H7523 רצח - Strong's Hebrew Lexicon Number

A primitive root; properly to dash in pieces, that is, kill (a human being), especially to murder

KJV Usage: put to death, kill, (man-) slay (-er), murder (-er).

Brown-Driver-Briggs' Hebrew Definitions



1. to murder, slay, kill
a. (Qal) to murder, slay
1. premeditated
2. accidental
3. as avenger
4. slayer (intentional) (participle)
b. (Niphal) to be slain
c. (Piel)
1. to murder, assassinate
2. murderer, assassin (participle)(subst)
d. (Pual) to be killed
Origin: a primitive root
TWOT: 2208
Parts of Speech: Verb

to murder
1) to murder, slay, kill
1a)(Qal) to murder, slay
1a1) premeditated
1a2) accidental
1a3) as avenger
1a4) slayer (intentional) (participle)
1b) (Niphal) to be slain
1c) (Piel)
1c1) to murder, assassinate
1c2) murderer, assassin (participle) (subst)
1d) (Pual) to be killed

View how H7523 רצח is used in the Bible

First 30 of 47 occurrences of H7523 רצח

Exodus 20:13 Thou shalt not murder.
Numbers 35:6 for the manslayer,
Numbers 35:11 for you; that the slayer
Numbers 35:12 that the manslayer
Numbers 35:16 he is a murderer:
Numbers 35:16 the murderer
Numbers 35:17 he is a murderer:
Numbers 35:17 the murderer
Numbers 35:18 he is a murderer:
Numbers 35:18 the murderer
Numbers 35:19 the murderer:
Numbers 35:21 for he is a murderer:
Numbers 35:21 the murderer,
Numbers 35:25 the slayer
Numbers 35:26 But if the slayer
Numbers 35:27 shall kill
Numbers 35:27 the slayer;
Numbers 35:28 the slayer
Numbers 35:30 the murderer
Numbers 35:30 shall be put to death
Numbers 35:31 of a murderer,
Deuteronomy 4:42 That the slayer
Deuteronomy 4:42 there, who should kill
Deuteronomy 5:17 Thou shalt not murder.
Deuteronomy 19:3 that every slayer
Deuteronomy 19:4 of the slayer,
Deuteronomy 19:6 the slayer,
Deuteronomy 22:26 and slayeth
Joshua 20:3 That the slayer
Joshua 20:5 the slayer

Distinct usage

5 the murderer
5 for the slayer;
3 he is a murderer:
3 the slayer
2 Thou shalt not murder.
2 That the slayer
1 for the manslayer,
1 for you; that the slayer
1 the murderer:
1 for he is a murderer:
1 the murderer,
1 But if the slayer
1 shall kill
1 the slayer;
1 shall be put to death
1 of a murderer,
1 there, who should kill
1 that every slayer
1 of the slayer,
1 the slayer,
1 and slayeth
1 that was slain,
1 Hast thou killed,
1 I shall be slain
1 in it; but now murderers.
1 murder,
1 and killing,
1 murder
1 and murder
1 that the manslayer
1 then shall the slayer
1 of a murderer
1 ye shall be slain

Corresponding Greek Words

ratsach G5408 phonos
ratsach qal,ni,pi G5407 phoneuo

Related words


H7524 רצח retsach
From H7523; a crushing; specifically a murder cry

KJV Usage: slaughter, sword.