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Lexicon :: Strong's H7768 - šāvaʿ

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Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root
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TWOT Reference: 2348

Strong’s Definitions

שָׁוַע shâvaʻ, shaw-vah'; a primitive root; properly, to be free; but used only causatively and reflexively, to halloo (for help, i.e. freedom from some trouble):—cry (aloud, out), shout.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 21x

The KJV translates Strong's H7768 in the following manner: cried (17x), cry out (2x), aloud (1x), shout (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 21x
The KJV translates Strong's H7768 in the following manner: cried (17x), cry out (2x), aloud (1x), shout (1x).
  1. (Piel) to cry out (for help), shout

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
שָׁוַע shâvaʻ, shaw-vah'; a primitive root; properly, to be free; but used only causatively and reflexively, to halloo (for help, i.e. freedom from some trouble):—cry (aloud, out), shout.
STRONGS H7768: Abbreviations
† [שָׁוַע] verb
Pi. cry out for help (Gerb33 thinks denominative from שֵׁוְעָה, and this from √ akin to ישׁע deliver); — Perfect 1st person singular שִׁוַּעְתִּי Psalm 30:3 + 3 times; Imperfect 3rd person feminine singular תְּשַׁוֵּ֑עַ Job 24:12; 2nd person masculine singular תְּשַׁוַּע Isaiah 58:9, etc.; Infinitive construct suffix שַׁוְּעִי Psalm 28:2; Psalm 31:23; שַׁוְעִי Psalm 5:3 [H7773Psalm 5:2] (Ol§ 182 d), etc.; Participle מְשַׁוֵּ֑עַ Psalm 72:12; Job 29:12; — cry for help: absolute Psalm 72:12; Job 19:7; Job 24:12; Job 29:12; Job 30:28; Job 35:9, + Isaiah 38:13 Houb Lo Che Du and others (for שִׁוִּיתִי); specifically to God Psalm 5:3; Psalm 18:42; Psalm 119:147; Job 36:13; Isaiah 58:9; Jonah 2:3; Habakkuk 1:2; Lamentations 3:8; with אל Psalm 18:7; Psalm 22:25; Psalm 28:2 = Psalm 31:23; Psalm 30:3; Psalm 88:14 + Psalm 31:2 (read with Weir אֱלֹהַי שִׁוַּעְתִּי יוֺם צַעֲקָתִי), Job 30:20; Job 38:41.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


19:7; 24:12; 24:12; 29:12; 29:12; 30:20; 30:28; 35:9; 36:13; 38:41


5:2; 5:3; 18:7; 18:42; 22:25; 28:2; 28:2; 30:3; 30:3; 31:2; 31:23; 31:23; 72:12; 72:12; 88:14; 119:147


38:13; 58:9; 58:9








Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H7768 matches the Hebrew שָׁוַע (šāvaʿ),
which occurs 21 times in 21 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:7 - Behold, I cry out of wrong, but I am not heard: I cry aloud, H7768 but there is no judgment.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:12 - Men groan from out of the city, and the soul of the wounded crieth out: H7768 yet God layeth not folly to them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:12 - Because I delivered the poor that cried, H7768 and the fatherless, and him that had none to help him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 30:20 - I cry H7768 unto thee, and thou dost not hear me: I stand up, and thou regardest me not.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 30:28 - I went mourning without the sun: I stood up, and I cried H7768 in the congregation.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 35:9 - By reason of the multitude of oppressions they make the oppressed to cry: they cry out H7768 by reason of the arm of the mighty.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:13 - But the hypocrites in heart heap up wrath: they cry H7768 not when he bindeth them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:41 - Who provideth for the raven his food? when his young ones cry H7768 unto God, they wander for lack of meat.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:6 - In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried H7768 unto my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, even into his ears.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:41 - They cried, H7768 but there was none to save them: even unto the LORD, but he answered them not.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:24 - For he hath not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; neither hath he hid his face from him; but when he cried H7768 unto him, he heard.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 28:2 - Hear the voice of my supplications, when I cry H7768 unto thee, when I lift up my hands toward thy holy oracle.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 30:2 - O LORD my God, I cried H7768 unto thee, and thou hast healed me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 31:22 - For I said in my haste, I am cut off from before thine eyes: nevertheless thou heardest the voice of my supplications when I cried H7768 unto thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:12 - For he shall deliver the needy when he crieth; H7768 the poor also, and him that hath no helper.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 88:13 - But unto thee have I cried, H7768 O LORD; and in the morning shall my prayer prevent thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:147 - I prevented the dawning of the morning, and cried: H7768 I hoped in thy word.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 58:9 - Then shalt thou call, and the LORD shall answer; thou shalt cry, H7768 and he shall say, Here I am. If thou take away from the midst of thee the yoke, the putting forth of the finger, and speaking vanity;
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:8 - Also when I cry and shout, H7768 he shutteth out my prayer.
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 2:2 - And said, I cried by reason of mine affliction unto the LORD, and he heard me; out of the belly of hell cried H7768 I, and thou heardest my voice.
Unchecked Copy BoxHab 1:2 - O LORD, how long shall I cry, H7768 and thou wilt not hear! even cry out unto thee of violence, and thou wilt not save!
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