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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 - And it came to pass, when their hearts were merry, that they said, Call for Samson that he may make us sport. And they called for Samson out of the prison-house; and he made them sport: and they set him 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 there were upon the roof about three thousand men and women, that beheld while Samson made sport.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 18:7 - And the women answered one another as they played, and said, Saul hath slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 2:14 - And Abner said to Joab, Let the young men now arise, and play before us. And Joab said, Let them arise.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 6:5 - And David and all the house of Israel played before the LORD on all manner of instruments made of fir wood, even on harps, and on psalteries, and on timbrels, and on cornets, and on cymbals.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 6:21 - And David said to Michal, It was before the LORD, who chose me before thy father, and before all his house, to appoint me ruler over the people of the LORD, over Israel: therefore will I play before the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 13:8 - And David and all Israel played before God with all their might, and with singing, and with harps, and with psalteries, and with timbrels, and with cymbals, and with trumpets.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:29 - And it came to pass, as the ark of the covenant of the LORD came to the city of David, that Michal the daughter of Saul, looking out at a window, saw king David dancing and playing: and she despised him in her heart.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 30:10 - So the posts passed from city to city through the country of Ephraim and Manasseh even to Zebulun: but they laughed them to scorn, and mocked them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:22 - At destruction and famine thou shalt laugh: neither shalt thou be afraid of the beasts of the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:24 - If I laughed on them, they believed it not; and the light of my countenance they cast not down.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 30:1 - But now they that are younger than I, have me in derision, whose fathers I would have disdained to set with the dogs of my flock.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 39:7 - He scorneth the multitude of the city, neither regardeth he the crying of the driver.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 39:18 - When she lifteth herself on high, she scorneth the horse and his rider.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 39:22 - He mocketh at fear, and is not affrighted; neither turneth he back from the sword.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:20 - Surely the mountains bring him forth food, where all the beasts of the field play.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:5 - Wilt thou play with him as with a bird? or wilt thou bind him for thy maidens?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:29 - Darts are counted as stubble: he laugheth at the shaking of a spear.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 2:4 - He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:13 - The Lord will laugh at him: for he seeth that his day is coming.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 52:6 - The righteous also shall see, and fear, and shall laugh at him:
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 59:8 - But thou, O LORD, shalt laugh at them; thou shalt have all the heathen in derision.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 104:26 - There go the ships: there is that leviathan, which thou hast made to play therein.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:26 - I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:30 - Then I was by him, as one brought up with him: and I was daily his delight, rejoicing always before him;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 8:31 - Rejoicing in the habitable part of his earth; and my delights were with the sons of men.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:19 - So is the man that deceiveth his neighbor, and saith, Am not I in sport?
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:9 - If a wise man contendeth with a foolish man, whether he rageth or laugheth, there is no rest.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 31:25 - Strength and honor are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 3:4 - A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 15:17 - I sat not in the assembly of the mockers, nor rejoiced; I sat alone because of thy hand: for thou hast filled me with indignation.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 30:19 - And out of them shall proceed thanksgiving and the voice of them that make merry: and I will multiply them, and they shall not be few; I will also glorify them, and they shall not be small.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 31:4 - Again I will build thee, and thou shalt be built, O virgin of Israel; thou shalt again be adorned with thy tabrets, and shalt go forth in the dances of them that make merry.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 1:7 - Jerusalem remembered in the days of her affliction and of her miseries all her pleasant things that she had in the days of old, when her people fell into the hand of the enemy, and none helped her: the adversaries saw her, and mocked at her sabbaths.
Unchecked Copy BoxHab 1:10 - And they shall scoff at the kings, and the princes shall be a scorn to them: they shall deride every strong hold; for they shall heap dust, and take it.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 8:5 - And the streets of the city shall be full of boys and girls playing in its streets.
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