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Lexicon :: Strong's H7402 - rāḵal

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Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root
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TWOT Reference: 2165

Strong’s Definitions

רָכַל râkal, raw-kal'; a primitive root; to travel for trading:—(spice) merchant.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 17x

The KJV translates Strong's H7402 in the following manner: merchant (17x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 17x
The KJV translates Strong's H7402 in the following manner: merchant (17x).
  1. to go about (meaning dubious)

    1. (Qal) trafficker, trader (participle) (subst)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
רָכַל râkal, raw-kal'; a primitive root; to travel for trading:—(spice) merchant.
STRONGS H7402: Abbreviations
† [רָכַל] verb probably go about, from one to another (for trade or gossip) (? connected with רגל; compare Arabic bdb094001 kick a horse, to make him go [? properly use the foot, compare bdb094002 ?]; Late Hebrew רוֺכֵל, Aramaic רוֺכְלָא, bdb094003 trader, Late Hebrew רְכִילוּת slander [compare bdb094004 calumniator, from bdb094005 go about, Qor 2:19 and elsewhere]); —
Qal Participle רוֺכֵל Songs 3:6; feminine singular construct רֹכֶ֫לֶת Ezekiel 27:3, suffix רֹכַלְתֵךְ Ezekiel 27:20; Ezekiel 27:23; masculine plural רֹכְלִים 1 Kings 10:15 +, etc.; — as substantive = trafficker, trader: usually plural, Nahum 3:16; Ezekiel 17:4 (עִיר ר׳), Ezekiel 27:13, 15, 17, 22 (twice in verse); Ezekiel 27:23a (< strike out Toy Krae), Ezekiel 27:24; Nehemiah 3:31, 32; Nehemiah 13:20 (+ מֹרֵי כָלמִֿמְכָּר); מִסְחַר הָר׳ 1 Kings 10:15 (text dubious; compare מ׳ p.695); singular figurative of Tyre, רֹכֶלֶת הָעַמִּים אֶלאִֿיִּים רַכִּים Ezekiel 27:8, of a people Ezekiel 27:20; Ezekiel 27:23b (plural MezHarran 34 Krae, see also כִּלְמֶד); singular of person only אַבְקַת רוֺכֵל Songs 3:6.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

1 Kings

10:15; 10:15


3:31; 3:32; 13:20

Song of Songs

3:6; 3:6


17:4; 27:3; 27:8; 27:13; 27:15; 27:17; 27:20; 27:20; 27:22; 27:23; 27:23; 27:23; 27:24




Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H7402 matches the Hebrew רָכַל (rāḵal),
which occurs 17 times in 15 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 10:15 - besides that from the traders, and the [fn]wares of the merchants H7402 and all the kings of the Arabs and the governors of the country.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 3:31 - After him Malchijah, [fn]one of the goldsmiths, carried out repairs as far as the house of the temple servants and of the merchants H7402, in front of the [fn]Inspection Gate and as far as the upper room of the corner.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 3:32 - And between the upper room of the corner and the Sheep Gate the goldsmiths and the merchants H7402 carried out repairs.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 13:20 - Once or twice the traders H7402 and merchants of every kind of merchandise spent the night outside Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 3:6 - The Bride
[fn]What is this coming up from the wilderness
Like columns of smoke,
Perfumed with myrrh and frankincense,
With all the scented powders of the merchant H7402?
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 17:4 - “He broke off the [fn]topmost of its young twigs and brought it to a land of merchants; he set it in a [fn]city of traders H7402.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:3 - and say to Tyre, who sits at the [fn]entrance to the sea, merchant H7402 of the peoples to many coastlands, ‘This is what the Lord [fn]GOD says:
“Tyre, you have said, ‘I am perfect in beauty.’
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:13 - “Javan, Tubal, and Meshech, they were your traders H7402; with human lives and vessels of bronze they paid for your merchandise.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:15 - “The sons of Dedan were your traders H7402. Many coastlands were [fn]your market; they brought ivory tusks and ebony as your payment.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:17 - “Judah and the land of Israel, they were your traders H7402; with the wheat of Minnith, [fn]cakes, honey, oil, and balsam they paid for your merchandise.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:20 - “Dedan traded H7402 with you in saddlecloths for riding.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:22 - “The traders H7402 of Sheba and Raamah, they traded H7402 with you; they paid for your merchandise with the best of all balsam oil, and with all kinds of precious stones, and gold.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:23 - “Haran, Canneh, Eden, the traders H7402 of Sheba, Asshur, and Chilmad traded H7402 with you.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:24 - “They traded H7402 with you in choice garments, in clothes of violet and colorfully woven cloth, and in blankets of two colors, and tightly wound cords, which were among your merchandise.
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 3:16 - You have made your traders H7402 more numerous than the stars of heaven
The creeping locust sheds its skin and flies away.
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