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Strongs Number: H7378


Hebrew Word
רִיב
Transliteration
rîyb
Phonetic
reeb
Part of Speech
Verb
Strongs Definition

properly to {toss} that {is} grapple; mostly figuratively to {wrangle} that {is} hold a controversy; (by implication) to defend

BDB Definition

1. to strive, contend

a. (Qal)

1. to strive 1a

b. physically 1a

c. with words

1. to conduct a case or suit (legal), sue

2. to make complaint

3. to quarrel

d. (Hiphil) to contend against

Origin
A primitive root
Bible Usage
{adversary} {chide} {complain} {contend} {debate} X-(idiom) {ever} X-(idiom) lay {wait} {plead} {rebuke} {strive} X-(idiom) thoroughly.