Click to Change

Return to Top

Return to Top

Printer Icon


Copy Options
Red Letter
The Blue Letter Bible

Lexicon :: Strong's H7458 - rāʿāḇ

Choose a new font size and typeface
Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Dictionary Aids

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.).
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
Copyright © 2002, 2003, 2006 by Biblesoft, Inc.
All rights reserved. Used by permission.

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 - 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 - “The seven lean 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 become 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 all the face of the earth, then 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 - 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, for the famine H7458 was in the land of Canaan also.
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 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 severe in the land of Canaan. Now, therefore, 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 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. Thus the land became Pharaoh’s.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:3 - The sons of Israel said to them, “Would that we had died by the LORDS hand 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 kill this whole assembly with hunger.” H7458
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:48 - therefore you shall serve your enemies whom the LORD 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 came about in the days when the judges [fn]governed, that there was a famine H7458 in the land. And a certain man of Bethlehem in Judah went to sojourn 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 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 foes while they pursue you? Or shall there be three days’ pestilence 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 famine H7458 in the land, if there is pestilence, if there is blight 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 - When Elisha returned to Gilgal, there was a famine H7458 in the land. [fn]As the sons of the prophets were sitting before 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 - There was a great famine H7458 in Samaria; and behold, they besieged 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; and if we sit here, we die also. Now therefore come, and let us [fn]go over to the camp of the Arameans. If they spare us, we will live; and if they kill us, we will but 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 the LORD 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 severe 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 foes, while the sword of your enemies overtakes you, or else three days of the sword of the LORD, even pestilence in the land, and the angel of the LORD destroying throughout all the territory of Israel.’ Now, therefore, consider what answer I shall 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 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 - ‘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 deliver us.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 32:11 - ‘Is not Hezekiah misleading you to give yourselves over to die by hunger H7458 and by thirst, saying, “The LORD our God will deliver us from the [fn]hand of the king of Assyria”?
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 5:3 - There were others who said, “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 provided bread from heaven for them for their hunger, H7458
You brought forth water from a rock for them for their thirst,
And You told 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 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 - 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]Those who are most helpless will eat,
And the needy will lie down in security;
I will [fn]destroy your root with famine, H7458
And it will kill off your survivors.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 51:19 - These two things have befallen 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 on us,
And we will not see sword or famine. H7458
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 11:22 - therefore, thus says the LORD of hosts, “Behold, I am about 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 make an end of them by the sword, famine H7458 and pestilence.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 14:13 - But, “Ah, Lord [fn]GOD!” I said, “Look, the prophets are telling them, ‘You will not see the sword nor will you have famine, H7458 but I will give you [fn]lasting peace in this place.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 14:15 - “Therefore thus says the LORD 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 [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 wickedness on them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 14:18 - ‘If I go out to the country,
Behold, those [fn]slain with the sword!
Or if I enter the city,
Behold, diseases of famine! H7458
For both prophet and priest
Have [fn]gone roving about 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, ‘Thus says the LORD:
“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.”’

Search Results Continued...

1. Currently on page 1/2 (Gen 12:10–Jer 15:2) Gen 12:10–Jer 15:2

BLB Searches
Search the Bible

Advanced Options

Other Searches

Multi-Verse Retrieval

Daily Devotionals

Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness.

Daily Bible Reading Plans

Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one's mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year.

One-Year Plans

Two-Year Plan