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Strongs Number: H7462


Hebrew Word
רָעָה
Transliteration
râʻâh
Phonetic
raw-aw'
Part of Speech
Verb
Strongs Definition

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)

BDB Definition

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
Bible Usage
X-(idiom) {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.