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Lexicon :: Strong's H7832 - śāḥaq

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TWOT Reference: 1905c

Strong’s Definitions

שָׂחַק sâchaq, saw-khak'; a primitive root; to laugh (in pleasure or detraction); by implication, to play:—deride, have in derision, laugh, make merry, mock(-er), play, rejoice, (laugh to) scorn, be in (make) sport.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 36x

The KJV translates Strong's H7832 in the following manner: play (10x), laugh (10x), rejoice (3x), scorn (3x), sport (3x), merry (2x), mock (2x), deride (1x), derision (1x), mockers (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 36x
The KJV translates Strong's H7832 in the following manner: play (10x), laugh (10x), rejoice (3x), scorn (3x), sport (3x), merry (2x), mock (2x), deride (1x), derision (1x), mockers (1x).
  1. to laugh, play, mock

    1. (Qal)

      1. to laugh (usually in contempt or derision)

      2. to sport, play

    2. (Piel)

      1. to make sport

      2. to jest

      3. to play (including instrumental music, singing, dancing)

    3. (Hiphil) to laugh mockingly

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
שָׂחַק sâchaq, saw-khak'; a primitive root; to laugh (in pleasure or detraction); by implication, to play:—deride, have in derision, laugh, make merry, mock(-er), play, rejoice, (laugh to) scorn, be in (make) sport.
STRONGS H7832: Abbreviations
שָׂחַק verb laugh (|| צהק, which see; Late Hebrew שָׂחַק, סָחַק; Ethiopic bdb096506); —
Qal Perfect 3rd person masculine singular וְשׂ׳ consecutive Proverbs 29:9; 3rd person plural שָֽׂחֲקוּ Lamentations 1:7; Job 30:1; Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular יִשְׂחַק Job 39:7 +, etc.; Infinitive construct שְׂחוֺק Judges 16:24; Ecclesiastes 3:4; —
a. laugh at, usually in contempt, derision, with עַל person Job 30:1; Psalm 52:8; עַל of thing Lamentations 1:7 with ל person God subject Psalm 37:13; Psalm 59:9 (|| לָעַג); with ל of thing or person= have no fear of, Habakkuk 1:10; Job 5:22; Proverbs 31:25 also, figurative, of noble animals Job 39:7, 18, 22; Job 41:21; absolute, Proverbs 29:9 (opposed to רָגַז), of י׳ Psalm 2:4 (|| לָעֵג), of wisdom Proverbs 1:26 (ב temporal; || id.).
b. with אֶל person, apparently of friendly laugh Job 29:24; in general Ecclesiastes 3:4 (opposed to בָּכָה).
2. sport, play, Judges 16:27.
Pi. Perfect 1st person singular וְשִׂחַקְתִּ֫י 1 Samuel 6:21; Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular וַיְשַׂחֶקֿ Judges 16:25, etc.; Infinitive construct לְשֵׂחֶקֿ Psalm 104:26; Participle מְשַׂחֵק Proverbs 26:19; 1 Chronicles 15:29, feminine מְשֵׂחֶ֫קֶת Proverbs 8:30, 31; plural מְשַׂחֲקִים 2 Samuel 6:5 +, מְשַׂחֲקוֺת 1 Samuel 18:7; —
1. make sport, Judges 16:25 (ל person) 2 Samuel 2:14 (לִפְנֵי person; in tournament), Proverbs 8:30 (לִפְנֵי), Proverbs 8:31 ב loc).
2. jest, Proverbs 26:19.
3. play: including instrumental music, singing and dancing 1 Samuel 18:7, with לִפְנֵי י׳. 2 Samuel 6:5 (ב instrumental), = 1 Chronicles 13:8; 2 Samuel 6:21; 1 Chronicles 15:29 (+ מְרַקֵּד); of merry-making Jeremiah 15:17 (|| עָלַז), Jeremiah 30:19; Jeremiah 31:4; of children's sport Zechariah 8:5; of beasts Job 40:20; Psalm 104:25; of man, play with (ב) crocodile, Job 40:29 [Job 41:5].
Hiph. (declar.) Participle. plural מַשְׂחִיקִים 2 Chronicles 30:10 they uttered mockery עֲלֵיהֶם (|| מַלְעִנִים).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


16:24; 16:25; 16:25; 16:27

1 Samuel

6:21; 18:7; 18:7

2 Samuel

2:14; 6:5; 6:5; 6:21

1 Chronicles

13:8; 15:29; 15:29

2 Chronicles



5:22; 29:24; 30:1; 30:1; 39:7; 39:7; 39:18; 39:22; 40:20; 41:5; 41:21


2:4; 37:13; 52:8; 59:9; 104:25; 104:26


1:26; 8:30; 8:30; 8:31; 8:31; 26:19; 26:19; 29:9; 29:9; 31:25


3:4; 3:4


15:17; 30:19; 31:4


1:7; 1:7





Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H7832 matches the Hebrew שָׂחַק (śāḥaq),
which occurs 36 times in 36 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 16:25 - It so happened when [fn]they were in high spirits, that they said, “Call for Samson, that he may amuse H7832 us.” So they called for Samson from the prison, and he [fn]entertained them. And they made him stand between the pillars.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 16:27 - Now the house was full of men and women, and all the governors of the Philistines were there. And about three thousand men and women were on the roof looking on while Samson was entertaining H7832 them.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 18:7 - The women sang as they [fn]played H7832, and said,
“Saul has slain his thousands,
And David his ten thousands.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 2:14 - Then Abner said to Joab, “Now have the young men arise and hold H7832 a H7832 martial H7832 skills H7832 match H7832 in our presence.” And Joab said, “Have them arise!”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 6:5 - Meanwhile, David and all the house of Israel were celebrating H7832 before the LORD with all kinds of instruments made of juniper wood, and with [fn]lyres, harps, tambourines, castanets, and cymbals.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 6:21 - But David said to Michal, “I was before the LORD, who preferred me to your father and to all his house, to appoint me as ruler over the people of the LORD, over Israel. So I will [fn]celebrate H7832 before the LORD!
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 13:8 - David and all Israel were celebrating H7832 before God with all their might, with songs and with lyres, harps, tambourines, cymbals, and trumpets.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:29 - When the ark of the covenant of the LORD came to the city of David, Michal the daughter of Saul looked out of the window and saw King David dancing and celebrating H7832; and she despised him in her heart.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 30:10 - So the [fn]couriers passed from city to city through the country of Ephraim and Manasseh, and as far as Zebulun, but they laughed H7832 at them with H7832 scorn H7832 and mocked them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:22 - “You will laugh H7832 at violence and hunger,
And you will not be afraid of [fn]wild animals.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:24 - “I smiled H7832 at them when they did not believe,
And they did not look at [fn]my kindness ungraciously.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 30:1 - “But now those who are younger than I mock H7832 me,
Whose fathers I refused to put with the dogs of my flock.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 39:7 - “He laughs H7832 at the turmoil of the city,
He does not hear the shouting of the taskmaster.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 39:18 - “When she rushes away on high,
She laughs H7832 at the horse and his rider.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 39:22 - “He laughs H7832 at fear and is not dismayed;
And he does not turn back from the sword.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:20 - “Indeed the [fn]mountains bring him food,
And all the animals of the field play H7832 there.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:5 - “Will you play H7832 with him as with a bird,
And tie him down for your young girls?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:29 - “Clubs are regarded as stubble;
He laughs H7832 at the rattling of the javelin.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 2:4 - He who [fn]sits in the heavens laughs H7832,
The Lord scoffs at them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:13 - The Lord laughs H7832 at him,
For He sees that his day is coming.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 52:6 - The righteous will see and fear,
And they will laugh H7832 at him, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 59:8 - But You, LORD, laugh H7832 at them;
You scoff at all the nations.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 104:26 - The ships move along there,
And [fn]Leviathan, which You have formed to have H7832 fun H7832 in it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:26 - I will also laugh H7832 at your disaster;
I will mock when your dread comes,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:30 - Then I was beside Him, as a master workman;
And I was His delight daily,
[fn]Rejoicing H7832 always before Him,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:31 - [fn]Rejoicing H7832 in the world, His earth,
And having my delight in the sons of mankind.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:19 - So is a person who deceives his neighbor,
And says, “Was I not joking H7832?”
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:9 - When a wise person has a controversy with a foolish person,
[fn]The foolish person either rages or laughs H7832, and there is no rest.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 31:25 - Strength and dignity are her clothing,
And she smiles H7832 at the [fn]future.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 3:4 - A time to weep and a time to laugh H7832;
A time to mourn and a time to dance.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 15:17 - I did not sit in a circle of revelers H7832 and celebrate.
Because of Your hand upon me I sat alone,
For You filled me with indignation.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 30:19 - ‘From them will come a song of thanksgiving
And the voices of those who [fn]celebrate H7832;
And I will multiply them and they will not decrease;
I will honor them and they will not be insignificant.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 31:4 - “I will build you again and you will be rebuilt,
Virgin of Israel!
You will [fn]take up your tambourines again,
And go out to the dances of the revelers H7832.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 1:7 - In the days of her affliction and homelessness
Jerusalem remembers all her treasures
That were hers since the days of old,
When her people fell into the hand of the adversary
And no one helped her.
The adversaries saw her,
They laughed H7832 at her [fn]ruin.
Unchecked Copy BoxHab 1:10 - “They make fun of kings,
And dignitaries are an object of laughter to them.
They laugh H7832 at every fortress,
Then heap up dirt and [fn]capture it.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 8:5 - ‘And the public squares of the city will be filled with boys and girls playing H7832 in its squares.’
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