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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #1605 - גָּעַר
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
גָּעַר fut. יִגְעַר to rebuke, to reprove any one, as a father a son, Genesis 37:10, וַיִּגְעַר בּוֹ אָבִיו “and his father reproved him.” Ruth 2:16; Jeremiah 29:27. Const. with an acc. and בְּ. (Syr. ܓܥܰܪ id., Eth. ገዐረ፡ to cry out. Allied is the Arab. جأر to low, to ask with a loud voice, to entreat with groans and cries.) Often used of God rebuking his enemies, Isaiah 17:13, 54:9 Psalms 9:6, 68:31 119:21 especially that he may restrain them and deter them from wicked efforts, Zechariah 3:2, יִגְעַר יְהֹוָה בְּךָ הַשָּׂטָן “the Lord rebuke thee, Satan!” i.e. restrain, deter thee; Malachi 3:11, גָּעַרְתִּי לָכֶם בָּאֹכֵל “I have rebuked for you (for your benefit) the devourer,” i.e. voracious and hurtful animals; Malachi 2:3, הִנְנִי גֹעֵר לָכֶם אֶת־הַזֶּרַע “behold I will rebuke for you the seed,” i.e. I will prohibit the seed from entering into your barns: I will refuse you your harvest. It is also applied to the sea, which, when rebuked by God, dries up, Psalms 106:9; Nahum 1:4. Hence מִגְעֶרֶת and
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