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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 - yea, he casteth out the man, and causeth to dwell at the east of the garden of Eden the cherubs and the flame of the sword which is turning itself round to guard the way of the tree of life.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:40 - and by thy sword dost thou live, and thy brother dost thou serve; and it hath come to pass when thou rulest, that thou hast broken his yoke from off thy neck.'
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:26 - And Laban saith to Jacob, 'What hast thou done that thou dost deceive my heart, and lead away my daughters as captives of the sword?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 34:25 - And it cometh to pass, on the third day, in their being pained, that two of the sons of Jacob, Simeon and Levi, Dinah's brethren, take each his sword, and come in against the city confidently, and slay every male;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 34:26 - and Hamor, and Shechem his son, they have slain by the mouth of the sword, and they take Dinah out of Shechem's house, and go out.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 48:22 - and I -- I have given to thee one portion above thy brethren, which I have taken out of the hand of the Amorite by my sword and by my bow.'
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:3 - And they say, 'The God of the Hebrews hath met with us, let us go, we pray thee, a journey of three days into the wilderness, and we sacrifice to Jehovah our God, lest He meet us with pestilence or with sword.'
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:21 - and say unto them, 'Jehovah look upon you, and judge, because ye have caused our fragrance to stink in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of his servants -- to give a sword into their hand to slay us.'
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 15:9 - The enemy said, I pursue, I overtake; I apportion spoil; Filled is my soul with them; I draw out my sword; My hand destroyeth them: --
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 17:13 - and Joshua weakeneth Amalek and his people by the mouth of the sword.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 18:4 - and the name of the other is Eliezer, for, 'the God of my father is for my help, and doth deliver me from the sword of Pharaoh.'
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 20:25 - 'And if an altar of stones thou dost make to Me, thou dost not build them of hewn work; when thy tool thou hast waved over it, then thou dost pollute it;
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:24 - and Mine anger hath burned, and I have slain you by the sword, and your wives have been widows, and your sons orphans.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:27 - and he saith to them, 'Thus said Jehovah, God of Israel, Put each his sword by his thigh, pass over and turn back from gate to gate through the camp, and slay each his brother, and each his friend, and each his relation.'
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:6 - 'And I have given peace in the land, and ye have lain down, and there is none causing trembling; and I have caused evil beasts to cease out of the land, and the sword doth not pass over into your land.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:7 - 'And ye have pursued your enemies, and they have fallen before you by the sword;
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:8 - and five of you have pursued a hundred, and a hundred of you do pursue a myriad; and your enemies have fallen before you by the sword.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:25 - and I have brought in on you a sword, executing the vengeance of a covenant; and ye have been gathered unto your cities, and I have sent pestilence into your midst, and ye have been given into the hand of an enemy.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:33 - And you I scatter among nations, and have drawn out after you a sword, and your land hath been a desolation, and your cities are a waste.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:36 - 'And those who are left of you -- I have also brought a faintness into their heart in the lands of their enemies, and the sound of a leaf driven away hath pursued them, and they have fled -- flight from a sword -- and they have fallen, and there is none pursuing.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:37 - And they have stumbled one on another, as from the face of a sword, and there is none pursuing, and ye have no standing before your enemies,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 14:3 - and why is Jehovah bringing us in unto this land to fall by the sword? our wives and our infants are become a prey; is it not good for us to turn back to Egypt?'
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 14:43 - for the Amalekite and the Canaanite are there before you, and ye have fallen by the sword, because that ye have turned back from after Jehovah, and Jehovah is not with you.'
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 19:16 - 'And every one who cometh, on the face of the field, against the pierced of a sword, or against the dead, or against a bone of man, or against a grave, is unclean seven days;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 20:18 - And Edom saith unto him, 'Thou dost not pass over through me, lest with sword I come out to meet thee.'
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:24 - And Israel smiteth him by the mouth of the sword, and possesseth his land from Arnon unto Jabbok -- unto the sons of Ammon; for the border of the sons of Ammon is strong.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:23 - and the ass seeth the messenger of Jehovah standing in the way, and his drawn sword in his hand, and the ass turneth aside out of the way, and goeth into a field, and Balaam smiteth the ass to turn it aside into the way.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:29 - and Balaam saith to the ass, 'Because thou hast rolled thyself against me; oh that there were a sword in my hand, for now I had slain thee;'
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:31 - And Jehovah uncovereth the eyes of Balaam, and he seeeth the messenger of Jehovah standing in the way, and his drawn sword in his hand, and he boweth and doth obeisance, to his face;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 31:8 - and the kings of Midian they have slain, besides their pierced ones, Evi, and Rekem, and Zur, and Hur, and Reba, five kings of Midian; and Balaam son of Beor, they have slain with the sword.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 13:15 - 'Thou dost surely smite the inhabitants of that city by the mouth of the sword; devoting it, and all that is in it, even its cattle, by the mouth of the sword;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 20:13 - and Jehovah thy God hath given it into thy hand, and thou hast smitten every male of it by the mouth of the sword.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:22 - 'Jehovah doth smite thee with consumption, and with fever, and with inflammation, and with extreme burning, and with sword, and with blasting, and with mildew, and they have pursued thee till thou perish
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:25 - Without bereave doth the sword, And at the inner-chambers -- fear, Both youth and virgin, Suckling with man of grey hair.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:41 - If I have sharpened the brightness of My sword, And My hand doth lay hold on judgment, I turn back vengeance to Mine adversaries, And to those hating Me -- I repay!
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:42 - I make drunk Mine arrows with blood, And My sword devoureth flesh, From the blood of the pierced and captive, From the head of the freemen of the enemy.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 33:29 - O thy happiness, O Israel! who is like thee? A people saved by Jehovah, The shield of thy help, And He who is the sword of thine excellency: And thine enemies are subdued for thee, And thou on their high places dost tread.'
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 5:2 - At that time said Jehovah unto Joshua, 'Make for thee knives of flint, and turn back, circumcise the sons of Israel a second time;'
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 5:3 - and Joshua maketh for him knives of flint, and circumciseth the sons of Israel at the height of the foreskins.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 5:13 - And it cometh to pass in Joshua's being by Jericho, that he lifteth up his eyes, and looketh, and lo, one standing over-against him, and his drawn sword in his hand, and Joshua goeth unto him, and saith to him, 'Art thou for us or for our adversaries?'
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 6:21 - and they devote all that is in the city, from man even unto woman, from young even unto aged, even unto ox, and sheep, and ass, by the mouth of the sword.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 8:24 - And it cometh to pass, at Israel's finishing to slay all the inhabitants of Ai in the field, in the wilderness in which they pursued them (and they fall all of them by the mouth of the sword till their consumption), that all Israel turn back to Ai, and smite it by the mouth of the sword;
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:11 - And it cometh to pass, in their fleeing from the face of Israel -- they are in the descent of Beth-Horon -- and Jehovah hath cast upon them great stones out of the heavens, unto Azekah, and they die; more are they who have died by the hailstones than they whom the sons of Israel have slain by the sword.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:28 - And Makkedah hath Joshua captured on that day, and he smiteth it by the mouth of the sword, and its king he hath devoted, them and every person who is in it -- he hath not left a remnant; and he doth to the king of Makkedah as he did to the king of Jericho.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:30 - and Jehovah giveth also it into the hand of Israel, and its king, and it smiteth it by the mouth of the sword, and every person who is in it -- it left not in it a remnant; and it doth to its king as it did to the king of Jericho.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:32 - And Jehovah giveth Lachish into the hand of Israel, and it captureth it on the second day, and smiteth it by the mouth of the sword, and every person who is in it, according to all that it did to Libnah.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:35 - and capture it on that day, and smite it by the mouth of the sword, and every person who is in it on that day he hath devoted, according to all that he did to Lachish.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:37 - and capture it, and smite it by the mouth of the sword, and its king, and all its cities, and every person who is in it -- he hath not left a remnant -- according to all that he did to Eglon -- and doth devote it, and every person who is in it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:39 - and captureth it, and its king, and all its cities, and they smite them by the mouth of the sword, and devote every person who is in it -- he hath not left a remnant; as he did to Hebron so he did to Debir, and to its king, and as he did to Libnah, and to its king.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 11:10 - And Joshua turneth back at that time, and captureth Hazor, and its king he hath smitten by the sword; for Hazor formerly is head of all these kingdoms;

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