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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 - Abraham approached 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 kill 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 [fn]deal justly?”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:13 - Now he went out the next day, and behold, two Hebrews were [fn]fighting with each other; and he said to the [fn]offender H7563, “Why are you striking your companion?”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:27 -

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

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:1 -

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

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:7 - “Keep far from a false charge, and do not kill the innocent or the righteous, for I will not acquit the guilty H7563.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 16:26 - and he spoke to the congregation, saying, “Get away now from the tents of these wicked H7563 men, and do not touch anything that belongs to them, or you will be swept away in all their sin!”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 35:31 - ‘Moreover, you shall not accept a ransom for the life of a murderer who is [fn]condemned H7563 to death, but he must be put to death.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 25:1 -

“If there is a dispute between people and they go to [fn]court, and [fn]the judges decide their case, and they declare the righteous innocent and pronounce the wicked H7563 guilty,

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 25:2 - then it shall be if the wicked H7563 person H7563 [fn]deserves to be beaten, the judge shall then make him lie down and have him beaten in his presence with the number of lashes according to his [fn]wrongful act.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:9 -

“He watches over the feet of His godly ones,

But the wicked H7563 ones H7563 are silenced in darkness;

For not by might shall a person 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 hands and eliminate you both from the earth?”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:32 - then hear in heaven and act and judge Your servants, condemning the wicked H7563 by [fn]bringing his way on his own head, and acquitting the righteous by giving him according to his righteousness.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 6:23 - then hear from heaven and take action and judge Your servants, [fn]punishing the wicked H7563 by bringing his way on his own head, and justifying the righteous by [fn]repaying him according to his righteousness.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 19:2 - And Jehu the son of Hanani the seer went out to meet him and said to King Jehoshaphat, “Should you help the wicked H7563 and love those who hate the LORD, and [fn]by doing so bring wrath on yourself from the LORD?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:17 -

“There the wicked H7563 cease from raging,

And there the [fn]weary 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 no longer exist.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 9:22 -

“It is all one; therefore I say,

‘He destroys the guiltless and the wicked H7563.’

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 9:24 -

“The earth is handed over to 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 [fn]right for You indeed to oppress,

To reject the work of Your hands,

And [fn]to look favorably on the plan of the wicked H7563?

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 11:20 -

“But the eyes of the wicked H7563 will fail,

And [fn]there will be no escape for them;

And their hope is [fn]to breathe their last.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:20 -

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

And the [fn]years reserved for the ruthless are numbered.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:11 -

“God hands me over to criminals,

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 spark from his fire does not shine.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:5 -

That the rejoicing of the wicked H7563 is short,

And the joy of the godless momentary?

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:29 -

“This is a wicked H7563 person’s portion from God,

The inheritance decreed to him by God.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 21:7 -

“Why do the wicked H7563 still live,

Grow old, and also become very [fn]powerful?

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 21:16 -

“Behold, their prosperity is not in their hand;

The advice 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 advice of the wicked H7563 is far from me.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:6 -

“They harvest their feed 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 [fn]my opponent as the criminal.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:13 -

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

And the inheritance which tyrants receive from the Almighty:

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:18 -

Who says to a king, ‘You worthless one,’

To nobles, ‘You wicked H7563 one 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 -

So that it would take hold of the ends of the earth,

And the wicked H7563 would be shaken off from it?

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:15 -

“Their light is withheld from the wicked H7563,

And the uplifted arm is broken.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:12 -

“Look at everyone who is arrogant, and humble him,

And trample down the wicked H7563 [fn]where they stand.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 1:1 -

Blessed is the person who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked H7563,

Nor stand in the [fn]path 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 blows away.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 1:5 -

Therefore the wicked H7563 will not stand in the judgment,

Nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 1:6 -

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

But the way of the wicked H7563 will perish.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 3:7 -

Arise, LORD; save me, my God!

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

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

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:9 -

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

For the righteous God puts hearts and [fn]minds to the test.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:5 -

You have rebuked the nations, You have eliminated the wicked H7563;

You have wiped out their name forever and ever.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:16 -

The LORD has made Himself known;

He has executed judgment.

A wicked H7563 one H7563 is ensnared in the work of his own hands. [fn]Higgaion Selah

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:17 -

The wicked H7563 will [fn]return to [fn]Sheol,

All the nations who forget God.

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