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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #7504 - רָפֶה
1454) pr (רפ RP) AC: Heal CO: Medicine AB: Sick: The pictograph r is a picture of the head of a man, the p is a picture of an open mouth. Combined these mean "man open". Wounds, sickness and illnesses are cured with medicines made from plant materials which were pulverized into a medicinal power.
V) epr (רפה RPH) - Weak: To be weak from sickness, laziness or work. KJV (46): (vf: Paal, Niphal, Hiphil, Hitpael, Piel, Participle) feeble, fail, weaken, go, alone, idle, stay, slack, faint, forsake, abate, cease - Strongs: H7503 (רָפָה)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
(1) slack, remiss; especially with יָדַיִם added, 2 Samuel 17:2. יָדַיִם רָפוֹת slack hands, Job 4:3; Isaiah 35:3 as indicating faint-heartedness.
(2) infirm, feeble, Numbers 13:18.
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