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Lexicon :: Strong's H7993 - šālaḵ

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TWOT Reference: 2398

Strong’s Definitions

שָׁלַךְ shâlak, shaw-lak; a primitive root; to throw out, down or away (literally or figuratively):—adventure, cast (away, down, forth, off, out), hurl, pluck, throw.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 125x

The KJV translates Strong's H7993 in the following manner: cast (77x), cast out (15x), cast away (11x), cast down (11x), cast forth (4x), cast off (2x), adventured (1x), hurl (1x), miscellaneous (3x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 125x
The KJV translates Strong's H7993 in the following manner: cast (77x), cast out (15x), cast away (11x), cast down (11x), cast forth (4x), cast off (2x), adventured (1x), hurl (1x), miscellaneous (3x).
  1. to throw, cast, hurl, fling

    1. (Hiphil)

      1. to throw, cast, throw away, cast off, shed, cast down

      2. to cast (lots) (fig)

    2. (Hophal)

      1. to be thrown, be cast

      2. to be cast forth or out

      3. to be cast down

      4. to be cast (metaph)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
שָׁלַךְ shâlak, shaw-lak; a primitive root; to throw out, down or away (literally or figuratively):—adventure, cast (away, down, forth, off, out), hurl, pluck, throw.
STRONGS H7993: Abbreviations
[שָׁלַךְ] 125 verb
Hiph.112 throw, fling, cast (Phoenician שלד in compare proper name, meaning dubious; Arabic bdb102011 is travel (or cause to travel) along a road, cause to enter); — Perfect 3rd person masculine singular הִשְׁלִיךְ Amos 8:3 +; 2nd person masculine singular suffix consecutive וְהִשְׁלַכְּתּוֺ Jeremiah 51:63; 2nd person feminine plural consecutive וְהִשְׁלַכְתֶּ֫נָה Amos 4:3, etc.; Imperfect יַשְׁלִיךְ Isaiah 2:20, וַיַּשְׁלֵךְ Judges 9:17 +, etc.; Imperative masculine singular הַשְׁלֵךְ Exodus 7:9; Psalm 55:23, feminine singular הַשְׁלִיכִי Jeremiah 7:29, etc.; Infinitive absolute הַשְׁלֵךְ Jeremiah 22:19; Jeremiah 36:23; construct הַשְׁלִיךְ Ecclesiastes 3:5, 6, etc.; Participle מֵשְׁלְיךְ Micah 2:5; Psalm 147:17, etc.; —
1. usually human subject, throw, cast:
a. accusative of thing, with many prepositions: e.g. אָל location 2 Kings 23:12; Ezekiel 5:4; Zechariah 5:8 (twice in verse) +, also (accusative of thing omitted) Exodus 15:25 (J), Numbers 19:6 (P) +; ב loc, Exodus 32:24 (E), Ezekiel 7:19 +; rarely ל location 2 Chronicles 30:14 and (accusative omitted) 2 Chronicles 24:10; עַל location 2 Kings 23:6, ָ  ה locative Exodus 4:3 (twice in verse), שָׁ֫מָּה Judges 8:25; 2 Kings 6:6 (accusative omitted), etc.; especially of casting dead bodies, אֶל location Joshua 8:29 (J), Joshua 10:27 (J), + 3 times, ב location Amos 8:3; 2 Kings 9:25, 26. 2 Kings 13:21, מֵהָֽלְאָה לְ Jeremiah 22:19; accusative of thing + אֶל person 1 Kings 19:19; 2 Samuel 20:22 (accusative omitted); accusative of thing with עַל person Nahum 3:6; Judges 9:53; 2 Samuel 11:21 (+ מֵעַל), etc.; accusative of thing + מִיָּד Exodus 32:19 (E), compare Deuteronomy 9:17 (מֵעַל); + ל of animal Exodus 22:30 (E), Isaiah 2:20, etc.
†b. with accusative of person, אֶל of pit Genesis 37:22 (E), Jeremiah 38:6, 9, ב of pit Genesis 37:20 (E), with ה locative Genesis 37:24 (E; pit), Exodus 1:22 (J), compare Amos 4:3 (si vera lectio); תַּחַת location Genesis 21:15 (E); accusative י׳, figurative, with אַחֲרֵי גַוֶּךָ֑ 1 Kings 14:9 (of apostasy), Ezekiel 23:35, so י׳'s law Nehemiah 9:26, words (אַחֲרֵי person reflexive) Psalm 50:17.
†c. throw away, accusative of thing Judges 15:17 (מִיָּדוֺ), 2 Kings 7:15; Ezekiel 20:7, 8; Psalm 2:3 (מִן reflexive), Ecclesiastes 3:5 (opposed to = כָּנַס); accusative omitted Jeremiah 7:29; Joel 1:7 (of locusts); absolute Ecclesiastes 3:6 (opposed to שָׁמַר); accusative of transgression Ezekiel 18:31 (figurative; מֵעַל reflexive).
†d. cast off, shed, blossom (like flower) Job 15:33.
e. cast down (late), subject goat, accusative ram, Daniel 8:7 (אַ֫רְצָה) little horn, accusative אֱמֶת Daniel 8:12 (id.); accusative of person (literal) 2 Chronicles 25:12 (מִן local), Job 18:7 his (own) counsel felleth him; so probably Jeremiah 9:18 they have overthrown our dwellings (Du reads Hoph.).
f. figurative, Psalm 55:23 cast עליֿ׳ thy lot.
2. י׳ subject:
a. cast, accusative of thing, + עַל person Joshua 10:11 (E), Job 27:22 (accusative of thing omitted); sandal upon Edom Psalm 60:10 = Psalm 108:10 (sign of possession); ice (no preposition) Psalm 147:17.
b. accusative of person + ב location 2 Kings 2:16 (subject רוּחַ י׳), Nehemiah 9:11; Jonah 2:4 (+ accusative of location); + אַ֫רְצָה Ezekiel 28:17 (figurative); אֶל location (of exile) Deuteronomy 29:27; especially of י׳'s rejecting men, accusative of person + פָּנָיו מֵעַל 2 Kings 13:23; 2 Kings 24:20, compare 2 Kings 17:20; Jeremiah 7:15 (twice in verse); Jeremiah 52:3, also Psalm 51:13 and (without מִן) Psalm 71:9; casting sins (accusative) אַחֲרֵי גֵּוְךָ Isaiah 38:17, ב location Micah 7:19.
c. cast down, honour of Israel + accusative of location, מִן local, Lamentations 2:1; accusative of person Psalm 102:11 (opposed to נָשָׂא).
3. phrases: הִשׁי גּוֺרָלJoshua 18:8, 10 (RD) cast lots ל in behalf of; חֶבֶל בְגוֺרָל מַשׁ׳ Micah 2:5 (see גּוֺרָל 3, I. חֶבֶל 2); בַּיְאוֺר חַכָּה מַשׁ׳ Isaiah 19:8 i.e. fishermen; וַיַּשְׁלֵח נַפְשׁוֺ מִנֶּגֶד Judges 9:17, see נֶגֶד 2c; טָ֑רֶף מִשּׁנָּיו אַשׁ׳ Job 29:17 out of his teeth I cast the prey.
Hoph. Perfect 3rd person masculine singular הֻשְׁלַח Daniel 8:11; 2nd person masculine singular הָשְׁלַכְתָּ Isaiah 14:19, etc.; Imperfect 2nd person feminine singular וַתֻּשְׁלְכִי Ezekiel 16:5; 3rd person masculine plural יֻשְׁלָ֑כוּ Isaiah 34:3; Participle מֻשְׁלָח 2 Samuel 20:21, etc.; —
1. be thrown, cast, accusative of head, אֶל person + בְּעַד of wall 2 Samuel 20:21; carcass, ב location 1 Kings 13:24, 25, 28; Jeremiah 14:16; לַחֹרֶב Jeremiah 36:30.
2. be cast forth, out, absolute of dead Isaiah 34:3; מִן of grave Isaiah 14:19; הַשָּׁדֶה אֶל־פְּנֵי Ezekiel 16:5 (Jerusalem personified as infant); עַלהָֿאָרֶץ Jeremiah 22:28 (of exile).
3. be cast down, לָאָרֶץ Ezekiel 19:12 (Israel, figurative of vine); absolute of sanctuary Daniel 8:11.
4. metaphor, be cast, על of י׳ Psalm 22:11 (i.e. on his protection).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


21:15; 37:20; 37:22; 37:24


1:22; 4:3; 7:9; 15:25; 22:30; 32:19; 32:24




9:17; 29:27


8:29; 10:11; 10:27; 18:8; 18:10


8:25; 9:17; 9:17; 9:53; 15:17

2 Samuel

11:21; 20:21; 20:21; 20:22

1 Kings

13:24; 13:25; 13:28; 14:9; 19:19

2 Kings

2:16; 6:6; 7:15; 9:25; 9:26; 13:21; 13:23; 17:20; 23:6; 23:12; 24:20

2 Chronicles

24:10; 25:12; 30:14


9:11; 9:26


15:33; 18:7; 27:22; 29:17


2:3; 22:11; 50:17; 51:13; 55:23; 55:23; 60:10; 71:9; 102:11; 108:10; 147:17; 147:17


3:5; 3:5; 3:6; 3:6


2:20; 2:20; 14:19; 14:19; 19:8; 34:3; 34:3; 38:17


7:15; 7:29; 7:29; 9:18; 14:16; 22:19; 22:19; 22:28; 36:23; 36:30; 38:6; 38:9; 51:63; 52:3




5:4; 7:19; 16:5; 16:5; 18:31; 19:12; 20:7; 20:8; 23:35; 28:17


8:7; 8:11; 8:11; 8:12




4:3; 4:3; 8:3; 8:3




2:5; 2:5; 7:19





Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H7993 matches the Hebrew שָׁלַךְ (šālaḵ),
which occurs 125 times in 121 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 3 (Gen 21:15–2Ki 13:21)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:15 -

When the water in the skin was finished, she [fn]put H7993 the child under one of the bushes.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:20 - “So now, come and let us kill him and cast H7993 him into one of the pits; and we will say, ‘A wild beast devoured him.’ Then let us see what will become of his dreams!”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:22 - Reuben further said to them, “Shed no blood. Cast H7993 him into this pit that is in the wilderness, but do not put forth your hands against him”—that he might deliver him out of their hands to return him to his father.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:24 - and they took him and cast H7993 him into the pit. Now the pit was empty, without any water in it.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 1:22 - And Pharaoh commanded all his people, saying, “Every son who is born [fn]you are to cast H7993 into the Nile, and every daughter you are to keep alive.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:3 - Then He said, “Throw H7993 it on the ground.” So he threw H7993 it on the ground, and it became a serpent; and Moses fled from it.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:9 - “When Pharaoh speaks to you, saying, ‘[fn]Work a miraculous wonder,’ then you shall say to Aaron, ‘Take your staff and throw H7993 it down H7993 before Pharaoh, that it may become a [fn]serpent.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:10 - So Moses and Aaron came to Pharaoh, and thus they did just as Yahweh had commanded; and Aaron threw H7993 his staff down H7993 before Pharaoh and [fn]his [fn]servants, and it became a [fn]serpent.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:12 - And each one threw H7993 down H7993 his staff, and they became [fn]serpents. But Aaron’s staff swallowed up their staffs.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 15:25 - Then he cried out to Yahweh, and Yahweh showed him a tree; and he threw H7993 it into the waters, and the waters became sweet.

There He set for them a statute and a judgment, and there He tested them.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:31 -

“You shall be holy men to Me, therefore you shall not eat any flesh torn to pieces in the field; you shall throw H7993 it to the dogs.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:19 -

Now it happened, as soon as [fn]Moses came near the camp, that he saw the calf and the dancing; and Moses’ anger burned, and he threw H7993 the tablets from his hands and shattered them [fn]at the foot of the mountain.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:24 - “And I said to them, ‘Whoever has any gold, let them tear it off.’ So they gave it to me, and I threw H7993 it into the fire, and out came this calf.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 1:16 - ‘He shall also take away its crop with its feathers and cast H7993 it beside the altar eastward, to the place of the [fn]ashes.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 14:40 - then the priest shall command them to tear out the stones with the mark in them and throw H7993 them away H7993 [fn]at an unclean place outside the city.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 19:6 - ‘And the priest shall take cedar wood and hyssop and scarlet material and cast H7993 it into the midst of the [fn]burning heifer.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 35:20 - ‘And if he pushed him of hatred or threw H7993 something at him lying in wait and as a result he died,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 35:22 -

‘But if he pushed him suddenly without enmity or threw H7993 something at him without lying in wait,

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 9:17 - “And I took hold of the two tablets and threw H7993 them from my hands and shattered them before your eyes.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 9:21 - “Now I took your [fn]sinful thing, the calf which you had made, and burned it with fire and crushed it, grinding it very small until it was as fine as dust; and I threw H7993 its dust into the brook that came down from the mountain.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 29:28 - and Yahweh uprooted them from their land in anger and in fury and in great wrath, and He cast H7993 them into another land, as it is this day.’
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 8:29 - And he hanged the king of Ai on a tree until evening; and at sunset Joshua gave a command, and they took his body down from the tree and threw H7993 it at the entrance of the city gate and raised over it a great heap of stones that stands to this day.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:11 - Now it happened as they fled from before Israel, while they were at the descent of Beth-horon, that Yahweh threw H7993 down large stones from heaven on them as far as Azekah, and they died; there were more who died [fn]from the hailstones than those whom the sons of Israel killed with the sword.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:27 - Now it happened that at [fn]sunset Joshua gave a command, and they took them down from the trees and threw H7993 them down into the cave where they had hidden themselves, and they put large stones over the mouth of the cave, to this very day.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 18:8 -

Then the men arose and went, and Joshua commanded those who went to write the description of the land, saying, “Go and walk through the land and write a description of it, and return to me; then I will cast H7993 lots for you here before Yahweh in Shiloh.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJos 18:10 - And Joshua cast H7993 lots for them in Shiloh before Yahweh, and there Joshua divided the land to the sons of Israel according to their divisions.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:25 - And they said, “We will surely give them.” So they spread out a garment, and every one of them threw H7993 an earring there from his spoil.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:17 - for my father fought for you and [fn]risked H7993 his life and delivered you from the hand of Midian;
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:53 - But a certain woman threw H7993 an upper millstone on Abimelech’s head, and she smashed his skull.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 15:17 -

Now it happened that when he had finished speaking, he threw H7993 the jawbone from his hand; and he named that place [fn]Ramath-lehi.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 11:21 - ‘Who struck down Abimelech the son of Jerubbesheth? Did not a woman cast H7993 an upper millstone on him from the wall so he died at Thebez? Why did you approach the wall?’—then you shall say, ‘Your servant Uriah the Hittite is dead also.’”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 18:17 - And they took Absalom and cast H7993 him into [fn]a deep pit in the forest and set over him a very great heap of stones. And all Israel fled, each to his tent.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 20:12 - But Amasa lay wallowing in his blood in the middle of the highway. And the man saw that all the people stood still. So he [fn]removed Amasa from the highway into the field and threw H7993 a garment over him when he saw that everyone who came by him stood still.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 20:21 - “Such is not the case. But a man from the hill country of Ephraim, Sheba the son of Bichri by name, has lifted up his hand against King David. Give him over alone, and I will go from the city.” And the woman said to Joab, “Behold, his head will be thrown H7993 to you over the wall.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 20:22 - Then the woman came to all the people in her wisdom. And they cut off the head of Sheba the son of Bichri and threw H7993 it to Joab. So he blew the trumpet, and they were scattered from the city, each to his tent. Joab also returned to the king at Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:24 - Then he went and on the way a lion met him and put him to death, and his body was thrown H7993 on the road, with the donkey standing beside it; the lion also was standing beside the body.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:25 - And behold, men passed by and saw the body thrown H7993 on the road, and the lion standing beside the body; so they came and spoke about it in the city where the old prophet lived.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 13:28 - And he went and found his body thrown H7993 on the road with the donkey and the lion standing beside the body; the lion had not eaten the body nor mauled the donkey.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 14:9 - you also have done more evil than all who were before you, and have gone and made for yourself other gods and molten images to provoke Me to anger, and have cast H7993 Me behind your back
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 19:19 -

So he went from there and found Elisha the son of Shaphat, while he was plowing with twelve pairs of oxen before him, and he with the twelfth. And Elijah passed over to him and threw H7993 his mantle on him.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 2:16 - Then they said to him, “Behold now, there are with your servants fifty excellent men, please let them go and search for your master, lest the Spirit of Yahweh has taken him up and cast H7993 him on some mountain or into some valley.” And he said, “You shall not send.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 2:21 - And he went out to the spring of water and threw H7993 salt [fn]in it and said, “Thus says Yahweh, ‘I have [fn]purified these waters; there shall not be from there death or barrenness any longer.’”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 3:25 - Thus they [fn]tore down the cities; and each one threw H7993 a stone on every piece of good land and filled it. And they stopped all the springs of water and felled all the good trees, until in Kir-hareseth they let its stones remain; however, the slingers went about it and struck it.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 4:41 - But he said, “Now bring flour.” He threw H7993 it into the pot and said, “Pour it out for the people that they may eat.” Then there was no harm in the pot.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 6:6 - Then the man of God said, “Where did it fall?” And when he showed him the place, he cut off a stick and threw H7993 it in there and made the iron float.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 7:15 - Then they went after them to the Jordan, and behold, all the way was full of clothes and equipment which the Arameans had thrown H7993 away H7993 in their haste. Then the messengers returned and told the king.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 9:25 - Then Jehu said to Bidkar his officer, “Lift him up and cast H7993 him into the [fn]property of the field of Naboth the Jezreelite, for I remember when [fn]you and I were riding together after Ahab his father, that Yahweh lifted up this oracle against him:
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 9:26 - ‘Surely I have seen yesterday the blood of Naboth and the blood of his sons,’ says Yahweh, ‘and I will repay you in this [fn]property,’ says Yahweh. So now, lift him up and cast H7993 him into the [fn]property, according to the word of Yahweh.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 10:25 -

Now it happened that as soon as he had finished offering the burnt offering, Jehu said to the [fn]guard and to the royal officers, “Come in, strike them down; let none come out.” And they struck them down with the edge of the sword; and the [fn]guard and the royal officers threw H7993 them out H7993 and went to the [fn]inner room of the house of Baal.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 13:21 - Now it happened that they were burying a man, and behold, they saw a marauding band; and they cast H7993 the man into the grave of Elisha. And when the man [fn]touched the bones of Elisha he became alive and stood up on his feet.

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