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Lexicon :: Strong's H7489 - rāʿaʿ

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TWOT Reference: 2191,2192

Strong’s Definitions

רָעַע râʻaʻ, raw-ah'; a primitive root; properly, to spoil (literally, by breaking to pieces); figuratively, to make (or be) good for nothing, i.e. bad (physically, socially or morally):—afflict, associate selves (by mistake for 7462), break (down, in pieces), displease, (be, bring, do) evil (doer, entreat, man), show self friendly (by mistake for 7462), do harm, (do) hurt, (behave self, deal) ill, × indeed, do mischief, punish, still, vex, (do) wicked (doer, -ly), be (deal, do) worse.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 83x

The KJV translates Strong's H7489 in the following manner: evil (20x), evildoer (10x), hurt (7x), wickedly (5x), worse (5x), afflict (5x), wicked (4x), break (3x), doer (3x), ill (3x), harm (3x), displease (2x), miscellaneous (13x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 83x
The KJV translates Strong's H7489 in the following manner: evil (20x), evildoer (10x), hurt (7x), wickedly (5x), worse (5x), afflict (5x), wicked (4x), break (3x), doer (3x), ill (3x), harm (3x), displease (2x), miscellaneous (13x).
  1. to be bad, be evil

    1. (Qal)

      1. to be displeasing

      2. to be sad

      3. to be injurious, be evil

      4. to be wicked, be evil (ethically)

    2. (Hiphil)

      1. to do an injury or hurt

      2. to do evil or wickedly

      3. mischief (participle)

  2. to break, shatter

    1. (Qal)

      1. to break

      2. broken (participle)

      3. to be broken

    2. (Hithpolel) to be broken, be broken in pieces, be broken asunder

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
רָעַע râʻaʻ, raw-ah'; a primitive root; properly, to spoil (literally, by breaking to pieces); figuratively, to make (or be) good for nothing, i.e. bad (physically, socially or morally):—afflict, associate selves (by mistake for 7462), break (down, in pieces), displease, (be, bring, do) evil (doer, entreat, man), show self friendly (by mistake for 7462), do harm, (do) hurt, (behave self, deal) ill, × indeed, do mischief, punish, still, vex, (do) wicked (doer, -ly), be (deal, do) worse.
STRONGS H7489: Abbreviations
[רָעַע]98 verb denominative be evil, bad; —
Qal Perfect 3rd person masculine singular רַע Numbers 22:34 + 3 times, רָ֑ע Numbers 11:10; 3rd person feminine singular רָעָה Deuteronomy 15:9 (Exodus 21:8 see I. רַע); Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular יֵרַע (Ges§ 67 p) Genesis 21:12 +; 3rd person feminine singular תֵּרַע Deuteronomy 28:54, Deuteronomy 28:56; 3rd person masculine plural יֵרְעוּ Nehemiah 2:3; —
1. be displeasing: רַע בְּעֵינֵי Numbers 11:10; Numbers 22:34 (J), Joshua 24:15 (E), Jeremiah 40:4; Proverbs 24:18 (with וְ consecutive) imperfect יֵרַע בְּעֵינֵי Genesis 21:11, Genesis 21:12 (E), Genesis 48:17 (J), 1 Samuel 8:6; 1 Samuel 18:8; 2 Samuel 11:25; later, וַיֵּרַעאֶל Jonah 4:1 or וירעלְ Nehemiah 2:10 (intensified by רָעָה גְרוֺלֶה), וַיֵּרַעלִי מְאֹד Nehemiah 13:8.
2. be sad: ירע לבב Deuteronomy 15:10; 1 Samuel 1:8; יֵֽֽֽרְעוּ פָנַי Nehemiah 2:3.
3. be injurious, evil: וַיִּרַע לְ Psalm 106:32 it went ill with Moses, person subject 2 Samuel 20:6; רָעָה עַיִן be grudging, with ב person, Deuteronomy 15:9; Deuteronomy 28:54, Deuteronomy 28:56.
4. be evil, wicked, ethically: וַיֵּרַע בְּעֵינֵי י׳ Genesis 38:10 (J) 2 Samuel 11:27; Isaiah 59:15; בְּעֵינֵי אֱלֹהַים 1 Chronicles 21:71 Chronicles 21:7.
Niph. suffer hurt: Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular (רַע) יֵרוֺעַ Proverbs 11:15; Proverbs 13:20.
Hiph.70 Perfect 3rd person masculine singular הֵרַע Exodus 5:23 +; 2nd person masculine singular הֲרֵעוֺתָ 1 Kings 17:20, etc.; Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular יָרֵעַ Zephaniah 1:12, וַיָּרַע 1 Kings 16:25; 2nd person masculine singular תָּרַע Psalm 44:3 [Psalm 44:2] +, etc.; Infinitive absolute הָרֵעַ 1 Samuel 12:25; 1 Chronicles 21:17; construct הָרַע Genesis 31:7 + 8 times, הָרֵעַ֑ Isaiah 1:16 + 4 times; Participle מֵרַע Isaiah 9:16 [Isaiah 9:17]; Proverbs 17:4; plural מְרֵעִים Isaiah 1:4 +; —
1. do an injury, hurt: absolute Genesis 44:5 (J), Isaiah 11:9 = Isaiah 65:25, Jeremiah 31:28; Proverbs 4:16; Proverbs 24:8; opposed to היטיב Isaiah 41:23; Jeremiah 10:5; Zephaniah 1:12 (all in prov. phr. = do anything at all, compare רָע 2); הרע ל Genesis 19:9; Genesis 43:6; Exodus 5:22, Exodus 5:23; Numbers 11:11 (J) Numbers 20:15; Joshua 24:20 (E) + 5 times; with accusative of person Numbers 16:15 (J) + 4 times; with בְּ, 1 Chronicles 16:22 = Psalm 105:15 (with ל), Jeremiah 25:29; Psalm 74:3; with עִמָּדִי Genesis 31:7 (E); with על 1 Kings 17:20 bring evil upon; swear לְהָרַע, = to one's hurt, Psalm 15:4; Leviticus 5:4 (P); Participle = substantive לְבָכָם לְמֵרָ֔ע [H4827 Daniel 11:27] (shall be) for mischief.
2. do evil, wickedly: absolute Genesis 19:7 (J) 1 Samuel 12:25 (twice in verse) + 6 times; opposed to היטיב Jeremiah 4:22; Jeremiah 13:23; with מִן compare, 1 Kings 14:9; 1 Kings 16:25; 2 Kings 21:11; Jeremiah 7:26; Jeremiah 16:12; with accusative הֵרֵעוּ מַעַלְלֵיהֶם Micah 3:4, compare 1 Samuel 25:3; Participle מֵרַע evil doer, Isaiah 9:16 [Isaiah 9:17]; Proverbs 17:4; plural Jeremiah 20:13; Jeremiah 23:14; Psalm 27:2 + 7 times; וֶרַע מ׳ Isaiah 1:4; Isaiah 14:20; בית מ׳ Isaiah 31:2; עֲרַתמ׳ Psalm 22:17 [Psalm 22:16]; קִחַל מ׳ Psalm 26:5; סוֺר מ׳ Psalm 64:3 [Psalm 64:2].

† II. [רָעַע] verb break (Aramaic loan-word = Hebrew רָצַץwhich see); —
Qal Perfect 3rd person plural רָעוּ Jeremiah 11:16; Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular יָרֹעַ Jeremiah 15:12; Job 34:24, 2nd person masculine singular suffix תְּרֹעֵם Psalm 2:9 (but see below); Infinitive absolute רֹ֫עָה Isaiah 24:19 (strike out ה as dittograph and read רֹעַ, see Hithpō`.); Participle feminine רֹעָה (? for רֹעֲעָה) [H7465 Proverbs 25:19]: —
1. transitive הֲיָרֹע בַּרְזֶל בַּרְזֶל וגו׳ Jeremiah 15:12 can one break iron, iron out of the north? compare יָרֹעַ כַּבִּירִים Job 34:24; תְּרֹעֵם בְּשֵֹׁבֶט בַּרְזֶל Psalm 2:9 (but read תִּרְעֵם, see I. רהְ, Greek Version of the LXX Syriac Version Vulgate Hup-Now and others).
2. intransitive break = be broken, of branches Jeremiah 11:16 (in figurative; Gf Or and others; > Hi Gie are in a sad state, √ I. רעע); שֵׁן רֹעָה [H7465 Proverbs 25:19] a broken tooth (ר׳ = רֹעֲעָה ?; Frankenb Niph. Participle נְרָעָה, compare Toy, but Niph. not elsewhere; Vrss רָעָה bad). — רֹ֫עוּ Isaiah 8:9 read דְּעוּ (Greek Version of the LXX Lo Che and others, || הַאֲזִינוּ).
Hithpō`. Perfect 3rd person feminine singular + Qal Infinitive absolute (see above) צרץ [הָ] רֹעַ הִתְרֹעֲעָה Isaiah 24:19 the earth is broken asunder (|| הִתְפּוֹרְרָה פּוֹר, מוֺט הִתְמוֺטְטָה); also Infinitive construct לְהִתְרוֺעֵעַ Proverbs 18:24 will be broken in pieces (Ges§ 114 i), ruined, De and others, but < read לְהִתְרָעוֺת Vrss Toy and others, see רעה Hithp. (see, however, DrExpos. Times xi (1899-1900), 230f.).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


19:7; 19:9; 21:11; 21:12; 21:12; 31:7; 31:7; 38:10; 43:6; 44:5; 48:17


5:22; 5:23; 5:23; 21:8




11:10; 11:10; 11:11; 16:15; 20:15; 22:34; 22:34


15:9; 15:9; 15:10; 28:54; 28:54; 28:56; 28:56


24:15; 24:20

1 Samuel

1:8; 8:6; 12:25; 12:25; 18:8; 25:3

2 Samuel

11:25; 11:27; 20:6

1 Kings

14:9; 16:25; 16:25; 17:20; 17:20

2 Kings


1 Chronicles

16:22; 21:7; 21:7; 21:17


2:3; 2:3; 2:10; 13:8


34:24; 34:24


2:9; 2:9; 15:4; 22:16; 26:5; 27:2; 44:2; 64:2; 74:3; 105:15; 106:32


4:16; 11:15; 13:20; 17:4; 17:4; 18:24; 24:8; 24:18


1:4; 1:4; 1:16; 8:9; 9:17; 9:17; 11:9; 14:20; 24:19; 24:19; 31:2; 41:23; 59:15; 65:25


4:22; 7:26; 10:5; 11:16; 11:16; 13:23; 15:12; 15:12; 16:12; 20:13; 23:14; 25:29; 31:28; 40:4






1:12; 1:12

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H7489 matches the Hebrew רָעַע (rāʿaʿ),
which occurs 102 times in 99 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 2 (Gen 19:7–Psa 27:2)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:7 - And said, I pray you, brethren, do not so wickedly. H7489
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:9 - And they said, Stand back. And they said again, This one fellow came in to sojourn, and he will needs be a judge: now will we deal worse H7489 with thee, than with them. And they pressed sore upon the man, even Lot, and came near to break the door.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:11 - And the thing was very grievous in Abraham's sight because of his son.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:12 - And God said unto Abraham, Let it not be grievous in thy sight because of the lad, and because of thy bondwoman; in all that Sarah hath said unto thee, hearken unto her voice; for in Isaac shall thy seed be called.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:7 - And your father hath deceived me, and changed my wages ten times; but God suffered him not to hurt H7489 me.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 38:10 - And the thing which he did displeased the LORD: wherefore he slew him also.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 43:6 - And Israel said, Wherefore dealt ye so ill H7489 with me, as to tell the man whether ye had yet a brother?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:5 - Is not this it in which my lord drinketh, and whereby indeed he divineth? ye have done evil H7489 in so doing.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 48:17 - And when Joseph saw that his father laid his right hand upon the head of Ephraim, it displeased him: and he held up his father's hand, to remove it from Ephraim's head unto Manasseh's head.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:22 - And Moses returned unto the LORD, and said, Lord, wherefore hast thou so evil entreated H7489 this people? why is it that thou hast sent me?
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:23 - For since I came to Pharaoh to speak in thy name, he hath done evil H7489 to this people; neither hast thou delivered thy people at all.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 5:4 - Or if a soul swear, pronouncing with his lips to do evil, H7489 or to do good, whatsoever it be that a man shall pronounce with an oath, and it be hid from him; when he knoweth of it, then he shall be guilty in one of these.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:10 - Then Moses heard the people weep throughout their families, every man in the door of his tent: and the anger of the LORD was kindled greatly; Moses also was displeased. H7489
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:11 - And Moses said unto the LORD, Wherefore hast thou afflicted H7489 thy servant? and wherefore have I not found favour in thy sight, that thou layest the burden of all this people upon me?
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 16:15 - And Moses was very wroth, and said unto the LORD, Respect not thou their offering: I have not taken one ass from them, neither have I hurt H7489 one of them.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 20:15 - How our fathers went down into Egypt, and we have dwelt in Egypt a long time; and the Egyptians vexed H7489 us, and our fathers:
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:34 - And Balaam said unto the angel of the LORD, I have sinned; for I knew not that thou stoodest in the way against me: now therefore, if it displease thee, H7489 I will get me back again.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 15:9 - Beware that there be not a thought in thy wicked heart, saying, The seventh year, the year of release, is at hand; and thine eye be evil H7489 against thy poor brother, and thou givest him nought; and he cry unto the LORD against thee, and it be sin unto thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 15:10 - Thou shalt surely give him, and thine heart shall not be grieved when thou givest unto him: because that for this thing the LORD thy God shall bless thee in all thy works, and in all that thou puttest thine hand unto.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 26:6 - And the Egyptians evil entreated H7489 us, and afflicted us, and laid upon us hard bondage:
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:54 - So that the man that is tender among you, and very delicate, his eye shall be evil toward his brother, and toward the wife of his bosom, and toward the remnant of his children which he shall leave:
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:56 - The tender and delicate woman among you, which would not adventure to set the sole of her foot upon the ground for delicateness and tenderness, her eye shall be evil toward the husband of her bosom, and toward her son, and toward her daughter,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 24:20 - If ye forsake the LORD, and serve strange gods, then he will turn and do you hurt, H7489 and consume you, after that he hath done you good.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 19:23 - And the man, the master of the house, went out unto them, and said unto them, Nay, my brethren, nay, I pray you, do not so wickedly; H7489 seeing that this man is come into mine house, do not this folly.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 1:21 - I went out full, and the LORD hath brought me home again empty: why then call ye me Naomi, seeing the LORD hath testified against me, and the Almighty hath afflicted H7489 me?
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 8:6 - But the thing displeased Samuel, when they said, Give us a king to judge us. And Samuel prayed unto the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 12:25 - But if ye shall still H7489 do wickedly, H7489 ye shall be consumed, both ye and your king.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 18:8 - And Saul was very wroth, and the saying displeased him; and he said, They have ascribed unto David ten thousands, and to me they have ascribed but thousands: and what can he have more but the kingdom?
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 25:34 - For in very deed, as the LORD God of Israel liveth, which hath kept me back from hurting H7489 thee, except thou hadst hasted and come to meet me, surely there had not been left unto Nabal by the morning light any that pisseth against the wall.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 26:21 - Then said Saul, I have sinned: return, my son David: for I will no more do thee harm, H7489 because my soul was precious in thine eyes this day: behold, I have played the fool, and have erred exceedingly.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 11:25 - Then David said unto the messenger, Thus shalt thou say unto Joab, Let not this thing displease thee, for the sword devoureth one as well as another: make thy battle more strong against the city, and overthrow it: and encourage thou him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 11:27 - And when the mourning was past, David sent and fetched her to his house, and she became his wife, and bare him a son. But the thing that David had done displeased the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 19:7 - Now therefore arise, go forth, and speak comfortably unto thy servants: for I swear by the LORD, if thou go not forth, there will not tarry one with thee this night: and that will be worse H7489 unto thee than all the evil that befell thee from thy youth until now.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 14:9 - But hast done evil H7489 above all that were before thee: for thou hast gone and made thee other gods, and molten images, to provoke me to anger, and hast cast me behind thy back:
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 16:25 - But Omri wrought evil in the eyes of the LORD, and did worse H7489 than all that were before him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 17:20 - And he cried unto the LORD, and said, O LORD my God, hast thou also brought evil H7489 upon the widow with whom I sojourn, by slaying her son?
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 21:11 - Because Manasseh king of Judah hath done these abominations, and hath done wickedly H7489 above all that the Amorites did, which were before him, and hath made Judah also to sin with his idols:
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:22 - Saying, Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm. H7489
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 21:7 - And God was displeased with this thing; therefore he smote Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 21:17 - And David said unto God, Is it not I that commanded the people to be numbered? even I it is that have sinned and done evil H7489 indeed; H7489 but as for these sheep, what have they done? let thine hand, I pray thee, O LORD my God, be on me, and on my father's house; but not on thy people, that they should be plagued.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 2:3 - And said unto the king, Let the king live for ever: why should not my countenance be sad, when the city, the place of my fathers' sepulchres, lieth waste, and the gates thereof are consumed with fire?
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 2:10 - When Sanballat the Horonite, and Tobiah the servant, the Ammonite, heard of it, it grieved them exceedingly that there was come a man to seek the welfare of the children of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 13:8 - And it grieved me sore: therefore I cast forth all the household stuff of Tobiah out of the chamber.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:20 - Behold, God will not cast away a perfect man, neither will he help the evil doers: H7489
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:24 - He shall break in pieces H7489 mighty men without number, and set others in their stead.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 2:9 - Thou shalt break H7489 them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 15:4 - In whose eyes a vile person is contemned; but he honoureth them that fear the LORD. He that sweareth to his own hurt, H7489 and changeth not.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:16 - For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked H7489 have inclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 26:5 - I have hated the congregation of evil doers; H7489 and will not sit with the wicked.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 27:2 - When the wicked, H7489 even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.

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