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Lexicon :: Strong's H6327 - pûṣ

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A primitive root
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TWOT Reference: 1745,1746,180

Strong’s Definitions

פּוּץ pûwts, poots; a primitive root; to dash in pieces, literally or figuratively (especially to disperse):—break (dash, shake) in (to) pieces, cast (abroad), disperse (selves), drive, retire, scatter (abroad), spread abroad.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 67x

The KJV translates Strong's H6327 in the following manner: scatter (48x), scatter abroad (6x), disperse (3x), spread abroad (2x), cast abroad (2x), drive (1x), break to pieces (1x), shake to pieces (1x), dash to pieces (1x), retired (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 67x
The KJV translates Strong's H6327 in the following manner: scatter (48x), scatter abroad (6x), disperse (3x), spread abroad (2x), cast abroad (2x), drive (1x), break to pieces (1x), shake to pieces (1x), dash to pieces (1x), retired (1x).
  1. to scatter, be dispersed, be scattered

    1. (Qal) to be dispersed, be scattered

    2. (Niphal)

      1. to be scattered

      2. to be spread abroad

    3. (Hiphil) to scatter

    4. Hithpael) scatter

  2. (Qal) to flow, overflow

  3. to break

    1. (Polel) to shatter

    2. (Pilpel) to dash to pieces

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
פּוּץ pûwts, poots; a primitive root; to dash in pieces, literally or figuratively (especially to disperse):—break (dash, shake) in (to) pieces, cast (abroad), disperse (selves), drive, retire, scatter (abroad), spread abroad.
STRONGS H6327: Abbreviations
† I. [פּוּץ] verb be dispersed, scattered (Late Hebrew = Biblical Hebrew; perhaps akin to Arabic bdb080610 break asunder, scatter); —
Qal Imperfect 3rd person masculine plural יָפוּצוּ Psalm 68:2, יָפֻצוּ Ezekiel 48:16 +; 3rd person feminine plural וַתְּפוּצֶינָה Ezekiel 34:5 +, וּתְפוּצֶינָה Zechariah 13:7, etc.; Imperative masculine plural פֻּצוּ 1 Samuel 14:34; Participle passive plural suffix פּוּצַי Zephaniah 3:10 (see below); — be dispersed, disperse, בָּעָם 1 Samuel 14:34; be scattered, of enemies 1 Samuel 11:11; Numbers 10:35; Psalm 68:2; of Israel (among nations) under figure of flock Ezekiel 34:5 (twice in verse); Zechariah 13:7; בַּת־פּוּצַי Zephaniah 3:10 is probably corrupt, and Zephaniah 3:9; Zephaniah 3:10 gloss see SchwZAW x (1890), 203 Now Da; of besieging army 2 Samuel 20:22 (מֵעַל הָעִיר); people from (מִן) possessions Ezekiel 46:18; men (from Babel) Genesis 11:4 (עַל location).
Niph. Perfect 3rd person feminine singular נָפ֫וֺצָה Jeremiah 10:21, 3rd person plural נָפֹ֫צוּ Genesis 10:18 +, 2nd person masculine plural נְפֹצֹתֶם Ezekiel 11:17 +, etc.; Participle feminine נָפ֫וֺצֶת 2 Samuel 18:8 Qr (> Kt נפצות) compare Dr and others; plural נְפֹצִים 1 Kings 22:17, נְפוֺצִים 2 Chronicles 18:16; —
1. be scattered, of army 2 Kings 25:5 (מֵעַל person) = Jeremiah 52:8; 1 Kings 22:17 (אֶל location) = 2 Chronicles 18:16 (עַל), compare Jeremiah 40:15 (absolute); of dispersed Israel with ב location Ezekiel 11:17; Ezekiel 20:34, 41; Ezekiel 28:25, as flock Jeremiah 10:21; Ezekiel 34:6 (עַל location), Ezekiel 34:12 (שָׁם); Egyptians Ezekiel 29:13 (שָׁמָּה); of battle scattered over country by defeat 2 Samuel 18:8.
2. be spread abroad, of peoples Genesis 10:18.
Hiph. Perfect 3rd person masculine singular consecutive וְהֵפִיץ Deuteronomy 4:27 +, 1st person singular consecutive וַהֲפִיצוֺתִי Ezekiel 22:15, etc.; Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular יָפִיץ Job 37:11, וַיָּ֫פֶץ Genesis 11:8 +, etc.; Imperative masculine singular הָפֵץ Job 40:11; Infinitive construct לְהָפִיץ Ezekiel 20:23, etc.; —
1. transitive scatter:
a. with accusative of person Genesis 11:8, 9 (עַל location), Isaiah 41:16; Habakkuk 3:14; with ב Genesis 49:7; Israel among (ב) nations Deuteronomy 4:27; Deuteronomy 28:64; Jeremiah 9:15; Ezekiel 11:16; Ezekiel 12:15; Ezekiel 20:23; Ezekiel 22:15; Ezekiel 36:19; Nehemiah 1:8; with שׁמ(הׅ Deuteronomy 30:3; Jeremiah 30:11; with אֶל location Ezekiel 34:21; absolute Jeremiah 13:24; Jeremiah 18:17, under figure of flock Jeremiah 23:1, 2; Gr. reads אֲפִיצֵם also Deuteronomy 32:26 (see [פאה]); Egyptians (with ב) Ezekiel 29:12; Ezekiel 30:23, 26; inhabitants of earth Isaiah 24:1.
b. with accusative of thing, arrows (figurative for lightnings) 2 Samuel 22:15 = Psalm 18:15; Psalm 144:6; cloud Job 37:11; אפֶּ֑ךָ עַבְרוֺת הָפֵץ Job 40:11 (i.e. lightnings ?); seed Isaiah 28:25.
c. וֶהֱפִיצֻהוּ Job 18:11 and drive him (si vera lectio, see conjecture in Bu).
2. intransitive, scatter, with ב location Exodus 5:12, with מֵעַל person 1 Samuel 13:8; of wind Job 38:24 (עַל location).

† II. פּוּץ verb flow, overflow (Arabic bdb080701 flow, compare BaES 69); —
Qal Imperfect 3rd person masculine plural יָפוּצוּ Proverbs 5:16 of springs, figurative for sources of pleasure; 3rd person feminine plural תְּפוּצֶנָה עָרַי מִטוֺב Zechariah 1:17 my cities shall overflow with good.

† [פָּצַץ] verb break (Arabic bdb082213 break, break asunder; Nabataean פצץ break asunder; Syriac bdb082214 crush); —
Pō`. Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular יְפֹצֵץ סָ֑לַע Jeremiah 23:29 a hammer which shatters rock.
Hithpō'. Imperfect 3rd person masculine plural וַיִּתְמִּצְצוּ Habakkuk 3:6 and the eternal mountains were shattered (elsewhere √ מּוּץ were scattered).
Pilp. Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular suffix וַיְפַצְפְּצֵנִי Job 16:12 he [God] dashed me in pieces (figurative).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


10:18; 10:18; 11:4; 11:8; 11:8; 11:9; 49:7






4:27; 4:27; 28:64; 30:3; 32:26

1 Samuel

11:11; 13:8; 14:34; 14:34

2 Samuel

18:8; 18:8; 20:22; 22:15

1 Kings

22:17; 22:17

2 Kings


2 Chronicles

18:16; 18:16




16:12; 18:11; 37:11; 37:11; 38:24; 40:11; 40:11


18:15; 68:2; 68:2; 144:6




24:1; 28:25; 41:16


9:15; 10:21; 10:21; 13:24; 18:17; 23:1; 23:2; 23:29; 30:11; 40:15; 52:8


11:16; 11:17; 11:17; 12:15; 20:23; 20:23; 20:34; 20:41; 22:15; 22:15; 28:25; 29:12; 29:13; 30:23; 30:26; 34:5; 34:5; 34:6; 34:12; 34:21; 36:19; 46:18; 48:16


3:6; 3:14


3:9; 3:10; 3:10; 3:10


1:17; 13:7; 13:7

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H6327 matches the Hebrew פּוּץ (pûṣ),
which occurs 68 times in 66 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 2 (Gen 10:18–Eze 28:25)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 10:18 - And the Arvadite, and the Zemarite, and the Hamathite: and afterward were the families of the Canaanites spread abroad. H6327
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:4 - And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad H6327 upon the face of the whole earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:8 - So the LORD scattered them abroad H6327 from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:9 - Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did H6327  the LORD scatter them abroad H6327 upon the face of all the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:7 - Cursed be their anger, for it was fierce; and their wrath, for it was cruel: I will divide them in Jacob, and scatter H6327 them in Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:12 - So the people were scattered abroad H6327 throughout all the land of Egypt to gather stubble instead of straw.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 10:35 - And it came to pass, when the ark set forward, that Moses said, Rise up, LORD, and let thine enemies be scattered; H6327 and let them that hate thee flee before thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:27 - And the LORD shall scatter H6327 you among the nations, and ye shall be left few in number among the heathen, whither the LORD shall lead you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:64 - And the LORD shall scatter H6327 thee among all people, from the one end of the earth even unto the other; and there thou shalt serve other gods, which neither thou nor thy fathers have known, even wood and stone.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 30:3 - That then the LORD thy God will turn thy captivity, and have compassion upon thee, and will return and gather thee from all the nations, whither the LORD thy God hath scattered H6327 thee.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 11:11 - And it was so on the morrow, that Saul put the people in three companies; and they came into the midst of the host in the morning watch, and slew the Ammonites until the heat of the day: and it came to pass, that they which remained were scattered, H6327 so that two of them were not left together.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 13:8 - And he tarried seven days, according to the set time that Samuel had appointed: but Samuel came not to Gilgal; and the people were scattered H6327 from him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:34 - And Saul said, Disperse H6327 yourselves among the people, and say unto them, Bring me hither every man his ox, and every man his sheep, and slay them here, and eat; and sin not against the LORD in eating with the blood. And all the people brought every man his ox with him that night, and slew them there.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 18:8 - For the battle was there scattered H6327 over the face of all the country: and the wood devoured more people that day than the sword devoured.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 20:22 - Then the woman went unto all the people in her wisdom. And they cut off the head of Sheba the son of Bichri, and cast it out to Joab. And he blew a trumpet, and they retired H6327 from the city, every man to his tent. And Joab returned to Jerusalem unto the king.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:15 - And he sent out arrows, and scattered H6327 them; lightning, and discomfited them.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 22:17 - And he said, I saw all Israel scattered H6327 upon the hills, as sheep that have not a shepherd: and the LORD said, These have no master: let them return every man to his house in peace.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 25:5 - And the army of the Chaldees pursued after the king, and overtook him in the plains of Jericho: and all his army were scattered H6327 from him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 18:16 - Then he said, I did see all Israel scattered H6327 upon the mountains, as sheep that have no shepherd: and the LORD said, These have no master; let them return therefore every man to his house in peace.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 1:8 - Remember, I beseech thee, the word that thou commandedst thy servant Moses, saying, If ye transgress, I will scatter you abroad H6327 among the nations:
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:12 - I was at ease, but he hath broken me asunder: he hath also taken me by my neck, and shaken me to pieces, H6327 and set me up for his mark.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 18:11 - Terrors shall make him afraid on every side, and shall drive H6327 him to his feet.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 37:11 - Also by watering he wearieth the thick cloud: he scattereth H6327 his bright cloud:
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:24 - By what way is the light parted, which scattereth H6327 the east wind upon the earth?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:11 - Cast abroad H6327 the rage of thy wrath: and behold every one that is proud, and abase him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:14 - Yea, he sent out his arrows, and scattered H6327 them; and he shot out lightnings, and discomfited them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 68:1 - [[To the chief Musician, A Psalm or Song of David.]] Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered: H6327 let them also that hate him flee before him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 144:6 - Cast forth lightning, and scatter H6327 them: shoot out thine arrows, and destroy them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:16 - Let thy fountains be dispersed H6327 abroad, and rivers of waters in the streets.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 24:1 - Behold, the LORD maketh the earth empty, and maketh it waste, and turneth it upside down, and scattereth abroad H6327 the inhabitants thereof.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 28:25 - When he hath made plain the face thereof, doth he not cast abroad H6327 the fitches, and scatter the cummin, and cast in the principal wheat and the appointed barley and the rie in their place?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 41:16 - Thou shalt fan them, and the wind shall carry them away, and the whirlwind shall scatter H6327 them: and thou shalt rejoice in the LORD, and shalt glory in the Holy One of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 9:16 - I will scatter H6327 them also among the heathen, whom neither they nor their fathers have known: and I will send a sword after them, till I have consumed them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 10:21 - For the pastors are become brutish, and have not sought the LORD: therefore they shall not prosper, and all their flocks shall be scattered. H6327
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 13:24 - Therefore will I scatter H6327 them as the stubble that passeth away by the wind of the wilderness.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 18:17 - I will scatter H6327 them as with an east wind before the enemy; I will shew them the back, and not the face, in the day of their calamity.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 23:1 - Woe be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter H6327 the sheep of my pasture! saith the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 23:2 - Therefore thus saith the LORD God of Israel against the pastors that feed my people; Ye have scattered H6327 my flock, and driven them away, and have not visited them: behold, I will visit upon you the evil of your doings, saith the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 23:29 - Is not my word like as a fire? saith the LORD; and like a hammer that breaketh H6327  the rock in pieces? H6327
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 30:11 - For I am with thee, saith the LORD, to save thee: though I make a full end of all nations whither I have scattered H6327 thee, yet will I not make a full end of thee: but I will correct thee in measure, and will not leave thee altogether unpunished.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 40:15 - Then Johanan the son of Kareah spake to Gedaliah in Mizpah secretly, saying, Let me go, I pray thee, and I will slay Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, and no man shall know it: wherefore should he slay thee, that all the Jews which are gathered unto thee should be scattered, H6327 and the remnant in Judah perish?
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 52:8 - But the army of the Chaldeans pursued after the king, and overtook Zedekiah in the plains of Jericho; and all his army was scattered H6327 from him.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 11:16 - Therefore say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Although I have cast them far off among the heathen, and although I have scattered H6327 them among the countries, yet will I be to them as a little sanctuary in the countries where they shall come.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 11:17 - Therefore say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; I will even gather you from the people, and assemble you out of the countries where ye have been scattered, H6327 and I will give you the land of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 12:15 - And they shall know that I am the LORD, when I shall scatter H6327 them among the nations, and disperse them in the countries.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 20:23 - I lifted up mine hand unto them also in the wilderness, that I would scatter H6327 them among the heathen, and disperse them through the countries;
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 20:34 - And I will bring you out from the people, and will gather you out of the countries wherein ye are scattered, H6327 with a mighty hand, and with a stretched out arm, and with fury poured out.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 20:41 - I will accept you with your sweet savour, when I bring you out from the people, and gather you out of the countries wherein ye have been scattered; H6327 and I will be sanctified in you before the heathen.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 22:15 - And I will scatter H6327 thee among the heathen, and disperse thee in the countries, and will consume thy filthiness out of thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 28:25 - Thus saith the Lord GOD; When I shall have gathered the house of Israel from the people among whom they are scattered, H6327 and shall be sanctified in them in the sight of the heathen, then shall they dwell in their land that I have given to my servant Jacob.

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