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Lexicon :: Strong's H8057 - śimḥâ

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feminine noun
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TWOT Reference: 2268b

Strong’s Definitions

שִׂמְחָה simchâh, sim-khaw'; from H8056; blithesomeness or glee, (religious or festival):—× exceeding(-ly), gladness, joy(-fulness), mirth, pleasure, rejoice(-ing).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 94x

The KJV translates Strong's H8057 in the following manner: joy (44x), gladness (31x), mirth (8x), rejoice (3x), rejoicing (2x), miscellaneous (6x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 94x
The KJV translates Strong's H8057 in the following manner: joy (44x), gladness (31x), mirth (8x), rejoice (3x), rejoicing (2x), miscellaneous (6x).
  1. joy, mirth, gladness

    1. mirth, gladness, joy, gaiety, pleasure

    2. joy (of God)

    3. glad result, happy issue

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
שִׂמְחָה simchâh, sim-khaw'; from H8056; blithesomeness or glee, (religious or festival):—× exceeding(-ly), gladness, joy(-fulness), mirth, pleasure, rejoice(-ing).
STRONGS H8057: Abbreviations
שִׂמְחָה 93 noun feminine joy, gladness, mirth; — absolute שׂ׳ Genesis 31:37 +, construct שִׂמְחַת Isaiah 9:2 +; suffix שִׂמְחָתִי Psalm 137:6, etc.; plural שְׂמָחוֺת Psalm 16:11, תֹ- Psalm 45:16; —
1. mirth, gladness, e.g. in festivity, Genesis 31:27 (E), Psalm 137:3; Psalm 137:6, 1 Kings 1:40; 1 Samuel 18:6; Isaiah 9:2 (twice in verse); Isaiah 16:10; Psalm 45:16; יוֺם מִשְׁתֶּה וְשׂ׳ Esther 9:17, 18, 22 compare (יוֺם omitted) Esther 9:19 (+ יוֺם טוֺב), Esther 9:22 (|| יוֺם טוֺם), + 5 times, + קוֺל שׂ׳ Jeremiah 7:34 = Jeremiah 16:9 = Jeremiah 25:10 = Jeremiah 33:11; joy of heart Proverbs 14:10, 13; Ecclesiastes 5:19; Songs 3:11, compare (of inward joy) Jonah 4:6; Proverbs 15:23; Proverbs 21:15; = gaiety, pleasure Isaiah 22:13; Ecclesiastes 2:1, 2, 10; Ecclesiastes 8:15; Ecclesiastes 9:7, בֵּית שׂ׳ Ecclesiastes 7:4; חָנֵף שׂ׳ Job 20:5, of foolish Proverbs 15:21; Proverbs 21:17; malicious joy Ezekiel 35:15 (ל of thing), so כָּללֵֿבָב שׂ׳ Ezekiel 36:5.
2. 46 (especially Psalms Chronicles) religious: 2 Samuel 6:12 || 1 Chronicles 15:16, 25; Joel 1:16 +; יוֺם שׂ׳ Numbers 10:10 (P); עָשָׂה שׂ׳ i.e. make a (sacred) festivity 2 Chronicles 30:23; Nehemiah 8:12; Nehemiah 12:27; שִׂמְחַת עוֺלָם Isaiah 35:10 = Isaiah 51:11; Isaiah 61:7; שׂ׳ with עַל person Nehemiah 12:44; joy of heart Isaiah 30:29; Jeremiah 15:16; as gift of י׳ Psalm 4:8; Psalm 21:7 + 7 times + (in mockery) Isaiah 66:5.
† 3. joy of י׳ Zephaniah 3:17.
† 4. glad result, gleeful issue Psalm 106:5 (|| טוֺבָה), Proverbs 10:28; Proverbs 12:20 (Gr אֱמֻנָה, Toy מִשְׁפָּט; opposed to מִרְמָה).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


31:27; 31:37



1 Samuel


2 Samuel


1 Kings


1 Chronicles

15:16; 15:25

2 Chronicles



8:12; 12:27; 12:44


9:17; 9:18; 9:19; 9:22; 9:22




4:8; 16:11; 21:7; 45:16; 45:16; 106:5; 137:3; 137:6; 137:6


10:28; 12:20; 14:10; 14:13; 15:21; 15:23; 21:15; 21:17


2:1; 2:2; 2:10; 5:19; 7:4; 8:15; 9:7

Song of Songs



9:2; 9:2; 16:10; 22:13; 30:29; 35:10; 51:11; 61:7; 66:5


7:34; 15:16; 16:9; 25:10; 33:11


35:15; 36:5








Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H8057 matches the Hebrew שִׂמְחָה (śimḥâ),
which occurs 94 times in 89 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 2 (Gen 31:27–Pro 14:10)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:27 - Wherefore didst thou flee away secretly, and steal away from me; and didst not tell me, that I might have sent thee away with mirth, H8057 and with songs, with tabret, and with harp?
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 10:10 - Also in the day of your gladness, H8057 and in your solemn days, and in the beginnings of your months, ye shall blow with the trumpets over your burnt offerings, and over the sacrifices of your peace offerings; that they may be to you for a memorial before your God: I am the LORD your God.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:47 - Because thou servedst not the LORD thy God with joyfulness, H8057 and with gladness of heart, for the abundance of all things;
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 16:23 - Then the lords of the Philistines gathered them together for to offer a great sacrifice unto Dagon their god, and to rejoice: H8057 for they said, Our god hath delivered Samson our enemy into our hand.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 18:6 - And it came to pass as they came, when David was returned from the slaughter of the Philistine, that the women came out of all cities of Israel, singing and dancing, to meet king Saul, with tabrets, with joy, H8057 and with instruments of musick.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 6:12 - And it was told king David, saying, The LORD hath blessed the house of Obededom, and all that pertaineth unto him, because of the ark of God. So David went and brought up the ark of God from the house of Obededom into the city of David with gladness. H8057
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:40 - And all the people came up after him, and the people piped with pipes, and rejoiced with great joy, H8057 so that the earth rent with the sound of them.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 12:40 - Moreover they that were nigh them, even unto Issachar and Zebulun and Naphtali, brought bread on asses, and on camels, and on mules, and on oxen, and meat, meal, cakes of figs, and bunches of raisins, and wine, and oil, and oxen, and sheep abundantly: for there was joy H8057 in Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:16 - And David spake to the chief of the Levites to appoint their brethren to be the singers with instruments of musick, psalteries and harps and cymbals, sounding, by lifting up the voice with joy. H8057
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:25 - So David, and the elders of Israel, and the captains over thousands, went to bring up the ark of the covenant of the LORD out of the house of Obededom with joy. H8057
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 29:9 - Then the people rejoiced, for that they offered willingly, because with perfect heart they offered willingly to the LORD: and David the king also rejoiced with great joy. H8057
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 29:17 - I know also, my God, that thou triest the heart, and hast pleasure in uprightness. As for me, in the uprightness of mine heart I have willingly offered all these things: and now have I seen with joy H8057 thy people, which are present here, to offer willingly unto thee.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 29:22 - And did eat and drink before the LORD on that day with great gladness. H8057 And they made Solomon the son of David king the second time, and anointed him unto the LORD to be the chief governor, and Zadok to be priest.
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; H8057 for the LORD had made them to rejoice over their enemies.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 23:18 - Also Jehoiada appointed the offices of the house of the LORD by the hand of the priests the Levites, whom David had distributed in the house of the LORD, to offer the burnt offerings of the LORD, as it is written in the law of Moses, with rejoicing H8057 and with singing, as it was ordained by David.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 29:30 - Moreover Hezekiah the king and the princes commanded the Levites to sing praise unto the LORD with the words of David, and of Asaph the seer. And they sang praises with gladness, H8057 and they bowed their heads and worshipped.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 30:21 - And the children of Israel that were present at Jerusalem kept the feast of unleavened bread seven days with great gladness: H8057 and the Levites and the priests praised the LORD day by day, singing with loud instruments unto the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 30:23 - And the whole assembly took counsel to keep other seven days: and they kept other seven days with gladness. H8057
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 30:26 - So there was great joy H8057 in Jerusalem: for since the time of Solomon the son of David king of Israel there was not the like in Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 3:12 - But many of the priests and Levites and chief of the fathers, who were ancient men, that had seen the first house, when the foundation of this house was laid before their eyes, wept with a loud voice; and many shouted aloud for joy: H8057
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 3:13 - So that the people could not discern the noise of the shout of joy H8057 from the noise of the weeping of the people: for the people shouted with a loud shout, and the noise was heard afar off.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 6:22 - And kept the feast of unleavened bread seven days with joy: H8057 for the LORD had made them joyful, 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 8:12 - And all the people went their way to eat, and to drink, and to send portions, and to make great mirth, H8057 because they had understood the words that were declared unto them.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 8:17 - And all the congregation of them that were come again out of the captivity made booths, and sat under the booths: for since the days of Jeshua the son of Nun unto that day had not the children of Israel done so. And there was very great gladness. H8057
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:27 - And at the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem they sought the Levites out of all their places, to bring them to Jerusalem, to keep the dedication with gladness, H8057 both with thanksgivings, and with singing, with cymbals, psalteries, and with harps.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:43 - Also that day they offered great sacrifices, and rejoiced: for God had made them rejoice with great joy: H8057 the wives also and the children rejoiced: so that the joy H8057 of Jerusalem was heard even afar off.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:44 - And at that time were some appointed over the chambers for the treasures, for the offerings, for the firstfruits, and for the tithes, to gather into them out of the fields of the cities the portions of the law for the priests and Levites: for Judah rejoiced H8057 for the priests and for the Levites that waited.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 8:16 - The Jews had light, and gladness, H8057 and joy, and honour.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 8:17 - And in every province, and in every city, whithersoever the king's commandment and his decree came, the Jews had joy H8057 and gladness, a feast and a good day. And many of the people of the land became Jews; for the fear of the Jews fell upon them.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 9:17 - On the thirteenth day of the month Adar; and on the fourteenth day of the same rested they, and made it a day of feasting and gladness. H8057
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 9:18 - But the Jews that were at Shushan assembled together on the thirteenth day thereof, and on the fourteenth thereof; and on the fifteenth day of the same they rested, and made it a day of feasting and gladness. H8057
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 9:19 - Therefore the Jews of the villages, that dwelt in the unwalled towns, made the fourteenth day of the month Adar a day of gladness H8057 and feasting, and a good day, and of sending portions one to another.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 9:22 - As the days wherein the Jews rested from their enemies, and the month which was turned unto them from sorrow to joy, H8057 and from mourning into a good day: that they should make them days of feasting and joy, H8057 and of sending portions one to another, and gifts to the poor.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:5 - That the triumphing of the wicked is short, and the joy H8057 of the hypocrite but for a moment?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 4:7 - Thou hast put gladness H8057 in my heart, more than in the time that their corn and their wine increased.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 16:11 - Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; H8057 at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 21:6 - For thou hast made him most blessed for ever: thou hast made him exceeding glad H8057 with thy countenance.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 30:11 - Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing: thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness; H8057
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 43:4 - Then will I go unto the altar of God, unto God my exceeding H8057 joy: yea, upon the harp will I praise thee, O God my God.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:15 - With gladness H8057 and rejoicing shall they be brought: they shall enter into the king's palace.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 51:8 - Make me to hear joy and gladness; H8057 that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 68:3 - But let the righteous be glad; let them rejoice before God: yea, let them exceedingly H8057 rejoice.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 97:11 - Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness H8057 for the upright in heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 100:2 - Serve the LORD with gladness: H8057 come before his presence with singing.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:5 - That I may see the good of thy chosen, that I may rejoice in the gladness H8057 of thy nation, that I may glory with thine inheritance.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 137:3 - For there they that carried us away captive required of us a song; and they that wasted us required of us mirth, H8057 saying, Sing us one of the songs of Zion.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 137:6 - If I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth; if I prefer not Jerusalem above my chief joy. H8057
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:28 - The hope of the righteous shall be gladness: H8057 but the expectation of the wicked shall perish.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:20 - Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil: but to the counsellors of peace is joy. H8057
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:10 - The heart knoweth his own bitterness; and a stranger doth not intermeddle with his joy. H8057

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