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Lexicon :: Strong's H2672 - ḥāṣaḇ

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Strong’s Definitions

חָצַב châtsab, khaw-tsab'; or חָצֵב châtsêb; a primitive root; to cut or carve (wood, stone or other material); by implication, to hew, split, square, quarry, engrave:—cut, dig, divide, grave, hew (out, -er), made, mason.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 25x

The KJV translates Strong's H2672 in the following manner: dig (5x), hew (4x), hewers (4x), hew out (4x), mason (3x), cut (1x), divideth (1x), graven (1x), hewn (1x), made (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 25x
The KJV translates Strong's H2672 in the following manner: dig (5x), hew (4x), hewers (4x), hew out (4x), mason (3x), cut (1x), divideth (1x), graven (1x), hewn (1x), made (1x).
  1. to dig, cleave, divide, hew, make, cut out, dig out, cut down, quarry, hewer, mason

    1. (Qal)

      1. to hew out, dig

      2. to hew

        1. stone

        2. wood

      3. to hew in pieces (metaph.)

      4. to divide, cleave

    2. (Niphal) to be cut, be hewn, be engraved

    3. (Hiphil) to hew into pieces, cut up into pieces

    4. (Pual) to be cut from, be hewn from

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
חָצַב châtsab, khaw-tsab'; or חָצֵב châtsêb; a primitive root; to cut or carve (wood, stone or other material); by implication, to hew, split, square, quarry, engrave:—cut, dig, divide, grave, hew (out, -er), made, mason.
STRONGS H2672: Abbreviations
† [חָצַב] חָצֵב verb hew, hew out, cleave (Late Hebrew id., Aramaic חֲצַב; SI4. 6 participle plural החצבם; compare Phoenician מחצב=Hebrew id.) —
Qal Perfect חָצֵב Isaiah 5:2; חָֽצְבָה Proverbs 9:1; חָצַבְתִּי Hosea 6:5, etc.; Imperfect וַיַּחְצֹב 2 Chronicles 26:10; 2nd person masculine singular תַּחְצֹב Deuteronomy 8:9; Infinitive construct לַחְצֹב Jeremiah 2:13; לַחְצוֺב 1 Chronicles 22:2; Participle active חֹצֵב Isaiah 10:15 + 4 times; construct חֹצְבִי Isaiah 22:16; חֹצְבִים 1 Chronicles 22:2 + 3 times; חֹצְבֵי 2 Kings 12:13; passive חֲצוּבִים Deuteronomy 6:11; Nehemiah 9:25; —
1. hew out, (dig), wine-vat יֶקֶב Isaiah 5:2; sepulchre (קֶבֶר) Isaiah 22:16 (twice in verse); cisterns בֹּרוֺת Deuteronomy 6:11 (twice in verse); 2 Chronicles 26:10; Nehemiah 9:25, compare Jeremiah 2:13; of mining נחשׁת מהרריה תַּת׳ Deuteronomy 8:9 out of its mountains thou mayst hew out copper.
2. a. hew stone 1 Chronicles 22:2; metaphor of pillars Proverbs 9:1 (subject wisdom); elsewhere participle, hewer of stone 2 Kings 12:13; 1 Chronicles 22:2, 15 (see SI4.6 above); probably 1 Kings 5:29; 2 Chronicles 2:1; 2 Chronicles 2:17 (בָּהָר ח׳ see Be), compare 2 Chronicles 24:12; Ezra 3:7.
b. apparently hew wood Isaiah 10:15 בוֺ ח׳ (i.e. בְּגַרְזֶן).
3. metaphorical hew in pieces Hosea 6:5 figurative of י׳ attacking people by agency of prophets (|| הֲרַגְתִּים); divide, cleave subject י׳'s voice Psalm 29:7 object להבות אשׁ, i.e. the thunder of his voice sends forked lightnings (but on text compare Che and critical note)
Niph. Imperfect יֵחָצְבוּן be cut, hewn, graven (words on rock) Job 19:24.
Pu. Perfect חֻצַּבְתֶּם Isaiah 51:1 figurative, hewn out of rock (of Israel's origin; || נֻקַּר).
Hiph. Participle מַחֲצֶ֫בֶת Isaiah 51:9 hew in piecesQal 3, figurative of destroying רהב=Egypt (compare Psalm 89:11).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


6:11; 6:11; 8:9; 8:9

2 Kings

12:13; 12:13

1 Chronicles

22:2; 22:2; 22:2; 22:2; 22:15

2 Chronicles

2:1; 2:17; 24:12; 26:10; 26:10




9:25; 9:25




29:7; 89:11


9:1; 9:1


5:2; 5:2; 10:15; 10:15; 22:16; 22:16; 51:1; 51:9


2:13; 2:13


6:5; 6:5

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H2672 matches the Hebrew חָצַב (ḥāṣaḇ),
which occurs 25 times in 22 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 6:11 - And houses full of all good things, which thou filledst not, and wells digged, H2672 which thou diggedst H2672 not, vineyards and olive trees, which thou plantedst not; when thou shalt have eaten and be full;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 8:9 - A land wherein thou shalt eat bread without scarceness, thou shalt not lack any thing in it; a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills thou mayest dig H2672 brass.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 5:15 - And Solomon had threescore and ten thousand that bare burdens, and fourscore thousand hewers H2672 in the mountains;
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 12:12 - And to masons, and hewers H2672 of stone, and to buy timber and hewed stone to repair the breaches of the house of the LORD, and for all that was laid out for the house to repair it.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 22:2 - And David commanded to gather together the strangers that were in the land of Israel; and he set masons H2672 to hew H2672 wrought stones to build the house of God.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 22:15 - Moreover there are workmen with thee in abundance, hewers H2672 and workers of stone and timber, and all manner of cunning men for every manner of work.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 2:2 - And Solomon told out threescore and ten thousand men to bear burdens, and fourscore thousand to hew H2672 in the mountain, and three thousand and six hundred to oversee them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 2:18 - And he set threescore and ten thousand of them to be bearers of burdens, and fourscore thousand to be hewers H2672 in the mountain, and three thousand and six hundred overseers to set the people a work.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 24:12 - And the king and Jehoiada gave it to such as did the work of the service of the house of the LORD, and hired masons H2672 and carpenters to repair the house of the LORD, and also such as wrought iron and brass to mend the house of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 26:10 - Also he built towers in the desert, and digged H2672 many wells: for he had much cattle, both in the low country, and in the plains: husbandmen also, and vine dressers in the mountains, and in Carmel: for he loved husbandry.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 3:7 - They gave money also unto the masons, H2672 and to the carpenters; and meat, and drink, and oil, unto them of Zidon, and to them of Tyre, to bring cedar trees from Lebanon to the sea of Joppa, according to the grant that they had of Cyrus king of Persia.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 9:25 - And they took strong cities, and a fat land, and possessed houses full of all goods, wells digged, H2672 vineyards, and oliveyards, and fruit trees in abundance: so they did eat, and were filled, and became fat, and delighted themselves in thy great goodness.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:24 - That they were graven H2672 with an iron pen and lead in the rock for ever!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 29:7 - The voice of the LORD divideth H2672 the flames of fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 9:1 - Wisdom hath builded her house, she hath hewn out H2672 her seven pillars:
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:2 - And he fenced it, and gathered out the stones thereof, and planted it with the choicest vine, and built a tower in the midst of it, and also made H2672 a winepress therein: and he looked that it should bring forth grapes, and it brought forth wild grapes.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 10:15 - Shall the axe boast itself against him that heweth H2672 therewith? or shall the saw magnify itself against him that shaketh it? as if the rod should shake itself against them that lift it up, or as if the staff should lift up itself, as if it were no wood.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 22:16 - What hast thou here? and whom hast thou here, that thou hast hewed thee out H2672 a sepulchre here, as he that heweth him out H2672 a sepulchre on high, and that graveth an habitation for himself in a rock?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 51:1 - Hearken to me, ye that follow after righteousness, ye that seek the LORD: look unto the rock whence ye are hewn, H2672 and to the hole of the pit whence ye are digged.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 51:9 - Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of the LORD; awake, as in the ancient days, in the generations of old. Art thou not it that hath cut H2672 Rahab, and wounded the dragon?
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:13 - For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out H2672 cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 6:5 - Therefore have I hewed H2672 them by the prophets; I have slain them by the words of my mouth: and thy judgments are as the light that goeth forth.
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