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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)
Dictionary Aids

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).
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 arose and went after her to speak [fn]tenderly to her in order to bring her back, [fn]taking with him his servant and a pair H6776 of donkeys. So 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 not willing to spend the night, so he arose and departed and came to a place opposite Jebus (that is, Jerusalem). And there were with him a pair H6776 of saddled donkeys; his concubine also was with him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 11:7 - He 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, so shall it be done to his oxen.” Then the dread of the LORD fell on the people, and they came out as one man.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:14 - That first slaughter which Jonathan and his armor bearer made was about twenty men within about half a furrow in an acre H6776 of land.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 16:1 - Now when David had passed a little beyond the summit, behold, Ziba the servant of Mephibosheth met him with a couple H6776 of saddled donkeys, and on them were two hundred loaves of bread, a hundred clusters 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 pairs H6776 of oxen before him, and he with the twelfth. And Elijah passed over to him and threw his mantle on him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 19:21 - So he returned from following him, and took the pair H6776 of oxen and sacrificed them and boiled their flesh with the implements of the oxen, and gave it to the people and they ate. Then he arose and followed Elijah and ministered to him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 5:17 - Naaman said, “If not, please let your servant at least be given two H6776 mules’ load of earth; for your servant will no longer offer burnt offering nor will he sacrifice to other gods, but to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 9:25 - Then Jehu said to Bidkar his officer, “Take him up and cast him into the [fn]property of the field of Naboth the Jezreelite, for I remember when [fn]you and I were riding together H6776 after Ahab his father, that the LORD laid this oracle against him:
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 1:3 - His possessions also were 7,000 sheep, 3,000 camels, 500 yoke H6776 of oxen, 500 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 14,000 sheep and 6,000 camels and 1,000 yoke H6776 of oxen and 1,000 female donkeys.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:10 - “For ten acres H6776 of vineyard will yield only one [fn]bath of wine,
And a homer of seed will yield but an [fn]ephah of grain.”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 21:7 - “When he sees riders, horsemen in pairs, H6776
A train of donkeys, a train of camels,
Let him 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 prefects.

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