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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 - “Unless the God of my father, the God of Abraham and the Fear of Isaac, had been with me, surely now you would have sent me away empty-handed. God has seen my affliction and the labor of my hands, and rebuked you last night.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 3:21 - “And I will give this people favor in the sight of the Egyptians; and it shall be, when you go, that you shall not go empty-handed.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:15 - “You shall keep the Feast of Unleavened Bread (you shall eat unleavened bread seven days, as I commanded you, at the time appointed in the month of Abib, for in it you came out of Egypt; none shall appear before Me empty);
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 34:20 - “But the firstborn of a donkey you shall redeem with a lamb. And if you will not redeem him, then you shall break his neck. All the firstborn of your sons you shall redeem. And none shall appear before Me empty-handed.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 15:13 - “And when you send him away free from you, you shall not let him go away empty-handed;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:16 - “Three times a year all your males shall appear before the LORD your God in the place which He chooses: at the Feast of Unleavened Bread, at the Feast of Weeks, and at the Feast of Tabernacles; and they shall not appear before the LORD empty-handed.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 1:21 - “I went out full, and the LORD has brought me home again empty. Why do you call me Naomi, since the LORD has testified against me, and the Almighty has afflicted me?”
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 3:17 - And she said, “These six ephahs of barley he gave me; for he said to me, ‘Do not go empty-handed to your mother-in-law.’ ”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 6:3 - So they said, “If you send away the ark of the God of Israel, do not send it empty; but by all means return it to Him with a trespass 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:9 - You have sent widows away empty,
And the strength of the fatherless was crushed.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:4 - If I have repaid evil to him who was at peace with me,
Or have plundered my enemy without cause,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 25:3 - Indeed, let no one who waits on You be ashamed;
Let those be ashamed who deal treacherously without cause.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 55:11 - So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth;
It shall not return to Me void,
But it shall accomplish what I please,
And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 14:3 - Their nobles have sent their lads for water;
They went to the cisterns and found no water.
They returned with their vessels empty;
They were ashamed and confounded
And covered their heads.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 50:9 - For behold, I will raise and cause to come up against Babylon
An assembly of great nations from the north country,
And they shall array themselves against her;
From there she shall be captured.
Their arrows shall be like those of an expert warrior;[fn]
None shall return in vain.
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