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Lexicon :: Strong's H1869 - dāraḵ

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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 close at hand. A star will march forth out of Jacob, and a scepter will rise out of Israel. He will crush the skulls of Moab, and the heads of all the sons of Sheth.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 1:36 - The exception is Caleb son of Jephunneh; he will see it and I will give him and his descendants the territory on which he has walked, because he has wholeheartedly followed me."
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 11:24 - Every place you set your foot will be yours; your border will extend from the desert to Lebanon and from the River (that is, the Euphrates) as far as the Mediterranean Sea.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 11:25 - Nobody will be able to resist you; the LORD your God will spread the fear and terror of you over the whole land on which you walk, just as he promised you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 33:29 - You have joy, Israel! Who is like you? You are a people delivered by the LORD, your protective shield and your exalted sword. May your enemies cringe before you; may you trample on their backs.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 1:3 - I am handing over to you every place you set foot, as I promised Moses.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 14:9 - That day Moses made this solemn promise: 'Surely the land on which you walked will belong to you and your descendants permanently, for you remained loyal to the LORD your God.'
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:21 - The Kishon River carried them off; the river confronted them - the Kishon River. Step on the necks of the strong!
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:27 - They went out to the field, harvested their grapes, squeezed out the juice, and celebrated. They came to the temple of their god and ate, drank, and cursed Abimelech.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 20:43 - They surrounded the Benjaminites, chased them from Nohah, and annihilated them all the way to a spot east of Geba.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 5:5 - (For this reason, to this very day, neither Dagon's priests nor anyone else who enters Dagon's temple step on Dagon's threshold in Ashdod.)
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 5:18 - The Reubenites, Gadites, and the half-tribe of Manasseh had 44,760 men in their combined armies, warriors who carried shields and swords, were equipped with bows, and were trained for war.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 8:40 - The sons of Ulam were warriors who were adept archers. They had many sons and grandsons, a total of 150. All these were the descendants of Benjamin.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 14:8 - Asa had an army of 300,000 men from Judah, equipped with large shields and spears. He also had 280,000 men from Benjamin who carried small shields and were adept archers; they were all skilled warriors.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 13:15 - In those days I saw people in Judah treading winepresses on the Sabbath, bringing in heaps of grain and loading them onto donkeys, along with wine, grapes, figs, and all kinds of loads, and bringing them to Jerusalem on the Sabbath day. So I warned them on the day that they sold these provisions.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 9:8 - he alone spreads out the heavens, and treads on the waves of the sea;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:15 - Will you keep to the old path that evil men have walked -
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:11 - They press out the olive oil between the rows of olive trees; they tread the winepresses while they are thirsty.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:8 - Proud beasts have not set foot on it, and no lion has passed along it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:12 - If a person does not repent, God sharpens his sword and prepares to shoot his bow.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 11:2 - For look, the wicked prepare their bows, they put their arrows on the strings, to shoot in the darkness at the morally upright.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 25:5 - Guide me into your truth and teach me. For you are the God who delivers me; on you I rely all day long.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 25:9 - May he show the humble what is right! May he teach the humble his way!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:14 - Evil men draw their swords and prepare their bows, to bring down the oppressed and needy, and to slaughter those who are godly.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 58:7 - Let them disappear like water that flows away! Let them wither like grass!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 64:3 - They sharpen their tongues like a sword; they aim their arrow, a slanderous charge,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 91:13 - You will subdue a lion and a snake; you will trample underfoot a young lion and a serpent.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 107:7 - He led them on a level road, that they might find a city in which to live.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:35 - Guide me in the path of your commands, for I delight to walk in it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:11 - I will guide you in the way of wisdom and I will lead you in upright paths.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:28 - Their arrows are sharpened, and all their bows are prepared. The hooves of their horses are hard as flint, and their chariot wheels are like a windstorm.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 11:15 - The LORD will divide the gulf of the Egyptian Sea; he will wave his hand over the Euphrates River and send a strong wind, he will turn it into seven dried-up streams, and enable them to walk across in their sandals.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 16:10 - Joy and happiness disappear from the orchards, and in the vineyards no one rejoices or shouts; no one treads out juice in the wine vats - I have brought the joyful shouts to an end.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 21:15 - For they flee from the swords - from the drawn sword and from the battle-ready bow and from the severity of the battle.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 42:16 - I will lead the blind along an unfamiliar way; I will guide them down paths they have never traveled. I will turn the darkness in front of them into light, and level out the rough ground. This is what I will do for them. I will not abandon them.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 48:17 - This is what the LORD, your protector, says, the Holy One of Israel: "I am the LORD your God, who teaches you how to succeed, who leads you in the way you should go.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 59:8 - They are unfamiliar with peace; their deeds are unjust. They use deceitful methods, and whoever deals with them is unfamiliar with peace.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 63:2 - Why are your clothes red? Why do you look like someone who has stomped on grapes in a vat?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 63:3 - "I have stomped grapes in the winepress all by myself; no one from the nations joined me. I stomped on them in my anger; I trampled them down in my rage. Their juice splashed on my garments, and stained all my clothes.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 9:3 - The LORD says, "These people are like soldiers who have readied their bows. Their tongues are always ready to shoot out lies. They have become powerful in the land, but they have not done so by honest means. Indeed, they do one evil thing after another and do not pay attention to me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 25:30 - "Then, Jeremiah, make the following prophecy against them: 'Like a lion about to attack, the LORD will roar from the heights of heaven; from his holy dwelling on high he will roar loudly. He will roar mightily against his land. He will shout in triumph like those stomping juice from the grapes against all those who live on the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 46:9 - Go ahead and charge into battle, you horsemen! Drive furiously, you charioteers! Let the soldiers march out into battle, those from Ethiopia and Libya who carry shields, and those from Lydia who are armed with the bow.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 48:33 - Joy and gladness will disappear from the fruitful land of Moab. I will stop the flow of wine from the winepresses. No one will stomp on the grapes there and shout for joy. The shouts there will be shouts of soldiers, not the shouts of those making wine.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 50:14 - "Take up your battle positions all around Babylon, all you soldiers who are armed with bows. Shoot all your arrows at her! Do not hold any back! For she has sinned against the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 50:29 - "Call for archers to come against Babylon! Summon against her all who draw the bow! Set up camp all around the city! Do not allow anyone to escape! Pay her back for what she has done. Do to her what she has done to others. For she has proudly defied me, the Holy One of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:3 - Do not give her archers time to string their bows or to put on their coats of armor. Do not spare any of her young men. Completely destroy her whole army.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:33 - For the LORD God of Israel who rules over all says, 'Fair Babylon will be like a threshing floor which has been trampled flat for harvest. The time for her to be cut down and harvested will come very soon.'
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 1:15 - He rounded up all my mighty ones; The Lord did this in my midst. He summoned an assembly against me to shatter my young men. The Lord has stomped like grapes the virgin daughter, Judah. ע (Ayin)
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 2:4 - He prepared his bow like an enemy; his right hand was ready to shoot. Like a foe he killed everyone, even our strong young men; he has poured out his anger like fire on the tent of Daughter Zion. ה (He)
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:12 - He drew his bow and made me the target for his arrow. ה (He)

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