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Lexicon :: Strong's H8055 - śāmaḥ

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Strong’s Definitions

שָׂמַח sâmach, saw-makh'; a primitive root; probably to brighten up, i.e. (figuratively) be (causatively, make) blithe or gleesome:—cheer up, be (make) glad, (have, make) joy(-ful), be (make) merry, (cause to, make to) rejoice, × very.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 152x

The KJV translates Strong's H8055 in the following manner: rejoice (95x), glad (45x), joy (5x), joyful (2x), merry (2x), miscellaneous (3x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 152x
The KJV translates Strong's H8055 in the following manner: rejoice (95x), glad (45x), joy (5x), joyful (2x), merry (2x), miscellaneous (3x).
  1. to rejoice, be glad

    1. (Qal)

      1. to rejoice

      2. to rejoice (arrogantly), exult (at)

      3. to rejoice (religiously)

    2. (Piel) to cause to rejoice, gladden, make glad

    3. (Hiphil) to cause to rejoice, gladden, make glad

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
שָׂמַח sâmach, saw-makh'; a primitive root; probably to brighten up, i.e. (figuratively) be (causatively, make) blithe or gleesome:—cheer up, be (make) glad, (have, make) joy(-ful), be (make) merry, (cause to, make to) rejoice, × very.
STRONGS H8055: Abbreviations
שָׂמַח, שָׂמֵ֑ח 154 verb rejoice, be glad (Late Hebrew id.; compare perhaps Assyrian šamâḫu, flourish, Arabic bdb097001be high, proud; Punic proper name, feminine שמחת); —
Qal126 Perfect 3rd person masculine singular שָׂמַח Psalm 16:9; וְשָׂמֵ֑חַ consecutive Proverbs 29:6; 3rd person feminine singular שָׂמֵ֑חָה Esther 8:15; 2nd person masculine singular וְשָׂמַחְתָּ֫ Deuteronomy 12:18 +; 3rd person masculine plural שָׂמֵ֑חוּ Nehemiah 12:43, etc.; Imperfect יִשְׂמַח Isaiah 9:16 +, 3rd person masculine plural יִשְׂמָ֑חוּ Isaiah 65:13; Psalm 69:33, 3rd person feminine plural תִּשְׂמַחְנָה 2 Samuel 1:20, etc.; Imperative masculine singular שְׂמַח Deuteronomy 33:18 +, feminine singular שִׂמְחִי Zephaniah 3:14 +, שְׂמָ֑חִי Joel 2:21, etc.; Infinitive construct שְׂמֹחַ Ezekiel 35:14 +, etc.; Participle see שָׂמֵחַ adjective; — + 24 times || גיל, less often || רָנַן, עָלַז, שִׂישׂ, etc.; —
1. in common life:
a. rejoice, with ב person or of thing take pleasure in Judges 9:19 (twice in verse); Deuteronomy 33:18; Ecclesiastes 3:22 + 7 times + (probably) בְּכָליָֿמֵינוּ Psalm 90:14 (others ב temporal), compare Ecclesiastes 11:8; עַל person Isaiah 39:2 + || 2 Kings 20:13 (וישׂמח for MT וישׁמע Vrss modern), עַל of thing Jonah 4:6; 2 Chronicles 15:15; with temporal clause Jeremiah 41:13 + 6 times + (of heart) Proverbs 23:15, in one's heart Exodus 4:14 (J); with כִּי because Isaiah 14:29 + 3 times; with אֵת with Isaiah 66:10; with מִן person get pleasure from Proverbs 5:18; absolute 1 Samuel 11:9; Ecclesiastes 3:12; Proverbs 13:9 (figurative of prosperity; subject אוֺר; opposed to דָּעַךְ), + 8 times; with ל of thing at Job 21:12.
b. rejoice arrogantly, exult at, ל person, Micah 7:8; Isaiah 14:8; Obadiah 12; Psalm 35:19; Psalm 35:24; Psalm 38:17, with אֶלֿ of thing Ezekiel 25:6, ב of thing Job 31:29; Psalm 35:15; Proverbs 24:17; absolute Hosea 9:1 (+ אֶלגִּֿיל), 2 Samuel 1:20 + 3 times, + (said of righteous by Eliphaz) Job 22:19.
a. rejoice religiously, with ב of thing 1 Samuel 2:1; Deuteronomy 12:7; Psalm 21:2 + 7 times; with בי׳, etc., Joel 2:23; Psalm 32:11 + 10 times Psalms + Psalm 9:3 (+ אֶעֶלְצָה בָ֑ךְ); with עַל of thing 2 Chronicles 29:36, עַל infinitive 1 Chronicles 29:9 a; with לְמַעַן of thing Psalm 48:12; with כִּי because Psalm 119:74; absolute Zechariah 2:14; Zechariah 4:10; Joel 2:21; 1 Chronicles 29:9b (with accusative of congnate meaning with verb), 1 Chronicles 16:31 (of heavens) = Psalm 96:11; Psalm 97:1 (isles) + 18 times (12 times Psalms), + (of heart) Zechariah 10:7a Psalm 16:9; 1 Chronicles 16:10, בְּכָללֵֿב Zephaniah 3:14 (compare Exodus 4:14 1a above); with לִפְנֵי י׳ Isaiah 9:2 and (of joyous feasting etc., at sanctuary) Leviticus 23:40 (H), Deuteronomy 12:12, 18; Deuteronomy 16:11; Deuteronomy 27:7, compare Deuteronomy 14:26; 1 Samuel 11:15.
b. subject י׳, with עַל person Isaiah 9:16 (|| רחם; PerlesRÉJ xxxiv. 63 be gentle, Arabic bdb097002), ב of thing Psalm 104:31.
Pi. Perfect 3rd person masculine singular וְשִׂמַּח consecutive Deuteronomy 24:5, suffix שִׁמְּחָהוּ Jeremiah 20:15, etc.; Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular יְשַׂמַּח Psalm 104:15 +, etc.; Imperative masculine singular שַׂמֵּחַ Psalm 86:4, שַׂמַּח Proverbs 27:11, etc.; Infinitive absolute שַׂמֵּחַ Jeremiah 20:15; Participle מְשַׂמֵּחַ Judges 9:13, plural construct מְשַׂמְּחֵי Psalm 19:9; — cause to rejoice, gladden, with accusative of person (or equivalent), subject person Deuteronomy 24:5; Jeremiah 20:15 (+ Infinitive absolute), Proverbs 10:1; Proverbs 15:20; Proverbs 27:11; Proverbs 29:3 (Hosea 7:3 see משׁח 2); especially subject י׳ (God) Jeremiah 31:13 (with מִן separ.) Isaiah 56:7; 2 Chronicles 20:27 (with מִן of source, see Qal 1 a), Ezra 6:22; Nehemiah 12:43 (+ accusative of congnate meaning with verb) Psalm 86:4; Psalm 90:15; Psalm 92:5 (ב instrumental), also, with ל person cause to exult at Psalm 30:2, id. with עַל person Lamentations 2:17; subject of thing Judges 9:13; Psalm 19:9; Psalm 45:9; Psalm 46:5; Psalm 104:15; Ecclesiastes 10:19; Proverbs 12:25; Proverbs 15:30; Proverbs 27:9.
̸Hiph. = Pi. Perfect 2nd person masculine singular הִשְׂמַחְתָּ Psalm 89:43 (subject י׳).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


4:14; 4:14




12:7; 12:12; 12:18; 12:18; 14:26; 16:11; 24:5; 24:5; 27:7; 33:18; 33:18


9:13; 9:13; 9:19

1 Samuel

2:1; 11:9; 11:15

2 Samuel

1:20; 1:20

2 Kings


1 Chronicles

16:10; 16:31; 29:9; 29:9

2 Chronicles

15:15; 20:27; 29:36




12:43; 12:43




21:12; 22:19; 31:29


9:3; 16:9; 16:9; 19:9; 19:9; 21:2; 30:2; 32:11; 35:15; 35:19; 35:24; 38:17; 45:9; 46:5; 48:12; 69:33; 86:4; 86:4; 89:43; 90:14; 90:15; 92:5; 96:11; 97:1; 104:15; 104:15; 104:31; 119:74


5:18; 10:1; 12:25; 13:9; 15:20; 15:30; 23:15; 24:17; 27:9; 27:11; 27:11; 29:3; 29:6


3:12; 3:22; 10:19; 11:8


9:2; 9:16; 9:16; 14:8; 14:29; 39:2; 56:7; 65:13; 66:10


20:15; 20:15; 20:15; 31:13; 41:13




25:6; 35:14


7:3; 9:1


2:21; 2:21; 2:23








3:14; 3:14


4:10; 10:7

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H8055 matches the Hebrew שָׂמַח (śāmaḥ),
which occurs 158 times in 148 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 3 (Exo 4:14–Psa 33:21)

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:14 - And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Moses, and he said, Is not Aaron the Levite thy brother? I know that he can speak well. And also, behold, he cometh forth to meet thee: and when he seeth thee, he will be glad H8055 in his heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 23:40 - And ye shall take you on the first day the boughs of goodly trees, branches of palm trees, and the boughs of thick trees, and willows of the brook; and ye shall rejoice H8055 before the LORD your God seven days.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 12:7 - And there ye shall eat before the LORD your God, and ye shall rejoice H8055 in all that ye put your hand unto, ye and your households, wherein the LORD thy God hath blessed thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 12:12 - And ye shall rejoice H8055 before the LORD your God, ye, and your sons, and your daughters, and your menservants, and your maidservants, and the Levite that is within your gates; forasmuch as he hath no part nor inheritance with you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 12:18 - But thou must eat them before the LORD thy God in the place which the LORD thy God shall choose, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, and thy manservant, and thy maidservant, and the Levite that is within thy gates: and thou shalt rejoice H8055 before the LORD thy God in all that thou puttest thine hands unto.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 14:26 - And thou shalt bestow that money for whatsoever thy soul lusteth after, for oxen, or for sheep, or for wine, or for strong drink, or for whatsoever thy soul desireth: and thou shalt eat there before the LORD thy God, and thou shalt rejoice, H8055 thou, and thine household,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:11 - And thou shalt rejoice H8055 before the LORD thy God, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, and thy manservant, and thy maidservant, and the Levite that is within thy gates, and the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow, that are among you, in the place which the LORD thy God hath chosen to place his name there.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:14 - And thou shalt rejoice H8055 in thy feast, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, and thy manservant, and thy maidservant, and the Levite, the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow, that are within thy gates.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 24:5 - When a man hath taken a new wife, he shall not go out to war, neither shall he be charged with any business: but he shall be free at home one year, and shall cheer up H8055 his wife which he hath taken.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 26:11 - And thou shalt rejoice H8055 in every good thing which the LORD thy God hath given unto thee, and unto thine house, thou, and the Levite, and the stranger that is among you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 27:7 - And thou shalt offer peace offerings, and shalt eat there, and rejoice H8055 before the LORD thy God.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 33:18 - And of Zebulun he said, Rejoice, H8055 Zebulun, in thy going out; and, Issachar, in thy tents.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:13 - And the vine said unto them, Should I leave my wine, which cheereth H8055 God and man, and go to be promoted over the trees?
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:19 - If ye then have dealt truly and sincerely with Jerubbaal and with his house this day, then rejoice H8055 ye in Abimelech, and let him also rejoice H8055 in you:
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 19:3 - And her husband arose, and went after her, to speak friendly unto her, and to bring her again, having his servant with him, and a couple of asses: and she brought him into her father's house: and when the father of the damsel saw him, he rejoiced H8055 to meet him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:1 - And Hannah prayed, and said, My heart rejoiceth in the LORD, mine horn is exalted in the LORD: my mouth is enlarged over mine enemies; because I rejoice H8055 in thy salvation.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 6:13 - And they of Bethshemesh were reaping their wheat harvest in the valley: and they lifted up their eyes, and saw the ark, and rejoiced H8055 to see it.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 11:9 - And they said unto the messengers that came, Thus shall ye say unto the men of Jabeshgilead, To morrow, by that time the sun be hot, ye shall have help. And the messengers came and shewed it to the men of Jabesh; and they were glad. H8055
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 11:15 - And all the people went to Gilgal; and there they made Saul king before the LORD in Gilgal; and there they sacrificed sacrifices of peace offerings before the LORD; and there Saul and all the men of Israel rejoiced H8055 greatly.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 19:5 - For he did put his life in his hand, and slew the Philistine, and the LORD wrought a great salvation for all Israel: thou sawest it, and didst rejoice: H8055 wherefore then wilt thou sin against innocent blood, to slay David without a cause?
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 1:20 - Tell it not in Gath, publish it not in the streets of Askelon; lest the daughters of the Philistines rejoice, H8055 lest the daughters of the uncircumcised triumph.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 5:7 - And it came to pass, when Hiram heard the words of Solomon, that he rejoiced H8055 greatly, and said, Blessed be the LORD this day, which hath given unto David a wise son over this great people.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 11:20 - And all the people of the land rejoiced, H8055 and the city was in quiet: and they slew Athaliah with the sword beside the king's house.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:10 - Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice H8055 that seek the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 29:9 - Then the people rejoiced, H8055 for that they offered willingly, because with perfect heart they offered willingly to the LORD: and David the king also rejoiced H8055 with great joy.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 6:41 - Now therefore arise, O LORD God, into thy resting place, thou, and the ark of thy strength: let thy priests, O LORD God, be clothed with salvation, and let thy saints rejoice H8055 in goodness.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 15:15 - And all Judah rejoiced H8055 at the oath: for they had sworn with all their heart, and sought him with their whole desire; and he was found of them: and the LORD gave them rest round about.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 20:27 - Then they returned, every man of Judah and Jerusalem, and Jehoshaphat in the forefront of them, to go again to Jerusalem with joy; for the LORD had made them to rejoice H8055 over their enemies.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 23:21 - And all the people of the land rejoiced: H8055 and the city was quiet, after that they had slain Athaliah with the sword.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 24:10 - And all the princes and all the people rejoiced, H8055 and brought in, and cast into the chest, until they had made an end.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 29:36 - And Hezekiah rejoiced, H8055 and all the people, that God had prepared the people: for the thing was done suddenly.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 30:25 - And all the congregation of Judah, with the priests and the Levites, and all the congregation that came out of Israel, and the strangers that came out of the land of Israel, and that dwelt in Judah, rejoiced. H8055
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 6:22 - And kept the feast of unleavened bread seven days with joy: for the LORD had made them joyful, H8055 and turned the heart of the king of Assyria unto them, to strengthen their hands in the work of the house of God, the God of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:43 - Also that day they offered great sacrifices, and rejoiced: H8055 for God had made them rejoice H8055 with great joy: the wives also and the children rejoiced: H8055 so that the joy of Jerusalem was heard even afar off.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 8:15 - And Mordecai went out from the presence of the king in royal apparel of blue and white, and with a great crown of gold, and with a garment of fine linen and purple: and the city of Shushan rejoiced and was glad.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:22 - Which rejoice exceedingly, and are glad, when they can find the grave?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 21:12 - They take the timbrel and harp, and rejoice H8055 at the sound of the organ.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:19 - The righteous see it, and are glad: H8055 and the innocent laugh them to scorn.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:25 - If I rejoiced H8055 because my wealth was great, and because mine hand had gotten much;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:29 - If I rejoiced H8055 at the destruction of him that hated me, or lifted up myself when evil found him:
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 5:11 - But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: H8055 let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:2 - I will be glad H8055 and rejoice in thee: I will sing praise to thy name, O thou most High.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 14:7 - Oh that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion! when the LORD bringeth back the captivity of his people, Jacob shall rejoice, and Israel shall be glad. H8055
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 16:9 - Therefore my heart is glad, H8055 and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 19:8 - The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing H8055 the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 21:1 - [[To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.]] The king shall joy H8055 in thy strength, O LORD; and in thy salvation how greatly shall he rejoice!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 30:1 - [[A Psalm and Song at the dedication of the house of David.]] I will extol thee, O LORD; for thou hast lifted me up, and hast not made my foes to rejoice H8055 over me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 31:7 - I will be glad and rejoice H8055 in thy mercy: for thou hast considered my trouble; thou hast known my soul in adversities;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 32:11 - Be glad H8055 in the LORD, and rejoice, ye righteous: and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 33:21 - For our heart shall rejoice H8055 in him, because we have trusted in his holy name.

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