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Lexicon :: Strong's H7402 - rāḵal

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Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root
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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 what he collected from the merchants, traders, Arabian kings, and governors of the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 3:31 - After him Malkijah, one of the goldsmiths, worked as far as the house of the temple servants and the traders, opposite the Inspection Gate, and up to the room above the corner.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 3:32 - And between the room above the corner and the Sheep Gate the goldsmiths and traders worked.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 13:20 - The traders and sellers of all kinds of merchandise spent the night outside Jerusalem once or twice.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 3:6 - Who is this coming up from the desert like a column of smoke, like a fragrant billow of myrrh and frankincense, every kind of fragrant powder of the traveling merchants?
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 17:4 - He plucked off its topmost shoot; he brought it to a land of merchants and planted it in a city of traders.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:3 - Say to Tyre, who sits at the entrance of the sea, merchant to the peoples on many coasts, 'This is what the sovereign LORD says: "'O Tyre, you have said, "I am perfectly beautiful."
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:13 - Javan, Tubal, and Meshech were your clients; they exchanged slaves and bronze items for your merchandise.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:15 - The Dedanites were your clients. Many coastlands were your customers; they paid you with ivory tusks and ebony.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:17 - Judah and the land of Israel were your clients; they traded wheat from Minnith, millet, honey, olive oil, and balm for your merchandise.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:20 - Dedan was your client in saddlecloths for riding.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:22 - The merchants of Sheba and Raamah engaged in trade with you; they traded the best kinds of spices along with precious stones and gold for your products.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:23 - Haran, Kanneh, Eden, merchants from Sheba, Asshur, and Kilmad were your clients.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:24 - They traded with you choice garments, purple clothes and embroidered work, and multicolored carpets, bound and reinforced with cords; these were among your merchandise.
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 3:16 - Increase your merchants more than the stars of heaven! They are like the young locust which sheds its skin and flies away.
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