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Lexicon :: Strong's H7358 - reḥem

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
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TWOT Reference: 2146a

Strong’s Definitions

רֶחֶם rechem, rekh'-em; from H7355; (compare H7356) the womb:—matrix, womb.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 26x

The KJV translates Strong's H7358 in the following manner: womb (21x), matrix (5x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 26x
The KJV translates Strong's H7358 in the following manner: womb (21x), matrix (5x).
  1. womb

    1. womb

    2. womb-man, woman-slave, woman, two women

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
רֶחֶם rechem, rekh'-em; from H7355; (compare H7356) the womb:—matrix, womb.
STRONGS H7358: Abbreviations
רֶ֫חֶם, [H7356 רַ֫הַם] noun masculineHosea 9:14 womb (feminine Jeremiah 20:17, unless הֲרַת a noun, compare AlbrZAW xvi. 81 SS); — absolute ר׳ Genesis 20:18 +, רַ֫חַם [H7356 Judges 5:30], רָ֑חֶם Jeremiah 20:17 +, רָ֑חַם [H7356 Genesis 49:25] +; construct רֶ֫חֶם Numbers 12:12; Job 3:11; suffix רַחְמָהּ Genesis 29:31 +, רַחְמָהֿ Jeremiah 20:17 (Ges§ 91 e; >f. absolute Köii. 1. 159); dual רַחֲמָתַיִם [H7356; H7361 Judges 5:30]; —
1. womb, [H7356 Genesis 49:25] (J) Jeremiah 20:17; Job 24:20; מֵרחם i.e. from birth Jeremiah 20:17; Psalm 22:11 [Psalm 22:10]; Psalm 58:4 [Psalm 58:3]; Job 3:11 (מִנִּי), [H7356 Isaiah 46:3], figurative Psalm 110:3; בָּרֶחֶם Job 31:15; יצא מֵר׳ go forth from womb in birth Jeremiah 1:5; Jeremiah 20:18; Job 38:8, compare Job 10:18; אֵם מֵר׳ Numbers 12:12 (E); פתח ר׳ open the womb, in order to childbirth Genesis 29:31; Genesis 30:22 (JE); רחם כָּל־פֶּטֶר all that first opens womb (of men and animals) Exodus 13:12,Exodus 13:15; Exodus 34:19 (J) Numbers 18:15 (P) [H7356 Ezekiel 20:26]; פטר ר׳ Numbers 3:12 (P), ר׳ כל פִּטְרַת Numbers 8:16; פטר כל ר׳ Exodus 13:2 (P); on the other hand, מַשִׁכִּיל ר׳ Hosea 9:14 miscarrying womb; עֹצֶר ר׳ [H7356 Proverbs 30:16] restraint (i.e. barrenness) of womb (so Psalm 107:36 PerlesAnal. 85); עָצַר בְּעַד ר׳ (of God) Genesis 20:18 (E); סָגַר ר׳ (בְּעַד) 1 Samuel 1:5, 6, preventing childbirth.
2. womb-man, woman-slave: רַחַם רַחֲמָתַיִם [H7356 Judges 5:30] a woman, two women.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


20:18; 20:18; 29:31; 29:31; 30:22


13:2; 13:12; 13:15; 34:19


3:12; 8:16; 12:12; 12:12; 18:15

1 Samuel

1:5; 1:6


3:11; 3:11; 10:18; 24:20; 31:15; 38:8


22:10; 58:3; 110:3


1:5; 20:17; 20:17; 20:17; 20:17; 20:17; 20:18


9:14; 9:14


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H7358 matches the Hebrew רֶחֶם (reḥem),
which occurs 26 times in 25 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 20:18 - For the LORD had completely closed all the wombs H7358 of the household of Abimelech because of Sarah, Abraham’s wife.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:31 -

Now the LORD saw that Leah was [fn]unloved, and He opened her womb H7358, but Rachel was unable to have children.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:22 -

Then God remembered Rachel, and God listened to her and opened her womb H7358.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 13:2 - “Sanctify to Me every firstborn, the firstborn of every womb H7358 among the sons of Israel, among people and animals alike; it belongs to Me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 13:12 - you shall [fn]devote to the LORD every firstborn of a womb H7358, and every firstborn offspring of an animal that you own; the males belong to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 13:15 - ‘And it came about, when Pharaoh was stubborn about letting us go, that the LORD put to death every firstborn in the land of Egypt, from human firstborns to animal firstborns. Therefore, I sacrifice to the LORD the males, every firstborn of a womb H7358, but every firstborn of my sons I redeem.’
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 34:19 -

“The [fn]firstborn from every womb H7358 belongs to Me, and all your male livestock, the [fn]firstborn from [fn]cattle and sheep.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 3:12 - “Now, behold, I have taken the Levites from among the sons of Israel instead of every firstborn, the firstborn of the womb H7358 among the sons of Israel. So the Levites shall be Mine.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 8:16 - for they are exclusively given to Me from among the sons of Israel. I have taken them for Myself instead of the firstborn of every womb H7358, the firstborn of all the sons of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 12:12 - “Oh, do not let her be like a dead person, whose flesh is half eaten away when he comes out of his mother’s womb H7358!”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 18:15 - [fn]Every firstborn of the womb H7358 of all flesh, whether human or animal, which they offer to the LORD, shall be yours; however you must redeem the human firstborn, and the firstborn of unclean animals you shall redeem.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 1:5 - but to Hannah he would give a double portion, because he loved Hannah, but the LORD had closed her womb H7358.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 1:6 - Her rival, moreover, would provoke her bitterly to irritate her, because the LORD had closed her womb H7358.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:11 -

“Why did I not die [fn]at birth H7358,

Come out of the womb and pass away?

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:18 -

‘Why then did You bring me out of the womb H7358?

If only I had died and no eye had seen me!

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:20 -

“A [fn]mother H7358 will forget him;

The maggot feeds sweetly until he is no longer remembered.

And injustice will be broken like a tree.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:15 -

“Did He who made me in the womb not make him,

And the same One create us in the womb?

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:8 -

“Or who enclosed the sea with doors

When it went out from the womb H7358, bursting forth;

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:10 -

I was cast upon You from [fn]birth H7358;

You have been my God from my mother’s womb.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 58:3 -

The wicked have turned away from the womb H7358;

These who speak lies go astray from [fn]birth.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 110:3 -

Your people [fn]will volunteer freely on the day of Your [fn]power;

In [fn]holy splendor, from the womb H7358 of the dawn,

[fn]Your youth are to You as the dew.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 1:5 -

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,

And before you were born H7358 I consecrated you;

I have appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 20:17 -

Because he did not kill me [fn]before birth H7358,

So that my mother would have been my grave,

And her womb H7358 forever pregnant.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 20:18 -

Why did I ever come out of the womb H7358

To look at trouble and sorrow,

So that my days have been spent in shame?

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 9:14 -

Give to them, LORD—what will You give?

Give them a miscarrying womb H7358 and dried-up breasts.

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