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Lexicon :: Strong's H2720 - ḥārēḇ

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TWOT Reference: 731a

Strong’s Definitions

חָרֵב chârêb, khaw-rabe'; from H2717; parched or ruined:—desolate, dry, waste.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 10x

The KJV translates Strong's H2720 in the following manner: waste (6x), dry (2x), desolate (2x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 10x
The KJV translates Strong's H2720 in the following manner: waste (6x), dry (2x), desolate (2x).
  1. waste, desolate, dry

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
חָרֵב chârêb, khaw-rabe'; from H2717; parched or ruined:—desolate, dry, waste.
STRONGS H2720: Abbreviations
† I. [חָרֵב] adjective dry, only feminine singular חֲרֵבָה Leviticus 7:10 of meal-offering not moistened (with oil; P); פַּת־ חֲרֵבָה Proverbs 17:1 a dry morsel.

† II. חָרֵב adjective waste, desolate; — masculine singular absolute ח׳ Jeremiah 33:10 + 3 times; feminine singular חֲרֵבָה Nehemiah 2:3 + 2 times; feminine plural הֶחֳרֵבוֺת Ezekiel 36:35, 38 (see Köi. 241); — of a city, defined מֵאֵין אָדָם וּמֵאֵין בְּהֵמָה Jeremiah 33:10, compare Jeremiah 33:12; also Nehemiah 2:3, 17; הֶעָרִים הֶחֳרֵבוֺת Ezekiel 36:35 (+ הַנְשַׁמּוֺת, הַנֶּהֱרָסוֺת; opposed to בְּצוּרוֺת יָשָׁב֑וּ).
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2:3; 2:3; 2:17




33:10; 33:10; 33:12


36:35; 36:35; 36:38


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H2720 matches the Hebrew חָרֵב (ḥārēḇ),
which occurs 8 times in 8 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 7:10 - And every meat offering, mingled with oil, and dry, H2720 shall all the sons of Aaron have, one as much as another.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:1 - Better is a dry H2720 morsel, and quietness therewith, than an house full of sacrifices with strife.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 33:10 - Thus saith the LORD; Again there shall be heard in this place, which ye say shall be desolate H2720 without man and without beast, even in the cities of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem, that are desolate, without man, and without inhabitant, and without beast,
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 33:12 - Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Again in this place, which is desolate H2720 without man and without beast, and in all the cities thereof, shall be an habitation of shepherds causing their flocks to lie down.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 36:35 - And they shall say, This land that was desolate is become like the garden of Eden; and the waste H2720 and desolate and ruined cities are become fenced, and are inhabited.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 36:38 - As the holy flock, as the flock of Jerusalem in her solemn feasts; so shall the waste H2720 cities be filled with flocks of men: and they shall know that I am the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxHag 1:4 - Is it time for you, O ye, to dwell in your cieled houses, and this house lie waste? H2720
Unchecked Copy BoxHag 1:9 - Ye looked for much, and, lo, it came to little; and when ye brought it home, I did blow upon it. Why? saith the LORD of hosts. Because of mine house that is waste, H2720 and ye run every man unto his own house.
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