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Lexicon :: Strong's H2781 - ḥerpâ

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feminine noun
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TWOT Reference: 749a

Strong’s Definitions

חֶרְפָּה cherpâh, kher-paw'; from H2778; contumely, disgrace, the pudenda:—rebuke, reproach(-fully), shame.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 73x

The KJV translates Strong's H2781 in the following manner: reproach (67x), shame (3x), rebuke (2x), reproachfully (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 73x
The KJV translates Strong's H2781 in the following manner: reproach (67x), shame (3x), rebuke (2x), reproachfully (1x).
  1. reproach, scorn

    1. taunt, scorn (upon enemy)

    2. reproach (resting upon condition of shame, disgrace)

    3. a reproach (an object)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
חֶרְפָּה cherpâh, kher-paw'; from H2778; contumely, disgrace, the pudenda:—rebuke, reproach(-fully), shame.
STRONGS H2781: Abbreviations
חֶרְפָּה noun feminine reproachח׳ Genesis 34:14 + 35 times; construct חֶרְפַּת Joshua 5:9 + 15 times; suffix חֶרְפָּֽתְךָ Psalm 74:22 etc. + 17 times suffixes; plural חֲרָפוֺת Psalm 69:11; Daniel 12:2; construct חֶרְפּוֹת Psalm 69:10. —
1. taunt of enemy 1 Samuel 17:26; so also 1 Samuel 25:39; reproach cast upon another, scorn, contumely Nehemiah 3:36; Nehemiah 5:9; Psalm 69:20; Psalm 69:21; Psalm 71:13; Psalm 89:51; Psalm 119:22; Proverbs 18:3; Isaiah 51:7; Ezekiel 21:33; שׁמע ח׳ Jeremiah 51:51; Zephaniah 2:8; Lamentations 3:61; על נתן ח׳ Jeremiah 23:40; על נשׂא ח׳ Psalm 15:3 (slander); נשׂא ח׳ Jeremiah 31:19; Ezekiel 36:15; Micah 6:16 (reproach); נשׂא על ח׳ bear reproach for Psalm 69:8; Jeremiah 15:15; Zephaniah 3:18; השׁיב ח׳ Hosea 12:15; Nehemiah 3:36; חרף ח׳ Psalm 69:10; Psalm 79:12; Psalm 89:51; מעל הסיר ח׳ 1 Samuel 17:26; Isaiah 25:8; העביר ח׳ Psalm 119:39; reproaches against God Psalm 69:10 (חוֺרְפֶיךָ חֶרְפּוֹת), Psalm 74:22; Psalm 79:12.
2. reproach which rests upon one, condition of shame, disgrace:
b. barrenness of womb Genesis 30:23 (E) Isaiah 4:1; widowhood Isaiah 54:4.
c. hunger Ezekiel 36:30; disease Job 19:5.
d. ritual, uncircumcision Genesis 34:14 (P) Joshua 5:9 (JE).
e. injuries from enemies Lamentations 3:30; Lamentations 5:1; Nehemiah 1:3; Nehemiah 2:7; Job 16:10; Daniel 11:18 (twice in verse).
3. a reproach, the object of reproach, the person of thing reproached חֶרְמַּת אָדָם a reproach of man Psalm 22:7; נבל ח׳ Psalm 39:9; ל׳ היה ח׳ become an object of reproach to Psalm 31:12; Psalm 79:4; Psalm 89:42; Psalm 109:25; Ezekiel 5:15; ׅ (היה) לח (ל׳ Isaiah 30:5; Jeremiah 6:10; Jeremiah 20:8; Jeremiah 42:18; Jeremiah 44:8, 12; Jeremiah 49:13; Psalm 69:11; Daniel 9:16; Daniel 12:2; ׅ (ל׳ נתן ח׳ Ezekiel 22:4; Joel 2:19; Psalm 78:66; נתן לח׳ Jeremiah 24:9; Jeremiah 29:18; Ezekiel 5:14; Joshua 2:17; ל׳ שׂים ח׳ Psalm 44:14; על שׂים ח׳ 1 Samuel 11:2.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


30:23; 34:14; 34:14


2:17; 5:9; 5:9

1 Samuel

11:2; 17:26; 17:26; 25:39

2 Samuel



1:3; 2:7; 5:9


16:10; 19:5


15:3; 22:7; 31:12; 39:9; 44:14; 69:8; 69:10; 69:10; 69:10; 69:11; 69:11; 69:20; 69:21; 71:13; 74:22; 74:22; 78:66; 79:4; 79:12; 79:12; 89:42; 89:51; 89:51; 109:25; 119:22; 119:39


6:33; 18:3


4:1; 25:8; 30:5; 47:3; 51:7; 54:4


6:10; 15:15; 20:8; 23:40; 24:9; 29:18; 31:19; 42:18; 44:8; 44:12; 49:13; 51:51


3:30; 3:61; 5:1


5:14; 5:15; 16:57; 22:4; 36:15; 36:30


9:16; 11:18; 12:2; 12:2






2:8; 3:18


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H2781 matches the Hebrew חֶרְפָּה (ḥerpâ),
which occurs 73 times in 72 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 2 (Gen 30:23–Jer 44:8)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:23 - And she conceived, and bare a son; and said, God hath taken away my reproach: H2781
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 34:14 - And they said unto them, We cannot do this thing, to give our sister to one that is uncircumcised; for that were a reproach H2781 unto us:
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 5:9 - And the LORD said unto Joshua, This day have I rolled away the reproach H2781 of Egypt from off you. Wherefore the name of the place is called Gilgal unto this day.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 11:2 - And Nahash the Ammonite answered them, On this condition will I make a covenant with you, that I may thrust out all your right eyes, and lay it for a reproach H2781 upon all Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:26 - And David spake to the men that stood by him, saying, What shall be done to the man that killeth this Philistine, and taketh away the reproach H2781 from Israel? for who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the living God?
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 25:39 - And when David heard that Nabal was dead, he said, Blessed be the LORD, that hath pleaded the cause of my reproach H2781 from the hand of Nabal, and hath kept his servant from evil: for the LORD hath returned the wickedness of Nabal upon his own head. And David sent and communed with Abigail, to take her to him to wife.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 13:13 - And I, whither shall I cause my shame H2781 to go? and as for thee, thou shalt be as one of the fools in Israel. Now therefore, I pray thee, speak unto the king; for he will not withhold me from thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 1:3 - And they said unto me, The remnant that are left of the captivity there in the province are in great affliction and reproach: H2781 the wall of Jerusalem also is broken down, and the gates thereof are burned with fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 2:17 - Then said I unto them, Ye see the distress that we are in, how Jerusalem lieth waste, and the gates thereof are burned with fire: come, and let us build up the wall of Jerusalem, that we be no more a reproach. H2781
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 4:4 - Hear, O our God; for we are despised: and turn their reproach H2781 upon their own head, and give them for a prey in the land of captivity:
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 5:9 - Also I said, It is not good that ye do: ought ye not to walk in the fear of our God because of the reproach H2781 of the heathen our enemies?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:10 - They have gaped upon me with their mouth; they have smitten me upon the cheek reproachfully; H2781 they have gathered themselves together against me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:5 - If indeed ye will magnify yourselves against me, and plead against me my reproach: H2781
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 15:3 - He that backbiteth not with his tongue, nor doeth evil to his neighbour, nor taketh up a reproach H2781 against his neighbour.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:6 - But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach H2781 of men, and despised of the people.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 31:11 - I was a reproach H2781 among all mine enemies, but especially among my neighbours, and a fear to mine acquaintance: they that did see me without fled from me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 39:8 - Deliver me from all my transgressions: make me not the reproach H2781 of the foolish.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 44:13 - Thou makest us a reproach H2781 to our neighbours, a scorn and a derision to them that are round about us.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:7 - Because for thy sake I have borne reproach; H2781 shame hath covered my face.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:9 - For the zeal of thine house hath eaten me up; and the reproaches H2781 of them that reproached thee are fallen upon me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:10 - When I wept, and chastened my soul with fasting, that was to my reproach. H2781
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:19 - Thou hast known my reproach, H2781 and my shame, and my dishonour: mine adversaries are all before thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:20 - Reproach H2781 hath broken my heart; and I am full of heaviness: and I looked for some to take pity, but there was none; and for comforters, but I found none.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 71:13 - Let them be confounded and consumed that are adversaries to my soul; let them be covered with reproach H2781 and dishonour that seek my hurt.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 74:22 - Arise, O God, plead thine own cause: remember how the foolish man reproacheth H2781 thee daily.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:66 - And he smote his enemies in the hinder parts: he put them to a perpetual reproach. H2781
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 79:4 - We are become a reproach H2781 to our neighbours, a scorn and derision to them that are round about us.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 79:12 - And render unto our neighbours sevenfold into their bosom their reproach, H2781 wherewith they have reproached thee, O Lord.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:41 - All that pass by the way spoil him: he is a reproach H2781 to his neighbours.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:50 - Remember, Lord, the reproach H2781 of thy servants; how I do bear in my bosom the reproach of all the mighty people;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:25 - I became also a reproach H2781 unto them: when they looked upon me they shaked their heads.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:22 - Remove from me reproach H2781 and contempt; for I have kept thy testimonies.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:39 - Turn away my reproach H2781 which I fear: for thy judgments are good.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:33 - A wound and dishonour shall he get; and his reproach H2781 shall not be wiped away.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:3 - When the wicked cometh, then cometh also contempt, and with ignominy reproach. H2781
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 4:1 - And in that day seven women shall take hold of one man, saying, We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel: only let us be called by thy name, to take away our reproach. H2781
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 25:8 - He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke H2781 of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the LORD hath spoken it.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:5 - They were all ashamed of a people that could not profit them, nor be an help nor profit, but a shame, and also a reproach. H2781
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 47:3 - Thy nakedness shall be uncovered, yea, thy shame H2781 shall be seen: I will take vengeance, and I will not meet thee as a man.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 51:7 - Hearken unto me, ye that know righteousness, the people in whose heart is my law; fear ye not the reproach H2781 of men, neither be ye afraid of their revilings.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 54:4 - Fear not; for thou shalt not be ashamed: neither be thou confounded; for thou shalt not be put to shame: for thou shalt forget the shame of thy youth, and shalt not remember the reproach H2781 of thy widowhood any more.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 6:10 - To whom shall I speak, and give warning, that they may hear? behold, their ear is uncircumcised, and they cannot hearken: behold, the word of the LORD is unto them a reproach; H2781 they have no delight in it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 15:15 - O LORD, thou knowest: remember me, and visit me, and revenge me of my persecutors; take me not away in thy longsuffering: know that for thy sake I have suffered rebuke. H2781
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 20:8 - For since I spake, I cried out, I cried violence and spoil; because the word of the LORD was made a reproach H2781 unto me, and a derision, daily.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 23:40 - And I will bring an everlasting reproach H2781 upon you, and a perpetual shame, which shall not be forgotten.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 24:9 - And I will deliver them to be removed into all the kingdoms of the earth for their hurt, to be a reproach H2781 and a proverb, a taunt and a curse, in all places whither I shall drive them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 29:18 - And I will persecute them with the sword, with the famine, and with the pestilence, and will deliver them to be removed to all the kingdoms of the earth, to be a curse, and an astonishment, and an hissing, and a reproach, H2781 among all the nations whither I have driven them:
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 31:19 - Surely after that I was turned, I repented; and after that I was instructed, I smote upon my thigh: I was ashamed, yea, even confounded, because I did bear the reproach H2781 of my youth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 42:18 - For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; As mine anger and my fury hath been poured forth upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem; so shall my fury be poured forth upon you, when ye shall enter into Egypt: and ye shall be an execration, and an astonishment, and a curse, and a reproach; H2781 and ye shall see this place no more.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 44:8 - In that ye provoke me unto wrath with the works of your hands, burning incense unto other gods in the land of Egypt, whither ye be gone to dwell, that ye might cut yourselves off, and that ye might be a curse and a reproach H2781 among all the nations of the earth?

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