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Lexicon :: Strong's H7737 - šāvâ

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שָׁוָה
Transliteration
šāvâ
Pronunciation
shaw-vaw'
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Part of Speech
verb
Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root
Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 2342,2343

Strong’s Definitions

שָׁוָה shâvâh, shaw-vaw'; a primitive root; properly, to level, i.e. equalize; figuratively, to resemble; by implication, to adjust (i.e. counterbalance, be suitable, compose, place, yield, etc.):—avail, behave, bring forth, compare, countervail, (be, make) equal, lay, be (make, a-) like, make plain, profit, reckon.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 21x

The KJV translates Strong's H7737 in the following manner: laid (3x), equal (3x), like (2x), compared (2x), profit (2x), set (1x), miscellaneous (8x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 21x
The KJV translates Strong's H7737 in the following manner: laid (3x), equal (3x), like (2x), compared (2x), profit (2x), set (1x), miscellaneous (8x).
  1. to agree with, be or become like, level, resemble

    1. (Qal)

      1. to be like

      2. equivalent (participle)

      3. to set, place

      4. setting (participle)

    2. (Piel) to level, smooth, still

    3. (Hiphil) to make like

    4. (Nithpael) to be alike

  2. (Piel) to set, place

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
שָׁוָה shâvâh, shaw-vaw'; a primitive root; properly, to level, i.e. equalize; figuratively, to resemble; by implication, to adjust (i.e. counterbalance, be suitable, compose, place, yield, etc.):—avail, behave, bring forth, compare, countervail, (be, make) equal, lay, be (make, a-) like, make plain, profit, reckon.
STRONGS H7737:
† I. שָׁוָה verb (be even, smooth, see Pi., hence) agree with, be like, resemble (Arabic bdb100001 II. make even, flat, uniform (with something else); Aramaic שְׁוָא (derived species) be like, bdb100002 be equal, fit, like, Pa. lay out smoothly, Aph. make plain, fit, worthy); —
Qal Perfect 3rd person masculine singular לִי לֹא שׁ׳ Job 33:27 (si vera lectio) it was not equalled to me, i.e. (see infra; according to most) not requited (so De Di Da, and Isaiah 16:6 Targum); Bu אֵל לֹא שִׁוָּה God did not requite (or שִׁלֵּם for שׁוה); Du לֹא שִׁוָּה כַעֲוֺנִי (compare Greek Version of the LXX); Imperfect 1st person singular of י׳, אֶלמִֿי ֗֗֗ אֶשְׁוֶה Isaiah 40:25 to whom shall I be like? (|| תְּדַמְּיוּנִי), implying that he is incomparable; 3rd person masculine plural לֹא יִשְׁווּבָֿהּ Proverbs 3:15 are not comparable with her (wisdom), so Proverbs 8:11; 2nd person masculine singular פֶּן־תִּשְׁוֶה־לוֹ Proverbs 26:4 lest thou be like him (a fool); Participle שֹׁוֶה בְּ Esther 7:4 is not an equivalent for; with לִ, suitable for Esther 3:8, so Esther 1:22 Hi Or RyKau (reading כֹּל שֹׁוֶה עִמּוֺ for כִּלְשׁוֺן עַמּוֺ, but see Siegf.); adequate for Esther 5:13.
Pi. Perfect 3rd person masculine singular שִׁוָּה Isaiah 28:25 he hath levelled its (the ground's) surface; 1st person singular שִׁוִּיתִי וְדוֺמַמְתִּי נַפְשִׁי Psalm 131:2 I have smoothed (composed) and stilled my soul; so, that is נַפְשִׁי Isaiah 38:13 Vulgate Ges De and others; Houb Lo Che Du and others read שִׁוַּעְתִּי I cried; accusative מִשְׁפָּטִים Psalm 119:30 accounted suitable, meet (|| דֶּרֶךְ אֱמוּנָח בָּחָ֑רְתִּי), Hi, compare Gr Psalm 119:128 (see Qal Esther 3:8); We inserts לְנֶגְדִּי (II. שׁ׳, compare Psalm 16:8); Zenner Du אִזִּיתִי.
Hiph. make like: Imperfect 1st person singular מָח אַשְׁוֶחלָֿךְ Lamentations 2:13 (|| אֲדַמֶּה); 2nd person masculine plural לְמִי תְדַמְּיוּנִי וְתַשְׁווּ Isaiah 46:5 (compare Qal Isaiah 40:25).
Nithp. (apparently) Perfect 3rd person feminine singular נִשְׁתָּ֑וָה (for נִשְׁתְּוָה) Proverbs 27:15 are alike, but read probably Niph. 3rd person femininesingular נִשְׁוָ֑תָה Ges§ 75 x Toy and others — תשׁוה Job 30:22 Kt see II. שׁוא.

II. [שָׁוָה] verb
Pi. set, place (Biblical Aramaic Hithpa. Targum שְׁוָא Pa. set, make (often Targum = שׁום, שׁית); Thes and others below I. שׁ׳, originally set, place, then set together, compare, < weakened from original make even, right, compare Vulgar Arabic bdb100101 II. make (Wahrm, compare also BaES 66)); — Perfect 1st person singular שִׁוִּיתִי Psalm 16:8 I have set י׳ before me (לְנֶגְּדִּי); עֵזֶר עַל שׁ׳ Psalm 89:20 I have placed strength upon a hero, compare Psalm 21:6; Participle מְשַׁוֶּח רַנְלַי כְּ 2 Samuel 22:34 setting my feet like hinds = Psalm 18:34 (compare Targum שַׁוִּי כְּ Genesis 48:20; Jeremiah 29:22, for שׂים כְּ); — Isaiah 38:13 see I. שׁוה; — Imperfect = make, produce, 3rd person masculine singular לוֹ יְשַׁוֶּה פְּרִי Hosea 10:1 (Israel as vine), si vera lectio, see We Now (|| פְּרִי עשׂה Hosea 9:16, compare Hosea 8:7).

See related Aramaic BDB entry H7739.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

Genesis

48:20

2 Samuel

22:34

Esther

1:22; 3:8; 3:8; 5:13; 7:4

Job

30:22; 33:27

Psalms

16:8; 16:8; 18:34; 21:6; 89:20; 119:30; 119:128; 131:2

Proverbs

3:15; 8:11; 26:4; 27:15

Isaiah

16:6; 28:25; 38:13; 38:13; 40:25; 40:25; 46:5

Jeremiah

29:22

Lamentations

2:13

Hosea

8:7; 9:16; 10:1

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H7737 matches the Hebrew שָׁוָה (šāvâ),
which occurs 21 times in 21 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:34 - “He makes H7737 [fn]my feet like deer’s feet,
And sets me on my high places.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 3:8 - Then Haman said to King Ahasuerus, “There is a certain people scattered and dispersed among the peoples in all the provinces of your kingdom; their laws are different from those of all other people and they do not [fn]comply with the king’s laws, so it is not in the king’s interest H7737 to let them remain.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 5:13 - “Yet all of this [fn]does not satisfy H7737 me every time I see Mordecai the Jew sitting at the king’s gate.”
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 7:4 - for we have been sold, I and my people, to be destroyed, killed, and eliminated. Now if we had only been sold as slaves, men and women, I would have kept silent, because the distress would not be sufficient H7737 reason to burden the king.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:27 - “He will sing to people and say,
‘I have sinned and perverted what is right,
And it is H7737 not proper H7737 for me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 16:8 - I have set H7737 the LORD continually before me;
Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:33 - He makes H7737 my feet like deer’s feet,
And sets me up on my high places.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 21:5 - His glory is great through Your [fn]salvation,
Splendor and majesty You place H7737 upon him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:19 - [fn]Once You spoke in vision to Your godly [fn]ones,
And said, “I have [fn]given H7737 help to one who is mighty;
I have exalted one chosen from the people.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:30 - I have chosen the faithful way;
I have [fn]placed H7737 Your judgments before me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 131:2 - I have certainly soothed H7737 and quieted my soul;
Like a weaned child resting [fn]against his mother,
My soul [fn]within me is like a weaned child.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:15 - She is more precious than [fn]jewels,
And nothing you desire compares H7737 with her.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:11 - “For wisdom is better than [fn]jewels;
And all desirable things cannot compare H7737 with her.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:4 - Do not answer a fool [fn]according to his foolishness,
Or you will also be H7737 like H7737 him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:15 - A constant dripping on a day of steady rain
And a contentious woman are H7737 alike H7737;
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 28:25 - Does he not level H7737 its surface
And sow dill and scatter cumin
And [fn]plant wheat in rows,
Barley in its place and rye within its [fn]area?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 38:13 - “I composed H7737 my soul until morning.
Like a lion—so He breaks all my bones,
From day until night You make an end of me.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 40:25 - “To whom then will you compare Me
That I would be H7737 his equal H7737?” says the Holy One.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 46:5 - “To whom would you liken Me
And make H7737 Me equal H7737, and compare Me,
That we would be alike?
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 2:13 - How shall I admonish you?
What shall I compare to you,
Daughter of Jerusalem?
What shall I liken H7737 to you as I comfort you,
Virgin daughter of Zion?
For your collapse is as vast as the sea;
Who can heal you?
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 10:1 - Israel is a luxuriant vine;
He produces H7737 fruit for himself.
The more his fruit,
The more altars he made;
The [fn]richer his land,
The better [fn]he made the memorial stones.

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