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Lexicon :: Strong's H5526 - sāḵaḵ

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TWOT Reference: 1475,1492,225

Strong’s Definitions

סָכַךְ çâkak, saw-kak'; or שָׂכַךְ sâkak; (Exodus 33:22), a primitive root; properly, to entwine as a screen; by implication, to fence in, cover over, (figuratively) protect:—cover, defence, defend, hedge in, join together, set, shut up.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 23x

The KJV translates Strong's H5526 in the following manner: cover (15x), covering (2x), defence (1x), defendest (1x), hedge in (1x), join together (1x), set (1x), shut up (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 23x
The KJV translates Strong's H5526 in the following manner: cover (15x), covering (2x), defence (1x), defendest (1x), hedge in (1x), join together (1x), set (1x), shut up (1x).
  1. (Qal) to hedge, fence about, shut in

  2. to block, overshadow, screen, stop the approach, shut off, cover

    1. (Qal)

      1. to screen, cover

      2. to cover oneself

      3. protector (participle)

    2. (Hiphil)

      1. to screen, cover

      2. to cover, defecate (euphemism)

  3. (Qal) to cover, lay over

  4. to weave together

    1. (Qal) to weave together

    2. (Pilpel) to weave, weave together

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
סָכַךְ çâkak, saw-kak'; or שָׂכַךְ sâkak; (Exodus 33:22), a primitive root; properly, to entwine as a screen; by implication, to fence in, cover over, (figuratively) protect:—cover, defence, defend, hedge in, join together, set, shut up.
STRONGS H5526: Abbreviations
† II. [סוּךְ, סִיךְ] verb hedge, or fence about, shut in (|| form of שׂוךְ probably not connected with Arabic bdb069201 Ethiopic bdb069202 thorns; possibly compare Syr, bdb069203 finish, Pa. bdb069204 finish, conclude, comprehend, and Arabic bdb069205 close, close up, stop, stop up, lock up Lane1386); —
Qal. (others Hiph., but compare שׂוּךְ) Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular וַ֫יָּסֶךְ אֱלוֺהַּ בַּעֲדוֺ Job 3:23, with accusative + בְּ instrumental וַיָּ֫סֶךְ בִּדְלָתַיִם יָ֑ם Job 38:8 and (who) shut in the sea with doors ? (Bi Bu וּמִי סָךְ, Me מִי סָךְ).

† I. [סָכַךְ] verb overshadow, screen, cover (|| √ to I. שׂכך (which is probably original, compare Arabic bdb069602, and Frä90); Late Hebrew הֵסֵיךְ cover, and perhaps סִכֵּךְ roof over); —
Qal Perfect only 2nd person masculine singular סַכֹּ֫תָ Exodus 40:3, סַכֹּ֫תָה Lamentations 3:43, 44, סַכּ֫וֺתָה Psalm 140:8; Imperfect 3rd person masculine plural וַיָּסֹ֫כּוּ 1 Kings 8:7, suffix יְסֻכֻּ֫הוּ Job 40:22; Participle active סוֺכֵךְ Ezekiel 28:14, 16, plural סֹכֲבִים Exodus 25:20 + 2 times; —
1. screen, cover, usually with עַלֿ of thing covered, 1 Kings 8:7; 1 Chronicles 28:18; + accusative of covering Exodus 40:3 (P); + בְּ of covering Exodus 25:20; Exodus 37:9 (both P); with לְ of thing covered Psalm 140:8; so (+ בְּ instrumental) בֶּעָנָן לָךְ ס׳ Lamentations 3:44 thou hast screened thyself with the clouds; with accusative Job 40:22 lotus-trees, as its shade, screen it; absolute Ezekiel 28:14, 16 (difficult, text probably corrupt, Co Toy strike out as gloss).
2. reflexive cover oneself בָאַף ס׳ Lamentations 3:43 thou hast covered (clothed, panoplied) thyself with anger (si vera lectio; compare Lamentations 3:44 above.).
Hiph. Imperfect. 3rd person masculine singular יָ֫סֶךְ לָךְ Psalm 91:4, וַיָּ֫סֶךְ Exodus 40:1 + 2 times; 2nd person masculine singular תָּסֵךְ Psalm 5:12; Infinitive construct. הָסֵךְ 1 Samuel 24:4; Participle מֵסִיךְ Judges 3:24 (Ges§ 67 v); — screen, cover,
1. specifically with אֶתרַֿגְלָיו, i.e. with long garments, euphemism for evacuating the bowels, from posture assumed, so infinitive Judges 3:24, participle 1 Samuel 24:4 (compare Late Hebrew הֵסֵיךְ, and see GFM, HPS).
2. elsewhere Imperfect, as Qal (explained as Qal BaZMG xliii (1889), 178), with עַלֿ Exodus 40:21, of protection Psalm 5:12; with לְ person + בְּ instrumental Psalm 91:4 (of protection).
Pilp. סִכְסֵךְ, denominative, see below IV. שׂבך.

† II. [סָכַךְ] verb weave together (|| form of II. שָׂבַךְ; Late Hebrew Hiph. הֵסֵיךְ weave, סוּבָּה, booth,); —
Qal Perfect 2nd person masculine singular suffix תְּסֻכֵּנִי Psalm 139:13 thou didst weave me together in my mother's womb.

סֹכֵךְ noun [masculine] protector; — technical term of structure shielding stormers of city (Latin testudo) הַסּ׳ Nahum 2:6; Greek Version of the LXX τὰς προφνλακὰς αὐτῶν.

I. [שָׂכַךְ] verb cover, lay over, so as to screen (compare || √ I. סכן); —
Qal Perfect 1st person singular כַפִּי וְשַׂכֹּתִי עָלֶיךָ Exodus 33:22 (JE).

† II. [שָׂכַךְ] verb weave (compare || √ II. סכך);
Po`lel Imperfect 2nd person masculine singular suffix תְּשׂכְכֵנִי Job 10:11 with bones and sinews thou weavest me together..

IV. [שָׂכַךְ] Pilp. prick or spur on (compare Arabic bdb112705 pierce (perhaps denominative from) bdb112706 thorn, bdb112707 point of spear, etc.; Ethiopic bdb112708 thorn); — prick or spur on, accusative of person: Perfect 1st person singular וְסִכְסַכְתִּ֫י Isaiah 19:2 (+ ב against); Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular יְסַכְסֵךְ Isaiah 9:10 [Isaiah 9:11].
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


25:20; 25:20; 33:22; 37:9; 40:1; 40:3; 40:3; 40:21


3:24; 3:24

1 Samuel

24:4; 24:4

1 Kings

8:7; 8:7

1 Chronicles



3:23; 10:11; 38:8; 40:22; 40:22


5:12; 5:12; 91:4; 91:4; 139:13; 140:8; 140:8


9:11; 19:2


3:43; 3:43; 3:44; 3:44; 3:44


28:14; 28:14; 28:16; 28:16



Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H5526 matches the Hebrew סָכַךְ (sāḵaḵ),
which occurs 24 times in 24 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 25:20 - And the cherubims shall stretch forth their wings on high, covering H5526 the mercy seat with their wings, and their faces shall look one to another; toward the mercy seat shall the faces of the cherubims be.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 33:22 - And it shall come to pass, while my glory passeth by, that I will put thee in a clift of the rock, and will cover H5526 thee with my hand while I pass by:
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 37:9 - And the cherubims spread out their wings on high, and covered H5526 with their wings over the mercy seat, with their faces one to another; even to the mercy seatward were the faces of the cherubims.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 40:3 - And thou shalt put therein the ark of the testimony, and cover H5526 the ark with the vail.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 40:21 - And he brought the ark into the tabernacle, and set up the vail of the covering, and covered H5526 the ark of the testimony; as the LORD commanded Moses.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:24 - When he was gone out, his servants came; and when they saw that, behold, the doors of the parlour were locked, they said, Surely he covereth H5526 his feet in his summer chamber.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 24:3 - And he came to the sheepcotes by the way, where was a cave; and Saul went in to cover H5526 his feet: and David and his men remained in the sides of the cave.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:7 - For the cherubims spread forth their two wings over the place of the ark, and the cherubims covered H5526 the ark and the staves thereof above.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 28:18 - And for the altar of incense refined gold by weight; and gold for the pattern of the chariot of the cherubims, that spread out their wings, and covered H5526 the ark of the covenant of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:23 - Why is light given to a man whose way is hid, and whom God hath hedged in? H5526
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:11 - Thou hast clothed me with skin and flesh, and hast fenced me with bones and sinews.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:8 - Or who shut up H5526 the sea with doors, when it brake forth, as if it had issued out of the womb?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:22 - The shady trees cover H5526 him with their shadow; the willows of the brook compass him about.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 5:11 - But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest H5526 them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 91:4 - He shall cover H5526 thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:13 - For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered H5526 me in my mother's womb.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 140:7 - O GOD the Lord, the strength of my salvation, thou hast covered H5526 my head in the day of battle.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 9:11 - Therefore the LORD shall set up the adversaries of Rezin against him, and join H5526  his enemies together; H5526
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 19:2 - And I will set H5526 the Egyptians against the Egyptians: and they shall fight every one against his brother, and every one against his neighbour; city against city, and kingdom against kingdom.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:43 - Thou hast covered H5526 with anger, and persecuted us: thou hast slain, thou hast not pitied.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:44 - Thou hast covered H5526 thyself with a cloud, that our prayer should not pass through.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 28:14 - Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; H5526 and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 28:16 - By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering H5526 cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 2:5 - He shall recount his worthies: they shall stumble in their walk; they shall make haste to the wall thereof, and the defence H5526 shall be prepared.
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