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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, for from that well they watered the flocks. H5739 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 then roll the stone from the mouth of the well and water the sheep, and 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 - 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 - He delivered them into the hand of his servants, every H5739 drove H5739 by itself, and said to his servants, “Pass on before me, and put a space between droves.” H5739
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:19 - Then he commanded also the second and the third, and all those who followed the droves, H5739 saying, “After this manner 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 lamb from the flock, H5739
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 32:28 - storehouses also for the produce of grain, wine and oil, pens for all kinds of cattle and [fn]sheepfolds for the flocks. H5739
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:2 - [fn]Some remove the landmarks;
They seize and [fn]devour flocks. H5739
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:52 - But He led forth His own people 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, O you whom my soul loves,
Where do you pasture your flock,
Where do you make 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][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 ewes
Which have come up from their washing,
All of which bear twins,
And not one among them has [fn]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
Which have come up from their washing,
All of which bear twins,
And not one among them has [fn]lost her young.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 17:2 - “The cities [fn]of Aroer are forsaken;
They will be for flocks H5739 [fn]to lie down in,
And there will be no one to frighten them.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 32:14 - Because the palace has been abandoned, the [fn]populated city forsaken.
[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 His bosom;
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 will not listen to it,
My soul will sob in secret for such pride;
And my eyes will bitterly weep
And flow down with tears,
Because the flock H5739 of the LORD has been taken captive.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 13:20 - “Lift up 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, O nations,
And declare in the coastlands afar off,
And say, “He who scattered Israel will gather him
And keep him as a shepherd keeps his flock.” H5739
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 31:24 - “Judah and all its cities will dwell together in it, the farmer and they who go about 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 prefects.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 34:12 - “As a shepherd [fn]cares for his herd H5739 in the day when he is among his scattered [fn]sheep, so I will [fn]care for My [fn]sheep and will deliver them from all the places to which they were scattered on a cloudy and gloomy day.
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 1:18 - How the beasts groan!
The herds H5739 of cattle wander aimlessly
Because there is no pasture for them;
Even the flocks H5739 of sheep [fn]suffer.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 2:12 - “I will surely assemble all of you, Jacob,
I will surely 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 men.
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
Even 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 beasts of the forest,
Like a young lion among flocks H5739 of sheep,
Which, if he passes through,
Tramples down and tears,
And there is none to rescue.
Unchecked Copy BoxZep 2:14 - Flocks H5739 will lie down in her midst,
[fn]All beasts which range in herds;
Both the [fn]pelican and the hedgehog
Will lodge in [fn]the tops of her pillars;
[fn]Birds will sing in the window,
Desolation will be on the threshold;
For He has laid bare 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 hosts 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 hosts, “and My name is [fn]feared among the [fn]nations.”
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