Word Summary
rapha: to heal
Original Word: רָפָא
Transliteration: rapha
Phonetic Spelling: (raw-faw')
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to heal
Meaning: to mend, to cure
Strong's Concordance
cure, cause to heal, physician, repair, thoroughly, make whole

Or raphah {raw-faw'}; a primitive root; properly, to mend (by stitching), i.e. (figuratively) to cure -- cure, (cause to) heal, physician, repair, X thoroughly, make whole. See raphah.

see HEBREW raphah


H7495. rapha

רָפָאverb heal (Late Hebrew in derivatives; Phoenician רפא‎, Syriac heal; on Aramaic proper name compounded with רפא‎ see NöZMG xi (1886), 723 Lzb369; Sabean proper name אלרפא‎ Langer1, 1 DHMZMG xxxvii (1883), 326; Arabic (and ) darn, mend, repair, pacify; Ethiopic stitch together, mend; compare KüchenmeisterZWiss. Th. xxx (1887), 257 ff.); —

Qal Perfect3masculine singular consecutive ׳וְרIsaiah 6:10, suffix וּרְפָאָם19:22, 1singular suffix consecutive וּרְפָאתִיו57:19, etc.; Imperfect3masculine singular יִרְמָּא2 Kings 20:8 +, suffix יִרְמָּאֵנוּHosea 6:1, 1singular אֶרְמָּא14:5 +, אֶרְמָּה‎ (Ges§ 75pp) Jeremiah 3:22; 3feminine plural תִּרְמֶּינָה‎ (Idib. qq) Job 5:18, etc.; Imperative masculine singular רְפָאNumbers 12:13, רְפָה‎ (Idib. pp) Psalm 60:4, רְפָאָ֫ה41:5, etc.; Infinitive absolute רָפוֺאIsaiah 19:22; construct לִרְמֹּאHosea 5:13, etc.; Participle רֹפֵא2 Kings 20:5 +, etc.; — heal:

1 literally,

a. of God, with accusative of person Genesis 20:17 (E), Psalm 107:20 (suffix), with ל‎ person Numbers 12:13 (JE) 2 Kings 20:5, 8.

b. of men, absolute Ecclesiastes 3:3 (opposed to הרג‎); participle as substantive healer, physician, Genesis 50:2 (twice in verse) (J) 2 Chronicles 16:12.

2 figurative, heal hurts of nation, involving ׳י‎s (restored) favour (and, often, forgiveness):

a. subject ׳י‎, with suffix person, Hosea 6:1; 11:3 (yet compare We Now), Exodus 15:26 (J), Isaiah 19:22b 57:18-19, Jeremiah 33:6; Psalm 30:3, compare 6:3; with accusative עַם2 Chronicles 30:20, with accusative אֶרֶץ7:14; with ל‎ of nation Hosea 7:1, and (indefinite subject) Isaiah 6:10 (lest) one heal them (= passive, they be healed); with accusative of hurt, מַכָּתוֺ מִחַץ30:26, שְׁבָרִים‎ (of land) Psalm 60:4, so מְשׁוּבָהHosea 14:5; Jeremiah 3:22 (including the consequences of backsliding); with ל‎ of hurt Psalm 103:3; accusative nation (personified) + מִן‎ of hurt Jeremiah 30:17 I will heal thee of thy wounds ("" אֶרְמָּאֵךְ‎); absolute Isaiah 19:22a (opposed to נגף‎), Deuteronomy 32:39 (opposed to מחץ‎); participle as substantive healer, physician Jeremiah 8:22.

b. human subject, with ל‎ of nation, Hosea 5:13, compare Lamentations 2:13.

3. a. figurative, heal individual distresses, with suffix person Jeremiah 17:14, with accusative נַפְשִׁי‎ = me 41:5, with ל‎ person, לֵב לִשְׁבוּרֵיPsalm 147:3 (i.e. longing exiles, compare Isaiah 61:3); absolute Job 5:18 (opposed to מחץ‎); participle as substantive 13:4.

Niph`al Perfect3masculine singular נִרְמָּאLeviticus 13:37 +, 3 feminine singular נִרְמָּ֑תָה‎ (Ges§ 75qq) Jeremiah 51:9; 3plural וְנִרְמּאו‎ consecutive Ezekiel 47:8; Imperfect2masculine singular תֵּרָפֵאJeremiah 51:8; 3masculine plural יֵרָֽפְאוּEzekiel 47:9, 11, וַיֵּרָפו‎ (Gesl.c.) 2 Kings 2:22, etc.; Infinitive construct הֵרָפֵאJeremiah 15:18 +, הֵרָפֵה‎ (Idib.) 19:11; — be healed:

1 literally, of person 1 Samuel 6:3; + accusative of disease Deuteronomy 28:27, 35; subject disease Leviticus 13:18, 37; 14:3, 48; of (bad) water 2 Kings 2:22, salt waters (prediction), i.e. be made fresh, Ezekiel 47:8-9, 11; of (broken) pottery, i.e. be made whole, Jeremiah 19:11 (in simile).

2 figurative, be healed:

a. of national hurts, subject city Jeremiah 51:8-9, involving forgiveness and ׳י‎s blessing, impersonal with ל‎ of people, נִרְמָּאלָֿנוּIsaiah 53:5 i.e. healing has come to us.

b. of personal distress, subject person Jeremiah 17:14, subject the distress 15:18.

Pi`el Perfect1singular רִמִּאתִי2 Kings 2:21; 2masculine plural רְמֵּאתֶםEzekiel 34:4; 1plural רִמִּאנוּJeremiah 51:9; Imperfect3masculine singular יְרַמֵּאExodus 21:19; Zechariah 11:16, וַיְרַמֵּא1 Kings 18:30; 3masculine plural וַיְרַמְּאוּJeremiah 6:14, וַיְרַמּוּ‎ (Ges§ 75qq) 8:11; Infinitive absolute רַמֹּאExodus 21:19; — have healed, heal, usually human subject:

1 literal, יְרַמֵּא רַמּאֹExodus 21:19 he shall have (him) well healed; with accusative of altar, = repair, 1 Kings 18:30; with ל‎ of water (subject ׳י‎) 2 Kings 2:21.

2 figurative of healing national defects and hurts, accusative of person, Ezekiel 34:14; Zechariah 11:16; work at healing, treat (accusative of hurt) Jeremiah 6:14; 8:11 (both עַלנְֿקַלָּה‎, see [ קָלַל‎] Niph`al 2), 51:9.

Hithpa`el Infinitive construct of purpose, לְהִתְרַמֵּא‎, literally, in order to get healed, + מִן‎ of wounds 2 Kings 8:29 = 9:15, so "" 2 Chronicles 22:6 (read with מִן ᵐ5‎ for כִּי‎, compare Be Kau Benz).