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Lexicon :: Strong's H697 - 'arbê

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masculine noun
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TWOT Reference: 2103a

Strong’s Definitions

אַרְבֶּה ʼarbeh, ar-beh'; from H7235; a locust (from its rapid increase):—grasshopper, locust.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 24x

The KJV translates Strong's H697 in the following manner: locust (20x), grasshopper (4x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 24x
The KJV translates Strong's H697 in the following manner: locust (20x), grasshopper (4x).
  1. a kind of locust, locust swarm (coll)

  2. (CLBL)

    1. sudden disappearance (fig.)

    2. insignificance (fig.)

    3. activity (fig.)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
אַרְבֶּה ʼarbeh, ar-beh'; from H7235; a locust (from its rapid increase):—grasshopper, locust.
STRONGS H697: Abbreviations
אַרְבֶּה noun masculineExodus 10:19 a kind of locust (usually interpreted as the multitudinous, but DlHWB 126 as = Assyrian âribu, êribu, êribû, locust-swarm, from ארב devastate); — always absolute (הָ)א׳; — usually collective locust-swarm, in simile of swarm of invaders Judges 6:5; Judges 7:12; often apparently the common species (|| other species, compare לְמִינוֺ Leviticus 11:22): Jeremiah 46:23; Nahum 3:15 (simile of multitude; || יֶלֶק); as destructive Exodus 10:4, 12, 13, 14 (twice in verse); Exodus 10:19a (all J), Psalm 105:34 (|| יֶלֶק), Deuteronomy 28:38 (verb תסל), 1 Kings 8:37 2 Chronicles 6:28; Psalm 78:46 (all + תָסִיל), Joel 1:4 (twice in verse) (|| גָּזָם, יֶלָק, חָסִיל), Joel 2:25 (|| id.); as disappearing suddenly (simile) Nahum 3:17 (|| גּוֺב גּוֺבַי); as edible Leviticus 11:22 (H; || סָלְעָם, חִרְגֹּל, חָגָב); as well organized Proverbs 30:27 (compare Joel 2:7, 8); of single locust, אֶחָד א׳ Exodus 10:19b (J), as leaping (simile) Job 39:20, as shaken out of garment (simile) Psalm 109:23 (see II. נָעַר). — compare DrJoel 82 ff.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


10:4; 10:12; 10:13; 10:14; 10:19; 10:19; 10:19


11:22; 11:22




6:5; 7:12

1 Kings


2 Chronicles





78:46; 105:34; 109:23






1:4; 2:7; 2:8; 2:25


3:15; 3:17


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H697 matches the Hebrew אַרְבֶּה ('arbê),
which occurs 24 times in 21 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:4 - Else, if thou refuse to let my people go, behold, to morrow will I bring the locusts H697 into thy coast:
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:12 - And the LORD said unto Moses, Stretch out thine hand over the land of Egypt for the locusts, H697 that they may come up upon the land of Egypt, and eat every herb of the land, even all that the hail hath left.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:13 - And Moses stretched forth his rod over the land of Egypt, and the LORD brought an east wind upon the land all that day, and all that night; and when it was morning, the east wind brought the locusts. H697
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:14 - And the locusts H697 went up over all the land of Egypt, and rested in all the coasts of Egypt: very grievous were they; before them there were no such locusts H697 as they, neither after them shall be such.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:19 - And the LORD turned a mighty strong west wind, which took away the locusts, H697 and cast them into the Red sea; there remained not one locust H697 in all the coasts of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:22 - Even these of them ye may eat; the locust H697 after his kind, and the bald locust after his kind, and the beetle after his kind, and the grasshopper after his kind.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:38 - Thou shalt carry much seed out into the field, and shalt gather but little in; for the locust H697 shall consume it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:5 - For they came up with their cattle and their tents, and they came as grasshoppers H697 for multitude; for both they and their camels were without number: and they entered into the land to destroy it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 7:12 - And the Midianites and the Amalekites and all the children of the east lay along in the valley like grasshoppers H697 for multitude; and their camels were without number, as the sand by the sea side for multitude.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:37 - If there be in the land famine, if there be pestilence, blasting, mildew, locust, H697 or if there be caterpiller; if their enemy besiege them in the land of their cities; whatsoever plague, whatsoever sickness there be;
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 6:28 - If there be dearth in the land, if there be pestilence, if there be blasting, or mildew, locusts, H697 or caterpillers; if their enemies besiege them in the cities of their land; whatsoever sore or whatsoever sickness there be:
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 39:20 - Canst thou make him afraid as a grasshopper? H697 the glory of his nostrils is terrible.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:46 - He gave also their increase unto the caterpiller, and their labour unto the locust. H697
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 105:34 - He spake, and the locusts H697 came, and caterpillers, and that without number,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:23 - I am gone like the shadow when it declineth: I am tossed up and down as the locust. H697
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 30:27 - The locusts H697 have no king, yet go they forth all of them by bands;
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 46:23 - They shall cut down her forest, saith the LORD, though it cannot be searched; because they are more than the grasshoppers, H697 and are innumerable.
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 1:4 - That which the palmerworm hath left hath the locust H697 eaten; and that which the locust H697 hath left hath the cankerworm eaten; and that which the cankerworm hath left hath the caterpiller eaten.
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 2:25 - And I will restore to you the years that the locust H697 hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpiller, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you.
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 3:15 - There shall the fire devour thee; the sword shall cut thee off, it shall eat thee up like the cankerworm: make thyself many as the cankerworm, make thyself many as the locusts. H697
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 3:17 - Thy crowned are as the locusts, H697 and thy captains as the great grasshoppers, which camp in the hedges in the cold day, but when the sun ariseth they flee away, and their place is not known where they are.
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