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Lexicon :: Strong's H5739 - ʿēḏer

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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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 - He looked, and [fn]saw a well in the field, and behold, three flocks H5739 of sheep were lying there beside it, because they watered the flocks H5739 from that well. Now the stone on the mouth of the well was large.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:3 - When all the flocks H5739 were gathered there, they would roll the stone from the mouth of the well and water the sheep. Then they would put the stone back in its place on the mouth of the well.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:8 - But they said, “We cannot, until all the flocks H5739 are gathered, and they roll the stone from the mouth of the well; then we water the sheep.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:40 - Then Jacob separated the lambs, and [fn]made the flocks face toward the striped and all the black in the flock of Laban; and he put his own herds H5739 apart, and did not put them with Laban’s flock.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:16 - Then he placed them in the [fn]care of his servants, every H5739 flock H5739 by itself, and said to his servants, “Pass on ahead of me, and put a space between flocks H5739.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:19 - Then he commanded also the second and the third, and all those who followed the flocks H5739, saying, “In this way you shall speak to Esau when you find him;
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:16 - “Why did you sit among the [fn]sheepfolds,
To hear the piping for the flocks H5739?
Among the divisions of Reuben
There were great searchings of heart.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:34 - But David said to Saul, “Your servant was tending his father’s sheep. When a lion or a bear came and took a sheep from the flock H5739,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 32:28 - also storehouses for the produce of grain, wine, and oil; stalls for all kinds of cattle, and [fn]sheepfolds for the flocks H5739.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:2 - People remove landmarks;
They seize and [fn]devour flocks H5739.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:52 - But He led His own people out like sheep,
And guided them in the wilderness like a flock H5739;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:23 - Know well the [fn]condition of your flocks,
And pay attention to your herds H5739;
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 1:7 - “Tell me, you whom my soul loves,
Where do you pasture your flock,
Where do you have it lie down at noon?
For why should I be like one who [fn]veils herself
Beside the flocks H5739 of your companions?”
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 4:1 - [fn]How beautiful you are, my darling,
[fn]How beautiful you are!
Your eyes are like doves behind your veil;
Your hair is like a flock H5739 of goats
That have descended from Mount Gilead.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 4:2 - “Your teeth are like a flock H5739 of newly shorn sheep
Which have come up from their watering place,
All of which bear twins,
And not one among them has lost her young.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 6:5 - “Turn your eyes away from me,
For they have confused me;
Your hair is like a flock H5739 of goats
That have descended from Gilead.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 6:6 - “Your teeth are like a flock H5739 of ewes
That have come up from their watering place,
All of which bear twins,
And not one among them has lost her young.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 17:2 - “The cities [fn]of Aroer are abandoned;
They will be for herds H5739 [fn]to lie down in,
And there will be no one to frighten them.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 32:14 - For the palace has been neglected, the [fn]populated city abandoned.
[fn]Hill and watch-tower have become caves forever,
A delight for wild donkeys, a pasture for flocks H5739,
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 40:11 - Like a shepherd He will tend His flock H5739,
In His arm He will gather the lambs
And carry them in the fold of His robe;
He will gently lead the nursing ewes.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 6:3 - “Shepherds and their flocks H5739 will come to her,
They will pitch their tents [fn]around her,
They will pasture, each in his [fn]place.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 13:17 - But if you do not listen to it,
My soul will weep in secret for such pride;
And my eyes will shed
And stream down tears,
Because the flock H5739 of the LORD has been taken captive.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 13:20 - “Raise your eyes and see
Those coming from the north.
Where is the flock H5739 that was given you,
Your beautiful sheep?
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 31:10 - Hear the word of the LORD, you nations,
And declare it in the coastlands far away,
And say, “He who scattered Israel will gather him,
And He will keep him as a shepherd keeps his flock H5739.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 31:24 - “Judah and all its cities will live together in it, the farmers and those who travel with flocks H5739.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:23 - And with you I shatter the shepherd and his flock H5739,
And with you I shatter the farmer and his team,
And with you I shatter governors and officials.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 34:12 - “As a shepherd cares for his flock H5739 on a day when he is among his scattered [fn]sheep, so I will care for My [fn]sheep and will rescue them from all the places where they were scattered on a cloudy and gloomy day.
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 1:18 - How the animals have groaned!
The herds H5739 of cattle have wandered aimlessly
Because there is no pasture for them;
Even the flocks H5739 of sheep have [fn]suffered.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 2:12 - “I will certainly assemble all of you, Jacob,
I will certainly gather the remnant of Israel.
I will put them together like sheep in the fold;
Like a flock H5739 in the midst of its pasture
They will be noisy with people.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 4:8 - “As for you, [fn]tower of the flock H5739,
[fn]Hill of the daughter of Zion,
To you it will come
Yes, the former dominion will come,
The kingdom of the daughter of Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 5:8 - The remnant of Jacob
Will be among the nations,
Among many peoples
Like a lion among the animals of the forest,
Like a young lion among flocks H5739 of sheep,
Which, if he passes through,
Tramples and tears,
And there is no one who can rescue.
Unchecked Copy BoxZep 2:14 - Flocks H5739 will lie down in her midst,
[fn]All animals that range in herds;
Both the [fn]pelican and the hedgehog
Will spend their nights in [fn]the tops of her pillars;
[fn]Birds will sing in the window,
Devastation will be on the threshold;
For He has uncovered the cedar work.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 10:3 - “My anger is kindled against the shepherds,
And I will punish the [fn]male goats;
For the LORD of armies has visited His flock H5739, the house of Judah,
And will make them like His majestic horse in battle.
Unchecked Copy BoxMal 1:14 - “But cursed be the swindler who has a male in his flock H5739 and vows it, but sacrifices a blemished animal to the Lord, for I am a great King,” says the LORD of armies, “and My name is [fn]feared among the [fn]nations.”
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