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Lexicon :: Strong's H6757 - ṣalmāveṯ

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masculine noun
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TWOT Reference: 1921b

Strong’s Definitions

צַלְמָוֶת tsalmâveth, tsal-maw'-veth; from H6738 and H4194; shade of death, i.e. the grave (figuratively, calamity):—shadow of death.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 18x

The KJV translates Strong's H6757 in the following manner: shadow of death (18x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 18x
The KJV translates Strong's H6757 in the following manner: shadow of death (18x).
  1. death-shadow, deep shadow, deep darkness, shadow of death

    1. death-shadow

    2. death-shadow, deep shadow, darkness

    3. death-shadow (of distress, extreme danger) (fig)

    4. death-shadow (of place of the dead) (fig)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
צַלְמָוֶת tsalmâveth, tsal-maw'-veth; from H6738 and H4194; shade of death, i.e. the grave (figuratively, calamity):—shadow of death.
STRONGS H6757: Abbreviations
צַלְמָ֫וֶת noun [masculine] death-shadow, deep shadow, in poetry (probably = צֵל + מָוֶת, Greek Version of the LXX. (usually) σκιὰ θανάτου, compare Syriac Version Vulgate, so Thes SchwLeben n. d. Tode, 194, see especially NöZAW xvii (1897), 183 ff.; Ew Br and most modern (after older commentaries) read צַלְמוּת darkness, deep darkness, compare Arabic bdb085307 IV, Assyrian [ṣalâmu], Ethiopic bdb085308 be black, dark); **compare bdb112702 darkness; WeKl. Proph. ed. 3, 81 would read feminine plural צְלָמוֺת, like bdb112703 Qor 2:16; 2:18; and frequently. — death-shadow, often || חשֶׁךְ, לַיְלָה etc., and opposed to בֹּקֶר, אוֺר.
1. = deep shadow, darkness (compare הַרְרֵי אֵל, אַרְזֵי אֵל): Amos 5:8; Job 3:5; Job 12:22; Job 24:17a Job 28:3; Job 34:22; of eyes heavy with weeping Job 16:16; בַּלְהוֺת צ׳ Job 24:17b terrors of the darkness.
2. figurative.
a. of distress Jeremiah 13:16; Psalm 107:10; Psalm 107:14; אֶרֶץ צ׳ Isaiah 9:1.
b. of extreme danger Jeremiah 2:6; Psalm 23:4; Psalm 44:20.
3. characterizing world of the dead, אֶרֶץ חשֶׁךְ וצ׳ Job 10:21, כְּמוֺ אֹפֶל צ׳ Job 10:22 (text dubious, see Bu Du); וְשַׁעֲרֵי צ׳ Job 38:17 (Greek Version of the LXX πυλωροὶ δὲ ᾅδου; || שַׁעֲרֵימָֿ֑וֶת).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


3:5; 10:21; 10:22; 12:22; 16:16; 24:17; 24:17; 28:3; 34:22; 38:17


23:4; 44:20; 107:10; 107:14




2:6; 13:16




Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H6757 matches the Hebrew צַלְמָוֶת (ṣalmāveṯ),
which occurs 18 times in 17 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:5 -

“May darkness and black H6757 gloom H6757 claim it;

May a cloud settle on it;

May the blackness of the day terrify it.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:21 -

Before I go—and I shall not return

To the land of darkness and deep H6757 shadow H6757,

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:22 -

The land of utter gloom like darkness itself,

Of deep H6757 shadow H6757 without order,

And it shines like darkness.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:22 -

“He reveals mysteries from the darkness,

And brings the deep H6757 darkness H6757 into light.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:16 -

“My face is flushed from weeping,

And deep H6757 darkness H6757 is on my eyelids,

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:17 -

“For the morning is the same to him as thick H6757 darkness H6757,

For he is familiar with the terrors of thick H6757 darkness H6757.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:3 -

Man puts an end to darkness,

And to the farthest limit he searches out

The rock in gloom and deep H6757 shadow H6757.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:22 -

“There is no darkness or deep H6757 shadow H6757

Where the workers of injustice can hide themselves.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:17 -

“Have the gates of death been revealed to you,

And have you seen the gates of deep H6757 darkness H6757?

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 23:4 -

Even though I walk through the [fn]valley of the shadow H6757 of H6757 death H6757,

I fear no [fn]evil, for You are with me;

Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 44:19 -

Yet You have crushed us in a place of jackals

And covered us with [fn]deep H6757 darkness H6757.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 107:10 -

There were those who lived in darkness and in [fn]the shadow H6757 of H6757 death H6757,

Prisoners in misery and [fn]chains,

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 107:14 -

He brought them out of darkness and [fn]the shadow H6757 of H6757 death H6757

And broke their bands apart.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 9:2 -

[fn]The people who walk in darkness

Will see a great light;

Those who live in a dark H6757 land,

The light will shine on them.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:6 -

“They did not say, ‘Where is the LORD

Who brought us up out of the land of Egypt,

Who led us through the wilderness,

Through a land of deserts and of pits,

Through a land of drought and of [fn]deep H6757 darkness H6757,

Through a land that no one crossed

And where no person lived?’

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 13:16 -

Give glory to the LORD your God

Before He brings darkness

And before your feet stumble

On the mountains in the dark,

And while you are hoping for light

He makes it into gloom H6757,

And turns it into thick darkness.

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 5:8 -

He who made the Pleiades and Orion,

And changes deep H6757 darkness H6757 into morning,

[fn]Who also darkens day into night,

Who calls for the waters of the sea

And pours them out on the surface of the earth,

The LORD is His name.

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