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Lexicon :: Strong's H7337 - rāḥaḇ

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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 - And he removeth from thence, and diggeth another well, and they have not striven for it, and he calleth its name Enlargements, and saith, 'For -- now hath Jehovah given enlargement to us, and we have been fruitful in the land.'
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 34:24 - for I dispossess nations from before thee, and have enlarged thy border, and no man doth desire thy land in thy going up to appear before Jehovah thy God three times in a year.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 12:20 - 'When Jehovah thy God doth enlarge thy border, as He hath spoken to thee, and thou hast said, Let me eat flesh -- for thy soul desireth to eat flesh -- of all the desire of thy soul thou dost eat flesh.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 19:8 - 'And if Jehovah thy God doth enlarge thy border, as He hath sworn to thy fathers, and hath given to thee all the land which He hath spoken to give to thy fathers --
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 33:20 - And of Gad he said: -- Blessed of the Enlarger is Gad, As a lioness he doth tabernacle, And hath torn the arm -- also the crown!
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:1 - And Hannah prayeth, and saith: 'My heart hath exulted in Jehovah, My horn hath been high in Jehovah, My mouth hath been large over mine enemies, For I have rejoiced in Thy salvation.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:37 - Thou enlargest my step under me, And mine ankles have not slidden.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 4:1 - To the Overseer with Stringed Instruments. -- A Psalm of David. In my calling answer Thou me, O God of my righteousness. In adversity Thou gavest enlargement to me; Favour me, and hear my prayer.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:36 - Thou enlargest my step under me, And mine ankles have not slidden.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 25:17 - The distresses of my heart have enlarged themselves, From my distresses bring me out.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 35:21 - And they enlarge against me their mouth, They said, 'Aha, aha, our eye hath seen.'
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 81:10 - I am Jehovah thy God, Who bringeth thee up out of the land of Egypt. Enlarge thy mouth, and I fill it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:32 - The way of Thy commands I run, For Thou dost enlarge my heart!
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:16 - The gift of a man maketh room for him, And before the great it leadeth him.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:14 - Therefore hath Sheol enlarged herself, And hath opened her mouth without limit. And gone down hath its honour, and its multitude, And its noise, and its exulting one -- into her.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:23 - And He hath given rain for thy seed, With which thou dost sow the ground, And bread, the increase of the ground, And it hath been fat and plenteous, Enjoy do thy cattle in that day an enlarged pasture.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:33 - For, arranged from former time is Tophet, Even it for the king is prepared, He hath made deep, He hath made large, Its pile is fire and much wood, The breath of Jehovah, As a stream of brim stone, is burning in it!
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 54:2 - Enlarge the place of thy tent, And the curtains of thy tabernacles they stretch out, Restrain not -- lengthen thy cords, And thy pins make strong.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 57:4 - Against whom do ye sport yourselves? Against whom enlarge ye the mouth? Prolong ye the tongue? Are not ye children of transgression? a false seed?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 57:8 - And behind the door, and the post, Thou hast set up thy memorial, For from Me thou hast removed, and goest up, Thou hast enlarged thy couch, And dost covenant for thyself among them, Thou hast loved their couch, the station thou sawest,
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 60:5 - Then thou seest, and hast become bright, And thine heart hath been afraid and enlarged, For turn unto thee doth the multitude of the sea, The forces of nations do come to thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 41:7 - And a broad place and a turning place still upwards are to the side-chambers, for the turning round of the house is still upwards all round about the house: therefore the breadth of the house is upwards, and so the lower one goeth up unto the higher by the midst.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 1:13 - Thus said Jehovah: For three transgressions of the sons of Ammon, And for four, I do not reverse it, Because of their ripping up the pregnant ones of Gilead, To enlarge their border,
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 1:16 - Make bald and shave, for thy delightful sons, Enlarge thy baldness as an eagle, For they have removed from thee!
Unchecked Copy BoxHab 2:5 - And also, because the wine is treacherous, A man is haughty, and remaineth not at home, Who hath enlarged as sheol his soul, And is as death that is not satisfied, And doth gather unto itself all the nations, And doth assemble unto itself all the peoples,
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