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Lexicon :: Strong's H7628 - šᵊḇî

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Part of Speech
feminine noun, masculine noun
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TWOT Reference: 2311a

Strong’s Definitions

שְׁבִי shᵉbîy, sheb-ee'; from H7618; exiled; captured; as noun, exile (abstractly or concretely and collectively); by extension, booty:—captive(-ity), prisoners, × take away, that was taken.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 49x

The KJV translates Strong's H7628 in the following manner: captivity (35x), captive (10x), prisoners (2x), taken away (1x), taken (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 49x
The KJV translates Strong's H7628 in the following manner: captivity (35x), captive (10x), prisoners (2x), taken away (1x), taken (1x).
masculine noun
  1. captivity, captives

    1. (state of) captivity

    2. (act of) capture

    3. captives

      feminine noun
  2. captive

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
שְׁבִי shᵉbîy, sheb-ee'; from H7618; exiled; captured; as noun, exile (abstractly or concretely and collectively); by extension, booty:—captive(-ity), prisoners, × take away, that was taken.
STRONGS H7628: Abbreviations
שְׁבִי noun masculineIsaiah 49:24 captivity, captives (collective); — שׁ׳ absolute Exodus 12:29 +, construct Ezra 2:1 +; שֶׁ֑בִי Numbers 21:1 +; suffix שֶׁבְיְךָ Judges 5:12, שִׁבְיוֺ Deuteronomy 21:10, שְׁבִיכֶם Numbers 31:19, etc.; —
1. = state of captivity, הָלַךְ בַּשְּׁ׳ Amos 9:4; Deuteronomy 28:41; Nahum 3:10; Jeremiah 20:6; Jeremiah 22:22; Jeremiah 30:16; Ezekiel 12:11 (+ בַּגּוֺלָה) Ezekiel 30:17, 18; Isaiah 46:2; Lamentations 1:18, = הָלַךְ שְׁבִי Lamentations 1:5 בַּשְּׁבִי יָבִא Daniel 11:8; נָתַן בַּשְּׁ׳ Ezra 9:7, נָתַן לַשְּׁ׳ Psalm 78:61, לֻקַּח בַּשֶּׁ֑בִי Jeremiah 48:46;וַאֲשֶׁר לַשְּׁבִי לַשֶּׁ֑בִי Jeremiah 15:2; Jeremiah 43:11, וְנָשֵׁינוּ בַּשְּׁ׳ 2 Chronicles 29:9 בִּשְׁבִי instrument of judgment Daniel 11:33; אֶרֶץ שׁ׳ Jeremiah 30:10; Jeremiah 46:27; 2 Chronicles 6:37, 38; phrase of deliverance (only Ezra Nehemiah): נִשְׁאֲרוּ מִןהַֿשְּׁ׳ Nehemiah 1:2, cf.Nehemiah 1:3, הַשָּׁבִים מִןהַֿשְּׁ׳ Nehemiah 8:17, הָעֹלִים מִשְּׁבִי הַגּוֺלָה Ezra 2:1 = Nehemiah 7:6, הַבָּאִים מֵהַשְּׁ׳ Ezra 3:8; Ezra 8:35.
2. act of capture, סוּסֵיכֶם עִם שׁ׳ Amos 4:10; שִׁמְלַת שִׁבְיָהּ Deuteronomy 21:13 i. e. garb in which she was captured (> others captivity, in both: Amos 4:10 = your captive horses; Deuteronomy 21:13 he captive's garb).
3. = captives (coll): Exodus 12:29 (J), Numbers 31:12, 19, 26 (man and beast), Isaiah 20:4 (|| גָּלוּת Isaiah 49:24, 25; Habakkuk 1:9 + Ezekiel 32:9 Greek Version of the LXX and others (see שֶׁבֶר near the end); apparently feminine singular Isaiah 52:2 (but see שָׁבִי); object of שָׁבָה (which see) Judges 5:12 (> שֹׁבֶיךָ Syriac Version JDMich We Bu Now), Numbers 21:1 (JE), Deuteronomy 21:10; Psalm 68:19; 2 Chronicles 28:17.

שָׁבִי adjective or noun masculine whence] שְׁבִיָּה noun feminine captive (compare Rahlfsעני u. ענר in Psalm 63); — בַּתצִֿיּוֺן שׁ׳ Isaiah 52:2b (BevJPhII. xcii (1888) p.127 ingeniously, שְׁבִי הַבַּת, וגו׳ compare || שְׁבִי, Isaiah 52:2a and, on הַבּ, Lamentations 2:13; read also יְרוּשָׁלָ֑םִ שׁ׳ va (for שְׁבִי) Oort Bu Du CheHParticiple Marti.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


12:29; 12:29


21:1; 21:1; 31:12; 31:19; 31:19; 31:26


21:10; 21:10; 21:13; 21:13; 28:41


5:12; 5:12

2 Chronicles

6:37; 6:38; 28:17; 29:9


2:1; 2:1; 3:8; 8:35; 9:7


1:2; 1:3; 7:6; 8:17


63; 68:19; 78:61


20:4; 46:2; 49:24; 49:24; 49:25; 52:2; 52:2; 52:2


15:2; 20:6; 22:22; 30:10; 30:16; 43:11; 46:27; 48:46


1:5; 1:18; 2:13


12:11; 30:17; 30:18; 32:9


11:8; 11:33


4:10; 4:10; 9:4






Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H7628 matches the Hebrew שְׁבִי (šᵊḇî),
which occurs 48 times in 46 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:29 - Now it came about at midnight that the LORD struck all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sat on his throne to the firstborn of the captive H7628 who was in the dungeon, and all the firstborn of cattle.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:1 - When the Canaanite, the king of Arad, who lived in the [fn]Negev, heard that Israel was coming by the way of Atharim, he fought against Israel and took some of them captive H7628.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:29 - “Woe to you, Moab!
You are destroyed, people of Chemosh!
He has given his sons as fugitives,
And his daughters into captivity,
To an Amorite king, Sihon.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 31:12 - They brought the captives H7628 and the spoils and the plunder to Moses, to Eleazar the priest, and to the congregation of the sons of Israel, to the camp at the plains of Moab which are by the Jordan, opposite Jericho.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 31:19 - “And as for you, camp outside the camp for seven days; whoever has killed a person and whoever has touched anyone killed, purify yourselves, you and your captives H7628, on the third day and on the seventh day.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 31:26 - “You and Eleazar the priest and the heads of the fathers’ households of the congregation take a count of the spoils [fn]that were captured H7628, both of people and of livestock;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 21:10 - “When you go out to battle against your enemies, and the LORD your God hands them over to you and you take them away captive H7628,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:41 - “You will father sons and daughters but they will not remain yours, because they will go into captivity H7628.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:12 - “Awake, awake, Deborah;
Awake, awake, [fn]sing a song!
Arise, Barak, and lead away your captives H7628, son of Abinoam.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 28:17 - For the Edomites had come again and attacked Judah, and led away captives H7628.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 29:9 - “For behold, our fathers have fallen by the sword, and our sons, our daughters, and our wives are in captivity H7628 because of this.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:1 - Now these are the [fn]people of the province who came up out of the captivity H7628 of the exiles whom Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon had taken into exile to Babylon, and they returned to Jerusalem and Judah, each to his city.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 3:8 - Now in the second year of their coming to the house of God at Jerusalem, in the second month, Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, Jeshua the son of Jozadak, and the rest of their brothers the priests and the Levites, and all who came from the captivity H7628 to Jerusalem, began the work and appointed the Levites who were twenty years old and upward to oversee the work of the house of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 8:35 - The exiles who had come from the captivity H7628 offered burnt offerings to the God of Israel: twelve bulls for all Israel, ninety-six rams, seventy-seven lambs, twelve male goats for a sin offering, all as a burnt offering to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 9:7 - “Since the days of our fathers to this day we have been in great guilt, and because of our wrongful deeds we, our kings, and our priests have been handed over to the kings of the lands, to the sword, to captivity H7628, to plunder, and to [fn]open shame, as it is this day.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 1:2 - that Hanani, one of my brothers, [fn]and some men from Judah came; and I asked them about the Jews who had escaped [fn]and had survived the captivity H7628, and about Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 1:3 - And they said to me, “The remnant there in the province who survived the captivity H7628 are in great distress and disgrace, and the wall of Jerusalem is broken down and its gates have been burned with fire.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:6 - These are the [fn]people of the province who came up from the captivity H7628 of the exiles whom Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon had taken into exile, and who returned to Jerusalem and Judah, each to his city,
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 8:17 - The entire assembly of those who had returned from the captivity H7628 made booths and lived in the booths. Indeed, the sons of Israel had not done so since the days of Joshua the son of Nun to that day. And there was very great rejoicing.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 68:18 - You have ascended on high, You have led captive Your captives H7628;
You have received gifts among people,
Even among the rebellious as well, that [fn]the LORD God may dwell there.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:61 - And He gave up His strength to captivity H7628
And His glory into the hand of the enemy.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 20:4 - so the king of Assyria will lead away the captives H7628 of Egypt and the exiles of Cush, young and old, naked and barefoot with buttocks uncovered, to the [fn]shame of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 46:2 - They stooped over, they have bowed down together;
They could not rescue the burden,
But [fn]have themselves gone into captivity H7628.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 49:24 - “Can the prey be taken from a mighty man,
Or the captives H7628 of [fn]a tyrant be rescued?”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 49:25 - Indeed, this is what the LORD says:
“Even the captives H7628 of the mighty man will be taken away,
And the prey of a tyrant will be rescued;
For I will contend with the one who contends with you,
And I will save your sons.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 52:2 - Shake yourself from the dust, rise up,
Captive H7628 Jerusalem;
Release yourself from the chains around your neck,
Captive H7628 daughter of Zion.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 15:2 - “And it shall be that when they say to you, ‘Where should we go?’ then you are to tell them, ‘This is what the LORD says:
“Those destined for death, to death;
And those destined for the sword, to the sword;
And those destined for famine, to famine;
And those destined for captivity H7628, to captivity H7628.”’
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 20:6 - ‘And you, Pashhur, and all who live in your house will go into captivity H7628; and you will enter Babylon, and there you will die and there you will be buried, you and all your friends to whom you have falsely prophesied.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 22:22 - “The wind will sweep away all your shepherds,
And your lovers will go into captivity H7628;
Then you will certainly be ashamed and humiliated
Because of all your wickedness.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 30:10 - ‘And do not fear, Jacob My servant,’ declares the LORD,
‘And do not be dismayed, Israel;
For behold, I am going to save you from far away,
And your [fn]descendants from the land of their captivity H7628.
And Jacob will return and be at peace, without anxiety,
And no one will make him afraid.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 30:16 - ‘Therefore all who devour you will be devoured;
And all your adversaries, every one of them, will go into captivity H7628;
And those who plunder you will become plunder,
And all who plunder you I will turn into plunder.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 43:11 - “He will also come and strike the land of Egypt; those who are meant for death will be given over to death, and those for captivity H7628 to captivity H7628, and those for the sword to the sword.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 46:27 - “But as for you, Jacob My servant, do not fear,
Nor be dismayed, Israel!
For, see, I am going to save you from far away,
And your descendants from the land of their captivity H7628;
And Jacob will return and be undisturbed
And secure, with no one making him afraid.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 48:46 - “Woe to you, Moab!
The people of Chemosh have perished;
For your sons have been taken away captive H7628,
And your daughters into captivity.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 1:5 - Her adversaries have become [fn]her masters,
Her enemies are [fn]secure;
For the LORD has [fn]caused her grief
Because of the multitude of her wrongdoings;
Her little ones have gone away
As captives H7628 [fn]led by the enemy.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 1:18 - “The LORD is righteous,
For I have rebelled against His [fn]command;
Hear now, all peoples,
And see my pain;
My virgins and my young men
Have gone into captivity H7628.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 12:11 - “Say, ‘I am [fn]a sign to you. Just as I have done, so it will be done to them; they will go into exile, into captivity H7628.’
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 16:53 - “Nevertheless, I will restore their fortunes, the fortunes of Sodom and her daughters, the fortunes of Samaria and her daughters, and [fn]along with them your own fortunes,
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 30:17 - “The young men of [fn]On and of Pi-beseth
Will fall by the sword,
And [fn]the women will go into captivity H7628.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 30:18 - “In Tehaphnehes the day will [fn]be dark
When I break there the yoke bars of Egypt.
Then the pride of her power will cease in her;
A cloud will cover her,
And her daughters will go into captivity H7628.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 11:8 - “And he will also take into captivity H7628 to Egypt their gods with their cast metal images and their precious vessels of silver and gold, and he on his part will [fn]refrain from attacking the king of the North for some years.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 11:33 - “And [fn]those who have insight among the people will give understanding to the many; yet they will fall by sword and by flame, by captivity H7628 and by plunder for many days.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 4:10 - “I sent a plague among you [fn]as in Egypt;
I killed your young men with the sword, along with your captured H7628 horses,
And I made the stench of your camp rise up in your nostrils;
Yet you have not returned to Me,” declares the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 9:4 - “And though they go into captivity H7628 before their enemies,
From there I will command the sword and it will kill them,
And I will set My eyes against them for harm and not for good.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 3:10 - Yet she became an exile,
She went into captivity H7628;
Also her small children were smashed to pieces
At the head of every street;
They cast lots for her honorable men,
And all her great men were bound with shackles.
Unchecked Copy BoxHab 1:9 - “All of them come for violence.
[fn]Their horde of faces moves forward.
They gather captives H7628 like sand.
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