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Lexicon :: Strong's H7549 - rāqîaʿ

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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TWOT Reference: 2217a

Strong’s Definitions

רָקִיעַ râqîyaʻ, raw-kee'-ah; from H7554; properly, an expanse, i.e. the firmament or (apparently) visible arch of the sky:—firmament.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 17x

The KJV translates Strong's H7549 in the following manner: firmament (17x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 17x
The KJV translates Strong's H7549 in the following manner: firmament (17x).
  1. extended surface (solid), expanse, firmament

    1. expanse (flat as base, support)

    2. firmament (of vault of heaven supporting waters above)

      1. considered by Hebrews as solid and supporting 'waters' above

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
רָקִיעַ râqîyaʻ, raw-kee'-ah; from H7554; properly, an expanse, i.e. the firmament or (apparently) visible arch of the sky:—firmament.
רָקִיעַ noun masculineGenesis 1:6 extended surface, (solid) expanse (as if beaten out; compare Job 37:18); — absolute ר׳ Ezekiel 1:22 +, construct רְ׳ Genesis 1:14 +; — Greek Version of the LXX στερέωμα, Vulgate firmamentum, compare Syriac below √above; —
1. (flat) expanse (as if of ice, compare כְּעֵין הַקֶּרַח), as base, support (WklAltor. Forsch. iv. 347) Ezekiel 1:22, 23, 25(gloss ? compare Co Toy), Ezekiel 1:26 (supporting י׳'s throne). Hence (CoEzekiel 1:22)
2. the vault of heaven, or 'firmament,' regarded by Hebrews as solid, and supporting 'waters' above it, Genesis 1:6, 7 (3 times in verse); Genesis 1:8 (called שָׁמַיַם; all P), Psalm 19:2 (|| הַשָּׁמַיַם), זֹהַר הָר׳ Daniel 12:3; also ר׳ הַשָּׁמִיִם Genesis 1:14, 15, 17, הַשּׁ׳ עַלמְּֿנֵי ר׳ Genesis 1:20 (all P). **רְקִיעַ עֻזּוֺ Psalm 150:1 (suffix reference to י׳).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


1:6; 1:6; 1:7; 1:8; 1:14; 1:14; 1:15; 1:17; 1:20




19:2; 150:1


1:22; 1:22; 1:22; 1:23; 1:25; 1:26




Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H7549 matches the Hebrew רָקִיעַ (rāqîaʿ),
which occurs 17 times in 15 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:6 - Then God said, “Let there be [fn]an expanse H7549 in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:7 - God made the [fn]expanse H7549, and separated the waters that were below the [fn]expanse H7549 from the waters that were above the [fn]expanse H7549; and it was so.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:8 - God called the [fn]expanse H7549 “heaven.” And there was evening and there was morning, a second day.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:14 - Then God said, “Let there be [fn]lights in the [fn]expanse H7549 of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and they shall [fn]serve as signs and for seasons, and for days and years;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:15 - and they [fn]shall serve as lights in the [fn]expanse H7549 of the heavens to give light on the earth”; and it was so.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:17 - God placed them in the [fn]expanse H7549 of the heavens to give light on the earth,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:20 - Then God said, “Let the waters [fn]teem with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth [fn]in the open [fn]expanse H7549 of the heavens.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 19:1 - For the music director. A Psalm of David.
The heavens tell of the glory of God;
And their expanse H7549 declares the work of His hands.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 150:1 - [fn]Praise [fn]the LORD!
Praise God in His sanctuary;
Praise Him in His mighty [fn]expanse H7549.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 1:22 - Now over the heads of the living [fn]beings there was something like an expanse H7549, like the awesome gleam of crystal, spread out over their heads.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 1:23 - Under the expanse H7549 their wings were stretched out straight, one toward the other; each one also had two wings covering its body on the one side and on the other.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 1:25 - And a voice came from above the expanse H7549 that was over their heads; whenever they stood still, they let down their wings.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 1:26 - Now above the expanse H7549 that was over their heads there was something resembling a throne, like [fn]lapis lazuli in appearance; and on that which resembled a throne, high up, was a figure with the appearance of a man.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 10:1 - Then I looked, and behold, in the [fn]expanse H7549 that was over the heads of the cherubim something like a sapphire stone, in appearance resembling a throne, appeared above them.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 12:3 - “And [fn]those who have insight will shine like the glow of the [fn]expanse H7549 of H7549 heaven H7549, and those who [fn]lead the many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.

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