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Lexicon :: Strong's H7665 - šāḇar

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Strong’s Definitions

שָׁבַר shâbar, shaw-bar'; a primitive root; to burst (literally or figuratively):—break (down, off, in pieces, up), broken (-hearted), bring to the birth, crush, destroy, hurt, quench, × quite, tear, view (by mistake for H7663).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 150x

The KJV translates Strong's H7665 in the following manner: break (115x), destroy (9x), break in pieces (8x), break down (4x), hurt (3x), torn (2x), give birth (1x), crush (1x), quench (1x), miscellaneous (6x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 150x
The KJV translates Strong's H7665 in the following manner: break (115x), destroy (9x), break in pieces (8x), break down (4x), hurt (3x), torn (2x), give birth (1x), crush (1x), quench (1x), miscellaneous (6x).
  1. to break, break in pieces

    1. (Qal)

      1. break, break in or down, rend violently, wreck, crush, quench

      2. to break, rupture (fig)

    2. (Niphal)

      1. to be broken, be maimed, be crippled, be wrecked

      2. to be broken, be crushed (fig)

    3. (Piel) to shatter, break

    4. (Hiphil) to cause to break out, bring to the birth

    5. (Hophal) to be broken, be shattered

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
שָׁבַר shâbar, shaw-bar'; a primitive root; to burst (literally or figuratively):—break (down, off, in pieces, up), broken (-hearted), bring to the birth, crush, destroy, hurt, quench, × quite, tear, view (by mistake for H7663).
STRONGS H7665: Abbreviations
שָׁבַר 148 verb break, break in pieces (Late Hebrew id.; Sabean תֿבר, break, destroy DHMHof. Mus., no. 1, l. 26 MordtmHi 74; Arabic bdb099005 restrain, destroy; Aramaic תְּבַר, bdb099006; Assyrian šabâru, break, break in pieces; Ethiopic bdb099007 break); —
Qal53 Perfect 3rd person masculine singular שׁ׳ 1 Kings 13:28; Isaiah 14:5, etc.; Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular יִשְׁבֹּר Jeremiah 19:11, בּוֺר- Isaiah 42:3; 3rd person feminine singular תִּשְׁבָּרֿ Proverbs 25:15, etc.; Imperative masculine singular שְׁבֹר Psalm 10:15, suffix שָׁבְרֵם Jeremiah 17:18; Infinitive construct לִשְׁבֹּר Genesis 19:9 + 2 times, שְׁבוֺר Jeremiah 28:12; Participle active שֹׁבֵר Ezekiel 4:16 + 2 times; passive שָׁבוּר Leviticus 22:22, plural construct שְׁבוּרֵי Psalm 147:3; — break, literally, object earthen vessel Judges 7:20; Leviticus 11:33 (P), Jeremiah 19:11 (in simile, compare Jeremiah 19:11; Jeremiah 48:33; Isaiah 30:14, flask Jeremiah 19:10, gate-bar Amos 1:5 (in metaphor), bow Hosea 1:5; Jeremiah 49:35, and sword Hosea 2:20 (מִןהָֿאָרֶץ), bone of lamb Exodus 12:46; Numbers 9:12 (P), and (in metaphor) Proverbs 25:15, compare שָׁבוּר i.e. fractured of limb Leviticus 22:22 (H), yoke Jeremiah 28:10, 12, 13, and, in metaphor, of deliverance (י׳ subject) Jeremiah 28:2; Jeremiah 28:4; Jeremiah 28:11; Jeremiah 38:8 (with מֵעַל), +4 times, of rebellion Jeremiah 2:20; Jeremiah 5:5, so staff Isaiah 14:5 + 5 times, reed Isaiah 42:3, arm of Pharaoh Ezekiel 30:21, 22, 24 compare Psalm 10:15; trees (subject thunder) Psalm 29:5; break in, down, door Genesis 19:9 (J); rend violently (of lion), man 1 Kings 13:26, ass 1 Kings 13:28; wreck Tyre (as ship) Ezekiel 27:26; figurative break pride Leviticus 26:19 (H); crush (figurative) Isaiah 14:25 (compare Jeremiah 48:28 above), Lamentations 1:15; Daniel 11:26; מִשְׁנֶה שִׁבָּרוֺן שׁ׳ Jeremiah 17:18; break, rupture, heart (figurative) Psalm 69:21+ Ezekiel 6:9 (see Niph. near the end), שְׁבוּרֵי לֵב Psalm 147:3; וָאֶשְׁבֹּר עָלָיו חֻקִּי Job 38:10 broke for it my boundary, of sea, reference to abrupt ending of mainland; = quench thirst (frangere sitim) Psalm 104:11.
Niph.57 Perfect 3rd person masculine singular נִשְׁבַּר Exodus 22:9 +, etc.; Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular יִשָּׁבֵר Leviticus 6:21 +, 3rd person feminine singular וְתִשָּׁ֫בֶר Ecclesiastes 12:6, 2nd person masculine singular תִּשָּׁבֵר Ezekiel 29:7, שַבר - Ezekiel 32:28, etc.; Infinitive construct הִשָּׁבֵר Jonah 1:4 Participle נִשְׁבָּר Psalm 51:19, feminine singular נִשְׁבָּרָה Psalm 51:19, נִשְׁבֶּ֫רֵת Ezekiel 27:34 +, etc.; — be broken, of neck 1 Samuel 4:18, bones Psalm 34:21, gate-bars Jeremiah 51:30, rod (in figurative) Isaiah 14:21; Jeremiah 48:17, idols Ezekiel 6:4, 6, horn Daniel 8:8, compare Daniel 8:22, arm Job 31:22 (מִקָּנָה), and (in metaphor) Jeremiah 48:25; Job 38:15; Psalm 37:17, compare Ezekiel 30:22, bough Ezekiel 31:12; Isaiah 27:11, compare (figurative) of wickedness, like a tree Job 24:20, other things Psalm 37:15; Jeremiah 50:23; Ezekiel 29:7; Psalm 124:7; cisterns Jeremiah 2:13 (id.), pottery Leviticus 6:21; Leviticus 15:12 (P), Ecclesiastes 12:6 (in figurative); = be maimed, crippled (have limb broken), of animal Exodus 22:9; Exodus 22:13 (E), and (figurative) Ezekiel 34:4, 16; Zechariah 11:16, so (figurative of men stumbling) Isaiah 8:15; Isaiah 28:13; be wrecked, of ships 1 Kings 22:49 (read Qr נִשְׁבְּרוּ), || 2 Chronicles 20:37; Jonah 1:4, metaphor of Tyre Ezekiel 27:34; figurative be crushed, destroyed (person, warriors, kingdoms, etc.), Jeremiah 14:17; Jeremiah 22:20; Jeremiah 48:4; Jeremiah 51:8 + 10 times; figurative be broken, of heart Jeremiah 23:9; Isaiah 61:1; Psalm 34:19; Psalm 51:19, compare רוּחַ נִשׁ׳ Psalm 34:19. — Exodus 6:9 read probably וְשָֽׁבַרְתִּ֫י (We Sm Berthol Toy Krae); Co בְּשָׁבְרִי.
Pi.36 Perfect 3rd person masculine singular שִׁבַּר Isaiah 21:9 +, שִׁבֵּ֑ר Exodus 9:25, etc.; Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular יְשַׁבֵּר Psalm 46:10 +, 2nd person masculine plural תְּשַׁבֵּר֑וּן Exodus 34:13, etc.; Infinitive absolute שַׁבֵּר Exodus 23:24; Participle מְשַׁבֵּר 1 Kings 19:11; — shatter, break, tablets Exodus 32:19 (E), Exodus 34:1 (J), Deuteronomy 9:17; Deuteronomy 10:2; מַצֵּבוֺת Exodus 23:24 (E; + Infinitive absolute), Exodus 34:13 (J) + 7 times; images 2 Kings 11:18 + 3 times; bronze sea, etc., 2 Kings 25:13 = Jeremiah 52:17; horns Daniel 8:7; jaws Job 29:17 (in figurative); of hail shattering tree Exodus 9:25 (J), compare 1 Kings 19:11; elsewhere subject י׳, shattering gate-bars, etc., weapons Isaiah 45:2; Isaiah 38:13; Lamentations 2:9; Lamentations 3:4; Psalm 46:10; Psalm 76:4; Psalm 107:16, trees Psalm 29:5; Psalm 105:33, heads of תַּנִּינִים Psalm 74:13; wrecking ship Psalm 48:8.
Hiph. cause to break out, i.e. bring to the birth, Imperfect 1st person singular הַאֲנִי אַשְׁבִּיר וְלֹא אוֺלִיד Isaiah 66:9 (י׳ subject; compare מַשְׁבֵּר below).
Hoph. be broken, shattered (in heart), Perfect 1st person singular עַלשֶֿׁבֶר בַּתעַֿמִּי הָשְׁבַּ֑רְתִּי Jeremiah 8:21.

שָׁבוּר Leviticus 22:22 see √ Qal.

See related Aramaic BDB entry H8406.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


19:9; 19:9


6:9; 9:25; 9:25; 12:46; 22:9; 22:9; 22:13; 23:24; 23:24; 32:19; 34:1; 34:13; 34:13


6:21; 6:21; 11:33; 15:12; 22:22; 22:22; 22:22; 26:19




9:17; 10:2



1 Samuel


1 Kings

13:26; 13:28; 13:28; 19:11; 19:11; 22:49

2 Kings

11:18; 25:13

2 Chronicles



24:20; 29:17; 31:22; 38:10; 38:15


10:15; 10:15; 29:5; 29:5; 34:19; 34:19; 34:21; 37:15; 37:17; 46:10; 46:10; 48:8; 51:19; 51:19; 51:19; 69:21; 74:13; 76:4; 104:11; 105:33; 107:16; 124:7; 147:3; 147:3


25:15; 25:15


12:6; 12:6


8:15; 14:5; 14:5; 14:21; 14:25; 21:9; 27:11; 28:13; 30:14; 38:13; 42:3; 42:3; 45:2; 61:1; 66:9


2:13; 2:20; 5:5; 8:21; 14:17; 17:18; 17:18; 19:10; 19:11; 19:11; 19:11; 22:20; 23:9; 28:2; 28:4; 28:10; 28:11; 28:12; 28:12; 28:13; 38:8; 48:4; 48:17; 48:25; 48:28; 48:33; 49:35; 50:23; 51:8; 51:30; 52:17


1:15; 2:9; 3:4


4:16; 6:4; 6:6; 6:9; 27:26; 27:34; 27:34; 29:7; 29:7; 30:21; 30:22; 30:22; 30:24; 31:12; 32:28; 34:4; 34:16


8:7; 8:8; 8:22; 11:26


1:5; 2:20




1:4; 1:4



Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H7665 matches the Hebrew שָׁבַר (šāḇar),
which occurs 149 times in 143 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 3 (Gen 19:9–Psa 46:9)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:9 - But they said, “Step aside.” Furthermore, they said, “This one came to sojourn, and already he is persistently acting like a judge; now we will treat you more wickedly than them.” So they pressed hard against [fn]Lot and stepped up to break H7665 the door.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:25 - And the hail struck all that was in the field through all the land of Egypt, from man to beast; the hail also struck every plant of the field and shattered H7665 every tree of the field.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:46 - “It shall be eaten in a single house; you shall not bring forth any of the flesh outside of the house, and you shall not break H7665 any bone of it.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:10 -

“If a man gives his neighbor a donkey, an ox, a sheep, or any animal to keep for him, and it dies or is injured H7665 or is driven away while no one is looking,

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:14 -

“If a man [fn]borrows anything from his neighbor, and it is injured H7665 or dies while its owner is not with it, he shall make full restitution.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:24 - “You shall not worship their gods, you shall not serve them, and you shall not do according to their deeds; but you shall utterly pull them down and shatter H7665 their sacred pillars in H7665 pieces H7665.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:19 -

Now it happened, as soon as [fn]Moses came near the camp, that he saw the calf and the dancing; and Moses’ anger burned, and he threw the tablets from his hands and shattered H7665 them [fn]at the foot of the mountain.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 34:1 -

Now Yahweh said to Moses, “Carve out for yourself two stone tablets like the former ones, and I will write on the tablets the words that were on the former tablets which you shattered H7665.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 34:13 - “But rather, you are to tear down their altars and shatter H7665 their sacred pillars and cut down their [fn]Asherim
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 6:28 - ‘Also the earthenware vessel in which it was boiled shall be broken H7665; and if it was boiled in a bronze vessel, then it shall be scoured and rinsed in water.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:33 - ‘As for any earthenware vessel into which one of them may fall, whatever is in it becomes unclean, and you shall break H7665 [fn]the vessel.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 15:12 - ‘However, an earthenware vessel which the person with the discharge touches shall be broken H7665, and every wooden vessel shall be rinsed in water.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:22 - ‘Those that are blind or fractured H7665 or maimed or have a running sore or eczema or scabs, you shall not bring near to Yahweh nor make of them an offering by fire on the altar to Yahweh.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:13 - ‘I am Yahweh your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt so that you would not be their slaves, and I broke H7665 the bars of your yoke and made you walk erect.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:19 - ‘I will also break H7665 down H7665 your pride of strength; I will also give your sky over to become like iron and your earth like bronze.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:26 - ‘When I break H7665 your staff of bread, ten women will bake your bread in one oven, and they will bring back your bread by rationed weight so that you will eat and not become full.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 9:12 - ‘They shall leave none of it until morning nor break H7665 a bone of it; according to all the statute of the Passover they shall celebrate it.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 7:5 - “But thus you shall do to them: you shall tear down their altars and shatter H7665 their sacred pillars and cut their [fn]Asherim in pieces and burn their graven images with fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 9:17 - “And I took hold of the two tablets and threw them from my hands and shattered H7665 them before your eyes.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 10:2 - ‘And I will write on the tablets the words that were on the former tablets which you shattered H7665, and you shall put them in the ark.’
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 12:3 - “And you shall tear down their altars and shatter H7665 their sacred pillars and burn their [fn]Asherim with fire, and you shall cut the graven images of their gods in pieces and destroy their name from that place.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 7:20 - Then the three [fn]companies blew the trumpets and broke H7665 the pitchers, and they held the torches in their left hands and the trumpets in their right hands for blowing and called out, “A sword for Yahweh and for Gideon!”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 4:18 - And it happened that when he mentioned the ark of God, [fn]Eli fell off the seat backward beside the gate, and his neck was broken H7665, and he died, for the man was old and heavy. Thus he judged Israel forty years.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:26 -

Then the prophet, who brought him back from the way, heard it and said, “It is the man of God, who rebelled against the [fn]command of Yahweh; therefore Yahweh has given him to the lion, which has mauled H7665 him and put him to death, according to the word of Yahweh which He spoke to him.”

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:28 - And he went and found his body thrown on the road with the donkey and the lion standing beside the body; the lion had not eaten the body nor mauled H7665 the donkey.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 19:11 -

So He said, “Go forth and stand on the mountain before Yahweh.” And behold, Yahweh was passing by! And a great and strong wind was tearing up the mountains and breaking H7665 in H7665 pieces H7665 the rocks before Yahweh; but Yahweh was not in the wind. And after the wind an earthquake, but Yahweh was not in the earthquake.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 22:48 - Jehoshaphat made ships of Tarshish to go to Ophir for gold, but they did not go for the ships were broken H7665 at Ezion-geber.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 11:18 - And all the people of the land came to the house of Baal and tore it down; his altars and his images they broke H7665 in H7665 pieces H7665 thoroughly, and they killed Mattan the priest of Baal before the altars. And the priest appointed [fn]overseers over the house of Yahweh.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 18:4 - He took away the high places and shattered H7665 the sacred pillars and cut down the [fn]Asherah. And he broke in pieces the bronze serpent that Moses had made, for until those days the sons of Israel were burning incense to it; and it was called [fn]Nehushtan.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 23:14 - And he broke H7665 in H7665 pieces H7665 the sacred pillars and cut down the Asherim and filled their places with human bones.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 25:13 -

Now the bronze pillars which were in the house of Yahweh, and the stands and the bronze sea which were in the house of Yahweh, the Chaldeans shattered H7665 and carried the [fn]bronze to Babylon.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 14:3 - for he removed the foreign altars and high places, shattered H7665 the sacred pillars, cut the [fn]Asherim in pieces,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 14:13 - And Asa and the people who were with him pursued them as far as Gerar; and so many Ethiopians fell that [fn]they could not recover, for they were shattered H7665 before Yahweh and before His [fn]army. And they carried away very much spoil.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 20:37 - Then Eliezer the son of Dodavahu of Mareshah prophesied against Jehoshaphat saying, “Because you have allied yourself with Ahaziah, Yahweh has destroyed your works.” So the ships were broken H7665 and could not go to Tarshish.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 23:17 - And all the people came to the house of Baal and tore it down, and his altars and his images they broke H7665 in H7665 pieces H7665, and they killed Mattan the priest of Baal before the altars.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 31:1 -

Now when all this was completed, all Israel who were present went out to the cities of Judah, shattered H7665 the pillars, cut the [fn]Asherim in pieces, and tore down the high places and the altars throughout all Judah and Benjamin, as well as in Ephraim and Manasseh, until the destruction was completed. Then all the sons of Israel returned to their cities, each to his possession.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 34:4 - And they tore down the altars of the Baals in his presence, and the incense altars that were high above them he cut in pieces; also the Asherim, the graven images, and the molten images he broke H7665 in H7665 pieces H7665 and ground to powder and scattered it on the graves of those who had sacrificed to them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:20 -

“A [fn]mother will forget him;

The worm feasts sweetly till he is no longer remembered.

And unrighteousness will be broken H7665 like a tree.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:17 -

“I broke H7665 the fangs of the unjust

And snatched the prey from his teeth.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:22 -

Let my shoulder fall from the [fn]socket,

And my arm be broken H7665 off H7665 [fn]at the elbow.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:10 -

And I [fn]placed H7665 boundaries on it

And set a bolt and doors,

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:15 -

“From the wicked their light is withheld,

And the arm raised high is broken H7665.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 3:7 -

Arise, O Yahweh; save me, O my God!

For You have struck all my enemies on the [fn]cheek;

You [fn]have shattered H7665 the teeth of the wicked.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 10:15 -


Break H7665 the arm of the wicked and the evildoer,

[fn]Seek out his wickedness until You find none.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 29:5 -

The voice of Yahweh breaks H7665 the cedars;

Indeed, Yahweh breaks H7665 in H7665 pieces H7665 the cedars of Lebanon.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 34:18 -


Yahweh is near to the brokenhearted H7665

And saves those who are [fn]crushed in spirit.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 34:20 -


He keeps all his bones,

Not one of them is broken H7665.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:15 -

Their sword will enter their own heart,

And their bows will be broken H7665.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:17 -

For the arms of the wicked will be broken H7665,

But Yahweh sustains the righteous.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 46:9 -

He makes wars to cease to the end of the earth;

He breaks H7665 the bow and cuts up the spear;

He burns the chariots with fire.

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