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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 - Then the anger of the LORD burned against Moses, and He said, “Is there not your brother Aaron the Levite? I know that [fn]he speaks fluently. And moreover, behold, he is coming out to meet you; when he sees you, he will be [fn]overjoyed H8055.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 23:40 - ‘Now on the first day you shall take for yourselves the [fn]foliage of beautiful trees, palm branches and branches of trees with thick branches and willows of the brook, and you shall rejoice H8055 before the LORD your God for seven days.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 12:7 - “There you and your households shall eat before the LORD your God, and rejoice H8055 in all [fn]your undertakings in which the LORD your God has blessed you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 12:12 - “And you shall rejoice H8055 before the LORD your God, you and your sons and daughters, your male and female slaves, and the Levite who is within your gates, since he has no portion or inheritance with you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 12:18 - “But you shall eat them before the LORD your God in the place which the LORD your God will choose, you and your son and daughter, and your male and female slaves, and the Levite who is within your gates; and you shall rejoice H8055 before the LORD your God in all [fn]your undertakings.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 14:26 - “And you may spend the money on whatever your [fn]heart desires: on oxen, sheep, wine, other strong drink, or whatever your [fn]heart [fn]desires; and there you shall eat in the presence of the LORD your God and rejoice H8055, you and your household.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:11 - and you shall rejoice H8055 before the LORD your God, you, your son and your daughter, and your male and female slaves, and the Levite who is in your [fn]town, and the stranger, the [fn]orphan, and the widow who are in your midst, at the place where the LORD your God chooses to establish His name.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:14 - and you shall rejoice H8055 in your feast, you, your son and your daughter, and your male and female slaves, and the Levite, the stranger, the [fn]orphan, and the widow who are in your [fn]towns.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 24:5 -

“When a man takes a new wife, he is not to go out with the army, nor be assigned any duty; he shall be free at home for one year and shall make H8055 his wife whom he has taken happy H8055.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 26:11 - and you, the Levite, and the stranger who is among you shall rejoice H8055 in all the good which the LORD your God has given you and your household.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 27:7 - and you shall sacrifice peace offerings and eat there, and rejoice H8055 before the LORD your God.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 33:18 -

Of Zebulun he said,

“Rejoice H8055, Zebulun, in your going out,

And, Issachar, in your tents.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:13 - “But the vine said to them, ‘Shall I give up my new wine, which cheers H8055 God and mankind, and go to wave over the trees?’
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 9:19 - so if you have acted with [fn]honesty and integrity toward Jerubbaal and his house this day, be H8055 joyful H8055 about Abimelech, and may he also be H8055 joyful H8055 about you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 19:3 - Then her husband set out and went after her to speak [fn]gently to her in order to bring her back, [fn]taking with him his servant and a pair of donkeys. And she brought him into her father’s house, and when the girl’s father saw him, he was H8055 glad H8055 to meet him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:1 -

Then Hannah prayed and said,

“My heart rejoices in the LORD;

My [fn]horn is exalted in the LORD,

My mouth [fn]speaks boldly against my enemies,

Because I rejoice H8055 in Your salvation.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 6:13 -

Now the people of Beth-shemesh were gathering in their wheat harvest in the valley, and they raised their eyes and saw the ark, and rejoiced H8055 at seeing it.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 11:9 - They said to the messengers who had come, “This is what you shall say to the men of Jabesh-gilead: ‘Tomorrow, by the time the sun is hot, you will be saved.’” So the messengers went and told the men of Jabesh; and they rejoiced H8055.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 11:15 - So all the people went to Gilgal, and there they made Saul king before the LORD in Gilgal. There they also offered 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 took his life in his hand and struck the Philistine, and the LORD brought about a great [fn]victory for all Israel; you saw it and rejoiced H8055. Why then would you sin against innocent blood by putting David to death [fn]for no reason?”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 1:20 -

“Tell it not in Gath,

Proclaim it not in the streets of Ashkelon,

Or the daughters of the Philistines will rejoice H8055,

The daughters of the uncircumcised will celebrate.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 5:7 -

When Hiram heard the words of Solomon, he greatly rejoiced H8055; and he said, “Blessed be the LORD today, who has given to David a wise son over this great people.”

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 11:20 - So all the people of the land rejoiced H8055 and the city was [fn]peaceful. For they had put Athaliah to death with the sword at the king’s house.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:10 -

Boast in His holy name;

Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be H8055 joyful H8055.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 29:9 - Then the people rejoiced H8055 because they had offered so willingly, for they made their offering to the LORD wholeheartedly, and King David also rejoiced H8055 greatly.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 6:41 -

“Now then arise, LORD God, to Your resting place, You and the ark of Your might; let Your priests, LORD God, be clothed with salvation, and let Your godly ones rejoice H8055 in what is good.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 15:15 - All Judah rejoiced H8055 concerning the oath, for they had sworn with all their heart and had sought Him [fn]earnestly, and He let them find Him. So the LORD gave them rest on every side.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 20:27 - Every man of Judah and Jerusalem returned, with Jehoshaphat at their head, returning to Jerusalem with joy, for the LORD had helped H8055 them to rejoice H8055 over their enemies.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 23:21 - So all of the people of the land rejoiced H8055 and the city was at rest. For they had put Athaliah to death with the sword.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 24:10 - All the officers and all the people rejoiced H8055, and they brought in their contribution and [fn]dropped it into the chest until they had finished.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 29:36 - Then Hezekiah and all the people rejoiced H8055 over what God had prepared for the people, because the thing came about suddenly.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 30:25 - All the assembly of Judah rejoiced H8055, with the priests and the Levites and all the assembly that came from Israel, both the strangers who came from the land of Israel and those living in Judah.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 6:22 - And they held the Feast of Unleavened Bread for seven days with joy, because the LORD had made H8055 them happy H8055, and had turned the heart of the king of Assyria toward them to [fn]encourage them in the work of the house of God, the God of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:43 - and on that day they offered great sacrifices and rejoiced H8055 because God had given H8055 them great joy, and the women and children rejoiced H8055 as well, so that the joy of Jerusalem was heard from far away.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 8:15 -

Then Mordecai went out from the presence of the king in a royal robe of violet and white, with a large crown of gold and a garment of fine linen and purple; and the city of Susa shouted and rejoiced H8055.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 3:22 -

Who are filled with jubilation,

And rejoice when they find the grave?

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 21:12 -

“They [fn]sing with the tambourine and harp,

And rejoice H8055 at the sound of the flute.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:19 -

“The righteous see and are H8055 glad H8055,

And the innocent mock them, saying,

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:25 -

If I have gloated H8055 because my wealth was great,

And because my hand had obtained so much;

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 31:29 -

“Have I rejoiced H8055 at the misfortune of my enemy,

Or become excited when evil found him?

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 5:11 -

But rejoice H8055, all who take refuge in You,

Sing for joy forever!

And [fn]may You shelter them,

That those who love Your name may rejoice in You.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:2 -

I will rejoice H8055 and be jubilant in You;

I will sing praise to Your name, O Most High.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 14:7 -

Oh, that the salvation of Israel would come out of Zion!

When the LORD restores the fortunes of His people,

Jacob will rejoice, Israel will be H8055 glad H8055.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 16:9 -

Therefore my heart is H8055 glad H8055 and my glory rejoices;

My flesh also will dwell securely.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 19:8 -

The precepts of the LORD are right, rejoicing H8055 the heart;

The commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 21:1 -

For the music director. A Psalm of David.

LORD, in Your strength the king will be H8055 glad H8055,

And in Your [fn]salvation how greatly he will rejoice!

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 30:1 -

A Psalm; a Song at the Dedication of the House. A Psalm of David.

I will exalt You, LORD, for You have lifted me up,

And have not let my enemies rejoice H8055 over me.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 31:7 -

I will rejoice and be H8055 glad H8055 in Your faithfulness,

Because You have seen my misery;

You have known the troubles of my soul,

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 32:11 -

Be H8055 glad H8055 in the LORD and rejoice, you righteous ones;

And shout for joy, all you who are upright in heart.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 33:21 -

For our heart rejoices H8055 in Him,

Because we trust in His holy name.

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