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Lexicon :: Strong's H6908 - qāḇaṣ

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TWOT Reference: 1983

Strong’s Definitions

קָבַץ qâbats, kaw-bats'; a primitive root; to grasp, i.e. collect:—assemble (selves), gather (bring) (together, selves together, up), heap, resort, × surely, take up.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 127x

The KJV translates Strong's H6908 in the following manner: gather (70x), gather together (42x), assemble (6x), gather up (3x), heap (1x), gather out (1x), resort (1x), surely (1x), miscellaneous (2x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 127x
The KJV translates Strong's H6908 in the following manner: gather (70x), gather together (42x), assemble (6x), gather up (3x), heap (1x), gather out (1x), resort (1x), surely (1x), miscellaneous (2x).
  1. to gather, assemble

    1. (Qal) to gather, collect, assemble

    2. (Niphal)

      1. to assemble, gather

      2. to be gathered

    3. (Piel) to gather, gather together, take away

    4. (Pual) to be gathered together

    5. (Hithpael) to gather together, be gathered together

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
קָבַץ qâbats, kaw-bats'; a primitive root; to grasp, i.e. collect:—assemble (selves), gather (bring) (together, selves together, up), heap, resort, × surely, take up.
STRONGS H6908: Abbreviations
קָבַץ 127 verb gather, collect (synonym אָסַף) (Arabic bdb086709 grasp, seize; Sabean קבץֿ harvest, in דֿק׳, attribute of 'Aṯtar, according to FellZMG liv (1900), 237 f.; Ethiopic bdb086710 is fail, despair; Late Hebrew קִבָּץ = Biblical Hebrew); —
Qal Perfect 3rd person masculine singular ק׳ 1 Kings 20:1; Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular יִקְבָּץֿ Psalm 41:7, וַיִּקְכֹּץ Genesis 41:48 +, etc.; Imperative masculine singular קְבֹץ 1 Kings 18:19, masculine plural קִבְצוּ 1 Samuel 7:5 +; Infinitive construct suffix לְקָבְצִי Zephaniah 3:8; Participle active קֹבֵץ Ezekiel 22:19; Proverbs 13:11; passive plural קְכוּצִים Nehemiah 5:16; — gather, collect:
1. with accusative of thing, grain Genesis 41:35, 48 (E), booty Deuteronomy 13:17 (+ אֶל location), money 2 Chronicles 24:5 (+ מִן person), so Ezekiel 16:31 (Gr Toy Krae, reading לִקְבֹּץ from לְקַלֵּס, compare Greek Version of the LXX Syriac Version. Symm); accusative omitted קֹבֵץ Proverbs 13:11 one gathering by degrees; figurative אָֿוֶן לוֺ לִבּוֺ יִק׳ Psalm 41:7 his heart gathereth wickedness to itself.
2. usually with accusative of person gather, assemble, + ה locative 1 Samuel 7:5; 1 Samuel 29:1 (for battle); + אֶל location 1 Kings 18:20; Ezra 8:15; Esther 2:3; + אֶל person 2 Samuel 3:21; Habakkuk 2:5 (in figurative; || אָסַף); + עַל (= אֶל) person 1 Kings 11:24; + אֶל person and location 1 Kings 18:19; 2 Chronicles 32:6; + מִן local 2 Chronicles 23:2, compare Ezra 7:28; accusative of person alone 1 Kings 22:6 2 Chronicles 18:5; 2 Kings 10:18; Nehemiah 7:5 (+ infinitive purpose), Joel 2:16 (|| אָסַף), 2 Chronicles 15:9; 24:5; 25:5; passive with שָׁם + עַל of work Nehemiah 5:16; for י׳'s judgement Zephaniah 3:3 (|| אָסַף), Ezekiel 22:20 compare Ezekiel 22:19 (+ אֶלאתּוֺךְ; figurative of metals into furnace); specifically for war, battle, Judges 12:4; 1 Samuel 28:1; 2 Samuel 2:30; 1 Kings 20:1; 2 Kings 6:24; + לַצָּבָא 1 Samuel 28:1 (1 Samuel 29:1 see above).
Niph. Perfect 3rd person plural נִקְבְּצוּ Joshua 10:6 +, etc.; Imperfect 2nd person masculine singular תִּקָּבֵץ Ezekiel 29:5; 3rd person masculine plural וַיִּקָּֽבְצוּ 1 Samuel 7:6 +, etc.; Imperative masculine plural הִקָּֽבְצוּ Genesis 49:2 +; Infinitive construct הִקָּבֵץ Ezra 10:7 +; Participle plural נִקְבָּצִים Jeremiah 40:15, suffix נִקְבָּצָיו Isaiah 56:8; —
1. intransitive assemble, gather 1 Samuel 25:1; Genesis 49:2; Isaiah 45:20; Isaiah 48:14; Isaiah 49:18; Isaiah 60:4; Joel 4:11 [Joel 3:11]; 2 Chronicles 20:4 (+ infinitive purpose) 2 Chronicles 32:4; for war 1 Samuel 28:4; Joshua 10:6 (with אֶל against); with ה locative 1 Samuel 7:6, accusative of location Ezra 10:7, 9; 2 Chronicles 15:10; with אֶל person unto Jeremiah 40:15; 1 Chronicles 13:2; Ezra 10:1; Nehemiah 4:14, compare 2 Chronicles 13:7 (עַל for אֶל); אֶל person + ה locative 1 Chronicles 11:1; with יַחְדָּו Hosea 2:2; Isaiah 43:9 (|| אָסַף), Psalm 102:23; of birds and beasts Isaiah 34:15 (with שָׁם), Ezekiel 39:17.
2. passive be gathered Isaiah 60:7 (of flocks, + ל person), Esther 2:8 (+ אֶל location), Esther 2:19; participle with suffix person Isaiah 56:8; Ezekiel 29:5 (|| אסף) read תִּקָּבֵר Hi (not Sm) Co Berthol Toy Krae.
Pi.51 Perfect 3rd person masculine singular suffix וְקִכֶּצְךָ Deuteronomy 30:3 consecutive, קִבְּצָם Micah 4:12; Psalm 107:3, קִכְּצָן Isaiah 34:16; 3rd person feminine singular קִבָּ֑צָה Isaiah 1:7, etc.; Imperfect יְקַבֵּץ Isaiah 11:12; Isaiah 40:11, etc.; Imperative, masculine singular suffix קַכְּצֵנוּ 1 Chronicles 16:35; Psalm 106:47; Infinitive absolute קַכֵּץ Micah 2:12; construct קַכֵּץ Isaiah 66:13 etc.; Participleמְקַכֵּץ Nahum 3:18 +, etc.; — gather together:
1. usually of י׳ gathering his dispersed people (accusative), sometimes under figure of flock: Micah 2:12 + infinitive absolute (|| אָסַף), Micah 4:6; Zephaniah 3:19, 20; Jeremiah 31:10; Zechariah 10:8; Isaiah 54:7; Isaiah 56:8a, compare also Isaiah 40:11; with accusative + מִן local Deuteronomy 30:3, 4; Jeremiah 23:5; Jeremiah 29:14; Jeremiah 31:8; Jeremiah 32:37; Ezekiel 11:17 + 6 times Ezekiel + Ezekiel 37:21 (מִסָּבִיב), Isaiah 11:12; Isaiah 43:5; Zechariah 10:10; Nehemiah 1:9 Psalm + Neh 106:4, compare || 1 Chronicles 16:35; Psalm 107:3; accusative + עַל person Isaiah 56:8b (compare Niph. Participle); = (gather and) restrain Hosea 8:10 (with accusative alone); of י׳ gathering dispersed Egyptians, accusative + מִן local Ezekiel 29:13; gathering the nations (accusative) for judgment Micah 4:12; Isaiah 66:18; Joel 4:2; gathering lovers of Jerusalem (under figure of harlot) Ezekiel 16:37 (twice in verse) (מִסָּבִיב + עַל person against); gathering beasts into Edom Isaiah 34:16.
2. men subject: מִצְרַיִם תְּקַבְּצֵם מֹף תְּקַבְּרֵם Hosea 9:6 (compare Ezekiel 29:5 Niph., above), Nehemiah 13:11; with accusative of thing Micah 1:7 (+ מִן), Isaiah 22:9; Isaiah 62:9; Proverbs 28:8; אֵין מְקַבֵּץ none that gathereth Isaiah 13:14 (accusative omitted), Nahum 3:18 (id.), Jeremiah 49:5 (followed byלַֹנּדֵד, compare ל 3 near the end).
3. perhaps (gather and so) take away (= אָסַף 4), Nahum 2:11; Joel 2:6 see פָּארוּר.
Pu. Participle מְקֻבֶּצֶת Ezekiel 38:8 (with מִן) of land (for people) of Israel
Hithp. gather together (intransitive), be gathered together. Perfect 3rd person plural הִתְקַבְּצוּ Judges 9:47; 1 Samuel 7:7 (+ ה locative); Imperfect 3rd person masculine plural וַיִּתְקַבְּצוּ 1 Samuel 8:2; 1 Samuel 22:2 (+ אֶל person), יִתְק׳ Isaiah 44:11; for battle, war, Imperative masculine plural הַתְקַבְּצוּ Jeremiah 49:14; Imperfect also Joshua 9: (with יִחְדָּו, + infinitive purpose), + אַחֲרֵי person 2 Samuel 2:25.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


41:35; 41:48; 41:48; 49:2; 49:2


13:17; 30:3; 30:3; 30:4


9; 10:6; 10:6


9:47; 12:4

1 Samuel

7:5; 7:5; 7:6; 7:6; 7:7; 8:2; 22:2; 25:1; 28:1; 28:1; 28:4; 29:1; 29:1

2 Samuel

2:25; 2:30; 3:21

1 Kings

11:24; 18:19; 18:19; 18:20; 20:1; 20:1; 22:6

2 Kings

6:24; 10:18

1 Chronicles

11:1; 13:2; 16:35; 16:35

2 Chronicles

13:7; 15:9; 15:10; 18:5; 20:4; 23:2; 24:5; 24:5; 25:5; 32:4; 32:6


7:28; 8:15; 10:1; 10:7; 10:7; 10:9


1:9; 4:14; 5:16; 5:16; 7:5; 13:11


2:3; 2:8; 2:19


41:7; 41:7; 102:23; 106:47; 107:3; 107:3


13:11; 13:11; 28:8


1:7; 11:12; 11:12; 13:14; 22:9; 34:15; 34:16; 34:16; 40:11; 40:11; 43:5; 43:9; 44:11; 45:20; 48:14; 49:18; 54:7; 56:8; 56:8; 56:8; 56:8; 60:4; 60:7; 62:9; 66:13; 66:18


23:5; 29:14; 31:8; 31:10; 32:37; 40:15; 40:15; 49:5; 49:14


11:17; 16:31; 16:37; 22:19; 22:19; 22:20; 29:5; 29:5; 29:5; 29:13; 37:21; 38:8; 39:17


2:2; 8:10; 9:6


2:6; 2:16; 3:11


1:7; 2:12; 2:12; 4:6; 4:12; 4:12


2:11; 3:18; 3:18




3:3; 3:8; 3:19; 3:20


10:8; 10:10

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H6908 matches the Hebrew קָבַץ (qāḇaṣ),
which occurs 127 times in 121 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 3 (Gen 41:35–Neh 5:16)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:35 - And let them gather H6908 all the food of those good years that come, and lay up corn under the hand of Pharaoh, and let them keep food in the cities.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:48 - And he gathered up H6908 all the food of the seven years, which were in the land of Egypt, and laid up the food in the cities: the food of the field, which was round about every city, laid he up in the same.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:2 - Gather yourselves together, H6908 and hear, ye sons of Jacob; and hearken unto Israel your father.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 13:16 - And thou shalt gather H6908 all the spoil of it into the midst of the street thereof, and shalt burn with fire the city, and all the spoil thereof every whit, for the LORD thy God: and it shall be an heap for ever; it shall not be built again.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 30:3 - That then the LORD thy God will turn thy captivity, and have compassion upon thee, and will return and gather H6908 thee from all the nations, whither the LORD thy God hath scattered thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 30:4 - If any of thine be driven out unto the outmost parts of heaven, from thence will the LORD thy God gather H6908 thee, and from thence will he fetch thee:
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 9:2 - That they gathered H6908 themselves together, to fight with Joshua and with Israel, with one accord.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:6 - And the men of Gibeon sent unto Joshua to the camp to Gilgal, saying, Slack not thy hand from thy servants; come up to us quickly, and save us, and help us: for all the kings of the Amorites that dwell in the mountains are gathered together H6908 against us.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:47 - And it was told Abimelech, that all the men of the tower of Shechem were gathered together. H6908
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 12:4 - Then Jephthah gathered together H6908 all the men of Gilead, and fought with Ephraim: and the men of Gilead smote Ephraim, because they said, Ye Gileadites are fugitives of Ephraim among the Ephraimites, and among the Manassites.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 7:5 - And Samuel said, Gather H6908 all Israel to Mizpeh, and I will pray for you unto the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 7:6 - And they gathered together H6908 to Mizpeh, and drew water, and poured it out before the LORD, and fasted on that day, and said there, We have sinned against the LORD. And Samuel judged the children of Israel in Mizpeh.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 7:7 - And when the Philistines heard that the children of Israel were gathered together H6908 to Mizpeh, the lords of the Philistines went up against Israel. And when the children of Israel heard it, they were afraid of the Philistines.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 8:4 - Then all the elders of Israel gathered themselves together, H6908 and came to Samuel unto Ramah,
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 22:2 - And every one that was in distress, and every one that was in debt, and every one that was discontented, gathered H6908 themselves unto him; and he became a captain over them: and there were with him about four hundred men.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 25:1 - And Samuel died; and all the Israelites were gathered together, H6908 and lamented him, and buried him in his house at Ramah. And David arose, and went down to the wilderness of Paran.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 28:1 - And it came to pass in those days, that the Philistines gathered H6908  their armies together H6908 for warfare, to fight with Israel. And Achish said unto David, Know thou assuredly, that thou shalt go out with me to battle, thou and thy men.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 28:4 - And the Philistines gathered themselves together, H6908 and came and pitched in Shunem: and Saul gathered H6908  all Israel together, H6908 and they pitched in Gilboa.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 29:1 - Now the Philistines gathered together H6908 all their armies to Aphek: and the Israelites pitched by a fountain which is in Jezreel.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 2:25 - And the children of Benjamin gathered themselves together H6908 after Abner, and became one troop, and stood on the top of an hill.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 2:30 - And Joab returned from following Abner: and when he had gathered H6908  all the people together, H6908 there lacked of David's servants nineteen men and Asahel.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:21 - And Abner said unto David, I will arise and go, and will gather H6908 all Israel unto my lord the king, that they may make a league with thee, and that thou mayest reign over all that thine heart desireth. And David sent Abner away; and he went in peace.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 11:24 - And he gathered H6908 men unto him, and became captain over a band, when David slew them of Zobah: and they went to Damascus, and dwelt therein, and reigned in Damascus.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:19 - Now therefore send, and gather H6908 to me all Israel unto mount Carmel, and the prophets of Baal four hundred and fifty, and the prophets of the groves four hundred, which eat at Jezebel's table.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:20 - So Ahab sent unto all the children of Israel, and gathered H6908  the prophets together H6908 unto mount Carmel.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 20:1 - And Benhadad the king of Syria gathered H6908  all his host together: H6908 and there were thirty and two kings with him, and horses, and chariots: and he went up and besieged Samaria, and warred against it.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 22:6 - Then the king of Israel gathered H6908  the prophets together, H6908 about four hundred men, and said unto them, Shall I go against Ramothgilead to battle, or shall I forbear? And they said, Go up; for the Lord shall deliver it into the hand of the king.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 6:24 - And it came to pass after this, that Benhadad king of Syria gathered H6908 all his host, and went up, and besieged Samaria.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 10:18 - And Jehu gathered H6908  all the people together, H6908 and said unto them, Ahab served Baal a little; but Jehu shall serve him much.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:1 - Then all Israel gathered H6908 themselves to David unto Hebron, saying, Behold, we are thy bone and thy flesh.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 13:2 - And David said unto all the congregation of Israel, If it seem good unto you, and that it be of the LORD our God, let us send abroad unto our brethren every where, that are left in all the land of Israel, and with them also to the priests and Levites which are in their cities and suburbs, that they may gather H6908 themselves unto us:
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:35 - And say ye, Save us, O God of our salvation, and gather us together, H6908 and deliver us from the heathen, that we may give thanks to thy holy name, and glory in thy praise.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 13:7 - And there are gathered H6908 unto him vain men, the children of Belial, and have strengthened themselves against Rehoboam the son of Solomon, when Rehoboam was young and tenderhearted, and could not withstand them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 15:9 - And he gathered H6908 all Judah and Benjamin, and the strangers with them out of Ephraim and Manasseh, and out of Simeon: for they fell to him out of Israel in abundance, when they saw that the LORD his God was with him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 15:10 - So they gathered themselves together H6908 at Jerusalem in the third month, in the fifteenth year of the reign of Asa.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 18:5 - Therefore the king of Israel gathered together H6908 of prophets four hundred men, and said unto them, Shall we go to Ramothgilead to battle, or shall I forbear? And they said, Go up; for God will deliver it into the king's hand.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 20:4 - And Judah gathered themselves together, H6908 to ask help of the LORD: even out of all the cities of Judah they came to seek the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 23:2 - And they went about in Judah, and gathered H6908 the Levites out of all the cities of Judah, and the chief of the fathers of Israel, and they came to Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 24:5 - And he gathered together H6908 the priests and the Levites, and said to them, Go out unto the cities of Judah, and gather H6908 of all Israel money to repair the house of your God from year to year, and see that ye hasten the matter. Howbeit the Levites hastened it not.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 25:5 - Moreover Amaziah gathered H6908  Judah together, H6908 and made them captains over thousands, and captains over hundreds, according to the houses of their fathers, throughout all Judah and Benjamin: and he numbered them from twenty years old and above, and found them three hundred thousand choice men, able to go forth to war, that could handle spear and shield.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 32:4 - So there was gathered H6908  much people together, H6908 who stopped all the fountains, and the brook that ran through the midst of the land, saying, Why should the kings of Assyria come, and find much water?
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 32:6 - And he set captains of war over the people, and gathered them together H6908 to him in the street of the gate of the city, and spake comfortably to them, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 7:28 - And hath extended mercy unto me before the king, and his counsellors, and before all the king's mighty princes. And I was strengthened as the hand of the LORD my God was upon me, and I gathered together H6908 out of Israel chief men to go up with me.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 8:15 - And I gathered them together H6908 to the river that runneth to Ahava; and there abode we in tents three days: and I viewed the people, and the priests, and found there none of the sons of Levi.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 10:1 - Now when Ezra had prayed, and when he had confessed, weeping and casting himself down before the house of God, there assembled H6908 unto him out of Israel a very great congregation of men and women and children: for the people wept very sore.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 10:7 - And they made proclamation throughout Judah and Jerusalem unto all the children of the captivity, that they should gather themselves together H6908 unto Jerusalem;
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 10:9 - Then all the men of Judah and Benjamin gathered themselves together H6908 unto Jerusalem within three days. It was the ninth month, on the twentieth day of the month; and all the people sat in the street of the house of God, trembling because of this matter, and for the great rain.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 1:9 - But if ye turn unto me, and keep my commandments, and do them; though there were of you cast out unto the uttermost part of the heaven, yet will I gather H6908 them from thence, and will bring them unto the place that I have chosen to set my name there.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 4:20 - In what place therefore ye hear the sound of the trumpet, resort H6908 ye thither unto us: our God shall fight for us.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 5:16 - Yea, also I continued in the work of this wall, neither bought we any land: and all my servants were gathered H6908 thither unto the work.

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