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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 the LORD said, "I will make all my goodness pass before your face, and I will proclaim the LORD by name before you; I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, I will show mercy to whom I will show mercy."
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 13:17 - You must not take for yourself anything that has been placed under judgment. Then the LORD will relent from his intense anger, show you compassion, have mercy on you, and multiply you as he promised your ancestors.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 30:3 - the LORD your God will reverse your captivity and have pity on you. He will turn and gather you from all the peoples among whom he has scattered you.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:50 - Forgive all the rebellious acts of your sinful people and cause their captors to have mercy on them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 13:23 - But the LORD had mercy on them and felt pity for them. He extended his favor to them because of the promise he had made to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. He has been unwilling to destroy them or remove them from his presence to this very day.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:1 - He said: "I love you, LORD, my source of strength!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:13 - You will rise up and have compassion on Zion. For it is time to have mercy on her, for the appointed time has come.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 103:13 - As a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on his faithful followers.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 116:5 - The LORD is merciful and fair; our God is compassionate.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:13 - The one who covers his transgressions will not prosper, but whoever confesses them and forsakes them will find mercy.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 9:17 - So the sovereign master was not pleased with their young men, he took no pity on their orphans and widows; for the whole nation was godless and did wicked things, every mouth was speaking disgraceful words. Despite all this, his anger does not subside, and his hand is ready to strike again.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 13:18 - Their arrows will cut young men to ribbons; they have no compassion on a person's offspring, they will not look with pity on children.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 14:1 - The LORD will certainly have compassion on Jacob; he will again choose Israel as his special people and restore them to their land. Resident foreigners will join them and unite with the family of Jacob.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 27:11 - When its branches get brittle, they break; women come and use them for kindling. For these people lack understanding, therefore the one who made them has no compassion on them; the one who formed them has no mercy on them.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:18 - For this reason the LORD is ready to show you mercy; he sits on his throne, ready to have compassion on you. Indeed, the LORD is a just God; all who wait for him in faith will be blessed.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 49:10 - They will not be hungry or thirsty; the sun's oppressive heat will not beat down on them, for one who has compassion on them will guide them; he will lead them to springs of water.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 49:13 - Shout for joy, O sky! Rejoice, O earth! Let the mountains give a joyful shout! For the LORD consoles his people and shows compassion to the oppressed.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 49:15 - Can a woman forget her baby who nurses at her breast? Can she withhold compassion from the child she has borne? Even if mothers were to forget, I could never forget you!
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 54:8 - In a burst of anger I rejected you momentarily, but with lasting devotion I will have compassion on you," says your protector, the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 54:10 - Even if the mountains are removed and the hills displaced, my devotion will not be removed from you, nor will my covenant of friendship be displaced," says the LORD, the one who has compassion on you.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 55:7 - The wicked need to abandon their lifestyle and sinful people their plans. They should return to the LORD, and he will show mercy to them, and to their God, for he will freely forgive them.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 60:10 - Foreigners will rebuild your walls; their kings will serve you. Even though I struck you down in my anger, I will restore my favor and have compassion on you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 6:23 - Its soldiers are armed with bows and spears. They are cruel and show no mercy. They sound like the roaring sea as they ride forth on their horses. Lined up in formation like men going into battle to attack you, Daughter Zion.'"
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 12:15 - But after I have uprooted the people of those nations, I will relent and have pity on them. I will restore the people of each of those nations to their own lands and to their own country.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 13:14 - And I will smash them like wine bottles against one another, children and parents alike. I will not show any pity, mercy, or compassion. Nothing will keep me from destroying them,' says the LORD."
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 21:7 - Then I, the LORD, promise that I will hand over King Zedekiah of Judah, his officials, and any of the people who survive the war, starvation, and disease. I will hand them over to King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon and to their enemies who want to kill them. He will slaughter them with the sword. He will not show them any mercy, compassion, or pity.'
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 30:18 - The LORD says, "I will restore the ruined houses of the descendants of Jacob. I will show compassion on their ruined homes. Every city will be rebuilt on its former ruins. Every fortified dwelling will occupy its traditional site.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 31:20 - Indeed, the people of Israel are my dear children. They are the children I take delight in. For even though I must often rebuke them, I still remember them with fondness. So I am deeply moved with pity for them and will surely have compassion on them. I, the LORD, affirm it!
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 33:26 - Just as surely as I have done this, so surely will I never reject the descendants of Jacob. Nor will I ever refuse to choose one of my servant David's descendants to rule over the descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Indeed, I will restore them and show mercy to them."
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 42:12 - I will have compassion on you so that he in turn will have mercy on you and allow you to return to your land.'
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 50:42 - Its soldiers are armed with bows and spears. They are cruel and show no mercy. They sound like the roaring sea as they ride forth on their horses. Lined up in formation like men going into battle, they are coming against you, fair Babylon!
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:32 - Though he causes us grief, he then has compassion on us according to the abundance of his loyal kindness.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 39:25 - "Therefore this is what the sovereign LORD says: Now I will restore the fortunes of Jacob, and I will have mercy on the entire house of Israel. I will be zealous for my holy name.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 1:6 - She conceived again and gave birth to a daughter. Then the LORD said to him, "Name her 'No Pity' (Lo-Ruhamah) because I will no longer have pity on the nation of Israel. For I will certainly not forgive their guilt.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 1:7 - But I will have pity on the nation of Judah. I will deliver them by the LORD their God; I will not deliver them by the warrior's bow, by sword, by military victory, by chariot horses, or by chariots."
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 2:1 - Then you will call your brother, "My People" (Ammi)! You will call your sister, "Pity" (Ruhamah)!
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 2:4 - I will have no pity on her children, because they are children conceived in adultery.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 2:23 - Then I will plant her as my own in the land. I will have pity on 'No Pity' (Lo-Ruhamah). I will say to 'Not My People' (Lo-Ammi), 'You are my people!' And he will say, 'You are my God!'"
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 14:3 - Assyria cannot save us; we will not ride warhorses. We will never again say, 'Our gods' to what our own hands have made. For only you will show compassion to Orphan Israel!"
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 7:19 - You will once again have mercy on us; you will conquer our evil deeds; you will hurl our sins into the depths of the sea.
Unchecked Copy BoxHab 3:2 - LORD, I have heard the report of what you did; I am awed, LORD, by what you accomplished. In our time repeat those deeds; in our time reveal them again. But when you cause turmoil, remember to show us mercy!
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 1:12 - The angel of the LORD then asked, "LORD who rules over all, how long before you have compassion on Jerusalem and the other cities of Judah which you have been so angry with for these seventy years?"
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 10:6 - "I (says the LORD) will strengthen the kingdom of Judah and deliver the people of Joseph and will bring them back because of my compassion for them. They will be as though I had never rejected them, for I am the LORD their God and therefore I will hear them.
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