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Lexicon :: Strong's H7626 - šēḇeṭ

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
From an unused root probably meaning to branch off
Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 2314a

Strong’s Definitions

שֵׁבֶט shêbeṭ, shay'-bet; from an unused root probably meaning to branch off; a scion, i.e. (literally) a stick (for punishing, writing, fighting, ruling, walking, etc.) or (figuratively) a clan:—× correction, dart, rod, sceptre, staff, tribe.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 190x

The KJV translates Strong's H7626 in the following manner: tribe (140x), rod (34x), sceptre (10x), staff (2x), miscellaneous (4x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 190x
The KJV translates Strong's H7626 in the following manner: tribe (140x), rod (34x), sceptre (10x), staff (2x), miscellaneous (4x).
  1. rod, staff, branch, offshoot, club, sceptre, tribe

    1. rod, staff

    2. shaft (of spear, dart)

    3. club (of shepherd's implement)

    4. truncheon, sceptre (mark of authority)

    5. clan, tribe

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
שֵׁבֶט shêbeṭ, shay'-bet; from an unused root probably meaning to branch off; a scion, i.e. (literally) a stick (for punishing, writing, fighting, ruling, walking, etc.) or (figuratively) a clan:—× correction, dart, rod, sceptre, staff, tribe.
STRONGS H7626: Abbreviations
שֵׁ֫בֶט 189 noun masculineNumbers 24:17 (feminineEzekiel 21:15, 18 but corrupt): 1. rod, staff, club, sceptre. 2. tribe; — שׁ׳ absolute Genesis 49:10+, construct 1 Samuel 10:20 +; שָׁ֑טֶ Deuteronomy 1:23 +; suffix שִׁבְטוֺ Judges 21:24+, etc.; plural שְׁבָטִים 1 Kings 11:31 +, construct שִׁבְטֵי Genesis 49:16 +, suffix שְׁבָטֶיךָ Deuteronomy 12:14 +, etc.; —
a. rod, staff (evidently common article), for smiting (especiallyהִכָּה בַשּׁ׳) Exodus 21:20 (E), Micah 4:14 [Micah 5:1]; Isaiah 10:15 (in simile; || מַטֶּה), Proverbs 10:13 +; מוּסָר שׁ׳ compare Proverbs 29:15; for beating (חָבַט) cummin Isaiah 28:27 (|| מַטֶּה); as (inferior) weapon (opposed to חֲנִית) 2 Samuel 23:21= 1 Chronicles 11:3 (compareמַקֵּל 1 Samuel 17:40, 43); figurative of י׳'s chastisement: national Isaiah 10:24; Isaiah 30:31 (both || מַטֶּה), Isaiah 14:29, אַמִּי שׁ׳ Isaiah 10:5 עֶבְרָתוֺ שׁ׳ Lamentations 3:1; individual Job 9:34; Job 21:9 (אֱלוֺהַּ שׁ׳), Job 37:13, 2 Samuel 7:14 (אֲנָשִׁים שׁ׳, i.e. not in-human), Psalm 89:33 (both || נְגָעִים).
b. shaft, i.e. spear, dart, 2 Samuel 18:14, but < read שְׁלָחִים Greek Version of the LXX βέλη Th We Kit HPS Bu.
c. shepherd's implement, club, Psalm 23:4 (|| מִשְׁעֶנֶת), רְעֵה בְשׁ׳ Micah 7:14 (both figurative of י׳); used in mustering or counting sheep Ezekiel 20:37 (figurative), Leviticus 27:32 (compare Jeremiah 33:13), see MackieHast. DB RoD
d. truncheon, sceptre, mark of authority, סֹפֵר שׁ׳ Judges 5:14, משְׁלִים שׁ׳ Isaiah 14:5 (|| מַטֶּה), Genesis 49:10 (poem in J; (|| מְהֹקֵק), Zechariah 10:11 (Psalm 45:7 (twice in verse); Ezekiel 19:11, 14 (made from a branch, מַטֶּה); a ruler is תּוֺמֵךְ שׁ׳ Amos 1:5, 8; as symbol of conquest Numbers 24:17 (JE); בַּרְזֶל שׁ׳ Psalm 2:9 (of Messianic king);הָרֶשַׁע שׁ׳ Psalm 125:3; עֶבְרָתוֺ שׁ׳ Proverbs 22:8 (si vera lectio, compare Frankenb. Toy). — see מַטֶּה, מַקֵּל, מִשְׁעֶנֶת.
2. 145: tribe (synonymמַטֶּה, which see 3., especially
a. of (12) tribes of Israel, Genesis 49:16, 28 (poem in J), Deuteronomy 33:5 (poem), Exodus 24:4 (E), + often [J E + 13 times, D + 28 times (מַטֶּה J E D), P + 9 times (compare GrayNumbers 4:18; מ׳ + 150 times + in P); Judges + 15 times. (never מ׳), Samuel + 14 times (never מ׳), Kings + 13 times). (מ׳ + 2 times), Chronicles + 15 times (מ׳ + 23 times), Psalms, + 7 times (never מ׳), prophets + 16 times (מ׳Habakkuk 3:9, very dubious)]; Judges 20:12; 1 Samuel 9:21 read שֵׁבֶט (or שִׁבְטִי Ges§ 90 I, We Sta§ 343 e Dr, for שִׁבְטֵי), Vrss (GFMJu); שִׁבְטֵייָֿהּ Psalm 122:4; שִׁבְטֵי נַחֲלָתֶ֑ךָ Isaiah 63:17.
b. singular of people (of Judah, late) Psalm 74:2, but Jeremiah 10:16 = Jeremiah 51:19 strike out נ׳ שׁ׳ Gf Gie Du.
c. of subdivision of tribe, וגו׳ מִשְׁפְּחוֹת שׁ׳ Numbers 4:18 (P). — 2 Samuel 7:7 read שֹׁפְטֵי (compare 2 Samuel 7:11, || 1 Chronicles 17:6, Ew Th We Dr HPS Bu and others)

See related Aramaic BDB entry H7625.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


49:10; 49:10; 49:16; 49:16; 49:28


21:20; 24:4




4:18; 4:18; 24:17; 24:17


1:23; 12:14; 33:5


5:14; 20:12; 21:24

1 Samuel

9:21; 10:20; 17:40; 17:43

2 Samuel

7:7; 7:11; 7:14; 18:14; 23:21

1 Kings


1 Chronicles

11:3; 17:6


9:34; 21:9; 37:13


2:9; 23:4; 45:7; 74:2; 89:33; 122:4; 125:3


10:13; 22:8; 29:15


10:5; 10:15; 10:24; 14:5; 14:29; 28:27; 30:31; 63:17


10:16; 33:13; 51:19




19:11; 19:14; 20:37; 21:15; 21:18


1:5; 1:8


5:1; 7:14





Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H7626 matches the Hebrew שֵׁבֶט (šēḇeṭ),
which occurs 190 times in 178 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 4 (Gen 49:10–Jos 18:7)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:10 - “The scepter H7626 shall not depart from Judah,
Nor the ruler’s staff from between his feet,
[fn]Until Shiloh comes,
And to him shall be the obedience of the peoples.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:16 - “Dan shall judge his people,
As one of the tribes H7626 of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:28 - All these are the twelve tribes H7626 of Israel, and this is what their father said to them [fn]when he blessed them. He blessed them, every one [fn]with the blessing appropriate to him.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:20 - “If a man strikes his male or female slave with a rod H7626 and he dies [fn]at his hand, he shall [fn]be punished.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 24:4 - Moses wrote down all the words of the LORD. Then he arose early in the morning, and built an altar [fn]at the foot of the mountain with twelve pillars for the twelve tribes H7626 of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 28:21 - “The stones shall be according to the names of the sons of Israel: twelve, according to their names; they shall be like the engravings of a seal, each according to his name for the twelve tribes. H7626
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 39:14 - The stones were corresponding to the names of the sons of Israel; they were twelve, corresponding to their names, engraved with the engravings of a signet, each with its name for the twelve tribes. H7626
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:32 - ‘For every tenth part of herd or flock, whatever passes under the rod, H7626 the tenth one shall be holy to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 4:18 - “Do not let the tribe H7626 of the families of the Kohathites be cut off from among the Levites.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 18:2 - “But bring with you also your brothers, the tribe of Levi, the tribe H7626 of your father, that they may be joined with you and serve you, while you and your sons with you are before the tent of the testimony.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 24:2 - And Balaam lifted up his eyes and saw Israel [fn]camping tribe H7626 by tribe; H7626 and the Spirit of God came upon him.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 24:17 - “I see him, but not now;
I behold him, but not near;
A star shall come forth from Jacob,
A scepter H7626 shall rise from Israel,
And shall crush through the [fn]forehead of Moab,
And [fn]tear down all the sons of [fn]Sheth.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 32:33 - So Moses gave to them, to the sons of Gad and to the sons of Reuben and to the half-tribe H7626 of Joseph’s son Manasseh, the kingdom of Sihon, king of the Amorites and the kingdom of Og, the king of Bashan, the land with its cities with their [fn]territories, the cities of the surrounding land.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 36:3 - “But if they [fn]marry one of the sons of the other tribes H7626 of the sons of Israel, their inheritance will be withdrawn from the inheritance of our fathers and will be added to the inheritance of the tribe to which they belong; thus it will be withdrawn from our allotted inheritance.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 1:13 - [fn]Choose wise and discerning and experienced men from your tribes, H7626 and I will appoint them as your heads.’
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 1:15 - “So I took the heads of your tribes, H7626 wise and experienced men, and [fn]appointed them heads over you, leaders of thousands and [fn]of hundreds, [fn]of fifties and [fn]of tens, and officers for your tribes. H7626
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 1:23 - “The thing pleased me and I took twelve of your men, one man for each tribe. H7626
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 3:13 - “The rest of Gilead and all Bashan, the kingdom of Og, I gave to the half-tribe H7626 of Manasseh, all the region of Argob (concerning all Bashan, it is called the land of Rephaim.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 5:23 - “And when you heard the voice from the midst of the darkness, while the mountain was burning with fire, you came near to me, all the heads of your tribes H7626 and your elders.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 10:8 - At that time the LORD set apart the tribe H7626 of Levi to carry the ark of the covenant of the LORD, to stand before the LORD to serve Him and to bless in His name until this day.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 12:5 - “But you shall seek the LORD at the place which the LORD your God will choose from all your tribes, H7626 to establish His name there for His dwelling, and there you shall come.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 12:14 - but in the place which the LORD chooses in one of your tribes, H7626 there you shall offer your burnt offerings, and there you shall do all that I command you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:18 - “You shall appoint for yourself judges and officers in all your [fn]towns which the LORD your God is giving you, according to your tribes, H7626 and they shall judge the people with righteous judgment.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 18:1 - “The Levitical priests, the whole tribe H7626 of Levi, shall have no portion or inheritance with Israel; they shall eat the LORDS offerings by fire and His [fn]portion.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 18:5 - “For the LORD your God has chosen him and his sons from all your tribes, H7626 to stand [fn]and serve in the name of the LORD forever.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 29:8 - and we took their land and gave it as an inheritance to the Reubenites, the Gadites, and the half-tribe H7626 of the Manassites.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 29:10 - “You stand today, all of you, before the LORD your God: your chiefs, your tribes, H7626 your elders and your officers, even all the men of Israel,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 29:18 - so that there will not be among you a man or woman, or family or tribe, H7626 whose heart turns away today from the LORD our God, to go and serve the gods of those nations; that there will not be among you a root bearing poisonous fruit and wormwood.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 29:21 - “Then the LORD will single him out for [fn]adversity from all the tribes H7626 of Israel, according to all the curses of the covenant which are written in this book of the law.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 31:28 - “Assemble to me all the elders of your tribes H7626 and your officers, that I may speak these words in their hearing and call the heavens and the earth to witness against them.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 33:5 - “And He was king in Jeshurun,
When the heads of the people were gathered,
The tribes H7626 of Israel together.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 1:12 - To the Reubenites and to the Gadites and to the half-tribe H7626 of Manasseh, Joshua [fn]said,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 3:12 - “Now then, take for yourselves twelve men from the tribes H7626 of Israel, one man for each tribe. H7626
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 4:2 - “Take for yourselves twelve men from the people, one man from each tribe, H7626
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 4:4 - So Joshua called the twelve men whom he had appointed from the sons of Israel, one man from each tribe; H7626
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 4:5 - and Joshua said to them, “[fn]Cross again to the ark of the LORD your God into the middle of the Jordan, and each of you take up a stone on his shoulder, according to the number of the tribes H7626 of the sons of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 4:8 - Thus the sons of Israel did as Joshua commanded, and took up twelve stones from the middle of the Jordan, just as the LORD spoke to Joshua, according to the number of the tribes H7626 of the sons of Israel; and they carried them over with them to the lodging place and put them down there.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 4:12 - The sons of Reuben and the sons of Gad and the half-tribe H7626 of Manasseh crossed over in battle array before the sons of Israel, just as Moses had spoken to them;
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 7:14 - ‘In the morning then you shall come near by your tribes. H7626 And it shall be that the tribe H7626 which the LORD takes by lot shall come near by families, and the family which the LORD takes shall come near by households, and the household which the LORD takes shall come near man by man.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 7:16 - So Joshua arose early in the morning and brought Israel near by [fn]tribes, H7626 and the tribe H7626 of Judah was taken.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 11:23 - So Joshua took the whole land, according to all that the LORD had spoken to Moses, and Joshua gave it for an inheritance to Israel according to their divisions by their tribes. H7626 Thus the land had rest from war.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 12:6 - Moses the servant of the LORD and the sons of Israel [fn]defeated them; and Moses the servant of the LORD gave it to the Reubenites and the Gadites and the half-tribe H7626 of Manasseh as a possession.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 12:7 - Now these are the kings of the land whom Joshua and the sons of Israel [fn]defeated beyond the Jordan toward the west, from Baal-gad in the valley of Lebanon even as far as Mount Halak, which rises toward Seir; and Joshua gave it to the tribes H7626 of Israel as a possession according to their divisions,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 13:7 - “Now therefore, apportion this land for an inheritance to the nine tribes H7626 and the half-tribe H7626 of Manasseh.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 13:14 - Only to the tribe H7626 of Levi he did not give an inheritance; the offerings by fire to the LORD, the God of Israel, are [fn]their inheritance, as He spoke to him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 13:29 - Moses also gave an inheritance to the half-tribe H7626 of Manasseh; and it was for the half-tribe of the sons of Manasseh according to their families.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 13:33 - But to the tribe H7626 of Levi, Moses did not give an inheritance; the LORD, the God of Israel, is their inheritance, as He had [fn]promised to them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 18:2 - There remained among the sons of Israel seven tribes H7626 who had not divided their inheritance.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 18:4 - “Provide for yourselves three men from [fn]each tribe H7626 that I may send them, and that they may arise and walk through the land and write a description of it according to their inheritance; then they shall [fn]return to me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 18:7 - “For the Levites have no portion among you, because the priesthood of the LORD is [fn]their inheritance. Gad and Reuben and the half-tribe H7626 of Manasseh also have received their inheritance eastward beyond the Jordan, which Moses the servant of the LORD gave them.”

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