Strong's Concordance, Hebrew Dictionary

Afflict, bring, entreat, do harm, do mischief, punish, still, vex, properly, to spoil (literally, by breaking to pieces)

Hebrew: רָעַע, rāʿaʿ (H7489)

89 King James Bible Verses


Here are afflict, associate selves, break and related words in the Bible. What does the source Hebrew word רָעַע 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: H7489

Hebrew Base Word: רָעַע

Part of speech: Verb

Usage: Afflict, associate selves (by mistake for H7462), break (down, in pieces), + displease, (be, bring, do) evil (doer, entreat, man), show self friendly (by mistake for H7462), do harm, (do) hurt, (behave self, deal) ill, × indeed, do mischief, punish, still, vex, (do) wicked (doer, -ly), be (deal, do) worse

Definition: Properly, to spoil (literally, by breaking to pieces); figuratively, to make (or be) good for nothing, i.e., bad (physically, socially or morally).

Detailed definition:

  1. To be bad, be evil.
    1. (Qal).
      1. To be displeasing.
      2. To be sad.
      3. To be injurious, be evil.
      4. To be wicked, be evil (ethically).
    2. (Hiphil).
      1. To do an injury or hurt.
      2. To do evil or wickedly.
      3. Mischief (participle).
  2. To break, shatter.
    1. (Qal).
      1. To break.
      2. Broken (participle).
      3. To be broken.
    2. (Hithpolel) to be broken, be broken in pieces, be broken asunder.

Derived terms: A primitive root.


  1. Biblical International Phonetic Alphabet: rɔːˈʕɑʕ
  2. Modern International Phonetic Alphabet: ʁɑːˈʕɑʕ
  3. Transliteration: rāʿaʿ
  4. Biblical Pronunciation: raw-AH
  5. Modern Pronunciation: ra-AH

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