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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary Hebrew Lexicon
Strong's #7355 - רָחַם
1) to love, love deeply, have mercy, be compassionate, have tender affection, have compassion
1a) (Qal) to love
1b1) to have compassion, be compassionate
1b1a) of God, man
1c) (Pual) to be shown compassion, be compassionate
Nm) mhr (רההמ RHhM) - I. Bowels:The belly or womb. II. Compassion:As the belly being the seat of compassion. [Hebrew and Aramaic] III. Racham:An unknown bird. KJV (73): mercy, compassion, womb, bowels, pity, damsel, tender love, matrix, eagle - Strongs: H7356 (רַחֲמִים), H7358 (רֶחֶם), H7359 (רַחֲמִין), H7360 (רָחָמָה)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Pi`el have compassion; —
Qal Imperfect 1 singular suffix אֶרְחָֽמְךָ Psalm 18:2 I love thee (perhaps gloss; see not in "" 2 Samuel 22:2; Hi Ch SS Gerber read אֲרֹמִמְךָ).
Pi`el Perfect 3 masculine singular רִחַם Psalm 103:13 +; suffix וְרִחַמְךָ consecutive Deuteronomy 13:18, etc.; Imperfect 3 masculine singular יְרַחֵם Isaiah 9:16 +; suffix יְרַחֲמֵהוּ Isaiah 55:7, etc.; Infinitive absolute רַחְֵ Jeremiah 31:20; Habakkuk 3:2; construct רַחֵם Isaiah 49:15; Psalm 103:13; suffix רַחֶמְכֶם Isaiah 30:18; Participle מְרַחֵם Psalm 116:5, etc.; — have compassion, compassionate; —
1 usually of God: with accusative of his people, Exodus 33:19 (twice in verse) (J) Deuteronomy 13:18; Deuteronomy 30:3; 2 Kings 13:23; Isaiah 9:16; Isaiah 14:1; Isaiah 27:11; Isaiah 30:18; Isaiah 49:10,13; Isaiah 54:8,10; Isaiah 55:7; Isaiah 60:10; Jeremiah 12:15; Jeremiah 30:18; Jeremiah 31:20 (twice in verse); Jeremiah 33:26; Ezekiel 39:25; Hosea 1:6,7; Hosea 2:6; Hosea 2:25; Micah 7:19; Zechariah 1:12; Zechariah 10:6; Psalm 102:14; with עַל Psalm 103:13; absolute Jeremiah 13:14; Habakkuk 3:2; Psalm 116:5; Lamentations 3:32.
2 of Prayer of Manasseh , usually a conqueror: with accusative 1 Kings 8:50; Jeremiah 42:12; absolute Jeremiah 6:23; Jeremiah 21:7; Jeremiah 50:42; elsewhere of children, with accusative Isaiah 13:18; Isaiah 49:15; with עַל Psalm 103:13.
Pu`al Perfect 3 feminine singular רֻחָ֑מָה Hosea 2:3; Hosea 2:25 (Ges§ 152 a N. Kö i. 270); — Imperfect 3 masculine singular יְרֻחַם Hosea 14:4; יְרֻחָ֑ם Proverbs 28:13; be shewn compassion, compassionated: of orphans Hosea 14:4; children of Israel wife of Yahweh Hosea 2:3; Hosea 2:25 (compare ׳לארֿ Hosea 1:6,8, p. 520); penitent sinner Proverbs 28:13.
רָחַם fut. יִרְחֹם [“prop. to be soft;” hence-] to love, Psalms 18:2. (Syr. ܪܚܰܡ, Arab. رَحِمَ and رَخِمَ id. The primary idea appears to be in cherishing, soothing, and in a gentle emotion of the mind; compare רָחַף.)
Piel רִחַם, inf. רַחֵם, fut. יְרְחֵם to behold with tenderest affection, to compassionate, followed by an acc. Exodus 33:19; Deuteronomy 13:18, 30:3 followed by עַל Psalms 103:13 used of the love of parents towards their children, Psa. loc. cit.; Isaiah 49:15 and of the compassion of God towards men, Psalms 116:5.
Pual רֻחַם to obtain mercy, Proverbs 28:13; Hosea 14:4 compare 1:6.
Derivatives, רָחָם-רַחְמָנִי, רַחוּם, and pr.n. רְחוּם, יְרֹחַם, יְרַחְמְאֵל, לֹא רֻחָמָה.