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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, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals,[fn] and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:28 - God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:43 - Do not rule over them ruthlessly, but fear your God.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:46 - You can bequeath them to your children as inherited property and can make them slaves for life, but you must not rule over your fellow Israelites ruthlessly.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:53 - They are to be treated as workers hired from year to year; you must see to it that those to whom they owe service do not rule over them ruthlessly.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:17 - I will set my face against you so that you will be defeated by your enemies; those who hate you will rule over you, and you will flee even when no one is pursuing you.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 24:19 - A ruler will come out of Jacob and destroy the survivors of the city.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:13 - “The remnant of the nobles came down; the people of the LORD came down to me against the mighty.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 14:9 - He scooped out the honey with his hands and ate as he went along. When he rejoined his parents, he gave them some, and they too ate it. But he did not tell them that he had taken the honey from the lion’s carcass.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 4:24 - For he ruled over all the kingdoms west of the Euphrates River, from Tiphsah to Gaza, and had peace on all sides.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 5:16 - as well as thirty-three hundred[fn] foremen who supervised the project and directed the workers.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 9:23 - They were also the chief officials in charge of Solomon’s projects—550 officials supervising those who did the work.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 8:10 - They were also King Solomon’s chief officials—two hundred and fifty officials supervising the men.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 9:28 - “But as soon as they were at rest, they again did what was evil in your sight. Then you abandoned them to the hand of their enemies so that they ruled over them. And when they cried out to you again, you heard from heaven, and in your compassion you delivered them time after time.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 49:14 - They are like sheep and are destined to die; death will be their shepherd (but the upright will prevail over them in the morning). Their forms will decay in the grave, far from their princely mansions.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 68:27 - There is the little tribe of Benjamin, leading them, there the great throng of Judah’s princes, and there the princes of Zebulun and of Naphtali.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:8 - May he rule from sea to sea and from the River[fn] to the ends of the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 110:2 - The LORD will extend your mighty scepter from Zion, saying, “Rule in the midst of your enemies!”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 14:2 - Nations will take them and bring them to their own place. And Israel will take possession of the nations and make them male and female servants in the LORD’s land. They will make captives of their captors and rule over their oppressors.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 14:6 - which in anger struck down peoples with unceasing blows, and in fury subdued nations with relentless aggression.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 41:2 - “Who has stirred up one from the east, calling him in righteousness to his service[fn]? He hands nations over to him and subdues kings before him. He turns them to dust with his sword, to windblown chaff with his bow.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 5:31 - The prophets prophesy lies, the priests rule by their own authority, and my people love it this way. But what will you do in the end?
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 1:13 - “From on high he sent fire, sent it down into my bones. He spread a net for my feet and turned me back. He made me desolate, faint all the day long.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 29:15 - It will be the lowliest of kingdoms and will never again exalt itself above the other nations. I will make it so weak that it will never again rule over the nations.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 34:4 - You have not strengthened the weak or healed the sick or bound up the injured. You have not brought back the strays or searched for the lost. You have ruled them harshly and brutally.
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