Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #7495: rapha' (pronounced raw-faw')

or raphah {raw-faw'}; a primitive root; properly, to mend (by stitching), i.e. (figuratively) to cure:--cure, (cause to) heal, physician, repair, X thoroughly, make whole. See 7503.

Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew Lexicon:


râphâ' / râphâh

1) to heal, make healthful

1a) (Qal) to heal

1a1) of God

1a2) healer, physician (of men)

1a3) of hurts of nations involving restored favour (figuratively)

1a4) of individual distresses (figuratively)

1b) (Niphal) to be healed

1b1) literal (of persons)

1b2) of water, pottery

1b3) of national hurts (figuratively)

1b4) of personal distress (figuratively)

1c) (Piel) to heal

1c1) literal

1c2) of national defects or hurts (figuratively)

1d) (Hithpael) in order to get healed (infinitive)

Part of Speech: verb

Relation: a primitive root


This word is used 68 times:

Jeremiah 17:14: "Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved: for thou art my praise."
Jeremiah 19:11: "vessel, that cannot be made whole again: and they shall bury them in Tophet,"
Jeremiah 30:17: "For I will restore health unto thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the LORD;"
Jeremiah 33:6: "I will bring it health and cure, and I will cure them, and will reveal unto them the abundance of peace and truth."
Jeremiah 51:8: "balm for her pain, if so be she may be healed."
Jeremiah 51:9: " We would have healed Babylon, but she is not healed: forsake her, and let us go every one"
Jeremiah 51:9: "Babylon, but she is not healed: forsake her, and let us go every one into his own country:"
Lamentations 2:13: "is great like the sea: who can heal"
Ezekiel 34:4: "have ye not strengthened, neither have ye healed that which was sick, neither have ye bound up that which was broken,"
Ezekiel 47:8: "into the sea, the waters shall be healed."
Ezekiel 47:9: "multitude of fish, because these waters shall come thither: for they shall be healed; and every thing"
Ezekiel 47:11: "But the miry places thereof and the marshes thereof shall not be healed; they shall be given to salt."
Hosea 5:13: "yet could he not heal you, nor cure you of your wound."
Hosea 6:1: "for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up."
Hosea 7:1: " When I would have healed Israel, then the iniquity of Ephraim was discovered, and the wickedness of Samaria: for"
Hosea 11:3: "their arms; but they knew not that I healed"
Hosea 14:4: " I will heal their backsliding, I will love them freely: for mine anger is turned away from"
Zechariah 11:16: "shall seek the young one, nor heal that that is broken, nor feed that that standeth still:"

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