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Lexicon :: Strong's H7337 - rāḥaḇ

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Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root
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TWOT Reference: 2143

Strong’s Definitions

רָחַב râchab, raw-khab'; a primitive root; to broaden (intransitive or transitive, literal or figurative):—be an en-(make) large(-ing), make room, make (open) wide.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 25x

The KJV translates Strong's H7337 in the following manner: enlarge (18x), wide (3x), large (2x), make room (2x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 25x
The KJV translates Strong's H7337 in the following manner: enlarge (18x), wide (3x), large (2x), make room (2x).
  1. to be or grow wide, be or grow large

    1. (Qal) to be widened, be enlarged

    2. (Niphal) broad or roomy pasture (participle)

    3. (Hiphil)

      1. to make large

      2. to enlarge

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
רָחַב râchab, raw-khab'; a primitive root; to broaden (intransitive or transitive, literal or figurative):—be an en-(make) large(-ing), make room, make (open) wide.
STRONGS H7337: Abbreviations
רָחַב [? also רָחֹב, so LagBN 31; compare also Idib. 52 f.] verb be, or grow, wide, large (Late Hebrew in derived species (rare) and derivatives; Arabic bdb093104, Ethiopic bdb093105Sabean in epithet of deity FellZMG liv (1900), 249, and proper name CISiv, no. 1, 3 etc.; Assyrian in rêbitu, open place; Aramaic רְחַב in derivatives); —
Qal Perfect 3rd person masculine singular פִּי ר׳ 1 Samuel 2:1, + עַל against (i.e. to devour, in figure; compare Hiph.); consecutive לְבָבֵךְ וּפָחַד וְר׳ Isaiah 60:5 be widened, enlarged, relieved, and expanded with joy (compare Hiph. 2); 3rd person feminine singular וְנָֽסְבָה וְרָֽחֲבָה Ezekiel 41:7 probably error, Co רָחְבָּהּ וְנוֺסָפָה, Toy וְהָרֹחַב נוֺסַף, Krae וְיָֽסְפוּ רָֽחֲבוּ [וְ ?].
Niph. Participle as adjective נִרְחָב Isaiah 30:23 a broad, roomy, pasture.
Hiph. Perfect 3rd person masculine singular הִרְחִיב Genesis 26:22; Habakkuk 2:5, הִרְחִ֑ב Isaiah 30:33; 2nd person masculine singular הִרְחַבְתָּ Psalm 4:2, etc.; Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular יַרְחִיב Deuteronomy 12:20 +, etc.; Imperative masculine singular הַרְחֶבֿ Psalm 81:11 (compare also Psalm 25:17 below); feminine singular הַרְחִיבִי Isaiah 54:2, הַרְחִבִי Micah 1:16; Infinitive construct הַרְחִיב Amos 1:13; Participle מַרְחִיב Deuteronomy 33:20; —
1. make large, with accusative baldness Micah 1:16 (sign of mourning), funeral pile Isaiah 30:33 (accusative omitted; + הֶעְמִיק); make wide, accusative couch Isaiah 57:8 (figurative).
2. enlarge limit of territory (גְּבוּל) Amos 1:13; Exodus 34:24 (J), Deuteronomy 12:20; Deuteronomy 19:8, so גָּ֑ד מַר׳ Deuteronomy 33:20, compare מְקוֺם אָהֳלֵךְ הַר׳ Isaiah 54:2 (figurative); also absolute + ל person, לָנוּ י׳ הִר׳ Genesis 26:22 (J), and (figurative of deliverance), לִי בַּצָּר הִר׳ Psalm 4:2; לוֺ מַתַּן אָדָם יַר׳ Proverbs 18:16 a man's gift makes room for him, gives access to patron; of י׳'s enlarging the heart (לִבִּי) Psalm 119:32 (compare Qal); צָרוֺת לְבָבִי הִרְחִיכוּ מ׳ Psalm 25:17 read probably (with most) Imperative הַרְחֵ(י)ב ומ׳ (Bae הִרְהִיבוּ, alarm, compare Songs 6:5); with accusative צַעֲדִי my step, stride Psalm 18:37 = 2 Samuel 22:37 (i.e. givest me firm footing and vigorous step, compare צַעַד 2); enlarge mouth, open it wide, with עַל person against Isaiah 57:4; Psalm 35:21 (compareQal); without עַל, as a young bird to receive food, figurative, Psalm 81:11; הִר׳ שְׁאוֺל נַפְשָׁהּ Isaiah 5:14 (|| פִיהָ פָּֽעֲרָה; נֶפֶשׁ 5c), compare Habakkuk 2:5.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


26:22; 26:22




12:20; 12:20; 19:8; 33:20; 33:20

1 Samuel


2 Samuel



4:2; 4:2; 18:37; 25:17; 25:17; 35:21; 81:11; 81:11; 119:32



Song of Songs



5:14; 30:23; 30:33; 30:33; 54:2; 54:2; 57:4; 57:8; 60:5




1:13; 1:13


1:16; 1:16


2:5; 2:5

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H7337 matches the Hebrew רָחַב (rāḥaḇ),
which occurs 25 times in 25 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:22 - He moved away from there and dug another well, and they did not quarrel over it; so he named it [fn]Rehoboth, for he said,[fn]At last the LORD has made H7337 [fn]room H7337 for us, and we will be fruitful in the land.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 34:24 - “For I will [fn]drive out nations before you and enlarge H7337 your borders, and no man shall covet your land when you go up three times a year to appear before the LORD your God.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 12:20 - “When the LORD your God extends H7337 your border as He has promised you, and you say, ‘I will eat meat,’ because [fn]you desire to eat meat, then you may eat meat, [fn]whatever you desire.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 19:8 - “If the LORD your God enlarges H7337 your territory, just as He has sworn to your fathers, and gives you all the land which He [fn]promised to give your fathers
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 33:20 - Of Gad he said,
“Blessed is the one who enlarges H7337 Gad;
He lies down as a [fn]lion,
And tears the arm, also the crown of the head.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:1 - Then Hannah prayed and said,
“My heart exults in the LORD;
My [fn]horn is exalted in the LORD,
My mouth [fn]speaks H7337 boldly H7337 against my enemies,
Because I rejoice in Your salvation.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:37 - “You enlarge H7337 my steps under me,
And my [fn]feet have not slipped.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 4:1 - [fn]For the choir director; on stringed instruments. A Psalm of David.
Answer me when I call, O God [fn]of my righteousness!
You have [fn]relieved H7337 me in my distress;
Be gracious to me and hear my prayer.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:36 - You enlarge H7337 my steps under me,
And my [fn]feet have not slipped.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 25:17 - [fn]The troubles of my heart are enlarged; H7337
Bring me out of my distresses.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 35:21 - They opened H7337 their mouth wide H7337 against me;
They said, “Aha, aha, our eyes have seen it!”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 81:10 - “I, the LORD, am your God,
Who brought you up from the land of Egypt;
Open H7337 your mouth wide H7337 and I will fill it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:32 - I shall run the way of Your commandments,
For You will enlarge H7337 my heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:16 - A man’s gift makes H7337 room H7337 for him
And brings him before great men.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:14 - Therefore Sheol has enlarged H7337 its [fn]throat and opened its mouth without measure;
And [fn]Jerusalem’s splendor, her multitude, her din of revelry and the jubilant within her, descend into it.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:23 - Then He will give you rain for [fn]the seed which you will sow in the ground, and bread from the yield of the ground, and it will be [fn]rich and [fn]plenteous; on that day your livestock will graze in a roomy H7337 pasture.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:33 - For [fn]Topheth has long been ready,
Indeed, it has been prepared for the king.
He has made it deep and large, H7337
[fn]A pyre of fire with plenty of wood;
The breath of the LORD, like a torrent of brimstone, sets it afire.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 54:2 - “Enlarge H7337 the place of your tent;
[fn]Stretch out the curtains of your dwellings, spare not;
Lengthen your cords
And strengthen your pegs.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 57:4 - “Against whom do you jest?
Against whom do you open H7337 wide H7337 your mouth
And stick out your tongue?
Are you not children of rebellion,
Offspring of deceit,
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 57:8 - “Behind the door and the doorpost
You have set up your sign;
Indeed, far removed from Me, you have uncovered yourself,
And have gone up and made H7337 your bed wide. H7337
And you have made an agreement for yourself with them,
You have loved their [fn]bed,
You have looked on their [fn]manhood.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 60:5 - “Then you will see and be radiant,
And your heart will [fn]thrill and rejoice; H7337
Because the abundance of the sea will be turned to you,
The wealth of the nations will come to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 41:7 - The side chambers surrounding the temple were wider H7337 at each successive story. Because the structure surrounding the temple went upward by stages on all sides of the temple, therefore the width of the temple increased as it went higher; and thus one went up from the lowest story to the highest by way of the [fn]second story.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 1:13 - Thus says the LORD,
“For three transgressions of the sons of Ammon and for four
I will not revoke its punishment,
Because they ripped open the pregnant women of Gilead
In order to enlarge H7337 their borders.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 1:16 - Make yourself bald and cut off your hair,
Because of the children of your delight;
Extend H7337 your baldness like the eagle,
For they will go from you into exile.
Unchecked Copy BoxHab 2:5 - “Furthermore, wine betrays the haughty man,
So that he does not stay at home.
He enlarges H7337 his appetite like Sheol,
And he is like death, never satisfied.
He also gathers to himself all nations
And collects to himself all peoples.
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