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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 out the man: and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubim, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:40 - And by thy sword shalt thou live, and shalt serve thy brother: and it shall come to pass when thou shalt have the dominion, that thou shalt break his yoke from off thy neck.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:26 - And Laban said to Jacob, What hast thou done, that thou hast stolen away unawares to me, and carried away my daughters, as captives taken with the sword?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 34:25 - And it came to pass on the third day, when they were sore, that two of the sons of Jacob, Simeon and Levi, Dinah's brethren, took each man his sword, and came upon the city boldly, and slew all the males.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 34:26 - And they slew Hamor and Shechem his son with the edge of the sword, and took Dinah out of Shechem's house, and went out.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 48:22 - Moreover I have given to thee one portion above thy brethren, which I took out of the hand of the Amorite with my sword and with my bow.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:3 - And they said, The God of the Hebrews hath met with us: let us go, we pray thee, three days' journey into the desert, and sacrifice to the LORD our God; lest he fall upon us with pestilence, or with the sword.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:21 - And they said to them, The LORD look upon you, and judge; because ye have made our savor to be abhorred in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of his servants, to put a sword in their hands to slay us.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 15:9 - The enemy said, I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil; my lust shall be satisfied upon them; I will draw my sword, my hand shall destroy them.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 17:13 - And Joshua discomfited Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 18:4 - And the name of the other was Eliezer; (for the God of my father, said he, was my help, and delivered me from the sword of Pharaoh:)
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 20:25 - And if thou wilt make me an altar of stone, thou shalt not build it of hewn stone: for if thou shalt lift up thy tool upon it, thou hast polluted it.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:24 - And my wrath shall wax hot, and I will kill you with the sword; and your wives shall be widows, and your children fatherless.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:27 - And he said to them, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Put every man his sword by his side, and go in and out from gate to gate throughout the camp, and slay every man his brother, and every man his companion, and every man his neighbor.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:6 - And I will give peace in the land, and ye shall lie down, and none shall make you afraid: and I will rid the land of evil beasts, neither shall the sword go through your land.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:7 - And ye shall chase your enemies, and they shall fall before you by the sword.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:8 - And five of you shall chase a hundred, and a hundred of you shall put ten thousand to flight: and your enemies shall fall before you by the sword.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:25 - And I will bring a sword upon you, that shall avenge the quarrel of my covenant: and when ye are gathered within your cities, I will send the pestilence among you: and ye shall be delivered into the hand of the enemy.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:33 - And I will scatter you among the heathen, and will draw out a sword after you: and your land shall be desolate, and your cities waste.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:36 - And upon them that are left alive of you, I will send a faintness into their hearts in the lands of their enemies; and the sound of a shaken leaf shall chase them; and they shall flee, as fleeing from a sword; and they shall fall, when none pursueth.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:37 - And they shall fall one upon another, as it were before a sword, when none pursueth: and ye shall have no power to stand before your enemies.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 14:3 - And why hath the LORD brought us to this land, to fall by the sword, that our wives and our children should be a prey? were it not better for us to return into Egypt?
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 14:43 - For the Amalekites and the Canaanites are there before you, and ye shall fall by the sword: because ye are turned away from the LORD, therefore the LORD will not be with you.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 19:16 - And whoever toucheth one that is slain with a sword in the open fields, or a dead body, or a bone of a man, or a grave, shall be unclean seven days.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 20:18 - And Edom said to him, Thou shalt not pass by me, lest I come out against thee with the sword.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:24 - And Israel smote him with the edge of the sword, and possessed his land from Arnon to Jabbok, even to the children of Ammon: for the border of the children of Ammon was strong.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:23 - And the ass saw the angel of the LORD standing in the way, and his sword drawn in his hand: and the ass turned aside out of the way, and went into the field: and Balaam smote the ass, to turn her into the way.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:29 - And Balaam said to the ass, Because thou hast mocked me: I would there were a sword in my hand, for now would I kill thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:31 - Then the LORD opened the eyes of Balaam, and he saw the angel of the LORD standing in the way, and his sword drawn in his hand: and he bowed down his head, and fell flat on his face.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 31:8 - And they slew the kings of Midian, besides the rest of them that were slain; namely, Evi, and Rekem, and Zur, and Hur, and Reba, five kings of Midian: Balaam also the son of Beor they slew with the sword.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 13:15 - Thou shalt surely smite the inhabitants of that city with the edge of the sword, destroying it utterly, and all that is in it, and its cattle, with the edge of the sword.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 20:13 - And when the LORD thy God hath delivered it into thy hands, thou shalt smite every male of it with the edge of the sword:
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:22 - The LORD shall smite thee with a consumption, and with a fever, and with an inflammation, and with an extreme burning, and with the sword, and with blasting, and with mildew: and they shall pursue thee until thou dost perish.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:25 - The sword without, and terror within, shall destroy both the young man and the virgin, the suckling also with the man of gray hairs.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:41 - If I shall whet my glittering sword, and my hand take hold on judgment; I will render vengeance to my enemies, and will reward them that hate me.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:42 - I will make my arrows drunk with blood, and my sword shall devour flesh; and that with the blood of the slain and of the captives from the beginning of revenges upon the enemy.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 33:29 - Happy art thou, O Israel: who is like to thee, O people saved by the LORD, the shield of thy help, and who is the sword of thy excellence! and thy enemies shall be found liars to thee; and thou shalt tread upon their high places.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 5:2 - At that time the LORD said to Joshua, Make thee sharp knives, and circumcise again the children of Israel the second time.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 5:3 - And Joshua made him sharp knives, and circumcised the children of Israel at the hill of the foreskins.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 5:13 - And it came to pass when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, there stood a man over against him with his sword drawn in his hand: and Joshua went to him, and said to him, Art thou for us, or for our adversaries?
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 6:21 - And they utterly destroyed all that was in the city, both man and woman, young and old, and ox, and sheep, and ass, with the edge of the sword.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 8:24 - And it came to pass when Israel had made an end of slaying all the inhabitants of Ai in the field, in the wilderness in which they chased them, and when they had all fallen on the edge of the sword, until they were consumed, that all the Israelites returned to Ai, and smote it with the edge of the sword.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:11 - And it came to pass as they fled from before Israel, and were in the descent to Beth-horon, that the LORD cast down great stones from heaven upon them to Azekah, and they died: they were more who died with hailstones than they whom the children of Israel slew with the sword.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:28 - And that day Joshua took Makkedah, and smote it with the edge of the sword, and the king of it he utterly destroyed, them, and all the souls that were in it; he let none remain: and he did to the king of Makkedah as he did to the king of Jericho.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:30 - And the LORD delivered it also, and its king, into the hand of Israel; and he smote it with the edge of the sword, and all the souls that were in it; he let none remain in it; but did to the king of it as he did to the king of Jericho.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:32 - And the LORD delivered Lachish into the hand of Israel, who took it on the second day, and smote it with the edge of the sword, and all the souls that were in it, according to all that he had done to Libnah.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:35 - And they took it on that day, and smote it with the edge of the sword, and all the souls that were in it he utterly destroyed that day, according to all that he had done to Lachish.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:37 - And they took it, and smote it with the edge of the sword, and its king, and all its cities, and all the souls that were in them; he left none remaining (according to all that he had done to Eglon) but destroyed it utterly, and all the souls that were in it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:39 - And he took it, and its king, and all its cities, and they smote them with the edge of the sword, and utterly destroyed all the souls that were in them; he left none remaining: as he had done to Hebron, so he did to Debir, and to its king; as he had done also to Libnah, and to its king.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 11:10 - And Joshua at that time turned back, and took Hazor, and smote its king with the sword: for Hazor before-time was the head of all those kingdoms.

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