הרס

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Hebrew[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the root ה־ר־ס (h-r-s).

Noun[edit]

הֶרֶס (héresm (no plural forms, singular construct form הֶרֶס־)

  1. Destruction: the act of destroying.

Verb[edit]

הָרַס (harás) (pa'ál construction)

  1. To destroy, to demolish, to tear down.
    • Jeremiah 45:4:
      כֹּה תֹּאמַר אֵלָיו כֹּה אָמַר ה׳ הִנֵּה אֲשֶׁר־בָּנִיתִי אֲנִי הֹרֵס וְאֵת אֲשֶׁר־נָטַעְתִּי אֲנִי נֹתֵשׁ וְאֶת־כָּל־הָאָרֶץ הִיא׃
      ko tomár eláv ko amár H. hiné ashér-baníti aní horés v'ét ashér-natá'ti aní notésh v'ét-kol-ha'áretz hi:
      Thus shalt thou say unto him, The LORD saith thus; Behold, that which I have built will I break down, and that which I have planted I will pluck up, even this whole land.[1]
    • Isaiah 22:19:
      וַהֲדַפְתִּיךָ מִמַּצָּבֶךָ וּמִמַּעֲמָדְךָ יֶהֶרְסֶךָ׃
      vahadaftíkha mimatzavékha umima'amadkhá yehersékha:
      And I will drive thee from thy station, and from thy state shall he pull thee down.[1]
  2. To break through.
    • Exodus 19:24:
      וַיֹּאמֶר אֵלָיו ה׳ לֶךְ־רֵד וְעָלִיתָ אַתָּה וְאַהֲרֹן עִמָּךְ וְהַכֹּהֲנִים וְהָעָם אַל־יֶהֶרְסוּ לַעֲלֹת אֶל־ה׳ פֶּן־יִפְרָץ־בָּם׃
      vayómer eláv H. lekh-red v'alíta atá v'aharón imkhá v'hakohaním v'ha'ám al-yehersú la'alót el-H. pen-yifrátz-bam:
      And the LORD said unto him, Away, get thee down, and thou shalt come up, thou, and Aaron with thee: but let not the priests and the people break through to come up unto the LORD, lest he break forth upon them.[1]

Verb[edit]

הֵרֵס (herés) (pi'él construction)

  1. To destroy, to overthrow.
    • Exodus 23:24:
      לֹא־תִשְׁתַּחֲוֶה לֵאלֹהֵיהֶם וְלֹא תָעָבְדֵם וְלֹא תַעֲשֶׂה כְּמַעֲשֵׂיהֶם כִּי הָרֵס תְּהָרְסֵם וְשַׁבֵּר תְּשַׁבֵּר מַצֵּבֹתֵיהֶם׃
      lo-tishtakhavé leiloheihém v'ló ta'avdém v'ló ta'asé k'ma'aseihém ki harés t'har'sém v'shabér t'shabér matzevoteihém:
      Thou shalt not bow down to their gods, nor serve them, nor do after their works: but thou shalt utterly overthrow them, and quite break down their images.[1]
    • Isaiah 49:17:
      מִהֲרוּ בָּנָיִךְ מְהָרְסַיִךְ וּמַחֲרִבַיִךְ מִמֵּךְ יֵצֵאוּ׃
      miharú banáyikh mahar'sáyikh umakhariváyikh mimékh yeitzéi'u:
      Thy children shall make haste; thy destroyers and they that made thee waste shall go forth of thee.[1]
  2. To fight.

Verb[edit]

הֹרַס (horás) (pu'ál construction)

  1. Defective spelling of הורס.

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Authorized King James translation (1611).