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Lexicon :: Strong's H5483 - sûs

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
From an unused root meaning to skip (properly, for joy)
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TWOT Reference: 1476,1477

Strong’s Definitions

סוּס çûwç, soos; or סֻס çuç; from an unused root meaning to skip (properly, for joy); a horse (as leaping); also a swallow (from its rapid flight):—crane, horse (-back, -hoof). Compare H6571.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 140x

The KJV translates Strong's H5483 in the following manner: horse (133x), crane (2x), horseback (2x), horseback (with H7392) (2x), horsehoofs (with H6119) (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 140x
The KJV translates Strong's H5483 in the following manner: horse (133x), crane (2x), horseback (2x), horseback (with H7392) (2x), horsehoofs (with H6119) (1x).
  1. swallow, swift

  2. horse

    1. chariot horses

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
סוּס çûwç, soos; or סֻס çuç; from an unused root meaning to skip (properly, for joy); a horse (as leaping); also a swallow (from its rapid flight):—crane, horse (-back, -hoof). Compare H6571.
STRONGS H5483: Abbreviations
† I. סוּס noun [masculine] swallow or swift (cypselus, TristrFFP 82 ff.) (Targum סוּסָיָא Isaiah 38:14); — as twittering Isaiah 38:14 (in simile); Greek Version of the LXX χελιδών, Vulgate pullus hirundinis; so Jeremiah 8:7 Kt (Qr סִיס wrongly; perhaps to distinguish from following, so Gie), Greek Version of the LXX id., Vulgate hirundo.

II. סוּס 138 noun masculineExodus 15:1 horse (Late Hebrew סוּס, סוּסָה Aramaic סוּסְיָא bdb069207 Mandean סוסיא, Sinaitic id., Lzb328; Assyrian sisû (sisû ?) DlHWB 506; Tel Amarna su-u[su] WklTA.191, 24; probably foreign word compare NöM 147 ErmanÄgypten 649; English tr. 490); — ס׳ absolute 1 Kings 20:20 +; construct Exodus 15:19 +; plural סוּסִים Genesis 47:17 +, סֻסִים 2 Samuel 15:1; construct סוּסֵי 2 Kings 2:11; suffix סוּסַי 1 Kings 22:4; 2 Kings 3:7. סוּסֶיךָ Micah 5:9 + 4 times, סוּסָיו Isaiah 5:28 +, סוּסֵיכֶס Amos 4:10, סוּסֵיהֶם Joshua 11:6+; — horse:
1. non-Israel; chariot-horses of Canaanites Judges 5:22 (compare Judges 5:28; Judges 4:3, 13; עִקְבֵי ס׳; ס׳ collective, as often), Joshua 11:4, 6, 9 (JE); horses as property of Egyptians Genesis 47:17; Exodus 9:3 (both J), compare Zechariah 14:15; merchandise of Tyre Ezekiel 27:14; chariot-horses of Egypt [compare Hom11.ix.384], Exodus 14:9, 23 (Psalms), Exodus 15:1, 21 (poem), Exodus 15:19 (Psalms; on all see Di), Deuteronomy 11:4; Isaiah 31:1, 3; Jeremiah 46:4, 9; Ezekiel 17:15; of Aram 1 Kings 20:1 + 11 times Kings (1 Kings 20:20 ridden, for flight), Assyrians Isaiah 5:28 + 3 times, Chaldeans Jeremiah 4:13 + 6 times; other nations Nahum 3:2; Jeremiah 50:42 + 5 times; as ridden 1 Kings 20:20 (see above), Jeremiah 8:23; Ezekiel 38:4, 15 + 13 times (late).
2. in Israel; chariot-horses of Absalom 2 Samuel 15:1, especially of Solomon, and later, 1 Kings 5:6; 1 Kings 5:8; 1 Kings 10:25, 28, 29, and || Chronicles; 1 Kings 18:5 and.(as war-equipment) 1 Kings 22:4; 2 Kings 3:7; 2 Kings 9:33; 2 Kings 10:2; Proverbs 21:31; סוּסֵי אֵשׁ 2 Kings 2:11 (Elijah), compare 2 Kings 6:17; consecration to sun 2 Kings 23:11 (compare RSSemitic 275; 2nd ed. 293); sign of luxury and apostasy Amos 4:10; Hosea 1:7; Hosea 14:4; Isaiah 2:7; Micah 5:9; Zechariah 9:10, compare Deuteronomy 17:6, 16, but see Zechariah 14:20; in vision Zechariah 6:2 (twice in verse); Zechariah 6:3 (twice in verse); Zechariah 6:6; ridden 2 Kings 9:18, 19; 2 Kings 18:23 = Isaiah 36:8; Amos 2:15 + 4 times Isaiah Jeremiah; in vision Zechariah 1:8 (twice in verse); שַׁעַר הַס׳ Jeremiah 31:40; Nehemiah 3:28, compare 2 Kings 11:16 2 Chronicles 23:15; belongings of returned exiles Ezra 2:56 = Nehemiah 7:68 van d. H. (omitted by Masora Baer Ginsb which see); description of horse Job 39:19; in various simile and figurative Amos 6:12; Jeremiah 5:8; Jeremiah 8:6; Jeremiah 12:5; Ezekiel 23:20; Isaiah 63:13; Joel 2:4; Proverbs 27:3; Psalm 32:9; Psalm 147:10.
3. chariot-horses of י׳ Habakkuk 3:15 (figurative of clouds), compare Zechariah 10:3. — compare also חֲצַר סוּסִים, and פָּרָשׁ, רֶכֶשׁ.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


47:17; 47:17


9:3; 14:9; 14:23; 15:1; 15:1; 15:19; 15:19; 15:21


11:4; 17:6; 17:16


11:4; 11:6; 11:6; 11:9


4:3; 4:13; 5:22; 5:28

2 Samuel

15:1; 15:1

1 Kings

5:6; 5:8; 10:25; 10:28; 10:29; 18:5; 20:1; 20:20; 20:20; 20:20; 22:4; 22:4

2 Kings

2:11; 2:11; 3:7; 3:7; 6:17; 9:18; 9:19; 9:33; 10:2; 11:16; 18:23; 23:11

2 Chronicles





3:28; 7:68




32:9; 147:10


21:31; 27:3


2:7; 5:28; 5:28; 31:1; 31:3; 36:8; 38:14; 38:14; 63:13


4:13; 5:8; 8:6; 8:7; 12:5; 31:40; 46:4; 46:9; 50:42


17:15; 23:20; 27:14; 38:4; 38:15


1:7; 14:4




2:15; 4:10; 4:10; 6:12


5:9; 5:9






1:8; 6:2; 6:3; 6:6; 9:10; 10:3; 14:15; 14:20


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H5483 matches the Hebrew סוּס (sûs),
which occurs 141 times in 130 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 3 (Gen 47:17–2Ch 9:25)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:17 - So they brought their livestock to Joseph, and Joseph gave them [fn]food in exchange for the horses H5483 and the [fn]flocks and the herds and the donkeys; and he [fn]fed them with [fn]food in exchange for all their livestock [fn]that year.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:17 - “Dan shall be a serpent in the way,
A horned viper in the path,
That bites the horse’s H5483 heels,
So that its rider falls backward.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:3 - behold, the hand of the LORD [fn]will come with a very severe plague on your livestock which are in the field, on the horses H5483, on the donkeys, on the camels, on the herds, and on the flocks.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 14:9 - Then the Egyptians chased after them with all the horses H5483 and chariots of Pharaoh, his horsemen and his army, and they overtook them camping by the sea, beside Pi-hahiroth, in front of Baal-zephon.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 14:23 - Then the Egyptians took up the pursuit, and all Pharaoh’s horses H5483, his chariots, and his horsemen went in after them into the midst of the sea.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 15:1 - Then Moses and the sons of Israel sang this song to the LORD, [fn]saying:
[fn]I will sing to the LORD, for He is highly exalted;
The horse H5483 and its rider He has hurled into the sea.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 15:19 - For the horses H5483 of Pharaoh with his chariots and his horsemen went into the sea, and the LORD brought back the waters of the sea on them, but the sons of Israel walked on dry land through the midst of the sea.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 15:21 - And Miriam answered them,
“Sing to the LORD, for He [fn]is highly exalted;
The horse H5483 and his rider He has hurled into the sea.”
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 11:4 - and what He did to Egypt’s army, to its horses H5483 and its chariots, when He made the water of the [fn]Red Sea [fn]engulf them while they were pursuing you, and the LORD [fn]completely eliminated them;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 17:16 - “In any case, he is not to acquire many horses H5483 for himself, nor shall he make the people return to Egypt in order to acquire many horses H5483, since the LORD has said to you, ‘You shall never again return that way.’
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 20:1 - “When you go out to battle against your enemies and see horses H5483, chariots, and people more numerous than you, do not be afraid of them; for the LORD your God, who brought you up from the land of Egypt, is with you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 11:4 - Then they came out, they and all their armies with them, as many people as the sand that is on the seashore, with very many horses H5483 and chariots.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 11:6 - Yet the LORD said to Joshua, “Do not be afraid because of them, for tomorrow at this time I am going to turn all of them over to Israel as good as dead; you shall hamstring their horses H5483 and burn their chariots with fire.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 11:9 - And Joshua did to them just as the LORD had told him; he hamstrung their horses H5483 and burned their chariots with fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:22 - “Then the horses’ H5483 hoofs beat
From the galloping, the galloping of his mighty stallions.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 15:1 - Now it came about after this that Absalom provided for himself a chariot and horses H5483, and fifty men [fn]to run ahead of him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 4:26 - Solomon had [fn]forty thousand stalls of horses H5483 for his chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 4:28 - They also brought barley and straw for the war horses H5483 and baggage horses to the place where it was required, each deputy according to his duty.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 10:25 - And they were bringing, everyone, [fn]a gift: articles of silver and gold, garments, weapons, balsam oil, horses H5483, and mules, so much year by year.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 10:28 - Also Solomon’s import of horses H5483 was from Egypt and Kue, and the king’s merchants acquired them from Kue for a price.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 10:29 - A chariot [fn]was imported from Egypt for six hundred shekels of silver, and a horse H5483 for 150; and [fn]by the same means they exported them to all the kings of the Hittites and to the kings of the Arameans.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:5 - Then Ahab said to Obadiah, “Go through the land to all the springs of water and to all the river valleys; perhaps we will find grass and keep the horses H5483 and mules alive, and not have to kill some of the cattle.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 20:1 - Now Ben-hadad, king of Aram, gathered all his army, and there were thirty-two kings with him, and horses H5483 and chariots. And he went up and besieged Samaria, and fought against it.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 20:20 - And they [fn]killed, each one, his man; and the Arameans fled and Israel pursued them, and Ben-hadad the king of Aram escaped on a horse H5483 with horsemen.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 20:21 - The king of Israel also went out and struck the horses H5483 and chariots, and [fn]killed the Arameans in a great slaughter.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 20:25 - and [fn]muster an army like the army that you have lost, horse H5483 for horse H5483 and chariot for chariot. Then we will fight against them in the plain, and we will certainly be stronger than they.” And he listened to their voice and did so.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 22:4 - So he said to Jehoshaphat, “Will you go to battle with me at Ramoth-gilead?” And Jehoshaphat said to the king of Israel, “[fn]Consider me yours, my people yours, and my horses H5483 yours!”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 2:11 - And as they were walking along and talking, behold, a chariot of fire appeared with horses H5483 of fire, and they separated the two of them. Then Elijah went up by a [fn]whirlwind to heaven.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 3:7 - Then he went and sent word to Jehoshaphat the king of Judah, saying, “The king of Moab has broken away from me. Will you go with me to fight against Moab?” And he said, “I will go up. [fn]Consider me yours, my people as your people, my horses H5483 as your horses H5483.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 5:9 - So Naaman came with his horses H5483 and his chariots, and stood at the doorway of Elisha’s house.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 6:14 - So he sent horses H5483 and chariots and a substantial army there, and they came by night and surrounded the city.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 6:15 - Now when the attendant of the man of God had risen early and gone out, behold, an army with horses H5483 and chariots was circling the city. And his servant said to him, “This is hopeless, my master! [fn]What are we to do?”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 6:17 - Then Elisha prayed and said, “LORD, please, open his eyes so that he may see.” And the LORD opened the servant’s eyes, and he saw; and behold, the mountain was full of horses H5483 and chariots of fire all around Elisha.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 7:6 - For the Lord had made the army of the Arameans hear a sound of chariots, a sound of horses H5483, that is, the sound of a great army; and they said to one another, “Behold, the king of Israel has hired the kings of the Hittites and the kings of the Egyptians against us, to [fn]attack us!”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 7:7 - So they got up and fled at twilight, and abandoned their tents, their horses H5483, and their donkeysindeed the camp itself, just as it was; and they fled for their lives.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 7:10 - So they came and called to the gatekeepers of the city, and told them, saying, “We came to the camp of the Arameans, and behold, there was no one there, nor a human voice; only the horses H5483 tied and the donkeys tied, and the tents just as they were.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 7:13 - One of his servants responded and said, “Please, have some men take five of the horses H5483 that remain, which are left [fn]in the city. Behold, they will be in any case like all the multitude of Israel who are left in it; behold, they will be like all the multitude of Israel who have already perished, so let us send them and see.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 7:14 - Therefore they took two chariots with horses H5483, and the king sent them after the army of the Arameans, saying, “Go and see.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 9:18 - So a horseman H5483 went to meet him and said, “This is what the king says: ‘Is your intention peace?’” But Jehu said, “[fn]How is peace any business of yours? Turn and follow me.” And the watchman [fn]reported, “The messenger came to them, but he did not return.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 9:19 - Then he sent a second horseman H5483, and he came to them and said, “This is what the king says: ‘Is your intention peace?’” And Jehu [fn]answered, “[fn]How is peace any business of yours? Turn and follow me.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 9:33 - Then he said, “Throw her down.” So they threw her down, and some of her blood spattered on the wall and on the horses H5483, and he trampled her underfoot.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 10:2 - “And now, when this letter comes to you, since your master’s sons are with you, [fn]as well as the chariots and horses H5483, and a fortified city and the weapons,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 11:16 - So they [fn]seized her, and when [fn]they brought her to the horses’ H5483 entrance of the king’s house, she was put to death there.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 14:20 - Then they carried him on horses H5483, and he was buried in Jerusalem with his fathers in the city of David.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 18:23 - “Now then, [fn]come make a wager with my master the king of Assyria: I will give you two thousand horses H5483, if you are able on your part to put riders on them!
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 23:11 - And he did away with the horses H5483 that the kings of Judah had given to the sun, at the entrance of the house of the LORD, by the chamber of Nathan-melech the official, which was at the [fn]covered courtyard; and he burned the chariots of the sun with fire.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 1:16 - Solomon’s horses H5483 were imported from Egypt and from Kue; the king’s traders acquired them from Kue for a price.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 1:17 - They [fn]imported chariots from Egypt for six hundred shekels of silver apiece, horses H5483 for 150 apiece, and [fn]by the same means they [fn]exported them to all the kings of the Hittites and the kings of Aram.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 9:24 - They were bringing, each of them his gift: articles of silver and gold, garments, weapons, balsam oil, horses H5483, and mules, so much year by year.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 9:25 - Now Solomon had four thousand stalls for horses H5483 and chariots and twelve thousand horsemen, and he stationed them in the chariot cities and with the king in Jerusalem.

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