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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 - When he raised his eyes and looked, behold, three men were standing opposite him; and when he saw them, he ran H7323 from the tent door to meet them and bowed down to the ground,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:7 - Abraham also ran H7323 to the herd, and took a tender and [fn]choice calf and gave it to the servant, and he hurried to prepare it.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:17 - Then the servant ran H7323 to meet her, and said, “Please let me drink a little water from your jar.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:20 - So she quickly emptied her jar into the trough, and ran H7323 back 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 - Jacob told Rachel that he was a 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 when Laban heard the news about Jacob, his sister’s son, he ran H7323 to meet him, and embraced him and kissed him, and brought him to his house. Then he told 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 word and called for Joseph, and they hurriedly H7323 brought H7323 him out of the dungeon; and when he had shaved himself and changed his clothes, he came to Pharaoh.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:27 - So a young man ran H7323 and informed Moses, and said, “Eldad and Medad are prophesying in the camp.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 16:47 - Then Aaron took it just as Moses had spoken, and he ran H7323 into the midst of the assembly; and 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 hidden 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 reached out with 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; and all the [fn]army ran H7323, crying out as they fled.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 13:10 - So the woman hurried and ran H7323, and told her [fn]husband, “Behold, the man who [fn]came the other day 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 and 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 clothes torn, and [fn]dust on his head.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 8:11 - And he said, “This will be the [fn]practice of the king who will reign over you: he will take your sons and put them in his chariots for himself 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 when he stood among the people, he was taller than any of the people from his shoulders upward.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:17 - Then Jesse said to his son David, “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 the baggage in the [fn]care of the baggage keeper and ran H7323 to the battle line. And he entered and [fn]greeted his brothers.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:48 - Then it happened, when the Philistine [fn]came closer 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 finished him, and cut off his head with it. When the Philistines saw that their champion was dead, they fled.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 20:6 - “If your father misses me at all, then say, ‘David earnestly requested 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 - He said to his boy, “Run H7323, find now the arrows which I am about to shoot.” The boy ran H7323, and he shot [fn]an arrow past him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 22:17 - And the king said to the [fn]guards H7323 who were attending him, “Turn around and put the priests of the LORD to death, because their hand also is with David and because they knew that he was fleeing and did not [fn]inform me.” But the servants of the king were unwilling to reach out with their hands to [fn]attack the priests of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 15:1 - Now it came about after this that Absalom provided for himself a chariot and horses, and fifty men [fn]to run H7323 ahead of him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 18:19 - Then Ahimaaz the son of Zadok said, “Please let me run H7323 and bring the king news that the LORD has [fn]freed 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 - However, 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 messenger’s 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 by the Cushite.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 18:24 - Now David was sitting between the two gates; and the watchman went to the roof of the gate by the wall, and raised his eyes and looked; and behold, a man was 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 is 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 run H7323 at a [fn]troop of warriors;
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 chariots and horsemen, with fifty men to run H7323 before him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 14:27 - So King Rehoboam made shields of bronze in their place, and entrusted them to the [fn]care of the commanders of the [fn]guard H7323 who guarded the doorway of the king’s house.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 14:28 - And it happened as often as the king entered the house of the LORD, that the [fn]guards H7323 would carry them and would bring them back into the [fn]guards’ H7323 room.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:46 - Then the hand of the LORD was on Elijah, and he [fn]belted his cloak around his waist and [fn]outran H7323 Ahab [fn]to Jezreel.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 19:20 - Then he left the oxen behind 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, for [fn]what have I done to you?”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 4:22 - Then she called to her husband and said, “Please send me one of the servants and one of the donkeys, so 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 going well for you? Is it going well for your husband? Is it going well for the child?’” Then she [fn]answered, “It is going well.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 5:20 - But Gehazi, the servant of Elisha the man of God, [fn]thought, “Behold, my master has spared this Naaman the Aramean, [fn]by not accepting from his hand what he brought. As the LORD lives, I will run H7323 after him and take something from him.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 5:21 - So Gehazi pursued Naaman. When Naaman saw someone running H7323 after him, he came down from the chariot to meet him and said, “Is everything well?”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 10:25 - Then it came about, as soon as he had finished [fn]offering the burnt offering, that Jehu said to the [fn]guard H7323 and to the royal officers, “Go in, [fn]kill them; let none come out.” So they [fn]killed them with the edge of the sword; and the [fn]guard H7323 and the royal officers threw them out, and went to the [fn]sanctuary of the house of Baal.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 11:4 - Now in the seventh year Jehoiada sent orders and brought the captains of hundreds of the Carites and of the [fn]guards H7323, and brought them to himself at the house of the LORD. Then he made a covenant with them and put them under oath at the house of the LORD, and showed them the king’s son.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 11:6 - (a third also shall be at the gate Sur, and a third at the gate behind the [fn]guards H7323), [fn]shall keep watch over the house [fn]for defense.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 11:11 - The [fn]guards H7323 stood, each with his weapons in his hand, from the right side of the house to the left side of the house, by the altar and by the house, around the king.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 11:13 - When Athaliah heard the noise of the guards H7323 and of the people, she came to the people at the house of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 11:19 - And he took the captains 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 the LORD, and came by 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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