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Lexicon :: Strong's H1416 - gᵊḏûḏ

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Part of Speech
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.
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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, a troop H1416 shall overcome him: but he shall overcome at the last.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:8 - And David enquired at the LORD, saying, Shall I pursue after this troop? H1416 shall I overtake them? And he answered him, Pursue: for thou shalt surely overtake them, and without fail recover all.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:15 - And David said to him, Canst thou bring me down to this company? H1416 And he said, Swear unto me by God, that thou wilt neither kill me, nor deliver me into the hands of my master, and I will bring thee down to this company. H1416
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:23 - Then said David, Ye shall not do so, my brethren, with that which the LORD hath given us, who hath preserved us, and delivered the company H1416 that came against us into our hand.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:22 - And, behold, the servants of David and Joab came from pursuing a troop, H1416 and brought in a great spoil with them: but Abner was not with David in Hebron; for he had sent him away, and he was gone in peace.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 4:2 - And Saul's son had two men that were captains of bands: H1416 the name of the one was Baanah, and the name of the other Rechab, the sons of Rimmon a Beerothite, of the children of Benjamin: (for Beeroth also was reckoned to Benjamin:
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:30 - For by thee I have run through a troop: H1416 by my God have I leaped over a wall.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 11:24 - And he gathered men unto him, and became captain over a band, H1416 when David slew them of Zobah: and they went to Damascus, and dwelt therein, and reigned in Damascus.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 5:2 - And the Syrians had gone out by companies, H1416 and had brought away captive out of the land of Israel a little maid; and she waited on Naaman's wife.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 6:23 - And he prepared great provision for them: and when they had eaten and drunk, he sent them away, and they went to their master. So the bands H1416 of Syria came no more into the land of Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 13:20 - And Elisha died, and they buried him. And the bands H1416 of the Moabites invaded the land at the coming in of the year.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 13:21 - And it came to pass, as they were burying a man, that, behold, they spied a band H1416 of men; and they cast the man into the sepulchre of Elisha: and when the man was let down, and touched the bones of Elisha, he revived, and stood up on his feet.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 24:2 - And the LORD sent against him bands H1416 of the Chaldees, and bands H1416 of the Syrians, and bands H1416 of the Moabites, and bands H1416 of the children of Ammon, and sent them against Judah to destroy it, according to the word of the LORD, which he spake by his servants the prophets.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 7:4 - And with them, by their generations, after the house of their fathers, were bands H1416 of soldiers for war, six and thirty thousand men: for they had many wives and sons.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 12:18 - Then the spirit came upon Amasai, who was chief of the captains, and he said, Thine are we, David, and on thy side, thou son of Jesse: peace, peace be unto thee, and peace be to thine helpers; for thy God helpeth thee. Then David received them, and made them captains of the band. H1416
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 12:21 - And they helped David against the band H1416 of the rovers: for they were all mighty men of valour, and were captains in the host.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 22:1 - And the inhabitants of Jerusalem made Ahaziah his youngest son king in his stead: for the band of men H1416 that came with the Arabians to the camp had slain all the eldest. So Ahaziah the son of Jehoram king of Judah reigned.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 25:9 - And Amaziah said to the man of God, But what shall we do for the hundred talents which I have given to the army H1416 of Israel? And the man of God answered, The LORD is able to give thee much more than this.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 25:10 - Then Amaziah separated them, to wit, the army H1416 that was come to him out of Ephraim, to go home again: wherefore their anger was greatly kindled against Judah, and they returned home in great anger.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 25:13 - But the soldiers of the army H1416 which Amaziah sent back, that they should not go with him to battle, fell upon the cities of Judah, from Samaria even unto Bethhoron, and smote three thousand of them, and took much spoil.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 26:11 - Moreover Uzziah had an host of fighting men, that went out to war by bands, H1416 according to the number of their account by the hand of Jeiel the scribe and Maaseiah the ruler, under the hand of Hananiah, one of the king's captains.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:12 - His troops H1416 come together, and raise up their way against me, and encamp round about my tabernacle.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 25:3 - Is there any number of his armies? H1416 and upon whom doth not his light arise?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:25 - I chose out their way, and sat chief, and dwelt as a king in the army, H1416 as one that comforteth the mourners.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:29 - For by thee I have run through a troop; H1416 and by my God have I leaped over a wall.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 18:22 - Let a cry be heard from their houses, when thou shalt bring a troop H1416 suddenly upon them: for they have digged a pit to take me, and hid snares for my feet.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 6:9 - And as troops H1416 of robbers wait for a man, so the company of priests murder in the way by consent: for they commit lewdness.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 7:1 - When I would have healed Israel, then the iniquity of Ephraim was discovered, and the wickedness of Samaria: for they commit falsehood; and the thief cometh in, and the troop H1416 of robbers spoileth without.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 5:1 - Now gather thyself in troops, H1416 O daughter of troops: H1416 he hath laid siege against us: they shall smite the judge of Israel with a rod upon the cheek.
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