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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 Moses and the sons of Israel sang H7891 this song to the LORD, [fn]saying:
[fn]I will sing H7891 to the LORD, for He is highly exalted;
The horse and its rider He has hurled into the sea.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 15:21 - And Miriam answered them,
“Sing H7891 to the LORD, for He [fn]is highly exalted;
The horse and his rider He has hurled into the sea.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:17 - Then Israel sang H7891 this song:
“Spring up, O well! Sing to it!
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:1 - Then Deborah and Barak the son of Abinoam sang H7891 on that day, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:3 - “Hear, you kings; listen, you dignitaries!
I myself—to the LORD, I myself will sing H7891,
I will sing praise to the LORD, the God of Israel!
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 18:6 - Now it happened as they were coming, when David returned from killing the Philistine, that the women came out of all the cities of Israel, singing H7891 and dancing, to meet King Saul, with tambourines, with joy and with other [fn]musical instruments.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 19:35 - “I am [fn]now eighty years old. Can I distinguish between good and bad? Or can your servant taste what I eat or what I drink? Or can I still hear the voice of men H7891 and women H7891 singing H7891? Why then should your servant be an added burden to my lord the king?
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 10:12 - The king made from the almug trees supports for the house of the LORD and for the king’s house, and lyres and harps for the singers H7891; such almug trees have not come in again, nor have they been seen to this day.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 6:33 - These are the ones who [fn]served with their sons: From the sons of the Kohathites were Heman the singer H7891, the son of Joel, the son of Samuel,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 9:33 - Now these are the singers H7891, heads of fathers’ households of the Levites, who lived in the chambers of the temple free of other duties; for they were [fn]engaged in their work day and night.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:16 - Then David spoke to the chiefs of the Levites to appoint their relatives as the singers H7891, with musical instruments, harps, lyres, and cymbals, playing to raise sounds of joy.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:19 - So the singers H7891, Heman, Asaph, and Ethan, were appointed to sound aloud cymbals of bronze;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:27 - Now David was clothed with a robe of fine linen with all the Levites who were carrying the ark, and the singers H7891, and Chenaniah the leader of the singing with the singers H7891. David also wore an ephod of linen.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:9 - Sing H7891 to Him, sing praises to Him;
[fn]Speak of all His [fn]wonders.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:23 - Sing H7891 to the LORD, all the earth;
Proclaim good news of His salvation from day to day.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 5:12 - and all the Levitical singers H7891, Asaph, Heman, Jeduthun, and their sons and kinsmen, clothed in fine linen, with cymbals, harps, and lyres, standing east of the altar, and with them 120 priests blowing trumpets
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 5:13 - in unison when the trumpeters and the singers H7891 were to make themselves heard with one voice to praise and to glorify the LORD, and when they raised their voices accompanied by trumpets, cymbals, and other musical instruments, and when they praised the LORD saying,He indeed is good for His [fn]kindness is everlasting,” then the house, the house of the LORD, was filled with a cloud,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 9:11 - From the algum trees the king made steps to the house of the LORD and for the king’s palace, and lyres and harps for the singers H7891; and nothing like them was seen before in the land of Judah.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 20:21 - When he had consulted with the people, he appointed those who sang H7891 to the LORD and those who praised Him in holy attire, as they went out before the army and said, “Give thanks to the LORD, for His faithfulness is everlasting.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 23:13 - She looked, and behold, the king was standing by his pillar at the entrance, and the captains and the [fn]trumpeters were beside the king. And all the people of the land rejoiced and blew trumpets, the singers H7891 with their musical instruments [fn]leading the praise. Then Athaliah tore her clothes and said, “Conspiracy! Conspiracy!”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 29:28 - While the whole assembly worshiped, the singers also sang H7891 and the trumpets sounded; all this continued until the burnt offering was finished.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 35:15 - The singers H7891, the sons of Asaph, were also at their positions according to the command of David, Asaph, Heman, and Jeduthun the king’s seer; and the gatekeepers at each gate did not have to leave their service, because their kinsmen the Levites prepared for them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 35:25 - Then Jeremiah chanted a song of mourning for Josiah. And all the male and female singers H7891 speak about Josiah in their songs of mourning to this day. And they made them an ordinance in Israel; behold, they are also written in the Lamentations.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:41 - The singers H7891: the sons of Asaph, 128.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:65 - besides their male and female slaves [fn]who totaled 7,337; and they had two hundred singing H7891 men and women.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 2:70 - Now the priests and the Levites, some of the people, the singers H7891, the gatekeepers, and the temple servants lived in their cities, and all Israel in their cities.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 7:7 - Some of the sons of Israel and some of the priests, the Levites, the singers H7891, the gatekeepers, and the temple servants went up to Jerusalem in the seventh year of King Artaxerxes.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 10:24 - Of the singers H7891 there was Eliashib; and of the gatekeepers: Shallum, Telem, and Uri.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:1 - Now when the wall was rebuilt and I had installed the doors, and the gatekeepers, the singers H7891, and the Levites were appointed,
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:44 - The singers H7891: the sons of Asaph, 148.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:67 - besides their male slaves and their female slaves, [fn]of whom there were 7,337; and they had 245 male H7891 and female H7891 singers H7891.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 7:73 - Now the priests, the Levites, the gatekeepers, the singers H7891, some of the people, the temple servants, and all Israel lived in their cities.
And when the seventh month came, the sons of Israel were in their cities.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 10:28 - Now the rest of the people, the priests, the Levites, the gatekeepers, the singers H7891, the temple servants, and all those who had separated themselves from the peoples of the lands to the Law of God, their wives, their sons, and their daughters, all those who had knowledge and understanding,
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 10:39 - For the sons of Israel and the sons of Levi shall bring the contribution of the grain, the new wine, and the oil to the chambers; the utensils of the sanctuary, the priests who are ministering, the gatekeepers, and the singers H7891 are there. So we will not [fn]neglect the house of our God.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 11:22 - Now the overseer of the Levites in Jerusalem was Uzzi the son of Bani, the son of Hashabiah, the son of Mattaniah, the son of Mica, from the sons of Asaph, who were the singers H7891 for the [fn]service of the house of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 11:23 - For there was a commandment from the king concerning them and a royal command for the singers H7891 day by day.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:28 - So the sons of the singers H7891 were assembled from the territory around Jerusalem, and from the villages of the Netophathites,
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:29 - from Beth-gilgal and from their fields in Geba and Azmaveth, because the singers H7891 had built themselves villages around Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:42 - and Maaseiah, Shemaiah, Eleazar, Uzzi, Jehohanan, Malchijah, Elam, and Ezer. And the singers H7891 [fn]sang, with Jezrahiah their leader,
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:45 - For they performed the [fn]worship of their God and the service of purification, together with the singers H7891 and the gatekeepers in accordance with the command of David and of his son Solomon.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:46 - For in the days of David and Asaph, in ancient times, there were [fn]leaders of the singers H7891, songs of praise and songs of thanksgiving to God.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:47 - So all Israel in the days of Zerubbabel and Nehemiah gave the portions due the singers H7891 and the gatekeepers as each day required, and they [fn]set apart the consecrated portion for the Levites, and the Levites [fn]set apart the consecrated portion for the sons of Aaron.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 13:5 - had prepared a large [fn]room for him, where previously they used to put the grain offerings, the frankincense, the utensils and the tithes of grain, wine, and oil prescribed for the Levites, the singers H7891, and the gatekeepers, and the [fn]contributions for the priests.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 13:10 - I also [fn]discovered that the portions of the Levites had not been given to them, so the Levites and the singers H7891 who performed the service had [fn]gone away, each to his own field.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:24 - “Remember that you are to exalt His work,
Of which people have sung H7891.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:1 - A [fn]Shiggaion of David, which he sang to the LORD [fn]concerning Cush, a Benjaminite.
O LORD my God, in You I have taken refuge;
Save me from all those who pursue me, and rescue me,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 13:6 - I will sing H7891 to the LORD,
Because He has looked after me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 21:13 - Be exalted, LORD, in Your strength;
We will sing H7891 and praise Your power.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 27:6 - And now my head will be lifted up above my enemies around me,
And I will offer sacrifices in His tent [fn]with shouts of joy;
I will sing H7891, yes, I will sing praises to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 33:3 - Sing H7891 to Him a new song;
Play skillfully with a shout of joy.

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