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Lexicon :: Strong's H7941 - šēḵār

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Part of Speech
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 or strong H7941 drink H7941, neither you nor your sons with you, when you come into the tent of meeting, so that you do not die—it is a permanent statute throughout your generations
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 6:3 - he shall abstain from wine and [fn]strong H7941 drink H7941; he shall [fn]consume no vinegar, whether made from wine or strong H7941 drink H7941, nor shall he drink any grape juice nor eat fresh or dried grapes.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 28:7 - ‘Then the drink offering with it shall be a fourth of a hin for each lamb; in the Holy Place pour out a drink offering of strong H7941 drink H7941 to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 14:26 - “And you may spend the money on whatever your [fn]heart desires: on oxen, sheep, wine, other strong H7941 drink H7941, or whatever your [fn]heart [fn]desires; and there you shall eat in the presence of the LORD your God and rejoice, you and your household.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 29:6 - “You have not eaten bread, nor have you drunk wine or other strong H7941 drink H7941, in order that you might know that I am the LORD your God.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 13:4 - “And now, be careful not to drink wine or strong H7941 drink H7941, nor eat any [fn]unclean thing.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 13:7 - “But he said to me, ‘Behold, you shall conceive and give birth to a son, and now you shall not drink wine or strong H7941 drink H7941, nor eat any [fn]unclean thing, for the boy shall be a Nazirite to God from the womb to the day of his death.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 13:14 - “She shall not eat anything that comes from the vine nor drink wine or strong H7941 drink H7941, nor eat any unclean thing; she shall keep all that I commanded.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 1:15 - But Hannah answered and said, “No, my lord, I am a woman [fn]despairing in spirit; I have drunk neither wine nor strong H7941 drink H7941, but I have poured out my soul before the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:12 - Those who sit in the gate talk about me,
And songs of mockery by those habitually H7941 drunk H7941 are about me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 20:1 - Wine is a mocker, intoxicating H7941 drink H7941 a brawler,
And whoever [fn]is intoxicated by it is not wise.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 31:4 - It is not for kings, Lemuel,
It is not for kings to drink wine,
Or for rulers to desire intoxicating H7941 drink H7941,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 31:6 - Give intoxicating H7941 drink H7941 to one who is perishing,
And wine to one [fn]whose life is bitter.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:11 - Woe to those who rise early in the morning so that they may pursue intoxicating H7941 drink H7941,
Who stay up late in the evening so that wine may inflame them!
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:22 - Woe to those who are heroes in drinking wine,
And valiant men in mixing intoxicating H7941 drink H7941,
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 24:9 - They do not drink wine with song;
Intoxicating H7941 drink H7941 is bitter to those who drink it.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 28:7 - And these also reel with wine and stagger from intoxicating H7941 drink H7941:
The priest and the prophet reel with intoxicating H7941 drink H7941,
They are confused by wine, they stagger from intoxicating H7941 drink H7941;
They reel while [fn]having visions,
They stagger when rendering a verdict.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 29:9 - Be delayed and horrified,
Blind yourselves and be blind;
They become drunk, but not with wine,
They stagger, but not with intoxicating H7941 drink H7941.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 56:12 - “Come,” they say,[fn]let’s get wine, and let’s drink heavily of intoxicating H7941 drink H7941;
And tomorrow will be like today, only more so.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 2:11 - “If someone walking after wind and falsehood
Had lied and said,
‘I will prophesy to you about wine and liquor H7941,’
He would become a prophet to this people.
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