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Lexicon :: Strong's H8033 - šām

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Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive particle [rather from the relative pronoun, אֲשֶׁר (H834)]; there (transferring to time) then
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Strong’s Definitions

שָׁם shâm, shawm; a primitive particle (rather from the relative pronoun, H834); there (transferring to time) then; often thither, or thence:—in it, thence, there (-in, of, out), thither, whither.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 10x

The KJV translates Strong's H8033 in the following manner: there, therein, thither, whither, in it, thence, thereout.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 10x
The KJV translates Strong's H8033 in the following manner: there, therein, thither, whither, in it, thence, thereout.
  1. there, thither

    1. there

    2. thither (after verbs of motion)

    3. from there, thence

    4. then (as an adverb of time)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
שָׁם shâm, shawm; a primitive particle (rather from the relative pronoun, H834); there (transferring to time) then; often thither, or thence:—in it, thence, there (-in, of, out), thither, whither.
STRONGS H8033: Abbreviations
שָׁם adverb there, thither (Arabic bdb102701 there, compare bdb102702 then; Biblical Aramaic תַּמָּה, Egyptian Aramaic תמה S-CPap. A 4, J 6, Targum תַּמָּן (with demonstrative n, compare אֱדַיִן beside אֲזַי), Syriac bdb102703; ZenjHad. 8 (Cooke159) שם); —
a. there Genesis 2:8, Genesis 2:12; Genesis 11:2, Genesis 11:7, Genesis 11:31 + often; placed early in sentence for emphasis, Micah 4:10 שָׁם תִּנָּצֵ֑לִי, Nahum 3:15; Ezekiel 32:22, Ezekiel 32:24; Psalm 104:26 +, וְשָׁם ֗֗֗ Genesis 41:12; Exodus 15:27; Numbers 13:22, Numbers 13:33 +, שָׁם ֗֗֗ וְשָׁם Exodus 15:25; Deuteronomy 12:14; Isaiah 27:10; Job 3:17 +, וְהִנֵּה שָׁם ֗֗֗ Genesis 29:2, כִּי שָׁם ֗֗֗ Genesis 11:9; Genesis 21:31; Genesis 35:7; 2 Samuel 1:21; 2 Samuel 15:21 +, אַךְ שָׁם ֗֗֗ Isaiah 34:14, Isaiah 34:15, גַּם שָׁם ֗֗֗ Isaiah 23:12; Isaiah 57:7; Psalm 139:10; resuming a preceding 'where,' Job 39:30 בַּאֲשֶׁר חֲלָלִים שָׁם הוּא, Judges 5:27; Jeremiah 22:12; Ecclesiastes 11:3, compare Ecclesiastes 1:7. Repeated, שָׁם ֗֗֗ שָׁם here... there Isaiah 28:10, Isaiah 28:13. In poetry, pointing to a spot in which a scene is localized vividly in the imagination, Psalm 14:5 שׁם פחדו פחד there feared they a fear! Psalm 36:13 [Psalm 36:12], compare Psalm 48:7 [Psalm 48:6]; Psalm 66:6; Psalm 132:17; Hosea 6:7; Zephaniah 1:14. — Habakkuk 3:4 read probably (We Now) שָׂם the flashes at his side made he the hiding of his power; Ecclesiastes 3:17 שָׁם = with God, in the Divine plan or scheme: but read perhaps שָׂם Hi De and others
b. preceded by the rel., אֲשֶׁר שָׁם where, Genesis 2:11; Exodus 20:21; 1 Samuel 9:10 +, usually with one or more words between, Genesis 13:3, Genesis 13:14; Genesis 19:27; Exodus 29:42; 2 Samuel 11:16; 2 Kings 23:27 + often; after בַּאֲשֶׁר, בַּאֲשֶׁר הוּא שָׁם Genesis 21:17. With אשׁר omitted (the relative being indicated by construct, Ges§ 130 c, d) Ezekiel 39:11 מְקוֺם שָׁם קֶבֶר בְּיִשְׂר׳ a place where a grave (may be) in Israel, but Greek Version of the LXX Targum Co Or and others read שֵׁם a place of renown.
2. thither, after verbs of motion ( = שָׁ֫מָּה, see 3), H8033Deuteronomy 1:37 לֹא תָבאֹ שָׁם, Judges 19:15; Judges 21:10; 1 Samuel 2:14; 1 Samuel 9:6 and elsewhere; אֲשֶׁר ֗֗֗ שָׁם whither, 1 Kings 18:10; 1 Kings 21:18; 2 Kings 1:4,2 Kings 1:6, 2 Kings 1:16; Isaiah 20:6, more often in Jeremiah, Ezekiel, as Jeremiah 8:3; Jeremiah 22:27; Jeremiah 23:3,Jeremiah 23:8; Jeremiah 45:5 +, Ezekiel 4:13; Ezekiel 12:16; Ezekiel 36:20, Ezekiel 36:22 +; so שֶׁשָּׁם Psalm 122:4.
3. with ה locative, שָׁ֫מָּה (shắmmāh):
a. after verbs of motion, thither, Genesis 19:20 לָנוּס שָׁ֫מָּה to flee thither, Genesis 19:22; Genesis 20:13; Genesis 24:6; Genesis 29:3; Deuteronomy 1:38 + often; = into it, therein (of a basket, pit, etc.), Exodus 16:33 וְתֶןשָֿׁ֫מָּה מְלֹא הָעֹמֶר, Exodus 21:33 וְנָפַל שָׁמָּה, Exodus 30:18; Judges 8:25; 2 Kings 12:10; pregnantly, after a verb implying motion, as to bury, Genesis 23:13 וְאֶקְבְּרָה אֶתמֵֿתִי שָׁ֫מָּה, Genesis 25:10; Genesis 49:31; Genesis 50:5 (all P), נוֺעַד to meet Exodus 29:42, Exodus 29:43; Exodus 30:6, Exodus 30:36; Numbers 17:19 [Numbers 17:4] (all P), Joshua 2:16; Joshua 7:3; Jeremiah 13:7; Joel 4:7 [Joel 3:7], perhaps Songs 8:5 (? c).
b. אֲשֶׁר ֗֗֗ שָׁ֫מָּה whither Genesis 20:13; Numbers 33:54; Deuteronomy 4:5 ,Deuteronomy 4:14 + often; where 2 Kings 23:8; 1 Chronicles 4:41.
c. more rarely, i. q. שָׁם there, Genesis 43:30 וַיֵּבְךְ שָׁ֫מָּה, Joshua 2:1; Judges 16:27; 2 Kings 4:11; 2 Kings 9:16; Hosea 2:17 [Hosea 2:15]; Isaiah 22:18; Isaiah 34:15; Isaiah 65:9; Jeremiah 18:2; Jeremiah 27:22; Ezekiel 23:3; Ezekiel 32:29, Ezekiel 32:30 (Ezekiel 32:22; Ezekiel 32:24; Ezekiel 32:26 שָׁם), [H3074 Ezekiel 48:35] שָׁ֫מָּה י׳, Psalm 76:4 [Psalm 76:3]; Psalm 122:5; Ecclesiastes 3:16.
4. מִשָּׁם from there, thence:
a. often after verbs of departing, taking, etc., Genesis 2:10; Genesis 11:8, Genesis 11:9; Genesis 12:8; Genesis 18:16; Genesis 24:7; Genesis 42:2, etc., Numbers 13:23; Numbers 21:12; Numbers 22:41 וַיַּרְא מִשָּׁם, Deuteronomy 4:29 וּבִקַּשְׁתֶּם מִשָּׁם, Deuteronomy 30:4; Jeremiah 37:12; Hosea 2:17 [Hosea 2:15]; Amos 9:2, Amos 9:3, Amos 9:4; Job 39:29 +. Peculiarly, Genesis 49:24 מִשָּׁם רֹעֶה אֶבֶן יִשְׂר׳ Ges De RVm from there [from heaven], (from) the Shepherd (י׳), the Stone (Rock) of Israel, Ew Di Sta from there (where is) the Shepherd of (רֹעֵה) the (Bethel-)stone of Israel; but both forced: text dubious; Gunk by the name (מִשֵּׁם; so Syriac Version) of the Shepherd, etc. (as Ew Di).
b. אֲשֶׁר ֗֗֗ מִשָּׁם whence Genesis 24:5; Numbers 23:13 +.
c. expressing origin, Genesis 3:23 the ground אֲשֶׁר לֻקַּח מִשָּׁם, Genesis 10:14 whence (= from whom) came forth the Philistines, Judges 19:18 מִשָּׁם אָנֹכִי, 1 Samuel 10:12 אִישׁ מִשָּׁם, Isaiah 65:20.
d. of the mass, from which something is taken or made, Genesis 27:9; Genesis 30:32 (of צאֹן), Leviticus 2:2 וְקָמַץ מִשָּׁם זגו׳ (from the meal, etc., of a מנחה), 1 Kings 17:13 אַךְ עֲשִׁי לִי מִשָּׁם עֻגָה קְטַנָּה i.e. from the meal and oil, 2 Kings 7:2, 2 Kings 7:19 וּמִשָּׁם לֹא תאֵֹֽֽֽכל׃, Ezekiel 5:3.

See related Aramaic BDB entry H8536.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


2:8; 2:10; 2:11; 2:12; 3:23; 10:14; 11:2; 11:7; 11:8; 11:9; 11:9; 11:31; 12:8; 13:3; 13:14; 18:16; 19:20; 19:22; 19:27; 20:13; 20:13; 21:17; 21:31; 23:13; 24:5; 24:6; 24:7; 25:10; 27:9; 29:2; 29:3; 30:32; 35:7; 41:12; 42:2; 43:30; 49:24; 49:31; 50:5


15:25; 15:27; 16:33; 20:21; 21:33; 29:42; 29:42; 29:43; 30:6; 30:18; 30:36




13:22; 13:23; 13:33; 17:4; 21:12; 22:41; 23:13; 33:54


1:37; 1:38; 4:5; 4:14; 4:29; 12:14; 30:4


2:1; 2:16; 7:3


5:27; 8:25; 16:27; 19:15; 19:18; 21:10

1 Samuel

2:14; 9:6; 9:10; 10:12

2 Samuel

1:21; 11:16; 15:21

1 Kings

17:13; 18:10; 21:18

2 Kings

1:4; 1:6; 1:16; 4:11; 7:2; 7:19; 9:16; 12:10; 23:8; 23:27

1 Chronicles



3:17; 39:29; 39:30


14:5; 36:12; 48:6; 66:6; 76:3; 104:26; 122:4; 122:5; 132:17; 139:10


1:7; 3:16; 3:17; 11:3

Song of Songs



20:6; 22:18; 23:12; 27:10; 28:10; 28:13; 34:14; 34:15; 34:15; 57:7; 65:9; 65:20


8:3; 13:7; 18:2; 22:12; 22:27; 23:3; 23:8; 27:22; 37:12; 45:5


4:13; 5:3; 12:16; 23:3; 32:22; 32:22; 32:24; 32:24; 32:26; 32:29; 32:30; 36:20; 36:22; 39:11


2:15; 2:15; 2:17; 6:7




9:2; 9:3; 9:4









Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H8033 matches the Hebrew שָׁם (šām),
which occurs 835 times in 732 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 15 (Gen 2:8–Gen 27:45)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:8 - And Yahweh God planted a garden in Eden, toward the east; and there H8033 He placed the man whom He had formed.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:10 -

Now a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from there H8033 it divided and became four [fn]rivers.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:11 - The name of the first is Pishon; it is the one that [fn]went around the whole land of Havilah, where H8033 there H8033 is gold.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:12 - Now the gold of that land is good; the bdellium and the onyx stone are there H8033.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:23 - therefore Yahweh God sent him out from the garden of Eden, to [fn]cultivate the ground from which he was taken.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 10:14 - and Pathrusim and Casluhim (from whom came the Philistines) and Caphtorim.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:2 - And it happened as they journeyed east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar and [fn]settled there H8033.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:7 - “Come, let Us go down and there H8033 confuse their [fn]language, so that they will not understand one another’s [fn]language.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:8 - So Yahweh scattered them from there H8033 over the face of the whole earth; and they stopped building the city.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:9 - Therefore its name was called [fn]Babel, because there H8033 Yahweh confused the [fn]language of the whole earth; and from there H8033 Yahweh scattered them over the face of the whole earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:31 -

And Terah took Abram his son, and Lot the son of Haran, his grandson, and Sarai his daughter-in-law, his son Abram’s wife; and they went out [fn]together from Ur of the Chaldeans in order to go to the land of Canaan; and they came as far as Haran and [fn]settled there H8033.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:7 - Then Yahweh appeared to Abram and said, “To your seed I will give this land.” So he built an altar there H8033 to Yahweh who had appeared to him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:8 - Then he proceeded from there H8033 to the mountain on the east of Bethel, and he pitched his tent with Bethel on the west and Ai on the east; and there H8033 he built an altar to Yahweh and called upon the name of Yahweh.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:10 -

Now there was a famine in the land; so Abram went down to Egypt to sojourn there H8033, for the famine was severe in the land.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 13:3 - And he went [fn]on his journeys from the [fn]Negev as far as Bethel, to the place where H8033 his tent had been at the beginning, between Bethel and Ai,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 13:4 - to the place of the altar which he had made there H8033 formerly; and there H8033 Abram called upon the name of Yahweh.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 13:14 -

And Yahweh said to Abram, after Lot had separated from him, “Now lift up your eyes and look from the place where H8033 you are, northward and southward and eastward and westward;

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 13:18 - Then Abram moved his tent and came and lived by the [fn]oaks of Mamre, which are in Hebron, and there H8033 he built an altar to Yahweh.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 14:10 - now the valley of Siddim was full of tar pits—and the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah fled, and they fell [fn]into them; but those who remained behind fled to the hill country.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:16 -

Then the men rose up from there H8033 and looked down toward Sodom; and Abraham was walking with them to send them off.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:22 -

Then the men turned away from there H8033 and went toward Sodom, while Abraham was still standing before Yahweh.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:28 - “Suppose the fifty righteous are lacking five, will You destroy the whole city because of five?” And He said, “I will not destroy it if I find forty-five there H8033.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:29 - Then he spoke to Him yet again and said, “Suppose forty are found there H8033?” And He said, “I will not do it on account of the forty.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:30 - Then he said, “Oh may the Lord not be angry, and I shall speak; suppose thirty are found there H8033?” And He said, “I will not do it if I find thirty there H8033.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:31 - And he said, “Now behold, I have [fn]ventured to speak to the Lord; suppose twenty are found there H8033?” And He said, “I will not destroy it on account of the twenty.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:32 - Then he said, “Oh may the Lord not be angry, and I shall speak only this once; suppose ten are found there H8033?” And He said, “I will not destroy it on account of the ten.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:20 - now behold, this town is near enough to flee to, and it is small. Please, let me escape there H8033 (is it not small?) [fn]that my life may be preserved.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:22 - “Hurry, escape there H8033, for I cannot do anything until you arrive there H8033.” Therefore the name of the city was called [fn]Zoar.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:27 -

Now Abraham arose early in the morning and went to the place where H8033 he had stood before Yahweh;

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 20:1 -

And Abraham journeyed from there H8033 toward the land of the [fn]Negev and settled between Kadesh and Shur; then he sojourned in Gerar.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 20:13 - and it happened when God caused me to wander from my father’s house, that I said to her, ‘This is [fn]the lovingkindness which you will show to me: [fn]everywhere H8033 we go, say of me, “He is my brother.”’”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:17 - Then God heard the voice of the boy crying; and the angel of God called to Hagar from heaven and said to her, “What is the matter with you, Hagar? Do not fear, for God has heard the voice of the boy where H8033 he is.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:31 - Therefore he called that place Beersheba, because there H8033 the two of them swore an oath.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:33 - And Abraham planted a tamarisk tree at Beersheba, and there H8033 he called upon the name of Yahweh, the Everlasting God.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:2 - Then He said, “Take now your son, your only one, whom you love, Isaac, and go forth to the land of Moriah, and offer him there H8033 as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I will tell you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:9 -

Then they came to the place of which God had told him; and Abraham built the altar there H8033 and arranged the wood and bound his son Isaac and put him on the altar, on top of the wood.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 23:13 - And he spoke to Ephron in the hearing of the people of the land, saying, “If you will only please hear me; I will give the silver for the field, accept it from me that I may bury my dead there H8033.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:5 - And the servant said to him, “Suppose the woman is not willing to follow me to this land; should I indeed take your son back to the land from where H8033 you came?”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:6 - Then Abraham said to him, “Beware lest you take my son back there H8033!
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:7 - “Yahweh, the God of heaven, who took me from my father’s house and from the land of my kin, and who spoke to me and who swore to me, saying, ‘To your seed I will give this land,’ He will send His angel before you, and you will take a wife for my son from there H8033.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:8 - “But if the woman is not willing to follow you, then you will be free from this oath of mine; only do not take my son back there H8033.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:10 - the field which Abraham bought from the sons of Heth; there H8033 Abraham was buried with Sarah his wife.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:8 - Now it happened, when he had been there H8033 a long time, that Abimelech king of the Philistines looked out through a window and saw, and behold, Isaac was [fn]caressing his wife Rebekah.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:17 - And Isaac departed from there H8033 and camped in the valley of Gerar and [fn]settled there H8033.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:19 - Then Isaac’s servants dug in the valley and found there H8033 a well of [fn]flowing water.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:22 - Then he moved away from there H8033 and dug another well, and they did not contend over it; so he named it [fn]Rehoboth, and he said, “[fn]At last Yahweh has made [fn]room for us, and we will be fruitful in the land.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:23 -

And he went up from there H8033 to Beersheba.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:25 -

So he built an altar there H8033 and called upon the name of Yahweh and pitched his tent there H8033; and there H8033 Isaac’s servants dug out a well.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:9 - “Go now to the flock and [fn]get for me two choice [fn]young goats from there H8033, that I may prepare them as a savory dish for your father, such as he loves.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 27:45 - until your brother’s anger [fn]against you subsides and he forgets what you did to him. Then I will send and get you from there H8033. Why should I be bereaved of you both in one day?”

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