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Lexicon :: Strong's H2719 - ḥereḇ

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feminine noun
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TWOT Reference: 732a

Strong’s Definitions

חֶרֶב chereb, kheh'-reb; from H2717; drought; also a cutting instrument (from its destructive effect), as a knife, sword, or other sharp implement:—axe, dagger, knife, mattock, sword, tool.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 413x

The KJV translates Strong's H2719 in the following manner: sword (401x), knife (5x), dagger (3x), axes (1x), mattocks (1x), TOOL (1x), sword (with H3027) (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 413x
The KJV translates Strong's H2719 in the following manner: sword (401x), knife (5x), dagger (3x), axes (1x), mattocks (1x), TOOL (1x), sword (with H3027) (1x).
  1. sword, knife

    1. sword

    2. knife

    3. tools for cutting stone

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
חֶרֶב chereb, kheh'-reb; from H2717; drought; also a cutting instrument (from its destructive effect), as a knife, sword, or other sharp implement:—axe, dagger, knife, mattock, sword, tool.
STRONGS H2719: Abbreviations
חֶ֫רֶב 411 noun feminineIsaiah 21:15 sword (as weapon; Aramaic חַרְבָּא, axBrfo, Zinjirli חרב; Arabic حَرْبَةً dart, javelin) — absolute חֶ֫רֶב Genesis 3:24 +; חָ֑רֶב Exodus 17:13 +; construct חֶ֫רֶב Deuteronomy 33:29 +; suffix חַרְבִּי Exodus 15:9 + 13 times; חַרְבְּךָ Genesis 27:40 + 7 times; חֵרְבֶּ֑ךָ 1 Samuel 17:33; Psalm 17:13; חַרְבּוֺ Numbers 22:23 + 24 times; חַרְבְּכֶם Jeremiah 2:30; Ezekiel 33:26; חַרְבָּם Psalm 37:15; Psalm 44:4; plural חֲרָבוֺת Isaiah 21:15 + 5 times; construct חַרְבוֺת Joshua 5:2 + 2 times; suffix חַרְבוֺתָיו Ezekiel 26:9; חַרְבוֺתָם Isaiah 2:4 + 5 times; חַרְבֹתֵיהֶם Micah 4:3 + 2 times; —
1. a. sword, as weapon of war Genesis 48:22 (E), Judges 7:14, 20; 1 Samuel 21:9, and so in all periods; two-edged (short) sword וְלָהּ שְׁנֵי פֵיוֺ֖ת גֹּמֶד אָרְכָּהּ ח׳ Judges 3:16, compare פִּיּוֹת ח׳ Proverbs 5:4 (in simile), פִּיפִיּוֹת ח׳ Psalm 149:6; see also צוּר ח׳ edge of sword Psalm 89:44.
b. gird on swordחָגַר הח׳ 1 Samuel 17:39; 1 Samuel 25:13 (3 times in verse); Psalm 45:4 (הח׳ ח׳ עַל יָרֵך), שִׂים על ירך Exodus 32:27, compare especially 2 Samuel 20:8.
c. draw the sword הֵרִיק הח׳ Exodus 15:9; Leviticus 26:33; Ezekiel 5:2, 12; Ezekiel 12:14; Ezekiel 28:7, הוציא הח׳ Ezekiel 21:8; Ezekiel 21:10, פתח הח׳ Psalm 37:14; Ezekiel 21:33, נטשׁ Isaiah 21:15 (Gr Che לטשׁ see below); usually שׁלף הח׳ Numbers 22:23, 31; Joshua 5:13; Judges 3:22; Judges 8:10, 20; Judges 9:54; 1 Samuel 17:51; 1 Samuel 31:41 Chronicles 10:4; 1 Chronicles 21:16, and as characteristic of warriors שֹׁלֵף ח׳ Judges 20:2, 15, 17, 25, 35, 46; 2 Samuel 24:9; 2 Kings 3:26; 1 Chronicles 21:5 (twice in verse); וַתִּדְבַּק יָדוֺ אֶלהַֿח׳ 2 Samuel 23:10, insert also in || 1 Chronicles 11:13 (Dr).
d. whet, sharpen the sword לטשׁ הח׳ Psalm 7:13 (compare Isaiah 21:15 above), but also שׁנן Deuteronomy 32:41 compare Psalm 64:4, הוּחַדָּה Ezekiel 21:14; Ezekiel 21:16.
e. put up the sword into the sheath אֶלנְֿדָנָהּ הֵשִׁיב הח׳ 1 Chronicles 21:27 (sheath of sword is elsewhere תַּעַר 1 Samuel 7:51; 2 Samuel 20:8; Jeremiah 47:6; Ezekiel 21:8).
f. slay with sword הרג בח׳ Joshua 10:11; Joshua 13:22 +; in ימותו אנשׁים 1 Samuel 2:33, insert בְּחֶרֶב before אנשׁים Greek Version of the LXX We Dr; rarely הכה בח׳ Joshua 11:10; 2 Kings 19:37Isaiah 37:38; very often הִכָּה לְפִיחֿ׳ smite according to the mouth of the sword i.e. as the sword can devour (2 Samuel 2:26; 11:25) =without quarter Numbers 21:24 (E) Deuteronomy 13:16; a Deuteronomy 20:13; Joshua 11:11, 12, 14 (all D) Judges 18:27; Judges 21:10; 1 Kings 10:25; Job 1:15, 17; also with העיר as sole object Joshua 8:24; Joshua 10:28, 30, 32, 35, 37, compare Joshua 10:39; Joshua 19:47; Judges 1:8, 25; Judges 20:37; 1 Samuel 22:19 (twice in verse); 2 Samuel 15:14; הרג לפיחֿ׳ Genesis 34:26 (J); החרים לפיחֿ׳ Deuteronomy 13:16b (including הָעִיר in object), Joshua 6:21; 1 Samuel 15:8, חלשׁ לפיחֿ׳ Exodus 17:13 (E); נפל לפיחֿ׳ Joshua 8:24; Judges 4:16; לפי־ח׳֗֗֗ י׳וַיָּהָם Judges 4:15; — (לפיחֿ׳ is chiefly in Joshua and Judges (21 times), in Hexateuch only J E D; but Job post-exilic).
g. אכלה הח׳ etc., of the sword as devouring:תּאֹכֵל חַרְבִּי בָשָׂר Deuteronomy 32:42 (poetry), 2 Samuel 2:26; 2 Samuel 11:25; 2 Samuel 18:8; Isaiah 1:10; Jeremiah 2:30; Jeremiah 46:10, 14; Nahum 2:14.
h. slain by sword is חֲלַלחִֿ׳ Numbers 19:16 (P) and frequently Ezekiel, חַלְלֵיחֿ׳ Ezekiel 31:17, 18; Ezekiel 32:21, 25, 28, 29, 30, 32; Ezekiel 35:8 מְחֻלְלֵי ח׳ Ezekiel 35:26 < Co חלליחֿ׳ (on text of Ezekiel 32:20, 22, 31 see Co).
i. שְׁבֻיוֺת ח׳ Genesis 31:26 are captives of (taken by) sword.
j. sword frequently agent of י׳ Judges 7:20; Isaiah 34:6; Jeremiah 12:12; Jeremiah 47:6 etc., — so Deuteronomy 28:22, but read חֹרֶב see below I. חרב (compare on other hand 1 Samuel 17:47); note especially Genesis 3:24 הח׳לַהַט הַמִּתְהַפֶּכֶת; in poetry לַהַכ ח׳ Nahum 3:3, בְּרַק ח׳ Deuteronomy 32:41.
k. ח׳ figurative of tongue Psalm 57:5; compare Psalm 59:8; figurative of violence war, etc., Genesis 27:40; in simile Proverbs 5:4 (of grievous end of dealings with strange women).
2. knife צֻרִים ח׳ flint knives for use in circumcision Joshua 5:2, 3(see WeSkizzen iii, 166); Ezekiel 5:1, 2חַדָּה תַּעַר ח׳ הַגַּלָּבִים (according to Co use of sword as razor is significant).
3. of tools used in hewing stone חַרְבְּךָ הֵנַפְתָּ עליה Exodus 20:25; יִתֹּץ בח׳ Ezekiel 26:9, according to most =tools, axes, 'steel' (Co ' Eisen '), but possibly swords as implement ready to hand; 2 Chronicles 34:6 Qr בְּחַרְבֹתֵיהֶם with their tools; read perhaps בְּחָרְבֹתֵיהֶם in their ruins, Be, who compare Psalm 109:10; see חָרְבָּה below II. חרב (Greek Version of the LXX Vulgate omit חרב).
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Strong's Number H2719 matches the Hebrew חֶרֶב (ḥereḇ),
which occurs 413 times in 372 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 8 (Gen 3:24–Jos 11:10)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:24 - So He drove the man out; and at the east of the garden of Eden He stationed the cherubim and the flaming sword H2719 which turned every direction to [fn]guard the way to the tree of life.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:40 -

“By your sword H2719 you shall live,

And your brother you shall serve;

But it shall be when you become restless,

That you will [fn]break his yoke from your neck.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:26 - Then Laban said to Jacob, “What have you done [fn]by deceiving me and carrying away my daughters like captives of the sword H2719?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 34:25 -

Now it happened on the third day, when they were in pain, that two of Jacob’s sons, Simeon and Levi, Dinah’s brothers, each took his sword H2719 and came upon the unsuspecting city and killed every male.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 34:26 - And they killed Hamor and his son Shechem with the edge of the sword H2719 and took Dinah from Shechem’s house and went away.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 48:22 - “And I give you one [fn]portion more than your brothers, which I took from the hand of the Amorite with my sword H2719 and my bow.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:3 - Then they said, “The God of the Hebrews has met with us. Please, let us go a three days’ journey into the wilderness that we may sacrifice to Yahweh our God, lest He confront us with pestilence or with the sword H2719.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:21 - And they said to them, “May Yahweh look upon you and judge, for you have made [fn]us a foul smell in Pharaoh’s sight and in the sight of his servants, to put a sword H2719 in their hand to kill us.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 15:9 -

“The enemy said, ‘I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil;

My [fn]desire shall be fulfilled against them;

I will draw out my sword H2719, my hand will dispossess them.’

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 17:13 - So Joshua [fn]overwhelmed Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword H2719.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 18:4 - [fn]And the other was named [fn]Eliezer, for he said, “The God of my father was my help and delivered me from the sword H2719 of Pharaoh.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 20:25 - ‘And if you make an altar of stone for Me, you shall not build it of cut stones, for if you wield your tool H2719 on it, you will profane it.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:24 - and My anger will burn, and I will kill you with the sword H2719, and your wives shall become widows and your children fatherless.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:27 - And he said to them, “Thus says Yahweh, the God of Israel, ‘Every man among you put his sword H2719 upon his thigh, and go back and forth from gate to gate in the camp, and kill every man his brother and every man his friend and every man his [fn]neighbor.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:6 - ‘I shall also give you peace in the land so that you may lie down, with no one making you tremble. I shall also eliminate wild beasts from the land, and no sword H2719 will pass through your land.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:7 - ‘But you will pursue your enemies, and they will fall before you by the sword H2719;
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:8 - and five of you will pursue one hundred, and one hundred of you will pursue ten thousand, and your enemies will fall before you by the sword H2719.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:25 - ‘I will also bring upon you a sword H2719 which will execute vengeance for the covenant; and when you gather together into your cities, I will send pestilence among you so that you shall be given over into enemy hands.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:33 - ‘You, however, I will scatter among the nations and will draw out a sword H2719 after you, as your land becomes desolate and your cities become waste.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:36 - ‘As for those of you who may remain, I will also bring weakness into their hearts in the lands of their enemies. And the sound of a driven leaf will pursue them, and even when no one is pursuing they will flee [fn]as though from the sword H2719, and they will fall.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:37 - ‘They will therefore stumble over each other as if running from the sword H2719, although no one is pursuing; and you will have no strength [fn]to stand up before your enemies.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 14:3 - “And why is Yahweh bringing us into this land, to fall by the sword H2719? Our wives and our little ones will become plunder; would it not be better for us to return to Egypt?”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 14:43 - “For the Amalekites and the Canaanites will be there in front of you, and you will fall by the sword H2719, inasmuch as you have turned back from following Yahweh. And Yahweh will not be with you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 19:16 - ‘Also, anyone who in the open field touches one who has been slain with a sword H2719 or who has died naturally, or a human bone or a grave, shall be unclean for seven days.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 20:18 -

Edom, however, said to him, “You shall not pass through [fn]us, lest I come out to meet you with the sword H2719.”

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:24 - Then Israel [fn]struck him with the edge of the sword H2719 and took possession of his land from the Arnon to the Jabbok, as far as the sons of Ammon; for the border of the sons of Ammon was [fn]Jazer.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:23 - Then the donkey saw the angel of Yahweh standing in the way with his drawn sword H2719 in his hand, and the donkey turned off from the way and went into the field; so Balaam struck the donkey to turn it back into the way.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:29 - Then Balaam said to the donkey, “Because you have made a mockery of me! If there had been a sword H2719 in my hand, I would have killed you by now.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:31 -

Then Yahweh opened the eyes of Balaam, and he saw the angel of Yahweh standing in the way with his drawn sword H2719 in his hand; and he bowed his head down [fn]and prostrated himself to the ground.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 31:8 - They killed the kings of Midian along with the rest of their slain: Evi and Rekem and Zur and Hur and Reba, the five kings of Midian; they also killed Balaam the son of Beor with the sword H2719.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 13:15 - you shall surely strike the inhabitants of that city with the edge of the sword H2719, [fn]devoting it to destruction and all that is in it and its cattle with the edge of the sword H2719.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 20:13 - “And Yahweh your God shall give it into your hand, and you shall strike all the males in it with the edge of the sword H2719.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:22 - “Yahweh will strike you with consumption and with fever and with inflammation and with fiery heat and with [fn]the sword H2719 and with scorching wind and with mildew, and they will pursue you until you perish.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:25 -

‘Outside the sword H2719 will bereave,

And inside terror

Both choice man and virgin,

The nursing baby with the man of gray hair.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:41 -

If I sharpen My [fn]flashing sword H2719,

And My hand takes hold on judgment,

I will render vengeance on My adversaries,

And I will repay those who hate Me.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:42 -

‘I will make My arrows drunk with blood,

And My sword H2719 will devour flesh,

With the blood of the slain and the captives,

From the long-haired [fn]leaders of the enemy.’

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 33:29 -

“Blessed are you, O Israel;

Who is like you, a people saved by Yahweh,

Who is the shield of your help

And the sword H2719 of your majesty!

So your enemies will cower before you,

And you will tread upon their high places.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 5:2 -

At that time Yahweh said to Joshua, “Make for yourself flint knives H2719 and circumcise again the sons of Israel the second time.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 5:3 - So Joshua made himself flint knives H2719 and circumcised the sons of Israel at [fn]Gibeath-haaraloth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 5:13 -

Now it happened when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, a man was standing opposite him with his sword H2719 drawn in his hand, and Joshua went to him and said to him, “Are you for us or for our adversaries?”

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 6:21 - And they devoted to destruction everything in the city, both man and woman, young and old, and ox and sheep and donkey, with the edge of the sword H2719.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 8:24 -

Now it happened that when Israel had finished killing all the inhabitants of Ai in the field in the wilderness where they pursued them, and all of them fell by the edge of the sword H2719 until they were completely destroyed, then all Israel turned back to Ai and struck it with the edge of the sword H2719.

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:11 - Now it happened as they fled from before Israel, while they were at the descent of Beth-horon, that Yahweh threw down large stones from heaven on them as far as Azekah, and they died; there were more who died [fn]from the hailstones than those whom the sons of Israel killed with the sword H2719.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:28 -

Now Joshua captured Makkedah on that day and struck it and its king with the edge of the sword H2719; he [fn]devoted [fn]it to destruction and every [fn]person who was in it. He left no survivor. Thus he did to the king of Makkedah just as he had done to the king of Jericho.

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:30 - And Yahweh gave it also with its king into the hands of Israel, and he struck it and every person who was in it with the edge of the sword H2719. He left no survivor remaining in it. Thus he did to its king just as he had done to the king of Jericho.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:32 - And Yahweh gave Lachish into the hands of Israel; and he captured it on the second day and struck it and every person who was in it with the edge of the sword H2719, according to all that he had done to Libnah.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:35 - And they captured it on that day and struck it with the edge of the sword H2719; and every person who was in it, he devoted to destruction on that day according to all that he had done to Lachish.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:37 - And they captured it and struck it and its king and all its cities and all the persons who were in it with the edge of the sword H2719. He left no survivor remaining, according to all that he had done to Eglon. And he devoted it and every person who was in it to destruction.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:39 - And he captured it and its king and all its cities, and they struck them with the edge of the sword H2719 and devoted every person who was in it to destruction. He left no survivor remaining. Just as he had done to Hebron, so he did to Debir and its king, as he had also done to Libnah and its king.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 11:10 -

Then Joshua turned back at that time and captured Hazor and struck its king with the sword H2719; for Hazor formerly was the head of all these kingdoms.

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