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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 lords of the Philistines were there. And about 3,000 men and women were on the roof looking on while Samson was amusing 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 let the young men arise and [fn]hold H7832 a contest H7832 before us.” And Joab said, “Let 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 [fn]fir wood, and with lyres, harps, tambourines, castanets and cymbals.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 6:21 - So David said to Michal,It was before the LORD, who chose me above your father and above all his house, to appoint me ruler over the people of the LORD, over Israel; therefore I will celebrate H7832 before the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 13:8 - David and all Israel were celebrating H7832 before God with all their might, even with songs and with lyres, harps, tambourines, cymbals and with trumpets.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:29 - It happened when the ark of the covenant of the LORD came to the city of David, that Michal the daughter of Saul looked out of the window and saw King David leaping 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 them to scorn H7832 and mocked them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:22 - “You will laugh H7832 at violence and famine,
And you will not be afraid of [fn]wild beasts.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:24 - “I smiled H7832 on them when they did not believe,
And the light of my face they did not cast down.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 30:1 - “But now those younger than I mock H7832 me,
Whose fathers I disdained to put with the dogs of my flock.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 39:7 - “He scorns H7832 the tumult of the city,
The shoutings of the driver he does not hear.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 39:18 - “When she lifts herself [fn]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 - “Surely the mountains bring him food,
And all the beasts of the field play H7832 there.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:5 - “Will you play H7832 with him as with a bird,
Or will you bind him for your maidens?
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 his day is coming.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 52:6 - The righteous will see and fear,
And will laugh H7832 at him, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 59:8 - But You, O LORD, laugh H7832 at them;
You scoff at all the nations.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 104:26 - There the ships move along,
And [fn]Leviathan, which You have formed to sport H7832 in it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:26 - I will also laugh H7832 at your calamity;
I will mock when your dread comes,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:30 - Then I was beside Him, as a master workman;
And I was daily His delight,
[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 men.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:19 - So is the man who deceives his neighbor,
And says, “Was I not joking?” H7832
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:9 - When a wise man has a controversy with a foolish man,
[fn]The foolish man 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 the circle of merrymakers, H7832
Nor did I exult.
Because of Your hand upon me I sat alone,
For You filled me with indignation.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 30:19 - ‘From them will proceed thanksgiving
And the voice of those who [fn]celebrate; H7832
And I will multiply them and they will not be diminished;
I will also honor them and they will not be insignificant.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 31:4 - “Again I will build you and you will be rebuilt,
O virgin of Israel!
Again you will [fn]take up your tambourines,
And go forth to the dances of the merrymakers. H7832
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 1:7 - In the days of her affliction and homelessness
Jerusalem remembers all her precious things
That were from the days of old,
When her people fell into the hand of the adversary
And no one helped her.
The adversaries saw her,
They mocked H7832 at her [fn]ruin.
Unchecked Copy BoxHab 1:10 - “They mock at kings
And rulers are a laughing matter to them.
They laugh H7832 at every fortress
And heap up rubble to capture it.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 8:5 - ‘And the [fn]streets of the city will be filled with boys and girls playing H7832 in its [fn]streets.’
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