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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 all the food of these good years that are coming, and lay up grain under the authority of Pharaoh for food in the cities, and let them keep it.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:48 - and he gathered up all the food of the seven years when there was plenty in the land of Egypt, and stored up food in the cities; he stored up in every city the food from the fields around it.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:2 - Assemble and hear, O sons of Jacob, and hearken to Israel your father.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 13:16 - You shall gather all its spoil into the midst of its open square, and burn the city and all its spoil with fire, as a whole burnt offering to the LORD your God; it shall be a heap for ever, it shall not be built again.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 30:3 - then the LORD your God will restore your fortunes, and have compassion upon you, and he will gather you again from all the peoples where the LORD your God has scattered you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 30:4 - If your outcasts are in the uttermost parts of heaven, from there the LORD your God will gather you, and from there he will fetch you;
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 9:2 - they gathered together with one accord to fight Joshua and Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:6 - And the men of Gibeon sent to Joshua at the camp in Gilgal, saying, "Do not relax your hand from your servants; come up to us quickly, and save us, and help us; for all the kings of the Amorites that dwell in the hill country are gathered against us."
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:47 - Abim'elech was told that all the people of the Tower of Shechem were gathered together.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 12:4 - Then Jephthah gathered all the men of Gilead and fought with E'phraim; and the men of Gilead smote E'phraim, because they said, "You are fugitives of E'phraim, you Gileadites, in the midst of E'phraim and Manas'seh."
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 7:5 - Then Samuel said, "Gather all Israel at Mizpah, and I will pray to the LORD for you."
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 7:6 - So they gathered at Mizpah, 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 people of Israel at Mizpah.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 7:7 - Now when the Philistines heard that the people of Israel had gathered at Mizpah, the lords of the Philistines went up against Israel. And when the people of Israel heard of it they were afraid of the Philistines.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 8:4 - Then all the elders of Israel gathered together and came to Samuel at Ramah,
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 22:2 - And every one who was in distress, and every one who was in debt, and every one who was discontented, gathered to him; and he became captain over them. And there were with him about four hundred men.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 25:1 - Now Samuel died; and all Israel assembled and mourned for him, and they buried him in his house at Ramah. Then David rose and went down to the wilderness of Paran.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 28:1 - In those days the Philistines gathered their forces for war, to fight against Israel. And A'chish said to David, "Understand that you and your men are to go out with me in the army."
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 28:4 - The Philistines assembled, and came and encamped at Shunem; and Saul gathered all Israel, and they encamped at Gilbo'a.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 29:1 - Now the Philistines gathered all their forces at Aphek; and the Israelites were encamped by the fountain which is in Jezreel.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 2:25 - And the Benjaminites gathered themselves together behind Abner, and became one band, and took their stand on the top of a hill.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 2:30 - Jo'ab returned from the pursuit of Abner; and when he had gathered all the people together, there were missing of David's servants nineteen men besides As'ahel.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:21 - And Abner said to David, "I will arise and go, and will gather all Israel to my lord the king, that they may make a covenant with you, and that you may reign over all that your heart desires." So David sent Abner away; and he went in peace.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 11:24 - And he gathered men about him and became leader of a marauding band, after the slaughter by David; and they went to Damascus, and dwelt there, and made him king in Damascus.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:19 - Now therefore send and gather all Israel to me at Mount Carmel, and the four hundred and fifty prophets of Ba'al and the four hundred prophets of Ashe'rah, who eat at Jez'ebel's table."
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:20 - So Ahab sent to all the people of Israel, and gathered the prophets together at Mount Carmel.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 20:1 - Ben-ha'dad the king of Syria gathered all his army together; thirty-two kings were with him, and horses and chariots; and he went up and besieged Sama'ria, and fought against it.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 22:6 - Then the king of Israel gathered the prophets together, about four hundred men, and said to them, "Shall I go to battle against Ramoth-gilead, or shall I forbear?" And they said, "Go up; for the Lord will give it into the hand of the king."
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 6:24 - Afterward Ben-ha'dad king of Syria mustered his entire army, and went up, and besieged Sama'ria.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 10:18 - Then Jehu assembled all the people, and said to them, "Ahab served Ba'al a little; but Jehu will serve him much.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:1 - Then all Israel gathered together to David at Hebron, and said, "Behold, we are your bone and 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 the will of the LORD our God, let us send abroad to our brethren who remain in all the land of Israel, and with them to the priests and Levites in the cities that have pasture lands, that they may come together to us.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:35 - Say also: "Deliver us, O God of our salvation, and gather and save us from among the nations, that we may give thanks to thy holy name, and glory in thy praise.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 13:7 - and certain worthless scoundrels gathered about him and defied Rehobo'am the son of Solomon, when Rehobo'am was young and irresolute and could not withstand them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 15:9 - And he gathered all Judah and Benjamin, and those from E'phraim, Manas'seh, and Simeon who were sojourning with them, for great numbers had deserted to him from Israel when they saw that the LORD his God was with him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 15:10 - They were gathered at Jerusalem in the third month of the fifteenth year of the reign of Asa.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 18:5 - Then the king of Israel gathered the prophets together, four hundred men, and said to them, "Shall we go to battle against Ramoth-gilead, or shall I forbear?" And they said, "Go up; for God will give it into the hand of the king."
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 20:4 - And Judah assembled to seek help from the LORD; from all the cities of Judah they came to seek the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 23:2 - And they went about through Judah and gathered the Levites from all the cities of Judah, and the heads of fathers' houses of Israel, and they came to Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 24:5 - And he gathered the priests and the Levites, and said to them, "Go out to the cities of Judah, and gather from all Israel money to repair the house of your God from year to year; and see that you hasten the matter." But the Levites did not hasten it.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 25:5 - Then Amazi'ah assembled the men of Judah, and set them by fathers' houses under commanders of thousands and of hundreds for all Judah and Benjamin. He mustered those twenty years old and upward, and found that they were three hundred thousand picked men, fit for war, able to handle spear and shield.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 32:4 - A great many people were gathered, and they stopped all the springs and the brook that flowed through the land, saying, "Why should the kings of Assyria come and find much water?"
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 32:6 - And he set combat commanders over the people, and gathered them together to him in the square at the gate of the city and spoke encouragingly to them, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 7:28 - and who extended to me his steadfast love before the king and his counselors, and before all the king's mighty officers. I took courage, for the hand of the LORD my God was upon me, and I gathered leading men from Israel to go up with me.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 8:15 - I gathered them to the river that runs to Aha'va, and there we encamped three days. As I reviewed the people and the priests, I found there none of the sons of Levi.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 10:1 - While Ezra prayed and made confession, weeping and casting himself down before the house of God, a very great assembly of men, women, and children, gathered to him out of Israel; for the people wept bitterly.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 10:7 - And a proclamation was made throughout Judah and Jerusalem to all the returned exiles that they should assemble at Jerusalem,
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 10:9 - Then all the men of Judah and Benjamin assembled at Jerusalem within the three days; it was the ninth month, on the twentieth day of the month. And all the people sat in the open square before the house of God, trembling because of this matter and because of the heavy rain.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 1:9 - but if you return to me and keep my commandments and do them, though your dispersed be under the farthest skies, I will gather them thence and bring them to the place which I have chosen, to make my name dwell there.'
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 4:20 - In the place where you hear the sound of the trumpet, rally to us there. Our God will fight for us."
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 5:16 - I also held to the work on this wall, and acquired no land; and all my servants were gathered there for the work.

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