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Lexicon :: Strong's H7456 - rāʿēḇ

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Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root
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TWOT Reference: 2183

Strong’s Definitions

רָעֵב râʻêb, raw-abe'; a primitive root; to hunger:—(suffer to) famish, (be, have, suffer, suffer to) hunger(-ry).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 11x

The KJV translates Strong's H7456 in the following manner: ..hunger (5x), hungry (4x), suffer famish (1x), famished (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 11x
The KJV translates Strong's H7456 in the following manner: ..hunger (5x), hungry (4x), suffer famish (1x), famished (1x).
  1. to be hungry, be voracious

    1. (Qal) to be hungry

    2. (Hiphil) to allow one to be hungry, allow to hunger

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
רָעֵב râʻêb, raw-abe'; a primitive root; to hunger:—(suffer to) famish, (be, have, suffer, suffer to) hunger(-ry).
STRONGS H7456: Abbreviations
רָעֵב verb be hungry (Late Hebrew id. Hiph. and derivatives; Assyrian rûbatu, hunger; Arabic bdb094405 be roomy, voracious, bdb094406 desire vehemently; Ethiopic bdb094407 be hungry); —
Qal Perfect 3rd person masculine plural ר׳ Isaiah 9:19; Isaiah 44:12; 3rd person plural רָעֵ֑בוּ Psalm 34:11; Imperfect 3rd person masculine plural יִרְעַב Isaiah 8:21, 1st person plural נִרְעַב Jeremiah 42:14, etc.; — be hungry Isaiah 8:21; Genesis 41:55 (E; of land, = have famine), Jeremiah 42:14 (לַלֶּחֶם), Isaiah 49:10 (|| צמא), Isaiah 65:13 (|| id.; opposed to אכל), Psalm 50:12 if I should be hungry (of י׳), Proverbs 6:30; Proverbs 19:15.
Hiph. allow one to hunger, subject י׳ : Imperfect 3rd person masculine plural וַיַּרְעִבֶ֑ךָ Deuteronomy 8:3 (opposed to וַיַּאֲִֽֽֽכלְךָ), יַרְעִיב נֶפֶשׁ Proverbs 10:3.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs






34:11; 50:12


6:30; 10:3; 19:15


8:21; 8:21; 9:19; 44:12; 49:10; 65:13


42:14; 42:14


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H7456 matches the Hebrew רָעֵב (rāʿēḇ),
which occurs 13 times in 13 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:55 - And when all the land of Egypt was famished, H7456 the people cried to Pharaoh for bread: and Pharaoh said unto all the Egyptians, Go unto Joseph; what he saith to you, do.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 8:3 - And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, H7456 and fed thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD doth man live.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 34:10 - The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: H7456 but they that seek the LORD shall not want any good thing.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 50:12 - If I were hungry, H7456 I would not tell thee: for the world is mine, and the fulness thereof.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:30 - Men do not despise a thief, if he steal to satisfy his soul when he is hungry; H7456
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:3 - The LORD will not suffer H7456  the soul of the righteous to famish: H7456 but he casteth away the substance of the wicked.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:15 - Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep; and an idle soul shall suffer hunger. H7456
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 8:21 - And they shall pass through it, hardly bestead and hungry: and it shall come to pass, that when they shall be hungry, H7456 they shall fret themselves, and curse their king and their God, and look upward.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 9:20 - And he shall snatch on the right hand, and be hungry; and he shall eat on the left hand, and they shall not be satisfied: they shall eat every man the flesh of his own arm:
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 44:12 - The smith with the tongs both worketh in the coals, and fashioneth it with hammers, and worketh it with the strength of his arms: yea, he is hungry, and his strength faileth: he drinketh no water, and is faint.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 49:10 - They shall not hunger H7456 nor thirst; neither shall the heat nor sun smite them: for he that hath mercy on them shall lead them, even by the springs of water shall he guide them.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 65:13 - Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, my servants shall eat, but ye shall be hungry: H7456 behold, my servants shall drink, but ye shall be thirsty: behold, my servants shall rejoice, but ye shall be ashamed:
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 42:14 - Saying, No; but we will go into the land of Egypt, where we shall see no war, nor hear the sound of the trumpet, nor have hunger H7456 of bread; and there will we dwell:
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