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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
Dictionary Aids

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.
STRONGS H7420: Abbreviations
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 arose 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 with a loud voice and cut themselves according to their custom with swords and lances H7420 until the blood gushed out on them.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 12:8 - From the Gadites there [fn]came over to David in the stronghold in the wilderness, mighty men of valor, men trained for war, who could handle shield and spear, H7420 and 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 bore shield and spear H7420 were 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 300,000 from Judah, bearing large shields and spears, H7420 and 280,000 from Benjamin, bearing 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 300,000 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 sling stones.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 4:13 - then I stationed men in the lowest parts of the space behind the wall, the [fn]exposed places, and I stationed the people in families with their swords, spears H7420 and bows.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 4:16 - From that day on, half of my servants carried on the work while half of them held the spears, H7420 the shields, the bows and the breastplates; and the captains were behind the whole 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,
And take your stand with helmets on!
Polish the spears, H7420
Put on the scale-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 shields and bucklers, 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 say, “I am a mighty man.”
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