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Lexicon :: Strong's H7931 - šāḵan

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Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root [apparently akin (by transmission) to שָׁכַב (H7901) through the idea of lodging]
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TWOT Reference: 2387

Strong’s Definitions

שָׁכַן shâkan, shaw-kan'; a primitive root (apparently akin (by transmission) to H7901 through the idea of lodging; compare H5531, H7925); to reside or permanently stay (literally or figuratively):—abide, continue, (cause to, make to) dwell(-er), have habitation, inhabit, lay, place, (cause to) remain, rest, set (up).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 129x

The KJV translates Strong's H7931 in the following manner: dwell (92x), abide (8x), place (7x), remain (5x), inhabit (4x), rest (3x), set (2x), continue (1x), dwellers (1x), dwelling (1x), miscellaneous (5x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 129x
The KJV translates Strong's H7931 in the following manner: dwell (92x), abide (8x), place (7x), remain (5x), inhabit (4x), rest (3x), set (2x), continue (1x), dwellers (1x), dwelling (1x), miscellaneous (5x).
  1. to settle down, abide, dwell, tabernacle, reside

    1. (Qal)

      1. to settle down to abide

      2. to abide, dwell, reside

    2. (Piel)

      1. to make settle down, establish

      2. to make or cause to dwell

    3. (Hiphil)

      1. to lay, place, set, establish, settle, fix

      2. to cause to dwell or abide

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
שָׁכַן shâkan, shaw-kan'; a primitive root (apparently akin (by transmission) to H7901 through the idea of lodging; compare H5531, H7925); to reside or permanently stay (literally or figuratively):—abide, continue, (cause to, make to) dwell(-er), have habitation, inhabit, lay, place, (cause to) remain, rest, set (up).
STRONGS H7931: Abbreviations
שָׁכַן, שָׁכֵ֑ן129 verb settle down, abide, dwell (Late Hebrew id.; Ecclus 43:17d +; Phoenician שכן Lzb375; Aramaic שְׁכֵין; Syriac bdb101404, all dwell; Arabic bdb101405 rest, dwell, compare Assyrian šakânu, set, lay, deposit, set up (a dwelling), intransitive be situated (of city), maškanu, place, dwelling-place); —
Qal Perfect 3rd person masculine singular שׁ׳ Exodus 40:35 + 5 times; שָׁכֵ֑ן Deuteronomy 33:12 + 2 times, etc.; Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular יִשְׁכֹּן Genesis 16:12 +; יִשְׁכָּןֿ Numbers 9:17 + 2 times; 3rd person masculine plural יִשְׁכֹּ֑נוּ Jeremiah 49:31; 3rd person feminine plural תִּשְׁכֹּ֑נָּה Ezekiel 17:23, etc.; Imperative masculine singular שְׁכֹן Genesis 26:2; Psalm 37:27; שְׁכָןֿ Psalm 37:3 masculine plural שִׁכְנוּ. Jeremiah 48:28; Infinitive construct בִּשְׁכֹּן (Ges§ 45 g) Genesis 35:22, לִשְׁכּוֹן 2 Chronicles 6:1, etc.; suffix שָׁכְנִי Exodus 29:46; שִׁכְנוֺ Deuteronomy 12:5 (but see Pi. 1), etc.; Participle שֹׁכֵן Genesis 14:13 +, שֹׁכְנִי (Ges§ 90 l m) Deuteronomy 33:16 + 3 times; suffix feminine singular שֹׁכַנְתְּי Jeremiah 51:13; Passive participle, apparently plural construct with art, הַשְּׁכוּנֵי Judges 8:11 (but corrupt, proper name, of a location needed, see GFM): —
1. settle down to abide:
a. of person: encamp Numbers 24:2 (E); settle permanently Psalm 102:29 [Psalm 102:28] (absolute: || יִכּוֺן); כמלך שׁ׳ Job 29:25 (|| ישׁב); settle down (to remain) Judges 5:17; תַּחְתָּיו 2 Samuel 7:10 = 1 Chronicles 17:9 (not to be removed); especially at rest, peace, in security, לבטח Jeremiah 23:6; Jeremiah 33:16; Deuteronomy 33:12, compare בין כתפים Deuteronomy 33:12; Psalm 16:9 (|| שׂמח); בטח Deuteronomy 33:28; Proverbs 1:33; (ל)בדד Numbers 23:9 (poem) Jeremiah 49:31; Micah 7:14; land of Egypt Jeremiah 46:26 (remain undisturbed), so Jeremiah 50:39; Isaiah 13:20 (|| תֵּשֵׁב, compare ישׁב 4); with accusitive מרומים Isaiah 33:16; absolute Nahum 3:18, subject אדּירים (We יָֽשְׁנוּ, Now יִשְׁכְּבוּ; || נָמוּ); Proverbs 7:11 her feet tarry not in her house.
b. of animals: כְּלָבִיא Deuteronomy 33:20; ב location Isaiah 34:11; Job 37:8; שָׁם Isaiah 13:21; birds תַּחַת שׁ׳ (under) Ezekiel 17:23, בְּצֵל שׁ׳ Ezekiel 17:23; with עַל = upon Ezekiel 31:13, = by Psalm 104:12; with accusative סֶלַע Job 39:28; absolute, of man under figure of bird, אָע֫וּפָה וְאֶשְׁכֹּ֑נָה Psalm 55:7 [Psalm 55:6].
c. things: with עַל of cloud, Job 3:5 settle down over; compare Exodus 24:16; Exodus 40:35; Numbers 9:17, Numbers 9:18, Numbers 9:22 (all P); with בְּ Numbers 10:12 (P).
2. abide, dwell:
a. of men: absolute Psalm 37:27 (לְעוֺלָם); שָׁ֫מָּה Isaiah 65:9; with ב location Psalm 69:37 [Psalm 69:36]; Job 18:15; Job 30:6; Micah 4:10; Jeremiah 48:28 + 10 times; לְחוֺף יִמִּים Genesis 49:13; with עַל, by Judges 5:17; Jeremiah 51:13; upon Psalm 37:29; על פני Genesis 16:12 (J); with עִם with Psalm 120:5, Psalm 120:6; with accusative Proverbs 2:21; Jeremiah 17:6 + 5 times; מִן ֗֗֗ עַד Genesis 25:18 (J); שֹׁכְנֵי אָ֑רֶץ Isaiah 18:3 (|| ישְׁבֵי תֵבֵל).
b. of the dead: שֹׁכְנֵי עָפָר Isaiah 26:19 (|| רְפָאִים); compare Job 26:5 (|| id.), so mortals; שֹׁכְנֵי בָתֵּי חֹמֶר Job 4:19; דוּמָה שׁ׳ Psalm 94:17 (i.e. שׁאול).
c. of God: בָּֽעֲרָפֶל שׁ׳ 1 Kings 8:12 2 Chronicles 6:1 (poem); מָרוֺם Isaiah 33:5; עַד Isaiah 57:15; מָרוֺם וְקָדוֺשׁ Isaiah 57:15; סְנֶה שׁ׳ Deuteronomy 33:16 (theoph.); בְּאָֽהֳלֵישֵֿׁם Genesis 9:27 (J, see BrMP 82; al. Japheth subject); בְּתוֺכָם Exodus 25:8; Exodus 29:46; Numbers 5:3 (all P), Ezekiel 43:9; with בְּתוֺךְ elsewhere Exodus 29:45 (P) + 6 times; ב location Psalm 85:10 [Psalm 85:9]; later בְּצִיּוֺן Joel 4:17 [Joel 3:17]; Joel 4:21 [Joel 3:21]; בְּהַר צִיּוֺן Isaiah 8:18; Psalm 68:17 [Psalm 68:16]; Psalm 68:19 [Psalm 68:18] (absolute) + 4 times; יְרוּשָׁלַםִ Psalm 135:21.
d. things: אֹהֶל מוֺעֵד, with את Leviticus 16:16 (P); שָׁם מִשְׁכַּן י׳ Joshua 22:19 (P); אוֺר Job 38:19.
e. abstract subject: מִשְׁפָּט Isaiah 32:16 (בַּמִּדְבָּר); חָכְמָה with accusative עָרְמָה Proverbs 8:12.
Pi. Perfect 3rd person masculine singular שִׁכֵּן Psalm 78:60; 1st person singular שִׁכַּנְתִּי Jeremiah 7:7, Jeremiah 7:12; Imperfect 1st person singular אֲשַׁכְּנָה Jeremiah 7:3; Infinitive construct שַׁכֵּן Numbers 14:30 + 7 times; suffix שַׁכְּנוֺ Deuteronomy 12:5 (so read for MT לְשִׁכְנוֺ, compare Köii. l. 21); —
1. make settle down, establish: בָּֽאָדָֽם אֹהֶל שׁ׳ Psalm 78:60 especially in Deuteronomy, לְשַׁכֵּן שְׁמוֺ שָׁם establish his name there (compare šakan šuma as Canaanism WklTelAm. 138 Rev. 20; 181. 6) Deuteronomy 12:11; Deuteronomy 14:23; Deuteronomy 16:2, Deuteronomy 16:6, Deuteronomy 16:11; Deuteronomy 26:2, compare Jeremiah 7:12; Nehemiah 1:9; + לְשִׁכְנֹו שָׁם אֶת־שְׁמֹו לָשׂוּם H7933 Deuteronomy 12:5 (read לְשַׁכְּנוֺ).
2. make to dwell: with accusative of person, ב location, Numbers 14:30 (J) Jeremiah 7:3, Jeremiah 7:7.
Hiph. Perfect 1st person singular הִשְׁכַּ֫נְתִּי Ezekiel 3:24; Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular jussive יַשְׁכֵּן Psalm 7:6 [Psalm 7:5], וַיַּשְׁכֵּן Genesis 3:24; Psalm 78:55, etc.; —
a. lay, כבודי לעפר lay my honour in the dust (of death); place, set, Genesis 3:24 (J); place, establish, אהל מועד at Shilo Joshua 18:1 (P).
b. cause birds to settle, עַל Ezekiel 32:4.
2. cause to dwell, with accusative of person, ב location, Psalm 78:55; compare Job 11:14.

See related Aramaic BDB entry H7932.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


3:24; 3:24; 9:27; 14:13; 16:12; 16:12; 25:18; 26:2; 35:22; 49:13


24:16; 25:8; 29:45; 29:46; 29:46; 40:35; 40:35




5:3; 9:17; 9:17; 9:18; 9:22; 10:12; 14:30; 14:30; 23:9; 24:2


12:5; 12:5; 12:5; 12:11; 14:23; 16:2; 16:6; 16:11; 26:2; 33:12; 33:12; 33:12; 33:16; 33:16; 33:20; 33:28


18:1; 22:19


5:17; 5:17; 8:11

2 Samuel


1 Kings


1 Chronicles


2 Chronicles

6:1; 6:1




3:5; 4:19; 11:14; 18:15; 26:5; 29:25; 30:6; 37:8; 38:19; 39:28


7:5; 16:9; 37:27; 37:27; 37:29; 55:6; 68:16; 68:18; 69:36; 78:55; 78:55; 78:60; 78:60; 85:9; 94:17; 102:28; 104:12; 120:5; 120:6; 135:21


1:33; 2:21; 7:11; 8:12


8:18; 13:20; 13:21; 18:3; 26:19; 32:16; 33:5; 33:16; 34:11; 57:15; 57:15; 65:9


7:3; 7:3; 7:7; 7:7; 7:12; 7:12; 17:6; 23:6; 33:16; 46:26; 48:28; 48:28; 49:31; 49:31; 50:39; 51:13; 51:13


3:24; 17:23; 17:23; 17:23; 31:13; 32:4; 43:9


3:17; 3:21


4:10; 7:14



Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H7931 matches the Hebrew שָׁכַן (šāḵan),
which occurs 129 times in 123 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 3 (Gen 3:24–Job 26:5)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:24 - So He drove the man out; and at the east of the garden of Eden He stationed H7931 the cherubim and the flaming sword which turned every direction to [fn]guard the way to the tree of life.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:27 -

“May God enlarge Japheth,

And let him dwell H7931 in the tents of Shem;

And let Canaan be [fn]his servant.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 14:13 -

Then [fn]a fugitive came and told Abram the Hebrew. Now he was dwelling H7931 by the [fn]oaks of Mamre the Amorite, brother of Eshcol and brother of Aner, and these were [fn]in a covenant with Abram.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 16:12 -

“And he will be a wild donkey of a man,

His hand will be against everyone,

And everyone’s hand will be against him;

And he will dwell H7931 [fn]in the face of all his brothers.”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:18 - And they dwelt H7931 from Havilah to Shur which is [fn]east of Egypt [fn]as one goes toward Assyria; he [fn]settled in the face of all his brothers.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:2 - And Yahweh appeared to him and said, “Do not go down to Egypt; dwell H7931 in the land of which I shall tell you.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:22 -

Now it happened while Israel was dwelling H7931 in that land, that Reuben went and lay with Bilhah his father’s concubine, and Israel heard of it.

And there were twelve sons of Jacob

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:13 -

“Zebulun will dwell H7931 at the seashore;

And he shall be a shore for ships,

And his flank shall be toward Sidon.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 24:16 - And the glory of Yahweh dwelt H7931 on Mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it for six days; and on the seventh day He called to Moses from the midst of the cloud.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 25:8 - “And let them make a sanctuary for Me, that I may dwell H7931 among them.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 29:45 - “I will dwell H7931 among the sons of Israel and will be their God.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 29:46 - “They shall know that I am Yahweh their God who brought them out of the land of Egypt, that I might dwell H7931 among them; I am Yahweh their God.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 40:35 - And Moses was not able to enter the tent of meeting because the cloud had dwelt H7931 on it, and the glory of Yahweh filled the tabernacle.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 16:16 - “So he shall make atonement for the holy place because of the uncleanness of the sons of Israel and because of their transgressions in regard to all their sins; and thus he shall do for the tent of meeting which abides H7931 with them in the midst of their uncleanness.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 5:3 - “You shall send away both male and female; you shall send them outside the camp so that they will not defile their camp where I dwell H7931 in their midst.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 9:17 - Now whenever the cloud would go up from over the tent, afterward the sons of Israel would then set out; and in the place where the cloud settled H7931 down H7931, there the sons of Israel would camp.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 9:18 - At the [fn]command of Yahweh the sons of Israel would set out, and at the [fn]command of Yahweh they would camp; as long as the cloud settled H7931 over the tabernacle, they remained camped.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 9:22 - Whether it was two days or a month or a year that the cloud lingered over the tabernacle, dwelling H7931 above it, the sons of Israel remained camped and did not set out; but when it was lifted, they did set out.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 10:12 - and the sons of Israel set out on their journeys from the wilderness of Sinai. Then the cloud settled H7931 down H7931 in the wilderness of Paran.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 14:30 - ‘Surely you shall not come into the land in which I [fn]swore to make H7931 you dwell H7931, except Caleb the son of Jephunneh and Joshua the son of Nun.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 23:9 -

“For I see him from the top of the rocks,

And I look at him from the hills;

Behold, a people who dwells H7931 alone,

And will not be reckoned among the nations.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 24:2 - And Balaam lifted up his eyes and saw Israel dwelling H7931 tribe by tribe; and the Spirit of God came upon him.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 35:34 - ‘And you shall not defile the land in which you live, in the midst of which I dwell H7931; for I Yahweh am dwelling H7931 in the midst of the sons of Israel.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 12:11 - Then it will be that the place in which Yahweh your God will choose for His name to dwell H7931, there you shall bring all that I am commanding you: your burnt offerings and your sacrifices, your tithes and the [fn]contribution of your hand, and all your choice votive offerings which you will vow to Yahweh.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 14:23 - “And you shall eat in the presence of Yahweh your God, at the place where He chooses for His name to dwell H7931, the tithe of your grain, your new wine, your oil, and the firstborn of your herd and your flock, so that you may learn to fear Yahweh your God all your days.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:2 - “And you shall sacrifice the Passover to Yahweh your God from the flock and the herd, in the place where Yahweh chooses for His name to dwell H7931.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:6 - but at the place where Yahweh your God chooses for His name to dwell H7931, there you shall sacrifice the Passover in the evening at sunset, at the appointed time that you came out of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:11 - and you shall be glad before Yahweh your God, you and your son and your daughter and your male and female slaves and the Levite who is within your gates and the sojourner and the [fn]orphan and the widow who are in your midst, in the place where Yahweh your God chooses for His name to dwell H7931.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 26:2 - that you shall take some of the first of all the fruit of the ground which you bring in from your land that Yahweh your God gives you, and you shall put it in a basket and go to the place where Yahweh your God chooses for His name to dwell H7931.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 33:12 -

Of Benjamin he said,

“May the beloved of Yahweh dwell H7931 in security by Him,

Who shields him all the day,

And he dwells H7931 between His shoulders.”

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 33:16 -

And with the choice things of the earth and its fullness,

And the favor of Him who dwelt H7931 in H7931 the bush.

Let it come to the head of Joseph,

And to the top of the head of the one distinguished among his brothers.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 33:20 -

Of Gad he said,

“Blessed is the one who enlarges Gad;

He lies H7931 down H7931 as a [fn]lion,

And tears the arm, also the top of the head.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 33:28 -

“So Israel dwells H7931 in security,

The fountain of Jacob secluded,

In a land of grain and new wine;

His heavens also drop down dew.

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 18:1 -

Then the whole congregation of the sons of Israel assembled themselves at Shiloh and set H7931 up H7931 the tent of meeting there; and the land was subdued before them.

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 22:19 - ‘If, however, the land of your possession is unclean, then [fn]cross into the land of the possession of Yahweh, where the tabernacle of Yahweh dwells H7931, and take possession among us. But do not rebel against Yahweh, nor rebel against us by building an altar for yourselves, besides the altar of Yahweh our God.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:17 -

“Gilead dwelt H7931 across the Jordan;

And why did Dan stay in ships?

Asher sat at the seashore,

And dwelt H7931 by its landings.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:11 - And Gideon went up by the way of those who dwelt H7931 in tents on the east of Nobah and Jogbehah and struck the camp when the camp was [fn]unsuspecting.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 7:10 - “And I will appoint a place for My people Israel and will plant them, that they may dwell H7931 in H7931 their own place and not be disturbed again; and the [fn]unrighteous will not afflict them any more as formerly,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 6:13 - “And I will dwell H7931 among the sons of Israel, and will not forsake My people Israel.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:12 -

Then Solomon said,

“Yahweh has said that He would dwell H7931 in the cloud of dense gloom.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 17:9 - “And I will appoint a place for My people Israel and will plant them, that they may dwell H7931 in H7931 their own place and not be disturbed again; and the [fn]unrighteous will not waste them anymore as formerly,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:25 - For David said, “Yahweh, the God of Israel, has given rest to His people, and He dwells H7931 in Jerusalem forever.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 6:1 -

Then Solomon said,

“Yahweh has said that He would dwell H7931 in the cloud of dense gloom.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 1:9 - but if you return to Me and keep My commandments and do them, though those of you who have been banished were at the ends of the sky, I will gather them from there and will bring them to the place where I have chosen to cause My name to dwell H7931.’
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:5 -

“Let darkness and shadow of death redeem it;

Let a cloud dwell H7931 upon it;

Let the blackness of the day terrify it.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 4:19 -

‘How much more those who dwell H7931 in H7931 houses of clay,

Whose foundation is in the dust,

Who are crushed before the moth!

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 11:14 -

If wickedness is in your hand, put it far away,

And do not let unrighteousness dwell H7931 in your tents;

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 15:28 -

“He has dwelt H7931 in H7931 desolate cities,

In houses no one would inhabit,

Which are destined to become [fn]ruins.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 18:15 -

[fn]There dwells H7931 in his tent nothing of his;

Brimstone is scattered on his abode.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 26:5 -

“The [fn]departed spirits tremble

Under the waters and their inhabitants H7931.

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