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Lexicon :: Strong's H7287 - rāḏâ

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TWOT Reference: 2121,2122

Strong’s Definitions

רָדָה râdâh, raw-daw'; a primitive root; to tread down, i.e. subjugate; specifically, to crumble off:—(come to, make to) have dominion, prevail against, reign, (bear, make to) rule,(-r, over), take.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 27x

The KJV translates Strong's H7287 in the following manner: rule (13x), dominion (9x), take (2x), prevaileth (1x), reign (1x), ruler (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 27x
The KJV translates Strong's H7287 in the following manner: rule (13x), dominion (9x), take (2x), prevaileth (1x), reign (1x), ruler (1x).
  1. to rule, have dominion, dominate, tread down

    1. (Qal) to have dominion, rule, subjugate

    2. (Hiphil) to cause to dominate

  2. to scrape out

    1. (Qal) to scrape, scrape out

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
רָדָה râdâh, raw-daw'; a primitive root; to tread down, i.e. subjugate; specifically, to crumble off:—(come to, make to) have dominion, prevail against, reign, (bear, make to) rule,(-r, over), take.
STRONGS H7287: Abbreviations
† I. [רָדָה] verb have dominion, rule, dominate (Late Hebrew רָדָה, TargumJon רָדָא, chastise; Arabic bdb092110 tread, trample; Syriac bdb092111 chastise, also (and so Assyrian radû) go, flow); —
Qal Perfect 3rd person plural consecutive וְרָדוּ Isaiah 14:2; Leviticus 26:17; 2nd person masculine plural רְדִיתֶם Ezekiel 34:4; Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular suffix יִרְדֶּנּוּ Leviticus 25:53, וַיִּרְדֶּ֑נָּה Lamentations 1:13, jussive וְיֵרְדְּ Numbers 24:19; Psalm 72:8; 2nd person masculine singular תִּרְדֶּה Leviticus 25:43, 46, etc.; Imperative masculine singular רְדֵה Lev 110:2; masculine plural רְדוּ Genesis 1:28 (Joel 4:13 see ירד); Infinitive construct רְדוֺת Ezekiel 29:15; Participle רֹדֶת 1 Kings 5:4; Isaiah 14:6; suffix רֹדֵם Psalm 68:28; plural הָדֹדִים 1 Kings 5:30 [1 Kings 5:16] + 2 times; — have dominion, rule, over, usually with ב person or pop. 1 Kings 5:4; 1 Kings 5:30 [1 Kings 5:16]; 1 Kings 9:23 2 Chronicles 8:10; Isaiah 14:2; Leviticus 25:43, 46, 53; Leviticus 26:17; Ezekiel 29:15; Nehemiah 9:28; Psalm 49:15; ב of fish, etc., Genesis 1:26, 28; בְּקֶרֶב Psalm 110:2; with accusative of person Ezekiel 34:4; Isaiah 14:6 (perhaps + accusative of congnate meaning with verb, see [מִרְדָּה] below); accusative omitted Numbers 24:19 (מִיַעֲקֹב), Jeremiah 5:31 (+ עַליְֿדֵיהֶם, see יָד 5h (2); see also ingenious conjecture below II. רדה; but < Gr יוֺרוּ teach), Psalm 72:8; for וַיִרְדֶּנָּה Lamentations 1:13 and it (the fire) prevailed against them (my bones), read perhaps יָרָ֑דָה into my bones it descended (Bu). — רֹדֵם Psalm 68:28 is dubious; Grill Hup-Now Che Du קִדֵם. יְרַד Judges 5:13 (twice in verse) see יָרַד.
Hiph. Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular וּמְלָכִים יַרְדְּ Isaiah 41:2 and kings he causeth (him) to dominate; but apocopatic form strange, read יָרֹד (√ רדד which see. Ew Di Du; יַחֲרִד Greek Version of the LXX Klo Che.

† II. רָדָה verb scrape out (Late Hebrew id., scrape or draw off, out (bread from oven)); —
Qal Perfect 3rd person masculine singular הַדְּבָ֑שׁ ר׳ Judges 14:9b out of the carcass he scraped the honey (see GFM); suffix אֶל־כַּפָּיו וַיִרְדֵּהוּ Judges 14:9a he scraped it out into his palms; BuhlLex Du also עַליְֿדֵיהֶם ר׳ Jeremiah 5:31, namely, gifts, money, figurative for making gain (most I. רדה which see).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


1:26; 1:28; 1:28


25:43; 25:43; 25:46; 25:46; 25:53; 25:53; 26:17; 26:17


24:19; 24:19


5:13; 14:9; 14:9

1 Kings

5:4; 5:4; 5:16; 5:16; 9:23

2 Chronicles





49:15; 68:28; 68:28; 72:8; 72:8; 110:2


14:2; 14:2; 14:6; 14:6; 41:2


5:31; 5:31


1:13; 1:13


29:15; 29:15; 34:4; 34:4

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H7287 matches the Hebrew רָדָה (rāḏâ),
which occurs 27 times in 25 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:26 - And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion H7287 over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:28 - And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion H7287 over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:43 - Thou shalt not rule H7287 over him with rigour; but shalt fear thy God.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:46 - And ye shall take them as an inheritance for your children after you, to inherit them for a possession; they shall be your bondmen for ever: but over your brethren the children of Israel, ye shall not rule H7287 one over another with rigour.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:53 - And as a yearly hired servant shall he be with him: and the other shall not rule H7287 with rigour over him in thy sight.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:17 - And I will set my face against you, and ye shall be slain before your enemies: they that hate you shall reign H7287 over you; and ye shall flee when none pursueth you.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 24:19 - Out of Jacob shall come he that shall have dominion, H7287 and shall destroy him that remaineth of the city.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:13 - Then he made him that remaineth have dominion H7287 over the nobles among the people: the LORD made me have dominion H7287 over the mighty.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 14:9 - And he took H7287 thereof in his hands, and went on eating, and came to his father and mother, and he gave them, and they did eat: but he told not them that he had taken H7287 the honey out of the carcase of the lion.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 4:24 - For he had dominion H7287 over all the region on this side the river, from Tiphsah even to Azzah, over all the kings on this side the river: and he had peace on all sides round about him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 5:16 - Beside the chief of Solomon's officers which were over the work, three thousand and three hundred, which ruled H7287 over the people that wrought in the work.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 9:23 - These were the chief of the officers that were over Solomon's work, five hundred and fifty, which bare rule H7287 over the people that wrought in the work.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 8:10 - And these were the chief of king Solomon's officers, even two hundred and fifty, that bare rule H7287 over the people.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 9:28 - But after they had rest, they did evil again before thee: therefore leftest thou them in the hand of their enemies, so that they had the dominion H7287 over them: yet when they returned, and cried unto thee, thou heardest them from heaven; and many times didst thou deliver them according to thy mercies;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 49:14 - Like sheep they are laid in the grave; death shall feed on them; and the upright shall have dominion H7287 over them in the morning; and their beauty shall consume in the grave from their dwelling.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 68:27 - There is little Benjamin with their ruler, H7287 the princes of Judah and their council, the princes of Zebulun, and the princes of Naphtali.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:8 - He shall have dominion H7287 also from sea to sea, and from the river unto the ends of the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 110:2 - The LORD shall send the rod of thy strength out of Zion: rule H7287 thou in the midst of thine enemies.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 14:2 - And the people shall take them, and bring them to their place: and the house of Israel shall possess them in the land of the LORD for servants and handmaids: and they shall take them captives, whose captives they were; and they shall rule H7287 over their oppressors.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 14:6 - He who smote the people in wrath with a continual stroke, he that ruled H7287 the nations in anger, is persecuted, and none hindereth.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 41:2 - Who raised up the righteous man from the east, called him to his foot, gave the nations before him, and made him rule H7287 over kings? he gave them as the dust to his sword, and as driven stubble to his bow.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 5:31 - The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule H7287 by their means; and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof?
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 1:13 - From above hath he sent fire into my bones, and it prevaileth H7287 against them: he hath spread a net for my feet, he hath turned me back: he hath made me desolate and faint all the day.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 29:15 - It shall be the basest of the kingdoms; neither shall it exalt itself any more above the nations: for I will diminish them, that they shall no more rule H7287 over the nations.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 34:4 - The diseased have ye not strengthened, neither have ye healed that which was sick, neither have ye bound up that which was broken, neither have ye brought again that which was driven away, neither have ye sought that which was lost; but with force and with cruelty have ye ruled H7287 them.
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