Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #7451: ra` (pronounced rah)

from 7489; bad or (as noun) evil (natural or moral):-- adversity, affliction, bad, calamity, + displease(-ure), distress, evil((- favouredness), man, thing), + exceedingly, X great, grief(-vous), harm, heavy, hurt(-ful), ill (favoured), + mark, mischief(-vous), misery, naught(-ty), noisome, + not please, sad(-ly), sore, sorrow, trouble, vex, wicked(-ly, -ness, one), worse(-st), wretchedness, wrong. (Incl. feminine raaah; as adjective or noun.).

Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew Lexicon:


ra‛ / râ‛âh

1) bad, evil (adjective)

1a) bad, disagreeable, malignant

1b) bad, unpleasant, evil (giving pain, unhappiness, misery)

1c) evil, displeasing

1d) bad (of its kind - land, water, etc)

1e) bad (of value)

1f) worse than, worst (comparison)

1g) sad, unhappy

1h) evil (hurtful)

1i) bad, unkind (vicious in disposition)

1j) bad, evil, wicked (ethically)

1j1) in general, of persons, of thoughts

1j2) deeds, actions

2) evil, distress, misery, injury, calamity (noun masculine)

2a) evil, distress, adversity

2b) evil, injury, wrong

2c) evil (ethical)

3) evil, misery, distress, injury (noun feminine)

3a) evil, misery, distress

3b) evil, injury, wrong

3c) evil (ethical)

Part of Speech: see above in Definition

Relation: from H7489

Same Word by TWOT Number: 2191a, 2191c


This word is used 668 times:

Ezekiel 7:5: "GOD; An evil, an only evil, behold, is come."
Ezekiel 7:24: "Wherefore I will bring the worst of the heathen, and they shall possess their houses: I will also make the pomp of the strong"
Ezekiel 8:9: "me, Go in, and behold the wicked abominations that they do"
Ezekiel 11:2: "that devise mischief, and give wicked counsel in this city:"
Ezekiel 13:22: "of the wicked, that he should not return from his wicked way, by promising him life:"
Ezekiel 14:15: "If I cause noisome beasts to pass through the land, and they spoil it, so that it be desolate,"
Ezekiel 14:21: "when I send my four sore judgments upon Jerusalem, the sword,"
Ezekiel 14:21: "Jerusalem, the sword, and the famine, and the noisome beast, and the pestilence, to cut off from"
Ezekiel 14:22: "and their doings: and ye shall be comforted concerning the evil that I have brought upon Jerusalem,"
Ezekiel 16:23: "And it came to pass after all thy wickedness, (woe, woe unto thee! saith the Lord"
Ezekiel 16:57: "Before thy wickedness was discovered, as at the time of thy reproach of the daughters of Syria,"
Ezekiel 20:43: "and ye shall loathe yourselves in your own sight for all your evils that ye have committed."
Ezekiel 20:44: "with you for my name's sake, not according to your wicked ways, nor according to your corrupt doings,"
Ezekiel 30:12: "the land into the hand of the wicked: and I will make the land waste, and all that is therein, by the hand"
Ezekiel 33:11: "turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways;"
Ezekiel 34:25: "And I will make with them a covenant of peace, and will cause the evil beasts to cease out of the land:"
Ezekiel 36:31: "Then shall ye remember your own evil ways, and your doings that were not good,"
Ezekiel 38:10: "into thy mind, and thou shalt think an evil thought:"
Daniel 9:12: "us, by bringing upon us a great evil: for under the whole heaven"
Daniel 9:13: "all this evil is come upon us: yet made we not our prayer"
Daniel 9:14: "Therefore hath the LORD watched upon the evil, and brought it upon us: for the LORD"
Hosea 7:1: "then the iniquity of Ephraim was discovered, and the wickedness of Samaria: for they commit falsehood;"
Hosea 7:2: "in their hearts that I remember all their wickedness: now their own doings have beset them about; they are"
Hosea 7:3: "They make the king glad with their wickedness, and the princes with their lies."
Hosea 7:15: "and strengthened their arms, yet do they imagine mischief against"
Hosea 9:15: "All their wickedness is in Gilgal: for there I hated them: for the wickedness"
Hosea 10:15: "shall Bethel do unto you because of your great wickedness: in a morning shall the king"
Hosea 10:15: "shall Bethel do unto you because of your great wickedness: in a morning shall the king"
Joel 2:13: "kindness, and repenteth him of the evil."
Joel 3:13: "the fats overflow; for their wickedness is great."
Amos 3:6: "not be afraid? shall there be evil in a city, and the LORD hath not done"
Amos 5:13: "time; for it is an evil time."
Amos 5:14: "Seek good, and not evil, that ye may live: and so the LORD,"
Amos 5:15: "Hate the evil, and love the good, and establish judgment in the gate: it may be"
Amos 6:3: "Ye that put far away the evil day, and cause the seat of violence to come near;"
Amos 9:4: "and it shall slay them: and I will set mine eyes upon them for evil, and not for good."
Amos 9:10: "shall die by the sword, which say, The evil shall not overtake nor prevent"
Obadiah 1:13: "thou shouldest not have looked on their affliction in the day of their calamity, nor have laid"
Jonah 1:2: "and cry against it; for their wickedness is come up before"
Jonah 1:7: "that we may know for whose cause this evil is upon us. So they cast lots, and the lot"
Jonah 1:8: "us, we pray thee, for whose cause this evil is upon us; What is thine occupation? and whence"
Jonah 3:8: "God: yea, let them turn every one from his evil way, and from the violence"
Jonah 3:10: "their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God repented"
Jonah 3:10: "way; and God repented of the evil, that he had said that he would do"
Jonah 4:1: "But it displeased Jonah exceedingly, and he was very angry."
Jonah 4:2: "and of great kindness, and repentest thee of the evil."
Jonah 4:6: "a shadow over his head, to deliver him from his grief. So Jonah was"
Micah 1:12: "waited carefully for good: but evil came down from the LORD"
Micah 2:1: "to them that devise iniquity, and work evil upon their beds! when the morning is light,"
Micah 2:3: "this family do I devise an evil, from which ye shall not"

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