Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #1942: havvah (pronounced hav-vaw')

from 1933 (in the sense of eagerly coveting and rushing upon; by implication, of falling); desire; also ruin:--calamity, iniquity, mischief, mischievous (thing), naughtiness, naughty, noisome, perverse thing, substance, very wickedness.

Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew Lexicon:



1) desire

1a) desire (in bad sense)

2) chasm (figuratively of destruction)

2a) engulfing ruin, destruction, calamity

Part of Speech: noun feminine

Relation: from H1933


This word is used 16 times:

Job 6:2: "Oh that my grief were throughly weighed, and my calamity laid in the balances together!"
Job 6:30: "my taste discern perverse things?"
Job 30:13: "They mar my path, they set forward my calamity, they have no helper."
Psalms 5:9: "faithfulness their inward part is very wickedness; their throat is an open sepulcher; they flatter"
Psalms 38:12: "my hurt speak mischievous things, and imagine deceits all the day"
Psalms 52:2: "Thy tongue deviseth mischiefs; razor, working deceitfully."
Psalms 52:7: "in the abundance of his riches, and strengthened himself in his wickedness."
Psalms 55:11: " Wickedness is in the midst thereof: deceit depart not from her streets."
Psalms 57:1: "in thee: yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities be overpast."
Psalms 91:3: "shall deliver of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence. and from the noisome pestilence."
Psalms 94:20: "Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship mischief by a law?"
Proverbs 10:3: "to famish: but he casteth away the substance of the wicked."
Proverbs 11:6: "shall deliver shall be taken in their own naughtiness."
Proverbs 17:4: "and a liar giveth ear to a naughty tongue."
Proverbs 19:13: "A foolish son is the calamity and the contentions of a wife are a continual dropping."
Micah 7:3: "asketh for a reward; and the great man, he uttereth his mischievous desire: so they wrap it up."

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