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Lexicon :: Strong's H7355 - rāḥam

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A primitive root
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TWOT Reference: 2146

Strong’s Definitions

רָחַם râcham, raw-kham'; a primitive root; to fondle; by implication, to love, especially to compassionate:—have compassion (on, upon), love, (find, have, obtain, shew) mercy(-iful, on, upon), (have) pity, Ruhamah, × surely.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 47x

The KJV translates Strong's H7355 in the following manner: ...mercy (32x), ...compassion (8x), pity (3x), love (1x), merciful (1x), Ruhamah (1x), surely (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 47x
The KJV translates Strong's H7355 in the following manner: ...mercy (32x), ...compassion (8x), pity (3x), love (1x), merciful (1x), Ruhamah (1x), surely (1x).
  1. to love, love deeply, have mercy, be compassionate, have tender affection, have compassion

    1. (Qal) to love

    2. (Piel)

      1. to have compassion, be compassionate

        1. of God, man

    3. (Pual) to be shown compassion, be compassionate

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
רָחַם râcham, raw-kham'; a primitive root; to fondle; by implication, to love, especially to compassionate:—have compassion (on, upon), love, (find, have, obtain, shew) mercy(-iful, on, upon), (have) pity, Ruhamah, × surely.
STRONGS H7355: Abbreviations
† [רָחַם] verb denominative love. Pi. have compassion; —
Qal Imperfect 1st person singular suffix אֶרְחָֽמְךָ Psalm 18:2 I love thee (perhaps gloss; see not in || 2 Samuel 22:2; Hi Ch SS Gerber read אֲרֹמִמְךָ).
Pi. Perfect 3rd person masculine singular רִחַם Psalm 103:13 +; suffix וְרִחַמְךָ consecutive Deuteronomy 13:18, etc.; Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular יְרַחֵם Isaiah 9:16 +; suffix יְרַחֲמֵהוּ Isaiah 55:7, etc.; Infinitive absolute רַחְֵ Jeremiah 31:20; Habakkuk 3:2; construct רַחֵם Isaiah 49:15; Psalm 103:13; suffix רַחֶמְכֶם Isaiah 30:18; Participle מְרַחֵם Psalm 116:5, etc.; — have compassion, compassionate; —
2. of man, usually a conqueror: with accusative 1 Kings 8:50; Jeremiah 42:12; absolute Jeremiah 6:23; Jeremiah 21:7; Jeremiah 50:42; elsewhere of children, with accusative Isaiah 13:18; Isaiah 49:15; with עַל Psalm 103:13.
Pu. Perfect 3rd person feminine singular רֻחָ֑מָה Hosea 2:3; Hosea 2:25 (Ges§ 152 a N. Köi. 270); — Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular יְרֻחַם Hosea 14:4; יְרֻחָ֑ם Proverbs 28:13; be shewn compassion, compassionated: of orphans Hosea 14:4; children of Israel wife of Yahweh Hosea 2:3; Hosea 2:25 (compare לארֿ׳ Hosea 1:6, 8); penitent sinner Proverbs 28:13.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs




13:18; 13:18; 30:3

2 Samuel


1 Kings


2 Kings



18:2; 102:14; 103:13; 103:13; 103:13; 103:13; 116:5; 116:5


28:13; 28:13


9:16; 9:16; 13:18; 14:1; 27:11; 30:18; 30:18; 49:10; 49:13; 49:15; 49:15; 54:8; 54:10; 55:7; 55:7; 60:10


6:23; 12:15; 13:14; 21:7; 30:18; 31:20; 31:20; 33:26; 42:12; 50:42






1:6; 1:6; 1:7; 1:8; 2:3; 2:3; 2:6; 14:4; 14:4




3:2; 3:2


1:12; 10:6

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H7355 matches the Hebrew רָחַם (rāḥam),
which occurs 47 times in 43 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 33:19 - And he said, I will make all my goodness pass before thee, and I will proclaim the name of the LORD before thee; and will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will shew mercy H7355 on whom I will shew mercy. H7355
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 13:17 - And there shall cleave nought of the cursed thing to thine hand: that the LORD may turn from the fierceness of his anger, and shew thee mercy, and have compassion H7355 upon thee, and multiply thee, as he hath sworn unto thy fathers;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 30:3 - That then the LORD thy God will turn thy captivity, and have compassion H7355 upon thee, and will return and gather thee from all the nations, whither the LORD thy God hath scattered thee.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:50 - And forgive thy people that have sinned against thee, and all their transgressions wherein they have transgressed against thee, and give them compassion before them who carried them captive, that they may have compassion H7355 on them:
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 13:23 - And the LORD was gracious unto them, and had compassion H7355 on them, and had respect unto them, because of his covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and would not destroy them, neither cast he them from his presence as yet.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:1 - [[To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David, the servant of the LORD, who spake unto the LORD the words of this song in the day that the LORD delivered him from the hand of all his enemies, and from the hand of Saul: And he said,]] I will love H7355 thee, O LORD, my strength.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:13 - Thou shalt arise, and have mercy H7355 upon Zion: for the time to favour her, yea, the set time, is come.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 103:13 - Like as a father pitieth H7355 his children, so the LORD pitieth H7355 them that fear him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 116:5 - Gracious is the LORD, and righteous; yea, our God is merciful. H7355
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:13 - He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy. H7355
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 9:17 - Therefore the Lord shall have no joy in their young men, neither shall have mercy H7355 on their fatherless and widows: for every one is an hypocrite and an evildoer, and every mouth speaketh folly. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 13:18 - Their bows also shall dash the young men to pieces; and they shall have no pity H7355 on the fruit of the womb; their eye shall not spare children.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 14:1 - For the LORD will have mercy H7355 on Jacob, and will yet choose Israel, and set them in their own land: and the strangers shall be joined with them, and they shall cleave to the house of Jacob.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 27:11 - When the boughs thereof are withered, they shall be broken off: the women come, and set them on fire: for it is a people of no understanding: therefore he that made them will not have mercy H7355 on them, and he that formed them will shew them no favour.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:18 - And therefore will the LORD wait, that he may be gracious unto you, and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy H7355 upon you: for the LORD is a God of judgment: blessed are all they that wait for him.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 49:10 - They shall not hunger nor thirst; neither shall the heat nor sun smite them: for he that hath mercy H7355 on them shall lead them, even by the springs of water shall he guide them.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 49:13 - Sing, O heavens; and be joyful, O earth; and break forth into singing, O mountains: for the LORD hath comforted his people, and will have mercy H7355 upon his afflicted.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 49:15 - Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion H7355 on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 54:8 - In a little wrath I hid my face from thee for a moment; but with everlasting kindness will I have mercy H7355 on thee, saith the LORD thy Redeemer.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 54:10 - For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the LORD that hath mercy H7355 on thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 55:7 - Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy H7355 upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 60:10 - And the sons of strangers shall build up thy walls, and their kings shall minister unto thee: for in my wrath I smote thee, but in my favour have I had mercy H7355 on thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 6:23 - They shall lay hold on bow and spear; they are cruel, and have no mercy; H7355 their voice roareth like the sea; and they ride upon horses, set in array as men for war against thee, O daughter of Zion.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 12:15 - And it shall come to pass, after that I have plucked them out I will return, and have compassion H7355 on them, and will bring them again, every man to his heritage, and every man to his land.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 13:14 - And I will dash them one against another, even the fathers and the sons together, saith the LORD: I will not pity, nor spare, nor have mercy, H7355 but destroy them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 21:7 - And afterward, saith the LORD, I will deliver Zedekiah king of Judah, and his servants, and the people, and such as are left in this city from the pestilence, from the sword, and from the famine, into the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, and into the hand of their enemies, and into the hand of those that seek their life: and he shall smite them with the edge of the sword; he shall not spare them, neither have pity, nor have mercy. H7355
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 30:18 - Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will bring again the captivity of Jacob's tents, and have mercy H7355 on his dwellingplaces; and the city shall be builded upon her own heap, and the palace shall remain after the manner thereof.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 31:20 - Is Ephraim my dear son? is he a pleasant child? for since I spake against him, I do earnestly remember him still: therefore my bowels are troubled for him; I will surely H7355 have mercy H7355 upon him, saith the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 33:26 - Then will I cast away the seed of Jacob, and David my servant, so that I will not take any of his seed to be rulers over the seed of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob: for I will cause their captivity to return, and have mercy H7355 on them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 42:12 - And I will shew mercies unto you, that he may have mercy H7355 upon you, and cause you to return to your own land.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 50:42 - They shall hold the bow and the lance: they are cruel, and will not shew mercy: H7355 their voice shall roar like the sea, and they shall ride upon horses, every one put in array, like a man to the battle, against thee, O daughter of Babylon.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:32 - But though he cause grief, yet will he have compassion H7355 according to the multitude of his mercies.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 39:25 - Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Now will I bring again the captivity of Jacob, and have mercy H7355 upon the whole house of Israel, and will be jealous for my holy name;
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 1:6 - And she conceived again, and bare a daughter. And God said unto him, Call her name Loruhamah: for I will no more have mercy H7355 upon the house of Israel; but I will utterly take them away.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 1:7 - But I will have mercy H7355 upon the house of Judah, and will save them by the LORD their God, and will not save them by bow, nor by sword, nor by battle, by horses, nor by horsemen.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 2:1 - Say ye unto your brethren, Ammi; and to your sisters, Ruhamah. H7355
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 2:4 - And I will not have mercy H7355 upon her children; for they be the children of whoredoms.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 2:23 - And I will sow her unto me in the earth; and I will have mercy H7355 upon her that had not obtained mercy; H7355 and I will say to them which were not my people, Thou art my people; and they shall say, Thou art my God.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 14:3 - Asshur shall not save us; we will not ride upon horses: neither will we say any more to the work of our hands, Ye are our gods: for in thee the fatherless findeth mercy. H7355
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 7:19 - He will turn again, he will have compassion H7355 upon us; he will subdue our iniquities; and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.
Unchecked Copy BoxHab 3:2 - O LORD, I have heard thy speech, and was afraid: O LORD, revive thy work in the midst of the years, in the midst of the years make known; in wrath remember mercy. H7355
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 1:12 - Then the angel of the LORD answered and said, O LORD of hosts, how long wilt thou not have mercy H7355 on Jerusalem and on the cities of Judah, against which thou hast had indignation these threescore and ten years?
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 10:6 - And I will strengthen the house of Judah, and I will save the house of Joseph, and I will bring them again to place them; for I have mercy H7355 upon them: and they shall be as though I had not cast them off: for I am the LORD their God, and will hear them.
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