Strong's Concordance, Hebrew Dictionary

Off, in pieces, bring to the birth, crush, destroy, hurt, quench, tear, to burst (literally or figuratively)

Hebrew: שָׁבַר, šābar (H7665)

143 King James Bible Verses


Here are break, broken, bring to the birth and related words in the Bible. What does the source Hebrew word שָׁבַר mean and how is it used in the Bible? Below are the English definition details. Also below are examples within Bible verses highlighted in yellow (follow this link to go there). Tap or hover on blue, underlined words to see more original scripture and meanings. Information sourced from Strong's Concordance[1].

Definition Details

Strong's Number: H7665

Hebrew Base Word: שָׁבַר

Part of speech: Verb

Usage: Break (down, off, in pieces, up), broken(-hearted), bring to the birth, crush, destroy, hurt, quench, × quite, tear, view (by mistake for H7663)

Definition: To burst (literally or figuratively).

Detailed definition:

  1. To break, break in pieces.
    1. (Qal).
      1. Break, break in or down, rend violently, wreck, crush, quench.
      2. To break, rupture (figuratively).
    2. (Niphal).
      1. To be broken, be maimed, be crippled, be wrecked.
      2. To be broken, be crushed (figuratively).
    3. (Piel) to shatter, break.
    4. (Hiphil) to cause to break out, bring to the birth.
    5. (Hophal) to be broken, be shattered.

Derived terms: A primitive root.


  1. Biblical International Phonetic Alphabet: ʃɔːˈbɑr
  2. Modern International Phonetic Alphabet: ʃɑːˈvɑʁ
  3. Transliteration: šābar
  4. Biblical Pronunciation: shaw-BAHR
  5. Modern Pronunciation: sha-VAHR

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