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Lexicon :: Strong's H7257 - rāḇaṣ

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A primitive root
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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 well, [fn]will not your countenance be lifted up? And if you do not do well, sin is lying H7257 at the door; and its desire is for you, but you must rule over it.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:2 - And he looked, and behold, a well in the field, and behold, three flocks of sheep were lying H7257 there beside it, for from that well they gave water to the flocks to drink. Now the stone on the mouth of the well was large.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:9 -

“Judah is a lion’s whelp;

From the prey, my son, you have gone up.

He [fn]crouches, he lies H7257 down H7257 as a lion,

And as a lioness, who [fn]dares rouse him up?

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:14 -

“Issachar is [fn]a strong donkey,

Lying H7257 down H7257 between the [fn]sheepfolds.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:25 -

From the God of your father who helps you,

And [fn]by the [fn]Almighty who blesses you

With blessings of heaven above,

Blessings of the deep that lies H7257 beneath,

Blessings of the breasts and of the womb.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:5 - “If you see the donkey of one who hates you lying H7257 helpless under its load, you shall refrain from leaving it to him, you shall surely release it with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:27 - Then the donkey saw the angel of Yahweh and lay H7257 down H7257 under Balaam; so Balaam was angry and struck the donkey with his stick.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:6 -

“If you happen to come upon a bird’s nest along the way, in any tree or on the ground, with young ones or eggs, and the mother sitting H7257 on the young or on the eggs, you shall not take the mother with the young;

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 29:20 - “Yahweh shall not be willing to pardon him, but rather the anger of Yahweh and His jealousy will [fn]burn against that man, and every curse which is written in this book will [fn]rest H7257 on him, and Yahweh will blot out his name from under heaven.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 33:13 -

Of Joseph he said,

“Blessed of Yahweh be his land,

With the choice things of heaven, with the dew,

And from the deep lying H7257 beneath,

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 11:19 -

“You would lie H7257 down H7257 and none would make you tremble,

And many would entreat your [fn]favor.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 23:2 -

He makes me lie H7257 down H7257 in green pastures;

He leads me beside [fn]quiet waters.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 104:22 -

When the sun rises they gather together

And lie H7257 down H7257 in their dens.

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 1:7 -

“Tell me, O you whom my soul loves,

Where do you shepherd your flock,

Where do you make it lie H7257 down H7257 at noon?

For why should I be like one who [fn]veils herself

Beside the flocks of your companions?”

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 11:6 -

And the wolf will [fn]dwell with the lamb,

And the leopard will lie H7257 down H7257 with the young goat,

And the calf and the young lion [fn]and the fatling together;

And a young boy will lead them.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 11:7 -

Also the cow and the bear will graze,

Their young will lie H7257 down H7257 together,

And the lion will eat straw like the ox.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 13:20 -

It will never be inhabited or dwelt in from generation to generation;

Nor will the [fn]Arab pitch his tent there,

Nor will shepherds make their flocks lie H7257 down H7257 there.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 13:21 -

But desert creatures will lie H7257 down H7257 there,

And their houses will be full of [fn]owls;

Ostriches also will dwell there, and [fn]shaggy goats will leap there.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 14:30 -

[fn]And the foremost of the poor will eat,

And the needy will lie H7257 down H7257 in security;

I will put to death your root with famine,

And it will kill off your remnant.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 17:2 -

“The cities [fn]of Aroer are forsaken;

They will be for flocks, and they will lie H7257 down H7257 in them;

And there will be no one to cause them to tremble.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 27:10 -

For the fortified city is isolated,

A [fn]haunt [fn]forlorn and forsaken like the desert;

There the calf will graze,

And there it will lie H7257 down H7257 and [fn]feed on its twigs.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 54:11 -

“O afflicted one, storm-tossed, and not comforted,

Behold, I will lay H7257 your stones in antimony,

And your foundations I will set in [fn]sapphires.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 33:12 -

“Thus says Yahweh of hosts, ‘There will again be in this place which is waste, without man or beast, and in all its cities, [fn]an abode of shepherds who cause their flocks to lie H7257 down.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 19:2 - and say,

[fn]What was your mother?

A lioness among lions!

She lay H7257 down H7257 among young lions;

She reared her cubs.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 29:3 - “Speak and say, ‘Thus says Lord Yahweh,

“Behold, I am against you, Pharaoh king of Egypt,

The great [fn]monster that lies H7257 in the midst of his canals of the Nile,

That has said, ‘My Nile is mine, and I myself have made it.’

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 34:14 - “I will shepherd them in a good pasture, and their grazing ground will be on the mountain heights of Israel. There they will lie H7257 down H7257 on good grazing ground and be shepherded in [fn]rich pasture on the mountains of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 34:15 - “I will shepherd My flock, and I will make H7257 them lie H7257 down H7257,” declares Lord Yahweh.
Unchecked Copy BoxZep 2:7 -

And the coast will be

For the remnant of the house of Judah;

They will feed upon it.

In the houses of Ashkelon they will lie H7257 down H7257 at evening;

For Yahweh their God will care for them

And restore their fortune.

Unchecked Copy BoxZep 2:14 -

Flocks will lie H7257 down H7257 in her midst,

All the beasts of the nation;

Both the [fn]pelican and the hedgehog

Will lodge in [fn]the tops of her pillars;

Their voice will sing in the window,

Ruin will be on the threshold;

For He has laid bare the cedar work.

Unchecked Copy BoxZep 3:13 -

“The remnant of Israel will do no injustice

And not speak falsehood,

Nor will a deceitful tongue

Be found in their mouths;

For they will feed and lie H7257 down H7257

With no one to make them tremble.”

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