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Lexicon :: Strong's H8047 - šammâ

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Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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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.
† 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 - “You shall become a horror, H8047 a proverb, and a taunt among all the people where the LORD drives you.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 22:19 - because your heart was tender and you humbled yourself before the LORD when you heard what I spoke against this place and against its inhabitants that they should become a desolation H8047 and a curse, and you have torn your clothes and wept before Me, I truly have heard you,” declares the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 29:8 - “Therefore the wrath of the LORD was against Judah and Jerusalem, and He has made them an object of terror, of horror, H8047 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 unfaithful to the LORD God of their fathers, so that He made them a horror, H8047 as you see.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 46:8 - Come, behold the works of the LORD,
[fn]Who has wrought desolations H8047 in the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:19 - How they are [fn]destroyed H8047 in a moment!
They are utterly swept away by sudden terrors!
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:9 - In my ears the LORD of hosts has sworn, “Surely, many houses shall become desolate, H8047
Even great and fine ones, without occupants.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 13:9 - Behold, the day of the LORD is coming,
Cruel, with fury and burning anger,
To make the land a desolation; H8047
And He will exterminate its sinners from it.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 24:12 - Desolation H8047 is left in the city
And the gate is battered to ruins.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 2:15 - “The young lions have roared at him,
They have [fn]roared loudly.
And they have made his land a waste; H8047
His cities have been destroyed, without inhabitant.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 4:7 - “A lion has gone up from his thicket,
And a destroyer of nations has set out;
He has gone out from his place
To make your land a waste. H8047
Your cities will be ruins
Without inhabitant.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 5:30 - “An appalling H8047 and horrible thing
Has happened in the land:
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 8:21 - For the brokenness of the daughter of my people I am broken;
I mourn, dismay H8047 has taken hold of me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 18:16 - To make their land a desolation, H8047
An object of perpetual hissing;
Everyone who passes by it will be astonished
And shake his head.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 19:8 - “I will also make this city a desolation H8047 and an object of hissing; everyone who passes by it will be astonished and hiss because of all its [fn]disasters.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 25:9 - behold, I will send and take all the families of the north,’ declares the LORD, ‘and I will send to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, My servant, and will bring them against this land and against its inhabitants and against all these nations round about; and I will [fn]utterly destroy them and make them a horror H8047 and a hissing, and an everlasting desolation.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 25:11 - ‘This whole land will be a desolation and a horror, H8047 and these nations will serve the king of Babylon seventy years.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 25:18 - Jerusalem and the cities of Judah and its kings and its princes, to make them a ruin, a horror, H8047 a hissing and a curse, as it is this day;
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 25:38 - “He has left His hiding place like the lion;
For their land has become a horror H8047
Because of the fierceness of the [fn]oppressing sword
And because of His fierce anger.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 29:18 - ‘I will pursue them with the sword, with famine and with pestilence; and I will make them a terror to all the kingdoms of the earth, to be a curse and a horror H8047 and 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 wrath have been poured out on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so My wrath will be poured out on you when you enter Egypt. And you will become a curse, an object H8047 of horror, H8047 an imprecation and a reproach; and you will see this place no more.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 44:12 - ‘And I will take away the remnant of Judah who have set their [fn]mind on entering the land of Egypt to reside there, and they will all [fn]meet their end in the land of Egypt; they will fall by the sword and meet their end by famine. Both small and great will die by the sword and famine; and they will become a curse, an object H8047 of horror, H8047 an imprecation and a reproach.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 44:22 - “So the LORD was no longer able to endure it, because of the evil of your deeds, because of the abominations which you have committed; thus your land has become a ruin, an object H8047 of horror H8047 and a curse, without an inhabitant, as it is this day.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 46:19 - “Make your baggage ready for exile,
O daughter dwelling in Egypt,
For Memphis will become a desolation; H8047
It will even be burned down and [fn]bereft of inhabitants.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 48:9 - “Give [fn]wings to Moab,
For she will [fn]flee away;
And her cities will become a desolation, H8047
Without inhabitants in them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 49:13 - “For I have sworn by Myself,” declares the LORD, “that Bozrah will become an object H8047 of horror, H8047 a reproach, a ruin and a curse; and all its cities will become perpetual ruins.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 49:17 - “Edom will become an object H8047 of horror; H8047 everyone who passes by it will be horrified and will hiss at all its wounds.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 50:3 - “For a nation has come up against her out of the north; it will make her land an object H8047 of horror, H8047 and there will be no inhabitant in it. Both man and beast have wandered off, they have gone away!
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 50:23 - “How the hammer of the whole earth
Has been cut off and broken!
How Babylon has become
An object H8047 of horror H8047 among the nations!
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:29 - So the land quakes and writhes,
For the purposes of the LORD against Babylon stand,
To make the land of Babylon
[fn]A desolation H8047 without inhabitants.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:37 - “Babylon will become a heap of ruins, a haunt of jackals,
An object H8047 of horror H8047 and hissing, without inhabitants.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:41 - “How [fn]Sheshak has been captured,
And the praise of the whole earth been seized!
How Babylon has become an object H8047 of horror H8047 among the nations!
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:43 - “Her cities have become an object H8047 of horror, H8047
A parched land and a desert,
A land in which no man lives
And through which no son of man passes.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 23:33 - ‘You will be filled with drunkenness and sorrow,
The cup of horror H8047 and desolation,
The cup of your sister Samaria.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 5:9 - Ephraim will become a desolation H8047 in the day of rebuke;
Among the tribes of Israel I declare what is sure.
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 1:7 - It has made my vine a waste H8047
And my fig tree [fn]splinters.
It has stripped them bare and cast them away;
Their branches have become white.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 6:16 - “The statutes of Omri
And all the works of the house of Ahab are observed;
And in their devices you walk.
Therefore I will give you up for destruction H8047
And [fn]your inhabitants for derision,
And you will bear the reproach of My people.”
Unchecked Copy BoxZep 2:15 - This is the exultant city
Which dwells securely,
Who says in her heart,
“I am, and there is no one besides me.”
How she has become a desolation, H8047
A resting place for beasts!
Everyone who passes by her will hiss
And wave his hand in contempt.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 7:14 - “but I [fn]scattered them with a storm wind among all the nations whom they have not known. Thus the land is desolated behind them [fn]so that no one went back and forth, for they made the pleasant land desolate.” H8047

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