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Goad (2 Occurrences)

Acts 26:14 When we had all fallen to the earth, I heard a voice saying to me in the Hebrew language,'Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me? It is hard for you to kick against the goads.' (Root in WEB WEY ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Judges 3:31 After him was Shamgar the son of Anath, who struck of the Philistines six hundred men with an oxgoad: and he also saved Israel. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Goad (2 Occurrences)
... Shamgar slew six hundred Philistines with an ox-goad. "The goad is a formidable
weapon. It is sometimes ten feet long, and has a sharp point. ...
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Ox-goad (2 Occurrences)
Ox-goad. << Oxgoad, Ox-goad. Ox-stick >>. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
OX-GOAD. oks'-god. See GOAD. Multi-Version Concordance ...
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Prick (2 Occurrences)
... 1. (v.) That which pricks, penetrates, or punctures; a sharp and slender thing;
a pointed instrument; a goad; a spur, etc.; a point; a skewer. ...
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Oxgoad (1 Occurrence)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (n.) A goad for driving oxen. Int. Standard Bible
Encyclopedia. OX-GOAD. oks'-god. See GOAD. Multi-Version Concordance ...
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Sting (5 Occurrences)
... 5. (n.) A goad; incitement. 6. (n.) The point of an epigram or other sarcastic saying. ...
9. (vt) To goad; to incite, as by taunts or reproaches. Int. ...
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Ox (197 Occurrences)
... Ox goad. ... "The ploughman still carries his goad, a weapon apparently more fitted
for the hand of the soldier than the peaceful husbandman. ...
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Kick (8 Occurrences)
... Saul: "Why persecutest thou me? It is hard for thee to kick against the
goad" (Acts 9:4; Acts 26:14). The words are omitted from ...
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Shamgar (2 Occurrences)
... He repelled the invasion, slaying 600 men with an "ox goad" (qv). The goad was
a formidable sharpointed instrument, sometimes ten feet long. ...
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Alphabet (2 Occurrences)
... weapon; (8) cheth = fence; (9) Teth = cake of bread (Lidzbarski, a package); (10)
yodh = hand; (11) kaph = palm of hand; (12) lamedh = ox-goad; (13) mem ...
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Go (17871 Occurrences)

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2759. kentron -- a sharp point
... a sharp point. Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter Transliteration: kentron Phonetic Spelling:
(ken'-tron) Short Definition: a sting, goad Definition: a sting, goad ...
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1461b. egkentrizo -- to ingraft, graft in
... Word Origin from en and kentrizo (to prick, goad) Definition to ingraft, graft in
NASB Word Usage graft (1), grafted (5). << 1461a, 1461b. egkentrizo. 1462 >>. ...
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International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

god (dorebhan, malmadh; kentron): The goad used by the Syrian farmer is usually a straight branch of oak or other strong wood from which the bark has been stripped, and which has at one end a pointed spike and at the other a flat chisel-shaped iron. The pointed end is to prod the oxen while plowing. The flattened iron at the other end is to scrape off the earth which clogs the plowshare. The ancient goad was probably similar to this instrument. It could do villainous work in the hands of an experienced fighter (Judges 3:31). If 1 Samuel 13:21 is correctly translated, the goads were kept sharpened by files.

Figurative: "The words of the wise are as goads" (Ecclesiastes 12:11). The only reference to goads in the New Testament is the familiar passage, "It is hard for thee to kick against the goad" (Acts 26:14). It was as useless for Saul to keep on in the wrong way as for a fractious ox to attempt to leave the furrow. He would surely be brought back with a prick of the goad.

James A. Patch

Easton's Bible Dictionary
(Hebrews malmad, only in Judges 3: 31), an instrument used by ploughmen for guiding their oxen. Shamgar slew six hundred Philistines with an ox-goad. "The goad is a formidable weapon. It is sometimes ten feet long, and has a sharp point. We could now see that the feat of Shamgar was not so very wonderful as some have been accustomed to think."

In 1 Samuel 13:21, a different Hebrew word is used, dorban, meaning something pointed. The expression (Acts 9:5, omitted in the R.V.), "It is hard for thee to kick against the pricks", i.e., against the goad, was proverbial for unavailing resistance to superior power.

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) A pointed instrument used to urge on a beast; hence, any necessity that urges or stimulates.

2. (v. t.) To prick; to drive with a goad; hence, to urge forward, or to rouse by anything pungent, severe, irritating, or inflaming; to stimulate.

Strong's Hebrew
1861. dorbown -- a goad
... a goad. Transliteration: dorbown Phonetic Spelling: (dor-bone') Short Definition:
goad. goad (also dor-bawn'); of uncertain derivation; a goad -- goad. ...
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1861b. darebonah -- a goad
... darebonah. 1862 >>. a goad. Transliteration: darebonah Short Definition: goads.
Word Origin from the same as dorban Definition a goad NASB Word Usage goads (1). ...
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1861a. dorban -- a goad
... dorban. 1861b >>. a goad. Transliteration: dorban Short Definition: hoes. Word Origin
from an unused word Definition a goad NASB Word Usage hoes (1). ...
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4451. malmad -- an oxgoad
... Word Origin from lamad Definition an oxgoad NASB Word Usage oxgoad (1). goad. From
lamad; a goad for oxen -- goad. see HEBREW lamad. << 4450, 4451. malmad. 4452 ...
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3925. lamad -- to exercise in, learn
... to teach, to goad,. A primitive root; properly, to goad, ie (by implication)
to teach (the rod being an Oriental incentive):(un-) accustomed ...
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7850. shotet -- a scourge
... scourge. Active participle of an otherwise unused root meaning (properly, to pierce;
but only as a denominative from showt) to flog; a goad -- scourge. ...
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