Strong's Concordance, Hebrew Dictionary

Adversity, affliction, calamity, distress, harm, heavy, misery, noisome, sore, sorrow, trouble, vex, wrong, bad or (as noun) evil (natural or moral)

Hebrew: רַע, raʿ (H7451)

621 King James Bible Verses


Here are adversity, affliction, bad, calamity and related words in the Bible. What does the source Hebrew word רַע 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: H7451

Hebrew Base Word: רַע

Part of speech: Adjective

Usage: Adversity, affliction, bad, calamity, + displease(-ure), distress, evil(-favouredness) (man, thing), + exceedingly, × 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

Definition: Bad or (as noun) evil (natural or moral).

Detailed definition:

  1. (adj) bad, evil.
    1. Bad, disagreeable, malignant.
    2. Bad, unpleasant, evil (giving pain, unhappiness, misery).
    3. Evil, displeasing.
    4. Bad (of its kind—land, water, etc).
    5. Bad (of value).
    6. Worse than, worst (comparison).
    7. Sad, unhappy.
    8. Evil (hurtful).
    9. Bad, unkind (vicious in disposition).
    10. Bad, evil, wicked (ethically).
      1. In general, of persons, of thoughts.
      2. Deeds, actions.
  2. (n m) evil, distress, misery, injury, calamity.
    1. Evil, distress, adversity.
    2. Evil, injury, wrong.
    3. Evil (ethical).
  3. (n f) evil, misery, distress, injury.
    1. Evil, misery, distress.
    2. Evil, injury, wrong.
    3. Evil (ethical).

Derived terms: From H7489.

Comments: Including feminine raaah; as adjective or noun.


  1. Biblical International Phonetic Alphabet: rɑʕ
  2. Modern International Phonetic Alphabet: ʁɑʕ
  3. Transliteration: raʿ
  4. Biblical Pronunciation: ra
  5. Modern Pronunciation: ra

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