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Lexicon :: Strong's H7926 - šᵊḵem

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
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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 - But Shem and Japheth took a garment and laid it upon both their shoulders H7926 and walked backward and covered the nakedness of their father; and their faces were [fn]turned away, so that they did not see their father’s nakedness.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:14 - So Abraham rose early in the morning and took bread and a [fn]skin of water and gave them to Hagar, putting them on her shoulder, H7926 and gave her the boy, and sent her away. And she departed and wandered about in the wilderness of Beersheba.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:15 - Before he had finished speaking, behold, Rebekah who was born to Bethuel the son of Milcah, the wife of Abraham’s brother Nahor, came out with her jar on her shoulder. H7926
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:45 - “Before I had finished speaking in my heart, behold, Rebekah came out with her jar on her shoulder, H7926 and went down to the spring and drew, and I said to her, ‘Please let me drink.’
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 48:22 - “I give you one [fn]portion H7926 more than your brothers, which I took from the hand of the Amorite with my sword and my bow.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:15 - “When he saw that a resting place was good
And that the land was pleasant,
He bowed his shoulder H7926 to bear burdens,
And became a slave at forced labor.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:34 - So the people took their dough before it was leavened, with their kneading bowls bound up in the clothes on their shoulders. H7926
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 4:5 - and Joshua said to them, “[fn]Cross again to the ark of the LORD your God into the middle of the Jordan, and each of you take up a stone on his shoulder, H7926 according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:48 - So Abimelech went up to Mount Zalmon, he and all the people who were with him; and Abimelech took [fn]an axe in his hand and cut down a branch from the trees, and lifted it and laid it on his shoulder. H7926 Then he said to the people who were with him, “What you have seen me do, hurry and do [fn]likewise.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 9:2 - He had a son whose name was Saul, a choice and handsome man, and there was not a more handsome person than he among the sons of Israel; from his shoulders H7926 and up he was taller than any of the people.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 10:9 - Then it happened when he turned his back H7926 to leave Samuel, God changed [fn]his heart; and all those signs came about on that day.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 10:23 - So they ran and took him from there, and when he stood among the people, he was taller than any of the people from his shoulders H7926 upward.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:36 - Surely I would carry it on my shoulder, H7926
I would bind it to myself like a crown.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 21:12 - For You will make them turn their back; H7926
You will [fn]aim with Your bowstrings at their faces.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 81:6 - “I [fn]relieved his shoulder H7926 of the burden,
His hands were freed from the [fn]basket.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 9:4 - For You shall break the yoke of their burden and the staff on their shoulders, H7926
The rod of their oppressor, as [fn]at the battle of Midian.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 9:6 - For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us;
And the government will [fn]rest on His shoulders; H7926
And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 10:27 - So it will be in that day, that [fn]his burden will be removed from your shoulders H7926 and his yoke from your neck, and the yoke will be broken because of fatness.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 14:25 - to break Assyria in My land, and I will trample him on My mountains. Then his yoke will be removed from them and his burden removed from their shoulder. H7926
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 22:22 - “Then I will set the key of the house of David on his shoulder, H7926
When he opens no one will shut,
When he shuts no one will open.
Unchecked Copy BoxZep 3:9 - “For then I will [fn]give to the peoples purified lips,
That all of them may call on the name of the LORD,
To serve Him [fn]shoulder H7926 to shoulder. H7926
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