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Lexicon :: Strong's H7420 - rōmaḥ

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
From an unused root meaning to hurl
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TWOT Reference: 2172

Strong’s Definitions

רֹמַח rômach, ro'-makh; from an unused root meaning to hurl; a lance (as thrown); especially the iron point:—buckler, javelin, lancet, spear.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 15x

The KJV translates Strong's H7420 in the following manner: spear (12x), javelin (1x), lancet (1x), buckler (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 15x
The KJV translates Strong's H7420 in the following manner: spear (12x), javelin (1x), lancet (1x), buckler (1x).
  1. spear, lance

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
רֹמַח rômach, ro'-makh; from an unused root meaning to hurl; a lance (as thrown); especially the iron point:—buckler, javelin, lancet, spear.
רֹ֫מַח noun [masculine] spear, lance (etymology unknown; Aramaic רוּמְחָא, bdb094201; Arabic bdb094202; Ethiopic bdb094203); — often +חֶרֶב, צִנָּה, מָגֵן, קֶשֶׁת, etc.; — absolute ר׳ Judges 5:8; Numbers 25:7 (P), Ezekiel 39:9; 1 Chronicles 12:9; 1 Chronicles 12:25 (van d. H. 1 Chronicles 12:8; 1 Chronicles 12:24), 2 Chron 14:7; 2 Chronicles 25:5; plural רְמָחִים 1 Kings 18:28; Jeremiah 46:4; Joel 4:10; Nehemiah 4:10; Nehemiah 4:15; 2 Chronicles 11:12; 26:14; suffix רָמְחֵיהֶם Nehemiah 4:7.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs





1 Kings


1 Chronicles

12:8; 12:9; 12:24; 12:25

2 Chronicles

11:12; 14:7; 25:5; 26:14


4:7; 4:10; 4:15






Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H7420 matches the Hebrew רֹמַח (rōmaḥ),
which occurs 15 times in 15 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 25:7 - When Phinehas the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, saw it, he rose up from the midst of the congregation and took a spear H7420 in his hand,
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:8 - “New gods were chosen;
Then war was in the gates.
Not a shield or a spear H7420 was seen
Among forty thousand in Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:28 - So they cried out with a loud voice, and cut themselves according to their custom with swords and lances H7420 until blood gushed out on them.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 12:8 - From the Gadites valiant mighty men went over to David at the stronghold in the wilderness, men trained for war who could handle a large shield and spear H7420, whose faces were like the faces of lions, and they were as swift as the gazelles on the mountains.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 12:24 - The sons of Judah who carried shield and spear H7420 numbered 6,800, equipped for war.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 11:12 - He put shields and spears H7420 in every city and strengthened them greatly. So he held Judah and Benjamin.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 14:8 - Now Asa had an army of three hundred thousand from Judah, carrying large shields and spears H7420, and 280,000 from Benjamin, carrying shields and wielding bows; all of them were valiant warriors.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 25:5 - Moreover, Amaziah assembled Judah and appointed them according to their fathers’ households under commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds throughout Judah and Benjamin; and he [fn]took a census of those from twenty years old and upward and found them to be three hundred thousand choice men, able to go to war and handle spear H7420 and shield.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 26:14 - Moreover, Uzziah prepared [fn]for all the army shields, spears H7420, helmets, body armor, bows, and slingstones.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 4:13 - then I stationed men in the lowest parts of the space behind the wall, the exposed places, and I stationed the people in families with their swords, spears H7420, and bows.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 4:16 - And from that day on, half of my servants carried on the work while half of them kept hold of the spears H7420, the shields, the bows, and the coats of mail; and the captains were behind all the house of Judah.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 4:21 - So we carried on the work with half of them holding spears H7420 from [fn]dawn until the stars [fn]appeared.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 46:4 - “Harness the horses,
And [fn]mount the steeds,
Take your stand with helmets on!
Polish the spears H7420,
Put on the coats of armor!
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 39:9 - “Then those who inhabit the cities of Israel will go out and make fires with the weapons and burn them, both [fn]bucklers and shields, bows and arrows, war clubs and spears H7420, and for seven years they will make fires of them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 3:10 - Beat your plowshares into swords,
And your pruning hooks into spears H7420;
Let the weak man say, “I am a warrior.”

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