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Lexicon :: Strong's H7538 - rāqāḇ

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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TWOT Reference: 2213a

Strong’s Definitions

רָקָב râqâb, raw-kawb'; from H7537; decay (by caries):—rottenness (thing).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 5x

The KJV translates Strong's H7538 in the following manner: rottenness (4x), rotten thing (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 5x
The KJV translates Strong's H7538 in the following manner: rottenness (4x), rotten thing (1x).
  1. rottenness, decay (always fig)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
רָקָב râqâb, raw-kawb'; from H7537; decay (by caries):—rottenness (thing).
STRONGS H7538: Abbreviations
רָקָב noun [masculine] rottenness, decay (always figurative); — ר׳ absolute; apparently of ravages of worm, in בֵּית יְהוּדָה, in figure Hosea 5:12 (|| עָשׁ), compare Job 13:28 (|| id.); elsewhere of decay of bones, caries (in figurative), בְּעַצְמ׳ ר׳ Habakkuk 3:16; Proverbs 12:4, construct רְקֵב עַצְמ׳ Proverbs 14:30.
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12:4; 14:30






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Strong's Number H7538 matches the Hebrew רָקָב (rāqāḇ),
which occurs 5 times in 5 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 13:28 - While [fn]I am decaying like a rotten H7538 thing H7538,
Like a garment that is moth-eaten.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:4 - An [fn]excellent wife is the crown of her husband,
But she who shames him is like rottenness H7538 in his bones.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:30 - A tranquil heart is life to the body,
But jealousy is rottenness H7538 to the bones.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 5:12 - Therefore I am like a moth to Ephraim,
And like rottenness H7538 to the house of Judah.
Unchecked Copy BoxHab 3:16 - I heard, and my [fn]inner parts trembled;
At the sound, my lips quivered.
Decay H7538 enters my bones,
And in my place I tremble;
Because I [fn]must wait quietly for the day of distress,
[fn]For the people to arise who will attack us.
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