Click to Change

Return to Top

Return to Top

Printer Icon


Copy Options
Red Letter
The Blue Letter Bible

Lexicon :: Strong's H7941 - šēḵār

Choose a new font size and typeface
Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 2388a

Strong’s Definitions

שֵׁכָר shêkâr, shay-kawr'; from H7937; an intoxicant, i.e. intensely alcoholic liquor:—strong drink, drunkard, strong wine.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 23x

The KJV translates Strong's H7941 in the following manner: strong drink (21x), strong wine (1x), drunkard (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 23x
The KJV translates Strong's H7941 in the following manner: strong drink (21x), strong wine (1x), drunkard (1x).
  1. strong drink, intoxicating drink, fermented or intoxicating liquor

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
שֵׁכָר shêkâr, shay-kawr'; from H7937; an intoxicant, i.e. intensely alcoholic liquor:—strong drink, drunkard, strong wine.
STRONGS H7941: Abbreviations
שֵׁכָר noun [masculine] intoxicating drink, strong drink (BaNB § 71); — always שׁ׳ absolute; usually || וַיִן (except Psalm 69:13): Isaiah 29:8; usually condemned, Isaiah 5:11, 22; Isaiah 28:7 (3 times in verse); Isaiah 56:12 (נִסְבְּאָה שׁ׳), Micah 2:11; 1 Samuel 1:15; Proverbs 20:1; forbidden to priests on duty Leviticus 10:9 (P); not for princes Proverbs 31:4; nor Nazirite Numbers 6:3; Judges 13:4, 7, 14, compare חֹמֶץ שׁ׳ Numbers 6:3; שׁוֺתֵי שׁ׳ Psalm 69:13 drunkards; but שׁ׳ as common drink Deuteronomy 29:5 (opposed to miraculous), allowable in sacrificial meal Deuteronomy 14:26, commended for weak and weary Proverbs 31:4; נֶסֶךְ שׁ׳ Numbers 28:7(P; for יַיִן Numbers 28:14); see further KennedyEncy. Bib. iv. 5309 f. — On form compare LagM ii. 357; BN 51.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
Copyright © 2002, 2003, 2006 by Biblesoft, Inc.
All rights reserved. Used by permission.

BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs




6:3; 6:3; 28:7; 28:14


14:26; 29:5


13:4; 13:7; 13:14

1 Samuel



69:13; 69:13


20:1; 31:4; 31:4


5:11; 5:22; 28:7; 29:8; 56:12




Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H7941 matches the Hebrew שֵׁכָר (šēḵār),
which occurs 23 times in 20 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 10:9 - "Drink no wine nor strong drink, you, nor your sons with you, when you go into the Tent of Meeting, that you don't die: it shall be a statute forever throughout your generations:
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 6:3 - he shall separate himself from wine and strong drink. He shall drink no vinegar of wine, or vinegar of fermented drink, neither shall he drink any juice of grapes, nor eat fresh grapes or dried.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 28:7 - The drink-offering of it shall be the fourth part of a hin for the one lamb: in the holy place shall you pour out a drink-offering of strong drink to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 14:26 - and you shall bestow the money for whatever your soul desires, for oxen, or for sheep, or for wine, or for strong drink, or for whatever your soul asks of you; and you shall eat there before the LORD your God, and you shall rejoice, you and your household.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 29:6 - You have not eaten bread, neither have you drunk wine or strong drink; that you may know that I am the LORD your God.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 13:4 - Now therefore please beware and drink no wine nor strong drink, and don't eat any unclean thing:
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 13:7 - but he said to me, Behold, you shall conceive, and bear a son; and now drink no wine nor strong drink, and eat not any unclean thing; for the child shall be a Nazir to God from the womb to the day of his death.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 13:14 - She may not eat of anything that comes of the vine, neither let her drink wine or strong drink, nor eat any unclean thing; all that I commanded her let her observe.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 1:15 - Hannah answered, No, my lord, I am a woman of a sorrowful spirit: I have drunk neither wine nor strong drink, but I poured out my soul before the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:12 - Those who sit in the gate talk about me. I am the song of the drunkards.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:1 - Wine is a mocker, and beer is a brawler; Whoever is led astray by them is not wise.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 31:4 - It is not for kings, Lemo'el; It is not for kings to drink wine; Nor for princes to say, 'Where is strong drink?'
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 31:6 - Give strong drink to him who is ready to perish; And wine to the bitter in soul:
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:11 - Woe to those who rise up early in the morning, that they may follow strong drink; Who stay late into the night, until wine inflames them!
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:22 - Woe to those who are mighty to drink wine, And champions at mixing strong drink;
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 24:9 - They shall not drink wine with a song; strong drink shall be bitter to those who drink it.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 28:7 - Even these reel with wine, and stagger with strong drink; the Kohen and the prophet reel with strong drink, they are swallowed up of wine, they stagger with strong drink; they err in vision, they stumble in judgment.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 29:9 - Stay you and wonder; take your pleasure and be blind: they are drunken, but not with wine; they stagger, but not with strong drink.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 56:12 - Come, say they, I will get wine, and we will fill ourselves with strong drink; and tomorrow shall be as this day, a day great beyond measure.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 2:11 - If a man walking in a spirit of falsehood lies: 'I will prophesy to you of wine and of strong drink;' He would be the prophet of this people.
BLB Searches
Search the Bible

Advanced Options

Other Searches

Multi-Verse Retrieval

Daily Devotionals

Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness.

Daily Bible Reading Plans

Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one's mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year.

One-Year Plans

Two-Year Plan