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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 looketh, and lo, a well in the field, and lo, there three droves of a flock crouching by it, for from that well they water the droves, and the great stone is on the mouth of the well.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:3 - (When thither have all the droves been gathered, and they have rolled the stone from off the mouth of the well, and have watered the flock, then they have turned back the stone on the mouth of the well to its place.)
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:8 - And they say, 'We are not able, till that all the droves be gathered together, and they have rolled away the stone from the mouth of the well, and we have watered the flock.'
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:40 - And the lambs hath Jacob parted, and he putteth the face of the flock towards the ring-straked, also all the brown in the flock of Laban, and he setteth his own droves by themselves, and hath not set them near Laban's flock.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:16 - and he giveth into the hand of his servants, every drove by itself, and saith unto his servants, 'Pass over before me, and a space ye do put between drove and drove.'
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:19 - And he commandeth also the second, also the third, also all who are going after the droves, saying, 'According to this manner do ye speak unto Esau in your finding him,
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:16 - Why hast thou abode between the boundaries, To hear lowings of herds? For the divisions of Reuben, Great are the searchings of heart!
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:34 - And David saith unto Saul, 'A shepherd hath thy servant been to his father among the sheep, and the lion hath come -- and the bear -- and hath taken away a sheep out of the drove,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 32:28 - and storehouses for the increase of corn, and new wine, and oil, and stalls for all kinds of cattle, and herds for stalls;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:2 - The borders they reach, A drove they have taken violently away, Yea, they do evil.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:52 - And causeth His people to journey as a flock, And guideth them as a drove in a wilderness,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:23 - Know well the face of thy flock, Set thy heart to the droves,
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 1:7 - Declare to me, thou whom my soul hath loved, Where thou delightest, Where thou liest down at noon, For why am I as one veiled, By the ranks of thy companions?
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 4:1 - Lo, thou art fair, my friend, lo, thou art fair, Thine eyes are doves behind thy veil, Thy hair as a row of the goats That have shone from mount Gilead,
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 4:2 - Thy teeth as a row of the shorn ones That have come up from the washing, For all of them are forming twins, And a bereaved one is not among them.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 6:5 - Turn round thine eyes from before me, Because they have made me proud. Thy hair is as a row of the goats, That have shone from Gilead,
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 6:6 - Thy teeth as a row of the lambs, That have come up from the washing, Because all of them are forming twins, And a bereaved one is not among them.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 17:2 - Forsaken are the cities of Aroer, For droves they are, and they have lain down, And there is none troubling.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 32:14 - Surely the palace hath been left, The multitude of the city forsaken, Fort and watch-tower hath been for dens unto the age, A joy of wild asses -- a pasture of herds;
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 40:11 - As a shepherd His flock He feedeth, With His arm He gathereth lambs, And in His bosom He carrieth them: Suckling ones He leadeth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 6:3 - Unto her come do shepherds and their droves, They have stricken tents by her round about, They have fed each in his own station.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 13:17 - And if ye do not hear it, In secret places doth my soul weep, because of pride, Yea, it weepeth sore, And the tear cometh down mine eyes, For the flock of Jehovah hath been taken captive.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 13:20 - Lift up your eyes, and see those coming in from the north, Where is the drove given to thee, thy beautiful flock?
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 31:10 - Hear a word of Jehovah, O nations, And declare ye among isles afar off, and say: He who is scattering Israel doth gather him, And hath kept him as a shepherd doth his flock,
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 31:24 - And dwelt in Judah have husbandmen, and in all its cities together, And they have journeyed in order.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:23 - And I have broken in pieces by thee shepherd and his drove, And I have broken in pieces by thee husbandman and his team, And I have broken in pieces by thee governors and prefects.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 34:12 - As a shepherd's searching of his drove, In the day of his being in the midst of his scattered flock, so I do seek My flock, And have delivered them out of all places, Whither they have been scattered, In a day of cloud and thick darkness.
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 1:18 - How have cattle sighed! Perplexed have been droves of oxen, For there is no pasture for them, Also droves of sheep have been desolated.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 2:12 - I do surely gather thee, O Jacob, all of thee, I surely bring together the remnant of Israel, Together I do set it as the flock of Bozrah, As a drove in the midst of its pasture, It maketh a noise because of man.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 4:8 - And thou, O tower of Eder, Fort of the daughter of Zion, unto thee it cometh, Yea, come in hath the former rule, The kingdom to the daughter of Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 5:8 - Yea, the remnant of Jacob hath been among nations, In the midst of many peoples, As a lion among beasts of a forest, As a young lion among ranks of a flock, Which if it hath passed through, Hath both trodden down and hath torn, And there is no deliverer.
Unchecked Copy BoxZep 2:14 - And crouched in her midst have droves, Every beast of the nation, Both pelican and hedge-hog in her knobs lodge, A voice doth sing at the window, 'Destruction is at the threshold, For the cedar-work is exposed.'
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 10:3 - Against the shepherds did Mine anger burn, And against the he-goats I lay a charge, For inspected hath Jehovah of Hosts His flock, the house of Judah, And set them as His beauteous horse in battle.
Unchecked Copy BoxMal 1:14 - And cursed is a deceiver, who hath in his drove a male, And is vowing, and is sacrificing a marred thing to the Lord, For a great king am I, said Jehovah of Hosts, And My name is revered among nations!
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