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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 the horses’ hoofs beat
From the dashing, the dashing of his [fn]valiant H47 steeds. H47
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 21:7 - Now one of the servants of Saul was there that day, detained before the LORD; and his name was Doeg the Edomite, the chief H47 of Saul’s shepherds.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:22 - “But He drags off the valiant H47 by His power;
He rises, but no one has assurance of life.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:20 - “In a moment they die, and at midnight
People are shaken and pass away,
And the mighty H47 are taken away without a hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:12 - Many bulls have surrounded me;
Strong H47 bulls of Bashan have encircled me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 50:13 - “Shall I eat the flesh of [fn]bulls H47
Or drink the blood of male goats?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 68:30 - Rebuke the beasts [fn]in the reeds,
The herd of bulls H47 with the calves of the peoples,
Trampling under foot the pieces of silver;
He has scattered the peoples who delight in war.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 76:5 - The stouthearted H47 were plundered,
[fn]They sank into sleep;
And none of the [fn]warriors could use his hands.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:25 - Man did eat the bread of [fn]angels; H47
He sent them [fn]food [fn]in abundance.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 10:13 - For he has said,
“By the power of my hand and by my wisdom I did this,
For I have understanding;
And I removed the boundaries of the peoples
And plundered their treasures,
And like a mighty man H47 I brought down [fn]their inhabitants,
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 34:7 - Wild oxen will also [fn]fall with them
And young bulls with strong H47 ones; H47
Thus their land will be soaked with blood,
And their dust [fn]become greasy with fat.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 46:12 - “Listen to Me, you stubborn-minded, H47
Who are far from righteousness.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 8:16 - From Dan is heard the snorting of his horses;
At the sound of the neighing of his stallions H47
The whole land quakes;
For they come and devour the land and its fullness,
The city and its inhabitants.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 46:15 - “Why have your mighty H47 ones H47 become prostrate?
They do not stand because the LORD has thrust them down.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 47:3 - “Because of the noise of the [fn]galloping hoofs of his [fn]stallions, H47
The tumult of his chariots, and the rumbling of his wheels,
The fathers have not turned back for their children,
Because of the limpness of their hands,
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 50:11 - “Because you are glad, because you are jubilant,
O you who pillage My heritage,
Because you skip about [fn]like a threshing heifer
And neigh like [fn]stallions, H47
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 1:15 - “The Lord has rejected all my strong H47 men H47
In my midst;
He has called an appointed [fn]time against me
To crush my young men;
The Lord has trodden as in a wine press
The virgin daughter of Judah.
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