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Lexicon :: Strong's H8047 - šammâ

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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 thou shalt become an astonishment, H8047 a proverb, and a byword, among all nations whither the LORD shall lead thee.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 22:19 - Because thine heart was tender, and thou hast humbled thyself before the LORD, when thou heardest what I spake against this place, and against the inhabitants thereof, that they should become a desolation H8047 and a curse, and hast rent thy clothes, and wept before me; I also have heard thee, saith the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 29:8 - Wherefore the wrath of the LORD was upon Judah and Jerusalem, and he hath delivered them to trouble, to astonishment, H8047 and to hissing, as ye see with your eyes.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 30:7 - And be not ye like your fathers, and like your brethren, which trespassed against the LORD God of their fathers, who therefore gave them up to desolation, H8047 as ye see.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 46:8 - Come, behold the works of the LORD, what desolations H8047 he hath made in the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:19 - How are they brought into desolation, H8047 as in a moment! they are utterly consumed with terrors.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:9 - In mine ears said the LORD of hosts, Of a truth many houses shall be desolate, H8047 even great and fair, without inhabitant.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 13:9 - Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: H8047 and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 24:12 - In the city is left desolation, H8047 and the gate is smitten with destruction.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:15 - The young lions roared upon him, and yelled, and they made his land waste: H8047 his cities are burned without inhabitant.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 4:7 - The lion is come up from his thicket, and the destroyer of the Gentiles is on his way; he is gone forth from his place to make thy land desolate; H8047 and thy cities shall be laid waste, without an inhabitant.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 5:30 - A wonderful H8047 and horrible thing is committed in the land;
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 8:21 - For the hurt of the daughter of my people am I hurt; I am black; astonishment H8047 hath taken hold on me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 18:16 - To make their land desolate, H8047 and a perpetual hissing; every one that passeth thereby shall be astonished, and wag his head.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 19:8 - And I will make this city desolate, H8047 and an hissing; every one that passeth thereby shall be astonished and hiss because of all the plagues thereof.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 25:9 - Behold, I will send and take all the families of the north, saith the LORD, and Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon, my servant, and will bring them against this land, and against the inhabitants thereof, and against all these nations round about, and will utterly destroy them, and make them an astonishment, H8047 and an hissing, and perpetual desolations.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 25:11 - And this whole land shall be a desolation, and an astonishment; H8047 and these nations shall serve the king of Babylon seventy years.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 25:18 - To wit, Jerusalem, and the cities of Judah, and the kings thereof, and the princes thereof, to make them a desolation, an astonishment, H8047 an hissing, and a curse; as it is this day;
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 25:38 - He hath forsaken his covert, as the lion: for their land is desolate H8047 because of the fierceness of the oppressor, and because of his fierce anger.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 29:18 - And I will persecute them with the sword, with the famine, and with the pestilence, and will deliver them to be removed to all the kingdoms of the earth, to be a curse, and an astonishment, H8047 and an hissing, and a reproach, among all the nations whither I have driven them:
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 42:18 - For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; As mine anger and my fury hath been poured forth upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem; so shall my fury be poured forth upon you, when ye shall enter into Egypt: and ye shall be an execration, and an astonishment, H8047 and a curse, and a reproach; and ye shall see this place no more.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 44:12 - And I will take the remnant of Judah, that have set their faces to go into the land of Egypt to sojourn there, and they shall all be consumed, and fall in the land of Egypt; they shall even be consumed by the sword and by the famine: they shall die, from the least even unto the greatest, by the sword and by the famine: and they shall be an execration, and an astonishment, H8047 and a curse, and a reproach.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 44:22 - So that the LORD could no longer bear, because of the evil of your doings, and because of the abominations which ye have committed; therefore is your land a desolation, and an astonishment, H8047 and a curse, without an inhabitant, as at this day.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 46:19 - O thou daughter dwelling in Egypt, furnish thyself to go into captivity: for Noph shall be waste H8047 and desolate without an inhabitant.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 48:9 - Give wings unto Moab, that it may flee and get away: for the cities thereof shall be desolate, H8047 without any to dwell therein.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 49:13 - For I have sworn by myself, saith the LORD, that Bozrah shall become a desolation, H8047 a reproach, a waste, and a curse; and all the cities thereof shall be perpetual wastes.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 49:17 - Also Edom shall be a desolation: H8047 every one that goeth by it shall be astonished, and shall hiss at all the plagues thereof.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 50:3 - For out of the north there cometh up a nation against her, which shall make her land desolate, H8047 and none shall dwell therein: they shall remove, they shall depart, both man and beast.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 50:23 - How is the hammer of the whole earth cut asunder and broken! how is Babylon become a desolation H8047 among the nations!
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:29 - And the land shall tremble and sorrow: for every purpose of the LORD shall be performed against Babylon, to make the land of Babylon a desolation H8047 without an inhabitant.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:37 - And Babylon shall become heaps, a dwellingplace for dragons, an astonishment, H8047 and an hissing, without an inhabitant.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:41 - How is Sheshach taken! and how is the praise of the whole earth surprised! how is Babylon become an astonishment H8047 among the nations!
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:43 - Her cities are a desolation, H8047 a dry land, and a wilderness, a land wherein no man dwelleth, neither doth any son of man pass thereby.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 23:33 - Thou shalt be filled with drunkenness and sorrow, with the cup of astonishment H8047 and desolation, with the cup of thy sister Samaria.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 5:9 - Ephraim shall be desolate H8047 in the day of rebuke: among the tribes of Israel have I made known that which shall surely be.
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 1:7 - He hath laid my vine waste, H8047 and barked my fig tree: he hath made it clean bare, and cast it away; the branches thereof are made white.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 6:16 - For the statutes of Omri are kept, and all the works of the house of Ahab, and ye walk in their counsels; that I should make thee a desolation, H8047 and the inhabitants thereof an hissing: therefore ye shall bear the reproach of my people.
Unchecked Copy BoxZep 2:15 - This is the rejoicing city that dwelt carelessly, that said in her heart, I am, and there is none beside me: how is she become a desolation, H8047 a place for beasts to lie down in! every one that passeth by her shall hiss, and wag his hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 7:14 - But I scattered them with a whirlwind among all the nations whom they knew not. Thus the land was desolate after them, that no man passed through nor returned: for they laid the pleasant land desolate. H8047
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