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Lexicon :: Strong's H2610 - ḥānēp̄

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Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root
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TWOT Reference: 696

Strong’s Definitions

חָנֵף chânêph, khaw-nafe'; a primitive root; to soil, especially in a moral sense:—corrupt, defile, × greatly, pollute, profane.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 11x

The KJV translates Strong's H2610 in the following manner: pollute (4x), defile (4x), greatly (1x), corrupt (1x), profane 1.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 11x
The KJV translates Strong's H2610 in the following manner: pollute (4x), defile (4x), greatly (1x), corrupt (1x), profane 1.
  1. to be profaned, be defiled, be polluted, be corrupt

    1. (Qal)

      1. to be polluted

      2. to be profane, be godless

    2. (Hiphil)

      1. to pollute

      2. to make profane, make godless, cause to be defiled

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
חָנֵף chânêph, khaw-nafe'; a primitive root; to soil, especially in a moral sense:—corrupt, defile, × greatly, pollute, profane.
STRONGS H2610: Abbreviations
† [חָנֵף] verb be polluted, profane (Arabic حَنَفَ incline, decline, hence حَنِيفً inclining to a right state, but in Hebrew of inclining away from right, irreligion, profaneness, compare حَنِفَ have a حَنَفً i.e. distortion of foot; Syriac in derivatives be profane, etc.; Late Hebrew Hiph., Aramaic Aph`el act falsely toward, flatter, חֲנוּפָה hypocrisy; Assyrian hanpu, ruthlessness; hanâpu, exercise ruthlessness toward, Tel Amarna Zim ZA vi, 1891, 256) —
Qal Perfect 3rd person feminine singular חָֽנְפָה Isaiah 24:5; 3rd person plural חָנֵפ֑וּ Jeremiah 23:11; Imperfect 3rd person feminine singular תֶּחְֶנַף Jeremiah 3:1; תֱּהֶָנ֑ף Micah 4:11; וֵתֶּחֱנַף Jeremiah 3:9; Psalm 106:38; Infinitive absolute חָנוֺף Jeremiah 3:1; —
1. be polluted: of land Isaiah 24:5; Jeremiah 3:1 (twice in verse); Psalm 106:38; of Zion Micah 4:11.
2. of prophet and priest=be חָנֵף (compare below) i.e. profane, godless Jeremiah 23:11. — apparently transitive וַתֶּחֱנַף את הארץ, Gf strike out את, Gie cites Ges § 121,1, but read rather Hiph. וַתַּחֲנֵף with Manuscripts Greek Version of the LXX Ew and others (see also Gf. Gie).
Hiph. Imperfect יַחֲנִיף Numbers 35:33; Daniel 11:32; 2nd person feminine singular וַתַּחֲנִ֫יפִי Jeremiah 3:2; 2nd person masculine plural תַּחֲנִ֫יפוּ; —
1. pollute: the land Numbers 35:33 (twice in verse) (by blood; P), Jeremiah 3:2 (by idolatry, etc.) + Jeremiah 3:9 (see above)
2. make profane, godless Daniel 11:32 with accusative of person
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


35:33; 35:33


106:38; 106:38


24:5; 24:5


3:1; 3:1; 3:1; 3:2; 3:2; 3:9; 3:9; 23:11; 23:11


11:32; 11:32


4:11; 4:11


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H2610 matches the Hebrew חָנֵף (ḥānēp̄),
which occurs 11 times in 9 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 35:33 - So ye shall not pollute H2610 the land wherein ye are: for blood it defileth H2610 the land: and the land cannot be cleansed of the blood that is shed therein, but by the blood of him that shed it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:38 - And shed innocent blood, even the blood of their sons and of their daughters, whom they sacrificed unto the idols of Canaan: and the land was polluted H2610 with blood.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 24:5 - The earth also is defiled H2610 under the inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 3:1 - They say, If a man put away his wife, and she go from him, and become another man's, shall he return unto her again? shall not that land be greatly H2610 polluted? H2610 but thou hast played the harlot with many lovers; yet return again to me, saith the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 3:2 - Lift up thine eyes unto the high places, and see where thou hast not been lien with. In the ways hast thou sat for them, as the Arabian in the wilderness; and thou hast polluted H2610 the land with thy whoredoms and with thy wickedness.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 3:9 - And it came to pass through the lightness of her whoredom, that she defiled H2610 the land, and committed adultery with stones and with stocks.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 23:11 - For both prophet and priest are profane; H2610 yea, in my house have I found their wickedness, saith the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 11:32 - And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt H2610 by flatteries: but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 4:11 - Now also many nations are gathered against thee, that say, Let her be defiled, H2610 and let our eye look upon Zion.
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