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Lexicon :: Strong's H7386 - rêq

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TWOT Reference: 2161a

Strong’s Definitions

רֵיק rêyq, rake; or (shorter) רֵק rêq; from H7324; empty; figuratively, worthless:—emptied(-ty), vain (fellow, man).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 14x

The KJV translates Strong's H7386 in the following manner: empty (6x), vain (5x), emptied (1x), vain men (1x), vain fellows (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 14x
The KJV translates Strong's H7386 in the following manner: empty (6x), vain (5x), emptied (1x), vain men (1x), vain fellows (1x).
  1. empty, vain

    1. empty (of vessels)

    2. empty, idle, worthless (ethically)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
רֵיק rêyq, rake; or (shorter) רֵק rêq; from H7324; empty; figuratively, worthless:—emptied(-ty), vain (fellow, man).
STRONGS H7386: Abbreviations
† [רֵיק], רֵק adjective empty, vain — masculine absolute רֵק Genesis 37:24 + 2 times; feminine דֵקָה feminine דֵקָה Ezekiel 24:11; Isaiah 29:8; masculine plural רֵ(י)קִים Judges 7:16 +; feminine plural רֵקוֺת Genesis 41:27; —
1. empty, of vessels 2 Kings 4:3; Judges 7:16; Ezekiel 24:11Jeremiah 14:3 (רֵיקִים for דֵיקָם), Jeremiah 51:34 (רֵיק for רִיק); of pit Genesis 37:24 (J), lap Nehemiah 5:13, ears of grain Genesis 41:27 (E; דֵּקּוֺת Genesis 41:6; Genesis 41:7; Genesis 41:23; Genesis 41:24); רֵקָה נַפְשׁוֺ Isaiah 29:8 (compare Isaiah 32:61).
2. empty, idle, worthless, ethically; אנשׁים ריקים worthless fellows Judges 9:4; Judges 11:3; 2 Chronicles 13:7, so הָרֵקִים alone(as substantive) 2 Samuel 6:20; מְרַדֵּף רֵיקִים Proverbs 12:11 AV RV of persons; < vain, unprofitable things, Proverbs 28:19 (see Toy); מִן דָּבָר ר׳ Deuteronomy 32:47 (D) a thing too empty (of significance) for you; + (probably) Psalm 4:3 (רֵיק for MT רִיק) love an empty thing (|| כזב), of abortive course of action.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


37:24; 37:24; 41:6; 41:7; 41:23; 41:24; 41:27; 41:27




7:16; 7:16; 9:4; 11:3

2 Samuel


2 Kings


2 Chronicles







12:11; 28:19


29:8; 29:8; 32:6


14:3; 51:34


24:11; 24:11


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H7386 matches the Hebrew רֵיק (rêq),
which occurs 14 times in 14 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:24 - and they took him and threw him into the pit. Now the pit was empty H7386, without any water in it.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:27 - “The seven thin and ugly cows that came up after them are seven years, and the seven thin ears scorched by the east wind will be seven years of famine.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:47 - “For it is not a [fn]trivial H7386 matter for you; indeed it is your life. And by this word you will prolong your days in the land, [fn]which you are about to cross the Jordan to [fn]possess.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 7:16 - And he divided the three hundred men into three [fn]units, and he put trumpets and empty H7386 pitchers into the hands of all of them, with torches inside the pitchers.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:4 - And they gave him seventy pieces of silver from the house of Baal-berith, with which Abimelech hired worthless H7386 and reckless men, and they followed him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 11:3 - So Jephthah fled from his brothers and lived in the land of Tob; and worthless H7386 men gathered [fn]around Jephthah, and they went [fn]wherever he did.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 6:20 -

But when David returned to bless his own household, Michal the daughter of Saul came out to meet David and said, “How the king of Israel dignified himself today! For he exposed himself today in the sight of his servants’ female slaves, as one of the rabble H7386 shamelessly exposes himself!”

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 4:3 - Then he said, “Go, [fn]borrow containers [fn]elsewhere for yourself, empty H7386 containers from all your neighbors—do not get too few.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 13:7 - and worthless H7386 men gathered to him, wicked men, who proved too strong for Rehoboam, the son of Solomon, when [fn]he was young and timid and could not hold his own against them.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 5:13 - I also shook out the [fn]front of my garment and said, “So may God shake out every person from his house and from his possessions who does not keep this [fn]promise; just so may he be shaken out and emptied H7386.” And all the assembly said, “Amen!” And they praised the LORD. Then the people acted in accordance with this [fn]promise.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:11 -

One who works his land will have plenty of bread,

But one who pursues worthless H7386 things lacks [fn]sense.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:19 -

One who works his land will have plenty of food,

But one who follows empty H7386 pursuits will have plenty of poverty.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 29:8 -

It will be as when a hungry person dreams

And behold, he is eating;

But when he awakens, his [fn]hunger is not satisfied H7386,

Or as when a thirsty person dreams

And behold, he is drinking,

But when he awakens, behold, he is faint

And his [fn]thirst is not quenched.

So will the multitude of all the nations be

Who wage war against Mount Zion.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 24:11 -

“Then set it empty H7386 on its burning coals

So that it may be hot

And its bronze may [fn]glow,

And its filthiness may be melted in it,

Its rust eliminated.

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