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Lexicon :: Strong's H1416 - gᵊḏûḏ

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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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).
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 - “As for Gad, a band H1416 of H1416 raiders H1416 shall attack him,
But he will attack at their [fn]heels.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:8 - And David inquired of the LORD, saying, “Shall I pursue this band H1416 of H1416 raiders H1416? Will I overtake them?” And He said to him, “Pursue, for you will certainly overtake them, and you will certainly rescue everyone.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:15 - Then David said to him, “Will you bring me down to this band H1416 of H1416 raiders H1416?” And he said, “Swear to me by God that you will not kill me or hand me over to my master, and I will bring you down to this band H1416.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:23 - But David said, “You must not do so, my brothers, with what the LORD has given us, for He has protected us and handed over to us the band H1416 of H1416 raiders H1416 that came against us.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:22 - And behold, the servants of David and Joab came from a raid H1416 and brought a large amount of plunder with them; but Abner was not with David in Hebron, since he had let him go, and he had gone in peace.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 4:2 - And Saul’s son had two men who were commanders of troops H1416: the name of the one was Baanah, and the name of the other Rechab, sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, of the sons of Benjamin (for Beeroth is also considered part of Benjamin,
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:30 - “For by You I can run at a [fn]troop H1416 of H1416 warriors H1416;
By my God I can leap over a wall.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 11:24 - And he gathered men to himself and became leader of a marauding H1416 band H1416, after David killed those of Zobah; and they went to Damascus and stayed [fn]there, and reigned in Damascus.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 5:2 - Now the Arameans had gone out in bands H1416 and had taken captive a little girl from the land of Israel; and she [fn]waited on Naaman’s wife.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 6:23 - So he provided a large feast for them; and when they had eaten and drunk, he sent them away, and they went to their master. And the marauding H1416 bands H1416 of Arameans did not come again into the land of Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 13:20 - And Elisha died, and they buried him. Now the marauding H1416 bands H1416 of the Moabites would invade the land [fn]in the spring of the year.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 13:21 - And as they were burying a man, behold, they saw a marauding H1416 band H1416; and they threw the man into the grave of Elisha. And when the man [fn]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 Chaldeans, bands H1416 of Arameans, bands H1416 of Moabites, and bands H1416 of Ammonites. He sent them against Judah to destroy it, in accordance with the word of the LORD which He had spoken through His servants the prophets.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 7:4 - And with them by their generations according to their fathers’ households were thirty-six thousand [fn]troops H1416 of the army for war; for they had many wives and sons.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 12:18 - Then the Spirit [fn]covered Amasai like clothing, the chief of the thirty; and he said,
We are yours, David,
And are with you, son of Jesse!
Peace, peace to you,
And peace to him who helps you;
Indeed, your God helps you!”
Then David received them and made them [fn]captains of the troops H1416.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 12:21 - They helped David against the band H1416 of H1416 raiders H1416, for they were all valiant mighty men, and were captains in the army.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 22:1 - Then the inhabitants of Jerusalem made [fn]Ahaziah, his youngest son, king in his place, for the band H1416 of H1416 men H1416 who came with the Arabs to the camp had killed all the older sons. So Ahaziah the son of Jehoram king of Judah began to reign.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 25:9 - Amaziah said to the man of God, “But what are we to do about the [fn]hundred talents which I have given to the troops H1416 of Israel?” And the man of God answered, “The LORD has much more to give you than this.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 25:10 - Then Amaziah [fn]dismissed the troops H1416 which came to him from Ephraim, to go home; so their anger burned against Judah, and they returned [fn]home in fierce anger.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 25:13 - But the [fn]troops H1416 whom Amaziah sent back, those not going with him to battle, raided the cities of Judah from Samaria to Beth-horon, and struck and killed three thousand of them, and plundered a large amount of spoils.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 26:11 - Moreover, Uzziah had an army ready for battle, which [fn]entered combat by divisions H1416 according to the number of their muster, [fn]recorded by Jeiel the scribe and Maaseiah the official, under the direction of Hananiah, one of the king’s officers.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:12 - “His troops H1416 come together
And build up their [fn]way against me
And camp around my tent.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 25:3 - “Is there any number to His troops H1416?
And upon whom does His light not rise?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:25 - “I chose a way for them and sat as chief,
And lived as a king among the troops H1416,
As one who comforted the mourners.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:29 - For by You I can run at a [fn]troop H1416 of H1416 warriors H1416;
And by my God I can leap over a wall.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 18:22 - May a cry be heard from their houses
When You suddenly bring raiders H1416 upon them;
For they have dug a pit to capture me
And hidden snares for my feet.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 6:9 - And as a band H1416 of H1416 robbers H1416 lie in wait for a person,
So a band of priests murder on the way to Shechem;
Certainly they have committed an act of infamy.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 7:1 - When I would heal Israel,
The wrongdoing of Ephraim is uncovered,
And the evil deeds of Samaria,
For they practice deception;
The thief enters,
A band H1416 of H1416 robbers H1416 attack outside,
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 5:1 - [fn]Now muster yourselves in troops, daughter of troops H1416;
[fn]They have laid siege against us;
With a rod they will strike the judge of Israel on the cheek.

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