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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 jubile, shall be holy unto the LORD, as a field devoted; H2764 the possession thereof shall be the priest's.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:28 - Notwithstanding no devoted thing, H2764 that a man shall devote unto the LORD of all that he hath, both of man and beast, and of the field of his possession, shall be sold or redeemed: every devoted thing H2764 is most holy unto the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:29 - None devoted, H2764 which shall be devoted of men, shall be redeemed; but shall surely be put to death.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 18:14 - Every thing devoted H2764 in Israel shall be thine.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 7:26 - Neither shalt thou bring an abomination into thine house, lest thou be a cursed thing H2764 like it: but thou shalt utterly detest it, and thou shalt utterly abhor it; for it is a cursed thing. H2764
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 13:17 - And there shall cleave nought of the cursed thing H2764 to thine hand: that the LORD may turn from the fierceness of his anger, and shew 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 accursed, H2764 even it, and all that are therein, to the LORD: 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 - And ye, in any wise keep yourselves from the accursed thing, H2764 lest ye make yourselves accursed, when ye take of the accursed thing, H2764 and make the camp of Israel a curse, H2764 and trouble it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 7:1 - But the children of Israel committed a trespass in the accursed thing: H2764 for Achan, the son of Carmi, the son of Zabdi, the son of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, took of the accursed thing: H2764 and the anger of the LORD was kindled against the children of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 7:11 - Israel hath sinned, and they have also transgressed my covenant which I commanded them: for they have even taken of the accursed thing, H2764 and have also stolen, and dissembled also, and they have put it even among their own stuff.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 7:12 - Therefore the children of Israel could not stand before their enemies, but turned their backs before their enemies, because they were accursed: H2764 neither will I be with you any more, except ye destroy the accursed H2764 from among you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 7:13 - Up, sanctify the people, and say, Sanctify yourselves against to morrow: for thus saith the LORD God of Israel, There is an accursed thing H2764 in the midst of thee, O Israel: thou canst not stand before thine enemies, until ye take away the accursed thing H2764 from among you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 7:15 - And it shall be, that he that is taken with the accursed thing H2764 shall be burnt with fire, he and all that he hath: because he hath transgressed the covenant of the LORD, 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 accursed thing, H2764 and wrath fell on 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 things which should have been utterly destroyed, H2764 to sacrifice unto the LORD thy God in Gilgal.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 20:42 - And he said unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Because thou hast let go out of thy hand a man whom I appointed to utter destruction, H2764 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 transgressed in the thing accursed. H2764
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 7:26 - And I find more bitter than death the woman, whose heart is snares and nets, H2764 and her hands as bands: whoso pleaseth God shall escape from her; but the sinner shall be taken by her.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 34:5 - For my sword shall be bathed in heaven: behold, it shall come down upon Idumea, and upon the people of my curse, H2764 to judgment.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:28 - Therefore I have profaned the princes of the sanctuary, and have given Jacob to the curse, H2764 and Israel to reproaches.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 26:5 - It shall be a place for the spreading of nets H2764 in the midst of the sea: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord GOD: and it shall become a spoil to the nations.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 26:14 - And I will make thee like the top of a rock: thou shalt be a place to spread nets H2764 upon; thou shalt be built no more: for I the LORD have spoken it, saith the Lord GOD.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 32:3 - Thus saith the Lord GOD; I will therefore spread out my net over thee with a company of many people; and they shall bring thee up in my net. H2764
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 44:29 - They shall eat the meat offering, and the sin offering, and the trespass offering; and every dedicated thing H2764 in Israel shall be theirs.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 47:10 - And it shall come to pass, that the fishers shall stand upon it from Engedi even unto Eneglaim; they shall be a place to spread forth nets; H2764 their fish shall be according to their kinds, as the fish of the great sea, exceeding many.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 7:2 - The good 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. H2764
Unchecked Copy BoxHab 1:15 - They take up all of them with the angle, they catch them in their net, H2764 and gather them in their drag: therefore they rejoice and are glad.
Unchecked Copy BoxHab 1:16 - Therefore they sacrifice unto their net, H2764 and burn incense unto their drag; because by them their portion is fat, and their meat plenteous.
Unchecked Copy BoxHab 1:17 - Shall they therefore empty their net, H2764 and not spare continually to slay the nations?
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 14:11 - And men shall dwell in it, and there shall be no more utter destruction; H2764 but Jerusalem shall be safely inhabited.
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. H2764
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