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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 - “Why did you flee secretly and [fn]deceive me and not tell me—so that I might have sent you away with gladness H8057 and with songs, with tambourine and with lyre
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 10:10 - “Also in the day of your gladness H8057 and in your appointed [fn]feasts, and on the first days of your months, you shall blow the trumpets over your burnt offerings and over the sacrifices of your peace offerings; and they shall be as a remembrance of you before your God. I am Yahweh your God.”
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:47 -

“Because you did not serve Yahweh your God with gladness H8057 and a merry heart—because of the abundance of all things,

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 16:23 -

Now the lords of the Philistines assembled to offer a great sacrifice to Dagon their god and to be glad H8057; and they said,

“Our god has given Samson our enemy into our hands.”

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 18:6 -

And it happened as they were coming, when David returned from striking down the Philistine, that the women came out of all the cities of Israel, singing and dancing, to meet King Saul, with tambourines, with gladness H8057, and with [fn]musical instruments.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 6:12 -

Then it was told to King David, saying, “Yahweh has blessed the house of Obed-edom and all that belongs to him, on account of the ark of God.” So David went and brought up the ark of God from the house of Obed-edom into the city of David with gladness H8057.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:40 - And all the people went up after him, and the people [fn]were playing on flutes and were glad with great gladness H8057, so that the earth [fn]shook at their sound.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 12:40 - Moreover those who were near to them, even as far as Issachar and Zebulun and Naphtali, brought food on donkeys, camels, mules, and on oxen, great provisions of flour, fig cakes and bunches of raisins, wine, oil, oxen, and sheep. There was gladness H8057 indeed in Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:16 -

Then David said to the chiefs of the Levites to appoint their relatives the singers, with instruments of music, harps, lyres, loud-sounding cymbals, to raise a sound of gladness H8057.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:25 -

So it was David, with the elders of Israel and the commanders over thousands, who went to bring up the ark of the covenant of Yahweh from the house of Obed-edom with gladness H8057.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 29:9 - Then the people were glad because they had offered so willingly, for they made their freewill offering to Yahweh with a whole heart, and King David also was exceedingly glad.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 29:17 - “And I know, O my God, that You try the heart and delight in uprightness. I, in the uprightness of my heart, have willingly offered all these things. So now with gladness H8057 I have seen Your people, who are present here, make their offerings willingly to You.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 29:22 - So they ate and drank that day before Yahweh with great gladness H8057.

And they made Solomon the son of David king a second time, and they anointed him as ruler for Yahweh and Zadok as priest.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 20:27 - And every man of Judah and Jerusalem returned with Jehoshaphat at their head, returning to Jerusalem with gladness H8057, for Yahweh had made them glad over their enemies.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 23:18 - And Jehoiada placed the assignments concerning the house of Yahweh in the hand of the Levitical priests, whom David had divided by lot to be over the house of Yahweh, to offer the burnt offerings of Yahweh, as it is written in the law of Moses—with gladness H8057 and singing according to the [fn]order of David.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 29:30 - Moreover, King Hezekiah and the officials ordered the Levites to sing praises to Yahweh with the words of David and Asaph the seer. So they sang praises with gladness H8057, and bowed down and worshiped.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 30:21 - And the sons of Israel present in Jerusalem celebrated the Feast of Unleavened Bread for seven days with great gladness H8057, and the Levites and the priests praised Yahweh day after day with loud instruments to Yahweh.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 30:23 -

Then the whole assembly took counsel to determine to celebrate the feast another seven days, so they celebrated the seven days with gladness H8057.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 30:26 - So there was great gladness H8057 in Jerusalem, because there was nothing like this in Jerusalem since the days of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 3:12 - Yet many of the priests and Levites and heads of fathers’ households, the old men who had seen the first house of Yahweh, were weeping with a loud voice when the foundation of this house was laid before their eyes, while many in loud shouts with gladness H8057 were raising their voice,
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 3:13 - so that the people could not distinguish the [fn]voices of the shouting of gladness H8057 from the [fn]voices of the weeping of the people, for the people were shouting with a loud shout, and those [fn]voices were heard far away.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 6:22 - And they celebrated the Feast of Unleavened Bread seven days with gladness H8057, for Yahweh had caused them to be glad and had turned the heart of the king of Assyria toward them to [fn]strengthen them in the work of the house of God, the God of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 8:12 - Then all the people went away to eat, to drink, to send portions, and to celebrate with great gladness H8057, because they understood the words which had been made known to them.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 8:17 - The entire assembly of those who had returned from the captivity made booths and lived in the booths. The sons of Israel had indeed not done so from the days of Joshua the son of Nun to that day. And there was exceedingly great gladness H8057.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:27 -

Now at the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem they sought out the Levites from all their places, to bring them to Jerusalem so that they might celebrate the dedication with gladness H8057, with hymns of thanksgiving and with songs to the accompaniment of cymbals, harps and lyres.

Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:43 - and on that day they offered great sacrifices and were glad because God had given them great gladness H8057, even the women and children were glad, so that the gladness H8057 of Jerusalem was heard from afar.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:44 -

On that day men were also appointed over the chambers for the stores, the contributions, the first fruits, and the tithes, to gather into them from the fields of the cities the portions required by the law for the priests and Levites; for Judah was glad H8057 over the priests and Levites who stood to minister.

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 8:16 - For the Jews there was light and gladness H8057 and joy and honor.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 8:17 - And in each and every province and in each and every city, wherever the king’s word and his law reached, there was gladness H8057 and joy for the Jews, a feast and a [fn]holiday. And many among the peoples of the land became Jews, for the dread of the Jews had fallen on them.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 9:17 - This was done on the thirteenth day of the month Adar, and on the fourteenth [fn]day they rested and made it a day of feasting and gladness H8057.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 9:18 -

But the Jews who were in Susa assembled on the thirteenth and the fourteenth [fn]of the same month, and they rested on the fifteenth [fn]day and made it a day of feasting and gladness H8057.

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 9:19 - Therefore the Jews of the rural areas, who live in the rural towns, make the fourteenth day of the month Adar a [fn]holiday for gladness H8057 and feasting and sending portions of food to one another.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 9:22 - because on those days the Jews obtained rest for themselves from their enemies, and it was a month which was turned around for them from sorrow into gladness H8057 and from mourning into a [fn]holiday; that they should make them days of feasting and gladness H8057 and sending portions of food to one another and gifts to the poor.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:5 -

That the shouts of joy of the wicked are short,

And the gladness H8057 of the godless momentary?

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 4:7 -

You have put gladness H8057 in my heart,

More than when their grain and new wine abound.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 16:11 -

You will make known to me the path of life;

In Your presence is fullness of joy H8057;

In Your right hand there are pleasures forever.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 21:6 -

For You make him [fn]most blessed forever;

You make him joyful with gladness H8057 in Your presence.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 30:11 -

You have turned for me my mourning into dancing;

You have loosed my sackcloth and girded me with gladness H8057,

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 43:4 -

Then I will go to the altar of God,

To God [fn]my exceeding H8057 joy;

And upon the lyre I shall praise You, O God, my God.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:15 -

They will be led forth with gladness H8057 and rejoicing;

They will enter into the King’s palace.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 51:8 -

[fn]Make me to hear joy and gladness H8057,

Let the bones which You have crushed rejoice.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 68:3 -

But let the righteous be glad; let them exult before God;

And let them rejoice with gladness H8057.

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 Yahweh with gladness H8057;

Come before Him with joyful songs.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:5 -

That I may see the goodness of Your chosen ones,

That I may rejoice in the gladness H8057 of Your nation,

That I may boast with Your [fn]inheritance.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 137:3 -

For there our captors asked us about the words of a song,

And our tormentors asked joyfully H8057, saying,

“Sing for us one of the songs of Zion.”

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 137:6 -

May my tongue cling to the roof of my mouth

If I do not remember you,

If I do not [fn]exalt Jerusalem

Above my chief joy H8057.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:28 -

The expectation of the righteous is gladness H8057,

But the hope of the wicked will perish.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:20 -

Deceit is in the heart of those who devise evil,

But counselors of peace have gladness H8057.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:10 -

The heart knows its own bitterness,

And a stranger does not share its gladness H8057.

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