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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 - Then they said to one another H7453, “Come, let us make bricks and burn them thoroughly.” And they had brick for stone, and they had tar for mortar.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:7 - “Come, let Us go down and there confuse their [fn]language, so that they will not understand one another’s H7453 [fn]language.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 15:10 - Then he [fn]brought all these to Him and split them into parts [fn]down the middle and laid each part opposite the other H7453; but he did not split apart the birds.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:49 - and [fn]Mizpah, for he said, “May Yahweh watch between [fn]you and me when we are [fn]absent one from the other H7453.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 38:12 -

And [fn]after a considerable time, Shua’s daughter, the wife of Judah, died. Then Judah was comforted, and he went up to his sheepshearers at Timnah, he and his friend H7453 Hirah the Adullamite.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 38:20 -

Then Judah sent the [fn]young goat by his friend H7453 the Adullamite to take the pledge from the woman’s hand, but he did not find her.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 43:33 - And they [fn]were seated before him, the firstborn according to his birthright and the youngest according to his youth, and the men looked at one another H7453 in astonishment.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:13 - Then he went out the next day, and behold, two Hebrews were struggling with each other; and he said to the [fn]wicked one, “Why are you striking your companion H7453?”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 11:2 - “Speak now in the [fn]hearing of the people so that each man may ask from his neighbor H7453 and each woman from her neighbor for articles of silver and articles of gold.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 18:7 - Then Moses went out to meet his father-in-law, and he bowed down and kissed him; and they asked each other H7453 of their welfare and went into the tent.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 18:16 - “When they have a matter, it comes to me, and I judge between a man and his neighbor H7453 and make known the statutes of God and His laws.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 20:16 -

“You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor H7453.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 20:17 -

“You shall not covet your neighbor’s H7453 house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s H7453 wife or his male slave or his female slave or his ox or his donkey or anything that belongs to your neighbor H7453.”

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:14 - “If, however, a man acts presumptuously toward his neighbor H7453, so as to kill him by deceit, you shall take him even from My altar, that he may die.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:18 -

“And if men contend with each other and one strikes the other H7453 with a stone or with his fist, and he does not die but [fn]remains in bed,

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:35 -

“And if one man’s ox [fn]hurts another’s H7453 so that it dies, then they shall sell the live ox and divide its price equally; and also they shall divide the dead ox.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:7 -

“If a man gives his neighbor H7453 money or goods to keep for him and it is stolen from the man’s house, if the thief is [fn]caught, he shall pay double.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:8 - “If the thief is not [fn]caught, then the owner of the house shall [fn]appear before [fn]the judges to determine whether he [fn]laid his hands on his neighbor’s H7453 property.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:9 - “For every [fn]breach of trust, whether it is for ox, for donkey, for sheep, for clothing, or for any lost thing about which one says, ‘This is it,’ the [fn]case of both parties shall come before [fn]the judges; he whom [fn]the judges condemn shall pay double to his neighbor H7453.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:10 -

“If a man gives his neighbor H7453 a donkey, an ox, a sheep, or any animal to keep for him, and it dies or is injured or is driven away while no one is looking,

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:11 - then an oath before Yahweh shall be made by the two of them [fn]that he has not [fn]laid hands on his neighbor’s H7453 property; and its owner shall accept it, and he shall not make restitution.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:14 -

“If a man [fn]borrows anything from his neighbor H7453, and it is injured or dies while its owner is not with it, he shall make full restitution.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:26 - “If you ever take your neighbor’s H7453 cloak as a pledge, you shall return it to him before the sun sets,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:27 - And he said to them, “Thus says Yahweh, the God of Israel, ‘Every man among you put his sword upon his thigh, and go back and forth from gate to gate in the camp, and kill every man his brother and every man his friend H7453 and every man his [fn]neighbor H7453.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 33:11 - Thus Yahweh used to speak to Moses face to face, just as a man speaks to his friend H7453. Then [fn]Moses would return to the camp, and his attendant Joshua the son of Nun, a young man, would not depart from the tent.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 19:13 -

‘You shall not oppress your neighbor H7453 nor rob him. The wages of a hired man shall not remain with you overnight until morning.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 19:16 - ‘You shall not go about as a slanderer among your people, and you shall not stand against the [fn]life of your neighbor H7453; I am Yahweh.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 19:18 - ‘You shall not take vengeance, and you shall not keep your anger against the sons of your people, but you shall love your neighbor H7453 as yourself; I am Yahweh.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:10 -

‘If there is a man who commits adultery with another man’s wife, one who commits adultery with his friend’s H7453 wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:42 - that a manslayer might flee there, who slew his neighbor H7453 [fn]without premeditation, [fn]not hating him previously; so he shall flee to one of these cities that he might live:
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 5:20 -

‘You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor H7453.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 5:21 -

‘You shall not covet your neighbor’s H7453 wife, and you shall not desire your neighbor’s H7453 house, his field, or his male slave or his female slave, his ox or his donkey or anything that belongs to your neighbor H7453.’

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 13:6 -

“If your brother, your mother’s son, or your son or daughter, or the wife [fn]you cherish, or your friend H7453 who is as your own soul, entices you secretly, saying, ‘Let us go and serve other gods’ (whom neither you nor your fathers have known,

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 15:2 - “And this is the manner of remission: every creditor shall release what he has loaned to his neighbor H7453; he shall not exact it of his neighbor H7453 and his brother because the remission from Yahweh has been proclaimed.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 19:4 -

“Now this is the case of the manslayer who may flee there and live: when he strikes down his friend H7453 [fn]without premeditation, [fn]not hating him previously

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 19:5 - as when a man goes into the forest with his friend H7453 to cut wood, and his hand [fn]swings the axe to cut down the tree, and the iron head slips off the [fn]handle and [fn]strikes his friend H7453 so that he dies—he may flee to one of these cities and live;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 19:11 -

“But if there is a man who hates his neighbor H7453 and lies in wait for him and rises up against him and strikes down [fn]his life so that he dies, and he flees to one of these cities,

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 19:14 -

“You shall not move your neighbor’s H7453 boundary mark, which the ancestors have set, in your inheritance which you will inherit in the land that Yahweh your God gives you to [fn]possess.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:24 - then you shall bring them both out to the gate of that city, and you shall stone them, and they will die; the girl, because she did not cry out in the city, and the man, because he has violated his neighbor’s H7453 wife. Thus you shall purge the evil from among you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:26 - “But you shall do nothing to the girl; there is no sin in the girl worthy of death, for just as a man rises against his neighbor H7453 and murders him, so is this case.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 23:24 -

“When you enter your neighbor’s H7453 vineyard, then you may eat grapes [fn]until you are fully satisfied, but you shall not put any in your [fn]basket.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 23:25 -

“When you enter your neighbor’s H7453 standing grain, then you may pluck the heads with your hand, but you shall not wield a sickle in your neighbor’s H7453 standing grain.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 24:10 -

“When you make your neighbor H7453 a loan of any sort, you shall not enter his house to take his deposit.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 27:17 -

‘Cursed is he who moves his neighbor’s H7453 boundary mark.’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 27:24 -

‘Cursed is he who strikes his neighbor H7453 in secret.’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 20:5 - ‘Now if the avenger of blood pursues him, then they shall not surrender the manslayer into his hand because he struck his neighbor H7453 without premeditation and did not hate him beforehand.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:29 - And they said to one another H7453, “Who did this thing?” And when they searched about and inquired, they said, “Gideon the son of Joash did this thing.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 7:13 - Then Gideon came, and behold, a man was recounting a dream to his friend H7453. And he said, “Behold, I [fn]had a dream; [fn]a loaf of barley bread was tumbling into the camp of Midian, and it came to the tent and struck it so that it fell and turned it [fn]upside down so that the tent lay flat.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 7:14 - And his friend H7453 answered and said, “This is nothing less than the sword of Gideon the son of Joash, a man of Israel; God has given Midian and all the camp into his hand.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 7:22 - So they blew 300 trumpets. And Yahweh set the sword of one against another H7453 even throughout the whole camp. And the camp fled as far as Beth-shittah toward Zererah, as far as the edge of Abel-meholah, by Tabbath.

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