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Lexicon :: Strong's H6776 - ṣemeḏ

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
A yoke or team (ie pair)
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TWOT Reference: 1927a

Strong’s Definitions

צֶמֶד tsemed, tseh'-med; a yoke or team (i.e. pair); hence, an acre (i.e. day's task for a yoke of cattle to plough)—acre, couple, × together, two (donkeys), yoke (of oxen).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 15x

The KJV translates Strong's H6776 in the following manner: yoke (7x), couple (4x), two (2x), together (1x), acres (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 15x
The KJV translates Strong's H6776 in the following manner: yoke (7x), couple (4x), two (2x), together (1x), acres (1x).
  1. couple, pair, team, yoke

    1. couple, pair, span (usually of animals)

    2. acre

      1. the amount of land a span of oxen could plow in one day

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
צֶמֶד tsemed, tseh'-med; a yoke or team (i.e. pair); hence, an acre (i.e. day's task for a yoke of cattle to plough)—acre, couple, × together, two (donkeys), yoke (of oxen).
STRONGS H6776: Abbreviations
צֶ֫מֶד noun masculine 1 Kings 19:19 couple, pair; — צ׳ construct Judges 19:3 +; suffix צִמְדּוֺ Jeremiah 51:23; plural צְמָדִים 1 Kings 19:19; 2 Kings 9:25 (but see below); construct צִמְדֵּי Isaiah 5:10 (Ges§ 93m); —
1. couple, pair, usually of animals, חֲמֹרִים צ׳ Judges 19:3, 10; 2 Samuel 16:1; בָּקָר (הַ) צ׳ span of oxen 1 Samuel 11:7; 1 Kings 19:21, plural of more than one span 1 Kings 19:19 (ploughing), Job 1:3; Job 42:12; פְּרָדִים צֶמֶד 2 Kings 5:17; פָּרָשִׁים צ׳ Isaiah 21:7, 9 a pair of horsemen; plural also of one pair of riders 2 Kings 9:25 (but read probably צֶמֶד, so Kit); צ׳ alone = span (of oxen) Jeremiah 51:23.
2. a measure of land (only square measure in OT) like acre; originally apparently what a span can plough (in a day; see NowArchaeology i. 202 BenzArchaeology 208; compare modern faddan, = what, can be ploughed in a season SchumacherZPV xii (1889), 163 f., Across Jordan 22, or in a day BergheimPEQ, 1894, 192, Ency. Bib.ACRE), שָׂדֶה צ׳ 1 Samuel 14:14 (on text see Dr HPS); צִמְדֵּיכֶֿרֶם Isaiah 5:10.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


19:3; 19:3; 19:10

1 Samuel

11:7; 14:14

2 Samuel


1 Kings

19:19; 19:19; 19:19; 19:21

2 Kings

5:17; 9:25; 9:25


1:3; 42:12


5:10; 5:10; 21:7; 21:9


51:23; 51:23


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H6776 matches the Hebrew צֶמֶד (ṣemeḏ),
which occurs 15 times in 15 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 19:3 - Then her husband set out and went after her to speak [fn]gently to her in order to bring her back, [fn]taking with him his servant and a pair H6776 of donkeys. And she brought him into her father’s house, and when the girl’s father saw him, he was glad to meet him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 19:10 - But the man was unwilling to spend the night, so he got up and left, and came to a place opposite Jebus (that is, Jerusalem). And with him was a pair H6776 of saddled donkeys; his concubine also was with him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 11:7 - He then took a yoke H6776 of oxen and cut them in pieces, and sent them throughout the territory of Israel by the hand of messengers, saying, “Whoever does not come out after Saul and after Samuel, the same shall be done to his oxen.” Then the dread of the LORD fell on the people, and they came out as one person.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:14 - Now that first slaughter which Jonathan and his armor bearer inflicted was about twenty men within about half a furrow in an acre H6776 of land.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 16:1 - Now when David had gone on a little beyond the summit, behold, Ziba the servant of Mephibosheth met him with a team H6776 of saddled donkeys, and on them were two hundred loaves of bread, a hundred cakes of raisins, a hundred summer fruits, and a jug of wine.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 19:19 - So he departed from there and found Elisha the son of Shaphat while he was plowing, with twelve yoke H6776 of oxen in front of him, and he with the twelfth. And Elijah came over to him and threw his cloak on him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 19:21 - So he returned from following him, and took the pair H6776 of oxen and sacrificed them, and cooked their meat with the implements of the oxen, and gave it to the people and they ate. Then he got up and followed Elijah and served him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 5:17 - Then Naaman said, “If not, please let your servant be given two H6776 mules’ load of earth; for your servant will no longer offer a burnt offering nor a sacrifice to other gods, but to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 9:25 - And Jehu said to Bidkar his officer, “Pick him up and throw him on the [fn]property of the field of Naboth the Jezreelite; for remember, when [fn]you and I were riding together H6776 after his father Ahab, that the LORD brought this pronouncement against him:
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 1:3 - His possessions were seven thousand sheep, three thousand camels, five hundred yoke H6776 of oxen, five hundred female donkeys, and very many servants; and that man was the greatest of all the [fn]men of the east.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 42:12 - The LORD blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning; and he had fourteen thousand sheep, six thousand camels, a thousand yoke H6776 of oxen, and a thousand female donkeys.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:10 - “For ten acres H6776 of vineyard will yield only one [fn]bath of wine,
And a [fn]homer of seed will yield only an [fn]ephah of grain.”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 21:7 - “When he sees [fn]a column of chariots, horsemen in pairs H6776,
A train of donkeys, a train of camels,
He is to pay close attention, very close attention.”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 21:9 - “Now behold, here comes a troop of riders, horsemen in pairs H6776.”
And one said, “Fallen, fallen is Babylon;
And all the images of her gods [fn]are shattered on the ground.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:23 - And with you I shatter the shepherd and his flock,
And with you I shatter the farmer and his team H6776,
And with you I shatter governors and officials.
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