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Lexicon :: Strong's H7845 - šaḥaṯ

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Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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TWOT Reference: 2343.1c,2370d

Strong’s Definitions

שַׁחַת shachath, shakh'-ath; from H7743; a pit (especially as a trap); figuratively, destruction:—corruption, destruction, ditch, grave, pit.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 23x

The KJV translates Strong's H7845 in the following manner: corruption (4x), pit (14x), destruction (2x), ditch (2x), grave (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 23x
The KJV translates Strong's H7845 in the following manner: corruption (4x), pit (14x), destruction (2x), ditch (2x), grave (1x).
  1. pit, destruction, grave

    1. pit (for catching lions)

    2. pit (of Hell)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
שַׁחַת shachath, shakh'-ath; from H7743; a pit (especially as a trap); figuratively, destruction:—corruption, destruction, ditch, grave, pit.
STRONGS H7845: Abbreviations
שַׁ֫חַת noun feminine pit; — absolute שׁ׳ Psalm 7:16 +; שָׁ֑חַת Psalm 16:10 +; construct שַׁ֫תַת Isaiah 38:17; Psalm 35:7; suffix שַׁחְתָּם Ezekiel 19:4, 8 (+ שַׁחְתֹּה Psalm 35:8b We); —
1. pit, for catching lion (in figurative) Ezekiel 19:4, 8; figurative פעל שׁ׳ Psalm 7:16; with עשׂה Psalm 9:16; with חפר Psalm 35:7 (trasnp. שׁ׳ to Psalm 35:7b); with ברת Psalm 94:13; Proverbs 26:27; + Psalm 35:8b Syriac Version We (for שׁוֺאֶה); טָבַל בּשׁ׳ Job 9:31.
2. pit of She’ôl, ירר שׁ׳ Job 33:24; ראה (ה)שׁ׳ Psalm 16:10 (|| שִׁאוֺל), Psalm 49:10; לשׁ׳, with הוֺרִיד Ezekiel 28:8, and Psalm 55:24 (לִבְאֵר שׁ׳); קָרֵב Job 33:22; יָמוּת Isaiah 51:14; עָבַר בֵשּׁ׳ Job 33:28; יָרַד אֶלשֿׁ׳ Psalm 30:10; מִשּׁ׳, with חשׁק Isaiah 38:17 (poem), with חשׂח Job 33:18 (מִנִּיֿ); with העלה Jonah 2:7; with הֵשִׁיב Job 33:30 (מִנִּיֿ); with נאל Psalm 103:4; personified Job 17:14 (|| רִמָּה). — שׁ׳ here either = שְׁאוֺל (hollow place, cavern), or < = pit in שְׁאוֺל (compare, from Ezekiel on, בּוֺר 5; also אֲבַדּוֺן, and עִמְקֵי שְׁאוֺל Proverbs 9:18. This distinction of two parts of שְׁאוֺל became important in Jewish and Christian theology).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


9:31; 17:14; 33:18; 33:22; 33:24; 33:28; 33:30


7:16; 7:16; 9:16; 16:10; 16:10; 30:10; 35:7; 35:7; 35:7; 35:8; 35:8; 49:10; 94:13; 103:4


9:18; 26:27


38:17; 38:17; 51:14


19:4; 19:4; 19:8; 19:8; 28:8



Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H7845 matches the Hebrew שַׁחַת (šaḥaṯ),
which occurs 23 times in 23 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 9:31 -

Then You would plunge me into the pit H7845,

And my own clothes would loathe me.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:14 -

If I call to the grave H7845, ‘You are my father’;

To the maggot, ‘my mother and my sister’;

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:18 -

He keeps his soul back from the pit H7845,

And his life from perishing by the spear.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:22 -

“Then his soul comes near to the pit H7845,

And his life to those who bring death.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:24 -

And he is gracious to him, and says,

‘Free him from going down to the pit H7845,

I have found a ransom’;

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:28 -

‘He has redeemed my soul from going to the pit H7845,

And my life will see the light.’

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 33:30 -

To bring back his soul from the pit H7845,

So that he may be enlightened with the light of life.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:15 -

He has dug a pit and hollowed it out,

And has fallen into the hole H7845 which he made.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:15 -

The nations have sunk down into the pit H7845 which they have made;

In the net which they hid, their own foot has been caught.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 16:10 -

For You will not abandon my soul to [fn]Sheol;

You will not [fn]allow Your [fn]Holy One to [fn]undergo H7845 decay H7845.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 30:9 -

“What gain is there in my blood, if I go down to the pit H7845?

Will the dust praise You? Will it declare Your faithfulness?

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 35:7 -

For they hid their net for me without cause;

Without cause they dug a pit H7845 for my soul.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 49:9 -

That he might live on eternally,

That he might not [fn]undergo H7845 decay H7845.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:23 -

But You, God, will bring them down to the pit of destruction H7845;

Men of bloodshed and deceit will not live out half their days.

But I will trust in You.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 94:13 -

So that You may grant him relief from the days of adversity,

Until a pit H7845 is dug for the wicked.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 103:4 -

Who redeems your life from the pit H7845,

Who crowns you with favor and compassion;

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 26:27 -

One who digs a pit H7845 will fall into it,

And one who rolls a stone, it will come back on him.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 38:17 -

“Behold, for my own welfare I had great bitterness;

But You have [fn]kept my soul from the pit H7845 of [fn]nothingness,

For You have hurled all my sins behind Your back.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 51:14 -

“The [fn]exile will soon be set free, and will not die in the [fn]dungeon H7845, nor will his bread be lacking.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 19:4 -

‘Then nations heard about him;

He was caught in their trap H7845,

And they brought him with hooks

To the land of Egypt.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 19:8 -

‘Then nations set against him

On every side from their provinces,

And they spread their net over him;

He was caught in their trap H7845.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 28:8 -

‘They will bring you down to the pit H7845,

And you will die the death of those who are killed

In the heart of the seas.

Unchecked Copy BoxJon 2:6 -

“I descended to the base of the mountains.

The earth with its bars was around me forever,

But You have brought up my life from [fn]the pit H7845, LORD my God.

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