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Lexicon :: Strong's H1869 - dāraḵ

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A primitive root
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TWOT Reference: 453

Strong’s Definitions

דָּרַךְ dârak, daw-rak'; a primitive root; to tread; by implication, to walk; also to string a bow (by treading on it in bending):—archer, bend, come, draw, go (over), guide, lead (forth), thresh, tread (down), walk.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 62x

The KJV translates Strong's H1869 in the following manner: tread (23x), bend (8x), bent (7x), lead (4x), archer (2x), tread down (2x), come (1x), go (2x), treader (2x), tread upon (2x), walk (2x), drew (1x), lead forth (1x), guide (1x), tread out (1x), go over (1x), shoot (1x), thresh (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 62x
The KJV translates Strong's H1869 in the following manner: tread (23x), bend (8x), bent (7x), lead (4x), archer (2x), tread down (2x), come (1x), go (2x), treader (2x), tread upon (2x), walk (2x), drew (1x), lead forth (1x), guide (1x), tread out (1x), go over (1x), shoot (1x), thresh (1x).
  1. to tread, bend, lead, march

    1. (Qal)

      1. to tread, march, march forth

      2. to tread on, tread upon

      3. to tread (a press)

      4. to tread (bend) a bow

      5. archer, bow-benders (participle)

    2. (Hiphil)

      1. to tread, tread down

      2. to tread (bend with the foot) a bow

      3. to cause to go, lead, march, tread

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
דָּרַךְ dârak, daw-rak'; a primitive root; to tread; by implication, to walk; also to string a bow (by treading on it in bending):—archer, bend, come, draw, go (over), guide, lead (forth), thresh, tread (down), walk.
STRONGS H1869: Abbreviations
דָּרַךְ verb tread, march (Aramaic דְּרַךְ, KeRD; Late Hebrew Hiph. lead, conduct; Arabic IV. ادرك reach, overtake; Ethiopic ደረከ፡ be rough, serve (from calcavit, Di); መድረክ፡ threshold, vestibule) —
Qal Perfect 3rd person masculine singular דָּרַךְ Numbers 24:17 + 6 times; 3rd person feminine singular דָּֽרְכָה Joshua 14:9; 2nd person masculine singular דָּרַכְתָּ Habakkuk 3:15; 1st person singular דָּרַכְתִּי Isaiah 63:3; Zechariah 9:13; plural דָּֽרְכוּ Job 22:15 + 3 times; Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular יִדְרֹךְ Micah 5:4 + 6 times + ידרך Jeremiah 51:3 (כתיב ולא קוי); 3rd person feminine singular תִּדְרֹךְ Deuteronomy 11:24; Joshua 1:3; 2nd person masculine singular תִּדְרֹךְ Deuteronomy 33:29 + 2 times; 2nd person feminine singular תִּדְרְכִי Judges 5:21; 1st person singular suffix וְאֶדְרְכֵם Isaiah 63:3; 3rd person masculine plural יִדְרְכוּ 1 Samuel 5:5, יִדְרְכוּן Psalm 11:2, וַיִּדְרְכוּ Judges 9:27; 2nd person masculine plural תִּדְרְכוּ Deuteronomy 11:25; Participle active דֹּרֵךְ Amos 4:13 + 5 times; דּוֺרֵךְ Job 9:8; דֹּרְכִים Jeremiah 25:30; Nehemiah 13:15; דֹּרְכֵי Jeremiah 46:9 + 5 times; passive feminine דְּרוּכָה Isaiah 21:15; דְּרֻכוֺת Isaiah 5:28; —
1. tread, march, march forth, absolute, תִּדְרְכִי נַפְשִׁי עֹז Judges 5:21; compare דָּרַךְ כּוֺכָב מִיַּעֲקֹב Numbers 24:17 (poem) a star hath marched forth from Jacob.
2. tread upon (land), followed by בְּ Deuteronomy 1:36; Deuteronomy 11:25 (subject person), Joshua 14:9 (subject רֶגֶל) compare Deuteronomy 11:24 = Joshua 1:3 (subject כַּף רַגְלְכֶם); tread in a path, followed by בְּ Isaiah 59:8 (figurative of mode of life); tread in (on) the sea, followed by בְּ Habakkuk 3:15 (but text dubious compare VB); of an invader יִדְרֹךְ בְּאַרְמְנוֺתֵינוּ Micah 5:4 (|| יָבוֺא בְּאַרְצֵנוּ); בִּגְבולֵינוּ יִד׳ Micah 5:5 (|| id.); followed by עַל 1 Samuel 5:5 (עַלמִֿפְתַּן דָּגוֺן); Psalm 91:3 (עַלשַֿׁחַל וָפֶתֶן); especially (poetry) עַלבָּֿמֳו֯תֵי אֶרֶץ Micah 1:3, of י׳, so Amos 4:13, & (עַלבָּֿמֳתֵי יָ֑ם) Job 9:8; of Israel treading on heights of enemies, i.e. subduing them Deuteronomy 33:29. Once followed by accusative (אֲשֶׁר reference אֹרַח) Job 22:15. In technical senses
3. tread wine- (or oil-) press, followed by accusative יְקָבִים Job 24:11 (|| יַצְהִירוּ), גִּתּוֺת Nehemiah 13:15; followed by accusative of thing pressed עֲנָבִים ד׳ Amos 9:13; also of product תִּדְרֹךְזַֿיִת ֗֗֗ וְתִירוֺשׁ Micah 6:15; יַיִן בַּיְקָבִים לֹא יִדְרֹךְ הַדֹּרֵךְ Isaiah 16:10; followed by בְּגַת Isaiah 63:2 (in simile); absolute Jeremiah 25:30 (simile) Jeremiah 48:33; figurative of judgment Isaiah 63:3 followed by accusative פּוּרָה winepress, subject י׳, compare Isaiah 63:3 וְאֶדְרְכֵם בְּאַפִּי (|| רמס), i.e. tread them down; so גַּת דָּרַךְ אֲדֹנָי לִבְתוּלַת בַּתיְֿהוּדָה Lamentations 1:15.
4. tread (i.e. bend) the bow, followed by accusative קֶשֶׁת Jeremiah 51:8 (אֶליִֿדְרֹךְ יד֯רך הַדֹּרֵךְ קַשְׁתּוֺ); figurative of assaults of wicked Psalm 11:2; Psalm 37:14, of judgments of י׳ Psalm 7:18; Lamentations 2:4; Lamentations 3:12; also figurative of Judah as bow in hand of י׳, כִּי דָרַכְתִּי לִי יְהוּדָה Zechariah 9:13 (|| קֶשֶׁת מִלֵּאתִי אֶפְרַיִם); twice in like meaning with object חֵץ arrow Psalm 58:8 (but on text compare Checritical note.) Psalm 64:4; דֹּרְכֵי קֶשֶׁת = bow-benders, archers Jeremiah 50:14, 29; 1 Chronicles 5:18; 1 Chronicles 8:40; 2 Chronicles 14:7; קֶשֶׁת דְּרוּכָה bent bow Isaiah 21:15; קַשְׁתֹֿתָיו דְּרֻכוֺת Isaiah 5:28.
Hiph. Perfect וְהִדְרִיךְ Isaiah 11:15; suffix הִדְרִיכָהּ Jeremiah 51:33 (where many infinitive construct) compare RSJ Ph xvi. (1888) 72; 1st person singular suffix הִדְרַכְתִּיךָ Proverbs 4:11; 3rd person plural suffix הִדְרִיכֻ֑הוּ Judges 20:43, הִדְרִיכוּהוּ Job 28:8; Imperfect יַדְרֵךְ Psalm 25:9, suffix יַדְרִכֵנִי Habakkuk 3:19; וַיַּדְרִיכֵם Psalm 107:7; 1st person singular suffix אַדְרִיכֵם Isaiah 42:16; וַיַּדְרְכוּ Jeremiah 9:2 (compare Ges§ 53, 3, R 4); Imperative masculine singular suffix הַדְרִיכֵנִי Psalm 25:5; Psalm 119:35; Infinitive construct see above; Participle suffix מַדְרִיכְךָ Isaiah 48:17; —
1. tread, tread down, of treading down enemy in battle Judges 20:43; of treading a path Job 28:8; levelling threshing-floor Jeremiah 51:33 (all followed by suffix).
2. tread (bend) the bow (= Qal 4), only figurative וַיַּדְרְכוּ אֶתלְֿשׁוֺנָם קַשְׁתָּם שֶׁקֶר Jeremiah 9:2 and they have bent their tongue as their bow in falsehood.
3. causative, cause to tread or march, lead, returning exiles Isaiah 11:15 (subject י׳; no object expressed); compare וַיַּדְרִיכֵם בְּדֶרֶךְ יְשָׁרָה Psalm 107:7 and he led them in a straight way; see also Isaiah 42:16 (|| הוֺלִיךְ); with a moral application הִדְרַכְתִּיךָ בְּמַעְגְּלֵייֿשֶׁר Proverbs 4:11; compare Psalm 119:35 הַדְרִיכֵנִי בִּנְתִיב מִצְוֺתֶיךָ lead me in the path of thy commandments; Psalm 25:5 בַּאֲמִתֶּ֑ךָ || (לַמּדֵנִי) compare Psalm 25:9 בַּמִּשְׁפָּט (|| דַּרְבּוֹ יְלַמֵּד), Isaiah 48:17 בְּדֶרֶךְ תֵּלֵךְ (|| מְלַמֶּדְךָ לְהוֺעִל); once of giving security & triumph עַלבָּֿמוֺתַי יַדְרִכֵנִי Habakkuk 3:19 upon mine heights he maketh me tread (compare Qal 2).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


24:17; 24:17


1:36; 11:24; 11:24; 11:25; 11:25; 33:29; 33:29


1:3; 1:3; 14:9; 14:9


5:21; 5:21; 9:27; 20:43; 20:43

1 Samuel

5:5; 5:5

1 Chronicles

5:18; 8:40

2 Chronicles



13:15; 13:15


9:8; 9:8; 22:15; 22:15; 24:11; 28:8; 28:8


11:2; 11:2; 25:5; 25:5; 25:9; 25:9; 37:14; 58:8; 64:4; 91:3; 107:7; 107:7; 119:35; 119:35


4:11; 4:11


5:28; 5:28; 11:15; 11:15; 16:10; 21:15; 21:15; 42:16; 42:16; 48:17; 48:17; 59:8; 63:2; 63:3; 63:3; 63:3; 63:3


9:2; 9:2; 25:30; 25:30; 46:9; 48:33; 50:14; 50:29; 51:3; 51:8; 51:33; 51:33


1:15; 2:4; 3:12


4:13; 4:13; 9:13


1:3; 5:4; 5:4; 5:5; 6:15


3:15; 3:15; 3:19; 3:19


9:13; 9:13

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H1869 matches the Hebrew דָּרַךְ (dāraḵ),
which occurs 63 times in 59 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 2 (Num 24:17–Lam 3:12)

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 24:17 - “I see him, but not now;
I behold him, but not near;
A star shall come H1869 forth from Jacob,
A scepter shall rise from Israel,
And shall crush through the [fn]forehead of Moab,
And [fn]tear down all the sons of [fn]Sheth.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 1:36 - except Caleb the son of Jephunneh; he shall see it, and to him and to his sons I will give the land on which he has set H1869 foot, H1869 because he has followed the LORD fully.’
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 11:24 - “Every place on which the sole of your foot treads H1869 shall be yours; your border will be from the wilderness to Lebanon, and from the river, the river Euphrates, as far as [fn]the western sea.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 11:25 - “No man will be able to stand before you; the LORD your God will lay the dread of you and the fear of you on all the land on which you set H1869 foot, H1869 as He has spoken to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 33:29 - “Blessed are you, O Israel;
Who is like you, a people saved by the LORD,
Who is the shield of your help
And the sword of your majesty!
So your enemies will cringe before you,
And you will tread H1869 upon their high places.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 1:3 - “Every place on which the sole of your foot treads, H1869 I have given it to you, just as I spoke to Moses.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 14:9 - “So Moses swore on that day, saying, ‘Surely the land on which your foot has trodden H1869 will be an inheritance to you and to your children forever, because you have followed the LORD my God fully.’
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:21 - “The torrent of Kishon swept them away,
The ancient torrent, the torrent Kishon.
O my soul, march H1869 on with strength.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:27 - They went out into the field and gathered the grapes of their vineyards and trod H1869 them, and held a [fn]festival; and they went into the house of their god, and ate and drank and cursed Abimelech.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 20:43 - They surrounded Benjamin, pursued them without rest and trod H1869 them down H1869 opposite Gibeah toward the [fn]east.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 5:5 - Therefore neither the priests of Dagon nor all who enter Dagon’s house tread H1869 on the threshold of Dagon in Ashdod to this day.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 5:18 - The sons of Reuben and the Gadites and the half-tribe of Manasseh, consisting of valiant men, men who bore shield and sword and shot H1869 with bow and were skillful in battle, were 44,760, who went to war.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 8:40 - The sons of Ulam were mighty men of valor, archers, H1869 and had many sons and grandsons, 150 of them. All these were of the sons of Benjamin.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 14:8 - Now Asa had an army of 300,000 from Judah, bearing large shields and spears, and 280,000 from Benjamin, bearing shields and wielding H1869 bows; all of them were valiant warriors.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 13:15 - In those days I saw in Judah some who were treading H1869 wine presses on the sabbath, and bringing in sacks of grain and loading them on donkeys, as well as wine, grapes, figs and all kinds of loads, and they brought them into Jerusalem on the sabbath day. So I admonished them on the day they sold food.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 9:8 - Who alone stretches out the heavens
And [fn]tramples H1869 down H1869 the waves of the sea;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:15 - “Will you keep to the ancient path
Which wicked men have trod, H1869
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:11 - “Within the walls they produce oil;
They tread H1869 wine presses but thirst.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:8 - “The [fn]proud beasts have not trodden H1869 it,
Nor has the fierce lion passed over it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:12 - If [fn]a man does not repent, He will sharpen His sword;
He has bent H1869 His bow and [fn]made it ready.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 11:2 - For, behold, the wicked bend H1869 the bow,
They [fn]make ready their arrow upon the string
To shoot in darkness at the upright in heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 25:5 - Lead H1869 me in Your truth and teach me,
For You are the God of my salvation;
For You I wait all the day.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 25:9 - He leads H1869 the [fn]humble in justice,
And He teaches the [fn]humble His way.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:14 - The wicked have drawn the sword and bent H1869 their bow
To cast down the afflicted and the needy,
To slay those who are upright in conduct.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 58:7 - Let them flow away like water that runs off;
When he [fn]aims H1869 his arrows, let them be as [fn]headless shafts.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 64:3 - Who have sharpened their tongue like a sword.
They aimed H1869 bitter speech as their arrow,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 91:13 - You will tread H1869 upon the lion and cobra,
The young lion and the [fn]serpent you will trample down.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 107:7 - He led H1869 them also by a [fn]straight way,
To go to [fn]an inhabited city.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:35 - Make me walk H1869 in the path of Your commandments,
For I delight in it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:11 - I have directed you in the way of wisdom;
I have led H1869 you in upright paths.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:28 - [fn]Its arrows are sharp and all its bows are bent; H1869
The hoofs of its horses [fn]seem like flint and its chariot wheels like a whirlwind.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 11:15 - And the LORD will [fn]utterly destroy
The tongue of the [fn]Sea of Egypt;
And He will wave His hand over the [fn]River
With His scorching wind;
And He will strike it into seven streams
And make men walk H1869 over [fn]dry-shod.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 16:10 - Gladness and joy are taken away from the fruitful field;
In the vineyards also there will be no cries of joy or jubilant shouting,
No treader H1869 treads H1869 out wine in the presses,
For I have made the shouting to cease.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 21:15 - For they have fled from the swords,
From the drawn sword, and from the bent H1869 bow
And from the press of battle.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 42:16 - “I will lead the blind by a way they do not know,
In paths they do not know I will guide H1869 them.
I will make darkness into light before them
And rugged places into plains.
These are the things I will do,
And I will not leave them undone.”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 48:17 - Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel,
“I am the LORD your God, who teaches you to profit,
Who leads H1869 you in the way you should go.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 59:8 - They do not know the way of peace,
And there is no justice in their tracks;
They have made their paths crooked,
Whoever treads H1869 on [fn]them does not know peace.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 63:2 - Why is Your apparel red,
And Your garments like the one who treads H1869 in the wine press?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 63:3 - “I have trodden H1869 the wine trough alone,
And from the peoples there was no man with Me.
I also trod H1869 them in My anger
And trampled them in My wrath;
And their [fn]lifeblood is sprinkled on My garments,
And I [fn]stained all My raiment.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 9:3 - “They bend H1869 their tongue like their bow;
Lies and not truth prevail in the land;
For they proceed from evil to evil,
And they do not know Me,” declares the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 25:30 - “Therefore you shall prophesy against them all these words, and you shall say to them,
‘The LORD will roar from on high
And utter His voice from His holy habitation;
He will roar mightily against His [fn]fold.
He will shout like those who tread H1869 the grapes,
Against all the inhabitants of the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 46:9 - Go up, you horses, and [fn]drive madly, you chariots,
That the mighty men may [fn]march forward:
Ethiopia and [fn]Put, that handle the shield,
And the [fn]Lydians, that handle and bend H1869 the bow.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 48:33 - “So gladness and joy are taken away
From the fruitful field, even from the land of Moab.
And I have made the wine to cease from the wine presses;
No one will tread H1869 them with shouting,
The shouting will not be shouts of joy.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 50:14 - “Draw up your battle lines against Babylon on every side,
All you who [fn]bend H1869 the bow;
Shoot at her, do not be sparing with your arrows,
For she has sinned against the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 50:29 - “Summon [fn]many against Babylon,
All those who [fn]bend H1869 the bow:
Encamp against her on every side,
Let there be no escape[fn].
Repay her according to her work;
According to all that she has done, so do to her;
For she has become arrogant against the LORD,
Against the Holy One of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:3 - [fn]Let not [fn]him who [fn]bends H1869 his bow [fn]bend H1869 it,
[fn]Nor let him rise up in his scale-armor;
So do not spare her young men;
Devote all her army to destruction.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:33 - For thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel:
“The daughter of Babylon is like a threshing floor
At the time [fn]it is stamped H1869 firm; H1869
Yet in a little while the time of harvest will come for her.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 1:15 - “The Lord has rejected all my strong men
In my midst;
He has called an appointed [fn]time against me
To crush my young men;
The Lord has trodden H1869 as in a wine press
The virgin daughter of Judah.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 2:4 - He has bent H1869 His bow like an enemy;
He has set His right hand like an adversary
And slain all that were pleasant to the eye;
In the tent of the daughter of Zion
He has poured out His wrath like fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:12 - He bent H1869 His bow
And set me as a target for the arrow.

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