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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #7523 - רָצַח
1) to murder, slay, kill
1a) (Qal) to murder, slay
1a3) as avenger
1a4) slayer (intentional) (participle)
1b) (Niphal) to be slain
1c1) to murder, assassinate
1c2) murderer, assassin (participle) (substantive)
1d) (Pual) to be killed
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
(1) to break, or dash in pieces. (Arab. رضح and رضخ.) See Piel No. 1, and the noun רֵצַח.
(2) to kill, with an acc. Numbers 35:6, seqq.; more fully רָצַח פּ׳ נֶפֶשׁ Deuteronomy 22:26, compare הִכָּה פ׳ נֶפֶשׁ under the word הִכָּה No. 2, c.
Niphal, pass. of Kal No. 2, Judges 20:4.
(1) to dash in pieces, Psalms 62:4.
(2) i.q. Kal No. 2, but iteratively (like קַטֵּל), to kill many, to act the homicide, 2 Kings 6:32; Isaiah 1:21; Hosea 6:9.
the Week of Proper 8 / Ordinary 13