2672. chatsab or chatseb
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chatsab or chatseb: to hew, hew out, cleave
Original Word: חָצַב
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: chatsab or chatseb
Phonetic Spelling: (khaw-tsab')
Short Definition: hewn

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
a prim. root
to hew, hew out, cleave
NASB Translation
chops (1), cut in pieces (1), dig (2), engraved (1), hew (2), hewed (2), hewers (1), hewn (5), hewn them in pieces (1), hews (1), masons (2), quarry (2), stonecutters (1), stonecutters to hew (1), stonecutters* (1).

[חָצַב] חָצֵב verb hew, hew out, cleave (Late Hebrew id., Aramaic חֲצַב; SI4. 6 participle plural החצבם; compare Phoenician מחצב = Hebrew id.) —

Qal Perfect חָצֵב Isaiah 5:2; חָֽצְבָה Proverbs 9:1; חָצַבְתִּי Hosea 6:5, etc.; Imperfect וַיַּחְצֹב2Chronicles 26:10; 2 masculine singular תַּחְצֹב Deuteronomy 8:9; Infinitive construct לַחְצֹב Jeremiah 2:13; לַחְצוֺב 1 Chronicles 22:2; Participle active חֹצֵב Isaiah 10:15 4t.; construct חֹצְבִי Isaiah 22:16; חֹצְבִים 1 Chronicles 22:2 3t.; חֹצְבֵי 2 Kings 12:13; passive חֲצוּבִים Deuteronomy 6:11; Nehemiah 9:25; —

1 hew out, (dig), wine-vat יֶקֶב Isaiah 5:2; sepulchre (קֶבֶר) Isaiah 22:16 (twice in verse); cisterns בֹּרוֺת Deuteronomy 6:11 (twice in verse); 2Chronicles 26:10; Nehemiah 9:25, compare Jeremiah 2:13; of mining נחשׁת ׳מהרריה תַּת Deuteronomy 8:9 out of its mountains thou mayst hew out copper.

2. a. hew stone 1 Chronicles 22:2; metaphor of pillars Proverbs 9:1 (subject wisdom); elsewhere participle, hewer of stone 2 Kings 12:13; 1 Chronicles 22:2,15 (see SI4.6above); probably 1 Kings 5:29; 2Chron 2:1; 2 Chronicles 2:17 (בָּהָר׳ח see Be), compare 2 Chronicles 24:12; Ezra 3:7.

b. apparently hew wood Isaiah 10:15 בוֺ ׳ח (i.e. בְּגַרְזֶן).

3 metaph. hew in pieces Hosea 6:5 figurative of ׳י attacking people by agency of prophets ("" הֲרַגְתִּים); divide, cleave subject ׳יs voice Psalm 29:7 object להבות אשׁ, i.e. the thunder of his voice sends forked lightnings (but on text compare Che and critical note)

Niph`al Imperfect יֵחָצְבוּן be cut, hewn, graven (words on rock) Job 19:24.

Pu`al Perfect חֻצַּבְתֶּם Isaiah 51:1 figurative, hewn out of rock (of Israel's origin; "" נֻקַּר).

Hiph`il Participle מַחֲצֶ֫בֶת Isaiah 51:9 hew in pieces = Qal 3, figurative of destroying רהב = Egypt (compare Psalm 89:11).

cut, dig, divide, grave, hew out made, mason

Or chatseb {khaw-tsabe'}; a primitive root; to cut or carve (wood), stone or other material); by implication, to hew, split, square, quarry, engrave -- cut, dig, divide, grave, hew (out, -er), made, mason.

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