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Lexicon :: Strong's H7355 - rāḥam

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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 Myself will make all My goodness pass before you, and will proclaim the name of the LORD before you; and I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show H7355 compassion H7355 to whom I will show H7355 compassion H7355.”
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 13:17 - “Nothing at all from what is designated for destruction is to cling to your hand, in order that the LORD may turn from His burning anger and show mercy to you, and have H7355 compassion H7355 on H7355 you and make you increase, just as He has sworn to your fathers,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 30:3 - then the LORD your God will restore [fn]you from captivity, and have H7355 compassion H7355 on H7355 you, and will gather you again from all the peoples where the LORD your God has scattered you.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:50 - and forgive Your people who have sinned against You and all their wrongdoings which they have committed against You, and make them objects of compassion before those who have taken them captive, so that they will have H7355 compassion H7355 on H7355 them
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 13:23 - But the LORD was gracious to them and had H7355 compassion H7355 on H7355 them and turned to them because of His covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; and He was unwilling to eliminate them or cast them away from His presence until now.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:1 -

For the music director. A Psalm of David, the servant of the LORD, [fn]who spoke to the LORD the words of this song on the day that the LORD rescued him from the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul. And he said,

“I love H7355 You, LORD, my strength.”

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:13 -

You will arise and have H7355 compassion H7355 on H7355 Zion;

For it is time to be gracious to her,

For the appointed time has come.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 103:13 -

Just as a father has H7355 compassion H7355 on his children,

So the LORD has H7355 compassion H7355 on those who [fn]fear Him.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 116:5 -

Gracious is the LORD, and righteous;

Yes, our God is compassionate H7355.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:13 -

One who conceals his wrongdoings will not prosper,

But one who confesses and abandons them will find H7355 compassion H7355.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 9:17 -

Therefore the Lord does not rejoice over their young men,

Nor does He have H7355 compassion H7355 on H7355 their [fn]orphans or their widows;

For every one of them is godless and an evildoer,

And every mouth is speaking foolishness.

In spite of all this, His anger does not turn away,

And His hand is still stretched out.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 13:18 -

And their bows will [fn]mow down the young men,

They will not even have H7355 compassion H7355 on H7355 the fruit of the womb,

Nor will their eye pity [fn]children.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 14:1 -

When the LORD has H7355 compassion H7355 on H7355 Jacob and again chooses Israel, and settles them on their own land, then strangers will join them and attach themselves to the house of Jacob.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 27:11 -

When its limbs are dry, they are broken off;

Women come and make a fire with them,

For they are not a people of discernment,

Therefore their Maker will not have H7355 compassion H7355 on H7355 them.

And their Creator will not be gracious to them.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:18 -

Therefore the LORD [fn]longs to be gracious to you,

And therefore He [fn]waits on high to have H7355 compassion H7355 on H7355 you.

For the LORD is a God of justice;

How blessed are all those who [fn]long for Him.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 49:10 -

“They will not hunger or thirst,

Nor will the scorching heat or sun strike them down;

For He who has H7355 compassion H7355 on H7355 them will lead them,

And He will guide them to springs of water.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 49:13 -

Shout for joy, you heavens! And rejoice, you earth!

Break forth into joyful shouting, mountains!

For the LORD has comforted His people

And will have H7355 compassion H7355 on H7355 His afflicted.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 49:15 -

“Can a woman forget her nursing child

And have H7355 no compassion H7355 on H7355 the son of her womb?

Even these may forget, but I will not forget you.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 54:8 -

“In an [fn]outburst of anger

I hid My face from you for a moment,

But with everlasting favor I will have H7355 compassion H7355 on H7355 you,”

Says the LORD your Redeemer.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 54:10 -

“For the mountains may be removed and the hills may shake,

But My [fn]favor will not be removed from you,

Nor will My covenant of peace be shaken,”

Says the LORD who has H7355 compassion H7355 on H7355 you.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 55:7 -

Let the wicked abandon his way,

And the unrighteous person his thoughts;

And let him return to the LORD,

And He will have H7355 compassion H7355 on H7355 him,

And to our God,

For He will abundantly pardon.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 60:10 -

“Foreigners will build up your walls,

And their kings will serve you;

For in My wrath I struck you,

And in My favor I have had H7355 compassion H7355 on H7355 you.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 6:23 -

“They seize bow and spear;

They are cruel and have H7355 no mercy H7355;

Their voice roars like the sea,

And they ride on horses,

Lined up as a man for the battle

Against you, daughter of Zion!”

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 12:15 - “And it will come about that after I have driven them out, I will again have H7355 compassion H7355 on H7355 them; and I will bring them back, each one to his inheritance and each one to his land.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 13:14 - “Then I will smash them against each other, both the fathers and the sons together,” declares the LORD. “I will not have compassion nor be troubled nor take H7355 pity H7355 so as to keep from destroying them.”’”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 21:7 - “Then afterward,” declares the LORD, “I will hand Zedekiah king of Judah, his servants, and the people, that is, those who survive in this city from the plague, the sword, and the famine, over to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, to their enemies, and to those who seek their lives; and he will strike and kill them with the edge of the sword. He will not spare them nor have pity nor compassion H7355.”’
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 30:18 -

“This is what the LORD says:

‘Behold, I will restore the fortunes of the tents of Jacob

And have H7355 compassion H7355 on H7355 his dwellings;

And the city will be rebuilt on its ruins,

And the palace will stand on its rightful place.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 31:20 -

“Is Ephraim My dear son?

Is he a delightful child?

Indeed, as often as I have spoken against him,

I certainly still remember him;

Therefore My [fn]heart yearns for him;

I will certainly H7355 have H7355 mercy H7355 on H7355 him,” declares the LORD.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 33:26 - then I would reject the [fn]descendants of Jacob and David My servant, so as not to take from his [fn]descendants rulers over the [fn]descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. But I will restore their fortunes and have H7355 mercy H7355 on H7355 them.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 42:12 - ‘I will also show you compassion, so that he will have H7355 compassion H7355 on H7355 you and restore you to your own soil.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 50:42 -

“They seize their bow and javelin;

They are cruel and have H7355 no mercy H7355.

Their voice roars like the sea;

And they ride on horses,

Drawn up like a man for the battle

Against you, daughter of Babylon.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:32 -

For if He causes grief,

Then He will have H7355 compassion H7355

In proportion to His abundant mercy.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 39:25 -

Therefore this is what the Lord GOD says: “Now I will restore the fortunes of Jacob and have H7355 mercy H7355 on H7355 all the house of Israel; and I will be jealous for My holy name.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 1:6 -

Then she conceived again and gave birth to a daughter. And [fn]the LORD said to him, “Name her [fn]Lo-ruhamah, for I will no longer take H7355 pity H7355 on H7355 the house of Israel, that I would ever forgive them.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 1:7 - “But I will take H7355 pity H7355 on H7355 the house of Judah and save them by the LORD their God, and will not save them by bow, sword, battle, horses, or horsemen.”
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 2:1 -

[fn]Say to your brothers, “[fn]Ammi,” and to your sisters, “[fn]Ruhamah H7355.”

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 2:4 -

“Also, I will take H7355 no pity H7355 on H7355 her children,

Because they are children of infidelity.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 2:23 -

“I will sow her for Myself in the land.

I will also have H7355 compassion H7355 on H7355 [fn]her who had not obtained H7355 compassion H7355,

And I will say to [fn]those who were not My people,

‘You are My people!’

And [fn]they will say, ‘You are my God!’”

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 14:3 -

“Assyria will not save us,

We will not ride on horses;

Nor will we say again, ‘Our god

To the work of our hands;

For in You the [fn]orphan finds H7355 mercy H7355.”

Unchecked Copy BoxMic 7:19 -

He will again take H7355 pity H7355 on H7355 us;

He will trample on our wrongdoings.

Yes, You will cast all [fn]their sins

Into the depths of the sea.

Unchecked Copy BoxHab 3:2 -

LORD, I have heard [fn]the report about You, and [fn]I was afraid.

LORD, revive Your work in the midst of the years,

In the midst of the years make it known.

In anger remember [fn]mercy H7355.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 1:12 -

Then the angel of the LORD said, “LORD of armies, how long will You take H7355 no pity H7355 on H7355 Jerusalem and the cities of Judah, with which You have been indignant for these seventy 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 [fn]bring them back,

Because I have had H7355 compassion H7355 on H7355 them;

And they will be as though I had not rejected them,

For I am the LORD their God and I will answer them.

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