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Lexicon :: Strong's H7926 - šᵊḵem

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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TWOT Reference: 2386a

Strong’s Definitions

שְׁכֶם shᵉkem, shek-em'; from H7925; the neck (between the shoulders) as the place of burdens; figuratively, the spur of a hill:—back, × consent, portion, shoulder.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 22x

The KJV translates Strong's H7926 in the following manner: shoulder (17x), back (2x), consent (2x), portion (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 22x
The KJV translates Strong's H7926 in the following manner: shoulder (17x), back (2x), consent (2x), portion (1x).
  1. shoulder, back

    1. shoulder, shoulder-blade

    2. back (in general)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
שְׁכֶם shᵉkem, shek-em'; from H7925; the neck (between the shoulders) as the place of burdens; figuratively, the spur of a hill:—back, × consent, portion, shoulder.
STRONGS H7926: Abbreviations
I. שְׁכֶם noun masculineZephaniah 3:9 shoulder; — absolute שׁ׳ Genesis 48:22 +, שְׁכֶ֑ם Genesis 33:19 +, שֶׁ֑כֶם Psalm 21:13 [Psalm 21:12] (whence original *šakm inferred Ol§ 147 a near the end Sta§ 199 a; but ֶ֯ derived from ִ֯ before כ, BaNB 104 Kö ii.l.67, 506); construct שְׁכֶם Genesis 9:23; suffix שִׁכְמוֺ Genesis 49:15 +, שִׁכְמָה (for שִׁכְמָהּ Ges§ 91 e) [H7929 Job 31:22], etc.; —
1. shoulder (sometimes including back of neck; כתף = shoulder-blade):
a. as bearing burdens, לִסְבֹּל וַיֵּט שׁ׳ Genesis 49:15 (poem in J; Issachar under figure of ass), compare Genesis 21:14 (E), Genesis 24:15, Genesis 24:45; Exodus 12:34, also Genesis 9:23 (all J), Joshua 4:5 (E), Judges 9:48; Isaiah 10:27 (|| צַוָּאר), Isaiah 14:25 (both figurative), Psalm 81:7 [Psalm 81:6], so, metaphorical, of responsibility of rule Isaiah 9:5 [Isaiah 9:6]; Isaiah 22:22= (symbolized by key), of accusation as (easy) burden Job 31:36; figurative also אֶחָד לְעָבְדוֺ שׁ׳ Zephaniah 3:9 to serve him (with) one shoulder (as one man), of. Syriac bdb101403.
b. in statement of Saul's height, מִשִּׁכְמוֺ וָמַ֫עְלָה גָּכֹהַּ מִכָּלהָֿעָם 1 Samuel 9:2, compare 1 Samuel 10:23 and (with play on proper name, of a location שְׁכֶם) אַהַד עַלאַֿחֶיךָ נָתַתִּי לְךָ שׁ׳ Genesis 48:22 (E; compare Dr).
2. in general back: כְּהַפְנֹתוֺ שִׁכְמוֺ לָלֶכֶת מֵעִם 1 Samuel 10:9; so תְּשִׁיתֵמוֺ שׁ׳ Psalm 21:13 [Psalm 21:12], i.e. make them turn (in flight; compare וְאוֺיְבַי נָתַתָּה לִי עֹרֶף, Psalm 18:41 [Psalm 18:40]); as beaten מַטֵּה שׁ׳ Isaiah 9:3 [Isaiah 9:4] (|| שֵׁבֶט הַנֹּנֵשׂ בּוֺ); more anatomical תִפּוֹל מִשּׁ'שֵׁבֶט [H7929 Job 31:22] let my shoulder blade fall from its back. — Hosea 6:9 see II. שְׁכֶם below
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


9:23; 9:23; 21:14; 24:15; 24:45; 33:19; 48:22; 48:22; 49:15; 49:15







1 Samuel

9:2; 10:9; 10:23




18:40; 21:12; 21:12; 81:6


9:4; 9:6; 10:27; 14:25; 22:22




3:9; 3:9

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H7926 matches the Hebrew שְׁכֶם (šᵊḵem),
which occurs 21 times in 21 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:23 - And Shem and Japheth took a garment, and laid it upon both their shoulders, H7926 and went backward, and covered the nakedness of their father; and their faces were backward, and they saw not their father's nakedness.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:14 - And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and took bread, and a bottle of water, and gave it unto Hagar, putting it on her shoulder, H7926 and the child, and sent her away: and she departed, and wandered in the wilderness of Beersheba.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:15 - And it came to pass, before he had done speaking, that, behold, Rebekah came out, who was born to Bethuel, son of Milcah, the wife of Nahor, Abraham's brother, with her pitcher upon her shoulder. H7926
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:45 - And before I had done speaking in mine heart, behold, Rebekah came forth with her pitcher on her shoulder; H7926 and she went down unto the well, and drew water: and I said unto her, Let me drink, I pray thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 48:22 - Moreover I have given to thee one portion H7926 above thy brethren, which I took out of the hand of the Amorite with my sword and with my bow.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:15 - And he saw that rest was good, and the land that it was pleasant; and bowed his shoulder H7926 to bear, and became a servant unto tribute.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:34 - And the people took their dough before it was leavened, their kneadingtroughs being bound up in their clothes upon their shoulders. H7926
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 4:5 - And Joshua said unto them, Pass over before the ark of the LORD your God into the midst of Jordan, and take ye up every man of you a stone upon his shoulder, H7926 according unto the number of the tribes of the children of Israel:
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:48 - And Abimelech gat him up to mount Zalmon, he and all the people that were with him; and Abimelech took an axe in his hand, and cut down a bough from the trees, and took it, and laid it on his shoulder, H7926 and said unto the people that were with him, What ye have seen me do, make haste, and do as I have done.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:2 - And he had a son, whose name was Saul, a choice young man, and a goodly: and there was not among the children of Israel a goodlier person than he: from his shoulders H7926 and upward he was higher than any of the people.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 10:9 - And it was so, that when he had turned his back H7926 to go from Samuel, God gave him another heart: and all those signs came to pass that day.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 10:23 - And they ran and fetched him thence: and when he stood among the people, he was higher than any of the people from his shoulders H7926 and upward.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:36 - Surely I would take it upon my shoulder, H7926 and bind it as a crown to me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 21:12 - Therefore shalt thou make them turn their back, H7926 when thou shalt make ready thine arrows upon thy strings against the face of them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 81:6 - I removed his shoulder H7926 from the burden: his hands were delivered from the pots.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 9:4 - For thou hast broken the yoke of his burden, and the staff of his shoulder, H7926 the rod of his oppressor, as in the day of Midian.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 9:6 - For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: H7926 and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 10:27 - And it shall come to pass in that day, that his burden shall be taken away from off thy shoulder, H7926 and his yoke from off thy neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 14:25 - That I will break the Assyrian in my land, and upon my mountains tread him under foot: then shall his yoke depart from off them, and his burden depart from off their shoulders. H7926
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 22:22 - And the key of the house of David will I lay upon his shoulder; H7926 so he shall open, and none shall shut; and he shall shut, and none shall open.
Unchecked Copy BoxZep 3:9 - For then will I turn to the people a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of the LORD, to serve him with one consent. H7926
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