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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).
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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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 you did not fill, and hewn H2672 cisterns which you did not dig, H2672 vineyards and olive trees which you did not plant, and you eat and are satisfied,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 8:9 - a land where you will eat food without scarcity, in which you will not lack anything; a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills you can dig H2672 copper.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 5:15 - Now Solomon had 70,000 [fn]transporters, and 80,000 hewers H2672 of stone in the mountains,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 12:12 - and to the masons and the stonecutters, H2672 and for buying timber and hewn stone to repair the damages to the house of the LORD, and for all that was [fn]laid out for the house to repair it.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 22:2 - So David [fn]gave orders to gather the foreigners who were in the land of Israel, and he set stonecutters H2672 to hew H2672 out stones to build the house of God.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 22:15 - “Moreover, there are many workmen with you, stonecutters H2672 and masons of stone and carpenters, and all men who are skillful in every kind of work.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 2:2 - [fn]So Solomon [fn]assigned 70,000 men to carry loads and 80,000 men to quarry H2672 stone in the mountains and 3,600 to supervise them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 2:18 - He appointed 70,000 of them to carry loads and 80,000 to quarry H2672 stones in the mountains and 3,600 supervisors to make the people work.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 24:12 - The king and Jehoiada gave it to those who did the work of the service of the house of the LORD; and they hired masons H2672 and carpenters to restore the house of the LORD, and also workers in iron and bronze to [fn]repair the house of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 26:10 - He built towers in the wilderness and hewed H2672 many cisterns, for he had much livestock, both in the [fn]lowland and in the plain. He also had plowmen and vinedressers in the hill country and the fertile fields, for he loved the soil.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 3:7 - Then they gave money to the masons H2672 and carpenters, and food, drink and oil to the Sidonians and to the Tyrians, to bring cedar wood from Lebanon to the sea at Joppa, according to the permission they had [fn]from Cyrus king of Persia.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 9:25 - “They captured fortified cities and a [fn]fertile land.
They took possession of houses full of every good thing,
Hewn H2672 cisterns, vineyards, olive groves,
Fruit trees in abundance.
So they ate, were filled and grew fat,
And reveled in Your great goodness.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:24 - “That with an iron stylus and lead
They were engraved H2672 in the rock forever!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 29:7 - The voice of the LORD hews H2672 out [fn]flames of fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 9:1 - Wisdom has built her house,
She has hewn H2672 out her seven pillars;
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:2 - He dug it all around, removed its stones,
And planted it with [fn]the choicest vine.
And He built a tower in the middle of it
And also hewed H2672 out a [fn]wine vat in it;
Then He expected it to produce good grapes,
But it produced only [fn]worthless ones.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 10:15 - Is the axe to boast itself over the one who chops H2672 with it?
Is the saw to exalt itself over the one who wields it?
That would be like a [fn]club wielding those who lift it,
Or like a rod lifting him who is not wood.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 22:16 - ‘What right do you have here,
And whom do you have here,
That you have hewn H2672 a tomb for yourself here,
You who hew H2672 a tomb on the height,
You who carve a resting place for [fn]yourself in the rock?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 51:1 - “Listen to me, you who pursue righteousness,
Who seek the LORD:
Look to the rock from which you were hewn H2672
And to the [fn]quarry from which you were dug.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 51:9 - Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of the LORD;
Awake as in the days of old, the generations of long ago.
Was it not You who cut H2672 Rahab in pieces, H2672
Who pierced the dragon?
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:13 - “For My people have committed two evils:
They have forsaken Me,
The fountain of living waters,
To hew H2672 for themselves cisterns,
Broken cisterns
That can hold no water.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 6:5 - Therefore I have hewn H2672 them in pieces H2672 by the prophets;
I have slain them by the words of My mouth;
And the judgments on you are like the light that goes forth.
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