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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 guard the way to the tree of life.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:40 -

“And by your sword H2719 you shall live,

And you shall serve your brother;

But it shall come about 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 came about 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 city undetected, and killed every male.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 34:26 - They killed Hamor and his son Shechem with the edge of the sword H2719, and took Dinah from Shechem’s house, and left.
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 so that we may sacrifice to the LORD our God, otherwise He will strike us with plague or with the sword H2719.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:21 - And they said to them, “May the LORD look upon you and judge you, because you have made [fn]us repulsive 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 spoils;

[fn]I shall [fn]be satisfied against them;

I will draw my sword H2719, my hand will [fn]destroy them.’

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 17:13 - And Joshua [fn]defeated Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword H2719.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 18:4 - And [fn]the other was named [fn]Eliezer, for he said, “The God of my father was my help, and saved 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 chisel H2719 on it, you will profane it.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:24 - and My anger will be kindled, 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, “This is what the LORD, the God of Israel says: ‘Every man of you put his sword H2719 on 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 grant peace in the land, so that you may lie down, with no one to make you afraid. I shall also eliminate harmful animals from the land, and no sword H2719 will pass through your land.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:7 - ‘Instead, you will chase your enemies, and they will fall before you by the sword H2719;
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:8 - five of you will chase a hundred, and a hundred of you will chase 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 a plague among you, so that you will be handed over to the enemy.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:33 - ‘You, however, I will scatter among the nations, and I will draw out a sword H2719 after you, as your land becomes desolate and your cities become ruins.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:36 - ‘As for those among you who are left, I will also bring despair into their hearts in the lands of their enemies. And the sound of a scattered leaf will chase 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 then stumble over each other as if running from the sword H2719, although no one is pursuing; and you will have no strength to stand before your enemies.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 14:3 - “So why is the LORD 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 [fn]to confront you, and you will fall by the sword H2719, since you have turned back from following the LORD. And the LORD will not be with you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 19:16 - ‘Also, anyone who in the open field touches one who has been killed with a sword H2719 or one who has died naturally, or touches a human bone or a grave, will be unclean for seven days.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 20:18 -

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

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:24 - Then Israel 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 - When the donkey saw the angel of the LORD standing in the road with his sword H2719 drawn in his hand, the donkey turned off from the road and went into the field; and Balaam struck the donkey to guide her back onto the road.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:29 - And Balaam said to the donkey, “It is because you have made a mockery of me! If only there had been a sword H2719 in my hand! For I would have killed you by now!”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:31 -

Then the LORD opened Balaam’s eyes, and he saw the angel of the LORD standing in the way with his sword H2719 drawn in his hand; and he bowed [fn]all the way to the ground.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 31:8 - They killed the kings of Midian along with the rest of those killed: Evi, Rekem, Zur, 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 most certainly strike the inhabitants of that city with the edge of the sword H2719. [fn]Utterly destroy it and all who are in it and its cattle, with the edge of the sword H2719.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 20:13 - “When the LORD your God gives it into your hand, you shall strike all the [fn]men in it with the edge of the sword H2719.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:22 - “The LORD will strike you with consumption, inflammation, fever, feverish heat, and with [fn]the sword H2719, with blight, and with mildew, and they will pursue you until you perish.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:25 -

‘Outside the sword H2719 will make them childless,

And inside, terror

Both young man and virgin,

The nursing child with the man of gray hair.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:41 -

If I have sharpened [fn]My flashing sword H2719,

And My hand has taken hold of justice,

I will return 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, Israel;

Who is like you, a people saved by the LORD,

The shield of your help,

And He who is the sword H2719 of your majesty!

So your enemies will cringe before you,

And you will trample on their high places.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 5:2 -

At that time the LORD 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 came about when Joshua was by Jericho, he raised 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 enemies?”

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 6:21 - They [fn]utterly destroyed everything in the city, both man and woman, young and old, and ox, sheep, and donkey, with the edge of the sword H2719.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 8:24 -

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

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:11 - And as they fled from Israel, while they were at the descent of Beth-horon, the LORD hurled 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]utterly destroyed [fn]it and every [fn]person who was in it. He left no survivor. So he did to the king of Makkedah just as he had done to the king of Jericho.

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:30 - And the LORD also handed it over to Israel, with its king, and he struck it and every person who was in it with the edge of the sword H2719. He left no survivor in it. So he did to its king just as he had done to the king of Jericho.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:32 - And the LORD handed Lachish over to 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 - They captured it on that day and struck it with the edge of the sword H2719; and he [fn]utterly destroyed on that day every person who was in it, 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, according to all that he had done to Eglon. And he [fn]utterly destroyed it and every person who was in it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:39 - He captured it and its king and all its cities, and they struck them with the edge of the sword H2719, and [fn]utterly destroyed every person who was in it. He left no survivor. 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 previously was the head of all these kingdoms.

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