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Lexicon :: Strong's H697 - 'arbê

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Part of Speech
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.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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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 - ‘For if you refuse to let My people go, behold, tomorrow I will bring locusts H697 into your territory.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:12 - Then the LORD said to Moses, “Reach out with your hand over the land of Egypt for the locusts H697, so that they may come up on the land of Egypt and eat every plant of the land, everything that the hail has left.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:13 - So Moses reached out with his staff over the land of Egypt, and the LORD directed an east wind on the land all that day and all that night; and when it was morning, the east wind [fn]brought the locusts H697.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:14 - The locusts H697 came up over all the land of Egypt and settled in all the territory of Egypt; they were very [fn]numerous. There had never been so many [fn]locusts H697, nor would there be so many [fn]again.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:19 - So the LORD shifted the wind to a very strong west wind, which picked up the locusts H697 and drove them into the [fn]Red Sea; not one locust H697 was left in all the territory of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:22 - ‘These of them you may eat: the locust H697 in its kinds, the devastating locust in its kinds, the cricket in its kinds, and the grasshopper in its kinds.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:38 - “You will bring out a great amount of seed to the field, but you will gather in little, because the locust H697 will devour it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:5 - For they would come up with their livestock and their tents, they would come in like locusts H697 in number, and both they and their camels were innumerable; and they came into the land to ruin it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 7:12 - Now the Midianites, the Amalekites, and all the [fn]people of the east were lying in the valley as numerous as locusts H697; and their camels were without number, as numerous as the sand on the seashore.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:37 - “If there is a famine in the land, if there is a plague, if there is [fn]blight or mildew, locust H697 or grasshopper, if their enemy harasses them in the land of their [fn]cities, whatever plague, whatever sickness there is,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 6:28 - “If there is a famine in the land, if there is a plague, if there is blight or mildew, if there is locust H697 or grasshopper, if their enemies besiege them in the land of their [fn]cities, whatever plague or whatever sickness there is,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 39:20 - “Do you make him leap like locusts H697?
His majestic snorting is frightening.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:46 - He also gave their crops to the grasshopper
And the product of their labor to the locust H697.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 105:34 - He spoke, and locusts H697 came,
And creeping locusts, beyond number,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:23 - I am passing like a shadow when it lengthens;
I am shaken off like the locust H697.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 30:27 - The locusts H697 have no king,
Yet all of them go out in ranks;
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 46:23 - “They have cut down her forest,” declares the LORD;
“Certainly it will no longer be found,
Even though [fn]they are more numerous than locusts H697
And are without number.
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 1:4 - What the gnawing locust has left, the [fn]swarming H697 locust H697 has eaten;
And what the swarming H697 locust H697 has left, the creeping locust has eaten;
And what the creeping locust has left, the stripping locust has eaten.
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 2:25 - “Then I will compensate you for the years
That the [fn]swarming H697 locust H697 has eaten,
The creeping locust, the stripping locust, and the gnawing locust
My great army which I sent among you.
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 3:15 - There fire will consume you,
The sword will cut you down;
It will consume you as the creeping locust consumes a crop.
Multiply yourself like the creeping locust,
Multiply yourself like the migratory H697 locust H697.
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 3:17 - Your courtiers are like the migratory H697 locust H697.
Your officials are like a swarm of locusts
Settling in the stone shelters on a cold day.
The sun rises and they flee,
And the place where they are is not known.
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