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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.
† 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, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule H7287 over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the [fn]sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps 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 [fn]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 severity, but are to revere your God.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:46 - ‘You may even bequeath them to your sons after you, to receive as a possession; you can use them as permanent slaves. But in respect to your [fn]countrymen, the sons of Israel, you shall not rule H7287 with severity over one another.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:53 - ‘Like a man hired year by year he shall be with him; he shall not rule H7287 over him with severity in your sight.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:17 - ‘I will set My face against you so that you will be struck down 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 have H7287 dominion, H7287
And will destroy the remnant 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 scraped H7287 [fn]the honey into 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 scraped H7287 the honey out of the body of the lion.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 4:24 - For he had H7287 dominion H7287 over everything [fn]west of the [fn]River, from Tiphsah even to Gaza, over all the kings [fn]west of the [fn]River; and he had peace on all sides around about him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 5:16 - besides Solomon’s 3,300 chief deputies who were over the [fn]project and who ruled H7287 over the people who were doing the work.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 9:23 - These were the [fn]chief officers who were over Solomon’s work, five hundred and fifty, who ruled H7287 over the people doing the work.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 8:10 - These were the chief [fn]officers of King Solomon, two hundred and fifty 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 again to You, You heard from heaven,
And many times You rescued them according to Your compassion,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 49:14 - As sheep they are appointed for [fn]Sheol;
Death shall be their shepherd;
And the upright shall rule H7287 over them in the morning,
And their form shall be for [fn]Sheol to consume
[fn]So that they have no habitation.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 68:27 - There is Benjamin, the [fn]youngest, [fn]ruling H7287 them,
The princes of Judah in their throng,
The princes of Zebulun, the princes of Naphtali.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:8 - May he also rule H7287 from sea to sea
And from the River to the ends of the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 110:2 - The LORD will stretch forth 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 possess them as an inheritance in the land of the LORD as male servants 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 aroused one from the east
Whom He calls in righteousness to His [fn]feet?
He delivers up nations before him
And subdues H7287 kings.
He makes them like dust with his sword,
As 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 so!
But what will you do at the end of it?
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 1:13 - “From on high He sent fire into my bones,
And it [fn]prevailed H7287 over 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 never again lift itself up above the nations. And I will make them so small that they will not rule H7287 over the nations.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 34:4 - “Those who are sickly you have not strengthened, the [fn]diseased you have not healed, the broken you have not bound up, the scattered you have not brought back, nor have you sought for the lost; but with force and with severity you have dominated H7287 them.

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