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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 - “If the God of my father, the God of Abraham and the fear of Isaac, had not been for me, surely now you would have sent me away empty-handed H7387. God has seen my affliction and the labor of my hands, so He rendered judgment last night.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 3:21 - “I will grant this people favor in the sight of the Egyptians; and it shall be that when you go, you will not go empty-handed H7387.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:15 - “You shall keep the Feast of Unleavened Bread; for seven days you are to eat unleavened bread, as I commanded you, at the appointed time in the month of Abib, for in [fn]that month you came out of Egypt. And [fn]no one is to appear before Me empty-handed H7387.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 34:20 - “You shall redeem with a lamb the firstborn from a donkey; and if you do not redeem it, then you shall break its neck. You shall redeem all the firstborn of your sons. [fn]None are to appear before Me empty-handed H7387.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 15:13 - “And when you set him [fn]free, you shall not send him away empty-handed H7387.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:16 - “Three times a year all your males shall appear before the LORD your God at the place which He chooses: at the Feast of Unleavened Bread, at the Feast of Weeks, and at the Feast of Booths; and they are not to appear before the LORD empty-handed H7387.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 1:21 - “I went away full, but the LORD has brought me back empty H7387. Why do you call me Naomi, since the LORD has testified against me and [fn]the Almighty has afflicted me?”
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 3:17 - She also said, “These six measures of barley he gave to me, for he said, ‘Do not go to your mother-in-law empty-handed H7387.’”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 6:3 - And they said, “If you are going to send the ark of the God of Israel away, do not send it empty H7387; but you shall certainly return to Him a guilt offering. Then you will be healed, and it will be revealed to you why His hand does not leave you.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 1:22 - “From the blood of those [fn]slaughtered, from the fat of the mighty,
The bow of Jonathan did not turn back,
And the sword of Saul did not return [fn]unstained H7387.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:9 - “You have sent widows away empty H7387,
And the [fn]strength of orphans has been crushed.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:4 - If I have done evil to [fn]my friend,
Or have plundered [fn]my enemy for H7387 no H7387 reason H7387,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 25:3 - Indeed, none of those who wait for You will be ashamed;
[fn]Those who deal treacherously without H7387 cause H7387 will be ashamed.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 55:11 - So will My word be which goes out of My mouth;
It will not return to Me empty H7387,
Without accomplishing what I desire,
And without succeeding in the purpose for which I sent it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 14:3 - “Their nobles have sent their [fn]servants for water;
They have come to the cisterns and found no water.
They have returned with their containers empty H7387;
They have been put to shame and humiliated,
And they cover their heads,
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 50:9 - “For behold, I am going to rouse and bring up against Babylon
A contingent of great nations from the land of the north,
And they will draw up their battle lines against her;
From there she will be taken captive.
Their arrows will be like [fn]an expert warrior
Who does not return empty-handed H7387.
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