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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




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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 -

Now there was a famine H7458 in the land; so Abram went down to Egypt to sojourn there, for the famine H7458 was severe in the land.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:1 -

Now there was a famine H7458 in the land, besides the previous famine H7458 that had occurred in the days of Abraham. So Isaac went to Gerar, to Abimelech king of the Philistines.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:27 - “And the seven lean and ugly cows that came up after them are seven years, and the seven lean ears scorched by the east wind will be seven years of famine H7458.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:30 - and after them seven years of famine H7458 will arise, and all the abundance will be forgotten in the land of Egypt, and the famine H7458 will [fn]ravage the land,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:31 - so that the abundance will be unknown in the land because of that subsequent famine H7458; for it will be very heavy.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:36 - “And let the food be appointed for the land for the seven years of famine H7458 which will happen in the land of Egypt, so that the land will not be cut off during the famine H7458.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:50 -

Now before the year of famine H7458 came, two sons were born to Joseph, whom Asenath, the daughter of Potiphera priest of [fn]On, bore to him.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:54 - and the seven years of famine H7458 began to come, just as Joseph had said. So there was famine H7458 in all the lands, but in all the land of Egypt there was bread.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:56 - Now the famine H7458 was over all the face of the land. And Joseph opened all [fn]the storehouses and sold to the Egyptians; and the famine H7458 was severe in the land of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:57 - Now all the earth also came to Egypt to buy grain from Joseph because the famine H7458 was severe in all the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:5 - So the sons of Israel came to buy grain among those who were coming, for the famine H7458 was in the land of Canaan also.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 43:1 -

Now the famine H7458 was heavy in the land.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:6 - “For the famine H7458 has been in the land these two years, and there are still five years in which there will be neither plowing nor harvesting.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:11 - “There I will also provide for you, for there are still five years of famine H7458 to come, lest you and your household and all that you have be impoverished.”’
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:4 - And they said to Pharaoh, “We have come to sojourn in the land, for there is no pasture for your servants’ flocks, for the famine H7458 is heavy in the land of Canaan. So now, please let your servants [fn]live in the land of Goshen.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:13 -

Now there was no [fn]food in all the land because the famine H7458 was very heavy, so that the land of Egypt and the land of Canaan languished because of the famine H7458.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:20 -

So Joseph bought all the land of Egypt for Pharaoh, for [fn]every Egyptian sold his field because the famine H7458 was severe upon them. Thus the land became Pharaoh’s.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:3 - And the sons of Israel said to them, “Would that we had died by the hand of Yahweh in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the pots of [fn]meat, when we ate bread to the full; for you have brought us out into this wilderness to put this whole assembly to death with hunger H7458.”
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:48 - therefore you shall serve your enemies whom Yahweh will send against you, in hunger H7458, in thirst, in nakedness, and in the lack of all things; and He will put an iron yoke on your neck until He has destroyed you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:24 -

They will be wasted by famine H7458, and consumed by [fn]plague

And bitter destruction;

And the teeth of beasts I will send upon them,

With the venom of crawling things of the dust.

Unchecked Copy BoxRth 1:1 -

Now it happened in the days when the judges judged, that there was a famine H7458 in the land. And a certain man of Bethlehem in Judah went to sojourn in the fields of Moab [fn]with his wife and his two sons.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 21:1 -

And there was a famine H7458 in the days of David for three years, year after year; and David sought the presence of Yahweh. And Yahweh said, “It is for Saul and his bloody house, because he put the Gibeonites to death.”

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 24:13 - So Gad came to David and told him, and said to him, “Shall seven years of famine H7458 come to you in your land? Or will you flee three months before your adversaries while they pursue you? Or shall there be three days’ pestilence in your land? Now, know and see what word I should return to Him who sent me.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:37 -

“If there is famine H7458 in the land, if there is pestilence, if there is scorching wind or mildew, locust or grasshopper, if their enemy besieges them in the land of their [fn]cities, whatever plague, whatever sickness there is,

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:2 - So Elijah went to show himself to Ahab. Now the famine H7458 was severe in Samaria.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 4:38 -

Now Elisha returned to Gilgal, and there was a famine H7458 in the land. [fn]As the sons of the prophets were sitting before him, he said to his young man, “Put on the large pot and boil stew for the sons of the prophets.”

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 6:25 - Now there was a great famine H7458 in Samaria. And behold, they besieged it, until a donkey’s head was sold for [fn]eighty shekels of silver, and a fourth of a [fn]kab of dove’s dung for five shekels of silver.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 7:4 - “If we say, ‘We will enter the city,’ then the famine H7458 is in the city and we will die there; and if we sit here, we die also. So now come, and let us [fn]go over to the camp of the Arameans. If they spare us, we will live; and if they put us to death, we will die.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 8:1 -

Now Elisha spoke to the woman whose son he had restored to life, saying, “Arise and go [fn]with your household, and sojourn wherever you can sojourn; for Yahweh has called for a famine H7458, and it will even come on the land for seven years.”

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 25:3 - On the ninth day of the fourth month the famine H7458 was so strong in the city that there was no food for the people of the land.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 21:12 - either three years of famine H7458, or three months to be swept away before your adversaries, while the sword of your enemies overtakes you, or else three days of the sword of Yahweh, even pestilence in the land, and the angel of Yahweh destroying throughout all the territory of Israel.’ So now, see what word I should return to Him who sent me.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 6:28 -

“If there is famine H7458 in the land, if there is pestilence, if there is scorching wind or mildew, if there is locust or grasshopper, if their enemies besiege them in the land of their [fn]cities, whatever plague or whatever sickness there is,

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 20:9 - ‘Should evil come upon us, the sword, or judgment, or pestilence, or famine H7458, we will stand before this house and before You (for Your name is in this house) and cry to You in our distress, and You will hear and save us.’
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 32:11 - ‘Is not Hezekiah inciting you to give yourselves over to die by hunger H7458 and by thirst, saying, “Yahweh our God will deliver us from the [fn]hand of the king of Assyria”?
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 5:3 - There were others who were saying, “We are mortgaging our fields, our vineyards, and our houses, that we might get grain because of the famine H7458.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 9:15 -

“You gave bread from heaven for them for their hunger H7458,

You brought forth water from a rock for them for their thirst,

And You said to them to enter in order to possess

The land which You [fn]swore to give them.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:20 -

“In famine H7458 He will redeem you from death,

And in war from hands with swords.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 33:19 -

To deliver their soul from death

And to keep them alive in famine H7458.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 105:16 -

And He called for a famine H7458 upon the land;

He broke the whole staff of bread.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:13 -

Therefore My people go into exile for their lack of knowledge;

And [fn]their honorable men are famished H7458,

And their multitude is parched with thirst.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 14:30 -

[fn]And the foremost of the poor will eat,

And the needy will lie down in security;

I will put to death your root with famine H7458,

And it will kill off your remnant.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 51:19 -

These two things have befallen you;

Who will console you?

The devastation and destruction, famine H7458 and sword;

How shall I comfort you?

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 5:12 -

They have dealt falsely about Yahweh

And said, “[fn]Not He;

Calamity will not come on us,

And we will not see sword or famine H7458.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 11:22 - therefore thus says Yahweh of hosts, “Behold, I am about to punish them! The choice men will die by the sword; their sons and daughters will die by famine H7458;
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 14:12 - “When they fast, I am not going to listen to their cry; and when they offer burnt offering and grain offering, I am not going to accept them. Rather I am going to make an end of them by the sword, famine H7458, and pestilence.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 14:13 -

But, “Ah, Lord Yahweh!” I said, “Behold, the prophets are saying to them, ‘You will not see the sword nor will you have famine H7458, but I will give you true peace in this place.’”

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 14:15 - “Therefore thus says Yahweh concerning the prophets who are prophesying in My name, although it was not I who sent them—yet they keep saying, ‘There will be no sword or famine H7458 in this land’—by that sword and famine H7458 those prophets shall [fn]meet their end!
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 14:16 - “The people also to whom they are prophesying will be thrown out into the streets of Jerusalem because of the famine H7458 and the sword; and there will be no one to bury them—neither them, nor their wives, nor their sons, nor their daughters—for I will pour out their own evil on them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 14:18 -

‘If I go out to the field,

Behold, those [fn]slain with the sword!

Or if I enter the city,

Behold, diseases of famine H7458!

For both prophet and priest

Have gone around as merchants in the land that they do not know.’”

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 15:2 - “And it will be that when they say to you, ‘Where should we go?’ then you are to tell them, ‘Thus says Yahweh:

“Those destined for death, to death;

And those destined for the sword, to the sword;

And those destined for famine H7458, to famine H7458;

And those destined for captivity, to captivity.”’

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