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Lexicon :: Strong's H7321 - rûaʿ

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Strong’s Definitions

רוּעַ rûwaʻ, roo-ah'; a primitive root; to mar (especially by breaking); figuratively, to split the ears (with sound), i.e. shout (for alarm or joy):—blow an alarm, cry (alarm, aloud, out), destroy, make a joyful noise, smart, shout (for joy), sound an alarm, triumph.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 46x

The KJV translates Strong's H7321 in the following manner: shout (23x), noise (7x), ..alarm (4x), cry (4x), triumph (3x), smart (1x), miscellaneous (4x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 46x
The KJV translates Strong's H7321 in the following manner: shout (23x), noise (7x), ..alarm (4x), cry (4x), triumph (3x), smart (1x), miscellaneous (4x).
  1. to shout, raise a sound, cry out, give a blast

    1. (Hiphil)

      1. to shout a war-cry or alarm of battle

      2. to sound a signal for war or march

      3. to shout in triumph (over enemies)

      4. to shout in applause

      5. to shout (with religious impulse)

      6. to cry out in distress

    2. (Polal) to utter a shout

    3. (Hithpolel)

      1. to shout in triumph

      2. to shout for joy

  2. (Niphal) destroyed

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
רוּעַ rûwaʻ, roo-ah'; a primitive root; to mar (especially by breaking); figuratively, to split the ears (with sound), i.e. shout (for alarm or joy):—blow an alarm, cry (alarm, aloud, out), destroy, make a joyful noise, smart, shout (for joy), sound an alarm, triumph.
STRONGS H7321: Abbreviations
† [ַרוּע] verb
1. raise a shout.
2. give a blast with clarion or horn (Late Hebrew id., Hiph.; Thes compare Arabic bdb092905 utter a grumbling cry); — Perfect 3rd person masculine plural ּהֵרִיעו Judges 15:14; Ezra 3:11, ּהֵרֵעו 1 Samuel 17:20, etc.; Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular ַיָרִיע Isaiah 42:13; Psalm 41:12, וַיָּ֫רַע Joshua 6:20, etc.; Imperative feminine singular הָרִיעִי Zechariah 9:9; masculine plural ּהָרִיעו Joshua 6:10 +; Infinitive construct ַהָרִיע 2 Chronicles 13:12, 15; Participle plural מְרִיעִים Ezra 3:13; —
1. shout a war-cry, or alarm of battle, Joshua 6:10 (3 times in verse); Joshua 6:16, 20; Judges 7:21; 1 Samuel 17:52; Isaiah 42:13; 2 Chronicles 13:15 (twice in verse); הריע תְּרוּעָה Joshua 6:5, 20; לקראת Judges 15:14; בַּמִּלְחָמָה 1 Samuel 17:20.
2. sound a signal for war or march: with חֲצֹצְרוֺת Numbers 10:7, 9 (P); || תקע שׁוֺפָר Hosea 5:8, compare Joel 2:1; with על against 2 Chronicles 13:12; so also probably Job 30:5 (against a thief).
3. shout in triumph over enemies: with עַל, Jeremiah 50:15; Psalm 41:12; absolute Zephaniah 3:14 (|| רנן).
4. shout in applause: absolute 1 Samuel 10:24; Zechariah 9:9, compare (of angels) Job 38:7.
5. shout with religious impulse: תְּרוּעָה ׳הר 1 Samuel 4:5; Ezra 3:11, 13; so in public worship with music and sacrifice, with ְל, to God Psalm 47:2; Psalm 66:1; Psalm 81:2; Psalm 95:1; Psalm 95:2; Psalm 98:4; Psalm 100:1, לפני Psalm 98:6; in joy, תַּחְתִּיּוֺת אֶרֶץ Isaiah 44:23 (|| תָנּוּ שָׁמַיִם).
6. cry out in distress, Isaiah 15:4 (but Du Bu יָֽרְעוּ tremble); ַלָמָּה תָרִיעִי רֵ֑ע Micah 4:9 (of Zion under figure of woman, but perhaps read ַלמה תָּרוֺעִי רֹע why art thou broken all to pieces? as Proverbs 11:15).
Po`lal Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular impersonal לֹא יְרֹעָ֑ע Isaiah 16:10 a shout shall not be uttered (of joy in harvest; || יְרֻנָּן).
Hithpō`l. Imperfect 1st person singular אֶתְרוֺעָ֑ע Psalm 108:10; 3rd person masculine plural ּיִתְרוֺעֲעו Psalm 65:14; Imperative feminine singular הִתְרוֺעָ֑עִי Psalm 60:10; —
1. shout in triumph: with על Psalm 60:10 (subject Philistia; iron.) || Psalm 108:10 (subject ׳י).
2. shout for joy, Psalm 65:14 (meadows, valleys; || שׁיר).
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


10:7; 10:9


6:5; 6:10; 6:10; 6:16; 6:20; 6:20; 6:20


7:21; 15:14; 15:14

1 Samuel

4:5; 10:24; 17:20; 17:20; 17:52

2 Chronicles

13:12; 13:12; 13:15; 13:15


3:11; 3:11; 3:13; 3:13


30:5; 38:7


41:12; 41:12; 47:2; 60:10; 60:10; 66:1; 81:2; 95:1; 95:2; 98:4; 98:6; 100:1; 108:10; 108:10




15:4; 16:10; 42:13; 42:13; 44:23












9:9; 9:9

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H7321 matches the Hebrew רוּעַ (rûaʿ),
which occurs 44 times in 40 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 10:7 - But when the assembly is to be gathered together, you shall blow a long blast, but you shall not sound an alarm.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 10:9 - And when you go to war in your land against the adversary who oppresses you, then you shall sound an alarm with the trumpets, that you may be remembered before the LORD your God, and you shall be saved from your enemies.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 6:5 - And when they make a long blast with the ram’s horn, when you hear the sound of the trumpet, then all the people shall shout with a great shout, and the wall of the city will fall down flat,[fn] and the people shall go up, everyone straight before him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 6:10 - But Joshua commanded the people, “You shall not shout or make your voice heard, neither shall any word go out of your mouth, until the day I tell you to shout. Then you shall shout.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 6:16 - And at the seventh time, when the priests had blown the trumpets, Joshua said to the people, “Shout, for the LORD has given you the city.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 6:20 - So the people shouted, and the trumpets were blown. As soon as the people heard the sound of the trumpet, the people shouted a great shout, and the wall fell down flat, so that the people went up into the city, every man straight before him, and they captured the city.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 7:21 - Every man stood in his place around the camp, and all the army ran. They cried out and fled.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 15:14 - When he came to Lehi, the Philistines came shouting to meet him. Then the Spirit of the LORD rushed upon him, and the ropes that were on his arms became as flax that has caught fire, and his bonds melted off his hands.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 4:5 - As soon as the ark of the covenant of the LORD came into the camp, all Israel gave a mighty shout, so that the earth resounded.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 10:24 - And Samuel said to all the people, “Do you see him whom the LORD has chosen? There is none like him among all the people.” And all the people shouted, “Long live the king!”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:20 - And David rose early in the morning and left the sheep with a keeper and took the provisions and went, as Jesse had commanded him. And he came to the encampment as the host was going out to the battle line, shouting the war cry.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:52 - And the men of Israel and Judah rose with a shout and pursued the Philistines as far as Gath[fn] and the gates of Ekron, so that the wounded Philistines fell on the way from Shaaraim as far as Gath and Ekron.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 13:12 - Behold, God is with us at our head, and his priests with their battle trumpets to sound the call to battle against you. O sons of Israel, do not fight against the LORD, the God of your fathers, for you cannot succeed.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 13:15 - Then the men of Judah raised the battle shout. And when the men of Judah shouted, God defeated Jeroboam and all Israel before Abijah and Judah.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 3:11 - And they sang responsively, praising and giving thanks to the LORD,
“For he is good,
for his steadfast love endures forever toward Israel.” And all the people shouted with a great shout when they praised the LORD, because the foundation of the house of the LORD was laid.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 3:13 - so that the people could not distinguish the sound of the joyful shout from the sound of the people’s weeping, for the people shouted with a great shout, and the sound was heard far away.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 30:5 - They are driven out from human company;
they shout after them as after a thief.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:7 - when the morning stars sang together
and all the sons of God shouted for joy?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 41:11 - By this I know that you delight in me:
my enemy will not shout in triumph over me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 47:1 - To the choirmaster. A Psalm of the Sons of Korah.
Clap your hands, all peoples!
Shout to God with loud songs of joy!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 60:8 - Moab is my washbasin;
upon Edom I cast my shoe;
over Philistia I shout in triumph.”[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 65:13 - the meadows clothe themselves with flocks,
the valleys deck themselves with grain,
they shout and sing together for joy.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 66:1 - To the choirmaster. A Song. A Psalm.
Shout for joy to God, all the earth;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 81:1 - To the choirmaster: according to The Gittith.[fn] Of Asaph.
Sing aloud to God our strength;
shout for joy to the God of Jacob!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 95:1 - Oh come, let us sing to the LORD;
let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 95:2 - Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving;
let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 98:4 - Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth;
break forth into joyous song and sing praises!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 98:6 - With trumpets and the sound of the horn
make a joyful noise before the King, the LORD!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 100:1 - A Psalm for giving thanks.
Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 108:9 - Moab is my washbasin;
upon Edom I cast my shoe;
over Philistia I shout in triumph.”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 15:4 - Heshbon and Elealeh cry out;
their voice is heard as far as Jahaz;
therefore the armed men of Moab cry aloud;
his soul trembles.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 16:10 - And joy and gladness are taken away from the fruitful field,
and in the vineyards no songs are sung,
no cheers are raised;
no treader treads out wine in the presses;
I have put an end to the shouting.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 42:13 - The LORD goes out like a mighty man,
like a man of war he stirs up his zeal;
he cries out, he shouts aloud,
he shows himself mighty against his foes.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 44:23 - Sing, O heavens, for the LORD has done it;
shout, O depths of the earth;
break forth into singing, O mountains,
O forest, and every tree in it!
For the LORD has redeemed Jacob,
and will be glorified[fn] in Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 50:15 - Raise a shout against her all around;
she has surrendered;
her bulwarks have fallen;
her walls are thrown down.
For this is the vengeance of the LORD:
take vengeance on her;
do to her as she has done.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 5:8 - Blow the horn in Gibeah,
the trumpet in Ramah.
Sound the alarm at Beth-aven;
we follow you,[fn] O Benjamin!
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 2:1 - Blow a trumpet in Zion;
sound an alarm on my holy mountain!
Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble,
for the day of the LORD is coming; it is near,
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 4:9 - Now why do you cry aloud?
Is there no king in you?
Has your counselor perished,
that pain seized you like a woman in labor?
Unchecked Copy BoxZep 3:14 - Sing aloud, O daughter of Zion;
shout, O Israel!
Rejoice and exult with all your heart,
O daughter of Jerusalem!
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 9:9 - Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion!
Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem!
Behold, your king is coming to you;
righteous and having salvation is he,
humble and mounted on a donkey,
on a colt, the foal of a donkey.
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