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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 - The LORD saw how great the wickedness of the human race had become on the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of the human heart was only evil all the time.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:11 - In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, on the seventeenth day of the second month—on that day all the springs of the great deep burst forth, and the floodgates of the heavens were opened.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 13:6 - But the land could not support them while they stayed together, for their possessions were so great that they were not able to stay together.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:20 - Then the LORD said, “The outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is so great and their sin so grievous
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:34 - And Abraham stayed in the land of the Philistines for a long time.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:25 - And she added, “We have plenty of straw and fodder, as well as room for you to spend the night.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:23 - The LORD said to her, “Two nations are in your womb, and two peoples from within you will be separated; one people will be stronger than the other, and the older will serve the younger.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:14 - He had so many flocks and herds and servants that the Philistines envied him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:43 - In this way the man grew exceedingly prosperous and came to own large flocks, and female and male servants, and camels and donkeys.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:9 - But Esau said, “I already have plenty, my brother. Keep what you have for yourself.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 36:7 - Their possessions were too great for them to remain together; the land where they were staying could not support them both because of their livestock.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:34 - Then Jacob tore his clothes, put on sackcloth and mourned for his son many days.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:28 - And Israel said, “I’m convinced! My son Joseph is still alive. I will go and see him before I die.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 50:20 - You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 1:9 - “Look,” he said to his people, “the Israelites have become far too numerous for us.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:23 - During that long period, the king of Egypt died. The Israelites groaned in their slavery and cried out, and their cry for help because of their slavery went up to God.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:5 - Then Pharaoh said, “Look, the people of the land are now numerous, and you are stopping them from working.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:28 - Pray to the LORD, for we have had enough thunder and hail. I will let you go; you don’t have to stay any longer.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:38 - Many other people went up with them, and also large droves of livestock, both flocks and herds.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 19:21 - and the LORD said to him, “Go down and warn the people so they do not force their way through to see the LORD and many of them perish.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:2 - “Do not follow the crowd in doing wrong. When you give testimony in a lawsuit, do not pervert justice by siding with the crowd,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:29 - But I will not drive them out in a single year, because the land would become desolate and the wild animals too numerous for you.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 34:6 - And he passed in front of Moses, proclaiming, “The LORD, the LORD, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness,
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 15:25 - “ ‘When a woman has a discharge of blood for many days at a time other than her monthly period or has a discharge that continues beyond her period, she will be unclean as long as she has the discharge, just as in the days of her period.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:51 - If many years remain, they must pay for their redemption a larger share of the price paid for them.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 9:19 - When the cloud remained over the tabernacle a long time, the Israelites obeyed the LORD’s order and did not set out.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:33 - But while the meat was still between their teeth and before it could be consumed, the anger of the LORD burned against the people, and he struck them with a severe plague.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 13:18 - See what the land is like and whether the people who live there are strong or weak, few or many.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 14:18 - ‘The LORD is slow to anger, abounding in love and forgiving sin and rebellion. Yet he does not leave the guilty unpunished; he punishes the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation.’
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 16:3 - They came as a group to oppose Moses and Aaron and said to them, “You have gone too far! The whole community is holy, every one of them, and the LORD is with them. Why then do you set yourselves above the LORD’s assembly?”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 16:7 - and tomorrow put burning coals and incense in them before the LORD. The man the LORD chooses will be the one who is holy. You Levites have gone too far!”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 20:11 - Then Moses raised his arm and struck the rock twice with his staff. Water gushed out, and the community and their livestock drank.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 20:15 - Our ancestors went down into Egypt, and we lived there many years. The Egyptians mistreated us and our ancestors,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:6 - Then the LORD sent venomous snakes among them; they bit the people and many Israelites died.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:3 - and Moab was terrified because there were so many people. Indeed, Moab was filled with dread because of the Israelites.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:15 - Then Balak sent other officials, more numerous and more distinguished than the first.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 24:7 - Water will flow from their buckets; their seed will have abundant water. “Their king will be greater than Agag; their kingdom will be exalted.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:54 - To a larger group give a larger inheritance, and to a smaller group a smaller one; each is to receive its inheritance according to the number of those listed.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:56 - Each inheritance is to be distributed by lot among the larger and smaller groups.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 32:1 - The Reubenites and Gadites, who had very large herds and flocks, saw that the lands of Jazer and Gilead were suitable for livestock.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 33:54 - Distribute the land by lot, according to your clans. To a larger group give a larger inheritance, and to a smaller group a smaller one. Whatever falls to them by lot will be theirs. Distribute it according to your ancestral tribes.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 35:8 - The towns you give the Levites from the land the Israelites possess are to be given in proportion to the inheritance of each tribe: Take many towns from a tribe that has many, but few from one that has few.”
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 1:6 - The LORD our God said to us at Horeb, “You have stayed long enough at this mountain.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 1:46 - And so you stayed in Kadesh many days—all the time you spent there.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:1 - Then we turned back and set out toward the wilderness along the route to the Red Sea,[fn] as the LORD had directed me. For a long time we made our way around the hill country of Seir.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:3 - “You have made your way around this hill country long enough; now turn north.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:10 - (The Emites used to live there—a people strong and numerous, and as tall as the Anakites.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:21 - They were a people strong and numerous, and as tall as the Anakites. The LORD destroyed them from before the Ammonites, who drove them out and settled in their place.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 3:19 - However, your wives, your children and your livestock (I know you have much livestock) may stay in the towns I have given you,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 3:26 - But because of you the LORD was angry with me and would not listen to me. “That is enough,” the LORD said. “Do not speak to me anymore about this matter.

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