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Lexicon :: Strong's H2026 - hāraḡ

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Strong’s Definitions

הָרַג hârag, haw-rag'; a primitive root; to smite with deadly intent:—destroy, out of hand, kill, murder(-er), put to (death), make (slaughter), slay(-er), × surely.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 167x

The KJV translates Strong's H2026 in the following manner: slay (100x), kill (24x), kill... (3x), murderer (2x), destroyed (1x), murder (1x), out of hand (1x), made (1x), put (1x), slain (31x), slayer (1x), surely (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 167x
The KJV translates Strong's H2026 in the following manner: slay (100x), kill (24x), kill... (3x), murderer (2x), destroyed (1x), murder (1x), out of hand (1x), made (1x), put (1x), slain (31x), slayer (1x), surely (1x).
  1. to kill, slay, murder, destroy, murderer, slayer, out of hand

    1. (Qal)

      1. to kill, slay

      2. to destroy, ruin

    2. (Niphal) to be killed

    3. (Pual) to be killed, be slain

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
הָרַג hârag, haw-rag'; a primitive root; to smite with deadly intent:—destroy, out of hand, kill, murder(-er), put to (death), make (slaughter), slay(-er), × surely.
STRONGS H2026: Abbreviations
הָרַג verb kill, slay (Late Hebrew id., ואהרג MI)1st person singular Imperfect consecutive); Arabic هَرَجَ fall into war, conflict, disorder, slaughter; Sabean הרג fight Os4, l. 17, kill SabDenkm24. 25) —
Qal Perfect 3rd person masculine singular ה׳ Judges 9:24 + 4 times, הָרָ֑ג 2 Samuel 14:7 + 2 times, וְהָרַג consecutive Isaiah 27:1; suffix וַהֲרָגָ֑נִי consecutive 1 Samuel 16:2 + 2 times; הֲרָגוֺ Genesis 4:25; etc.; Imperfect יַהֲרֹג Psalm 10:8 + 4 times; יַהֲרָגֿ Job 5:2; וַיַּהֲרֹג Exodus 13:15 + 14 times; suffix יַהַרְגֵנִי Genesis 4:14; 1st person singular אֶהֱרוֺג Amos 2:3, אֶהֱרֹג Amos 9:1; cohortative וְאַהַרְגָה Genesis 27:41; suffix וָאֶהֶרְגֵהוּ 2 Samuel 4:10; 2 Kings 10:9; 3rd person masculine plural יַהֲרֹ֑גוּ Psalm 94:6; Ezekiel 23:47; וַיַּהַרְגוּ Genesis 34:25 + 4 times; suffix יַהַרְגֻנִי Genesis 26:7, etc.; Imperative הֲרֹג Judges 8:20; suffix הָרְגֵנִי Numbers 11:15; plural הִרְגוּ Numbers 25:5 + 2 times; הֲרֹ֑גוּ Numbers 31:17; Infinitive absolute הָרֹג Numbers 11:15 + 2 times; הָרוֺג Esther 9:16; construct הֲרֹג Exodus 2:15 + 11 times; הֲרוֺג Ecclesiastes 3:8; Esther 7:4; suffix הָרְגֵנִי Exodus 2:14; הָרְגֵנוּ Exodus 5:21; הֲרָגְךָ 1 Samuel 24:11; הָרְגֶ֑ךָ Genesis 27:42 + 2 times; הָרְגוֺ Exodus 21:14; Participle active הֹרֵג Genesis 4:15 + 4 times; הוֺרֵג Ezekiel 21:16; הֹרְגֶ֑ךָ Ezekiel 28:9; הֹרְגִים Jeremiah 4:31; 2 Kings 17:25; passive הֲרוּגִים Isaiah 10:4 + 2 times; הֲרֻגִים Isaiah 14:19; construct הֲרֻגֵי Jeremiah 18:21; הֲרוּגָיו Isaiah 27:7; הֲרוּגֶיהָ Isaiah 26:21; הֲרֻגֶיהָ Proverbs 7:26; —
a. kill, slay, implying ruthless violence, especially private violence Genesis 4:8, 14, 15, 23, 25; Genesis 12:12 (all J), Genesis 20:11 (E) Genesis 26:7; Genesis 27:41, 42; Genesis 34:25, 26; Genesis 37:20, 26 (all J), Genesis 49:6 (poem in J), Exodus 2:14 (twice in verse); Exodus 2:15 (E), Exodus 5:21 (J) Exodus 21:14; Exodus 23:7 (both J E), Numbers 31:19 (P) Judges 9:5, 18, 24 (twice in verse); Judges 9:56; Judges 16:2; Judges 20:5; 1 Samuel 16:2; 1 Samuel 22:21; 1 Samuel 24:11; 1 Samuel 24:12; 1 Samuel 24:18; 2 Samuel 3:30; 2 Samuel 4:10, 11, 12; 2 Samuel 12:9; 2 Samuel 14:7; 2 Samuel 23:21; 1 Kings 2:5, 32; 1 Kings 18:12, 13, 14; 1 Kings 19:1, 10, 14; 2 Kings 9:31; 2 Kings 10:9; 1 Chronicles 7:21; 1 Chronicles 11:23; 2 Chronicles 21:4, 13; 22:8; 24:23, 25; 25:3; Nehemiah 4:5; Nehemiah 6:10 (twice in verse); Zechariah 11:5; Psalm 10:8; Psalm 94:6 (|| רִצֵּחַ); compare Judges 8:18, 19, 20, 21; Judges 9:54; 1 Kings 12:27; Isaiah 14:20; 2 Chronicles 22:1; Nehemiah 9:26; so of massacre of Jews planned by Haman Esther 3:13; Esther 7:4 (both לְהַשְׁמִיד לַהֲרֹג וּלְאַבֵּד), and of slaughter of Jews' enemies in defence and revenge Esther 8:11 (same combination) Esther 9:6, 10, 12, 15, 16 compare Esther 9:11 (passive participle the slain).
b. hence of wholesale slaughter after battle Numbers 31:7, 8 (twice in verse); Numbers 31:17 (twice in verse) (all P), Joshua 8:24; Joshua 10:11 (both J E), Joshua 13:22 (P), Judges 7:25 (twice in verse); Judges 8:17; Judges 9:45; 2 Samuel 10:18; 1 Kings 9:16; 1 Kings 11:24; 2 Kings 8:12; 1 Chronicles 19:18; 2 Chronicles 28:6, 7, 9; 36:17; Ezekiel 26:8, 11, compare Judges 9:26; passive participle the slain Isaiah 10:4; Isaiah 14:19 compare Ezekiel 23:10, 47; Ezekiel 37:9; Jeremiah 18:21 הֲרֻגֵי מָוֶת (|| מֻכֵּיחֶֿרֶב); further Hosea 9:13; Habakkuk 1:17; Jeremiah 4:31; Ezekiel 21:16; Ezekiel 28:9; also of slaughter in a revolt 2 Kings 11:8 2 Chronicles 23:17.
2. of God's slaying in judgment (stern and inscrutable), Genesis 20:4 (E), Exodus 4:23; Exodus 13:15; Exodus 22:23 (all J E), Amos 2:3; Amos 4:10; Amos 9:1, 4; Lamentations 2:4, 21; Lamentations 3:43; Psalm 59:12; Psalm 78:31; Psalm 78:34; Psalm 135:10; Psalm 136:18 compare Numbers 11:15 (twice in verse) (JE), Numbers 22:33 (J), Isaiah 14:30, 26:21 (passive the slain, so Isaiah 27:7), Jeremiah 15:3; figurative הֲרַגְתִּים בְּאִמְרֵיפִֿ֑י Hosea 6:5 (|| בַּנְּבִיאִים חָצַבְתִּי).
3. rarely of judicial killing by men (at God's command), Exodus 32:27 (JE), Leviticus 20:15, 16 (H), Numbers 25:5 (JE), Deuteronomy 13:10 (twice in verse) compare Ezekiel 9:6 תַּהַרְגוּ לְמַשְׁחִית.
4. of killing beasts, Numbers 22:29 (J; Balaam's ass), Leviticus 20:15 compare above, Isaiah 22:13 (oxen; || שָׁחֹט), הִתַּנִּין אֲשֶׁר בַּיָּ֑ם Isaiah 27:1; also of killing vines, by hail Psalm 78:47.
5. of killing by beasts: lions 2 Kings 17:25, viper Job 20:16.
6. quite general is עֵת לַהֲרוֺג וְעֵת לִרְפּוֹא Ecclesiastes 3:3.
7. destroy, ruin לֶאֱוִיל יַהֲרָגכָּֿ֑עַשׂ וּפֹתֶה תָּמִית קִנְאָה Job 5:2; מְשׁוּבַת תְּאַבְּדֵם כְּסִילִים וְשַׁלְוַת תַּהַרְגֵם פְּתָיִם Proverbs 1:32; also of those ruined by shameless woman Proverbs 7:26. — Regular construction is with accusative; object sometimes omitted, as Lamentations 2:21; used absolute Hosea 9:13; Jeremiah 4:31; Jeremiah 15:3; Lamentations 3:43; Ezekiel 21:16; Ecclesiastes 3:3; followed by בְּ slay among, i.e. some of, 2 Kings 17:25; 2 Chronicles 28:6, 9; Psalm 78:31; followed by מִן (part of), + accusative, 1 Chronicles 19:18; followed by direct object with לְ 2 Samuel 3:30; Job 5:2; Psalm 135:11 = Psalm 136:19; Psalm 136:20 (but in last 3 first object is accusative).
Niph. Imperfect
1. passive of Qal 1 a, יֵהָרֵג Lamentations 2:20 shall priest and prophet be slain in the sanctuary?
2. passive of Qal 1 b, 3rd person feminine plural תֵּהָרַגְנָה Ezekiel 26:6; also Ezekiel 26:15 בֵּהָרֵג הֶרֶג)= בְּהֵהָרֵג), but Greek Version of the LXX Co בַּהֲרֹג חֶרֶב.
Pu. Perfect 3rd person masculine singular הֹרָ֑ג Isaiah 27:7 be slain (passive of Qal 1 b); compare1st person plural הֹרַגְנוּ Psalm 44:23 (|| נֶחְשַׁבְּנוּ כְּצאֹן טִבְחָה).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


4:8; 4:14; 4:14; 4:15; 4:15; 4:23; 4:25; 4:25; 12:12; 20:4; 20:11; 26:7; 26:7; 27:41; 27:41; 27:42; 27:42; 34:25; 34:25; 34:26; 37:20; 37:26; 49:6


2:14; 2:14; 2:15; 2:15; 4:23; 5:21; 5:21; 13:15; 13:15; 21:14; 21:14; 22:23; 23:7; 32:27


20:15; 20:15; 20:16


11:15; 11:15; 11:15; 22:29; 22:33; 25:5; 25:5; 31:7; 31:8; 31:17; 31:17; 31:19




8:24; 10:11; 13:22


7:25; 8:17; 8:18; 8:19; 8:20; 8:20; 8:21; 9:5; 9:18; 9:24; 9:24; 9:26; 9:45; 9:54; 9:56; 16:2; 20:5

1 Samuel

16:2; 16:2; 22:21; 24:11; 24:11; 24:12; 24:18

2 Samuel

3:30; 3:30; 4:10; 4:10; 4:11; 4:12; 10:18; 12:9; 14:7; 14:7; 23:21

1 Kings

2:5; 2:32; 9:16; 11:24; 12:27; 18:12; 18:13; 18:14; 19:1; 19:10; 19:14

2 Kings

8:12; 9:31; 10:9; 10:9; 11:8; 17:25; 17:25; 17:25

1 Chronicles

7:21; 11:23; 19:18; 19:18

2 Chronicles

21:4; 21:13; 22:1; 22:8; 23:17; 24:23; 24:25; 25:3; 28:6; 28:6; 28:7; 28:9; 28:9; 36:17


4:5; 6:10; 9:26


3:13; 7:4; 7:4; 8:11; 9:6; 9:10; 9:11; 9:12; 9:15; 9:16; 9:16


5:2; 5:2; 5:2; 20:16


10:8; 10:8; 44:23; 59:12; 78:31; 78:31; 78:34; 78:47; 94:6; 94:6; 135:10; 135:11; 136:18; 136:19; 136:20


1:32; 7:26; 7:26


3:3; 3:3; 3:8


10:4; 10:4; 14:19; 14:19; 14:20; 14:30; 22:13; 26:21; 26:21; 27:1; 27:1; 27:7; 27:7; 27:7


4:31; 4:31; 4:31; 15:3; 15:3; 18:21; 18:21


2:4; 2:20; 2:21; 2:21; 3:43; 3:43


9:6; 21:16; 21:16; 21:16; 23:10; 23:47; 23:47; 26:6; 26:8; 26:11; 26:15; 28:9; 28:9; 37:9


6:5; 9:13; 9:13


2:3; 2:3; 4:10; 9:1; 9:1; 9:4





Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H2026 matches the Hebrew הָרַג (hāraḡ),
which occurs 167 times in 158 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 4 (Gen 4:8–Jdg 9:24)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:8 - Then Cain [fn]spoke to Abel his brother; and it happened when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother and killed H2026 him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:14 - “Behold, You have driven me this day from the face of the ground; and from Your face I will be hidden, and I will be a vagrant and a wanderer on the earth, and it will be that whoever finds me will kill H2026 me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:15 - So Yahweh said to him, “Therefore whoever kills H2026 Cain, vengeance will be taken on him sevenfold.” And Yahweh [fn]appointed a sign for Cain, so that no one who found him would strike him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:23 -

And Lamech said to his wives,

“Adah and Zillah,

Hear my voice,

You wives of Lamech,

Give ear to my word,

For I [fn]have killed H2026 a man for [fn]striking me;

And a boy for wounding me;

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:25 -

Then Adam [fn]knew his wife again; and she [fn]gave birth to a son and named him [fn]Seth, for she said, “God [fn]has set for me another [fn]seed in place of Abel, for Cain killed H2026 him.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:12 - and it will be when the Egyptians see you, that they will say, ‘This is his wife’; and they will kill H2026 me, but they will let you live.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 20:4 - (Now Abimelech had not come near her.) Then he said, “Lord, will You kill H2026 a nation, even though righteous?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 20:11 - And Abraham said, “Because I said, surely there is no fear of God in this place, and they will kill H2026 me because of my wife.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:7 - Then the men of the place asked about his wife. And he said, “She is my sister,” for he was afraid to say, “my wife,” thinking, “lest the men of the place kill H2026 me on account of Rebekah, for she is beautiful in appearance.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:41 -

So Esau bore a grudge against Jacob because of the blessing with which his father had blessed him; and Esau said in his heart, “The days of mourning for my father are near; then I will kill H2026 my brother Jacob.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:42 - Then the words of her elder son Esau were told to Rebekah. So she sent and called her younger son Jacob and said to him, “Behold, your brother Esau is consoling himself concerning you by planning to kill H2026 you.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 34:25 -

Now it happened on the third day, when they were in pain, that two of Jacob’s sons, Simeon and Levi, Dinah’s brothers, each took his sword and came upon the unsuspecting city and killed H2026 every male.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 34:26 - And they killed H2026 Hamor and his son Shechem with the edge of the sword and took Dinah from Shechem’s house and went away.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:20 - “So now, come and let us kill H2026 him and cast him into one of the pits; and we will say, ‘A wild beast devoured him.’ Then let us see what will become of his dreams!”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:26 - And Judah said to his brothers, “What gain is it that we kill H2026 our brother and cover up his blood?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:6 -

“Let my soul not enter into their council;

Let not my glory be united with their assembly;

Because in their anger they killed H2026 [fn]men,

And in their self-will they hamstrung [fn]oxen.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:14 - But he said, “Who made you a [fn]ruler or a judge over us? Are you [fn]intending to kill H2026 me as you killed H2026 the Egyptian?” Then Moses was afraid and said, “Surely the matter has become known.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:15 - And Pharaoh heard of this matter, so he sought to kill H2026 Moses. But Moses fled from the presence of Pharaoh and settled in the land of Midian, and he [fn]sat down by a well.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:23 - “So I said to you, ‘Let My son go that he may serve Me’; but you have refused to let him go. Behold, I will kill H2026 your son, your firstborn.”’”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:21 - And they said to them, “May Yahweh look upon you and judge, for you have made [fn]us a foul smell in Pharaoh’s sight and in the sight of his servants, to put a sword in their hand to kill H2026 us.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 13:15 - ‘And it happened, when Pharaoh hardened his heart with stiffness about letting us go, that Yahweh killed H2026 every firstborn in the land of Egypt, both the firstborn of man and the firstborn of beast. Therefore, I sacrifice to Yahweh the males, the first [fn]offspring of every womb, but every firstborn of my sons I redeem.’
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:14 - “If, however, a man acts presumptuously toward his neighbor, so as to kill H2026 him by deceit, you shall take him even from My altar, that he may die.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:24 - and My anger will burn, and I will kill H2026 you with the sword, and your wives shall become widows and your children fatherless.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:7 - “Keep far from a [fn]false charge, and do not kill H2026 the innocent or the righteous, for I will not justify the guilty.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:12 - “Why should the Egyptians speak, saying, ‘With evil intent He brought them out to kill H2026 them in the mountains and to consume them from the face of the earth’? Turn from Your burning anger and relent concerning doing harm to Your people.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:27 - And he said to them, “Thus says Yahweh, the God of Israel, ‘Every man among you put his sword upon his thigh, and go back and forth from gate to gate in the camp, and kill H2026 every man his brother and every man his friend and every man his [fn]neighbor.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:15 - ‘If there is a man who lies with an animal, he shall surely be put to death; you shall also kill H2026 the animal.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:16 - ‘If there is a woman who approaches any animal to [fn]mate with it, you shall kill H2026 the woman and the animal; they shall surely be put to death. Their bloodguiltiness is upon them.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:15 - “So if You are going to deal thus with me, please kill H2026 me at once H2026, if I have found favor in Your sight, and do not let me see my wretchedness.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:29 - Then Balaam said to the donkey, “Because you have made a mockery of me! If there had been a sword in my hand, I would have killed H2026 you by now.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:33 - “And the donkey saw me and turned aside from me these three times. If it had not turned aside from me, I would surely have killed H2026 you just now, and let it live.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 25:5 - So Moses said to the judges of Israel, “Each of you kill H2026 his men who have joined themselves to [fn]Baal of Peor.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 31:7 - So they made war against Midian, just as Yahweh had commanded Moses, and they killed H2026 every male.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 31:8 - They killed H2026 the kings of Midian along with the rest of their slain: Evi and Rekem and Zur and Hur and Reba, the five kings of Midian; they also killed H2026 Balaam the son of Beor with the sword.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 31:17 - “So now, kill H2026 every male among the little ones, and kill H2026 every woman who has known man [fn]intimately.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 31:19 - “And you, camp outside the camp seven days; whoever has killed H2026 any person and whoever has touched any slain, purify yourselves, you and your captives, on the third day and on the seventh day.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 13:9 - “But you shall surely H2026 kill H2026 him; your hand shall be first against him to put him to death, and afterwards the hand of all the people.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 8:24 -

Now it happened that when Israel had finished killing H2026 all the inhabitants of Ai in the field in the wilderness where they pursued them, and all of them fell by the edge of the sword until they were completely destroyed, then all Israel turned back to Ai and struck it with the edge of the sword.

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 9:26 - Thus he did to them and delivered them from the hands of the sons of Israel, and they did not kill H2026 them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:11 - Now it happened as they fled from before Israel, while they were at the descent of Beth-horon, that Yahweh threw down large stones from heaven on them as far as Azekah, and they died; there were more who died [fn]from the hailstones than those whom the sons of Israel killed H2026 with the sword.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 13:22 - The sons of Israel also killed H2026 Balaam the son of Beor, the diviner, with the sword among the rest of their slain.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 7:25 - Then they captured the two princes of Midian, Oreb and Zeeb, and they killed H2026 Oreb at the rock of Oreb, and they killed H2026 Zeeb at the wine press of Zeeb. Then they pursued Midian and brought the heads of Oreb and Zeeb to Gideon from across the Jordan.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:17 - And he tore down the tower of Penuel and killed H2026 the men of the city.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:18 -

Then he said to Zebah and Zalmunna, “What kind of men were they whom you killed H2026 at Tabor?” And they said, “They were like you, each one [fn]resembling the son of a king.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:19 - And he said, “They were my brothers, the sons of my mother. As Yahweh lives, if only you had let them live, I would not kill H2026 you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:20 - So he said to Jether his firstborn, “Rise, kill H2026 them.” But the youth did not draw his sword, for he was afraid because he was still a youth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:21 - Then Zebah and Zalmunna said, “Rise up yourself, and smite us; for as the man, so is his might.” So Gideon arose and killed H2026 Zebah and Zalmunna and took the crescent ornaments which were on their camels’ necks.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:5 - Then he came to his father’s house at Ophrah and killed H2026 his brothers the sons of Jerubbaal, seventy men, on one stone. But Jotham the youngest son of Jerubbaal was left, for he hid himself.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:18 - but you have risen against my father’s house today and have killed H2026 his sons, seventy men, on one stone, and have made Abimelech, the son of his maidservant, king over the lords of Shechem, because he is your [fn]relative
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:24 - so that the violence [fn]done to the seventy sons of Jerubbaal might come, and their blood might be laid on Abimelech their brother, who killed H2026 them, and on the lords of Shechem, who strengthened his hands to kill H2026 his brothers.

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