H7462 רעה - Strong's Hebrew Lexicon Number

A primitive root; to tend a flock, that is, pasture it; intransitively to graze (literally or figuratively); generally to rule; by extension to associate with (as a friend)

KJV Usage: X break, companion, keep company with, devour, eat up, evil entreat, feed, use as a friend, make friendship with, herdman, keep [sheep] (-er), pastor, + shearing house, shepherd, wander, waste.

Brown-Driver-Briggs' Hebrew Definitions



1. to pasture, tend, graze, feed
a. (Qal)
1. to tend, pasture 1a
b. to shepherd 1a
c. of ruler, teacher (fig) 1a
d. of people as flock (fig) 1a
e. shepherd, herdsman (subst)
1. to feed, graze 1a
f. of cows, sheep etc (literal) 1a
g. of idolater, Israel as flock (fig)
h. (Hiphil) shepherd, shepherdess
2. to associate with, be a friend of (meaning probable)
a. (Qal) to associate with
b. (Hithpael) to be companions
3. (Piel) to be a special friend
Origin: a primitive root
TWOT: 2185,2186
Parts of Speech: Verb

View how H7462 רעה is used in the Bible

First 30 of 173 occurrences of H7462 רעה

Genesis 4:2 was a keeper
Genesis 13:7 between the herdmen
Genesis 13:7 and the herdmen
Genesis 13:8 I pray thee, between me and thee, and between my herdmen
Genesis 13:8 and thy herdmen;
Genesis 26:20 And the herdmen
Genesis 26:20 herdmen,
Genesis 29:7 and feed
Genesis 29:9 for she kept them.
Genesis 30:31 feed
Genesis 30:36 fed
Genesis 36:24 as he fed
Genesis 37:2 was feeding
Genesis 37:12 to feed
Genesis 37:13 feed
Genesis 37:16 they feed
Genesis 41:2 and they fed
Genesis 41:18 and they fed
Genesis 46:32 are shepherds,
Genesis 46:34 for every shepherd
Genesis 47:3 are shepherds,
Genesis 48:15 who hath fed
Genesis 49:24 (from there is the shepherd,
Exodus 2:17 And the shepherds
Exodus 2:19 of the shepherds,
Exodus 3:1 kept
Exodus 34:3 feed
Numbers 14:33 shall be shepherds
Numbers 27:17 which have no shepherd.
Judges 14:20 whom he had used as his friend.

Distinct usage

11 feed
5 to feed
4 and feed
3 shepherds
3 I will feed
2 and the herdmen
2 fed
2 and they fed
2 are shepherds,
2 of the shepherds,
2 kept
2 to thee, Thou shalt feed
2 shall feed
2 feedeth
2 shepherd.
2 of shepherds
2 He shall feed
2 they shall feed
2 against the shepherds
2 And the shepherds
2 as a shepherd
2 and who is that shepherd
1 between the herdmen
1 I pray thee, between me and thee, and between my herdmen
1 and thy herdmen;
1 herdmen,
1 and feed
1 for she kept them.
1 was feeding
1 they feed
1 for every shepherd
1 (from there is the shepherd,
1 whom he had used as his friend.
1 and, behold, he keepeth
1 them in a shepherd's
1 now thy shepherds
1 we were with them keeping
1 And as he was at the shearing
1 that fed
1 that have no shepherd:
1 feeding
1 He wrongeth
1 is my shepherd;
1 thou shalt be fed.
1 him to feed
1 O Shepherd
1 doth devour
1 but he that is a companion
1 beside the shepherds'
1 is mine, and I am his: he feedeth
1 which feed
1 is mine: he feedeth
1 shall feed;
1 there; neither shall the shepherds
1 shall feed,
1 feed,
1 like a shepherd:
1 He is my shepherd,
1 yourselves. They shall feed
1 and they are shepherds

Corresponding Greek Words

raah qal.,hi. G4165 poimaino

Related words


H4828 מרע mêrêa‛
From H7462 in the sense of companionship; a friend

KJV Usage: companion, friend.

H4829 מרעה mir‛eh
From H7462 in the sense of feeding; pasture (the palce or the act); also the haunt of wild animals

KJV Usage: feeding place, pasture.

H4830 מרעית mir‛ı̂yth
From H7462 in the sense of feeding; pasturage; concretely a flock

KJV Usage: flock, pasture.

H7453 ריע רע rêa‛ rêya‛
ריע רע
rêa‛ rêya‛
ray'-ah, ray'-ah
From H7462; an associate (more or less close)

KJV Usage: brother, companion, fellow, friend, husband, lover, neighbour, X (an-) other.

H7454 רע rêa‛
From H7462; a thought (as association of ideas)

KJV Usage: thought.

H7463 רעה rê‛eh
From H7462; a (male) companion

KJV Usage: friend.

H7468 רעוּת re ‛ûth
re ‛ûth
From H7462 in the sense of H7453; a female associate; generally an additional one

KJV Usage: + another, mate, neighbour.

H7469 רעוּת re ‛ûth
re ‛ûth
Probably from H7462; a feeding upon, that is, grasping after

KJV Usage: vexation.

H7471 רעי re ‛ı̂y
re ‛ı̂y
From H7462; pasture

KJV Usage: pasture.

H7473 רעי rô‛ı̂y
From active participle of H7462; pastoral; as noun, a shepherd

KJV Usage: shepherd.

H7475 רעיון ra‛yôn
From H7462 in the sense of H7469; desire

KJV Usage: vexation.

H7489 רעע râ‛a‛
A primitive root; properly to spoil (literally by breaking to pieces); figuratively to make (or be) good for nothing, that is, bad (physically, socially or morally). (associate selves and show self friendly are by mistake for H7462.)

KJV Usage: afflict, associate selves [by mistake for H7462], break (down, in pieces), + displease, (be, bring, do) evil (doer, entreat, man), show self friendly [by mistake for H7462], do harm, (do) hurt, (behave self, deal) ill, X indeed, do mischief, punish, still vex, (do) wicked (doer, -ly), be (deal, do) worse.