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Lexicon :: Strong's H1709 - dāḡ

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
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TWOT Reference: 401a

Strong’s Definitions

דָּג dâg, dawg; or (fully) דָּאג dâʼg; (Nehemiah 13:16), from H1711; a fish (as prolific); or perhaps rather from H1672 (as timid); but still better from H1672 (in the sense of squirming, i.e. moving by the vibratory action of the tail); a fish (often used collectively):—fish.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 20x

The KJV translates Strong's H1709 in the following manner: fish (20x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 20x
The KJV translates Strong's H1709 in the following manner: fish (20x).
  1. fish

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
דָּג dâg, dawg; or (fully) דָּאג dâʼg; (Nehemiah 13:16), from H1711; a fish (as prolific); or perhaps rather from H1672 (as timid); but still better from H1672 (in the sense of squirming, i.e. moving by the vibratory action of the tail); a fish (often used collectively):—fish.
STRONGS H1709: Abbreviations
דָּג noun masculineJon 2:1 fish (Late Hebrew id.) — דָּג Jonah 2:1 (twice in verse); Jonah 2:11 + Nehemiah 13:16 Qr (Kt דָּאג); דָּגִים 1 Kings 5:13 + 6 times; דְּגֵי Genesis 9:2 + 7 times; — fish of sea Jonah 2:1 (twice in verse); Jonah 2:11 (in Jonah 1:1 גָּדוֺל ד׳); Nehemiah 13:16 (דָּאג Kt דָּג article of Tyrian trade; only here collective, read perhaps דָּגָה; or regard as late usage, compare converse דָּגָה of individual Jonah 2:2); — elsewhere always plural: as subject of Solomon's utterance 1 Kings 5:13; fish-spear צִלְצַל דגים Job 40:31 Job 41:7]; most often דְּגֵי הַיָּם Genesis 9:2 (P), Psalm 8:9; Hosea 4:3; Zephaniah 1:3; Ezekiel 38:20; Job 12:8 (in all opposed to beasts & birds, & apparently used with them, + רֶמֶשׂ Ezekiel compare verb רמשׂ Genesis, for animal creation in general; also Habakkuk 1:14 compare below); Numbers 11:22 (JE) of fish (with beasts) as food (compare Genesis 9:2f.) in simile of men ensnared, like fish taken in net (מְצוֺדָה) Ecclesiastes 9:12 compare Habakkuk 1:14 (דְּגֵי הַיָּם); + 4 times שַׁעַר הַדָּגִים fish-gate 2 Chronicles 33:14; Zephaniah 1:10; Nehemiah 3:3; Nehemiah 12:39 (on situation compare שַׁעַר).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


9:2; 9:2; 9:2



1 Kings

5:13; 5:13

2 Chronicles



3:3; 12:39; 13:16; 13:16


12:8; 41:7










1:1; 2:1; 2:1; 2:1; 2:2


1:14; 1:14


1:3; 1:10


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H1709 matches the Hebrew דָּג (dāḡ),
which occurs 19 times in 18 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:2 - And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth, and upon every fowl of the air, upon all that moveth upon the earth, and upon all the fishes H1709 of the sea; into your hand are they delivered.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:22 - Shall the flocks and the herds be slain for them, to suffice them? or shall all the fish H1709 of the sea be gathered together for them, to suffice them?
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 4:33 - And he spake of trees, from the cedar tree that is in Lebanon even unto the hyssop that springeth out of the wall: he spake also of beasts, and of fowl, and of creeping things, and of fishes. H1709
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 33:14 - Now after this he built a wall without the city of David, on the west side of Gihon, in the valley, even to the entering in at the fish H1709 gate, and compassed about Ophel, and raised it up a very great height, and put captains of war in all the fenced cities of Judah.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 3:3 - But the fish H1709 gate did the sons of Hassenaah build, who also laid the beams thereof, and set up the doors thereof, the locks thereof, and the bars thereof.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:39 - And from above the gate of Ephraim, and above the old gate, and above the fish H1709 gate, and the tower of Hananeel, and the tower of Meah, even unto the sheep gate: and they stood still in the prison gate.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 13:16 - There dwelt men of Tyre also therein, which brought fish, H1709 H1709 and all manner of ware, and sold on the sabbath unto the children of Judah, and in Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:8 - Or speak to the earth, and it shall teach thee: and the fishes H1709 of the sea shall declare unto thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:7 - Canst thou fill his skin with barbed irons? or his head with fish H1709 spears?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 8:8 - The fowl of the air, and the fish H1709 of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 9:12 - For man also knoweth not his time: as the fishes H1709 that are taken in an evil net, and as the birds that are caught in the snare; so are the sons of men snared in an evil time, when it falleth suddenly upon them.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 38:20 - So that the fishes H1709 of the sea, and the fowls of the heaven, and the beasts of the field, and all creeping things that creep upon the earth, and all the men that are upon the face of the earth, shall shake at my presence, and the mountains shall be thrown down, and the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 4:3 - Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth therein shall languish, with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven; yea, the fishes H1709 of the sea also shall be taken away.
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 1:17 - Now the LORD had prepared a great fish H1709 to swallow up Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish H1709 three days and three nights.
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 2:10 - And the LORD spake unto the fish, H1709 and it vomited out Jonah upon the dry land.
Unchecked Copy BoxHab 1:14 - And makest men as the fishes H1709 of the sea, as the creeping things, that have no ruler over them?
Unchecked Copy BoxZep 1:3 - I will consume man and beast; I will consume the fowls of the heaven, and the fishes H1709 of the sea, and the stumblingblocks with the wicked; and I will cut off man from off the land, saith the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxZep 1:10 - And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the LORD, that there shall be the noise of a cry from the fish H1709 gate, and an howling from the second, and a great crashing from the hills.
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