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Lexicon :: Strong's H8056 - śāmēaḥ

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TWOT Reference: 2268a

Strong’s Definitions

שָׂמֵחַ sâmêach, saw-may'-akh; from H8055; blithe or gleeful:—(be) glad, joyful, (making) merry((-hearted), -ily), rejoice(-ing).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 23x

The KJV translates Strong's H8056 in the following manner: rejoice (11x), glad (4x), joyful (3x), merry (3x), merrily (1x), merryhearted (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 23x
The KJV translates Strong's H8056 in the following manner: rejoice (11x), glad (4x), joyful (3x), merry (3x), merrily (1x), merryhearted (1x).
  1. joyful, merry, glad

    1. joyful, showing joy

    2. you who rejoice (subst)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
שָׂמֵחַ sâmêach, saw-may'-akh; from H8055; blithe or gleeful:—(be) glad, joyful, (making) merry((-hearted), -ily), rejoice(-ing).
STRONGS H8056: Abbreviations
שָׂמֵחַ verbal adjective glad, joyful, merry; — absolute שׂ׳ Deuteronomy 16:15 +, feminine שְׂמֵחָה Psalm 119:9; plural שְׂמֵחִים 1 Kings 1:45 +, construct שִׂמְחֵי Isaiah 24:17, שְׂמֵחֵי Psalm 35:26; —
a. as adjective joyful, shewing joy, 1 Kings 1:45; Esther 5:9 (+ טוֺב לֵב), Esther 5:14; אֵם שְׂמֵחָה Psalm 113:9; לֵב שׂ׳ Proverbs 15:13; Proverbs 17:22; at feast of tabernacle Deuteronomy 16:15, in thankfulness to י׳ Psalm 126:3 (both predicate with הָיָה), 1 Kings 8:66 (+ טוֺבֵי לֵב) = 2 Chronicles 7:10.
b. = participle 1 Kings 1:40 (|| מְחַלְּלִים piping), 1 Kings 4:20; 2 Kings 11:14 (+ תֹּקֵעַ ב) = 2 Chronicles 23:13, מִן of thing Ecclesiastes 2:10.
2. as substantive הַשׂ׳ Amos 6:13 (+ ל of thing), Proverbs 2:14 (ל infinitive), Job 3:22 (+ אֱלֵיגִֿיל; || יָשְׂישׂוּ); שִׂמְחֵילֵֿב Isaiah 24:7; of malicious joy שׂ׳ Proverbs 17:5 (ל of thing), שְׂמֵחֵי רָעָתִי Psalm 35:26.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


16:15; 16:15

1 Kings

1:40; 1:45; 1:45; 4:20; 8:66

2 Kings


2 Chronicles

7:10; 23:13


5:9; 5:14




35:26; 35:26; 113:9; 119:9; 126:3


2:14; 15:13; 17:5; 17:22




24:7; 24:17




Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H8056 matches the Hebrew שָׂמֵחַ (śāmēaḥ),
which occurs 20 times in 20 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 16:15 - Seven days shalt thou keep a solemn feast unto the LORD thy God in the place which the LORD shall choose: because the LORD thy God shall bless thee in all thine increase, and in all the works of thine hands, therefore thou shalt surely rejoice. H8056
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:40 - And all the people came up after him, and the people piped with pipes, and rejoiced H8056 with great joy, so that the earth rent with the sound of them.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:45 - And Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet have anointed him king in Gihon: and they are come up from thence rejoicing, H8056 so that the city rang again. This is the noise that ye have heard.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 4:20 - Judah and Israel were many, as the sand which is by the sea in multitude, eating and drinking, and making merry. H8056
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:66 - On the eighth day he sent the people away: and they blessed the king, and went unto their tents joyful H8056 and glad of heart for all the goodness that the LORD had done for David his servant, and for Israel his people.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 11:14 - And when she looked, behold, the king stood by a pillar, as the manner was, and the princes and the trumpeters by the king, and all the people of the land rejoiced, H8056 and blew with trumpets: and Athaliah rent her clothes, and cried, Treason, Treason.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:31 - Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice: and let men say among the nations, The LORD reigneth.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 7:10 - And on the three and twentieth day of the seventh month he sent the people away into their tents, glad H8056 and merry in heart for the goodness that the LORD had shewed unto David, and to Solomon, and to Israel his people.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 23:13 - And she looked, and, behold, the king stood at his pillar at the entering in, and the princes and the trumpets by the king: and all the people of the land rejoiced, H8056 and sounded with trumpets, also the singers with instruments of musick, and such as taught to sing praise. Then Athaliah rent her clothes, and said, Treason, Treason.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 5:9 - Then went Haman forth that day joyful H8056 and with a glad heart: but when Haman saw Mordecai in the king's gate, that he stood not up, nor moved for him, he was full of indignation against Mordecai.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 5:14 - Then said Zeresh his wife and all his friends unto him, Let a gallows be made of fifty cubits high, and to morrow speak thou unto the king that Mordecai may be hanged thereon: then go thou in merrily H8056 with the king unto the banquet. And the thing pleased Haman; and he caused the gallows to be made.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 35:26 - Let them be ashamed and brought to confusion together that rejoice H8056 at mine hurt: let them be clothed with shame and dishonour that magnify themselves against me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 113:9 - He maketh the barren woman to keep house, and to be a joyful H8056 mother of children. Praise ye the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 126:3 - The LORD hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad. H8056
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 2:14 - Who rejoice H8056 to do evil, and delight in the frowardness of the wicked;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:13 - A merry H8056 heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:5 - Whoso mocketh the poor reproacheth his Maker: and he that is glad H8056 at calamities shall not be unpunished.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:22 - A merry H8056 heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 2:10 - And whatsoever mine eyes desired I kept not from them, I withheld not my heart from any joy; for my heart rejoiced H8056 in all my labour: and this was my portion of all my labour.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 24:7 - The new wine mourneth, the vine languisheth, all the merryhearted H8056 do sigh.
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