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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 - “For seven days you shall celebrate a feast to the LORD your God in the place which the LORD chooses, because the LORD your God will bless you in all your produce and in all the work of your hands, so that you will be altogether joyful H8056.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:40 - And all the people went up after him, and the people were playing on flutes and rejoicing H8056 with great joy, so that the earth [fn]shook at their noise.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:45 - “Furthermore, Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet have anointed him king in Gihon, and they have come up from there rejoicing H8056, so that the city is going wild. This is the noise which you have heard.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 4:20 - Judah and Israel were as numerous as the sand that is on the [fn]seashore in abundance; they were eating, drinking, and rejoicing H8056.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 8:66 - On the eighth day he dismissed the people, and they blessed the king. Then they went to their tents joyful H8056 and with happy hearts for all the goodness that the LORD had [fn]shown to David His servant, and to Israel His people.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 11:14 - And she looked, and behold, the king was standing by the pillar according to the custom, with the captains and the [fn]trumpeters beside the king; and all the people of the land were joyful H8056 and were blowing trumpets. Then Athaliah tore her clothes and cried out, “Conspiracy! Conspiracy!”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:31 - [fn]Let the heavens be joyful, and the earth rejoice;
And let them say among the nations, “The LORD reigns.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 7:10 - Then on the twenty-third day of the seventh month he sent the people to their tents, rejoicing H8056 and happy in heart because of the goodness that the LORD had shown to David, to Solomon, and to His people Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 23:13 - She looked, and behold, the king was standing by his pillar at the entrance, and the captains and the [fn]trumpeters were beside the king. And all the people of the land rejoiced H8056 and blew trumpets, the singers with their musical instruments [fn]leading the praise. Then Athaliah tore her clothes and said, “Conspiracy! Conspiracy!”
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 5:9 - Then Haman went out that day joyful H8056 and pleased of heart; but when Haman saw Mordecai at the king’s gate and that he did not stand up or tremble before him, Haman was filled with anger against Mordecai.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 5:14 - Then Zeresh his wife and all his friends said to him, “Have a wooden gallows [fn]fifty cubits high made, and in the morning ask the king to have Mordecai hanged on it; then go joyfully H8056 with the king to the banquet.” And the [fn]advice pleased Haman, so he had the wooden gallows made.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 35:26 - May those be ashamed and altogether humiliated who rejoice H8056 at my distress;
May those who exalt themselves over me be clothed with shame and dishonor.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 113:9 - He has the infertile woman live in the house
As a joyful H8056 mother of children.
[fn]Praise [fn]the LORD!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 126:3 - The LORD has done great things for us;
We are joyful H8056.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 2:14 - Who H8056 delight H8056 in doing evil
And rejoice in the perversity of evil;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:13 - A joyful H8056 heart makes a [fn]cheerful face,
But [fn]when the heart is sad, the spirit is broken.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:5 - One who mocks the poor taunts his Maker;
One who rejoices H8056 at disaster will not go unpunished.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 17:22 - A joyful H8056 heart [fn]is good medicine,
But a broken spirit dries up the bones.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 2:10 - All that my eyes desired, I did not refuse them. I did not restrain my heart from any pleasure, for my heart was pleased H8056 because of all my labor; and this was my reward for all my labor.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 24:7 - The new wine mourns,
The vine decays,
All the joyful-hearted H8056 sigh.
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