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Lexicon :: Strong's H7704 - śāḏê

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
From an unused root meaning to spread out
Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 2236a,2236b

Strong’s Definitions

שָׂדֶה sâdeh, saw-deh'; or שָׂדַי sâday; from an unused root meaning to spread out; a field (as flat):—country, field, ground, land, soil, × wild.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 333x

The KJV translates Strong's H7704 in the following manner: field (292x), country (17x), land (11x), wild (8x), ground (4x), soil (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 333x
The KJV translates Strong's H7704 in the following manner: field (292x), country (17x), land (11x), wild (8x), ground (4x), soil (1x).
  1. field, land

    1. cultivated field

    2. of home of wild beasts

    3. plain (opposed to mountain)

    4. land (opposed to sea)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
שָׂדֶה sâdeh, saw-deh'; or שָׂדַי sâday; from an unused root meaning to spread out; a field (as flat):—country, field, ground, land, soil, × wild.
STRONGS H7704: Abbreviations
שָׂדַי noun masculinePsalm 96:12 field, land (rare original form of שָׂדֶה (which see below), only in poetry); — absolute שׂ׳ Jeremiah 4:17, שָׂדָ֑י Hosea 10:4 +; —
1. cultivated field Hosea 12:12, also Hosea 10:4 (si vera lectio, but see Now), yielding food Deuteronomy 32:13; Lamentations 4:9; שֹׁמְרֵי שׂ׳ Jeremiah 4:17 keepers, watchmen of a field.
2. home of wild beasts: בְּהֵמוֺת שׂ׳ Psalm 8:8; Joel 2:22, חַיְתוֺ שׂ׳ Isaiah 56:9; Psalm 104:11, זִזִ שׂ׳ Psalm 50:11; Psalm 80:14.
3. plain, opposite mountain, Jeremiah 18:14; (but dubious, Co Du שִׂרְיֹן).
4. land, opposed to sea, Psalm 96:12 (compare שָׂדֶה 3; || תֵּבֵל Psalm 98:7).

שָׂדֶה 318 noun masculineLeviticus 27:24 id. (ordinary contracted form Ges§ 84 a f); — absolute שׂ׳ Genesis 2:5 (twice in verse) +; construct שְׂדֵה Genesis 14:7 +; suffix שָׂדִי Jeremiah 32:7, 8, שָֽׂדְךָ Deuteronomy 11:15 +, שָׂדֶ֑ךָ Deuteronomy 24:19; Leviticus 25:3, etc.; plural שָׂדוֺת 1 Samuel 22:7 +, construct שְׂדוֺת Nehemiah 12:29; also שְׂדֵי 2 Samuel 1:21; Isaiah 32:12; Ruth 1:1 + 8 times (some might be singular = שְׂדֵה compare BaZMG xlii (1888), 351 SS Buhl; note, e.g. שְׂדֵי Ruth 1:6a, = שְׂדֵה Ruth 1:6b Ruth 4:3; but see Köii. 1, 77); suffix שְׂדֹתֶיהָ Nehemiah 11:30, etc.; also שָׂדֶיךָ 1 Kings 2:26, שָׂדֵינוּ Micah 2:4; —
1. open field, country:
a. pasture-land Genesis 29:2; Genesis 30:16; Exodus 9:3 (all J), Deuteronomy 11:15; 1 Samuel 11:5 + 10 times J, JE.
b. unfrequented Genesis 24:63, 65, exposed to violence Genesis 4:8 (J), 2 Samuel 14:6; Deuteronomy 21:1; Deuteronomy 22:25, 27, to wild beasts Exodus 22:30 (E), Ezekiel 33:27.
c. specifically home of beasts: 2 Samuel 17:8; Jeremiah 14:5; especially phrase חַיַּת הַשּׂ׳ Genesis 2:19, 20; Genesis 3:1, 14 (all J) of beasts in general, and, of wild beasts, Exodus 23:11, 29 (E), Hosea 2:14; Hosea 2:20; Hosea 4:3; Hosea 13:8; Deuteronomy 7:22; Leviticus 26:22 (H), Job 5:23 (|| חַיַּת הָאָרֶץ), + 16 times; בֶּהֱמַת הַשּׂ׳ 1 Samuel 17:44 compare Joel 1:20; אַיְלוֺת הַשּׂ׳ Songs 2:7; Songs 3:5, compare הַצְּבָיִם אֲשֶׁר בַּשּׂ׳ 2 Samuel 2:18; hunting-ground Genesis 25:29; Genesis 27:3, 5 (all J E), compare אִישׁ שׂ׳ Genesis 25:27 (J E; || אִישׁ יֹדֵעַ צַיִד).
d. yielding plants and trees: Genesis 25:27 (JE), Genesis 30:14 (J), Exodus 10:5 (JE), 2 Kings 4:39; Ezekiel 21:2; Ezekiel 39:10; especially phrase עֵשֶׂב הַשּׂ׳ Genesis 2:5; Genesis 3:18 (both J), + 6 times + בַּשּׂ׳ ע׳ Zechariah 10:1; שִׂיח הַשּׂ׳ Genesis 2:5, גֶּפֶן שׂ׳ 2 Kings 4:39, שׂ׳ פַּקֻּעֹת 2 Kings 4:39, צִיץ הַשּׂ׳ Isaiah 40:15; Psalm 103:15, צֶמַח הַשּׂ׳ Ezekiel 16:7; עֵץ הַשּׂ׳ (4 times עֲצֵי) Exodus 9:25 (JE), Deuteronomy 20:19; Leviticus 26:4 (H) Isaiah 55:12 + 8 times; 2 Samuel 1:21 see תְּרוּמָה, √ רום.
e. stony, אַבְנֵי הַשּׂ׳ Job 5:23.
f. open country, outside of walled city Judges 9:32, 42, 43, 44; Judges 19:16; 1 Samuel 19:3; 1 Samuel 20:5, 11 (twice in verse); 1 Samuel 20:24, 35; 2 Kings 7:12; Micah 4:10; as battle-ground Joshua 8:24 (J), 2 Samuel 10:8 = 1 Chronicles 19:9; 2 Samuel 11:23; 2 Samuel 18:6, outside of military camp 1 Samuel 4:2; 1 Samuel 14:15; opposed to city (in formula) 1 Kings 14:11; 1 Kings 16:4; 1 Kings 21:24; Jeremiah 14:18; Ezekiel 7:15; שְׂדֵה אֶרֶץ Leviticus 25:31; as site of small town, country1 Samuel 27:5 (opposed to royal city), compare 1 Chronicles 27:25; of high places, גְּבָעוֺת בַּשּׂ׳ Jeremiah 13:27; quite general, 1 Samuel 30:11; Jeremiah 40:7, 13; including road Judges 20:31; 1 Kings 11:29; Jeremiah 6:25; distinguished from road Numbers 22:23 (JE), 2 Samuel 20:12; outside houses and courtyards Exodus 8:9 (P), 1 Samuel 25:15; בַּשּׂ׳ nearly = outdoors Exodus 1:14 (P), Judges 13:9; of surface of country or ground, בַּשּׂ׳ Exodus 16:25 (J E; = הַמִּדְבָּר עַל־פְּנֵי Exodus 16:14), compare 1 Samuel 14:25; so הַשּׂ׳ עַל־פְּנֵי (אֶל) 2 Kings 9:37; Jeremiah 9:22; Ezekiel 29:5 (|| הַמִּדְבָּ֫רָה), Ezekiel 32:4; Ezekiel 39:5; same phrase opposed to house, comfort, etc., 2 Samuel 11:11; Ezekiel 16:5, opposed to city Leviticus 14:7, 53, opposed to tent Numbers 19:16 (all P), opposed to tent of meeting Leviticus 17:5 (H).
g. = expanse of country, opposed to mountain, in phrase מְרוֺמֵי שׂ׳ Judges 5:18; הֲרָרִי בַּשּׂ׳ Jeremiah 17:3 (of Jerusalem) is dubious; compare לְעִי הַשּׂ׳ Micah 1:6 (Jeremiah 18:14 see שָׂדַי).
2. definite portion of ground, field, land:
a. cultivated ground Genesis 37:7 (E), Genesis 47:24 (J; זֶרַע הַשָּׂדֶה), Exodus 22:4 (3 times in verse); Exodus 22:5 (E), Leviticus 27:16, 17 (P), Micah 3:12 (in simile) Ruth 2:2 + 47 times, + שְׂדֵי תְרוּמוֺת 2 Samuel 1:21, זָֿ֑רַע שׂ׳ Ezekiel 17:5, שָׂדֶה טוֺב Ezekiel 17:8 good soil.
b. as private property, Micah 5:2; Micah 5:4; Isaiah 5:8 (twice in verse); Genesis 47:20 (J), Genesis 23:9, 11, 13 (P) + 50 times, + 2 Chronicles 26:23 (as burial-place); also חֶלְקַת (הַ)שּׂ׳, see חֶלְקָה; and צֹפִים שׂ׳, see צפה.
c. city-land, adjacent to city (town) and subject to its control: Genesis 41:48 (E), Leviticus 25:34 (P), Joshua 21:12 (P) = 1 Chronicles 6:41; Nehemiah 11:25, 30; Nehemiah 12:29, 44; specifically of Zoan Psalm 78:12; Psalm 78:43.
d. territory of nation, tribe: Genesis 32:4; Numbers 21:20 (both J E), Judges 5:4; Ruth 1:1, 2; Genesis 14:7 + 13 times + שְׂדֵה נִחֲלַת יִשׂ׳ Judges 20:6.
e. territory of king, 2 Samuel 9:7; 2 Samuel 13:30.
3. land, opposed to sea, 1 Chronicles 16:32 (opposed to הַיָּם; = שָׂדַי Psalm 96:12), perhaps also mainland Ezekiel 26:6, 8 (Co Krae Toy and others; not Sm).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


2:5; 2:5; 2:5; 2:19; 2:20; 3:1; 3:14; 3:18; 4:8; 14:7; 14:7; 23:9; 23:11; 23:13; 24:63; 24:65; 25:27; 25:27; 25:29; 27:3; 27:5; 29:2; 30:14; 30:16; 32:4; 37:7; 41:48; 47:20; 47:24


1:14; 8:9; 9:3; 9:25; 10:5; 16:14; 16:25; 22:4; 22:5; 22:30; 23:11; 23:29


14:7; 14:53; 17:5; 25:3; 25:31; 25:34; 26:4; 26:22; 27:16; 27:17; 27:24


19:16; 21:20; 22:23


7:22; 11:15; 11:15; 20:19; 21:1; 22:25; 22:27; 24:19; 32:13


8:24; 21:12


5:4; 5:18; 9:32; 9:42; 9:43; 9:44; 13:9; 19:16; 20:6; 20:31


1:1; 1:1; 1:2; 1:6; 1:6; 2:2; 4:3

1 Samuel

4:2; 11:5; 14:15; 14:25; 17:44; 19:3; 20:5; 20:11; 20:24; 20:35; 22:7; 25:15; 27:5; 30:11

2 Samuel

1:21; 1:21; 1:21; 2:18; 9:7; 10:8; 11:11; 11:23; 13:30; 14:6; 17:8; 18:6; 20:12

1 Kings

2:26; 11:29; 14:11; 16:4; 21:24

2 Kings

4:39; 4:39; 4:39; 7:12; 9:37

1 Chronicles

6:41; 16:32; 19:9; 27:25

2 Chronicles



11:25; 11:30; 11:30; 12:29; 12:29; 12:44


5:23; 5:23


8:8; 50:11; 78:12; 78:43; 80:14; 96:12; 96:12; 96:12; 98:7; 103:15; 104:11

Song of Songs

2:7; 3:5


5:8; 32:12; 40:15; 55:12; 56:9


4:17; 4:17; 6:25; 9:22; 13:27; 14:5; 14:18; 17:3; 18:14; 18:14; 32:7; 32:8; 40:7; 40:13




7:15; 16:5; 16:7; 17:5; 17:8; 21:2; 26:6; 26:8; 29:5; 32:4; 33:27; 39:5; 39:10


2:14; 2:20; 4:3; 10:4; 10:4; 12:12; 13:8


1:20; 2:22


1:6; 2:4; 3:12; 4:10; 5:2; 5:4



Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H7704 matches the Hebrew שָׂדֶה (śāḏê),
which occurs 334 times in 309 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 7 (Gen 2:5–Exo 9:25)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:5 - Now no shrub of the field H7704 was yet in the earth, and no plant of the field H7704 had yet grown, for Yahweh God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was no man to [fn]cultivate the ground.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:19 - And out of the ground Yahweh God had formed every beast of the field H7704 and every bird of the [fn]sky, and He brought each to the man to see what he would call it; and whatever the man called a living creature, that was its name.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:20 - And the man gave names to all the cattle and to the birds of the [fn]sky and to every beast of the field H7704; but for [fn]Adam there was not found a helper [fn]suitable for him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:1 -

Now the serpent was more crafty than any beast of the field H7704 which Yahweh God had made. And he said to the woman, “Indeed, has God said, ‘[fn]You shall not eat from [fn]any tree of the garden’?”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:14 - And Yahweh God said to the serpent,

“Because you have done this,

Cursed are you more than any of the cattle,

And more than every beast of the field H7704;

On your belly you will go,

And dust you will eat

All the days of your life;

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:18 -

“Both thorns and thistles it shall grow for you;

And you will eat the [fn]plants of the field H7704;

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:8 - Then Cain [fn]spoke to Abel his brother; and it happened when they were in the field H7704, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother and killed him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 14:7 - Then they turned back and came to En-mishpat (that is, Kadesh). And they struck all the country H7704 of the Amalekites, and also the Amorites, who were living in Hazazon-tamar.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 23:9 - that he may give me the cave of Machpelah which belongs to him, which is at the end of his field H7704; for the full price let him give it to me in [fn]your presence as a possession for a burial site.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 23:11 - “No, my lord, hear me; I give you the field H7704, and I give you the cave that is in it. In the sight of the sons of my people I give it to you; bury your dead.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 23:13 - And he spoke to Ephron in the hearing of the people of the land, saying, “If you will only please hear me; I will give the silver for the field H7704, accept it from me that I may bury my dead there.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 23:17 -

So Ephron’s field H7704, which was in Machpelah, which faced Mamre, the field H7704 and the cave which was in it, and all the trees which were in the field H7704, that were [fn]within all the confines of its border, [fn]were deeded over

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 23:19 - After this, Abraham buried Sarah his wife in the cave of the field H7704 at Machpelah facing Mamre (that is, Hebron) in the land of Canaan.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 23:20 - So the field H7704 and the cave that is in it [fn]were deeded over to Abraham for a possession for a burial site by the sons of Heth.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:63 - And Isaac went out to [fn]muse in the field H7704 toward evening; and he lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, camels were coming.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:65 - Then she said to the servant, “Who is that man walking in the field H7704 to meet us?” And the servant said, “He is my master.” Then she took her [fn]veil and covered herself.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:9 - Then his sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him in the cave of Machpelah, in the field H7704 of Ephron the son of Zohar the Hittite, facing Mamre,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:10 - the field H7704 which Abraham bought from the sons of Heth; there Abraham was buried with Sarah his wife.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:27 -

And the boys grew up; Esau became a skillful hunter, a man of the field H7704, but Jacob was a [fn]peaceful man, [fn]living in tents.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:29 -

And Jacob had cooked stew. And Esau came in from the field H7704, and he was [fn]famished.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:3 - “So now, please take up your gear, your quiver and your bow, and go out to the field H7704 and hunt game for me;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:5 -

Now Rebekah was listening while Isaac was speaking to his son Esau. Then Esau went to the field H7704 to hunt for game to bring to Isaac.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:27 - So he came near and kissed him; and he smelled the smell of his garments, and then he blessed him and said,

“See, the smell of my son

Is like the smell of a field H7704 which Yahweh has blessed;

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:2 - And he looked, and behold, a well in the field H7704, and behold, three flocks of sheep were lying there beside it, for from that well they gave water to the flocks to drink. Now the stone on the mouth of the well was large.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:14 -

And in the days of the wheat harvest, Reuben went and found mandrakes in the field H7704 and brought them to his mother Leah. Then Rachel said to Leah, “Please give me some of your son’s mandrakes.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:16 - Then Jacob came in from the field H7704 in the evening. And Leah went out to meet him and said, “You must come in to me, for I have surely hired you with my son’s mandrakes.” So he lay with her that night.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:4 - So Jacob sent and called Rachel and Leah to his flock in the field H7704,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:3 -

Then Jacob sent messengers before him to his brother Esau in the land of Seir, the [fn]country H7704 of Edom.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:19 - Then he bought a portion of a field H7704 where he had pitched his tent from the hand of the sons of Hamor, Shechem’s father, for one hundred [fn]qesitah.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 34:5 - Now Jacob heard that he had defiled Dinah his daughter; but his sons were with his livestock in the field H7704, so Jacob kept silent until they came in.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 34:7 - Now the sons of Jacob came in from the field H7704 when they heard it; and the men were grieved, and they were very angry because he had done a [fn]disgraceful thing in Israel [fn]by lying with Jacob’s daughter, for such a thing ought not to be done.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 34:28 - They took their flocks and their herds and their donkeys and that which was in the city and that which was in the field H7704;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 36:35 - Then Husham died, and Hadad the son of Bedad, who struck down Midian in the field H7704 of Moab, became king in his place; and the name of his city was Avith.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:7 - Indeed, behold, we were binding sheaves in the field H7704, and behold, my sheaf rose up and also stood upright; and behold, your sheaves gathered around and bowed down to my sheaf.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:15 -

And a man found him, and behold, he was wandering in the field H7704; and the man asked him, “[fn]What are you seeking?”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 39:5 - Now it happened that from the time he appointed him overseer in his house and over all that he owned, Yahweh blessed the Egyptian’s house on account of Joseph; thus the blessing of Yahweh was upon all that he owned, in the house and in the field H7704.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:48 - So he gathered all the food of these seven years which happened in the land of Egypt and placed the food in the cities; he placed in every city the food from its own surrounding fields H7704.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:20 -

So Joseph bought all the land of Egypt for Pharaoh, for [fn]every Egyptian sold his field H7704 because the famine was severe upon them. Thus the land became Pharaoh’s.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:24 - “And it will be, at the harvest you shall give a fifth to Pharaoh, and [fn]four-fifths shall be your own for seed of the field H7704 and for your food and for those of your households and as food for your little ones.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:29 - Then he commanded them and said to them, “I am about to be gathered to my people; bury me with my fathers in the cave that is in the field H7704 of Ephron the Hittite,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:30 - in the cave that is in the field H7704 of Machpelah, which is before Mamre, in the land of Canaan, which Abraham bought along with the field H7704 from Ephron the Hittite as a possession for a burial site.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:32 - the field H7704 and the cave that is in it, purchased from the sons of Heth.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 50:13 - Indeed, his sons carried him to the land of Canaan and buried him in the cave of the field H7704 of Machpelah before Mamre, which Abraham had bought along with the field H7704 for his possession as a burial site from Ephron the Hittite.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 1:14 - and they made their lives bitter with [fn]hard slave labor in mortar and bricks and in all kinds of slave labor in the field H7704, all their slave labor which they brutally [fn]compelled them to do.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 8:13 - So Yahweh did according to the word of Moses, and the frogs died out of the houses, the courts, and the fields H7704.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:3 - behold, the hand of Yahweh [fn]will come with a very heavy pestilence on your livestock which are in the field H7704, on the horses, on the donkeys, on the camels, on the herds, and on the flocks.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:19 - “So now, send, bring your livestock and whatever you have in the field H7704 to safety. Every man and beast that is found in the field H7704 and is not brought home, the hail will come down on them, and they will die.”’”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:21 - but he who did not [fn]consider in his heart the word of Yahweh [fn]left his servants and his livestock in the field H7704.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:22 -

Now Yahweh said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand toward the sky, that there may be hail on all the land of Egypt, on man and on beast and on every plant of the field H7704, throughout the land of Egypt.”

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:25 - And the hail struck all that was in the field H7704 through all the land of Egypt, from man to beast; the hail also struck every plant of the field H7704 and shattered every tree of the field H7704.

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