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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 - So she conceived and bore a son and said, “God has taken away my reproach H2781.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 34:14 - And they said to them, “We cannot do this thing, to give our sister to one who is uncircumcised, for that would be a reproach H2781 to us.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 5:9 - Then Yahweh said to Joshua, “Today I have rolled away the reproach H2781 of Egypt from you.” So the name of that place is called [fn]Gilgal to this day.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 11:2 - But Nahash the Ammonite said to them, “I will cut it with you on this condition, that I will gouge out the right eye of every one of you, thus I will make it a reproach H2781 on all Israel.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:26 -

Then David spoke to the men who were standing by him, saying, “What will be done for the man who strikes down this Philistine and takes away the reproach H2781 from Israel? For who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should [fn]reproach the battle lines of the living God?”

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 25:39 -

Then David heard that Nabal was dead, so he said, “Blessed be Yahweh, who has pleaded the cause of my reproach H2781 from the hand of Nabal and has kept back His servant from evil. Yahweh has also returned the evil of Nabal on his own head.” Then David sent [fn]a proposal to Abigail, to take her as his wife.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 13:13 - “As for me, where could I [fn]get rid of my reproach H2781? And as for you, you will be like one of the wicked fools in Israel. So now, please speak to the king, for he will not withhold me from you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 1:3 - They said to me, “The remnant there in the province who remain from the captivity are in great calamity and reproach H2781, and the wall of Jerusalem is broken down and its gates are burned with fire.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 2:17 -

Then I said to them, “You see the calamity we are in, that Jerusalem lies waste and its gates burned by fire. Come, let us rebuild the wall of Jerusalem so that we will no longer be a reproach H2781.”

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 4:4 -

Hear, O our God, for we are despised! Return their reproach H2781 on their own heads and give them up for plunder in a land of captivity.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 5:9 - And I said, “The thing which you are doing is not good; should you not walk in the fear of our God because of the reproach H2781 of the nations, our enemies?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:10 -

“They have opened their mouth wide at me;

They have struck me on the cheek in reproach H2781;

They have massed themselves against me.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:5 -

“If truly you magnify yourselves against me

And argue my disgrace H2781 to me,

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 15:3 -

He does not slander [fn]with his tongue,

Nor does evil to his neighbor,

Nor takes up a reproach H2781 against his friend;

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:6 -

But I am a worm and not a man,

A reproach H2781 of men and despised by the people.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 31:11 -

Among all my adversaries, I have become a reproach H2781,

Especially to my neighbors,

And an object of dread to my acquaintances;

Those who see me in the street flee from me.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 39:8 -

“Deliver me from all my transgressions;

Make me not the reproach H2781 of the wicked fool.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 44:13 -

You make us a reproach H2781 to our neighbors,

A mockery and a derision to those around us.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:7 -

Because for Your sake I have borne reproach H2781;

Dishonor has covered my face.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:9 -

For zeal for Your house has consumed me,

And the reproaches H2781 of those who reproach You have fallen on me.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:10 -

When I wept in my soul with fasting,

It became my reproach H2781.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:19 -

You know my reproach H2781 and my shame and my dishonor;

All my adversaries are [fn]before You.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:20 -

Reproach H2781 has broken my heart and I am so sick.

And I hoped for sympathy, but there was none,

And for comforters, but I found none.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 71:13 -

Let those who accuse my soul be ashamed and consumed;

Let them be wrapped up with reproach H2781 and dishonor, who seek [fn]to do me evil.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 74:22 -

Arise, O God, and plead Your own cause;

Remember [fn]how the wicked fool reproaches H2781 You all day long.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:66 -

He struck His adversaries backward;

He put on them an everlasting reproach H2781.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 79:4 -

We have become a reproach H2781 to our neighbors,

A mockery and derision to those around us.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 79:12 -

And return to our neighbors sevenfold into their bosom

[fn]The reproach H2781 with which they have reproached You, O Lord.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:41 -

All who pass along the way plunder him;

He has become a reproach H2781 to his neighbors.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:50 -

Remember, O Lord, the reproach H2781 of Your [fn]slaves;

[fn]How I bear in my bosom the reproach of all the many peoples,

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:25 -

As for me, I have become a reproach H2781 to them;

They see me, they wag their head.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:22 -

Take away reproach H2781 and contempt from me,

For I observe Your testimonies.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:39 -

Cause my reproach H2781 which I dread to pass away,

For Your judgments are good.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:33 -

Wounds and disgrace he will find,

And his reproach H2781 will not be blotted out.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:3 -

When a wicked man comes, despising also comes,

And with disgrace comes reproach H2781.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 4:1 -

And seven women will take hold of one man in that day, saying, “We will eat our own bread and wear our own clothes, only let us be called by your name; take away our reproach H2781!”

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 25:8 -

He will swallow up death for all time,

And Lord Yahweh will wipe tears away from all faces,

And He will remove the reproach H2781 of His people from all the earth;

For Yahweh has spoken.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:5 -

“Everyone will be ashamed because of a people who cannot profit them,

Who are not for help or profit, but for shame and also for reproach H2781.”

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 47:3 -

“Your nakedness will be uncovered;

Your reproach H2781 also will be seen;

I will take vengeance and will not [fn]spare a man.”

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 51:7 -

“Listen to Me, you who know righteousness,

A people in whose heart is My law;

Do not fear the reproach H2781 of man,

Nor be dismayed at their revilings.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 54:4 -

“Do not be afraid, for you will not be put to shame;

And do not feel dishonored, for you will not be humiliated;

But you will forget the shame of your virginity,

And the reproach H2781 of your widowhood you will remember no more.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 6:10 -

To whom shall I speak and give warning

That they may hear?

Behold, their ears are uncircumcised,

And they cannot give heed.

Behold, the word of Yahweh has become a reproach H2781 to them;

They have no delight in it.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 15:15 -

You who know, O Yahweh,

Remember me, take notice of me,

And take vengeance for me on my persecutors.

Do not, in view of Your patience, take me away;

Know that for Your sake I endure reproach H2781.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 20:8 -

For each time I speak, I cry aloud;

I call out violence and devastation

Because for me the word of Yahweh has [fn]resulted

In reproach H2781 and derision all day long.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 23:40 - “I will put an everlasting reproach H2781 on you and an everlasting humiliation which will not be forgotten.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 24:9 - ‘I will give them over to be a terror and an evil for all the kingdoms of the earth, as a reproach H2781 and a proverb, a byword and a curse in all places where I will banish them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 29:18 - ‘I will pursue them with the sword, with famine, and with pestilence; and I will give them over to be a terror to all the kingdoms of the earth, to be a curse and an object of horror and of hissing, and a reproach H2781 among all the nations where I have banished them,
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 31:19 -

‘For after I turned away, I repented;

And after I was instructed, I slapped my thigh;

I was ashamed and also dishonored

Because I bore the reproach H2781 of my youth.’

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 42:18 -

For thus says Yahweh of hosts, the God of Israel, “As My anger and wrath have been poured out on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so My wrath will be poured out on you when you enter Egypt. And you will become a curse, an object of horror, an imprecation, and a reproach H2781; and you will see this place no more.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 44:8 - provoking Me to anger with the works of your hands, burning incense to other gods in the land of Egypt, where you are entering to sojourn, so that you might be cut off and become an imprecation and a reproach H2781 among all the nations of the earth?

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