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Lexicon :: Strong's H7891 - šîr

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Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root [identical with שׁוּר (H7788) through the idea of strolling minstrelsy]
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TWOT Reference: 2378

Strong’s Definitions

שִׁיר shîyr, sheer; or (the original form) שׁוּר shûwr; (1 Samuel 18:6), a primitive root (rather identical with H7788 through the idea of strolling minstrelsy); to sing:—behold (by mistake for H7789), sing(-er, -ing man, -ing woman).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 87x

The KJV translates Strong's H7891 in the following manner: sing (41x), singer (37x), singing men (4x), singing women (4x), behold (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 87x
The KJV translates Strong's H7891 in the following manner: sing (41x), singer (37x), singing men (4x), singing women (4x), behold (1x).
  1. to sing

    1. (Qal)

      1. to sing

      2. singer, songstresses (participle)

    2. (Polel)

      1. to sing

      2. singer, songstress (participle)

    3. (Hophal) to be sung

      In Job 36:24, this word is translated "Behold"; in modern versions, it is translated "Sing". The old translations considered the Hebrew word to be from a different root than H7788 hence the difference in the translations. (Cf. Gill on Job 36:24)
Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
שִׁיר shîyr, sheer; or (the original form) שׁוּר shûwr; (1 Samuel 18:6), a primitive root (rather identical with H7788 through the idea of strolling minstrelsy); to sing:—behold (by mistake for H7789), sing(-er, -ing man, -ing woman).
STRONGS H7891: Abbreviations
† [שִׁיר]86 verb sing (denominative according to NöZMG xxxvii (1883), 537 Gerb172, but, if so, an old one); —
Qal49 Perfect 3rd person masculine singular שָׁר Psalm 7:1; Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular יָשִׁיר Exodus 15:1; Numbers 21:17 (read יָשִׁר Job 33:27 for יָשִׁר, √II. שׁוּר, so SS Bu Gerber; in this sense also Ew De Di RV and all modern); 3rd person feminine singular וַתָּ֫שַׁר Judges 5:1, etc.; Imperative masculine plural שִׁירוּ Exodus 15:21 +; Infinitive construct לָשׁוּר 1 Samuel 18:6 Kt (< Qr לָשִׁיר, so Bu; Greek Version of the LXXB omitted, compare Dr KitKau HPS Now); Participle שָׁר Proverbs 25:20; plural שָׁרִים 2 Samuel 19:36 +; feminine שָׁרוֺת 2 Samuel 19:36 + 2 times + Amos 8:3 (read for שִׁירוֺת; see שִׁירָה); — sing, with accusative שִׁיר Isaiah 42:10; Psalm 33:3 + 5 times; שִׁירָה Exodus 15:1; Numbers 21:17 (E) Isaiah 5:1; בשׁרים שׁ׳ Proverbs 25:20; מִשִּׁיר שִׁיּוֺן Psalm 137:3; שׁגיון Psalm 7:1 (Greek Version of the LXX מזמור), תהלה Psalm 106:12; with accusative of theme Psalm 59:17; Psalm 89:2; absolute Judges 5:1; 1 Samuel 18:6; with לְ Psalm 13:6; Psalm 96:1; Psalm 96:2 = 1 Chronicles 16:23; Exodus 15:1, 21; Jeremiah 20:13; || זמּר Psalm 68:5; Psalm 68:33; Psalm 101:1; Psalm 104:33; Psalm 105:2 = 1 Chronicles 16:9; Judges 5:3; + זמּר absolute Psalm 57:8 = Psalm 108:2 with accusative theme Psalm 21:14; with לְ person Psalm 27:6; of nature Psalm 65:14 (after החְרוֺעֵעַ); על אנשׁים Job 33:27 (see above); participle שָׁרִים singers 2 Samuel 19:36; 1 Kings 10:12 + 6 times (Ezekiel 40:44 read שְׁתַּיִם Greek Version of the LXX Hi Co modern); שָׁרוֺת songstresses 2 Samuel 19:36; 2 Chronicles 35:25; Ecclesiastes 2:8 + Amos 8:3 (see above). — Psalm 138:5 read וְיָשִׂיחוּ.
Po`l.36 Perfect 3rd person masculine plural שֹׁרְרוּ Job 36:24; Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular יְשׁוֺרֵר Zephaniah 2:14; Participle מְשׁוֺרֵר 1 Chronicles 6:18; 2 Chronicles 29:28; plural מְשֹׁרְרִים Ezra 2:65 +, etc.; — sing: birds Zephaniah 2:14; men Job 36:24; elsewhere participle of Levitical singers 1 Chronicles 6:18; 1 Chronicles 9:33 + 31 times, + feminine plural Ezra 2:65 songstresses = Nehemiah 7:67.
Hoph. be sung: Imperfect יוּשַׁר הַשִׁיר הַזֶּה Isaiah 26:1
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


15:1; 15:1; 15:1; 15:21; 15:21


21:17; 21:17


5:1; 5:1; 5:3

1 Samuel

18:6; 18:6

2 Samuel

19:36; 19:36; 19:36; 19:36

1 Kings


1 Chronicles

6:18; 6:18; 9:33; 16:9; 16:23

2 Chronicles

29:28; 35:25


2:65; 2:65




33:27; 33:27; 36:24; 36:24


7:1; 7:1; 13:6; 27:6; 33:3; 57:8; 59:17; 68:5; 68:33; 89:2; 96:1; 96:2; 101:1; 104:33; 105:2; 106:12; 108:2; 137:3; 138:5


25:20; 25:20




5:1; 26:1; 42:10






8:3; 8:3


2:14; 2:14

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H7891 matches the Hebrew שִׁיר (šîr),
which occurs 88 times in 79 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 2 (Exo 15:1–Psa 33:3)

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 15:1 - Then sang H7891 Moses and the children of Israel this song unto the LORD, and spake, saying, I will sing H7891 unto the LORD, for he hath triumphed gloriously: the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 15:21 - And Miriam answered them, Sing H7891 ye to the LORD, for he hath triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:17 - Then Israel sang H7891 this song, Spring up, O well; sing ye unto it:
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:1 - Then sang H7891 Deborah and Barak the son of Abinoam on that day, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:3 - Hear, O ye kings; give ear, O ye princes; I, even I, will sing H7891 unto the LORD; I will sing praise to the LORD God of Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 18:6 - And it came to pass as they came, when David was returned from the slaughter of the Philistine, that the women came out of all cities of Israel, singing H7891 and dancing, to meet king Saul, with tabrets, with joy, and with instruments of musick.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 19:35 - I am this day fourscore years old: and can I discern between good and evil? can thy servant taste what I eat or what I drink? can I hear any more the voice of singing men H7891 and singing women? H7891 wherefore then should thy servant be yet a burden unto my lord the king?
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 10:12 - And the king made of the almug trees pillars for the house of the LORD, and for the king's house, harps also and psalteries for singers: H7891 there came no such almug trees, nor were seen unto this day.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 6:33 - And these are they that waited with their children. Of the sons of the Kohathites: Heman a singer, H7891 the son of Joel, the son of Shemuel,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 9:33 - And these are the singers, H7891 chief of the fathers of the Levites, who remaining in the chambers were free: for they were employed in that work day and night.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:16 - And David spake to the chief of the Levites to appoint their brethren to be the singers H7891 with instruments of musick, psalteries and harps and cymbals, sounding, by lifting up the voice with joy.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:19 - So the singers, H7891 Heman, Asaph, and Ethan, were appointed to sound with cymbals of brass;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:27 - And David was clothed with a robe of fine linen, and all the Levites that bare the ark, and the singers, H7891 and Chenaniah the master of the song with the singers: H7891 David also had upon him an ephod of linen.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:9 - Sing H7891 unto him, sing psalms unto him, talk ye of all his wondrous works.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:23 - Sing H7891 unto the LORD, all the earth; shew forth from day to day his salvation.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 5:12 - Also the Levites which were the singers, H7891 all of them of Asaph, of Heman, of Jeduthun, with their sons and their brethren, being arrayed in white linen, having cymbals and psalteries and harps, stood at the east end of the altar, and with them an hundred and twenty priests sounding with trumpets:)
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 5:13 - It came even to pass, as the trumpeters and singers H7891 were as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the LORD; and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of musick, and praised the LORD, saying, For he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever: that then the house was filled with a cloud, even the house of the LORD;
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 9:11 - And the king made of the algum trees terraces to the house of the LORD, and to the king's palace, and harps and psalteries for singers: H7891 and there were none such seen before in the land of Judah.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 20:21 - And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed singers H7891 unto the LORD, and that should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army, and to say, Praise the LORD; for his mercy endureth for ever.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 23:13 - And she looked, and, behold, the king stood at his pillar at the entering in, and the princes and the trumpets by the king: and all the people of the land rejoiced, and sounded with trumpets, also the singers H7891 with instruments of musick, and such as taught to sing praise. Then Athaliah rent her clothes, and said, Treason, Treason.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 29:28 - And all the congregation worshipped, and the singers sang, H7891 and the trumpeters sounded: and all this continued until the burnt offering was finished.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 35:15 - And the singers H7891 the sons of Asaph were in their place, according to the commandment of David, and Asaph, and Heman, and Jeduthun the king's seer; and the porters waited at every gate; they might not depart from their service; for their brethren the Levites prepared for them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 35:25 - And Jeremiah lamented for Josiah: and all the singing men H7891 and the singing women H7891 spake of Josiah in their lamentations to this day, and made them an ordinance in Israel: and, behold, they are written in the lamentations.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:41 - The singers: H7891 the children of Asaph, an hundred twenty and eight.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:65 - Beside their servants and their maids, of whom there were seven thousand three hundred thirty and seven: and there were among them two hundred singing men H7891 and singing women. H7891
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:70 - So the priests, and the Levites, and some of the people, and the singers, H7891 and the porters, and the Nethinims, dwelt in their cities, and all Israel in their cities.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 7:7 - And there went up some of the children of Israel, and of the priests, and the Levites, and the singers, H7891 and the porters, and the Nethinims, unto Jerusalem, in the seventh year of Artaxerxes the king.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 10:24 - Of the singers H7891 also; Eliashib: and of the porters; Shallum, and Telem, and Uri.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:1 - Now it came to pass, when the wall was built, and I had set up the doors, and the porters and the singers H7891 and the Levites were appointed,
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:44 - The singers: H7891 the children of Asaph, an hundred forty and eight.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:67 - Beside their manservants and their maidservants, of whom there were seven thousand three hundred thirty and seven: and they had two hundred forty and five singing men H7891 and singing women. H7891
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:73 - So the priests, and the Levites, and the porters, and the singers, H7891 and some of the people, and the Nethinims, and all Israel, dwelt in their cities; and when the seventh month came, the children of Israel were in their cities.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 10:28 - And the rest of the people, the priests, the Levites, the porters, the singers, H7891 the Nethinims, and all they that had separated themselves from the people of the lands unto the law of God, their wives, their sons, and their daughters, every one having knowledge, and having understanding;
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 10:39 - For the children of Israel and the children of Levi shall bring the offering of the corn, of the new wine, and the oil, unto the chambers, where are the vessels of the sanctuary, and the priests that minister, and the porters, and the singers: H7891 and we will not forsake the house of our God.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 11:22 - The overseer also of the Levites at Jerusalem was Uzzi the son of Bani, the son of Hashabiah, the son of Mattaniah, the son of Micha. Of the sons of Asaph, the singers H7891 were over the business of the house of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 11:23 - For it was the king's commandment concerning them, that a certain portion should be for the singers, H7891 due for every day.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:28 - And the sons of the singers H7891 gathered themselves together, both out of the plain country round about Jerusalem, and from the villages of Netophathi;
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:29 - Also from the house of Gilgal, and out of the fields of Geba and Azmaveth: for the singers H7891 had builded them villages round about Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:42 - And Maaseiah, and Shemaiah, and Eleazar, and Uzzi, and Jehohanan, and Malchijah, and Elam, and Ezer. And the singers H7891 sang loud, with Jezrahiah their overseer.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:45 - And both the singers H7891 and the porters kept the ward of their God, and the ward of the purification, according to the commandment of David, and of Solomon his son.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:46 - For in the days of David and Asaph of old there were chief of the singers, H7891 and songs of praise and thanksgiving unto God.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:47 - And all Israel in the days of Zerubbabel, and in the days of Nehemiah, gave the portions of the singers H7891 and the porters, every day his portion: and they sanctified holy things unto the Levites; and the Levites sanctified them unto the children of Aaron.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 13:5 - And he had prepared for him a great chamber, where aforetime they laid the meat offerings, the frankincense, and the vessels, and the tithes of the corn, the new wine, and the oil, which was commanded to be given to the Levites, and the singers, H7891 and the porters; and the offerings of the priests.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 13:10 - And I perceived that the portions of the Levites had not been given them: for the Levites and the singers, H7891 that did the work, were fled every one to his field.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:24 - Remember that thou magnify his work, which men behold. H7891
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:1 - [[Shiggaion of David, which he sang H7891 unto the LORD, concerning the words of Cush the Benjamite.]] O LORD my God, in thee do I put my trust: save me from all them that persecute me, and deliver me:
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 13:6 - I will sing H7891 unto the LORD, because he hath dealt bountifully with me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 21:13 - Be thou exalted, LORD, in thine own strength: so will we sing H7891 and praise thy power.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 27:6 - And now shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me: therefore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy; I will sing, H7891 yea, I will sing praises unto the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 33:3 - Sing H7891 unto him a new song; play skilfully with a loud noise.

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