Roe
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Easton's Bible Dictionary
(Hebrews tsebi), properly the gazelle (Arab. ghazal), permitted for food (Deuteronomy 14:5; Comp. Deuteronomy 12:15, 22; 15:22; 1 Kings 4:23), noted for its swiftness and beauty and grace of form (2 Samuel 2:18; 1 Chronicles 12:8; Cant. 2:9; 7:3; 8:14).

The gazelle (Gazella dorcas) is found in great numbers in Palestine. "Among the gray hills of Galilee it is still `the roe upon the mountains of Bether,' and I have seen a little troop of gazelles feeding on the Mount of Olives close to Jerusalem itself" (Tristram).

The Hebrew word (`ayyalah) in Proverbs 5:19 thus rendered (R.V., "doe"), is properly the "wild she-goat," the mountain goat, the ibex. (See 1 Samuel 24:2; Psalm 104:18; Job 39:1.)

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) A roebuck. See Roebuck.

2. (n.) The female of any species of deer.

3. (n.) The ova or spawn of fishes and amphibians, especially when still enclosed in the ovarian membranes. Sometimes applied, loosely, to the sperm and the testes of the male.

4. (n.) A mottled appearance of light and shade in wood, especially in mahogany.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ROE; ROEBUCK

ro, ro'-buk: the King James Version has "roe" and "roebuck" for tsehi, tsebhiyah. the Revised Version (British and American) usually substitutes "gazelle" in the text (Deuteronomy 12:15, etc.) or margin (Proverbs 6:5, etc.), but retains "roe" in 2 Samuel 2:18 1 Chronicles 12:8; Songs 3:5; Songs 7:3. So the Revised Version (British and American) has "gazelle" for the King James Version "roe" in Sirach 27:20 (dorkas). the Revised Version (British and American) has "roe-buck" for yachmur (Deuteronomy 14:5 1 Kings 4:23), where the King James Version has "fallow deer." In the opinion of the writer, 'ayyal English Versions of the Bible "hart," should be translated "roe-buck," yachmur "fallow deer," and tsebhi "gazelle."

See DEER; GAZELLE.

Alfred Ely Day

Strong's Hebrew
3280. yaalah -- female mountain goat
... Word Origin fem. of yael Definition female mountain goat NASB Word Usage doe (1).
roe. Feminine of ya'el -- roe. see HEBREW ya'el. 3279, 3280. yaalah. 3281 > ...
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6646. tsebiyyah -- female gazelle
... Word Origin fem. of tsebi Definition female gazelle NASB Word Usage gazelle (2).
roe. Feminine of tsbiy; a female gazelle -- roe. see HEBREW tsbiy. 6645, 6646 ...
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6082. opher -- a young hart, stag
... young roe hart. From aphar; a fawn (from the dusty color) -- young roe (hart). see
HEBREW aphar. 6081, 6082. opher. 6083 . Strong's Numbers.
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6643. tsbiy -- beauty, honor
... From tsabah in the sense of prominence; splendor (as conspicuous); also a gazelle
(as beautiful) -- beautiful(-ty), glorious, goodly, pleasant, roe(-buck). ...
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Library

My Beloved is Like a Roe or a Young Hart: Behold He Standeth ...
... 9. My beloved is like a roe or a young hart: behold he standeth behind our wall;
he looketh forth at the windows, showing himself through the lattice. ...
/...//christianbookshelf.org/guyon/song of songs of solomon/9 my beloved is like.htm

Until the Day Break and the Shadows Flee Away, Turn, My Beloved ...
... CHAPTER II. 17. Until the day break and the shadows flee away, turn, my beloved,
and be thou like a roe or a young hart upon the mountains of Bether. ...
/.../guyon/song of songs of solomon/17 until the day break.htm

Flee Away, My Beloved, and be Thou Like to a Roe or to a Young ...
... CHAPTER VIII. 14. Flee away, my beloved, and be thou like to a roe or to
a young hart upon the mountains of spices. The soul having ...
/.../guyon/song of songs of solomon/14 flee away my beloved.htm

Over the Mountains. "My Beloved is Mine, and I am His: He Feedeth ...
... Until the day break, and the shadows flee away, turn, my Beloved, and be Thou like
a roe or a young hart upon the mountains of Bether."" Song of Solomon ii. ...
/.../spurgeon/till he come/over the mountains my beloved is.htm

The Bride's Reminiscences
... My beloved is like a roe or a young hart: Behold, he standeth behind our wall, He
looketh in at the windows, He sheweth himself through the lattice. ...
/.../select masterpieces of biblical literature/vii the brides reminiscences.htm

Chapter ii.
... behold, he cometh, leaping upon the mountains, skipping upon the hills.9. My beloved
is like a roe or a young hart: behold he standeth behind our wall; he ...
//christianbookshelf.org/guyon/song of songs of solomon/chapter ii.htm

Chapter viii.
... 14. Make haste, my beloved, and be thou like to a roe or to a young hart
upon the mountains of spices.14. Flee away, my beloved, and ...
//christianbookshelf.org/guyon/song of songs of solomon/chapter viii.htm

On Proverbs. From the Commentary of St. Hippolytus on Proverbs.
... [1228] He shows also, by the mention of the creature (the hind), the purity of that
pleasure; and by the roe he intimates the quick responsive affection of the ...
/.../on proverbs from the commentary.htm

S. Cyril's Writings.
... which Sir Tho. Roe, our first Ambassador from King James 1.to the Great Mogul, brought
from the East, and presented to the Bodleian Library. ... 4. C. Roe, Bibl. ...
/.../cyril/lectures of s cyril of jerusalem/chapter xi s cyrils writings.htm

Unrestrained Communion
... Make haste, my Beloved,. And be Thou like to a roe or to a young hart. Upon the
mountains of spices! ... Turn, my Beloved, and be Thou like a roe or a young hart. ...
/.../taylor/union and communion/section vi unrestrained communion.htm

Thesaurus
Roe (21 Occurrences)
... "Among the gray hills of Galilee it is still `the roe upon the ...ROE; ROEBUCK. ro,
ro'-buk: the King James Version has "roe" and "roebuck" for tsehi, tsebhiyah. ...
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Roe's (1 Occurrence)
... Multi-Version Concordance Roe's (1 Occurrence). Genesis 27:7 Go and get
some roe's meat and make me a good meal, so that I may be ...
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Roebuck (5 Occurrences)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. ROE; ROEBUCK. ro, ro'-buk: the King James
Version has "roe" and "roebuck" for tsehi, tsebhiyah. ...
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Deer (15 Occurrences)
... Arabic, 'ayyal and 'iyal, "deer" and 'ayil, "ram," and Latin caper and capra, "goat,"
caprea, capreolus, "wild goat," "chamois," or "roe deer")); yachmur ...
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Gazelle (12 Occurrences)
... gazelle" does not occur in the King James Version, where tsebhi and tsebhiyah, in
the 16 passages where they occur, are uniformly translated "roe" or "roebuck ...
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Zoology
... Wild Ox or Unicorn, Sinaitic Ibex (sv GOAT), Persian Wild Goat (sv CHAMOIS), Gazelle,
Arabian Oryx (sv ANTELOPE), Chamois (2) Cervidae, Roe Deer, Fallow Deer ...
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Roes (12 Occurrences)
... Roes (12 Occurrences). 2 Samuel 2:18 And the three sons of Zeruiah were there, Joab,
and Abishai, and Asahel: and Asahel was as light of foot as a wild roe. ...
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Fawns (4 Occurrences)
... (WEB). Song of Songs 4:5 Your two breasts are like two fawns that are twins of a
roe, which feed among the lilies. (WEB JPS ASV DBY YLT NAS RSV NIV). ...
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Twins (9 Occurrences)
... (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV). Song of Songs 4:5 Your two breasts are like
two fawns that are twins of a roe, which feed among the lilies. ...
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Ram (96 Occurrences)
... 1) The ordinary word is 'ayil, which is remarkably near to 'ayyal, "deer" (compare
Latin caper, capra, "goat," and capreolus, "wild goat" or "roe-buck"; also ...
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Concordance
Roe (21 Occurrences)

Genesis 49:21
Naphtali is a roe let loose, giving fair young ones.
(BBE)

Deuteronomy 12:15
Notwithstanding thou mayest kill and eat flesh in all thy gates, whatsoever thy soul lusteth after, according to the blessing of the LORD thy God which he hath given thee: the unclean and the clean may eat thereof, as of the roebuck, and as of the hart.
(Root in KJV BBE WBS YLT)

Deuteronomy 12:22
Even as the roebuck and the hart is eaten, so thou shalt eat them: the unclean and the clean shall eat of them alike.
(Root in KJV BBE WBS YLT)

Deuteronomy 14:5
the hart, and the gazelle, and the roebuck, and the wild goat, and the ibex, and the antelope, and the chamois.
(Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Deuteronomy 15:22
Thou shalt eat it within thy gates: the unclean and the clean person shall eat it alike, as the roebuck, and as the hart.
(Root in KJV BBE WBS YLT)

2 Samuel 2:18
And there were three sons of Zeruiah there, Joab, and Abishai, and Asahel: and Asahel was as light of foot as a wild roe.
(KJV JPS ASV BBE WBS YLT)

1 Kings 4:23
ten head of fat cattle, and twenty head of cattle out of the pastures, and one hundred sheep, besides harts, and gazelles, and roebucks, and fattened fowl.
(Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Psalms 42:1
<To the chief music-maker. Maschil. Of the sons of Korah.> Like the desire of the roe for the water-streams, so is my soul's desire for you, O God.
(BBE)

Proverbs 5:19
Let her be as the loving hind and pleasant roe; let her breasts satisfy thee at all times; and be thou ravished always with her love.
(KJV DBY WBS YLT)

Proverbs 6:5
Deliver thyself as a roe from the hand of the hunter, and as a bird from the hand of the fowler.
(KJV ASV BBE WBS YLT)

Proverbs 7:22
The simple man goes after her, like an ox going to its death, like a roe pulled by a cord;
(BBE)

Song of Songs 2:9
My beloved is like a roe or a young hart. Behold, he stands behind our wall! He looks in at the windows. He glances through the lattice.
(WEB KJV ASV BBE WBS YLT)

Song of Songs 2:17
Until the day is cool, and the shadows flee away, turn, my beloved, and be like a roe or a young hart on the mountains of Bether.
(WEB KJV ASV BBE WBS YLT)

Song of Songs 4:5
Your two breasts are like two fawns that are twins of a roe, which feed among the lilies.
(WEB KJV ASV BBE WBS YLT)

Song of Songs 7:3
Your two breasts are like two fawns, that are twins of a roe.
(WEB KJV ASV BBE WBS YLT)

Song of Songs 8:13
The companions are attending to thy voice, Cause me to hear. Flee, my beloved, and be like to a roe,
(YLT)

Song of Songs 8:14
Make haste, my beloved, and be thou like to a roe or to a young hart upon the mountains of spices.
(KJV ASV BBE WBS)

Isaiah 13:14
And it shall be as the chased roe, and as a sheep that no man taketh up: they shall every man turn to his own people, and flee every one into his own land.
(KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT)

Isaiah 35:6
Then will the feeble-footed be jumping like a roe, and the voice which was stopped will be loud in song: for in the waste land streams will be bursting out, and waters in the dry places.
(BBE)

Isaiah 51:20
Your sons are overcome, like a roe in a net; they are full of the wrath of the Lord, the punishment of your God.
(BBE)

Jeremiah 14:5
And the roe, giving birth in the field, lets her young one be uncared for, because there is no grass.
(BBE)

Subtopics

Roe

Roe and Roebuck

Roe or Gazelle

The Roe: A Good Wife

The Roe: Cheerful

The Roe: Christ

The Roe: Clean and Fit for Food

The Roe: Inhabits the Mountains

The Roe: Male of, Called the Roebuck

The Roe: Often Hunted by Men

The Roe: Swift

The Roe: The Church

The Roe: The Swift of Foot

The Roe: Wild

Related Terms

Roe's (1 Occurrence)

Roebuck (5 Occurrences)

Deer (15 Occurrences)

Gazelle (12 Occurrences)

Zoology

Roes (12 Occurrences)

Fawns (4 Occurrences)

Twins (9 Occurrences)

Ram (96 Occurrences)

Breasts (39 Occurrences)

Stag (5 Occurrences)

Feeding (37 Occurrences)

Rogel (4 Occurrences)

Hart (10 Occurrences)

Harts (5 Occurrences)

Quick-footed (7 Occurrences)

Uncared (1 Occurrence)

Jumping (14 Occurrences)

Lattice (6 Occurrences)

Lovely (19 Occurrences)

Lilies (15 Occurrences)

Gatherer (5 Occurrences)

Gush (7 Occurrences)

Glances (2 Occurrences)

Glanceth (1 Occurrence)

Water-streams (4 Occurrences)

Windows (27 Occurrences)

Wink (2 Occurrences)

Feeble-footed (6 Occurrences)

Fowler (3 Occurrences)

Twin (9 Occurrences)

Ravished (8 Occurrences)

Rugged (7 Occurrences)

Magnify (25 Occurrences)

Maschil (26 Occurrences)

Peereth (1 Occurrence)

Pygarg (1 Occurrence)

Blooming (1 Occurrence)

Bursting (22 Occurrences)

Buffet (4 Occurrences)

Bether (1 Occurrence)

Caught (110 Occurrences)

Cool (8 Occurrences)

Chased (21 Occurrences)

Abner (54 Occurrences)

Archer (5 Occurrences)

Addition (112 Occurrences)

Attending (14 Occurrences)

Slowly (7 Occurrences)

Spaces (15 Occurrences)

Shewing (23 Occurrences)

Stalls (5 Occurrences)

Shadows (11 Occurrences)

Stall-fed (1 Occurrence)

Soul's (12 Occurrences)

Streams (80 Occurrences)

Music-maker (55 Occurrences)

Lets (31 Occurrences)

Goat (92 Occurrences)

Beloved (117 Occurrences)

Breathe (17 Occurrences)

Rods (76 Occurrences)

Hind (4 Occurrences)

Helpless (27 Occurrences)

Letting (41 Occurrences)

Showing (41 Occurrences)

Discipline (63 Occurrences)

Simple (40 Occurrences)

Native (35 Occurrences)

Follows (65 Occurrences)

Looks (76 Occurrences)

Meal (288 Occurrences)

Separation (50 Occurrences)

Gathereth (65 Occurrences)

Fair (147 Occurrences)

Suddenly (87 Occurrences)

Loves (97 Occurrences)

Cord (47 Occurrences)

Pulled (84 Occurrences)

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