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Lexicon :: Strong's H7768 - šāvaʿ

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Part of Speech
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.
† [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, ‘Violence!’ but I get no answer;
I shout H7768 for help, H7768 but there is no justice.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:12 - “From the city men groan,
And the souls of the wounded cry H7768 out;
Yet God does not pay attention to folly.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:12 - Because I delivered the poor who cried H7768 for help, H7768
And the orphan who had no helper.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 30:20 - “I cry H7768 out to You for help, H7768 but You do not answer me;
I stand up, and You turn Your attention against me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 30:28 - “I go about [fn]mourning without comfort;
I stand up in the assembly and cry H7768 out for help. H7768
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 35:9 - “Because of the multitude of oppressions they cry out;
They cry H7768 for help H7768 because of the arm of the mighty.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:13 - “But the godless in heart lay up anger;
They do not cry H7768 for help H7768 when He binds them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:41 - “Who prepares for the raven its nourishment
When its young cry H7768 to God
And wander about without food?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:6 - In my distress I called upon the LORD,
And cried H7768 to my God for help; H7768
He heard my voice out of His temple,
And my cry for help before Him came into His ears.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:41 - They cried H7768 for help, H7768 but there was none to save,
Even to the LORD, but He did not answer them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:24 - For He has not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted;
Nor has He hidden His face from him;
But when he cried H7768 to Him for help, H7768 He heard.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 28:2 - Hear the voice of my supplications when I cry H7768 to You for help, H7768
When I lift up my hands toward [fn]Your holy sanctuary.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 30:2 - O LORD my God,
I cried H7768 to You for help, H7768 and You healed me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 31:22 - As for me, I said in my alarm,
“I am cut off from before Your eyes”;
Nevertheless You heard the voice of my supplications
When I cried H7768 to You.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:12 - For he will deliver the needy when he cries H7768 for help, H7768
The [fn]afflicted also, and him who has no helper.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 88:13 - But I, O LORD, have cried H7768 out to You for help, H7768
And in the morning my prayer comes before You.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 119:147 - I [fn]rise before dawn and cry H7768 for help; H7768
I [fn]wait for Your words.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 58:9 - “Then you will call, and the LORD will answer;
You will cry, H7768 and He will say, ‘Here I am.’
If you remove the yoke from your midst,
The [fn]pointing of the finger and speaking wickedness,
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:8 - Even when I cry out and call H7768 for help, H7768
He shuts out my prayer.
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 2:2 - and he said,
“I called out of my distress to the LORD,
And He answered me.
I cried H7768 for help H7768 from the [fn]depth of Sheol;
You heard my voice.
Unchecked Copy BoxHab 1:2 - How long, O LORD, will I call H7768 for help, H7768
And You will not hear?
I cry out to You, “Violence!”
Yet You do not save.

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