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Lexicon :: Strong's H7837 - šaḥar

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
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TWOT Reference: 2369a

Strong’s Definitions

שַׁחַר shachar, shakh'-ar; from H7836; dawn (literal, figurative or adverbial):—day(-spring), early, light, morning, whence riseth.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 24x

The KJV translates Strong's H7837 in the following manner: morning (12x), day (6x), early (2x), dayspring (1x), light (1x), riseth (1x), Shahar (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 24x
The KJV translates Strong's H7837 in the following manner: morning (12x), day (6x), early (2x), dayspring (1x), light (1x), riseth (1x), Shahar (1x).
  1. dawn

    1. dawn

    2. at dawn (as adverb)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
שַׁחַר shachar, shakh'-ar; from H7836; dawn (literal, figurative or adverbial):—day(-spring), early, light, morning, whence riseth.
STRONGS H7837: Abbreviations
שַׁ֫חַר noun masculineGenesis 19:15 dawn; — absolute שׁ׳ 1 Samuel 9:26 +, שָׁ֑חַר Judges 19:25 +; suffix שַׁחְרָךְ Isaiah 47:11 (but read probably שַׁחֲדָהּ); — dawn, with עָלָה rise Genesis 19:15; Genesis 32:25, 27; Joshua 6:15 (all J), Judges 19:25; 1 Samuel 9:26; Nehemiah 4:15; Jonah 4:7; opposed to עֵיפָה Amos 4:13; as adverb at dawn Psalm 57:9 = Psalm 108:3; עַפְעַפֵּי־שׁ׳ Job 3:9; Job 41:10; כַּנְפֵישֿׁ׳ Psalm 139:9; Psalm 110:3 read probably רֶחֶם שׁ׳ (see מִשְׁחָר below); שׁ׳ also Job 38:12, in simile Hosea 6:3 (but read כְּשַׁחֲרֵנוּ כֵּן נִמְצָאֵהוּ as infinitive, see following, GieBeitr. 208 We Now GASm Marti), Isaiah 58:8; Songs 6:10; Joel 2:2 (others blackness, || עָנָן וַעֲרָפֶל); בֶּןשֿׁ׳ Isaiah 14:12 (of star, figurative of royal splendour; — literal as myth RSK 300); אֵין לוֺ שׁ׳ Isaiah 8:20 is obscure, so also בַּשּׁ׳ Hosea 10:15 (We in storm, i.e. בַּשַּׂעַר). — Isaiah 47:11 usually, but improbably, dawn (origin) of calamity: JHMich Hi Ew Rö (Thes) De Di and others charm away (RVm) (Arabic bdb100704 enchant (WeHeid. 2. 159, 200), bdb100705 enchantment [= Sabean סחר DHMHofmus. 24. 1]); but see [שָׁחַד].
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


19:15; 19:15; 32:25; 32:27




19:25; 19:25

1 Samuel

9:26; 9:26




3:9; 38:12; 41:10


57:9; 108:3; 110:3; 139:9

Song of Songs



8:20; 14:12; 47:11; 47:11; 58:8


6:3; 10:15







Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H7837 matches the Hebrew שַׁחַר (šaḥar),
which occurs 24 times in 24 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:15 - When morning H7837 dawned, the angels urged Lot, saying, “Up, take your wife and your two daughters who are here, or you will be swept away in the [fn]punishment of the city.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:24 - Then Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him until daybreak. H7837
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:26 - Then he said, “Let me go, for the dawn H7837 is breaking.” But he said, “I will not let you go unless you bless me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 6:15 - Then on the seventh day they rose early at the dawning H7837 of the day H7837 and marched around the city in the same manner seven times; only on that day they marched around the city seven times.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 19:25 - But the men would not listen to him. So the man seized his concubine and brought her out to them; and they raped her and abused her all night until morning, then let her go at the approach of dawn. H7837
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:26 - And they arose early; and at daybreak H7837 Samuel called to Saul on the roof, saying, “Get up, that I may send you away.” So Saul arose, and both he and Samuel went out into the street.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 4:21 - So we carried on the work with half of them holding spears from [fn]dawn H7837 until the stars [fn]appeared.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:9 - “Let the stars of its twilight be darkened;
Let it wait for light but have none,
And let it not see the [fn]breaking dawn; H7837
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:12 - “Have you [fn]ever in your life commanded the morning,
And caused the dawn H7837 to know its place,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:18 - “His sneezes flash forth light,
And his eyes are like the eyelids of the morning. H7837
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 22:1 - For the choir director; upon [fn]Aijeleth Hashshahar. H7837 A Psalm of David.
My God, my God, why have You forsaken me?
[fn]Far from my deliverance are the words of my [fn]groaning.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 57:8 - Awake, my glory!
Awake, harp and lyre!
I will awaken the dawn. H7837
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 108:2 - Awake, harp and lyre;
I will awaken the dawn! H7837
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:9 - If I take the wings of the dawn, H7837
If I dwell in the remotest part of the sea,
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 6:10 - ‘Who is this that [fn]grows like the dawn, H7837
As beautiful as the full moon,
As pure as the sun,
As awesome as [fn]an army with banners?’
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 8:20 - To the [fn]law and to the testimony! If they do not speak according to this word, it is because they have no dawn. H7837
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 14:12 - “How you have fallen from heaven,
O [fn]star of the morning, son of the dawn! H7837
You have been cut down to the earth,
You who have weakened the nations!
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 47:11 - “But evil will come on you
Which you will not know how to charm H7837 away; H7837
And disaster will fall on you
For which you cannot atone;
And destruction about which you do not know
Will come on you suddenly.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 58:8 - “Then your light will break out like the dawn, H7837
And your recovery will speedily spring forth;
And your righteousness will go before you;
The glory of the LORD will be your rear guard.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 6:3 - “So let us know, let us press on to know the LORD.
His going forth is as certain as the dawn; H7837
And He will come to us like the rain,
Like the spring rain watering the earth.”
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 10:15 - Thus it will be done to you at Bethel because of your great wickedness.
At dawn H7837 the king of Israel will be completely cut off.
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 2:2 - A day of darkness and gloom,
A day of clouds and thick darkness.
As the dawn H7837 is spread over the mountains,
So there is a great and mighty people;
There has never been anything like it,
Nor will there be again after it
To the years of many generations.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 4:13 - For behold, He who forms mountains and creates the wind
And declares to man what are His thoughts,
He who makes dawn H7837 into darkness
And treads on the high places of the earth,
The LORD God of hosts is His name.
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 4:7 - But God appointed a worm when dawn H7837 came the next day and it attacked the plant and it withered.
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