The Bible

Bible Usage:

  • rod used 86 times.
  • rods used 15 times.


  • Included in Eastons: No
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: No
  • Included in Smiths: No
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: Yes
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

ROD, noun [Latin radius, ray, radix, root.]

1. The shoot or long twig of any woody plant; a branch, or the stem of a shrub; as a rod of hazle, of birch, of oak or hickory. Hence,

2. An instrument of punishment or correction; chastisement.

I will chasten him with the rod of men. 2 Samuel 7:14. Proverbs 10:13.

3. Discipline; ecclesiastical censures. 1 Corinthians 4:21.

4. A king of scepter.

The rod and bird of peace.

5. A pole for angling; something long and slender.

6. An instrument for measuring; but more generally, a measure of length containing five yards, or sixteen feet and a half; a pole; a perch. In many parts of the United States, rod is universally used for pole or perch.

7. In Scripture, a staff or wand. 1 Samuel 14:27.

8. Support.

Thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me. Psalms 23:4.

9. A shepherd's crook. Leviticus 27:32.

10. An instrument for threshing. Isaiah 28:27.

11. Power; authority. Psalms 125:3.

12. A tribe or race. Psa 74.

ROD of iron, the mighty power of Christ. Revelation 19:15. Psa 2.