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Old Testament Hebrew

Entry for Strong's #2232 - זָרַע

Transliteration:
zâra‛
Phonetics:
zaw-rah'  
Word Origin:
a primitive root
Parts of Speech:
Verb
TWOT:
582
Word Definition  [ Brown-Drivers-Briggs' | Strong's ]
Brown-Driver-Briggs' Definition
  1. to sow, scatter seed
    1. (Qal)
      1. to sow
      2. producing, yielding seed
    2. (Niphal)
      1. to be sown
      2. to become pregnant, be made pregnant
    3. (Pual) to be sown
    4. (Hiphil) to produce seed, yield seed
Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 393 ‑ ἀνατέλλω (an‑at‑el'‑lo);   4701 ‑ σπορά (spor‑ah');   4702 ‑ σπόριμος (spor'‑ee‑mos);   4687 ‑ σπείρω (spi'‑ro);  
Frequency / Word  [ Book | Word ]
Verse Results
KJV (56)NAS (57)HCS (56)
Genesis5
Exodus2
Leviticus9
Numbers1
Deuteronomy4
Judges2
2 Kings1
Job2
Psalms3
Proverbs2
Ecclesiastes2
Isaiah7
Jeremiah6
Ezekiel1
Hosea3
Micah1
Nahum1
Haggai1
Zechariah1
Genesis5
Exodus2
Leviticus10
Numbers1
Deuteronomy4
Judges2
2 Kings1
Job2
Psalms3
Proverbs2
Ecclesiastes2
Isaiah7
Jeremiah6
Ezekiel1
Hosea3
Micah1
Nahum1
Haggai1
Zechariah1
Genesis6
Exodus2
Leviticus9
Numbers1
Deuteronomy5
Judges2
2 Kings1
Job2
Psalms3
Proverbs2
Ecclesiastes2
Isaiah7
Jeremiah6
Ezekiel1
Hosea3
Micah1
Nahum1
Haggai1
Zechariah1
Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

2137) orz (זראה ZRAh) AC: Sow CO: Seed AB: ?: The sowing of seeds by scattering them across the field. [from: rz- as a spreading of seeds]

V) orz (זראה ZRAh) - Sow: To spread seeds on the ground. KJV (56): (vf: Paal, Niphal, Hiphil, Pual) sow, yield, sower, bearing, conceive, seed, set - Strongs: H2232 (זָרַע)

Nm) orz (זראה ZRAh) - Seed: [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (230): seed, child, carnally, fruitful, seedtime, sowing - Strongs: H2233 (זֶרַע), H2234 (זְרַע)

dm) ofrz (זרואה ZRWAh) - Sown: KJV (2): sowing, sown - Strongs: H2221 (זֵרוּעַ)

hm) orzm (מזראה MZRAh) - Crop: What is sown. KJV (1): sown - Strongs: H4218 (מִזְרָע)

jm) nforz (זראהונ ZRAhWN) - Vegetable: As sown. KJV (2): pulse - Strongs: H2235 (זֵרֹעַ)

AHL Definitions Copyright: ©1999-2013
Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 I. זָרַע verb sow, scatter seed (Late Hebrew id.; Assyrian zirû TP Prism vi. 15; Arabic ; Aramaic , זְרַע; Ethiopic but in Sabean דֿרא DHM ZMG 1883,15 and in proper name, Id. in MV10, pp. 242,983) —

Qal Perfect 3 masculine singular זָרַע Judges 6:3; 1 singular וְזָרַעְתִּ֫י Jeremiah 31:27; suffix וּזְרַעְתִּיהָ consec Hosea 2:25; 3 plural זָָֽרְעוּ Jeremiah 12:13; 2 masculine plural זְרַעַתֶּם Haggai 1:6; וּזְרַעְתֶּם consecutive Genesis 47:23 2t.; Imperfect יִזְרָ֑ע Ecclesiastes 11:4; וַיִּזְרַע Genesis 26:12; suffix וַיִּזְרָעֶהָ Judges 9:45; 1 singular אֶזְדְעָה Judges 31:8; suffix וְאֶזְרָעֵם Zechariah 10:9, etc.; Imperative masculine singular זְרַע Ecclesiastes 11:6; masculine plural זִרְעוּ Hosea 10:12 2t.; Infinitive לִזְרֹעַ Isaiah 28:24; Participle active זֹרֵעַ Isaiah 55:10 3t.; זזֹרֵעַ Proverbs 22:8; Jeremiah 50:16, etc.; Passive participle זָרֻעַ Psalm 97:11 (but on text see below); feminine זְרוּעָה Jeremiah 2:2; —

1 literally sow:

a. absolute sow (seed), do one's sowing Judges 6:3; Genesis 26:12 (J), Isaiah 28:24 (after ploughing חרשׁ); זִרְעוּ וקצרו ונטעוכרמים Isaiah 37:30 = 2 Kings 19:29; "" קצר also Micah 6:15; Leviticus 25:11 (H), Ecclesiastes 11:4; "" אסף Leviticus 25:20 (H); opposed to אכל Job 31:8; זֹרְעֵי עלכֿלמֿים Isaiah 32:20 (on construct compare Ges§ 130, 1); with אתהֿשּׁנה הַשׁמינִת Leviticus 25:22; followed by הַרְבֵּה Haggai 1:6 (opposed to הָבֵא מְעָ֑ט).

b. with accusative of land אדמה Exodus 23:10 (J E; "" אסף), Genesis 47:23 (J); field (שׂדה) Leviticus 25:3 ("" אסף), compare Leviticus 25:4; Psalm 107:37; as passive participle אֶרֶץ לֹא זְרוּעָה Jeremiah 2:2 ("" מִדְבָּר).

c. with accusative of seed אֶתזַֿרְעֲךָ׳ז Deuteronomy 11:10, compare Deuteronomy 22:9; Jeremiah 35:7; Leviticus 26:16 (H) Ecclesiastes 11:6; followed by חִטִּים Jeremiah 12:13 ("" קצר); compare also בִּכּוּרֵימַעֲשֶׂיךָ אשׁר תזרע בַּשָּׂדֶה Exodus 23:16 (JE).

d. followed by 2accusative לֹא תזרע כַּרְמְךָ כִּלְאַ֑יִם Deuteronomy 22:9; compare שָׂדְךָ לֹא תִזְרַע כִּלְאַיִם Leviticus 19:19 (H); זַרְעֲךָ אשׁרתֿזדע אתהֿאדמה Isaiah 30:23; also of destroyed city וַיִּזְרָעֶהָ מֶ֑לַח Judges 9:45.

e. participle active as substantive זוֺרֵעַ Jeremiah 50:16 ("" תֹּפֵשׂ מַגָּל בְּעֵת קָציר); לַֹזּרֵעַ Isaiah 55:10 ("" לָאֹכֵל).

2 of shrub and tree producing, yielding seed, with accusative of congnate meaning with verb Genesis 1:29 (twice in verse) (P), compare Hiph`il 3. figurative:

a. of Yahweh's sowing (planting) Israel in the land וזרעתיה ליבָארץ Hosea 2:25 (We וזרעתיהו, object being Jezreel); on the other hand וְאֶזְרָעֵם בָּעַמִּים Zechariah 10:9.

b. with 2accusative, of Yahweh's fructifying Israel and Judah יהודה זֶרַע אדם וזרע׳וזרעתי אתבֿית ישׂראל ואתבֿ בהמה Jeremiah 31:27.

c. of moral action, זִרְעוּ לָכֶםלִצְדָקָה Hosea 10:12 ("" קצר); צדקה׳ז Proverbs 11:18; אַלתִּֿזְרְעוּאֶלקֹֿצִים Jeremiah 4:3 sow not in among thorns (said of a few righteous deeds amid much wickedness); especially of evil-doing רוּחַ יזרעו וְסוּפָתָה יִקְצֹ֑רוּ Hosea 8:7; זֹרְעֵי עָמָל Job 4:8 ("" קצר); זוֺרֵעַ עַוְלָה יקצוראָֿוֶן Proverbs 22:8.

d. of Israel's practising idolatryזְמֹרַת זָר תִּזְרָעֶ֑נּוּ Isaiah 17:10 (2accusative)

e.הזרעים בדמעה בְּרִנָּה יִקְצֹ֑רוּ Psalm 126:5 metaphor of distress followed by joy.

f.אוֺר זָרֻעַ לַצַּדִּיק Psalm 97:11 read probably זָרַח, Vrss Ol Hu Bae Che and others

Niph`al be sown, fructified, Perfect 3 feminine singular וְנִזְרְעָה consecutive Numbers 5:28; 2 masculine plural וְנִזְרַעְתֶּם consecutive Ezekiel 36:9; Imperfect 3 masculine singular יִזָּרַע Nahum 1:14; יִזָּרֵ֑עַ Deuteronomy 21:4; Leviticus 11:37; 3 feminine singular תִּזָּרַע Deuteronomy 29:22; —

1 be sown:

a. subject אֶרֶץ, ולא תַּצְמִחַ׳לֹא תִזּ Deuteronomy 29:22, compare (of נַחַל אֵיתָן) לא יֵעָבֵּד׳בּוֺ ולא יִזּ Deuteronomy 21:4; in address to הָרֵי ישׂראל, וְנֶעֱבַּדְתֶּם וְנִזְרַעְתֶּם Ezekiel 36:9.

b. subject זֶרַע, זֶרַע זֵרוּעַאשׁר יִזָּרֵעַ Leviticus 11:37 (P); figurative מִשִּׁמְךָ עוֺד׳לֹא יִזּ Nahum 1:14 no more of thy name be sown, in judgment against Nineveh.

2 be fructified, made pregnant וְנִזְרְעָה זָרַ֑ע Numbers 5:28 (P; of woman).

Pu`al Perfect 3 plural זֹרָ֑עוּ Isaiah 40:24 of princes and judges under figure of trees ("" נִטָּ֑עוּ, שֹׁרֵשׁ בָּאָרֶץ גִּזְעָם).

Hiph`il Imperfect 3 feminine singular תַּזְרִיעַ Leviticus 12:2; Participle מַזְרִיעַ Genesis 1:11,12; —

1 produce seed, of herb, with accusative of congnate meaning with verb Genesis 1:11,12; apparently denominative from זֶרַע; compare Qal 2. 2. of a woman, = bear a child תַּזְרִיעַ וְיָיָָֽלְדָה זָכָר Leviticus 12:2.

זְרַע noun [masculine] seed (compare Biblical Hebrew I. זרע); — construct אֲנָשָׁא׳ז Daniel 2:43 seed (offspring) of men.

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List of Word Forms
אֶ֭זְרְעָה אזרעה הַזֹּרְעִ֥ים הזרעים וְאֶזְרָעֵם֙ וְזָרַעְתִּ֗י וְזֹרְעֵ֖י וְזֹרֵ֥עַ וְנִזְרְעָ֥ה וְנִזְרַעְתֶּֽם׃ וַיִּזְרְע֣וּ וַיִּזְרַ֤ע וַיִּזְרָעֶ֖הָ וּזְרַעְתִּ֤יהָ וּזְרַעְתֶּ֖ם וּזְרַעְתֶּ֗ם וּזְרַעְתֶּ֤ם ואזרעם וזרע וזרעי וזרעתי וזרעתיה וזרעתם ויזרע ויזרעה ויזרעו ונזרעה ונזרעתם׃ זְרַ֣ע זְרַעְתֶּ֨ם זְרוּעָֽה׃ זִרְע֧וּ זִרְע֨וּ זָרְע֤וּ זָרַ֣ע זָרֻ֣עַ זֹרְעֵ֖י זֹרֵ֣עַ זֹרָ֔עוּ זוֹרֵ֙עַ֙ זוֹרֵ֣עַ זורע זרועה׃ זרע זרעו זרעי זרעתם יִזְרָ֑ע יִזְרָ֖עוּ יִזָּרֵ֑עַ יִזָּרַ֥ע יזרע יזרעו לִזְרֹ֑עַ לַזֹּרֵ֔עַ לזרע מַזְרִ֣יעַ מַזְרִ֤יעַ מזריע נִזְרָ֔ע נזרע תִּזְרְע֖וּ תִּזְרַ֖ע תִּזְרַ֣ע תִּזְרַע֙ תִּזְרָ֔ע תִּזְרָעֶֽנּוּ׃ תִזְרַ֖ע תִזְרַ֣ע תִזְרַ֥ע תִזְרָ֔ע תִזְרָ֔עוּ תִזְרָ֙עוּ֙ תִזָּרַע֙ תַזְרִ֔יעַ תזריע תזרע תזרעו תזרענו׃ ’ez·rə·‘āh ’ezrə‘āh Ezreah haz·zō·rə·‘îm hazzōrə‘îm hazzoreIm laz·zō·rê·a‘ lazzoRea lazzōrêa‘ liz·rō·a‘ lizRoa lizrōa‘ maz·rî·a‘ mazRia mazrîa‘ niz·rā‘ nizRa nizrā‘ ṯaz·rî·a‘ tazRia ṯazrîa‘ tiz·ra‘ tiz·rā‘ ṯiz·ra‘ ṯiz·rā‘ tiz·rā·‘en·nū ṯiz·rā·‘ū tiz·rə·‘ū ṯiz·zā·ra‘ tizRa tizra‘ tizrā‘ ṯizra‘ ṯizrā‘ tizrā‘ennū ṯizrā‘ū tizraEnnu tizRau tizrə‘ū tizreU tizzaRa ṯizzāra‘ ū·zə·ra‘·tem ū·zə·ra‘·tî·hā ūzəra‘tem ūzəra‘tîhā uzeraTem uzeraTiha vaiyizRa vaiyizraEha vaiyizreU veezraEm venizraTem venizreAh vezaraTi vezoRea vezoreEi way·yiz·ra‘ way·yiz·rā·‘e·hā way·yiz·rə·‘ū wayyizra‘ wayyizrā‘ehā wayyizrə‘ū wə’ezrā‘êm wə·’ez·rā·‘êm wə·niz·ra‘·tem wə·niz·rə·‘āh wə·zā·ra‘·tî wə·zō·rə·‘ê wə·zō·rê·a‘ wənizra‘tem wənizrə‘āh wəzāra‘tî wəzōrə‘ê wəzōrêa‘ yiz·rā‘ yiz·rā·‘ū yiz·zā·ra‘ yiz·zā·rê·a‘ yizRa yizrā‘ yizrā‘ū yizRau yizzaRa yizzāra‘ yizzaRea yizzārêa‘ zā·ra‘ zā·rə·‘ū zā·ru·a‘ zaRa zāra‘ zārə‘ū zareU zaRua zārua‘ zə·ra‘ zə·ra‘·tem zə·rū·‘āh zeRa zəra‘ zəra‘tem zeraTem zərū‘āh zeruAh zir‘ū zir·‘ū zirU zō·rā·‘ū zō·rə·‘ê zō·rê·a‘ zō·w·rê·a‘ zōrā‘ū zoRau zōrə‘ê zoRea zōrêa‘ zoreEi zōwrêa‘
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