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Lexicon :: Strong's H7696 - šāḡaʿ

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Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root
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TWOT Reference: 2328

Strong’s Definitions

שָׁגַע shâgaʻ, shaw-gah'; a primitive root; to rave through insanity:—(be, play the) mad (man).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 7x

The KJV translates Strong's H7696 in the following manner: mad (5x), mad man (2x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 7x
The KJV translates Strong's H7696 in the following manner: mad (5x), mad man (2x).
  1. to be mad

    1. (Pual)

      1. to be mad

      2. to be maddened (participle)

    2. (Hithpael) to show madness

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
שָׁגַע shâgaʻ, shaw-gah'; a primitive root; to rave through insanity:—(be, play the) mad (man).
STRONGS H7696: Abbreviations
† [שָׁגַע] Pu. be mad (Arabic bdb099302 coo, of male pigeon, utter long whinny, of camel (compare HoffmZAW iii (1883), 89 RSJPhil. Xiv. 119 f. GoldziherArab. Philol. i. 59 ff. LagBN 202); Ethiopic bdb099303 be mad (n ins. Di1055 BaES 50); Assyrian šegû, rage, howl; on meaning in Hebrew see especially WeSkizzen iii. 130); —
Pu. Participle as adjective : predicate וְהָיִיתָ מְשֻׁגָּע Deuteronomy 28:34 thou shalt be maddened (מִן because of), figurative for driven to despair; מ׳ of prophets, contemptuously Hosea 9:7, כָּלאִֿישׁ מ׳ וּמִתְנַבֵּא Jeremiah 29:26, as substantive 2 Kings 9:11; plural מְשֻׁגָּעִים 1 Samuel 21:16 madmen.
Hithp. shew madness; Participle אִישׁ מִשְׁתַּגֵּעַ 1 Samuel 21:15; Infinitive construct לְהִשְׁתַּגֵּעַ v.1 Samuel 21:16.
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Strong's Number H7696 matches the Hebrew שָׁגַע (šāḡaʿ),
which occurs 7 times in 6 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:34 - So that thou shalt be mad H7696 for the sight of thine eyes which thou shalt see.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 21:14 - Then said Achish unto his servants, Lo, ye see the man is mad: H7696 wherefore then have ye brought him to me?
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 21:15 - Have I need of mad men, H7696 that ye have brought this fellow to play the mad man H7696 in my presence? shall this fellow come into my house?
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 9:11 - Then Jehu came forth to the servants of his lord: and one said unto him, Is all well? wherefore came this mad H7696 fellow to thee? And he said unto them, Ye know the man, and his communication.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 29:26 - The LORD hath made thee priest in the stead of Jehoiada the priest, that ye should be officers in the house of the LORD, for every man that is mad, H7696 and maketh himself a prophet, that thou shouldest put him in prison, and in the stocks.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 9:7 - The days of visitation are come, the days of recompence are come; Israel shall know it: the prophet is a fool, the spiritual man is mad, H7696 for the multitude of thine iniquity, and the great hatred.
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