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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)
Dictionary Aids

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.
† 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 - “Both thorns H6975 and thistles it shall grow for you;
Yet you shall eat the [fn]plants of the field;
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:6 - “If a fire breaks out and spreads to thorn H6975 bushes H6975, and stacked grain or the standing grain or the field itself is consumed, the one who started the fire must make restitution.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:7 - So Gideon said, “For this answer, when the LORD has handed over to me Zebah and Zalmunna, I will [fn]thrash your [fn]bodies with the thorns H6975 of the wilderness and with briers.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:16 - Then he took the elders of the city, and thorns H6975 of the wilderness and briers, and he [fn]disciplined the men of Succoth with them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:6 - “But the worthless, every one of them, are like scattered thorns H6975,
Because they cannot be taken in hand;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 118:12 - They surrounded me like bees;
They were extinguished like a fire of thorn H6975 bushes H6975;
In the name of the LORD I will certainly fend them off.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 32:13 - For the land of my people in which thorns H6975 and briars will come up;
Indeed, for all the joyful houses and for the jubilant city.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 33:12 - “The peoples will be burned to lime,
Like cut thorns H6975 which are burned in the fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 4:3 - For this is what the LORD says to the men of Judah and to Jerusalem:
[fn]Break up your uncultivated ground,
And do not sow among thorns H6975.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 12:13 - “They have sown wheat but have harvested thorns H6975,
They have strained themselves [fn]to no profit.
So be ashamed of your produce
Because of the fierce anger of the LORD.”
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 28:24 - “And there will no longer be for the house of Israel a painful thorn or a hurtful thorn H6975 bush H6975 from any surrounding them who despised them; then they will know that I am the Lord GOD.”
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 10:8 - Also the high places of Aven, the sin of Israel, will be destroyed;
Thorns H6975 and thistles will grow on their altars;
Then they will say to the mountains,
“Cover us!” And to the hills, “Fall on us!”

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