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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 - “Between her feet he bowed, he fell, he lay;
Between her feet he bowed, he fell;
Where he bowed, there he fell [fn]dead. H7703
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 12:6 - “The tents of the destroyers H7703 prosper,
And those who provoke God are secure,
[fn]Whom God brings into their power.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:21 - [fn]Sounds of terror are in his ears;
While at peace the destroyer H7703 comes upon him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 17:9 - From the wicked who despoil H7703 me,
My deadly enemies who surround me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 137:8 - O daughter of Babylon, you [fn]devastated H7703 one,
How blessed will be the one who repays you
With [fn]the recompense with which you have repaid us.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 11:3 - The integrity of the upright will guide them,
But the crookedness of the treacherous will destroy H7703 them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:26 - He who assaults H7703 his father and drives his mother away
Is a shameful and disgraceful son.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:15 - Do not lie in wait, O wicked man, against the dwelling of the righteous;
Do not destroy H7703 his resting place;
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 15:1 - The [fn]oracle concerning Moab.
Surely in a night Ar of Moab is devastated H7703 and ruined;
Surely in a night Kir of Moab is devastated H7703 and ruined.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 16:4 - “Let the [fn]outcasts of Moab stay with you;
Be a hiding place to them from the destroyer.” H7703
For the extortioner has come to an end, destruction has ceased,
Oppressors have completely disappeared from the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 21:2 - A harsh vision has been shown to me;
The treacherous one still deals treacherously, and the destroyer H7703 still destroys. H7703
Go up, Elam, lay siege, Media;
I have made an end of all [fn]the groaning she has caused.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 23:1 - The [fn]oracle concerning Tyre.
Wail, O ships of Tarshish,
For Tyre is destroyed, H7703 without house or [fn]harbor;
It is reported to them from the land of [fn]Cyprus.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 23:14 - Wail, O ships of Tarshish,
For your stronghold is destroyed. H7703
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 33:1 - Woe to you, O destroyer, H7703
While you were not destroyed; H7703
And he who is treacherous, while others did not deal treacherously with him.
As soon as you finish destroying, H7703 you will be destroyed; H7703
As soon as you cease to deal treacherously, others will deal treacherously with you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 4:13 - “Behold, he goes up like clouds,
And his chariots like the whirlwind;
His horses are swifter than eagles.
Woe to us, for we are ruined!” H7703
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 4:20 - Disaster on disaster is proclaimed,
For the whole land is devastated; H7703
Suddenly my tents are devastated, H7703
My curtains in an instant.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 4:30 - And you, O desolate H7703 one, what will you do?
Although you dress in scarlet,
Although you decorate yourself with ornaments of gold,
Although you enlarge your eyes with paint,
In vain you make yourself beautiful.
Your [fn]lovers despise you;
They seek your life.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 5:6 - Therefore a lion from the forest will slay them,
A wolf of the deserts will destroy H7703 them,
A leopard is watching their cities.
Everyone who goes out of them will be torn in pieces,
Because their transgressions are many,
Their apostasies are numerous.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 6:26 - O daughter of my people, put on sackcloth
And roll in ashes;
[fn]Mourn as for an only son,
A lamentation most bitter.
For suddenly the destroyer H7703
Will come upon us.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 9:19 - “For a voice of wailing is heard from Zion,
‘How are we ruined! H7703
We are put to great shame,
For we have left the land,
Because they have cast down our dwellings.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 10:20 - My tent is destroyed, H7703
And all my ropes are broken;
My sons have gone from me and are no more.
There is no one to stretch out my tent again
Or to set up my curtains.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 12:12 - “On all the [fn]bare heights in the wilderness
Destroyers H7703 have come,
For a sword of the LORD is devouring
From one end of the land even to the [fn]other;
There is no peace for [fn]anyone.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 15:8 - “Their widows will be more numerous before Me
Than the sand of the seas;
I will bring against them, against the mother of a young man,
A destroyer H7703 at noonday;
I will suddenly bring down on her
Anguish and dismay.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 25:36 - Hear the sound of the cry of the shepherds,
And the wailing of the masters of the flock!
For the LORD is destroying H7703 their pasture,
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 47:4 - On account of the day that is coming
To destroy H7703 all the Philistines,
To cut off from Tyre and Sidon
Every ally that is left;
For the LORD is going to destroy H7703 the Philistines,
The remnant of the coastland of Caphtor.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 48:1 - Concerning Moab. Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel,
“Woe to Nebo, for it has been destroyed; H7703
Kiriathaim has been put to shame, it has been captured;
The lofty stronghold has been put to shame and [fn]shattered.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 48:8 - “A destroyer H7703 will come to every city,
So that no city will escape;
The valley also will be ruined
And the plateau will be destroyed,
As the LORD has said.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 48:15 - “Moab has been destroyed H7703 and [fn]men have gone up to [fn]his cities;
His choicest [fn]young men have also gone down to the slaughter,”
Declares the King, whose name is the LORD of hosts.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 48:18 - “Come down from your glory
And sit [fn]on the parched ground,
O daughter dwelling in Dibon,
For the destroyer H7703 of Moab has come up against you,
He has ruined your strongholds.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 48:20 - “Moab has been put to shame, for it has been [fn]shattered.
Wail and cry out;
Declare by the Arnon
That Moab has been destroyed. H7703
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 48:32 - “More than the weeping for Jazer
I will weep for you, O vine of Sibmah!
Your tendrils stretched across the sea,
They reached to the sea of Jazer;
Upon your summer fruits and your grape harvest
The destroyer H7703 has fallen.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 49:3 - “Wail, O Heshbon, for Ai has been destroyed! H7703
Cry out, O daughters of Rabbah,
Gird yourselves with sackcloth and lament,
And rush back and forth inside the walls;
For [fn]Malcam will go into exile
Together with his priests and his princes.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 49:10 - “But I have stripped Esau bare,
I have uncovered his hiding places
So that he will not be able to conceal himself;
His [fn]offspring has been destroyed H7703 along with his [fn]relatives
And his neighbors, and he is no more.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 49:28 - Concerning Kedar and the kingdoms of Hazor, which Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon defeated. Thus says the LORD,
“Arise, go up to Kedar
And devastate H7703 the [fn]men of the east.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:48 - “Then heaven and earth and all that is in them
Will shout for joy over Babylon,
For the destroyers H7703 will come to her from the north,”
Declares the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:53 - “Though Babylon should ascend to the heavens,
And though she should fortify [fn]her lofty stronghold,
From Me destroyers H7703 will come to her,” declares the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:55 - For the LORD is going to destroy H7703 Babylon,
And He will make her loud [fn]noise vanish from her.
And their waves will roar like many waters;
The tumult of their voices [fn]sounds forth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:56 - For the destroyer H7703 is coming against her, against Babylon,
And her mighty men will be captured,
Their bows are shattered;
For the LORD is a God of recompense,
He will fully repay.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 32:12 - “By the swords of the mighty ones I will cause your hordes to fall; all of them are tyrants of the nations,
And they will devastate H7703 the pride of Egypt,
And all its hordes will be destroyed.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 10:2 - Their heart is [fn]faithless;
Now they must bear their guilt.
[fn]The LORD will break down their altars
And destroy H7703 their sacred pillars.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 10:14 - Therefore a tumult will arise among your people,
And all your fortresses will be destroyed, H7703
As Shalman destroyed Beth-arbel on the day of battle,
When mothers were dashed in pieces with their children.
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 1:10 - The field is ruined, H7703
The land mourns;
For the grain is ruined, H7703
The new wine dries up,
Fresh oil [fn]fails.
Unchecked Copy BoxOba 1:5 - “If thieves came to you,
If [fn]robbers H7703 by night
O how you will be ruined!
Would they not steal only [fn]until they had enough?
If grape gatherers came to you,
Would they not leave some gleanings?
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 2:4 - “On that day they will take up against you a [fn]taunt
And [fn]utter a bitter lamentation and say,
‘We are completely H7703 destroyed! H7703
He exchanges the portion of my people;
How He removes it from me!
To the apostate He apportions our fields.’
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 3:7 - “And it will come about that all who see you
Will [fn]shrink from you and say,
‘Nineveh is devastated! H7703
Who will grieve for her?’
Where will I seek comforters for you?”
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 11:2 - Wail, O [fn]cypress, for the cedar has fallen,
Because the glorious trees have been destroyed; H7703
Wail, O oaks of Bashan,
For the [fn]impenetrable forest has come down.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 11:3 - There is a sound of the shepherds’ wail,
For their glory is ruined; H7703
There is a sound of the young lions’ roar,
For the [fn]pride of the Jordan is ruined. H7703
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