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Lexicon :: Strong's H8047 - šammâ

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Part of Speech
feminine noun
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TWOT Reference: 2409d

Strong’s Definitions

שַׁמָּה shammâh, sham-maw'; from H8074; ruin; by implication, consternation:—astonishment, desolate(-ion), waste, wonderful thing.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 39x

The KJV translates Strong's H8047 in the following manner: astonishment (13x), desolation (12x), desolate (10x), waste (3x), wonderful (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 39x
The KJV translates Strong's H8047 in the following manner: astonishment (13x), desolation (12x), desolate (10x), waste (3x), wonderful (1x).
  1. waste, horror, appalment

    1. a waste (of land, city, etc)

    2. appalment, horror

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
שַׁמָּה shammâh, sham-maw'; from H8074; ruin; by implication, consternation:—astonishment, desolate(-ion), waste, wonderful thing.
STRONGS H8047: Abbreviations
† I. שַׁמָּה noun feminine waste, appalment (24 times Jeremiah); — absolute שׁ׳ Jeremiah 5:30 +; plural absolute שַׁמּוֺת Psalm 46:9; —
2. appalment, horror, i.e. occasion of it; of people land etc., Deuteronomy 28:37; 2 Kings 22:19; Micah 6:16; Zephaniah 2:15; Jeremiah 5:30; Jeremiah 25:9, 11, 18, 38; Jeremiah 29:18; Jeremiah 44:12, 22; Jeremiah 49:13, 17; Jeremiah 50:23; Jeremiah 51:37, 41; 2 Chronicles 29:8; 30:7; הֶחֱזִָק֑תְנִ׳ שׁ׳ Jeremiah 8:21.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs



2 Kings


2 Chronicles

29:8; 30:7


46:9; 73:19


5:9; 13:9; 24:12


2:15; 4:7; 5:30; 5:30; 8:21; 18:16; 19:8; 25:9; 25:11; 25:18; 25:38; 29:18; 44:12; 44:22; 46:19; 48:9; 49:13; 49:17; 50:3; 50:23; 51:29; 51:37; 51:41; 51:43














Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H8047 matches the Hebrew שַׁמָּה (šammâ),
which occurs 40 times in 39 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:37 - And you shall become a horror, a proverb, and a byword among all the peoples where the LORD will lead you away.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 22:19 - because your heart was penitent, and you humbled yourself before the LORD, when you heard how I spoke against this place and against its inhabitants, that they should become a desolation and a curse, and you have torn your clothes and wept before me, I also have heard you, declares the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 29:8 - Therefore the wrath of the LORD came on Judah and Jerusalem, and he has made them an object of horror, of astonishment, and of hissing, as you see with your own eyes.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 30:7 - Do not be like your fathers and your brothers, who were faithless to the LORD God of their fathers, so that he made them a desolation, as you see.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 46:8 - Come, behold the works of the LORD,
how he has brought desolations on the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:19 - How they are destroyed in a moment,
swept away utterly by terrors!
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:9 - The LORD of hosts has sworn in my hearing:
“Surely many houses shall be desolate,
large and beautiful houses, without inhabitant.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 13:9 - Behold, the day of the LORD comes,
cruel, with wrath and fierce anger,
to make the land a desolation
and to destroy its sinners from it.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 24:12 - Desolation is left in the city;
the gates are battered into ruins.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:15 - The lions have roared against him;
they have roared loudly.
They have made his land a waste;
his cities are in ruins, without inhabitant.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 4:7 - A lion has gone up from his thicket,
a destroyer of nations has set out;
he has gone out from his place
to make your land a waste;
your cities will be ruins
without inhabitant.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 5:30 - An appalling and horrible thing
has happened in the land:
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 8:21 - For the wound of the daughter of my people is my heart wounded;
I mourn, and dismay has taken hold on me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 18:16 - making their land a horror,
a thing to be hissed at forever.
Everyone who passes by it is horrified
and shakes his head.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 19:8 - And I will make this city a horror, a thing to be hissed at. Everyone who passes by it will be horrified and will hiss because of all its wounds.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 25:9 - behold, I will send for all the tribes of the north, declares the LORD, and for Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, my servant, and I will bring them against this land and its inhabitants, and against all these surrounding nations. I will devote them to destruction, and make them a horror, a hissing, and an everlasting desolation.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 25:11 - This whole land shall become a ruin and a waste, and these nations shall serve the king of Babylon seventy years.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 25:18 - Jerusalem and the cities of Judah, its kings and officials, to make them a desolation and a waste, a hissing and a curse, as at this day;
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 25:38 - Like a lion he has left his lair,
for their land has become a waste
because of the sword of the oppressor,
and because of his fierce anger.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 29:18 - I will pursue them with sword, famine, and pestilence, and will make them a horror to all the kingdoms of the earth, to be a curse, a terror, a hissing, and a reproach among all the nations where I have driven them,
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 42:18 - “For thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: As my anger and my wrath were poured out on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so my wrath will be poured out on you when you go to Egypt. You shall become an execration, a horror, a curse, and a taunt. You shall see this place no more.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 44:12 - I will take the remnant of Judah who have set their faces to come to the land of Egypt to live, and they shall all be consumed. In the land of Egypt they shall fall; by the sword and by famine they shall be consumed. From the least to the greatest, they shall die by the sword and by famine, and they shall become an oath, a horror, a curse, and a taunt.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 44:22 - The LORD could no longer bear your evil deeds and the abominations that you committed. Therefore your land has become a desolation and a waste and a curse, without inhabitant, as it is this day.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 46:19 - Prepare yourselves baggage for exile,
O inhabitants of Egypt!
For Memphis shall become a waste,
a ruin, without inhabitant.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 48:9 - “Give wings to Moab,
for she would fly away;
her cities shall become a desolation,
with no inhabitant in them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 49:13 - For I have sworn by myself, declares the LORD, that Bozrah shall become a horror, a taunt, a waste, and a curse, and all her cities shall be perpetual wastes.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 49:17 - “Edom shall become a horror. Everyone who passes by it will be horrified and will hiss because of all its disasters.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 50:3 - “For out of the north a nation has come up against her, which shall make her land a desolation, and none shall dwell in it; both man and beast shall flee away.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 50:23 - How the hammer of the whole earth
is cut down and broken!
How Babylon has become
a horror among the nations!
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:29 - The land trembles and writhes in pain,
for the LORD’s purposes against Babylon stand,
to make the land of Babylon a desolation,
without inhabitant.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:37 - and Babylon shall become a heap of ruins,
the haunt of jackals,
a horror and a hissing,
without inhabitant.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:41 - “How Babylon[fn] is taken,
the praise of the whole earth seized!
How Babylon has become
a horror among the nations!
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:43 - Her cities have become a horror,
a land of drought and a desert,
a land in which no one dwells,
and through which no son of man passes.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 23:33 - you will be filled with drunkenness and sorrow.
A cup of horror and desolation,
the cup of your sister Samaria;
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 5:9 - Ephraim shall become a desolation
in the day of punishment;
among the tribes of Israel
I make known what is sure.
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 1:7 - It has laid waste my vine
and splintered my fig tree;
it has stripped off their bark and thrown it down;
their branches are made white.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 6:16 - For you have kept the statutes of Omri,[fn]
and all the works of the house of Ahab;
and you have walked in their counsels,
that I may make you a desolation, and your[fn] inhabitants a hissing;
so you shall bear the scorn of my people.”
Unchecked Copy BoxZep 2:15 - This is the exultant city
that lived securely,
that said in her heart,
“I am, and there is no one else.”
What a desolation she has become,
a lair for wild beasts!
Everyone who passes by her
hisses and shakes his fist.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 7:14 - “and I scattered them with a whirlwind among all the nations that they had not known. Thus the land they left was desolate, so that no one went to and fro, and the pleasant land was made desolate.”
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