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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.
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 - Abraham also ran to the herd, and took a tender H7390 and [fn]choice calf and gave it to the servant, and he hurried to prepare it.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:17 - And Leah’s eyes were weak H7390, but Rachel was beautiful in figure and appearance.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:13 - But he said to him, “My lord knows that the children are frail H7390 and that the flocks and herds that are nursing are [fn]a matter of concern to me. And if they are driven hard just one day, all the flocks will die.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 20:8 - “Then the officers shall speak further to the people and say, ‘Who is the man that is afraid and fainthearted? Let him go and return to his house, so that [fn]he does not make his brothers’ hearts melt like his heart!’
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:54 - “The man who is [fn]refined H7390 and very delicate among you [fn]will be hostile toward his brother, toward the wife [fn]he cherishes, and toward the rest of his children who are left,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:56 - “The [fn]refined H7390 and delicate woman among you, who would not venture to set the sole of her foot on the ground because of her delicateness and tenderness, [fn]will be hostile toward the husband [fn]she cherishes and toward her son and daughter,
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:39 - “And I am weak H7390 today, though anointed king; and these men, the sons of Zeruiah, are too difficult for me. May the LORD repay the evildoer in proportion to his evil.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 22:5 - David said, “My son Solomon is young and inexperienced H7390, and the house that is to be built for the LORD shall be exceedingly magnificent, famous, and glorious throughout the lands. Therefore I now will make preparations for it.” So David made ample preparations before his death.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 29:1 - Then King David said to the entire assembly, “My son Solomon, whom alone God has chosen, is still young and inexperienced H7390, and the work is great; for the [fn]temple is not for mankind, but for the LORD God.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 13:7 - and worthless men gathered to him, wicked men, who proved too strong for Rehoboam, the son of Solomon, when [fn]he was young and timid H7390 and could not hold his own against them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:3 - “Will he make many pleas to you,
Or will he speak to you gentle H7390 words?
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:3 - When I was a son to my father,
Tender H7390 and the only son in the sight of my mother,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:1 - A gentle H7390 answer turns away wrath,
But a [fn]harsh word stirs up anger.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:15 - Through [fn]patience a ruler may be persuaded,
And a gentle H7390 tongue breaks bone.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 47:1 - “Come down and sit in the dust,
Virgin daughter of Babylon;
Sit on the ground without a throne,
Daughter of the Chaldeans!
For you will no longer be called tender H7390 and delicate.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 17:22 - This is what the Lord GOD says: “I will also take a sprig from the lofty top of the cedar and [fn]set it out; I will break off from the topmost of its young twigs a tender H7390 one H7390, and I will plant it on a high and lofty mountain.

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