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Lexicon :: Strong's H1819 - dāmâ

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Strong’s Definitions

דָּמָה dâmâh, daw-maw'; a primitive root; to compare; by implication, to resemble, liken, consider:—compare, devise, (be) like(-n), mean, think, use similitudes.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 29x

The KJV translates Strong's H1819 in the following manner: like (14x), liken (5x), thought (6x), compared (1x), devised (1x), meaneth (1x), similitudes (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 29x
The KJV translates Strong's H1819 in the following manner: like (14x), liken (5x), thought (6x), compared (1x), devised (1x), meaneth (1x), similitudes (1x).
  1. to be like, resemble

    1. (Qal) to be like, resemble

    2. (Piel)

      1. to liken, compare

      2. to imagine, think

    3. (Hithpael) to make oneself like

    4. (Niphal)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
דָּמָה dâmâh, daw-maw'; a primitive root; to compare; by implication, to resemble, liken, consider:—compare, devise, (be) like(-n), mean, think, use similitudes.
STRONGS H1819: Abbreviations
† I. דָּמָה verb be like, resemble (Late Hebrew id., Aramaic דְּמֵי, דְּמָא, axmD; compare H1825 דמין, a&yfmD price, Nabataean דמי id. (Nö in EutNab. Inscr. p. 35); also aTxvumD, and axymuvD likeness (whence Arabic دُمْيَةً image, effigy, as loan-word Frä272) compare H1823 דְּמוּת) —
Qal Perfect 3rd person masculine singular ד׳ Ezekiel 31:8; Psalm 144:4; 3rd person feminine singular דָּֽמְתָה Songs 7:8; 2nd person masculine singular דָּמִיתָ Ezekiel 31:2, 18; 1st person singular דָּמִיתִי Psalm 102:7; 3rd person plural דָּמוּ Ezekiel 31:8; 1st person plural דָּמִינוּ Isaiah 1:9; Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular יִדְמֶה Psalm 89:7; 1st person plural וְנִדְמֶה consecutive Isaiah 46:5; Imperative masculine singular דְּמֵה Songs 2:17; Songs 8:14; Participle דּוֺמֶה Songs 2:9; — be like, resemble, of external appearance, followed by לְ, Songs 7:8; Songs 2:9, 17; 8:14; followed by אֶלֿ Ezekiel 31:8 (twice in verse); Ezekiel 31:18 (all of tree, figurative of Pharaoh); of condition or quality followed by לְ Isaiah 1:9; Psalm 102:7; Psalm 144:4; so יִדְמֶה ליהוה⬩⬩⬩מִי Psalm 89:7; also absolute Isaiah 46:5; followed by אֶל Ezekiel 31:2.
Pi. Perfect דִּמָּה 2 Samuel 21:5, דִּמִּיתָ Psalm 50:21; דִּמִּיתִי Numbers 33:56; Isaiah 14:24; suffix דִּמִּיתִיךָ Songs 1:9, דִּמּוּ 2 Samuel 21:5; Imperfect יְדַמֶּה Isaiah 10:7; 2nd person feminine singular תְּדַמִּי Esther 4:13 (jussive); אֲדַמֶּה Lamentations 2:13; Hosea 12:11; 2nd person masculine plural תְּדַמְּיוּן Isaiah 40:18; suffix תְּדַמְּיוּנִי Isaiah 40:25; Isaiah 46:5; — liken, compare; imagine, think, devise; —
1. liken, i.e. consider to be like, compare, causative of Qal followed by לְ of external appearance Songs 1:9; of quality or condition Isaiah 46:5 (object י׳) Lamentations 2:13; followed by אֶל of external appearance Isaiah 40:18, 25 (both object God in reference to idols); absolute use comparisons or similitudes (parables, symbols, etc.) Hosea 12:11 (subject י׳).
2. imagine, form an idea, devise 2 Samuel 21:5 (on context compare Dr); think, intend, followed by Infinitive Numbers 33:56 (J or H) Judges 20:5; Esther 4:13; absolute Isaiah 10:7; compare Isaiah 14:24; think that, followed by object clause (Imperfect without conjunction) Psalm 50:21; think of, followed by accusative Psalm 48:10.
Hithp. make oneself or become like; Imperfect אֶדַּמֶּה לְעֶלְיוֺן Isaiah 14:14 I will make myself like the Most High (on form compare Ges§ 54. 2).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


33:56; 33:56



2 Samuel

21:5; 21:5; 21:5


4:13; 4:13


48:10; 50:21; 50:21; 89:7; 89:7; 102:7; 102:7; 144:4; 144:4

Song of Songs

1:9; 1:9; 2:9; 2:9; 2:17; 2:17; 7:8; 7:8; 8:14; 8:14


1:9; 1:9; 10:7; 10:7; 14:14; 14:24; 14:24; 40:18; 40:18; 40:25; 40:25; 46:5; 46:5; 46:5; 46:5


2:13; 2:13


31:2; 31:2; 31:8; 31:8; 31:8; 31:18; 31:18


12:11; 12:11

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H1819 matches the Hebrew דָּמָה (dāmâ),
which occurs 29 times in 27 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 33:56 - Moreover it shall come to pass, that I shall do unto you, as I thought H1819 to do unto them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 20:5 - And the men of Gibeah rose against me, and beset the house round about upon me by night, and thought H1819 to have slain me: and my concubine have they forced, that she is dead.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 21:5 - And they answered the king, The man that consumed us, and that devised H1819 against us that we should be destroyed from remaining in any of the coasts of Israel,
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 4:13 - Then Mordecai commanded to answer Esther, Think H1819 not with thyself that thou shalt escape in the king's house, more than all the Jews.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 48:9 - We have thought H1819 of thy lovingkindness, O God, in the midst of thy temple.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 50:21 - These things hast thou done, and I kept silence; thou thoughtest H1819 that I was altogether such an one as thyself: but I will reprove thee, and set them in order before thine eyes.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:6 - For who in the heaven can be compared unto the LORD? who among the sons of the mighty can be likened H1819 unto the LORD?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:6 - I am like H1819 a pelican of the wilderness: I am like an owl of the desert.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 144:4 - Man is like H1819 to vanity: his days are as a shadow that passeth away.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 1:9 - I have compared H1819 thee, O my love, to a company of horses in Pharaoh's chariots.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 2:9 - My beloved is like H1819 a roe or a young hart: behold, he standeth behind our wall, he looketh forth at the windows, shewing himself through the lattice.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 2:17 - Until the day break, and the shadows flee away, turn, my beloved, and be thou like H1819 a roe or a young hart upon the mountains of Bether.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 7:7 - This thy stature is like H1819 to a palm tree, and thy breasts to clusters of grapes.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 8:14 - Make haste, my beloved, and be thou like H1819 to a roe or to a young hart upon the mountains of spices.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 1:9 - Except the LORD of hosts had left unto us a very small remnant, we should have been as Sodom, and we should have been like H1819 unto Gomorrah.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 10:7 - Howbeit he meaneth H1819 not so, neither doth his heart think so; but it is in his heart to destroy and cut off nations not a few.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 14:14 - I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like H1819 the most High.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 14:24 - The LORD of hosts hath sworn, saying, Surely as I have thought, H1819 so shall it come to pass; and as I have purposed, so shall it stand:
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 40:18 - To whom then will ye liken H1819 God? or what likeness will ye compare unto him?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 40:25 - To whom then will ye liken H1819 me, or shall I be equal? saith the Holy One.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 46:5 - To whom will ye liken H1819 me, and make me equal, and compare me, that we may be like? H1819
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 2:13 - What thing shall I take to witness for thee? what thing shall I liken H1819 to thee, O daughter of Jerusalem? what shall I equal to thee, that I may comfort thee, O virgin daughter of Zion? for thy breach is great like the sea: who can heal thee?
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 31:2 - Son of man, speak unto Pharaoh king of Egypt, and to his multitude; Whom art thou like H1819 in thy greatness?
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 31:8 - The cedars in the garden of God could not hide him: the fir trees were not like H1819 his boughs, and the chesnut trees were not like his branches; nor any tree in the garden of God was like H1819 unto him in his beauty.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 31:18 - To whom art thou thus like H1819 in glory and in greatness among the trees of Eden? yet shalt thou be brought down with the trees of Eden unto the nether parts of the earth: thou shalt lie in the midst of the uncircumcised with them that be slain by the sword. This is Pharaoh and all his multitude, saith the Lord GOD.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 32:2 - Son of man, take up a lamentation for Pharaoh king of Egypt, and say unto him, Thou art like H1819 a young lion of the nations, and thou art as a whale in the seas: and thou camest forth with thy rivers, and troubledst the waters with thy feet, and fouledst their rivers.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 12:10 - I have also spoken by the prophets, and I have multiplied visions, and used similitudes, H1819 by the ministry of the prophets.
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