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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 strife H7379 between the herdsmen of Abram’s livestock and the herdsmen of Lot’s livestock. Now the Canaanites and the Perizzites were living in the land at that time.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 17:7 - Then he named the place [fn]Massah and [fn]Meribah because of the quarrel H7379 of the sons of Israel, and because they tested the LORD, saying, “Is the LORD among us, or not?”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:2 - “You shall not follow [fn]the crowd in doing evil, nor shall you [fn]testify in a dispute H7379 so as to join together with [fn]a crowd in order to pervert justice;
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:3 - nor shall you [fn]show favor to a poor person in his dispute H7379.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:6 - “You shall not pervert the justice due to your needy brother in his dispute H7379.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 1:12 - ‘How can I alone endure the burden and weight of you and your strife H7379?
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 17:8 - “If a case is too difficult for you to decide, between [fn]one kind of homicide or another, between [fn]one kind of lawsuit or another, and between [fn]one kind of assault or another, that are cases of dispute H7379 in your [fn]courts, then you shall arise and go up to the place which the LORD your God chooses.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 19:17 - then both people who have the dispute H7379 shall stand before the LORD, before the priests and the judges who will be in office in those days.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 21:5 - “Then the priests, the sons of Levi, shall come forward, because the LORD your God has chosen them to serve Him and to bless in the name of the LORD; and every dispute H7379 and [fn]violent crime shall be [fn]settled by them.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 25:1 - “If there is a dispute H7379 between people and they go to [fn]court, and [fn]the judges decide their case, and they declare the righteous innocent and pronounce the wicked guilty,
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 12:2 - So Jephthah said to them, “I and my people were in a major dispute H7379 with the sons of Ammon; and I did call you, but you did not save me from their hand.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 24:15 - “May the LORD therefore be judge and decide between [fn]you and me; and may He see and plead my cause H7379 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 the cause H7379 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 Box2Sa 15:2 - And Absalom used to rise early and stand beside the road to the gate; and when any man who had a lawsuit H7379 was to come before the king for judgment, Absalom would call out to him and say, “From what city are you?” And he would say, “Your servant is from one of the tribes of Israel.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 15:4 - Moreover, Absalom would say, “Oh that someone would appoint me judge in the land, then every man who has a lawsuit H7379 or claim could come to me, and I would give him justice!”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:44 - “You have also saved me from the contentions H7379 of my people;
You have kept me as head of the nations;
A people I have not known serve me.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 19:8 - In Jerusalem Jehoshaphat also appointed some of the Levites and priests, and some of the heads of the fathers’ households of Israel, for the judgment of the LORD, and [fn]to judge disputes among the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 19:10 - “Whenever any dispute H7379 comes to you from your countrymen who live in their cities, between blood and blood, between law and commandment, statutes and ordinances, you shall warn them so that they will not be guilty before the LORD, and wrath will not come on you and your countrymen. This you shall do and you will not be guilty.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 13:6 - “Please hear my argument,
And give your attention to the contentions H7379 of my lips.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:16 - “I was a father to the poor,
And I investigated the case H7379 which I did not know.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:35 - “Oh that I had one to hear me!
Here is my [fn]signature;
Let the Almighty answer me!
And the indictment which my adversary H7379 has written,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:19 - A person is also rebuked by pain in his bed,
And with constant complaint H7379 in his bones,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:43 - You have rescued me from the contentions H7379 of the people;
You have placed me as head of the nations;
A people whom I have not known serve me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 31:20 - You hide them in the secret place of Your presence from the conspiracies of mankind;
You keep them secretly in a [fn]shelter from the strife H7379 of tongues.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 35:23 - Stir Yourself, and awake to my right
And to my cause H7379, my God and my Lord.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 43:1 - Vindicate me, God, and plead my case H7379 against an ungodly nation;
[fn]Save me from the deceitful and unjust person!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:9 - Confuse them, Lord, divide their tongues,
For I have seen violence and strife H7379 in the city.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 74:22 - Arise, God, and plead Your own cause H7379;
Remember [fn]how the foolish person taunts You all day long.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:154 - Plead my cause H7379 and redeem me;
Revive me according to Your [fn]word.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:18 - A hot-tempered person stirs up strife,
But the slow to anger calms a dispute H7379.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:1 - Better is a dry morsel and quietness with it
Than a house full of [fn]feasting with strife H7379.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:14 - The beginning of strife is like letting out water,
So abandon the quarrel H7379 before it breaks out.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:6 - A fool’s lips [fn]bring strife H7379,
And his mouth invites beatings.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:17 - The first [fn]to plead H7379 his case H7379 seems right,
Until [fn]another comes and examines him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:3 - Avoiding strife H7379 is an honor for a person,
But any fool will [fn]quarrel.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:23 - For the LORD will plead their case H7379
And [fn]take the life of those who rob them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:11 - For their Redeemer is strong;
He will plead their case H7379 against you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:9 - [fn]Argue your case H7379 with your neighbor,
And do not reveal the secret of another,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:17 - Like one who takes a dog by the ears,
So is one who passes by and [fn]meddles with strife H7379 not belonging to him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:21 - Like charcoal to hot embers and wood to fire,
So is a contentious person to kindle strife H7379.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 30:33 - For the [fn]churning of milk produces butter,
And pressing the nose produces blood;
So the [fn]churning of anger produces strife H7379.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 1:23 - Your rulers are rebels
And companions of thieves;
Everyone loves a bribe
And chases after gifts.
They do not obtain justice for the [fn]orphan,
Nor does the widow’s case H7379 come before them.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 34:8 - For the LORD has a day of vengeance,
A year of retribution for the [fn]cause H7379 of Zion.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 41:11 - “Behold, all those who are angered at you will be shamed and dishonored;
Those who contend H7379 with you will be as nothing and will perish.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 41:21 - [fn]Present your case H7379,” the LORD says.
“Bring forward your evidence,”
The King of Jacob says.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 58:4 - “Behold, you fast for contention H7379 and strife, and to strike with a wicked fist.
You do not fast like you have done today to make your voice heard on high!
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 11:20 - But, LORD of armies, who judges righteously,
Who puts the [fn]feelings and the heart to the test,
Let me see Your vengeance on them,
For to You I have [fn]committed my cause H7379.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 15:10 - Woe to me, my mother, that you have given birth to me
As a man of strife H7379 and a man of contention to all the land!
I have not lent, nor have people lent money to me,
Yet everyone curses me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 20:12 - Yet, LORD of armies, who tests the righteous,
Who sees the [fn]mind and the heart;
Let me see Your vengeance on them,
For to You I have disclosed my cause H7379.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 25:31 - ‘A clamor has come to the end of the earth,
Because the LORD has a controversy H7379 with the nations.
He is entering into judgment with [fn]humanity;
As for the wicked, He has turned them over to the sword,’ declares the LORD.”

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