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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 - Then God said, “[fn]Let Us make mankind in Our image, according to Our likeness; and [fn]let them rule H7287 over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the livestock and over all the earth, and over every crawling thing that crawls on the earth.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:28 - God blessed them; and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule H7287 over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that [fn]moves on the earth.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:43 - ‘You shall not rule H7287 over him with [fn]severity, but are to revere your God.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:46 - ‘You may also pass them on as an inheritance to your sons after you, to receive as a possession; you can use them as permanent slaves. But in respect to your countrymen, the sons of Israel, you shall not rule H7287 with [fn]severity over one another.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:53 - ‘He shall be with him like a worker hired year by year; he shall not rule H7287 over him with [fn]severity in your sight.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:17 - ‘And I will set My face against you so that you will be defeated before your enemies; and those who hate you will rule H7287 over you, and you will flee when no one is pursuing you.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 24:19 - “One from Jacob shall rule H7287,
And will eliminate the survivors from the city.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:13 - “Then survivors came down to the nobles;
The people of the LORD came down to me as warriors.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 14:9 - So he took H7287 out H7287 [fn]the honey on his [fn]hands and went on, eating as he went. When he came to his father and mother, he gave some to them and they ate it; but he did not tell them that he had taken H7287 the honey out H7287 of the body of the lion.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 4:24 - For he was ruling H7287 over everything [fn]west of the Euphrates River, from Tiphsah even to Gaza, over all the kings [fn]west of the River; and he had peace on all sides surrounding him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 5:16 - besides Solomon’s 3,300 chief deputies who were in charge of the [fn]project and ruled H7287 over the people who were doing the work.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 9:23 - These were the [fn]chief officers who were in charge of Solomon’s work, 550, who ruled H7287 over the people doing the work.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 8:10 - These were the chief [fn]officers of King Solomon, 250 who ruled H7287 over the people.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 9:28 - “But as soon as they had rest, they did evil again before You;
Therefore You abandoned them to the hand of their enemies, so that they ruled H7287 over them.
When they cried out again to You, You heard from heaven,
And many times You rescued them according to Your compassion,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 49:14 - Like sheep they sink down to [fn]Sheol;
Death will be their shepherd;
And the upright will rule H7287 over them in the morning,
And their form shall be for [fn]Sheol to consume
[fn]So that they have no lofty home.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 68:27 - Benjamin, the [fn]youngest, is there, [fn]ruling H7287 them,
The leaders of Judah in their company,
The leaders of Zebulun, the leaders of Naphtali.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:8 - May he also rule H7287 from sea to sea,
And from the Euphrates River to the ends of the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 110:2 - The LORD will stretch out Your strong scepter from Zion, saying,
“Rule H7287 in the midst of Your enemies.”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 14:2 - The peoples will take them along and bring them to their place, and the house of Israel will make them their own possession in the land of the LORD as male and female servants; and [fn]they will take their captors captive and will rule H7287 over their oppressors.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 14:6 - Which used to strike the peoples in fury with unceasing strokes,
Which [fn]subdued H7287 the nations in anger with unrestrained persecution.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 41:2 - “Who has stirred one from the east
Whom He calls in righteousness to His [fn]feet?
He turns nations over to him
And subdues H7287 kings.
He makes them like dust with his sword,
Like the wind-driven chaff with his bow.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 5:31 - The prophets prophesy falsely,
And the priests rule H7287 [fn]on their own authority;
And My people love it this way!
But what will you do [fn]when the end comes?
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 1:13 - “From [fn]the height He sent fire into my bones,
And it dominated H7287 them.
He has spread a net for my feet;
He has turned me back;
He has made me desolate,
[fn]Faint all day long.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 29:15 - “It will be the lowest of the kingdoms, and it will not raise itself above the nations again. And I will make them small so that they will not rule H7287 over the nations.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 34:4 - “Those who are sickly you have not strengthened, the diseased you have not healed, the broken you have not bound up, the scattered you have not brought back, nor have you searched for the lost; but with force and with violence you have [fn]dominated H7287 them.
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