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

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

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 38:20 -

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

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 43:33 - Now they [fn]were seated before him, from the firstborn according to his birthright to the youngest according to his youth, and the men looked at one another H7453 in astonishment.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:13 - Now he went out the next day, and behold, two Hebrews were [fn]fighting with each other; and he said to the [fn]offender, “Why are you striking your companion H7453?”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 11:2 - “Speak now [fn]so that the people hear, that each man is to ask of his neighbor H7453, and each woman of her neighbor, 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 about their welfare, and went into the tent.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 18:16 - “When they have a [fn]dispute, it comes to me, and I judge between someone and his neighbor H7453 and make known the statutes of God and His laws.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 20:16 -

“You shall not [fn]give false testimony 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, someone is enraged against his neighbor H7453, so as to kill him in a cunning way, you are to take him even from My altar, to be put to death.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:18 -

“Now if people have a quarrel and one strikes the other H7453 with a stone or with a fist, and he does not die but [fn]is confined to bed,

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:35 -

“And if someone’s ox injures another’s H7453 ox so that it dies, then they shall sell the live ox and divide its proceeds equally; and they shall also divide the dead ox.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:7 -

“If someone gives his neighbor H7453 money or goods to keep for him and it is stolen from the [fn]neighbor’s house, if the thief is [fn]caught, then the thief 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 someone 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 - an oath before the LORD shall be [fn]taken by the two of them [fn]that he has not [fn]laid a hand on his neighbor’s H7453 property; and its owner shall accept it, and he shall not be compelled to make restitution.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:14 -

“And if someone [fn]borrows an animal 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 seize your neighbor’s H7453 cloak as a pledge, you are to return it to him before the sun sets,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:27 - And he said to them, “This is what the LORD, the God of Israel says: ‘Every man of you put his sword on 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 - So the LORD used to speak to Moses face to face, just as a man speaks to his friend H7453. When [fn]Moses returned to the camp, his servant 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 worker are not to remain with you all night until morning.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 19:16 - ‘You shall not go about as a slanderer among your people; and you are not to [fn]jeopardize the [fn]life of your neighbor H7453. I am the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 19:18 - ‘You shall not take vengeance, nor hold any grudge against the sons of your people, but you shall love your neighbor H7453 as yourself; I am the LORD.
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 must be put to death.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:42 - for [fn]one to flee there who unintentionally killed his neighbor H7453, without having hatred for him in time past; and by fleeing to one of these cities he might live:
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 5:20 -

‘You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor H7453.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 5:21 -

‘You shall not covet your neighbor’s H7453 wife, nor desire your neighbor’s H7453 house, his field, his male slave or his female slave, his ox, 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 like your own soul, entices you secretly, saying, ‘Let’s go and serve other gods’ (whom neither you nor your fathers have known,

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 15:2 - “And this is the regulation for the release of debts: every creditor is to forgive what he has loaned to his neighbor H7453; he shall not require it of his neighbor H7453 and his brother, because the LORD’S release has been proclaimed.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 19:4 -

“Now this is the case of the one who commits manslaughter, who may flee there and live: when he [fn]kills his friend H7453 [fn]unintentionally, [fn]not hating him previously

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 19:5 - as when a person 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 person who hates his neighbor H7453, and waits in ambush for him and rises up against him and strikes [fn]him so that he dies, and he flees to one of these cities,

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 19:14 -

“You shall not displace your neighbor’s H7453 boundary marker, which the ancestors have set, in your inheritance which you will inherit in the land that the LORD your God is giving 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 [fn]to death: the girl, because she did not cry out for help though she was in the city, and the man, because he has violated his neighbor’s H7453 wife. So you shall eliminate the evil from among you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:26 - “And you are not to do anything 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, [fn]so is this case.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 23:24 -

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

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 23:25 -

“When you enter your neighbor’s H7453 standing grain, you may pluck the heads of grain with your hand, but you are not to [fn]use a sickle on your neighbor’s H7453 standing grain.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 24:10 -

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

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 27:17 -

‘Cursed is one who displaces his neighbor’s H7453 boundary marker.’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 27:24 -

‘Cursed is he who attacks 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 are not to hand the one who committed manslaughter over to him, since he struck his neighbor H7453 without premeditation and did not hate him previously.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:29 - So they said to one another H7453, “Who did this thing?” And when they searched and inquired, they said, “Gideon the son of Joash did this thing.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 7:13 - When Gideon came, behold, a man was relating 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 collapsed.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 7:14 - And his friend H7453 replied, “This is nothing other than the sword of Gideon the son of Joash, a man of Israel; God has handed over to him Midian and all the camp.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 7:22 - And when they blew the three hundred trumpets, the LORD set the sword of one against another H7453 even throughout the entire [fn]army; and the [fn]army fled as far as Beth-shittah toward Zererah, as far as the edge of Abel-meholah, by Tabbath.

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