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Lexicon :: Strong's H7493 - rāʿaš

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Strong’s Definitions

רָעַשׁ râʻash, raw-ash; a primitive root; to undulate (as the earth, the sky, etc.; also a field of grain), particularly through fear; specifically, to spring (as a locust):—make afraid, (re-) move, quake, (make to) shake, (make to) tremble.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 30x

The KJV translates Strong's H7493 in the following manner: shake (16x), tremble (9x), moved (2x), afraid (1x), quake (1x), remove (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 30x
The KJV translates Strong's H7493 in the following manner: shake (16x), tremble (9x), moved (2x), afraid (1x), quake (1x), remove (1x).
  1. to quake, shake

    1. (Qal) to quake, shake

    2. (Niphal) to be made to quake

    3. (Hiphil)

      1. to cause to quake

      2. to cause to spring or leap (of horse)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
רָעַשׁ râʻash, raw-ash; a primitive root; to undulate (as the earth, the sky, etc.; also a field of grain), particularly through fear; specifically, to spring (as a locust):—make afraid, (re-) move, quake, (make to) shake, (make to) tremble.
STRONGS H7493: Abbreviations
† [רָעַשׁ] verb quake, shake, intransitive (Late Hebrew = Biblical Hebrew, so Aramaic bdb095002 (rare), and (once) רְשְַׁ toss, rage (of sea); Arabic bdb095003, usually bdb095004, bdb095005, (loan-word?), tremble, quiver, quake; compare perhaps Assyrian rêšu, exult); —
Qal Perfect 3rd person feminine singular רָעֲשָׁה Jeremiah 8:16; Jeremiah 49:21, רָעָ֑שָׁה Judges 5:4; Psalm 68:9; 3rd person plural רָעֲשׁוּ Joel 2:10 +, etc. Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular יִרְעַשׁ Psalm 72:16, 3rd person feminine plural תִּרְעַשְׁנָה Ezekiel 26:10, etc.; Participle plural רֹעֲשִׁים Jeremiah 4:24; — quake, shake, of earth Judges 5:4 = Psalm 68:9, 2 Samuel 22:8 (|| רגז) = Psalm 18:8 (|| id.), Psalm 77:19 (+ רגז), also Isaiah 13:13 (with עַלכֵּֿן, + מִמְּקוֺמוֺ, pregnantly; || רָגַז), Jeremiah 51:29; with מִן causative Jeremiah 8:16; Jeremiah 10:10; Jeremiah 49:21; of מוֺסְדֵי אָ֑רֶץ Isaiah 24:18; of heavens Joel 2:10 (לִפְנֵי causative; || רָגַז); heavens and earth Joel 4:16; mountains Jeremiah 4:24; Nahum 1:5 (מִן person causative), Psalm 46:4 (ב causative); walls Ezekiel 26:10 (מִן causative); אִיִּים Ezekiel 26:15 (id.); מִגְרשׁוֺת Ezekiel 27:28 (ל causative); הַסִּפִּים Amos 9:1; all living things Ezekiel 38:20 (מִפָּנַי causative); of waving grain Psalm 72:16.
Niph. נִרְעֲשָׁה הָאָרֶץ Jeremiah 50:46 is made to quake (מִקּוֺל).
Hiph. Perfect 2nd person masculine singular הִרְעַשְׁתָּה Psalm 60:4; 1st person singular הַרְעַשְׁתִּי Ezekiel 31:16; וְהִר׳ consecutive Haggai 2:7; Imperfect 2nd person masculine singular suffix 3rd person masculine singular (הֲ)תַרְעִישֶׁנּוּ Job 39:20; Participle מַרְעִישׁ Isaiah 14:16 + 2 times; —
1. cause to quake, subject י׳, with accusative of heavens, earth, nations, etc., Haggai 2:6 + 7 + 21, compare Psalm 60:4; nations + מִקּוֺל Ezekiel 31:16; subject man, with accusative of kingdoms Isaiah 14:16 (|| מַרְגִּיז).
2. cause (horse) to spring, leap (like locust), man subject, Job 39:20.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


5:4; 5:4

2 Samuel



39:20; 39:20


18:8; 46:4; 60:4; 60:4; 68:9; 68:9; 72:16; 72:16; 77:19


13:13; 14:16; 14:16; 24:18


4:24; 4:24; 8:16; 8:16; 10:10; 49:21; 49:21; 50:46; 51:29


26:10; 26:10; 26:15; 27:28; 31:16; 31:16; 38:20


2:10; 2:10






2:6; 2:7; 2:7; 2:21


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H7493 matches the Hebrew רָעַשׁ (rāʿaš),
which occurs 30 times in 30 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:4 -

“O Yahweh, when You went out from Seir,

When You marched from the field of Edom,

The earth quaked H7493, the heavens also dripped,

Even the clouds dripped water.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:8 -

“Then the earth shook and quaked H7493;

The foundations of heaven were trembling

And were shaken, because He was angry.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 39:20 -

“Do you make him leap H7493 like the locust?

His splendid snorting is terrible.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:7 -

Then the earth shook and quaked H7493;

And the foundations of the mountains were trembling

And were shaken, because He was angry.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 46:3 -

Though its waters roar and foam,

Though the mountains quake H7493 at its lofty pride. [fn]Selah.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 60:2 -

You have made the [fn]land quake H7493, You have split it open;

Heal its breaches, for it shakes.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 68:8 -

The earth quaked H7493;

The heavens also dripped rain at the presence of God;

[fn]Sinai itself quaked at the presence of God, the God of Israel.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:16 -

May there be abundance of grain in the earth on top of the mountains;

May its fruit wave H7493 like the cedars of Lebanon;

And may those from the city blossom like vegetation of the earth.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 77:18 -

The sound of Your thunder was in the whirlwind;

The lightnings lit up the world;

The earth trembled and shook H7493.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 13:13 -

Therefore I will make the heavens tremble,

And the earth will be shaken H7493 from its place

At the fury of Yahweh of hosts

In the day of His burning anger.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 14:16 -

“Those who see you will gaze at you,

They will [fn]carefully consider you, saying,

‘Is this the man who made the earth tremble,

Who caused kingdoms to quake H7493,

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 24:18 -

Then it will be that he who flees the sound of panic will fall into the pit,

And he who [fn]climbs out of the pit will be caught in the pitfall;

For the windows [fn]above are opened, and the foundations of the earth quake H7493.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 4:24 -

I saw on the mountains, and behold, they were quaking H7493,

And all the hills [fn]moved to and fro.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 8:16 -

From Dan is heard the snorting of his horses;

At the sound of the neighing of his valiant steeds

The whole land quakes H7493;

And they come and devour the land as well as its fullness,

The city and its inhabitants.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 10:10 -

But Yahweh is the true God;

He is the living God and the everlasting King.

At His wrath the earth quakes H7493,

And the nations cannot endure His indignation.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 49:21 - The earth has quaked H7493 at the noise of their downfall. There is an outcry! The noise of it has been heard at the [fn]Red Sea.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 50:46 - At the sound, “Babylon has been seized!” the earth is shaken H7493, and an outcry is heard among the nations.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:29 -

So the land quakes H7493 and writhes,

For the purposes of Yahweh against Babylon stand,

To make the land of Babylon

[fn]A desolation without inhabitants.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 26:10 - “Because of the abundance of his horses, the fine dust raised by them will cover you; your walls will shake H7493 at the noise of horsemen and [fn]wagons and chariots when he enters your gates as men enter a city that is breached.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 26:15 -

Thus says Lord Yahweh to Tyre, “Shall not the coastlands shake H7493 at the sound of your downfall when the wounded groan, when the killing occurs in your midst?

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:28 -

“At the sound of the cry of your pilots

The pasture lands will shake H7493.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 31:16 - “I made the nations quake H7493 at the sound of its downfall when I made it go down to Sheol with those who go down to the pit; and all the trees of Eden, the choicest and best of Lebanon, all the [fn]well-watered ones, were comforted in the earth beneath.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 38:20 - “And the fish of the sea, the birds of the sky, the beasts of the field, all the creeping things that creep on the ground, and all the men who are on the face of the earth will quake H7493 at My presence; the mountains also will be pulled down, the steep pathways will fall, and every wall will fall to the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 2:10 -

Before them the earth trembles;

The heavens quake H7493;

The sun and the moon grow dark,

And the stars [fn]lose their brightness.

Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 3:16 -

And Yahweh roars from Zion

And gives forth His voice from Jerusalem,

And the heavens and the earth quake H7493.

But Yahweh is a refuge for His people

And a strong defense to the sons of Israel.

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 9:1 -

I saw the Lord standing beside the altar, and He said,

“Strike the capitals so that the thresholds will quake H7493,

And break them on the heads of them all!

Then I will kill the rest of them with the sword;

Not one of them who can flee will flee,

And not one of them who can survive will escape.

Unchecked Copy BoxNah 1:5 -


Mountains quake H7493 because of Him,


And the hills melt;

Indeed the earth is upheaved by His presence,

The world and all the inhabitants in it.

Unchecked Copy BoxHag 2:6 - “For thus says Yahweh of hosts, ‘Once more[fn]in a little while—I am going to shake H7493 the heavens and the earth, the sea also and the dry land.
Unchecked Copy BoxHag 2:7 - ‘And I will shake H7493 all the nations; and [fn]they will come with the desirable things of all nations, and I will fill this house with glory,’ says Yahweh of hosts.
Unchecked Copy BoxHag 2:21 - “Speak to Zerubbabel governor of Judah, saying, ‘I am going to shake H7493 the heavens and the earth.
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