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Lexicon :: Strong's H5526 - sāḵaḵ

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Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root
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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.
† 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].
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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 cherubim shall have their wings spread upward, covering H5526 the atoning cover with their wings and [fn]facing one another; the faces of the cherubim are to be turned toward the atoning cover.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 33:22 - and it will come about, while My glory is passing by, that I will put you in the cleft of the rock and cover H5526 you with My hand until I have passed by.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 37:9 - And the cherubim had their wings spread upward, covering H5526 the atoning cover with their wings, with their faces toward each other; the faces of the cherubim were toward the atoning cover.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 40:3 - “You shall place the ark of the testimony there, and you shall screen H5526 off H5526 the ark with the veil.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 40:21 - He then brought the ark into the tabernacle, and set up a veil for the covering, and screened H5526 off H5526 the ark of the testimony, just as the LORD had commanded Moses.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 3:24 - When he had left, [fn]the king’s servants came and looked, and behold, the doors of the roof chamber were locked; and they said, “Undoubtedly he is [fn]relieving H5526 himself in the cool room.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 24:3 - And he came to the sheepfolds on the way, where there was a cave; and Saul went in to [fn]relieve H5526 himself. Now David and his men were sitting in the inner recesses of the cave.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:7 - For the cherubim spread their wings over the place of the ark, and the cherubim made H5526 a H5526 covering H5526 over the ark and its carrying poles from above.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 28:18 - and for the altar of incense, refined gold by weight; and gold for the model of the chariot, and the cherubim 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 hidden,
And whom God has shut off?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:11 - Clothe me with skin and flesh,
And intertwine H5526 me with bones and tendons?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:8 - “Or who enclosed the sea with doors
When it went out from the womb, bursting forth;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:22 - “The lotus plants cover H5526 him with [fn]shade;
The willows of the brook surround him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 5:11 - But rejoice, all who take refuge in You,
Sing for joy forever!
And [fn]may You shelter H5526 them,
That those who love Your name may rejoice in You.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 91:4 - He will cover H5526 you with His pinions,
And under His wings you may take refuge;
His faithfulness is a shield and wall.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:13 - For You created my innermost parts;
You wove H5526 me in my mother’s womb.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 140:7 - [fn]GOD the Lord, the strength of my salvation,
You have covered H5526 my head on the day of [fn]battle.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 9:11 - Therefore the LORD raises superior adversaries against them from Rezin
And provokes H5526 their enemies,
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 19:2 - “So I will incite H5526 Egyptians against Egyptians;
And they will fight, each against his brother and each against his neighbor,
City against city and kingdom against kingdom.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:43 - You have covered H5526 Yourself with anger
And pursued us;
You have slain and have not spared.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:44 - You have veiled H5526 Yourself with a cloud
So that no prayer can pass through.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 28:14 - “You were the anointed cherub who [fn]covers H5526,
And I placed you there.
You were on the holy mountain of God;
You walked in the midst of the stones of fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 28:16 - “By the abundance of your trade
[fn]You were internally filled with violence,
And you sinned;
Therefore I have cast you as profane
From the mountain of God.
And I have destroyed you, you [fn]covering H5526 cherub,
From the midst of the stones of fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 2:5 - He remembers his officers;
They stumble in their advance,
They hurry to her wall,
And the [fn]mantelet H5526 is set up.

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