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Lexicon :: Strong's H7387 - rêqām

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TWOT Reference: 2161c

Strong’s Definitions

רֵיקָם rêyqâm, ray-kawm'; from H7386; emptily; figuratively (objective) ineffectually, (subjective) undeservedly:—without cause, empty, in vain, void.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 16x

The KJV translates Strong's H7387 in the following manner: empty (12x), without cause (2x), void (1x), vain (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 16x
The KJV translates Strong's H7387 in the following manner: empty (12x), without cause (2x), void (1x), vain (1x).
  1. vainly, emptily

    1. in empty condition, empty, emptily

    2. in vain, without effect, vainly

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
רֵיקָם rêyqâm, ray-kawm'; from H7386; emptily; figuratively (objective) ineffectually, (subjective) undeservedly:—without cause, empty, in vain, void.
STRONGS H7387: Abbreviations
רֵיקָם adverb emptily, vainly; —
1. in empty condition, empty = with empty hands; with verb of sending Genesis 31:42 (E), Deuteronomy 15:13; 1 Samuel 6:3; Job 22:9; of going forth Exodus 3:21, returning Ruth 1:21; Ruth 3:17; = without an offering, לֹא יֵרָאוּ פָנַי ד׳ Exodus 23:15 (E) = Exodus 34:20 (J), more fully Deuteronomy 16:16 (compare [פָּנֶה] II. 2 ראה Niph. 1 b).
2. in vain, without effect : with שׁוּב 2 Samuel 1:22 (poem), Isaiah 55:11; Jeremiah 14:3 (but see רֵיק 1), Jeremiah 50:9; probably also צוֺרֲרִי ר׳ Psalm 7:5 those who were my adversaries in vain (without success); הַבּוֺגְדִים ר׳ Psalm 25:3 that deal treacherously in vain <in both most without cause).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs




3:21; 23:15; 34:20


15:13; 16:16


1:21; 3:17

1 Samuel


2 Samuel





7:5; 25:3




14:3; 50:9


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H7387 matches the Hebrew רֵיקָם (rêqām),
which occurs 16 times in 16 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:42 - Except the God of my father, the God of Abraham, and the fear of Isaac, had been with me, surely thou hadst sent me away now empty. H7387 God hath seen mine affliction and the labour of my hands, and rebuked thee yesternight.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 3:21 - And I will give this people favour in the sight of the Egyptians: and it shall come to pass, that, when ye go, ye shall not go empty: H7387
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:15 - Thou shalt keep the feast of unleavened bread: (thou shalt eat unleavened bread seven days, as I commanded thee, in the time appointed of the month Abib; for in it thou camest out from Egypt: and none shall appear before me empty:) H7387
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 34:20 - But the firstling of an ass thou shalt redeem with a lamb: and if thou redeem him not, then shalt thou break his neck. All the firstborn of thy sons thou shalt redeem. And none shall appear before me empty. H7387
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 15:13 - And when thou sendest him out free from thee, thou shalt not let him go away empty: H7387
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:16 - Three times in a year shall all thy males appear before the LORD thy God in the place which he shall choose; in the feast of unleavened bread, and in the feast of weeks, and in the feast of tabernacles: and they shall not appear before the LORD empty: H7387
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 1:21 - I went out full, and the LORD hath brought me home again empty: H7387 why then call ye me Naomi, seeing the LORD hath testified against me, and the Almighty hath afflicted me?
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 3:17 - And she said, These six measures of barley gave he me; for he said to me, Go not empty H7387 unto thy mother in law.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 6:3 - And they said, If ye send away the ark of the God of Israel, send it not empty; H7387 but in any wise return him a trespass offering: then ye shall be healed, and it shall be known to you why his hand is not removed from you.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 1:22 - From the blood of the slain, from the fat of the mighty, the bow of Jonathan turned not back, and the sword of Saul returned not empty. H7387
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:9 - Thou hast sent widows away empty, H7387 and the arms of the fatherless have been broken.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:4 - If I have rewarded evil unto him that was at peace with me; (yea, I have delivered him that without cause H7387 is mine enemy:)
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 25:3 - Yea, let none that wait on thee be ashamed: let them be ashamed which transgress without cause. H7387
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 55:11 - So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, H7387 but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 14:3 - And their nobles have sent their little ones to the waters: they came to the pits, and found no water; they returned with their vessels empty; H7387 they were ashamed and confounded, and covered their heads.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 50:9 - For, lo, I will raise and cause to come up against Babylon an assembly of great nations from the north country: and they shall set themselves in array against her; from thence she shall be taken: their arrows shall be as of a mighty expert man; none shall return in vain. H7387
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