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Lexicon :: Strong's H1819 - dāmâ

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TWOT Reference: 437

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).
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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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 - ‘And just as I plan H1819 to do to them, I will do to you.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 20:5 - “But the [fn]citizens of Gibeah rose up against me and surrounded the house at night, [fn]threatening me. They intended H1819 to kill me; instead, they raped my concubine so that she died.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 21:5 - So they said to the king, “The man who destroyed us and who planned H1819 [fn]to eliminate us so that we would not exist within any border of Israel
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 4:13 - Then Mordecai told them to reply to Esther, “Do not imagine H1819 that you in the king’s palace can escape any more than all the other Jews.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 48:9 - We have thought H1819 over H1819 Your goodness, God,
In the midst of Your temple.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 50:21 - “These things you have done and I kept silent;
You thought H1819 that I was just like you;
I will rebuke you and present the case before your eyes.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:6 - For who in the skies is comparable to the LORD?
Who among the [fn]sons of the mighty is H1819 like H1819 the LORD,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 102:6 - I resemble H1819 a pelican of the wilderness;
I have become like an owl of the ruins.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 144:4 - Man is H1819 like H1819 the breath;
His days are like a passing shadow.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 1:9 - [fn]To me, my darling, you are H1819 like H1819
My mare among the chariots of Pharaoh.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 2:9 - “My beloved is H1819 like H1819 a gazelle or a young [fn]stag.
Behold, he is standing behind our wall,
He is looking through the windows,
He is peering through the lattice.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 2:17 - “Until the cool of the day, when the shadows flee,
Turn, my beloved, and be H1819 like H1819 a gazelle
Or a young stag on the mountains of [fn]Bether.”
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 7:7 - [fn]Your stature is H1819 like H1819 a palm tree,
And your breasts are like its clusters.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 8:14 - The Bride
[fn]Hurry, my beloved,
And be H1819 like H1819 a gazelle or a young [fn]stag
On the mountains of balsam trees!”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 1:9 - If the LORD of armies
Had not left us a few survivors,
We would be like Sodom,
We would be H1819 like H1819 Gomorrah.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 10:7 - Yet it does not so intend H1819,
Nor does [fn]it plan so in its heart,
But rather it is [fn]its purpose to destroy
And to eliminate [fn]many nations.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 14:14 - ‘I will ascend above the heights of the clouds;
I will make H1819 myself like H1819 the Most High.’
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 14:24 - The LORD of armies has sworn, saying, “Certainly, just as I have intended H1819, so it has happened, and just as I have planned, so it will stand,
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 40:18 - To whom then will you liken H1819 God?
Or what likeness will you compare with Him?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 40:25 - “To whom then will you compare H1819 Me
That I would be his equal?” says the Holy One.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 46:5 - “To whom would you liken H1819 Me
And make Me equal, and compare Me,
That we would be H1819 alike H1819?
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 2:13 - How shall I admonish you?
What shall I compare H1819 to you,
Daughter of Jerusalem?
What shall I liken to you as I comfort you,
Virgin daughter of Zion?
For your collapse is as vast as the sea;
Who can heal you?
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 31:2 - “Son of man, say to Pharaoh king of Egypt and to his hordes,
‘Whom are H1819 you like H1819 in your greatness?
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 31:8 - ‘The cedars in God’s garden [fn]could not match it;
The junipers [fn]could not compare H1819 with its branches,
And the plane trees [fn]could not match its branches.
No tree in God’s garden [fn]could compare H1819 with it in its beauty.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 31:18 - “To which among the trees of Eden are H1819 you so alike H1819 in glory and greatness? Yet you will be brought down with the trees of Eden to the earth beneath; you will lie in the midst of the uncircumcised with those who were killed by the sword. This is Pharaoh and all his hordes!”’ declares the Lord GOD.”
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 32:2 - “Son of man, take up a song of mourning over Pharaoh king of Egypt, and say to him,
‘You [fn]compared H1819 yourself to a young lion of the nations,
Yet you are like the monster in the seas;
And you burst forth in your rivers
And muddied the waters with your feet
And [fn]fouled their rivers.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 12:10 - I have also spoken to the prophets,
And I [fn]provided many visions,
And through the prophets I spoke H1819 in H1819 parables H1819.
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