Strong's Concordance, Hebrew Dictionary

Chase, put to flight, hunt, to run after (usually with hostile intent

Hebrew: רָדַף, rādap (H7291)

135 King James Bible Verses


Here are chase, put to flight, follow, hunt and related words in the Bible. What does the source Hebrew word רָדַף mean and how is it used in the Bible? Below are the English definition details. Also below are examples within Bible verses highlighted in yellow (follow this link to go there). Tap or hover on blue, underlined words to see more original scripture and meanings. Information sourced from Strong's Concordance[1].

Definition Details

Strong's Number: H7291

Hebrew Base Word: רָדַף

Part of speech: Verb

Usage: Chase, put to flight, follow (after, on), hunt, (be under) persecute(-ion, -or), pursue(-r)

Definition: To run after (usually with hostile intent; figuratively [of time] gone by).

Detailed definition:

  1. To be behind, follow after, pursue, persecute, run after.
    1. (Qal).
      1. To pursue, put to flight, chase, dog, attend closely upon.
      2. To persecute, harass (figuratively).
      3. To follow after, aim to secure (figuratively).
      4. To run after (a bribe) (figuratively).
    2. (Niphal).
      1. To be pursued.
      2. One pursued (participle).
    3. (Piel) to pursue ardently, aim eagerly to secure, pursue.
    4. (Pual) to be pursued, be chased away.
    5. (Hiphil) to pursue, chase.

Derived terms: A primitive root.


  1. Biblical International Phonetic Alphabet: rɔːˈd̪ɑp
  2. Modern International Phonetic Alphabet: ʁɑːˈdɑf
  3. Transliteration: rādap
  4. Biblical Pronunciation: raw-DAHP
  5. Modern Pronunciation: ra-DAHF

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