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Lexicon :: Strong's H1692 - dāḇaq

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Strong’s Definitions

דָּבַק dâbaq, daw-bak'; a primitive root; properly, to impinge, i.e. cling or adhere; figuratively, to catch by pursuit:—abide fast, cleave (fast together), follow close (hard after), be joined (together), keep (fast), overtake, pursue hard, stick, take.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 54x

The KJV translates Strong's H1692 in the following manner: cleave (32x), follow hard (5x), overtake (3x), stick (3x), keep fast (2x), ...together (2x), abide (1x), close (1x), joined (1x), pursued (1x), take (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 54x
The KJV translates Strong's H1692 in the following manner: cleave (32x), follow hard (5x), overtake (3x), stick (3x), keep fast (2x), ...together (2x), abide (1x), close (1x), joined (1x), pursued (1x), take (1x).
  1. to cling, stick, stay close, cleave, keep close, stick to, stick with, follow closely, join to, overtake, catch

    1. (Qal)

      1. to cling, cleave to

      2. to stay with

    2. (Pual) to be joined together

    3. (Hiphil)

      1. to cause to cleave to

      2. to pursue closely

      3. to overtake

    4. (Hophal) to be made to cleave

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
דָּבַק dâbaq, daw-bak'; a primitive root; properly, to impinge, i.e. cling or adhere; figuratively, to catch by pursuit:—abide fast, cleave (fast together), follow close (hard after), be joined (together), keep (fast), overtake, pursue hard, stick, take.
STRONGS H1692: Abbreviations
דָּבַק, דָּבֵק verb cling, cleave, keep close (Late Hebrew id., Arabic دَبِقَ Aramaic H1693 דְּבֵק, דְּבַק QebD, QfbD) —
Qal Perfect דָּבַק 1 Kings 11:2 + 2 times; וְדָבַק consecutive Genesis 2:24; דָּבֵ֑ק 2 Kings 3:3; 3rd person feminine singular דָּֽבְקָה Ruth 1:14 + 5 times; דָּבֵ֑קָה Job 29:10; 1st person singular דָּבַקְתִּי Psalm 119:31; 3rd person plural דָּֽבְקוּ 2 Samuel 20:2; וְדָֽבְקוּ consecutive Deuteronomy 28:60; דָּבֵ֑קוּ Job 41:15; וּדְבַקְתֶּם consecutive Joshua 23:12; Imperfect יִדְבַּק Deuteronomy 13:18 + 3 times; 3rd person feminine singular תִּדְבַּק 2 Kings 5:27; Psalm 137:6; וַתִּדְבַּק Genesis 34:3 + 2 times; suffix תִּדְבָּקַנִי Genesis 19:19; 2nd person masculine singular תִּדְבָּ֑ק Deuteronomy 10:20; Ezekiel 29:4 (strike out B Co); 2nd person feminine singular תִּדְבָּקִין Ruth 2:8, 21; 3rd person plural יִדְבְּקוּ Numbers 36:7, 9; 2nd person masculine plural תִּדְבָּ֑קוּ Joshua 23:8; תִּדְבָּקוּ֑ן Deuteronomy 13:5; Infinitive construct וּלְדָבְקָהבּֿוֺ Deuteronomy 11:22 + 2 times; — in Hexateuch only J D, except Numbers 36:7, 9 (P); —
1. cling, cleave to,
a. literally followed by בְּ Job 19:20 (bone to skin), so followed by לְ Psalm 102:6; followed by אֶל 2 Samuel 23:10 (hand to sword; accidentally omitted with other words 1 Chronicles 11:13 compare Dr 2 Samuel 23:11), Jeremiah 13:11 (girdle to loins), Lamentations 4:4 (tongue to roof of mouth, in thirst), so followed by לְ Job 29:10; Psalm 137:6 (as a judgment); so also in metaphor Psalm 44:26 דָּֽבְקָה לָאָרֶץ בִּטְנֵנוּ our belly cleaveth to the earth (|| שָׁחָה לֶעָפָר נַפְשֵׁנוּ), Psalm 119:25 דָּֽבְקָה לֶעָפָר נַפְשִׁי; fish to scales of crocodile (figurative of Pharaoh), followed by בְּ Ezekiel 29:4 (but compare above); absolute (reciprocal) of folds of crocodile's belly Job 41:15; further of the חֵרֶם remaining in (sticking to) the hand followed by בְּ Deuteronomy 13:18; so of spot, stain Job 31:7;
b. so also of abiding on the land of one's tribe Numbers 36:7, 9 (followed by בְּ).
c. = remain with, close to followed by עִם Ruth 2:8, 21 followed by בְּ Ruth 2:23.
2. cling, cleave to,
a. figurative of loyalty, affection etc., sometimes with idea of physical proximity retained, followed by בְּ Genesis 2:24 (J; man to wife) compare Genesis 34:3 (J) 1 Kings 11:2; Joshua 23:12 (D); further Ruth 1:14 (Ruth to Naomi); 2 Samuel 20:2 (people to king); especially (followed by בְּ) of cleaving to י׳ Deuteronomy 11:22 (|| אָהֵב, הָלַךְ בְּכָלדְּֿרָכָיו) Deuteronomy 30:20 (|| אָהֵב, שָׁמַע בְּקֹלוֺ), Joshua 22:5 (|| אָהֵב, הָלַךְ וגו׳, שָׁמַר מִצְוֺתָיו); compare further Deuteronomy 10:20; Deuteronomy 13:5; Joshua 23:8 (all D), 2 Kings 18:6; Psalm 63:9 (followed by אַחֲרֵי) & Psalm 119:31 דָּבַקְתּי בְֵֽֽֽעדְוֺתֶ֑יךָ; so
b. of the opposite דָּבֵ֑ק ֗֗֗ יָֽרָבְעָם בְּחַטּאֹות 2 Kings 3:3.
c. subject disease, calamity, followed by בְּ person Deuteronomy 28:60; 2 Kings 5:27; followed by אַחֲרֵי Jeremiah 42:16; followed by accusative Genesis 19:19 (J); subject sin Psalm 101:3 (followed by בְּ person).
Pu. Imperfect 3rd person masculine plural יְדֻבָּ֑קוּ passive of Hiph. 1. followed by בְּ, of crocodile's scales, they are joined together Job 41:9 (|| יִתְלַכְּדוּ); absolute of earth-clods Job 38:38.
Hiph. Perfect 3rd person feminine singular suffix הִדְבִּיקָ֑תְהוּ Judges 20:42; 3rd person plural suffix הִדְבִּיקֻהוּ 2 Samuel 1:6; 1st person singular הִדְבַּקְתִּי Jeremiah 13:11; וְהִדְבַּקְתִּ֫י Ezekiel 29:4; Imperfect jussive יַדְבֵּק Deuteronomy 28:21; וַיַּדְבֵּק Genesis 31:23; אַדְבִּיק Ezekiel 3:26; וַיַּדְבִּיקוּ Judges 18:22; Judges 20:45; וַיַּדְבְּקוּ 1 Samuel 14:22 + 2 times (compare Ges§ 53 R 4i. 210).
1. cause to cling or cleave to, followed by accusative + אֶל, literally וּלְשׁוֺנְךָ אַדְבִּיק אֶלחִֿכֶּ֑ךָ Ezekiel 3:26; see also Ezekiel 29:4 (followed by accusative + בְּ; literal, but in metaphor); figurative of causing to cleave to י׳ Jeremiah 13:11 (followed by accusative + אֶל); compare further Deuteronomy 28:21 (subject י׳, followed by accusative of disease + בְּ).
2. pursue closely, followed by אַחֲרֵי Judges 20:45; 1 Samuel 14:22; 1 Chronicles 10:2 = 1 Samuel 31:2 (followed by accusative); so also 2 Samuel 1:6 (followed by accusative).
3. overtake, followed by accusative Genesis 31:23 (E), Judges 18:22; compare Judges 20:42 (subject הַמִּלְחָמַה).
Hoph. Participle וּלְשׁוֺנִי מֻדְבָּק מַלְקוֺחָ֑י Psalm 22:16 and my tongue is made to cleave (to) my gums; compare below Qal 1.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


2:24; 2:24; 19:19; 19:19; 31:23; 31:23; 34:3; 34:3


36:7; 36:7; 36:7; 36:9; 36:9; 36:9


10:20; 10:20; 11:22; 11:22; 13:5; 13:5; 13:18; 13:18; 28:21; 28:21; 28:60; 28:60; 30:20


22:5; 23:8; 23:8; 23:12; 23:12


18:22; 18:22; 20:42; 20:42; 20:45; 20:45


1:14; 1:14; 2:8; 2:8; 2:21; 2:21; 2:23

1 Samuel

14:22; 14:22; 31:2

2 Samuel

1:6; 1:6; 20:2; 20:2; 23:10; 23:11

1 Kings

11:2; 11:2

2 Kings

3:3; 3:3; 5:27; 5:27; 18:6

1 Chronicles

10:2; 11:13


19:20; 29:10; 29:10; 31:7; 38:38; 41:9; 41:15; 41:15


22:16; 44:26; 63:9; 101:3; 102:6; 119:25; 119:31; 119:31; 137:6; 137:6


13:11; 13:11; 13:11; 42:16




3:26; 3:26; 29:4; 29:4; 29:4; 29:4

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H1692 matches the Hebrew דָּבַק (dāḇaq),
which occurs 54 times in 52 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 2 (Gen 2:24–Lam 4:4)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:24 - Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:19 - Behold, your servant has found favor in your sight, and you have shown me great kindness in saving my life. But I cannot escape to the hills, lest the disaster overtake me and I die.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:23 - he took his kinsmen with him and pursued him for seven days and followed close after him into the hill country of Gilead.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 34:3 - And his soul was drawn to Dinah the daughter of Jacob. He loved the young woman and spoke tenderly to her.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 36:7 - The inheritance of the people of Israel shall not be transferred from one tribe to another, for every one of the people of Israel shall hold on to the inheritance of the tribe of his fathers.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 36:9 - So no inheritance shall be transferred from one tribe to another, for each of the tribes of the people of Israel shall hold on to its own inheritance.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 10:20 - You shall fear the LORD your God. You shall serve him and hold fast to him, and by his name you shall swear.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 11:22 - For if you will be careful to do all this commandment that I command you to do, loving the LORD your God, walking in all his ways, and holding fast to him,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 13:4 - You shall walk after the LORD your God and fear him and keep his commandments and obey his voice, and you shall serve him and hold fast to him.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 13:17 - None of the devoted things shall stick to your hand, that the LORD may turn from the fierceness of his anger and show you mercy and have compassion on you and multiply you, as he swore to your fathers,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:21 - The LORD will make the pestilence stick to you until he has consumed you off the land that you are entering to take possession of it.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:60 - And he will bring upon you again all the diseases of Egypt, of which you were afraid, and they shall cling to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 30:20 - loving the LORD your God, obeying his voice and holding fast to him, for he is your life and length of days, that you may dwell in the land that the LORD swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 22:5 - Only be very careful to observe the commandment and the law that Moses the servant of the LORD commanded you, to love the LORD your God, and to walk in all his ways and to keep his commandments and to cling to him and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 23:8 - but you shall cling to the LORD your God just as you have done to this day.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 23:12 - For if you turn back and cling to the remnant of these nations remaining among you and make marriages with them, so that you associate with them and they with you,
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 18:22 - When they had gone a distance from the home of Micah, the men who were in the houses near Micah’s house were called out, and they overtook the people of Dan.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 20:42 - Therefore they turned their backs before the men of Israel in the direction of the wilderness, but the battle overtook them. And those who came out of the cities were destroying them in their midst.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 20:45 - And they turned and fled toward the wilderness to the rock of Rimmon. Five thousand men of them were cut down in the highways. And they were pursued hard to Gidom, and 2,000 men of them were struck down.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 1:14 - Then they lifted up their voices and wept again. And Orpah kissed her mother-in-law, but Ruth clung to her.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 2:8 - Then Boaz said to Ruth, “Now, listen, my daughter, do not go to glean in another field or leave this one, but keep close to my young women.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 2:21 - And Ruth the Moabite said, “Besides, he said to me, ‘You shall keep close by my young men until they have finished all my harvest.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 2:23 - So she kept close to the young women of Boaz, gleaning until the end of the barley and wheat harvests. And she lived with her mother-in-law.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:22 - Likewise, when all the men of Israel who had hidden themselves in the hill country of Ephraim heard that the Philistines were fleeing, they too followed hard after them in the battle.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 31:2 - And the Philistines overtook Saul and his sons, and the Philistines struck down Jonathan and Abinadab and Malchi-shua, the sons of Saul.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 1:6 - And the young man who told him said, “By chance I happened to be on Mount Gilboa, and there was Saul leaning on his spear, and behold, the chariots and the horsemen were close upon him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 20:2 - So all the men of Israel withdrew from David and followed Sheba the son of Bichri. But the men of Judah followed their king steadfastly from the Jordan to Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:10 - He rose and struck down the Philistines until his hand was weary, and his hand clung to the sword. And the LORD brought about a great victory that day, and the men returned after him only to strip the slain.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 11:2 - from the nations concerning which the LORD had said to the people of Israel, “You shall not enter into marriage with them, neither shall they with you, for surely they will turn away your heart after their gods.” Solomon clung to these in love.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 3:3 - Nevertheless, he clung to the sin of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, which he made Israel to sin; he did not depart from it.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 5:27 - Therefore the leprosy of Naaman shall cling to you and to your descendants forever.” So he went out from his presence a leper, like snow.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 18:6 - For he held fast to the LORD. He did not depart from following him, but kept the commandments that the LORD commanded Moses.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 10:2 - And the Philistines overtook Saul and his sons, and the Philistines struck down Jonathan and Abinadab and Malchi-shua, the sons of Saul.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:20 - My bones stick to my skin and to my flesh,
and I have escaped by the skin of my teeth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:10 - the voice of the nobles was hushed,
and their tongue stuck to the roof of their mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:7 - if my step has turned aside from the way
and my heart has gone after my eyes,
and if any spot has stuck to my hands,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:38 - when the dust runs into a mass
and the clods stick fast together?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:17 - They are joined one to another;
they clasp each other and cannot be separated.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:23 - The folds of his flesh stick together,
firmly cast on him and immovable.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:15 - my strength is dried up like a potsherd,
and my tongue sticks to my jaws;
you lay me in the dust of death.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 44:25 - For our soul is bowed down to the dust;
our belly clings to the ground.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 63:8 - My soul clings to you;
your right hand upholds me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 101:3 - I will not set before my eyes
anything that is worthless.
I hate the work of those who fall away;
it shall not cling to me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:5 - Because of my loud groaning
my bones cling to my flesh.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:25 - Daleth
My soul clings to the dust;
give me life according to your word!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:31 - I cling to your testimonies, O LORD;
let me not be put to shame!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 137:6 - Let my tongue stick to the roof of my mouth,
if I do not remember you,
if I do not set Jerusalem
above my highest joy!
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 13:11 - For as the loincloth clings to the waist of a man, so I made the whole house of Israel and the whole house of Judah cling to me, declares the LORD, that they might be for me a people, a name, a praise, and a glory, but they would not listen.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 42:16 - then the sword that you fear shall overtake you there in the land of Egypt, and the famine of which you are afraid shall follow close after you to Egypt, and there you shall die.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 4:4 - The tongue of the nursing infant sticks
to the roof of its mouth for thirst;
the children beg for food,
but no one gives to them.

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