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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.
STRONGS H1677: Abbreviations
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 lamb 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 taunted the armies of the living God.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:37 - And David said, “The LORD who delivered me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear, H1677 He will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine.” And Saul said to David, “Go, and may the LORD be with you.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 17:8 - Moreover, Hushai said, “You know your father and his men, that they are mighty men and they are [fn]fierce, like a bear H1677 robbed of her cubs in the field. And your father is an [fn]expert in warfare, and 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 lads of [fn]their number.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:12 - Let a man meet a bear H1677 robbed of her cubs,
Rather than a fool in his folly.
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 encounter them like a bear H1677 robbed of her cubs,
And I will tear open [fn]their chests;
There I will also devour them like a lioness,
As a wild beast would tear them.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 5:19 - As when a man flees from a lion
And a bear H1677 meets him,
[fn]Or goes home, leans his hand against the wall
And a snake bites him.
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