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Strong's #7280 - רָגַע

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1) to act in an instant, stir up, disturb

1a) (Qal) to stir up, disturb

1b) (Hiphil) to make a twinkling

2) to rest or repose, be at rest or repose, settle, quiet, give rest

2a) (Niphal)

2a1) to cause to rest (of sword, of the sea)

2a2) to wink (with preposition)

2b) (Hiphil)

2b1) to give rest to

2b2) to rest, repose

3) to harden

Greek Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 2664 ‑ καταπαύω (kat‑ap‑ow'‑o);  2906 ‑ κραυγή (krow‑gay');  5015 ‑ ταράσσω (tar‑as'‑so);  5032 ‑ τάχιον (takh'‑ee‑on);  1808 ‑ ἐξαίρω (ex‑ah'ee‑ro);  5035 ‑ ταχύ (takh‑oo');  5036 ‑ ταχύς (takh‑oos');  373 ‑ ἀναπαύω (an‑ap‑ow'‑o);  
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Deuteronomy 1
Job 2
Proverbs 1
Isaiah 3
Jeremiah 6
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CSB (13)
Deuteronomy 1
Job 2
Proverbs 1
Isaiah 3
Jeremiah 6
BSB (12)
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Job 2
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ESV (13)
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Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

2752) ocr (רגאה RGAh) AC: Stir CO: ? AB: Moment: The stirring up of the sea or from a rest. Also a stirring of the eyes in rest or a wink.

V) ocr (רגאה RGAh) - I. Stir:To stir as in stirring the waters or to stir from sleep. II. Rest:In the sense of stirring the eyes. KJV (13): (vf: Paal, Niphal, Hiphil) rest, divide, suddenly, break, ease, moment - Strongs: H7280 (רָגַע)

Nm) ocr (רגאה RGAh) - I. Moment:As a wink of the eye. II. Rest:As a stirring of the eyes. KJV (23): moment, instant, space, suddenly, quiet - Strongs: H7281 (רֶגַע), H7282 (רָגֵעַ)

af1) eocrm (מרגאהה MRGAhH) - Repose: In the sense of rest. KJV (1): refreshing - Strongs: H4774 (מַרְגֵּעָה)

adm) ofcrm (מרגואה MRGWAh) - Rest: KJV (1): rest - Strongs: H4771 (מַרְגּוֹעַ)



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Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 רָגַע verb disturb (Late Hebrew Hiph`il move to and fro; perhaps transposed from Arabic disturb, Ba Esther 8); —

Qal Perfect Job 26:12 בְּכֹחוֺ רָגַע הַיָם; Participle construct (Ges65d. 116g. x), Jeremiah 31:35 = Isaiah 51:15 רֹגַע הַיָםוַיֶהֱמוּ גַלָּיו.

Hiph`il denominative from רֶגַע make a twinkling, only 1 singular Imperfect cohortative וְעַד אִרְגִּ֫יעָהלְשׁוֺן שָׁ֑קֶר and while I would twinkle (= only for a moment: compare Job 20:5) is the false tongue opposed to תִּכּוֺן לָעַד, Proverbs 12:19 (compare De); and כִּי אִרְגִּ֫יעָה. אֲרִיעֶנּוּ מֵעָלֶיתָ I will twinkle and (= I will in a moment, Ges§ 120g; compare Hi) chase them away from it, Jeremiah 49:19 = Jeremiah 50:44. (Ba§ 86 as substantive = רֶגַע, of the very rare type 'aqtîl; ה-; as Ges§ 90 f.)

II. רָגַע verb be at rest, repose (probably = Arabic return, properly return to rest, after wanderings, etc.); —

Niph`al imperative 2 feminine singular Jeremiah 47:6 (of sword) be gathered into thy scabbard, הֵרָֽגְעִיוָדֹ֫מִּי repose, and be still.

Hiph`il a. transitive give rest to; — Infinitive construct Jeremiah 31:2 הָלוֺךְ לְהַרְגִּיעוֺ I will go to give him (Israel) rest, Jeremiah 50:34 לְמַעַן הִרְגִּיעַ אתהֿאדץ (on ׳הִ, see Ges§ 53 l Dr Deuteronomy 7:24; read probably ׳הַ); Isaiah 51:4 ומשׁפטי לאור עמים אַרְגִּיעַ usually I will cause my judgment (religion) to repose as, etc. (i.e. I will establish it; compare שִׂים Isaiah 42:4); but metaphor strange: hence Bachm Che Marti (joining to Isaiah 42:5) צִדְקִי (< אֲקָרֵב Isaiah 46:13) אַרְגִּיעַ אַקְרִיב in a moment (I. רָגַע Hiph`il) will I bring near, etc., Du הִרְגִּיעַקָרֵב, Oort Ry Kit בְּרֶנַע קָרֵב (compare ᵐ5 ἐγγίζει ταχύ).

b. intransitive rest, repose, Deuteronomy 28:65 ובגוים ההם לאתַרְגִּיעַ, Isaiah 34:14 שָׁם הִרְגִּ֫יעָה לִילִית. So Sirach 36:31.

III. רָגַע verb harden (Ethiopic coagulate, congeal: possibly a special development of √ see II. ׳ר); — Job 7:5 רָגַע עוֺרִי וַיִמָּאֵס my skin hardens, and (then) runs again (II. מָאַס), of the ulcers in elephantiasis.

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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition


(1)  to terrify, especially to restrain by threatening. Isaiah 51:15, רֹגַע הַיָּם וַיֶּהֱמוּ גַלָּיו “restraining the sea when the waves rage.” (LXX. well, ταράσσων; Targ. rebuking.) Jeremiah 31:35; Job 26:12, בְּכֹחוֹ רָגַע הַיָּם “by his power he rebuked the sea,” (in the other hemistich, “by his wisdom he striketh through its pride”). Compare גָּעַר Psalms 106:9; Nahum 1:4.

(2) intrans. to be afraid, terrified, to shrink. together for fear, to be still (compare رجع to return; Eth. ረግዐ፡ to contract, to coagulate as milk; and as to the sense גָּבַן, כָּאָה, קָפָא). Job 7:5, עוֹרִי רָגַע וַיִּמָּאֵם “my skin contracts (sometimes draws together and heals) and again breaks out.” Syr. “my skin is contracted.”

(3) i.q. Arab. رعج to tremble (pr. to be terrified), also used of a tremulous motion of the eye, to wink; see Hiph. and the noun רֶגַע.

Niphal, i.q. Kal No. 2, to be still (used of a sword), Jeremiah 47:6.


(1) causat. of Kal No. 2, to still, to make still, to give rest (to a people), Jeremiah 31:2, 50:34 also for to set, to found, to establish. Isaiah 51:4, מִשְׁפָּטִי לְאוֹר עַמִּים אַרְגִּיעַ “I will set my law [judgment] for a light of the nations.”

(2) intrans. to rest, to dwell quietly, Deuteron. 28:65 Isaiah 34:14.

(3) to wink, with the eye, see Kal No. 3, Jerem. 49:19, כִּי אַרְגִּיעָה אֲרִיצֶנּוּ “I will wink, I will make him run,” i.e. he shall run away at my wink. Jeremiah 50:44. Proverbs 12:19, עַד־אַרְגִּיעָה “while I wink,” i.e. for a moment. Oppos. to לָעַד for ever.

[Derivatives, מַרְגּוֹעַ, מַרְגֵּעָה and the two following words.]

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List of Word Forms
אַרְגִּ֤יעָה אַרְגִּ֤עָה אַרְגִּֽיעַ׃ ארגיע׃ ארגיעה ארגעה הִרְגִּ֣יעַ הִרְגִּ֣יעָה הֵרָגְעִ֖י הרגיע הרגיעה הרגעי לְהַרְגִּיע֖וֹ להרגיעו רָ֝גַ֗ע רָגַ֣ע רֹגַ֣ע רֹגַ֤ע רגע תַרְגִּ֔יעַ תרגיע ’ar·gi·‘āh ’ar·gî·‘āh ’ar·gî·a‘ ’argi‘āh ’argî‘āh ’argîa‘ arGia arGiah hê·rā·ḡə·‘î hêrāḡə‘î herageI hir·gî·‘āh hir·gî·a‘ hirgî‘āh hirGia hirgîa‘ hirGiah lə·har·gî·‘ōw ləhargî‘ōw lehargiO rā·ḡa‘ raGa rāḡa‘ rō·ḡa‘ roGa rōḡa‘ ṯar·gî·a‘ tarGia ṯargîa‘
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