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Lexicon :: Strong's H1677 - dōḇ

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Part of Speech
masculine/feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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TWOT Reference: 396a

Strong’s Definitions

דֹּב dôb, dobe; or (fully) דּוֹב dôwb; from H1680; the bear (as slow):—bear.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 12x

The KJV translates Strong's H1677 in the following manner: bear (12x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 12x
The KJV translates Strong's H1677 in the following manner: bear (12x).
  1. bear

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
דֹּב dôb, dobe; or (fully) דּוֹב dôwb; from H1680; the bear (as slow):—bear.
דֹּב noun masculineProverbs 28:15, feminine 2 Kings 2:24 (seldom) bear (from soft or gliding motion, Late Hebrew id., Ethiopic bdb017904 Assyrian dabû (?) DlS 55; Aramaic דּוּבָּא, bdb017905; Arabic bdb017906, bdb017907, is however a loan-word compare HomNS 301 f.); — absolute דֹּב Amos 5:19 + 5 times; דּוֺב 1 Samuel 17:34 + 2 times; plural דֻּבִּים 2 Kings 2:24; Isaiah 59:11; — bear, female 2 Kings 2:24; 2 Samuel 17:8; Proverbs 17:12; Hosea 13:8 compare Isaiah 11:7; undetermined 1 Samuel 17:34, 36, 37; Amos 5:19; Proverbs 28:15; Isaiah 59:11; Lamentations 3:10, 10 (on article 1 Samuel 17:34; Amos 5:19 compare RSSem, i. 119 n.)

See related Aramaic BDB entry H1678.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

1 Samuel

17:34; 17:34; 17:34; 17:36; 17:37

2 Samuel


2 Kings

2:24; 2:24; 2:24


17:12; 28:15; 28:15


11:7; 59:11; 59:11


3:10; 3:10




5:19; 5:19; 5:19


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H1677 matches the Hebrew דֹּב (dōḇ),
which occurs 12 times in 12 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:34 - But David said to Saul, “Your servant was tending his father’s sheep. When a lion or a bear H1677 came and took a sheep from the flock,
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:36 - “Your servant has [fn]killed both the lion and the bear H1677; and this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, since he has defied the armies of the living God.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:37 - And David said, “The LORD who saved me from the paw of the lion and the paw of the bear H1677, He will save me from the hand of this Philistine.” So Saul said to David, “Go, and may the LORD be with you.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 17:8 - Then Hushai said, “You yourself know your father and his men, that they are warriors and they are [fn]fierce, like a bear H1677 deprived of her cubs in the field. And your father is an [fn]expert in warfare, and he will not spend the night with the people.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 2:24 - When he looked behind him and saw them, he cursed them in the name of the LORD. Then two female bears H1677 came out of the woods and tore up forty-two [fn]of the boys.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:12 - Let a person meet a bear H1677 robbed of her cubs,
Rather than a fool in his foolishness.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:15 - Like a roaring lion and a rushing bear H1677
Is a wicked ruler over a poor people.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 11:7 - Also the cow and the bear H1677 will graze,
Their young will lie down together,
And the lion will eat straw like the ox.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 59:11 - All of us growl like bears H1677,
And moan sadly like doves;
We hope for justice, but there is none;
For salvation, but it is far from us.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:10 - He is to me like a bear H1677 lying in wait,
Like a lion in secret places.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 13:8 - I will confront them like a bear H1677 deprived of her cubs,
And I will tear open [fn]their chests;
I will also devour them there like a lioness,
As a wild animal would tear them to pieces.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 5:19 - As when a man flees from a lion
And a bear H1677 confronts him,
[fn]Or he goes home, leans with his hand against the wall,
And a snake bites him.

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