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Lexicon :: Strong's H7703 - šāḏaḏ

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Strong’s Definitions

שָׁדַד shâdad, shaw-dad'; a primitive root; properly, to be burly, i.e. (figuratively) powerful (passively, impregnable); by implication, to ravage:—dead, destroy(-er), oppress, robber, spoil(-er), × utterly, (lay) waste.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 58x

The KJV translates Strong's H7703 in the following manner: spoil (30x), spoiler (11x), waste (8x), destroy (2x), robbers (2x), miscellaneous (5x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 58x
The KJV translates Strong's H7703 in the following manner: spoil (30x), spoiler (11x), waste (8x), destroy (2x), robbers (2x), miscellaneous (5x).
  1. to deal violently with, despoil, devastate, ruin, destroy, spoil

    1. (Qal)

      1. to violently destroy, devastate, despoil, assail

      2. devastator, despoiler (participle) (subst)

    2. (Niphal) to be utterly ruined

    3. (Piel)

      1. to assault

      2. to devastate

    4. (Pual) to be devastated

    5. (Poel) to violently destroy

    6. (Hophal) to be devastated

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
שָׁדַד shâdad, shaw-dad'; a primitive root; properly, to be burly, i.e. (figuratively) powerful (passively, impregnable); by implication, to ravage:—dead, destroy(-er), oppress, robber, spoil(-er), × utterly, (lay) waste.
STRONGS H7703: Abbreviations
[שָׁדַד]56 verb deal violently with, despoil, devastate, ruin (Late Hebrew id., Niph.; Arabic bdb099403 stop up, obstruct, arrest, make firm; Ethiopic bdb099404 expel; Assyrian šadâdu is draw, drag); —
Qal Perfect 3rd person plural consecutive וְשָֽׁדְדוּ Ezekiel 32:12; suffix שַׁדּוּנִי Psalm 17:9; Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular יָשׁוּד (metaplastic, compare Ges§ 67 q Bae) [H7736 Psalm 91:6] suffix יְשָׁדֵּם (Ges§ 67 n) Proverbs 11:3 Qr (Kt Perfect ושׁדם), יְשָׁדְדֵם Jeremiah 5:6; Imperative masculine plural שָׁדְדו (Ges§ 67 cc) Jeremiah 49:28; Infinitive absolute שָׁדוֺד Micah 2:4; construct לִשְׁדוֺד Jeremiah 47:4 (Ges§ 45 g), compare also שֹׁד Hosea 10:14; Participle active שֹׁדֵד Jeremiah 6:26 +,etc.; pass. שָׁדוּד Judges 5:27 +, feminine שְׁדוּדָה Psalm 137:8; — violently destory, person, = slay Judges 5:27 (passive), Jeremiah 5:6 (wolf subject; || הִכָּה); accusative Philistines Jeremiah 47:4 (|| הִכְרִית), Jeremiah 47:4 (subject י׳); = devastate, accusative בָּבֶל (subject י׳) Jeremiah 51:55, compare Psalm 137:8 (read probably הַשֹּׁדֵדָה We Du, compare Ew Hi הַשָּׁדוֺדָה see Köii. 194); אֶתגְּֿאוֺן מִצְרַיִם Ezekiel 32:12 (|| נִשְׁמַד), compare Hosea 10:14, אֶתמַֿרְעִיתָם Jeremiah 25:36 (subject י׳), absolute Isaiah 21:2 (|| בָּגַד), Isaiah 33:1 (on use of participle see Ges§ 120 b), passive Isaiah 33:1 (|| בָּגַד), אַתְּי שָׁדוּד Jeremiah 4:30 (Gf BaNB 179, but dubious; < Du שְׁדוּדָה); = despoil, accusative of person Jeremiah 49:28; = bring person to ruin Micah 2:4 (Infinitive absolute + Niph. which see), Proverbs 11:3; weaker, assail Psalm 17:9; elsewhere Participle active as substantive devastator (despoiler?): of national foes Isaiah 16:4; Isaiah 21:2; Isaiah 33:1; Jeremiah 6:26 + 8 times Jeremiah; שׁוֺדְדֵי לַיְלָה Obadiah 5 (|| גַּנָּבִים) strike out Now GASm; personal foe Job 15:21; representing wicked in general Job 12:6 (|| מַרְגִּיזֵי אֵל).
Niph. Perfect1st person plural שָׁדוֺד נְשַׁדֻּנוּ (Ges§ 67 ui. 342 f.) we are utterly ruined.
Pi. Imperfect 2nd person masculine singular אַלתְּֿשַׁדֵּד רִבְצוֺ Proverbs 24:15 assault not his dwelling-place (|| אַל־תֶּאֱרֹב); Participle as substantive מְשַׁדֶּדאָֿב Proverbs 19:26 he who assaults, maltreats (his) father (|| יַבְרִיחַ אֵם).
Pu. Perfect 3rd person masculine singular שֻׁדַּד Isaiah 15:1 +, 3rd person feminine singular שֻׁדְּדָה Jeremiah 4:20 +, שָׁדְּדָה Nahum 3:7 (Ges§ 52 q), etc.; — be devastated, of city Isaiah 15:1 (twice in verse); Isaiah 23:1; Jeremiah 48:1; Jeremiah 49:3; Nahum 3:7, country or nation Jeremiah 4:20, compare Jeremiah 4:13; Jeremiah 9:18 [Jeremiah 9:19]; Jeremiah 48:15, Jeremiah 48:20; Jeremiah 49:10, dwellings (אֹהֶל) Jeremiah 4:20; Jeremiah 10:20, trees Zechariah 11:2 (strike out StaZAW 1 (1881), 25), compare Zechariah 11:3, stength of ships Isaiah 23:14, field (by drought) Joel 1:10, crop Joel 1:10.
Pō`el. violently destroy: Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular יְשֹׁרֵד מַצֵּבוֺתָם Hosea 10:2 (|| יַעֲרֹף מִוְבְּחֹתָם).
Hoph. Imperfect (or Qal passive Imperfect? compare Ges§ 53 u) be devastated: 3rd person masculine singular כָּלמִֿבְצָרֶיךָ יוּשָּׁ֑ד Hosea 10:14 (of Ephraim, < We plural יושׁדו); 2nd person masculine singular תּוּשַּׁד Isaiah 33:1 (subject שׁוֺדֵד, see Qal).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


5:27; 5:27


12:6; 15:21


17:9; 17:9; 137:8; 137:8


11:3; 11:3; 19:26; 24:15


15:1; 15:1; 16:4; 21:2; 21:2; 23:1; 23:14; 33:1; 33:1; 33:1; 33:1


4:13; 4:20; 4:20; 4:20; 4:30; 5:6; 5:6; 6:26; 6:26; 9:19; 10:20; 25:36; 47:4; 47:4; 47:4; 48:1; 48:15; 48:20; 49:3; 49:10; 49:28; 49:28; 51:55


32:12; 32:12


10:2; 10:14; 10:14; 10:14


1:10; 1:10




2:4; 2:4


3:7; 3:7


11:2; 11:3

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H7703 matches the Hebrew שָׁדַד (šāḏaḏ),
which occurs 58 times in 47 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:27 -
At her feet he bowed, he fell, he lay;
At her feet he bowed, he fell:
Where he bowed, there he fell down dead.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:6 -
The tents of robbers prosper,
And they that provoke God are secure;
Into whose hand God bringeth abundantly.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:21 -
A sound of terrors is in his ears;
In prosperity the destroyer shall come upon him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 17:9 -
From the wicked that oppress me,
My deadly enemies, that compass me about.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 137:8 -
O daughter of Babylon, that art to be destroyed,
Happy shall he be, that rewardeth thee
As thou hast served us.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:3 -
The integrity of the upright shall guide them;
But the perverseness of the treacherous shall destroy them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:26 -
He that doeth violence to his father, and chaseth away his mother,
Is a son that causeth shame and bringeth reproach.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:15 -
Lay not wait, O wicked man, against the habitation of the righteous;
Destroy not his resting-place:
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 15:1 - The burden of Moab. For in a night Ar of Moab is laid waste, and brought to nought; for in a night Kir of Moab is laid waste, and brought to nought.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 16:4 - Let mine outcasts dwell with thee; as for Moab, be thou a covert to him from the face of the destroyer. For the extortioner is brought to nought, destruction ceaseth, the oppressors are consumed out of the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 21:2 - A grievous vision is declared unto me; the treacherous man dealeth treacherously, and the destroyer destroyeth. Go up, O Elam; besiege, O Media; all the sighing thereof have I made to cease.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 23:1 - The burden of Tyre. Howl, ye ships of Tarshish; for it is laid waste, so that there is no house, no entering in: from the land of Kittim it is revealed to them.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 23:14 - Howl, ye ships of Tarshish; for your stronghold is laid waste.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 33:1 - Woe to thee that destroyest, and thou wast not destroyed; and dealest treacherously, and they dealt not treacherously with thee! When thou hast ceased to destroy, thou shalt be destroyed; and when thou hast made an end of dealing treacherously, they shall deal treacherously with thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 4:13 - Behold, he shall come up as clouds, and his chariots shall be as the whirlwind: his horses are swifter than eagles. Woe unto us! for we are ruined.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 4:20 - Destruction upon destruction is cried; for the whole land is laid waste: suddenly are my tents destroyed, and my curtains in a moment.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 4:30 - And thou, when thou art made desolate, what wilt thou do? Though thou clothest thyself with scarlet, though thou deckest thee with ornaments of gold, though thou enlargest thine eyes with paint, in vain dost thou make thyself fair; thy lovers despise thee, they seek thy life.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 5:6 - Wherefore a lion out of the forest shall slay them, a wolf of the evenings shall destroy them, a leopard shall watch against their cities; every one that goeth out thence shall be torn in pieces; because their transgressions are many, and their backslidings are increased.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 6:26 - O daughter of my people, gird thee with sackcloth, and wallow thyself in ashes: make thee mourning, as for an only son, most bitter lamentation; for the destroyer shall suddenly come upon us.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 9:19 - For a voice of wailing is heard out of Zion, How are we ruined! we are greatly confounded, because we have forsaken the land, because they have cast down our dwellings.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 10:20 - My tent is destroyed, and all my cords are broken: my children are gone forth from me, and they are not: there is none to spread my tent any more, and to set up my curtains.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 12:12 - Destroyers are come upon all the bare heights in the wilderness; for the sword of Jehovah devoureth from the one end of the land even to the other end of the land: no flesh hath peace.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 15:8 - Their widows are increased to me above the sand of the seas; I have brought upon them against the mother of the young men a destroyer at noonday: I have caused anguish and terrors to fall upon her suddenly.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 25:36 - A voice of the cry of the shepherds, and the wailing of the principal of the flock! for Jehovah layeth waste their pasture.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 47:4 - because of the day that cometh to destroy all the Philistines, to cut off from Tyre and Sidon every helper that remaineth: for Jehovah will destroy the Philistines, the remnant of the isle of Caphtor.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 48:1 - Of Moab. Thus saith Jehovah of hosts, the God of Israel: Woe unto Nebo! for it is laid waste; Kiriathaim is put to shame, it is taken; Misgab is put to shame and broken down.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 48:8 - And the destroyer shall come upon every city, and no city shall escape; the valley also shall perish, and the plain shall be destroyed; as Jehovah hath spoken.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 48:15 - Moab is laid waste, and they are gone up into his cities, and his chosen young men are gone down to the slaughter, saith the King, whose name is Jehovah of hosts.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 48:18 - O thou daughter that dwellest in Dibon, come down from thy glory, and sit in thirst; for the destroyer of Moab is come up against thee, he hath destroyed thy strongholds.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 48:20 - Moab is put to shame; for it is broken down: wail and cry; tell ye it by the Arnon, that Moab is laid waste.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 48:32 - With more than the weeping of Jazer will I weep for thee, O vine of Sibmah: thy branches passed over the sea, they reached even to the sea of Jazer: upon thy summer fruits and upon thy vintage the destroyer is fallen.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 49:3 - Wail, O Heshbon, for Ai is laid waste; cry, ye daughters of Rabbah, gird you with sackcloth: lament, and run to and fro among the fences; for Malcam shall go into captivity, his priests and his princes together.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 49:10 - But I have made Esau bare, I have uncovered his secret places, and he shall not be able to hide himself: his seed is destroyed, and his brethren, and his neighbors; and he is not.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 49:28 - Of Kedar, and of the kingdoms of Hazor, which Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon smote. Thus saith Jehovah: Arise ye, go up to Kedar, and destroy the children of the east.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:48 - Then the heavens and the earth, and all that is therein, shall sing for joy over Babylon; for the destroyers shall come unto her from the north, saith Jehovah.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:53 - Though Babylon should mount up to heaven, and though she should fortify the height of her strength, yet from me shall destroyers come unto her, saith Jehovah.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:55 - For Jehovah layeth Babylon waste, and destroyeth out of her the great voice; and their waves roar like many waters; the noise of their voice is uttered:
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:56 - for the destroyer is come upon her, even upon Babylon, and her mighty men are taken, their bows are broken in pieces; for Jehovah is a God of recompenses, he will surely requite.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 32:12 - By the swords of the mighty will I cause thy multitude to fall; the terrible of the nations are they all: and they shall bring to nought the pride of Egypt, and all the multitude thereof shall be destroyed.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 10:2 - Their heart is divided; now shall they be found guilty: he will smite their altars, he will destroy their pillars.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 10:14 - Therefore shall a tumult arise among thy people, and all thy fortresses shall be destroyed, as Shalman destroyed Beth-arbel in the day of battle: the mother was dashed in pieces with her children.
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 1:10 - The field is laid waste, the land mourneth; for the grain is destroyed, the new wine is dried up, the oil languisheth.
Unchecked Copy BoxOba 1:5 - If thieves came to thee, if robbers by night (how art thou cut off!), would they not steal only till they had enough? if grape-gatherers came to thee, would they not leave some gleaning grapes?
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 2:4 - In that day shall they take up a parable against you, and lament with a doleful lamentation, and say, We are utterly ruined: he changeth the portion of my people: how doth he remove it from me! to the rebellious he divideth our fields.
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 3:7 - And it shall come to pass, that all they that look upon thee shall flee from thee, and say, Nineveh is laid waste: who will bemoan her? whence shall I seek comforters for thee?
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 11:2 - Wail, O fir-tree, for the cedar is fallen, because the goodly ones are destroyed: wail, O ye oaks of Bashan, for the strong forest is come down.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 11:3 - A voice of the wailing of the shepherds! for their glory is destroyed: a voice of the roaring of young lions! for the pride of the Jordan is laid waste.
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