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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.
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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 has been keeping his father’s sheep. When a lion or a bear came and carried off a sheep from the flock,
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:36 - Your servant has killed both the lion and the bear; this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, because he has defied the armies of the living God.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:37 - The LORD who rescued me from the paw of the lion and the paw of the bear will rescue me from the hand of this Philistine.” Saul said to David, “Go, and the LORD be with you.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 17:8 - You know your father and his men; they are fighters, and as fierce as a wild bear robbed of her cubs. Besides, your father is an experienced fighter; he will not spend the night with the troops.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 2:24 - He turned around, looked at them and called down a curse on them in the name of the LORD. Then two bears came out of the woods and mauled forty-two of the boys.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:12 - Better to meet a bear robbed of her cubs than a fool bent on folly.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:15 - Like a roaring lion or a charging bear is a wicked ruler over a helpless people.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 11:7 - The cow will feed with the bear, their young will lie down together, and the lion will eat straw like the ox.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 59:11 - We all growl like bears; we moan mournfully like doves. We look for justice, but find none; for deliverance, but it is far away.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:10 - Like a bear lying in wait, like a lion in hiding,
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 13:8 - Like a bear robbed of her cubs, I will attack them and rip them open; like a lion I will devour them— a wild animal will tear them apart.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 5:19 - It will be as though a man fled from a lion only to meet a bear, as though he entered his house and rested his hand on the wall only to have a snake bite him.
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