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Lexicon :: Strong's H7458 - rāʿāḇ

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masculine noun
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TWOT Reference: 2183a

Strong’s Definitions

רָעָב râʻâb, raw-awb'; from H7456; hunger (more or less extensive):—dearth, famine, famished, hunger.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 101x

The KJV translates Strong's H7458 in the following manner: famine (87x), hunger (8x), dearth (5x), famished (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 101x
The KJV translates Strong's H7458 in the following manner: famine (87x), hunger (8x), dearth (5x), famished (1x).
  1. famine, hunger

    1. famine (in land, nation)

      1. of Jehovah's word (fig)

    2. hunger (of individuals)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
רָעָב râʻâb, raw-awb'; from H7456; hunger (more or less extensive):—dearth, famine, famished, hunger.
STRONGS H7458: Abbreviations
רָעָב 101 noun masculineGenesis 26:1 famine, hunger; — absolute ר׳ Genesis 12:10 +; suffix רְעָבָם Nehemiah 9:15;
1. famine (in land, nation or city), Genesis 12:10; Genesis 26:1; Genesis 41:30, 31; Exodus 16:3; 2 Samuel 21:1; 2 Samuel 24:13 = 2 Kings 4:38; 2 Kings 6:25 +; שְׁנֵי(הָ)ר׳ Genesis 41:27, 30, 36, שְׁנַת ר׳ Genesis 41:50, but also שָׁנִים ר׳ [שָׁלוֺשׁ] שֶׁבַע 2 Samuel 24:13 (on gender see AlbrZAW xvi (1896), 103) = 1 Chronicles 21:12; with חזק (be) severe Genesis 47:56; Genesis 47:57; 1 Kings 18:2; 1Ki 25:3= Jeremiah 52:6, חזק עַל Genesis 47:20; with כָּבֵד Genesis 12:10; Genesis 47:4, 13; גָּדוֺל 2 Kings 6:25; זַלְעֲפוֺת ר׳ Lamentations 5:10; מְזֵי ר׳ Deuteronomy 32:24 + Isaiah 5:13 (see [מָזֶה]), תַּחֲלוּאֵי ר׳ Jeremiah 14:18, חַלֲלֵי ר׳ Lamentations 5:10, אֲסֻפֵי ר׳ Ezekiel 34:29; חִצֵּי הָר׳ Ezekiel 5:16; as scourge of י׳ (+ חֶרֶב, דֶּבֶר, etc.; especially Jeremiah, Ezekiel), Jeremiah 5:12; Jeremiah 11:22; Jeremiah 14:12; Jeremiah 21:7, 9; Ezekiel 5:2; Ezekiel 6:11, 12 +, etc.; figurative of lack of י׳'s word Amos 8:11.
2. hunger, of individual Jeremiah 32:9; Deuteronomy 28:48 (+ צָמָא, etc.), 2 Chronicles 32:11 (+ id.).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


12:10; 12:10; 12:10; 26:1; 26:1; 41:27; 41:30; 41:30; 41:31; 41:36; 41:50; 47:4; 47:13; 47:20




28:48; 32:24

2 Samuel

21:1; 24:13; 24:13

1 Kings


2 Kings

4:38; 6:25; 6:25

1 Chronicles


2 Chronicles







5:12; 11:22; 14:12; 14:18; 21:7; 21:9; 32:9; 52:6


5:10; 5:10


5:2; 5:16; 6:11; 6:12; 34:29




Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H7458 matches the Hebrew רָעָב (rāʿāḇ),
which occurs 101 times in 88 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 2 (Gen 12:10–Jer 15:2)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:10 - And there was a famine H7458 in the land: and Abram went down into Egypt to sojourn there; for the famine H7458 was grievous in the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:1 - And there was a famine H7458 in the land, beside the first famine H7458 that was in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went unto Abimelech king of the Philistines unto Gerar.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:27 - And the seven thin and ill favoured kine that came up after them are seven years; and the seven empty ears blasted with the east wind shall be seven years of famine. H7458
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:30 - And there shall arise after them seven years of famine; H7458 and all the plenty shall be forgotten in the land of Egypt; and the famine H7458 shall consume the land;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:31 - And the plenty shall not be known in the land by reason of that famine H7458 following; for it shall be very grievous.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:36 - And that food shall be for store to the land against the seven years of famine, H7458 which shall be in the land of Egypt; that the land perish not through the famine. H7458
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:50 - And unto Joseph were born two sons before the years of famine H7458 came, which Asenath the daughter of Potipherah priest of On bare unto him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:54 - And the seven years of dearth H7458 began to come, according as Joseph had said: and the dearth H7458 was in all lands; but in all the land of Egypt there was bread.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:56 - And the famine H7458 was over all the face of the earth: And Joseph opened all the storehouses, and sold unto the Egyptians; and the famine H7458 waxed sore in the land of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:57 - And all countries came into Egypt to Joseph for to buy corn; because that the famine H7458 was so sore in all lands.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:5 - And the sons of Israel came to buy corn among those that came: for the famine H7458 was in the land of Canaan.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 43:1 - And the famine H7458 was sore in the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:6 - For these two years hath the famine H7458 been in the land: and yet there are five years, in the which there shall neither be earing nor harvest.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:11 - And there will I nourish thee; for yet there are five years of famine; H7458 lest thou, and thy household, and all that thou hast, come to poverty.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:4 - They said moreover unto Pharaoh, For to sojourn in the land are we come; for thy servants have no pasture for their flocks; for the famine H7458 is sore in the land of Canaan: now therefore, we pray thee, let thy servants dwell in the land of Goshen.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:13 - And there was no bread in all the land; for the famine H7458 was very sore, so that the land of Egypt and all the land of Canaan fainted by reason of the famine. H7458
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:20 - And Joseph bought all the land of Egypt for Pharaoh; for the Egyptians sold every man his field, because the famine H7458 prevailed over them: so the land became Pharaoh's.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:3 - And the children of Israel said unto them, Would to God we had died by the hand of the LORD in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the flesh pots, and when we did eat bread to the full; for ye have brought us forth into this wilderness, to kill this whole assembly with hunger. H7458
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:48 - Therefore shalt thou serve thine enemies which the LORD shall send against thee, in hunger, H7458 and in thirst, and in nakedness, and in want of all things: and he shall put a yoke of iron upon thy neck, until he have destroyed thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:24 - They shall be burnt with hunger, H7458 and devoured with burning heat, and with bitter destruction: I will also send the teeth of beasts upon them, with the poison of serpents of the dust.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 1:1 - Now it came to pass in the days when the judges ruled, that there was a famine H7458 in the land. And a certain man of Bethlehemjudah went to sojourn in the country of Moab, he, and his wife, and his two sons.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 21:1 - Then there was a famine H7458 in the days of David three years, year after year; and David enquired of the LORD. And the LORD answered, It is for Saul, and for his bloody house, because he slew the Gibeonites.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 24:13 - So Gad came to David, and told him, and said unto him, Shall seven years of famine H7458 come unto thee in thy land? or wilt thou flee three months before thine enemies, while they pursue thee? or that there be three days' pestilence in thy land? now advise, and see what answer I shall return to him that sent me.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:37 - If there be in the land famine, H7458 if there be pestilence, blasting, mildew, locust, or if there be caterpiller; if their enemy besiege them in the land of their cities; whatsoever plague, whatsoever sickness there be;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:2 - And Elijah went to shew himself unto Ahab. And there was a sore famine H7458 in Samaria.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 4:38 - And Elisha came again to Gilgal: and there was a dearth H7458 in the land; and the sons of the prophets were sitting before him: and he said unto his servant, Set on the great pot, and seethe pottage for the sons of the prophets.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 6:25 - And there was a great famine H7458 in Samaria: and, behold, they besieged it, until an ass's head was sold for fourscore pieces of silver, and the fourth part of a cab of dove's dung for five pieces of silver.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 7:4 - If we say, We will enter into the city, then the famine H7458 is in the city, and we shall die there: and if we sit still here, we die also. Now therefore come, and let us fall unto the host of the Syrians: if they save us alive, we shall live; and if they kill us, we shall but die.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 8:1 - Then spake Elisha unto the woman, whose son he had restored to life, saying, Arise, and go thou and thine household, and sojourn wheresoever thou canst sojourn: for the LORD hath called for a famine; H7458 and it shall also come upon the land seven years.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 25:3 - And on the ninth day of the fourth month the famine H7458 prevailed in the city, and there was no bread for the people of the land.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 21:12 - Either three years' famine; H7458 or three months to be destroyed before thy foes, while that the sword of thine enemies overtaketh thee; or else three days the sword of the LORD, even the pestilence, in the land, and the angel of the LORD destroying throughout all the coasts of Israel. Now therefore advise thyself what word I shall bring again to him that sent me.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 6:28 - If there be dearth H7458 in the land, if there be pestilence, if there be blasting, or mildew, locusts, or caterpillers; if their enemies besiege them in the cities of their land; whatsoever sore or whatsoever sickness there be:
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 20:9 - If, when evil cometh upon us, as the sword, judgment, or pestilence, or famine, H7458 we stand before this house, and in thy presence, (for thy name is in this house,) and cry unto thee in our affliction, then thou wilt hear and help.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 32:11 - Doth not Hezekiah persuade you to give over yourselves to die by famine H7458 and by thirst, saying, The LORD our God shall deliver us out of the hand of the king of Assyria?
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 5:3 - Some also there were that said, We have mortgaged our lands, vineyards, and houses, that we might buy corn, because of the dearth. H7458
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 9:15 - And gavest them bread from heaven for their hunger, H7458 and broughtest forth water for them out of the rock for their thirst, and promisedst them that they should go in to possess the land which thou hadst sworn to give them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:20 - In famine H7458 he shall redeem thee from death: and in war from the power of the sword.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 33:19 - To deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine. H7458
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 105:16 - Moreover he called for a famine H7458 upon the land: he brake the whole staff of bread.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:13 - Therefore my people are gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge: and their honourable men are famished, H7458 and their multitude dried up with thirst.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 14:30 - And the firstborn of the poor shall feed, and the needy shall lie down in safety: and I will kill thy root with famine, H7458 and he shall slay thy remnant.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 51:19 - These two things are come unto thee; who shall be sorry for thee? desolation, and destruction, and the famine, H7458 and the sword: by whom shall I comfort thee?
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 5:12 - They have belied the LORD, and said, It is not he; neither shall evil come upon us; neither shall we see sword nor famine: H7458
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 11:22 - Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts, Behold, I will punish them: the young men shall die by the sword; their sons and their daughters shall die by famine: H7458
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 14:12 - When they fast, I will not hear their cry; and when they offer burnt offering and an oblation, I will not accept them: but I will consume them by the sword, and by the famine, H7458 and by the pestilence.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 14:13 - Then said I, Ah, Lord GOD! behold, the prophets say unto them, Ye shall not see the sword, neither shall ye have famine; H7458 but I will give you assured peace in this place.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 14:15 - Therefore thus saith the LORD concerning the prophets that prophesy in my name, and I sent them not, yet they say, Sword and famine H7458 shall not be in this land; By sword and famine H7458 shall those prophets be consumed.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 14:16 - And the people to whom they prophesy shall be cast out in the streets of Jerusalem because of the famine H7458 and the sword; and they shall have none to bury them, them, their wives, nor their sons, nor their daughters: for I will pour their wickedness upon them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 14:18 - If I go forth into the field, then behold the slain with the sword! and if I enter into the city, then behold them that are sick with famine! H7458 yea, both the prophet and the priest go about into a land that they know not.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 15:2 - And it shall come to pass, if they say unto thee, Whither shall we go forth? then thou shalt tell them, Thus saith the LORD; Such as are for death, to death; and such as are for the sword, to the sword; and such as are for the famine, H7458 to the famine; H7458 and such as are for the captivity, to the captivity.

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