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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)
Dictionary Aids

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: by day the [fn]heat H2721 consumed me and the frost by night, and my sleep fled from my eyes.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:37 - behold, I will put a fleece of wool on the threshing floor. If there is dew on the fleece only, and it is dry H2721 on all the ground, then I will know that You will save Israel by my hand, as You have spoken.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:39 - Then Gideon said to God, “Do not let Your anger burn against me that I may speak once more; please let me make a test once more with the fleece; let it now be dry H2721 only on the fleece, and let there be dew on all the ground.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:40 - And God did so that night. So it was dry H2721 only on the fleece, but dew was on all the ground.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 30:30 -

“My skin turns black [fn]on me,

And my bones burn with [fn]fever H2721.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 4:6 - And there will be a booth to give shade from the heat H2721 by day, and refuge and a hiding place from the storm and the rain.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 25:4 -

For You have been a strong defense for the poor,

A strong defense for the needy in his distress,

A refuge from the storm, a shade from the heat H2721;

For the breath of the ruthless

Is like a rain storm against a wall.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 25:5 -

Like heat H2721 in a dry land, You subdue the rumbling of strangers;

Like heat H2721 by the shadow of a cloud, the song of the ruthless is [fn]silenced.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 61:4 -

Then they will rebuild the ancient waste places;

They will raise up the former desolations;

And they will make new the ruined H2721 cities,

The desolations from generation to generation.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 36:30 - ‘Therefore thus says Yahweh concerning Jehoiakim king of Judah, “He shall have no one to sit on the throne of David, and his dead body shall be cast out to the heat H2721 of the day and the frost of the night.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 49:13 - “For I have sworn by Myself,” declares Yahweh, “that Bozrah will become an object of horror, a reproach, a ruin H2721, and an imprecation; and all its cities will become perpetual [fn]ruins.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 50:38 -

“A [fn]drought H2721 on her waters, and they will be dried up!

For it is a land of graven images,

And they are mad over terrifying idols.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 29:10 - therefore, behold, I am against you and against your canals of the Nile, and I will make the land of Egypt an utter H2721 waste H2721 and desolation, from Migdol to Syene and even to the border of [fn]Ethiopia.
Unchecked Copy BoxZep 2:14 -

Flocks will lie down in her midst,

All the beasts of the nation;

Both the [fn]pelican and the hedgehog

Will lodge in [fn]the tops of her pillars;

Their voice will sing in the window,

Ruin H2721 will be on the threshold;

For He has laid bare the cedar work.

Unchecked Copy BoxHag 1:11 - “And I called for a [fn]drought H2721 on the land, on the mountains, on the grain, on the new wine, on the oil, on what the ground brings forth, on men, on cattle, and on all the labor of [fn]your hands.”
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