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Lexicon :: Strong's H7579 - šā'aḇ

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Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root
Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 2299.1

Strong’s Definitions

שָׁאַב shâʼab, sahw-ab'; a primitive root; to bale up water:—(woman to) draw(-er, water).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 19x

The KJV translates Strong's H7579 in the following manner: draw (15x), drawer (4x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 19x
The KJV translates Strong's H7579 in the following manner: draw (15x), drawer (4x).
  1. to draw (water)

    1. (Qal)

      1. to draw (water)

      2. water-drawing women (participle)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
שָׁאַב shâʼab, sahw-ab'; a primitive root; to bale up water:—(woman to) draw(-er, water).
STRONGS H7579: Abbreviations
† [שָׁאַב] verb draw (water) (Late Hebrew id., also attract; Aramaic שְׁאֵיב, of magnet; Arabic bdb098004 be satisfied with drinking); —
Qal Perfect 2nd person masculine plural consecutive וּשְׁאַבְתֶּם Isaiah 12:3; Imperfect 3rd person feminine singular וַּתִּשְׁאַב Genesis 24:20, אָ֑ב - Genesis 24:45; 1st person singular אֶשְׁאָ֑ב Genesis 24:19; Genesis 24:44; 3rd person masculine plural יִשְׁאֲבוּן Ruth 2:9, וַיִּשְׁאֲבוּ 1 Samuel 7:6 + 2 times; Imperative feminine singular שֹׁאֲבִי Nahum 3:14; Participle masculine singular שֹׁאֵב Deuteronomy 29:10, plural construct שֹׁאֲבֵי Joshua 9:21, 23, 27; feminine plural הַשֹּׁאֲבֹת Genesis 24:11; — draw water, with accusative מַיִם Genesis 24:13 (J), 1 Samuel 7:6; 1 Samuel 9:11, + מִן of source 2 Samuel 23:16 = 1 Chronicles 11:18; Isaiah 12:3 (figurative); לָךְ מֵי מָצוֺר שׁ׳ Nahum 3:14; מַיִם omitted Genesis 24:20, 43, 45 and (+ ל of animals) Genesis 24:19; Genesis 24:20; Genesis 24:44 (all J); with accusative אֲשֶׁר Ruth 2:9 drink of that which the young men drew; Participle feminine plural Genesis 24:11 the water-drawing women; masculine שֹׁאֵב מֵימֶיךָ Deuteronomy 29:10 (servile labour, || חֹטֵב עֵצֶיּךָ), so masculine plural Joshua 9:21, 23, 27 (P; all with ל, and all || חֹטְבֵי עֵצִים).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


24:11; 24:11; 24:13; 24:19; 24:19; 24:20; 24:20; 24:20; 24:43; 24:44; 24:44; 24:45; 24:45


29:10; 29:10


9:21; 9:21; 9:23; 9:23; 9:27; 9:27


2:9; 2:9

1 Samuel

7:6; 7:6; 9:11

2 Samuel


1 Chronicles



12:3; 12:3


3:14; 3:14


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H7579 matches the Hebrew שָׁאַב (šā'aḇ),
which occurs 19 times in 18 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:11 - He made the camels kneel down outside the city by the well of water [fn]when it was evening, the time when women go out to draw H7579 water H7579.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:13 - “Behold, I am standing by the [fn]spring, and the daughters of the men of the city are coming out to draw H7579 water;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:19 - Now when she had finished giving him a drink, she said, “I will also draw H7579 water for your camels until they have finished drinking.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:20 - So she quickly emptied her jar into the trough, and ran back to the well to draw H7579, and she drew H7579 for all his camels.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:43 - behold, I am standing by the [fn]spring, and may it be that the [fn]young unmarried woman who comes out to draw H7579 water, and to whom I say, “Please let me drink a little water from your jar”;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:44 - and she says to me, “You drink, and I will draw H7579 for your camels also”—let her be the woman whom the LORD has appointed for my master’s son.’
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:45 - “Before I had finished speaking in my heart, behold, Rebekah came out with her jar on her shoulder, and went down to the spring and drew H7579 water, and I said to her, ‘Please let me drink.’
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 29:11 - your little ones, your wives, and the stranger who is within your camps, from the one who gathers your firewood to the one who draws H7579 your water,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 9:21 - So the leaders said to them, “Let them live.” And they became gatherers of firewood and [fn]labor to draw H7579 water for the whole congregation, just as the leaders had spoken to them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 9:23 - “Now therefore, you are cursed, and [fn]you will never cease to be slaves, both gatherers of firewood and [fn]labor to draw H7579 water for the house of my God.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 9:27 - But on that day Joshua made them gatherers of firewood and [fn]labor to draw H7579 water for the congregation and for the altar of the LORD, to this day, in the place which He would choose.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 2:9 - Keep your eyes on the field which they reap, and go after them. Indeed, I have ordered the servants not to touch you. When you are thirsty, go to the [fn]water jars and drink from what the servants draw H7579.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 7:6 - So they gathered to Mizpah, and drew H7579 water and poured it out before the LORD, and fasted on that day and said there, “We have sinned against the LORD.” And Samuel judged the sons of Israel at Mizpah.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:11 - As they went up the slope to the city, they found young women going out to draw H7579 water, and they said to them, “Is the seer here?”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:16 - So the three mighty men forced their way into the camp of the Philistines, and drew H7579 water from the well of Bethlehem which was by the gate, and carried it and brought it to David. Yet he would not drink it, but poured it out as an offering to the LORD;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:18 - So the three broke through the camp of the Philistines and drew H7579 water from the well of Bethlehem which was by the gate, and took it and brought it to David; however, David would not drink it, but poured it out to the LORD;
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 12:3 - Therefore you will joyously draw H7579 water
From the springs of salvation.
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 3:14 - Draw H7579 for yourself water for a siege!
Strengthen your fortifications!
Go into the clay and tread the mortar!
Take hold of the brick mold!
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