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Lexicon :: Strong's H779 - 'ārar

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Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root
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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 - The LORD God said to the serpent, "Because you have done this, cursed are you above all cattle, and above all wild animals; upon your belly you shall go, and dust you shall eat all the days of your life.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:17 - And to Adam he said, "Because you have listened to the voice of your wife, and have eaten of the tree of which I commanded you, 'You shall not eat of it,' cursed is the ground because of you; in toil you shall eat of it all the days of your life;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:11 - And now you are cursed from the ground, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother's blood from your hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 5:29 - and called his name Noah, saying, "Out of the ground which the LORD has cursed this one shall bring us relief from our work and from the toil of our hands."
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:25 - he said, "Cursed be Canaan; a slave of slaves shall he be to his brothers."
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:3 - I will bless those who bless you, and him who curses you I will curse; and by you all the families of the earth shall bless themselves."
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:29 - Let peoples serve you, and nations bow down to you. Be lord over your brothers, and may your mother's sons bow down to you. Cursed be every one who curses you, and blessed be every one who blesses you!"
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:7 - Cursed be their anger, for it is fierce; and their wrath, for it is cruel! I will divide them in Jacob and scatter them in Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:28 - "You shall not revile God, nor curse a ruler of your people.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 5:18 - And the priest shall set the woman before the LORD, and unbind the hair of the woman's head, and place in her hands the cereal offering of remembrance, which is the cereal offering of jealousy. And in his hand the priest shall have the water of bitterness that brings the curse.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 5:19 - Then the priest shall make her take an oath, saying, 'If no man has lain with you, and if you have not turned aside to uncleanness, while you were under your husband's authority, be free from this water of bitterness that brings the curse.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 5:22 - may this water that brings the curse pass into your bowels and make your body swell and your thigh fall away.' And the woman shall say, 'Amen, Amen.'
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 5:24 - and he shall make the woman drink the water of bitterness that brings the curse, and the water that brings the curse shall enter into her and cause bitter pain.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 5:27 - And when he has made her drink the water, then, if she has defiled herself and has acted unfaithfully against her husband, the water that brings the curse shall enter into her and cause bitter pain, and her body shall swell, and her thigh shall fall away, and the woman shall become an execration among her people.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:6 - Come now, curse this people for me, since they are too mighty for me; perhaps I shall be able to defeat them and drive them from the land; for I know that he whom you bless is blessed, and he whom you curse is cursed."
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:12 - God said to Balaam, "You shall not go with them; you shall not curse the people, for they are blessed."
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 23:7 - And Balaam took up his discourse, and said, "From Aram Balak has brought me, the king of Moab from the eastern mountains: 'Come, curse Jacob for me, and come, denounce Israel!'
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 24:9 - He couched, he lay down like a lion, and like a lioness; who will rouse him up? Blessed be every one who blesses you, and cursed be every one who curses you."
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 27:15 - "'Cursed be the man who makes a graven or molten image, an abomination to the LORD, a thing made by the hands of a craftsman, and sets it up in secret.' And all the people shall answer and say, 'Amen.'
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 27:16 - "'Cursed be he who dishonors his father or his mother.' And all the people shall say, 'Amen.'
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 27:17 - "'Cursed be he who removes his neighbor's landmark.' And all the people shall say, 'Amen.'
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 27:18 - "'Cursed be he who misleads a blind man on the road.' And all the people shall say, 'Amen.'
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 27:19 - "'Cursed be he who perverts the justice due to the sojourner, the fatherless, and the widow.' And all the people shall say, 'Amen.'
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 27:20 - "'Cursed be he who lies with his father's wife, because he has uncovered her who is his father's.' And all the people shall say, 'Amen.'
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 27:21 - "'Cursed be he who lies with any kind of beast.' And all the people shall say, 'Amen.'
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 27:22 - "'Cursed be he who lies with his sister, whether the daughter of his father or the daughter of his mother.' And all the people shall say, 'Amen.'
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 27:23 - "'Cursed be he who lies with his mother-in-law.' And all the people shall say, 'Amen.'
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 27:24 - "'Cursed be he who slays his neighbor in secret.' And all the people shall say, 'Amen.'
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 27:25 - "'Cursed be he who takes a bribe to slay an innocent person.' And all the people shall say, 'Amen.'
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 27:26 - "'Cursed be he who does not confirm the words of this law by doing them.' And all the people shall say, 'Amen.'
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:16 - Cursed shall you be in the city, and cursed shall you be in the field.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:17 - Cursed shall be your basket and your kneading-trough.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:18 - Cursed shall be the fruit of your body, and the fruit of your ground, the increase of your cattle, and the young of your flock.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:19 - Cursed shall you be when you come in, and cursed shall you be when you go out.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 6:26 - Joshua laid an oath upon them at that time, saying, "Cursed before the LORD be the man that rises up and rebuilds this city, Jericho. At the cost of his first-born shall he lay its foundation, and at the cost of his youngest son shall he set up its gates."
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 9:23 - Now therefore you are cursed, and some of you shall always be slaves, hewers of wood and drawers of water for the house of my God."
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:23 - "Curse Meroz, says the angel of the LORD, curse bitterly its inhabitants, because they came not to the help of the LORD, to the help of the LORD against the mighty.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 21:18 - Yet we cannot give them wives of our daughters." For the people of Israel had sworn, "Cursed be he who gives a wife to Benjamin."
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:24 - And the men of Israel were distressed that day; for Saul laid an oath on the people, saying, "Cursed be the man who eats food until it is evening and I am avenged on my enemies." So none of the people tasted food.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:28 - Then one of the people said, "Your father strictly charged the people with an oath, saying, 'Cursed be the man who eats food this day.'" And the people were faint.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 26:19 - Now therefore let my lord the king hear the words of his servant. If it is the LORD who has stirred you up against me, may he accept an offering; but if it is men, may they be cursed before the LORD, for they have driven me out this day that I should have no share in the heritage of the LORD, saying, 'Go, serve other gods.'
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 9:34 - Then he went in and ate and drank; and he said, "See now to this cursed woman, and bury her; for she is a king's daughter."
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:8 - Let those curse it who curse the day, who are skilled to rouse up Levi'athan.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:21 - Thou dost rebuke the insolent, accursed ones, who wander from thy commandments;
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 11:3 - You shall say to them, Thus says the LORD, the God of Israel: Cursed be the man who does not heed the words of this covenant
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 17:5 - Thus says the LORD: "Cursed is the man who trusts in man and makes flesh his arm, whose heart turns away from the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 20:14 - Cursed be the day on which I was born! The day when my mother bore me, let it not be blessed!
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 20:15 - Cursed be the man who brought the news to my father, "A son is born to you," making him very glad.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 48:10 - "Cursed is he who does the work of the LORD with slackness; and cursed is he who keeps back his sword from bloodshed.
Unchecked Copy BoxMal 1:14 - Cursed be the cheat who has a male in his flock, and vows it, and yet sacrifices to the Lord what is blemished; for I am a great King, says the LORD of hosts, and my name is feared among the nations.

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