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Lexicon :: Strong's H5521 - sukâ

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feminine noun
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TWOT Reference: 1492d

Strong’s Definitions

סֻכָּה çukkâh, sook-kaw'; feminine of H5520; a hut or lair:—booth, cottage, covert, pavilion, tabernacle, tent.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 31x

The KJV translates Strong's H5521 in the following manner: tabernacle (12x), booth (11x), pavilion (5x), cottage (1x), covert (1x), tents (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 31x
The KJV translates Strong's H5521 in the following manner: tabernacle (12x), booth (11x), pavilion (5x), cottage (1x), covert (1x), tents (1x).
  1. thicket, covert, booth

    1. thicket

    2. booth (rude or temporary shelter)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
סֻכָּה çukkâh, sook-kaw'; feminine of H5520; a hut or lair:—booth, cottage, covert, pavilion, tabernacle, tent.
STRONGS H5521: Abbreviations
סֻכָּה noun feminine thicket, booth (properly of inter-woven boughs compare Nehemiah 8:15); — absolute ס׳ Isaiah 1:8 +; construct סֻכָּת Amos 9:11; suffix סֻכָּתוֺ Job 36:29; Psalm 18:12, and so read || 2 Samuel 22:12 (for MT סֻכּוֺת; De Hup-Now HPS); usually plural סֻכֹּת Genesis 33:17 +; סֻכּוֺת 2 Samuel 11:11 +; —
1. thicket, lurking-place of lions Job 38:40 (compare [סֹךְ] 1).
2. booth, rude or temporary shelter, for cattle Genesis 33:17 (J; distinct from בַּיִת), but also for warriors in the field 2 Samuel 11:11; 1 Kings 20:12, 16; for watchers in vineyards Isaiah 1:8 (simile) Job 27:18 (simile of frailty), for man's shelter from sun Jonah 4:5, compare (figurative) Isaiah 4:6; Psalm 31:21, probably also Psalm 27:5 (see [סֹךְ]); in poetry of fallen house (dynasty) of David Amos 9:11; of clouds as (temporary) enclosure (AV 'pavilion') of י׳ in storm Psalm 18:12 = 2 Samuel 22:12; Job 36:29.
3. specifically of booths, made of boughs, in which people lived at harvest-feast Leviticus 23:42 (twice in verse); Leviticus 23:43 (H), Nehemiah 8:14, 15, 16, 17 (twice in verse), hence called חַג הַסֻכּוֺת Deuteronomy 16:13, 16; Deuteronomy 31:10; Leviticus 23:34 (P), Zechariah 14:16, 18, 19; 2 Chronicles 8:13; Ezra 3:4.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


33:17; 33:17


23:34; 23:42; 23:43


16:13; 16:16; 31:10

2 Samuel

11:11; 11:11; 22:12; 22:12

1 Kings

20:12; 20:16

2 Chronicles





8:14; 8:15; 8:15; 8:16; 8:17


27:18; 36:29; 36:29; 38:40


18:12; 18:12; 27:5; 31:21


1:8; 1:8; 4:6


9:11; 9:11




14:16; 14:18; 14:19


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H5521 matches the Hebrew סֻכָּה (sukâ),
which occurs 31 times in 29 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:17 - But Jacob journeyed to [fn]Succoth and built for himself a house and made booths H5521 for his livestock; therefore the place is named Succoth.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 23:34 - “Speak to the sons of Israel, saying, ‘On the fifteenth of this seventh month is the Feast of Booths H5521 for seven days to Yahweh.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 23:42 - ‘You shall [fn]live in booths H5521 for seven days; all the native-born in Israel shall [fn]live in booths H5521,
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 23:43 - so that your generations may know that I had the sons of Israel live in booths H5521 when I brought them out from the land of Egypt. I am Yahweh your God.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:13 -

“You shall [fn]celebrate the Feast of Booths H5521 seven days after you have gathered in from your threshing floor and your wine vat;

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:16 -

“Three times in a year all your males shall appear before Yahweh your God in the place which He chooses, at the Feast of Unleavened Bread and at the Feast of Weeks and at the Feast of Booths H5521, and they shall not appear before Yahweh empty-handed.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 31:10 - Then Moses commanded them, saying, “At the end of every seven years, at the time of the year of the remission of debts, at the Feast of Booths H5521,
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 11:11 - And Uriah said to David, “The ark and Israel and Judah are staying in [fn]booths H5521, and my lord Joab and the servants of my lord are camping in the open field. Shall I then go to my house to eat and to drink and to lie with my wife? By your life and the life of your soul, I will not do this thing.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:12 -

“And He made darkness [fn]canopies H5521 around Him,

A mass of waters, thick clouds of the skies.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 20:12 - Now it happened that when Ben-hadad heard this message, as he was drinking [fn]with the kings in the booths H5521, he said to his servants, “Station yourselves.” So they stationed themselves against the city.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 20:16 -

And they went out at noon, while Ben-hadad was drinking himself drunk in the booths H5521 [fn]with the thirty-two kings who helped him.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 8:13 - and did so according to the daily rule, offering them up according to the commandment of Moses, for the sabbaths, the new moons and the three annual feasts—the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the Feast of Weeks and the Feast of Booths H5521.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 3:4 - They celebrated the Feast of [fn]Booths H5521, as it is written, and offered [fn]the fixed number of burnt offerings daily, according to the legal judgment, as each day required;
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 8:14 - They found written in the law how Yahweh had commanded by the hand of Moses that the sons of Israel should live in booths H5521 during the feast of the seventh month,
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 8:15 - and that they should make the report heard and make a proclamation of it pass throughout all their cities and in Jerusalem, saying, “Go out to the hills, and bring olive branches and [fn]wild olive branches, myrtle branches, palm branches, and branches of other leafy trees, to make booths H5521, as it is written.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 8:16 - So the people went out and brought them and made booths H5521 for themselves, each on his roof, and in their courts and in the courts of the house of God, and in the square at the Water Gate and in the square at the Gate of Ephraim.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 8:17 - The entire assembly of those who had returned from the captivity made booths H5521 and lived in the booths H5521. The sons of Israel had indeed not done so from the days of Joshua the son of Nun to that day. And there was exceedingly great gladness.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:18 -

“He has built his house like the [fn]moth,

Or as a hut H5521 which the watchman has made.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:29 -

“Can anyone discern the spreading of the clouds,

The thundering of His [fn]pavilion H5521?

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:40 -

When they crouch in their dens

And lie in wait in their lair H5521?

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:11 -

He made darkness His hiding place, His [fn]canopy H5521 around Him,

Darkness of waters, thick clouds of the skies.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 31:20 -

You hide them in the secret place of Your presence from the conspiracies of man;

You keep them secretly in a [fn]shelter H5521 from the strife of tongues.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 1:8 -

The daughter of Zion is left like a shelter H5521 in a vineyard,

Like a watchman’s hut in a cucumber field, like a besieged city.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 4:6 - And there will be a booth H5521 to give shade from the heat by day, and refuge and a hiding place from the storm and the rain.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 9:11 -

“In that day I will raise up the fallen [fn]booth H5521 of David

And wall up its breaches;

I will also raise up its ruins

And rebuild it as in the ancient days,

Unchecked Copy BoxJon 4:5 -

Then Jonah went out from the city and sat east of the city. And there he made a booth H5521 for himself and sat under it in the shade until he could see what would happen in the city.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 14:16 -

Then it will be that any who are left of all the nations that went against Jerusalem will go up from year to year to worship the King, Yahweh of hosts, and to celebrate the Feast of Booths H5521.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 14:18 - And if the family of Egypt does not go up or enter, then no rain will fall on them; it will be the plague with which Yahweh plagues the nations who do not go up to celebrate the Feast of Booths H5521.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 14:19 - This will be the [fn]punishment of Egypt, and the [fn]punishment of all the nations who do not go up to celebrate the Feast of Booths H5521.
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