Word Summary
harah: to conceive, become pregnant
Original Word: הָרָה
Transliteration: harah
Phonetic Spelling: (haw-raw')
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to conceive, become pregnant
Meaning: to conceive, become pregnant
Strong's Concordance
been, be with child, conceive, progenitor

A primitive root; to be (or become) pregnant, conceive (literally or figuratively) -- been, be with child, conceive, progenitor.


H2029. harah

I. הָרָהverb conceive, become pregnant (Assyrian êrû compare DlPr 21 Muss.-ArnoltHebraica. Oct. 1890, 67 JägerBAS i. 473); —

Qal Perfect3masculine singular וְהָרָה‎ consecutive Psalm 7:15; 3feminine singular הָרָ֑תָהGenesis 16:4-5, 2feminine singular וְהָרִית‎ consecutive Judges 13:3; 1singular הָרִיתִיNumbers 11:12; 1plural הָרִינוּIsaiah 26:18; Imperfect וַתַּ֫הַרGenesis 4:1 26t. (וַתַּ֑הַר16:4); 3feminine plural וַתַּהֲרֶיןָ19:36; 2masculine plural תַּהֲרוּIsaiah 33:11; Infinitive absolute הָרֹהJob 15:35, הָרוֺIsaiah 59:4 compare also 59:13 below

Po. below; Participle feminine suffix הוֺרָתִיSong of Solomon 3:4; הוֺרָתָםHosea 2:7; —

1 literally conceive, become pregnant Genesis 16:4 (twice in verse); 16:5; 19:36; 25:21; 38:18 (all J), 2 Samuel 11:5 (agency of man expressed by מִןGenesis 19:36, לְ38:18); usually in phrase וַתֵּלֶד וַתַּהַר4:1, 17; 21:2; 29:32-33, 34, 35; 30:5, 7 (all J), 30:17; 30:19; 30:23 (all E), 38:3-4, (both J), Exodus 2:2 (E), 1 Samuel 1:20; 2:21; 2 Kings 4:17; 1 Chronicles 7:23; Isaiah 8:3; Hosea 1:3, 6, 8, probably also 1 Chronicles 4:17 אֶתמִֿרְיָם ותהר‎ [ותלד‎] compare Be; further Judges 13:3, and compare Moses' question יְלִדְתִּיהוּ אִםאָֿנֹכִי הַזֶּה כָּלהָֿעָם אֵת הָרִיתִי הֶאָנֹכִיNumbers 11:12 have I conceived all this people, or have I brought it forth? Participle f. "" אֵםHosea 2:7; Song of Solomon 3:4.

2 metaph. רוּחַ יָלַדְנוּ כְמוֺ חַלְנוּ הָרִינוּIsaiah 26:18 of anxious and disappointed waiting; קַשׁ תֵּלְדוּ חֲשַׁשׁ תַּהֲרוּ33:11, of futile planning, compare Che; elsewhere of evil, mischief שָׁ֑קֶר וְיָלַד עָמָל וְהָרָהPsalm 7:15 (subject wicked man), compare Job 15:35; Isaiah 59:4, so also 59:13, read הָרוֺ‎ (Infinitive absolute) compare Di.

Pu`al Perfect3masculine singular נָּ֑בֶר הֹרָהJob 3:3 a man hath been conceived (Böii. p. 103 BaNB 77 regard as

Qal passive).

Po. Infinitive absolute, conceive, contrive, devise שָׁ֑קֶר דִּבְרֵי מִלֵּב וְהֹגוֺ הֹרוֺIsaiah 59:13, but read rather וְהָגוֺ הָרוֺ

Qal Infinitive absolute see above (Bal.c. explanation ᵑ0‎ as

Qal Infinitive passive). — On הוֺרַיGenesis 49:26 see הוֺר‎ and הַר1.c.