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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 - And they said one to another, H7453 Go to, let us make brick, and burn them throughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for morter.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:7 - Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's H7453 speech.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 15:10 - And he took unto him all these, and divided them in the midst, and laid each piece one against another: H7453 but the birds divided he not.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:49 - And Mizpah; for he said, The LORD watch between me and thee, when we are absent one from another. H7453
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 38:12 - And in process of time the daughter of Shuah Judah's wife died; and Judah was comforted, and went up unto his sheepshearers to Timnath, he and his friend H7453 Hirah the Adullamite.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 38:20 - And Judah sent the kid by the hand of his friend H7453 the Adullamite, to receive his pledge from the woman's hand: but he found her not.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 43:33 - And they sat before him, the firstborn according to his birthright, and the youngest according to his youth: and the men marvelled one at another. H7453
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:13 - And when he went out the second day, behold, two men of the Hebrews strove together: and he said to him that did the wrong, Wherefore smitest thou thy fellow? H7453
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 11:2 - Speak now in the ears of the people, and let every man borrow of his neighbour, H7453 and every woman of her neighbour, jewels of silver, and jewels of gold.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 18:7 - And Moses went out to meet his father in law, and did obeisance, and kissed him; and they asked each other H7453 of their welfare; and they came into the tent.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 18:16 - When they have a matter, they come unto me; and I judge between one and another, H7453 and I do make them know the statutes of God, and his laws.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 20:16 - Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour. H7453
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 20:17 - Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's H7453 house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's H7453 wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's. H7453
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:14 - But if a man come presumptuously upon his neighbour, H7453 to slay him with guile; thou shalt take him from mine altar, that he may die.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:18 - And if men strive together, and one smite another H7453 with a stone, or with his fist, and he die not, but keepeth his bed:
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:35 - And if one man's ox hurt another's, H7453 that he die; then they shall sell the live ox, and divide the money of it; and the dead ox also they shall divide.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:7 - If a man shall deliver unto his neighbour H7453 money or stuff to keep, and it be stolen out of the man's house; if the thief be found, let him pay double.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:8 - If the thief be not found, then the master of the house shall be brought unto the judges, to see whether he have put his hand unto his neighbour's H7453 goods.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:9 - For all manner of trespass, whether it be for ox, for ass, for sheep, for raiment, or for any manner of lost thing, which another challengeth to be his, the cause of both parties shall come before the judges; and whom the judges shall condemn, he shall pay double unto his neighbour. H7453
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:10 - If a man deliver unto his neighbour H7453 an ass, or an ox, or a sheep, or any beast, to keep; and it die, or be hurt, or driven away, no man seeing it:
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:11 - Then shall an oath of the LORD be between them both, that he hath not put his hand unto his neighbour's H7453 goods; and the owner of it shall accept thereof, and he shall not make it good.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:14 - And if a man borrow ought of his neighbour, H7453 and it be hurt, or die, the owner thereof being not with it, he shall surely make it good.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:26 - If thou at all take thy neighbour's H7453 raiment to pledge, thou shalt deliver it unto him by that the sun goeth down:
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:27 - And he said unto them, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Put every man his sword by his side, and go in and out from gate to gate throughout the camp, and slay every man his brother, and every man his companion, H7453 and every man his neighbour.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 33:11 - And the LORD spake unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend. H7453 And he turned again into the camp: but his servant Joshua, the son of Nun, a young man, departed not out of the tabernacle.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 19:13 - Thou shalt not defraud thy neighbour, H7453 neither rob him: the wages of him that is hired shall not abide with thee all night until the morning.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 19:16 - Thou shalt not go up and down as a talebearer among thy people: neither shalt thou stand against the blood of thy neighbour: H7453 I am the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 19:18 - Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour H7453 as thyself: I am the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:10 - And the man that committeth adultery with another man's wife, even he that committeth adultery with his neighbour's H7453 wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:42 - That the slayer might flee thither, which should kill his neighbour H7453 unawares, and hated him not in times past; and that fleeing unto one of these cities he might live:
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 5:20 - Neither shalt thou bear false witness against thy neighbour. H7453
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 5:21 - Neither shalt thou desire thy neighbour's H7453 wife, neither shalt thou covet thy neighbour's H7453 house, his field, or his manservant, or his maidservant, his ox, or his ass, or any thing that is thy neighbour's. H7453
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 13:6 - If thy brother, the son of thy mother, or thy son, or thy daughter, or the wife of thy bosom, or thy friend, H7453 which is as thine own soul, entice thee secretly, saying, Let us go and serve other gods, which thou hast not known, thou, nor thy fathers;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 15:2 - And this is the manner of the release: Every creditor that lendeth ought unto his neighbour H7453 shall release it; he shall not exact it of his neighbour, H7453 or of his brother; because it is called the LORD'S release.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 19:4 - And this is the case of the slayer, which shall flee thither, that he may live: Whoso killeth his neighbour H7453 ignorantly, whom he hated not in time past;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 19:5 - As when a man goeth into the wood with his neighbour H7453 to hew wood, and his hand fetcheth a stroke with the axe to cut down the tree, and the head slippeth from the helve, and lighteth upon his neighbour, H7453 that he die; he shall flee unto one of those cities, and live:
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 19:11 - But if any man hate his neighbour, H7453 and lie in wait for him, and rise up against him, and smite him mortally that he die, and fleeth into one of these cities:
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 19:14 - Thou shalt not remove thy neighbour's H7453 landmark, which they of old time have set in thine inheritance, which thou shalt inherit in the land that the LORD thy God giveth thee to possess it.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:24 - Then ye shall bring them both out unto the gate of that city, and ye shall stone them with stones that they die; the damsel, because she cried not, being in the city; and the man, because he hath humbled his neighbour's H7453 wife: so thou shalt put away evil from among you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:26 - But unto the damsel thou shalt do nothing; there is in the damsel no sin worthy of death: for as when a man riseth against his neighbour, H7453 and slayeth him, even so is this matter:
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 23:24 - When thou comest into thy neighbour's H7453 vineyard, then thou mayest eat grapes thy fill at thine own pleasure; but thou shalt not put any in thy vessel.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 23:25 - When thou comest into the standing corn of thy neighbour, H7453 then thou mayest pluck the ears with thine hand; but thou shalt not move a sickle unto thy neighbour's H7453 standing corn.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 24:10 - When thou dost lend thy brother H7453 any thing, thou shalt not go into his house to fetch his pledge.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 27:17 - Cursed be he that removeth his neighbour's H7453 landmark. And all the people shall say, Amen.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 27:24 - Cursed be he that smiteth his neighbour H7453 secretly. And all the people shall say, Amen.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 20:5 - And if the avenger of blood pursue after him, then they shall not deliver the slayer up into his hand; because he smote his neighbour H7453 unwittingly, and hated him not beforetime.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:29 - And they said one to another, H7453 Who hath done this thing? And when they enquired and asked, they said, Gideon the son of Joash hath done this thing.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 7:13 - And when Gideon was come, behold, there was a man that told a dream unto his fellow, H7453 and said, Behold, I dreamed a dream, and, lo, a cake of barley bread tumbled into the host of Midian, and came unto a tent, and smote it that it fell, and overturned it, that the tent lay along.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 7:14 - And his fellow H7453 answered and said, This is nothing else save the sword of Gideon the son of Joash, a man of Israel: for into his hand hath God delivered Midian, and all the host.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 7:22 - And the three hundred blew the trumpets, and the LORD set every man's sword against his fellow, H7453 even throughout all the host: and the host fled to Bethshittah in Zererath, and to the border of Abelmeholah, unto Tabbath.

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