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Lexicon :: Strong's H7812 - šāḥâ

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Strong’s Definitions

שָׁחָה shâchâh, shaw-khaw'; a primitive root; to depress, i.e. prostrate (especially reflexive, in homage to royalty or God):—bow (self) down, crouch, fall down (flat), humbly beseech, do (make) obeisance, do reverence, make to stoop, worship.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 172x

The KJV translates Strong's H7812 in the following manner: worship (99x), bow (31x), bow down (18x), obeisance (9x), reverence (5x), fall down (3x), themselves (2x), stoop (1x), crouch (1x), miscellaneous (3x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 172x
The KJV translates Strong's H7812 in the following manner: worship (99x), bow (31x), bow down (18x), obeisance (9x), reverence (5x), fall down (3x), themselves (2x), stoop (1x), crouch (1x), miscellaneous (3x).
  1. to bow down

    1. (Qal) to bow down

    2. (Hiphil) to depress (fig)

    3. (Hithpael)

      1. to bow down, prostrate oneself

        1. before superior in homage

        2. before God in worship

        3. before false gods

        4. before angel

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
שָׁחָה shâchâh, shaw-khaw'; a primitive root; to depress, i.e. prostrate (especially reflexive, in homage to royalty or God):—bow (self) down, crouch, fall down (flat), humbly beseech, do (make) obeisance, do reverence, make to stoop, worship.
STRONGS H7812: Abbreviations
[שָׁחָה]172 verb bow down (Late Hebrew id.; Jewish-Aramaic שְׁחִי (rare); akin to שׁוח, שׁחח); —
Qal Imperative feminine singular שְׁחִי Isaiah 51:23 bow down.
Hiph. Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular suffix יַשְׁחֶ֑נָּה Proverbs 12:25, figurative, anxiety depresses it (that is לֵב; opposed to שִׂמֵּחַ).
Hithpa'lēl170 (Ges§ 75kk) Perfect 3rd person masculine singular הִשְׁתַּחֲוָה Ezekiel 46:2; 2nd person masculine singular הִשְׁתַּחֲוִ֫יתָ Deuteronomy 4:19 + 3 times; 1st person singular הִשְׁתַּחֲוֵ֫יתִי 1 Samuel 16:4 + 2 times; 3rd person masculine plural הִשְׁתַּחֲווּ Jeremiah 8:2, etc.; Imperfect יִשְׁתַּחֲוֶה 2 Samuel 15:32 + 3 times; apocopatic יִשְׁתַּ֫חוּ Isaiah 44:17 +; 3rd person masculine plural יִשְׁתַּחֲווּ Genesis 49:8 +; 2nd person feminine plural תִּשְׁתַּחֲוֶ֫יןָ Genesis 33:6; Genesis 37:7, etc.; Imperative feminine singular הִשְׁתַּחֲוִי Psalm 45:12; masculine plural הִשְׁתַּחֲווּ Psalm 29:2 +; Infinitive construct הִשְׁשַׁתַּחֲוֺת Genesis 37:10 +; suffix מִשְׁתַּחֲוֶי 2 Kings 5:18 (but Greek Version of the LXX Vulgate and modern חֲוֺתו-); Participle מִשְׁתַּחֲוֶה 2 Kings 19:27, etc.; מִשְׁתַּחֲוִיתֶּם Ezekiel 8:16, read וִים- all modern; —
1. bow down, prostrate oneself, before a monarch or superior, in homage, etc.:
a. with ל, after descriptive clause (especially with קדד, נפל 3b, which see.), 1 Samuel 24:9; Genesis 43:28 (J) 2 Samuel 14:4, 22; Ruth 2:10; 1 Kings 1:31; 2 Kings 4:37 + 6 times, + (after כָּרֵע) Esther 3:2 (twice in verse); Esther 3:5.
b. with ל, followed by phrase (לפני) על אפים ארצה 2 Samuel 14:33; 1 Kings 1:23; לאפים Genesis 48:12 (E) 2 Samuel 18:28; אפים Genesis 42:6 (E) + 4 times; omit אפים Genesis 33:3 (J) + 3 times; כַּפּוֹת עַל רַגְלַיִךְ Isaiah 60:14.
c. with לְ person only, Genesis 23:7 (P) Genesis 27:29 (twice in verse); Genesis 37:9 (E), Genesis 49:8; Exodus 11:8 (J) + 8 times; with לפני Genesis 23:12 (P); with אל Isaiah 45:14 (|| התפלּל); absolute Genesis 33:6, 7 (twice in verse) (J), Exodus 18:7 (E) 2 Samuel 9:8; 2 Samuel 16:4; Isaiah 49:7.
2. before God, in worship, etc.:
a. with לְ, after descriptive phrase: קדד ארצה Exodus 34:8 (J); ארצה omitted Genesis 24:26, 48 (J) + 4 times; כרע אפים ארצה 2 Chronicles 7:3; כרע 2 Chronicles 29:29; נפל ארצה Job 1:20; נפל לפני 2 Chronicles 20:18.
b. followed by phrase: אפים ארצה ל׳ קדד וישׁ׳ Nehemiah 8:6; ארצה ל׳ Genesis 24:52 (J); ונכרעה השׁ׳ Psalm 95:6; בְּהַדְרַת קֹדֶשׁ ל׳ השׁ׳ Psalm 29:2; Psalm 96:9 = 1 Chronicles 16:29; אֶלהֵֿיכָל (looking towards) Psalm 5:8; Psalm 138:2; לַהֲדֹם רגלים Psalm 99:5; Psalm 132:7.
c. with לְ only: 1 Samuel 1:28 (but read וַתַּנִּחֵהוּ Greek Version of the LXX and modern), 1 Samuel 15:25; Jeremiah 7:2; Psalm 66:4 + 9 times; with לפני Deuteronomy 26:10; Isaiah 66:23 + 4 times; with בְ local Isaiah 27:13; with לְ local Psalm 99:9; absolute Genesis 22:5 (E) Judges 7:15 + 5 times; accusative of location Exodus 33:10 (E) Jeremiah 26:2; Ezekiel 46:3; לפני (ה)מזבח Isaiah 36:7 = 2 Kings 18:22 2 Chronicles 32:12; with על location Genesis 47:31 (J) 1 Kings 1:47; Ezekiel 46:2; מֵרֶחֹק after off Exodus 24:1 (E).
d. before angel in theoph.: after clause with נפל, קדד, Joshua 5:14; Numbers 22:31; followed by אפים ארצה Genesis 19:1; ארצה Genesis 18:2 (all J).
3. before other gods: absolute Isaiah 2:20; Isaiah 44:15, 17; Isaiah 46:6; accusative of location 2 Kings 5:18 (3 times in verse); 2 Kings 19:37 = Isaiah 37:38; with לְ, Exodus 20:5 = Deuteronomy 5:9 (10 words), Exodus 23:24 (E), Numbers 25:2 (J), Joshua 23:7 (D), Deuteronomy 8:19; Deuteronomy 11:16; 1 Kings 16:31 + 34 times; with על, Leviticus 26:1 (H); לפני 2 Chronicles 25:14 (|| קטּר).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


18:2; 19:1; 22:5; 23:7; 23:12; 24:26; 24:48; 24:52; 27:29; 33:3; 33:6; 33:6; 33:7; 37:7; 37:9; 37:10; 42:6; 43:28; 47:31; 48:12; 49:8; 49:8


11:8; 18:7; 20:5; 23:24; 24:1; 33:10; 34:8




22:31; 25:2


4:19; 5:9; 8:19; 11:16; 26:10


5:14; 23:7





1 Samuel

1:28; 15:25; 16:4; 24:9

2 Samuel

9:8; 14:4; 14:22; 14:33; 15:32; 16:4; 18:28

1 Kings

1:23; 1:31; 1:47; 16:31

2 Kings

4:37; 5:18; 5:18; 18:22; 19:27; 19:37

1 Chronicles


2 Chronicles

7:3; 20:18; 25:14; 29:29; 32:12




3:2; 3:5




5:8; 29:2; 29:2; 45:12; 66:4; 95:6; 96:9; 99:5; 99:9; 132:7; 138:2




2:20; 27:13; 36:7; 37:38; 44:15; 44:17; 44:17; 45:14; 46:6; 49:7; 51:23; 60:14; 66:23


7:2; 8:2; 26:2


8:16; 46:2; 46:2; 46:3

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H7812 matches the Hebrew שָׁחָה (šāḥâ),
which occurs 175 times in 166 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 4 (Gen 18:2–Jdg 7:15)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:2 - And he lift up his eyes and looked, and, lo, three men stood by him: and when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed H7812 himself toward the ground,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:1 - And there came two angels to Sodom at even; and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom: and Lot seeing them rose up to meet them; and he bowed H7812 himself with his face toward the ground;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:5 - And Abraham said unto his young men, Abide ye here with the ass; and I and the lad will go yonder and worship, H7812 and come again to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 23:7 - And Abraham stood up, and bowed H7812 himself to the people of the land, even to the children of Heth.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 23:12 - And Abraham bowed down H7812 himself before the people of the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:26 - And the man bowed down his head, and worshipped H7812 the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:48 - And I bowed down my head, and worshipped H7812 the LORD, and blessed the LORD God of my master Abraham, which had led me in the right way to take my master's brother's daughter unto his son.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:52 - And it came to pass, that, when Abraham's servant heard their words, he worshipped H7812 the LORD, bowing himself to the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:29 - Let people serve thee, and nations bow down H7812 to thee: be lord over thy brethren, and let thy mother's sons bow down H7812 to thee: cursed be every one that curseth thee, and blessed be he that blesseth thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:3 - And he passed over before them, and bowed himself H7812 to the ground seven times, until he came near to his brother.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:6 - Then the handmaidens came near, they and their children, and they bowed themselves. H7812
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:7 - And Leah also with her children came near, and bowed themselves: H7812 and after came Joseph near and Rachel, and they bowed H7812 themselves.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:7 - For, behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and, lo, my sheaf arose, and also stood upright; and, behold, your sheaves stood round about, and made obeisance H7812 to my sheaf.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:9 - And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it his brethren, and said, Behold, I have dreamed a dream more; and, behold, the sun and the moon and the eleven stars made obeisance H7812 to me.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:10 - And he told it to his father, and to his brethren: and his father rebuked him, and said unto him, What is this dream that thou hast dreamed? Shall I and thy mother and thy brethren indeed come to bow down H7812 ourselves to thee to the earth?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:6 - And Joseph was the governor over the land, and he it was that sold to all the people of the land: and Joseph's brethren came, and bowed down H7812 themselves before him with their faces to the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 43:26 - And when Joseph came home, they brought him the present which was in their hand into the house, and bowed H7812 themselves to him to the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 43:28 - And they answered, Thy servant our father is in good health, he is yet alive. And they bowed down their heads, and made obeisance. H7812
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:31 - And he said, Swear unto me. And he sware unto him. And Israel bowed H7812 himself upon the bed's head.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 48:12 - And Joseph brought them out from between his knees, and he bowed H7812 himself with his face to the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:8 - Judah, thou art he whom thy brethren shall praise: thy hand shall be in the neck of thine enemies; thy father's children shall bow down H7812 before thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:31 - And the people believed: and when they heard that the LORD had visited the children of Israel, and that he had looked upon their affliction, then they bowed their heads and worshipped. H7812
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 11:8 - And all these thy servants shall come down unto me, and bow down H7812 themselves unto me, saying, Get thee out, and all the people that follow thee: and after that I will go out. And he went out from Pharaoh in a great anger.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:27 - That ye shall say, It is the sacrifice of the LORD'S passover, who passed over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt, when he smote the Egyptians, and delivered our houses. And the people bowed the head and worshipped. H7812
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 18:7 - And Moses went out to meet his father in law, and did obeisance, H7812 and kissed him; and they asked each other of their welfare; and they came into the tent.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 20:5 - Thou shalt not bow down H7812 thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:24 - Thou shalt not bow down H7812 to their gods, nor serve them, nor do after their works: but thou shalt utterly overthrow them, and quite break down their images.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 24:1 - And he said unto Moses, Come up unto the LORD, thou, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel; and worship H7812 ye afar off.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:8 - They have turned aside quickly out of the way which I commanded them: they have made them a molten calf, and have worshipped H7812 it, and have sacrificed thereunto, and said, These be thy gods, O Israel, which have brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 33:10 - And all the people saw the cloudy pillar stand at the tabernacle door: and all the people rose up and worshipped, H7812 every man in his tent door.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 34:8 - And Moses made haste, and bowed his head toward the earth, and worshipped. H7812
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 34:14 - For thou shalt worship H7812 no other god: for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God:
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:1 - Ye shall make you no idols nor graven image, neither rear you up a standing image, neither shall ye set up any image of stone in your land, to bow down H7812 unto it: for I am the LORD your God.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 22:31 - Then the LORD opened the eyes of Balaam, and he saw the angel of the LORD standing in the way, and his sword drawn in his hand: and he bowed down his head, and fell flat H7812 on his face.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 25:2 - And they called the people unto the sacrifices of their gods: and the people did eat, and bowed down H7812 to their gods.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:19 - And lest thou lift up thine eyes unto heaven, and when thou seest the sun, and the moon, and the stars, even all the host of heaven, shouldest be driven to worship H7812 them, and serve them, which the LORD thy God hath divided unto all nations under the whole heaven.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 5:9 - Thou shalt not bow down H7812 thyself unto them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 8:19 - And it shall be, if thou do at all forget the LORD thy God, and walk after other gods, and serve them, and worship H7812 them, I testify against you this day that ye shall surely perish.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 11:16 - Take heed to yourselves, that your heart be not deceived, and ye turn aside, and serve other gods, and worship H7812 them;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 17:3 - And hath gone and served other gods, and worshipped H7812 them, either the sun, or moon, or any of the host of heaven, which I have not commanded;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 26:10 - And now, behold, I have brought the firstfruits of the land, which thou, O LORD, hast given me. And thou shalt set it before the LORD thy God, and worship H7812 before the LORD thy God:
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 29:26 - For they went and served other gods, and worshipped H7812 them, gods whom they knew not, and whom he had not given unto them:
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 30:17 - But if thine heart turn away, so that thou wilt not hear, but shalt be drawn away, and worship H7812 other gods, and serve them;
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 5:14 - And he said, Nay; but as captain of the host of the LORD am I now come. And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and did worship, H7812 and said unto him, What saith my lord unto his servant?
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 23:7 - That ye come not among these nations, these that remain among you; neither make mention of the name of their gods, nor cause to swear by them, neither serve them, nor bow H7812 yourselves unto them:
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 23:16 - When ye have transgressed the covenant of the LORD your God, which he commanded you, and have gone and served other gods, and bowed H7812 yourselves to them; then shall the anger of the LORD be kindled against you, and ye shall perish quickly from off the good land which he hath given unto you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 2:12 - And they forsook the LORD God of their fathers, which brought them out of the land of Egypt, and followed other gods, of the gods of the people that were round about them, and bowed H7812 themselves unto them, and provoked the LORD to anger.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 2:17 - And yet they would not hearken unto their judges, but they went a whoring after other gods, and bowed H7812 themselves unto them: they turned quickly out of the way which their fathers walked in, obeying the commandments of the LORD; but they did not so.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 2:19 - And it came to pass, when the judge was dead, that they returned, and corrupted themselves more than their fathers, in following other gods to serve them, and to bow down H7812 unto them; they ceased not from their own doings, nor from their stubborn way.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 7:15 - And it was so, when Gideon heard the telling of the dream, and the interpretation thereof, that he worshipped, H7812 and returned into the host of Israel, and said, Arise; for the LORD hath delivered into your hand the host of Midian.

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