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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #7257 - רָבַץ
1) to stretch oneself out, lie down, lie stretched out
1a) (Qal) to lie down, lie
1b) (Hiphil) to cause to lie down
1b1) laying (stones)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
רָבַץ fut. יִרְבַּץ, Arab. ربض (compare רָבַע) to lie down, to recline, prop. (as well remarked by Simonis) used of quadrupeds, which lie on their breasts with their feet gathered under them, Genesis 29:2, 49:9 Numbers 22:17; Isaiah 11:6, 13:21 27:10 Zephaniah 2:14; Ezekiel 29:3 once used of a bird brooding over her young, Deuteronomy 22:6. Specially
(a) used of a beast of prey lying in wait (Arab. ربض id., رَابِضُ رَبَّاضُ a lier in wait, poet. spoken of the lion), Genesis 4:7, “if thou doest not well (and indulgest in secret hatred) לַפֶּתַח חַטָּאת רֹבֵץ sin will be the lier in wait at the door,” i.e. sin will always lie in wait for thee, like a wild beast, lying at thy door. רֹבֵץ in this passage is put substantively, and ἐπικοίνως does not agree in gender with חַטָּאת, compare Hebr. Gramm. § 144, note 2. As to the sense, compare Psalms 37:8.
(b) it is applied to men living tranquilly and securely, Job 11:19; Isaiah 14:30 to waters resting on the bosom of the earth, Genesis 49:25 to a curse which rests upon any one, Deuteronomy 29:19.
(1) to make (a flock) to lie down, Song of Solomon 1:7 men, Ezekiel 34:15; Isaiah 13:20.
(2) to lay stones in stibium, as a cement, Isaiah 54:11.
Derivatives מַרְבֵּץ, and
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