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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 for Cain and for his offering He had no regard. So Cain became H2734 very angry H2734 and his countenance fell.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:6 - Then the LORD said to Cain, “Why are you angry? H2734 And why has your countenance fallen?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:30 - Then he said, “Oh may the Lord not be angry, H2734 and I shall speak; suppose thirty are found there?” And He said, “I will not do it if I find thirty there.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:32 - Then he said, “Oh may the Lord not be angry, H2734 and I shall speak only this once; suppose ten are found there?” And He said, “I will not destroy it on account of the ten.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:2 - Then Jacob’s anger burned H2734 against Rachel, and he said, “Am I in the place of God, who has withheld from you the fruit of the womb?”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:35 - She said to her father, “Let not my lord be angry H2734 that I cannot rise before you, for the manner of women is upon me.” So he searched but did not find the [fn]household idols.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:36 - Then Jacob became H2734 angry H2734 and contended with Laban; and Jacob said to Laban, “What is my transgression? What is my sin that you have hotly pursued me?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 34:7 - Now the sons of Jacob came in from the field when they heard it; and the men were grieved, and they were very angry H2734 because he had done a [fn]disgraceful thing in Israel [fn]by lying with Jacob’s daughter, for such a thing ought not to be done.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 39:19 - Now when his master heard the words of his wife, which she spoke to him, saying,[fn]This is what your slave did to me,” his anger burned. H2734
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:18 - Then Judah approached him, and said, “Oh my lord, may your servant please speak a word in my lord’s ears, and [fn]do not be angry H2734 with your servant; for you are equal to Pharaoh.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:5 - “Now do not be grieved or angry H2734 [fn]with yourselves, because you sold me here, for God sent me before you to preserve life.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:14 - Then the anger of the LORD burned H2734 against Moses, and He said, “Is there not your brother Aaron the Levite? I know that [fn]he speaks fluently. And moreover, behold, he is coming out to meet you; when he sees you, he will be glad in his heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:24 - and My anger will be kindled, H2734 and I will kill you with the sword, and your wives shall become widows and your children fatherless.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:10 - “Now then let Me alone, that My anger may burn H2734 against them and that I may destroy them; and I will make of you a great nation.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:11 - Then Moses entreated the LORD his God, and said, “O LORD, why does Your anger burn H2734 against Your people whom You have brought out from the land of Egypt with great power and with a mighty hand?
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:19 - It came about, as soon as [fn]Moses came near the camp, that he saw the calf and the dancing; and Moses’ anger burned, H2734 and he threw the tablets from his hands and shattered them [fn]at the foot of the mountain.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:22 - Aaron said, “Do not let the anger of my lord burn; H2734 you know the people yourself, that they are [fn]prone to evil.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:1 - Now the people became like those who complain of adversity in the hearing of the LORD; and when the LORD heard it, His anger was kindled, H2734 and the fire of the LORD burned among them and consumed some of the outskirts of the camp.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:10 - Now Moses heard the people weeping throughout their families, each man at the doorway of his tent; and the anger of the LORD was kindled H2734 greatly, and [fn]Moses was displeased.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:33 - While the meat was still between their teeth, before it was chewed, the anger of the LORD was kindled H2734 against the people, and the LORD struck the people with a very severe plague.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 12:9 - So the anger of the LORD burned H2734 against them and He departed.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 16:15 - Then Moses became H2734 very angry H2734 and said to the LORD, “Do not regard their offering! I have not taken a single donkey from them, nor have I done harm to any of them.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:22 - But God was angry H2734 because he was going, and the angel of the LORD took his stand in the way as an adversary against him. Now he was riding on his donkey and his two servants were with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:27 - When the donkey saw the angel of the LORD, she lay down under Balaam; so Balaam was angry H2734 and struck the donkey with his stick.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 24:10 - Then Balak’s anger burned H2734 against Balaam, and he struck his [fn]hands together; and Balak said to Balaam, “I called you to curse my enemies, but behold, you have persisted in blessing them these three times!
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 25:3 - So Israel joined themselves to [fn]Baal of Peor, and the LORD was angry H2734 against Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 32:10 - “So the LORDS anger burned H2734 in that day, and He swore, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 32:13 - “So the LORDS anger burned H2734 against Israel, and He made them wander in the wilderness forty years, until the entire generation of those who had done evil in the sight of the LORD was destroyed.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 6:15 - for the LORD your God in the midst of you is a jealous God; otherwise the anger of the LORD your God will be kindled H2734 against you, and He will [fn]wipe you off the face of the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 7:4 - “For [fn]they will turn your [fn]sons away from [fn]following Me to serve other gods; then the anger of the LORD will be kindled H2734 against you and He will quickly destroy you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 11:17 - “Or the anger of the LORD will be kindled H2734 against you, and He will shut up the heavens so that there will be no rain and the ground will not yield its fruit; and you will perish quickly from the good land which the LORD is giving you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 29:27 - ‘Therefore, the anger of the LORD burned H2734 against that land, to bring upon it every curse which is written in this book;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 31:17 - “Then My anger will be kindled H2734 against them in that day, and I will forsake them and hide My face from them, and they will be consumed, and many evils and troubles will come upon them; so that they will say in that day, ‘Is it not because our God is not among us that these evils have come upon us?’
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 7:1 - But the sons of Israel acted unfaithfully in regard to the things under the ban, for Achan, the son of Carmi, the son of Zabdi, the son of Zerah, from the tribe of Judah, took some of the things under the ban, therefore the anger of the LORD burned H2734 against the sons of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 23:16 - “When you transgress the covenant of the LORD your God, which He commanded you, and go and serve other gods and bow down to them, then the anger of the LORD will burn H2734 against you, and you will perish quickly from off the good land which He has given you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 2:14 - The anger of the LORD burned H2734 against Israel, and He gave them into the hands of plunderers who plundered them; and He sold them into the hands of their enemies around them, so that they could no longer stand before their enemies.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 2:20 - So the anger of the LORD burned H2734 against Israel, and He said, “Because this nation has transgressed My covenant which I commanded their fathers and has not listened to My voice,
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:8 - Then the anger of the LORD was kindled H2734 against Israel, so that He sold them into the hands of Cushan-rishathaim king of [fn]Mesopotamia; and the sons of Israel served Cushan-rishathaim eight years.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:39 - Then Gideon said to God, “Do not let Your anger burn H2734 against me that I may speak once more; please let me make a test once more with the fleece, let it now be dry only on the fleece, and let there be dew on all the ground.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:30 - When Zebul the ruler of the city heard the words of Gaal the son of Ebed, his anger burned. H2734
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 10:7 - The anger of the LORD burned H2734 against Israel, and He sold them into the hands of the Philistines and into the hands of the sons of Ammon.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 14:19 - Then the Spirit of the LORD [fn]came upon him mightily, and he went down to Ashkelon and killed thirty of them and took their spoil and gave the changes of clothes to those who told the riddle. And his anger burned, H2734 and he went up to his father’s house.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 11:6 - Then the Spirit of God came upon Saul mightily when he heard these words, and [fn]he became H2734 very angry. H2734
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 15:11 - “I regret that I have made Saul king, for he has turned back from [fn]following Me and has not carried out My commands.” And Samuel was distressed H2734 and cried out to the LORD all night.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:28 - Now Eliab his oldest brother heard when he spoke to the men; and Eliab’s anger burned H2734 against David and he said, “Why have you come down? And with whom have you left those few sheep in the wilderness? I know your insolence and the wickedness of your heart; for you have come down in order to see the battle.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 18:8 - Then Saul became H2734 very angry, H2734 for this saying [fn]displeased him; and he said, “They have ascribed to David ten thousands, but to me they have ascribed thousands. Now what more can he have but the kingdom?”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 20:7 - “If he [fn]says, ‘It is good,’ your servant will be safe; but if he is very H2734 angry, H2734 know that he has decided on evil.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 20:30 - Then Saul’s anger burned H2734 against Jonathan and he said to him, “You son of a perverse, rebellious woman! Do I not know that you are choosing the son of Jesse to your own shame and to the shame of your mother’s nakedness?
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:8 - Then Abner was very angry H2734 over the words of Ish-bosheth and said, “Am I a dog’s head that belongs to Judah? Today I show kindness to the house of Saul your father, to his brothers and to his friends, and have not delivered you into the hands of David; and yet today you charge me with a guilt concerning the woman.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 6:7 - And the anger of the LORD burned H2734 against Uzzah, and God struck him down there for [fn]his irreverence; and he died there by the ark of God.

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