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Lexicon :: Strong's H2729 - ḥārēḏ

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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 - Then Isaac [fn]trembled H2729 violently, and said, “Who was he then that hunted game and brought it to me, so that I ate of all of it before you came, and blessed him? Yes, and he shall be blessed.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:28 - Then he said to his brothers, “My money has been returned, and behold, it is even in my sack.” And their hearts [fn]sank, and they turned [fn]trembling H2729 to one another, saying, “What is this that God has done to us?”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 19:16 - So it came about on the third day, when it was morning, that there were [fn]thunder and lightning flashes and a thick cloud upon the mountain and a very loud trumpet sound, so that all the people who were in the camp trembled. H2729
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 19:18 - Now Mount Sinai was all in smoke because the LORD descended upon it in fire; and its smoke ascended like the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mountain [fn]quaked H2729 violently.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:6 - ‘I shall also grant peace in the land, so that you may lie down with no one making you tremble. H2729 I shall also eliminate harmful beasts from the land, and no sword will pass through your land.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:26 - “Your carcasses will be food to all birds of the sky and to the beasts of the earth, and there will be no one to frighten H2729 them away. H2729
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:12 - When Zebah and Zalmunna fled, he pursued them and captured the two kings of Midian, Zebah and Zalmunna, and routed H2729 the whole [fn]army.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 3:8 - It happened in the middle of the night that the man was startled H2729 and [fn]bent forward; and behold, a woman was lying at his feet.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 13:7 - Also some of the Hebrews crossed the Jordan into the land of Gad and Gilead. But as for Saul, he was still in Gilgal, and all the people followed him trembling. H2729
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:15 - And there was a trembling in the camp, in the field, and among all the people. Even the garrison and the raiders trembled, H2729 and the earth quaked so that it became a [fn]great trembling.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 16:4 - So Samuel did what the LORD said, and came to Bethlehem. And the elders of the city came H2729 trembling H2729 to meet him and said, “Do you come in peace?”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 21:1 - Then David came to Nob to Ahimelech the priest; and Ahimelech came H2729 trembling H2729 to meet David and said to him, “Why are you alone and no one with you?”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 28:5 - When Saul saw the camp of the Philistines, he was afraid and his heart trembled H2729 greatly.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 17:2 - “I will come upon him while he is weary and [fn]exhausted and terrify H2729 him, so that all the people who are with him will flee. Then I will strike down the king alone,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:49 - Then all the guests of Adonijah were terrified; H2729 and they arose and each went on his way.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 4:13 - He said to him, “Say now to her, ‘Behold, you have been H2729 [fn]careful H2729 for us with all this [fn]care; what can I do for you? Would you be spoken for to the king or to the captain of the army?’” And she [fn]answered, “I live among my own people.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 11:19 - “You would lie down and none would disturb H2729 you,
And many would entreat your [fn]favor.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 37:1 - “At this also my heart trembles, H2729
And leaps from its place.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 10:29 - They have gone through the pass, saying,
“Geba will be our lodging place.”
Ramah is terrified, H2729 and Gibeah of Saul has fled away.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 17:2 - “The cities [fn]of Aroer are forsaken;
They will be for flocks [fn]to lie down in,
And there will be no one to frighten H2729 them.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 19:16 - In that day the Egyptians will become like women, and they will tremble H2729 and be in dread because of the waving of the hand of the LORD of hosts, which He is going to wave over them.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 32:11 - Tremble, H2729 you women who are at ease;
Be troubled, you complacent daughters;
Strip, undress and put sackcloth on your waist,
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 41:5 - The coastlands have seen and are afraid;
The ends of the earth tremble; H2729
They have drawn near and have come.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 7:33 - “The dead bodies of this people will be food for the birds of the sky and for the beasts of the earth; and no one will frighten H2729 them away.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 30:10 - ‘Fear not, O Jacob My servant,’ declares the LORD,
‘And do not be dismayed, O Israel;
For behold, I will save you from afar
And your [fn]offspring from the land of their captivity.
And Jacob will return and will be quiet and at ease,
And no one will make H2729 him afraid. H2729
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 46:27 - “But as for you, O Jacob My servant, do not fear,
Nor be dismayed, O Israel!
For, see, I am going to save you from afar,
And your descendants from the land of their captivity;
And Jacob will return and be undisturbed
And secure, with no one making him tremble. H2729
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 26:16 - “Then all the princes of the sea will go down from their thrones, remove their robes and strip off their embroidered garments. They will clothe themselves with [fn]trembling; they will sit on the ground, tremble H2729 every moment and be appalled at you.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 26:18 - ‘Now the coastlands will tremble H2729
On the day of your fall;
Yes, the coastlands which are by the sea
Will be terrified at your passing.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 30:9 - “On that day messengers will go forth from Me in ships to frighten H2729 secure [fn]Ethiopia; and anguish will be on them as on the day of Egypt; for behold, it comes!”
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 32:10 - “I will make many peoples appalled at you, and their kings will be horribly afraid of you when I brandish My sword before them; and they will tremble H2729 every moment, every man for his own life, on the day of your fall.”
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 34:28 - “They will no longer be a prey to the nations, and the beasts of the earth will not devour them; but they will live securely, and no one will make H2729 them afraid. H2729
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 39:26 - “They will [fn]forget their disgrace and all their treachery which they [fn]perpetrated against Me, when they live securely on their own land with no one to make H2729 them afraid. H2729
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 11:10 - They will walk after the LORD,
He will roar like a lion;
Indeed He will roar
And His sons will come H2729 trembling H2729 from the west.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 11:11 - They will come H2729 trembling H2729 like birds from Egypt
And like doves from the land of Assyria;
And I will settle them in their houses, declares the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 3:6 - If a trumpet is blown in a city will not the people tremble? H2729
If a calamity occurs in a city has not the LORD done it?
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 4:4 - Each of them will sit under his vine
And under his fig tree,
With no one to make H2729 them afraid, H2729
For the mouth of the LORD of hosts has spoken.
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 2:11 - Where is the den of the lions
And the feeding place of the young lions,
Where the lion, lioness and lion’s cub prowled,
With nothing to disturb H2729 them?
Unchecked Copy BoxZep 3:13 - “The remnant of Israel will do no wrong
And tell no lies,
Nor will a deceitful tongue
Be found in their mouths;
For they will feed and lie down
With no one to make them tremble.” H2729
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 1:21 - I said, “What are these coming to do?” And he said, “These are the horns which have scattered Judah so that no man lifts up his head; but these craftsmen have come to terrify H2729 them, to throw down the horns of the nations who have lifted up their horns against the land of Judah in order to scatter it.”
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