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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

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

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 - Again, she gave birth to his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of flocks, H6629 but Cain was a tiller of the ground.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:4 - Abel, on his part also brought of the firstlings of his flock H6629 and of their fat portions. And the LORD had regard for Abel and for his offering;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:16 - Therefore he treated Abram well for her sake; and [fn]gave him sheep H6629 and oxen and donkeys and male and female servants and female donkeys and camels.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 13:5 - Now Lot, who went with Abram, also had flocks H6629 and herds and tents.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 20:14 - Abimelech then took sheep H6629 and oxen and male and female servants, and gave them to Abraham, and restored his wife Sarah to him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:27 - Abraham took sheep H6629 and oxen and gave them to Abimelech, and the two of them made a covenant.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:28 - Then Abraham set seven ewe lambs of the flock H6629 by themselves.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:35 - “The LORD has greatly blessed my master, so that he has become [fn]rich; and He has given him flocks H6629 and herds, and silver and gold, and servants and maids, and camels and donkeys.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:14 - for he had possessions of flocks H6629 [fn]and herds and a great household, so that the Philistines envied him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:9 - “Go now to the flock H6629 and [fn]bring me two choice [fn]young goats from there, that I may prepare them as a savory dish for your father, such as he loves.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:2 - He looked, and [fn]saw a well in the field, and behold, three flocks of sheep H6629 were lying there beside it, for from that well they watered the flocks. Now the stone on the mouth of the well was large.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:3 - When all the flocks were gathered there, they would then roll the stone from the mouth of the well and water the sheep, H6629 and put the stone back in its place on the mouth of the well.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:6 - And he said to them, “Is it well with him?” And they said, “It is well, and here is Rachel his daughter coming with the sheep.” H6629
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:7 - He said, “Behold, it is still high day; it is not time for the livestock to be gathered. Water the sheep, H6629 and go, pasture them.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:8 - But they said, “We cannot, until all the flocks are gathered, and they roll the stone from the mouth of the well; then we water the sheep.” H6629
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:9 - While he was still speaking with them, Rachel came with her father’s sheep, H6629 for she was a shepherdess.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:10 - When Jacob saw Rachel the daughter of Laban his mother’s brother, and the sheep H6629 of Laban his mother’s brother, Jacob went up and rolled the stone from the mouth of the well and watered the flock H6629 of Laban his mother’s brother.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:31 - So he said, “What shall I give you?” And Jacob said, “You shall not give me anything. If you will do this one thing for me, I will again pasture and keep your flock: H6629
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:32 - let me pass through your entire flock H6629 today, removing from there every speckled and spotted sheep and every black [fn]one among the lambs and the spotted and speckled among the goats; and such shall be my wages.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:36 - And he put a distance of three days’ journey between himself and Jacob, and Jacob fed the rest of Laban’s flocks. H6629
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:38 - He set the rods which he had peeled in front of the flocks H6629 in the gutters, even in the watering troughs, where the flocks H6629 came to drink; and they [fn]mated when they came to drink.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:39 - So the flocks H6629 [fn]mated by the rods, and the flocks H6629 brought forth striped, speckled, and spotted.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:40 - Jacob separated the lambs, and [fn]made the flocks H6629 face toward the striped and all the black in the flock H6629 of Laban; and he put his own herds apart, and did not put them with Laban’s flock. H6629
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:41 - Moreover, whenever the [fn]stronger of the flock H6629 [fn]were mating, Jacob would place the rods in the sight of the flock H6629 in the gutters, so that they might [fn]mate by the rods;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:42 - but when the flock H6629 was feeble, he did not put them in; so the feebler were Laban’s and the [fn]stronger Jacob’s.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:43 - So the man [fn]became exceedingly prosperous, and had large flocks H6629 and female and male servants and camels and donkeys.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:4 - So Jacob sent and called Rachel and Leah to his flock H6629 in the field,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:8 - “If he spoke thus, ‘The speckled shall be your wages,’ then all the flock H6629 brought forth speckled; and if he spoke thus, ‘The striped shall be your wages,’ then all the flock H6629 brought forth striped.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:10 - “And it came about at the time when the flock H6629 were [fn]mating that I lifted up my eyes and saw in a dream, and behold, the male goats which were [fn]mating were striped, speckled, and mottled.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:12 - “He said, ‘Lift up now your eyes and see that all the male goats which are [fn]mating are striped, speckled, and mottled; for I have seen all that Laban has been doing to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:19 - When Laban had gone to shear his flock, H6629 then Rachel stole the [fn]household idols that were her father’s.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:38 - “These twenty years I have been with you; your ewes and your female goats have not miscarried, nor have I eaten the rams of your flocks. H6629
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:41 - “These twenty years I have been in your house; I served you fourteen years for your two daughters and six years for your flock, H6629 and you changed my wages ten times.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:43 - Then Laban replied to Jacob, “The daughters are my daughters, and the children are my children, and the flocks H6629 are my flocks, H6629 and all that you see is mine. But what can I do this day to these my daughters or to their children whom they have borne?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:5 - I have oxen and donkeys and flocks H6629 and male and female servants; and I have sent to tell my lord, that I may find favor in your sight.”’”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:7 - Then Jacob was greatly afraid and distressed; and he divided the people who were with him, and the flocks H6629 and the herds and the camels, into two companies;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:13 - But he said to him, “My lord knows that the children are frail and that the flocks H6629 and herds which are nursing are [fn]a care to me. And if they are driven hard one day, all the flocks H6629 will die.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 34:28 - They took their flocks H6629 and their herds and their donkeys, and that which was in the city and that which was in the field;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:2 - These are the records of the generations of Jacob. Joseph, when seventeen years of age, was pasturing the flock H6629 with his brothers while he was still a youth, along with the sons of Bilhah and the sons of Zilpah, his father’s wives. And Joseph brought back a bad report about them to their father.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:12 - Then his brothers went to pasture their father’s flock H6629 in Shechem.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:14 - Then he said to him, “Go now and see about the welfare of your brothers and the welfare of the flock, H6629 and bring word back to me.” So he sent him from the valley of Hebron, and he came to Shechem.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 38:12 - Now [fn]after a considerable time Shua’s daughter, the wife of Judah, died; and when [fn]the time of mourning was ended, Judah went up to his sheepshearers H6629 at Timnah, he and his friend Hirah the Adullamite.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 38:13 - It was told to Tamar,[fn]Behold, your father-in-law is going up to Timnah to shear his sheep.” H6629
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 38:17 - He said, therefore, “I will send you a [fn]young goat from the flock.” H6629 She said, moreover, “Will you give a pledge until you send it?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:10 - “You shall [fn]live in the land of Goshen, and you shall be near me, you and your children and your children’s children and your flocks H6629 and your herds and all that you have.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:32 - and the men are shepherds, for they have been [fn]keepers of livestock; and they have brought their flocks H6629 and their herds and all that they have.’
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:34 - you shall say, ‘Your servants have been [fn]keepers of livestock from our youth even until now, both we and our fathers,’ that you may [fn]live in the land of Goshen; for every shepherd is [fn]loathsome to the Egyptians.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:1 - Then Joseph went in and told Pharaoh, and said, “My father and my brothers and their flocks H6629 and their herds and all that they have, have come out of the land of Canaan; and behold, they are in the land of Goshen.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:3 - Then Pharaoh said to his brothers, “What is your occupation?” So they said to Pharaoh, “Your servants are shepherds, both we and our fathers.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:4 - They said to Pharaoh, “We have come to sojourn in the land, for there is no pasture for your servants’ flocks, H6629 for the famine is severe in the land of Canaan. Now, therefore, please let your servants [fn]live in the land of Goshen.”

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