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Lexicon :: Strong's H2723 - ḥārbâ

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feminine noun
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TWOT Reference: 731d

Strong’s Definitions

חׇרְבָּה chorbâh, khor-baw'; feminine of H2721; properly, drought, i.e. (by implication) a desolation:—decayed place, desolate (place, -tion), destruction, (laid) waste (place).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 42x

The KJV translates Strong's H2723 in the following manner: waste (18x), desolation (8x), desolate places (4x), waste places (4x), desert (3x), desolate (3x), decayed places (1x), destructions (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 42x
The KJV translates Strong's H2723 in the following manner: waste (18x), desolation (8x), desolate places (4x), waste places (4x), desert (3x), desolate (3x), decayed places (1x), destructions (1x).
  1. a place laid waste, ruin, waste, desolation

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
חׇרְבָּה chorbâh, khor-baw'; feminine of H2721; properly, drought, i.e. (by implication) a desolation:—decayed place, desolate (place, -tion), destruction, (laid) waste (place).
STRONGS H2723: Abbreviations
חָרְבָּה noun feminine waste, desolation, ruin; — absolute ח׳ Leviticus 26:31 + 15 times + Ezekiel 38:8 (strike out Syriac Version Co) + Ezekiel 38:12 חרבה Greek Version of the LXX Co for חרבות; plural חֳרָבוֺת Psalm 9:7 + 11 times (Ezekiel 38:12, compare above); construct חָרְבוֺת Isaiah 5:17 + 7 times; suffix חָרְבֹתַיִךְ Isaiah 49:19; חָרְבֹתָיו Ezra 9:9; חָרְבֹתֶיהָ Isaiah 51:3; חָרְבוֺתֶיהָ Isaiah 44:26; חָרְבוֺתֵיהֶם Psalm 109:10 2 Chronicles 34:6 (compare חֶרֶב and below); (chiefly mid. and late Hebrew Isa2 + 8 times; Jeremiah + 10 times, Ezekiel + 14 times, — including Ezekiel 38:8, which strike out Co); —
1. waste, ruin, of cities of Israel Leviticus 26:31, 33 (H); Judah Isaiah 44:26; Isaiah 49:19 (|| שֹׁמְמֹת), Isaiah 58:12 (בנה), Jeremiah 25:18; Jeremiah 27:17; Jeremiah 44:2, 6; Ezekiel 5:14; ruins of Jerusalem Isaiah 52:9; Daniel 9:2; also Ezekiel 35:4; compare Malachi 1:4 (with בנה), Ezekiel 36:10 (with בנה) Ezekiel 36:33 (id.); Egypt Ezekiel 29:9, 10 (in both || שְׁמָמָה; חרבות חֹרֶב in Ezekiel 29:10); ruin of temple Ezra 9:9; =ruined dwellings Psalm 109:10; compare 2 Chronicles 34:6, where read perhaps בְּחָרְבֹתֵיהֶם for בּחר בתיהם (see חֶרֶב below III. חרב); Jeremiah 22:5; in general ruins (si vera lectio, see Di; object of בנה) Job 3:14; כוס ח׳ Psalm 102:7 an owl of a ruin.
2. of land: waste place amid ruins Isaiah 5:17, compare Isaiah 51:3 (|| מִדְבָּר, עֲרָבָה); land a desolation Jeremiah 7:34; Jeremiah 44:22; Ezekiel 25:13 (Edom) Jeremiah 25:11; Isaiah 64:10 and Ezekiel 33:24, 27 (of Judah), compare Ezekiel 13:4, כְשֻׁעָלִים בח׳ simile of the prophets; הַשֹּׁמֵמוֺת הח׳ Ezekiel 36:4 (of Israel); of desolation of enemies of Israel Psalm 9:7 (לָנֶ֫צַח ח׳); עולם ח׳ =old ruins Isaiah 61:4 (with בנה); elsewhere perpetual ruin, desolation Jeremiah 25:9; Jeremiah 49:13 (cities of Bosra); מעולם ה׳ Ezekiel 26:20 (simile of Tyre).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


26:31; 26:31; 26:33

2 Chronicles

34:6; 34:6


9:9; 9:9




9:7; 9:7; 102:7; 109:10; 109:10


5:17; 5:17; 44:26; 44:26; 49:19; 49:19; 51:3; 51:3; 52:9; 58:12; 61:4; 64:10


7:34; 22:5; 25:9; 25:11; 25:18; 27:17; 44:2; 44:6; 44:22; 49:13


5:14; 13:4; 25:13; 26:20; 29:9; 29:10; 29:10; 33:24; 33:27; 35:4; 36:4; 36:10; 36:33; 38:8; 38:8; 38:12; 38:12






Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H2723 matches the Hebrew חָרְבָּה (ḥārbâ),
which occurs 42 times in 42 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:31 - And I will make your cities waste, H2723 and bring your sanctuaries unto desolation, and I will not smell the savour of your sweet odours.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:33 - And I will scatter you among the heathen, and will draw out a sword after you: and your land shall be desolate, and your cities waste. H2723
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 9:9 - For we were bondmen; yet our God hath not forsaken us in our bondage, but hath extended mercy unto us in the sight of the kings of Persia, to give us a reviving, to set up the house of our God, and to repair the desolations H2723 thereof, and to give us a wall in Judah and in Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:14 - With kings and counsellors of the earth, which built desolate places H2723 for themselves;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:6 - O thou enemy, destructions H2723 are come to a perpetual end: and thou hast destroyed cities; their memorial is perished with them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:6 - I am like a pelican of the wilderness: I am like an owl of the desert. H2723
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:10 - Let his children be continually vagabonds, and beg: let them seek their bread also out of their desolate places. H2723
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:17 - Then shall the lambs feed after their manner, and the waste places H2723 of the fat ones shall strangers eat.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 44:26 - That confirmeth the word of his servant, and performeth the counsel of his messengers; that saith to Jerusalem, Thou shalt be inhabited; and to the cities of Judah, Ye shall be built, and I will raise up the decayed places H2723 thereof:
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 48:21 - And they thirsted not when he led them through the deserts: H2723 he caused the waters to flow out of the rock for them: he clave the rock also, and the waters gushed out.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 49:19 - For thy waste H2723 and thy desolate places, and the land of thy destruction, shall even now be too narrow by reason of the inhabitants, and they that swallowed thee up shall be far away.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 51:3 - For the LORD shall comfort Zion: he will comfort all her waste places; H2723 and he will make her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of the LORD; joy and gladness shall be found therein, thanksgiving, and the voice of melody.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 52:9 - Break forth into joy, sing together, ye waste places H2723 of Jerusalem: for the LORD hath comforted his people, he hath redeemed Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 58:12 - And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: H2723 thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 61:4 - And they shall build the old wastes, H2723 they shall raise up the former desolations, and they shall repair the waste cities, the desolations of many generations.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 64:11 - Our holy and our beautiful house, where our fathers praised thee, is burned up with fire: and all our pleasant things are laid waste. H2723
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 7:34 - Then will I cause to cease from the cities of Judah, and from the streets of Jerusalem, the voice of mirth, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride: for the land shall be desolate. H2723
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 22:5 - But if ye will not hear these words, I swear by myself, saith the LORD, that this house shall become a desolation. H2723
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 25:9 - Behold, I will send and take all the families of the north, saith the LORD, and Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon, my servant, and will bring them against this land, and against the inhabitants thereof, and against all these nations round about, and will utterly destroy them, and make them an astonishment, and an hissing, and perpetual desolations. H2723
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 25:11 - And this whole land shall be a desolation, H2723 and an astonishment; and these nations shall serve the king of Babylon seventy years.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 25:18 - To wit, Jerusalem, and the cities of Judah, and the kings thereof, and the princes thereof, to make them a desolation, H2723 an astonishment, an hissing, and a curse; as it is this day;
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 27:17 - Hearken not unto them; serve the king of Babylon, and live: wherefore should this city be laid waste? H2723
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 44:2 - Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Ye have seen all the evil that I have brought upon Jerusalem, and upon all the cities of Judah; and, behold, this day they are a desolation, H2723 and no man dwelleth therein,
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 44:6 - Wherefore my fury and mine anger was poured forth, and was kindled in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem; and they are wasted H2723 and desolate, as at this day.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 44:22 - So that the LORD could no longer bear, because of the evil of your doings, and because of the abominations which ye have committed; therefore is your land a desolation, H2723 and an astonishment, and a curse, without an inhabitant, as at this day.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 49:13 - For I have sworn by myself, saith the LORD, that Bozrah shall become a desolation, a reproach, a waste, and a curse; and all the cities thereof shall be perpetual wastes. H2723
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 5:14 - Moreover I will make thee waste, H2723 and a reproach among the nations that are round about thee, in the sight of all that pass by.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 13:4 - O Israel, thy prophets are like the foxes in the deserts. H2723
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 25:13 - Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; I will also stretch out mine hand upon Edom, and will cut off man and beast from it; and I will make it desolate H2723 from Teman; and they of Dedan shall fall by the sword.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 26:20 - When I shall bring thee down with them that descend into the pit, with the people of old time, and shall set thee in the low parts of the earth, in places desolate H2723 of old, with them that go down to the pit, that thou be not inhabited; and I shall set glory in the land of the living;
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 29:9 - And the land of Egypt shall be desolate and waste; H2723 and they shall know that I am the LORD: because he hath said, The river is mine, and I have made it.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 29:10 - Behold, therefore I am against thee, and against thy rivers, and I will make the land of Egypt utterly waste H2723 and desolate, from the tower of Syene even unto the border of Ethiopia.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 33:24 - Son of man, they that inhabit those wastes H2723 of the land of Israel speak, saying, Abraham was one, and he inherited the land: but we are many; the land is given us for inheritance.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 33:27 - Say thou thus unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; As I live, surely they that are in the wastes H2723 shall fall by the sword, and him that is in the open field will I give to the beasts to be devoured, and they that be in the forts and in the caves shall die of the pestilence.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 35:4 - I will lay thy cities waste, H2723 and thou shalt be desolate, and thou shalt know that I am the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 36:4 - Therefore, ye mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Lord GOD; Thus saith the Lord GOD to the mountains, and to the hills, to the rivers, and to the valleys, to the desolate wastes, H2723 and to the cities that are forsaken, which became a prey and derision to the residue of the heathen that are round about;
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 36:10 - And I will multiply men upon you, all the house of Israel, even all of it: and the cities shall be inhabited, and the wastes H2723 shall be builded:
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 36:33 - Thus saith the Lord GOD; In the day that I shall have cleansed you from all your iniquities I will also cause you to dwell in the cities, and the wastes H2723 shall be builded.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 38:8 - After many days thou shalt be visited: in the latter years thou shalt come into the land that is brought back from the sword, and is gathered out of many people, against the mountains of Israel, which have been always waste: H2723 but it is brought forth out of the nations, and they shall dwell safely all of them.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 38:12 - To take a spoil, and to take a prey; to turn thine hand upon the desolate places H2723 that are now inhabited, and upon the people that are gathered out of the nations, which have gotten cattle and goods, that dwell in the midst of the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 9:2 - In the first year of his reign I Daniel understood by books the number of the years, whereof the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah the prophet, that he would accomplish seventy years in the desolations H2723 of Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy BoxMal 1:4 - Whereas Edom saith, We are impoverished, but we will return and build the desolate places; H2723 thus saith the LORD of hosts, They shall build, but I will throw down; and they shall call them, The border of wickedness, and, The people against whom the LORD hath indignation for ever.
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