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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 - Then the LORD saw that the wickedness of mankind was great H7227 on the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of [fn]their hearts was only evil continually.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:11 - In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on that day all the fountains of the great H7227 deep burst open, and the [fn]floodgates of the sky were opened.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 13:6 - And the land could not [fn]support both of them [fn]while living together, for their possessions were so great H7227 that they were not able to remain together.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:20 - And the LORD said, “The outcry of Sodom and Gomorrah is indeed great, and their sin is exceedingly grave.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:34 - And Abraham resided in the land of the Philistines for many H7227 days.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:25 - Again she said to him, “We have plenty H7227 of both straw and feed, and room to stay overnight.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:23 - And the LORD said to her,
“Two nations are in your womb;
And two peoples will be separated from your body;
And one people will be stronger than the other;
And the older H7227 will serve the younger.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:14 - for he had possessions of flocks [fn]and herds, and a great H7227 household, so that the Philistines envied him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:43 - So the man [fn]became exceedingly prosperous, and had large H7227 flocks, and female and male servants, and camels and donkeys.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:9 - But Esau said, “I have plenty H7227, my brother; let what you have be your own.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 36:7 - For their possessions had become too great H7227 for them to live together, and the land where they resided could not support them because of their livestock.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:34 - So Jacob tore his clothes, and put on a sackcloth undergarment over his waist, and mourned for his son many H7227 days.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:28 - Then Israel said, “It is enough H7227; my son Joseph is still alive. I will go and see him before I die.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 50:20 - “As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good in order to bring about [fn]this present result, to keep many H7227 people alive.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 1:9 - And he said to his people, “Behold, the people of the sons of Israel are [fn]too many H7227 and too mighty for us.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:23 - Now it came about in the course of those many H7227 days that the king of Egypt died. And the sons of Israel groaned because of the bondage, and they cried out; and their cry for help because of their bondage ascended to God.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:5 - Again Pharaoh said, “Look, the people of the land are now many H7227, and you would have them cease from their labors!”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:28 - “Plead with the LORD, for there has been enough H7227 of God’s [fn]thunder and hail; and I will let you go, and you shall stay no longer.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:38 - A mixed multitude H7227 also went up with them, [fn]along with flocks and herds, a very large number of livestock.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 19:21 - Then the LORD spoke to Moses: “Go down, [fn]warn the people, so that they do not break through to the LORD to stare, and many H7227 of them [fn]perish.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:2 - “You shall not follow [fn]the crowd H7227 in doing evil, nor shall you [fn]testify in a dispute so as to join together with [fn]a crowd H7227 in order to pervert justice;
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:29 - “I will not drive them out from you in a single year, so that the land will not become desolate and the animals of the field become too numerous for you.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 34:6 - Then the LORD passed by in front of him and proclaimed, “The LORD, the LORD God, compassionate and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding H7227 in faithfulness and [fn]truth;
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 15:25 - ‘Now if a woman has a discharge of her blood for many H7227 days, not at the period of her menstrual impurity, or if she has a discharge beyond [fn]that period, for all the days of her impure discharge she shall continue as though [fn]in her menstrual impurity; she is unclean.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:51 - ‘If there are still many H7227 years remaining, he shall refund part of his purchase price in proportion to them for his own redemption;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 9:19 - Even when the cloud lingered over the tabernacle for many H7227 days, [fn]the sons of Israel would comply with the LORD’S ordinance and not set out.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:33 - While the meat was still between their teeth, before it was chewed, the anger of the LORD was kindled against the people, and the LORD struck the people with a very severe H7227 plague.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 13:18 - “See what the land is like, and whether the people who live in it are strong or weak, whether they are few or many H7227.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 14:18 - ‘The LORD is slow to anger and abundant H7227 in mercy, forgiving wrongdoing and violation of His Law; but He will by no means leave the guilty unpunished, inflicting the [fn]punishment of the fathers on the children [fn]to the third and the fourth generations.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 16:3 - They assembled together against Moses and Aaron, and said to them, “[fn]You have gone far H7227 enough H7227! For all the congregation are holy, every one of them, and the LORD is in their midst; so why do you exalt yourselves above the assembly of the LORD?”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 16:7 - and put fire in them, and place incense upon them in the presence of the LORD tomorrow; and the man whom the LORD chooses shall be the one who is holy. [fn]You have gone far H7227 enough H7227, you sons of Levi!”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 20:11 - Then Moses raised his hand and struck the rock twice with his staff; and water came out abundantly H7227, and the congregation and their livestock drank.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 20:15 - that our fathers went down to Egypt, and we stayed in Egypt a long H7227 time, and the Egyptians treated us and our fathers badly.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:6 - Then the LORD sent fiery serpents among the people and they bit the people, so that many H7227 people of Israel died.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:3 - So Moab was in great fear because of the people, for they were numerous H7227; and Moab was in dread of the sons of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:15 - Then Balak sent representatives once again, more numerous H7227 and more distinguished than [fn]the previous.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 24:7 - “Water will flow from his buckets,
And his seed will be by many H7227 waters,
And his king shall be higher than Agag,
And his kingdom shall be exalted.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:54 - “To a larger H7227 group you shall increase their inheritance, and to a smaller group you shall decrease their inheritance; each shall be given their inheritance corresponding to the total of those who were numbered of them.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:56 - “Corresponding to the selection by lot, their inheritance shall be divided between the larger H7227 and the smaller groups.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 32:1 - Now the sons of Reuben and the sons of Gad had a very large number of livestock. So when they saw the land of Jazer and the land of Gilead, that [fn]it was indeed a place suitable for livestock,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 33:54 - ‘You shall maintain the land as an inheritance by lot according to your families; to the larger H7227 you shall give more inheritance, and to the smaller you shall give less inheritance. Wherever the lot falls to anyone, that shall be his. You shall pass on land as an inheritance according to the tribes of your fathers.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 35:8 - “As for the cities which you shall give them from the possession of the sons of Israel, you shall take more from the larger H7227, and you shall take fewer from the smaller; each shall give some of his cities to the Levites in proportion to his inheritance which he possesses.”
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 1:6 - “The LORD our God spoke to us at Horeb, saying, ‘You have stayed long H7227 enough H7227 at this mountain.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 1:46 - “So you remained at Kadesh for many H7227 days, [fn]the days that you spent there.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:1 - “Then we turned and set out for the wilderness by the way of the [fn]Red Sea, as the LORD spoke to me, and we circled Mount Seir for many H7227 days.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:3 - ‘You have circled this mountain long H7227 enough H7227. Now turn north,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:10 - “(The Emim lived there previously, a people as great, numerous H7227, and tall as the Anakim.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:21 - a people as great, numerous H7227, and tall as the Anakim; but the LORD destroyed them before [fn]them. And they dispossessed them and settled in their place,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 3:19 - ‘However, your wives, your little ones, and your livestock (I know that you have much H7227 livestock) shall remain in your cities which I have given you,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 3:26 - “But the LORD was angry with me on your account, and would not listen to me; instead, the LORD said to me, ‘[fn]Enough H7227! Do not speak to Me any more about this matter.

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