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Lexicon :: Strong's H7457 - rāʿēḇ

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TWOT Reference: 2183b

Strong’s Definitions

רָעֵב râʻêb, raw-abe'; from H7456; hungry (more or less intensely):—hunger bitten, hungry.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 22x

The KJV translates Strong's H7457 in the following manner: hungry (21x), hungerbitten (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 22x
The KJV translates Strong's H7457 in the following manner: hungry (21x), hungerbitten (1x).
  1. hungry

    1. hungry

    2. hungry man (subst)

    3. of failing strength (fig)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
רָעֵב râʻêb, raw-abe'; from H7456; hungry (more or less intensely):—hunger bitten, hungry.
STRONGS H7457: Abbreviations
רָעֵב adjective hungry; — absolute ר׳ 2 Samuel 17:29 +; feminine singular רְעֵבָה Psalm 107:9; Proverbs 27:7; masculine plural רְעֵבִים 1 Samuel 2:5 +; — hungry (sometimes + צָמֵא, עָיֵף), 2 Samuel 17:29; 2 Kings 7:12; Isaiah 8:21; Proverbs 25:21; Psalm 107:5; נֶפֶשׁ רְעֵבָה Psalm 107:9; Proverbs 27:7; as substantive singular a hungry man Isaiah 29:8; Isaiah 32:6; Isaiah 58:7, 10; Ezekiel 18:7, 16; Job 5:5 (BevJPhil. xxvi. 304 proposes רָעָב, compare Ezekiel 7:15) Ezekiel 22:7, plural 1 Samuel 2:5 (opposed to שְׂבֵעִים בַּלֶּחֶם), Job 24:10 (|| עָרוֺם), Psalm 107:36; Psalm 146:7; יְהִירָֿעֵב אֹנוֺ Job 18:12 (figurative) his strength grows hungry, i.e. fails (Vulgate Ew Di and others); Syriac Version De Bu Du (reading אָוֶן) al. his trouble grows hungry (i.e. ravenous for him), but ר׳ never elsewhere in this sense.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

1 Samuel

2:5; 2:5

2 Samuel

17:29; 17:29

2 Kings



5:5; 18:12; 24:10


107:5; 107:9; 107:9; 107:36; 146:7


25:21; 27:7; 27:7


8:21; 29:8; 32:6; 58:7; 58:10


7:15; 18:7; 18:16; 22:7


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H7457 matches the Hebrew רָעֵב (rāʿēḇ),
which occurs 20 times in 20 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:5 - They that were full have hired out themselves for bread; and they that were hungry H7457 ceased: so that the barren hath born seven; and she that hath many children is waxed feeble.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 17:29 - And honey, and butter, and sheep, and cheese of kine, for David, and for the people that were with him, to eat: for they said, The people is hungry, H7457 and weary, and thirsty, in the wilderness.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 7:12 - And the king arose in the night, and said unto his servants, I will now shew you what the Syrians have done to us. They know that we be hungry; H7457 therefore are they gone out of the camp to hide themselves in the field, saying, When they come out of the city, we shall catch them alive, and get into the city.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:5 - Whose harvest the hungry H7457 eateth up, and taketh it even out of the thorns, and the robber swalloweth up their substance.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 18:12 - His strength shall be hungerbitten, H7457 and destruction shall be ready at his side.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:7 - Thou hast not given water to the weary to drink, and thou hast withholden bread from the hungry. H7457
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:10 - They cause him to go naked without clothing, and they take away the sheaf from the hungry; H7457
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 107:5 - Hungry H7457 and thirsty, their soul fainted in them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 107:9 - For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry H7457 soul with goodness.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 107:36 - And there he maketh the hungry H7457 to dwell, that they may prepare a city for habitation;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 146:7 - Which executeth judgment for the oppressed: which giveth food to the hungry. H7457 The LORD looseth the prisoners:
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:21 - If thine enemy be hungry, H7457 give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink:
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:7 - The full soul loatheth an honeycomb; but to the hungry H7457 soul every bitter thing is sweet.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 8:21 - And they shall pass through it, hardly bestead and hungry: H7457 and it shall come to pass, that when they shall be hungry, they shall fret themselves, and curse their king and their God, and look upward.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 29:8 - It shall even be as when an hungry H7457 man dreameth, and, behold, he eateth; but he awaketh, and his soul is empty: or as when a thirsty man dreameth, and, behold, he drinketh; but he awaketh, and, behold, he is faint, and his soul hath appetite: so shall the multitude of all the nations be, that fight against mount Zion.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 32:6 - For the vile person will speak villany, and his heart will work iniquity, to practise hypocrisy, and to utter error against the LORD, to make empty the soul of the hungry, H7457 and he will cause the drink of the thirsty to fail.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 58:7 - Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, H7457 and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 58:10 - And if thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, H7457 and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall thy light rise in obscurity, and thy darkness be as the noonday:
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 18:7 - And hath not oppressed any, but hath restored to the debtor his pledge, hath spoiled none by violence, hath given his bread to the hungry, H7457 and hath covered the naked with a garment;
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 18:16 - Neither hath oppressed any, hath not withholden the pledge, neither hath spoiled by violence, but hath given his bread to the hungry, H7457 and hath covered the naked with a garment,
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