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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 did not tell me, so that I might have sent you away with joy H8057 and with songs, with tambourine and with lyre;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 10:10 - “Also on the day of your joy H8057 and at 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 reminder of you before your God. I am the LORD your God.”
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:47 -

“Since you did not serve the LORD your God with joy H8057 and a cheerful heart, in gratitude for the abundance of all things,

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 16:23 -

Now the governors of the Philistines assembled to offer a great sacrifice to Dagon their god, and to celebrate H8057, for they said,

“Our god has handed Samson our enemy over to us.”

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 18:6 -

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

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 6:12 -

Now it was reported to King David, saying, “The LORD 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 the ark of God up from the house of Obed-edom to the city of David with joy H8057.

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

Then David spoke to the chiefs of the Levites to appoint their relatives as the singers, with musical instruments, harps, lyres, and cymbals, playing to raise sounds of joy H8057.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:25 -

So it was David, with the elders of Israel and the captains of thousands, who went to bring up the ark of the covenant of the LORD from the house of Obed-edom with joy H8057.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 29:9 - Then the people rejoiced because they had offered so willingly, for they made their offering to the LORD wholeheartedly, and King David also rejoiced greatly.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 29:17 - “Since I know, my God, that You put the heart to the test and delight in uprightness, I, in the integrity of my heart, have willingly offered all these things; so now with joy 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 the LORD with great gladness H8057.

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

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 20:27 - Every man of Judah and Jerusalem returned, with Jehoshaphat at their head, returning to Jerusalem with joy H8057, for the LORD had helped them to rejoice over their enemies.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 23:18 - Moreover, Jehoiada placed the offices of the house of the LORD under the [fn]authority of the Levitical priests, whom David had assigned over 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 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 the LORD with the words of David and Asaph the seer. So they sang praises with joy H8057, and bowed down and worshiped.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 30:21 - The sons of Israel present in Jerusalem celebrated the Feast of Unleavened Bread for seven days with great joy H8057, and the Levites and the priests were praising the LORD day after day with loud instruments to the LORD.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 30:23 -

Then the whole assembly decided to celebrate the feast another seven days, so they celebrated the seven days with joy H8057.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 30:26 - So there was great joy 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 [fn]temple, wept with a loud voice when the foundation of this house was laid before their eyes, while many shouted aloud for joy H8057,
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 3:13 - so that the people could not distinguish the sound of the shout of joy H8057 from the sound of the weeping of the people, because the people were shouting with a loud shout, and the sound was heard far away.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 6:22 - And they held the Feast of Unleavened Bread for seven days with joy H8057, because the LORD had made them happy, 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 8:12 - Then all the people went away to eat, drink, to send portions, and to [fn]celebrate a great feast 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. Indeed, the sons of Israel had not done so since the days of Joshua the son of Nun to that day. And there was very great rejoicing 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 could celebrate the dedication with joy H8057, with songs 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 rejoiced because God had given them great joy H8057, and the women and children rejoiced as well, so that the joy H8057 of Jerusalem was heard from far away.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:44 -

On that day men were also appointed over the chambers for the supplies, 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 rejoiced H8057 over the priests and the Levites who [fn]served.

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 8:16 - For the Jews there was light, joy H8057, jubilation, and honor.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 8:17 - In each and every province and in each and every city, wherever the king’s commandment and his decree arrived, there was joy H8057 and jubilation for the Jews, a feast and a [fn]holiday. And many among the peoples of the land [fn]became Jews, because 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 rejoicing 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 rejoicing 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 rejoicing H8057 and feasting and sending portions of food to one another.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 9:22 - because on those days the Jews [fn]rid themselves of their enemies, and it was a month which was turned for them from grief into joy H8057, and from mourning into a [fn]holiday; that they were to make them days of feasting and rejoicing H8057, and sending portions of food to one another, and gifts to the poor.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:5 -

That the rejoicing of the wicked is short,

And the joy H8057 of the godless momentary?

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 4:7 -

You have put joy H8057 in my heart,

More than when their grain and new wine are abundant.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 16:11 -

You will make known to me the way 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 the joy H8057 of Your presence.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 30:11 -

You have turned my mourning into dancing for me;

You have untied my sackcloth and encircled me with joy H8057,

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 43:4 -

Then I will go to the altar of God,

To God [fn]my exceeding H8057 joy;

And I will praise You on the lyre, God, my God.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:15 -

They will be brought with joy H8057 and rejoicing;

They will enter into the King’s palace.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 51:8 -

[fn]Let me hear joy and gladness H8057,

Let the bones You have broken rejoice.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 68:3 -

But the righteous will be joyful; they will rejoice before God;

Yes, they will rejoice with gladness H8057.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 97:11 -

Light is sown like seed for the righteous,

And gladness H8057 for the upright in heart.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 100:2 -

Serve the LORD with jubilation H8057;

Come before Him with rejoicing.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:5 -

So that I may see the prosperity of Your chosen ones,

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

That I may boast with Your [fn]inheritance.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 137:3 -

For there our captors [fn]demanded of us [fn]songs,

And our tormentors, jubilation 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 hope of the righteous is gladness H8057,

But the expectation of the wicked perishes.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:20 -

Deceit is in the heart of those who devise evil,

But counselors of peace have joy H8057.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:10 -

The heart knows its own bitterness,

And a stranger does not share its joy H8057.

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