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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.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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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 - “Those who were full hire themselves out for bread,
But those who were hungry H7457 cease to be hungry.
Even the infertile woman gives birth to seven,
But she who has many children languishes.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 17:29 - honey, curds, sheep, and cheese of the herd, for David and the people who were with him, to eat. For they said, “The people are hungry H7457 and exhausted and thirsty in the wilderness.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 7:12 - Then the king got up in the night and said to his servants, “I will now tell you what the Arameans have done to us. They know that we are hungry H7457; so they have left the camp to hide themselves in the field, saying, ‘When they come out of the city, we will capture them alive and get into the city.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:5 - [fn]The hungry H7457 devour his harvest
And take it to a place of thorns,
And the [fn]schemer is eager for their wealth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 18:12 - “His strength is famished H7457,
And disaster is ready at his side.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:7 - “You have given the weary no water to drink,
And you have withheld bread from the hungry H7457.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:10 - The poor move about naked without clothing,
And they carry sheaves, while going hungry H7457.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 107:5 - They were hungry H7457 [fn]and thirsty;
Their souls felt weak within them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 107:9 - For He has satisfied the [fn]thirsty soul,
And He has filled the hungry H7457 soul with what is good.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 107:36 - And He has the hungry H7457 live there,
So that they may establish [fn]an inhabited city,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 146:7 - Who executes justice for the oppressed;
Who gives food to the hungry H7457.
The LORD frees the prisoners.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:21 - If [fn]your enemy is hungry H7457, give him food to eat;
And if he is thirsty, give him water to drink;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:7 - A satisfied [fn]person [fn]despises honey,
But to a hungry H7457 [fn]person any bitter thing is sweet.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 8:21 - They will pass through [fn]the land dejected and hungry H7457, and it will turn out that when they are hungry, they will become enraged and curse [fn]their king and their God as they face upward.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 29:8 - It will be as when a hungry H7457 person H7457 dreams
And behold, he is eating;
But when he awakens, his [fn]hunger is not satisfied,
Or as when a thirsty person dreams
And behold, he is drinking,
But when he awakens, behold, he is faint
And his [fn]thirst is not quenched.
So will the multitude of all the nations be
Who wage war against Mount Zion.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 32:6 - For a fool speaks nonsense,
And his heart [fn]inclines toward wickedness:
To practice ungodliness and to speak error against the LORD,
To [fn]keep the hungry H7457 person unsatisfied
And [fn]to withhold drink from the thirsty.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 58:7 - “Is it not to break your bread [fn]with the hungry H7457
And bring the homeless poor into the house;
When you see the naked, to cover him;
And not to hide yourself from your own flesh?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 58:10 - And if you offer yourself to the hungry H7457
And satisfy the [fn]need of the afflicted,
Then your light will rise in darkness,
And your gloom will become like midday.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 18:7 - and if a man does not oppress anyone, but restores to the debtor his pledge, does not commit robbery, but gives his bread to the hungry H7457 and covers the naked with clothing,
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 18:16 - nor oppressed anyone, nor retained a pledge, nor committed robbery; instead, he gives his bread to the hungry H7457 and covers the naked with clothing,
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