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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 lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, three men were standing nearby; he saw, and he ran H7323 from the tent door to meet them, and he bowed himself to the earth,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:7 - Abraham also ran H7323 to the herd and took a tender and [fn]choice calf and gave it to his young man, and he hurried to prepare it.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:17 - Then the servant ran H7323 to meet her and said, “Please give me a little water to drink from your jar.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:20 - So she hurried and emptied her jar into the watering channel and ran H7323 again to the well to draw, and she drew for all his camels.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:28 -

Then the young woman ran H7323 and told her mother’s household about these things.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:29 - Now Rebekah had a brother whose name was Laban; and Laban ran H7323 outside to the man at the spring.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:12 - And Jacob told Rachel that he was a [fn]relative of her father and that he was Rebekah’s son, and she ran H7323 and told her father.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:13 -

So it happened that when Laban heard the report of Jacob his sister’s son, he ran H7323 to meet him, and he embraced him and kissed him and brought him to his house. Then he recounted to Laban all these things.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:4 -

Then 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 for Joseph, and they rushed H7323 him out of the pit; and he shaved himself and changed his clothes, and he came to Pharaoh.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:27 - So a young man ran H7323 and told Moses and said, “Eldad and Medad are prophesying in the camp.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 16:47 - Then Aaron took it as Moses had spoken, and ran H7323 into the midst of the assembly, for behold, the plague had begun among the people. So he put on the incense and made atonement for the people.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 7:22 -

So Joshua sent messengers, and they ran H7323 to the tent; and behold, it was concealed in his tent with the silver underneath it.

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 8:19 - Then the men in ambush rose quickly from their place, and when he had stretched out his hand, they ran H7323 and entered the city and captured it, and they quickly set the city on fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 7:21 - And each stood in his place around the camp. Then all of the camp ran H7323, and they made a loud shout and fled.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 13:10 - So the woman ran H7323 quickly and told her husband, and she said to him, “Behold, the man who came the other day to me has appeared to me.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 3:5 - Then he ran H7323 to Eli and said, “Here I am, for you called me.” But he said, “I did not call; go back, lie down.” So he went and lay down.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 4:12 -

Now a man of Benjamin ran H7323 from the battle line and came to Shiloh the same day with his robes torn and [fn]dust on his head.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 8:11 - And he said, “This will be the [fn]custom of the king who will reign over you: he will take your sons and appoint them for himself in his chariots and among his horsemen, and they will run H7323 before his chariots.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 10:23 - So they ran H7323 and took him from there, and he stood among the people. And he was taller than any of the people from his shoulders upward.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:17 -

Then Jesse said to David his son, “Take now for your brothers an ephah of this roasted grain and these ten loaves and run H7323 to the camp to your brothers.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:22 - Then David left his baggage in the [fn]care of the baggage keeper and ran H7323 to the battle line and entered in order to greet his brothers.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:48 -

Then it happened when the Philistine rose and came and drew near to meet David, that David ran H7323 quickly toward the battle line to meet the Philistine.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:51 - Then David ran H7323 and stood over the Philistine and took his sword and drew it out of its sheath and put him to death and cut off his head with it. Then the Philistines saw that their champion was dead, so they fled.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 20:6 - “If your father misses me at all, then say, ‘David earnestly asked leave of me to run H7323 to Bethlehem his city because it is the yearly sacrifice there for the whole family.’
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 20:36 - And he said to his young man, “Run H7323, find now the arrows which I am about to shoot.” As the young man was running H7323, he shot [fn]an arrow past him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 22:17 - And the king said to the [fn]guards H7323 who were standing by him, “Turn around and put the priests of Yahweh to death because their hand also is with David and because they knew that he was fleeing and did not reveal it in my ears.” But the servants of the king were not willing to send forth their hands to fall upon the priests of Yahweh.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 15:1 -

Now it happened afterwards, that Absalom prepared for himself a chariot and horses and fifty men as runners H7323 before him.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 18:19 -

Then Ahimaaz the son of Zadok said, “Please let me run H7323 and proclaim the good news to the king that Yahweh has judged to save him from the hand of his enemies.”

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 18:21 - Then Joab said to the Cushite, “Go, tell the king what you have seen.” So the Cushite bowed to Joab and ran H7323.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 18:22 - Now Ahimaaz the son of Zadok said once more to Joab, “But whatever happens, please let me also run H7323 after the Cushite.” And Joab said, “Why would you run H7323, my son, since you will have no reward for going?”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 18:23 - “But whatever happens,” he said, “I will run H7323.” So he said to him, “Run H7323.” Then Ahimaaz ran H7323 by way of the plain and passed the Cushite.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 18:24 -

Now David was sitting between the two gates; and the watchman went up to the roof of the gate by the wall, and raised his eyes and looked, and behold, a man running H7323 by himself.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 18:26 - Then the watchman saw another man running H7323; and the watchman called to the gatekeeper and said, “Behold, another man running H7323 by himself.” And the king said, “This one also is bringing good news.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:30 -

“For by You I can [fn]run H7323 upon a troop;

By my God I can leap over a wall.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:5 -

Now Adonijah the son of Haggith exalted himself, saying, “I will be king.” So he prepared for himself a chariot and horsemen and fifty men as runners H7323 before him.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 14:27 - Then King Rehoboam made shields of bronze in their place and committed them into the hand of the commanders of the [fn]guard H7323 who kept the door of the king’s house.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 14:28 - Now it happened as often as the king entered the house of Yahweh, that the [fn]guards H7323 would carry them and would bring them back into the [fn]guards’ H7323 room.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:46 - But the hand of Yahweh was on Elijah, and he girded up his loins and [fn]outran H7323 Ahab unto where you enter Jezreel.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 19:20 - So he forsook the oxen and ran H7323 after Elijah and said, “Please let me kiss my father and my mother, then I will follow you.” And he said to him, “Go back again, for what have I done to you?”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 4:22 - And she called to her husband and said, “Please send me one of the young men and one of the donkeys, that I may run H7323 to the man of God and return.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 4:26 - “Please run H7323 now to meet her and say to her, ‘Is it well with you? Is it well with your husband? Is it well with the child?’” And she [fn]answered, “It is well.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 5:20 -

Then Gehazi, the young man of Elisha the man of God, said to himself, “Behold, my master has spared this Naaman the Aramean, [fn]by not receiving from his hands what he brought. As Yahweh lives, I will run H7323 after him and take something from him.”

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 5:21 - So Gehazi pursued Naaman. And Naaman saw one running H7323 after him, so he came down from the chariot to meet him and said, “Is all at peace?”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 10:25 -

Now it happened that as soon as he had finished offering the burnt offering, Jehu said to the [fn]guard H7323 and to the royal officers, “Come in, strike them down; let none come out.” And they struck them down with the edge of the sword; and the [fn]guard H7323 and the royal officers threw them out and went to the [fn]inner room of the house of Baal.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 11:4 -

Now in the seventh year Jehoiada sent for and took the commanders of hundreds of the Carites and of the [fn]guard H7323, and brought them to him in the house of Yahweh. Then he cut a covenant with them and had them swear in the house of Yahweh, and showed them the king’s son.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 11:6 - (one-third also shall be at the gate Sur, and one-third at the gate behind the [fn]guards H7323), [fn]shall keep watch over the house for defense.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 11:11 - And the [fn]guards H7323 stood each with his weapons in his hand, from the right [fn]side of the house to the left [fn]side of the house, by the altar and by the house, around the king.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 11:13 -

Then Athaliah heard the noise of the guard H7323 and of the people, and she came to the people in the house of Yahweh.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 11:19 - And he took the commanders of hundreds and the Carites and the [fn]guards H7323 and all the people of the land; and they brought the king down from the house of Yahweh, and came by the way of the gate of the [fn]guards H7323 to the king’s house. And he sat on the throne of the kings.

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