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Lexicon :: Strong's H7368 - rāḥaq

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Part of Speech
verb, infinitive verb (as an adverb)
Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root
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TWOT Reference: 2151

Strong’s Definitions

רָחַק râchaq, raw-khak'; a primitive root; to widen (in any direction), i.e. (intransitively) recede or (transitively) remove (literally or figuratively, of place or relation):—(a-, be, cast, drive, get, go, keep (self), put, remove, be too, (wander), withdraw) far (away, off), loose, × refrain, very, (be) a good way (off).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 58x

The KJV translates Strong's H7368 in the following manner: ...far (36x), (9x), ...away (7x), remove (5x), good way (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 58x
The KJV translates Strong's H7368 in the following manner: ...far (36x), (9x), ...away (7x), remove (5x), good way (1x).
  1. to be or become far, be or become distant, be removed, go far away

    1. (Qal) to be far, be distant

    2. (Piel) to send far away, extend

    3. (Hiphil)

      1. to make or exhibit distance, be gone far

      2. to remove, put far away

  2. (Niphal) loose

    infinitive verb (as an adverb)
  3. at a distance

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
רָחַק râchaq, raw-khak'; a primitive root; to widen (in any direction), i.e. (intransitively) recede or (transitively) remove (literally or figuratively, of place or relation):—(a-, be, cast, drive, get, go, keep (self), put, remove, be too, (wander), withdraw) far (away, off), loose, × refrain, very, (be) a good way (off).
STRONGS H7368: Abbreviations
רָחַק verb be, or become, far, distant (Late Hebrew = Biblical Hebrew; Assyrian especially adjective rûḳu, far; compare Arabic bdb093409 choice wine (i.e. from a distance) Frä158; Ethiopic bdb093410 be far, Sabean רחק CISiv, nos. 95, 98; Aramaic רְחֵיק, רְחַק, and (often in derived species and derivatives) bdb093411); —
Qal Perfect 3rd person masculine singular ר׳ Isaiah 59:9; Lamentations 1:16, etc.; Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular יִרְחַק Deuteronomy 12:21 +, etc.; Imperative feminine singular רַחֲקִי Isaiah 54:14, masculine plural רַחֲקוּ Ezekiel 11:15 < Perfect רָֽחֲקוּ Ra Hi Sm Co Toy Krae; Infinitive construct רְחֹק Psalm 103:12; Ecclesiastes 3:5, לְרָֽחֳקָה Ezekiel 8:6; — be far, distant: with מִן person, of place Deuteronomy 12:21; Deuteronomy 14:24, of person, = neglect, abandon, Proverbs 19:7, especially in Psalms, of י׳, Psalm 22:12; Psalm 22:20 (מִן person omitted), Psalm 35:22; Psalm 38:22; Psalm 71:12; of utter absence, or non-existence Lamentations 1:16, compare Isaiah 49:19 (absolute), subject justice Isaiah 59:9 (opposed to הִשִּׂיג), compare Isaiah 59:11 (|| אַיִן), subject blessing Psalm 109:17; subject עֲצַת רְשָׁעִים Job 21:16, 18; with מֵעַל person (י׳), of Israel (figurative) Jeremiah 2:5, compare Ezekiel 44:10; = far from (land of) י׳ Ezekiel 11:15 (see above; Krae insert אֶרֶץ); with מֵעַל location Ezekiel 8:6 (of י׳), מִן local (east from west) Psalm 103:12; with מִן of thing (figurative): תּוֺרָֽתְךָ Psalm 119:150 (opposed to קרב); מִיֶּשַׁע Job 5:14, מֵעשֶׁק Isaiah 54:14, compare Proverbs 22:5; = wholly abstain from Exodus 23:7 (E), so (מִן infinitive) Ecclesiastes 3:5; absolute of י׳'s righteousness, with reference to time Isaiah 46:13 (|| אחר; opposed to קרב). — יִרְחַקחֹֿק Micah 7:11 boundary shall become distant, i.e. territory be enlarged (? corrupt, compare We Now); ירחק חֶבֶל הַכֶּסֶף Kt Ecclesiastes 12:6 be removed ? Qr יֵרָתֵק be joined ? Greek Version of the LXX ἀνατραπῇ, Vulgate rumpatur, compare Syriac Version, read probably יִנָּתֵק Pfannk Thes Ew De Siegf BuhlLex.
Pi. Perfect 3rd person masculine singular רִחַק Isaiah 6:12, of י׳, send far away, accusative of person; of people, לִבּוֺ ר׳ Isaiah 29:13, with מִן of י׳; 2nd person masculine singular רִחַקְתָּ Isaiah 26:15 thou hast far extended (with accusative) all the ends (boundaries) of the land; Imperfect 3rd person masculine plural יְרַחֲקוּ אֶתוְֿנוּתָם Ezekiel 43:9.
Hiph. Perfect 3rd person masculine singular הִרְחִיק Job 19:13; Psalm 103:12, 1st person singular suffix הִרְחַקְתִּים Ezekiel 11:16, etc.; Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular suffix יַרְחִיקֶנָּה Proverbs 22:15, 2nd person masculine singular תַּרְחִיק Job 22:23, etc.; Imperative masculine singular הַרְחֵק Proverbs 4:24 + 2 times, הַרְחַ֑ק Job 13:21, suffix הַרְחִיקֵהוּ Job 11:14; Infinitive absolute הַרְחֵק Genesis 21:16 +, construct הַרְחִיק Jeremiah 27:10, suffix הַרְחִיקָם Joel 4:6; —
1. direct causation make, or exhibit, distance, be gone far, subject person: Genesis 44:4 (J), with מִן local Joshua 8:4 (JE), Judges 18:22; followed by infinitive construct לָלֶכֶת הַרְחֵק לֹא תַר׳ Exodus 8:24 (J), compare Psalm 55:8, Infinitive absolute as adverb = at a distance Genesis 21:16 (E), with מִן local Exodus 33:7 (E), Joshua 3:16 (J E; הַר׳ מְאֹד מִן, Qr; > Kt ב for מן).
2. indirect causation remove, put far away, with accusative of person + מֵעַל of land Jeremiah 27:10, compare Joel 4:6, + מֵעַל person Job 19:13 and (accusative הַצְּפוֺנִי) Joel 2:20, + מִן person Psalm 88:9; Psalm 88:19; + בַּגּוֺיִם Ezekiel 11:16; with accusative כַּף + מֵעַל person Job 13:21, with accusative דֶּרֶךְ + id. Proverbs 5:8; with accusative of sin + מִן person Proverbs 4:24; Job 11:14 (מִן person omitted); Proverbs 22:15; Proverbs 30:8; Psalm 103:12; + מִן local Job 22:23.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


21:16; 21:16; 44:4


8:24; 23:7; 33:7


12:21; 12:21; 14:24


3:16; 8:4




5:14; 11:14; 11:14; 13:21; 13:21; 19:13; 19:13; 21:16; 21:18; 22:23; 22:23


22:12; 22:20; 35:22; 38:22; 55:8; 71:12; 88:9; 103:12; 103:12; 103:12; 103:12; 109:17; 119:150


4:24; 4:24; 5:8; 19:7; 22:5; 22:15; 22:15; 30:8


3:5; 3:5; 12:6


6:12; 26:15; 29:13; 46:13; 49:19; 54:14; 54:14; 59:9; 59:9; 59:11


2:5; 27:10; 27:10


1:16; 1:16


8:6; 8:6; 11:15; 11:15; 11:16; 11:16; 43:9; 44:10





Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H7368 matches the Hebrew רָחַק (rāḥaq),
which occurs 58 times in 56 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 2 (Gen 21:16–Eze 11:15)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:16 - And she went, and sat her down over against him a good way off, H7368 as it were a bowshot: for she said, Let me not see the death of the child. And she sat over against him, and lift up her voice, and wept.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:4 - And when they were gone out of the city, and not yet far off, H7368 Joseph said unto his steward, Up, follow after the men; and when thou dost overtake them, say unto them, Wherefore have ye rewarded evil for good?
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 8:28 - And Pharaoh said, I will let you go, that ye may sacrifice to the LORD your God in the wilderness; only ye shall not go very H7368 far away: H7368 intreat for me.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:7 - Keep thee far H7368 from a false matter; and the innocent and righteous slay thou not: for I will not justify the wicked.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 33:7 - And Moses took the tabernacle, and pitched it without the camp, afar off H7368 from the camp, and called it the Tabernacle of the congregation. And it came to pass, that every one which sought the LORD went out unto the tabernacle of the congregation, which was without the camp.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 12:21 - If the place which the LORD thy God hath chosen to put his name there be too far H7368 from thee, then thou shalt kill of thy herd and of thy flock, which the LORD hath given thee, as I have commanded thee, and thou shalt eat in thy gates whatsoever thy soul lusteth after.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 14:24 - And if the way be too long for thee, so that thou art not able to carry it; or if the place be too far H7368 from thee, which the LORD thy God shall choose to set his name there, when the LORD thy God hath blessed thee:
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 3:16 - That the waters which came down from above stood and rose up upon an heap very far H7368 from the city Adam, that is beside Zaretan: and those that came down toward the sea of the plain, even the salt sea, failed, and were cut off: and the people passed over right against Jericho.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 8:4 - And he commanded them, saying, Behold, ye shall lie in wait against the city, even behind the city: go H7368  not very far H7368 from the city, but be ye all ready:
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 18:22 - And when they were a good way H7368 from the house of Micah, the men that were in the houses near to Micah's house were gathered together, and overtook the children of Dan.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:4 - His children are far H7368 from safety, and they are crushed in the gate, neither is there any to deliver them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 11:14 - If iniquity be in thine hand, put it far away, H7368 and let not wickedness dwell in thy tabernacles.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 13:21 - Withdraw H7368  thine hand far H7368 from me: and let not thy dread make me afraid.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:13 - He hath put H7368  my brethren far H7368 from me, and mine acquaintance are verily estranged from me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 21:16 - Lo, their good is not in their hand: the counsel of the wicked is far H7368 from me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:18 - Yet he filled their houses with good things: but the counsel of the wicked is far H7368 from me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:23 - If thou return to the Almighty, thou shalt be built up, thou shalt put away H7368  iniquity far H7368 from thy tabernacles.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 30:10 - They abhor me, they flee far H7368 from me, and spare not to spit in my face.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:11 - Be not far H7368 from me; for trouble is near; for there is none to help.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:19 - But be not thou far H7368 from me, O LORD: O my strength, haste thee to help me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 35:22 - This thou hast seen, O LORD: keep not silence: O Lord, be not far H7368 from me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:21 - Forsake me not, O LORD: O my God, be not far H7368 from me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:7 - Lo, then would I wander far off, H7368 and remain in the wilderness. Selah.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 71:12 - O God, be not far H7368 from me: O my God, make haste for my help.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 88:8 - Thou hast put away H7368  mine acquaintance far H7368 from me; thou hast made me an abomination unto them: I am shut up, and I cannot come forth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 88:18 - Lover and friend hast thou put far H7368 from me, and mine acquaintance into darkness.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 103:12 - As far as H7368 the east is from the west, so far hath he removed H7368 our transgressions from us.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 109:17 - As he loved cursing, so let it come unto him: as he delighted not in blessing, so let it be far H7368 from him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:150 - They draw nigh that follow after mischief: they are far H7368 from thy law.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:24 - Put away from thee a froward mouth, and perverse lips put far H7368 from thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:8 - Remove H7368  thy way far H7368 from her, and come not nigh the door of her house:
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:7 - All the brethren of the poor do hate him: how much more do his friends go far H7368 from him? he pursueth them with words, yet they are wanting to him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:5 - Thorns and snares are in the way of the froward: he that doth keep his soul shall be far H7368 from them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:15 - Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far H7368 from him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 30:8 - Remove far H7368 from me vanity and lies: give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me:
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 3:5 - A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain H7368 from embracing;
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 12:6 - Or ever the silver cord be loosed, H7368 or the golden bowl be broken, or the pitcher be broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 6:12 - And the LORD have removed H7368  men far away, H7368 and there be a great forsaking in the midst of the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 26:15 - Thou hast increased the nation, O LORD, thou hast increased the nation: thou art glorified: thou hadst removed it far H7368 unto all the ends of the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 29:13 - Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed H7368  their heart far H7368 from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men:
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 46:13 - I bring near my righteousness; it shall not be far off, H7368 and my salvation shall not tarry: and I will place salvation in Zion for Israel my glory.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 49:19 - For thy waste and thy desolate places, and the land of thy destruction, shall even now be too narrow by reason of the inhabitants, and they that swallowed thee up shall be far away. H7368
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 54:14 - In righteousness shalt thou be established: thou shalt be far H7368 from oppression; for thou shalt not fear: and from terror; for it shall not come near thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 59:9 - Therefore is judgment far H7368 from us, neither doth justice overtake us: we wait for light, but behold obscurity; for brightness, but we walk in darkness.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 59:11 - We roar all like bears, and mourn sore like doves: we look for judgment, but there is none; for salvation, but it is far off H7368 from us.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:5 - Thus saith the LORD, What iniquity have your fathers found in me, that they are gone far H7368 from me, and have walked after vanity, and are become vain?
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 27:10 - For they prophesy a lie unto you, to remove you far H7368 from your land; and that I should drive you out, and ye should perish.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 1:16 - For these things I weep; mine eye, mine eye runneth down with water, because the comforter that should relieve my soul is far H7368 from me: my children are desolate, because the enemy prevailed.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 8:6 - He said furthermore unto me, Son of man, seest thou what they do? even the great abominations that the house of Israel committeth here, that I should go far off H7368 from my sanctuary? but turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 11:15 - Son of man, thy brethren, even thy brethren, the men of thy kindred, and all the house of Israel wholly, are they unto whom the inhabitants of Jerusalem have said, Get you far H7368 from the LORD: unto us is this land given in possession.

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