חצב חצב 


chatsab; khaw-tsab' or chatseb



Parts of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

a primitive root

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 718

KJV Translation Count — 25x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: dig (5), hew (4), hewers (4), hew out (4), mason (3), cut (1), divideth (1), graven (1), hewn (1), made (1)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. to dig, cleave, divide, hew, make, cut out, dig out, cut down, quarry, hewer, mason
a. (Qal)
1. to hew out, dig
2. to hew
a. stone
b. wood
3. to hew in pieces (metaph.)
4. to divide, cleave
b. (Niphal) to be cut, be hewn, be engraved
c. (Hiphil) to hew into pieces, cut up into pieces
d. (Pual) to be cut from, be hewn from

Strong's Definitions

chatsab, khaw-tsab'; or chatseb, khaw-tsabe'; a primitive root; to cut or carve (wood), stone or other material); by implication, to hew, split, square, quarry, engrave: — cut, dig, divide, grave, hew (out, -er), made, mason.

Concordance Results Using KJV

And houses full of all good things, which thou filledst not, and wells H2672ged, which thou H2672gedst not, vineyards and olive trees, which thou plantedst not; when thou shalt have eaten and be full;


A land wherein thou shalt eat bread withH2672 scarceness, thou shalt not lack any thing in it; a land whose stones are iron, and H2672 of whose hills thou mayest H2672 brass.


And Solomon had threescore and ten thousand that bare burdens, and fourscore thousand H2672ers in the mountains;


And to H2672s, and H2672ers of stone, and to buy timber and H2672ed stone to repair the breaches of the house of the LORD, and for all that was laid H2672 for the house to repair it.


And David commanded to gather together the strangers that were in the land of Israel; and he set H2672s to H2672 wrought stones to build the house of God.


Moreover there are workmen with thee in abundance, H2672ers and workers of stone and timber, and all manner of cunning men for every manner of work.


And Solomon told H2672 threescore and ten thousand men to bear burdens, and fourscore thousand to H2672 in the mountain, and three thousand and six hundred to oversee them.


And he set threescore and ten thousand of them to be bearers of burdens, and fourscore thousand to be H2672ers in the mountain, and three thousand and six hundred overseers to set the people a work.


And the king and Jehoiada gave it to such as did the work of the service of the house of the LORD, and hired H2672s and carpenters to repair the house of the LORD, and also such as wrought iron and brass to mend the house of the LORD.


Also he built towers in the desert, and H2672ged many wells: for he had much cattle, both in the low country, and in the plains: husbandmen also, and vine dressers in the mountains, and in Carmel: for he loved husbandry.