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Lexicon :: Strong's H7617 - šāḇâ

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A primitive root
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Strong’s Definitions

שָׁבָה shâbâh, shaw-baw'; a primitive root; to transport into captivity:—(bring away, carry, carry away, lead, lead away, take) captive(-s), drive (take) away.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 47x

The KJV translates Strong's H7617 in the following manner: (carry, take away, ...) captive (37x), (take, drive, ...) away (8x), take (2x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 47x
The KJV translates Strong's H7617 in the following manner: (carry, take away, ...) captive (37x), (take, drive, ...) away (8x), take (2x).
  1. to take captive

    1. (Qal)

      1. to take captive

      2. captive (participle)

      3. to lead captive

    2. (Niphal) to be taken captive

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
שָׁבָה shâbâh, shaw-baw'; a primitive root; to transport into captivity:—(bring away, carry, carry away, lead, lead away, take) captive(-s), drive (take) away.
STRONGS H7617: Abbreviations
שָׁבָה verb take captive (Late Hebrew, Old Aramaic id.;Arabic bdb098506 (bdb098507); Aramaic שְׁבָא, bdb098508) —
Qal Perfect 3rd person masculine singular שׁ׳ Jeremiah 41:14; suffixוְשָׁבָם (consecutive) Jeremiah 43:12 (but read וְשָׁבָה Gie; Du conjectures וְֽֽֽשׁמְמוּ); 2nd person masculine singular שָׁבִיתָ 2 Kings 6:22; Psalm 68:19, etc., Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular וַיִּשְׁבְּ Numbers 21:1; Jeremiah 41:10, etc.; Imperative masculine singular וּשְׁבֵה Judges 5:12; Infinitive construct שְׁבוֺת Obadiah 11; Participle active plural שֹׁבִים Isaiah 14:2, etc.; passive masculine plural שְׁבוּיִם Isaiah 61:1, feminine plural construct שְׁבֻיוֺת Genesis 31:26; — take captive
a. with accusative of person, Numbers 24:22 (JE), 1 Samuel 30:2; 2 Kings 5:2; 2 Kings 6:22 (+ ב instrumental) Jeremiah 41:10 (twice in verse) (but Jeremiah 41:10b Gie reads וַיַּשְׁכֵּם, compare Greek Version of the LXX Luc), Jeremiah 41:14, Genesis 34:29 (P), 2 Chronicles 28:8 (+ מִן part), + 6 times; + Jeremiah 43:12 apparently with accusative idols (but see above; accusative land Gie).
b. accusative חֵילוֺ Obadiah 11 הָֽרְכוּשׁ 2 Chronicles 21:17, cattle, etc., 1 Chronicles 5:21; 2 Chronicles 14:14
c. participle in periphrastic conjugation (לְשֹׁבֵיהֶם) וְהָיוּ שֹׁבִים Isaiah 14:2; participle with suffix = their captives, etc., 1 Kings 8:46 2 Chronicles 6:36; Isaiah 14:2; Jeremiah 50:33, + 5 times; Passive participle Isaiah 61:1 = captives; כִּשְׁבֻיוֺת חָ֑רֶב Genesis 31:26 my daughters as captives of the sword.
2. with accusative of congnate meaning with verb שְׁבִי Judges 5:12 lead captive thy captives, compare Psalm 68:19; 2 Chronicles 28:17, so (+ מִן person) Numbers 21:1 (JE), and (accusative שִׁבְיָה) 2 Chronicles 28:5, 11; שִׁבְיוֺ שׁ׳ Deuteronomy 21:10 = take him captive.
Niph. be taken captive: Perfect 3rd person masculine singular נִשְׁבָּה, of man Genesis 14:14, of beast Exodus 22:9 (E), of עֵדֶר י׳ Jeremiah 13:17; 3rd person plural נִשְׁבּוּ, human subject 1 Samuel 30:8, 5; 1 Kings 8:47 2 Chronicles 6:37; Ezekiel 6:9.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


14:14; 31:26; 31:26; 34:29




21:1; 21:1; 24:22




5:12; 5:12

1 Samuel

30:2; 30:5; 30:8

1 Kings

8:46; 8:47

2 Kings

5:2; 6:22; 6:22

1 Chronicles


2 Chronicles

6:36; 6:37; 14:14; 21:17; 28:5; 28:8; 28:11; 28:17


68:19; 68:19


14:2; 14:2; 14:2; 61:1; 61:1


13:17; 41:10; 41:10; 41:10; 41:14; 41:14; 43:12; 43:12; 50:33




1:11; 1:11


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H7617 matches the Hebrew שָׁבָה (šāḇâ),
which occurs 47 times in 42 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 14:14 - And when Abram heard that his brother was taken captive, H7617 he armed his trained servants, born in his own house, three hundred and eighteen, and pursued them unto Dan.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:26 - And Laban said to Jacob, What hast thou done, that thou hast stolen away unawares to me, and carried away my daughters, as captives H7617 taken with the sword?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 34:29 - And all their wealth, and all their little ones, and their wives took they captive, H7617 and spoiled even all that was in the house.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:10 - If a man deliver unto his neighbour an ass, or an ox, or a sheep, or any beast, to keep; and it die, or be hurt, or driven away, H7617 no man seeing it:
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:1 - And when king Arad the Canaanite, which dwelt in the south, heard tell that Israel came by the way of the spies; then he fought against Israel, and took H7617 some of them prisoners.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 24:22 - Nevertheless the Kenite shall be wasted, until Asshur shall carry thee away captive. H7617
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 31:9 - And the children of Israel took all the women of Midian captives, H7617 and their little ones, and took the spoil of all their cattle, and all their flocks, and all their goods.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 21:10 - When thou goest forth to war against thine enemies, and the LORD thy God hath delivered them into thine hands, and thou hast taken H7617 them captive,
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:12 - Awake, awake, Deborah: awake, awake, utter a song: arise, Barak, and lead thy captivity captive, H7617 thou son of Abinoam.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:2 - And had taken the women captives, H7617 that were therein: they slew not any, either great or small, but carried them away, and went on their way.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:3 - So David and his men came to the city, and, behold, it was burned with fire; and their wives, and their sons, and their daughters, were taken captives. H7617
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:5 - And David's two wives were taken captives, H7617 Ahinoam the Jezreelitess, and Abigail the wife of Nabal the Carmelite.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:46 - If they sin against thee, (for there is no man that sinneth not,) and thou be angry with them, and deliver them to the enemy, so that they carry them away H7617 captives H7617 unto the land of the enemy, far or near;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:47 - Yet if they shall bethink themselves in the land whither they were carried captives, H7617 and repent, and make supplication unto thee in the land of them that carried them captives, H7617 saying, We have sinned, and have done perversely, we have committed wickedness;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:48 - And so return unto thee with all their heart, and with all their soul, in the land of their enemies, which led them away captive, H7617 and pray unto thee toward their land, which thou gavest unto their fathers, the city which thou hast chosen, and the house which I have built for thy name:
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:50 - And forgive thy people that have sinned against thee, and all their transgressions wherein they have transgressed against thee, and give them compassion before them who carried them captive, H7617 that they may have compassion on them:
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 5:2 - And the Syrians had gone out by companies, and had brought away captive H7617 out of the land of Israel a little maid; and she waited on Naaman's wife.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 6:22 - And he answered, Thou shalt not smite them: wouldest thou smite those whom thou hast taken captive H7617 with thy sword and with thy bow? set bread and water before them, that they may eat and drink, and go to their master.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 5:21 - And they took away H7617 their cattle; of their camels fifty thousand, and of sheep two hundred and fifty thousand, and of asses two thousand, and of men an hundred thousand.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 6:36 - If they sin against thee, (for there is no man which sinneth not,) and thou be angry with them, and deliver them over before their enemies, and they carry them away H7617 captives H7617 unto a land far off or near;
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 6:37 - Yet if they bethink themselves in the land whither they are carried captive, H7617 and turn and pray unto thee in the land of their captivity, saying, We have sinned, we have done amiss, and have dealt wickedly;
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 6:38 - If they return to thee with all their heart and with all their soul in the land of their captivity, whither they have carried them captives, H7617 and pray toward their land, which thou gavest unto their fathers, and toward the city which thou hast chosen, and toward the house which I have built for thy name:
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 14:15 - They smote also the tents of cattle, and carried away H7617 sheep and camels in abundance, and returned to Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 21:17 - And they came up into Judah, and brake into it, and carried away H7617 all the substance that was found in the king's house, and his sons also, and his wives; so that there was never a son left him, save Jehoahaz, the youngest of his sons.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 25:12 - And other ten thousand left alive did the children of Judah carry away captive, H7617 and brought them unto the top of the rock, and cast them down from the top of the rock, that they all were broken in pieces.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 28:5 - Wherefore the LORD his God delivered him into the hand of the king of Syria; and they smote him, and carried away H7617 a great multitude of them captives, and brought them to Damascus. And he was also delivered into the hand of the king of Israel, who smote him with a great slaughter.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 28:8 - And the children of Israel carried away captive H7617 of their brethren two hundred thousand, women, sons, and daughters, and took also away much spoil from them, and brought the spoil to Samaria.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 28:11 - Now hear me therefore, and deliver the captives again, which ye have taken captive H7617 of your brethren: for the fierce wrath of the LORD is upon you.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 28:17 - For again the Edomites had come and smitten Judah, and carried away H7617 captives.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 30:9 - For if ye turn again unto the LORD, your brethren and your children shall find compassion before them that lead them captive, H7617 so that they shall come again into this land: for the LORD your God is gracious and merciful, and will not turn away his face from you, if ye return unto him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 68:18 - Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive: H7617 thou hast received gifts for men; yea, for the rebellious also, that the LORD God might dwell among them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:46 - He made them also to be pitied of all those that carried them captives. H7617
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 137:3 - For there they that carried us away captive H7617 required of us a song; and they that wasted us required of us mirth, saying, Sing us one of the songs of Zion.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 14:2 - And the people shall take them, and bring them to their place: and the house of Israel shall possess them in the land of the LORD for servants and handmaids: and they shall take them captives, H7617 whose captives H7617 they were; and they shall rule over their oppressors.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 61:1 - The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, H7617 and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 13:17 - But if ye will not hear it, my soul shall weep in secret places for your pride; and mine eye shall weep sore, and run down with tears, because the LORD'S flock is carried away captive. H7617
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 41:10 - Then Ishmael carried away captive H7617 all the residue of the people that were in Mizpah, even the king's daughters, and all the people that remained in Mizpah, whom Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard had committed to Gedaliah the son of Ahikam: and Ishmael the son of Nethaniah carried them away captive, H7617 and departed to go over to the Ammonites.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 41:14 - So all the people that Ishmael had carried away captive H7617 from Mizpah cast about and returned, and went unto Johanan the son of Kareah.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 43:12 - And I will kindle a fire in the houses of the gods of Egypt; and he shall burn them, and carry them away captives: H7617 and he shall array himself with the land of Egypt, as a shepherd putteth on his garment; and he shall go forth from thence in peace.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 50:33 - Thus saith the LORD of hosts; The children of Israel and the children of Judah were oppressed together: and all that took them captives H7617 held them fast; they refused to let them go.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 6:9 - And they that escape of you shall remember me among the nations whither they shall be carried captives, H7617 because I am broken with their whorish heart, which hath departed from me, and with their eyes, which go a whoring after their idols: and they shall lothe themselves for the evils which they have committed in all their abominations.
Unchecked Copy BoxOba 1:11 - In the day that thou stoodest on the other side, in the day that the strangers carried away captive H7617 his forces, and foreigners entered into his gates, and cast lots upon Jerusalem, even thou wast as one of them.
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