the Week of Proper 20 / Ordinary 25
Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary Hebrew Lexicon
Strong's #7456 - רָעֵב
1) to be hungry, be voracious
1a) (Qal) to be hungry
1b) (Hiphil) to allow one to be hungry, allow to hunger
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Qal Perfect 3 masculine singular ׳ר Isaiah 9:19; Isaiah 44:12; 3 plural רָעֵ֑בוּ Psalm 34:11; Imperfect 3 masculine singular יִרְעַב Isaiah 8:21,1plural נִרְעַב Jeremiah 42:14, etc.; — be hungry Isaiah 8:21; Genesis 41:55 (E; of land, = have famine), Jeremiah 42:14 (לַלֶּחֶם), Isaiah 49:10 ("" צמא), Isaiah 65:13 ("" id.; opposed to אכל), Psalm 50:12 if I should be hungry (of ׳י), Proverbs 6:30; Proverbs 19:15.
Hiph`il allow one to hunger, subject ׳י: Imperfect 3 masculine singular וַיַּרְעִבֶ֑ךָ Deuteronomy 8:3 (opposed to וַיַּאֲִכלְךָ), יַרְעִיב נֶפֶשׁ Proverbs 10:3.
רָעֵב fut. יִרְעַב to hunger (Arab. رَغبَ. The primary idea appears to lie in that of an ample, i.e. empty stomach; compare the kindred רָחַב and Eth. ርኀበ፡ to hunger). Used of individual men [or other beings], Psalms 34:11, 50:12 of a whole region, Genesis 41:55. Followed by לְ to hunger for any thing, Jeremiah 42:14.
Hiphil, to cause to hunger, Deuteronomy 8:3 to suffer to hunger, Proverbs 10:3.
Derivatives, the three following nouns.
Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for StudyLight.org.
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