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Lexicon :: Strong's H2404 - ḥāṭaḇ

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Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root
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TWOT Reference: 639

Strong’s Definitions

חָטַב châṭab, khaw-tab'; a primitive root; to chop or carve wood:—cut down, hew(-er), polish.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 9x

The KJV translates Strong's H2404 in the following manner: hew (7x), cut down (1x), polished (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 9x
The KJV translates Strong's H2404 in the following manner: hew (7x), cut down (1x), polished (1x).
  1. to cut, gather

    1. (Qal) to cut, gather (wood)

    2. (Pual) to cut, carve

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
חָטַב châṭab, khaw-tab'; a primitive root; to chop or carve wood:—cut down, hew(-er), polish.
STRONGS H2404: Abbreviations
† I. [חָטַב] verb cut or gather wood, usually firewood (Late Hebrew id.; Arabic حَطَبً firewood, حَطَبَ collect firewood (see Wetzst in DePsalm 144:12); Ethiopic ሐጠበ፡ cut (or gather) firewood) —
Qal Imperfect יַחְטְבוּ Ezekiel 39:10; Infinitive לַחְטֹב Deuteronomy 19:5; Participle חֹטֵב Deuteronomy 29:10; plural חֹטְבִים 2 Chronicles 2:9; construct חֹטְבֵי Joshua 9:21 + 3 times; passive plural feminine חֲטֻבוֺת Proverbs 7:16cut or gather wood, followed by accusative Deuteronomy 19:5; Deuteronomy 29:10 (|| שׁאב מים); compare Ezekiel 39:10 מןהֿיערים (object in preceding clause); 2 Chron 2:9 (|| כֹּרְתֵי הָעֵצִים); Participle construct עצים ח׳ Jeremiah 46:22, and (|| שֹׁאֲבֵי מַיִם) Joshua 9:21, 23, 27.
Pu. Participle מְחֻטָּבוֺת Psalm 144:12 meaning dubious; perhaps hewn (so, in substance, Thes MV SS Ew Che Bae; see however II. חטב), of corner-pillars (זָוִיּוֺת see זָוִית above), simile of beautiful, stately daughters.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


19:5; 19:5; 29:10; 29:10


9:21; 9:21; 9:23; 9:27

2 Chronicles

2:9; 2:9


144:12; 144:12






39:10; 39:10

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H2404 matches the Hebrew חָטַב (ḥāṭaḇ),
which occurs 9 times in 9 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 19:5 - As when a man goeth into the wood with his neighbour to hew H2404 wood, and his hand fetcheth a stroke with the axe to cut down the tree, and the head slippeth from the helve, and lighteth upon his neighbour, that he die; he shall flee unto one of those cities, and live:
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 29:11 - Your little ones, your wives, and thy stranger that is in thy camp, from the hewer H2404 of thy wood unto the drawer of thy water:
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 9:21 - And the princes said unto them, Let them live; but let them be hewers H2404 of wood and drawers of water unto all the congregation; as the princes had promised them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 9:23 - Now therefore ye are cursed, and there shall none of you be freed from being bondmen, and hewers H2404 of wood and drawers of water for the house of my God.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 9:27 - And Joshua made them that day hewers H2404 of wood and drawers of water for the congregation, and for the altar of the LORD, even unto this day, in the place which he should choose.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 2:10 - And, behold, I will give to thy servants, the hewers H2404 that cut timber, twenty thousand measures of beaten wheat, and twenty thousand measures of barley, and twenty thousand baths of wine, and twenty thousand baths of oil.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 144:12 - That our sons may be as plants grown up in their youth; that our daughters may be as corner stones, polished H2404 after the similitude of a palace:
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 46:22 - The voice thereof shall go like a serpent; for they shall march with an army, and come against her with axes, as hewers H2404 of wood.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 39:10 - So that they shall take no wood out of the field, neither cut down H2404 any out of the forests; for they shall burn the weapons with fire: and they shall spoil those that spoiled them, and rob those that robbed them, saith the Lord GOD.
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