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Lexicon :: Strong's H2721 - ḥōreḇ

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
A collaterally form of חֶרֶב (H2719)
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TWOT Reference: 731b

Strong’s Definitions

חֹרֶב chôreb, kho'-reb; a collaterally form of H2719; drought or desolation:—desolation, drought, dry, heat, × utterly, waste.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 16x

The KJV translates Strong's H2721 in the following manner: heat (6x), dry (3x), drought (3x), waste (2x), desolation (1x), utterly (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 16x
The KJV translates Strong's H2721 in the following manner: heat (6x), dry (3x), drought (3x), waste (2x), desolation (1x), utterly (1x).
  1. dryness, desolation, drought, heat

    1. dryness

    2. drought

    3. parching heat

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
חֹרֶב chôreb, kho'-reb; a collaterally form of H2719; drought or desolation:—desolation, drought, dry, heat, × utterly, waste.
STRONGS H2721: Abbreviations
† I. חֹ֫רֶב noun masculineGenesis 31:40 dryness, drought, heat, absolute ח׳ Genesis 31:40 + 11 times + Deuteronomy 28:22 (for MT חֶרֶב; see Di, followed by Vulgate; Greek Version of the LXX and LXX of Lucian (Lag.) omitted); —
1.dryness Judges 6:37, 39, 40 (all of absence of dew); Jeremiah 50:38 (|| יָבֵשׁ); so read also Zechariah 11:17 (for MT חֶרֶב, see Zechariah 11:17b and StaZAW i. 1881, 29), a drying up upon his arm (i.e. a withering) and upon his right eye.
2. drought Haggai 1:11 + Deuteronomy 28:22 see above.
3. parching heat (of sun) Genesis 31:40 (opposed to קֶ֫רַח), Jeremiah 36:30 (opposed to id.); Isaiah 4:6; Isaiah 25:4, 5 (twice in verse); of fever Job 30:30.

† II. חֹ֫רֶב noun [masculine] desolation; — עָרֵי ח׳ Isaiah 61:4 cities of desolation (|| שֹׁמֲמוֺת, and, in Isaiah 61:4a, חָרְבוֺת); compare Zephaniah 2:14 (but read עֹרֵב, Greek Version of the LXX We and others); Jeremiah 49:13, and מִצְרַיִם חָרְבוֺת ח׳ Ezekiel 29:10 Egypt shall be wastes of desolation (but Greek Version of the LXX Vulgate Co wastes of the sword, חֶרֶב for חֹרֶב); + Ezekiel 38:8 Co, who reads מֵחֹרֶב (or מֵחָרְבָּה).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


31:40; 31:40; 31:40


28:22; 28:22


6:37; 6:39; 6:40




4:6; 25:4; 25:5; 61:4; 61:4


36:30; 49:13; 50:38


29:10; 38:8






11:17; 11:17


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H2721 matches the Hebrew חֹרֶב (ḥōreḇ),
which occurs 16 times in 15 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:40 - Thus I was; in the day the drought H2721 consumed me, and the frost by night; and my sleep departed from mine eyes.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:37 - Behold, I will put a fleece of wool in the floor; and if the dew be on the fleece only, and it be dry H2721 upon all the earth beside, then shall I know that thou wilt save Israel by mine hand, as thou hast said.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:39 - And Gideon said unto God, Let not thine anger be hot against me, and I will speak but this once: let me prove, I pray thee, but this once with the fleece; let it now be dry H2721 only upon the fleece, and upon all the ground let there be dew.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:40 - And God did so that night: for it was dry H2721 upon the fleece only, and there was dew on all the ground.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 30:30 - My skin is black upon me, and my bones are burned with heat. H2721
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 4:6 - And there shall be a tabernacle for a shadow in the daytime from the heat, H2721 and for a place of refuge, and for a covert from storm and from rain.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 25:4 - For thou hast been a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shadow from the heat, H2721 when the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the wall.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 25:5 - Thou shalt bring down the noise of strangers, as the heat H2721 in a dry place; even the heat H2721 with the shadow of a cloud: the branch of the terrible ones shall be brought low.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 61:4 - And they shall build the old wastes, they shall raise up the former desolations, and they shall repair the waste H2721 cities, the desolations of many generations.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 36:30 - Therefore thus saith the LORD of Jehoiakim king of Judah; He shall have none to sit upon the throne of David: and his dead body shall be cast out in the day to the heat, H2721 and in the night to the frost.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 49:13 - For I have sworn by myself, saith the LORD, that Bozrah shall become a desolation, a reproach, a waste, H2721 and a curse; and all the cities thereof shall be perpetual wastes.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 50:38 - A drought H2721 is upon her waters; and they shall be dried up: for it is the land of graven images, and they are mad upon their idols.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 29:10 - Behold, therefore I am against thee, and against thy rivers, and I will make the land of Egypt utterly H2721 waste and desolate, from the tower of Syene even unto the border of Ethiopia.
Unchecked Copy BoxZep 2:14 - And flocks shall lie down in the midst of her, all the beasts of the nations: both the cormorant and the bittern shall lodge in the upper lintels of it; their voice shall sing in the windows; desolation H2721 shall be in the thresholds: for he shall uncover the cedar work.
Unchecked Copy BoxHag 1:11 - And I called for a drought H2721 upon the land, and upon the mountains, and upon the corn, and upon the new wine, and upon the oil, and upon that which the ground bringeth forth, and upon men, and upon cattle, and upon all the labour of the hands.
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