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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 live there for a time, because 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 - “The seven thin and ugly cows that came up after them are seven years, and the seven thin 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 [fn]come, 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 the abundance will be unknown in the land because of that subsequent famine H7458; for it will be very severe.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:36 - “Let the food be used as a reserve for the land for the seven years of famine H7458 which will occur in the land of Egypt, so that the land will not perish 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, then there was famine H7458 in all the lands; but in all the land of Egypt there was bread.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:56 - When the famine H7458 was spread over the entire face of the earth, then Joseph opened all [fn]the storehouses and sold grain to the Egyptians; and the famine H7458 was severe in the land of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:57 - Then the people of all the earth 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, because the famine H7458 was also in the land of Canaan.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 43:1 -

Now the famine H7458 was severe 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, and you and your household and all that you have would be impoverished.”’
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:4 - They also said to Pharaoh, “We have come to reside in the land, for there is no pasture for your servants’ flocks, for the famine H7458 is severe in the land of Canaan. Now, therefore, please let your servants 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 severe, 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. So the land became Pharaoh’s.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:3 - The sons of Israel said to them, “If only we had died by the LORD’S hand in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the pots of meat, when we ate bread until we were full; for you have brought us out into this wilderness to kill this entire assembly with hunger H7458!”
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:48 - you will serve your enemies whom the LORD will send against you, in hunger H7458, thirst, nakedness, and devoid 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 emaciated by [fn]plague

And a bitter epidemic;

And the teeth of beasts I will send against them,

With the venom of crawling things of the dust.

Unchecked Copy BoxRth 1:1 -

Now it came about in the days when the judges [fn]governed, that there was a famine H7458 in the land. And a man of Bethlehem in Judah went to reside in the land of Moab [fn]with his wife and his two sons.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 21:1 -

Now there was a famine H7458 in the days of David for three years, year after year; and David sought the presence of the LORD. And the LORD said, “It is because of 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 for three months before your enemies while they pursue you? Or shall there be three days of plague in your land? Now consider and see what answer I shall return to Him who sent me.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:37 -

“If there is a famine H7458 in the land, if there is a plague, if there is [fn]blight or mildew, locust or grasshopper, if their enemy harasses them in the land of their [fn]cities, whatever plague, whatever sickness there is,

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

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

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 6:25 - So there was a severe famine H7458 in Samaria; and behold, they kept besieging it until a donkey’s head was sold for 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; but if we sit here, we will also die. Now then come, and let’s go over to the camp of the Arameans. If they spare us, we will live; and if they kill us, then 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 live wherever you can live; for the LORD has called for a famine H7458, and it will indeed 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 severe in the city that there was no food for the people of the land.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 21:12 - three years of famine H7458, or three months to be swept away before your foes while the sword of your enemies overtakes you, or else three days of the sword of the LORD: a plague in the land, and the angel of the LORD destroying throughout the territory of Israel.’ Now, therefore, consider what answer I shall bring back to Him who sent me.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 6:28 -

“If there is a famine H7458 in the land, if there is a plague, if there is blight 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 - ‘If disaster comes upon us, the sword, or judgment, or plague, or famine H7458, we will stand before this house and before You (for Your name is in this house), and cry out to You in our distress, and You will hear and save us.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 32:11 - ‘Is Hezekiah not misleading you to give yourselves over to die by hunger H7458 and by thirst, saying, “The LORD our God will save us from the [fn]hand of the king of Assyria”?
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 5:3 - And there were others who said, “We are mortgaging our fields, our vineyards, and our houses so that we might get grain because of the famine H7458.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 9:15 -

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

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

And You told them to enter in order to take possession of

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 the power of the sword.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 33:19 -

To rescue 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 their [fn]nobles are famished H7458,

And their multitude is parched with thirst.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 14:30 -

[fn]Those who are most helpless will eat,

And the poor will lie down in security;

I will kill your root with famine H7458,

And it will kill your survivors.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 51:19 -

These two things have happened to you;

Who will mourn for you?

The devastation and destruction, famine H7458 and sword;

How shall I comfort you?

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 5:12 -

They have lied about the LORD

And said, “[fn]Not He;

Misfortune will not come upon us,

Nor will we see sword or famine H7458.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 11:22 - therefore, this is what the LORD of armies says: “Behold, I am going to punish them! The young 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 put an end to them by the sword, famine H7458, and plague.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 14:13 -

But I said, “Oh, Lord [fn]GOD! Behold, the prophets are telling them, ‘You will not see a sword, nor will you have famine H7458; on the contrary, I will give you lasting peace in this place.’”

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 14:15 - “Therefore this is what the LORD says 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 sword and famine H7458 those prophets shall meet their end!
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 14:16 - “And the people 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 wickedness upon them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 14:18 -

‘If I go out to the country,

There are those killed by the sword!

Or if I enter the city,

There are diseases from famine H7458!

For both prophet and priest

Have wandered around in the land that they do not know.’”

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 15:2 - “And it shall be that when they say to you, ‘Where should we go?’ then you are to tell them, ‘This is what the LORD says:

“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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