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Lexicon :: Strong's H7495 - rāp̄ā'

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Strong’s Definitions

רָפָא râphâʼ, raw-faw'; or רָפָה râphâh; a primitive root; properly, to mend (by stitching), i.e. (figuratively) to cure:—cure, (cause to) heal, physician, repair, × thoroughly, make whole. See H7503.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 67x

The KJV translates Strong's H7495 in the following manner: heal (57x), physician (5x), cure (1x), repaired (1x), miscellaneous (3x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 67x
The KJV translates Strong's H7495 in the following manner: heal (57x), physician (5x), cure (1x), repaired (1x), miscellaneous (3x).
  1. to heal, make healthful

    1. (Qal) to heal

      1. of God

      2. healer, physician (of men)

      3. of hurts of nations involving restored favour (fig)

      4. of individual distresses (fig)

    2. (Niphal) to be healed

      1. literal (of persons)

      2. of water, pottery

      3. of national hurts (fig)

      4. of personal distress (fig)

    3. (Piel) to heal

      1. literal

      2. of national defects or hurts (fig)

    4. (Hithpael) in order to get healed (infinitive)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
רָפָא râphâʼ, raw-faw'; or רָפָה râphâh; a primitive root; properly, to mend (by stitching), i.e. (figuratively) to cure:—cure, (cause to) heal, physician, repair, × thoroughly, make whole. See H7503.
STRONGS H7495: Abbreviations
רָפָא verb heal (Late Hebrew in derivatives; Phoenician רפא, Syriac bdb095006 heal; on Aramaic proper name compounded with רפא see NöZMG xi (1886), 723 Lzb369; Sabean proper name אלרפא Langer1, 1 DHMZMG xxxvii (1883), 326; Arabic bdb095007 (and bdb095008) darn, mend, repair, pacify; Ethiopic bdb095009 stitch together, mend; compare KüchenmeisterZWiss. Th. xxx (1887), 257 ff.); —
Qal Perfect 3rd person masculine singular consecutive וְר׳ Isaiah 6:10, suffix וּרְפָאָם Isaiah 19:22, 1st person singular suffix consecutive וּרְפָאתִיו Isaiah 57:19, etc.; Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular יִרְפָּא 2 Kings 20:8 +, suffix יִרְפָּאֵנוּ Hosea 6:1, 1st person singular אֶרְפָּא Hosea 14:5 +, אֶרְפָּה (Ges§ 75 pp) Jeremiah 3:22; 3rd person feminine plural תִּרְפֶּינָה (Idib. qq) Job 5:18, etc.; Imperative masculine singular רְפָא Numbers 12:13, רְפָה (Idib. pp) Psalm 60:4, רְפָאָ֫ה Psalm 41:5, etc.; Infinitive absolute רָפוֺא Isaiah 19:22; construct לִרְפֹּא Hosea 5:13, etc.; Participle רֹפֵא 2 Kings 20:5 +, etc.; — heal:
1. literally,
a. of God, with accusative of person Genesis 20:17 (E), Psalm 107:20 (suffix), with ל person Numbers 12:13 (JE) 2 Kings 20:5, 8.
b. of men, absolute Ecclesiastes 3:3 (opposed to הרג); participle as substantive healer, physician, Genesis 50:2 (twice in verse) (J) 2 Chronicles 16:12.
2. figurative, heal hurts of nation, involving י׳'s (restored) favour (and, often, forgiveness):
a. subject י׳, with suffix person, Hosea 6:1; Hosea 11:3 (yet compare We Now), Exodus 15:26 (J), Isaiah 19:22b Isaiah 57:18, 19; Jeremiah 33:6; Psalm 30:3, compare Psalm 6:3; with accusative עַם 2 Chronicles 30:20, with accusative אֶרֶץ 2 Chronicles 7:14; with ל of nation Hosea 7:1, and (indefinite subject) Isaiah 6:10 (lest) one heal them (= passive, they be healed); with accusative of hurt, מִחַץ מַכָּתוֺ Isaiah 30:26, שְׁבָרִים (of land) Psalm 60:4, so מְשׁוּבָה Hosea 14:5; Jeremiah 3:22 (including the consequences of backsliding); with ל of hurt Psalm 103:3; accusative nation (personified) + מִן of hurt Jeremiah 30:17 I will heal thee of thy wounds (|| אֶרְמָּאֵךְ); absolute Isaiah 19:22a (opposed to נגף), Deuteronomy 32:39 (opposed to מחץ); participle as substantive healer, physician Jeremiah 8:22.
b. human subject, with ל of nation, Hosea 5:13, compare Lamentations 2:13.
a. figurative, heal individual distresses, with suffix person Jeremiah 17:14, with accusative נַפְשִׁי = me Jeremiah 41:5, with ל person, לִשְׁבוּרֵי לֵב Psalm 147:3 (i.e. longing exiles, compare Isaiah 61:3); absolute Job 5:18 (opposed to מחץ); participle as substantive Job 13:4.
Niph. Perfect 3rd person masculine singular נּרְפָּא Leviticus 13:37 +, 3rd person feminine singular נִרְפָּ֑תָה (Ges§ 75 qq) Jeremiah 51:9; 3rd person plural וְנִרְפּאוּ consecutive Ezekiel 47:8; Imperfect 2nd person masculine singular תֵּרָפֵא Jeremiah 51:8; 3rd person masculine plural יֵרָֽפְאוּ Ezekiel 47:9, 11, וַיֵּרָפו (Gesl. c.) 2 Kings 2:22, etc.; Infinitive construct הֵרָפֵא Jeremiah 15:18 +, הֵרָפֵה (Idib.) Jeremiah 19:11; — be healed:
1. literally, of person 1 Samuel 6:3; + accusative of disease Deuteronomy 28:27, 35; subject disease Leviticus 13:18, 37; Leviticus 14:3, 48; of (bad) water 2 Kings 2:22, salt waters (prediction), i.e. be made fresh, Ezekiel 47:8, 9, 11; of (broken) pottery, i.e. be made whole, Jeremiah 19:11 (in simile).
2. figurative, be healed:
a. of national hurts, subject city Jeremiah 51:8, 9; involving forgiveness and י׳'s blessing, impersonal with ל of people, נִרְפָּא־לָנוּ Isaiah 53:5 i.e. healing has come to us.
b. of personal distress, subject person Jeremiah 17:14, subject the distress Jeremiah 15:18.
Pi. Perfect 1st person singular רִפִּאתִי 2 Kings 2:21; 2nd person masculine plural רִפֵּאתֶם Ezekiel 34:4; 1st person plural רִפִּאנוּ Jeremiah 51:9; Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular יְרַפֵּא Exodus 21:19; Zechariah 11:16, וַיְרַפֵּא 1 Kings 18:30; 3rd person masculine plural וַיְרַפְּאוּ Jeremiah 6:14, וַיְרַפּוּ (Ges§ 75 qq) Jeremiah 8:11; Infinitive absolute רַפֹּא Exodus 21:19; — have healed, heal, usually human subject:
1. literal, יְרַפֵּא רַפֹּא Exodus 21:19 he shall have (him) well healed; with accusative of altar, = repair, 1 Kings 18:30; with ל of water (subject י׳) 2 Kings 2:21.
2. figurative of healing national defects and hurts, accusative of person, Ezekiel 34:14; Zechariah 11:16; work at healing, treat (accusative of hurt) Jeremiah 6:14; Jeremiah 8:11 (both עַלנְֿקַלָּה, see [קָלַל] Niph. 2), Jeremiah 51:9.
Hithp. Infinitive construct of purpose, לְהִתְרַפֵּא, literally, in order to get healed, + מִן of wounds 2 Kings 8:29 = 2 Kings 9:15, so || 2 Chronicles 22:6 (read with Greek Version of the LXX מִן for כִּי, compare Be Kau Benz).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


20:17; 50:2


15:26; 21:19; 21:19; 21:19


13:18; 13:37; 13:37; 14:3; 14:48


12:13; 12:13


28:27; 28:35; 32:39

1 Samuel


1 Kings

18:30; 18:30

2 Kings

2:21; 2:21; 2:22; 2:22; 8:29; 9:15; 20:5; 20:5; 20:8; 20:8

2 Chronicles

7:14; 16:12; 22:6; 30:20


5:18; 5:18; 13:4


6:3; 30:3; 41:5; 60:4; 60:4; 103:3; 107:20; 147:3




6:10; 6:10; 19:22; 19:22; 19:22; 19:22; 30:26; 53:5; 57:18; 57:19; 57:19; 61:3


3:22; 3:22; 6:14; 6:14; 8:11; 8:11; 8:22; 15:18; 15:18; 17:14; 17:14; 19:11; 19:11; 30:17; 33:6; 41:5; 51:8; 51:8; 51:9; 51:9; 51:9; 51:9




34:4; 34:14; 47:8; 47:8; 47:9; 47:9; 47:11; 47:11


5:13; 5:13; 6:1; 6:1; 7:1; 11:3; 14:5; 14:5


11:16; 11:16

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H7495 matches the Hebrew רָפָא (rāp̄ā'),
which occurs 69 times in 62 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 2 (Gen 20:17–Jer 51:8)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 20:17 - And Abraham prayed unto God: and God healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his maid-servants; and they bare children.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 50:2 - And Joseph commanded his servants the physicians to embalm his father: and the physicians embalmed Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 15:26 - and he said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of Jehovah thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his eyes, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of the diseases upon thee, which I have put upon the Egyptians: for I am Jehovah that healeth thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:19 - if he rise again, and walk abroad upon his staff, then shall he that smote him be quit: only he shall pay for the loss of his time, and shall cause him to be thoroughly healed.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 13:18 - And when the flesh hath in the skin thereof a boil, and it is healed,
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 13:37 - But if in his eyes the scall be at a stay, and black hair be grown up therein; the scall is healed, he is clean: and the priest shall pronounce him clean.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 14:3 - and the priest shall go forth out of the camp; and the priest shall look; and, behold, if the plague of leprosy be healed in the leper,
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 14:48 - And if the priest shall come in, and look, and, behold, the plague hath not spread in the house, after the house was plastered; then the priest shall pronounce the house clean, because the plague is healed.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 12:13 - And Moses cried unto Jehovah, saying, Heal her, O God, I beseech thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:27 - Jehovah will smite thee with the boil of Egypt, and with the emerods, and with the scurvy, and with the itch, whereof thou canst not be healed.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:35 - Jehovah will smite thee in the knees, and in the legs, with a sore boil, whereof thou canst not be healed, from the sole of thy foot unto the crown of thy head.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:39 -
See now that I, even I, am he,
And there is no god with me:
I kill, and I make alive;
I wound, and I heal;
And there is none that can deliver out of my hand.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 6:3 - And they said, If ye send away the ark of the God of Israel, send it not empty; but by all means return him a trespass-offering: then ye shall be healed, and it shall be known to you why his hand is not removed from you.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:30 - And Elijah said unto all the people, Come near unto me; and all the people came near unto him. And he repaired the altar of Jehovah that was thrown down.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 2:21 - And he went forth unto the spring of the waters, and cast salt therein, and said, Thus saith Jehovah, I have healed these waters; there shall not be from thence any more death or miscarrying.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 2:22 - So the waters were healed unto this day, according to the word of Elisha which he spake.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 8:29 - And king Joram returned to be healed in Jezreel of the wounds which the Syrians had given him at Ramah, when he fought against Hazael king of Syria. And Ahaziah the son of Jehoram king of Judah went down to see Joram the son of Ahab in Jezreel, because he was sick.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 9:15 - but king Joram was returned to be healed in Jezreel of the wounds which the Syrians had given him, when he fought with Hazael king of Syria.) And Jehu said, If this be your mind, then let none escape and go forth out of the city, to go to tell it in Jezreel.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 20:5 - Turn back, and say to Hezekiah the prince of my people, Thus saith Jehovah, the God of David thy father, I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears: behold, I will heal thee; on the third day thou shalt go up unto the house of Jehovah.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 20:8 - And Hezekiah said unto Isaiah, What shall be the sign that Jehovah will heal me, and that I shall go up unto the house of Jehovah the third day?
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 7:14 - if my people, who are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 16:12 - And in the thirty and ninth year of his reign Asa was diseased in his feet; his disease was exceeding great: yet in his disease he sought not to Jehovah, but to the physicians.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 22:6 - And he returned to be healed in Jezreel of the wounds which they had given him at Ramah, when he fought against Hazael king of Syria. And Azariah the son of Jehoram king of Judah went down to see Jehoram the son of Ahab in Jezreel, because he was sick.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 30:20 - And Jehovah hearkened to Hezekiah, and healed the people.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:18 -
For he maketh sore, and bindeth up;
He woundeth, and his hands make whole.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 13:4 -
But ye are forgers of lies;
Ye are all physicians of no value.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 6:2 -
Have mercy upon me, O Jehovah; for I am withered away:
O Jehovah, heal me; for my bones are troubled.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 30:2 -
O Jehovah my God,
I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 41:4 -
I said, O Jehovah, have mercy upon me:
Heal my soul; for I have sinned against thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 60:2 -
Thou hast made the land to tremble; thou hast rent it:
Heal the breaches thereof; for it shaketh.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 103:3 -
Who forgiveth all thine iniquities;
Who healeth all thy diseases;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 107:20 -
He sendeth his word, and healeth them,
And delivereth them from their destructions.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 147:3 -
He healeth the broken in heart,
And bindeth up their wounds.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 3:3 - a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 6:10 - Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and turn again, and be healed.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 19:22 - And Jehovah will smite Egypt, smiting and healing; and they shall return unto Jehovah, and he will be entreated of them, and will heal them.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:26 - Moreover the light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun shall be sevenfold, as the light of seven days, in the day that Jehovah bindeth up the hurt of his people, and healeth the stroke of their wound.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 53:5 - But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 57:18 - I have seen his ways, and will heal him: I will lead him also, and restore comforts unto him and to his mourners.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 57:19 - I create the fruit of the lips: Peace, peace, to him that is far off and to him that is near, saith Jehovah; and I will heal him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 3:22 - Return, ye backsliding children, I will heal your backslidings. Behold, we are come unto thee; for thou art Jehovah our God.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 6:14 - They have healed also the hurt of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 8:11 - And they have healed the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 8:22 - Is there no balm in Gilead? is there no physician there? why then is not the health of the daughter of my people recovered?
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 15:18 - Why is my pain perpetual, and my wound incurable, which refuseth to be healed? wilt thou indeed be unto me as a deceitful brook, as waters that fail?
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 17:14 - Heal me, O Jehovah, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved: for thou art my praise.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 19:11 - and shalt say unto them, Thus saith Jehovah of hosts: Even so will I break this people and this city, as one breaketh a potter’s vessel, that cannot be made whole again; and they shall bury in Topheth, till there be no place to bury.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 30:17 - For I will restore health unto thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith Jehovah; because they have called thee an outcast, saying, It is Zion, whom no man seeketh after.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 33:6 - Behold, I will bring it health and cure, and I will cure them; and I will reveal unto them abundance of peace and truth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:8 - Babylon is suddenly fallen and destroyed: wail for her; take balm for her pain, if so be she may be healed.

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