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Lexicon :: Strong's H1706 - dᵊḇaš

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
From an unused root meaning to be gummy
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TWOT Reference: 400a

Strong’s Definitions

דְּבַשׁ dᵉbash, deb-ash'; from an unused root meaning to be gummy; honey (from its stickiness); by analogy, syrup:—honey(-comb).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 54x

The KJV translates Strong's H1706 in the following manner: honey (52x), honeycomb (with H3295) (1x), honeycomb (with H6688) (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 54x
The KJV translates Strong's H1706 in the following manner: honey (52x), honeycomb (with H3295) (1x), honeycomb (with H6688) (1x).
  1. honey

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
דְּבַשׁ dᵉbash, deb-ash'; from an unused root meaning to be gummy; honey (from its stickiness); by analogy, syrup:—honey(-comb).
STRONGS H1706: Abbreviations
דְּבַשׁ 54 noun masculine1 Samuel 14:29 honey (named from colour according to Fl NHWBi. 430; Arabic bdb018503 (bdb018504) date-honey; Late Hebrew דְּבַשׁ, Aramaic דּובשא, bdb018505, bdb018506, honey both of fruits and of bees; compare also Assyrian dišpu COTGloss ZimBP 84 DlPr 70) — absolute ד׳ Genesis 43:11 33 times; דְּבָ֑שׁ Exodus 3:8 18 times; suffix דִּבְשִׁי Songs 5:1; — honey, product of bees, used as food Judges 14:8,9,18 (in lion's carcass); found in (clefts of) rock Deuteronomy 32:13 (מִסֶּלַע ד׳, in song, J E), Psalm 81:17 (מִצּוּר ד׳); in woods, on ground 1 Samuel 14:25 (עלפֿני השׂדה) 1 Samuel 14:26 (הֵלֶךְ ד׳; but read rather הָלַךְ דְּבֹרוֺ its bees had departed, We Dr after Greek Version of the LXX) 1 Samuel 14:29; 1 Samuel 14:43; transported in jar or bottle בַּקְבֻּק ד׳ 1 Kings 14:3; contribution to priests and Levites 2 Chronicles 31:5; || חֶמְאָה 2 Samuel 17:29; Isaiah 7:15,22 (in last two the being limited to such food is apparently token of destitution); kept in store Jeremiah 41:8; a choice gift Genesis 43:11 (J); article of trade Ezekiel 27:17 (in these two perhaps = grape syrup, modern dibs, compare Di Genesis 43:11 see RobBR ii. 81); forbidden as burnt offering Leviticus 2:11 (|| שְׂאֹר); honey comb = יַעְרַת הַדּ׳ 1 Samuel 14:27 (compare יַעְרִי Songs 5:1); also צוּף ד׳ Proverbs 16:24 (compare נֹפֶת צופים Psalm 19:11); most often in phrase describing abundance in land of Canaan אֶרֶץ זָבַת חָלָב וּד׳ Exodus 3:8,17; Exodus 13:5; Exodus 33:3 (all J E) Leviticus 20:24 (H) Numbers 13:27; Numbers 14:8; Numbers 16:18,14 (all J E) Deuteronomy 6:3; Deuteronomy 11:9; Deuteronomy 26:9,15; Deuteronomy 27:3; Deuteronomy 31:20 (all D) Joshua 5:6 (D) Jeremiah 11:5; Jeremiah 32:22; Ezekiel 20:6,15; compare Deuteronomy 8:8; 2 Kings 18:32 (of land of captivity, words of the Rabshak); see also Ezekiel 16:13,19; Job 20:17 וְחֶמְאָה נַחֲלֵי ד׳; honey, used to illustrate moral teachings Proverbs 24:13 (|| נֹפֶת), Proverbs 25:16,27 (danger of surfeit); simile of sweetness of taste Ezekiel 3:3 (the roll), compare כְּצַפִּיחִת בִּד׳ Exodus 16:31 (P; description of manna); of sweetness of the law Psalm 19:11 (|| נֹפֶת צוּפִים) compare Psalm 119:103; (of pleasant words Proverbs 16:24 compare above); sweetness of lips וְחָלָב ד׳ Songs 4:11; figurative of love דִּבְשִׁי Songs 5:1 (|| יַעְרִי, יֵינִי, חֲלָבִי).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


43:11; 43:11; 43:11


3:8; 3:8; 3:17; 13:5; 16:31; 33:3


2:11; 20:24


13:27; 14:8; 16:14; 16:18


6:3; 8:8; 11:9; 26:9; 26:15; 27:3; 31:20; 32:13




14:8; 14:9; 14:18

1 Samuel

14:25; 14:26; 14:27; 14:29; 14:29; 14:43

2 Samuel


1 Kings


2 Kings


2 Chronicles





19:11; 19:11; 119:103


16:24; 16:24; 24:13; 25:16; 25:27

Song of Songs

4:11; 5:1; 5:1; 5:1


7:15; 7:22


11:5; 32:22; 41:8


3:3; 16:13; 16:19; 20:6; 20:15; 27:17

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H1706 matches the Hebrew דְּבַשׁ (dᵊḇaš),
which occurs 54 times in 54 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 2 (Gen 43:11–Eze 16:13)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 43:11 - And their father Israel said unto them, If it must be so now, do this; take of the best fruits in the land in your vessels, and carry down the man a present, a little balm, and a little honey, H1706 spices, and myrrh, nuts, and almonds:
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 3:8 - And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good land and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey; H1706 unto the place of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 3:17 - And I have said, I will bring you up out of the affliction of Egypt unto the land of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, unto a land flowing with milk and honey. H1706
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 13:5 - And it shall be when the LORD shall bring thee into the land of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, which he sware unto thy fathers to give thee, a land flowing with milk and honey, H1706 that thou shalt keep this service in this month.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:31 - And the house of Israel called the name thereof Manna: and it was like coriander seed, white; and the taste of it was like wafers made with honey. H1706
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 33:3 - Unto a land flowing with milk and honey: H1706 for I will not go up in the midst of thee; for thou art a stiffnecked people: lest I consume thee in the way.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 2:11 - No meat offering, which ye shall bring unto the LORD, shall be made with leaven: for ye shall burn no leaven, nor any honey, H1706 in any offering of the LORD made by fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:24 - But I have said unto you, Ye shall inherit their land, and I will give it unto you to possess it, a land that floweth with milk and honey: H1706 I am the LORD your God, which have separated you from other people.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 13:27 - And they told him, and said, We came unto the land whither thou sentest us, and surely it floweth with milk and honey; H1706 and this is the fruit of it.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 14:8 - If the LORD delight in us, then he will bring us into this land, and give it us; a land which floweth with milk and honey. H1706
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 16:13 - Is it a small thing that thou hast brought us up out of a land that floweth with milk and honey, H1706 to kill us in the wilderness, except thou make thyself altogether a prince over us?
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 16:14 - Moreover thou hast not brought us into a land that floweth with milk and honey, H1706 or given us inheritance of fields and vineyards: wilt thou put out the eyes of these men? we will not come up.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 6:3 - Hear therefore, O Israel, and observe to do it; that it may be well with thee, and that ye may increase mightily, as the LORD God of thy fathers hath promised thee, in the land that floweth with milk and honey. H1706
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 8:8 - A land of wheat, and barley, and vines, and fig trees, and pomegranates; a land of oil olive, and honey; H1706
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 11:9 - And that ye may prolong your days in the land, which the LORD sware unto your fathers to give unto them and to their seed, a land that floweth with milk and honey. H1706
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 26:9 - And he hath brought us into this place, and hath given us this land, even a land that floweth with milk and honey. H1706
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 26:15 - Look down from thy holy habitation, from heaven, and bless thy people Israel, and the land which thou hast given us, as thou swarest unto our fathers, a land that floweth with milk and honey. H1706
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 27:3 - And thou shalt write upon them all the words of this law, when thou art passed over, that thou mayest go in unto the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, a land that floweth with milk and honey; H1706 as the LORD God of thy fathers hath promised thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 31:20 - For when I shall have brought them into the land which I sware unto their fathers, that floweth with milk and honey; H1706 and they shall have eaten and filled themselves, and waxen fat; then will they turn unto other gods, and serve them, and provoke me, and break my covenant.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:13 - He made him ride on the high places of the earth, that he might eat the increase of the fields; and he made him to suck honey H1706 out of the rock, and oil out of the flinty rock;
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 5:6 - For the children of Israel walked forty years in the wilderness, till all the people that were men of war, which came out of Egypt, were consumed, because they obeyed not the voice of the LORD: unto whom the LORD sware that he would not shew them the land, which the LORD sware unto their fathers that he would give us, a land that floweth with milk and honey. H1706
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 14:8 - And after a time he returned to take her, and he turned aside to see the carcase of the lion: and, behold, there was a swarm of bees and honey H1706 in the carcase of the lion.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 14:9 - And he took thereof in his hands, and went on eating, and came to his father and mother, and he gave them, and they did eat: but he told not them that he had taken the honey H1706 out of the carcase of the lion.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 14:18 - And the men of the city said unto him on the seventh day before the sun went down, What is sweeter than honey? H1706 and what is stronger than a lion? And he said unto them, If ye had not plowed with my heifer, ye had not found out my riddle.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:25 - And all they of the land came to a wood; and there was honey H1706 upon the ground.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:26 - And when the people were come into the wood, behold, the honey H1706 dropped; but no man put his hand to his mouth: for the people feared the oath.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:27 - But Jonathan heard not when his father charged the people with the oath: wherefore he put forth the end of the rod that was in his hand, and dipped it in an honeycomb, H1706 and put his hand to his mouth; and his eyes were enlightened.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:29 - Then said Jonathan, My father hath troubled the land: see, I pray you, how mine eyes have been enlightened, because I tasted a little of this honey. H1706
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:43 - Then Saul said to Jonathan, Tell me what thou hast done. And Jonathan told him, and said, I did but taste a little honey H1706 with the end of the rod that was in mine hand, and, lo, I must die.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 17:29 - And honey, H1706 and butter, and sheep, and cheese of kine, for David, and for the people that were with him, to eat: for they said, The people is hungry, and weary, and thirsty, in the wilderness.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 14:3 - And take with thee ten loaves, and cracknels, and a cruse of honey, H1706 and go to him: he shall tell thee what shall become of the child.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 18:32 - Until I come and take you away to a land like your own land, a land of corn and wine, a land of bread and vineyards, a land of oil olive and of honey, H1706 that ye may live, and not die: and hearken not unto Hezekiah, when he persuadeth you, saying, The LORD will deliver us.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 31:5 - And as soon as the commandment came abroad, the children of Israel brought in abundance the firstfruits of corn, wine, and oil, and honey, H1706 and of all the increase of the field; and the tithe of all things brought they in abundantly.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:17 - He shall not see the rivers, the floods, the brooks of honey H1706 and butter.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 19:10 - More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey H1706 and the honeycomb.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 81:16 - He should have fed them also with the finest of the wheat: and with honey H1706 out of the rock should I have satisfied thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:103 - How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey H1706 to my mouth!
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:24 - Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, H1706 sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:13 - My son, eat thou honey, H1706 because it is good; and the honeycomb, which is sweet to thy taste:
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:16 - Hast thou found honey? H1706 eat so much as is sufficient for thee, lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:27 - It is not good to eat much honey: H1706 so for men to search their own glory is not glory.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 4:11 - Thy lips, O my spouse, drop as the honeycomb: honey H1706 and milk are under thy tongue; and the smell of thy garments is like the smell of Lebanon.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 5:1 - I am come into my garden, my sister, my spouse: I have gathered my myrrh with my spice; I have eaten my honeycomb with my honey; H1706 I have drunk my wine with my milk: eat, O friends; drink, yea, drink abundantly, O beloved.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 7:15 - Butter and honey H1706 shall he eat, that he may know to refuse the evil, and choose the good.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 7:22 - And it shall come to pass, for the abundance of milk that they shall give he shall eat butter: for butter and honey H1706 shall every one eat that is left in the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 11:5 - That I may perform the oath which I have sworn unto your fathers, to give them a land flowing with milk and honey, H1706 as it is this day. Then answered I, and said, So be it, O LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 32:22 - And hast given them this land, which thou didst swear to their fathers to give them, a land flowing with milk and honey; H1706
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 41:8 - But ten men were found among them that said unto Ishmael, Slay us not: for we have treasures in the field, of wheat, and of barley, and of oil, and of honey. H1706 So he forbare, and slew them not among their brethren.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 3:3 - And he said unto me, Son of man, cause thy belly to eat, and fill thy bowels with this roll that I give thee. Then did I eat it; and it was in my mouth as honey H1706 for sweetness.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 16:13 - Thus wast thou decked with gold and silver; and thy raiment was of fine linen, and silk, and broidered work; thou didst eat fine flour, and honey, H1706 and oil: and thou wast exceeding beautiful, and thou didst prosper into a kingdom.

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