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Lexicon :: Strong's H2781 - ḥerpâ

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Part of Speech
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 gave birth to a son, and said, “God has taken away my disgrace H2781.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 34:14 - They said to them, “We cannot do this thing, that is, give our sister to a man who is uncircumcised, for that would be a disgrace H2781 to us.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 5:9 - Then the LORD said to Joshua, “Today I have rolled away the shame 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 make it with you on this condition, that I will gouge out the right eye of every one of you, and thereby I will inflict a disgrace H2781 on all Israel.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:26 - Then David said to the men who were standing by him, “What will be done for the man who kills this Philistine and rids Israel of the disgrace H2781? For who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he has dared to defy the armies of the living God?”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 25:39 - When David heard that Nabal was dead, he said, “Blessed be the LORD, who has pleaded the cause of the shame H2781 inflicted H2781 on me by the hand of Nabal, and has kept back His servant from evil. The LORD has also returned the evildoing 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 shame H2781? And as for you, you will be like one of the [fn]fools in Israel. Now then, please speak to the king, for he will not [fn]withhold me from you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 1:3 - And they said to me, “The remnant there in the province who survived the captivity are in great distress and disgrace H2781, and the wall of Jerusalem is broken down and its gates have been burned with fire.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 2:17 - Then I said to them, “You see the bad situation we are in, that Jerusalem is desolate and its gates have been burned by fire. Come, let’s rebuild the wall of Jerusalem so that we will no longer be a disgrace H2781.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 4:4 - Hear, O our God, how we are an object of contempt! Return their taunting H2781 on their own heads, and turn them into plunder in a land of captivity.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 5:9 - So I said, “The thing which you are doing is not good; should you not walk in the fear of our God because of the taunting H2781 of the nations, our enemies?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:10 - “They have gaped at me with their mouths,
They have [fn]slapped me on the cheek with contempt H2781;
They have massed themselves against me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:5 - “If indeed you exalt yourselves against me
And prove my disgrace H2781 to me,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 15:3 - He does not slander [fn]with his tongue,
Nor do evil to his neighbor,
Nor bring shame H2781 on his friend;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:6 - But I am a worm and not a person,
A disgrace H2781 of mankind and despised by the people.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 31:11 - Because of all my adversaries, I have become a disgrace 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 - “Save me from all my wrongdoings;
Do not make me an object of reproach H2781 for the foolish.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 44:13 - You make us an object of reproach H2781 to our neighbors,
Of scoffing and ridicule to those around us.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:7 - Because for Your sake I have endured disgrace H2781;
Dishonor has covered my face.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:9 - For zeal for Your house has consumed me,
And the taunts H2781 of those who taunt You have fallen on me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:10 - When I wept in my soul with fasting,
It became my disgrace H2781.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:19 - You know my disgrace H2781, my shame, and my dishonor;
All my enemies are [fn]known to You.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:20 - Disgrace H2781 has broken my heart, and I am so sick.
And I waited for sympathy, but there was none;
And for comforters, but I found none.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 71:13 - May those who are enemies of my soul be put to shame and consumed;
May they be covered with disgrace H2781 and dishonor, who seek [fn]to injure me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 74:22 - Arise, God, and plead Your own cause;
Remember [fn]how the foolish person taunts H2781 You all day long.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:66 - He [fn]drove His adversaries backward;
He put on them an everlasting disgrace H2781.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 79:4 - We have become a disgrace H2781 before our neighbors,
An object of derision and ridicule to those around us.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 79:12 - And return to our neighbors seven times as much into their lap
Their taunts H2781 with which they have taunted You, Lord.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:41 - All who pass along the way plunder him;
He has become a disgrace H2781 to his neighbors.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:50 - Remember, Lord, the taunt H2781 against Your servants;
[fn]How I carry in my heart the taunts of all the many peoples,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:25 - I also have become a disgrace H2781 to them;
When they see me, they shake their head.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:22 - Take disgrace H2781 and contempt away from me,
For I comply with Your testimonies.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:39 - Take away my disgrace H2781 which I dread,
For Your judgments are good.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:33 - He will find wounds and disgrace,
And his shame H2781 will not be removed.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:3 - When a wicked person comes, contempt also comes,
And with dishonor comes taunting H2781.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 4:1 - For seven women will take hold of one man on 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 disgrace H2781!”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 25:8 - He will [fn]swallow up death for all time,
And the Lord [fn]GOD will wipe tears away from all faces,
And He will remove the disgrace H2781 of His people from all the earth;
For the LORD has spoken.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:5 - “Everyone will be ashamed because of a people who do not benefit them,
Who are not a help or benefit, but a source of shame and also disgrace H2781.”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 47:3 - “Your nakedness will be uncovered,
Your shame H2781 will also be exposed;
I will take vengeance and will not spare anyone.”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 51:7 - “Listen to Me, you who know righteousness,
A people in whose heart is My Law;
Do not fear the taunting H2781 of [fn]people,
Nor be terrified of their abuses.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 54:4 - “Fear not, for you will not be put to shame;
And do not feel humiliated, for you will not be disgraced;
But you will forget the shame of your youth,
And no longer remember the disgrace H2781 of your widowhood.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 6:10 - To whom shall I speak and give warning,
That they may hear?
Behold, their ears are [fn]closed
And they cannot listen.
Behold, the word of the LORD has become for them a rebuke H2781;
They take no delight in it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 15:15 - You know, LORD;
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 proclaim violence and destruction,
Because for me the word of the LORD has [fn]resulted
In taunting H2781 and derision all day long.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 23:40 - “I will put an everlasting disgrace H2781 on you and an everlasting humiliation which will not be forgotten.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 24:9 - ‘I will make them an object of terror and an evil for all the kingdoms of the earth, as a disgrace H2781 and a proverb, a taunt and a curse in all the places where I will scatter them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 29:18 - ‘I will pursue them with the sword, with famine, and with plague; and I will make them an object of terror to all the kingdoms of the earth, to be a curse and an object of horror and [fn]hissing, and a disgrace H2781 among all the nations where I have driven them,
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 31:19 - ‘For after I turned back, I repented;
And after I was instructed, I [fn]slapped my thigh;
I was ashamed and also humiliated
Because I bore the shame H2781 of my youth.’
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 42:18 - For this is what the LORD of armies, the God of Israel says: “As My anger and wrath have gushed out on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so My wrath will gush out on you when you enter Egypt. And you will become a curse, an object of horror, [fn]an imprecation, and a disgrace H2781; and you will not see this place again.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 44:8 - provoking Me to anger with the works of your hands, burning [fn]sacrifices to other gods in the land of Egypt where you are entering to reside, so that you may be eliminated and become a curse and a disgrace H2781 among all the nations of the earth?

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