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Lexicon :: Strong's H2729 - ḥārēḏ

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TWOT Reference: 735

Strong’s Definitions

חָרַד chârad, khaw-rad'; a primitive root; to shudder with terror; hence, to fear; also to hasten (with anxiety):—be (make) afraid, be careful, discomfit, fray (away), quake, tremble.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 39x

The KJV translates Strong's H2729 in the following manner: afraid (20x), tremble (13x), fray away (2x), careful (1x), discomfited (1x), fray (1x), quaked (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 39x
The KJV translates Strong's H2729 in the following manner: afraid (20x), tremble (13x), fray away (2x), careful (1x), discomfited (1x), fray (1x), quaked (1x).
  1. to tremble, quake, move about, be afraid, be startled, be terrified

    1. (Qal)

      1. to tremble, quake (of a mountain)

      2. to tremble (of people)

      3. to be anxiously careful

      4. to go or come trembling (with prep)

    2. (Hiphil)

      1. to cause to tremble

      2. to drive in terror, rout (an army)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
חָרַד chârad, khaw-rad'; a primitive root; to shudder with terror; hence, to fear; also to hasten (with anxiety):—be (make) afraid, be careful, discomfit, fray (away), quake, tremble.
STRONGS H2729: Abbreviations
חָרַד verb tremble, be terrified (Assyrian ḫarâdu, id., according to DlHA 20, Pr 46; Arabic خَرِدَ be bashful, shamefaced; Late Hebrew חֲרָדָה a trembling) —
Qal Perfect וְחָרַד consecutive Isaiah 19:16, חָֽרְדָה Isaiah 10:29, חָרַדְתְּ 2 Kings 4:13, חָרְדוּ 1 Samuel 13:7; 1 Samuel 14:15, וְחָֽרְדוּ consecutive Ezekiel 26:16; Ezekiel 32:10; Imperfect יֶחֱרַד Job 37:1, וַיֶּחֱרַד Genesis 27:33 + 5 times; יֶחְרְדוּ Hosea 11:10; Ezekiel 26:18, יֶֽֽֽחֶרְדוּ Hosea 11:11, יֶחֱרָ֑דוּ Amos 3:6; Isaiah 41:6, וַיֶּֽֽֽחֶרְדוּ Genesis 42:28 + 2 times; Imperative חִרְדוּ Isaiah 32:11; —
1. tremble, quake, of a mountain Exodus 19:18 — so HCT, but read חָעָם, Greek Version of the LXX see Di (E); of isles Ezekiel 26:18 (metaphor, in fear); so Isaiah 41:5 (קְצוֺת הארץ, || אִיִּים יראו).
2. tremble, of persons under supernatural influence 1 Samuel 14:15 (|| חֲרָדֶה, וַתִּרְגַּז הָאָרָץ); start, start up (out of sleep) Ruth 3:8; in mental disturbance Genesis 27:33 (J; with accusative of congnate meaning with verb) tremble, in terror Exodus 19:16 (E), Isaiah 32:11 (|| רגז), be startled (at sound of trumpet) Amos 3:6 compare 1 Kings 1:49 (+ קום, הלך, ירא); tremble Ezekiel 26:16; Ezekiel 32:10 followed by לְat, Job 37:1 (לִבִּי), be terrified, of Egypt (personified) Isaiah 19:16 (|| פָּחַד), Ramah Isaiah 10:29, of Saul 1 Samuel 28:5 subject לִבּוֺ, || ירא).
3. be anxiously careful חָרַדְתְּ אֵלֵנוּ אתכֿל הַחֲרָדָה הַזּאֹת 2 Kings 4:13.
4. with prepositions pregnantly =go or come trembling 1 Samuel 13:7 (followed by מֵאחריו LXX of Lucian (Lag.) We Dr) Genesis 42:28 (E; followed by אֶלֿ) 1 Samuel 16:4 (followed by לִקְרָאתוֺ) so 1 Samuel 21:2, Hosea 11:10 (מִיָּם) Hosea 11:11 (מִמִּצְרַיִם).
Hiph. Perfect הֶחֱרִיד Judges 8:12, וְּהַחֲרַדְתִּ֫י 2 Samuel 17:2; Participle מַחֲרִיד Leviticus 6:26 + 11 times; Infinitive construct הַחֲרִיד Ezekiel 30:9; Zechariah 2:4; — drive in terror, rout an army, followed by accusative Judges 8:12; Ezekiel 30:9; Zechariah 2:4 compare 2 Samuel 17:2; (We proposes החרידו Hosea 5:8 'setzt Benjamin in Schrecken,' for MT אַחֲרֶיךָ); in Participle absolute, only in וְאֵין מ׳; and none shall terrify, i.e. disturb the peace of those reposing — שׁכב, שׁקט, רבץ, ישׁב, ישׁב לָבֶטַחִ — in the promised land Leviticus 26:6, so after captivity Jeremiah 30:10Jeremiah 46:27, also Ezekiel 34:28; Ezekiel 39:26; Micah 4:4; Zephaniah 3:13; of undisturbed peace of the righteous Job 11:19; peace of flocks in forsaken cities Isaiah 17:2; undisturbed feeding on carrion by fowl and beast Deuteronomy 28:26; Jeremiah 7:33, undisturbed prowling of lions Nahum 2:12 (metaphor of Assyrians).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


27:33; 27:33; 42:28; 42:28


19:16; 19:18


6:26; 26:6




8:12; 8:12



1 Samuel

13:7; 13:7; 14:15; 14:15; 16:4; 21:2; 28:5

2 Samuel

17:2; 17:2

1 Kings


2 Kings

4:13; 4:13


11:19; 37:1; 37:1


10:29; 10:29; 17:2; 19:16; 19:16; 32:11; 32:11; 41:5; 41:6


7:33; 30:10; 46:27


26:16; 26:16; 26:18; 26:18; 30:9; 30:9; 32:10; 32:10; 34:28; 39:26


5:8; 11:10; 11:10; 11:11; 11:11


3:6; 3:6








2:4; 2:4

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H2729 matches the Hebrew חָרֵד (ḥārēḏ),
which occurs 39 times in 39 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:33 - And Isaac trembled H2729 very exceedingly, and said, Who? where is he that hath taken venison, and brought it me, and I have eaten of all before thou camest, and have blessed him? yea, and he shall be blessed.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:28 - And he said unto his brethren, My money is restored; and, lo, it is even in my sack: and their heart failed them, and they were afraid, H2729 saying one to another, What is this that God hath done unto us?
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 19:16 - And it came to pass on the third day in the morning, that there were thunders and lightnings, and a thick cloud upon the mount, and the voice of the trumpet exceeding loud; so that all the people that was in the camp trembled. H2729
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 19:18 - And mount Sinai was altogether on a smoke, because the LORD descended upon it in fire: and the smoke thereof ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount quaked H2729 greatly.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:6 - And I will give peace in the land, and ye shall lie down, and none shall make you afraid: H2729 and I will rid evil beasts out of the land, neither shall the sword go through your land.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:26 - And thy carcase shall be meat unto all fowls of the air, and unto the beasts of the earth, and no man shall fray them away. H2729
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:12 - And when Zebah and Zalmunna fled, he pursued after them, and took the two kings of Midian, Zebah and Zalmunna, and discomfited H2729 all the host.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 3:8 - And it came to pass at midnight, that the man was afraid, H2729 and turned himself: and, behold, a woman lay at his feet.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 13:7 - And some of the Hebrews went over Jordan to the land of Gad and Gilead. As for Saul, he was yet in Gilgal, and all the people followed him trembling. H2729
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:15 - And there was trembling in the host, in the field, and among all the people: the garrison, and the spoilers, they also trembled, H2729 and the earth quaked: so it was a very great trembling.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 16:4 - And Samuel did that which the LORD spake, and came to Bethlehem. And the elders of the town trembled H2729 at his coming, and said, Comest thou peaceably?
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 21:1 - Then came David to Nob to Ahimelech the priest: and Ahimelech was afraid H2729 at the meeting of David, and said unto him, Why art thou alone, and no man with thee?
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 28:5 - And when Saul saw the host of the Philistines, he was afraid, and his heart greatly trembled. H2729
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 17:2 - And I will come upon him while he is weary and weak handed, and will make him afraid: H2729 and all the people that are with him shall flee; and I will smite the king only:
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:49 - And all the guests that were with Adonijah were afraid, H2729 and rose up, and went every man his way.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 4:13 - And he said unto him, Say now unto her, Behold, thou hast been careful H2729 for us with all this care; what is to be done for thee? wouldest thou be spoken for to the king, or to the captain of the host? And she answered, I dwell among mine own people.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 11:19 - Also thou shalt lie down, and none shall make thee afraid; H2729 yea, many shall make suit unto thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 37:1 - At this also my heart trembleth, H2729 and is moved out of his place.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 10:29 - They are gone over the passage: they have taken up their lodging at Geba; Ramah is afraid; H2729 Gibeah of Saul is fled.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 17:2 - The cities of Aroer are forsaken: they shall be for flocks, which shall lie down, and none shall make them afraid. H2729
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 19:16 - In that day shall Egypt be like unto women: and it shall be afraid H2729 and fear because of the shaking of the hand of the LORD of hosts, which he shaketh over it.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 32:11 - Tremble, H2729 ye women that are at ease; be troubled, ye careless ones: strip you, and make you bare, and gird sackcloth upon your loins.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 41:5 - The isles saw it, and feared; the ends of the earth were afraid, H2729 drew near, and came.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 7:33 - And the carcases of this people shall be meat for the fowls of the heaven, and for the beasts of the earth; and none shall fray them away. H2729
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 30:10 - Therefore fear thou not, O my servant Jacob, saith the LORD; neither be dismayed, O Israel: for, lo, I will save thee from afar, and thy seed from the land of their captivity; and Jacob shall return, and shall be in rest, and be quiet, and none shall make him afraid. H2729
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 46:27 - But fear not thou, O my servant Jacob, and be not dismayed, O Israel: for, behold, I will save thee from afar off, and thy seed from the land of their captivity; and Jacob shall return, and be in rest and at ease, and none shall make him afraid. H2729
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 26:16 - Then all the princes of the sea shall come down from their thrones, and lay away their robes, and put off their broidered garments: they shall clothe themselves with trembling; they shall sit upon the ground, and shall tremble H2729 at every moment, and be astonished at thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 26:18 - Now shall the isles tremble H2729 in the day of thy fall; yea, the isles that are in the sea shall be troubled at thy departure.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 30:9 - In that day shall messengers go forth from me in ships to make the careless Ethiopians afraid, H2729 and great pain shall come upon them, as in the day of Egypt: for, lo, it cometh.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 32:10 - Yea, I will make many people amazed at thee, and their kings shall be horribly afraid for thee, when I shall brandish my sword before them; and they shall tremble H2729 at every moment, every man for his own life, in the day of thy fall.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 34:28 - And they shall no more be a prey to the heathen, neither shall the beast of the land devour them; but they shall dwell safely, and none shall make them afraid. H2729
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 39:26 - After that they have borne their shame, and all their trespasses whereby they have trespassed against me, when they dwelt safely in their land, and none made them afraid. H2729
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 11:10 - They shall walk after the LORD: he shall roar like a lion: when he shall roar, then the children shall tremble H2729 from the west.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 11:11 - They shall tremble H2729 as a bird out of Egypt, and as a dove out of the land of Assyria: and I will place them in their houses, saith the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 3:6 - Shall a trumpet be blown in the city, and the people not be afraid? H2729 shall there be evil in a city, and the LORD hath not done it?
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 4:4 - But they shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig tree; and none shall make them afraid: H2729 for the mouth of the LORD of hosts hath spoken it.
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 2:11 - Where is the dwelling of the lions, and the feedingplace of the young lions, where the lion, even the old lion, walked, and the lion's whelp, and none made them afraid? H2729
Unchecked Copy BoxZep 3:13 - The remnant of Israel shall not do iniquity, nor speak lies; neither shall a deceitful tongue be found in their mouth: for they shall feed and lie down, and none shall make them afraid. H2729
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 1:21 - Then said I, What come these to do? And he spake, saying, These are the horns which have scattered Judah, so that no man did lift up his head: but these are come to fray H2729 them, to cast out the horns of the Gentiles, which lifted up their horn over the land of Judah to scatter it.
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