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Lexicon :: Strong's H7716 - śê

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Probably from שָׁאָה (H7582) through the idea of pushing out to graze
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TWOT Reference: 2237

Strong’s Definitions

שֶׂה seh, seh; or שֵׂי sêy; probably from H7582 through the idea of pushing out to graze; a member of a flock, i.e. a sheep or goat:—(lesser, small) cattle, ewe, goat, lamb, sheep. Compare H2089.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 46x

The KJV translates Strong's H7716 in the following manner: sheep (18x), cattle (10x), lamb (16x), ewe (1x), lamb (with H3532) (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 46x
The KJV translates Strong's H7716 in the following manner: sheep (18x), cattle (10x), lamb (16x), ewe (1x), lamb (with H3532) (1x).
  1. one of a flock, lamb, sheep, goat, young sheep, young goat

    1. sheep, goat

    2. flock (collective)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
שֶׂה seh, seh; or שֵׂי sêy; probably from H7582 through the idea of pushing out to graze; a member of a flock, i.e. a sheep or goat:—(lesser, small) cattle, ewe, goat, lamb, sheep. Compare H2089.
STRONGS H7716: Abbreviations
שֶׂה noun masculineGenesis 30:32 and (less often) feminineJeremiah 50:17 one of a flock, a sheep (or goat) (Assyrian šuju, Arabic bdb096101 plural bdb096102, bdb096103, etc. (also wild ox), compare Egyptian sau, sheep Bondi65, compare IdBa NB§ 2 b ς); — absolute שֶׂה Genesis 30:32 +, construct שֵׂה Isaiah 43:23 +; suffix שֵׂיוֺ Deuteronomy 22:1, שְׂיֵ֫הוּ 1 Samuel 14:34; not in plural; —
1. a sheep, or goat, noun of individual meaning of צאֹן : as property Genesis 32:32 (twice in verse) (J; + עאֹן collective, כְּשָׂבִים, עִזִּים), Exodus 21:37 (twice in verse) (+ שׁוֺר, צאֹן collective), Exodus 22:3 (+ שׁוֺר, חֲמוֺר, Exodus 22:8 (id.), Exodus 22:9 (id; all E); Deuteronomy 22:1 (+ שׁוֺר), 1 Samuel 17:34 (זה Kt van d. H. erroneous, see Baer Dr), roaming pasture Isaiah 7:25, straying Psalm 119:176 (simile), slaughtered Isaiah 53:7 (in simile); + שׁוֺר, חֲמוֺר Judges 6:4; 1 Samuel 22:19; Joshua 6:21 (J), + id. + גָּמָל 1 Samuel 15:3; as sacrifice Genesis 22:7, 8 (J), Exodus 13:13; Leviticus 5:12; Leviticus 12:8; Numbers 15:11 (בַּכְּבָשִׂים אוֺ בָּעִזִּים שׂ׳; all P), Deuteronomy 18:3 (+ שׁוֺר), Isaiah 43:23; Isaiah 66:3 (+ שׁוֺר), מִןהַֿצּאֹן Ezekiel 45:15; compare Exodus 34:19 (+ שׁוֺר), Vulgate20 (J), Leviticus 26 (P; + שׁוֺר); fit for sacrifice Leviticus 22:28 (H); unfit Vulgate23 (H), Deuteronomy 17:1 (both + שׁוֺר); as food 1 Samuel 14:34 (+ שׁוֺר), כְּשָׂבִים וְשׂ׳ עִזִּים שׂ׳ Deuteronomy 14:4 (+ id.); for Passover Exodus 12:3 (twice in verse); Exodus 12:4 (twice in verse); Exodus 12:5 (P); figurative of Israel Ezekiel 34:17 (twice in verse) (|| אֵילִים, עַתּוּדִים), Ezekiel 34:20; Ezekiel 34:20; Ezekiel 34:22; Ezekiel 34:22.
2. collective flock: שֶׂה פְזוּרָה Jeremiah 50:17 (= צאֹן אֹבְדוֺת Jeremiah 50:6).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


22:7; 22:8; 30:32; 30:32; 32:32


12:3; 12:4; 12:5; 13:13; 22:3; 22:8; 22:9; 34:19


5:12; 12:8; 22:28; 26




14:4; 17:1; 18:3; 22:1; 22:1





1 Samuel

14:34; 14:34; 15:3; 17:34; 22:19




7:25; 43:23; 43:23; 53:7; 66:3


50:6; 50:17; 50:17


34:17; 34:20; 34:20; 34:22; 34:22; 45:15

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H7716 matches the Hebrew שֶׂה (śê),
which occurs 47 times in 39 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:7 - And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold the fire and the wood: but where is the lamb H7716 for a burnt offering?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:8 - And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb H7716 for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:32 - I will pass through all thy flock to day, removing from thence all the speckled and spotted cattle, H7716 and all the brown cattle H7716 among the sheep, and the spotted and speckled among the goats: and of such shall be my hire.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:3 - Speak ye unto all the congregation of Israel, saying, In the tenth day of this month they shall take to them every man a lamb, H7716 according to the house of their fathers, a lamb H7716 for an house:
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:4 - And if the household be too little for the lamb, H7716 let him and his neighbour next unto his house take it according to the number of the souls; every man according to his eating shall make your count for the lamb. H7716
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:5 - Your lamb H7716 shall be without blemish, a male of the first year: ye shall take it out from the sheep, or from the goats:
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 13:13 - And every firstling of an ass thou shalt redeem with a lamb; H7716 and if thou wilt not redeem it, then thou shalt break his neck: and all the firstborn of man among thy children shalt thou redeem.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:1 - If a man shall steal an ox, or a sheep, H7716 and kill it, or sell it; he shall restore five oxen for an ox, and four sheep for a sheep. H7716
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:4 - If the theft be certainly found in his hand alive, whether it be ox, or ass, or sheep; H7716 he shall restore double.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:9 - For all manner of trespass, whether it be for ox, for ass, for sheep, H7716 for raiment, or for any manner of lost thing, which another challengeth to be his, the cause of both parties shall come before the judges; and whom the judges shall condemn, he shall pay double unto his neighbour.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:10 - If a man deliver unto his neighbour an ass, or an ox, or a sheep, H7716 or any beast, to keep; and it die, or be hurt, or driven away, no man seeing it:
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 34:19 - All that openeth the matrix is mine; and every firstling among thy cattle, whether ox or sheep, H7716 that is male.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 34:20 - But the firstling of an ass thou shalt redeem with a lamb: H7716 and if thou redeem him not, then shalt thou break his neck. All the firstborn of thy sons thou shalt redeem. And none shall appear before me empty.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 5:7 - And if he be not able to bring a lamb, H7716 then he shall bring for his trespass, which he hath committed, two turtledoves, or two young pigeons, unto the LORD; one for a sin offering, and the other for a burnt offering.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 12:8 - And if she be not able to bring a lamb, H7716 then she shall bring two turtles, or two young pigeons; the one for the burnt offering, and the other for a sin offering: and the priest shall make an atonement for her, and she shall be clean.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:23 - Either a bullock or a lamb H7716 that hath any thing superfluous or lacking in his parts, that mayest thou offer for a freewill offering; but for a vow it shall not be accepted.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:28 - And whether it be cow or ewe, H7716 ye shall not kill it and her young both in one day.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:26 - Only the firstling of the beasts, which should be the LORD'S firstling, no man shall sanctify it; whether it be ox, or sheep: H7716 it is the LORD'S.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 15:11 - Thus shall it be done for one bullock, or for one ram, or for a lamb, H7716 or a kid.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 14:4 - These are the beasts which ye shall eat: the ox, the sheep, H7716 and the goat,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 17:1 - Thou shalt not sacrifice unto the LORD thy God any bullock, or sheep, H7716 wherein is blemish, or any evilfavouredness: for that is an abomination unto the LORD thy God.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 18:3 - And this shall be the priest's due from the people, from them that offer a sacrifice, whether it be ox or sheep; H7716 and they shall give unto the priest the shoulder, and the two cheeks, and the maw.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:1 - Thou shalt not see thy brother's ox or his sheep H7716 go astray, and hide thyself from them: thou shalt in any case bring them again unto thy brother.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 6:21 - And they utterly destroyed all that was in the city, both man and woman, young and old, and ox, and sheep, H7716 and ass, with the edge of the sword.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:4 - And they encamped against them, and destroyed the increase of the earth, till thou come unto Gaza, and left no sustenance for Israel, neither sheep, H7716 nor ox, nor ass.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:34 - And Saul said, Disperse yourselves among the people, and say unto them, Bring me hither every man his ox, and every man his sheep, H7716 and slay them here, and eat; and sin not against the LORD in eating with the blood. And all the people brought every man his ox with him that night, and slew them there.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 15:3 - Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and spare them not; but slay both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, H7716 camel and ass.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:34 - And David said unto Saul, Thy servant kept his father's sheep, and there came a lion, and a bear, and took a lamb H7716 out of the flock:
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 22:19 - And Nob, the city of the priests, smote he with the edge of the sword, both men and women, children and sucklings, and oxen, and asses, and sheep, H7716 with the edge of the sword.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:176 - I have gone astray like a lost sheep; H7716 seek thy servant; for I do not forget thy commandments.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 7:25 - And on all hills that shall be digged with the mattock, there shall not come thither the fear of briers and thorns: but it shall be for the sending forth of oxen, and for the treading of lesser cattle. H7716
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:23 - Thou hast not brought me the small cattle H7716 of thy burnt offerings; neither hast thou honoured me with thy sacrifices. I have not caused thee to serve with an offering, nor wearied thee with incense.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 53:7 - He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb H7716 to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 66:3 - He that killeth an ox is as if he slew a man; he that sacrificeth a lamb, H7716 as if he cut off a dog's neck; he that offereth an oblation, as if he offered swine's blood; he that burneth incense, as if he blessed an idol. Yea, they have chosen their own ways, and their soul delighteth in their abominations.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 50:17 - Israel is a scattered sheep; H7716 the lions have driven him away: first the king of Assyria hath devoured him; and last this Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon hath broken his bones.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 34:17 - And as for you, O my flock, thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I judge between cattle H7716 and cattle, H7716 between the rams and the he goats.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 34:20 - Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD unto them; Behold, I, even I, will judge between the fat cattle H7716 and between the lean cattle. H7716
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 34:22 - Therefore will I save my flock, and they shall no more be a prey; and I will judge between cattle H7716 and cattle. H7716
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 45:15 - And one lamb H7716 out of the flock, out of two hundred, out of the fat pastures of Israel; for a meat offering, and for a burnt offering, and for peace offerings, to make reconciliation for them, saith the Lord GOD.
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