waters, as through the wilderness.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:21 - You rebuke H1605 the arrogant, [fn]the cursed,
Who wander from Your commandments.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 17:13 - The nations rumble on like the rumbling of many waters,
But He will rebuke H1605 them, and they will flee far away,
And be chased like chaff on the mountains before the wind,
Or like whirling dust before a gale.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 54:9 - “For [fn]this is like the days of Noah to Me,
When I swore that the waters of Noah
Would not [fn]flood the earth again;
So I have sworn that I will not be angry with you
Nor rebuke H1605 you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 29:27 - “So now, why have you not rebuked H1605 Jeremiah of Anathoth who prophesies to you,
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 1:4 - He rebukes H1605 the sea and dries it up;
He dries up all the rivers.
Bashan and Carmel wither,
The blossoms of Lebanon wither.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 3:2 - And the LORD said to Satan, “The LORD rebuke H1605 you, Satan! Indeed, the LORD who has chosen Jerusalem rebuke H1605 you! Is this not a log snatched from the fire?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMal 2:3 - “Behold, I am going to rebuke H1605 your [fn]descendants, and I will spread [fn]dung on your faces, the [fn]dung of your feasts; and you will be taken away [fn]with it.
Unchecked Copy BoxMal 3:11 - “Then I will rebuke H1605 the devourer for you, so that it will not destroy the fruit of your ground; nor will the vine in the field prove fruitless to you,” says the LORD of armies.
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