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Lexicon :: Strong's H5631 - sārîs

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
From an unused root meaning to castrate
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TWOT Reference: 1545

Strong’s Definitions

סָרִיס çârîyç, saw-reece'; or סָרִס çâriç; from an unused root meaning to castrate; a eunuch; by implication, valet (especially of the female apartments), and thus, a minister of state:—chamberlain, eunuch, officer. Compare H7249.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 42x

The KJV translates Strong's H5631 in the following manner: eunuch (17x), chamberlain (13x), officer (12x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 42x
The KJV translates Strong's H5631 in the following manner: eunuch (17x), chamberlain (13x), officer (12x).
  1. official, eunuch

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
סָרִיס çârîyç, saw-reece'; or סָרִס çâriç; from an unused root meaning to castrate; a eunuch; by implication, valet (especially of the female apartments), and thus, a minister of state:—chamberlain, eunuch, officer. Compare H7249.
STRONGS H5631: Abbreviations
סָרִיס 45 noun masculine eunuch (Late Hebrew id., Targum סָרִיסָא, Syriac bdb071005 (all with verb denominative = emasculate), Old Aramaic סרסא Lzb331 Cook86; Arabic bdb071006, bdb071007 (verb bdb071008 be impotent), Kam Frey (not Lane); probably foreign word; according to JenZA vii. 174 = Assyrian šarêši (rîši), he who is the head, chief, compare BrockLex 239 b DlHWB 694 (ša-riš ?), ZimZMG liii. 1899, 116; eunuch being specialized meaning; in any case Arabic is Aramaic loan-word); — absolute ס׳ 1 Kings 22:9 + 7 times; construct סְרִיס Genesis 37:36 + 3 times; plural סָרִיסִים 2 Kings 9:32 + 17 times; construct סְרִיסֵי Genesis 40:7 + 4 times; suffix סָרִיסָיו Genesis 40:2 + 4 times, סָרִיסֶ֫יהָ Esther 4:4; — eunuch, of Pharaoh Genesis 37:36; Genesis 40:2, 7 (all E), married Genesis 39:1 (RJE); of Israel kings 1 Samuel 8:15 (predict.), 1 Kings 22:9 2 Chronicles 18:8; 2 Kings 8:6; 2 Kings 9:32 (all of Northern Israel); 1 Chronicles 28:1 (in David's time). 2 Kings 23:11; 2 Kings 24:12, 15 compare Jeremiah 29:2, also Jeremiah 34:19; Jeremiah 38:7; Jeremiah 41:16 (all in Judah; so likewise) 2 Kings 25:19 (military officer) = Jeremiah 52:25; of Babylonian kings 2 Kings 20:18 = Isaiah 39:7 (predict.); ascribed to Nebuchadnezzar in Daniel, רַב סָרִיסָיו Daniel 1:3, שַׂר הַסָּרִיסִים Daniel 1:7; Daniel 1:8; Daniel 1:9; Daniel 1:10; Daniel 1:11; Daniel 1:18; to king of Persia in Esther 1:10, 12, 15 + 9 times Esther; promises made to eunuchs Isaiah 56:3, 4. (Term never used in law codes; on contrary compare exclusion of דַּכָּא פְּצוּעַ, and כְּרוּת שָׁפְכָה Deuteronomy 23:2 [see Dron the passage], also מְרוֺחַ אָ֑שֶׁךְ Leviticus 21:20.) — רַבסָֿרִיס is title of high military officer 2 Kings 18:17 (Assyrian), Jeremiah 39:3, 13 (Babylonian). — See further, Thes SmithDB Art. ' Eunuch, ' DiGenesis 39:1 DrDeut 23:1.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


37:36; 37:36; 39:1; 39:1; 40:2; 40:2; 40:7; 40:7




23:1; 23:2

1 Samuel


1 Kings

22:9; 22:9

2 Kings

8:6; 9:32; 9:32; 18:17; 20:18; 23:11; 24:12; 24:15; 25:19

1 Chronicles


2 Chronicles



1:10; 1:12; 1:15; 4:4


39:7; 56:3; 56:4


29:2; 34:19; 38:7; 39:3; 39:13; 41:16; 52:25


1:3; 1:7; 1:8; 1:9; 1:10; 1:11; 1:18

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H5631 matches the Hebrew סָרִיס (sārîs),
which occurs 42 times in 42 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:36 - And the Midianites sold him into Egypt unto Potiphar, an officer H5631 of Pharaoh's, and captain of the guard.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 39:1 - And Joseph was brought down to Egypt; and Potiphar, an officer H5631 of Pharaoh, captain of the guard, an Egyptian, bought him of the hands of the Ishmeelites, which had brought him down thither.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 40:2 - And Pharaoh was wroth against two of his officers, H5631 against the chief of the butlers, and against the chief of the bakers.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 40:7 - And he asked Pharaoh's officers H5631 that were with him in the ward of his lord's house, saying, Wherefore look ye so sadly to day?
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 8:15 - And he will take the tenth of your seed, and of your vineyards, and give to his officers, H5631 and to his servants.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 22:9 - Then the king of Israel called an officer, H5631 and said, Hasten hither Micaiah the son of Imlah.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 8:6 - And when the king asked the woman, she told him. So the king appointed unto her a certain officer, H5631 saying, Restore all that was hers, and all the fruits of the field since the day that she left the land, even until now.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 9:32 - And he lifted up his face to the window, and said, Who is on my side? who? And there looked out to him two or three eunuchs. H5631
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 20:18 - And of thy sons that shall issue from thee, which thou shalt beget, shall they take away; and they shall be eunuchs H5631 in the palace of the king of Babylon.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 23:11 - And he took away the horses that the kings of Judah had given to the sun, at the entering in of the house of the LORD, by the chamber of Nathanmelech the chamberlain, H5631 which was in the suburbs, and burned the chariots of the sun with fire.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 24:12 - And Jehoiachin the king of Judah went out to the king of Babylon, he, and his mother, and his servants, and his princes, and his officers: H5631 and the king of Babylon took him in the eighth year of his reign.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 24:15 - And he carried away Jehoiachin to Babylon, and the king's mother, and the king's wives, and his officers, H5631 and the mighty of the land, those carried he into captivity from Jerusalem to Babylon.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 25:19 - And out of the city he took an officer H5631 that was set over the men of war, and five men of them that were in the king's presence, which were found in the city, and the principal scribe of the host, which mustered the people of the land, and threescore men of the people of the land that were found in the city:
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 28:1 - And David assembled all the princes of Israel, the princes of the tribes, and the captains of the companies that ministered to the king by course, and the captains over the thousands, and captains over the hundreds, and the stewards over all the substance and possession of the king, and of his sons, with the officers, H5631 and with the mighty men, and with all the valiant men, unto Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 18:8 - And the king of Israel called for one of his officers, H5631 and said, Fetch quickly Micaiah the son of Imla.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 1:10 - On the seventh day, when the heart of the king was merry with wine, he commanded Mehuman, Biztha, Harbona, Bigtha, and Abagtha, Zethar, and Carcas, the seven chamberlains H5631 that served in the presence of Ahasuerus the king,
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 1:12 - But the queen Vashti refused to come at the king's commandment by his chamberlains: H5631 therefore was the king very wroth, and his anger burned in him.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 1:15 - What shall we do unto the queen Vashti according to law, because she hath not performed the commandment of the king Ahasuerus by the chamberlains? H5631
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 2:3 - And let the king appoint officers in all the provinces of his kingdom, that they may gather together all the fair young virgins unto Shushan the palace, to the house of the women, unto the custody of Hege the king's chamberlain, H5631 keeper of the women; and let their things for purification be given them:
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 2:14 - In the evening she went, and on the morrow she returned into the second house of the women, to the custody of Shaashgaz, the king's chamberlain, H5631 which kept the concubines: she came in unto the king no more, except the king delighted in her, and that she were called by name.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 2:15 - Now when the turn of Esther, the daughter of Abihail the uncle of Mordecai, who had taken her for his daughter, was come to go in unto the king, she required nothing but what Hegai the king's chamberlain, H5631 the keeper of the women, appointed. And Esther obtained favour in the sight of all them that looked upon her.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 2:21 - In those days, while Mordecai sat in the king's gate, two of the king's chamberlains, H5631 Bigthan and Teresh, of those which kept the door, were wroth, and sought to lay hand on the king Ahasuerus.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 4:4 - So Esther's maids and her chamberlains H5631 came and told it her. Then was the queen exceedingly grieved; and she sent raiment to clothe Mordecai, and to take away his sackcloth from him: but he received it not.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 4:5 - Then called Esther for Hatach, one of the king's chamberlains, H5631 whom he had appointed to attend upon her, and gave him a commandment to Mordecai, to know what it was, and why it was.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 6:2 - And it was found written, that Mordecai had told of Bigthana and Teresh, two of the king's chamberlains, H5631 the keepers of the door, who sought to lay hand on the king Ahasuerus.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 6:14 - And while they were yet talking with him, came the king's chamberlains, H5631 and hasted to bring Haman unto the banquet that Esther had prepared.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 7:9 - And Harbonah, one of the chamberlains, H5631 said before the king, Behold also, the gallows fifty cubits high, which Haman had made for Mordecai, who had spoken good for the king, standeth in the house of Haman. Then the king said, Hang him thereon.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 39:7 - And of thy sons that shall issue from thee, which thou shalt beget, shall they take away; and they shall be eunuchs H5631 in the palace of the king of Babylon.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 56:3 - Neither let the son of the stranger, that hath joined himself to the LORD, speak, saying, The LORD hath utterly separated me from his people: neither let the eunuch H5631 say, Behold, I am a dry tree.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 56:4 - For thus saith the LORD unto the eunuchs H5631 that keep my sabbaths, and choose the things that please me, and take hold of my covenant;
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 29:2 - (After that Jeconiah the king, and the queen, and the eunuchs, H5631 the princes of Judah and Jerusalem, and the carpenters, and the smiths, were departed from Jerusalem;)
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 34:19 - The princes of Judah, and the princes of Jerusalem, the eunuchs, H5631 and the priests, and all the people of the land, which passed between the parts of the calf;
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 38:7 - Now when Ebedmelech the Ethiopian, one of the eunuchs H5631 which was in the king's house, heard that they had put Jeremiah in the dungeon; the king then sitting in the gate of Benjamin;
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 41:16 - Then took Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the captains of the forces that were with him, all the remnant of the people whom he had recovered from Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, from Mizpah, after that he had slain Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, even mighty men of war, and the women, and the children, and the eunuchs, H5631 whom he had brought again from Gibeon:
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 52:25 - He took also out of the city an eunuch, H5631 which had the charge of the men of war; and seven men of them that were near the king's person, which were found in the city; and the principal scribe of the host, who mustered the people of the land; and threescore men of the people of the land, that were found in the midst of the city.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 1:3 - And the king spake unto Ashpenaz the master of his eunuchs, H5631 that he should bring certain of the children of Israel, and of the king's seed, and of the princes;
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 1:7 - Unto whom the prince of the eunuchs H5631 gave names: for he gave unto Daniel the name of Belteshazzar; and to Hananiah, of Shadrach; and to Mishael, of Meshach; and to Azariah, of Abednego.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 1:8 - But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king's meat, nor with the wine which he drank: therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs H5631 that he might not defile himself.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 1:9 - Now God had brought Daniel into favour and tender love with the prince of the eunuchs. H5631
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 1:10 - And the prince of the eunuchs H5631 said unto Daniel, I fear my lord the king, who hath appointed your meat and your drink: for why should he see your faces worse liking than the children which are of your sort? then shall ye make me endanger my head to the king.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 1:11 - Then said Daniel to Melzar, whom the prince of the eunuchs H5631 had set over Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah,
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 1:18 - Now at the end of the days that the king had said he should bring them in, then the prince of the eunuchs H5631 brought them in before Nebuchadnezzar.
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