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Lexicon :: Strong's H7453 - rēaʿ

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masculine noun
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TWOT Reference: 2186a

Strong’s Definitions

רֵעַ rêaʻ, ray'-ah; or רֵיעַ rêyaʻ; from H7462; an associate (more or less close):—brother, companion, fellow, friend, husband, lover, neighbour, × (an-) other.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 188x

The KJV translates Strong's H7453 in the following manner: neighbour (102x), friend (42x), another (23x), fellow (10x), companion (5x), other (2x), brother (1x), husband (1x), lovers (1x), neighbour (with H1121) (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 188x
The KJV translates Strong's H7453 in the following manner: neighbour (102x), friend (42x), another (23x), fellow (10x), companion (5x), other (2x), brother (1x), husband (1x), lovers (1x), neighbour (with H1121) (1x).
  1. friend, companion, fellow, another person

    1. friend, intimate

    2. fellow, fellow-citizen, another person (weaker sense)

    3. other, another (reciprocal phrase)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
רֵעַ rêaʻ, ray'-ah; or רֵיעַ rêyaʻ; from H7462; an associate (more or less close):—brother, companion, fellow, friend, husband, lover, neighbour, × (an-) other.
STRONGS H7453: Abbreviations
II. רֵעַ 187 noun masculineProverbs 17:17 friend, companion, fellow; — ר׳ absolute 2 Samuel 13:3 +, construct 1 Chronicles 27:33; suffix רֵעִי Job 31:9 +, רֵעְַךָ Deuteronomy 5:17 +, רֵעֶ֑ךָ Exodus 2:13 +, also רֵעֶיךָ 2 Samuel 12:11 (singular; Ges§ 93 ss), רֵעֵ֫הוּ (Ges§ 84 a i) Genesis 11:3 114 times, רֵעוֺ Jeremiah 6:21, רֵעָהּ, Jeremiah 3:30 [Jeremiah 3:20] ; plural רֵעִים Jeremiah 3:1 +, construct רֵעֵי Job 2:11; suffix רֵעָיו Job 32:3, רֵעֵ֫הו (Ges§ 91 k) Job 42:10; 1 Samuel 30:26, etc.; —
l. friend, intimate, Genesis 38:12, 20(J), 1 Samuel 30:26; 2 Samuel 13:3; 1 Kings 16:11 (Greek Version of the LXX omitted); רִעֲךָ אֲשֶׁר כְּנַפְשְׁךָ Deuteronomy 13:7, מֶתֶק רֵעֵהוּ Proverbs 27:9 (text dubious see Toy); Micah 7:5 (|| אַלוּף), Jeremiah 9:3 (|| אָח), Jeremiah 19:9; Lamentations 1:2)+ אֹהֲבֶיהָ), Psalm 35:14 (|| אָח) + 3 times Psalms; especially Job 2:11; Job 6:14 + 8 times Job; Proverbs 17:17; Proverbs 18:24 + 8 times Proverbs)Proverbs 12:26 see מֵרֵעַ below), Songs 5:1 (|| דּוֺדִים); associates Zechariah 3:8; technical term הַמֶּלֶךְ ר׳ 1 Chronicles 27:33 (see רֵעֶה), compare 2 Samuel 16:17 (twice in verse); of lover Songs 5:16 (|| דּוֺדִי), husband Jeremiah 3:20, paramours Hosea 3:1; Jeremiah 3:1; metaphor רֵעַ לִבְנוֺת יַעֲנָה Job 30:29 (|| אָח לְתַנִּים).
2. in weaker sense, fellow, fellow-citizen, even another person, with whom one stands in reciprocal relations, Exodus 2:13; Exodus 20:16, 17 (3 times in verse) (Gi Exodus 20:13; Exodus 20:14; Exodus 20:14; Exodus 20:14) = Deuteronomy 5:17, 18 (3 times in verse), Exodus 21:14; Exodus 22:7; Exodus 22:8; Exodus 22:10; Exodus 22:25 (all E), Leviticus 19:13, 16, 18; Leviticus 20:10 (all H), Deuteronomy 4:42; Deuteronomy 15:2 (twice in verse) + 11 times Deuteronomy; Joshua 20:5 (D), Judges 7:14; Jeremiah 9:7; Jeremiah 22:13; Jeremiah 29:23; Ezekiel 18:6, 11, 15; Ezekiel 22:11, 12; Habakkuk 2:15; Job 16:21; Ruth 4:7; Psalm 15:3; Psalm 28:3; Psalm 101:5; Proverbs 3:28, 29; Proverbs 6:1 (|| זָר !) + 18 times Proverbs; וְרֵעוֺ שָׁכֵן Jeremiah 6:21; 1 Samuel 15:28 hath given (the kingdom) to thy fellow, = another than thou, so 1 Samuel 28:17; 2 Samuel 12:11; so also אִישׁ ֗֗֗ רֵעֵהוּ a (given, certain) man over against his fellow (different from 3) Exodus 21:18, 35; Exodus 22:6; Exodus 22:9; Exodus 22:13; Exodus 33:11 (all E), Deuteronomy 19:11; Deuteronomy 22:26; Judges 7:13; 1 Kings 8:31; 1 Kings 20:35; Jeremiah 7:5; 1 Chronicles 6:22; Ruth 3:14; Ecclesiastes 4:4; similarly שָׂעִיר אֶלרֵֿעֵהוּ Isaiah 34:14.
3. in reciprocal phrase אִישׁ ֗֗֗ רֵעֵהו Genesis 11:3 they said one to another (אִישׁ distributive), each the speech of the other Genesis 11:7, absent one from the other Genesis 31:49, compare Genesis 43:33 (all J), Exodus 11:2; Exodus 18:7, 16; Exodus 32:27 (all E), Judges 6:29; Judges 7:22; Judges 10:18; 2 Samuel 2:16 (twice in verse) + 4 times 1 Samuel; 2 Kings 3:23; 2 Kings 7:3, 9; 2 Chronicles 20:23; Isaiah 3:5 (|| אִישׁ בְּאִישׁ), Isaiah 13:8; Isaiah 19:2 (|| אִישׁ בְּאָתִיו) Isaiah 41:6; Jeremiah 5:8 + 11 times Jeremiah; Ezekiel 33:26; Zechariah 3:10 + 6 times Zechariah (Zechariah 11:6 read רֹעֵהוּ StaZAW i (1881), 26); Malachi 3:16; Jonah 1:7; so of things Genesis 15:10 (J). — I. רֵעַ see רוע.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


11:3; 11:3; 11:7; 15:10; 31:49; 38:12; 38:20; 43:33


2:13; 2:13; 11:2; 18:7; 18:16; 20:13; 20:14; 20:14; 20:14; 20:16; 20:17; 21:14; 21:18; 21:35; 22:6; 22:7; 22:8; 22:9; 22:10; 22:13; 22:25; 32:27; 33:11


19:13; 19:16; 19:18; 20:10


4:42; 5:17; 5:17; 5:18; 13:7; 15:2; 19:11; 22:26




6:29; 7:13; 7:14; 7:22; 10:18


3:14; 4:7

1 Samuel

15:28; 28:17; 30:26; 30:26

2 Samuel

2:16; 12:11; 12:11; 13:3; 13:3; 16:17

1 Kings

8:31; 16:11; 20:35

2 Kings

3:23; 7:3; 7:9

1 Chronicles

6:22; 27:33; 27:33

2 Chronicles



2:11; 2:11; 6:14; 16:21; 30:29; 31:9; 32:3; 42:10


15:3; 28:3; 35:14; 101:5


3:28; 3:29; 6:1; 12:26; 17:17; 17:17; 18:24; 27:9



Song of Songs

5:1; 5:16


3:5; 13:8; 19:2; 34:14; 41:6


3:1; 3:1; 3:20; 3:20; 5:8; 6:21; 6:21; 7:5; 9:3; 9:7; 19:9; 22:13; 29:23




18:6; 18:11; 18:15; 22:11; 22:12; 33:26










3:8; 3:10; 11:6



Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H7453 matches the Hebrew רֵעַ (rēaʿ),
which occurs 189 times in 173 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 4 (Gen 11:3–Jdg 7:22)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:3 - They said one to another, "Come, let's make brick, and burn them thoroughly." They had brick for stone, and they used tar for mortar.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:7 - Come, let's go down, and there confuse their language, that they may not understand one another's speech."
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 15:10 - He took him all these, and divided them in the middle, and laid each half opposite the other; but he didn't divide the birds.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:49 - and Mitzpah, for he said, "The LORD watch between me and you, when we are absent one from another.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 38:12 - After many days, Shu`a's daughter, the wife of Yehudah, died. Yehudah was comforted, and went up to his sheep-shearers to Timnah, he and his friend Hirah, the `Adullami.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 38:20 - Yehudah sent the kid of the goats by the hand of his friend, the `Adullami, to receive the pledge from the woman's hand, but he didn't find her.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 43:33 - They sat before him, the firstborn according to his birthright, and the youngest according to his youth, and the men marveled one with another.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:13 - He went out the second day, and, behold, two men of the Hebrews were fighting with each other. He said to him who did the wrong, "Why do you strike your fellow?"
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 11:2 - Speak now in the ears of the people, and let them ask every man of his neighbor, and every woman of her neighbor, jewels of silver, and jewels of gold."
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 18:7 - Moshe went out to meet his father-in-law, and bowed and kissed him. They asked each other of their welfare, and they came into the tent.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 18:16 - When they have a matter, they come to me, and I judge between a man and his neighbor, and I make them know the statutes of God, and his laws."
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 20:16 - "You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 20:17 - "You shall not covet your neighbor's house. You shall not covet your neighbor's wife, nor his man-servant, nor his maid-servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor's."
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:14 - If a man schemes and comes presumptuously on his neighbor to kill him, you shall take him from my altar, that he may die.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:18 - "If men quarrel and one strikes the other with a stone, or with his fist, and he doesn't die, but is confined to bed;
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:35 - "If one man's bull injures another's, so that it dies, then they shall sell the live bull, and divide its price; and they shall also divide the dead animal.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:7 - "If a man delivers to his neighbor money or stuff to keep, and it is stolen out of the man's house; if the thief is found, he shall pay double.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:8 - If the thief isn't found, then the master of the house shall come near to God, to find out if he hasn't put his hand to his neighbor's goods.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:9 - For every matter of trespass, whether it be for ox, for donkey, for sheep, for clothing, or for any kind of lost thing, whereof one says, 'This is mine,' the cause of both parties shall come before God. He whom God condemns shall pay double to his neighbor.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:10 - "If a man delivers to his neighbor a donkey, an ox, a sheep, or any animal to keep, and it dies or is injured, or driven away, no man seeing it;
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:11 - the oath of the LORD shall be between them both, whether he hasn't put his hand to his neighbor's goods; and the owner of it shall accept it, and he shall not make restitution.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:14 - "If a man borrows anything of his neighbor's, and it is injured, or dies, the owner of it not being with it, he shall surely make restitution.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:26 - If you take your neighbor's garment as collateral, you shall restore it to him before the sun goes down,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:27 - He said to them, "Thus says the LORD, the God of Yisra'el, 'Every man put his sword on his thigh, and go back and forth from gate to gate throughout the camp, and every man kill his brother, and every man his companion, and every man his neighbor."
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 33:11 - The LORD spoke to Moshe face to face, as a man speaks to his friend. He turned again into the camp, but his servant Yehoshua, the son of Nun, a young man, didn't depart out of the Tent.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 19:13 - "'You shall not oppress your neighbor, nor rob him. The wages of a hired servant shall not remain with you all night until the morning.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 19:16 - "'You shall not go up and down as a slanderer among your people; neither shall you stand against the life of your neighbor. I am the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 19:18 - You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the children of your people; but you shall love your neighbor as yourself. I am the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:10 - "'The man who commits adultery with another man's wife, even he who commits adultery with his neighbor's wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:42 - that the manslayer might flee there, who kills his neighbor unawares, and didn't hate him in time past; and that fleeing to one of these cities he might live:
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 5:20 - "Neither shall you give false testimony against your neighbor.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 5:21 - "Neither shall you covet your neighbor's wife; neither shall you desire your neighbor's house, his field, or his man-servant, or his maid-servant, his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor's."
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 13:6 - If your brother, the son of your mother, or your son, or your daughter, or the wife of your bosom, or your friend, who is as your own soul, entice you secretly, saying, Let us go and serve other gods, which you have not known, you, nor your fathers;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 15:2 - This is the manner of the release: every creditor shall release that which he has lent to his neighbor; he shall not exact it of his neighbor and his brother; because the LORD's release has been proclaimed.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 19:4 - This is the case of the manslayer, that shall flee there and live: whoever kills his neighbor unawares, and didn't hate him in time past;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 19:5 - as when a man goes into the forest with his neighbor to hew wood, and his hand fetches a stroke with the axe to cut down the tree, and the head slips from the handle, and lights on his neighbor, so that he dies; he shall flee to one of these cities and live:
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 19:11 - But if any man hate his neighbor, and lie in wait for him, and rise up against him, and strike him mortally so that he dies, and he flee into one of these cities;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 19:14 - You shall not remove your neighbor's landmark, which they of old time have set, in your inheritance which you shall inherit, in the land that the LORD your God gives you to possess it.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:24 - then you shall bring them both out to the gate of that city, and you shall stone them to death with stones; the lady, because she didn't cry, being in the city; and the man, because he has humbled his neighbor's wife: so you shall put away the evil from the midst of you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:26 - but to the lady you shall do nothing; there is in the lady no sin worthy of death: for as when a man rises against his neighbor, and kills him, even so is this matter;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 23:24 - When you come into your neighbor's vineyard, then you may eat of grapes your fill at your own pleasure; but you shall not put any in your vessel.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 23:25 - When you come into your neighbor's standing grain, then you may pluck the ears with your hand; but you shall not move a sickle to your neighbor's standing grain.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 24:10 - When you do lend your neighbor any manner of loan, you shall not go into his house to get his pledge.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 27:17 - Cursed be he who removes his neighbor's landmark. All the people shall say, Amein.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 27:24 - Cursed be he who strikes his neighbor in secret. All the people shall say, Amein.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 20:5 - If the avenger of blood pursue after him, then they shall not deliver up the manslayer into his hand; because he struck his neighbor unawares, and didn't hate him before.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:29 - They said one to another, Who has done this thing? When they inquired and asked, they said, Gid`on the son of Yo'ash has done this thing.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 7:13 - When Gid`on had come, behold, there was a man telling a dream to his fellow; and he said, Behold, I dreamed a dream; and, behold, a cake of barley bread tumbled into the camp of Midyan, and came to the tent, and struck it so that it fell, and turned it upside down, so that the tent lay flat.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 7:14 - His fellow answered, This is nothing else save the sword of Gid`on the son of Yo'ash, a man of Yisra'el: into his hand God has delivered Midyan, and all the host.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 7:22 - They blew the three hundred trumpets, and the LORD set every man's sword against his fellow, and against all the host; and the host fled as far as Beth-shittah toward Tzererah, as far as the border of Avel-Mecholah, by Tabbat.

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