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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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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 - But Isaac spoke to Abraham his father and said, “My father!” And he said, “Here I am, my son.” Then he said, “Look, the fire and the wood, but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:8 - And Abraham said, “My son, God will provide for Himself the lamb for a burnt offering.” So the two of them went together.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:32 - “Let me pass through all your flock today, removing from there all the speckled and spotted sheep, and all the brown ones among the lambs, and the spotted and speckled among the goats; and these shall be my wages.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:3 - “Speak to all the congregation of Israel, saying: ‘On the tenth of this month every man shall take for himself a lamb, according to the house of his father, a lamb for a household.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:4 - ‘And if the household is too small for the lamb, let him and his neighbor next to his house take it according to the number of the persons; according to each man’s need you shall make your count for the lamb.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:5 - ‘Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year. You may take it from the sheep or from the goats.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 13:13 - “But every firstborn of a donkey you shall redeem with a lamb; and if you will not redeem it, then you shall break its neck. And all the firstborn of man among your sons you shall redeem.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:1 - “If a man steals an ox or a sheep, and slaughters it or sells it, he shall restore five oxen for an ox and four sheep for a sheep.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:4 - “If the theft is certainly found alive in his hand, whether it is an ox or donkey or sheep, he shall restore double.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:9 - “For any kind of trespass, whether it concerns an ox, a donkey, a sheep, or clothing, or for any kind of lost thing which another claims to be his, the cause of both parties shall come before the judges; and whomever the judges condemn shall pay double to his neighbor.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:10 - “If a man delivers to his neighbor a donkey, an ox, a sheep, or any animal to keep, and it dies, is hurt, or driven away, no one seeing it,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 34:19 - “All that open the womb are Mine, and every male firstborn among your livestock, whether ox or sheep.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 34:20 - “But the firstborn of a donkey you shall redeem with a lamb. And if you will not redeem him, then you shall break his neck. All the firstborn of your sons you shall redeem. And none shall appear before Me empty-handed.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 5:7 - ‘If he is not able to bring a lamb, then he shall bring to the LORD, for his trespass which he has committed, two turtledoves or two young pigeons: one as a sin offering and the other as a burnt offering.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 12:8 - ‘And if she is not able to bring a lamb, then she may bring two turtledoves or two young pigeons—one as a burnt offering and the other as a sin offering. So the priest shall make atonement for her, and she will be clean.’ ”
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:23 - ‘Either a bull or a lamb that has any limb too long or too short you may offer as a freewill offering, but for a vow it shall not be accepted.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 22:28 - Whether it is a cow or ewe, do not kill both her and her young on the same day.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 27:26 - ‘But the firstborn of the animals, which should be the LORD’s firstborn, no man shall dedicate; whether it is an ox or sheep, it is the LORD’s.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 15:11 - ‘Thus it shall be done for each young bull, for each ram, or for each lamb or young goat.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 14:4 - “These are the animals which you may eat: the ox, the sheep, the goat,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 17:1 - “You shall not sacrifice to the LORD your God a bull or sheep which has any blemish or defect, for that is an abomination to the LORD your God.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 18:3 - “And this shall be the priest’s due from the people, from those who offer a sacrifice, whether it is bull or sheep: they shall give to the priest the shoulder, the cheeks, and the stomach.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:1 - “You shall not see your brother’s ox or his sheep going astray, and hide yourself from them; you shall certainly bring them back to your brother.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 6:21 - And they utterly destroyed all that was in the city, both man and woman, young and old, ox and sheep and donkey, with the edge of the sword.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:4 - Then they would encamp against them and destroy the produce of the earth as far as Gaza, and leave no sustenance for Israel, neither sheep nor ox nor donkey.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:34 - Then Saul said, “Disperse yourselves among the people, and say to them, ‘Bring me here every man’s ox and every man’s sheep, slaughter them here, and eat; and do not sin against the LORD by eating with the blood.’ ” So every one of the people brought his ox with him that night, and slaughtered it there.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 15:3 - ‘Now go and attack Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and do not spare them. But kill both man and woman, infant and nursing child, ox and sheep, camel and donkey.’ ”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:34 - But David said to Saul, “Your servant used to keep his father’s sheep, and when a lion or a bear came and took a lamb out of the flock,
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 22:19 - Also Nob, the city of the priests, he struck with the edge of the sword, both men and women, children and nursing infants, oxen and donkeys and sheep—with the edge of the sword.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:176 - I have gone astray like a lost sheep;
Seek Your servant,
For I do not forget Your commandments.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 7:25 - And to any hill which could be dug with the hoe,
You will not go there for fear of briers and thorns;
But it will become a range for oxen
And a place for sheep to roam.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:23 - You have not brought Me the sheep for your burnt offerings,
Nor have you honored Me with your sacrifices.
I have not caused you to serve with grain offerings,
Nor wearied you with incense.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 53:7 - He was oppressed and He was afflicted,
Yet He opened not His mouth;
He was led as a lamb to the slaughter,
And as a sheep before its shearers is silent,
So He opened not His mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 66:3 - “He who kills a bull is as if he slays a man;
He who sacrifices a lamb, as if he breaks a dog’s neck;
He who offers a grain offering, as if he offers swine’s blood;
He who burns incense, as if he blesses an idol.
Just as they have chosen their own ways,
And their soul delights in their abominations,
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 50:17 - “Israel is like scattered sheep;
The lions have driven him away.
First the king of Assyria devoured him;
Now at last this Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon has broken his bones.”
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 34:17 - ‘And as for you, O My flock, thus says the Lord GOD: “Behold, I shall judge between sheep and sheep, between rams and goats.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 34:20 - ‘Therefore thus says the Lord GOD to them: “Behold, I Myself will judge between the fat and the lean sheep.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 34:22 - “therefore I will save My flock, and they shall no longer be a prey; and I will judge between sheep and sheep.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 45:15 - “And one lamb shall be given from a flock of two hundred, from the rich pastures of Israel. These shall be for grain offerings, burnt offerings, and peace offerings, to make atonement for them,” says the Lord GOD.
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