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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 - “Both thorns H6975 and thistles it shall grow for you;
And you will eat the [fn]plants of the field;
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:6 - “If a fire breaks out and spreads to thorn H6975 bushes, H6975 so that stacked grain or the standing grain or the field itself is consumed, he who started the fire shall surely make restitution.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:7 - Gideon said,[fn]All right, when the LORD has given Zebah and Zalmunna into my hand, then I will [fn]thrash your [fn]bodies with the thorns H6975 of the wilderness and with briers.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:16 - 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 will be thrust away like thorns, H6975
Because they cannot be taken in hand;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 118:12 - They surrounded me like bees;
They were extinguished as a fire of thorns; H6975
In the name of the LORD I will surely cut them off.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 32:13 - For the land of my people in which thorns H6975 and briars shall come up;
Yea, 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 thus says the LORD to the men of Judah and to Jerusalem,
[fn]Break up your fallow ground,
And do not sow among thorns. H6975
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 12:13 - “They have sown wheat and have reaped thorns, H6975
They have strained themselves [fn]to no profit.
But be ashamed of your [fn]harvest
Because of the fierce anger of the LORD.”
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 28:24 - “And there will be no more for the house of Israel a prickling brier or a painful thorn H6975 from any round about them who scorned 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;
Thorn H6975 and thistle 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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