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Lexicon :: Strong's H7227 - raḇ

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Part of Speech
adjective, adverb, masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Contracted from רָבַב (H7231)
Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 2099a,2099b

Strong’s Definitions

רַב rab, rab; by contracted from H7231; abundant (in quantity, size, age, number, rank, quality):—(in) abound(-undance, -ant, -antly), captain, elder, enough, exceedingly, full, great(-ly, man, one), increase, long (enough, (time)), (do, have) many(-ifold, things, a time), (ship-)master, mighty, more, (too, very) much, multiply(-tude), officer, often(-times), plenteous, populous, prince, process (of time), suffice(-lent).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 458x

The KJV translates Strong's H7227 in the following manner: many (190x), great (118x), much (36x), captain (24x), more (12x), long (10x), enough (9x), multitude (7x), mighty (5x), greater (4x), greatly (3x), miscellaneous (40x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 458x
The KJV translates Strong's H7227 in the following manner: many (190x), great (118x), much (36x), captain (24x), more (12x), long (10x), enough (9x), multitude (7x), mighty (5x), greater (4x), greatly (3x), miscellaneous (40x).
  1. much, many, great

    1. much

    2. many

    3. abounding in

    4. more numerous than

    5. abundant, enough

    6. great

    7. strong

    8. greater than

    9. much, exceedingly

      masculine noun
  2. captain, chief

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
רַב rab, rab; by contracted from H7231; abundant (in quantity, size, age, number, rank, quality):—(in) abound(-undance, -ant, -antly), captain, elder, enough, exceedingly, full, great(-ly, man, one), increase, long (enough, (time)), (do, have) many(-ifold, things, a time), (ship-)master, mighty, more, (too, very) much, multiply(-tude), officer, often(-times), plenteous, populous, prince, process (of time), suffice(-lent).
STRONGS H7227: Abbreviations
I. רַב 429 adjective much, many, great; — masculine singular absolute ר׳ Genesis 24:25+, רָ֑ב Genesis 33:9+, also רָ֛ב 2 Chronicles 20:2 ב֖ 2 Chronicles 28:8, רָב֨ Ezra 10:13, etc.; construct תַב Exodus 34:6 +; feminine singular רַבָּה Numbers 11:33 +; construct רַבַּת Ezekiel 22:5 + רַבָּ֫תִי (Ges §90 k 1) Lamentations 1:1 (twice in verse); masculine plural absolute רַבִּים Exodus 23:2 (twice in verse)+, construct see II. רַב; feminine plural absolute רַבּוֺת Genesis 30:43 +; — [often both as predicate and as attributive; as attributive preceding noun (influence of usage for numerals ? KöSynt.§334 k Ges§ 132 b): רַב Isaiah 63:7; Psalm 145:7 (but read probably רֹב, רָבֿ; in Isaiah 21:7 ר׳ is predicate), רַבּים Jeremiah 16:16; Psalm 32:10; Psalm 89:51 (on context Bö Bae, also Hup), Proverbs 7:26; 1 Chronicles 28:5, רַבּוֺת Nehemiah 9:28; Proverbs 31:29]; —
1. (often opposed to מְעַט)
(1) much: of substances, gold 1 Kings 10:2; Psalm 19:11, silver (money) 2 Kings 12:11= 2 Chronicles 24:11, bronze 1 Chronicles 18:8, wine Esther 1:7; of other quantities, e.g. spoil 2 Samuel 3:22, property 2 Chronicles 32:29, seed Deuteronomy 28:38, etc.; שֶׁיִּהְיוּ רַב Ecclesiastes 6:3b, be it much that his days amount to;
(2) especially of collectives, numerous, עַם־רַב Joshua 11:4; 2 Samuel 13:34, רַבָּה עֲבֻדָּה Genesis 26:14; Job 1:3, רַב מִקְנֶה Deuteronomy 3:19 +, etc.
b. plural many: person Exodus 5:5; Judges 8:30; Judges 9:40; 1 Kings 4:20; 1 Kings 11:1+, things Genesis 30:43; Amos 5:12; Deuteronomy 31:17 +; noun omitted רַבּוֺת Daniel 11:41 (that is, lands; read רִבּוֺת myriads Kmp Bev Behrm Marti Prince); יָמִים רֵבִּים many days (a long time) Genesis 21:34; Genesis 37:24 + 28 times, שָׁנִים רַבּוֺת Nehemiah 9:30; Ecclesiastes 6:3a, אִם עוֺר רַבּוֺת בַּשָּׁנִים Leviticus 25:51; רַבּוֺת עִתִּים Nehemiah 9:28 many times (see above) = רַבּוֺת פְּעָמִים Psalm 106:43; Ecclesiastes 7:22; מַכָּה רַבָּה Deuteronomy 25:3 many blows; מַיִם רַבִּים many waters Numbers 20:11 Numbers 24:7 + 27 times, compare Isaiah 8:7; etc.
c. רַב as substantive collective person Exodus 19:21, also (opposed to מְעַט) 1 Samuel 14:6; Numbers 13:18; Numbers 26:54, 56; Numbers 33:54; Numbers 35:8; so רַבַּת (Ges§ 130a) 2 Chronicles 30:17, 18, and (thing; =much) Ezekiel 24:12; רַב construct before abstract (= רֹב) Isaiah 21:7; Isaiah 63:7; Psalm 145:7; especially plural רַבִּים of person Exodus 23:2 (twice in verse) + 37 times + בַּתרַֿבִּים Cant 7:5.
†d. construct= abounding in, רַב־בְּרָכוֹת Proverbs 28:20, רַבחֶֿסֶר (see I. חֶסֶד 3), רַב־כֹּחַ Psalm 147:5, רַבמְֿאֵרוֺת Proverbs 28:27, רַב הַמְּהוּמָה Ezekiel 22:5, רַב־נוֹצָה Ezekiel 17:7, רַב־הָעֲלִילִיָּה Jeremiah 32:19, רַב־פְּעָלִים 2 Samuel 23:20= 1 Chronicles 11:22, רַב־פָּ֑שַׁע Proverbs 29:22 רַבתְּֿבוּנָה Proverbs 14:29; רַבַּת אוֺצָרֹת Jeremiah 51:13, רַבַּת בָּנִים 1 Samuel 2:5 רַבָּ֫תִי עָם Lamentations 1:1 (Ges§ 90l).
†e. + מִן compare= more numerous than Exodus 1:9; Numbers 22:15; Joshua 10:11; Judges 16:30; 2 Kings 6:16; Isaiah 54:1; 1 Chronicles 24:4; 2 Chronicles 32:7; Daniel 11:13; followed by infinitive, too many to Genesis 36:7; Judges 7:2 (compare Judges 7:4); see also following
†f. רַב =abundant, enough Genesis 24:25; Genesis 33:9; as exclamation enough! Genesis 45:28; 2 Samuel 24:16 = 1 Chronicles 21:15; 1 Kings 19:4, so (+ מִן infinitive) Exodus 9:28 (מִן 6d); רַבלָֿךְ (with implication of excess) Deuteronomy 3:26 (let it) suffice thee! so רַבלָֿכֶם Ezekiel 45:9, also Numbers 16:3, 7= ye assume too much ! + infinitive it is enough for you to Deuteronomy 1:6; Deuteronomy 2:3 (i.e. you have done it enough), so + מִן infinitive 1 Kings 12:28, מִן substantive Ezekiel 44:6.
†g. as adverb much, exceedingly (only Psalms), רַב Psalm 123:3, רָֹב Psalm 18:15 (Hup De Che and others; HPS 2 Samuel 22:15 conjectures רָמָה omits || 2 Samuel 22:15); רַבָּה Psalm 62:3; Psalm 78:15; Psalm 89:8 (Greek Version of the LXX. Bae רַב הוּא); רַבַּת (Aramaism, compare Syriac bdb091301, bdb091302, Nö§ 155 A WSG 135) Psalm 65:10; Psalm 120:6 (=long enough), Psalm 123:4; Psalm 129:1; Psalm 129:2;
2. less often great:
a. of space 1 Samuel 26:13, the deep Amos 7:4; Genesis 7:11; Isaiah 51:10; Psalm 36:7(figurative), city Lamentations 1:1 (רַ֫בָּתִי בַגּוֺיִם Ges § 90 l), — see also צִירוֺן, חֲמָת; —plague Numbers 11:33, empire Esther 1:20 goodness Psalm 31:20, wickedness Genesis 6:5, etc.
b. specifically strong (opposed to אֵין כֹּחַ) 2 Chronicles 14:10; רַב לְהוֺשִׁיעַ Isaiah 63:1 so רַבִּים as substantive Isaiah 53:12 (|| עֲצוּמִים).
†c. major natu Genesis 25:23 (opposed to צָעִיר); רַבּים as substantive grandœvi [grandævi ?], Job 32:9.
†d. + מִן compare greater than Deuteronomy 7:1, 17; Deuteronomy 9:14; Deuteronomy 20:1 too great for Joshua 19:9; 1 Kings 19:7Proverbs 26:10 is hopelessly corrupt, see Toy.

II. רַב 49 noun masculine chief (Assyrian-Babylonian influence, compare rab DlHWB 609 b; Biblical Aramic רַב); — construct ר׳ Jeremiah 39:9 +; plural construct רַבֵּי [H7249 Jeremiah 39:13]; Jeremiah 41:1 (but see below); — especially רַבֿ טַבָּחִים chief of guardsmen (see טַבָּח), only as title of Babylonian officer Jeremiah 30:9, 10 + 15 times Jeremiah, 7 times || 2 Kings 25 (compare שַׁר הַט׳ in Gen [J E]); also † רַב הַחֹבֵל Jonah 1:6 chief of the sailors, i.e. captain; † in general כָּלרַֿב בֵּיתוֺ Esther 1:8, † רַ־סָרִיסָיו Daniel 1:3 (see סָרִיס), and so רַבֵּי מֶלֶךְ בָּבֶל Jeremiah 39:13, רַבֵּי הַמֶּלֶךְ Jeremiah 41:1 (late gloss; omitted by Greek Version of the LXX and || 2 Kings 25:25, so Hi Gf Gie). † The following titles of Assyrian -Babylonian officers are probably loan-words in Hebrew: רַב־מָ֑ג [H7249 Jeremiah 39:3], 13 usually chief soothsayer (see מָ֑ג), but = rab-mugi [? chief of princes] PinchesHast. DB. BAB-MAG;
[H7249 רַב־סָרִיס (compare Old Aramaic [Nineveh] רב סרס Lzb366), 2 Kings 18:17 (Assyrian; not in || [H7262 Isaiah 36:2]), Jeremiah 39:3, 13 (Babylonian), usually chief eunuch, but = rabû-ša-rêši, chief of the heads (the principal men) WklUnters. x. altor. Geschichte. 1889, Excurs. v, p. 138 (actually found as rubû-ša-ri-ešu PinchesAcad June 25,1892, 618), PinchesHast. DB. RAB-SARIS];
[H7262 רַב־שָׁקֵה (van d. H. רַבְשָׁקֵה) chief of the officers (?) (so probably Assyrian rab-ŠAḲ; šaḳû = high one; COT 2 Kings 18:17] KBii. 23 DlHWB 685 a TieleBab.-As. Geschichte. 497. 513 PinchesHast. DB. iv 191), 2 Kings 18:17, 19, 26, 27, 28, 37; 2 Kings 19:4, 8 = Isaiah 36:2, 4, 11, 12, 13 (twice in verse); Isaiah 36:22; 37:4, 8.]
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


6:5; 7:11; 21:34; 24:25; 24:25; 25:23; 26:14; 30:43; 30:43; 33:9; 33:9; 36:7; 37:24; 45:28


1:9; 5:5; 9:28; 19:21; 23:2; 23:2; 34:6




11:33; 11:33; 13:18; 16:3; 16:7; 20:11; 22:15; 24:7; 26:54; 26:56; 33:54; 35:8


1:6; 2:3; 3:19; 3:26; 7:1; 7:17; 9:14; 20:1; 25:3; 28:38; 31:17


10:11; 11:4; 19:9


7:2; 7:4; 8:30; 9:40; 16:30

1 Samuel

2:5; 14:6; 26:13

2 Samuel

3:22; 13:34; 22:15; 22:15; 23:20; 24:16

1 Kings

4:20; 10:2; 11:1; 12:28; 19:4; 19:7

2 Kings

6:16; 12:11; 25:25

1 Chronicles

11:22; 18:8; 21:15; 24:4; 28:5

2 Chronicles

14:10; 20:2; 24:11; 28:8; 30:17; 30:18; 32:7; 32:29




9:28; 9:28; 9:30


1:7; 1:8; 1:20


1:3; 32:9


18:15; 19:11; 31:20; 32:10; 36:7; 62:3; 65:10; 78:15; 89:8; 89:51; 106:43; 120:6; 123:3; 123:4; 129:1; 129:2; 145:7; 145:7; 147:5


7:26; 14:29; 26:10; 28:20; 28:27; 29:22; 31:29


6:3; 6:3; 7:22

Song of Songs



8:7; 21:7; 21:7; 51:10; 53:12; 54:1; 63:1; 63:7; 63:7


16:16; 30:9; 30:10; 32:19; 39:9; 39:13; 39:13; 41:1; 41:1; 51:13


1:1; 1:1; 1:1


17:7; 22:5; 22:5; 24:12; 44:6; 45:9


1:3; 11:13; 11:41


5:12; 7:4



Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H7227 matches the Hebrew רַב (raḇ),
which occurs 461 times in 443 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 9 (Gen 6:5–Deu 3:26)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 6:5 - And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great H7227 in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:11 - In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great H7227 deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 13:6 - And the land was not able to bear them, that they might dwell together: for their substance was great, H7227 so that they could not dwell together.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:20 - And the LORD said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, H7227 and because their sin is very grievous;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:34 - And Abraham sojourned in the Philistines' land many H7227 days.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:25 - She said moreover unto him, We have both straw and provender enough, H7227 and room to lodge in.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:23 - And the LORD said unto her, Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder H7227 shall serve the younger.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:14 - For he had possession of flocks, and possession of herds, and great store H7227 of servants: and the Philistines envied him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:43 - And the man increased exceedingly, and had much H7227 cattle, and maidservants, and menservants, and camels, and asses.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:9 - And Esau said, I have enough, H7227 my brother; keep that thou hast unto thyself.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 36:7 - For their riches were more H7227 than that they might dwell together; and the land wherein they were strangers could not bear them because of their cattle.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:34 - And Jacob rent his clothes, and put sackcloth upon his loins, and mourned for his son many H7227 days.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:28 - And Israel said, It is enough; H7227 Joseph my son is yet alive: I will go and see him before I die.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 50:20 - But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much H7227 people alive.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 1:9 - And he said unto his people, Behold, the people of the children of Israel are more H7227 and mightier than we:
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:23 - And it came to pass in process H7227 of time, that the king of Egypt died: and the children of Israel sighed by reason of the bondage, and they cried, and their cry came up unto God by reason of the bondage.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:5 - And Pharaoh said, Behold, the people of the land now are many, H7227 and ye make them rest from their burdens.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:28 - Intreat the LORD (for it is enough) H7227 that there be no more mighty thunderings and hail; and I will let you go, and ye shall stay no longer.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:38 - And a mixed multitude H7227 went up also with them; and flocks, and herds, even very much cattle.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 19:21 - And the LORD said unto Moses, Go down, charge the people, lest they break through unto the LORD to gaze, and many H7227 of them perish.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:2 - Thou shalt not follow a multitude H7227 to do evil; neither shalt thou speak in a cause to decline after many H7227 to wrest judgment:
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:29 - I will not drive them out from before thee in one year; lest the land become desolate, and the beast of the field multiply H7227 against thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 34:6 - And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant H7227 in goodness and truth,
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 15:25 - And if a woman have an issue of her blood many H7227 days out of the time of her separation, or if it run beyond the time of her separation; all the days of the issue of her uncleanness shall be as the days of her separation: she shall be unclean.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:51 - If there be yet many H7227 years behind, according unto them he shall give again the price of his redemption out of the money that he was bought for.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 9:19 - And when the cloud tarried long upon the tabernacle many H7227 days, then the children of Israel kept the charge of the LORD, and journeyed not.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:33 - And while the flesh was yet between their teeth, ere it was chewed, the wrath of the LORD was kindled against the people, and the LORD smote the people with a very great H7227 plague.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 13:18 - And see the land, what it is; and the people that dwelleth therein, whether they be strong or weak, few or many; H7227
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 14:18 - The LORD is longsuffering, and of great H7227 mercy, forgiving iniquity and transgression, and by no means clearing the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 16:3 - And they gathered themselves together against Moses and against Aaron, and said unto them, Ye take too much H7227 upon you, seeing all the congregation are holy, every one of them, and the LORD is among them: wherefore then lift ye up yourselves above the congregation of the LORD?
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 16:7 - And put fire therein, and put incense in them before the LORD to morrow: and it shall be that the man whom the LORD doth choose, he shall be holy: ye take too much H7227 upon you, ye sons of Levi.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 20:11 - And Moses lifted up his hand, and with his rod he smote the rock twice: and the water came out abundantly, H7227 and the congregation drank, and their beasts also.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 20:15 - How our fathers went down into Egypt, and we have dwelt in Egypt a long H7227 time; and the Egyptians vexed us, and our fathers:
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:6 - And the LORD sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people; and much H7227 people of Israel died.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:3 - And Moab was sore afraid of the people, because they were many: H7227 and Moab was distressed because of the children of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:15 - And Balak sent yet again princes, more, H7227 and more honourable than they.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 24:7 - He shall pour the water out of his buckets, and his seed shall be in many H7227 waters, and his king shall be higher than Agag, and his kingdom shall be exalted.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:54 - To many H7227 thou shalt give the more inheritance, and to few thou shalt give the less inheritance: to every one shall his inheritance be given according to those that were numbered of him.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:56 - According to the lot shall the possession thereof be divided between many H7227 and few.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 32:1 - Now the children of Reuben and the children of Gad had a very great multitude H7227 of cattle: and when they saw the land of Jazer, and the land of Gilead, that, behold, the place was a place for cattle;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 33:54 - And ye shall divide the land by lot for an inheritance among your families: and to the more H7227 ye shall give the more inheritance, and to the fewer ye shall give the less inheritance: every man's inheritance shall be in the place where his lot falleth; according to the tribes of your fathers ye shall inherit.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 35:8 - And the cities which ye shall give shall be of the possession of the children of Israel: from them that have many H7227 ye shall give many; but from them that have few ye shall give few: every one shall give of his cities unto the Levites according to his inheritance which he inheriteth.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 1:6 - The LORD our God spake unto us in Horeb, saying, Ye have dwelt long enough H7227 in this mount:
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 1:46 - So ye abode in Kadesh many H7227 days, according unto the days that ye abode there.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:1 - Then we turned, and took our journey into the wilderness by the way of the Red sea, as the LORD spake unto me: and we compassed mount Seir many H7227 days.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:3 - Ye have compassed this mountain long enough: H7227 turn you northward.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:10 - The Emims dwelt therein in times past, a people great, and many, H7227 and tall, as the Anakims;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:21 - A people great, and many, H7227 and tall, as the Anakims; but the LORD destroyed them before them; and they succeeded them, and dwelt in their stead:
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 3:19 - But your wives, and your little ones, and your cattle, (for I know that ye have much H7227 cattle,) shall abide in your cities which I have given you;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 3:26 - But the LORD was wroth with me for your sakes, and would not hear me: and the LORD said unto me, Let it suffice H7227 thee; speak no more unto me of this matter.

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