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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 - ‘I will turn your cities into ruins H2723 as well and make your sanctuaries desolate, and I will not smell your soothing aromas.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:33 - ‘You, however, I will scatter among the nations, and I will draw out a sword after you, as your land becomes desolate and your cities become ruins H2723.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 9:9 - “For we are slaves; yet in our bondage our God has not abandoned us, but has extended favor to us in the sight of the kings of Persia, to give us reviving to erect the house of our God, to restore its ruins H2723, and to give us a wall in Judah and Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:14 - With kings and counselors of the earth,
Who rebuilt ruins H2723 for themselves;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:6 - [fn]The enemy has come to an end in everlasting ruins H2723,
And You have uprooted the cities;
The very memory of them has perished.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:6 - I resemble a pelican of the wilderness;
I have become like an owl of the ruins H2723.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:10 - May his children wander about and beg;
And may they seek sustenance [fn]far from their ruined H2723 homes H2723.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:17 - Then the lambs will graze as in their pasture,
And strangers will eat in the ruins H2723 of the [fn]wealthy.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 44:26 - Confirming the word of His servant
And [fn]carrying out the purpose of His messengers.
It is I who says of Jerusalem, ‘She shall be inhabited!’
And of the cities of Judah, ‘They shall be built.’
And I will raise her ruins H2723 again.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 48:21 - They did not thirst when He led them through the deserts H2723.
He made the water flow out of the rock for them;
He split the rock and the water gushed out.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 49:19 - “For your ruins H2723 and deserted places and your destroyed land
Now you will certainly be too cramped for the inhabitants,
And those who swallowed you will be far away.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 51:3 - Indeed, the LORD will comfort Zion;
He will comfort all her ruins H2723.
And He will make her wilderness like Eden,
And her desert like the garden of the LORD.
Joy and gladness will be found in her,
Thanksgiving and the sound of a melody.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 52:9 - Be cheerful, shout joyfully together,
You ruins H2723 of Jerusalem;
For the LORD has comforted His people,
He has redeemed Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 58:12 - “Those from among you will rebuild the ancient ruins H2723;
You will raise up the age-old foundations;
And you will be called the repairer of the breach,
The restorer of the [fn]streets in which to dwell.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 61:4 - Then they will rebuild the ancient ruins H2723,
They will raise up the former devastations;
And they will repair the ruined cities,
The desolations of many generations.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 64:11 - Our holy and beautiful house,
Where our fathers praised You,
Has been burned by fire;
And all our precious things have become a ruin H2723.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 7:34 - “Then I will eliminate from the cities of Judah and from the streets of Jerusalem the voice of joy and the voice of gladness, the voice of the groom and the voice of the bride; for the land will become a site H2723 of H2723 ruins H2723.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 22:5 - “But if you will not obey these words, I swear by Myself,” declares the LORD, “that this house will become a place H2723 of H2723 ruins H2723.”’”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 25:9 - behold, I will send and take all the families of the north,’ declares the LORD, ‘and I will send to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, My servant, and will bring them against this land and against its inhabitants and against all these surrounding nations; and I will [fn]completely destroy them and make them an object of horror and [fn]hissing, and an everlasting place H2723 of H2723 ruins H2723.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 25:11 - ‘This entire land will be a place H2723 of H2723 ruins H2723 and an object of horror, and these nations will serve the king of Babylon for seventy years.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 25:18 - To Jerusalem and the cities of Judah, and its kings and its officials, to make them places H2723 of H2723 ruins H2723, objects of horror, [fn]hissing, and a curse, as it is this day;
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 27:17 - ‘Do not listen to them; serve the king of Babylon, and live! Why should this city become a place H2723 of H2723 ruins H2723?
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 44:2 - “This is what the LORD of armies, the God of Israel says: ‘You yourselves have seen all the disaster that I have brought on Jerusalem and all the cities of Judah; and behold, this day they are in ruins H2723 and no one lives in them,
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 44:6 - ‘Therefore My wrath and My anger gushed out and burned in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem, so they have become ruins H2723 and a desolation as it is this day.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 44:22 - “So the LORD was no longer able to endure it, because of the evil of your deeds, because of the abominations which you have committed; so your land has become a place H2723 of H2723 ruins H2723, an object of horror, and a curse, without an inhabitant, as it is this day.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 49:13 - “For I have sworn by Myself,” declares the LORD, “that Bozrah will become an object of horror, a disgrace, a wasteland, and a curse; and all its cities will become permanent ruins H2723.”
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 5:14 - ‘Moreover, I will make you a site H2723 of H2723 ruins H2723 and a disgrace among the nations that surround you, in the sight of everyone who passes by.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 13:4 - “Israel, your prophets have been like jackals among ruins H2723.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 25:13 - therefore this is what the Lord GOD says: “I will also reach out with My hand against Edom and eliminate human and animal life from it. And I will turn it into ruins H2723; from Teman even to Dedan they will fall by the sword.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 26:20 - then I will bring you down with those who go down to the pit, to the people of old, and I will make you remain in the lower parts of the earth, like the ancient ruins H2723, with those who go down to the pit, so that you will not [fn]be inhabited; but I will put glory in the land of the living.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 29:9 - “The land of Egypt will become a desolation and place H2723 of H2723 ruins H2723. Then they will know that I am the LORD.
“Because [fn]you said, ‘The Nile is mine, and I have made it,
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 29:10 - therefore, behold, I am against you and against your [fn]canals, and I will make the land of Egypt an utter waste and desolation, from Migdol to Syene and as far as the border of [fn]Cush.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 33:24 - “Son of man, they who live in these ruins H2723 in the land of Israel are saying, ‘Abraham was only one, yet he possessed the land; so to us who are many the land has been given as a possession.’
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 33:27 - “You shall say this to them: ‘This is what the Lord GOD says: “As I live, those who are in the places H2723 of H2723 ruins H2723 certainly will fall by the sword, and whoever is in the [fn]open field I will give to the animals to be devoured, and those who are in the strongholds and in the caves will die of plague.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 35:4 - “I will turn your cities to ruins H2723,
And you will become a desolation.
Then you will know that I am the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 36:4 - ‘Therefore, you mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Lord GOD. This is what the Lord GOD says to the mountains and to the hills, to the ravines and to the valleys, to the desolate ruins H2723 and to the abandoned cities which have become plunder and an object of ridicule to the rest of the nations which are all around
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 36:10 - ‘And I will multiply people on you, all the house of Israel, all of it; and the cities will be inhabited and the ruins H2723 will be rebuilt.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 36:33 - ‘This is what the Lord GOD says: “On the day that I cleanse you from all your wrongdoings, I will populate the cities, and the places H2723 of H2723 ruins H2723 will be rebuilt.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 38:8 - “After many days you will be summoned; in the latter years you will come into the land that is restored from the sword, whose inhabitants have been gathered from many [fn]nations to the mountains of Israel which had been a continual place H2723 of H2723 ruins H2723; but [fn]its people were brought out from the [fn]nations, and they are living securely, all of them.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 38:12 - to capture spoils and to seize plunder, to turn your hand against the ruins H2723 that are now inhabited, and against the people who are gathered from the nations, who have acquired livestock and goods, who live at the [fn]center of the world.’
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 9:2 - in the first year of his reign, I, Daniel, observed in the books the number of the years which was revealed as the word of the LORD to Jeremiah the prophet for the completion of the desolations H2723 of Jerusalem, namely, seventy years.
Unchecked Copy BoxMal 1:4 - Though Edom says, “We have been beaten down, but we will [fn]return and build up the ruins H2723”; this is what the LORD of armies says: “They may build, but I will tear down; and people will call them the [fn]territory of wickedness, and the people [fn]with whom the LORD is indignant forever.”
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