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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 in the sight of the man, so that he will release to you your other brother and Benjamin. And as for me, if I am bereaved of my sons, I am bereaved!”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 43:30 - Joseph then hurried out, for [fn]he was deeply H7356 stirred over his brother, and he looked for a place to weep; so 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 - “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 H7356 to you, and have compassion on you and make you increase, just as He has sworn to your fathers,
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:30 -

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

A concubine, two concubines for every warrior;

To Sisera a spoil of dyed cloth,

A spoil of dyed cloth embroidered,

Dyed cloth of double embroidery on the [fn]neck of the plunderer?’

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 24:14 - Then David said to Gad, “I am in great distress. Let us now fall into the hand of the LORD, for His mercies H7356 are great; but do not let me fall into human hands.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 3:26 - But the woman whose child was the living one spoke to the king, for [fn]she was deeply H7356 stirred over her son, and she said, “Pardon me, my lord! Give her the living child, and by no means kill him!” But the other woman was saying, “He shall be neither mine nor yours; cut him!
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 H7356 before those who have taken them captive, so that they will have compassion on them
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 21:13 - David said to Gad, “I am in great distress; please let me fall into the hand of the LORD, for His mercies H7356 are very great. But do not let me fall into human hands.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 30:9 - “For if you return to the LORD, your brothers and your sons will find compassion H7356 in the presence of those who led them captive, and will return to this land. For the LORD 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 - “Please, Lord, may Your ear be attentive to the prayer of Your servant and the prayer of Your servants who delight to [fn]revere Your name, and please make Your servant successful today and grant him mercy H7356 before this man.”

Now I was the cupbearer to the king.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 9:19 -

You, in Your great compassion H7356,

Did not abandon them in the wilderness;

The pillar of cloud did not leave them by day,

To guide 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 handed them over to their enemies who oppressed them,

But when they cried out to You in the time of their distress,

You heard from heaven, and according to Your great compassion H7356

You gave them [fn]people who saved them from the hand of their enemies.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 9:28 -

“But as soon as they had rest, they did evil again before You;

Therefore You abandoned them to the hand of their enemies, so that they ruled over them.

When they cried out again to You, You heard from heaven,

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

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 9:31 -

“Nevertheless, in Your great compassion H7356 You did not make an end of them or abandon them,

For You are a gracious and compassionate God.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 25:6 -

Remember, LORD, Your compassion H7356 and Your faithfulness,

For they have been [fn]from of old.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 40:11 -

You, LORD, will not withhold Your compassion H7356 from me;

[fn]Your mercy and Your truth will continually watch over me.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 51:1 -

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

Be gracious to me, God, according to Your faithfulness;

According to the greatness of Your compassion H7356, wipe out my wrongdoings.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:16 -

Answer me, LORD, for Your mercy is good;

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

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 77:9 -

Has God forgotten to be gracious,

Or has He in anger [fn]withdrawn His compassion H7356? Selah

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 79:8 -

Do not [fn]hold us responsible for [fn]the guilty deeds of our forefathers;

Let Your compassion H7356 come quickly to meet us,

For we have become very low.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 103:4 -

Who redeems your life from the pit,

Who crowns you with favor 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 so that I may live,

For Your Law is my delight.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:156 -

[fn]Great are Your mercies H7356, LORD;

Revive me according to Your judgments.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 145:9 -

The LORD is good to all,

And His mercies H7356 are over all His works.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:10 -

A righteous person has regard for the life of his animal,

But even the compassion H7356 of the wicked is cruel.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 30:16 -

[fn]Sheol, the infertile womb,

Earth that is never satisfied with water,

And fire that never says, “Enough.”

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 46:3 -

“Listen to Me, house of Jacob,

And all the remnant of the house of Israel,

You who have been carried by Me from [fn]birth

And have been carried from the womb;

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 47:6 -

“I was angry with My people,

I profaned My heritage

And handed them over to you.

You did not show mercy H7356 to them,

On the aged you made your yoke very heavy.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 54:7 -

[fn]For a brief moment I abandoned you,

But with great compassion H7356 I will gather you.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 63:7 -

I will make mention of the mercies of the LORD, and the praises of the LORD,

According to all that the LORD has granted us,

And the great goodness toward the house of Israel,

Which He has granted them according to His compassion H7356

And according to the abundance of His mercies.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 63:15 -

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

Where are Your zeal and Your mighty deeds?

The stirrings of Your heart and Your compassion H7356 are restrained toward me.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 16:5 -

For this is what the LORD says: “Do not enter a house of mourning, or go to mourn or to console them; for I have withdrawn My peace from this people,” declares the LORD, “and My favor and compassion H7356.

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

[fn]The LORD’S acts of mercy indeed do not end,

For His compassions H7356 do not fail.

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

“I will betroth you to Me forever;

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

In favor and in compassion H7356,

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 1:11 -

This is what the LORD says:

“For three offenses of Edom, and for four,

I will not revoke its punishment,

Because he pursued his brother with the sword

And stifled his compassion H7356;

His anger also tore continually,

And he maintained his fury forever.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 1:16 - ‘Therefore the LORD says this: “I will return to Jerusalem with compassion H7356; My house will be built in it,” declares the LORD of armies, “and a measuring line will be stretched over Jerusalem.”’
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 7:9 - “This is what the LORD of armies has said: ‘Dispense true justice and practice kindness and compassion H7356 each to his brother;
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