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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, then do this: Put some of the best products of the land in your bags and take them down to the man as a gift—a little balm and a little honey, some spices and myrrh, some pistachio nuts and almonds.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 3:8 - So I have come down to rescue them from the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up out of that land into a good and spacious land, a land flowing with milk and honey—the home of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 3:17 - And I have promised to bring you up out of your misery in Egypt into the land of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites—a land flowing with milk and honey.’
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 13:5 - When the LORD brings you into the land of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Hivites and Jebusites—the land he swore to your ancestors to give you, a land flowing with milk and honey—you are to observe this ceremony in this month:
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:31 - The people of Israel called the bread manna.[fn] It was white like coriander seed and tasted like wafers made with honey.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 33:3 - Go up to the land flowing with milk and honey. But I will not go with you, because you are a stiff-necked people and I might destroy you on the way.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 2:11 - “ ‘Every grain offering you bring to the LORD must be made without yeast, for you are not to burn any yeast or honey in a food offering presented to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:24 - But I said to you, “You will possess their land; I will give it to you as an inheritance, a land flowing with milk and honey.” I am the LORD your God, who has set you apart from the nations.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 13:27 - They gave Moses this account: “We went into the land to which you sent us, and it does flow with milk and honey! Here is its fruit.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 14:8 - If the LORD is pleased with us, he will lead us into that land, a land flowing with milk and honey, and will give it to us.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 16:13 - Isn’t it enough that you have brought us up out of a land flowing with milk and honey to kill us in the wilderness? And now you also want to lord it over us!
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 16:14 - Moreover, you haven’t brought us into a land flowing with milk and honey or given us an inheritance of fields and vineyards. Do you want to treat these men like slaves[fn]? No, we will not come!”
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 6:3 - Hear, Israel, and be careful to obey so that it may go well with you and that you may increase greatly in a land flowing with milk and honey, just as the LORD, the God of your ancestors, promised you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 8:8 - a land with wheat and barley, vines and fig trees, pomegranates, olive oil and honey;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 11:9 - and so that you may live long in the land the LORD swore to your ancestors to give to them and their descendants, a land flowing with milk and honey.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 26:9 - He brought us to this place and gave us this land, a land flowing with milk and honey;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 26:15 - Look down from heaven, your holy dwelling place, and bless your people Israel and the land you have given us as you promised on oath to our ancestors, a land flowing with milk and honey.”
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 27:3 - Write on them all the words of this law when you have crossed over to enter the land the LORD your God is giving you, a land flowing with milk and honey, just as the LORD, the God of your ancestors, promised you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 31:20 - When I have brought them into the land flowing with milk and honey, the land I promised on oath to their ancestors, and when they eat their fill and thrive, they will turn to other gods and worship them, rejecting me and breaking my covenant.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:13 - He made him ride on the heights of the land and fed him with the fruit of the fields. He nourished him with honey from the rock, and with oil from the flinty crag,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 5:6 - The Israelites had moved about in the wilderness forty years until all the men who were of military age when they left Egypt had died, since they had not obeyed the LORD. For the LORD had sworn to them that they would not see the land he had solemnly promised their ancestors to give us, a land flowing with milk and honey.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 14:8 - Some time later, when he went back to marry her, he turned aside to look at the lion’s carcass, and in it he saw a swarm of bees and some honey.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 14:9 - He scooped out the honey with his hands and ate as he went along. When he rejoined his parents, he gave them some, and they too ate it. But he did not tell them that he had taken the honey from the lion’s carcass.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 14:18 - Before sunset on the seventh day the men of the town said to him, “What is sweeter than honey? What is stronger than a lion?” Samson said to them, “If you had not plowed with my heifer, you would not have solved my riddle.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:25 - The entire army entered the woods, and there was honey on the ground.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:26 - When they went into the woods, they saw the honey oozing out; yet no one put his hand to his mouth, because they feared the oath.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:27 - But Jonathan had not heard that his father had bound the people with the oath, so he reached out the end of the staff that was in his hand and dipped it into the honeycomb. He raised his hand to his mouth, and his eyes brightened.[fn]
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:29 - Jonathan said, “My father has made trouble for the country. See how my eyes brightened when I tasted a little of this honey.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:43 - Then Saul said to Jonathan, “Tell me what you have done.” So Jonathan told him, “I tasted a little honey with the end of my staff. And now I must die!”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 17:29 - honey and curds, sheep, and cheese from cows’ milk for David and his people to eat. For they said, “The people have become exhausted and hungry and thirsty in the wilderness.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 14:3 - Take ten loaves of bread with you, some cakes and a jar of honey, 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—a land of grain and new wine, a land of bread and vineyards, a land of olive trees and honey. Choose life and not death! “Do not listen to Hezekiah, for he is misleading you when he says, ‘The LORD will deliver us.’
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 31:5 - As soon as the order went out, the Israelites generously gave the firstfruits of their grain, new wine, olive oil and honey and all that the fields produced. They brought a great amount, a tithe of everything.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:17 - He will not enjoy the streams, the rivers flowing with honey and cream.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 19:10 - They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the honeycomb.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 81:16 - But you would be fed with the finest of wheat; with honey from the rock I would satisfy you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:103 - How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:24 - Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:13 - Eat honey, my son, for it is good; honey from the comb is sweet to your taste.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:16 - If you find honey, eat just enough— too much of it, and you will vomit.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:27 - It is not good to eat too much honey, nor is it honorable to search out matters that are too deep.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 4:11 - Your lips drop sweetness as the honeycomb, my bride; milk and honey are under your tongue. The fragrance of your garments is like the fragrance of Lebanon.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 5:1 - He: I have come into my garden, my sister, my bride; I have gathered my myrrh with my spice. I have eaten my honeycomb and my honey; I have drunk my wine and my milk. Friends: Eat, friends, and drink; drink your fill of love.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 7:15 - He will be eating curds and honey when he knows enough to reject the wrong and choose the right,
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 7:22 - And because of the abundance of the milk they give, there will be curds to eat. All who remain in the land will eat curds and honey.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 11:5 - Then I will fulfill the oath I swore to your ancestors, to give them a land flowing with milk and honey’—the land you possess today.” I answered, “Amen, LORD.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 32:22 - You gave them this land you had sworn to give their ancestors, a land flowing with milk and honey.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 41:8 - But ten of them said to Ishmael, “Don’t kill us! We have wheat and barley, olive oil and honey, hidden in a field.” So he let them alone and did not kill them with the others.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 3:3 - Then he said to me, “Son of man, eat this scroll I am giving you and fill your stomach with it.” So I ate it, and it tasted as sweet as honey in my mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 16:13 - So you were adorned with gold and silver; your clothes were of fine linen and costly fabric and embroidered cloth. Your food was honey, olive oil and the finest flour. You became very beautiful and rose to be a queen.

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