H2790 חרשׁ - Strong's Hebrew Lexicon Number

A primitive root; to scratch, that is, (by implication) to engrave, plough; hence (from the use of tools) to fabricate (of any material); figuratively to devise (in a bad sense); hence (from the idea of secrecy) to be silent, to let alone; hence (by implication) to be deaf (as an accompaniment of dumbness)

KJV Usage: X altogether, cease, conceal, be deaf, devise, ear, graven, imagine, leave off speaking, hold peace, plow (-er, -man), be quiet, rest, practise secretly, keep silence, be silent, speak not a word, be still, hold tongue, worker.

Brown-Driver-Briggs' Hebrew Definitions



1. to cut in, plough, engrave, devise
a. (Qal)
1. to cut in, engrave
2. to plough
3. to devise
b. (Niphal) to be ploughed
c. (Hiphil) to plot evil
2. to be silent, be dumb, be speechless, be deaf
a. (Qal)
1. to be silent
2. to be deaf
b. (Hiphil)
1. to be silent, keep quiet
2. to make silent
3. to be deaf, show deafness
c. (Hithpael) to remain silent
Origin: a primitive root
TWOT: 760,761
Parts of Speech: Verb

View how H2790 חרשׁ is used in the Bible

First 30 of 74 occurrences of H2790 חרשׁ

Genesis 24:21 at her held his peace,
Genesis 34:5 held his peace
Exodus 14:14 for you, and ye shall hold your peace.
Numbers 30:4 shall hold his peace
Numbers 30:7 it, and held his peace
Numbers 30:11 it, and held his peace
Numbers 30:14 altogether
Numbers 30:14 holds his peace
Numbers 30:14 them, because he held his peace
Deuteronomy 22:10 Thou shalt not plow
Judges 14:18 ye had not plowed
Judges 16:2 and were quiet
Judges 18:19 to him, Hold thy peace,
1 Samuel 7:8 Cease
1 Samuel 8:12 and will set them to till
1 Samuel 10:27 But he held his peace.
1 Samuel 23:9 secretly devised
2 Samuel 13:20 been with thee? but hold now thy peace,
2 Samuel 19:10 Now therefore why speak
1 Kings 7:14 a worker
1 Kings 19:19 who was plowing
2 Kings 18:36 held their peace,
Nehemiah 5:8 to us? Then they held their peace,
Esther 4:14 For if thou shalt altogether
Esther 4:14 hold thy peace
Esther 7:4 I had held my tongue,
Job 1:14 were plowing,
Job 4:8 they that plow
Job 6:24 me, and I will hold my tongue:
Job 11:3 make

Distinct usage

2 to me: hold thy peace,
2 hold not thy peace,
1 at her held his peace,
1 held his peace
1 for you, and ye shall hold your peace.
1 Thou shalt not plow
1 ye had not plowed
1 and were quiet
1 and will set them to till
1 been with thee? but hold now thy peace,
1 Now therefore why speak
1 a worker
1 held their peace,
1 For if thou shalt altogether
1 hold thy peace
1 were plowing,
1 make
1 hold their peace?
1 ye would altogether
1 hold your peace!
1 Hold your peace,
1 I will not conceal
1 When I kept silence,
1 and I kept silence;
1 The plowers
1 plowed
1 of them that imagine
1 that devise
1 shall be to them that devise
1 when he holdeth his peace,
1 will not plow
1 But they held their peace,
1 it is graven
1 shall be plowed
1 So they stopped speaking
1 shall plow,
1 will one plow
1 that the plowman
1 be plowed
1 shall hold his peace
1 it, and held his peace
1 it, and held his peace
1 I have been still,
1 to me: lest, if thou shouldest be silent
1 to us? Then they held their peace,
1 hold not thy peace
1 Doth the plowman
1 plow
1 they that plow
1 Ye have plowed
1 secretly devised
1 he deviseth
1 that deviseth
1 Devise
1 me, and I will hold my tongue:
1 who was plowing
1 and shall not keep silence:
1 Cease
1 But he held his peace.
1 he will rest

Corresponding Greek Words

charash G153 aischuno
charash G2325 therizo
charash G2680 kata skeuoazo
charash hiph. G2270 hesuchazo
charash hiph. G2271 hesuchia
charash hi. G71 ago
charash hi. G3878 par akouo
charash hi. G4623 siopao
charash qal.,hi. G4601 sigao
charash qal.,ni. G722 arotriao

Related words


H2758 חרישׁ chârı̂ysh
From H2790; ploughing or its season

KJV Usage: earing (time), ground.

H2759 חרישׁי chărı̂yshı̂y
From H2790 in the sense of silence; quiet, that is, sultry (as noun feminine the sirocco or hot east wind)

KJV Usage: vehement.

H2791 חרשׁ cheresh
From H2790; magical craft; also silence

KJV Usage: cunning, secretly.

H2793 חרשׁ chôresh
From H2790; a forest (perhaps as furnishing the material for fabric)

KJV Usage: bough, forest, shroud, wood.

H2794 חרשׁ chôrêsh
Active participle of H2790; a fabricator or mechanic

KJV Usage: artificer.

H2795 חרשׁ chêrêsh
From H2790; deaf (whether literal or spiritual)

KJV Usage: deaf.

H2796 חרשׁ chârâsh
From H2790; a fabricator of any material

KJV Usage: artificer, (+) carpenter, craftsman, engraver, maker, + mason, skilful, (+) smith, worker, workman, such as wrought.

H2799 חרשׁת chărôsheth
From H2790; mechanical work

KJV Usage: carving, cutting.

H4281 מחרשׁה machărêshâh
From H2790; probably a pick axe

KJV Usage: mattock.

H4282 מחרשׁת machăresheth
From H2790; probably a hoe

KJV Usage: share.