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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, “Please, my brothers, do not act H7489 wickedly. H7489
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:9 - But they said, “Stand aside.” Furthermore, they said, “This one came in [fn]as an alien, and already he is acting like a judge; now we will treat H7489 you worse H7489 than them.” So they pressed hard against [fn]Lot and came near to break the door.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:11 - The matter [fn]distressed H7489 Abraham greatly because of his son.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:12 - But God said to Abraham,[fn]Do not be distressed H7489 because of the lad and your maid; whatever Sarah tells you, listen to her, for through Isaac [fn]your descendants shall be named.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:7 - “Yet your father has cheated me and changed my wages ten times; however, God did not allow him to hurt H7489 me.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 38:10 - But what he did was displeasing H7489 in the sight of the LORD; so He took his life also.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 43:6 - Then Israel said, “Why did you treat H7489 me so badly H7489 [fn]by telling the man whether you still had another brother?”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:5 - ‘Is not this the one from which my lord drinks and which he indeed uses for divination? You have done H7489 wrong H7489 in doing this.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 48:17 - When Joseph saw that his father laid his right hand on Ephraim’s head, it displeased H7489 him; and he grasped his father’s hand to remove it from Ephraim’s head to Manasseh’s head.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:22 - Then Moses returned to the LORD and said, “O Lord, why have You brought H7489 harm H7489 to this people? Why did You ever send me?
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:23 - “Ever since I came to Pharaoh to speak in Your name, he has done H7489 harm H7489 to this people, and You have not delivered Your people at all.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 5:4 - ‘Or if a person swears thoughtlessly with his lips to do H7489 evil H7489 or to do good, in whatever matter a man may speak thoughtlessly with an oath, and it is hidden from him, and then he comes to know it, he will be guilty in one of these.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:10 - Now Moses heard the people weeping throughout their families, each man at the doorway of his tent; and the anger of the LORD was kindled greatly, and [fn]Moses was displeased. H7489
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:11 - So Moses said to the LORD, “Why have You [fn]been so hard H7489 on Your servant? And why have I not found favor in Your sight, that You have laid the burden of all this people on me?
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 16:15 - Then Moses became very angry and said to the LORD, “Do not regard their offering! I have not taken a single donkey from them, nor have I done H7489 harm H7489 to any of them.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 20:15 - that our fathers went down to Egypt, and we stayed in Egypt a long time, and the Egyptians treated H7489 us and our fathers badly. H7489
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:34 - Balaam said to the angel of the LORD, “I have sinned, for I did not know that you were standing in the way against me. Now then, if it is displeasing H7489 to you, I will turn back.”
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 15:9 - “Beware that there is no base [fn]thought in your heart, saying, ‘The seventh year, the year of remission, is near,’ and your eye is hostile H7489 toward your poor brother, and you give him nothing; then he may cry to the LORD against you, and it will be a sin in you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 15:10 - “You shall generously give to him, and your heart shall not be grieved H7489 when you give to him, because for this thing the LORD your God will bless you in all your work and in all [fn]your undertakings.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 26:6 - ‘And the Egyptians treated H7489 us harshly H7489 and afflicted us, and imposed hard labor on us.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:54 - “The man who is [fn]refined and very delicate among you [fn]shall be hostile H7489 toward his brother and toward the wife [fn]he cherishes and toward the rest of his children who remain,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:56 - “The [fn]refined and delicate woman among you, who would not venture to set the sole of her foot on the ground for delicateness and [fn]refinement, [fn]shall be hostile H7489 toward the husband [fn]she cherishes and toward her son and daughter,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 24:20 - “If you forsake the LORD and serve foreign gods, then He will turn and do H7489 you harm H7489 and consume you after He has done good to you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 19:23 - Then the man, the owner of the house, went out to them and said to them, “No, my fellows, please do not act H7489 so wickedly; H7489 since this man has come into my house, do not commit this act of folly.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 1:21 - “I went out full, but the LORD has brought me back empty. Why do you call me Naomi, since the LORD has witnessed against me and [fn]the Almighty has afflicted H7489 me?”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 8:6 - But the thing was [fn]displeasing H7489 in the sight of Samuel when they said, “Give us a king to judge us.” And Samuel prayed to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 12:25 - “But if you still H7489 do H7489 wickedly, H7489 both you and your king will be swept away.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 18:8 - Then Saul became very angry, for this saying [fn]displeased H7489 him; and he said, “They have ascribed to David ten thousands, but to me they have ascribed thousands. Now what more can he have but the kingdom?”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 25:34 - “Nevertheless, as the LORD God of Israel lives, who has restrained me from harming H7489 you, unless you had come quickly to meet me, surely there would not have been left to Nabal until the morning light as much as one [fn]male.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 26:21 - Then Saul said, “I have sinned. Return, my son David, for I will not harm H7489 you again because my life was precious in your sight this day. Behold, I have played the fool and have committed a serious error.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 11:25 - Then David said to the messenger, “Thus you shall say to Joab, ‘Do not let this thing [fn]displease H7489 you, for the sword devours one as well as another; make your battle against the city stronger and overthrow it’; and so encourage him.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 11:27 - When the time of mourning was over, David sent and [fn]brought her to his house and she became his wife; then she bore him a son. But the thing that David had done was evil H7489 in the sight of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 19:7 - “Now therefore arise, go out and speak [fn]kindly to your servants, for I swear by the LORD, if you do not go out, surely not a man will pass the night with you, and this will be worse H7489 for you than all the evil that has come upon you from your youth until now.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 14:9 - you also have done more evil H7489 than all who were before you, and have gone and made for yourself other gods and molten images to provoke Me to anger, and have cast Me behind your back
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 16:25 - Omri did evil in the sight of the LORD, and acted H7489 more wickedly H7489 than all who were before him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 17:20 - He called to the LORD and said, “O LORD my God, have You also brought H7489 calamity H7489 to the widow with whom I am [fn]staying, by causing her son to die?”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 21:11 - “Because Manasseh king of Judah has done these abominations, having done H7489 wickedly H7489 more than all the Amorites did who were before him, and has also made Judah sin with his idols;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:22 - “Do not touch My anointed ones,
And do H7489 My prophets no harm.” H7489
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 21:7 - [fn]God was displeased H7489 with this thing, so He struck Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 21:17 - David said to God, “Is it not I who [fn]commanded to count the people? Indeed, I am the one who has sinned and done H7489 very H7489 wickedly, H7489 but these sheep, what have they done? O LORD my God, please let Your hand be against me and my father’s household, but not against Your people that they should be plagued.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 2:3 - I said to the king, “Let the king live forever. Why should my face not be sad H7489 when the city, the place of my fathers’ tombs, lies desolate and its gates have been consumed by fire?”
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 2:10 - When Sanballat the Horonite and Tobiah the Ammonite [fn]official heard about it, it was very displeasing H7489 to them that someone had come to seek the welfare of the sons of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 13:8 - It was very displeasing H7489 to me, so I threw all of Tobiah’s household goods out of the room.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:20 - “Lo, God will not reject a man of integrity,
Nor will He [fn]support the evildoers. H7489
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:24 - “He breaks H7489 in pieces mighty men without inquiry,
And sets others in their place.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 2:9 - ‘You shall [fn]break H7489 them with a [fn]rod of iron,
You shall shatter them like [fn]earthenware.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 15:4 - In [fn]whose eyes a reprobate is despised,
But [fn]who honors those who fear the LORD;
He swears to his own hurt H7489 and does not change;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:16 - For dogs have surrounded me;
[fn]A band of evildoers H7489 has encompassed me;
[fn]They pierced my hands and my feet.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 26:5 - I hate the assembly of evildoers, H7489
And I will not sit with the wicked.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 27:2 - When evildoers H7489 came upon me to devour my flesh,
My adversaries and my enemies, they stumbled and fell.

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