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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.
† 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 - ‘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 - “Thus says the LORD, ‘Yet again there will be heard in this place, of which you say, “It is a waste, H2720 without man and without beast,” that is, 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 says the LORD of hosts, ‘There will again be in this place which is waste, H2720 without man or beast, and in all its cities, a [fn]habitation of shepherds who rest their flocks.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 36:35 - “They will say, ‘This desolate land has become like the garden of Eden; and the waste, H2720 desolate 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 men. Then they will know that I am the LORD.”’”
Unchecked Copy BoxHag 1:4 - “Is it time for you yourselves to dwell in your paneled houses while this house lies desolate?” H2720
Unchecked Copy BoxHag 1:9 - You look for much, but behold, it comes to little; when you bring it home, I blow it away. Why?” declares the LORD of hosts, “Because of My house which lies desolate, H2720 while each of you runs to his own house.

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