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Lexicon :: Strong's H7586 - šā'ûl

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Part of Speech
proper masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Pass part of שָׁאַל (H7592)
Strong’s Definitions

שָׁאוּל Shâʼûwl, shaw-ool'; passive participle of H7592; asked; Shaul, the name of an Edomite and two Israelites:—Saul, Shaul.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 406x

The KJV translates Strong's H7586 in the following manner: Saul (399x), Shaul (7x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 406x
The KJV translates Strong's H7586 in the following manner: Saul (399x), Shaul (7x).
  1. Saul or Shaul = "desired"

    1. a Benjamite, son of Kish, and the 1st king of Israel

    2. an early king of Edom and a successor of Samlah

    3. a son of Simeon

    4. a Levite, son of Uzziah

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
שָׁאוּל Shâʼûwl, shaw-ool'; passive participle of H7592; asked; Shaul, the name of an Edomite and two Israelites:—Saul, Shaul.
STRONGS H7586: Abbreviations
שָׁאוּל proper name, masculine)= asked (of י׳), compare שְׁאַלְתִּיאֵל below; Palmyrene proper name שאילא Lzb371 Cooke283); — Σαονλ:
1. 397 1st king of Israel, 1 Samuel 9:2, 3 (twice in verse); 1 Samuel 9:5 (son of Kish, a Benjamite) + 359 times Samuel; + 28 times 1 Chronicles; Psalm 18:1; Psalm 52:2; Psalm 54:2; Psalm 57:1; Psalm 59:1 (all in titles); גִּבְעַת שׁ׳ Isaiah 10:29 (and 1 Samuel 11:4; 1 Samuel 15:34; 2 Samuel 21:6 see II. גִּבְעָה).
2. a king of Edom Genesis 36:37, 38 (P) = 1 Chronicles 1:48, 49.
3. a son of Simeon Genesis 46:10; Exodus 6:15; Numbers 26:13 (all P) = 1 Chronicles 4:24.
4. a Levite 1 Chronicles 6:9.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


36:37; 36:38; 46:10





1 Samuel

9:2; 9:3; 9:5; 11:4; 15:34

2 Samuel


1 Chronicles

1:48; 1:49; 4:24; 6:9


18:1; 52:2; 54:2; 57:1; 59:1




Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H7586 matches the Hebrew שָׁאוּל (šā'ûl),
which occurs 406 times in 335 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 7 (Gen 36:37–1Sa 14:2)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 36:37 - Then Samlah died, and Shaul H7586 of Rehoboth on the Euphrates River became king in his place.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 36:38 - Then Shaul H7586 died, and Baal-hanan the son of Achbor became king in his place.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:10 - The sons of Simeon: [fn]Jemuel and Jamin and Ohad and [fn]Jachin and [fn]Zohar and Shaul H7586 the son of a Canaanite woman.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 6:15 - The sons of Simeon: Jemuel and Jamin and Ohad and Jachin and Zohar and Shaul H7586 the son of a Canaanite woman; these are the families of Simeon.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:13 - of [fn]Zerah, the family of the Zerahites; of Shaul, H7586 the family of the Shaulites.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:2 - He had a son whose name was Saul, H7586 a choice and handsome man, and there was not a more handsome person than he among the sons of Israel; from his shoulders and up he was taller than any of the people.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:3 - Now the donkeys of Kish, Saul’s H7586 father, were lost. So Kish said to his son Saul, H7586 “Take now with you one of the servants, and arise, go search for the donkeys.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:5 - When they came to the land of Zuph, Saul H7586 said to his servant who was with him, “Come, and let us return, or else my father will cease to be concerned about the donkeys and will become anxious for us.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:7 - Then Saul H7586 said to his servant, “But behold, if we go, what shall we bring the man? For the bread is gone from our sack and there is no present to bring to the man of God. What do we have?”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:8 - The servant answered Saul H7586 again and said, “Behold, I have in my hand a fourth of a shekel of silver; I will give it to the man of God and he will tell us our way.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:10 - Then Saul H7586 said to his servant, “Well said; come, let us go.” So they went to the city where the man of God was.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:15 - Now a day before Saul’s H7586 coming, the LORD had [fn]revealed this to Samuel saying,
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:17 - When Samuel saw Saul, H7586 the LORD [fn]said to him, “Behold, the man of whom I spoke to you! This one shall rule over My people.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:18 - Then Saul H7586 approached Samuel in the gate and said, “Please tell me where the seer’s house is.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:19 - Samuel answered Saul H7586 and said, “I am the seer. Go up before me to the high place, for you shall eat with me today; and in the morning I will let you go, and will tell you all that is on your mind.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:21 - Saul H7586 replied, “Am I not a Benjamite, of the smallest of the tribes of Israel, and my family the least of all the families of the [fn]tribe of Benjamin? Why then do you speak to me in this way?”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:22 - Then Samuel took Saul H7586 and his servant and brought them into the hall and gave them a place at the head of those who were invited, who were about thirty men.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:24 - Then the cook took up the leg with what was on it and set it before Saul. H7586 And Samuel said, “Here is what has been reserved! Set it before you and eat, because it has been kept for you until the appointed time, [fn]since I said I have invited the people.” So Saul H7586 ate with Samuel that day.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:25 - When they came down from the high place into the city, Samuel spoke with Saul H7586 on the [fn]roof.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:26 - And they arose early; and at daybreak Samuel called to Saul H7586 on the roof, saying, “Get up, that I may send you away.” So Saul H7586 arose, and both he and Samuel went out into the street.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:27 - As they were going down to the edge of the city, Samuel said to Saul, H7586 “Say to the servant that he might go ahead of us and pass on, but you remain standing now, that I may proclaim the word of God to you.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 10:11 - It came about, when all who knew him previously saw that he prophesied now with the prophets, that the people said to one another, “What has happened to the son of Kish? Is Saul H7586 also among the prophets?”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 10:12 - A man there said, “Now, who is their father?” Therefore it became a proverb: “Is Saul H7586 also among the prophets?”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 10:14 - Now Saul’s H7586 uncle said to him and his servant, “Where did you go?” And he said, “To look for the donkeys. When we saw that they could not be found, we went to Samuel.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 10:15 - Saul’s H7586 uncle said, “Please tell me what Samuel said to you.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 10:16 - So Saul H7586 said to his uncle, “He told us plainly that the donkeys had been found.” But he did not tell him about the matter of the kingdom which Samuel had mentioned.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 10:21 - Then he brought the tribe of Benjamin near by its families, and the Matrite family was taken. And Saul H7586 the son of Kish was taken; but when they looked for him, he could not be found.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 10:26 - Saul H7586 also went to his house at Gibeah; and the valiant men whose hearts God had touched went with him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 11:4 - Then the messengers came to Gibeah of Saul H7586 and spoke these words in the hearing of the people, and all the people lifted up their voices and wept.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 11:5 - Now behold, Saul H7586 was coming from the field behind the oxen, and [fn]he said, “What is the matter with the people that they weep?” So they related to him the words of the men of Jabesh.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 11:6 - Then the Spirit of God came upon Saul H7586 mightily when he heard these words, and [fn]he became very angry.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 11:7 - He took a yoke of oxen and cut them in pieces, and sent them throughout the territory of Israel by the hand of messengers, saying, “Whoever does not come out after Saul H7586 and after Samuel, so shall it be done to his oxen.” Then the dread of the LORD fell on the people, and they came out as one man.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 11:11 - The next morning Saul H7586 put the people in three companies; and they came into the midst of the camp at the morning watch and struck down the Ammonites until the heat of the day. Those who survived were scattered, so that no two of them were left together.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 11:12 - Then the people said to Samuel, “Who is he that said, ‘Shall Saul H7586 reign over us?’ [fn]Bring the men, that we may put them to death.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 11:13 - But Saul H7586 said, “Not a man shall be put to death this day, for today the LORD has accomplished deliverance in Israel.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 11:15 - So all the people went to Gilgal, and there they made Saul H7586 king before the LORD in Gilgal. There they also offered sacrifices of peace offerings before the LORD; and there Saul H7586 and all the men of Israel rejoiced greatly.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 13:1 - Saul H7586 was [fn]thirty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned [fn]forty two years over Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 13:2 - Now Saul H7586 chose for himself 3,000 men of Israel, of which 2,000 were with Saul H7586 in Michmash and in the hill country of Bethel, while 1,000 were with Jonathan at Gibeah of Benjamin. But he sent away the rest of the people, each to his tent.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 13:3 - Jonathan smote the garrison of the Philistines that was in Geba, and the Philistines heard of it. Then Saul H7586 blew the trumpet throughout the land, saying, “Let the Hebrews hear.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 13:4 - All Israel heard [fn]the news that Saul H7586 had smitten the garrison of the Philistines, and also that Israel had become odious to the Philistines. The people were then summoned [fn]to Saul H7586 at Gilgal.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 13:7 - Also some of the Hebrews crossed the Jordan into the land of Gad and Gilead. But as for Saul, H7586 he was still in Gilgal, and all the people followed him trembling.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 13:9 - So Saul H7586 said, “Bring to me the burnt offering and the peace offerings.” And he offered the burnt offering.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 13:10 - As soon as he finished offering the burnt offering, behold, Samuel came; and Saul H7586 went out to meet him and to [fn]greet him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 13:11 - But Samuel said, “What have you done?” And Saul H7586 said, “Because I saw that the people were scattering from me, and that you did not come within the appointed days, and that the Philistines were assembling at Michmash,
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 13:13 - Samuel said to Saul, H7586 “You have acted foolishly; you have not kept the commandment of the LORD your God, which He commanded you, for now the LORD would have established your kingdom [fn]over Israel forever.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 13:15 - Then Samuel arose and went up from Gilgal to Gibeah of Benjamin. And Saul H7586 [fn]numbered the people who were present with him, about six hundred men.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 13:16 - Now Saul H7586 and his son Jonathan and the people who were present with them were staying in Geba of Benjamin while the Philistines camped at Michmash.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 13:22 - So it came about on the day of battle that neither sword nor spear was found in the hands of any of the people who were with Saul H7586 and Jonathan, but they were found with Saul H7586 and his son Jonathan.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:1 - Now the day came that Jonathan, the son of Saul, H7586 said to the young man who was carrying his armor, “Come and let us cross over to the Philistines’ garrison that is on the other side.” But he did not tell his father.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:2 - Saul H7586 was staying in the outskirts of Gibeah under the pomegranate tree which is in Migron. And the people who were with him were about six hundred men,

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