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Lexicon :: Strong's H7379 - rîḇ

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masculine noun
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TWOT Reference: 2159a

Strong’s Definitions

רִיב rîyb, reeb; or רִב rib; from H7378; a contest (personal or legal):— adversary, cause, chiding, contend(-tion), controversy, multitude (from the margin), pleading, strife, strive(-ing), suit.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 62x

The KJV translates Strong's H7379 in the following manner: cause (24x), strife (16x), controversy (13x), contention (2x), miscellaneous (7x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 62x
The KJV translates Strong's H7379 in the following manner: cause (24x), strife (16x), controversy (13x), contention (2x), miscellaneous (7x).
  1. strife, controversy, dispute

    1. strife, quarrel

    2. dispute, controversy, case at law

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
רִיב rîyb, reeb; or רִב rib; from H7378; a contest (personal or legal):— adversary, cause, chiding, contend(-tion), controversy, multitude (from the margin), pleading, strife, strive(-ing), suit.
STRONGS H7379: Abbreviations
רִיב 62 noun masculineIsaiah 1:23 strife, dispute; — absolute ר׳ Genesis 13:7 +, רִב Exodus 23:2 +; construct רִיב Exodus 17:7 +; suffix רִיבִי 1 Samuel 24:16 +, בְּרִבָם Job 31:13 (or infinitive?), etc.; plural רִיבֹת Deuteronomy 17:8; construct רִיבֵי 2 Samuel 22:44 + 2 times, רִבוֺת Job 13:6; — strife, quarrel:
†1. in words, Exodus 17:7 (J), Deuteronomy 1:12, about pasturage Genesis 13:7 (J; = מְרִיבָה Genesis 13:8), in general Proverbs 15:18; Proverbs 17:14; Proverbs 20:3; Proverbs 26:17, 21; Proverbs 30:33, + מָדוֺן Habakkuk 1:3, so זִבְחֵירֿ׳ Proverbs 17:1; figurative עֲצָמָיו ר׳ Job 33:19 Kt (Qr רוב, i.e. רֹב which see); לְשֹׁנוֺת ר׳ Psalm 31:21, compare Isaiah 58:4; Proverbs 18:6; אִישׁ ר׳ Jeremiah 15:10 (+ מָדוֺן א׳).
†2. of public hostilities 2 Samuel 22:44 = Psalm 18:44, compare אִישׁ רִיב Judges 12:2, אַנְשֵׁי רִיבֶ֑ךָ Isaiah 41:11; || חָמָס Psalm 55:10.
3. 39 especially dispute, controversy, case at law: Exodus 23:2, 3, 6 (E), Deuteronomy 21:5 (+ נֶגַע), Deuteronomy 25:1; 2 Samuel 15:2, 4 (|| מִשְׁפָּט), + 10 times, + (of י׳) Hosea 4:1; Hosea 12:3; Micah 6:2 (twice in verse); Jeremiah 25:31; Ezekiel 44:24; Lamentations 3:36; as accusative of congnate meaning with verb, case, cause Micah 7:9; Jeremiah 50:34 + 8 times (see √ 3), + חֶרְפָּתִי רִיב 1 Samuel 25:39, רִיבֵי נַפְשִׁי Lamentations 3:58; דִּבְרֵי רִיבֹת Deuteronomy 17:8 matters of controversy; ר׳ Deuteronomy 19:17 dispute as to guilt; אִישׁ דִיבִי Job 31:35 = accuser.
†4. plea: Proverbs 18:17, רִבוֺת שְׂפָתַי Job 13:6 pleadings of my lips.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


13:7; 13:7; 13:8


17:7; 17:7; 23:2; 23:2; 23:3; 23:6


1:12; 17:8; 17:8; 19:17; 21:5; 25:1



1 Samuel

24:16; 25:39

2 Samuel

15:2; 15:4; 22:44; 22:44


13:6; 13:6; 31:13; 31:35; 33:19


18:44; 31:21; 55:10


15:18; 17:1; 17:14; 18:6; 18:17; 20:3; 26:17; 26:21; 30:33


1:23; 41:11; 58:4


15:10; 25:31; 50:34


3:36; 3:58




4:1; 12:3


6:2; 7:9




Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H7379 matches the Hebrew רִיב (rîḇ),
which occurs 61 times in 60 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 2 (Gen 13:7–Jer 25:31)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 13:7 - And there was a strife H7379 between the herdmen of Abram's cattle and the herdmen of Lot's cattle: and the Canaanite and the Perizzite dwelled then in the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 17:7 - And he called the name of the place Massah, and Meribah, because of the chiding H7379 of the children of Israel, and because they tempted the LORD, saying, Is the LORD among us, or not?
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:2 - Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil; neither shalt thou speak in a cause H7379 to decline after many to wrest judgment:
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:3 - Neither shalt thou countenance a poor man in his cause. H7379
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:6 - Thou shalt not wrest the judgment of thy poor in his cause. H7379
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 1:12 - How can I myself alone bear your cumbrance, and your burden, and your strife? H7379
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 17:8 - If there arise a matter too hard for thee in judgment, between blood and blood, between plea and plea, and between stroke and stroke, being matters of controversy H7379 within thy gates: then shalt thou arise, and get thee up into the place which the LORD thy God shall choose;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 19:17 - Then both the men, between whom the controversy H7379 is, shall stand before the LORD, before the priests and the judges, which shall be in those days;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 21:5 - And the priests the sons of Levi shall come near; for them the LORD thy God hath chosen to minister unto him, and to bless in the name of the LORD; and by their word shall every controversy H7379 and every stroke be tried:
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 25:1 - If there be a controversy H7379 between men, and they come unto judgment, that the judges may judge them; then they shall justify the righteous, and condemn the wicked.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 12:2 - And Jephthah said unto them, I and my people were at great strife H7379 with the children of Ammon; and when I called you, ye delivered me not out of their hands.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 24:15 - The LORD therefore be judge, and judge between me and thee, and see, and plead my cause, H7379 and deliver me out of thine hand.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 25:39 - And when David heard that Nabal was dead, he said, Blessed be the LORD, that hath pleaded the cause H7379 of my reproach from the hand of Nabal, and hath kept his servant from evil: for the LORD hath returned the wickedness of Nabal upon his own head. And David sent and communed with Abigail, to take her to him to wife.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 15:2 - And Absalom rose up early, and stood beside the way of the gate: and it was so, that when any man that had a controversy H7379 came to the king for judgment, then Absalom called unto him, and said, Of what city art thou? And he said, Thy servant is of one of the tribes of Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 15:4 - Absalom said moreover, Oh that I were made judge in the land, that every man which hath any suit H7379 or cause might come unto me, and I would do him justice!
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:44 - Thou also hast delivered me from the strivings H7379 of my people, thou hast kept me to be head of the heathen: a people which I knew not shall serve me.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 19:8 - Moreover in Jerusalem did Jehoshaphat set of the Levites, and of the priests, and of the chief of the fathers of Israel, for the judgment of the LORD, and for controversies, H7379 when they returned to Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 19:10 - And what cause H7379 soever shall come to you of your brethren that dwell in their cities, between blood and blood, between law and commandment, statutes and judgments, ye shall even warn them that they trespass not against the LORD, and so wrath come upon you, and upon your brethren: this do, and ye shall not trespass.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 13:6 - Hear now my reasoning, and hearken to the pleadings H7379 of my lips.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:16 - I was a father to the poor: and the cause H7379 which I knew not I searched out.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:35 - Oh that one would hear me! behold, my desire is, that the Almighty would answer me, and that mine adversary H7379 had written a book.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:19 - He is chastened also with pain upon his bed, and the multitude H7379 of his bones with strong pain:
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:43 - Thou hast delivered me from the strivings H7379 of the people; and thou hast made me the head of the heathen: a people whom I have not known shall serve me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 31:20 - Thou shalt hide them in the secret of thy presence from the pride of man: thou shalt keep them secretly in a pavilion from the strife H7379 of tongues.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 35:23 - Stir up thyself, and awake to my judgment, even unto my cause, H7379 my God and my Lord.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 43:1 - Judge me, O God, and plead my cause H7379 against an ungodly nation: O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:9 - Destroy, O Lord, and divide their tongues: for I have seen violence and strife H7379 in the city.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 74:22 - Arise, O God, plead thine own cause: H7379 remember how the foolish man reproacheth thee daily.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:154 - Plead my cause, H7379 and deliver me: quicken me according to thy word.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:18 - A wrathful man stirreth up strife: but he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife. H7379
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:1 - Better is a dry morsel, and quietness therewith, than an house full of sacrifices with strife. H7379
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:14 - The beginning of strife is as when one letteth out water: therefore leave off contention, H7379 before it be meddled with.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:6 - A fool's lips enter into contention, H7379 and his mouth calleth for strokes.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:17 - He that is first in his own cause H7379 seemeth just; but his neighbour cometh and searcheth him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:3 - It is an honour for a man to cease from strife: H7379 but every fool will be meddling.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:23 - For the LORD will plead their cause, H7379 and spoil the soul of those that spoiled them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:11 - For their redeemer is mighty; he shall plead their cause H7379 with thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:9 - Debate thy cause H7379 with thy neighbour himself; and discover not a secret to another:
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:17 - He that passeth by, and meddleth with strife H7379 belonging not to him, is like one that taketh a dog by the ears.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:21 - As coals are to burning coals, and wood to fire; so is a contentious man to kindle strife. H7379
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 30:33 - Surely the churning of milk bringeth forth butter, and the wringing of the nose bringeth forth blood: so the forcing of wrath bringeth forth strife. H7379
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 1:23 - Thy princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves: every one loveth gifts, and followeth after rewards: they judge not the fatherless, neither doth the cause H7379 of the widow come unto them.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 34:8 - For it is the day of the LORD'S vengeance, and the year of recompences for the controversy H7379 of Zion.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 41:11 - Behold, all they that were incensed against thee shall be ashamed and confounded: they shall be as nothing; and they that strive H7379 with thee shall perish.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 41:21 - Produce your cause, H7379 saith the LORD; bring forth your strong reasons, saith the King of Jacob.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 58:4 - Behold, ye fast for strife H7379 and debate, and to smite with the fist of wickedness: ye shall not fast as ye do this day, to make your voice to be heard on high.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 11:20 - But, O LORD of hosts, that judgest righteously, that triest the reins and the heart, let me see thy vengeance on them: for unto thee have I revealed my cause. H7379
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 15:10 - Woe is me, my mother, that thou hast borne me a man of strife H7379 and a man of contention to the whole earth! I have neither lent on usury, nor men have lent to me on usury; yet every one of them doth curse me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 20:12 - But, O LORD of hosts, that triest the righteous, and seest the reins and the heart, let me see thy vengeance on them: for unto thee have I opened my cause. H7379
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 25:31 - A noise shall come even to the ends of the earth; for the LORD hath a controversy H7379 with the nations, he will plead with all flesh; he will give them that are wicked to the sword, saith the LORD.

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