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Lexicon :: Strong's H2764 - ḥērem

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Part of Speech
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.
† 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 - and when it [fn]reverts in the jubilee, the field shall be holy to the LORD, like a field banned H2764 from H2764 secular H2764 use H2764; it shall be for the priest as his property.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:28 - ‘Nevertheless, [fn]anything which someone sets apart to the LORD for [fn]destruction out of all that he has, of man or animal or of the field of his own property, shall not be sold nor redeemed. Anything set H2764 apart H2764 for H2764 destruction H2764 is most holy to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:29 - ‘No [fn]one who may have been [fn]set apart among mankind shall be ransomed; he must be put to death.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 18:14 - “Everything banned H2764 from H2764 secular H2764 use H2764 in Israel shall be yours.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 7:26 - “And you shall not bring an abomination into your house and become designated H2764 for H2764 destruction H2764, like it; you are to utterly detest it, and you are to utterly loathe it, for it is something H2764 designated H2764 for H2764 destruction H2764.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 13:17 - “Nothing at all from what H2764 is H2764 designated H2764 for H2764 destruction H2764 is to cling to your hand, in order that the LORD may turn from His burning anger and show mercy to you, and have compassion on you and make you increase, just as He has sworn to your fathers,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 6:17 - “But the city shall be designated H2764 for H2764 [fn]destruction H2764, it and everything that is in it belongs to the LORD; only Rahab the prostitute [fn]and all who are with her in the house shall live, because she hid the messengers whom we sent.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 6:18 - “But as for you, only keep yourselves from the things H2764 designated H2764 for H2764 destruction H2764, so that you do not covet them and take some of the designated H2764 things H2764, and turn the camp of Israel into something H2764 designated H2764 for H2764 destruction H2764 and bring disaster on it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 7:1 - But the sons of Israel acted unfaithfully regarding the things H2764 designated H2764 for H2764 destruction H2764, for Achan, the son of Carmi, the son of Zabdi, the son of Zerah, from the tribe of Judah, took some of the designated H2764 things H2764; therefore the anger of the LORD burned against the sons of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 7:11 - “Israel has sinned, and they have also violated My covenant which I commanded them. And they have even taken some of the things H2764 designated H2764 for H2764 destruction H2764, and have both stolen and kept it a secret. Furthermore, they have also put them among their own things.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 7:12 - “Therefore the sons of Israel cannot stand against their enemies; they turn their [fn]backs before their enemies, because they have become designated H2764 for H2764 destruction H2764. I will not be with you anymore unless you eliminate from your midst the things H2764 designated H2764 for H2764 destruction H2764.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 7:13 - “Stand up! Consecrate the people and say, ‘Consecrate yourselves for tomorrow, because the LORD, the God of Israel, has said this: “There are things H2764 designated H2764 for H2764 destruction H2764 in your midst, Israel. You cannot stand against your enemies until you have removed the designated H2764 things H2764 from your midst.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 7:15 - ‘And it shall be that the one who is selected with the things H2764 designated H2764 for H2764 destruction H2764 shall be burned with fire, he and all that belongs to him, because he has violated the covenant of the LORD, and because he has committed a disgraceful thing in Israel.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 22:20 - ‘Did Achan the son of Zerah not act unfaithfully in the things H2764 designated H2764 for H2764 destruction H2764, and wrath fall on the entire congregation of Israel? So that man did not perish alone in his guilt.’”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 15:21 - “But the people took some of the spoils, sheep and oxen, the choicest of the things H2764 designated H2764 for H2764 destruction H2764, to sacrifice to the LORD your God at Gilgal.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 20:42 - And the prophet said to him, “This is what the LORD says: ‘Since you have let go from your hand the man I had designated H2764 for H2764 destruction H2764, your [fn]life shall be forfeited in place of his [fn]life, and your people in place of his people.’”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:7 - The [fn]son of Carmi was [fn]Achar, the one who brought disaster on Israel [fn]by violating the [fn]ban H2764.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 7:26 - And I discovered as more bitter than death the woman whose heart is snares and nets H2764, whose hands are chains. One who is pleasing to God will escape from her, but the sinner will be captured by her.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 34:5 - For My sword has drunk its fill in heaven;
Behold it shall descend for judgment upon Edom,
And upon the people whom I have designated H2764 for H2764 destruction.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:28 - “So I will profane the [fn]officials of the sanctuary,
And I will turn Jacob over to destruction H2764 and Israel to abuse.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 26:5 - ‘She will become a dry place for the spreading of nets H2764 in the midst of the sea, for I have spoken,’ declares the Lord GOD; ‘and she will become plunder for the nations.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 26:14 - “I will turn you into a bare rock; you will become a dry place for the spreading of nets H2764. You will not be rebuilt, for I the LORD have spoken,” declares the Lord GOD.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 32:3 - This is what the Lord [fn]GOD says:
“Now I will spread My net over you
With a contingent of many peoples,
And they will lift you up in My net H2764.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 44:29 - “They shall eat the grain offering, the sin offering, and the guilt offering; and everything banned H2764 from H2764 secular H2764 use H2764 in Israel shall be theirs.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 47:10 - “And it will come about that fishermen will stand beside it; from Engedi to Eneglaim there will be a place for the spreading of nets H2764. Their fish will be according to their kinds, like the fish of the Great Sea, very many.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 7:2 - The [fn]godly person has perished from the land,
And there is no upright person among mankind.
All of them lie in wait for bloodshed;
Each of them hunts the other with a net H2764.
Unchecked Copy BoxHab 1:15 - The Chaldeans bring all of them up with a hook,
Drag them away with their net H2764,
And gather them together in their fishing net.
Therefore they rejoice and are joyful.
Unchecked Copy BoxHab 1:16 - Therefore they offer a sacrifice to their net H2764
And [fn]burn incense to their fishing net,
Because through these things their [fn]catch is [fn]large,
And their food is [fn]plentiful.
Unchecked Copy BoxHab 1:17 - Will they therefore empty their net H2764,
And continually slay nations without sparing?
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 14:11 - People will live in it, and there will no longer be a curse H2764, for Jerusalem will live in security.
Unchecked Copy BoxMal 4:6 - “He will turn the hearts of the fathers back to their children and the hearts of the children to their fathers, so that I will not come and strike the land with complete H2764 destruction H2764.”

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