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Lexicon :: Strong's H5631 - sārîs

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סָרִיס
Transliteration
sārîs
Pronunciation
saw-reece'
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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
From an unused root meaning to castrate
Dictionary Aids

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:
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

Genesis

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

Leviticus

21:20

Deuteronomy

23:1; 23:2

1 Samuel

8:15

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

28:1

2 Chronicles

18:8

Esther

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

Isaiah

39:7; 56:3; 56:4

Jeremiah

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

Daniel

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 - Meanwhile, the [fn]Midianites sold him in Egypt to Potiphar, Pharaoh’s officer H5631, the captain of the bodyguard.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 39:1 - Now Joseph had been taken down to Egypt; and Potiphar, an Egyptian officer H5631 of Pharaoh, the captain of the bodyguard, bought him [fn]from the Ishmaelites, who had taken him down there.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 40:2 - And Pharaoh was furious with his two officials H5631, the chief cupbearer and the chief baker.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 40:7 - So he asked Pharaoh’s officials H5631 who were with him in confinement in his master’s house, “[fn]Why are your faces so sad today?”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 8:15 - “And he will take a tenth of your seed and your vineyards and give it to his high H5631 officials H5631 and his servants.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 22:9 - Then the king of Israel summoned an officer H5631 and said, “Bring Micaiah son of Imlah quickly.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 8:6 - When the king asked the woman, she told everything to him. So the king appointed an officer H5631 for her, saying, “Restore all that was hers and all the produce of the field from the day that she left the land even until now.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 9:32 - Then he raised his face toward the window and said, “Who is with me, who?” And two or three officials H5631 looked down at him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 20:18 - ‘And some of your sons who will come from you, whom you will father, will be taken away; and they will become officials H5631 in the palace of the king of Babylon.’”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 23:11 - And he did away with the horses that the kings of Judah had given to the sun, at the entrance of the house of the LORD, by the chamber of Nathan-melech the official H5631, which was at the [fn]covered courtyard; and he burned the chariots of the sun with fire.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 24:12 - Then Jehoiachin the king of Judah went out to the king of Babylon, he, his mother, his servants, his commanders, and his officials H5631. And the king of Babylon took him prisoner in the eighth year of his reign.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 24:15 - So he led Jehoiachin into exile to Babylon; also the king’s mother, the king’s wives, and his officials H5631 and the leading men of the land, he led into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 25:19 - And from the city he took one official H5631 who was overseer of the men of war, and five [fn]of the king’s advisers who were found in the city; and the [fn]scribe of the captain of the army who mustered the people of the land; and sixty men of the people of the land who were found in the city.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 28:1 - Now David assembled at Jerusalem all the officials of Israel, the leaders of the tribes, and the commanders of the divisions that served the king, the commanders of thousands, and the commanders of hundreds, and the overseers of all the property and livestock belonging to the king and his sons, with the officials H5631 and the mighty men, all the valiant warriors.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 18:8 - Then the king of Israel summoned an officer H5631 and said, “Bring Micaiah son of Imlah quickly.”
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 1:10 - On the seventh day, when the heart of the king was cheerful with wine, he ordered Mehuman, Biztha, Harbona, Bigtha, Abagtha, Zethar, and Carkas, the seven eunuchs H5631 who served in the presence of King Ahasuerus,
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 1:12 - But Queen Vashti refused to come at the king’s order [fn]delivered by the eunuchs H5631. So the king became very angry, and his wrath burned within him.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 1:15 - “According to law, what is to be done with Queen Vashti, since she did not [fn]obey the command of King Ahasuerus [fn]delivered by the eunuchs H5631?”
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 2:3 - “And may the king appoint overseers in all the provinces of his kingdom, and have them [fn]bring every beautiful young virgin to the citadel of Susa, to the harem, into the custody of Hegai, the king’s eunuch H5631, who is in charge of the women; and let their cosmetics be given to them.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 2:14 - In the evening she would enter and in the morning she would return to the second harem, to the [fn]custody of Shaashgaz, the king’s eunuch H5631 who was in charge of the concubines. She would not go in to the king again, unless the king delighted in her and she was summoned 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 as his daughter, came to go in to the king, she did not request anything except what Hegai, the king’s eunuch H5631 who was in charge of the women, [fn]advised. And Esther was finding favor in the eyes of all who saw her.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 2:21 - In those days, while Mordecai was sitting at the king’s gate, Bigthan and Teresh, two of the king’s officials H5631 from those who guarded the door, became angry and sought to [fn]attack King Ahasuerus.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 4:4 - Then Esther’s attendants and her eunuchs H5631 came and informed her, and the queen was seized by great fear. And she sent garments to clothe Mordecai so that he would remove his sackcloth from him, but he did not accept them.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 4:5 - Then Esther summoned Hathach from the king’s eunuchs H5631, whom [fn]the king had appointed to attend her, and ordered him to go to Mordecai to learn what this mourning was and why it was happening.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 6:2 - And it was found written what Mordecai had reported about Bigthana and Teresh, two of the king’s eunuchs H5631 who were doorkeepers, that they had sought to [fn]attack King Ahasuerus.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 6:14 - While they were still talking with him, the king’s eunuchs H5631 arrived and quickly brought Haman to the banquet which Esther had prepared.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 7:9 - Then Harbonah, one of the eunuchs H5631 who stood before the king, said, “Indeed, behold, the wooden gallows standing at Haman’s house [fn]fifty cubits high, which Haman made for Mordecai who spoke good in behalf of the king!” And the king said, “Hang him on it.”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 39:7 - ‘And some of your sons who will come from you, whom you will father, will be taken away, and they will become eunuchs H5631 in the palace of the king of Babylon.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 56:3 - Let not the foreigner who has joined himself to the LORD say,
“The LORD will certainly separate me from His people.”
Nor let the eunuch H5631 say, “Behold, I am a dry tree.”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 56:4 - For this is what the LORD says:
“To the eunuchs H5631 who keep My Sabbaths,
And choose what pleases Me,
And hold firmly to My covenant,
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 29:2 - (This was after King Jeconiah and the queen mother, the high H5631 officials H5631, the leaders of Judah and Jerusalem, the craftsmen, and the metalworkers had departed from Jerusalem.)
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 34:19 - the officials of Judah and the officials of Jerusalem, the high H5631 officials H5631 and the priests, and all the people of the land who passed between the parts of the calf
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 38:7 - But Ebed-melech the Ethiopian, a [fn]eunuch H5631, while he was in the king’s palace, heard that they had put Jeremiah in the cistern. Now the king was sitting at the Gate of Benjamin;
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 41:16 - Then Johanan the son of Kareah and all the commanders of the forces that were with him took from Mizpah all the remnant of the people whom he had [fn]recovered from Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, after he had struck and killed Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, that is, the men who were [fn]soldiers, the women, the [fn]children, and the high H5631 officials H5631, whom he had brought back from Gibeon.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 52:25 - He also took from the city one official H5631 who was overseer of the warriors, seven [fn]of the king’s advisers who were found in the city, the scribe of the commander of the army who mustered the people of the land, and sixty men from the people of the land who were found inside the city.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 1:3 - Then the king told Ashpenaz, the chief of his [fn]officials H5631, to bring in some of the sons of Israel, including some of the [fn]royal family and of the nobles,
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 1:7 - Then the commander of the officials H5631 assigned new names to them; and to Daniel he assigned the name Belteshazzar, to Hananiah Shadrach, to Mishael Meshach, and to Azariah Abed-nego.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 1:8 - But Daniel [fn]made up his mind that he would not defile himself with the king’s choice food or with the wine which he drank; so he sought permission from the commander of the officials H5631 that he might not defile himself.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 1:9 - Now God granted Daniel favor and compassion in the sight of the commander of the officials H5631.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 1:10 - The commander of the officials H5631 said to Daniel, “I am afraid of my lord the king, who has allotted your food and your drink; for why should he see your faces looking gaunt in comparison to the youths who are your own age? Then you would [fn]make me forfeit my head to the king.”
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 1:11 - But Daniel said to the overseer whom the commander of the officials H5631 had appointed over Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah,
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 1:18 - Then at the end of the days which the king had [fn]specified [fn]for presenting them, the commander of the officials H5631 [fn]presented them before Nebuchadnezzar.

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