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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 - “Then let them gather H6908 all the food of these good years that are coming, and let them store up the grain for food in the cities under Pharaoh’s authority, and let them keep watch over it.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:48 - So he gathered H6908 all the food of these seven years which happened in the land of Egypt and placed the food in the cities; he placed in every city the food from its own surrounding fields.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:2 -

“Assemble H6908 together H6908 and hear, O sons of Jacob;

And listen to Israel your father.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 13:16 - “Then you shall gather H6908 all its spoil into the middle of its open square and burn the city and all its spoil with fire as a whole burnt offering to Yahweh your God; and it shall be a [fn]ruin forever. It shall never be rebuilt.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 30:3 - then Yahweh your God will [fn]return [fn]you from captivity and return His compassion on you, and He will gather H6908 you again from all the peoples where Yahweh your God has scattered you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 30:4 - “If those of you who are banished are at the ends of the sky, from there Yahweh your God will gather H6908 you, and from there He will take you back.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 9:2 - that they gathered H6908 themselves together with [fn]one accord to fight with Joshua and with Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:6 -

Then the men of Gibeon sent word to Joshua to the camp at Gilgal, saying, “Do not [fn]abandon your slaves; come up to us quickly and save us and help us, for all the kings of the Amorites that live in the hill country have assembled H6908 against us.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:47 - And it was told to Abimelech that all the lords of the tower of Shechem were gathered H6908 together.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 12:4 - Then Jephthah gathered H6908 all the men of Gilead and fought Ephraim; and the men of Gilead struck Ephraim down because they said, “You are fugitives of Ephraim, O Gileadites, in the midst of Ephraim and in the midst of Manasseh.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 7:5 -

Then Samuel said, “Gather H6908 all Israel to Mizpah, and I will pray to Yahweh for you.”

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 7:6 - And they gathered H6908 to Mizpah and drew water and poured it out before Yahweh and fasted on that day and said there, “We have sinned against Yahweh.” And Samuel judged the sons of Israel at Mizpah.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 7:7 -

Then the Philistines heard that the sons of Israel had gathered H6908 to Mizpah. And the lords of the Philistines went up against Israel. Then the sons of Israel heard it and were afraid of the Philistines.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 8:4 -

Then all the elders of Israel gathered H6908 together and came to Samuel at Ramah;

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 22:2 - Then everyone who was in distress, and everyone who [fn]was in debt, and everyone who was bitter of soul, gathered H6908 to him; and he became a commander over them. Now there were about four hundred men with him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 25:1 -

Then Samuel died; and all Israel gathered H6908 together and lamented for him and buried him at his house in Ramah. And David arose and went down to the wilderness of Paran.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 28:1 -

Now it happened in those days that the Philistines gathered H6908 their armed camps for war, to fight against Israel. And Achish said to David, “Know assuredly that you will go out with me in the camp, you and your men.”

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 28:4 - So the Philistines gathered H6908 together and came and camped in Shunem; and Saul gathered H6908 all Israel together, and they camped in Gilboa.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 29:1 -

Then the Philistines gathered H6908 together all their camps to Aphek, while the Israelites were camping by the spring which is in Jezreel.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 2:25 - And the sons of Benjamin gathered H6908 together behind Abner and became one band, and they stood on the top of a certain hill.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 2:30 -

Now Joab returned from following Abner. And he had gathered H6908 all the people together, and [fn]nineteen of David’s servants besides Asahel were missing.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:21 - And Abner said to David, “Let me arise and go and gather H6908 all Israel to my lord the king, that they may cut a covenant with you, and that you may be king over all that your soul desires.” So David sent Abner away, and he went in peace.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 11:24 - And he gathered H6908 men to himself and became commander of a marauding band, after David killed some of [fn]them; and they went to Damascus and stayed [fn]there, and reigned in Damascus.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:19 - “So now then send and gather H6908 to me all Israel at Mount Carmel, together with 450 prophets of Baal and 400 prophets of the Asherah, who eat at Jezebel’s table.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:20 -

So Ahab sent a message among all the sons of Israel and gathered H6908 the prophets together H6908 at Mount Carmel.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 20:1 -

Now Ben-hadad king of Aram gathered H6908 all his military force, and there were thirty-two kings with him, and horses and chariots. And he went up and besieged Samaria and fought against it.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 22:6 - Then the king of Israel gathered H6908 the prophets together, about four hundred men, and said to them, “Shall I go against Ramoth-gilead to battle or shall I refrain?” And they said, “Go up, for the Lord will give it into the hand of the king.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 6:24 -

Now it happened afterwards, that Ben-hadad king of Aram gathered H6908 all his military camp and went up and besieged Samaria.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 10:18 -

Then Jehu gathered H6908 all the people and said to them, “Ahab served Baal a little; Jehu will serve him much.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:1 -

Then all Israel gathered H6908 to David at Hebron [fn]and said, “Behold, we are your bone and your flesh.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 13:2 - And David said to all the assembly of Israel, “If it seems good to you, and if it is from Yahweh our God, let us send everywhere to our relatives who remain in all the lands of Israel, also to the priests and Levites who are with them in their cities with pasture lands, that they may gather H6908 with us;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:35 -

Then say, “Save us, O God of our salvation,

And gather H6908 us and deliver us from among the nations,

To give thanks to Your holy name

And revel in Your praise.”

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 13:7 - and worthless men gathered H6908 about him, vile men, who proved too strong for Rehoboam, the son of Solomon; [fn]he was young and timid and could not exert his strength before them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 15:9 - And he gathered H6908 all Judah and Benjamin and those from Ephraim, Manasseh and Simeon who sojourned with them, for many defected to him from Israel when they saw that Yahweh his God was with him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 15:10 - So they assembled H6908 at Jerusalem in the third month of the fifteenth year of Asa’s reign.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 18:5 - Then the king of Israel gathered H6908 the prophets, four hundred men, and said to them, “Shall we go against Ramoth-gilead to battle, or shall I refrain?” And they said, “Go up, for God will give it into the hand of the king.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 20:4 - So Judah gathered H6908 together to seek help from Yahweh; they even came from all the cities of Judah to seek Yahweh.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 23:2 - And they went around Judah and gathered H6908 the Levites from all the cities of Judah, and the heads of the fathers’ households of Israel, and they came to Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 24:5 - And he gathered H6908 the priests and Levites and said to them, “Go out to the cities of Judah and gather H6908 money from all Israel to [fn]repair the house of your God [fn]annually, and you shall do the matter quickly.” But the Levites did not act quickly.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 25:5 -

Moreover, Amaziah assembled H6908 Judah and appointed them according to their fathers’ households under commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds throughout Judah and Benjamin; and he [fn]took a census of those from twenty years old and upward and found them to be 300,000 choice men, able to go out for military duty, able to handle spear and large shield.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 32:4 - So many people gathered H6908 and stopped up all the springs and the stream which flowed in the midst of the land, saying, “Why should the kings of Assyria come and find abundant water?”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 32:6 - He also put military commanders over the people and gathered H6908 them to him in the square at the city gate, and spoke to their hearts, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 7:28 - and has extended lovingkindness to me before the king and his counselors and before all the king’s mighty princes. Thus I was strengthened according to the hand of Yahweh my God upon me, and I gathered H6908 [fn]chief men from Israel to go up with me.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 8:15 -

Now I gathered H6908 them at the river that runs to Ahava, where we camped for three days. And I [fn]observed the people and the priests, but I did not find any Levites there.

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 10:1 -

Now while Ezra was praying and making confession, weeping and prostrating himself before the house of God, a very large assembly, men, women and children, gathered H6908 to him from Israel; for the people wept bitterly.

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 10:7 - And they made a proclamation throughout Judah and Jerusalem to all the exiles, that they should gather H6908 at Jerusalem,
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 10:9 -

So all the men of Judah and Benjamin gathered H6908 at Jerusalem within the three days. It was the ninth month on the twentieth of the month, and all the people sat in the open square before the house of God, trembling because of this matter and the heavy rain.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 1:9 - but if you return to Me and keep My commandments and do them, though those of you who have been banished were at the ends of the sky, I will gather H6908 them from there and will bring them to the place where I have chosen to cause My name to dwell.’
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 4:20 - “At whatever place you hear the sound of the trumpet, there gather H6908 together H6908 to us. Our God will fight for us.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 5:16 - I also took hold of the work on this wall; we did not buy any land, and all my young men were gathered H6908 there for the work.

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