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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #7368 - רָחַק
1) to be or become far, be or become distant, be removed, go far away (verb)
1a) (Qal) to be far, be distant
1b) (Piel) to send far away, extend
1c1) to make or exhibit distance, be gone far
1c2) to remove, put far away
2) (Niphal) loose (verb)
3) at a distance (verbal infinitive [as adverb])
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
רָחַק fut. יִרְחַק inf. רָחֳקָה
(1) to go away far, to recede from any one; followed by מִן Ecclesiastes 3:5; Job 30:10 (Chald., Syr., Eth., id. The primary sense appears to have been transitive; to thrust away, to repel, i.q. דָּחַק).
(2) to be afar off, to be distant, remote, Psalms 103:12 followed by מִן and מֵעַל Jeremiah 2:5; Ezekiel 8:6, 11:15 44:10. Often used of God, as being far off from granting help, i.e. as refusing aid, Psalms 22:12, 20 Psalms 22:20, 35:22 of men who abhor fraud, Exodus 23:7; Isaiah 54:14 and on the other hand, from the law of God, Psalms 119:150 they are far off from safety, Job 5:4.
Niphal, to be removed, Ecclesiastes 12:6 כתיב.
Piel, רִחַק to move far off, to remove, Isaiah 6:12 metaph. Isaiah 29:13.
(1) trans. i.q. Piel, Job 13:21, 19:13 Psalms 103:12, “he (God) hath removed our transgressions from us,” i.e. he forgives them to us. Followed by an inf. (Psalms 55:8) and a gerund, adv. חִרְחִיק לָלֶכֶת to go far off, Exodus 8:24. Inf. הַרְחֵק and adv., far off, Genesis 21:16. Hence
(2) intrans. to go away far, Genesis 44:4; Joshua 8:4.
Derivatives, רָחוֹק, מֶרְחָק, and
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