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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 quarreling arose between Abram’s herders and Lot’s. The Canaanites and Perizzites were also living in the land at that time.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 17:7 - And he called the place Massah[fn] and Meribah[fn] because the Israelites quarreled and because they tested the LORD saying, “Is the LORD among us or not?”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:2 - “Do not follow the crowd in doing wrong. When you give testimony in a lawsuit, do not pervert justice by siding with the crowd,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:3 - and do not show favoritism to a poor person in a lawsuit.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:6 - “Do not deny justice to your poor people in their lawsuits.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 1:12 - But how can I bear your problems and your burdens and your disputes all by myself?
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 17:8 - If cases come before your courts that are too difficult for you to judge—whether bloodshed, lawsuits or assaults—take them to the place the LORD your God will choose.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 19:17 - the two people involved in the dispute must stand in the presence of the LORD before the priests and the judges who are in office at the time.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 21:5 - The Levitical priests shall step forward, for the LORD your God has chosen them to minister and to pronounce blessings in the name of the LORD and to decide all cases of dispute and assault.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 25:1 - When people have a dispute, they are to take it to court and the judges will decide the case, acquitting the innocent and condemning the guilty.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 12:2 - Jephthah answered, “I and my people were engaged in a great struggle with the Ammonites, and although I called, you didn’t save me out of their hands.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 24:15 - May the LORD be our judge and decide between us. May he consider my cause and uphold it; may he vindicate me by delivering me from your hand.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 25:39 - When David heard that Nabal was dead, he said, “Praise be to the LORD, who has upheld my cause against Nabal for treating me with contempt. He has kept his servant from doing wrong and has brought Nabal’s wrongdoing down on his own head.” Then David sent word to Abigail, asking her to become his wife.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 15:2 - He would get up early and stand by the side of the road leading to the city gate. Whenever anyone came with a complaint to be placed before the king for a decision, Absalom would call out to him, “What town are you from?” He would answer, “Your servant is from one of the tribes of Israel.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 15:4 - And Absalom would add, “If only I were appointed judge in the land! Then everyone who has a complaint or case could come to me and I would see that they receive justice.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:44 - “You have delivered me from the attacks of the peoples; you have preserved me as the head of nations. People I did not know now serve me,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 19:8 - In Jerusalem also, Jehoshaphat appointed some of the Levites, priests and heads of Israelite families to administer the law of the LORD and to settle disputes. And they lived in Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 19:10 - In every case that comes before you from your people who live in the cities—whether bloodshed or other concerns of the law, commands, decrees or regulations—you are to warn them not to sin against the LORD; otherwise his wrath will come on you and your people. Do this, and you will not sin.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 13:6 - Hear now my argument; listen to the pleas of my lips.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:16 - I was a father to the needy; I took up the case of the stranger.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:35 - (“Oh, that I had someone to hear me! I sign now my defense—let the Almighty answer me; let my accuser put his indictment in writing.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:19 - “Or someone may be chastened on a bed of pain with constant distress in their bones,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:43 - You have delivered me from the attacks of the people; you have made me the head of nations. People I did not know now serve me,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 31:20 - In the shelter of your presence you hide them from all human intrigues; you keep them safe in your dwelling from accusing tongues.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 35:23 - Awake, and rise to my defense! Contend for me, my God and Lord.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 43:1 - [fn]Vindicate me, my God, and plead my cause against an unfaithful nation. Rescue me from those who are deceitful and wicked.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:9 - Lord, confuse the wicked, confound their words, for I see violence and strife in the city.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 74:22 - Rise up, O God, and defend your cause; remember how fools mock you all day long.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:154 - Defend my cause and redeem me; preserve my life according to your promise.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:18 - A hot-tempered person stirs up conflict, but the one who is patient calms a quarrel.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:1 - Better a dry crust with peace and quiet than a house full of feasting, with strife.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:14 - Starting a quarrel is like breaching a dam; so drop the matter before a dispute breaks out.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:6 - The lips of fools bring them strife, and their mouths invite a beating.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 18:17 - In a lawsuit the first to speak seems right, until someone comes forward and cross-examines.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:3 - It is to one’s honor to avoid strife, but every fool is quick to quarrel.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:23 - for the LORD will take up their case and will exact life for life.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:11 - for their Defender is strong; he will take up their case against you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:9 - If you take your neighbor to court, do not betray another’s confidence,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:17 - Like one who grabs a stray dog by the ears is someone who rushes into a quarrel not their own.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:21 - As charcoal to embers and as wood to fire, so is a quarrelsome person for kindling strife.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 30:33 - For as churning cream produces butter, and as twisting the nose produces blood, so stirring up anger produces strife.”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 1:23 - Your rulers are rebels, partners with thieves; they all love bribes and chase after gifts. They do not defend the cause of the fatherless; the widow’s case does not come before them.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 34:8 - For the LORD has a day of vengeance, a year of retribution, to uphold Zion’s cause.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 41:11 - “All who rage against you will surely be ashamed and disgraced; those who oppose you will be as nothing and perish.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 41:21 - “Present your case,” says the LORD. “Set forth your arguments,” says Jacob’s King.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 58:4 - Your fasting ends in quarreling and strife, and in striking each other with wicked fists. You cannot fast as you do today and expect your voice to be heard on high.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 11:20 - But you, LORD Almighty, who judge righteously and test the heart and mind, let me see your vengeance on them, for to you I have committed my cause.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 15:10 - Alas, my mother, that you gave me birth, a man with whom the whole land strives and contends! I have neither lent nor borrowed, yet everyone curses me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 20:12 - LORD Almighty, you who examine the righteous and probe the heart and mind, let me see your vengeance on them, for to you I have committed my cause.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 25:31 - The tumult will resound to the ends of the earth, for the LORD will bring charges against the nations; he will bring judgment on all mankind and put the wicked to the sword,’ ”

declares the LORD.

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