Word Summary
garah: to stir up (strife), engage in strife
Original Word: גָּרָה
Transliteration: garah
Phonetic Spelling: (gaw-raw')
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to stir up (strife), engage in strife
Meaning: to stir up (strife), engage in strife
Strong's Concordance
contend, meddle, stir up, strive

A primitive root; properly, to grate, i.e. (figuratively) to anger -- contend, meddle, stir up, strive.


H1624. garah

[גָּרָה‎] verb only

Pi`el stir up strife,

Hithpa`el engage in strife (compare Late Hebrew Pi`el stir up, excite, against (בְּ‎) Hithpa`el; Aramaic Pa`el גָּרֵא‎ ; especially Assyrian garû, Qal attack, be at war with, garû, girû, enemy, etc. AsrbAnnals iv. 49, 50 (KBii. 190) also SASmithAssurbanipal i. ii. Glossary; Arabic is run, especially of water, flow, etc.) —

Pi`el Imperfect3masculine singular יְגָרֶהProverbs 15:18; 28:25; 29:22, all with object מָדוֺןexcite, stir up, strife. — On גֵּרָהDeuteronomy 14:8 see I. גֵּרָה‎ below גרר‎.

Hithpa`el Perfect2feminine singular הִתְגָּרִיתְJeremiah 50:24; Imperfect3masculine singular יִתְגָּרֶהDaniel 11:25, וְיִתְגָּרֶ֯ו11:10; 2masculine singular תִּתְגָּרֶה2 Kings 14:19; 2 Chronicles 25:19; jussive with apocope תִּתְגָּרDeuteronomy 2:9, 19; 3masculine plural יִתְגָּרוּProverbs 28:4; Daniel 11:10, compare 11:10 Kt., see above; 2 masculine plural תִּתְגָּרוּDeuteronomy 2:5 (jussive); Imperative masculine singular הִתְגָּר2:24; —

1 excite oneself against (בְּ‎ person), engage in strife with, literally Deuteronomy 2:5, 19; 2 Kings 14:19 2 Chronicles 25:19 (followed by בְּרָעָה‎; — רעה‎ personified as challenged opponent); also + accusative of manner, מִלְחָמָהDeuteronomy 2:9, 24; figurative בָם יִתְגָּרוּ תוֺרָה וְשֹׁמְרֵיProverbs 28:4 while they that keep the law are at strife with them, i.e. with those that forsake it.

2 absolute, excite oneself (against foe), wage war, only Daniel 11:רַבִּים חֲיָלִים הֲמוֺן וְאָֽסְפוּ יִתְגָּרוּProverbs 28:10 they shall wage war, etc.; עַדמָֿעֻזֹּה וְיִתְגָּרֶ֯ו וְיָשֹׁב28:10 and he shall return and war, even to his stronghold; 28:25 followed by לַמִּלְחָמָה‎ + גָּדוֺל בְּחַיִל‎ (instrumental)