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Lexicon :: Strong's H1416 - gᵊḏûḏ

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masculine noun
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TWOT Reference: 313a

Strong’s Definitions

גְּדוּד gᵉdûwd, ghed-ood'; from H1413; a crowd (especially of soldiers):—army, band (of men), company, troop (of robbers).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 34x

The KJV translates Strong's H1416 in the following manner: band (13x), troop (11x), army (5x), company (4x), men (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 34x
The KJV translates Strong's H1416 in the following manner: band (13x), troop (11x), army (5x), company (4x), men (1x).
  1. a band, troop, marauding band

    1. marauding band, raiding band

    2. troop, band (of divisions of army)

    3. foray, raid

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
גְּדוּד gᵉdûwd, ghed-ood'; from H1413; a crowd (especially of soldiers):—army, band (of men), company, troop (of robbers).
STRONGS H1416: Abbreviations
I. גְּדוּד noun masculineGenesis 49:19 band, troop (as making inroads; others, as a division, detachment (as severed), but this usually later in Hebrew) — ג׳ absolute 1 Samuel 30:8 + 19 times; construct 2 Chronicles 25:9; plural גְּדוּדִים 2 Samuel 4:2 + 2 times; construct גְּדוּדֵי 2 Kings 6:23 + 6 times; suffix גְּדוּדָיו Job 19:12; Job 25:3; —
1. marauding band (making incursions, inroads, compare גדד) 1 Samuel 30:8, 15 (twice in verse); 1 Samuel 30:23 compare 1 Chronicles 12:22, also 2 Chronicles 22:1; 1 Kings 11:24; 2 Kings 5:2; 2 Kings 6:23; 2 Kings 13:20, 21; 2 Kings 24:2 (4 times in verse) compare 2 Samuel 22:30 = Psalm 18:30, & Genesis 49:19 (see [H1410 גַּד Genesis 30:11]) Hosea 6:9; Hosea 7:1; Jeremiah 18:22; שָׂרֵי גִּדוּדִים 2 Samuel 4:2, compare וַיִּתְּנֵם בְּרָאשֵׁי הַגְּדוּד 1 Chronicles 12:19; figurative of God's attacking forces, his chastisements Job 19:12 (compare Job 25:3 below).
2. troop, of divisions of army of Israel (late) גְּדוּדֵי צְבָא מִלְחָמָה 1 Chronicles 7:4, compare 2 Chronicles 26:11; band of Israel, i.e. troop of mercenaries hired from Israel by Amaziah 2 Chronicles 25:9, 10; בְּנֵי הַגְּדוּד i.e. soldiers of the band 2 Chronicles 25:13; of army in general כְּמֶלֶךְ בַּגְּדוּד Job 29:25, in simile; also Micah 4:14 בַּת־גְּדוּד of Zion.
3. foray, raid 2 Samuel 3:22.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


49:19; 49:19

1 Samuel

30:8; 30:8; 30:15; 30:23

2 Samuel

3:22; 4:2; 4:2; 22:30

1 Kings


2 Kings

5:2; 6:23; 6:23; 13:20; 13:21; 24:2

1 Chronicles

7:4; 12:19; 12:22

2 Chronicles

22:1; 25:9; 25:9; 25:10; 25:13; 26:11


19:12; 19:12; 25:3; 25:3; 29:25






6:9; 7:1

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H1416 matches the Hebrew גְּדוּד (gᵊḏûḏ),
which occurs 33 times in 29 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:19 -

“Gad will be attacked by raiders,

but he will attack their heels.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:8 -

and David asked the LORD, “Should I pursue these raiders? Will I overtake them? ”

The LORD replied to him, “Pursue them, for you will certainly overtake them and rescue the people.”

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:15 -

David then asked him, “Will you lead me to these raiders? ”

He said, “Swear to me by God that you won’t kill me or turn me over to my master, and I will lead you to them.”

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:23 -

But David said, “My brothers, you must not do this with what the LORD has given us. He protected us and handed over to us the raiders who came against us.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:22 -

Just then David’s soldiers and Joab returned from a raid and brought a large amount of plundered goods with them. Abner was not with David in Hebron because David had dismissed him, and he had gone in peace.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 4:2 -

Saul’s son had two men who were leaders of raiding parties: one named Baanah and the other Rechab, sons of Rimmon the Beerothite of the Benjaminites. Beeroth is also considered part of Benjamin,

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:30 -

With you I can attack a barricade,[fn]

and with my God I can leap over a wall.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 11:24 -

and gathered men to himself. He became leader of a raiding party when David killed the Zobaites. He[fn] went to Damascus, lived there, and became king in Damascus.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 5:2 -

Aram had gone on raids and brought back from the land of Israel a young girl who served Naaman’s wife.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 6:23 -

So he prepared a big feast for them. When they had eaten and drunk, he sent them away, and they went to their master. The Aramean raiders did not come into Israel’s land again.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 13:20 -

Then Elisha died and was buried.

Now Moabite raiders used to come into the land in the spring of the year.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 13:21 -

Once, as the Israelites were burying a man, suddenly they saw a raiding party, so they threw the man into Elisha’s tomb. When he touched Elisha’s bones, the man revived and stood up!

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 24:2 -

The LORD sent Chaldean, Aramean, Moabite, and Ammonite raiders against Jehoiakim. He sent them against Judah to destroy it, according to the word of the LORD he had spoken through his servants the prophets.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 7:4 -

Along with them, they had 36,000 troops for battle according to the family records of their ancestral families, for they had many wives and children.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 12:18 -

Then the Spirit enveloped[fn] Amasai, chief of the Thirty, and he said:

We are yours, David,

we are with you, son of Jesse!

Peace, peace to you,

and peace to him who helps you,

for your God helps you.

So David received them and made them leaders of his troops.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 12:21 -

They helped David against the raiders, for they were all valiant warriors and commanders in the army.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 22:1 -

Then the inhabitants of Jerusalem made Ahaziah, his youngest son, king in his place, because the troops that had come with the Arabs to the camp had killed all the older sons.[fn] So Ahaziah son of Jehoram became king of Judah.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 25:9 -

Then Amaziah said to the man of God, “What should I do about the 7,500 pounds of silver I gave to Israel’s division? ”

The man of God replied, “The LORD is able to give you much more than this.”

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 25:10 -

So Amaziah released the division that came to him from Ephraim to go home. But they got very angry with Judah and returned home in a fierce rage.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 25:13 -

As for the men of the division that Amaziah sent back so they would not go with him into battle, they raided the cities of Judah from Samaria to Beth-horon, struck down three thousand of their people, and took a great deal of plunder.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 26:11 -

Uzziah had an army equipped for combat that went out to war by division according to their assignments, as recorded by Jeiel the court secretary and Maaseiah the officer under the authority of Hananiah, one of the king’s commanders.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:12 -

His troops advance together;

they construct a ramp[fn] against me

and camp around my tent.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 25:3 -

Can his troops be numbered?

Does his light not shine on everyone?

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:25 -

I directed their course and presided as chief.

I lived as a king among his troops,

like one who comforts those who mourn.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:29 -

With you I can attack a barricade,[fn]

and with my God I can leap over a wall.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 18:22 -

Let a cry be heard from their houses

when you suddenly bring raiders against them,

for they have dug a pit to capture me

and have hidden snares for my feet.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 6:9 -

Like raiders who wait in ambush for someone,

a band of priests murders on the road to Shechem.

They commit atrocities.

Unchecked Copy BoxHos 7:1 -

when I heal Israel,

the iniquity of Ephraim and the crimes of Samaria

will be exposed.

For they practice fraud;

a thief breaks in;

a raiding party pillages outside.

Unchecked Copy BoxMic 5:1 -

Now, daughter who is under attack,

you slash yourself in grief;

a siege is set against us!

They are striking the judge of Israel

on the cheek with a rod.

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