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Lexicon :: Strong's H7941 - šēḵār

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masculine noun
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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.
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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 - Do not drink wine nor strong drink, H7941 thou, nor thy sons with thee, when ye go into the tabernacle of the congregation, lest ye die: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations:
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 6:3 - He shall separate himself from wine and strong drink, H7941 and shall drink no vinegar of wine, or vinegar of strong drink, H7941 neither shall he drink any liquor of grapes, nor eat moist grapes, or dried.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 28:7 - And the drink offering thereof shall be the fourth part of an hin for the one lamb: in the holy place shalt thou cause the strong wine H7941 to be poured unto the LORD for a drink offering.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 14:26 - And thou shalt bestow that money for whatsoever thy soul lusteth after, for oxen, or for sheep, or for wine, or for strong drink, H7941 or for whatsoever thy soul desireth: and thou shalt eat there before the LORD thy God, and thou shalt rejoice, thou, and thine household,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 29:6 - Ye have not eaten bread, neither have ye drunk wine or strong drink: H7941 that ye might know that I am the LORD your God.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 13:4 - Now therefore beware, I pray thee, and drink not wine nor strong drink, H7941 and eat not any unclean thing:
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 13:7 - But he said unto me, Behold, thou shalt conceive, and bear a son; and now drink H7941 no wine nor strong drink, neither eat any unclean thing: for the child shall be a Nazarite to God from the womb to the day of his death.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 13:14 - She may not eat of any thing that cometh of the vine, neither let her drink wine or strong drink, H7941 nor eat any unclean thing: all that I commanded her let her observe.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 1:15 - And Hannah answered and said, No, my lord, I am a woman of a sorrowful spirit: I have drunk neither wine nor strong drink, H7941 but have poured out my soul before the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:12 - They that sit in the gate speak against me; and I was the song of the drunkards. H7941
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:1 - Wine is a mocker, strong drink H7941 is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 31:4 - It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine; nor for princes strong drink: H7941
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 31:6 - Give strong drink H7941 unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto those that be of heavy hearts.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:11 - Woe unto them that rise up early in the morning, that they may follow strong drink; H7941 that continue until night, till wine inflame them!
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:22 - Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink: H7941
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 24:9 - They shall not drink wine with a song; strong drink H7941 shall be bitter to them that drink it.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 28:7 - But they also have erred through wine, and through strong drink H7941 are out of the way; the priest and the prophet have erred through strong drink, H7941 they are swallowed up of wine, they are out of the way through strong drink; H7941 they err in vision, they stumble in judgment.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 29:9 - Stay yourselves, and wonder; cry ye out, and cry: they are drunken, but not with wine; they stagger, but not with strong drink. H7941
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 56:12 - Come ye, say they, I will fetch wine, and we will fill ourselves with strong drink; H7941 and to morrow shall be as this day, and much more abundant.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 2:11 - If a man walking in the spirit and falsehood do lie, saying, I will prophesy unto thee of wine and of strong drink; H7941 he shall even be the prophet of this people.
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