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Lexicon :: Strong's H7321 - rûaʿ

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A primitive root
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TWOT Reference: 2135

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
† [ַעּור] 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 ּועיִרֵה Judges 15:14; Ezra 3:11, ּועֵרֵה 1 Samuel 17:20, etc.; Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular ַעיִרָי Isaiah 42:13; Psalm 41:12, עַרָּ֫יַו Joshua 6:20, etc.; Imperative feminine singular יִעיִרָה Zechariah 9:9; masculine plural ּועיִרָה Joshua 6:10 +; Infinitive construct ַעיִרָה 2 Chronicles 13:12, 15; Participle plural םיִעיִרְמ 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); עירה הָעּורְּת Joshua 6:5, 20; תארקל Judges 15:14; הָמָחְלִּמַּב 1 Samuel 17:20.
2. sound a signal for war or march: with תֺורְצֹצֲח Numbers 10:7, 9 (P); || רָפֺוׁש עקת Hosea 5:8, compare Joel 2:1; with לע against 2 Chronicles 13:12; so also probably Job 30:5 (against a thief).
3. shout in triumph over enemies: with לַע, Jeremiah 50:15; Psalm 41:12; absolute Zephaniah 3:14 (|| ןנר).
4. shout in applause: absolute 1 Samuel 10:24; Zechariah 9:9, compare (of angels) Job 38:7.
5. shout with religious impulse: הָעּורְּת רה׳ 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, ינפל Psalm 98:6; in joy, ץֶרֶא תֺוּיִּתְחַּת Isaiah 44:23 (|| םִיַמָׁש ּוּנָת).
6. cry out in distress, Isaiah 15:4 (but Du Bu וּעְרָֽי tremble); ַעֵ֑ר יִעיִרָת הָּמָל Micah 4:9 (of Zion under figure of woman, but perhaps read ַעֹר יִעֺורָּת המל why art thou broken all to pieces? as Proverbs 11:15).
Po`lal Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular impersonal עָ֑עֹרְי אֹל Isaiah 16:10 a shout shall not be uttered (of joy in harvest; || ןָּנֻרְי).
Hithpō`l. Imperfect 1st person singular עָ֑עֺורְתֶא Psalm 108:10; 3rd person masculine plural ּועֲעֺורְתִי Psalm 65:14; Imperative feminine singular יִעָ֑עֺורְתִה Psalm 60:10; —
1. shout in triumph: with לע Psalm 60:10 (subject Philistia; iron.) || Psalm 108:10 (subject י׳).
2. shout for joy, Psalm 65:14 (meadows, valleys; || ריׁש).
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 - “When convening the assembly, however, you shall blow without sounding H7321 an alarm. H7321
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 10:9 - “When you go to war in your land against the adversary who attacks you, then you shall sound H7321 an alarm H7321 with the trumpets, that you may be remembered before the LORD your God, and be saved from your enemies.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 6:5 - “It shall be that when they make a long blast with the ram’s horn, and when you hear the sound of the trumpet, all the people shall shout H7321 with a great shout; and the wall of the city will fall down [fn]flat, and the people will go up every man [fn]straight ahead.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 6:10 - But Joshua commanded the people, saying, “You shall not shout H7321 nor let your voice be heard nor let a word proceed out of your mouth, until the day I tell you, ‘Shout!’ H7321 Then you shall shout!” H7321
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 6:16 - At the seventh time, when the priests blew the trumpets, Joshua said to the people, “Shout! H7321 For the LORD has given you the city.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 6:20 - So the people shouted, H7321 and [fn]priests blew the trumpets; and when the people heard the sound of the trumpet, the people shouted H7321 with a great shout and the wall fell down [fn]flat, so that the people went up into the city, every man straight [fn]ahead, and they took the city.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 7:21 - Each stood in his place around the camp; and all the [fn]army ran, crying H7321 out as they fled.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 15:14 - When he came to Lehi, the Philistines shouted H7321 as they met him. And the Spirit of the LORD [fn]came upon him mightily so that the ropes that were on his arms were as flax that is burned with fire, and his bonds [fn]dropped from his hands.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 4:5 - As the ark of the covenant of the LORD came into the camp, all Israel shouted H7321 with a great shout, so that the earth resounded.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 10:24 - Samuel said to all the people, “Do you see him whom the LORD has chosen? Surely there is no one like him among all the people.” So all the people shouted H7321 and said,[fn]Long live the king!”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:20 - So David arose early in the morning and left the flock with a keeper and took the supplies and went as Jesse had commanded him. And he came to the circle of the camp while the army was going out in battle array shouting H7321 the war cry. H7321
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:52 - The men of Israel and Judah arose and shouted H7321 and pursued the Philistines [fn]as far as the valley, and to the gates of Ekron. And the slain Philistines [fn]lay along the way to Shaaraim, even to Gath and Ekron.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 13:12 - “Now behold, God is with us at our head and His priests with the signal trumpets to sound H7321 the alarm H7321 against you. O sons of Israel, do not fight against the LORD God of your fathers, for you will not succeed.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 13:15 - Then the men of Judah raised H7321 a war cry, H7321 and when the men of Judah raised H7321 the war cry, H7321 then it was that God [fn]routed Jeroboam and all Israel before Abijah and Judah.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 3:11 - They sang, praising and giving thanks to the LORD, saying, “For He is good, for His lovingkindness is upon Israel forever.” And all the people shouted H7321 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 shout of joy from the sound of the weeping of the people, for the people shouted H7321 with a loud shout, and the sound was heard far away.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 30:5 - “They are driven from the community;
They shout H7321 against them as against a thief,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:7 - When the morning stars sang together
And all the sons of God shouted H7321 for joy? H7321
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 41:11 - By this I know that You are pleased with me,
Because my enemy does not shout H7321 in triumph H7321 over me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 47:1 - For the choir director. A Psalm of the sons of Korah.
O clap your hands, all peoples;
Shout H7321 to God with the voice of [fn]joy.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 60:8 - “Moab is My washbowl;
Over Edom I shall throw My shoe;
Shout H7321 loud, H7321 O Philistia, because of Me!”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 65:13 - The meadows are clothed with flocks
And the valleys are covered with grain;
They shout H7321 for joy, H7321 yes, they sing.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 66:1 - For the choir director. A Song. A Psalm.
Shout H7321 joyfully H7321 to God, all the earth;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 81:1 - For the choir director; [fn]on the Gittith. A Psalm of Asaph.
Sing for joy to God our strength;
Shout H7321 joyfully H7321 to the God of Jacob.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 95:1 - O come, let us sing for joy to the LORD,
Let us shout H7321 joyfully H7321 to the rock of our salvation.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 95:2 - Let us come before His presence with [fn]thanksgiving,
Let us shout H7321 joyfully H7321 to Him with [fn]psalms.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 98:4 - Shout H7321 joyfully H7321 to the LORD, all the earth;
Break forth and sing for joy and sing praises.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 98:6 - With trumpets and the sound of the horn
Shout H7321 joyfully H7321 before the King, the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 100:1 - A Psalm for [fn]Thanksgiving.
Shout H7321 joyfully H7321 to the LORD, all the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 108:9 - “Moab is My washbowl;
Over Edom I shall throw My shoe;
Over Philistia I will shout H7321 aloud.” H7321
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 15:4 - Heshbon and Elealeh also cry out,
Their voice is heard all the way to Jahaz;
Therefore the [fn]armed men of Moab cry H7321 aloud; H7321
His soul trembles within him.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 16:10 - Gladness and joy are taken away from the fruitful field;
In the vineyards also there will be no cries of joy or jubilant H7321 shouting, H7321
No treader treads out wine in the presses,
For I have made the shouting to cease.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 42:13 - The LORD will go forth like a warrior,
He will arouse His zeal like a man of war.
He will utter H7321 a shout, H7321 yes, He will raise a war cry.
He will prevail against His enemies.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 44:23 - Shout for joy, O heavens, for the LORD has done it!
Shout H7321 joyfully, H7321 you lower parts of the earth;
Break forth into a shout of joy, you mountains,
O forest, and every tree in it;
For the LORD has redeemed Jacob
And in Israel He shows forth His glory.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 50:15 - “Raise H7321 your battle H7321 cry H7321 against her on every side!
She has given [fn]herself up, her pillars have fallen,
Her walls have been torn down.
For this is the vengeance of the LORD:
Take vengeance on her;
As she has done to others, so do to her.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 5:8 - Blow the horn in Gibeah,
The trumpet in Ramah.
Sound H7321 an alarm H7321 at Beth-aven:
“Behind you, Benjamin!”
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 2:1 - Blow a trumpet in Zion,
And sound H7321 an alarm H7321 on My holy mountain!
Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble,
For the day of the LORD is coming;
Surely it is near,
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 4:9 - “Now, why do you cry H7321 out loudly?
Is there no king among you,
Or has your counselor perished,
That agony has gripped you like a woman in childbirth?
Unchecked Copy BoxZep 3:14 - Shout for joy, O daughter of Zion!
Shout H7321 in triumph, 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 H7321 in triumph, O daughter of Jerusalem!
Behold, your king is coming to you;
He is [fn]just and endowed with salvation,
Humble, and mounted on a donkey,
Even on a colt, the [fn]foal of a donkey.
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