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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 - Then their father Israel said to them, “If it must be so, then do this: take some of the best products of the land in your [fn]bags, and carry down to the man as a gift, a little balsam and a little honey H1706, labdanum resin and [fn]myrrh, pistachio nuts and almonds.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 3:8 - “So I have come down to rescue them from the [fn]power of the Egyptians, and to bring them up from that land to a good and spacious land, to a land flowing with milk and honey H1706, to the place of the Canaanite, the Hittite, the Amorite, the Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 3:17 - “So I said, I will bring you up out of the oppression of Egypt to the land of the Canaanite, the Hittite, the Amorite, the Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite, to a land flowing with milk and honey H1706.”’
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 13:5 - “And it shall be when the LORD brings you to the land of the Canaanite, the Hittite, the Amorite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite, which He swore to your fathers to give you, a land flowing with milk and honey H1706, that you shall [fn]perform this rite in this month.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:31 - And the house of Israel named the bread [fn]manna, and it was like coriander seed, white, and its taste was like wafers with honey H1706.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 33:3 - Go up to a land flowing with milk and honey H1706; for I will not go up in your midst, because you are [fn]an obstinate people, and I might destroy you on the way.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 2:11 - ‘No grain offering, which you bring to the LORD, shall be made with leaven, for you shall not offer [fn]up in smoke any leaven or any honey H1706 as an offering by fire to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:24 - ‘So I have said to you, “You are to take possession of their land, and I Myself will give it to you to possess, a land flowing with milk and honey H1706.” I am the LORD your God, who has singled you out from the peoples.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 13:27 - So they reported to him and said, “We came into the land where you sent us, and it certainly does flow with milk and honey H1706, and this is its fruit.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 14:8 - “If the LORD is pleased with us, then He will bring us into this land and give it to us—a land which flows with milk and honey H1706.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 16:13 - “Is it [fn]not enough that you have brought us up out of a land flowing with milk and honey H1706 to have us die in the wilderness, but you would also appoint yourself as master over us?
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 16:14 - “Indeed, you have not brought us into a land flowing with milk and honey H1706, nor have you given us an inheritance of fields and vineyards. Would you gouge out the eyes of [fn]these men? We will not come up!”
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 6:3 - “Now Israel, you shall listen and be careful to do them, so that it may go well for you and that you may increase greatly, just as the LORD, the God of your fathers, has [fn]promised you, in a land flowing with milk and honey H1706.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 8:8 - a land of wheat and barley, of vines, fig trees, and pomegranates, a land of olive oil and honey H1706;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 11:9 - and so that you may prolong your days on the land which the LORD swore to your fathers to give to them and to their [fn]descendants, a land flowing with milk and honey H1706.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 26:9 - and He has brought us to this place, and has given us this land, a land flowing with milk and honey H1706.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 26:15 - ‘Look down from Your holy dwelling place, from heaven, and bless Your people Israel, and the ground which You have given us, a land flowing with milk and honey H1706 just as You swore to our fathers.’
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 27:3 - and write on them all the words of this Law, when you cross over, so that you may enter the land which the LORD your God is giving you, a land flowing with milk and honey H1706, just as the LORD, the God of your fathers, [fn]promised you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 31:20 - “For when I bring them into the land flowing with milk and honey H1706, which I swore to their fathers, and they eat and are satisfied and become [fn]prosperous, then they will turn to other gods and serve them, and spurn Me and break My covenant.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:13 - “He had him ride on the high places of the earth,
And he ate the produce of the field;
And He had him suck honey H1706 from the rock,
And [fn]oil from the flinty rock,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 5:6 - For the sons of Israel walked forty years in the wilderness, until all the nation, that is, the men of war who came out of Egypt, [fn]perished because they did not listen to the voice of the LORD, to whom the LORD had sworn that He would not let them see the land which the LORD had sworn to their fathers to give us, a land flowing with milk and honey H1706.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 14:8 - When he returned later to take her, he turned aside to look at the carcass of the lion; and behold, a swarm of bees and honey H1706 were in the body of the lion.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 14:9 - So he took out [fn]the honey on his [fn]hands and went on, eating as he went. When he came to his father and mother, he gave some to them and they ate it; but he did not tell them that he had took the honey H1706 out of the body of the lion.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 14:18 - So the men of the city said to 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 to them,
“If you had not plowed with my heifer,
You would not have found out my riddle.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:25 - All the people of the land entered the forest, and there was honey H1706 on the ground.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:26 - When the people entered the forest, behold, there was honey H1706 dripping; but no man put his hand to his mouth, because the people feared the oath.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:27 - However, Jonathan had not heard it when his father put the people under oath; so he put out the end of the staff that was in his hand and dipped it in the honeycomb H1706, and put his hand to his mouth, and his eyes [fn]brightened.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:29 - Then Jonathan said, “My father has troubled the land. See now that my eyes have brightened because I tasted a little of this honey H1706.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:43 - So Saul said to Jonathan, “Tell me what you have done.” And Jonathan told him, and said, “I did indeed taste a little honey H1706 with the end of the staff that was in my hand. Here I am, I must die!”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 17:29 - honey H1706, curds, sheep, and cheese of the herd, for David and the people who were with him, to eat. For they said, “The people are hungry and exhausted and thirsty in the wilderness.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 14:3 - “Take ten loaves with you, some pastries, and a jar of honey H1706, and go to him. He will tell you what will happen to the boy.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 18:32 - until I come and take you to a land like your own land, a land of grain and new wine, a land of bread and vineyards, a land of olive trees producing oil, and of honey H1706, so that you will live and not die.” But do not listen to Hezekiah, because he misleads you by saying, “The LORD will save us.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 31:5 - As soon as the [fn]order spread, the sons of Israel abundantly provided the first fruits of grain, new wine, oil, honey H1706, and of all the produce of the field; and they brought in abundantly the tithe of everything.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:17 - “He does not look at the streams,
The rivers flowing with honey H1706 and curds.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 19:10 - They are more desirable than gold, yes, than much pure gold;
Sweeter also than honey H1706 and drippings of the honeycomb.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 81:16 - [fn]But I would feed you with the [fn]finest of the wheat,
And with honey H1706 from the rock I would satisfy you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:103 - How sweet are Your [fn]words to my [fn]taste!
Yes, sweeter than honey H1706 to my mouth!
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:24 - Pleasant words are a honeycomb H1706,
Sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:13 - My son, eat honey H1706, for it is good;
Yes, the honey from the comb is sweet to your taste;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:16 - Have you found honey H1706? Eat only [fn]what you need,
So that you do not have it in excess and vomit it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:27 - It is not good to eat much honey H1706,
Nor is it glory to search out [fn]one’s own glory.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 4:11 - “Your lips drip honey, my bride;
Honey H1706 and milk are under your tongue,
And the fragrance of your garments is like the fragrance of Lebanon.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 5:1 - The Groom
“I have come into my garden, my sister, my bride;
I have gathered my myrrh along with my balsam.
I have eaten my honeycomb with my honey H1706;
I have drunk my wine with my milk.
Eat, friends;
Drink and [fn]drink deeply, lovers.”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 7:15 - “He will eat [fn]curds and honey H1706 [fn]at the time He knows enough to refuse evil and choose good.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 7:22 - and because of the abundance of the milk produced he will eat [fn]curds, for everyone who is left within the land will eat [fn]curds and honey H1706.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 11:5 - in order to confirm the oath which I swore to your forefathers, to give them a land flowing with milk and honey H1706, as it is this day.”’” Then I replied, “Amen, LORD.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 32:22 - and You gave them this land, which You swore to their forefathers to give them, a land flowing with milk and honey H1706.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 41:8 - But ten men who were found among them said to Ishmael, “Do not put us to death, for we have supplies of wheat, barley, oil, and honey H1706 hidden in the field.” So he refrained and did not put them to death along with their companions.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 3:3 - And He said to me, “Son of man, feed your stomach and fill your [fn]body with this scroll which I am giving you.” Then I ate it, and it was as sweet as honey H1706 in my mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 16:13 - “So you were adorned with gold and silver, and your dress was of fine linen, silk, and colorfully woven cloth. You ate fine flour, honey H1706, and oil; so you were exceedingly beautiful and advanced to royalty.

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