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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
Dictionary Aids

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.
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 - Isaac spoke to Abraham his father and said, “My father!” And he said, “Here I am, my son.” And he said, “Behold, the fire and the wood, but where is the lamb H7716 for the burnt offering?”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:8 - Abraham said, “God will [fn]provide for Himself the lamb H7716 for the burnt offering, my son.” So the two of them walked on together.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:32 - let me pass through your entire flock today, removing from there every speckled and spotted sheep H7716 and every black [fn]one H7716 among the lambs and the spotted and speckled among the goats; and such shall be my wages.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:3 - “Speak to all the congregation of Israel, saying, ‘On the tenth of this month they are each one to take a [fn]lamb H7716 for themselves, according to their fathers’ households, a [fn]lamb H7716 for [fn]each household.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:4 - ‘Now if the household is too small for a [fn]lamb, H7716 then he and his neighbor nearest to his house are to take one according to the [fn]number of persons in them; according to [fn]what each man should eat, you are to [fn]divide the lamb. H7716
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:5 - ‘Your [fn]lamb H7716 shall be an unblemished male a year old; you may take it from the sheep or from the goats.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 13:13 - “But every first [fn]offspring of a donkey you shall redeem with a lamb, H7716 but if you do not redeem it, then you shall break its neck; and every firstborn of man among your sons you shall redeem.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:1 - [fn]If a man steals an ox or a sheep H7716 and slaughters it or sells it, he shall pay five oxen for the ox and four sheep for the sheep. H7716
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:4 - “If what he stole is actually found alive in his [fn]possession, whether an ox or a donkey or a sheep, H7716 he shall pay double.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:9 - “For every [fn]breach of trust, whether it is for ox, for donkey, for sheep, H7716 for clothing, or for any lost thing about which one says, ‘This is it,’ the [fn]case of both parties shall come before [fn]the judges; he whom [fn]the judges condemn shall pay double to his neighbor.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:10 - “If a man gives his neighbor a donkey, an ox, a sheep, H7716 or any animal to keep for him, and it dies or is hurt or is driven away while no one is looking,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 34:19 - “The first offspring from every womb belongs to Me, and all your male livestock, the first offspring from [fn]cattle and sheep. H7716
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 34:20 - “You shall redeem with a lamb H7716 the [fn]first offspring from a donkey; and if you do not redeem it, then you shall break its neck. You shall redeem all the firstborn of your sons. [fn]None shall appear before Me empty-handed.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 5:7 - ‘But if [fn]he cannot afford a lamb, H7716 then he shall bring to the LORD his guilt offering for that in which he has sinned, two turtledoves or two young pigeons, one for a sin offering and the other for a burnt offering.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 12:8 - ‘But if [fn]she cannot afford a lamb, H7716 then she shall take two turtledoves or two young pigeons, the one for a burnt offering and the other for a sin offering; and the priest shall make atonement for her, and she will be clean.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:23 - ‘In respect to an ox or a lamb H7716 which has an [fn]overgrown or stunted member, you may present it for a freewill offering, but for a vow it will not be accepted.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:28 - “But, whether it is an ox or a sheep, H7716 you shall not kill both it and its young in one day.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:26 - ‘However, a firstborn among animals, which as a firstborn belongs to the LORD, no man may consecrate it; whether ox or sheep, H7716 it is the LORDS.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 15:11 - ‘Thus it shall be done for each ox, or for each ram, or for each of the male lambs, H7716 or of the goats.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 14:4 - “These are the animals which you may eat: the ox, the sheep, H7716 the goat,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 17:1 - “You shall not sacrifice to the LORD your God an ox or a sheep H7716 which has a blemish or any [fn]defect, for that is a detestable thing to the LORD your God.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 18:3 - “Now this shall be the priests’ due from the people, from those who offer a sacrifice, either an ox or a sheep, H7716 of which they shall give to the priest the shoulder and the two cheeks and the stomach.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:1 - “You shall not see your [fn]countryman’s ox or his sheep H7716 straying away, and [fn]pay no attention to them; you shall certainly bring them back to your countryman.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 6:21 - They [fn]utterly destroyed everything in the city, both man and woman, young and old, and ox and sheep H7716 and donkey, with the edge of the sword.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:4 - So they would camp against them and destroy the produce of the earth [fn]as far as Gaza, and leave no sustenance in Israel as well as no sheep, H7716 ox, or donkey.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:34 - Saul said, “Disperse yourselves among the people and say to them, ‘Each one of you bring me his ox or his sheep, H7716 and slaughter it here and eat; and do not sin against the LORD by eating with the blood.’” So all the people that night brought each one his ox [fn]with him and slaughtered it there.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 15:3 - ‘Now go and strike Amalek and utterly destroy all that he has, and do not spare him; but put to death both man and woman, child and infant, ox and sheep, H7716 camel and donkey.’”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:34 - But David said to Saul, “Your servant was tending his father’s sheep. When a lion or a bear came and took a lamb H7716 from the flock,
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 22:19 - And he struck Nob the city of the priests with the edge of the sword, both men and women, children and infants; also oxen, donkeys, and sheep H7716 he struck with the edge of the sword.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:176 - I have gone astray like a lost sheep; H7716 seek Your servant,
For I do not forget Your commandments.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 7:25 - As for all the hills which used to be cultivated with the hoe, you will not go there for fear of briars and thorns; but they will become a place for [fn]pasturing oxen and for sheep H7716 to trample.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:23 - “You have not brought to Me the sheep H7716 of your burnt offerings,
Nor have you honored Me with your sacrifices.
I have not burdened you with [fn]offerings,
Nor wearied you with incense.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 53:7 - He was oppressed and He was afflicted,
Yet He did not open His mouth;
Like a lamb H7716 that is led to slaughter,
And like a sheep that is silent before its shearers,
So He did not open His mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 66:3 - But he who kills an ox is like one who slays a man;
He who sacrifices a lamb H7716 is like the one who breaks a dog’s neck;
He who offers a grain offering is like one who offers swine’s blood;
He who [fn]burns incense is like the one who blesses an idol.
As they have chosen their own ways,
And their soul delights in their abominations,
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 50:17 - “Israel is a scattered [fn]flock, H7716 the lions have driven them away. The first one who devoured him was the king of Assyria, and this last one who has broken his bones is Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 34:17 - “As for you, My flock, thus says the Lord GOD, ‘Behold, I will judge between one [fn]sheep H7716 and another, H7716 between the rams and the male goats.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 34:20 - Therefore, thus says the Lord GOD to them, “Behold, I, even I, will judge between the fat sheep H7716 and the lean sheep. H7716
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 34:22 - therefore, I will deliver My flock, and they will no longer be a prey; and I will judge between one sheep H7716 and another. H7716
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 45:15 - and one sheep H7716 from each flock of two hundred from the watering places of Israel—for a grain offering, for a burnt offering and for peace offerings, to make atonement for them,” declares the Lord GOD.

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