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Lexicon :: Strong's H7925 - šāḵam

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Strong’s Definitions

שָׁכַם shâkam, shaw-kam'; a primitive root; properly, to incline (the shoulder to a burden); but used only as denominative from H7926; literally, to load up (on the back of man or beast), i.e. to start early in the morning:—(arise, be up, get (oneself) up, rise up) early (betimes), morning.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 65x

The KJV translates Strong's H7925 in the following manner: (rise up, get you, ...) early (61x), betimes (2x), miscellaneous (2x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 65x
The KJV translates Strong's H7925 in the following manner: (rise up, get you, ...) early (61x), betimes (2x), miscellaneous (2x).
  1. to rise or start early

    1. (Hiphil)

      1. to rise early, make an early start

      2. early (as adverb)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
שָׁכַם shâkam, shaw-kam'; a primitive root; properly, to incline (the shoulder to a burden); but used only as denominative from H7926; literally, to load up (on the back of man or beast), i.e. to start early in the morning:—(arise, be up, get (oneself) up, rise up) early (betimes), morning.
STRONGS H7925: Abbreviations
[שָׁכַם] verb
Hiph. denominative start, rise, early (properly load backs of beasts for day's journey); — Perfect 3rd person masculine singular consecutive וְהִשְׁכִּים 2 Samuel 15:2; Job 1:5, etc.; Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular וַיַּשְׁכֵּם Genesis 19:27 +, 2nd person masculine singular תְּשְׁכִּים Judges 9:33, etc.; Imperative הַשְׁכֵּם Exodus 8:16 +; Infinitive absolute הַשְׁכֵּם Jeremiah 7:25 +, כֵּים - Jeremiah 44:4; Proverbs 27:14, erroneous אַשְׁכֵּים Jeremiah 25:3 (Ges§ 53 K); Participle מַשְׁכִּים Hosea 6:4 +, etc., — rise early, make an early start, of journey (Hexateuch only J E); לְדַרְכְּכֶם Judges 19:9 (+ מָחָר), compare Cant 7:13; + verb of going Genesis 19:2 (J), standing 2 Samuel 15:2 (compare Dr), encamping Judges 7:1, etc.; + infinitive 1 Samuel 15:12 (compare Dr), 1 Samuel 29:11; 2 Kings 6:15 (לָקוּם), מַשְׁכִּימֵי קוּם Psalm 127:3 (opposed to מְאַחֲרֵי שֶׁבֶת); usually with בַּבֹּקֶר Genesis 19:27 (J; אֶלהַֿמָּקוֺם), 1 Samuel 29:10 (twice in verse) + 27 times, + (hyperbole) שֵׁכָר מַשְׁכִּימֵי בַבּ׳ יִרְדֹּ֑פוּ Isaiah 5:11 (|| מְאַחֲרֵי בֵנֶּשֶׁף); with מִמָּחֳרָת Exodus 32:6 (E), Judges 6:28 + 3 times; with בַּעֲלוֺת הַשַּׁחַר Joshua 6:15 (J), 1 Samuel 19:26; וַיְמַהֲרוּ וַיַּשְׁכִּימוּ וַיֵּצְאוּ Joshua 8:14 (J) they made a quick and early start; and went out; † Infinitive absolute (Ges§ 113 s) as adverb וְהַעֲרֵב הַשׁ׳ 1 Samuel 17:16 at early morning and at evening; especially of י׳, in Jeremiah: הַשׁ׳ וְדַבֵּר = speaking early and often Jeremiah 7:13; Jeremiah 35:14 and (of Jeremiah) Jeremiah 25:3, compare Jeremiah 11:7; Jeremiah 32:33; often וְשָׁלוֺחַ הַשׁ׳ = sending early and often Jeremiah 7:25; Jeremiah 24:4; Jeremiah 26:5; Jeremiah 29:19; Jeremiah 35:14; Jeremiah 44:4, also 2 Chronicles 36:15; so verb finite הִשְׁכִּימוּ הִשְׁחִיתוּ, Zephaniah 3:7 = with eagerness they corrupted (Ges§ 120 g); participle הֹלֵךְ כַּטַּל מַשְׁ׳ Hosea 6:4 like the dew departing early, Hosea 13:3 (Gesib.). — 1 Samuel 9:26 read וַיִּשְׁכַּב, see שׁכב
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


19:2; 19:27; 19:27


8:16; 32:6


6:15; 8:14


6:28; 7:1; 9:33; 19:9

1 Samuel

9:26; 15:12; 17:16; 29:10; 29:11

2 Samuel

15:2; 15:2

2 Kings


2 Chronicles








Song of Songs





7:13; 7:25; 7:25; 11:7; 24:4; 25:3; 25:3; 26:5; 29:19; 32:33; 35:14; 35:14; 44:4; 44:4


6:4; 6:4; 13:3



Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H7925 matches the Hebrew שָׁכַם (šāḵam),
which occurs 65 times in 64 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 2 (Gen 19:2–Isa 37:36)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:2 - “My lords,” he said, “come to my home to wash your feet, and be my guests for the night. You may then get up early in the morning and be on your way again.”
“Oh no,” they replied. “We’ll just spend the night out here in the city square.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:27 - Abraham got up early that morning and hurried out to the place where he had stood in the LORD’s presence.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 20:8 - Abimelech got up early the next morning and quickly called all his servants together. When he told them what had happened, his men were terrified.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:14 - So Abraham got up early the next morning, prepared food and a container of water, and strapped them on Hagar’s shoulders. Then he sent her away with their son, and she wandered aimlessly in the wilderness of Beersheba.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:3 - The next morning Abraham got up early. He saddled his donkey and took two of his servants with him, along with his son, Isaac. Then he chopped wood for a fire for a burnt offering and set out for the place God had told him about.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:31 - Early the next morning, they each took a solemn oath not to interfere with each other. Then Isaac sent them home again, and they left him in peace.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 28:18 - The next morning Jacob got up very early. He took the stone he had rested his head against, and he set it upright as a memorial pillar. Then he poured olive oil over it.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:55 - [fn]Laban got up early the next morning, and he kissed his grandchildren and his daughters and blessed them. Then he left and returned home.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 8:20 - Then the LORD told Moses, “Get up early in the morning and stand in Pharaoh’s way as he goes down to the river. Say to him, ‘This is what the LORD says: Let my people go, so they can worship me.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:13 - Then the LORD said to Moses, “Get up early in the morning and stand before Pharaoh. Tell him, ‘This is what the LORD, the God of the Hebrews, says: Let my people go, so they can worship me.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 24:4 - Then Moses carefully wrote down all the LORD’s instructions. Early the next morning Moses got up and built an altar at the foot of the mountain. He also set up twelve pillars, one for each of the twelve tribes of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:6 - The people got up early the next morning to sacrifice burnt offerings and peace offerings. After this, they celebrated with feasting and drinking, and they indulged in pagan revelry.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 34:4 - So Moses chiseled out two tablets of stone like the first ones. Early in the morning he climbed Mount Sinai as the LORD had commanded him, and he carried the two stone tablets in his hands.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 14:40 - Then they got up early the next morning and went to the top of the range of hills. “Let’s go,” they said. “We realize that we have sinned, but now we are ready to enter the land the LORD has promised us.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 3:1 - Early the next morning Joshua and all the Israelites left Acacia Grove[fn] and arrived at the banks of the Jordan River, where they camped before crossing.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 6:12 - Joshua got up early the next morning, and the priests again carried the Ark of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 6:15 - On the seventh day the Israelites got up at dawn and marched around the town as they had done before. But this time they went around the town seven times.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 7:16 - Early the next morning Joshua brought the tribes of Israel before the LORD, and the tribe of Judah was singled out.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 8:10 - Early the next morning Joshua roused his men and started toward Ai, accompanied by the elders of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 8:14 - When the king of Ai saw the Israelites across the valley, he and all his army hurried out early in the morning and attacked the Israelites at a place overlooking the Jordan Valley.[fn] But he didn’t realize there was an ambush behind the town.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:28 - Early the next morning, as the people of the town began to stir, someone discovered that the altar of Baal had been broken down and that the Asherah pole beside it had been cut down. In their place a new altar had been built, and on it were the remains of the bull that had been sacrificed.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:38 - And that is just what happened. When Gideon got up early the next morning, he squeezed the fleece and wrung out a whole bowlful of water.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 7:1 - So Jerub-baal (that is, Gideon) and his army got up early and went as far as the spring of Harod. The armies of Midian were camped north of them in the valley near the hill of Moreh.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:33 - In the morning, as soon as it is daylight, attack the city. When Gaal and those who are with him come out against you, you can do with them as you wish.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 19:5 - On the fourth day the man was up early, ready to leave, but the woman’s father said to his son-in-law, “Have something to eat before you go.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 19:8 - On the morning of the fifth day he was up early again, ready to leave, and again the woman’s father said, “Have something to eat; then you can leave later this afternoon.” So they had another day of feasting.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 19:9 - Later, as the man and his concubine and servant were preparing to leave, his father-in-law said, “Look, it’s almost evening. Stay the night and enjoy yourself. Tomorrow you can get up early and be on your way.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 21:4 - Early the next morning the people built an altar and presented their burnt offerings and peace offerings on it.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 1:19 - The entire family got up early the next morning and went to worship the LORD once more. Then they returned home to Ramah. When Elkanah slept with Hannah, the LORD remembered her plea,
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 5:3 - But when the citizens of Ashdod went to see it the next morning, Dagon had fallen with his face to the ground in front of the Ark of the LORD! So they took Dagon and put him in his place again.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 5:4 - But the next morning the same thing happened—Dagon had fallen face down before the Ark of the LORD again. This time his head and hands had broken off and were lying in the doorway. Only the trunk of his body was left intact.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:26 - At daybreak the next morning, Samuel called to Saul, “Get up! It’s time you were on your way.” So Saul got ready, and he and Samuel left the house together.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 15:12 - Early the next morning Samuel went to find Saul. Someone told him, “Saul went to the town of Carmel to set up a monument to himself; then he went on to Gilgal.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:16 - For forty days, every morning and evening, the Philistine champion strutted in front of the Israelite army.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 17:20 - So David left the sheep with another shepherd and set out early the next morning with the gifts, as Jesse had directed him. He arrived at the camp just as the Israelite army was leaving for the battlefield with shouts and battle cries.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 29:10 - Now get up early in the morning, and leave with your men as soon as it gets light.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 29:11 - So David and his men headed back into the land of the Philistines, while the Philistine army went on to Jezreel.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 15:2 - He got up early every morning and went out to the gate of the city. When people brought a case to the king for judgment, Absalom would ask where in Israel they were from, and they would tell him their tribe.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 3:22 - But when they got up the next morning, the sun was shining across the water, making it appear red to the Moabites—like blood.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 6:15 - When the servant of the man of God got up early the next morning and went outside, there were troops, horses, and chariots everywhere. “Oh, sir, what will we do now?” the young man cried to Elisha.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 19:35 - That night the angel of the LORD went out to the Assyrian camp and killed 185,000 Assyrian soldiers. When the surviving Assyrians[fn] woke up the next morning, they found corpses everywhere.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 20:20 - Early the next morning the army of Judah went out into the wilderness of Tekoa. On the way Jehoshaphat stopped and said, “Listen to me, all you people of Judah and Jerusalem! Believe in the LORD your God, and you will be able to stand firm. Believe in his prophets, and you will succeed.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 29:20 - Early the next morning King Hezekiah gathered the city officials and went to the Temple of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 36:15 - The LORD, the God of their ancestors, repeatedly sent his prophets to warn them, for he had compassion on his people and his Temple.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 1:5 - When these celebrations ended—sometimes after several days—Job would purify his children. He would get up early in the morning and offer a burnt offering for each of them. For Job said to himself, “Perhaps my children have sinned and have cursed God in their hearts.” This was Job’s regular practice.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 127:2 - It is useless for you to work so hard
from early morning until late at night,
anxiously working for food to eat;
for God gives rest to his loved ones.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:14 - A loud and cheerful greeting early in the morning
will be taken as a curse!
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 7:12 - Let us get up early and go to the vineyards
to see if the grapevines have budded,
if the blossoms have opened,
and if the pomegranates have bloomed.
There I will give you my love.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:11 - What sorrow for those who get up early in the morning
looking for a drink of alcohol
and spend long evenings drinking wine
to make themselves flaming drunk.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 37:36 - That night the angel of the LORD went out to the Assyrian camp and killed 185,000 Assyrian soldiers. When the surviving Assyrians[fn] woke up the next morning, they found corpses everywhere.

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