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 144 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 wander
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 And the 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 as a shepherd
2 and who is that shepherd
1 was a keeper
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 as he fed

Corresponding Greek Words

raah qal.,hi. G4165 poimaino