חרב חרב 


charab; khaw-rab' or chareb



Parts of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

a primitive root

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: number 731, number 732

KJV Translation Count — 40x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: waste (16), dry (7), dry up (7), desolate (3), slay (2), decayeth (1), destroyed (1), destroyer (1), surely (1), utterly (1)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. to be waste, lay waste, make desolate, be desolate, be in ruins
a. (Qal) to be waste, be desolate
b. (Niphal)
1. to be made desolate
2. desolate (participle)
c. (Hiphil) to lay waste, make desolate
d. (Hophal) to be laid waste
2. to be dry, be dried up
a. (Qal) to be dried, be dried up
b. (Pual) to be dried
c. (Hiphil) to dry up
d. (Hophal) to be dried up
3. to attack, smite down, slay, fight

Strong's Definitions

charab, khaw-rab'; or chareb, khaw-rabe'; a primitive root; to parch (through drought) i.e. (by analogy,) to desolate, destroy, kill: — decay, (be) desolate, destroy(-er), (be) dry (up), slay, X surely, (lay, lie, make) waste.

Concordance Results Using KJV

And it came to pass in the six hundredth and first year, in the first month, the first day of the month, the waters were dried H2717 from off the earth: and Noah removed the covering of the ark, and looked, and, behold, the face of the ground was H2717.


And Samson said unto her, If they bind me with seven green withs that were never dried, then shall I be weak, and be as another man.


Then the lords of the Philistines brought H2717 to her seven green withs which had not been dried, and she bound him with them.


And when the people saw him, they praised their god: for they said, Our god hath delivered into our hands our enemy, and the H2717 of our country, which slew many of us.


And they said, This is blood: the kings are H2717 slain, and they have smitten one another: now therefore, Moab, to the spoil.


Of a truth, LORD, the kings of Assyria have H2717 the nations and their lands,


I have digged and drunk strange waters, and with the sole of my feet have I dried H2717 all the rivers of besieged places.


As the waters fail from the sea, and the flood H2717 and drieth H2717:


He rebuked the Red sea also, and it was dried H2717: so he led them through the depths, as through the wilderness.


And the waters shall fail from the sea, and the river shall be H2717d and dried H2717.