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Lexicon :: Strong's H7356 - raḥam

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Part of Speech
masculine noun, absolute state masculine plural intensive noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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TWOT Reference: 2146a

Strong’s Definitions

רַחַם racham, rakh'-am; from H7355; compassion (in the plural); by extension, the womb (as cherishing the fetus); by implication, a maiden:—bowels, compassion, damsel, tender love, (great, tender) mercy, pity, womb.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 44x

The KJV translates Strong's H7356 in the following manner: mercy (30x), compassion (4x), womb (4x), bowels (2x), pity (2x), damsel (1x), tender love (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 44x
The KJV translates Strong's H7356 in the following manner: mercy (30x), compassion (4x), womb (4x), bowels (2x), pity (2x), damsel (1x), tender love (1x).
masculine noun
  1. womb

    absolute state masculine plural intensive noun
  2. compassion

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
רַחַם racham, rakh'-am; from H7355; compassion (in the plural); by extension, the womb (as cherishing the fetus); by implication, a maiden:—bowels, compassion, damsel, tender love, (great, tender) mercy, pity, womb.
STRONGS H7356: Abbreviations
† [H7358 רֶ֫חֶם], רַ֫הַם noun masculine[H7358Hosea 9:14] womb ...רַ֫חַם Judges 5:30, רָ֑חֶם ...רָ֑חַם Genesis 49:25 +;  ... dual רַחֲמָתַיִם H7356; H7361 Judges 5:30; —
1. womb, Genesis 49:25 (J)  ... (מִנִּי), Isaiah 46:3  ... Ezekiel 20:26  ... עֹצֶר ר׳ Proverbs 30:16
2. womb-man, woman-slave: רַחַם רַחֲמָתַיִם Judges 5:30 a woman, two women.

This is a portion of the full BDB entry H7358.

רַחֲמִים noun masculine 2 Samuel 24:14 absolute plural intensive compassion (according to many denominative from רֶחֶם, originally brotherhood, brotherly feeling, of those born from same womb, see NöZMG xl (1886), 151 (yet see 152) WeGGN 1893, 475 Gerber126, or motherly feelingii. 1, 34); — absolute ר׳ Genesis 43:14 +; construct רַחֲמֵי Proverbs 12:10; suffix רַחֲמָיו Lamentations 3:22 (Baer Gi; van d. H. Qr, Kt רחמו), 2 Samuel 24:14 Qr (> Kt רחמו), etc.; —
1. compassion: usually of God Isaiah 63:7, Isaiah 63:15; Psalm 77:10 [Psalm 77:9]; Psalm 79:8; Psalm 119:77; Zechariah 1:16; Daniel 9:9; Nehemiah 9:28; with רבים 2 Samuel 24:14 = 1 Chronicles 21:13; Nehemiah 9:19, Nehemiah 9:27, Nehemiah 9:31; Psalm 119:156; Daniel 9:18; גדולים Isaiah 54:7; || חסד Psalm 40:12 [Psalm 40:11]; Psalm 103:4; Hosea 2:21 [Hosea 2:19]; Jeremiah 16:5; חסדים Psalm 25:6; כרֹב רחמיךָ Psalm 51:3 [Psalm 51:1]; Psalm 69:17 [Psalm 69:16]; with על of thing Psalm 145:9; ל נתן ר׳ Deuteronomy 13:18 [Deuteronomy 13:17]; Jeremiah 42:12; לא כלו ר׳ Lamentations 3:22.
2. of man, Amos 1:11; Proverbs 12:10; עשׂה ר׳ Zechariah 7:9; לִפְנֵי ר׳ נָתַן לפ׳ Genesis 43:14 (R); נתן לִפְנֵי לר׳ פ׳ 1 Kings 8:50; Nehemiah 1:11; Daniel 1:9; Psalm 106:46, compare 2 Chronicles 30:9; ל שׂם ר׳ Isaiah 47:6; אל נִכְמְרוּ ר׳ Genesis 43:30 (J), with על 2 Kings 3:26.

See related Aramaic BDB entry H7359.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


43:14; 43:14; 43:30; 49:25; 49:25




5:30; 5:30; 5:30

2 Samuel

24:14; 24:14; 24:14

1 Kings


2 Kings


1 Chronicles


2 Chronicles



1:11; 9:19; 9:27; 9:28; 9:31


25:6; 40:11; 51:1; 69:16; 77:9; 79:8; 103:4; 106:46; 119:77; 119:156; 145:9


12:10; 12:10; 30:16


46:3; 47:6; 54:7; 63:7; 63:15


16:5; 42:12


3:22; 3:22




1:9; 9:9; 9:18






1:16; 7:9

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H7356 matches the Hebrew רַחַם (raḥam),
which occurs 45 times in 44 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 43:14 - And God Almighty give you mercy H7356 before the man, that he may send away your other brother, and Benjamin. If I be bereaved of my children, I am bereaved.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 43:30 - And Joseph made haste; for his bowels H7356 did yearn upon his brother: and he sought where to weep; and he entered into his chamber, and wept there.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:25 - Even by the God of thy father, who shall help thee; and by the Almighty, who shall bless thee with blessings of heaven above, blessings of the deep that lieth under, blessings of the breasts, and of the womb: H7356
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, H7356 and have compassion upon thee, and multiply thee, as he hath sworn unto thy fathers;
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:30 - Have they not sped? have they not divided the prey; to every man a damsel H7356 or two; to Sisera a prey of divers colours, a prey of divers colours of needlework, of divers colours of needlework on both sides, meet for the necks of them that take the spoil?
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 24:14 - And David said unto Gad, I am in a great strait: let us fall now into the hand of the LORD; for his mercies H7356 are great: and let me not fall into the hand of man.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 3:26 - Then spake the woman whose the living child was unto the king, for her bowels H7356 yearned upon her son, and she said, O my lord, give her the living child, and in no wise slay it. But the other said, Let it be neither mine nor thine, but divide it.
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 H7356 before them who carried them captive, that they may have compassion on them:
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 21:13 - And David said unto Gad, I am in a great strait: let me fall now into the hand of the LORD; for very great are his mercies: H7356 but let me not fall into the hand of man.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 30:9 - For if ye turn again unto the LORD, your brethren and your children shall find compassion H7356 before them that lead them captive, so that they shall come again into this land: for the LORD your God is gracious and merciful, and will not turn away his face from you, if ye return unto him.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 1:11 - O Lord, I beseech thee, let now thine ear be attentive to the prayer of thy servant, and to the prayer of thy servants, who desire to fear thy name: and prosper, I pray thee, thy servant this day, and grant him mercy H7356 in the sight of this man. For I was the king's cupbearer.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 9:19 - Yet thou in thy manifold mercies H7356 forsookest them not in the wilderness: the pillar of the cloud departed not from them by day, to lead them in the way; neither the pillar of fire by night, to shew them light, and the way wherein they should go.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 9:27 - Therefore thou deliveredst them into the hand of their enemies, who vexed them: and in the time of their trouble, when they cried unto thee, thou heardest them from heaven; and according to thy manifold mercies H7356 thou gavest them saviours, who saved them out of the hand of their enemies.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 9:28 - But after they had rest, they did evil again before thee: therefore leftest thou them in the hand of their enemies, so that they had the dominion over them: yet when they returned, and cried unto thee, thou heardest them from heaven; and many times didst thou deliver them according to thy mercies; H7356
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 9:31 - Nevertheless for thy great mercies' H7356 sake thou didst not utterly consume them, nor forsake them; for thou art a gracious and merciful God.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 25:6 - Remember, O LORD, thy tender mercies H7356 and thy lovingkindnesses; for they have been ever of old.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 40:11 - Withhold not thou thy tender mercies H7356 from me, O LORD: let thy lovingkindness and thy truth continually preserve me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 51:1 - [[To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet came unto him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba.]] Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies H7356 blot out my transgressions.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:16 - Hear me, O LORD; for thy lovingkindness is good: turn unto me according to the multitude of thy tender mercies. H7356
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 77:9 - Hath God forgotten to be gracious? hath he in anger shut up his tender mercies? H7356 Selah.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 79:8 - O remember not against us former iniquities: let thy tender mercies H7356 speedily prevent us: for we are brought very low.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 103:4 - Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies; H7356
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:46 - He made them also to be pitied H7356 of all those that carried them captives.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:77 - Let thy tender mercies H7356 come unto me, that I may live: for thy law is my delight.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:156 - Great are thy tender mercies, H7356 O LORD: quicken me according to thy judgments.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 145:9 - The LORD is good to all: and his tender mercies H7356 are over all his works.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:10 - A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies H7356 of the wicked are cruel.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 30:16 - The grave; and the barren womb; H7356 the earth that is not filled with water; and the fire that saith not, It is enough.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 46:3 - Hearken unto me, O house of Jacob, and all the remnant of the house of Israel, which are borne by me from the belly, which are carried from the womb: H7356
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 47:6 - I was wroth with my people, I have polluted mine inheritance, and given them into thine hand: thou didst shew them no mercy; H7356 upon the ancient hast thou very heavily laid thy yoke.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 54:7 - For a small moment have I forsaken thee; but with great mercies H7356 will I gather thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 63:7 - I will mention the lovingkindnesses of the LORD, and the praises of the LORD, according to all that the LORD hath bestowed on us, and the great goodness toward the house of Israel, which he hath bestowed on them according to his mercies, H7356 and according to the multitude of his lovingkindnesses.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 63:15 - Look down from heaven, and behold from the habitation of thy holiness and of thy glory: where is thy zeal and thy strength, the sounding of thy bowels and of thy mercies H7356 toward me? are they restrained?
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 16:5 - For thus saith the LORD, Enter not into the house of mourning, neither go to lament nor bemoan them: for I have taken away my peace from this people, saith the LORD, even lovingkindness and mercies. H7356
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 42:12 - And I will shew mercies H7356 unto you, that he may have mercy upon you, and cause you to return to your own land.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:22 - It is of the LORD'S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions H7356 fail not.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 20:26 - And I polluted them in their own gifts, in that they caused to pass through the fire all that openeth the womb, H7356 that I might make them desolate, to the end that they might know that I am the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 1:9 - Now God had brought Daniel into favour and tender love H7356 with the prince of the eunuchs.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 9:9 - To the Lord our God belong mercies H7356 and forgivenesses, though we have rebelled against him;
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 9:18 - O my God, incline thine ear, and hear; open thine eyes, and behold our desolations, and the city which is called by thy name: for we do not present our supplications before thee for our righteousnesses, but for thy great mercies. H7356
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 2:19 - And I will betroth thee unto me for ever; yea, I will betroth thee unto me in righteousness, and in judgment, and in lovingkindness, and in mercies. H7356
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 1:11 - Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of Edom, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because he did pursue his brother with the sword, and did cast off all pity, H7356 and his anger did tear perpetually, and he kept his wrath for ever:
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 1:16 - Therefore thus saith the LORD; I am returned to Jerusalem with mercies: H7356 my house shall be built in it, saith the LORD of hosts, and a line shall be stretched forth upon Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 7:9 - Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying, Execute true judgment, and shew mercy and compassions H7356 every man to his brother:
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