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Lexicon :: Strong's H2964 - ṭerep̄

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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TWOT Reference: 827b

Strong’s Definitions

טֶרֶף ṭereph, teh'-ref; from H2963; something torn, i.e. a fragment, e.g. a fresh leaf, prey, food:—leaf, meat, prey, spoil.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 23x

The KJV translates Strong's H2964 in the following manner: prey (18x), meat (3x), leaves (1x), spoil (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 23x
The KJV translates Strong's H2964 in the following manner: prey (18x), meat (3x), leaves (1x), spoil (1x).
  1. prey, food, leaf

    1. prey

    2. food

    3. leaf

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
טֶרֶף ṭereph, teh'-ref; from H2963; something torn, i.e. a fragment, e.g. a fresh leaf, prey, food:—leaf, meat, prey, spoil.
STRONGS H2964: Abbreviations
טֶ֫רֶף noun masculineNahum 3:1 prey, food; leaf; — טֶרֶף Genesis 49:9 +; טָ֑רֶף Job 4:11 +; suffix טַרְפֵּךְ Nahum 2:14; טַרְפּוֹ Isaiah 31:4; plural construct טַרְפֵּי Ezekiel 17:9; —
1. prey of lion Amos 3:4; Job 4:11; Job 38:39; Psalm 104:21; metaphor of Judah's conquests Genesis 49:9, Israel like lion Numbers 23:24 (both poems in J E); of Assyrians Isaiah 5:29; of Nineveh and its king Nahum 2:13; Nahum 2:14; Nahum 3:1; Israel's princes (as young lion) Ezekiel 19:3, 6; simile of false prophet (like lion) Ezekiel 22:25; of princes of Judah Ezekiel 22:27; simile of י's descending to battle, like lion Isaiah 31:4; compare Psalm 76:5 coming down from mountains of prey (the lion's lair), but read perhaps עַד, compare Greek Version of the LXX Bi Checritical note.; figurative of spoil of wicked Job 29:17, compare Psalm 124:6.
2. food, of outcasts, under figure of wild ass פֶּרֶא Job 24:5; of human food (late): for those who fear God Psalm 111:5; for household Proverbs 31:15; in י׳'s house Malachi 3:10.
3. leaf, (compare Genesis 8:11) צִמְחָהּ טַרְפֵּי Ezekiel 17:9 metaphor of Judah.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


8:11; 49:9; 49:9




4:11; 4:11; 24:5; 29:17; 38:39


76:5; 104:21; 111:5; 124:6




5:29; 31:4; 31:4


17:9; 17:9; 19:3; 19:6; 22:25; 22:27




2:13; 3:1; 3:1




Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H2964 matches the Hebrew טֶרֶף (ṭerep̄),
which occurs 23 times in 23 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:9 - “Judah is a lion’s cub;
From the prey H2964, my son, you have gone up.
He [fn]crouches, he lies down as a lion,
And as a [fn]lion, who [fn]dares to stir him up?
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 23:24 - “Behold, a people rises like a lioness,
And like a lion it raises itself;
It will not lie down until it devours the prey H2964,
And drinks the blood of those slain.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 4:11 - “The lion perishes for lack of prey H2964,
And the cubs of the lioness are scattered.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:5 - “Behold, like wild donkeys in the wilderness
They go out scavenging for food H2964 in their activity,
As [fn]bread for their children in the desert.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:17 - “I broke the jaws of the wicked
And rescued the prey H2964 from his teeth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:39 - “Can you hunt the prey H2964 for the lioness,
Or satisfy the appetite of young lions,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 76:4 - You are resplendent,
[fn]More majestic than the mountains of prey H2964.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 104:21 - The young lions roar for their prey H2964
[fn]And seek their food from God.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 111:5 - He has given [fn]food H2964 to those who [fn]fear Him;
He will remember His covenant forever.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 124:6 - Blessed be the LORD,
Who has not given us [fn]to be torn H2964 by their teeth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 31:15 - And she rises while it is still night
And gives food H2964 to her household,
And [fn]portions to her attendants.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:29 - Its roaring is like a lioness, and it roars like young lions;
It growls as it seizes the prey H2964
And carries it off with no one to save it.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 31:4 - For this is what the LORD says to me:
“As the lion or the young lion growls over his prey H2964,
Against which a band of shepherds is called out,
And he will not be terrified at their voice nor disturbed at their noise,
So will the LORD of armies come down to wage war on Mount Zion and on its hill.”
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 17:9 - “Say, ‘This is what the Lord GOD says: “Will it thrive? Will he not pull up its roots and cut off its fruit, so that it withers—so that all its sprouting shoots H2964 wither? And neither by great [fn]strength nor by many people can it be raised from its roots again.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 19:3 - ‘When she brought up one of her cubs,
He became a young lion,
And he learned to tear his prey H2964;
He devoured people.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 19:6 - ‘And he walked about among the lions,
He became a young lion;
He learned to tear his prey H2964;
He devoured people.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 22:25 - “There is a conspiracy of her prophets in her midst like a roaring lion tearing the prey H2964. They have devoured lives; they have taken treasure and precious things; they have made many widows in the midst of her.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 22:27 - “Her leaders within her are like wolves tearing the prey H2964, by shedding blood and destroying lives in order to make dishonest profit.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 3:4 - Does a lion roar in the forest when he has no prey H2964?
Does a young lion [fn]growl from his den unless he has captured something?
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 2:12 - The lion tore enough for his cubs,
[fn]Killed enough prey for his lionesses,
And filled his lairs with prey H2964
And his dens with torn flesh.
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 2:13 - “Behold, I am against you,” declares the LORD of armies. “I will burn up her chariots in smoke, and a sword will devour your young lions; I will eliminate your prey H2964 from the land, and no longer will the voice of your messengers be heard.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 3:1 - Woe to the bloody city, completely full of lies and pillage;
Her prey H2964 does not leave.
Unchecked Copy BoxMal 3:10 - “Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, so that there may be food H2964 in My house, and put Me to the test now in this,” says the LORD of armies, “if I do not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you a blessing until [fn]it overflows.
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