Search Bible
Click for Help   Click for QuickNav   Click for Advanced Search Options
Search NASB20
Your Bible Version is the NASB20
Go to Top
Link to This Page Cite This Page
Share this page Follow the BLB
Printable Page
Left Context Bar Edge 1Left Context Bar BackgroundLeft Context Bar Edge 2Previous Strongs NumberCopy VersesCopy OptionsShow StrongsRed Letter OnNext Strongs NumberRight Context Bar Edge 2Right Context Bar BackgroundRight Context Bar Edge 1
The Blue Letter Bible
BLB Searches
Search the Bible
Search NASB20

Advanced Options

Other Searches

Multi-Verse Retrieval
Search NASB20

Let's Connect
Daily Devotionals

Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness.

Daily Bible Reading Plans

Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one's mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year.

One-Year Plans

Two-Year Plan

Lexicon :: Strong's H2720 - ḥārēḇ

Choose a new font size and typeface
Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
Dictionary Aids

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.
† 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).
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
Copyright © 2002, 2003, 2006 by Biblesoft, Inc.
All rights reserved. Used by permission.

BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs




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 - ‘Every grain offering, mixed with oil or dry H2720, shall [fn]belong to all the sons of Aaron, [fn]to all alike.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:1 - Better is a dry H2720 morsel and quietness with it
Than a house full of [fn]feasting with strife.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 33:10 - “This is what the LORD says: ‘Yet again there will be heard in this place, of which you say, “It is a waste H2720, without man and without animal,” that is, in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem that are deserted, without man and without inhabitant and without animal,
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 33:12 - “This is what the LORD of armies says: ‘There will again be in this place which is waste H2720, without man or animal, and in all its cities, a pasture for shepherds who rest their flocks.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 36:35 - “And they will say, ‘This desolated land has become like the Garden of Eden; and the waste H2720, desolated and ruined cities are fortified and inhabited.’
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 36:38 - “Like the flock [fn]for sacrifices, like the flock at Jerusalem during her appointed feasts, so will the waste H2720 cities be filled with flocks of people. Then they will know that I am the LORD.”’”
Unchecked Copy BoxHag 1:4 - “Is it time for you yourselves to live in your paneled houses while this house remains desolate H2720?”
Unchecked Copy BoxHag 1:9 - You [fn]start an ambitious project, but behold, it comes to little; when you bring it home, I blow it away. Why?” declares the LORD of armies. “It is because of My house which remains desolate H2720, while each of you runs to his own house.

Donate Contact

Blue Letter Bible study tools make reading, searching and studying the Bible easy and rewarding.

Blue Letter Bible is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization