רעה רע 




rah or fem. ra`ah

Parts of Speech

TWOT 2191a, TWOT 2191c

Root Word (Etymology)

from 7489

KJV Translation Count — 663x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: evil (442), wickedness (59), wicked (25), mischief (21), hurt (20), bad (13), trouble (10), sore (9), affliction (6), ill (5), adversity (4), favoured (3), harm (3), naught (3), noisome (2), grievous (2), sad (2), misc 3(4)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. bad, evil
a. bad, disagreeable, malignant
b. bad, unpleasant, evil (giving pain, unhappiness, misery)
c. evil, displeasing
d. bad (of its kind-land, water, etc)
e. bad (of value)
f. worse than, worst (comparison)
g. sad, unhappy
h. evil (hurtful)
i. bad, unkind (vicious in disposition)
j. bad, evil, wicked (ethically)
1. in general, of persons, of thoughts
2. deeds, actions
n m
2. evil, distress, misery, injury, calamity
a. evil, distress, adversity
b. evil, injury, wrong
c. evil (ethical)
n f
3. evil, misery, distress, injury
a. evil, misery, distress
b. evil, injury, wrong
c. evil (ethical)

Strong's Definitions

ra`, rah; from 7489; bad or (as noun) evil (natural or moral): — adversity, affliction, bad, calamity, + displease(-ure), distress, evil((- favouredness), man, thing), + exceedingly, X 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. (Incl. feminine raaah; as adjective or noun.).

Concordance Results Using KJV

And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and H7451.


But of the tree of the knowledge of good and H7451, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.


For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and H7451.


And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and H7451: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:


And GOD saw that the H7451 of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only H7451 continually.


And the LORD smelled a sweet savour; and the LORD said in his heart, I wH7451 not again curse the ground any more for man's sake; for the imagination of man's heart is H7451 from his youth; neither wH7451 I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done.


But the men of Sodom were H7451 and sinners before the LORD exceedingly.


Behold now, thy servant hath found grace in thy sight, and thou hast magnified thy mercy, which thou hast shewed unto me in saving my life; and I cannot escape to the mountain, lest some H7451 take me, and I die:


Then Laban and Bethuel answered and said, The thing proceedeth from the LORD: we cannot speak unto thee H7451 or good.


That thou wilt do us no H7451, as we have not touched thee, and as we have done unto thee nothing but good, and have sent thee away in peace: thou art now the blessed of the LORD.