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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
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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 will not depart from Judah,
nor the ruler’s staff from his descendants,[fn]
until the coming of the one to whom it belongs,[fn]
the one whom all nations will honor.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:16 - “Dan will govern his people,
like any other tribe in Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:28 - These are the twelve tribes of Israel, and this is what their father said as he told his sons good-bye. He blessed each one with an appropriate message.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:20 - “If a man beats his male or female slave with a club and the slave dies as a result, the owner must be punished.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 24:4 - Then Moses carefully wrote down all the LORD’s instructions. Early the next morning Moses got up and built an altar at the foot of the mountain. He also set up twelve pillars, one for each of the twelve tribes of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 28:21 - Each stone will represent one of the twelve sons of Israel, and the name of that tribe will be engraved on it like a seal.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 39:14 - Each stone represented one of the twelve sons of Israel, and the name of that tribe was engraved on it like a seal.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:32 - Count off every tenth animal from your herds and flocks and set them apart for the LORD as holy.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 4:18 - “Do not let the Kohathite clans be destroyed from among the Levites!
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 18:2 - “Bring your relatives of the tribe of Levi—your ancestral tribe—to assist you and your sons as you perform the sacred duties in front of the Tabernacle of the Covenant.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 24:2 - where he saw the people of Israel camped, tribe by tribe. Then the Spirit of God came upon him,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 24:17 - I see him, but not here and now.
I perceive him, but far in the distant future.
A star will rise from Jacob;
a scepter will emerge from Israel.
It will crush the foreheads of Moab’s people,
cracking the skulls of the people of Sheth.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 32:33 - So Moses assigned land to the tribes of Gad, Reuben, and half the tribe of Manasseh son of Joseph. He gave them the territory of King Sihon of the Amorites and the land of King Og of Bashan—the whole land with its cities and surrounding lands.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 36:3 - But if they marry men from another tribe, their grants of land will go with them to the tribe into which they marry. In this way, the total area of our tribal land will be reduced.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 1:13 - Choose some well-respected men from each tribe who are known for their wisdom and understanding, and I will appoint them as your leaders.’
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 1:15 - So I took the wise and respected men you had selected from your tribes and appointed them to serve as judges and officials over you. Some were responsible for a thousand people, some for a hundred, some for fifty, and some for ten.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 1:23 - “This seemed like a good idea to me, so I chose twelve scouts, one from each of your tribes.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 3:13 - Then I gave the rest of Gilead and all of Bashan—Og’s former kingdom—to the half-tribe of Manasseh. (This entire Argob region of Bashan used to be known as the land of the Rephaites.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 5:23 - “But when you heard the voice from the heart of the darkness, while the mountain was blazing with fire, all your tribal leaders and elders came to me.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 10:8 - At that time the LORD set apart the tribe of Levi to carry the Ark of the LORD’s Covenant, and to stand before the LORD as his ministers, and to pronounce blessings in his name. These are their duties to this day.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 12:5 - Rather, you must seek the LORD your God at the place of worship he himself will choose from among all the tribes—the place where his name will be honored.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 12:14 - You may do so only at the place the LORD will choose within one of your tribal territories. There you must offer your burnt offerings and do everything I command you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:18 - “Appoint judges and officials for yourselves from each of your tribes in all the towns the LORD your God is giving you. They must judge the people fairly.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 18:1 - “Remember that the Levitical priests—that is, the whole of the tribe of Levi—will receive no allotment of land among the other tribes in Israel. Instead, the priests and Levites will eat from the special gifts given to the LORD, for that is their share.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 18:5 - For the LORD your God chose the tribe of Levi out of all your tribes to minister in the LORD’s name forever.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 29:8 - We took their land and gave it to the tribes of Reuben and Gad and to the half-tribe of Manasseh as their grant of land.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 29:10 - All of you—tribal leaders, elders, officers, all the men of Israel—are standing today in the presence of the LORD your God.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 29:18 - I am making this covenant with you so that no one among you—no man, woman, clan, or tribe—will turn away from the LORD our God to worship these gods of other nations, and so that no root among you bears bitter and poisonous fruit.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 29:21 - The LORD will separate them from all the tribes of Israel, to pour out on them all the curses of the covenant recorded in this Book of Instruction.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 31:28 - “Now summon all the elders and officials of your tribes, so that I can speak to them directly and call heaven and earth to witness against them.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 33:5 - The LORD became king in Israel[fn]
when the leaders of the people assembled,
when the tribes of Israel gathered as one.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 1:12 - Then Joshua called together the tribes of Reuben, Gad, and the half-tribe of Manasseh. He told them,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 3:12 - Now choose twelve men from the tribes of Israel, one from each tribe.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 4:2 - “Now choose twelve men, one from each tribe.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 4:4 - So Joshua called together the twelve men he had chosen—one from each of the tribes of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 4:5 - He told them, “Go into the middle of the Jordan, in front of the Ark of the LORD your God. Each of you must pick up one stone and carry it out on your shoulder—twelve stones in all, one for each of the twelve tribes of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 4:8 - So the men did as Joshua had commanded them. They took twelve stones from the middle of the Jordan River, one for each tribe, just as the LORD had told Joshua. They carried them to the place where they camped for the night and constructed the memorial there.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 4:12 - The armed warriors from the tribes of Reuben, Gad, and the half-tribe of Manasseh led the Israelites across the Jordan, just as Moses had directed.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 7:14 - “In the morning you must present yourselves by tribes, and the LORD will point out the tribe to which the guilty man belongs. That tribe must come forward with its clans, and the LORD will point out the guilty clan. That clan will then come forward, and the LORD will point out the guilty family. Finally, each member of the guilty family must come forward one by one.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 7:16 - Early the next morning Joshua brought the tribes of Israel before the LORD, and the tribe of Judah was singled out.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 11:23 - So Joshua took control of the entire land, just as the LORD had instructed Moses. He gave it to the people of Israel as their special possession, dividing the land among the tribes. So the land finally had rest from war.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 12:6 - Moses, the servant of the LORD, and the Israelites had destroyed the people of King Sihon and King Og. And Moses gave their land as a possession to the tribes of Reuben, Gad, and the half-tribe of Manasseh.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 12:7 - The following is a list of the kings that Joshua and the Israelite armies defeated on the west side of the Jordan, from Baal-gad in the valley of Lebanon to Mount Halak, which leads up to Seir. (Joshua gave this land to the tribes of Israel as their possession,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 13:7 - Include all this territory as Israel’s possession when you divide this land among the nine tribes and the half-tribe of Manasseh.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 13:14 - Moses did not assign any allotment of land to the tribe of Levi. Instead, as the LORD had promised them, their allotment came from the offerings burned on the altar to the LORD, the God of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 13:29 - Moses had assigned the following area to the clans of the half-tribe of Manasseh.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 13:33 - But Moses gave no allotment of land to the tribe of Levi, for the LORD, the God of Israel, had promised that he himself would be their allotment.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 18:2 - But there remained seven tribes who had not yet been allotted their grants of land.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 18:4 - Select three men from each tribe, and I will send them out to explore the land and map it out. They will then return to me with a written report of their proposed divisions of their new homeland.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 18:7 - “The Levites, however, will not receive any allotment of land. Their role as priests of the LORD is their allotment. And the tribes of Gad, Reuben, and the half-tribe of Manasseh won’t receive any more land, for they have already received their grant of land, which Moses, the servant of the LORD, gave them on the east side of the Jordan River.”

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