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Lexicon :: Strong's H1709 - dāḡ

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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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 - “The fear of you and the terror of you will be on every animal of the earth and on every bird of the sky; on everything that crawls on the ground, and on all the fish H1709 of the sea. They are handed over to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:22 - “Are flocks and herds to be slaughtered for them, so that it will be sufficient for them? Or are all the fish H1709 of the sea to be [fn]caught for them, so that it will be sufficient for them?”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 4:33 - He told of trees, from the cedar that is in Lebanon even to the hyssop that grows on the wall; he told also of animals, birds, crawling things, and fish H1709.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 33:14 - Now after this he built the outer wall of the city of David on the west side of Gihon, in the valley, up to the entrance of the Fish H1709 Gate; and he encircled the Ophel with it and made it very high. Then he put army commanders in all the fortified cities in Judah.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 3:3 - Now the sons of Hassenaah built the Fish H1709 Gate; they laid its beams and installed its doors with its bolts and bars.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:39 - and above the Gate of Ephraim, by the Ancient Gate, by the Fish H1709 Gate, the Tower of Hananel, and the Tower of the Hundred, as far as the Sheep Gate; and they stopped at the Gate of the Guard.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 13:16 - Also people of Tyre were living [fn]there who imported fish and all kinds of merchandise, and sold them to the sons of Judah on the Sabbath, even in Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:8 - “Or speak to the earth, and have it teach you;
And have the fish H1709 of the sea tell you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:7 - “Can you fill his skin with harpoons,
Or his head with fishing H1709 spears?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 8:8 - The birds of the sky, and the fish H1709 of the sea,
Whatever passes through the paths of the seas.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 9:12 - For indeed, a person does not know his time: like fish H1709 that are caught in a treacherous net and birds caught in a snare, so the sons of mankind are ensnared at an evil time when it suddenly falls on them.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 38:20 - “The fish H1709 of the sea, the birds of the sky, the animals of the field, all the crawling things that crawl on the earth, and all mankind who are on the face of the earth will shake at My presence; and the mountains will be thrown down, the steep pathways will [fn]collapse, and every wall will fall to the ground.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 4:3 - Therefore the land mourns,
And everyone who lives in it languishes
Along with the animals of the field and the birds of the sky,
And even the fish H1709 of the sea [fn]disappear.
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 1:17 - [fn]And the LORD designated a great fish H1709 to swallow Jonah, and Jonah was in the stomach of the fish H1709 for three days and three nights.
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 2:10 - Then the LORD commanded the fish H1709, and it vomited Jonah up onto the dry land.
Unchecked Copy BoxHab 1:14 - Why have You made people like the fish H1709 of the sea,
Like crawling things that have no ruler over them?
Unchecked Copy BoxZep 1:3 - “I will remove human and animal life;
I will remove the birds of the sky
And the fish H1709 of the sea,
And the [fn]ruins along with the wicked;
And I will eliminate mankind from the face of the [fn]earth,” declares the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxZep 1:10 - “And on that day,” declares the LORD,
“There will be the sound of a cry from the Fish H1709 Gate,
Wailing from the [fn]Second Quarter,
And a loud crash from the hills.
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