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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 Canaanite and the Perizzite were dwelling then in the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 17:7 - 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 masses in doing evil, nor shall you [fn]testify in a dispute H7379 so as to turn aside after [fn]a multitude in order to pervert justice;
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:3 - nor shall you [fn]be partial to a poor man 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 bear the load and burden of you and your strife? H7379
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 17:8 - “If any 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, being 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 the men 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 near, for the LORD your God has chosen them to serve Him and to bless in the name of the LORD; and every dispute H7379 and every [fn]assault [fn]shall be settled by them.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 25:1 - “If there is a dispute H7379 between men and they go to [fn]court, and [fn]the judges decide their case, and they justify the righteous and condemn the wicked,
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 12:2 - Jephthah said to them, “I and my people were at great strife H7379 with the sons of Ammon; when I called you, you did not deliver me from their hand.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 24:15 - “The LORD therefore be judge and decide between [fn]you and me; and may He see and plead my cause H7379 and [fn]deliver 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 my reproach from 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 - Absalom used to rise early and stand beside the way to the gate; and when any man had a suit H7379 to come to the king for judgment, Absalom would call 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 one would appoint me judge in the land, then every man who has any suit H7379 or cause could come to me and I would give him justice.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:44 - “You have also delivered me from the contentions H7379 of my people;
You have kept me as head of the nations;
A people whom I have not known serve me.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 19:8 - In Jerusalem also Jehoshaphat 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 to judge [fn]disputes H7379 among the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 19:10 - “Whenever any dispute H7379 comes to you from your brethren who live in their cities, between blood and blood, between law and commandment, statutes and ordinances, you shall warn them so that they may not be guilty before the LORD, and wrath may not come on you and your brethren. Thus you shall do and you will not be guilty.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 13:6 - “Please hear my argument
And listen to the contentions H7379 of my lips.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:16 - “I was a father to the needy,
And I investigated the case H7379 which I did not know.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:35 - “Oh that I had one to hear me!
Behold, here is my [fn]signature;
Let the Almighty answer me!
And the indictment which my adversary H7379 has written,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:19 - [fn]Man is also chastened with pain on his bed,
And with unceasing complaint H7379 in his bones;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:43 - You have delivered 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 man;
You keep them secretly in a [fn]shelter from the strife H7379 of tongues.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 35:23 - Stir up Yourself, and awake to my right
And to my cause, H7379 my God and my Lord.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 43:1 - Vindicate me, O God, and plead my case H7379 against an ungodly nation;
[fn]O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:9 - [fn]Confuse, O Lord, divide their tongues,
For I have seen violence and strife H7379 in the city.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 74:22 - Arise, O God, and plead Your own cause; H7379
Remember [fn]how the foolish man reproaches 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 man 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 calls for blows.
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 - [fn]Keeping away from strife H7379 is an honor for a man,
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
Is he 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 man to kindle strife. H7379
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 30:33 - For the [fn]churning of milk produces butter,
And pressing the nose brings forth 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 rewards.
They do not [fn]defend the [fn]orphan,
Nor does the widow’s plea H7379 come before them.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 34:8 - For the LORD has a day of vengeance,
A year of recompense 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 strong arguments,
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 do today to make your voice heard on high.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 11:20 - But, O LORD of hosts, who judges righteously,
Who tries the [fn]feelings and the heart,
Let me see Your vengeance on them,
For to You have I [fn]committed my cause. H7379
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 15:10 - Woe to me, my mother, that you have borne me
As a man of strife H7379 and a man of contention to all the land!
I have not lent, nor have men lent money to me,
Yet everyone curses me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 20:12 - Yet, O LORD of hosts, You who test the righteous,
Who see the [fn]mind and the heart;
Let me see Your vengeance on them;
For to You I have set forth 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 all flesh;
As for the wicked, He has given them to the sword,’ declares the LORD.”

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