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Lexicon :: Strong's H2734 - ḥārâ

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Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root [compare חָרַר (H2787)]
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TWOT Reference: 736

Strong’s Definitions

חָרָה chârâh, khaw-raw'; a primitive root (compare H2787); to glow or grow warm; figuratively (usually) to blaze up, of anger, zeal, jealousy:—be angry, burn, be displeased, × earnestly, fret self, grieve, be (wax) hot, be incensed, kindle, × very, be wroth. See H8474.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 90x

The KJV translates Strong's H2734 in the following manner: kindled (44x), wroth (13x), hot (10x), angry (9x), displease (4x), fret (4x), incensed (2x), burn (1x), earnestly (1x), grieved (1x), very (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 90x
The KJV translates Strong's H2734 in the following manner: kindled (44x), wroth (13x), hot (10x), angry (9x), displease (4x), fret (4x), incensed (2x), burn (1x), earnestly (1x), grieved (1x), very (1x).
  1. to be hot, furious, burn, become angry, be kindled

    1. (Qal) to burn, kindle (anger)

    2. (Niphal) to be angry with, be incensed

    3. (Hiphil) to burn, kindle

    4. (Hithpael) to heat oneself in vexation

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
חָרָה chârâh, khaw-raw'; a primitive root (compare H2787); to glow or grow warm; figuratively (usually) to blaze up, of anger, zeal, jealousy:—be angry, burn, be displeased, × earnestly, fret self, grieve, be (wax) hot, be incensed, kindle, × very, be wroth. See H8474.
STRONGS H2734: Abbreviations
חָרָה verb burn, be kindled, of anger (Aramaic חרי Pa. cause, fire to burn (rare); Zinjirli חרא anger, NöZMG 1893, 98. 103; Arabic حَرْوَةً burning sensation, in throat, etc., from rage and pain) —
Qal Perfect ח׳ Genesis 4:6 + 20 times; Imperfect יֶחֱרֶה Exodus 32:11 + 2 times; יִ֫חַר Genesis 18:30 + 7 times; וַיִּ֫חַר Genesis 4:5 + 46 times; Infinitive absolute חָרֹה 1 Samuel 20:7; construct חֲרוֺת 2 Samuel 24:1; Psalm 124:3; —
1. of man:
a. חרה אף (one's) anger was kindled, burned Genesis 39:19; Numbers 22:27 (J), Exodus 32:19, 22 (JE), Judges 9:30; Judges 14:19; 1 Samuel 11:6; Job 32:2, 5; with בְּ against Genesis 30:2 (E), Genesis 44:18 (J), 1 Samuel 17:28; 1 Samuel 20:30; 2 Samuel 12:5; 2 Chronicles 25:10; Psalm 124:3; Job 32:2, 3; with אֶל Numbers 24:10 (E).
b. impersonal, אף omitted; חרה לְ it was kindled for (him) he burned with anger Genesis 31:36 (E), Genesis 4:5, 6; Genesis 34:7; Numbers 16:15 (J), 1 Samuel 15:11 (read perhaps וַיֵּצֶר, Weir in Dr), 1 Samuel 18:8; 1 Samuel 20:7 (twice in verse); 2 Samuel 3:8; 2 Samuel 6:81 Chronicles 13:11; 2 Samuel 13:21; 2 Samuel 19:43; Nehemiah 3:33; Nehemiah 4:1; Nehemiah 5:6; Jonah 4:1, 4, 9 (twice in verse); insert ויחר לדוד 2 Samuel 11:22 Greek Version of the LXX We Dr; בְּעֵינֵי ח׳ Genesis 31:35; Genesis 45:5 (E).
2. of God:
b. חרה לְ Genesis 18:30, 32 (J) 2 Samuel 22:8Psalm 18:8. —
Note: חרה not in HP (who use קצף); nor in Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Isa2, Proverbs or poetry of Job.
Niph. Perfect נִחֲרוּֿ followed by בְּ Songs 1:6 (according to Böii. 379 De Kö1. 551) be angry with; Participle כֹּל הַנֶּחֱרִים בְּ׳ all that are incensed against (thee) Isaiah 41:11, so Isaiah 45:24.
Hiph. Perfect הֶחֱרָה הֶחֱזִיק Nehemiah 3:20 burned with zeal (?) in repairing, but Greek Version of the LXX omit החרה; probably dittograph; Imperfect אפּוֹ עָלַי וַיַּחַר Job 19:11 and kindled his anger against me.
Hithp. Imperfect אַל תִּתְחַר Psalm 37:1; Psalm 37:7; Psalm 37:8; Proverbs 24:19 heat oneself in vexation. —
[H8474 The following forms are somewhat dubious: Imperfect 2nd person masculine singular אֵיךְ תְּתַחֲרֶה אֶתהַֿסּוּסִים Jeremiah 12:5 how canst thou hotly contend (in a race) with the horses ? Participle כִּי אַתָּה מְתַחֲרֶה בָאָ֑רֶז Jeremiah 22:15 because thou strivest eagerly (to excel) in cedar; explained as Tiph'ēl by Thes Ges§ 55, 5 Ew§ 122 a Ol§ 255 a Sta§ 159 bi. p. 557 and others, and regarded by most as a rare causative stem; but against existence of Tiph'ēl see BaNB § 180 a; ZMG 1894, 20; Ba regards the form as denominative (from a noun formed by ת preform., compare Aramaic aXTvuroTf  contention); SS would point as Hithp. [compare Syriac ycroTAe  contend with, Nxyreo contention]],
although meaning of Hithp. is different, see above.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


4:5; 4:5; 4:6; 4:6; 18:30; 18:30; 18:32; 30:2; 31:35; 31:36; 34:7; 39:19; 44:18; 45:5


4:14; 22:23; 32:10; 32:11; 32:11; 32:19; 32:22


11:1; 11:10; 11:33; 12:9; 16:15; 22:22; 22:27; 24:10; 25:3; 32:10; 32:13


6:15; 7:4; 11:17; 29:26; 31:17


7:1; 23:16


2:14; 2:20; 3:8; 6:39; 9:30; 10:7; 14:19

1 Samuel

11:6; 15:11; 17:28; 18:8; 20:7; 20:7; 20:30

2 Samuel

3:8; 6:7; 6:8; 11:22; 12:5; 13:21; 19:43; 22:8; 24:1; 24:1

2 Kings

13:3; 23:26

1 Chronicles

13:10; 13:11

2 Chronicles

25:10; 25:15


3:20; 4:1; 5:6


19:11; 32:2; 32:2; 32:3; 32:5; 42:7


18:8; 37:1; 37:7; 37:8; 106:40; 124:3; 124:3



Song of Songs



5:25; 41:11; 45:24




4:1; 4:4; 4:9





Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H2734 matches the Hebrew חָרָה (ḥārâ),
which occurs 90 times in 87 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 2 (Gen 4:5–2Sa 6:7)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:5 - But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, H2734 and his countenance fell.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:6 - And the LORD said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? H2734 and why is thy countenance fallen?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:30 - And he said unto him, Oh let not the Lord be angry, H2734 and I will speak: Peradventure there shall thirty be found there. And he said, I will not do it, if I find thirty there.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:32 - And he said, Oh let not the Lord be angry, H2734 and I will speak yet but this once: Peradventure ten shall be found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for ten's sake.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:2 - And Jacob's anger was kindled H2734 against Rachel: and he said, Am I in God's stead, who hath withheld from thee the fruit of the womb?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:35 - And she said to her father, Let it not displease H2734 my lord that I cannot rise up before thee; for the custom of women is upon me. And he searched, but found not the images.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:36 - And Jacob was wroth, H2734 and chode with Laban: and Jacob answered and said to Laban, What is my trespass? what is my sin, that thou hast so hotly pursued after me?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 34:7 - And the sons of Jacob came out of the field when they heard it: and the men were grieved, and they were very wroth, H2734 because he had wrought folly in Israel in lying with Jacob's daughter; which thing ought not to be done.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 39:19 - And it came to pass, when his master heard the words of his wife, which she spake unto him, saying, After this manner did thy servant to me; that his wrath was kindled. H2734
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:18 - Then Judah came near unto him, and said, Oh my lord, let thy servant, I pray thee, speak a word in my lord's ears, and let not thine anger burn H2734 against thy servant: for thou art even as Pharaoh.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:5 - Now therefore be not grieved, nor angry H2734 with yourselves, that ye sold me hither: for God did send me before you to preserve life.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:14 - And the anger of the LORD was kindled H2734 against Moses, and he said, Is not Aaron the Levite thy brother? I know that he can speak well. And also, behold, he cometh forth to meet thee: and when he seeth thee, he will be glad in his heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:24 - And my wrath shall wax hot, H2734 and I will kill you with the sword; and your wives shall be widows, and your children fatherless.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:10 - Now therefore let me alone, that my wrath may wax hot H2734 against them, and that I may consume them: and I will make of thee a great nation.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:11 - And Moses besought the LORD his God, and said, LORD, why doth thy wrath wax hot H2734 against thy people, which thou hast brought forth out of the land of Egypt with great power, and with a mighty hand?
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:19 - And it came to pass, as soon as he came nigh unto the camp, that he saw the calf, and the dancing: and Moses' anger waxed hot, H2734 and he cast the tables out of his hands, and brake them beneath the mount.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:22 - And Aaron said, Let not the anger of my lord wax hot: H2734 thou knowest the people, that they are set on mischief.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:1 - And when the people complained, it displeased the LORD: and the LORD heard it; and his anger was kindled; H2734 and the fire of the LORD burnt among them, and consumed them that were in the uttermost parts of the camp.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:10 - Then Moses heard the people weep throughout their families, every man in the door of his tent: and the anger of the LORD was kindled H2734 greatly; Moses also was displeased.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:33 - And while the flesh was yet between their teeth, ere it was chewed, the wrath of the LORD was kindled H2734 against the people, and the LORD smote the people with a very great plague.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 12:9 - And the anger of the LORD was kindled H2734 against them; and he departed.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 16:15 - And Moses was very wroth, H2734 and said unto the LORD, Respect not thou their offering: I have not taken one ass from them, neither have I hurt one of them.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:22 - And God's anger was kindled H2734 because he went: and the angel of the LORD stood in the way for an adversary against him. Now he was riding upon his ass, and his two servants were with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:27 - And when the ass saw the angel of the LORD, she fell down under Balaam: and Balaam's anger was kindled, H2734 and he smote the ass with a staff.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 24:10 - And Balak's anger was kindled H2734 against Balaam, and he smote his hands together: and Balak said unto Balaam, I called thee to curse mine enemies, and, behold, thou hast altogether blessed them these three times.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 25:3 - And Israel joined himself unto Baalpeor: and the anger of the LORD was kindled H2734 against Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 32:10 - And the LORD'S anger was kindled H2734 the same time, and he sware, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 32:13 - And the LORD'S anger was kindled H2734 against Israel, and he made them wander in the wilderness forty years, until all the generation, that had done evil in the sight of the LORD, was consumed.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 6:15 - (For the LORD thy God is a jealous God among you) lest the anger of the LORD thy God be kindled H2734 against thee, and destroy thee from off the face of the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 7:4 - For they will turn away thy son from following me, that they may serve other gods: so will the anger of the LORD be kindled H2734 against you, and destroy thee suddenly.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 11:17 - And then the LORD'S wrath be kindled H2734 against you, and he shut up the heaven, that there be no rain, and that the land yield not her fruit; and lest ye perish quickly from off the good land which the LORD giveth you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 29:27 - And the anger of the LORD was kindled H2734 against this land, to bring upon it all the curses that are written in this book:
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 31:17 - Then my anger shall be kindled H2734 against them in that day, and I will forsake them, and I will hide my face from them, and they shall be devoured, and many evils and troubles shall befall them; so that they will say in that day, Are not these evils come upon us, because our God is not among us?
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 7:1 - But the children of Israel committed a trespass in the accursed thing: for Achan, the son of Carmi, the son of Zabdi, the son of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, took of the accursed thing: and the anger of the LORD was kindled H2734 against the children of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 23:16 - When ye have transgressed the covenant of the LORD your God, which he commanded you, and have gone and served other gods, and bowed yourselves to them; then shall the anger of the LORD be kindled H2734 against you, and ye shall perish quickly from off the good land which he hath given unto you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 2:14 - And the anger of the LORD was hot H2734 against Israel, and he delivered them into the hands of spoilers that spoiled them, and he sold them into the hands of their enemies round about, so that they could not any longer stand before their enemies.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 2:20 - And the anger of the LORD was hot H2734 against Israel; and he said, Because that this people hath transgressed my covenant which I commanded their fathers, and have not hearkened unto my voice;
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:8 - Therefore the anger of the LORD was hot H2734 against Israel, and he sold them into the hand of Chushanrishathaim king of Mesopotamia: and the children of Israel served Chushanrishathaim eight years.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:39 - And Gideon said unto God, Let not thine anger be hot H2734 against me, and I will speak but this once: let me prove, I pray thee, but this once with the fleece; let it now be dry only upon the fleece, and upon all the ground let there be dew.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:30 - And when Zebul the ruler of the city heard the words of Gaal the son of Ebed, his anger was kindled. H2734
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 10:7 - And the anger of the LORD was hot H2734 against Israel, and he sold them into the hands of the Philistines, and into the hands of the children of Ammon.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 14:19 - And the Spirit of the LORD came upon him, and he went down to Ashkelon, and slew thirty men of them, and took their spoil, and gave change of garments unto them which expounded the riddle. And his anger was kindled, H2734 and he went up to his father's house.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 11:6 - And the Spirit of God came upon Saul when he heard those tidings, and his anger was kindled H2734 greatly.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 15:11 - It repenteth me that I have set up Saul to be king: for he is turned back from following me, and hath not performed my commandments. And it grieved H2734 Samuel; and he cried unto the LORD all night.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:28 - And Eliab his eldest brother heard when he spake unto the men; and Eliab's anger was kindled H2734 against David, and he said, Why camest thou down hither? and with whom hast thou left those few sheep in the wilderness? I know thy pride, and the naughtiness of thine heart; for thou art come down that thou mightest see the battle.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 18:8 - And Saul was very wroth, H2734 and the saying displeased him; and he said, They have ascribed unto David ten thousands, and to me they have ascribed but thousands: and what can he have more but the kingdom?
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 20:7 - If he say thus, It is well; thy servant shall have peace: but if he be very H2734 wroth, H2734 then be sure that evil is determined by him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 20:30 - Then Saul's anger was kindled H2734 against Jonathan, and he said unto him, Thou son of the perverse rebellious woman, do not I know that thou hast chosen the son of Jesse to thine own confusion, and unto the confusion of thy mother's nakedness?
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:8 - Then was Abner very wroth H2734 for the words of Ishbosheth, and said, Am I a dog's head, which against Judah do shew kindness this day unto the house of Saul thy father, to his brethren, and to his friends, and have not delivered thee into the hand of David, that thou chargest me to day with a fault concerning this woman?
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 6:7 - And the anger of the LORD was kindled H2734 against Uzzah; and God smote him there for his error; and there he died by the ark of God.

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