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Lexicon :: Strong's H6629 - ṣō'n

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Part of Speech
collective feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
From an unused root meaning to migrate
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TWOT Reference: 1864a

Strong’s Definitions

צֹאן tsôʼn, tsone; or צאוֹן tsʼôwn; (Psalm 144:13), from an unused root meaning to migrate; a collective name for a flock (of sheep or goats); also figuratively (of men):—(small) cattle, flock (+ -s), lamb (+ -s), sheep(-cote, -fold, -shearer, -herds).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 274x

The KJV translates Strong's H6629 in the following manner: flock (138x), sheep (110x), cattle (15x), shepherd (with H7462) (2x), lamb (with H1121) (2x), lamb (1x), sheep (with H4480) (1x), sheepcotes (with H1448) (1x), sheepfold (with H1448) (1x), sheepfold (with H4356) (1x), sheepshearers (with H1494) (1x), shepherd (with H7462) (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 274x
The KJV translates Strong's H6629 in the following manner: flock (138x), sheep (110x), cattle (15x), shepherd (with H7462) (2x), lamb (with H1121) (2x), lamb (1x), sheep (with H4480) (1x), sheepcotes (with H1448) (1x), sheepfold (with H1448) (1x), sheepfold (with H4356) (1x), sheepshearers (with H1494) (1x), shepherd (with H7462) (1x).
  1. small cattle, sheep, sheep and goats, flock, flocks

    1. small cattle (usually of sheep and goats)

    2. of multitude (simile)

    3. of multitude (metaphor)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
צֹאן tsôʼn, tsone; or צאוֹן tsʼôwn; (Psalm 144:13), from an unused root meaning to migrate; a collective name for a flock (of sheep or goats); also figuratively (of men):—(small) cattle, flock (+ -s), lamb (+ -s), sheep(-cote, -fold, -shearer, -herds).
STRONGS H6629: Abbreviations
צֹאן 273 collective noun feminineGenesis 30:36 (possibly masculine Genesis 30:39a +, KöSynt. § 247 g, but dubious, Genesis 30:39b with verb feminine plural, as usually; in 1 Samuel 15:14 join הַוֶּה with קוֺל; see further AlbrZAW xv (1895), 316 ff.) small cattle, sheep and goats, flock, flocks; — ׳צ absolute Genesis 4:2 +; construct Genesis 29:9 +; suffix ֺצאֹנו Genesis 4:4 +; ּצאֹנֵנו Exodus 10:9, ּצאֹונֵו Psalm 144:13; as plural ֺצאֹנֵינו Nehemiah 10:37 van d. H. Gi (not Baer; very late, si vera lectio), etc.; —
1. literally
a. small cattle, usually of sheep and goats in one flock (RobBR i. 477) Genesis 30:31, 32 +; sheep specified also Genesis 21:28 (ּ׳כִּבְשׂת הַצ), Genesis 31:28 (׳אֵילֵי צ) +; sheep only 1 Samuel 25:2 (+ עִוִּים); goats specified Genesis 27:9; Jeremiah 50:8; ׳צ as yielding
(1) animals for food Amos 6:4 (בָּרִים), 1 Samuel 14:32; 2 Samuel 12:4; Nehemiah 5:18 +; מַאְַבָל ׳צ Psalm 44:12 (in simile);
(2) wool Genesis 31:19 + (see [גָּזַז], גֵּז);
(3) milk, ׳חֲלֵב צ Deuteronomy 32:14 (? goats' milk, compare Proverbs 27:27);
(4) sacrificial victims Genesis 4:4 (J), Leviticus 1:2, 10; Leviticus 3:6; Numbers 15:3 (all P), Numbers 22:40 (E), Deuteronomy 12:6, 17, 21 + often; so צאֹן קָדָשִׁים Ezekiel 36:38 a, compare בְקָרֵינוּ וְצאֹנֵינוּ בְּכוֺרֵי Nehemiah 10:37; in general as property (often + בָּקָר, etc.) Genesis 12:16; Genesis 13:5; Genesis 24:35; Job 1:3; Job 42:12 + often (see also II. [עַשְׁתָּרוֺת]); gift Genesis 20:14; Genesis 21:27; Genesis 38:17 (goat), Deuteronomy 15:14; 2 Chronicles 17:11; booty 1 Samuel 15:9, 15 +.
b. ׳צ sometimes of a definite number of animals (i.e. as plural of שֶׂה, etc.): two Isaiah 7:21, four Exodus 21:37 (larger numbers see 1 Samuel 25:2, 5, 18; Numbers 31:32, 36; Nehemiah 5:18; Job 1:3; Job 42:12 above). — See also בֵּן 7b; גְּדֵרָה, מִכְלָה, מַרְבֵּץ, נָוֶה, עֵדֶר; כֶלֶב, רֹצֶה, שַׁצֵר.
2. simile of multitude Ezekiel 36:37, 38, compare Psalm 107:41; of children Job 21:11; of dead, with death as shepherd Psalm 49:15; of (shepherdless) Israel Numbers 27:17; 1 Kings 22:17 2 Chronicles 18:16; Zechariah 10:2; Zechariah 13:7, wandering in sin Isaiah 53:6; of Israel led by ׳י Psalm 77:21; Psalm 78:52; Psalm 80:2, compare Zechariah 9:16 (on text see We Now); Ezekiel 34:12; of Israel in distress, טִבְחָת ׳כְּצ Psalm 44:23, compare (of wicked) לְטִבְתָה ׳צ Jeremiah 12:3; of scattered Babylonian Isaiah 13:14.
3. metaphor of multitude, אָרָם ׳צ Ezekiel 36:38; of Israel 2 Samuel 24:17 = 1 Chronicles 21:17; Jeremiah 23:1, 2, 3; Ezekiel 24:5, and especially sustained figurative Ezekiel 34:2, 3 + 17 times in Ezekiel 34, also Zechariah 11:7, 17; אֹבְדוֺת ׳צ Jeremiah 50:6, ְתִּפְאַרְתֵך ׳צ Jeremiah 13:20; of Israel under ׳י's care, (ֹ־ו, ִ֯י) מַרְעִיתֶ֑ךָד ׳צ Psalm 74:1; Psalm 79:13; Psalm 100:3; Ezekiel 34:31, also ֺיָדו ׳צ Psalm 95:7(|| ֿמַרְעִיתוֺעַם; read perhaps ֺמַרְעִיתו ׳צ, ֺצַם יָדו, so Che and others); ָנַחֲלָתֶך ׳צ Micah 7:14; also in combinations: ֵּ׳אַדִּירֵי הַצ Jeremiah 25:34, 35, 36, חַהֲרֵגָה ׳צ Zechariah 11:4, 7 (compare Psalm 44:23), ּ׳עֲנִיֵּי הַצ Psalm 44:7; Psalm 44:11 (all of Israel); of Edom ּ׳צְעִירֵי הַ צ Jeremiah 49:20; Jeremiah 50:45.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


4:2; 4:4; 4:4; 12:16; 13:5; 20:14; 21:27; 21:28; 24:35; 27:9; 29:9; 30:31; 30:32; 30:36; 30:39; 30:39; 31:19; 31:28; 38:17




1:2; 1:10; 3:6


15:3; 22:40; 27:17; 31:32; 31:36


12:6; 12:17; 12:21; 15:14; 32:14

1 Samuel

14:32; 15:9; 15:14; 15:15; 25:2; 25:2; 25:5; 25:18

2 Samuel

12:4; 24:17

1 Kings


1 Chronicles


2 Chronicles

17:11; 18:16


5:18; 5:18; 10:37; 10:37


1:3; 1:3; 21:11; 42:12; 42:12


44:7; 44:11; 44:12; 44:23; 44:23; 49:15; 74:1; 78:52; 79:13; 80:2; 95:7; 100:3; 107:41; 144:13




7:21; 13:14; 53:6


12:3; 13:20; 23:1; 23:2; 23:3; 25:34; 25:35; 25:36; 49:20; 50:6; 50:8; 50:45


24:5; 34; 34:2; 34:3; 34:12; 34:31; 36:37; 36:38; 36:38; 36:38






9:16; 10:2; 11:4; 11:7; 11:7; 11:17; 13:7

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Strong's Number H6629 matches the Hebrew צֹאן (ṣō'n),
which occurs 274 times in 247 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 5 (Gen 4:2–Gen 47:4)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:2 - And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, H6629 but Cain was a tiller of the ground.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:4 - And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock H6629 and of the fat thereof. And the LORD had respect unto Abel and to his offering:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:16 - And he entreated Abram well for her sake: and he had sheep, H6629 and oxen, and he asses, and menservants, and maidservants, and she asses, and camels.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 13:5 - And Lot also, which went with Abram, had flocks, H6629 and herds, and tents.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 20:14 - And Abimelech took sheep, H6629 and oxen, and menservants, and womenservants, and gave them unto Abraham, and restored him Sarah his wife.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:27 - And Abraham took sheep H6629 and oxen, and gave them unto Abimelech; and both of them made a covenant.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:28 - And Abraham set seven ewe lambs of the flock H6629 by themselves.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:35 - And the LORD hath blessed my master greatly; and he is become great: and he hath given him flocks, H6629 and herds, and silver, and gold, and menservants, and maidservants, and camels, and asses.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:14 - For he had possession of flocks, H6629 and possession of herds, and great store of servants: and the Philistines envied him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:9 - Go now to the flock, H6629 and fetch me from thence two good kids of the goats; and I will make them savoury meat for thy father, such as he loveth:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:2 - And he looked, and behold a well in the field, and, lo, there were three flocks of sheep H6629 lying by it; for out of that well they watered the flocks: and a great stone was upon the well's mouth.
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, H6629 and put the stone again upon the well's mouth in his place.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:6 - And he said unto them, Is he well? And they said, He is well: and, behold, Rachel his daughter cometh with the sheep. H6629
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:7 - And he said, Lo, it is yet high day, neither is it time that the cattle should be gathered together: water ye the sheep, H6629 and go and feed them.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:8 - And they said, We cannot, until all the flocks be gathered together, and till they roll the stone from the well's mouth; then we water the sheep. H6629
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:9 - And while he yet spake with them, Rachel came with her father's sheep: H6629 for she kept them.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:10 - And it came to pass, when Jacob saw Rachel the daughter of Laban his mother's brother, and the sheep H6629 of Laban his mother's brother, that Jacob went near, and rolled the stone from the well's mouth, and watered the flock H6629 of Laban his mother's brother.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:31 - And he said, What shall I give thee? And Jacob said, Thou shalt not give me any thing: if thou wilt do this thing for me, I will again feed and keep thy flock: H6629
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:32 - I will pass through all thy flock H6629 to day, removing from thence all the speckled and spotted cattle, and all the brown cattle among the sheep, and the spotted and speckled among the goats: and of such shall be my hire.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:36 - And he set three days' journey betwixt himself and Jacob: and Jacob fed the rest of Laban's flocks. H6629
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:38 - And he set the rods which he had pilled before the flocks H6629 in the gutters in the watering troughs when the flocks H6629 came to drink, that they should conceive when they came to drink.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:39 - And the flocks H6629 conceived before the rods, and brought forth cattle H6629 ringstraked, speckled, and spotted.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:40 - And Jacob did separate the lambs, and set the faces of the flocks H6629 toward the ringstraked, and all the brown in the flock H6629 of Laban; and he put his own flocks by themselves, and put them not unto Laban's cattle. H6629
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:41 - And it came to pass, whensoever the stronger cattle H6629 did conceive, that Jacob laid the rods before the eyes of the cattle H6629 in the gutters, that they might conceive among the rods.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:42 - But when the cattle H6629 were feeble, he put them not in: so the feebler were Laban's, and the stronger Jacob's.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:43 - And the man increased exceedingly, and had much cattle, H6629 and maidservants, and menservants, and camels, and asses.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:4 - And Jacob sent and called Rachel and Leah to the field unto his flock, H6629
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:8 - If he said thus, The speckled shall be thy wages; then all the cattle H6629 bare speckled: and if he said thus, The ringstraked shall be thy hire; then bare all the cattle H6629 ringstraked.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:10 - And it came to pass at the time that the cattle H6629 conceived, that I lifted up mine eyes, and saw in a dream, and, behold, the rams which leaped upon the cattle H6629 were ringstraked, speckled, and grisled.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:12 - And he said, Lift up now thine eyes, and see, all the rams which leap upon the cattle H6629 are ringstraked, speckled, and grisled: for I have seen all that Laban doeth unto thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:19 - And Laban went to shear his sheep: H6629 and Rachel had stolen the images that were her father's.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:38 - This twenty years have I been with thee; thy ewes and thy she goats have not cast their young, and the rams of thy flock H6629 have I not eaten.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:41 - Thus have I been twenty years in thy house; I served thee fourteen years for thy two daughters, and six years for thy cattle: H6629 and thou hast changed my wages ten times.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:43 - And Laban answered and said unto Jacob, These daughters are my daughters, and these children are my children, and these cattle H6629 are my cattle, H6629 and all that thou seest is mine: and what can I do this day unto these my daughters, or unto their children which they have born?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:5 - And I have oxen, and asses, flocks, H6629 and menservants, and womenservants: and I have sent to tell my lord, that I may find grace in thy sight.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:7 - Then Jacob was greatly afraid and distressed: and he divided the people that was with him, and the flocks, H6629 and herds, and the camels, into two bands;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:13 - And he said unto him, My lord knoweth that the children are tender, and the flocks H6629 and herds with young are with me: and if men should overdrive them one day, all the flock H6629 will die.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 34:28 - They took their sheep, H6629 and their oxen, and their asses, and that which was in the city, and that which was in the field,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:2 - These are the generations of Jacob. Joseph, being seventeen years old, was feeding the flock H6629 with his brethren; and the lad was with the sons of Bilhah, and with the sons of Zilpah, his father's wives: and Joseph brought unto his father their evil report.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:12 - And his brethren went to feed their father's flock H6629 in Shechem.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:14 - And he said to him, Go, I pray thee, see whether it be well with thy brethren, and well with the flocks; H6629 and bring me word again. So he sent him out of the vale of Hebron, and he came to Shechem.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 38:12 - And in process of time the daughter of Shuah Judah's wife died; and Judah was comforted, and went up unto his sheepshearers H6629 to Timnath, he and his friend Hirah the Adullamite.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 38:13 - And it was told Tamar, saying, Behold thy father in law goeth up to Timnath to shear his sheep. H6629
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 38:17 - And he said, I will send thee a kid from the flock. H6629 And she said, Wilt thou give me a pledge, till thou send it?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:10 - And thou shalt dwell in the land of Goshen, and thou shalt be near unto me, thou, and thy children, and thy children's children, and thy flocks, H6629 and thy herds, and all that thou hast:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:32 - And the men are shepherds, H6629 for their trade hath been to feed cattle; and they have brought their flocks, H6629 and their herds, and all that they have.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:34 - That ye shall say, Thy servants' trade hath been about cattle from our youth even until now, both we, and also our fathers: that ye may dwell in the land of Goshen; for every shepherd H6629 is an abomination unto the Egyptians.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:1 - Then Joseph came and told Pharaoh, and said, My father and my brethren, and their flocks, H6629 and their herds, and all that they have, are come out of the land of Canaan; and, behold, they are in the land of Goshen.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:3 - And Pharaoh said unto his brethren, What is your occupation? And they said unto Pharaoh, Thy servants are shepherds, H6629 both we, and also our fathers.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:4 - They said moreover unto Pharaoh, For to sojourn in the land are we come; for thy servants have no pasture for their flocks; H6629 for the famine is sore in the land of Canaan: now therefore, we pray thee, let thy servants dwell in the land of Goshen.

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