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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.
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 toil 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 observe 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 Abib, for in it you came out of Egypt. And [fn]none shall appear before Me empty-handed. H7387
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 34:20 - “You shall redeem with a lamb the [fn]first offspring 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 shall appear before Me empty-handed. H7387
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 15:13 - “When you set him [fn]free, you shall not send him away empty-handed. H7387
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:16 - “Three times in a year all your males shall appear before the LORD your God in the place which He chooses, at the Feast of Unleavened Bread and at the Feast of Weeks and at the Feast of Booths, and they shall not appear before the LORD empty-handed. H7387
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 1:21 - “I went out full, but the LORD has brought me back empty. H7387 Why do you call me Naomi, since the LORD has witnessed against me and [fn]the Almighty has afflicted me?”
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 3:17 - She 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 - They said, “If you send away the ark of the God of Israel, do not send it empty; H7387 but you shall surely return to Him a guilt offering. Then you will be healed and it will 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 did not turn back,
And the sword of Saul did not return empty. H7387
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:9 - “You have sent widows away empty, H7387
And the [fn]strength of the orphans has been crushed.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:4 - If I have rewarded evil to [fn]my friend,
Or have plundered [fn]him who without H7387 cause H7387 was my adversary,
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 forth from My mouth;
It will not return to Me empty, H7387
Without accomplishing what I desire,
And without succeeding in the matter 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 vessels 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 arouse and bring up against Babylon
A horde 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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