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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 arose and went after her, to speak kindly to her and bring her back, having his servant and a couple of donkeys with him. So she brought him into her father’s house; and when the father of the young woman saw him, he was glad to meet him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 19:10 - However, the man was not willing to spend that night; so he rose and departed, and came to opposite Jebus (that is, Jerusalem). With him were the two saddled donkeys; his concubine was also with him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 11:7 - So he took a yoke of oxen and cut them in pieces, and sent them throughout all the territory of Israel by the hands of messengers, saying, “Whoever does not go out with Saul and Samuel to battle, so it shall be done to his oxen.” And the fear of the LORD fell on the people, and they came out with one consent.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:14 - That first slaughter which Jonathan and his armorbearer made was about twenty men within about half an acre of land.[fn]
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 16:1 - When David was a little past the top of the mountain, there was Ziba the servant of Mephibosheth, who met him with a couple of saddled donkeys, and on them two hundred loaves of bread, one hundred clusters of raisins, one hundred summer fruits, and a skin of wine.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 19:19 - So he departed from there, and found Elisha the son of Shaphat, who was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen before him, and he was with the twelfth. Then Elijah passed by him and threw his mantle on him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 19:21 - So Elisha turned back from him, and took a yoke of oxen and slaughtered them and boiled their flesh, using the oxen’s equipment, and gave it to the people, and they ate. Then he arose and followed Elijah, and became his servant.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 5:17 - So Naaman said, “Then, if not, please let your servant be given two mule-loads of earth; for your servant will no longer offer either burnt offering or sacrifice to other gods, but to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 9:25 - Then Jehu said to Bidkar his captain, “Pick him up, and throw him into the tract of the field of Naboth the Jezreelite; for remember, when you and I were riding together behind Ahab his father, that the LORD laid this burden upon him:
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 1:3 - Also, his possessions were seven thousand sheep, three thousand camels, five hundred yoke of oxen, five hundred female donkeys, and a very large household, so that this man was the greatest of all the people of the East.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 42:12 - Now the LORD blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning; for he had fourteen thousand sheep, six thousand camels, one thousand yoke of oxen, and one thousand female donkeys.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:10 - For ten acres of vineyard shall yield one bath,
And a homer of seed shall yield one ephah.”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 21:7 - And he saw a chariot with a pair of horsemen,
A chariot of donkeys, and a chariot of camels,
And he listened earnestly with great care.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 21:9 - And look, here comes a chariot of men with a pair of horsemen!”
Then he answered and said,
“Babylon is fallen, is fallen!
And all the carved images of her gods
He has broken to the ground.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:23 - With you also I will break in pieces the shepherd and his flock;
With you I will break in pieces the farmer and his yoke of oxen;
And with you I will break in pieces governors and rulers.
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