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Lexicon :: Strong's H779 - 'ārar

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Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root
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TWOT Reference: 168

Strong’s Definitions

אָרַר ʼârar, aw-rar'; a primitive root; to execrate:—× bitterly curse.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 63x

The KJV translates Strong's H779 in the following manner: curse (62x), bitterly (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 63x
The KJV translates Strong's H779 in the following manner: curse (62x), bitterly (1x).
  1. to curse

    1. (Qal)

      1. to curse

      2. cursed be he (participle used as in curses)

    2. (Niphal) to be cursed, cursed

    3. (Piel) to curse, lay under a curse, put a curse on

    4. (Hophal) to be made a curse, be cursed

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
אָרַר ʼârar, aw-rar'; a primitive root; to execrate:—× bitterly curse.
STRONGS H779: Abbreviations
[אָרַר] verb curse (Assyrian arâru ZimBP 68; on relation of meanings bind & curse in Assyrian see DlPr 101) —
Qal Perfect וְאָרוֺתִ֫י, אָרוֺתִיהָ Malachi 2:2; Imperfect 2nd person masculine singular תָּאֹר Exodus 22:27; Numbers 22:6, 12; אָאֹר Genesis 12:3; Imperative אָ֫רָהֿ Numbers 22:6; Numbers 23:7; אוֺרוּ, אֹרוּ & Infinitive absolute אָרוֺר all Judges 5:23; Participle אֹרֲרֵי Job 3:8; אֹרֲרֶיךָ Genesis 27:29; Numbers 24:9; אָרוּר Genesis 3:14 + 36 times etc.; — curse || בֵּרֵךְ bless, chiefly in poetic & legal sources of J E D & later imitations: Genesis 12:3; Genesis 27:29 (J) Numbers 22:6, 12; Numbers 23:7; Numbers 24:9 (E) Exodus 22:27 (E) Malachi 2:2; אֹרוּ אָרוֺר ישְׁבֶיהָ = curse for ever her inhabitants Judges 5:23; אֹרֲרֵי יוֺם cursers of the day (magicians whose imprecations made days unlucky) Job 3:8. Passive participle אָרוּר, chiefly as exclamation, || בָּרוּךְ Genesis 3:14, 17; Genesis 4:11; Genesis 9:25; Genesis 27:29; Genesis 49:7; Numbers 22:12; Numbers 24:9 (E, poetry) Deuteronomy 27:15-26 Judges 21:18; 1 Samuel 14:24; 1 Samuel 14:28; 1 Samuel 26:29; Jeremiah 11:3; Jeremiah 17:5; Jeremiah 20:14, 15; Jeremiah 48:10 (twice in verse); Malachi 1:14; אֲרוּרִים הַשֹּׁגִים מִמִּצְוֺתֶיךָ cursed be those who wander from thy commands Psalm 119:21 (Greek Version of the LXX Syriac Version Jerome De Ri), הָאֲרוּרָה הַזּאֹת this cursed woman 2 Kings 9:34.
Niph. Participle נֵאָרִים cursed Malachi 3:9.
Pi. 3rd person masculine singular suffix אֵרֲרָהּ curse, lay under a curse Genesis 5:29 (J); Participle הַמַּיִם הַמְאָרֲרִים the curse-bringing waters Numbers 5:18-27 (P + 6 times waters destroying the perjured adulteress drinking them).
Hoph. Imperfect יוּאָ֑ר be cursed Numbers 22:6 (E).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


3:14; 3:14; 3:17; 4:11; 5:29; 9:25; 12:3; 12:3; 27:29; 27:29; 27:29; 49:7


22:27; 22:27


5:18; 5:19; 5:20; 5:21; 5:22; 5:23; 5:24; 5:25; 5:26; 5:27; 22:6; 22:6; 22:6; 22:6; 22:12; 22:12; 22:12; 23:7; 23:7; 24:9; 24:9; 24:9


27:15; 27:16; 27:17; 27:18; 27:19; 27:20; 27:21; 27:22; 27:23; 27:24; 27:25; 27:26


5:23; 5:23; 21:18

1 Samuel

14:24; 14:28

2 Kings



3:8; 3:8




11:3; 17:5; 20:14; 20:15; 48:10


1:14; 2:2; 2:2; 3:9

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H779 matches the Hebrew אָרַר ('ārar),
which occurs 63 times in 52 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 2 (Gen 3:14–Mal 1:14)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:14 - And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed H779 above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:17 - And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed H779 is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:11 - And now art thou cursed H779 from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother's blood from thy hand;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 5:29 - And he called his name Noah, saying, This same shall comfort us concerning our work and toil of our hands, because of the ground which the LORD hath cursed. H779
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:25 - And he said, Cursed H779 be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:3 - And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse H779 him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:29 - Let people serve thee, and nations bow down to thee: be lord over thy brethren, and let thy mother's sons bow down to thee: cursed H779 be every one that curseth H779 thee, and blessed be he that blesseth thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:7 - Cursed H779 be their anger, for it was fierce; and their wrath, for it was cruel: I will divide them in Jacob, and scatter them in Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:28 - Thou shalt not revile the gods, nor curse H779 the ruler of thy people.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 5:18 - And the priest shall set the woman before the LORD, and uncover the woman's head, and put the offering of memorial in her hands, which is the jealousy offering: and the priest shall have in his hand the bitter water that causeth the curse: H779
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 5:19 - And the priest shall charge her by an oath, and say unto the woman, If no man have lain with thee, and if thou hast not gone aside to uncleanness with another instead of thy husband, be thou free from this bitter water that causeth the curse: H779
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 5:22 - And this water that causeth the curse H779 shall go into thy bowels, to make thy belly to swell, and thy thigh to rot: And the woman shall say, Amen, amen.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 5:24 - And he shall cause the woman to drink the bitter water that causeth the curse: H779 and the water that causeth the curse H779 shall enter into her, and become bitter.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 5:27 - And when he hath made her to drink the water, then it shall come to pass, that, if she be defiled, and have done trespass against her husband, that the water that causeth the curse H779 shall enter into her, and become bitter, and her belly shall swell, and her thigh shall rot: and the woman shall be a curse among her people.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:6 - Come now therefore, I pray thee, curse H779 me this people; for they are too mighty for me: peradventure I shall prevail, that we may smite them, and that I may drive them out of the land: for I wot that he whom thou blessest is blessed, and he whom thou cursest H779 is cursed. H779
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:12 - And God said unto Balaam, Thou shalt not go with them; thou shalt not curse H779 the people: for they are blessed.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 23:7 - And he took up his parable, and said, Balak the king of Moab hath brought me from Aram, out of the mountains of the east, saying, Come, curse H779 me Jacob, and come, defy Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 24:9 - He couched, he lay down as a lion, and as a great lion: who shall stir him up? Blessed is he that blesseth thee, and cursed H779 is he that curseth H779 thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 27:15 - Cursed H779 be the man that maketh any graven or molten image, an abomination unto the LORD, the work of the hands of the craftsman, and putteth it in a secret place. And all the people shall answer and say, Amen.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 27:16 - Cursed H779 be he that setteth light by his father or his mother. And all the people shall say, Amen.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 27:17 - Cursed H779 be he that removeth his neighbour's landmark. And all the people shall say, Amen.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 27:18 - Cursed H779 be he that maketh the blind to wander out of the way. And all the people shall say, Amen.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 27:19 - Cursed H779 be he that perverteth the judgment of the stranger, fatherless, and widow. And all the people shall say, Amen.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 27:20 - Cursed H779 be he that lieth with his father's wife; because he uncovereth his father's skirt. And all the people shall say, Amen.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 27:21 - Cursed H779 be he that lieth with any manner of beast. And all the people shall say, Amen.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 27:22 - Cursed H779 be he that lieth with his sister, the daughter of his father, or the daughter of his mother. And all the people shall say, Amen.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 27:23 - Cursed H779 be he that lieth with his mother in law. And all the people shall say, Amen.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 27:24 - Cursed H779 be he that smiteth his neighbour secretly. And all the people shall say, Amen.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 27:25 - Cursed H779 be he that taketh reward to slay an innocent person. And all the people shall say, Amen.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 27:26 - Cursed H779 be he that confirmeth not all the words of this law to do them. And all the people shall say, Amen.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:16 - Cursed H779 shalt thou be in the city, and cursed H779 shalt thou be in the field.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:17 - Cursed H779 shall be thy basket and thy store.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:18 - Cursed H779 shall be the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy land, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:19 - Cursed H779 shalt thou be when thou comest in, and cursed H779 shalt thou be when thou goest out.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 6:26 - And Joshua adjured them at that time, saying, Cursed H779 be the man before the LORD, that riseth up and buildeth this city Jericho: he shall lay the foundation thereof in his firstborn, and in his youngest son shall he set up the gates of it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 9:23 - Now therefore ye are cursed, H779 and there shall none of you be freed from being bondmen, and hewers of wood and drawers of water for the house of my God.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:23 - Curse H779 ye Meroz, said the angel of the LORD, curse H779 ye bitterly H779 the inhabitants thereof; because they came not to the help of the LORD, to the help of the LORD against the mighty.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 21:18 - Howbeit we may not give them wives of our daughters: for the children of Israel have sworn, saying, Cursed H779 be he that giveth a wife to Benjamin.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:24 - And the men of Israel were distressed that day: for Saul had adjured the people, saying, Cursed H779 be the man that eateth any food until evening, that I may be avenged on mine enemies. So none of the people tasted any food.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:28 - Then answered one of the people, and said, Thy father straitly charged the people with an oath, saying, Cursed H779 be the man that eateth any food this day. And the people were faint.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 26:19 - Now therefore, I pray thee, let my lord the king hear the words of his servant. If the LORD have stirred thee up against me, let him accept an offering: but if they be the children of men, cursed H779 be they before the LORD; for they have driven me out this day from abiding in the inheritance of the LORD, saying, Go, serve other gods.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 9:34 - And when he was come in, he did eat and drink, and said, Go, see now this cursed H779 woman, and bury her: for she is a king's daughter.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:8 - Let them curse it that curse H779 the day, who are ready to raise up their mourning.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:21 - Thou hast rebuked the proud that are cursed, H779 which do err from thy commandments.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 11:3 - And say thou unto them, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel; Cursed H779 be the man that obeyeth not the words of this covenant,
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 17:5 - Thus saith the LORD; Cursed H779 be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 20:14 - Cursed H779 be the day wherein I was born: let not the day wherein my mother bare me be blessed.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 20:15 - Cursed H779 be the man who brought tidings to my father, saying, A man child is born unto thee; making him very glad.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 48:10 - Cursed H779 be he that doeth the work of the LORD deceitfully, and cursed H779 be he that keepeth back his sword from blood.
Unchecked Copy BoxMal 1:14 - But cursed H779 be the deceiver, which hath in his flock a male, and voweth, and sacrificeth unto the Lord a corrupt thing: for I am a great King, saith the LORD of hosts, and my name is dreadful among the heathen.

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