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Lexicon :: Strong's H47 - 'abîr

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Part of Speech
masculine adjective
Root Word (Etymology)
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TWOT Reference: 13d

Strong’s Definitions

אַבִּיר ʼabbîyr, ab-beer'; for H46:—angel, bull, chiefest, mighty (one), stout(-hearted), strong (one), valiant.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 17x

The KJV translates Strong's H47 in the following manner: bulls (4x), strong (ones) (4x), mighty (3x), stouthearted (2x), valiant (2x), angels (1x), chiefest (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 17x
The KJV translates Strong's H47 in the following manner: bulls (4x), strong (ones) (4x), mighty (3x), stouthearted (2x), valiant (2x), angels (1x), chiefest (1x).
  1. mighty, valiant

    1. of men

    2. of angels

    3. of animals

    4. (metaph)

      1. of enemies

      2. of princes

      3. of sacrificial objects

    5. obstinate (fig.)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
אַבִּיר ʼabbîyr, ab-beer'; for H46:—angel, bull, chiefest, mighty (one), stout(-hearted), strong (one), valiant.
STRONGS H47: Abbreviations
אַבִּיר adjective mighty, valiantא׳ Job 34:20 + Isaiah 10:13 Kt (Qr כַּבִּיר); construct id. 1 Samuel 21:8; plural אַכִּירִים Job 24:22 +; — mighty (always = substantive & in poetry except 1 Samuel 21:8).
1. men Job 24:22 (= violent) Job 34:20; 1 Samuel 21:8 (read הָרָצִים א׳ Gr Dr, compare 1 Samuel 22:17; but LagProbebibel אֹבִיל הָעֲיָרִים see Id.BN 45; Klo גִּבּוֺר), Lamentations 1:15; אַבִּירֵי לֵב stout of heart Isaiah 46:12 (= obstinate) Psalm 76:6.
2. angels Psalm 78:25 (compare Psalm 103:20).
3. animals; bull, simile of king of Assyrian Isaiah 10:13 (read כְּאַבִּיר & see Di); elsewhere plural; metaphor for enemies אַבִּירֵי בָשָׁן) Psalm 22:13 (|| פּרים); for princes Psalm 68:31; for Edomites Isaiah 34:7; hence even as sacrificial Psalm 50:13 (|| עַתּוּדִים); of horses Jeremiah 8:16; Jeremiah 47:3; Jeremiah 50:11. **Judges 5:22; Jeremiah 46:15 (but Jeremiah 46:15 many MSS. Greek Version of the LXX Aq Symm Theod Vulgate many moderns read אַבִּירֶ֑ךָ thy bull, i.e. Apis).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs



1 Samuel

21:8; 21:8; 21:8; 22:17


24:22; 24:22; 34:20; 34:20


22:13; 50:13; 68:31; 76:6; 78:25; 103:20


10:13; 10:13; 34:7; 46:12


8:16; 46:15; 46:15; 47:3; 50:11




Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H47 matches the Hebrew אַבִּיר ('abîr),
which occurs 17 times in 17 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:22 - Then were the horsehoofs broken by the means of the pransings, the pransings of their mighty ones. H47
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 21:7 - Now a certain man of the servants of Saul was there that day, detained before the LORD; and his name was Doeg, an Edomite, the chiefest H47 of the herdmen that belonged to Saul.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:22 - He draweth also the mighty H47 with his power: he riseth up, and no man is sure of life.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:20 - In a moment shall they die, and the people shall be troubled at midnight, and pass away: and the mighty H47 shall be taken away without hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:12 - Many bulls have compassed me: strong H47 bulls of Bashan have beset me round.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 50:13 - Will I eat the flesh of bulls, H47 or drink the blood of goats?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 68:30 - Rebuke the company of spearmen, the multitude of the bulls, H47 with the calves of the people, till every one submit himself with pieces of silver: scatter thou the people that delight in war.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 76:5 - The stouthearted H47 are spoiled, they have slept their sleep: and none of the men of might have found their hands.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:25 - Man did eat angels' H47 food: he sent them meat to the full.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 10:13 - For he saith, By the strength of my hand I have done it, and by my wisdom; for I am prudent: and I have removed the bounds of the people, and have robbed their treasures, and I have put down the inhabitants like a valiant H47 man:
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 34:7 - And the unicorns shall come down with them, and the bullocks with the bulls; H47 and their land shall be soaked with blood, and their dust made fat with fatness.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 46:12 - Hearken unto me, ye stouthearted, H47 that are far from righteousness:
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 8:16 - The snorting of his horses was heard from Dan: the whole land trembled at the sound of the neighing of his strong ones; H47 for they are come, and have devoured the land, and all that is in it; the city, and those that dwell therein.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 46:15 - Why are thy valiant H47 men swept away? they stood not, because the LORD did drive them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 47:3 - At the noise of the stamping of the hoofs of his strong H47 horses, at the rushing of his chariots, and at the rumbling of his wheels, the fathers shall not look back to their children for feebleness of hands;
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 50:11 - Because ye were glad, because ye rejoiced, O ye destroyers of mine heritage, because ye are grown fat as the heifer at grass, and bellow as bulls; H47
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 1:15 - The Lord hath trodden under foot all my mighty H47 men in the midst of me: he hath called an assembly against me to crush my young men: the Lord hath trodden the virgin, the daughter of Judah, as in a winepress.
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