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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.
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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 - When Samlah died, Shaul from Rehoboth on the river succeeded him as king.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 36:38 - When Shaul died, Baal-Hanan son of Akbor succeeded him as king.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:10 - The sons of Simeon: Jemuel, Jamin, Ohad, Jakin, Zohar and Shaul the son of a Canaanite woman.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 6:15 - The sons of Simeon were Jemuel, Jamin, Ohad, Jakin, Zohar and Shaul the son of a Canaanite woman. These were the clans of Simeon.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:13 - through Zerah, the Zerahite clan; through Shaul, the Shaulite clan.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:2 - Kish had a son named Saul, as handsome a young man as could be found anywhere in Israel, and he was a head taller than anyone else.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:3 - Now the donkeys belonging to Saul’s father Kish were lost, and Kish said to his son Saul, “Take one of the servants with you and go and look for the donkeys.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:5 - When they reached the district of Zuph, Saul said to the servant who was with him, “Come, let’s go back, or my father will stop thinking about the donkeys and start worrying about us.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:7 - Saul said to his servant, “If we go, what can we give the man? The food in our sacks is gone. We have no gift to take to the man of God. What do we have?”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:8 - The servant answered him again. “Look,” he said, “I have a quarter of a shekel[fn] of silver. I will give it to the man of God so that he will tell us what way to take.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:10 - “Good,” Saul said to his servant. “Come, let’s go.” So they set out for the town where the man of God was.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:15 - Now the day before Saul came, the LORD had revealed this to Samuel:
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:17 - When Samuel caught sight of Saul, the LORD said to him, “This is the man I spoke to you about; he will govern my people.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:18 - Saul approached Samuel in the gateway and asked, “Would you please tell me where the seer’s house is?”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:19 - “I am the seer,” Samuel replied. “Go up ahead of me to the high place, for today you are to eat with me, and in the morning I will send you on your way and will tell you all that is in your heart.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:21 - Saul answered, “But am I not a Benjamite, from the smallest tribe of Israel, and is not my clan the least of all the clans of the tribe of Benjamin? Why do you say such a thing to me?”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:22 - Then Samuel brought Saul and his servant into the hall and seated them at the head of those who were invited—about thirty in number.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:24 - So the cook took up the thigh with what was on it and set it in front of Saul. Samuel said, “Here is what has been kept for you. Eat, because it was set aside for you for this occasion from the time I said, ‘I have invited guests.’ ” And Saul dined with Samuel that day.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:25 - After they came down from the high place to the town, Samuel talked with Saul on the roof of his house.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:26 - They rose about daybreak, and Samuel called to Saul on the roof, “Get ready, and I will send you on your way.” When Saul got ready, he and Samuel went outside together.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:27 - As they were going down to the edge of the town, Samuel said to Saul, “Tell the servant to go on ahead of us”—and the servant did so—“but you stay here for a while, so that I may give you a message from God.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 10:11 - When all those who had formerly known him saw him prophesying with the prophets, they asked each other, “What is this that has happened to the son of Kish? Is Saul also among the prophets?”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 10:12 - A man who lived there answered, “And who is their father?” So it became a saying: “Is Saul also among the prophets?”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 10:14 - Now Saul’s uncle asked him and his servant, “Where have you been?” “Looking for the donkeys,” he said. “But when we saw they were not to be found, we went to Samuel.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 10:15 - Saul’s uncle said, “Tell me what Samuel said to you.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 10:16 - Saul replied, “He assured us that the donkeys had been found.” But he did not tell his uncle what Samuel had said about the kingship.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 10:21 - Then he brought forward the tribe of Benjamin, clan by clan, and Matri’s clan was taken. Finally Saul son of Kish was taken. But when they looked for him, he was not to be found.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 10:26 - Saul also went to his home in Gibeah, accompanied by valiant men whose hearts God had touched.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 11:4 - When the messengers came to Gibeah of Saul and reported these terms to the people, they all wept aloud.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 11:5 - Just then Saul was returning from the fields, behind his oxen, and he asked, “What is wrong with everyone? Why are they weeping?” Then they repeated to him what the men of Jabesh had said.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 11:6 - When Saul heard their words, the Spirit of God came powerfully upon him, and he burned with anger.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 11:7 - He took a pair of oxen, cut them into pieces, and sent the pieces by messengers throughout Israel, proclaiming, “This is what will be done to the oxen of anyone who does not follow Saul and Samuel.” Then the terror of the LORD fell on the people, and they came out together as one.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 11:11 - The next day Saul separated his men into three divisions; during the last watch of the night they broke into the camp of the Ammonites and slaughtered them 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 - The people then said to Samuel, “Who was it that asked, ‘Shall Saul reign over us?’ Turn these men over to us so that we may put them to death.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 11:13 - But Saul said, “No one will be put to death today, for this day the LORD has rescued Israel.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 11:15 - So all the people went to Gilgal and made Saul king in the presence of the LORD. There they sacrificed fellowship offerings before the LORD, and Saul and all the Israelites held a great celebration.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 13:1 - Saul was thirty[fn] years old when he became king, and he reigned over Israel forty-[fn] two years.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 13:2 - Saul chose three thousand men from Israel; two thousand were with him at Mikmash and in the hill country of Bethel, and a thousand were with Jonathan at Gibeah in Benjamin. The rest of the men he sent back to their homes.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 13:3 - Jonathan attacked the Philistine outpost at Geba, and the Philistines heard about it. Then Saul had the trumpet blown throughout the land and said, “Let the Hebrews hear!”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 13:4 - So all Israel heard the news: “Saul has attacked the Philistine outpost, and now Israel has become obnoxious to the Philistines.” And the people were summoned to join Saul at Gilgal.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 13:7 - Some Hebrews even crossed the Jordan to the land of Gad and Gilead. Saul remained at Gilgal, and all the troops with him were quaking with fear.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 13:9 - So he said, “Bring me the burnt offering and the fellowship offerings.” And Saul offered up the burnt offering.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 13:10 - Just as he finished making the offering, Samuel arrived, and Saul went out to greet him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 13:11 - “What have you done?” asked Samuel. Saul replied, “When I saw that the men were scattering, and that you did not come at the set time, and that the Philistines were assembling at Mikmash,
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 13:13 - “You have done a foolish thing,” Samuel said. “You have not kept the command the LORD your God gave you; if you had, he would have established your kingdom over Israel for all time.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 13:15 - Then Samuel left Gilgal[fn] and went up to Gibeah in Benjamin, and Saul counted the men who were with him. They numbered about six hundred.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 13:16 - Saul and his son Jonathan and the men with them were staying in Gibeah[fn] in Benjamin, while the Philistines camped at Mikmash.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 13:22 - So on the day of the battle not a soldier with Saul and Jonathan had a sword or spear in his hand; only Saul and his son Jonathan had them.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:1 - One day Jonathan son of Saul said to his young armor-bearer, “Come, let’s go over to the Philistine outpost on the other side.” But he did not tell his father.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:2 - Saul was staying on the outskirts of Gibeah under a pomegranate tree in Migron. With him were about six hundred men,

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