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Lexicon :: Strong's H7378 - rîḇ

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Strong’s Definitions

רִיב rîyb, reeb; or רוּב rûwb; a primitive root; properly, to toss, i.e. grapple; mostly figuratively, to wrangle, i.e. hold a controversy; (by implication) to defend:—adversary, chide, complain, contend, debate, × ever, × lay wait, plead, rebuke, strive, × thoroughly.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 67x

The KJV translates Strong's H7378 in the following manner: plead (27x), strive (13x), contend (12x), chide (6x), debate (2x), miscellaneous (7x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 67x
The KJV translates Strong's H7378 in the following manner: plead (27x), strive (13x), contend (12x), chide (6x), debate (2x), miscellaneous (7x).
  1. to strive, contend

    1. (Qal)

      1. to strive

        1. physically

        2. with words

      2. to conduct a case or suit (legal), sue

      3. to make complaint

      4. to quarrel

    2. (Hiphil) to contend against

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
רִיב rîyb, reeb; or רוּב rûwb; a primitive root; properly, to toss, i.e. grapple; mostly figuratively, to wrangle, i.e. hold a controversy; (by implication) to defend:—adversary, chide, complain, contend, debate, × ever, × lay wait, plead, rebuke, strive, × thoroughly.
STRONGS H7378: Abbreviations
רִיב [NöZMG xxxvii (1883). 530, 534 Ges§ 73b] verb strive, contend (compare Arabic bdb093606(bdb093611) agitate (the mind), bdb093607disquiet; compare also Syriac bdb093608cry, shout, Aph`el also quarrel noisily, bdb093609shouting, clamour (see Nöl.c.); on Sabean proper name ריב = Arabic bdb093610see DHMib. 14); —
Qal Perfect 3rd person masculine singular רָב Judges 11:25; 1 Samuel 25:29; 2nd person masculine singular רַבְתָּ Lamentations 3:58, רִיבוֺתָ Job 33:13, etc.; Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular יָרִיב Judges 6:31 +, jussive יָרֵב Hosea 4:4; 1 Samuel 24:16, יָ֫רֶב לוֺ(בּוֺׅ Judges 6:31, 32; וַיָּ֫רֶב Genesis 31:36 +; 2nd person masculine singular תרוב Proverbs 3:30 Kt, תָּרִיב Qr; 3rd person masculine plural יְרִיבֻן Exodus 21:18, etc.; Imperative masculine singular רִיב Micah 6:1; Proverbs 25:9, רִיבָה Psalm 35:1 +, masculine plural רִיבוּ Isaiah 1:17; Hosea 2:4; Infinitive absolute רוֺב Judges 11:25, רֹב Job 40:2; רִיב Jeremiah 50:34 (Ges§ 73di. 509 BaNB 80); construct רִיב Isaiah 3:13; Job 9:3 + Judges 21:22 Qr (Kt רוב), רִב Amos 7:4; Proverbs 25:8; Participle רָב Isaiah 19:20 +; — strive:
1. involving bodily struggle Exodus 21:18 (that is, one with another; E); public hostilities, יָרָיוּ רָב לוֺ Deuteronomy 33:7 (with) his hands he strove for it, with עִם of Israel, הֲרוֺב רָב Judges 11:25 (|| נִלְחַם).
2. with words, with ב person Genesis 31:36 (E), Exodus 17:2a (J) Judges 6:32, so (in figurative) Hosea 2:4 compare Hosea 2:4; often = quarrel, with עִם person, Genesis 26:20; Exodus 17:2b Numbers 20:3 (all J), Nehemiah 13:25; subject God Job 9:3; Job 13:19; Job 23:6; also Job 40:2 (עִם of God; on infinitive absolute see Ges§ 113ee), in general Proverbs 3:30; with אֵת person Judges 8:1; Nehemiah 5:7; Nehemiah 13:11, 17, subject י׳ Isaiah 49:25 (compare I. יָרִיב below), Psalm 35:1 (|| לָחַם); אֵת of י׳ Isaiah 45:9 (participle one striving), Numbers 20:13 (P); with עַל of thing Genesis 26:21, 22; absolute = find fault Hosea 4:4 (|| הוֺכִיחַ). Especially
3. conduct a (legal) case, suit, usually figurative, י׳ subject; Isaiah 3:13 (|| דִּין), Isaiah 57:16 (|| קָצַף), Psalm 103:9 (נָטַר [אַף]), compare קֹרֵא לָרִב בָּאֵשׁ Amos 7:4; with accusative of person with whom (unfriendly sense), Job 10:2; Isaiah 27:8; with accusative of congnate meaning with verb רִיב in good sense, = take one's part, 1 Samuel 24:15 (Gi; 1 Samuel 24:16 van d. H. Baer; || שָׁפַט), Micah 7:9; Jeremiah 50:34 (רִיב יָרִיב אֶתרִֿיבָם, infinitive construct = infinitive absolute, see above), Jeremiah 51:36 (|| נקם), Lamentations 3:58; Proverbs 22:23; Psalm 43:1 (+ מִגּוֺי; || שָׁפַט), Psalm 119:154 (+ גָּאַל), also Psalm 74:22 (God, his own cause); + מִיַּד person against whom 1 Samuel 25:39 (of vengeance); + אֵת person against whom Proverbs 23:11, so (without accusative of congnate meaning with verb) Isaiah 50:8; Jeremiah 2:9 (twice in verse); compare אֶתֿ הֶהָרִים Micah 6:1 (II. אֵת 1c; Greek Version of the LXX πρός, whence We Now אֶלֿ in the presence of, but on רִיב אֶל see 4); ר׳ = plead, with ל person for whom Judges 6:31 (3 times in verse); Job 13:8, with accusative of person for whom Isaiah 1:17, of God Isaiah 51:22, compare Deuteronomy 33:8 (obscure, see Dr); of human disputes Proverbs 25:8, אֶתרֵֿעֶ֑ךָ רִיבְךָ ר׳ Proverbs 25:9.
4. = make complaint, with אֶל person unto and against whom Judges 21:22; Jeremiah 2:29; Jeremiah 12:1; Job 33:13.
Hiph. Participle suffix מריבו 1 Samuel 2:10 Kt (Qr מְרִיבָיו), i.e. (those) displaying contention against him (י׳), compare plural construct ְ ועַמְּךָ כִמְרִיבֵי כֹהֵן Hosea 4:4, obscure; RSProph. 406 מָרוּ בִי thy people have rebelled against me, O priest ! Beck Wü We GASm וְעַמִּי כִּכְמָרָיו הַכֹּהֵן (הַכּ׳ as voc., and [by some] joined to Hosea 4:5); HermannSK, 1879, 516 וְעִמְּךָ מְרִיבִי הַכּ, compare Oort (רִיבִי); RubenCrit, Rem. on the passage ְ ועַמִּי כָמוֺךָ הַכּ׳, so Now. — וַיָּרֶכ 1 Samuel 15:5 see ארב Hiph.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


26:20; 26:21; 26:22; 31:36; 31:36


17:2; 17:2; 21:18; 21:18


20:3; 20:13


33:7; 33:8


6:31; 6:31; 6:31; 6:32; 6:32; 8:1; 11:25; 11:25; 11:25; 21:22; 21:22

1 Samuel

2:10; 15:5; 24:15; 24:16; 24:16; 25:29; 25:39


5:7; 13:11; 13:17; 13:25


9:3; 9:3; 10:2; 13:8; 13:19; 23:6; 33:13; 33:13; 40:2; 40:2


35:1; 35:1; 43:1; 74:22; 103:9; 119:154


3:30; 3:30; 22:23; 23:11; 25:8; 25:8; 25:9; 25:9


1:17; 1:17; 3:13; 3:13; 19:20; 27:8; 45:9; 49:25; 50:8; 51:22; 57:16


2:9; 2:29; 12:1; 50:34; 50:34; 51:36


3:58; 3:58


2:4; 2:4; 2:4; 4:4; 4:4; 4:4; 4:5


7:4; 7:4


6:1; 6:1; 7:9

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H7378 matches the Hebrew רִיב (rîḇ),
which occurs 70 times in 59 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 2 (Gen 26:20–Jer 2:29)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:20 - the herdsmen of Gerar quarreled H7378 with the herdsmen of Isaac, saying, “The water is ours!” So he named the well [fn]Esek, because they argued with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:21 - Then they dug another well, and they quarreled H7378 over it too, so he named it [fn]Sitnah.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:22 - Then he moved away from there and dug another well, and they did not quarrel H7378 over it; so he named it [fn]Rehoboth, for he said, “[fn]At last the LORD has made [fn]room for us, and we will be fruitful in the land.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:36 - Then Jacob became angry and argued H7378 with Laban; and Jacob said to Laban, “What is my offense? What is my sin that you have hotly pursued me?
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 17:2 - So the people quarreled H7378 with Moses and said, “Give us water so that we may drink!” And Moses said to them, “Why do you quarrel H7378 with me? Why do you test the LORD?”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:18 - “Now if people have H7378 a H7378 quarrel H7378 and one strikes the other with a stone or with a fist, and he does not die but [fn]is confined to bed,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 20:3 - Then the people argued H7378 with Moses and spoke, saying, “If only we had perished when our brothers perished before the LORD!
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 20:13 - Those were called the waters of [fn]Meribah, [fn]because the sons of Israel argued H7378 with the LORD, and He proved Himself holy among them.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 33:8 - Of Levi he said,
Let Your Thummim and Your Urim belong to Your godly man,
Whom You tested at Massah,
With [fn]whom You contended H7378 at the waters of Meribah;
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:31 - But Joash said to all who stood against him, “Will you contend H7378 for Baal, or will you save him? Whoever will contend H7378 for him shall be put to death by morning. If he is a god, let him contend H7378 for himself, since someone has torn down his altar!”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:32 - Therefore on that day he named [fn]Gideon Jerubbaal, that is to say, “Let Baal contend H7378 against him,” because he had torn down his altar.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:1 - Then the men of Ephraim said to [fn]Gideon, “What is this thing that you have done to us, not calling upon us when you went to fight against Midian?” And they quarreled H7378 with him vehemently.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 11:25 - ‘Now then, are you any better than Balak the son of Zippor, king of Moab? Did he ever H7378 contend H7378 with Israel, or did he ever fight against them?
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 21:22 - “And when their fathers or their brothers come to complain H7378 to us, we shall say to them, ‘[fn]Give them to us voluntarily, because we did not take for each man of Benjamin [fn]a wife in battle, [fn]nor did you give them to them, [fn]otherwise you would now be guilty.’”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:10 - “Those who contend H7378 with the LORD will be terrified;
Against them He will thunder in the heavens,
The LORD will judge the ends of the earth;
And He will give strength to His king,
And will exalt the [fn]horn of His anointed.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 15:5 - And Saul came to the city of Amalek and set an ambush in the [fn]wadi.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 24:15 - “May the LORD therefore be judge and decide between [fn]you and me; and may He see and plead H7378 my cause and save me from your hand.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 25:39 - When David heard that Nabal was dead, he said, “Blessed be the LORD, who has pleaded H7378 the cause of the shame inflicted on me by the hand of Nabal, and has kept back His servant from evil. The LORD has also returned the evildoing of Nabal on his own head.” Then David sent [fn]a proposal to Abigail, to take her as his wife.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 5:7 - So I thought it over and contended H7378 with the nobles and the leading people, and said to them, “You are lending at interest, each to his brother!” Therefore, I held a great assembly against them.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 13:11 - So I [fn]reprimanded H7378 the officials and said, “Why has the house of God been neglected?” Then I gathered them together and stationed them at their posts.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 13:17 - Then I [fn]reprimanded H7378 the nobles of Judah and said to them, “What is this evil thing that you are doing, [fn]by profaning the Sabbath day?
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 13:25 - So I quarreled H7378 with them and cursed them, and struck some of them and pulled out their hair, and made them swear by God, “You shall not give your daughters to their sons, nor take any of their daughters for your sons or for yourselves.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 9:3 - “If one wished to dispute H7378 with Him,
He could not answer Him once in a thousand times.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:2 - “I will say to God, ‘Do not condemn me;
Let me know why You contend H7378 with me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 13:8 - “Will you show partiality for Him?
Will you contend H7378 for God?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 13:19 - “Who could contend H7378 with me?
For then I would be silent and die.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 23:6 - “Would He contend H7378 with me by the greatness of His power?
No, surely He would pay attention to me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:13 - “If I have rejected the claim of my male or female slaves
When they filed a complaint against me,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:13 - “Why do you complain H7378 to Him
That He does not give an account of all His doings?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:2 - “Will the faultfinder contend H7378 with the Almighty?
Let him who rebukes God [fn]give an answer.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 35:1 - A Psalm of David.
Contend H7378, LORD, with those who contend with me;
Fight against those who fight against me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 43:1 - Vindicate me, God, and plead H7378 my case against an ungodly nation;
[fn]Save me from the deceitful and unjust person!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 74:22 - Arise, God, and plead H7378 Your own cause;
Remember [fn]how the foolish person taunts You all day long.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 103:9 - He will not always contend H7378 with us,
Nor will He keep His anger forever.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:154 - Plead H7378 my cause and redeem me;
Revive me according to Your [fn]word.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:30 - Do not contend H7378 with a person for no reason,
If he has done you no harm.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:23 - For the LORD will plead H7378 their case
And [fn]take the life of those who rob them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:11 - For their Redeemer is strong;
He will plead H7378 their case against you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:8 - Do not go out hastily to [fn]argue H7378 your case;
[fn]Otherwise, what will you do in [fn]the end,
When your neighbor humiliates you?
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:9 - [fn]Argue H7378 your case with your neighbor,
And do not reveal the secret of another,
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 1:17 - Learn to do good;
Seek justice,
Rebuke the oppressor,
Obtain justice for the orphan,
Plead H7378 for the widow’s case.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 3:13 - The LORD arises to contend H7378,
And stands to judge the people.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 27:8 - You contended H7378 with them [fn]by banishing them, by driving them away.
With His fierce wind He has expelled them on the day of the east wind.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 45:9 - “Woe to the one who quarrels H7378 with [fn]his Maker
A piece of pottery [fn]among the other earthenware pottery pieces!
Will the clay say to the [fn]potter, ‘What are you doing?’
Or the thing you are making say, ‘He has no hands’?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 49:25 - Indeed, this is what the LORD says:
“Even the captives of the mighty man will be taken away,
And the prey of a tyrant will be rescued;
For I will contend H7378 with the one who contends with you,
And I will save your sons.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 50:8 - He who vindicates Me is near;
Who will contend H7378 with Me?
Let us stand up to each other.
Who has a case against Me?
Let him approach Me.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 51:22 - This is what your Lord, the LORD, your God
Who contends H7378 for His people says:
“Behold, I have taken from your hand the cup of staggering,
The [fn]chalice of My anger;
You will never drink it again.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 57:16 - “For I will not contend H7378 forever,
Nor will I always be angry;
For the spirit would grow faint before Me,
And the breath of those whom I have made.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:9 - “Therefore I will still contend H7378 with you,” declares the LORD,
“And I will contend H7378 with your sons’ sons.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:29 - “Why do you contend H7378 with Me?
You have all revolted against Me,” declares the LORD.

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