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Lexicon :: Strong's H7563 - rāšāʿ

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TWOT Reference: 2222b

Strong’s Definitions

רָשָׁע râshâʻ, raw-shaw'; from H7561; morally wrong; concretely, an (actively) bad person:— condemned, guilty, ungodly, wicked (man), that did wrong.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 263x

The KJV translates Strong's H7563 in the following manner: wicked (249x), ungodly (8x), wicked man (3x), miscellaneous (3x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 263x
The KJV translates Strong's H7563 in the following manner: wicked (249x), ungodly (8x), wicked man (3x), miscellaneous (3x).
  1. wicked, criminal

    1. guilty one, one guilty of crime (subst)

    2. wicked (hostile to God)

    3. wicked, guilty of sin (against God or man)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
רָשָׁע râshâʻ, raw-shaw'; from H7561; morally wrong; concretely, an (actively) bad person:— condemned, guilty, ungodly, wicked (man), that did wrong.
STRONGS H7563: Abbreviations
רָשָׁע 263 adjective wicked, criminal; — absolute ר׳ Genesis 18:23 +; plural רְשָׁעִים Isaiah 13:11 +; construct רִשְׁעֵי Psalm 75:9 + 3 times feminine singular רְשָׁעָה Ezekiel 3:18 (strike out Co), Ezekiel 3:19 (רָשָׁע Co); —
1. usually as substantive, one guilty of crime, deserving punishment; sometimes also wicked; opposed to צַדִּיע; רָשָׁע Exodus 2:13; Exodus 23:1 (E), Deuteronomy 25:2; Proverbs 17:23; Proverbs 18:5; Proverbs 25:5; Job 9:22, 24; collective Genesis 18:23, 25 (twice in verse) (J) Micah 6:10; Proverbs 3:33; Proverbs 28:4, רשׁעים 1 Samuel 24:14; Jeremiah 5:26; Proverbs 19:28; Proverbs 20:26; Proverbs 29:12, אנשׁים רשׁעים 2 Samuel 4:11 (murderers), רָשָׁע לָמוּת Numbers 35:31 (P) guilty of death, מוֺשֵׁל ר׳ Proverbs 28:15, compare Proverbs 29:2, הִצְדִּיק ר׳ Exodus 23:7 (E) Isaiah 5:23; Proverbs 17:15; הִרְשִׁיעַ ר׳ Deuteronomy 25:1; 1 Kings 8:32 = השׁיב לְרָשָׁע 2 Chronicles 6:23; צַדִּיק אמר לר׳ Proverbs 24:24.
2. guilty of hostility to God or his people, wicked enemies: רשׁע singular Psalm 17:13 + 6 times Psalms; Isaiah 26:10; collective Psalm 9:6; Psalm 9:17; Psalm 10:2 + 6 times Psalms; Isaiah 11:4; Habakkuk 3:13; רשׁעים Psalm 3:8; Psalm 7:10; Psalm 9:18 + 5 times Psalms; Isaiah 48:22; Isaiah 57:20, 21; Jeremiah 25:31; Ezekiel 21:34; Malachi 3:21 (+ (possibly) other cases; often hard to decide); specifically of Pharaoh Exodus 9:27 (J), Babylon Isaiah 13:11; Isaiah 14:5, Chaldeans Habakkuk 1:4, 13; || שׂנְאֵי יהוה 2 Chronicles 19:2.
3. guilty of sin, against either God or man, wicked: האנשׁים הרשׁעים Numbers 16:26 (J, rebellious Korahites), Malachi 3:18 (not serving י׳), opposed to צַדִּיק; singular individual Ezekiel 3:18 (twice in verse); Ezekiel 21:30; Ezekiel 33:8 (twice in verse); Psalm 11:5; Psalm 32:10; Proverbs 9:7 +; collective Isaiah 3:11; Job 34:18; Job 36:6, 17; plural רשׁעים Isaiah 53:9; Jeremiah 23:19 = Jeremiah 30:23, Zephaniah 1:3; Psalm 26:5; Proverbs 10:3; Ecclesiastes 8:10 +; || חסֹידים 1 Samuel 2:9 (Poem), Psalm 12:9; Psalm 50:16; Psalm 97:10; Psalm 145:20; || עֹזְבֵי תוֺדָתֶ֑ךָ Psalm 119:53; compare V:61, +; אדם ר׳ Proverbs 11:7; Job 20:29; Job 27:13; אִישׁ ר׳ Proverbs 21:29; מלאך ר׳ Proverbs 13:17; זֶרַע רשׁעים Psalm 37:28; עֲצַת רשׁעים Psalm 1:1; Job 10:3; Job 21:16; Job 22:18; דֶּרֶךְ רשׁעים Jeremiah 12:1; Psalm 1:6; Psalm 146:9; Proverbs 4:19; Proverbs 12:26; דֶּרֶךְ רשׁע Proverbs 15:9; מִדַּדְכּוֺ הָֽרְשָׁעה Ezekiel 3:18, 19 (but see, Co, above); רִשְׁעֵי (ה)ארץ Psalm 75:9; Psalm 101:8; Psalm 119:119; Ezekiel 7:21 (Greek Version of the LXX Co עריצי). — is rare before exile; chiefly Ezekiel Psalms Wisdom Literature.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


18:23; 18:23; 18:25


2:13; 9:27; 23:1; 23:7


16:26; 35:31


25:1; 25:2

1 Samuel

2:9; 24:14

2 Samuel


1 Kings


2 Chronicles

6:23; 19:2


9:22; 9:24; 10:3; 20:29; 21:16; 22:18; 27:13; 34:18; 36:6; 36:17


1:1; 1:6; 3:8; 7:10; 9:6; 9:17; 9:18; 10:2; 11:5; 17:13; 26:5; 32:10; 37:28; 50:16; 75:9; 75:9; 97:10; 101:8; 119:53; 119:119; 145:20; 146:9


3:33; 4:19; 9:7; 10:3; 11:7; 12:26; 13:17; 15:9; 17:15; 17:23; 18:5; 19:28; 20:26; 21:29; 24:24; 25:5; 28:4; 28:15; 29:2; 29:12




3:11; 5:23; 11:4; 13:11; 13:11; 14:5; 26:10; 48:22; 53:9; 57:20; 57:21


5:26; 12:1; 23:19; 25:31; 30:23


3:18; 3:18; 3:18; 3:19; 3:19; 7:21; 21:30; 33:8




1:4; 1:13; 3:13






Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H7563 matches the Hebrew רָשָׁע (rāšāʿ),
which occurs 263 times in 248 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 5 (Gen 18:23–Psa 9:17)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:23 - Then Abraham came near and said, “Will You indeed sweep away the righteous with the wicked H7563?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:25 - “Far be it from You to do [fn]such a thing, to put to death the righteous with the wicked H7563, so that the righteous and the wicked H7563 are treated alike. Far be it from You! Shall not the Judge of all the earth do justice?”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:13 - Then he went out the next day, and behold, two Hebrews were struggling with each other; and he said to the [fn]wicked H7563 one, “Why are you striking your companion?”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:27 -

Then Pharaoh sent and called for Moses and Aaron and said to them, “I have sinned this time; Yahweh is the righteous one, and I and my people are the wicked H7563 ones H7563.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:1 -

“You shall not bear a false report; do not join your hand with a wicked H7563 man H7563 to be a malicious witness.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:7 - “Keep far from a [fn]false charge, and do not kill the innocent or the righteous, for I will not justify the guilty H7563.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 16:26 - and he spoke to the congregation, saying, “Turn aside now from the tents of these wicked H7563 men, and touch nothing that belongs to them, lest you be swept away in all their sin.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 35:31 - ‘Moreover, you shall not take ransom for the life of a murderer who is guilty H7563 of death, but he shall surely be put to death.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 25:1 -

“If there is a dispute between men and they go to court for judgment, and [fn]the judges judge their case, and they justify the righteous and condemn the wicked H7563,

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 25:2 - then it shall be if the wicked H7563 man H7563 [fn]deserves to be struck, the judge shall then make him lie down and be struck in his presence with the number of stripes according to his [fn]guilt.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:9 -

“He keeps the feet of His holy ones,

But the wicked H7563 ones H7563 are silenced in darkness,

For not by power shall a man prevail.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 4:11 - “How much more, when wicked H7563 men have killed a righteous man in his own house on his bed, shall I not now require his blood from your hand and purge you from the earth?”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:32 - then listen in heaven and act and judge Your slaves, condemning the wicked H7563 by [fn]bringing his way on his own head and justifying the righteous by [fn]bringing him reward according to his righteousness.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 6:23 - then listen from heaven and act and judge Your slaves, [fn]punishing the wicked H7563 by [fn]bringing his way on his own head and justifying the righteous by [fn]bringing him reward according to his righteousness.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 19:2 - And Jehu the son of Hanani the seer went out to meet him to his face and said to King Jehoshaphat, “Should you help the wicked H7563 and love those who hate Yahweh and [fn]so bring wrath on yourself from Yahweh?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:17 -

“There the wicked H7563 cease from raging,

And there the weary of strength are at rest.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:22 -

“Those who hate you will be clothed with shame,

And the tent of the wicked H7563 will be no longer.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 9:22 -

“It is all one; therefore I say,

‘He consumes the blameless and the wicked H7563.’

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 9:24 -

“The earth is given into the hand of the wicked H7563;

He covers the faces of its judges.

If it is not He, then who is it?

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:3 -

‘Is it good to You that You oppress,

That You reject the labor of Your hands,

And [fn]cause the counsel of the wicked H7563 to shine forth?

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 11:20 -

“But the eyes of the wicked H7563 will come to an end,

And escape will perish from them;

And their hope is the expiring of their soul.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:20 -

“The wicked H7563 man H7563 writhes in pain all his days,

And [fn]numbered are the years stored up for the ruthless.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:11 -

“God hands me over to ruffians

And tosses me into the hands of the wicked H7563.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 18:5 -

“Indeed, the light of the wicked H7563 goes out,

And the [fn]flame of his fire gives no light.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:5 -

That the shouts of joy of the wicked H7563 are short,

And the gladness of the godless momentary?

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:29 -

“This is the wicked H7563 man’s portion from God,

Even the inheritance decreed to him by God.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 21:7 -

“Why do the wicked H7563 still live,

Continue on, also become very powerful?

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 21:16 -

“Behold, their prosperity is not in their hand;

The counsel of the wicked H7563 is far from me.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 21:17 -

“How often is the lamp of the wicked H7563 put out,

Or does their disaster fall on them?

Does [fn]God apportion destruction in His anger?

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 21:28 -

“For you say, ‘Where is the house of the nobleman,

And where is the tent, the dwelling places of the wicked H7563?’

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:18 -

“Yet He filled their houses with good things,

But the counsel of the wicked H7563 is far from me.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:6 -

“They harvest their fodder in the field

And glean the vineyard of the wicked H7563.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:7 -

“May my enemy be as the wicked H7563

And the one who rises against me as the unjust.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:13 -

“This is the portion of a wicked H7563 man from God,

And the inheritance which the ruthless receive from the Almighty.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:18 -

Who says to a king, ‘Vile one,’

To nobles, ‘Wicked H7563 ones H7563’;

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:26 -

“He strikes them like the wicked H7563

[fn]In a public place,

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:6 -

“He does not keep the wicked H7563 alive,

But gives justice to the afflicted.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:17 -

“But you were full of judgment on the wicked H7563;

Judgment and justice take hold of you.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:13 -

That it might seize the ends of the earth,

And the wicked H7563 be shaken out of it?

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:15 -

“From the wicked H7563 their light is withheld,

And the arm raised high is broken.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:12 -

“Look on everyone who is proud, and humble him,

And tread down the wicked H7563 [fn]in their place.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 1:1 -

How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked H7563,

Nor stand in the way of sinners,

Nor sit in the seat of scoffers!

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 1:4 -

The wicked H7563 are not so,

But they are like chaff which the wind drives away.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 1:5 -

Therefore the wicked H7563 will not rise in the judgment,

Nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 1:6 -

For Yahweh [fn]knows the way of the righteous,

But the way of the wicked H7563 will perish.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 3:7 -

Arise, O Yahweh; save me, O my God!

For You have struck all my enemies on the [fn]cheek;

You [fn]have shattered the teeth of the wicked H7563.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:9 -

O let the evil of the wicked H7563 come to an end, but establish the righteous;

For the righteous God tests the hearts and [fn]minds.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:5 -


You have rebuked the nations, You have made the wicked H7563 perish;

You have blotted out their name forever and ever.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:16 -

Yahweh has made Himself known;

He has executed judgment.

In the work of his own hands the wicked H7563 is snared. [fn]Higgaion [fn]Selah.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:17 -


The wicked H7563 will [fn]return to Sheol,

Even all the nations who forget God.

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