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Lexicon :: Strong's H2040 - hāras

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Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root
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TWOT Reference: 516

Strong’s Definitions

הָרַס hâraç, haw-ras'; a primitive root; to pull down or in pieces, break, destroy:—beat down, break (down, through), destroy, overthrow, pluck down, pull down, ruin, throw down, × utterly.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 43x

The KJV translates Strong's H2040 in the following manner: throw down (13x), break down (9x), overthrow (5x), destroy (4x), pull down (3x), break through (2x), ruined (2x), beat down (1x), pluck down (1x), break (1x), destroyers (1x), utterly (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 43x
The KJV translates Strong's H2040 in the following manner: throw down (13x), break down (9x), overthrow (5x), destroy (4x), pull down (3x), break through (2x), ruined (2x), beat down (1x), pluck down (1x), break (1x), destroyers (1x), utterly (1x).
  1. to tear down, break down, overthrow, beat down, break, break through, destroy, pluck down, pull down, throw down, ruined, destroyer, utterly

    1. (Qal)

      1. to throw down, tear down

      2. to break through

      3. to break down, break away

    2. (Niphal) to be torn down, be thrown down

    3. (Piel)

      1. to overthrow, tear down

      2. destroyer (participle)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
הָרַס hâraç, haw-ras'; a primitive root; to pull down or in pieces, break, destroy:—beat down, break (down, through), destroy, overthrow, pluck down, pull down, ruin, throw down, × utterly.
STRONGS H2040: Abbreviations
הָרַס verb throw down, break or tear down (MI הרם; ? Arabic هَرَسَ, bruise, bray, pound, crush (grain))
Qal Perfect הָ׳ Lamentations 2:2, 17; הָרָ֑ס Isaiah 14:17; וְהָרַסְתָּ֫ Judges 6:25 וְהָרַסְתִּ֫י Ezekiel 13:14; Micah 5:10; וְהָֽרְסוּ Ezekiel 16:39; Ezekiel 26:4, 12 הָרָ֑סוּ 1 Kings 19:10, 14; Imperfect יַהֲרוֺס Job 12:14; suffix יֶהֶרְסֶ֑ךָ Isaiah 22:19; וַיֶּהֶרְסֶ֑הָ 1 Chronicles 20:1; יֶהֶרְסֶנָּה Proverbs 29:4 יֶהֶרְסֵם Psalm 28:5; 3rd person feminine singular suffix 3rd person masculine singular תֶּהֶרְסֶנּוּ Proverbs 14:1; 2nd person masculine singular תַּהֲרֹס Exodus 15:7; אֶהֱרֹס Jeremiah 24:6; Jeremiah 42:10 אֶהֱרוֺס Malachi 1:4; 3rd person masculine plural יֶהֶרְסוּ Exodus 19:21, 24; יַהֲרֹ֑סוּ 2 Kings 3:25; Imperative הֲרָסֿ Psalm 58:7; suffix הָרְסָהּ 2 Samuel 11:25; Infinitive הֲרֹס Jeremiah 31:28 הֲרוֺס Jeremiah 1:10; Participle active הֹרֵס Jeremiah 45:4; passive הָרוּס 1 Kings 18:30; —
1. throw down, tear down, with accusative: altar(s) Judges 6:25; 1 Kings 18:30; 1 Kings 19:10, 14; height (גַּב, where idol-altar stood ? compare גֶּב below גבב) Ezekiel 16:39; city (cities) Isaiah 14:17; 2 Samuel 11:25; 2 Kings 3:25; 1 Chronicles 20:1 (compare MI27) Malachi 1:4 (object not expressed); wall(s) Ezekiel 13:14; Ezekiel 26:12; house Proverbs 14:1 (figurative of foolish woman's action); strongholds (מִבְצָרִים) Lamentations 2:2; Micah 5:10; tower(s) Ezekiel 26:4; figurative overthrow (i.e. ruin) land Proverbs 29:4 (opposed to יַעֲמִיד); object men Exodus 15:7 (poem in E) Isaiah 22:19 (cast down Shebna from office); figurative, opposed to building up, of Yahweh's dealings with men Psalm 28:5, compare (without object) Jeremiah 24:6; Jeremiah 42:10; object indefinite אשׁר בָּנִיתִי אֲנִי הֹרֵס Jeremiah 45:4; absolute Jeremiah 1:10; Jeremiah 31:28; Lamentations 2:17; Job 12:14.
2. break down, break away שִׁנֵּימוֺ בְּפִימוֺ ה׳ Psalm 58:7 break away their teeth in their mouth! figurative, addressed to God.
3. break through, intransitive, followed by אֶליֿ׳ Exodus 19:21; followed by לַעֲלֹת אֶליֿ׳, Exodus 19:24 (both J).
Niph. Perfect 3rd person feminine singular נֶהֱרָ֑סָה Proverbs 24:31; 3rd person plural נֶהֶרְסוּ Jeremiah 50:15; Joel 1:17; וְנֶהֶרְסוּ consecutive Ezekiel 30:4; Ezekiel 38:20; Imperfect יֵהָרֵס Jeremiah 31:40; 3rd person feminine singular תֵּהָרֵס Proverbs 11:11; יֵהָרֵס֑וּן Psalm 11:3; Participle הַנֶּהֱרָסוֺת Ezekiel 36:35, 36; — be thrown or torn down; wall(s) of vineyard Proverbs 24:31, of city Jeremiah 50:15; cities Ezekiel 36:35 compare Ezekiel 36:36; figurative ruined Proverbs 11:11 (opposed to תָּרוּם); foundations, יְסוֺדֹת Ezekiel 30:4; שָׁתוֺת Psalm 11:3; mountains Ezekiel 38:20; storehouses מַמְּגֻרוֺת Joel 1:17 [see מ׳]; valley east of Jerusalem לֹאיִֿנָּתֵשׁ וְלֹאיֵֿהָרֵס Jeremiah 31:40 it shall not be plucked up nor thrown down, apparently proverb. expression, implying destruction, removal.
Pi. Imperfect 2nd person masculine singular suffix תְּהָֽרְסֵם Exodus 23:24; Infinitive absolute הָרֵס Exodus 23:24; Participle plural suffix מְהָֽרְסַיִךְ Isaiah 49:17; — overthrow, tear down הָרֵס תְּהָֽרְסֵם Exodus 23:24 thou shalt utterly tear them down (J E; object = idols compare Di); participle destroyers, of Zion Isaiah 49:17 (|| מַחֲרִיבַיִךְ).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


15:7; 15:7; 19:21; 19:21; 19:24; 19:24; 23:24; 23:24; 23:24


6:25; 6:25

2 Samuel

11:25; 11:25

1 Kings

18:30; 18:30; 19:10; 19:10; 19:14; 19:14

2 Kings

3:25; 3:25

1 Chronicles

20:1; 20:1


12:14; 12:14


11:3; 11:3; 28:5; 28:5; 58:7; 58:7


11:11; 11:11; 14:1; 14:1; 24:31; 24:31; 29:4; 29:4


14:17; 14:17; 22:19; 22:19; 49:17; 49:17


1:10; 1:10; 24:6; 24:6; 31:28; 31:28; 31:40; 31:40; 42:10; 42:10; 45:4; 45:4; 50:15; 50:15


2:2; 2:2; 2:17; 2:17


13:14; 13:14; 16:39; 16:39; 26:4; 26:4; 26:12; 26:12; 30:4; 30:4; 36:35; 36:35; 36:36; 36:36; 38:20; 38:20


1:17; 1:17


5:10; 5:10


1:4; 1:4

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H2040 matches the Hebrew הָרַס (hāras),
which occurs 43 times in 42 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 15:7 - And in the greatness of thine excellency thou hast overthrown H2040 them that rose up against thee: thou sentest forth thy wrath, which consumed them as stubble.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 19:21 - And the LORD said unto Moses, Go down, charge the people, lest they break through H2040 unto the LORD to gaze, and many of them perish.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 19:24 - And the LORD said unto him, Away, get thee down, and thou shalt come up, thou, and Aaron with thee: but let not the priests and the people break through H2040 to come up unto the LORD, lest he break forth upon them.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:24 - Thou shalt not bow down to their gods, nor serve them, nor do after their works: but thou shalt utterly H2040 overthrow H2040 them, and quite break down their images.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:25 - And it came to pass the same night, that the LORD said unto him, Take thy father's young bullock, even the second bullock of seven years old, and throw down H2040 the altar of Baal that thy father hath, and cut down the grove that is by it:
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 11:25 - Then David said unto the messenger, Thus shalt thou say unto Joab, Let not this thing displease thee, for the sword devoureth one as well as another: make thy battle more strong against the city, and overthrow H2040 it: and encourage thou him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:30 - And Elijah said unto all the people, Come near unto me. And all the people came near unto him. And he repaired the altar of the LORD that was broken down. H2040
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 19:10 - And he said, I have been very jealous for the LORD God of hosts: for the children of Israel have forsaken thy covenant, thrown down H2040 thine altars, and slain thy prophets with the sword; and I, even I only, am left; and they seek my life, to take it away.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 19:14 - And he said, I have been very jealous for the LORD God of hosts: because the children of Israel have forsaken thy covenant, thrown down H2040 thine altars, and slain thy prophets with the sword; and I, even I only, am left; and they seek my life, to take it away.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 3:25 - And they beat down H2040 the cities, and on every good piece of land cast every man his stone, and filled it; and they stopped all the wells of water, and felled all the good trees: only in Kirharaseth left they the stones thereof; howbeit the slingers went about it, and smote it.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 20:1 - And it came to pass, that after the year was expired, at the time that kings go out to battle, Joab led forth the power of the army, and wasted the country of the children of Ammon, and came and besieged Rabbah. But David tarried at Jerusalem. And Joab smote Rabbah, and destroyed H2040 it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:14 - Behold, he breaketh down, H2040 and it cannot be built again: he shutteth up a man, and there can be no opening.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 11:3 - If the foundations be destroyed, H2040 what can the righteous do?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 28:5 - Because they regard not the works of the LORD, nor the operation of his hands, he shall destroy H2040 them, and not build them up.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 58:6 - Break H2040 their teeth, O God, in their mouth: break out the great teeth of the young lions, O LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:11 - By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted: but it is overthrown H2040 by the mouth of the wicked.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:1 - Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down H2040 with her hands.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:31 - And, lo, it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and the stone wall thereof was broken down. H2040
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:4 - The king by judgment establisheth the land: but he that receiveth gifts overthroweth H2040 it.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 14:17 - That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed H2040 the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 22:19 - And I will drive thee from thy station, and from thy state shall he pull thee down. H2040
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 49:17 - Thy children shall make haste; thy destroyers H2040 and they that made thee waste shall go forth of thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 1:10 - See, I have this day set thee over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, H2040 to build, and to plant.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 24:6 - For I will set mine eyes upon them for good, and I will bring them again to this land: and I will build them, and not pull them down; H2040 and I will plant them, and not pluck them up.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 31:28 - And it shall come to pass, that like as I have watched over them, to pluck up, and to break down, and to throw down, H2040 and to destroy, and to afflict; so will I watch over them, to build, and to plant, saith the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 31:40 - And the whole valley of the dead bodies, and of the ashes, and all the fields unto the brook of Kidron, unto the corner of the horse gate toward the east, shall be holy unto the LORD; it shall not be plucked up, nor thrown down H2040 any more for ever.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 42:10 - If ye will still abide in this land, then will I build you, and not pull you down, H2040 and I will plant you, and not pluck you up: for I repent me of the evil that I have done unto you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 45:4 - Thus shalt thou say unto him, The LORD saith thus; Behold, that which I have built will I break down, H2040 and that which I have planted I will pluck up, even this whole land.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 50:15 - Shout against her round about: she hath given her hand: her foundations are fallen, her walls are thrown down: H2040 for it is the vengeance of the LORD: take vengeance upon her; as she hath done, do unto her.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 2:2 - The Lord hath swallowed up all the habitations of Jacob, and hath not pitied: he hath thrown down H2040 in his wrath the strong holds of the daughter of Judah; he hath brought them down to the ground: he hath polluted the kingdom and the princes thereof.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 2:17 - The LORD hath done that which he had devised; he hath fulfilled his word that he had commanded in the days of old: he hath thrown down, H2040 and hath not pitied: and he hath caused thine enemy to rejoice over thee, he hath set up the horn of thine adversaries.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 13:14 - So will I break down H2040 the wall that ye have daubed with untempered morter, and bring it down to the ground, so that the foundation thereof shall be discovered, and it shall fall, and ye shall be consumed in the midst thereof: and ye shall know that I am the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 16:39 - And I will also give thee into their hand, and they shall throw down H2040 thine eminent place, and shall break down thy high places: they shall strip thee also of thy clothes, and shall take thy fair jewels, and leave thee naked and bare.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 26:4 - And they shall destroy the walls of Tyrus, and break down H2040 her towers: I will also scrape her dust from her, and make her like the top of a rock.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 26:12 - And they shall make a spoil of thy riches, and make a prey of thy merchandise: and they shall break down H2040 thy walls, and destroy thy pleasant houses: and they shall lay thy stones and thy timber and thy dust in the midst of the water.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 30:4 - And the sword shall come upon Egypt, and great pain shall be in Ethiopia, when the slain shall fall in Egypt, and they shall take away her multitude, and her foundations shall be broken down. H2040
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 36:35 - And they shall say, This land that was desolate is become like the garden of Eden; and the waste and desolate and ruined H2040 cities are become fenced, and are inhabited.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 36:36 - Then the heathen that are left round about you shall know that I the LORD build the ruined H2040 places, and plant that that was desolate: I the LORD have spoken it, and I will do it.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 38:20 - So that the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the heaven, and the beasts of the field, and all creeping things that creep upon the earth, and all the men that are upon the face of the earth, shall shake at my presence, and the mountains shall be thrown down, H2040 and the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground.
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 1:17 - The seed is rotten under their clods, the garners are laid desolate, the barns are broken down; H2040 for the corn is withered.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 5:11 - And I will cut off the cities of thy land, and throw down H2040 all thy strong holds:
Unchecked Copy BoxMal 1:4 - Whereas Edom saith, We are impoverished, but we will return and build the desolate places; thus saith the LORD of hosts, They shall build, but I will throw down; H2040 and they shall call them, The border of wickedness, and, The people against whom the LORD hath indignation for ever.
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