Strong's Hebrew: 7363. רָחַף (rachaph) -- relax
7363. rachaph
Strong's Concordance
rachaph: relax
Original Word: רָחַף
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: rachaph
Phonetic Spelling: (raw-khaf')
Short Definition: relax
Brown-Driver-Briggs
I. [רָחַף] verb grow soft, relax (compare Arabic be soft); —

Qal Perfect3plural רָֽחֲפוּ Jeremiah 23:9 (bones of one appalled).

II. רָחַף verb Pi`el hover (Late Hebrew id., compare GrünbaumZMG xxxix (1885), 607; Syriac Pa`el move Gently, also cherish, and brood, compare Thess. see; connection with I. ׳ר dubious); —

Pi`el Imperfect3masculine singular יְרַחֵף עַל Deuteronomy 32:11 (poem) of vulture hovering over young; Participle מְרַחֶפֶת עַלמְּֿנֵי הַמָּ֑יִם ׳רוּחַ א Genesis 1:2 (P); hovering over face of waters, or perhaps (see Syriac) brooding (and fertilizing), so JerQuaest. in Gen. ed. Lag. 4 (reading 'marahaefeth), compare Di Gunk.

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
flutter, move, shake

A primitive root; to brood; by implication, to be relaxed -- flutter, move, shake.

Forms and Transliterations
יְרַחֵ֑ף ירחף מְרַחֶ֖פֶת מרחפת רָֽחֲפוּ֙ רחפו mə·ra·ḥe·p̄eṯ meraChefet məraḥep̄eṯ rā·ḥă·p̄ū rachaFu rāḥăp̄ū yə·ra·ḥêp̄ yeraChef yəraḥêp̄
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Strong's Hebrew 7363
3 Occurrences


mə·ra·ḥe·p̄eṯ — 1 Occ.
rā·ḥă·p̄ū — 1 Occ.
yə·ra·ḥêp̄ — 1 Occ.

Genesis 1:2
HEB: וְר֣וּחַ אֱלֹהִ֔ים מְרַחֶ֖פֶת עַל־ פְּנֵ֥י
NAS: of God was moving over
KJV: of God moved upon
INT: and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface

Deuteronomy 32:11
HEB: עַל־ גּוֹזָלָ֖יו יְרַחֵ֑ף יִפְרֹ֤שׂ כְּנָפָיו֙
NAS: up its nest, That hovers over
KJV: her nest, fluttereth over her young,
INT: over young hovers spread his wings

Jeremiah 23:9
HEB: לִבִּ֣י בְקִרְבִּ֗י רָֽחֲפוּ֙ כָּל־ עַצְמוֹתַ֔י
NAS: my bones tremble; I have become
KJV: all my bones shake; I am like a drunken
INT: my heart within tremble All my bones

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