H2963 טרף - Strong's Hebrew Lexicon Number

A primitive root; to pluck off or pull to pieces; causatively to supply with food (as in morsels)

KJV Usage: catch, X without doubt, feed, ravin, rend in pieces, X surely, tear (in pieces).

Brown-Driver-Briggs' Hebrew Definitions



1. to tear, rend, pluck
a. (Qal) to tear, rend
b. (Niphal) to be torn in pieces
c. (Poal) to be torn in pieces
d. (Hiphil) to provide food
Origin: a primitive root
TWOT: 827
Parts of Speech: Verb

to tear
1) to tear, rend, pluck
1a) (Qal) to tear, rend
1b) (Niphal) to be torn in pieces
1c) (Poal) to be torn in pieces
1d) (Hiphil) to provide food

View how H2963 טרף is used in the Bible

24 occurrences of H2963 טרף

Genesis 37:33 is without doubt
Genesis 37:33 torn in pieces.
Genesis 44:28 Surely
Genesis 44:28 he is torn in pieces;
Genesis 49:27 shall raven
Exodus 22:13 If it shall be torn in pieces,
Deuteronomy 33:20 and teareth
Job 16:9 He teareth
Job 18:4 He teareth
Psalms 7:2 Lest he tear
Psalms 17:12 of his prey,
Psalms 22:13 as a ravening
Psalms 50:22 lest I tear you in pieces,
Proverbs 30:8 feed
Jeremiah 5:6 be torn in pieces:
Ezekiel 19:3 to catch
Ezekiel 19:6 to catch
Ezekiel 22:25 ravening
Ezekiel 22:27 ravening
Hosea 5:14 I, even I, will tear
Hosea 6:1 for he hath torn,
Amos 1:11 did tear
Micah 5:8 and teareth in pieces,
Nahum 2:12 tore in pieces

Distinct usage

2 He teareth
2 to catch
2 ravening
1 is without doubt
1 torn in pieces.
1 Surely
1 he is torn in pieces;
1 shall raven
1 If it shall be torn in pieces,
1 and teareth
1 of his prey,
1 as a ravening
1 lest I tear you in pieces,
1 feed
1 for he hath torn,
1 and teareth in pieces,
1 tore in pieces
1 Lest he tear
1 be torn in pieces:
1 did tear
1 I, even I, will tear

Corresponding Greek Words

taraph qal.,pu. G726 harpazo

Related words


H2964 טרף ṭereph
From H2963; something torn, that is, a fragment, for example a fresh leaf, prey, food

KJV Usage: leaf, meat, prey, spoil.

H2965 טרף ṭârâph
From H2963; recently torn off, that is, fresh

KJV Usage: pluckt off.