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Lexicon :: Strong's H7291 - rāḏap̄

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רָדַף
Transliteration
rāḏap̄
Pronunciation
raw-daf'
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Part of Speech
verb
Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root
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TWOT Reference: 2124

Strong’s Definitions

רָדַף râdaph, raw-daf'; a primitive root; to run after (usually with hostile intent; figuratively [of time] gone by):—chase, put to flight, follow (after, on), hunt, (be under) persecute(-ion, -or), pursue(-r).


KJV Translation Count — Total: 143x

The KJV translates Strong's H7291 in the following manner: pursue (74x), persecute (20x), follow (18x), chase (13x), persecutors (7x), pursuer (6x), follow after (1x), flight (1x), miscellaneous (3x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 143x
The KJV translates Strong's H7291 in the following manner: pursue (74x), persecute (20x), follow (18x), chase (13x), persecutors (7x), pursuer (6x), follow after (1x), flight (1x), miscellaneous (3x).
  1. to be behind, follow after, pursue, persecute, run after

    1. (Qal)

      1. to pursue, put to flight, chase, dog, attend closely upon

      2. to persecute, harass (fig)

      3. to follow after, aim to secure (fig)

      4. to run after (a bribe) (fig)

    2. (Niphal)

      1. to be pursued

      2. one pursued (participle)

    3. (Piel) to pursue ardently, aim eagerly to secure, pursue

    4. (Pual) to be pursued, be chased away

    5. (Hiphil) to pursue, chase

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
רָדַף râdaph, raw-daf'; a primitive root; to run after (usually with hostile intent; figuratively [of time] gone by):—chase, put to flight, follow (after, on), hunt, (be under) persecute(-ion, -or), pursue(-r).
STRONGS H7291: Abbreviations
רָדַף 141 verb pursue, chase, persecute (Late Hebrew id., Aramaic רְדַף, bdb092202; Arabic bdb092203; Sabean רדף id., SabDenkmNo. 7, 1. 2); —
Qal128 Perfect 3rd person masculine singular ר׳ Judges 4:16 +; 1st person singular וְרָדַפְתִּ֫י Jeremiah 29:18, etc.; Imperfect יִרְדֹּף Deuteronomy 19:6 +, ִֽֽֽירַדֹּף Psalm 7:6 (apparently to give choice of Qal or Pi, Ki JHMich Bae and others; Ges§ 63n explanation as developed from יִרֲדֹף, compare Ol§ 236 e, and, further, Köi. 160), suffix יִרְ דְָּפֶ֑ךָ Ezekiel 35:6 (twice in verse), etc.; Imperative masculine singular רְדֹף Genesis 44:4 +, suffix רָדְפֵהוּ Psalm 34:15; masculine plural רִדְפוּ Judges 3:28 +; Infinitive construct רָדְפִף Joshua 8:16 +, מִרְדֹף 1 Samuel 23:28; 2 Samuel 18:16, suffix רָדְפִי Psalm 38:21 Qr, רדופי Kt, etc.; Participle רֹדֵף Judges 4:22 +, plural רֹדְפִים Judges 8:4 +; —
1.
a.pursue (sometimes + הִשִּׂיג): literal with אַחֲרֵי person, in order to overtake Genesis 44:4 (J), 2 Kings 5:21; especially with hostile purpose Genesis 31:23 (+ הִדְבִּיק), Genesis 35:5; Joshua 24:6 (all E), Joshua 2:5, 7 (twice in verse); Joshua 8:16 (twice in verse); Joshua 8:17; Joshua 10:19 (JE), Deuteronomy 11:4; Deuteronomy 19:6; Joshua 20:5 (all D), Exodus 14:4, 8, 9 (P), Judges 1:6; 2 Samuel 20:6, 7, 10, 13; 2 Kings 9:27 + 17 times, + 2 Kings 25:5 (אַחַר), + Judges 4:16 (אַחֲרֵי הָרֶכֶב); + רִדְפוּ אַחֲרֵי Judges 3:28 = follow me (as leader; but this meaning not elsewhere; read רְדוּ Greek Version of the LXX Kit GFM).
b. literal, with accusative of person, put to flight, chase (defeated foe; sometimes with הִשִּׁיג): Amos 1:11; Hosea 8:3; Deuteronomy 32:30 (poem; || הֵנִיס), Deuteronomy 28:22, 45; Joshua 23:10 (D), Leviticus 26:8 (twice in verse) (H); וְרָדַף אֹתָם קוֺל עָלֶה נִדָּף Leviticus 26:36a (H); Joshua 7:5; Joshua 8:24; Joshua 10:10; Joshua 11:8 (all J E), Genesis 14:15; Deuteronomy 1:44; Judges 4:22; Isaiah 41:3 + 13 times + Judges 7:25 (read אֶתֿ for אֶלֿ, Greek Version of the LXX Vulgate Targum GFM Bu Now).
†c. literal, accusative omitted Judges 8:4; 1 Samuel 30:8 (+ הִשִּׂיג), 1 Samuel 30:10; Genesis 14:14; Exodus 14:23 (P), Exodus 15:9 (poem; + הִשִּׂיג), Leviticus 26:36 b. 37 (H), Proverbs 28:1; especially participle plural הָר׳ the pursuers Joshua 2:16 (twice in verse); Joshua 2:22 (twice in verse); Nehemiah 9:11; Isaiah 30:16, so הָרֹדֵף Joshua 8:20; Lamentations 1:6.
†d. chase, hunt, partridge (קֹרֵא) 1 Samuel 26:20 (in simile; || בִּקֵּשׁ).
†e. pursue, in figure, Jeremiah 20:11; Lamentations 4:19, רִדְפוּ וְתִפְשׂוּהוּ Psalm 71:11, compare Lamentations 1:3; Psalm 7:6 (+ הִשִּׂיג; see above); especially subject י׳, pursue (figurative of punishment, judgment), with accusative of person Jeremiah 29:18 (בַּחֶרֶב), Lamentations 3:43 and (בְּאַף) Lamentations 3:66, Psalm 83:16 (בְּסַעֲרֶ֑ךָ); אֶתקַֿשׁ יָבֵשׁ תִּרְדֹּף Job 13:25 (|| תַּעַרוֺץ); רֹדְפָם, of מַלְאַךְ י׳, Psalm 35:6.
†f. figurative persecute, harass, with accusative of person Deuteronomy 30:7; Job 19:22 (כְּמוֺאֵֿל), Psalm 69:27; Psalm 109:16; Psalm 119:86; Psalm 119:161; with accusative נַפְשִׁי Psalm 143:3, with accusative נֲדִבָתִי Job 30:15 (but subject obscure; read perhaps תֵּרָדֵף Bu; Du תִּנָּדֵף); with ל person Job 19:28; participle as substantive Jeremiah 15:15; Jeremiah 17:18; Psalm 7:2; Psalm 31:16 (|| אוֺיְבַי; We מְרַדְּפָ֑י for וַרֹדְפָ֑י), Psalm 35:3; Psalm 119:84; Psalm 119:157 (+ צָרַי), Psalm 142:7.
†g. pursue, dog, subject דָּם, with accusative of person Ezekiel 35:6 (twice in verse) (del Ezekiel 35:6a Greek Version of the LXX Co Toy Krae); in good sense, attend closely upon, טוֺב וָחֶסֶד יִרְדְּפוּנִי Psalm 23:6.
†2. figurative follow after, aim to secure: in bad sense, with accusative שַׁלְמֹנִים Isaiah 1:23, שֵׁכָר Isaiah 5:11, קָדִים ר׳ Hosea 12:2, רֹדְפֵי זִמָּה Psalm 119:150; good sense, with infinitive לְדַעַת אֶתיֿ׳ Hosea 6:3, with accusative צֶדֶק Deuteronomy 16:20; Isaiah 51:1 (|| מְבַקְשֵׁי י׳), צְדָקָה וָחָ֑סֶד Proverbs 21:21, שָׁלוֺם Psalm 34:15 (|| בַּוֵּשׁ), טוֺב Psalm 38:21.
Niph. passive: Perfect 1st person plural עַלצַֿוָּארֵנוּ נִרְדָּ֑פְנוּ Lamentations 5:5 upon our neck (i.e. closely) we are pursued (improbable, compare Bu); perhaps Imperfect 3rd person feminine singular תֵּרָדֵף Job 30:15 Bu (for תִּרְדֹּף); Participle א׳ יְבַקֵּשׁ אֶתנִֿרְדָּ֑ף Ecclesiastes 3:15 God seeketh the pursued (i.e. what has disappeared, is past, but dubious).
Pi. Perfect 3rd person feminine singular consecutive וְרִדְּפָה Hosea 2:9; Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular יְרַדֶּףֿ Nahum 1:8 (Psalm 7:6 see Qal); 3rd person femininesingular תְּרַדֵּף Proverbs 13:21; Participle מְרֵדֵּףֿ Proverbs 11:19 +; — pursue ardently, with accusative of person Hosea 2:9 (in figurative); figurative also חשֶׁךְ יְר׳ Nahum 1:8 (GunkZAW xiii (1893), 230, plausibly, יֶהְדֹּף), compare Proverbs 13:31; elsewhere participle, in Proverbs: aim (eagerly) to secure, with accusative רָעָה Proverbs 11:19, רֵיקִים Proverbs 12:11; Proverbs 28:19, אֲמָרִים Proverbs 19:7 (meaning dubious, see Toy); in good sense, צְדָקָה Proverbs 15:9.
Pu. Perfect 3rd person masculine singular consecutive וְרֻדַּף כְמֹץ הָרִים Isaiah 17:13 it shall be chased away like chaff of the mountains (|| וְנָס).
Hiph. Perfect 3rd person masculine singular suffix הִרְּדִיפֻהוּ Judges 20:43 usually they chased him (Benjamin, collective), but strange after כִתְּרוּ surrounded (still stranger after כתתו or כרתו Greek Version of the LXX), and why Hiph.? GFM conjecture dittograph of הִדְרִיכֻהוּ following; the reverse conjectured by Bu Now.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

Genesis

14:14; 14:15; 31:23; 35:5; 44:4; 44:4

Exodus

14:4; 14:8; 14:9; 14:23; 15:9

Leviticus

26:8; 26:36; 26:36

Deuteronomy

1:44; 11:4; 16:20; 19:6; 19:6; 28:22; 28:45; 30:7; 32:30

Joshua

2:5; 2:7; 2:16; 2:22; 7:5; 8:16; 8:16; 8:17; 8:20; 8:24; 10:10; 10:19; 11:8; 20:5; 23:10; 24:6

Judges

1:6; 3:28; 3:28; 4:16; 4:16; 4:22; 4:22; 7:25; 8:4; 8:4; 20:43

1 Samuel

23:28; 26:20; 30:8; 30:10

2 Samuel

18:16; 20:6; 20:7; 20:10; 20:13

2 Kings

5:21; 9:27; 25:5

Nehemiah

9:11

Job

13:25; 19:22; 19:28; 30:15; 30:15

Psalms

7:2; 7:6; 7:6; 7:6; 23:6; 31:16; 34:15; 34:15; 35:3; 35:6; 38:21; 38:21; 69:27; 71:11; 83:16; 109:16; 119:84; 119:86; 119:150; 119:157; 119:161; 142:7; 143:3

Proverbs

11:19; 11:19; 12:11; 13:21; 15:9; 19:7; 21:21; 28:1; 28:19

Ecclesiastes

3:15

Isaiah

1:23; 5:11; 17:13; 30:16; 41:3; 51:1

Jeremiah

15:15; 17:18; 20:11; 29:18; 29:18

Lamentations

1:3; 1:6; 3:43; 3:66; 4:19; 5:5

Ezekiel

35:6; 35:6; 35:6

Hosea

2:9; 2:9; 6:3; 8:3; 12:2

Amos

1:11

Nahum

1:8; 1:8

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H7291 matches the Hebrew רָדַף (rāḏap̄),
which occurs 144 times in 135 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 3 (Gen 14:14–1Sa 7:11)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 14:14 - When Abram heard that his kinsman had been taken captive, he led forth his trained men, born in his house, three hundred and eighteen of them, and went in pursuit as far as Dan.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 14:15 - And he divided his forces against them by night, he and his servants, and routed them and pursued them to Hobah, north of Damascus.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:23 - he took his kinsmen with him and pursued him for seven days and followed close after him into the hill country of Gilead.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:5 - And as they journeyed, a terror from God fell upon the cities that were round about them, so that they did not pursue the sons of Jacob.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:4 - When they had gone but a short distance from the city, Joseph said to his steward, "Up, follow after the men; and when you overtake them, say to them, 'Why have you returned evil for good? Why have you stolen my silver cup?
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 14:4 - And I will harden Pharaoh's heart, and he will pursue them and I will get glory over Pharaoh and all his host; and the Egyptians shall know that I am the LORD." And they did so.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 14:8 - And the LORD hardened the heart of Pharaoh king of Egypt and he pursued the people of Israel as they went forth defiantly.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 14:9 - The Egyptians pursued them, all Pharaoh's horses and chariots and his horsemen and his army, and overtook them encamped at the sea, by Pi-ha-hi'roth, in front of Ba'al-ze'phon.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 14:23 - The Egyptians pursued, and went in after them into the midst of the sea, all Pharaoh's horses, his chariots, and his horsemen.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 15:9 - The enemy said, 'I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil, my desire shall have its fill of them. I will draw my sword, my hand shall destroy them.'
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:7 - And you shall chase your enemies, and they shall fall before you by the sword.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:8 - Five of you shall chase a hundred, and a hundred of you shall chase ten thousand; and your enemies shall fall before you by the sword.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:17 - I will set my face against you, and you shall be smitten before your enemies; those who hate you shall rule over you, and you shall flee when none pursues you.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:36 - And as for those of you that are left, I will send faintness into their hearts in the lands of their enemies; the sound of a driven leaf shall put them to flight, and they shall flee as one flees from the sword, and they shall fall when none pursues.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:37 - They shall stumble over one another, as if to escape a sword, though none pursues; and you shall have no power to stand before your enemies.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 1:44 - Then the Amorites who lived in that hill country came out against you and chased you as bees do and beat you down in Se'ir as far as Hormah.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 11:4 - and what he did to the army of Egypt, to their horses and to their chariots; how he made the water of the Red Sea overflow them as they pursued after you, and how the LORD has destroyed them to this day;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:20 - Justice, and only justice, you shall follow, that you may live and inherit the land which the LORD your God gives you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 19:6 - lest the avenger of blood in hot anger pursue the manslayer and overtake him, because the way is long, and wound him mortally, though the man did not deserve to die, since he was not at enmity with his neighbor in time past.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:22 - The LORD will smite you with consumption, and with fever, inflammation, and fiery heat, and with drought, and with blasting, and with mildew; they shall pursue you until you perish.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:45 - All these curses shall come upon you and pursue you and overtake you, till you are destroyed, because you did not obey the voice of the LORD your God, to keep his commandments and his statutes which he commanded you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 30:7 - And the LORD your God will put all these curses upon your foes and enemies who persecuted you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:30 - How should one chase a thousand, and two put ten thousand to flight, unless their Rock had sold them, and the LORD had given them up?
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 2:5 - and when the gate was to be closed, at dark, the men went out; where the men went I do not know; pursue them quickly, for you will overtake them."
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 2:7 - So the men pursued after them on the way to the Jordan as far as the fords; and as soon as the pursuers had gone out, the gate was shut.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 2:16 - And she said to them, "Go into the hills, lest the pursuers meet you; and hide yourselves there three days, until the pursuers have returned; then afterward you may go your way."
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 2:22 - They departed, and went into the hills, and remained there three days, until the pursuers returned; for the pursuers had made search all along the way and found nothing.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 7:5 - and the men of Ai killed about thirty-six men of them, and chased them before the gate as far as Sheb'arim, and slew them at the descent. And the hearts of the people melted, and became as water.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 8:16 - So all the people who were in the city were called together to pursue them, and as they pursued Joshua they were drawn away from the city.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 8:17 - There was not a man left in Ai or Bethel, who did not go out after Israel; they left the city open, and pursued Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 8:20 - So when the men of Ai looked back, behold, the smoke of the city went up to heaven; and they had no power to flee this way or that, for the people that fled to the wilderness turned back upon the pursuers.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 8:24 - When Israel had finished slaughtering all the inhabitants of Ai in the open wilderness where they pursued them and all of them to the very last had fallen by the edge of the sword, all Israel returned to Ai, and smote it with the edge of the sword.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:10 - And the LORD threw them into a panic before Israel, who slew them with a great slaughter at Gibeon, and chased them by the way of the ascent of Beth-hor'on, and smote them as far as Aze'kah and Makke'dah.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:19 - but do not stay there yourselves, pursue your enemies, fall upon their rear, do not let them enter their cities; for the LORD your God has given them into your hand."
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 11:8 - And the LORD gave them into the hand of Israel, who smote them and chased them as far as Great Sidon and Mis'rephoth-ma'im, and eastward as far as the valley of Mizpeh; and they smote them, until they left none remaining.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 20:5 - And if the avenger of blood pursues him, they shall not give up the slayer into his hand; because he killed his neighbor unwittingly, having had no enmity against him in times past.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 23:10 - One man of you puts to flight a thousand, since it is the LORD your God who fights for you, as he promised you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 24:6 - Then I brought your fathers out of Egypt, and you came to the sea; and the Egyptians pursued your fathers with chariots and horsemen to the Red Sea.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:6 - Ado'ni-be'zek fled; but they pursued him, and caught him, and cut off his thumbs and his great toes.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:28 - And he said to them, "Follow after me; for the LORD has given your enemies the Moabites into your hand." So they went down after him, and seized the fords of the Jordan against the Moabites, and allowed not a man to pass over.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 4:16 - And Barak pursued the chariots and the army to Haro'sheth-ha-goiim, and all the army of Sis'era fell by the edge of the sword; not a man was left.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 4:22 - And behold, as Barak pursued Sis'era, Ja'el went out to meet him, and said to him, "Come, and I will show you the man whom you are seeking." So he went in to her tent; and there lay Sis'era dead, with the tent peg in his temple.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 7:23 - And the men of Israel were called out from Naph'tali and from Asher and from all Manas'seh, and they pursued after Mid'ian.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 7:25 - And they took the two princes of Mid'ian, Oreb and Zeeb; they killed Oreb at the rock of Oreb, and Zeeb they killed at the wine press of Zeeb, as they pursued Mid'ian; and they brought the heads of Oreb and Zeeb to Gideon beyond the Jordan.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:4 - And Gideon came to the Jordan and passed over, he and the three hundred men who were with him, faint yet pursuing.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:5 - So he said to the men of Succoth, "Pray, give loaves of bread to the people who follow me; for they are faint, and I am pursuing after Zebah and Zalmun'na, the kings of Mid'ian."
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:12 - And Zebah and Zalmun'na fled; and he pursued them and took the two kings of Mid'ian, Zebah and Zalmun'na, and he threw all the army into a panic.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:40 - And Abim'elech chased him, and he fled before him; and many fell wounded, up to the entrance of the gate.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 20:43 - Cutting down the Benjaminites, they pursued them and trod them down from Nohah as far as opposite Gib'e-ah on the east.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 7:11 - And the men of Israel went out of Mizpah and pursued the Philistines, and smote them, as far as below Beth-car.

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