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Lexicon :: Strong's H7390 - raḵ

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TWOT Reference: 2164a

Strong’s Definitions

רַךְ rak, rak; from H7401; tender (literally or figuratively); by implication, weak:—faint(-hearted), soft, tender ((-hearted), one), weak.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 16x

The KJV translates Strong's H7390 in the following manner: tender (9x), soft (3x), fainthearted (with H3824) (1x), one (1x), weak (1x), tenderhearted (with H3824) (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 16x
The KJV translates Strong's H7390 in the following manner: tender (9x), soft (3x), fainthearted (with H3824) (1x), one (1x), weak (1x), tenderhearted (with H3824) (1x).
  1. tender, soft, delicate, weak

    1. tender, delicate (of flesh)

    2. weak of heart, timid

    3. soft (of words)

      1. gentle words (subst)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
רַךְ rak, rak; from H7401; tender (literally or figuratively); by implication, weak:—faint(-hearted), soft, tender ((-hearted), one), weak.
STRONGS H7390: Abbreviations
רַךְ adjective tender, delicate, soft; — ר׳ absolute Genesis 18:7 +, construct Deuteronomy 20:8; 2 Chronicles 13:7; feminine singular רַכָּה Deuteronomy 28:56 +; masculine plural רֵבִּים Genesis 33:13; feminine plural absolute רַכּוֺת Genesis 29:17; Job 40:27; —
1. tender of flesh Genesis 18:7 (J; בֶּןבֶּֿקָר); tender, delicate, especially in body, of children Genesis 33:13 (J), compare (implying weakness of undeveloped character) 2 Samuel 3:39, נַעַר וָרָ֑ךְ 1 Chronicles 22:5; 1 Chronicles 29:1, (וְיָתִיד) רֵךְ Proverbs 4:3 ('of tenderage,' Toy, which see); of man (+ עָנֹג; i.e. delicately nurtured) Deuteronomy 28:54, so of woman Deuteronomy 28:56 (+ עֲנֻגָּה), so, figurative of Babylonian, Isaiah 47:1 (+ id.; רַךְ as substantive = tender (twig) Ezekiel 17:22 (in figurative); delicate, weak, of eyes Genesis 29:17 (E).
2. רֵךְ (ה)לֵבָב weak of heart, timid, Deuteronomy 20:8 (+ יָרֵא), 2 Chronicles 13:7 (נַעַד).
3. soft, of words, absolute רַכּוֺת Job 40:27 = substantive, mild, gentle words (|| תַּחֲנוּנִים); מַעֲנֶה רַךְ Proverbs 15:1 (opposed to דְּבַר עֶצֶב), לָשׁוֺן רַכָּה Proverbs 25:15.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


18:7; 18:7; 29:17; 29:17; 33:13; 33:13


20:8; 20:8; 28:54; 28:56; 28:56

2 Samuel


1 Chronicles

22:5; 29:1

2 Chronicles

13:7; 13:7


4:3; 15:1; 25:15






Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H7390 matches the Hebrew רַךְ (raḵ),
which occurs 16 times in 16 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:7 - And Abraham ran unto the herd, and fetcht a calf tender H7390 and good, and gave it unto a young man; and he hasted to dress it.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:17 - Leah was tender H7390 eyed; but Rachel was beautiful and well favoured.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:13 - And he said unto him, My lord knoweth that the children are tender, H7390 and the flocks and herds with young are with me: and if men should overdrive them one day, all the flock will die.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 20:8 - And the officers shall speak further unto the people, and they shall say, What man is there that is fearful and fainthearted? H7390 let him go and return unto his house, lest his brethren's heart faint as well as his heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:54 - So that the man that is tender H7390 among you, and very delicate, his eye shall be evil toward his brother, and toward the wife of his bosom, and toward the remnant of his children which he shall leave:
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:56 - The tender H7390 and delicate woman among you, which would not adventure to set the sole of her foot upon the ground for delicateness and tenderness, her eye shall be evil toward the husband of her bosom, and toward her son, and toward her daughter,
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:39 - And I am this day weak, H7390 though anointed king; and these men the sons of Zeruiah be too hard for me: the LORD shall reward the doer of evil according to his wickedness.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 22:5 - And David said, Solomon my son is young and tender, H7390 and the house that is to be builded for the LORD must be exceeding magnifical, of fame and of glory throughout all countries: I will therefore now make preparation for it. So David prepared abundantly before his death.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 29:1 - Furthermore David the king said unto all the congregation, Solomon my son, whom alone God hath chosen, is yet young and tender, H7390 and the work is great: for the palace is not for man, but for the LORD God.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 13:7 - And there are gathered unto him vain men, the children of Belial, and have strengthened themselves against Rehoboam the son of Solomon, when Rehoboam was young and tenderhearted, H7390 and could not withstand them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:3 - Will he make many supplications unto thee? will he speak soft H7390 words unto thee?
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:3 - For I was my father's son, tender H7390 and only beloved in the sight of my mother.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:1 - A soft H7390 answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:15 - By long forbearing is a prince persuaded, and a soft H7390 tongue breaketh the bone.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 47:1 - Come down, and sit in the dust, O virgin daughter of Babylon, sit on the ground: there is no throne, O daughter of the Chaldeans: for thou shalt no more be called tender H7390 and delicate.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 17:22 - Thus saith the Lord GOD; I will also take of the highest branch of the high cedar, and will set it; I will crop off from the top of his young twigs a tender one, H7390 and will plant it upon an high mountain and eminent:
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