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Lexicon :: Strong's H8057 - śimḥâ

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Part of Speech
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 slip away secretly? Why did you deceive me? And why didn’t you say you wanted to leave? I would have given you a farewell feast, with singing and music, accompanied by tambourines and harps.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 10:10 - Blow the trumpets in times of gladness, too, sounding them at your annual festivals and at the beginning of each month. And blow the trumpets over your burnt offerings and peace offerings. The trumpets will remind the LORD your God of his covenant with you. I am the LORD your God.”
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:47 - If you do not serve the LORD your God with joy and enthusiasm for the abundant benefits you have received,
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 16:23 - The Philistine rulers held a great festival, offering sacrifices and praising their god, Dagon. They said, “Our god has given us victory over our enemy Samson!”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 18:6 - When the victorious Israelite army was returning home after David had killed the Philistine, women from all the towns of Israel came out to meet King Saul. They sang and danced for joy with tambourines and cymbals.[fn]
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 6:12 - Then King David was told, “The LORD has blessed Obed-edom’s household and everything he has because of the Ark of God.” So David went there and brought the Ark of God from the house of Obed-edom to the City of David with a great celebration.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:40 - And all the people followed Solomon into Jerusalem, playing flutes and shouting for joy. The celebration was so joyous and noisy that the earth shook with the sound.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 12:40 - And people from as far away as Issachar, Zebulun, and Naphtali brought food on donkeys, camels, mules, and oxen. Vast supplies of flour, fig cakes, clusters of raisins, wine, olive oil, cattle, sheep, and goats were brought to the celebration. There was great joy throughout the land of Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:16 - David also ordered the Levite leaders to appoint a choir of Levites who were singers and musicians to sing joyful songs to the accompaniment of harps, lyres, and cymbals.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:25 - Then David and the elders of Israel and the generals of the army[fn] went to the house of Obed-edom to bring the Ark of the LORD’s Covenant up to Jerusalem with a great celebration.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 29:9 - The people rejoiced over the offerings, for they had given freely and wholeheartedly to the LORD, and King David was filled with joy.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 29:17 - I know, my God, that you examine our hearts and rejoice when you find integrity there. You know I have done all this with good motives, and I have watched your people offer their gifts willingly and joyously.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 29:22 - They feasted and drank in the LORD’s presence with great joy that day.
And again they crowned David’s son Solomon as their new king. They anointed him before the LORD as their leader, and they anointed Zadok as priest.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 20:27 - Then all the men returned to Jerusalem, with Jehoshaphat leading them, overjoyed that the LORD had given them victory over their enemies.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 23:18 - Jehoiada now put the priests and Levites in charge of the Temple of the LORD, following all the directions given by David. He also commanded them to present burnt offerings to the LORD, as prescribed by the Law of Moses, and to sing and rejoice as David had instructed.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 29:30 - King Hezekiah and the officials ordered the Levites to praise the LORD with the psalms written by David and by Asaph the seer. So they offered joyous praise and bowed down in worship.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 30:21 - So the people of Israel who were present in Jerusalem joyously celebrated the Festival of Unleavened Bread for seven days. Each day the Levites and priests sang to the LORD, accompanied by loud instruments.[fn]
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 30:23 - The entire assembly then decided to continue the festival another seven days, so they celebrated joyfully for another week.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 30:26 - There was great joy in the city, for Jerusalem had not seen a celebration like this one since the days of Solomon, King David’s son.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 3:12 - But many of the older priests, Levites, and other leaders who had seen the first Temple wept aloud when they saw the new Temple’s foundation. The others, however, were shouting for joy.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 3:13 - The joyful shouting and weeping mingled together in a loud noise that could be heard far in the distance.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 6:22 - Then they celebrated the Festival of Unleavened Bread for seven days. There was great joy throughout the land because the LORD had caused the king of Assyria[fn] to be favorable to them, so that he helped them to rebuild the Temple of God, the God of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 8:12 - So the people went away to eat and drink at a festive meal, to share gifts of food, and to celebrate with great joy because they had heard God’s words and understood them.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 8:17 - So everyone who had returned from captivity lived in these shelters during the festival, and they were all filled with great joy! The Israelites had not celebrated like this since the days of Joshua[fn] son of Nun.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:27 - For the dedication of the new wall of Jerusalem, the Levites throughout the land were asked to come to Jerusalem to assist in the ceremonies. They were to take part in the joyous occasion with their songs of thanksgiving and with the music of cymbals, harps, and lyres.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:43 - Many sacrifices were offered on that joyous day, for God had given the people cause for great joy. The women and children also participated in the celebration, and the joy of the people of Jerusalem could be heard far away.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:44 - On that day men were appointed to be in charge of the storerooms for the offerings, the first part of the harvest, and the tithes. They were responsible to collect from the fields outside the towns the portions required by the Law for the priests and Levites. For all the people of Judah took joy in the priests and Levites and their work.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 8:16 - The Jews were filled with joy and gladness and were honored everywhere.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 8:17 - In every province and city, wherever the king’s decree arrived, the Jews rejoiced and had a great celebration and declared a public festival and holiday. And many of the people of the land became Jews themselves, for they feared what the Jews might do to them.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 9:17 - This was done throughout the provinces on March 7, and on March 8 they rested,[fn] celebrating their victory with a day of feasting and gladness.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 9:18 - (The Jews at Susa killed their enemies on March 7 and again on March 8, then rested on March 9,[fn] making that their day of feasting and gladness.)
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 9:19 - So to this day, rural Jews living in remote villages celebrate an annual festival and holiday on the appointed day in late winter,[fn] when they rejoice and send gifts of food to each other.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 9:22 - He told them to celebrate these days with feasting and gladness and by giving gifts of food to each other and presents to the poor. This would commemorate a time when the Jews gained relief from their enemies, when their sorrow was turned into gladness and their mourning into joy.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:5 - the triumph of the wicked has been short lived
and the joy of the godless has been only temporary?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 4:7 - You have given me greater joy
than those who have abundant harvests of grain and new wine.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 16:11 - You will show me the way of life,
granting me the joy of your presence
and the pleasures of living with you forever.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 21:6 - You have endowed him with eternal blessings
and given him the joy of your presence.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 30:11 - You have turned my mourning into joyful dancing.
You have taken away my clothes of mourning and clothed me with joy,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 43:4 - There I will go to the altar of God,
to God—the source of all my joy.
I will praise you with my harp,
O God, my God!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:15 - What a joyful and enthusiastic procession
as they enter the king’s palace!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 51:8 - Oh, give me back my joy again;
you have broken me—
now let me rejoice.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 68:3 - But let the godly rejoice.
Let them be glad in God’s presence.
Let them be filled with joy.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 97:11 - Light shines on the godly,
and joy on those whose hearts are right.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 100:2 - Worship the LORD with gladness.
Come before him, singing with joy.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 106:5 - Let me share in the prosperity of your chosen ones.
Let me rejoice in the joy of your people;
let me praise you with those who are your heritage.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 137:3 - For our captors demanded a song from us.
Our tormentors insisted on a joyful hymn:
“Sing us one of those songs of Jerusalem!”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 137:6 - May my tongue stick to the roof of my mouth
if I fail to remember you,
if I don’t make Jerusalem my greatest joy.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:28 - The hopes of the godly result in happiness,
but the expectations of the wicked come to nothing.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:20 - Deceit fills hearts that are plotting evil;
joy fills hearts that are planning peace!
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 14:10 - Each heart knows its own bitterness,
and no one else can fully share its joy.

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