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Lexicon :: Strong's H7378 - riyb

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TWOT Reference: 2159

Strong’s Definitions

רִיב rîyb, reeb; or רוּב rûwb; a primitive root; properly, to toss, i.e. grapple; mostly figuratively, to wrangle, i.e. hold a controversy; (by implication) to defend:—adversary, chide, complain, contend, debate, × ever, × lay wait, plead, rebuke, strive, × thoroughly.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 67x

The KJV translates Strong's H7378 in the following manner: plead (27x), strive (13x), contend (12x), chide (6x), debate (2x), miscellaneous (7x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 67x
The KJV translates Strong's H7378 in the following manner: plead (27x), strive (13x), contend (12x), chide (6x), debate (2x), miscellaneous (7x).
  1. to strive, contend

    1. (Qal)

      1. to strive

        1. physically

        2. with words

      2. to conduct a case or suit (legal), sue

      3. to make complaint

      4. to quarrel

    2. (Hiphil) to contend against

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
רִיב rîyb, reeb; or רוּב rûwb; a primitive root; properly, to toss, i.e. grapple; mostly figuratively, to wrangle, i.e. hold a controversy; (by implication) to defend:—adversary, chide, complain, contend, debate, × ever, × lay wait, plead, rebuke, strive, × thoroughly.

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H7378 matches the Hebrew רִיב (riyb),
which occurs 72 times in 60 verses in the Hebrew concordance of the NASB

Page 1 / 2 (Gen 26:20–Jer 2:9)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:20 - the herdsmen of Gerar quarreled H7378 with the herdsmen of Isaac, saying, “The water is ours!” So he named the well [fn]Esek, because they contended with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:21 - Then they dug another well, and they quarreled H7378 over it too, so he named it [fn]Sitnah.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:22 - He moved away from there and dug another well, and they did not quarrel H7378 over it; so he named it [fn]Rehoboth, for he said, “[fn]At last the LORD has made [fn]room for us, and we will be fruitful in the land.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:36 - Then Jacob became angry and contended H7378 with Laban; and Jacob said to Laban, “What is my transgression? What is my sin that you have hotly pursued me?
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 17:2 - Therefore the people quarreled H7378 with Moses and said, “Give us water that we may drink.” And Moses said to them, “Why do you quarrel H7378 with me? Why do you test the LORD?”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:18 - “If men have H7378 a quarrel H7378 and one strikes the other with a stone or with his fist, and he does not die but [fn]remains in bed,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 20:3 - The people thus contended H7378 with Moses and spoke, saying, “If only we had perished when our brothers perished before the LORD!
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 20:13 - Those were the waters of [fn]Meribah, [fn]because the sons of Israel contended H7378 with the LORD, and He proved Himself holy among them.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 33:7 - And this regarding Judah; so he said,
“Hear, O LORD, the voice of Judah,
And bring him to his people.
With his hands he contended H7378 for [fn]them,
And may You be a help against his adversaries.”
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 33:8 - Of Levi he said,
Let Your Thummim and Your Urim belong to [fn]Your godly man,
Whom You proved at Massah,
With whom You contended H7378 at the waters of Meribah;
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:31 - But Joash said to all who stood against him, “Will you contend H7378 for Baal, or will you deliver him? Whoever will [fn]plead H7378 for him shall be put to death by morning. If he is a god, let him contend H7378 for himself, because someone has torn down his altar.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:32 - Therefore on that day he named him Jerubbaal, that is to say, “Let Baal contend H7378 against him,” because he had torn down his altar.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:1 - Then the men of Ephraim said to him, “What is this thing you have done to us, not calling us when you went to fight against Midian?” And they contended H7378 with him vigorously.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 11:25 - ‘Now are you any better than Balak the son of Zippor, king of Moab? Did he ever H7378 strive H7378 with Israel, or did he ever fight against them?
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 21:22 - “It shall come about, when their fathers or their brothers come to complain H7378 to us, that we shall say to them, ‘Give them to us voluntarily, because we did not take for each man of Benjamin [fn]a wife in battle, [fn]nor did you give them to them, else you would now be guilty.’”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:10 - “Those who contend H7378 with the LORD will be shattered;
Against them He will thunder in the heavens,
The LORD will judge the ends of the earth;
And He will give strength to His king,
And will exalt the [fn]horn of His anointed.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 24:15 - “The LORD therefore be judge and decide between [fn]you and me; and may He see and plead H7378 my cause and [fn]deliver me from your hand.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 25:39 - When David heard that Nabal was dead, he said, “Blessed be the LORD, who has pleaded H7378 the cause of my reproach from the hand of Nabal and has kept back His servant from evil. The LORD has also returned the evildoing of Nabal on his own head.” Then David sent [fn]a proposal to Abigail, to take her as his wife.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 19:8 - In Jerusalem also Jehoshaphat appointed some of the Levites and priests, and some of the heads of the fathers’ households of Israel, for the judgment of the LORD and to judge H7378 [fn]disputes among the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 5:7 - I consulted with myself and contended H7378 with the nobles and the rulers and said to them, “You are exacting usury, each from his brother!” Therefore, I held a great assembly against them.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 13:11 - So I [fn]reprimanded H7378 the officials and said, “Why is the house of God forsaken?” Then I gathered them together and restored them to their posts.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 13:17 - Then I [fn]reprimanded H7378 the nobles of Judah and said to them, “What is this evil thing you are doing, [fn]by profaning the sabbath day?
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 13:25 - So I contended H7378 with them and cursed them and struck some of them and pulled out their hair, and made them swear by God, “You shall not give your daughters to their sons, nor take of their daughters for your sons or for yourselves.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 9:3 - “If one wished to dispute H7378 with Him,
He could not answer Him once in a thousand times.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:2 - “I will say to God, ‘Do not condemn me;
Let me know why You contend H7378 with me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 13:8 - “Will you show partiality for Him?
Will you contend H7378 for God?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 13:19 - “Who will contend H7378 with me?
For then I would be silent and die.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 23:6 - “Would He contend H7378 with me by the greatness of His power?
No, surely He would pay attention to me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:13 - “If I have despised the claim of my male or female slaves
When they filed H7378 a complaint against me,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:13 - “Why do you complain H7378 against Him
That He does not give an account of all His doings?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:2 - “Will the faultfinder contend H7378 with the Almighty?
Let him who reproves God answer it.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 35:1 - A Psalm of David.
Contend, H7378 O LORD, with those who contend with me;
Fight against those who fight against me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 43:1 - Vindicate me, O God, and plead H7378 my case against an ungodly nation;
[fn]O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 74:22 - Arise, O God, and plead H7378 Your own cause;
Remember [fn]how the foolish man reproaches You all day long.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 103:9 - He will not always strive H7378 with us,
Nor will He keep His anger forever.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:154 - Plead H7378 my cause and redeem me;
Revive me according to Your [fn]word.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:30 - Do not contend H7378 with a man without cause,
If he has done you no harm.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:23 - For the LORD will plead H7378 their case
And [fn]take the life of those who rob them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:11 - For their Redeemer is strong;
He will plead H7378 their case against you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:8 - Do not go out hastily to [fn]argue H7378 your case;
[fn]Otherwise, what will you do in [fn]the end,
When your neighbor humiliates you?
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:9 - [fn]Argue H7378 your case with your neighbor,
And do not reveal the secret of another,
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 1:17 - Learn to do good;
Seek justice,
Reprove the ruthless,
[fn]Defend the orphan,
Plead H7378 for the widow.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 3:13 - The LORD arises to contend, H7378
And stands to judge the people.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 27:8 - You contended H7378 with them [fn]by banishing them, by driving them away.
With His fierce wind He has expelled them on the day of the east wind.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 45:9 - “Woe to the one who quarrels H7378 with his [fn]Maker—
An earthenware vessel [fn]among the vessels of earth!
Will the clay say to the [fn]potter, ‘What are you doing?’
Or the thing you are making say, ‘He has no hands’?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 49:25 - Surely, thus says the LORD,
“Even the captives of the mighty man will be taken away,
And the prey of the tyrant will be rescued;
For I will contend H7378 with the one who contends with you,
And I will save your sons.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 50:8 - He who vindicates Me is near;
Who will contend H7378 with Me?
Let us stand up to each other;
Who has a case against Me?
Let him draw near to Me.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 51:22 - Thus says your Lord, the LORD, even your God
Who contends H7378 for His people,
“Behold, I have taken out of your hand the cup of reeling,
The [fn]chalice of My anger;
You will never drink it again.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 57:16 - “For I will not contend H7378 forever,
Nor will I always be angry;
For the spirit would grow faint before Me,
And the breath of those whom I have made.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:9 - “Therefore I will yet contend H7378 with you,” declares the LORD,
“And with your sons’ sons I will contend. H7378

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