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Lexicon :: Strong's H2809 - ḥešbôn

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Part of Speech
proper locative noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Strong’s Definitions

חֶשְׁבּוֹן Cheshbôwn, khesh-bone'; the same as H2808; Cheshbon, a place East of the Jordan:—Heshbon.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 38x

The KJV translates Strong's H2809 in the following manner: Heshbon (38x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 38x
The KJV translates Strong's H2809 in the following manner: Heshbon (38x).
  1. Heshbon = "stronghold"

    1. the capital city of Sihon, king of the Amorites, located on the western border of the high plain and on the border line between the tribes of Reuben and Gad

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
חֶשְׁבּוֹן Cheshbôwn, khesh-bone'; the same as H2808; Cheshbon, a place East of the Jordan:—Heshbon.
STRONGS H2809: Abbreviations
† II. חֶשְׁבּוֺן proper name, of a location of the city of Sihon king of the Amorites Numbers 21:26, 27, 28, 30, 34; Numbers 32:3 (all E); Deuteronomy 1:4; Deuteronomy 2:24, 26, 30; Deuteronomy 3:2, 6; Deuteronomy 4:46; Deuteronomy 29:6; Joshua 9:10; Joshua 12:2, 5; Joshua 13:10, 21, 27 (all D) Judges 11:19; Jeremiah 48:45; Nehemiah 9:22; captured by Israel who dwelt in it Numbers 21:25 (E) Judges 11:26; rebuilt by Reuben Numbers 32:37 (E), given to Reuben at the division of the land Joshua 13:17 (P); on the border of Gad, Joshua 13:26 (P), it subsequently fell to Gad and was assigned to Levites out of that tribe Joshua 21:39 (P) 1 Chronicles 6:66; the Moabites gained possession of it Isaiah 15:4; Isaiah 16:8, 9 and subsequently the Ammonites Jeremiah 48:2, 34, 45; Jeremiah 49:3; it was celebrated for its fish ponds Cant 7:5. — Modern Ḥusbân, SeetzenReisen i. 407 RobBR i. 551 BDPal 191 SurveyEP 8.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


21:25; 21:26; 21:27; 21:28; 21:30; 21:34; 32:3; 32:37


1:4; 2:24; 2:26; 2:30; 3:2; 3:6; 4:46; 29:6


9:10; 12:2; 12:5; 13:10; 13:17; 13:21; 13:26; 13:27; 21:39


11:19; 11:26

1 Chronicles




Song of Songs



15:4; 16:8; 16:9


48:2; 48:34; 48:45; 48:45; 49:3


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H2809 matches the Hebrew חֶשְׁבּוֹן (ḥešbôn),
which occurs 38 times in 37 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:25 - And Israel took all these cities: and Israel dwelt in all the cities of the Amorites, in Heshbon, H2809 and in all the villages thereof.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:26 - For Heshbon H2809 was the city of Sihon the king of the Amorites, who had fought against the former king of Moab, and taken all his land out of his hand, even unto Arnon.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:27 - Wherefore they that speak in proverbs say, Come into Heshbon, H2809 let the city of Sihon be built and prepared:
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:28 - For there is a fire gone out of Heshbon, H2809 a flame from the city of Sihon: it hath consumed Ar of Moab, and the lords of the high places of Arnon.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:30 - We have shot at them; Heshbon H2809 is perished even unto Dibon, and we have laid them waste even unto Nophah, which reacheth unto Medeba.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:34 - And the LORD said unto Moses, Fear him not: for I have delivered him into thy hand, and all his people, and his land; and thou shalt do to him as thou didst unto Sihon king of the Amorites, which dwelt at Heshbon. H2809
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 32:3 - Ataroth, and Dibon, and Jazer, and Nimrah, and Heshbon, H2809 and Elealeh, and Shebam, and Nebo, and Beon,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 32:37 - And the children of Reuben built Heshbon, H2809 and Elealeh, and Kirjathaim,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 1:4 - After he had slain Sihon the king of the Amorites, which dwelt in Heshbon, H2809 and Og the king of Bashan, which dwelt at Astaroth in Edrei:
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:24 - Rise ye up, take your journey, and pass over the river Arnon: behold, I have given into thine hand Sihon the Amorite, king of Heshbon, H2809 and his land: begin to possess it, and contend with him in battle.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:26 - And I sent messengers out of the wilderness of Kedemoth unto Sihon king of Heshbon H2809 with words of peace, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:30 - But Sihon king of Heshbon H2809 would not let us pass by him: for the LORD thy God hardened his spirit, and made his heart obstinate, that he might deliver him into thy hand, as appeareth this day.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 3:2 - And the LORD said unto me, Fear him not: for I will deliver him, and all his people, and his land, into thy hand; and thou shalt do unto him as thou didst unto Sihon king of the Amorites, which dwelt at Heshbon. H2809
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 3:6 - And we utterly destroyed them, as we did unto Sihon king of Heshbon, H2809 utterly destroying the men, women, and children, of every city.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:46 - On this side Jordan, in the valley over against Bethpeor, in the land of Sihon king of the Amorites, who dwelt at Heshbon, H2809 whom Moses and the children of Israel smote, after they were come forth out of Egypt:
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 29:7 - And when ye came unto this place, Sihon the king of Heshbon, H2809 and Og the king of Bashan, came out against us unto battle, and we smote them:
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 9:10 - And all that he did to the two kings of the Amorites, that were beyond Jordan, to Sihon king of Heshbon, H2809 and to Og king of Bashan, which was at Ashtaroth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 12:2 - Sihon king of the Amorites, who dwelt in Heshbon, H2809 and ruled from Aroer, which is upon the bank of the river Arnon, and from the middle of the river, and from half Gilead, even unto the river Jabbok, which is the border of the children of Ammon;
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 12:5 - And reigned in mount Hermon, and in Salcah, and in all Bashan, unto the border of the Geshurites and the Maachathites, and half Gilead, the border of Sihon king of Heshbon. H2809
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 13:10 - And all the cities of Sihon king of the Amorites, which reigned in Heshbon, H2809 unto the border of the children of Ammon;
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 13:17 - Heshbon, H2809 and all her cities that are in the plain; Dibon, and Bamothbaal, and Bethbaalmeon,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 13:21 - And all the cities of the plain, and all the kingdom of Sihon king of the Amorites, which reigned in Heshbon, H2809 whom Moses smote with the princes of Midian, Evi, and Rekem, and Zur, and Hur, and Reba, which were dukes of Sihon, dwelling in the country.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 13:26 - And from Heshbon H2809 unto Ramathmizpeh, and Betonim; and from Mahanaim unto the border of Debir;
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 13:27 - And in the valley, Betharam, and Bethnimrah, and Succoth, and Zaphon, the rest of the kingdom of Sihon king of Heshbon, H2809 Jordan and his border, even unto the edge of the sea of Chinnereth on the other side Jordan eastward.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 21:39 - Heshbon H2809 with her suburbs, Jazer with her suburbs; four cities in all.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 11:19 - And Israel sent messengers unto Sihon king of the Amorites, the king of Heshbon; H2809 and Israel said unto him, Let us pass, we pray thee, through thy land into my place.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 11:26 - While Israel dwelt in Heshbon H2809 and her towns, and in Aroer and her towns, and in all the cities that be along by the coasts of Arnon, three hundred years? why therefore did ye not recover them within that time?
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 6:81 - And Heshbon H2809 with her suburbs, and Jazer with her suburbs.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 9:22 - Moreover thou gavest them kingdoms and nations, and didst divide them into corners: so they possessed the land of Sihon, and the land of the king of Heshbon, H2809 and the land of Og king of Bashan.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 7:4 - Thy neck is as a tower of ivory; thine eyes like the fishpools in Heshbon, H2809 by the gate of Bathrabbim: thy nose is as the tower of Lebanon which looketh toward Damascus.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 15:4 - And Heshbon H2809 shall cry, and Elealeh: their voice shall be heard even unto Jahaz: therefore the armed soldiers of Moab shall cry out; his life shall be grievous unto him.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 16:8 - For the fields of Heshbon H2809 languish, and the vine of Sibmah: the lords of the heathen have broken down the principal plants thereof, they are come even unto Jazer, they wandered through the wilderness: her branches are stretched out, they are gone over the sea.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 16:9 - Therefore I will bewail with the weeping of Jazer the vine of Sibmah: I will water thee with my tears, O Heshbon, H2809 and Elealeh: for the shouting for thy summer fruits and for thy harvest is fallen.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 48:2 - There shall be no more praise of Moab: in Heshbon H2809 they have devised evil against it; come, and let us cut it off from being a nation. Also thou shalt be cut down, O Madmen; the sword shall pursue thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 48:34 - From the cry of Heshbon H2809 even unto Elealeh, and even unto Jahaz, have they uttered their voice, from Zoar even unto Horonaim, as an heifer of three years old: for the waters also of Nimrim shall be desolate.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 48:45 - They that fled stood under the shadow of Heshbon H2809 because of the force: but a fire shall come forth out of Heshbon, H2809 and a flame from the midst of Sihon, and shall devour the corner of Moab, and the crown of the head of the tumultuous ones.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 49:3 - Howl, O Heshbon, H2809 for Ai is spoiled: cry, ye daughters of Rabbah, gird you with sackcloth; lament, and run to and fro by the hedges; for their king shall go into captivity, and his priests and his princes together.
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