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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 - Then the LORD God said to the serpent,
“Because you have done this,
Cursed H779 are you more than all the livestock,
And more than any animal of the field;
On your belly you shall go,
And dust you shall eat
All the days of your life;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:17 - Then to Adam He said, “Because you have listened to the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree about which I commanded you, saying, ‘You shall not eat from it’;
Cursed H779 is the ground because of you;
With [fn]hard labor you shall eat from it
All the days of your life.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:11 - “Now you are cursed H779 from the ground, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother’s blood from your hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 5:29 - And he named him Noah, saying, “This one will give us comfort from our work and from the hard labor of our hands caused by the ground which the LORD has cursed H779.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:25 - So he said,
“Cursed H779 be Canaan;
[fn]A servant of servants
He shall be to his brothers.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:3 - And I will bless those who bless you,
And the one who [fn]curses you I will [fn]curse H779.
And in you all the families of the earth will be blessed.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:29 - May peoples serve you,
And nations bow down to you;
Be master of your brothers,
And may your mother’s sons bow down to you.
Cursed H779 be those who curse H779 you,
And blessed be those who bless you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:7 - “Cursed H779 be their anger, for it is fierce;
And their wrath, for it is cruel.
I will scatter them in Jacob,
And disperse them among Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:28 - “You shall not [fn]curse God, nor curse H779 a ruler of your people.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 5:18 - ‘The priest shall then have the woman stand before the LORD and let down the hair of the woman’s head, and place the grain offering of reminder [fn]in her hands, that is, the grain offering of jealousy; and in the hand of the priest is to be the water of bitterness that brings H779 a H779 curse H779.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 5:19 - ‘And the priest shall have her take an oath and shall say to the woman, “If no man has had sexual relations with you and if you have not gone astray into uncleanness, as you are under the authority of your husband, be [fn]immune to this water of bitterness that brings H779 a H779 curse H779;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 5:22 - and this water that brings H779 a curse H779 shall go into your [fn]stomach, to make your belly swell up and your thigh [fn]shrivel.” And the woman shall say, “Amen, Amen.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 5:24 - ‘Then he shall make the woman drink the water of bitterness that brings H779 a curse H779, so that the water which brings H779 a curse H779 will go into her [fn]and cause bitterness.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 5:27 - ‘When he has made her drink the water, then it will come about, if she has defiled herself and has been unfaithful to her husband, that the water which brings H779 a curse H779 will go into her [fn]and cause bitterness, and her belly will swell up and her thigh will [fn]shrivel, and the woman will become a curse among her people.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:6 - “Now, therefore, please come, curse H779 this people for me since they are too [fn]mighty for me; perhaps I will be able to [fn]defeat them and drive them out of the land. For I know that he whom you bless is blessed, and he whom you curse H779 is cursed H779.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:12 - But God said to Balaam, “Do not go with them; you shall not curse H779 the people, for they are blessed.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 23:7 - And he took up his discourse and said,
“From Aram Balak has brought me,
Moab’s king from the mountains of the East, saying,
‘Come, declare H779 Jacob cursed H779 for me,
And come, curse Israel!’
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 24:9 - “He [fn]crouches, he lies down like a lion,
And like a lioness, who [fn]dares to rouse him?
Blessed is everyone who blesses you,
And cursed H779 is everyone who curses H779 you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 27:15 - ‘Cursed H779 is the person who makes a carved image or cast metal image, an abomination to the LORD, the work of the hands of a craftsman, and sets it up in secret.’ And all the people shall reply and say, ‘Amen.’
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 27:16 - ‘Cursed H779 is one who treats his father or mother contemptuously.’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 27:17 - ‘Cursed H779 is one who displaces his neighbor’s boundary marker.’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 27:18 - ‘Cursed H779 is one who misleads a person who is blind on the road.’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 27:19 - ‘Cursed H779 is one who distorts the justice due a stranger, an [fn]orphan, or a widow.’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 27:20 - ‘Cursed H779 is he who sleeps with his father’s wife, because he has [fn]uncovered his father’s garment.’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 27:21 - ‘Cursed H779 is one who has sexual intercourse with any animal.’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 27:22 - ‘Cursed H779 is he who sleeps with his sister, the daughter of his father or of his mother.’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 27:23 - ‘Cursed H779 is he who sleeps with his mother-in-law.’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 27:24 - ‘Cursed H779 is he who attacks his neighbor in secret.’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 27:25 - ‘Cursed H779 is he who accepts a bribe to attack an innocent person.’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 27:26 - ‘Cursed H779 is anyone who does not fulfill the words of this Law by doing them.’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:16 - “Cursed H779 will you be in the city, and cursed H779 will you be in the [fn]country.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:17 - “Cursed H779 will be your basket and your kneading bowl.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:18 - “Cursed H779 will be the [fn]children of your womb, the [fn]produce of your ground, the newborn of your herd, and the offspring of your flock.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:19 - “Cursed H779 will you be when you come in, and cursed H779 will you be when you go out.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 6:26 - Then Joshua made them take an oath at that time, saying, “Cursed H779 before the LORD is the man who rises up and builds this city Jericho; with the loss of his firstborn he will lay its foundation, and with the loss of his youngest son he will set up its gates.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 9:23 - “Now therefore, you are cursed H779, and [fn]you will never cease to be slaves, both gatherers of firewood and [fn]labor to draw water for the house of my God.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:23 - ‘Curse H779 Meroz,’ said the angel of the LORD,
‘Utterly H779 curse H779 its inhabitants,
Because they did not come to the help of the LORD,
To the help of the LORD against the warriors.’
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 21:18 - “But we cannot give them wives from our daughters.” For the sons of Israel had sworn, saying, “Cursed H779 is he who gives a wife to Benjamin!”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:24 - Now the men of Israel were hard-pressed on that day, for Saul had put the people under oath, saying, “Cursed H779 be the man who eats food [fn]before evening, and before I have avenged myself on my enemies.” So none of the people tasted food.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:28 - Then one of the people responded and said, “Your father strictly put the people under oath, saying, ‘Cursed H779 be the man who eats food today.’” And the people were weary.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 26:19 - “Now then, please let my lord the king listen to the words of his servant. If the LORD has incited you against me, may He [fn]accept an offering; but if it is [fn]people, cursed H779 [fn]are they before the LORD, because they have driven me out today so that I would have no share in the inheritance of the LORD, saying, ‘Go, serve other gods.’
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 9:34 - When he came in, he ate and drank; and he said, “See now to this cursed H779 woman H779 and bury her, for she is a king’s daughter.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:8 - “May those curse it who curse H779 the day,
Who are [fn]prepared to disturb Leviathan.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:21 - You rebuke the arrogant, [fn]the cursed H779,
Who wander from Your commandments.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 11:3 - and say to them, ‘This is what the LORD, the God of Israel says: “Cursed H779 is the one who does not obey the words of this covenant
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 17:5 - This is what the LORD says:
“Cursed H779 is the man who trusts in mankind
And makes flesh his [fn]strength,
And whose heart turns away from the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 20:14 - Cursed H779 be the day when I was born;
May the day when my mother gave birth to me not be blessed!
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 20:15 - Cursed H779 be the man who brought the news
To my father, saying,
“A [fn]boy has been born to you!”
And made him very happy.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 48:10 - “Cursed H779 is the one who does the LORD’S work negligently,
And cursed H779 is the one who restrains his sword from blood.
Unchecked Copy BoxMal 1:14 - “But cursed H779 be the swindler who has a male in his flock and vows it, but sacrifices a blemished animal to the Lord, for I am a great King,” says the LORD of armies, “and My name is [fn]feared among the [fn]nations.”

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