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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #7430 - רָמַשׂ
1) to creep, move lightly, move about, walk on all fours
1a1) to creep, teem (of all creeping things)
1a2) to creep (of animals)
1a3) to move lightly, glide about (of water animals)
1a4) to move about (of all land animals generally)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
רָמַשׂ fut. יִרְמֹשׂ
(1) to creep, to crawl, the proper term for the motion of smaller animals which creep upon the ground, both those which have four or more feet, as mice, lizards, crabs, etc. (and this is the proper signification, comp. רָמַס), and those which have no feet, and trail their bodies on the ground, as serpents, worms, etc. Genesis 1:26, after both domestic and wild quadrupeds have been mentioned, as well as birds and fishes, כָּל־הָרֶמֶשׂ הָרֹמֵשׂ עַל הָאָרֶץ “all the creeping things which creep upon the earth;” verses 28, 30 7:8, 14 8:17, 19 Leviticus 11:44. The earth is sometimes said to creep with creeping things, with an acc. (comp. הָלַךְ No. 4). Genesis 9:2, בְּכֹל אֲשֶׁר תִּרְמֹשׂ הָאֲדָמָה “in all the things with which earth creeps,” i.e. which creep in abundance on the earth.
(2) In a wider signification it is used of aquatic (amphibious) reptiles. Genesis 1:21, הַחַיָּה הָרֹמֶשֶׂת אֲשֶׁר שָֽׁרְצוּ הַמַּיִס “creeping living creatures with which the waters abound;” Leviticus 11:46; Psalms 69:35 used of all land animals whatever, Genesis 7:21, init. Psalms 104:20, “(by night) all the beasts of the forest creep (out of their dens).” Hence
the Week of Proper 15 / Ordinary 20