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Lexicon :: Strong's H7323 - rûṣ

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Strong’s Definitions

רוּץ rûwts, roots; a primitive root; to run (for whatever reason, especially to rush):—break down, divide speedily, footman, guard, bring hastily, (make) run (away, through), post.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 104x

The KJV translates Strong's H7323 in the following manner: run (72x), guard (14x), post (8x), run away (2x), speedily (1x), miscellaneous (7x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 104x
The KJV translates Strong's H7323 in the following manner: run (72x), guard (14x), post (8x), run away (2x), speedily (1x), miscellaneous (7x).
  1. to run

    1. (Qal)

      1. to run

      2. runners (participle as subst)

    2. (Polel) to run swiftly, dart

    3. (Hiphil)

      1. to bring or move quickly, hurry

      2. to drive away from, cause to run away

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
רוּץ rûwts, roots; a primitive root; to run (for whatever reason, especially to rush):—break down, divide speedily, footman, guard, bring hastily, (make) run (away, through), post.
STRONGS H7323: Abbreviations
רוּץ verb run (Late Hebrew id. (rare); Ethiopic bdb093001, Zinjirli Perfect 1st person singular רצת; = Aramaic רְהַט; bdb093002 (WSG 47); compare Assyrian râṣu, be helpful (i.e. run to help?)); —
Qal Perfect 3rd person masculine singular רָץ Genesis 18:7; 2nd person masculine singular רַצְתָּה Jeremiah 12:5, etc.; Imperfect יָרוּץ Habakkuk 2:2 +, יָרֻץ Job 16:14, וַיָּ֫רָץ Genesis 18:2 +, וַיָּר֑ץ 2 Samuel 18:21; 1st person singular suffix ארוצם Jeremiah 50:44 Kt (but < Qr. Hiph., see below), etc. [see also רצץ]; Imperative masculine singular רוּץ 2 Samuel 18:23; 2 Kings 4:26, רֻץ 1 Samuel 20:36; Zechariah 2:8; Infinitive construct לָרוּץ 1 Samuel 20:6 +; Participle רָץ 2 Samuel 18:22 +, plural רָצִים 1 Samuel 22:17 +, רָצִין 2 Kings 11:13 (Ges§ 87 e); —
1. run, with אֶל location Genesis 18:7; Genesis 24:20 (both J), Numbers 17:12 (P), אֶל person Genesis 24:29 (J; + ה locative), 1 Samuel 3:5; Isaiah 55:5 (figurative), with hostility, against, Job 15:26 (figurative), so goat against ram Daniel 8:6, עַל person, against Job 16:14; ה locative also Joshua 7:22, לְבֵיתוֺ Haggai 1:9, לָרַע Isaiah 59:7; Proverbs 1:16; accusative of location 1 Samuel 20:6; 1 Samuel 17:22, 48 (+ לִקְרַאת); ב location on (ב II. 2), of horses Amos 6:12, locusts Joel 2:9; into Proverbs 18:10 (figurative); מִן local 1 Samuel 4:12, so MT 2 Kings 23:12 (= he went quickly thence, but text perhaps corrupt, see Kit Benz, and compare Hiph. below); אַחֲרֵי person 2 Samuel 18:22; 1 Kings 19:20; 2 Kings 5:20, 21; Songs 1:4, עַד person 2 Kings 4:22; לִפְנֵי person 2 Samuel 15:1; 1 Kings 1:5 (both of royal escort, out-runners), 1 Kings 18:46 (+ עַד location), לִפְנֵי of thing 1 Samuel 8:11; אֵת person accompare Jeremiah 12:5; with accusative of way, אֹרַֹח Psalm 19:6, דֶּרֶךְ 2 Samuel 18:23; Psalm 119:132 (figurative); as preliminary, + infinitive לִקְרַאת run to meet Genesis 18:2; Genesis 24:17; Genesis 29:13; Genesis 33:4 (all J), 2 Kings 4:26; Jeremiah 51:31, + finite verb Genesis 24:28; Genesis 29:12 (both J), Numbers 11:27; Joshua 8:19 (both J E), Judges 7:21; Judges 13:10; 1 Samuel 10:23; 1 Samuel 17:51; 2 Samuel 18:19; Psalm 59:5; as imperative + imperative 1 Samuel 20:36; Zechariah 2:8; absolute 1 Samuel 20:36; Isaiah 40:31; 2 Chronicles 23:12 (see 2a), Proverbs 4:12; Proverbs 6:18 (of feet), of locusts Joel 2:4, 7; specifically, run as messenger 2 Samuel 18:21, 22, 23 (twice in verse); 2 Samuel 18:24, 26 (twice in verse), figurative of prophet's activity Jeremiah 23:21, of י׳'s word Psalm 147:15; figurative of reading smoothly, יָרוּץ קוֺרֵא בוֺ Habakkuk 2:2. — Psalm 18:30 = 2 Samuel 22:30 read אָרֹץ (for אָרֻץ, אָרוּץ), √רצץ Ew Ol Che Bae and others.
2. Participle as substantive:
a. plural הָרָצִים the runners properly out-runners, as royal escort, compare verb 2 Samuel 15:1; 1 Kings 1:5; then) of royal body-guard 1 Samuel 22:17; 1 Kings 14:27, 28 (twice in verse) = 2 Chronicles 12:10; 12:11; 12:28, 2 Kings 10:25 (twice in verse); 2 Kings 11:4, 6, 11, 19 (twice in verse). — (הָעָם הָרָצִין 2 Kings 11:13 is gloss (Kit Benz; whence [easier] הָעָם הָרָצִים 2 Chronicles 23:12 see 1). — Proverbs 29:6 for יָרֻן Pinsk Toy favour יָרוּץ.
b. runner = (royal messenger, post, late), רָץ Jeremiah 51:31 (twice in verse) (|| מַגִּיד), compare Job 9:25 (as swift); הָרָצִים 2 Chronicles 30:6, 10; Esther 3:13, 15, riders בַּסּוּסִים הָר׳ Esther 8:10, רֹבֵי הָרֶכֶשׁ הָר׳ Esther 8:14.
Po`lel Imperfect 3rd person masculine plural יְרוֺצֵ֑צוּ Nahum 2:5 they run swiftly, dart (like lightning; of chariots).
Hiph. cause to run:
1. bring, or move, quickly, Imperfect 3rd person masculine plural suffix וַיְרִיצֻהוּ, מִן local Genesis 41:14 (E), read perhaps also 3rd person masculine singular וַיָּרֶץ 2 Kings 23:12 (accusative omitted; for MT וַיָּרָץ see Qal); ל person, accusative of thing omitted וַיָּרִיצוּ 2 Chronicles 35:13; Imperative masculine singular הָרֵץ 1 Samuel 17:17 (+ accusative of location, ל person); Imperfect 3rd person feminine singular תָּרִיץ יָדָיו Psalm 68:32 quickly stretch out hands, לֵאלֹהִים (namely, with offerings).
2. with מֵעַל = drive away from, 1st person singular, suffix 3rd person masculine singular, אֲרִיצֶנּוּ Jeremiah 49:19, so read probably also in || Jeremiah 50:44 (Qr אֲרִיצֵם, > Kt ארוצם).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


18:2; 18:2; 18:7; 18:7; 24:17; 24:20; 24:28; 24:29; 29:12; 29:13; 33:4; 41:14


11:27; 17:12


7:22; 8:19


7:21; 13:10

1 Samuel

3:5; 4:12; 8:11; 10:23; 17:17; 17:22; 17:48; 17:51; 20:6; 20:6; 20:36; 20:36; 20:36; 22:17; 22:17

2 Samuel

15:1; 15:1; 18:19; 18:21; 18:21; 18:22; 18:22; 18:22; 18:23; 18:23; 18:23; 18:24; 18:26; 22:30

1 Kings

1:5; 1:5; 14:27; 14:28; 18:46; 19:20

2 Kings

4:22; 4:26; 4:26; 5:20; 5:21; 10:25; 11:4; 11:6; 11:11; 11:13; 11:13; 11:19; 23:12; 23:12

2 Chronicles

12:10; 12:11; 23:12; 23:12; 30:6; 30:10; 35:13


3:13; 3:15; 8:10; 8:14


9:25; 15:26; 16:14; 16:14


18:30; 19:6; 59:5; 68:32; 119:132; 147:15


1:16; 4:12; 6:18; 18:10; 29:6

Song of Songs



40:31; 55:5; 59:7


12:5; 12:5; 23:21; 49:19; 50:44; 50:44; 51:31; 51:31




2:4; 2:7; 2:9






2:2; 2:2




2:8; 2:8

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H7323 matches the Hebrew רוּץ (rûṣ),
which occurs 104 times in 92 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 2 (Gen 18:2–2Ki 11:19)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:2 - And he lift up his eyes and looked, and, lo, three men stood by him: and when he saw them, he ran H7323 to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself toward the ground,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:7 - And Abraham ran H7323 unto the herd, and fetcht a calf tender and good, and gave it unto a young man; and he hasted to dress it.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:17 - And the servant ran H7323 to meet her, and said, Let me, I pray thee, drink a little water of thy pitcher.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:20 - And she hasted, and emptied her pitcher into the trough, and ran H7323 again unto the well to draw water, and drew for all his camels.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:28 - And the damsel ran, H7323 and told them of her mother's house these things.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:29 - And Rebekah had a brother, and his name was Laban: and Laban ran H7323 out unto the man, unto the well.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:12 - And Jacob told Rachel that he was her father's brother, and that he was Rebekah's son: and she ran H7323 and told her father.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:13 - And it came to pass, when Laban heard the tidings of Jacob his sister's son, that he ran H7323 to meet him, and embraced him, and kissed him, and brought him to his house. And he told Laban all these things.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:4 - And Esau ran H7323 to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck, and kissed him: and they wept.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:14 - Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and they brought him hastily H7323 out of the dungeon: and he shaved himself, and changed his raiment, and came in unto Pharaoh.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:27 - And there ran H7323 a young man, and told Moses, and said, Eldad and Medad do prophesy in the camp.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 16:47 - And Aaron took as Moses commanded, and ran H7323 into the midst of the congregation; and, behold, the plague was begun among the people: and he put on incense, and made an atonement for the people.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 7:22 - So Joshua sent messengers, and they ran H7323 unto the tent; and, behold, it was hid in his tent, and the silver under it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 8:19 - And the ambush arose quickly out of their place, and they ran H7323 as soon as he had stretched out his hand: and they entered into the city, and took it, and hasted and set the city on fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 7:21 - And they stood every man in his place round about the camp: and all the host ran, H7323 and cried, and fled.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 13:10 - And the woman made haste, and ran, H7323 and shewed her husband, and said unto him, Behold, the man hath appeared unto me, that came unto me the other day.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 3:5 - And he ran H7323 unto Eli, and said, Here am I; for thou calledst me. And he said, I called not; lie down again. And he went and lay down.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 4:12 - And there ran H7323 a man of Benjamin out of the army, and came to Shiloh the same day with his clothes rent, and with earth upon his head.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 8:11 - And he said, This will be the manner of the king that shall reign over you: He will take your sons, and appoint them for himself, for his chariots, and to be his horsemen; and some shall run H7323 before his chariots.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 10:23 - And they ran H7323 and fetched him thence: and when he stood among the people, he was higher than any of the people from his shoulders and upward.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:17 - And Jesse said unto David his son, Take now for thy brethren an ephah of this parched corn, and these ten loaves, and run H7323 to the camp to thy brethren;
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:22 - And David left his carriage in the hand of the keeper of the carriage, and ran H7323 into the army, and came and saluted his brethren.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:48 - And it came to pass, when the Philistine arose, and came and drew nigh to meet David, that David hasted, and ran H7323 toward the army to meet the Philistine.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:51 - Therefore David ran, H7323 and stood upon the Philistine, and took his sword, and drew it out of the sheath thereof, and slew him, and cut off his head therewith. And when the Philistines saw their champion was dead, they fled.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 20:6 - If thy father at all miss me, then say, David earnestly asked leave of me that he might run H7323 to Bethlehem his city: for there is a yearly sacrifice there for all the family.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 20:36 - And he said unto his lad, Run, H7323 find out now the arrows which I shoot. And as the lad ran, H7323 he shot an arrow beyond him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 22:17 - And the king said unto the footmen H7323 that stood about him, Turn, and slay the priests of the LORD; because their hand also is with David, and because they knew when he fled, and did not shew it to me. But the servants of the king would not put forth their hand to fall upon the priests of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 15:1 - And it came to pass after this, that Absalom prepared him chariots and horses, and fifty men to run H7323 before him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 18:19 - Then said Ahimaaz the son of Zadok, Let me now run, H7323 and bear the king tidings, how that the LORD hath avenged him of his enemies.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 18:21 - Then said Joab to Cushi, Go tell the king what thou hast seen. And Cushi bowed himself unto Joab, and ran. H7323
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 18:22 - Then said Ahimaaz the son of Zadok yet again to Joab, But howsoever, let me, I pray thee, also run H7323 after Cushi. And Joab said, Wherefore wilt thou run, H7323 my son, seeing that thou hast no tidings ready?
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 18:23 - But howsoever, said he, let me run. H7323 And he said unto him, Run. H7323 Then Ahimaaz ran H7323 by the way of the plain, and overran Cushi.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 18:24 - And David sat between the two gates: and the watchman went up to the roof over the gate unto the wall, and lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold a man running H7323 alone.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 18:26 - And the watchman saw another man running: H7323 and the watchman called unto the porter, and said, Behold another man running H7323 alone. And the king said, He also bringeth tidings.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:30 - For by thee I have run H7323 through a troop: by my God have I leaped over a wall.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:5 - Then Adonijah the son of Haggith exalted himself, saying, I will be king: and he prepared him chariots and horsemen, and fifty men to run H7323 before him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 14:27 - And king Rehoboam made in their stead brasen shields, and committed them unto the hands of the chief of the guard, H7323 which kept the door of the king's house.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 14:28 - And it was so, when the king went into the house of the LORD, that the guard H7323 bare them, and brought them back into the guard H7323 chamber.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:46 - And the hand of the LORD was on Elijah; and he girded up his loins, and ran H7323 before Ahab to the entrance of Jezreel.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 19:20 - And he left the oxen, and ran H7323 after Elijah, and said, Let me, I pray thee, kiss my father and my mother, and then I will follow thee. And he said unto him, Go back again: for what have I done to thee?
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 4:22 - And she called unto her husband, and said, Send me, I pray thee, one of the young men, and one of the asses, that I may run H7323 to the man of God, and come again.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 4:26 - Run H7323 now, I pray thee, to meet her, and say unto her, Is it well with thee? is it well with thy husband? is it well with the child? And she answered, It is well.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 5:20 - But Gehazi, the servant of Elisha the man of God, said, Behold, my master hath spared Naaman this Syrian, in not receiving at his hands that which he brought: but, as the LORD liveth, I will run H7323 after him, and take somewhat of him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 5:21 - So Gehazi followed after Naaman. And when Naaman saw him running H7323 after him, he lighted down from the chariot to meet him, and said, Is all well?
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 10:25 - And it came to pass, as soon as he had made an end of offering the burnt offering, that Jehu said to the guard H7323 and to the captains, Go in, and slay them; let none come forth. And they smote them with the edge of the sword; and the guard H7323 and the captains cast them out, and went to the city of the house of Baal.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 11:4 - And the seventh year Jehoiada sent and fetched the rulers over hundreds, with the captains and the guard, H7323 and brought them to him into the house of the LORD, and made a covenant with them, and took an oath of them in the house of the LORD, and shewed them the king's son.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 11:6 - And a third part shall be at the gate of Sur; and a third part at the gate behind the guard: H7323 so shall ye keep the watch of the house, that it be not broken down.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 11:11 - And the guard H7323 stood, every man with his weapons in his hand, round about the king, from the right corner of the temple to the left corner of the temple, along by the altar and the temple.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 11:13 - And when Athaliah heard the noise of the guard H7323 and of the people, she came to the people into the temple of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 11:19 - And he took the rulers over hundreds, and the captains, and the guard, H7323 and all the people of the land; and they brought down the king from the house of the LORD, and came by the way of the gate of the guard H7323 to the king's house. And he sat on the throne of the kings.

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