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Lexicon :: Strong's H7621 - šᵊḇûʿâ

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Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Pass part of שָׁבַע (H7650)
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TWOT Reference: 2319a

Strong’s Definitions

שְׁבוּעָה shᵉbûwʻâh, sheb-oo-aw'; feminine passive participle of H7650; properly, something sworn, i.e. an oath:—curse, oath, × sworn.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 30x

The KJV translates Strong's H7621 in the following manner: oath (28x), sworn (with H1167) (1x), curse (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 30x
The KJV translates Strong's H7621 in the following manner: oath (28x), sworn (with H1167) (1x), curse (1x).
  1. oath, curse

    1. oath

      1. attesting of innocence

      2. curse

    2. oath (of Jehovah)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
שְׁבוּעָה shᵉbûwʻâh, sheb-oo-aw'; feminine passive participle of H7650; properly, something sworn, i.e. an oath:—curse, oath, × sworn.
STRONGS H7621: Abbreviations
שְׁבוּעָה, שְׁבֻעָה noun feminine (Joshua 2:17 read הַזּה AlbrZAW xvi (1896), 116) oath, curse; — absolute שְׁבוּ׳ Joshua 9:20 +, שְׁבֻ׳ Genesis 26:3 +; construct שְׁבֻעַת Exodus 22:10 +; suffix שְׁבֻעָתִי Genesis 24:8 etc.; plural שְׁבֻעוֺת absolute Ezekiel 21:28, construct Habakkuk 3:9; [Jeremiah 5:24; Ezekiel 45:21 see שָׁבוּעַ]; — oath [as accusative of congnate meaning with verb with הִשָּׁבַע etc. Numbers 30:3 + (in + 5 times]:
1. of man:
a. attesting innocence Exodus 22:10 (E), friendship 2 Samuel 21:7, promise 1 Kings 2:43 (after שָׁמַר keep; all שְׁבֻעַת י׳ oath to to (י׳); innocence also Numbers 5:21 a; friendship Nehemiah 6:18 (לוֺ בַּעֲלֵישׁ׳), promise Leviticus 5:4; of vow (|| נדר) Numbers 30:3; Numbers 30:11; Numbers 30:14 (שְׁבֻעַת אִסָּר), Joshua 9:20 (all P), Nehemiah 10:30 (|| אָלָה), Ecclesiastes 9:2, of covenant with י׳ 2 Chronicles 15:15, שְׁבוּעַת אֱלֹהִים Ecclesiastes 8:2 (probably of oath of allegiance to king), שְׁבֻעַת שֶׁקֶר Zechariah 8:17; of threat Judges 21:5; 1 Samuel 14:26 (Greek Version of the LXX שְׁבֻעַת י׳); keep, discharge the oath is הֵקִים הַשּׁ׳ Genesis 26:3 (J), Jeremiah 11:5; נָקָה מִשׁ׳ be free, exempt from an oath Genesis 24:8 (J), compare Joshua 2:17, 20.
b. = curse, Isaiah 65:15 and (|| אָלָה) Numbers 5:21 (P), Daniel 9:11.
2. oath of י׳, in promise, Deuteronomy 7:8 (שָׁמַר in rel. clause), || covenant (בְּרִית), שְׁבוּעַתוֺ לְיִצְחָק Psalm 105:9 = 1 Chronicles 16:16. — שְׁבֻעוֺת מַטּוֺת Habakkuk 3:9 very dubious: AV oaths of the tribes; oaths, rods of the word, Hi-St; sworn (passive participle שְׁבַע) were the rods (= chastisements) of (thy) word, Ges Hi RVm; heptads of spears Ew, compare Da; text probably corrupt, Now proposes (אַשְׁפָּֽתְךָ) מַטּוֹת שִׂבֵּעְתָּ thou hast sated with shafts thy quiver; Marti (after Greek Version of the LXXManuscripts) thy bow was satiated with shafts; GASm thou gluttest (?) thy shafts. — Ezekiel 21:28 see √.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


24:8; 24:8; 26:3; 26:3


22:10; 22:10




5:21; 5:21; 30:3; 30:3; 30:11; 30:14




2:17; 2:17; 2:20; 9:20; 9:20



1 Samuel


2 Samuel


1 Kings


1 Chronicles


2 Chronicles



6:18; 10:30




8:2; 9:2




5:24; 11:5


21:28; 21:28; 45:21




3:9; 3:9




Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H7621 matches the Hebrew שְׁבוּעָה (šᵊḇûʿâ),
which occurs 30 times in 29 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:8 - “But if the woman is not willing to follow you, then you will be free from this my oath; H7621 only do not take my son back there.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:3 - “Sojourn in this land and I will be with you and bless you, for to you and to your [fn]descendants I will give all these lands, and I will establish the oath H7621 which I swore to your father Abraham.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:11 - an oath H7621 before the LORD shall be made by the two of them [fn]that he has not [fn]laid hands on his neighbor’s property; and its owner shall accept it, and he shall not make restitution.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 5:4 - ‘Or if a person swears thoughtlessly with his lips to do evil or to do good, in whatever matter a man may speak thoughtlessly with an oath, H7621 and it is hidden from him, and then he comes to know it, he will be guilty in one of these.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 5:21 - (then the priest shall have the woman swear with the oath H7621 of the curse, and the priest shall say to the woman), “the LORD make you a curse and an oath H7621 among your people by the LORDS making your thigh [fn]waste away and your abdomen swell;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 30:2 - “If a man makes a vow to the LORD, or takes an oath H7621 to bind himself with a binding obligation, he shall not violate his word; he shall do according to all that proceeds out of his mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 30:10 - “However, if she vowed in her husband’s house, or bound herself by an obligation with an oath, H7621
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 30:13 - “Every vow and every binding oath H7621 to humble herself, her husband may confirm it or her husband may annul it.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 7:8 - but because the LORD loved you and kept the oath H7621 which He swore to your forefathers, the LORD brought you out by a mighty hand and redeemed you from the house of [fn]slavery, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 2:17 - The men said to her, “We shall be free from this oath H7621 [fn]to you which you have made us swear,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 2:20 - “But if you tell this business of ours, then we shall be free from the oath H7621 which you have made us swear.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 9:20 - “This we will do to them, even let them live, so that wrath will not be upon us for the oath H7621 which we swore to them.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 21:5 - Then the sons of Israel said, “Who is there among all the tribes of Israel who did not come up in the assembly to the LORD?” For [fn]they had taken a great oath H7621 concerning him who did not come up to the LORD at Mizpah, saying, “He shall surely be put to death.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:26 - When the people entered the forest, behold, there was a flow of honey; but no man put his hand to his mouth, for the people feared the oath. H7621
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 21:7 - But the king spared Mephibosheth, the son of Jonathan the son of Saul, because of the oath H7621 of the LORD which was between them, between David and Saul’s son Jonathan.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 2:43 - “Why then have you not kept the oath H7621 of the LORD, and the command which I [fn]have laid on you?”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:16 - The covenant which He made with Abraham,
And His oath H7621 to Isaac.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 15:15 - All Judah rejoiced concerning the oath, H7621 for they had sworn with their whole heart and had sought Him [fn]earnestly, and He let them find Him. So the LORD gave them rest on every side.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 6:18 - For many in Judah were bound by oath H7621 to him because he was the son-in-law of Shecaniah the son of Arah, and his son Jehohanan had married the daughter of Meshullam the son of Berechiah.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 10:29 - are joining with their [fn]kinsmen, their nobles, and are [fn]taking on themselves a curse and an oath H7621 to walk in God’s law, which was given through Moses, God’s servant, and to keep and to observe all the commandments of [fn]GOD our Lord, and His ordinances and His statutes;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 105:9 - The covenant which He made with Abraham,
And His oath H7621 to Isaac.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 8:2 - I say, “Keep the [fn]command of the king because of the oath H7621 [fn]before God.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 9:2 - It is the same for all. There is one fate for the righteous and for the wicked; for the good, for the clean and for the unclean; for the man who offers a sacrifice and for the one who does not sacrifice. As the good man is, so is the sinner; as the swearer is, so is the one who [fn]is afraid to swear. H7621
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 65:15 - “You will leave your name for a curse H7621 to My chosen ones,
And the Lord [fn]GOD will slay you.
But [fn]My servants will be called by another name.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 11:5 - in order to confirm the oath H7621 which I swore to your forefathers, to give them a land flowing with milk and honey, as it is this day.”’” Then I said, “Amen, O LORD.”
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 21:23 - “And it will be to them like a false divination in their eyes; they have sworn solemn oaths. H7621 But he brings iniquity to remembrance, that they may be seized.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 9:11 - “Indeed all Israel has transgressed Your law and turned aside, not obeying Your voice; so the curse has been poured out on us, along with the oath H7621 which is written in the law of Moses the servant of God, for we have sinned against Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxHab 3:9 - Your bow was made bare,
The rods of [fn]chastisement were sworn. H7621 Selah.
You cleaved the earth with rivers.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 8:17 - ‘Also let none of you devise evil in your heart against another, and do not love [fn]perjury; H7621 for all these are what I hate,’ declares the LORD.”
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