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Lexicon :: Strong's H6975 - qôṣ

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
From קוּץ (H6972) (in the sense of pricking)
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TWOT Reference: 2003a

Strong’s Definitions

קוֹץ qôwts, kotse; or קֹץ qôts; from H6972 (in the sense of pricking); a thorn:—thorn.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 12x

The KJV translates Strong's H6975 in the following manner: thorn (12x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 12x
The KJV translates Strong's H6975 in the following manner: thorn (12x).
  1. thorn, thornbush

    1. thornbush

    2. thorn

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
קוֹץ qôwts, kotse; or קֹץ qôts; from H6972 (in the sense of pricking); a thorn:—thorn.
STRONGS H6975: Abbreviations
† I. קוֺץ noun masculineEzekiel 28:24 thornbush, thorn; — absolute ק׳ Genesis 3:18 +; plural קֹצִים Exodus 22:5 +, קוֺצִים Isaiah 33:12 +; construct קוֺצֵי Judges 8:7, 16; —
1. thornbush, + דַּרְדַּר (which see) Genesis 3:18 (J), Hosea 10:8; + שָׁמִיד Isaiah 32:13; + בַּרְקָנִים (which see), הַמִדְבָּר ק׳ Judges 8:7, 16; ק׳ alone Exodus 22:5 (E); בְּאֵשׁ קוֺצִים Psalm 118:12 (simile of foes); in various figurative, Isaiah 33:12; Jeremiah 4:3; Jeremiah 12:13.
2. thorn, fig, Ezekiel 28:24 (with מַכְאִב, see כאב; || סִלּוֺן; which see); simile מֻנָד כְּק׳ 2 Samuel 23:6 (PerlesAnal. 53 conjecture מֹץ, but see also נוד Hoph.).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


3:18; 3:18


22:5; 22:5


8:7; 8:7; 8:16; 8:16

2 Samuel





32:13; 33:12; 33:12


4:3; 12:13


28:24; 28:24




Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H6975 matches the Hebrew קוֹץ (qôṣ),
which occurs 12 times in 12 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:18 - Thorns also H6975 and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field;
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:6 - If fire break out, and catch in thorns, H6975 so that the stacks of corn, or the standing corn, or the field, be consumed therewith; he that kindled the fire shall surely make restitution.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:7 - And Gideon said, Therefore when the LORD hath delivered Zebah and Zalmunna into mine hand, then I will tear your flesh with the thorns H6975 of the wilderness and with briers.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:16 - And he took the elders of the city, and thorns H6975 of the wilderness and briers, and with them he taught the men of Succoth.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:6 - But the sons of Belial shall be all of them as thorns H6975 thrust away, because they cannot be taken with hands:
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 118:12 - They compassed me about like bees; they are quenched as the fire of thorns: H6975 for in the name of the LORD I will destroy them.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 32:13 - Upon the land of my people shall come up thorns H6975 and briers; yea, upon all the houses of joy in the joyous city:
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 33:12 - And the people shall be as the burnings of lime: as thorns H6975 cut up shall they be burned in the fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 4:3 - For thus saith the LORD to the men of Judah and Jerusalem, Break up your fallow ground, and sow not among thorns. H6975
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 12:13 - They have sown wheat, but shall reap thorns: H6975 they have put themselves to pain, but shall not profit: and they shall be ashamed of your revenues because of the fierce anger of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 28:24 - And there shall be no more a pricking brier unto the house of Israel, nor any grieving thorn H6975 of all that are round about them, that despised them; and they shall know that I am the Lord GOD.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 10:8 - The high places also of Aven, the sin of Israel, shall be destroyed: the thorn H6975 and the thistle shall come up on their altars; and they shall say to the mountains, Cover us; and to the hills, Fall on us.
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