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Lexicon :: Strong's H2764 - ḥērem

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masculine noun
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TWOT Reference: 744a,745a

Strong’s Definitions

חֵרֶם chêrem, khay'-rem; or (Zechariah 14:11) חֶרֶם cherem; from H2763; physical (as shutting in) a net (either literally or figuratively); usually a doomed object; abstractly extermination:—(ac-) curse(-d, -d thing), dedicated thing, things which should have been utterly destroyed, (appointed to) utter destruction, devoted (thing), net.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 38x

The KJV translates Strong's H2764 in the following manner: net (9x), accursed thing (9x), accursed (4x), curse (4x), cursed thing (3x), devoted (3x), destruction (2x), devoted thing (2x), dedicated thing (1x), destroyed (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 38x
The KJV translates Strong's H2764 in the following manner: net (9x), accursed thing (9x), accursed (4x), curse (4x), cursed thing (3x), devoted (3x), destruction (2x), devoted thing (2x), dedicated thing (1x), destroyed (1x).
  1. a thing devoted, thing dedicated, ban, devotion

  2. a net, thing perforated

  3. have been utterly destroyed, (appointed to) utter destruction

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
חֵרֶם chêrem, khay'-rem; or (Zechariah 14:11) חֶרֶם cherem; from H2763; physical (as shutting in) a net (either literally or figuratively); usually a doomed object; abstractly extermination:—(ac-) curse(-d, -d thing), dedicated thing, things which should have been utterly destroyed, (appointed to) utter destruction, devoted (thing), net.
STRONGS H2764: Abbreviations
† I. חֵ֫רֶם noun masculineLeviticus 27:28 1. devoted thing. 2. devotion, ban; — ח׳ absolute Joshua 6:17 +24 times (most read חֶרֶם Zechariah 14:11, Baer חֵרֶם); חֶ֑רֶם Joshua 7:1; suffix חֶרְמִי 1 Kings 20:42; Isaiah 34:5; — thing devoted to י׳ :
1. thing hostile to theocracy, and therefore (in the strictest application) to be either destroyed, or, in the case of certain objects (e.g. silver and gold, vessels of brass and iron Joshua 6:19, 24), set apart to sacred uses; especially
a. of a Canaanite city, as Jericho, including all inhabitants (except Rahab's family) and spoil Joshua 6:17, 18 (twice in verse); Joshua 7:1, 11, 15; Achan by taking מִןהַֿחֵרֶם made (camp of) Israel ח׳ Joshua 7:12; compare Joshua 6:18, and became himself ח׳, and was stoned and, with his family and possessions, including the spoil, was burnt Joshua 7:1, 11, 12, 13 (twice in verse) (all J E except Joshua 7:1 P; compare Joshua 7:15; Joshua 7:24; Joshua 7:25); מָעַל מַעַל בַּח׳ committed unfaithfulness in the matter of the devoted thing is term for the sin Joshua 7:1; Joshua 22:20 (both P), compare מָעַל בַּח׳ 1 Chronicles 2:7; Saul and Israel spared Agag king of Amalek and רֵאשִׁית הַח׳ i.e. of the spoil (sheep and oxen), which should have been utterly destroyed 1 Samuel 15:21 (compare 1 Samuel 15:3; 1 Samuel 15:8; Saul rejected by י׳ for this 1 Samuel 15:11; 1 Samuel 15:26); so an idolatrous city in Israel should become ח׳, with all its contents, and be utterly destroyed Deuteronomy 13:17 (compare Deuteronomy 13:13; Deuteronomy 13:15; Deuteronomy 13:16).
b. of individuals, one having relic of Canaanit. god in his house should become ח׳, the relic being ח׳ Deuteronomy 7:26 (twice in verse); every human being who became ח׳ should be killed Leviticus 27:29 (twice in verse) (P; see Di).
2. apparently (so Di) anything devoted to sanctuary under specially stringent conditions Leviticus 27:28 (see Di; and compare Ezra 10:8); a field consecrated to י׳ becomes under certain conditions כִּשְׂדֵה הַח׳ Leviticus 27:21; every ח׳ is קֹדֶשׁ קָֽדָשִׁים ליהוה Leviticus 27:28, and no ח׳ that a manmay devote, whether man, beast or field, may be sold or redeemed Leviticus 27:28; every such ח׳ (as in case of metals and metal objects Joshua 6:17, 19) went to Aaron and his sons Numbers 18:14 (P), to Zadokite priests Ezekiel 44:29.
3. devotion, ban, involving destruction; אִישׁ חֶרְמִי 1 Kings 20:42 man under my (י׳'s) ban (of Benhadad); עַם חֶרְמִי Isaiah 34:5 (of Edom); נתן לַח׳ Isaiah 43:28 figurative of י׳'s giving over Judah to Chaldaea; ח׳ not to be in future Zechariah 14:11; ח׳ אֶתהָֿאָרֶץ וְהִכֵּיתִי פּן־אָבוֹא Malachi 3:24 smite the land with a ban, i.e. utterly destroy it.

† II. חֵ֫רֶם noun masculine net (as something perforated; compare Arabic مُغَرَّمً perforated work, Fl in NHWBii, 208; Late Hebrew חֵרֶם net; Phoenician חרם maker of nets) — absolute ח׳ Micah 7:2; suffix חֶרְמִי Ezekiel 32:3, חֶרְמוֺ Habakkuk 1:15, 16, 17; plural חֲרָמִים Ecclesiastes 7:26; Ezekiel 26:5, 14; Ezekiel 47:10; — hunter's net Micah 7:2; Ecclesiastes 7:26; fisherman's net Ezekiel 26:5, 14; Ezekiel 32:3; Ezekiel 47:10; Habakkuk 1:15, 16, 17.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


27:21; 27:28; 27:28; 27:28; 27:28; 27:29




7:26; 13:13; 13:15; 13:16; 13:17


6:17; 6:17; 6:17; 6:18; 6:18; 6:19; 6:19; 6:24; 7:1; 7:1; 7:1; 7:1; 7:1; 7:11; 7:11; 7:12; 7:12; 7:13; 7:15; 7:15; 7:24; 7:25; 22:20

1 Samuel

15:3; 15:8; 15:11; 15:21; 15:26

1 Kings

20:42; 20:42

1 Chronicles





7:26; 7:26


34:5; 34:5; 43:28


26:5; 26:5; 26:14; 26:14; 32:3; 32:3; 44:29; 47:10; 47:10


7:2; 7:2


1:15; 1:15; 1:16; 1:16; 1:17; 1:17


14:11; 14:11


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H2764 matches the Hebrew חֵרֶם (ḥērem),
which occurs 38 times in 31 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:21 - but the field, when it goeth out in the jubilee, shall be holy unto Jehovah, as a field devoted; the possession thereof shall be the priest’s.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:28 - Notwithstanding, no devoted thing, that a man shall devote unto Jehovah of all that he hath, whether of man or beast, or of the field of his possession, shall be sold or redeemed: every devoted thing is most holy unto Jehovah.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:29 - No one devoted, that shall be devoted from among men, shall be ransomed; he shall surely be put to death.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 18:14 - Everything devoted in Israel shall be thine.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 7:26 - And thou shalt not bring an abomination into thy house, and become a devoted thing like unto it: thou shalt utterly detest it, and thou shalt utterly abhor it; for it is a devoted thing.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 13:17 - And there shall cleave nought of the devoted thing to thy hand; that Jehovah may turn from the fierceness of his anger, and show thee mercy, and have compassion upon thee, and multiply thee, as he hath sworn unto thy fathers;
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 6:17 - And the city shall be devoted, even it and all that is therein, to Jehovah: only Rahab the harlot shall live, she and all that are with her in the house, because she hid the messengers that we sent.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 6:18 - But as for you, only keep yourselves from the devoted thing, lest when ye have devoted it, ye take of the devoted thing; so would ye make the camp of Israel accursed, and trouble it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 7:1 - But the children of Israel committed a trespass in the devoted thing; for Achan, the son of Carmi, the son of Zabdi, the son of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, took of the devoted thing: and the anger of Jehovah was kindled against the children of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 7:11 - Israel hath sinned; yea, they have even transgressed my covenant which I commanded them: yea, they have even taken of the devoted thing, and have also stolen, and dissembled also; and they have even put it among their own stuff.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 7:12 - Therefore the children of Israel cannot stand before their enemies; they turn their backs before their enemies, because they are become accursed: I will not be with you any more, except ye destroy the devoted thing from among you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 7:13 - Up, sanctify the people, and say, Sanctify yourselves against tomorrow: for thus saith Jehovah, the God of Israel, There is a devoted thing in the midst of thee, O Israel; thou canst not stand before thine enemies, until ye take away the devoted thing from among you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 7:15 - And it shall be, that he that is taken with the devoted thing shall be burnt with fire, he and all that he hath; because he hath transgressed the covenant of Jehovah, and because he hath wrought folly in Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 22:20 - Did not Achan the son of Zerah commit a trespass in the devoted thing, and wrath fell upon all the congregation of Israel? and that man perished not alone in his iniquity.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 15:21 - But the people took of the spoil, sheep and oxen, the chief of the devoted things, to sacrifice unto Jehovah thy God in Gilgal.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 20:42 - And he said unto him, Thus saith Jehovah, Because thou hast let go out of thy hand the man whom I had devoted to destruction, therefore thy life shall go for his life, and thy people for his people.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:7 - And the sons of Carmi: Achar, the troubler of Israel, who committed a trespass in the devoted thing.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 7:26 - And I find more bitter than death the woman whose heart is snares and nets, and whose hands are bands: whoso pleaseth God shall escape from her; but the sinner shall be taken by her.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 34:5 - For my sword hath drunk its fill in heaven: behold, it shall come down upon Edom, and upon the people of my curse, to judgment.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:28 - Therefore I will profane the princes of the sanctuary; and I will make Jacob a curse, and Israel a reviling.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 26:5 - She shall be a place for the spreading of nets in the midst of the sea; for I have spoken it, saith the Lord Jehovah; and she shall become a spoil to the nations.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 26:14 - And I will make thee a bare rock; thou shalt be a place for the spreading of nets; thou shalt be built no more: for I Jehovah have spoken it, saith the Lord Jehovah.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 32:3 - Thus saith the Lord Jehovah: I will spread out my net upon thee with a company of many peoples; and they shall bring thee up in my net.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 44:29 - They shall eat the meal-offering, and the sin-offering, and the trespass-offering; and every devoted thing in Israel shall be theirs.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 47:10 - And it shall come to pass, that fishers shall stand by it: from En-gedi even unto En-eglaim shall be a place for the spreading of nets; their fish shall be after their kinds, as the fish of the great sea, exceeding many.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 7:2 - The godly man is perished out of the earth, and there is none upright among men: they all lie in wait for blood; they hunt every man his brother with a net.
Unchecked Copy BoxHab 1:15 - He taketh up all of them with the angle, he catcheth them in his net, and gathereth them in his drag: therefore he rejoiceth and is glad.
Unchecked Copy BoxHab 1:16 - Therefore he sacrificeth unto his net, and burneth incense unto his drag; because by them his portion is fat, and his food plenteous.
Unchecked Copy BoxHab 1:17 - Shall he therefore empty his net, and spare not to slay the nations continually?
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 14:11 - And men shall dwell therein, and there shall be no more curse; but Jerusalem shall dwell safely.
Unchecked Copy BoxMal 4:6 - And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers; lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.
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