רוּב ריבo 


riyb; reeb or ruwb



Parts of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

a primitive root

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 2159

KJV Translation Count — 67x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: plead (27), strive (13), contend (12), chide (6), debate (2), misc (7)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. to strive, contend
a. (Qal)
1. to strive
a. physically
b. with words
2. to conduct a case or suit (legal), sue
3. to make complaint
4. to quarrel
b. (Hiphil) to contend against

Strong's Definitions

riyb, reeb; or ruwb, roob; a primitive root; properly, to toss, i.e. grapple; mostly figuratively, to wrangle, i.e. hold a controversy; (by implication) to defend: — adversary, chide, complain, contend, debate, X ever, X lay wait, plead, rebuke, strive, X thoroughly.

Concordance Results Using KJV

And the herdmen of Gerar did H7378 with Isaac's herdmen, saying, The water is ours: and he called the name of the well Esek; because they strove with him.


And they digged another well, and strove for that also: and he called the name of it Sitnah.


And he removed from thence, and digged another well; and for that they strove not: and he called the name of it Rehoboth; and he said, For now the LORD hath made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land.


And Jacob was wroth, and chode with Laban: and Jacob answered and said to Laban, What is my trespass? what is my sin, that thou hast so hotly pursued after me?


Wherefore the people did H7378 with Moses, and said, Give us water that we may drink. And Moses said unto them, Why H7378 ye with me? wherefore do ye tempt the LORD?


And if men H7378 together, and one smite another with a stone, or with his fist, and he die not, but keepeth his bed:


And the people chode with Moses, and spake, saying, Would God that we had died when our brethren died before the LORD!


This is the water of Meribah; because the children of Israel strove with the LORD, and he was sanctified in them.


And of Levi he said, Let thy Thummim and thy Urim be with thy holy one, whom thou didst prove at Massah, and with whom thou didst H7378 at the waters of Meribah;


And Joash said unto all that stood against him, Will ye H7378 for Baal? will ye save him? he that will H7378 for him, let him be put to death whilst it is yet morning: if he be a god, let him H7378 for himself, because one hath cast down his altar.