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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 - For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined H1692 to his wife; and they shall become one flesh.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:19 - “Now behold, your servant has found favor in your sight, and you have magnified your compassion, which you have shown me by saving my life; but I cannot escape to the [fn]mountains, for the disaster will overtake H1692 me and I will die;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:23 - he took his kinsmen with him and pursued him a distance of seven days’ journey, and he overtook H1692 him in the hill country of Gilead.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 34:3 - But [fn]he was deeply H1692 attracted H1692 to Dinah the daughter of Jacob, and he loved the girl and [fn]spoke tenderly to her.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 36:7 - “So no inheritance of the sons of Israel will [fn]be transferred from tribe to tribe, for the sons of Israel shall each [fn]retain H1692 possession H1692 of the inheritance of the tribe of his fathers.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 36:9 - “So no inheritance will [fn]be transferred from one tribe to another tribe, for the tribes of the sons of Israel shall each [fn]retain H1692 possession H1692 of its own inheritance.”
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 10:20 - “You shall fear the LORD your God; you shall serve Him, and cling H1692 to Him, and you shall swear by His name.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 11:22 - “For if you are careful to keep all of this commandment which I am commanding you to do, to love the LORD your God, to walk in all His ways and cling H1692 to Him,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 13:4 - “You shall follow the LORD your God and fear Him; and you shall keep His commandments, listen to His voice, serve Him, and cling H1692 to Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 13:17 - “Nothing at all from what is designated for destruction is to cling H1692 to your hand, in order that the LORD may turn from His burning anger and show mercy to you, and have compassion on you and make you increase, just as He has sworn to your fathers,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:21 - “The LORD will make the plague cling H1692 to you until He has eliminated you from the land where you are entering to take possession of it.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:60 - “And He will bring back on you every disease of Egypt of which you were afraid, and they will cling H1692 to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 30:20 - by loving the LORD your God, by obeying His voice, and by holding H1692 close H1692 to Him; for [fn]this is your life and the length of your days, [fn]so that you may live in the land which the LORD swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give them.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 22:5 - “Only be very careful to [fn]follow the commandment and the Law which Moses the servant of the LORD commanded you, to love the LORD your God and walk in all His ways, and keep His commandments and cling H1692 to Him, and serve Him with all your heart and with all your soul.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 23:8 - “But you are to cling H1692 to the LORD your God, as you have done to this day.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 23:12 - “For if you ever go back and cling H1692 to the rest of these nations, these which remain with you, and intermarry with them, so that you [fn]associate with them and they with you,
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 18:22 - When they had distanced themselves from Micah’s house, the men who were in the houses near Micah’s house assembled by command and overtook H1692 the sons of Dan.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 20:42 - Therefore, they turned their backs before the men of Israel to flee in the direction of the wilderness, but the battle overtook H1692 them while those who attacked from the cities were annihilating them in the midst of them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 20:45 - [fn]The rest turned and fled toward the wilderness to the rock of Rimmon, but they [fn]caught five thousand of them on the roads and overtook H1692 them [fn]at Gidom, and [fn]killed two thousand of them.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 1:14 - And they raised their voices and wept again; and Orpah kissed her mother-in-law, but Ruth clung H1692 to her.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 2:8 - Then Boaz said to Ruth, “[fn]Listen carefully, my daughter. Do not go to glean in another field; furthermore, do not go on from this one, but join H1692 my young women here.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 2:21 - Then Ruth the Moabitess said, “[fn]Furthermore, he said to me, ‘You are to stay H1692 close H1692 to my servants until they have finished all my harvest.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 2:23 - So she stayed H1692 close H1692 by the young women of Boaz in order to glean until the end of the barley harvest and the wheat harvest. And she lived with her mother-in-law.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:22 - When all the men of Israel who had kept themselves hidden in the hill country of Ephraim heard that the Philistines had fled, they also closely H1692 pursued H1692 them in the battle.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 31:2 - And the Philistines also overtook H1692 Saul and his sons, and the Philistines [fn]killed Jonathan, Abinadab, and Malchi-shua, the sons of Saul.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 1:6 - The young man who told him said, “By chance I happened to be on Mount Gilboa, and behold, Saul was leaning on his spear. And behold, the chariots and the horsemen had overtaken H1692 him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 20:2 - So all the men of Israel [fn]withdrew from following David and followed Sheba the son of Bichri; but the men of Judah [fn]remained H1692 loyal H1692 to their king, from the Jordan even to Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:10 - He rose up and struck the Philistines until his hand was weary and [fn]it clung H1692 to the sword, and the LORD brought about a great victory that day; and the people returned after him only to plunder the dead.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 11:2 - from the nations of which the LORD had said to the sons of Israel, “You shall not [fn]associate with them, nor shall they [fn]associate with you; they will certainly turn your heart away [fn]to follow their gods.” Solomon clung H1692 to these in love.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 3:3 - Nevertheless, he clung H1692 to the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, into which he misled Israel; he did not abandon them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 5:27 - “Therefore, the leprosy of Naaman shall cling H1692 to you and to your [fn]descendants forever.” So he went out from his presence afflicted with leprosy, as white as snow.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 18:6 - For he clung H1692 to the LORD; he did not desist from following Him, but kept His commandments, which the LORD had commanded Moses.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 10:2 - And the Philistines also overtook H1692 Saul and his sons, and the Philistines [fn]killed Jonathan, [fn]Abinadab, and Malchi-shua, the sons of Saul.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:20 - “My bone clings H1692 to my skin and my flesh,
And I have escaped only by the skin of my teeth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:10 - The voices of the prominent people were [fn]hushed,
And their tongues stuck H1692 to their palates.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:7 - “If my step has turned from the way,
Or my heart [fn]followed my eyes,
Or if any spot has stuck H1692 to my hands,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:38 - When the dust hardens into a mass
And the clods stick H1692 together H1692?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:17 - “They are joined H1692 one to another;
They clasp each other and cannot be separated.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:23 - “The folds of his flesh are joined H1692 together H1692,
Firm and immovable on him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:15 - My strength is dried up like a piece of pottery,
And my tongue clings H1692 to my jaws;
And You lay me [fn]in the dust of death.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 44:25 - For our souls have sunk down into the dust;
Our bodies cling H1692 to the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 63:8 - My soul clings H1692 [fn]to You;
Your right hand takes hold of me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 101:3 - I will set no worthless thing before my eyes;
I hate the [fn]work of those who fall away;
It shall not cling H1692 to me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:5 - Because of the [fn]loudness of my groaning
My bones [fn]cling H1692 to my flesh.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:25 - Daleth
My soul clings H1692 to the dust;
Revive me according to Your word.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:31 - I cling H1692 to Your testimonies;
LORD, do not put me to shame!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 137:6 - May my tongue cling H1692 to the roof of my mouth
If I do not remember you,
If I do not [fn]exalt Jerusalem
Above my chief joy.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 13:11 - ‘For as the undergarment clings H1692 to the waist of a man, so I made the entire household of Israel and the entire household of Judah cling H1692 to Me,’ declares the LORD, ‘so that they might be My people, for [fn]renown, for praise, and for glory; but they did not listen.’
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 42:16 - then the sword, of which you are afraid, will overtake you there in the land of Egypt; and the famine, about which you are anxious, will follow H1692 closely H1692 after you there in Egypt, and you will die there.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 4:4 - The tongue of the infant clings H1692
To the roof of its mouth because of thirst;
The children ask for bread,
But no one breaks it for them.

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