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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 may [fn]God Almighty grant you compassion H7356 before the man, so that he will release to you your other brother and Benjamin. And as for me, if I am bereaved of my children, I am bereaved.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 43:30 - And Joseph hurried out for [fn]he was deeply H7356 stirred with compassion H7356 over his brother, and he sought a place to weep; and he entered his chamber and wept there.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:25 -

From the God of your father who helps you,

And [fn]by the [fn]Almighty who blesses you

With blessings of heaven above,

Blessings of the deep that lies beneath,

Blessings of the breasts and of the womb.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 13:17 - “Now nothing from that which is devoted to destruction shall cling to your hand, in order that Yahweh may turn from His burning anger and grant compassion H7356 to you and show compassion to you and make you multiply, just as He has sworn to your fathers,
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:30 -

‘Are they not finding, are they not dividing the spoil?

A maiden, two maidens for every mighty man;

To Sisera a spoil of dyed work,

A spoil of dyed work embroidered,

Dyed work of double embroidery on the [fn]neck of the spoil?’

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 24:14 - Then David said to Gad, “I am in great distress. Let us now fall into the hand of Yahweh, for His compassions H7356 are abundant. But do not let me fall into the hand of man.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 3:26 - Then the woman whose son was the living one spoke to the king, for [fn]she was deeply stirred with compassion H7356 over her son and said, “Oh, my lord, give her the living child, and by no means put him to death.” But the other said, “He shall be neither mine nor yours; divide him!”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:50 - and forgive Your people who have sinned against You and all their transgressions which they have transgressed against You, and give them over as objects of compassion H7356 before those who have taken them captive, that they may have compassion on them
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 21:13 - Then David said to Gad, “I am in great distress. Let me now fall into the hand of Yahweh, for His compassions H7356 are exceedingly abundant. But do not let me fall into the hand of man.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 30:9 - “For when you return to Yahweh, your brothers and your sons will find compassion H7356 before those who led them captive and will return to this land. For Yahweh your God is gracious and compassionate, and will not turn His face away from you if you return to Him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 1:11 - “O Lord, I beseech You, may Your ear be attentive to the prayer of Your slave and the prayer of Your slaves who delight to fear Your name, and make Your slave successful today and grant him compassion H7356 before this man.”

Now I was the cupbearer to the king.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 9:19 -

But You, in Your abundant compassion H7356,

Did not forsake them in the wilderness;

The pillar of cloud did not depart from them by day,

To lead them on their way,

Nor the pillar of fire by night,

To light for them the way in which they were to go.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 9:27 -

“Therefore You gave them into the hand of the ones who distressed them, and they afflicted them with distress,

But at the time of their distress they cried to You,

And You listened from heaven, and according to Your abundant compassion H7356

You gave them saviors and they saved them from the hand of the ones that distressed them.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 9:28 -

“But as soon as they had rest, they returned to do evil before You;

Therefore You forsook them in the hand of their enemies, so they had dominion over them.

Then they returned and cried to You. And You listened from heaven,

And many times You delivered them according to Your compassion H7356,

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 9:31 -

“Nevertheless, in Your abundant compassion H7356 You did not make a complete destruction of them or forsake them,

For You are a gracious and compassionate God.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 25:6 -


Remember, O Yahweh, Your compassion H7356 and Your lovingkindnesses,

For they have been [fn]from of old.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 40:11 -

You, O Yahweh, will not withhold Your compassion H7356 from me;

[fn]Your lovingkindness and Your truth will continually guard me.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 51:1 -

For the choir director. A Psalm of David. When [fn]Nathan the prophet came to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba.

Be gracious to me, O God, according to Your lovingkindness;

According to the abundance of Your compassion H7356 blot out my transgressions.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:16 -

Answer me, O Yahweh, for Your lovingkindness is good;

According to the abundance of Your compassion H7356, turn to me,

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 77:9 -

Has God forgotten to be gracious,

Or has He in anger shut up His compassion H7356? [fn]Selah.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 79:8 -

Do not remember our former iniquities against us;

Let Your compassion H7356 quickly approach us,

For we are brought very low.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 103:4 -

Who redeems your life from the pit,

Who crowns you with lovingkindness and compassion H7356;

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:46 -

He also made them objects of compassion H7356

In the presence of all their captors.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:77 -

May Your compassion H7356 come to me that I may live,

For Your law is my delight.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:156 -

Many are Your [fn]compassions H7356, O Yahweh;

Revive me according to Your judgments.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 145:9 -


Yahweh is good to all,

And His compassions H7356 are over all His works.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:10 -

A righteous man knows the value of the life of his animal,

But even the compassion H7356 of the wicked is cruel.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 30:16 -

Sheol, and the barren womb,

Earth that is never satisfied with water,

And fire that never says, “Enough.”

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 46:3 -

“Hear Me, O house of Jacob,

And all the remnant of the house of Israel,

You who have been burdening Me from [fn]birth

And have been carried from the womb;

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 47:6 -

“I was furious with My people;

I profaned My inheritance

And gave them into your hand.

You did not show compassion H7356 to them,

On the aged you made your yoke very heavy.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 54:7 -

[fn]For a brief moment I forsook you,

But with great compassion H7356 I will gather you.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 63:7 -

I shall bring to remembrance the lovingkindnesses of Yahweh, the praises of Yahweh,

According to all the ways that Yahweh has dealt bountifully with us,

And the abundant goodness toward the house of Israel,

Which He has dealt bountifully to them according to His compassion H7356

And according to the abundance of His lovingkindnesses.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 63:15 -

Look down from heaven and see from Your holy and glorious habitation;

Where are Your zeal and Your mighty deeds?

The tumults within You and Your compassion H7356 are restrained toward me.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 16:5 -

For thus says Yahweh, “Do not enter the house of the funeral meal, or go to lament or to console them; for I have withdrawn My peace from this people,” declares Yahweh, “My lovingkindness and compassion H7356.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 42:12 - ‘I will also show you compassion H7356, so that he will have compassion on you and return you to your own soil.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:22 -


The lovingkindnesses of Yahweh [fn]indeed never cease,

For His compassions H7356 never fail.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 20:26 - and I pronounced them unclean because of their gifts, in that they caused all [fn]their firstborn to pass through the fire so that I might make them desolate, in order that they might know that I am Yahweh.”’
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 1:9 - Now God granted Daniel lovingkindness and compassion H7356 before the commander of the officials,
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 9:9 - “To the Lord our God belong compassion H7356 and forgiveness, [fn]for we have rebelled against Him;
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 9:18 - “O my God, incline Your ear and listen! Open Your eyes and see our desolations and the city which is called by Your name; for we are not [fn]presenting our supplications before You on account of any righteousness of our own, but on account of Your abundant compassion H7356.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 2:19 -

“And I will betroth you to Me forever;

Indeed, I will betroth you to Me in righteousness and in justice,

In lovingkindness and in compassion H7356,

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 1:11 -

Thus says Yahweh,

“For three transgressions of Edom and for four

I will not turn back its punishment

Because he pursued his brother with the sword

While he corrupted his compassion H7356;

And his anger also tore continually,

And he kept his wrath forever.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 1:16 - ‘Therefore thus says Yahweh, “I will return to Jerusalem with compassion H7356; My house will be built in it,” declares Yahweh of hosts, “and a measuring line will be stretched over Jerusalem.”’
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 7:9 - “Thus has Yahweh of hosts said, ‘Judge with true justice and show lovingkindness and compassion H7356 each to his brother;
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