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Lexicon :: Strong's H7812 - šāḥâ

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TWOT Reference: 2360

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 - When he lifted up his eyes and looked, behold, three men were standing opposite him; and when he saw them, he ran from the tent door to meet them and bowed H7812 himself to the earth,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:1 - Now the two angels came to Sodom in the evening as Lot was sitting in the gate of Sodom. When Lot saw them, he rose to meet them and [fn]bowed H7812 down H7812 with his face to the ground.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:5 - Abraham said to his young men, “Stay here with the donkey, and I and the lad will go over there; and we will worship H7812 and return to you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 23:7 - So Abraham rose and bowed H7812 to the people of the land, the sons of Heth.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 23:12 - And Abraham bowed H7812 before the people of the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:26 - Then the man bowed low and worshiped H7812 the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:48 - “And I bowed low and worshiped H7812 the LORD, and blessed the LORD, the God of my master Abraham, who had guided me in the right way to take the daughter of my master’s [fn]kinsman for his son.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:52 - When Abraham’s servant heard their words, he bowed H7812 himself to the ground [fn]before the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:29 - May peoples serve you,
And nations bow H7812 down H7812 to you;
Be master of your brothers,
And may your mother’s sons bow H7812 down H7812 to you.
Cursed be those who curse you,
And blessed be those who bless you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:3 - But he himself passed on ahead of them and bowed H7812 down H7812 to the ground seven times, until he came near to his brother.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:6 - Then the maids came near [fn]with their children, and they bowed H7812 down. H7812
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:7 - Leah likewise came near with her children, and they bowed H7812 down; H7812 and afterward Joseph came near with Rachel, and they bowed H7812 down. H7812
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:7 - for behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and lo, my sheaf rose up and also stood erect; and behold, your sheaves gathered around and bowed H7812 down H7812 to my sheaf.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:9 - Now he [fn]had still another dream, and related it to his brothers, and said, “Lo, I have [fn]had still another dream; and behold, the sun and the moon and eleven stars were bowing H7812 down H7812 to me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:10 - He related it to his father and to his brothers; and his father rebuked him and said to him, “What is this dream that you have [fn]had? Shall I and your mother and your brothers actually come to bow H7812 ourselves down H7812 before you to the ground?”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:6 - Now Joseph was the ruler over the land; he was the one who sold to all the people of the land. And Joseph’s brothers came and bowed H7812 down H7812 to him with their faces to the ground.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 43:26 - When Joseph came home, they brought into the house to him the present which was in their hand and bowed H7812 to the ground before him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 43:28 - They said, “Your servant our father is well; he is still alive.” They bowed down H7812 [fn]in homage. H7812
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:31 - He said, “Swear to me.” So he swore to him. Then Israel bowed H7812 in worship at the head of the bed.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 48:12 - Then Joseph [fn]took them from his knees, and bowed H7812 with his face to the ground.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:8 - “Judah, your brothers shall praise you;
Your hand shall be on the neck of your enemies;
Your father’s sons shall bow H7812 down H7812 to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:31 - So the people believed; and when they heard that the LORD [fn]was concerned about the sons of Israel and that He had seen their affliction, then they bowed low and worshiped. H7812
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 11:8 - “All these your servants will come down to me and bow H7812 themselves [fn]before me, saying, ‘Go out, you and all the people who [fn]follow you,’ and after that I will go out.” And he went out from Pharaoh in hot anger.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:27 - you shall say, ‘It is a Passover sacrifice to the LORD [fn]who passed over the houses of the sons of Israel in Egypt when He smote the Egyptians, but [fn]spared our homes.’” And the people bowed low and worshiped. H7812
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 18:7 - Then Moses went out to meet his father-in-law, and he bowed H7812 down H7812 and kissed him; and they asked each other of their welfare and went into the tent.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 20:5 - “You shall not worship H7812 them or serve them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, on the third and the fourth generations of those who hate Me,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:24 - “You shall not worship H7812 their gods, nor serve them, nor do according to their deeds; but you shall utterly overthrow them and break their sacred pillars in pieces.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 24:1 - Then He said to Moses, “Come up to the LORD, you and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu and seventy of the elders of Israel, and you shall worship H7812 at a distance.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:8 - “They have quickly turned aside from the way which I commanded them. They have made for themselves a molten calf, and have worshiped H7812 it and have sacrificed to it and said,[fn]This is your god, O Israel, who brought you up from the land of Egypt!’”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 33:10 - When all the people saw the pillar of cloud standing at the entrance of the tent, all the people would arise and worship, H7812 each at the entrance of his tent.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 34:8 - Moses made haste [fn]to bow low toward the earth and worship. H7812
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 34:14 - —for you shall not worship H7812 any other god, for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:1 - ‘You shall not make for yourselves [fn]idols, nor shall you set up for yourselves an image or a sacred pillar, nor shall you place a figured stone in your land to bow H7812 down H7812 [fn]to 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 with his drawn sword in his hand; and he bowed [fn]all the way to the ground.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 25:2 - For they invited the people to the sacrifices of their gods, and the people ate and bowed H7812 down H7812 to their gods.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:19 - “And beware not to lift up your eyes to heaven and see the sun and the moon and the stars, all the host of heaven, and be drawn away and worship H7812 them and serve them, those which the LORD your God has allotted to all the peoples under the whole heaven.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 5:9 - ‘You shall not worship H7812 them or serve them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, and on the third and the fourth generations of those who hate Me,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 8:19 - “It shall come about if you ever forget the LORD your God and go after other gods and serve them and worship H7812 them, I testify against you today that you will surely perish.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 11:16 - [fn]Beware that your hearts are not deceived, and that you do not turn away and serve other gods and worship H7812 them.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 17:3 - and has gone and served other gods and worshiped H7812 them, or the sun or the moon or any of the heavenly host, which I have not commanded,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 26:10 - ‘Now behold, I have brought the first of the produce of the ground which You, O LORD have given me.’ And you shall set it down before the LORD your God, and worship H7812 before the LORD your God;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 29:26 - ‘They went and served other gods and worshiped H7812 them, gods whom they have not known and whom He had not [fn]allotted to them.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 30:17 - “But if your heart turns away and you will not obey, but are drawn away and worship H7812 other gods and serve them,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 5:14 - He said, “No; rather I indeed come now as captain of the host of the LORD.” And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and bowed H7812 down, H7812 and said to him, “What has my lord to say to his servant?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 23:7 - so that you will not [fn]associate with these nations, these which remain among you, or mention the name of their gods, or make anyone swear by them, or serve them, or bow H7812 down H7812 to them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 23:16 - “When you transgress the covenant of the LORD your God, which He commanded you, and go and serve other gods and bow H7812 down H7812 to them, then the anger of the LORD will burn against you, and you will perish quickly from off the good land which He has given you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 2:12 - and they forsook the LORD, the God of their fathers, who had brought them out of the land of Egypt, and followed other gods from among the gods of the peoples who were around them, and bowed H7812 themselves down H7812 to them; thus they provoked the LORD to anger.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 2:17 - Yet they did not listen to their judges, for they played the harlot after other gods and bowed H7812 themselves down H7812 to them. They turned aside quickly from the way in which their fathers had walked in obeying the commandments of the LORD; they did not do as their fathers.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 2:19 - But it came about when the judge died, that they would turn back and act more corruptly than their fathers, in following other gods to serve them and bow H7812 down H7812 to them; they did not abandon their practices or their stubborn ways.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 7:15 - When Gideon heard the account of the dream and its interpretation, he bowed H7812 in worship. H7812 He returned to the camp of Israel and said, “Arise, for the LORD has given the camp of Midian into your hands.”

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