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Lexicon :: Strong's H7628 - šᵊḇî

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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 - And it came to pass 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 who was in the dungeon, and all the firstborn of livestock.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:1 - The king of Arad, the Canaanite, who dwelt in the South, heard that Israel was coming on the road to Atharim. Then he fought against Israel and took some of them prisoners.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:29 - Woe to you, Moab!
You have perished, O people of Chemosh!
He has given his sons as fugitives,
And his daughters into captivity,
To Sihon king of the Amorites.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 31:12 - Then they brought the captives, the booty, and the spoil to Moses, to Eleazar the priest, and to the congregation of the children of Israel, to the camp in the plains of Moab by the Jordan, across from Jericho.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 31:19 - “And as for you, remain outside the camp seven days; whoever has killed any person, and whoever has touched any slain, purify yourselves and your captives on the third day and on the seventh day.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 31:26 - “Count up the plunder that was taken—of man and beast—you and Eleazar the priest and the chief fathers of the congregation;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 21:10 - “When you go out to war against your enemies, and the LORD your God delivers them into your hand, and you take them captive,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:41 - “You shall beget sons and daughters, but they shall not be yours; for they shall go into captivity.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:12 - “Awake, awake, Deborah!
Awake, awake, sing a song!
Arise, Barak, and lead your captives away,
O son of Abinoam!
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 28:17 - For again the Edomites had come, attacked Judah, and carried away captives.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 29:9 - “For indeed, because of this our fathers have fallen by the sword; and our sons, our daughters, and our wives are in captivity.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:1 - Now[fn] these are the people of the province who came back from the captivity, of those who had been carried away, whom Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon had carried away to Babylon, and who returned to Jerusalem and Judah, everyone to his own city.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 3:8 - Now in the second month of the second year of their coming to the house of God at Jerusalem, Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, Jeshua the son of Jozadak,[fn] and the rest of their brethren the priests and the Levites, and all those who had come out of the captivity to Jerusalem, began work and appointed the Levites from twenty years old and above to oversee the work of the house of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 8:35 - The children of those who had been carried away captive, who had come from the captivity, offered burnt offerings to the God of Israel: twelve bulls for all Israel, ninety-six rams, seventy-seven lambs, and twelve male goats as a sin offering. All this was a burnt offering to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 9:7 - “Since the days of our fathers to this day we have been very guilty, and for our iniquities we, our kings, and our priests have been delivered into the hand of the kings of the lands, to the sword, to captivity, to plunder, and to humiliation, as it is this day.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 1:2 - that Hanani one of my brethren came with men from Judah; and I asked them concerning the Jews who had escaped, who had survived the captivity, and concerning Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 1:3 - And they said to me, “The survivors who are left from the captivity in the province are there in great distress and reproach. The wall of Jerusalem is also broken down, and its gates are burned with fire.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:6 - These[fn] are the people of the province who came back from the captivity, of those who had been carried away, whom Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon had carried away, and who returned to Jerusalem and Judah, everyone to his city.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 8:17 - So the whole assembly of those who had returned from the captivity made booths and sat under the booths; for since the days of Joshua the son of Nun until that day the children of Israel had not done so. And there was very great gladness.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 68:18 - You have ascended on high,
You have led captivity captive;
You have received gifts among men,
Even from the rebellious,
That the LORD God might dwell there.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:61 - And delivered His strength into captivity,
And His glory into the enemy’s hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 20:4 - “so shall the king of Assyria lead away the Egyptians as prisoners and the Ethiopians as captives, young and old, naked and barefoot, with their buttocks uncovered, to the shame of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 46:2 - They stoop, they bow down together;
They could not deliver the burden,
But have themselves gone into captivity.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 49:24 - Shall the prey be taken from the mighty,
Or the captives of the righteous[fn] be delivered?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 49:25 - But thus says the LORD:

“Even the captives of the mighty shall be taken away,
And the prey of the terrible be delivered;
For I will contend with him who contends with you,
And I will save your children.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 52:2 - Shake yourself from the dust, arise;
Sit down, O Jerusalem!
Loose yourself from the bonds of your neck,
O captive daughter of Zion!
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 15:2 - “And it shall be, if they say to you, ‘Where should we go?’ then you shall tell them, ‘Thus says the LORD:

“Such as are for death, to death;
And such as are for the sword, to the sword;
And such as are for the famine, to the famine;
And such as are for the captivity, to the captivity.” ’
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 20:6 - ‘And you, Pashhur, and all who dwell in your house, shall go into captivity. You shall go to Babylon, and there you shall die, and be buried there, you and all your friends, to whom you have prophesied lies.’ ”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 22:22 - The wind shall eat up all your rulers,
And your lovers shall go into captivity;
Surely then you will be ashamed and humiliated
For all your wickedness.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 30:10 - ‘Therefore do not fear, O My servant Jacob,’ says the LORD,
‘Nor be dismayed, O Israel;
For behold, I will save you from afar,
And your seed from the land of their captivity.
Jacob shall return, have rest and be quiet,
And no one shall make him afraid.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 30:16 - ‘Therefore all those who devour you shall be devoured;
And all your adversaries, every one of them, shall go into captivity;
Those who plunder you shall become plunder,
And all who prey upon you I will make a prey.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 43:11 - “When he comes, he shall strike the land of Egypt and deliver to death those appointed for death, and to captivity those appointed for captivity, and to the sword those appointed for the sword.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 46:27 - “But do not fear, O My servant Jacob,
And do not be dismayed, O Israel!
For behold, I will save you from afar,
And your offspring from the land of their captivity;
Jacob shall return, have rest and be at ease;
No one shall make him afraid.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 48:46 - Woe to you, O Moab!
The people of Chemosh perish;
For your sons have been taken captive,
And your daughters captive.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 1:5 - Her adversaries have become the master,
Her enemies prosper;
For the LORD has afflicted her
Because of the multitude of her transgressions.
Her children have gone into captivity before the enemy.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 1:18 - “The LORD is righteous,
For I rebelled against His commandment.
Hear now, all peoples,
And behold my sorrow;
My virgins and my young men
Have gone into captivity.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 12:11 - “Say, ‘I am a sign to you. As I have done, so shall it be done to them; they shall be carried away into captivity.’
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 16:53 - “When I bring back their captives, the captives of Sodom and her daughters, and the captives of Samaria and her daughters, then I will also bring back the captives of your captivity among them,
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 30:17 - The young men of Aven[fn] and Pi Beseth shall fall by the sword,
And these cities shall go into captivity.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 30:18 - At Tehaphnehes[fn] the day shall also be darkened,[fn]
When I break the yokes of Egypt there.
And her arrogant strength shall cease in her;
As for her, a cloud shall cover her,
And her daughters shall go into captivity.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 11:8 - “And he shall also carry their gods captive to Egypt, with their princes[fn] and their precious articles of silver and gold; and he shall continue more years than the king of the North.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 11:33 - “And those of the people who understand shall instruct many; yet for many days they shall fall by sword and flame, by captivity and plundering.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 4:10 - “I sent among you a plague after the manner of Egypt;
Your young men I killed with a sword,
Along with your captive horses;
I made the stench of your camps come up into your nostrils;
Yet you have not returned to Me,”
Says the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 9:4 - Though they go into captivity before their enemies,
From there I will command the sword,
And it shall slay them.
I will set My eyes on them for harm and not for good.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 3:10 - Yet she was carried away,
She went into captivity;
Her young children also were dashed to pieces
At the head of every street;
They cast lots for her honorable men,
And all her great men were bound in chains.
Unchecked Copy BoxHab 1:9 - “They all come for violence;
Their faces are set like the east wind.
They gather captives like sand.
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