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Lexicon :: Strong's H7257 - rāḇaṣ

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Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root
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TWOT Reference: 2109

Strong’s Definitions

רָבַץ râbats, raw-bats'; a primitive root; to crouch (on all four legs folded, like a recumbent animal); by implication, to recline, repose, brood, lurk, imbed:—crouch (down), fall down, make a fold, lay, (cause to, make to) lie (down), make to rest, sit.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 30x

The KJV translates Strong's H7257 in the following manner: lay down (15x), lay (9x), couch beneath (1x), couched (1x), miscellaneous (4x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 30x
The KJV translates Strong's H7257 in the following manner: lay down (15x), lay (9x), couch beneath (1x), couched (1x), miscellaneous (4x).
  1. to stretch oneself out, lie down, lie stretched out

    1. (Qal) to lie down, lie

    2. (Hiphil) to cause to lie down

      1. laying (stones)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
רָבַץ râbats, raw-bats'; a primitive root; to crouch (on all four legs folded, like a recumbent animal); by implication, to recline, repose, brood, lurk, imbed:—crouch (down), fall down, make a fold, lay, (cause to, make to) lie (down), make to rest, sit.
STRONGS H7257: Abbreviations
רָבַץ verb stretch oneself out, lie down, lie stretched out (Late Hebrew = Biblical Hebrew; Assyrian rabâṣu, lie, dwell; rubṣu (in word-lists), stall, also womb (compare II. רבע above); Arabic bdb091802 lie down, on the breast, stretch oneself out, bdb091803 Sabean מרבצֿן CISiv. no. 5, 2; Targum רְבַע lie stretched out, Syriac bdb091804, Christian-Palestinian Aramaic bdb091805 recline at meals, SchwIdioticon 87); —
Qal Perfect 3rd person masculine singular ר׳ Genesis 49:9, 3rd person feminine singular consecutive וְרָֽבְצָה Deuteronomy 29:19, רָבָ֑צָה Ezekiel 19:2, etc.; Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular יִרְבָּ֑ץ Isaiah 11:6; Isaiah 27:10; 3rd person feminine singular וַתִּרְבַּץ Numbers 22:27; 3rd person masculine plural יִרְבְּצוּ Numbers 11:7 יִרְבָּ֑צוּ Numbers 14:30 יִרְבָּצ֑וּן Zephaniah 2:7; Psalm 104:22; 3rd person feminine plural תִּרְבַּצְנָה Ezekiel 34:14; Participle רֹבֵץ Exodus 23:5 + 3 times; feminine רֹבֶ֫צֶת Genesis 49:25 + 2 times; masculine plural רֹבְצֹים Genesis 29:2; — lie down, lie: of domestic animals, ass Exodus 23:5 (E; under heavy burden), Numbers 22:27 (Jeremiah; in obstructed path), Genesis 49:14 (at ease; poetic, in simile); sheep, in repose, Genesis 29:2 (J), Isaiah 17:2; Zephaniah 2:14; figurative of people Ezekiel 34:14; calf in repose Isaiah 27:10: of wild beasts, lion, in lair, Genesis 49:9 (poem in J; figurative), Psalm 104:22; = make lair, abode Ezekiel 19:2 (figurative), so of צִיִּים Isaiah 13:21, תַּנֵין Ezekiel 29:3 (figurative); leopard (with kid) Isaiah 11:6, compare Isaiah 11:7; = brood, of mother-bird Deuteronomy 22:6 (עַלהָֿאֶפְרֹחִים); of man, in repose Isaiah 14:30; Job 11:19, compare Zephaniah 2:7; Zephaniah 3:13 (figurative of flock perhaps implied, compare Ezekiel 34:14 above); of the deep, רֹבֶצֶת תָּ֑חַת Genesis 49:25; Deuteronomy 33:13; figurative of curse Deuteronomy 29:19 (ב person); of sin, רֹבֵץ חַטָּאת לַפֶּתַח Genesis 4:7 at the door sin makes its lair.
Hiph. Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular suffix יַרְבִּיצֵנִי Psalm 23:2, 2nd person masculine singular תַּרְבִּיץ Songs 1:7, etc.; Participle מַרְבִּיץ Isaiah 54: plural מַרְבִּצִים Jeremiah 33:12; — cause to lie down, or lie, accusative of flock (for repose) Jeremiah 33:12, also (figurative) Psalm 23:2; Ezekiel 34:15; accusative of flock omitted Isaiah 13:10; Songs 1:7; of laying stones Isaiah 54:
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


4:7; 29:2; 29:2; 49:9; 49:9; 49:14; 49:25; 49:25


23:5; 23:5


11:7; 14:30; 22:27; 22:27


22:6; 29:19; 29:19; 33:13




23:2; 23:2; 104:22; 104:22

Song of Songs

1:7; 1:7


11:6; 11:6; 11:7; 13:10; 13:21; 14:30; 17:2; 27:10; 27:10; 54; 54


33:12; 33:12


19:2; 19:2; 29:3; 34:14; 34:14; 34:14; 34:15


2:7; 2:7; 2:14; 3:13

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H7257 matches the Hebrew רָבַץ (rāḇaṣ),
which occurs 30 times in 30 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:7 -

“If you do what is right, won’t you be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at the door. Its desire is for you, but you must rule over it.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:2 -

He looked and saw a well in a field. Three flocks of sheep were lying there beside it because the sheep were watered from this well. But a large stone covered the opening of the well.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:9 -

“Judah is a young lion —

my son, you return from the kill.

He crouches; he lies down like a lion

or a lioness ​— ​who dares to rouse him?

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:14 -

“Issachar is a strong donkey

lying down between the saddlebags.[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:25 -

“by the God of your father who helps you,

and by the Almighty who blesses you

with blessings of the heavens above,

blessings of the deep that lies below,

and blessings of the breasts and the womb.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:5 -

“If you see the donkey of someone who hates you lying helpless under its load, and you want to refrain from helping it, you must help with it.[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:27 -

When the donkey saw the angel of the LORD, she crouched down under Balaam. So he became furious and beat the donkey with his stick.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:6 -

“If you come across a bird’s nest with chicks or eggs, either in a tree or on the ground along the road, and the mother is sitting on the chicks or eggs, do not take the mother along with the young.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 29:20 -

“The LORD will not be willing to forgive him. Instead, his anger and jealousy will burn against that person, and every curse written in this scroll will descend on him. The LORD will blot out his name under heaven,

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 33:13 -

He said about Joseph:

May his land be blessed by the LORD

with the dew of heaven’s bounty

and the watery depths that lie beneath;

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 11:19 -

You will lie down with no one to frighten you,

and many will seek your favor.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 23:2 -

He lets me lie down in green pastures;

he leads me beside quiet waters.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 104:22 -

The sun rises; they go back

and lie down in their dens.

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 1:7 -

Tell me, you whom I love:

Where do you pasture your sheep?

Where do you let them rest at noon?

Why should I be like one who veils herself[fn]

beside the flocks of your companions?

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 11:6 -

The wolf will dwell with the lamb,

and the leopard will lie down with the goat.

The calf, the young lion, and the fattened calf will be together,

and a child will lead them.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 11:7 -

The cow and the bear will graze,

their young ones will lie down together,

and the lion will eat straw like cattle.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 13:20 -

It will never be inhabited

or lived in from generation to generation;

a nomad will not pitch his tent there,

and shepherds will not let their flocks rest there.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 13:21 -

But desert creatures will lie down there,

and owls will fill the houses.

Ostriches will dwell there,

and wild goats will leap about.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 14:30 -

Then the firstborn of the poor will be well fed,

and the impoverished will lie down in safety,

but I will kill your root with hunger,

and your remnant will be slain.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 17:2 -

The cities of Aroer are abandoned;

they will be places for flocks.

They will lie down without fear.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 27:10 -

For the fortified city will be desolate,

pastures deserted and abandoned like a wilderness.

Calves will graze there,

and there they will spread out and strip its branches.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 54:11 -

“Poor Jerusalem, storm-tossed, and not comforted,

I will set your stones in black mortar,[fn]

and lay your foundations in lapis lazuli.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 33:12 -

“This is what the LORD of Armies says: In this desolate place ​— ​without people or animals ​— ​and in all its cities there will once more be a grazing land where shepherds may rest flocks.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 19:2 -

“and say:

What was your mother? A lioness!

She lay down among the lions;

she reared her cubs among the young lions.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 29:3 -

“Speak to him and say, ‘This is what the Lord GOD says:

Look, I am against you, Pharaoh king of Egypt,

the great monster[fn] lying in the middle of his Nile,

who says, “My Nile is my own;

I made it for myself.”

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 34:14 -

“I will tend them in good pasture, and their grazing place will be on Israel’s lofty mountains. There they will lie down in a good grazing place; they will feed in rich pasture on the mountains of Israel.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 34:15 -

“I will tend my flock and let them lie down. This is the declaration of the Lord GOD.

Unchecked Copy BoxZep 2:7 -

The coastland will belong

to the remnant of the house of Judah;

they will find pasture there.

They will lie down in the evening

among the houses of Ashkelon,

for the LORD their God will return to them

and restore their fortunes.

Unchecked Copy BoxZep 2:14 -

Herds will lie down in the middle of it,

every kind of wild animal.[fn]

Both eagle owls[fn] and herons[fn]

will roost in the capitals of its pillars.

Their calls will sound[fn] from the window,

but devastation[fn] will be on the threshold,

for he will expose the cedar work.[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxZep 3:13 -

The remnant of Israel will no longer

do wrong or tell lies;

a deceitful tongue will not be found

in their mouths.

They will pasture and lie down,

with nothing to make them afraid.

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