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Lexicon :: Strong's H5739 - ʿēḏer

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masculine noun
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TWOT Reference: 1572a

Strong’s Definitions

עֵדֶר ʻêder, ay'-der; from H5737; an arrangement, i.e. muster (of animals):—drove, flock, herd.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 38x

The KJV translates Strong's H5739 in the following manner: flock (32x), drove (4x), herds (2x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 38x
The KJV translates Strong's H5739 in the following manner: flock (32x), drove (4x), herds (2x).
  1. flock, herd

    1. flock

    2. herds, flocks and herds

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
עֵדֶר ʻêder, ay'-der; from H5737; an arrangement, i.e. muster (of animals):—drove, flock, herd.
STRONGS H5739: Abbreviations
† I. עֵ֫דֶר noun masculineGenesis 29:2 flock, herd (Late Hebrew id.; Aramaic עַדְרָא; on Greek Version of the LXX Γαδερ Genesis 35:16 (= HCT Genesis 35:21) see LagBN 76 f., who assigns ע׳ therefore, plausibly, to III. עדר (bdb072709), as lagging, loitering); — ע׳ absolute Genesis 32:17 (twice in verse) +, construct Songs 4:1 +; suffix עֶדְרוֺ Isaiah 40:11 +; plural עֲדָרִים Genesis 29:2 +, construct עֶדְרֵי Micah 5:7 +, etc.; —
1. flock:
a. of sheep, צאֹן ע׳ Genesis 29:2 (J), Micah 5:7, הַצ׳ ע׳ Joel 1:18; compare Genesis 29:2, 3, 8; Genesis 30:4 (all J), 1 Samuel 17:34; Jeremiah 51:23; Malachi 1:14; || צאֹן Ezekiel 34:12 (simile), Proverbs 27:23; + בְּהֵמָה 2 Chronicles 32:28; הָֽרְחֵלִים ע׳ Songs 6:6 = Songs 4:2 (insert probably הָֽר׳); sign of desolation Isaiah 17:2; Isaiah 32:14 (מִרְעֵה ע׳), Zephaniah 2:14; Jeremiah 6:3, of peace Jeremiah 31:24; in simile also Micah 2:12; Jeremiah 31:10; Psalm 78:52; figurative of Israel Isaiah 40:11; Jeremiah 13:20 (|| צאֹן), יהוה ע׳ Jeremiah 13:17, so עֶדְרוֺ Zechariah 10:3.
b. of goats, הָעִזִּים ע׳ Songs 4:1; Songs 6:5.
c. undefined Judges 5:16; Job 24:2; Songs 1:7.
2. herds, flocks and herds;
a. including sheep, cattle, etc., Genesis 32:17 (4 times in verse); Genesis 32:20 (compare Genesis 32:14; all E).
b. specifically בָקָר ע׳ Joel 1:18. — מִגְדַּלעֵֿדָר see above
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


29:2; 29:2; 29:2; 29:2; 29:3; 29:8; 30:4; 32:14; 32:17; 32:17; 32:20; 35:16; 35:21



1 Samuel


2 Chronicles








Song of Songs

1:7; 4:1; 4:1; 4:2; 6:5; 6:6


17:2; 32:14; 40:11; 40:11


6:3; 13:17; 13:20; 31:10; 31:24; 51:23




1:18; 1:18


2:12; 5:7; 5:7








Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H5739 matches the Hebrew עֵדֶר (ʿēḏer),
which occurs 39 times in 34 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:2 - And he looked, and, behold, a well in the field, and, lo, three flocks of sheep lying there by it; for out of that well they watered the flocks: and the stone upon the well’s mouth was great.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:3 - And thither were all the flocks gathered: and they rolled the stone from the well’s mouth, and watered the sheep, and put the stone again upon the well’s mouth in its place.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:8 - And they said, We cannot, until all the flocks be gathered together, and they roll the stone from the well’s mouth; then we water the sheep.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:40 - And Jacob separated the lambs, and set the faces of the flocks toward the ringstreaked and all the black in the flock of Laban: and he put his own droves apart, and put them not unto Laban’s flock.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:16 - And he delivered them into the hand of his servants, every drove by itself, and said unto his servants, Pass over before me, and put a space betwixt drove and drove.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:19 - And he commanded also the second, and the third, and all that followed the droves, saying, On this manner shall ye speak unto Esau, when ye find him;
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:16 -
Why sattest thou among the sheepfolds,
To hear the pipings for the flocks?
At the watercourses of Reuben
There were great searchings of heart.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:34 - And David said unto Saul, Thy servant was keeping his father’s sheep; and when there came a lion, or a bear, and took a lamb out of the flock,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 32:28 - store-houses also for the increase of grain and new wine and oil; and stalls for all manner of beasts, and flocks in folds.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:2 -
There are that remove the landmarks;
They violently take away flocks, and feed them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:52 -
But he led forth his own people like sheep,
And guided them in the wilderness like a flock.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:23 -
Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks,
And look well to thy herds:
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 1:7 -
Tell me, O thou whom my soul loveth,
Where thou feedest thy flock,
Where thou makest it to rest at noon:
For why should I be as one that is veiled
Beside the flocks of thy companions?
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 4:1 -
Behold, thou art fair, my love; behold, thou art fair;
Thine eyes are as doves behind thy veil.
Thy hair is as a flock of goats,
That lie along the side of mount Gilead.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 4:2 -
Thy teeth are like a flock of ewes that are newly shorn,
Which are come up from the washing,
Whereof every one hath twins,
And none is bereaved among them.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 6:5 -
Turn away thine eyes from me,
For they have overcome me.
Thy hair is as a flock of goats,
That lie along the side of Gilead.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 6:6 -
Thy teeth are like a flock of ewes,
Which are come up from the washing;
Whereof every one hath twins,
And none is bereaved among them.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 17:2 - The cities of Aroer are forsaken; they shall be for flocks, which shall lie down, and none shall make them afraid.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 32:14 - For the palace shall be forsaken; the populous city shall be deserted; the hill and the watch-tower shall be for dens for ever, a joy of wild asses, a pasture of flocks;
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 40:11 - He will feed his flock like a shepherd, he will gather the lambs in his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and will gently lead those that have their young.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 6:3 - Shepherds with their flocks shall come unto her; they shall pitch their tents against her round about; they shall feed every one in his place.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 13:17 - But if ye will not hear it, my soul shall weep in secret for your pride; and mine eye shall weep sore, and run down with tears, because Jehovah’s flock is taken captive.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 13:20 - Lift up your eyes, and behold them that come from the north: where is the flock that was given thee, thy beautiful flock?
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 31:10 - Hear the word of Jehovah, O ye nations, and declare it in the isles afar off; and say, He that scattered Israel will gather him, and keep him, as a shepherd doth his flock.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 31:24 - And Judah and all the cities thereof shall dwell therein together, the husbandmen, and they that go about with flocks.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:23 - and with thee will I break in pieces the shepherd and his flock; and with thee will I break in pieces the husbandman and his yoke of oxen; and with thee will I break in pieces governors and deputies.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 34:12 - As a shepherd seeketh out his flock in the day that he is among his sheep that are scattered abroad, so will I seek out my sheep; and I will deliver them out of all places whither they have been scattered in the cloudy and dark day.
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 1:18 - How do the beasts groan! the herds of cattle are perplexed, because they have no pasture; yea, the flocks of sheep are made desolate.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 2:12 - I will surely assemble, O Jacob, all of thee; I will surely gather the remnant of Israel; I will put them together as the sheep of Bozrah, as a flock in the midst of their pasture; they shall make great noise by reason of the multitude of men.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 4:8 - And thou, O tower of the flock, the hill of the daughter of Zion, unto thee shall it come, yea, the former dominion shall come, the kingdom of the daughter of Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 5:8 - And the remnant of Jacob shall be among the nations, in the midst of many peoples, as a lion among the beasts of the forest, as a young lion among the flocks of sheep; who, if he go through, treadeth down and teareth in pieces, and there is none to deliver.
Unchecked Copy BoxZep 2:14 - And herds shall lie down in the midst of her, all the beasts of the nations: both the pelican and the porcupine shall lodge in the capitals thereof; their voice shall sing in the windows; desolation shall be in the thresholds: for he hath laid bare the cedar-work.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 10:3 - Mine anger is kindled against the shepherds, and I will punish the he-goats; for Jehovah of hosts hath visited his flock, the house of Judah, and will make them as his goodly horse in the battle.
Unchecked Copy BoxMal 1:14 - But cursed be the deceiver, who hath in his flock a male, and voweth, and sacrificeth unto the Lord a blemished thing; for I am a great King, saith Jehovah of hosts, and my name is terrible among the Gentiles.
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