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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 [Psalm 63:8] (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; 63:8; 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 shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave H1692 unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:19 - Behold now, thy servant hath found grace in thy sight, and thou hast magnified thy mercy, which thou hast shewed unto me in saving my life; and I cannot escape to the mountain, lest some evil take H1692 me, and I die:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:23 - And he took his brethren with him, and pursued after him seven days' journey; and they overtook H1692 him in the mount Gilead.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 34:3 - And his soul clave H1692 unto Dinah the daughter of Jacob, and he loved the damsel, and spake kindly unto the damsel.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 36:7 - So shall not the inheritance of the children of Israel remove from tribe to tribe: for every one of the children of Israel shall keep H1692 himself to the inheritance of the tribe of his fathers.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 36:9 - Neither shall the inheritance remove from one tribe to another tribe; but every one of the tribes of the children of Israel shall keep H1692 himself to his own inheritance.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 10:20 - Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God; him shalt thou serve, and to him shalt thou cleave, H1692 and swear by his name.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 11:22 - For if ye shall diligently keep all these commandments which I command you, to do them, to love the LORD your God, to walk in all his ways, and to cleave H1692 unto him;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 13:4 - Ye shall walk after the LORD your God, and fear him, and keep his commandments, and obey his voice, and ye shall serve him, and cleave H1692 unto him.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 13:17 - And there shall cleave H1692 nought of the cursed thing to thine hand: that the LORD may turn from the fierceness of his anger, and shew thee mercy, and have compassion upon thee, and multiply thee, as he hath sworn unto thy fathers;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:21 - The LORD shall make the pestilence cleave H1692 unto thee, until he have consumed thee from off the land, whither thou goest to possess it.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:60 - Moreover he will bring upon thee all the diseases of Egypt, which thou wast afraid of; and they shall cleave H1692 unto thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 30:20 - That thou mayest love the LORD thy God, and that thou mayest obey his voice, and that thou mayest cleave H1692 unto him: for he is thy life, and the length of thy days: that thou mayest dwell in the land which the LORD sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 22:5 - But take diligent heed to do the commandment and the law, which Moses the servant of the LORD charged you, to love the LORD your God, and to walk in all his ways, and to keep his commandments, and to cleave H1692 unto him, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 23:8 - But cleave H1692 unto the LORD your God, as ye have done unto this day.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 23:12 - Else if ye do in any wise go back, and cleave H1692 unto the remnant of these nations, even these that remain among you, and shall make marriages with them, and go in unto them, and they to you:
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 18:22 - And when they were a good way from the house of Micah, the men that were in the houses near to Micah's house were gathered together, and overtook H1692 the children of Dan.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 20:42 - Therefore they turned their backs before the men of Israel unto the way of the wilderness; but the battle overtook H1692 them; and them which came out of the cities they destroyed in the midst of them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 20:45 - And they turned and fled toward the wilderness unto the rock of Rimmon: and they gleaned of them in the highways five thousand men; and pursued H1692 hard after them unto Gidom, and slew two thousand men of them.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 1:14 - And they lifted up their voice, and wept again: and Orpah kissed her mother in law; but Ruth clave H1692 unto her.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 2:8 - Then said Boaz unto Ruth, Hearest thou not, my daughter? Go not to glean in another field, neither go from hence, but abide H1692 here fast by my maidens:
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 2:21 - And Ruth the Moabitess said, He said unto me also, Thou shalt keep fast H1692 by my young men, until they have ended all my harvest.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 2:23 - So she kept fast H1692 by the maidens of Boaz to glean unto the end of barley harvest and of wheat harvest; and dwelt with her mother in law.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:22 - Likewise all the men of Israel which had hid themselves in mount Ephraim, when they heard that the Philistines fled, even they also followed hard H1692 after them in the battle.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 31:2 - And the Philistines followed hard H1692 upon Saul and upon his sons; and the Philistines slew Jonathan, and Abinadab, and Malchishua, Saul's sons.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 1:6 - And the young man that told him said, As I happened by chance upon mount Gilboa, behold, Saul leaned upon his spear; and, lo, the chariots and horsemen followed hard H1692 after him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 20:2 - So every man of Israel went up from after David, and followed Sheba the son of Bichri: but the men of Judah clave H1692 unto their king, from Jordan even to Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:10 - He arose, and smote the Philistines until his hand was weary, and his hand clave H1692 unto the sword: and the LORD wrought a great victory that day; and the people returned after him only to spoil.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 11:2 - Of the nations concerning which the LORD said unto the children of Israel, Ye shall not go in to them, neither shall they come in unto you: for surely they will turn away your heart after their gods: Solomon clave H1692 unto these in love.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 3:3 - Nevertheless he cleaved H1692 unto the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, which made Israel to sin; he departed not therefrom.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 5:27 - The leprosy therefore of Naaman shall cleave H1692 unto thee, and unto thy seed for ever. And he went out from his presence a leper as white as snow.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 18:6 - For he clave H1692 to the LORD, and departed not from following him, but kept his commandments, which the LORD commanded Moses.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 10:2 - And the Philistines followed hard H1692 after Saul, and after his sons; and the Philistines slew Jonathan, and Abinadab, and Malchishua, the sons of Saul.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:20 - My bone cleaveth H1692 to my skin and to my flesh, and I am escaped with the skin of my teeth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:10 - The nobles held their peace, and their tongue cleaved H1692 to the roof of their mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:7 - If my step hath turned out of the way, and mine heart walked after mine eyes, and if any blot hath cleaved H1692 to mine hands;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:38 - When the dust groweth into hardness, and the clods cleave fast together? H1692
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:17 - They are joined H1692 one to another, they stick together, that they cannot be sundered.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:23 - The flakes of his flesh are joined together: H1692 they are firm in themselves; they cannot be moved.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:15 - My strength is dried up like a potsherd; and my tongue cleaveth H1692 to my jaws; and thou hast brought me into the dust of death.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 44:25 - For our soul is bowed down to the dust: our belly cleaveth H1692 unto the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 63:8 - My soul followeth hard H1692 after thee: thy right hand upholdeth me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 101:3 - I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave H1692 to me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:5 - By reason of the voice of my groaning my bones cleave H1692 to my skin.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:25 - DALETH. My soul cleaveth H1692 unto the dust: quicken thou me according to thy word.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:31 - I have stuck H1692 unto thy testimonies: O LORD, put me not to shame.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 137:6 - If I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave H1692 to the roof of my mouth; if I prefer not Jerusalem above my chief joy.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 13:11 - For as the girdle cleaveth H1692 to the loins of a man, so have I caused to cleave H1692 unto me the whole house of Israel and the whole house of Judah, saith the LORD; that they might be unto me for a people, and for a name, and for a praise, and for a glory: but they would not hear.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 42:16 - Then it shall come to pass, that the sword, which ye feared, shall overtake you there in the land of Egypt, and the famine, whereof ye were afraid, shall follow close H1692 after you there in Egypt; and there ye shall die.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 4:4 - The tongue of the sucking child cleaveth H1692 to the roof of his mouth for thirst: the young children ask bread, and no man breaketh it unto them.

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