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Lexicon :: Strong's H6757 - ṣalmāveṯ

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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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.
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 the shadow of death claim it;
May a cloud settle on it;
May the blackness of the day terrify it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:21 - Before I go to the place from which I shall not return,
To the land of darkness and the shadow of death,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 10:22 - A land as dark as darkness itself,
As the shadow of death, without any order,
Where even the light is like darkness.’ ”
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:22 - He uncovers deep things out of darkness,
And brings the shadow of death to light.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:16 - My face is flushed from weeping,
And on my eyelids is the shadow of death;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:17 - For the morning is the same to them as the shadow of death;
If someone recognizes them,
They are in the terrors of the shadow of death.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:3 - Man puts an end to darkness,
And searches every recess
For ore in the darkness and the shadow of death.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 34:22 - There is no darkness nor shadow of death
Where the workers of iniquity may hide themselves.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:17 - Have the gates of death been revealed to you?
Or have you seen the doors of the shadow of death?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 23:4 - Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil;
For You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 44:19 - But You have severely broken us in the place of jackals,
And covered us with the shadow of death.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 107:10 - Those who sat in darkness and in the shadow of death,
Bound in affliction and irons—
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 107:14 - He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death,
And broke their chains in pieces.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 9:2 - The people who walked in darkness
Have seen a great light;
Those who dwelt in the land of the shadow of death,
Upon them a light has shined.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:6 - Neither did they 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 pits,
Through a land of drought and the shadow of death,
Through a land that no one crossed
And where no one dwelt?’
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 13:16 - Give glory to the LORD your God
Before He causes darkness,
And before your feet stumble
On the dark mountains,
And while you are looking for light,
He turns it into the shadow of death
And makes it dense darkness.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 5:8 - He made the Pleiades and Orion;
He turns the shadow of death into morning
And makes the day dark as night;
He calls for the waters of the sea
And pours them out on the face of the earth;
The LORD is His name.

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