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Lexicon :: Strong's H8071 - śimlâ

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Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Perhaps by permutation for the fem. of סֶמֶל (H5566) (through the idea of a cover assuming the shape of the object beneath)
Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 2270a

Strong’s Definitions

שִׂמְלָה simlâh, sim-law'; perhaps by permutation for the feminine of H5566 (through the idea of a cover assuming the shape of the object beneath); a dress, especially a mantle:—apparel, cloth(-es, -ing), garment, raiment. Compare H8008.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 29x

The KJV translates Strong's H8071 in the following manner: raiment (11x), clothes (6x), garment (6x), apparel (2x), cloth (2x), clothing (2x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 29x
The KJV translates Strong's H8071 in the following manner: raiment (11x), clothes (6x), garment (6x), apparel (2x), cloth (2x), clothing (2x).
  1. wrapper, mantle, covering garment, garments, clothes, raiment, a cloth

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
שִׂמְלָה simlâh, sim-law'; perhaps by permutation for the feminine of H5566 (through the idea of a cover assuming the shape of the object beneath); a dress, especially a mantle:—apparel, cloth(-es, -ing), garment, raiment. Compare H8008.
STRONGS H8071: Abbreviations
שִׂמְלָה noun feminine wrapper, mantle; — absolute שׂ׳ Genesis 9:23 +, construct שִׂמְלַת Deuteronomy 21:13; Deuteronomy 22:5; suffix שִׂמְלָֽתְךָ Deuteronomy 8:4, etc.; plural שְׂמָלֹת Genesis 45:22 (twice in verse) +, suffix שִׂמְלֹתָם Genesis 44:13 +, etc.; — wrapper, mantle (of man or [Ruth 3:3 +] woman), usually square piece of cloth worn as outer garment (see MackieHast. DB. i. 625; BenzEncy. Bib. iii. 2932), Genesis 35:2; Exodus 22:26 (both E), Deuteronomy 8:4; Deuteronomy 10:18; Deuteronomy 21:13; Deuteronomy 22:3; Isaiah 3:6, 7; Isaiah 9:4; 2 Samuel 12:20 Kt, Ruth 3:3 Kt (Qr in both plural); as covering in sleep Genesis 9:23 (J; compare Exodus 22:26), bed-covering Deuteronomy 22:17; covering or receptacle for articles Exodus 12:34 (E), Judges 8:25; 1 Samuel 21:10, compare Proverbs 30:4; more generally garment, Deuteronomy 22:5, clothes (plural) Genesis 37:34; Genesis 44:13 (J), Genesis 41:14; Exodus 19:10, 14 (all E), Joshua 7:6 (JE); as costly gifts Genesis 45:22 (twice in verse); Exodus 3:22; Exodus 12:35 (all E).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


9:23; 9:23; 35:2; 37:34; 41:14; 44:13; 44:13; 45:22; 45:22


3:22; 12:34; 12:35; 19:10; 19:14; 22:26; 22:26


8:4; 8:4; 10:18; 21:13; 21:13; 22:3; 22:5; 22:5; 22:17






3:3; 3:3

1 Samuel


2 Samuel





3:6; 3:7; 9:4


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H8071 matches the Hebrew שִׂמְלָה (śimlâ),
which occurs 31 times in 28 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:23 - But Shem and Japheth took a garment H8071 and laid it on both their shoulders and walked backward and covered the nakedness of their father; and their faces were [fn]turned away, so that they did not see their father’s nakedness.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 35:2 - So Jacob said to his household and to all who were with him, “Remove the foreign gods which are among you, and purify yourselves and change your garments H8071;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:34 - So Jacob tore his clothes H8071, and put on a sackcloth undergarment over his waist, and mourned for his son many days.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:14 - Then Pharaoh sent word and called for Joseph, and they hurriedly brought him out of the dungeon; and when he had shaved himself and changed his clothes H8071, he came to Pharaoh.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:13 - Then they tore their clothes H8071 in grief, and when each man had loaded his donkey, they returned to the city.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:22 - To [fn]each of them he gave changes of garments H8071, but to Benjamin he gave three hundred pieces of silver and five changes of garments H8071.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 3:22 - “But every woman shall ask her neighbor and the woman who lives in her house for articles of silver and articles of gold, and clothing H8071; and you will put them on your sons and daughters. So you will plunder the Egyptians.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:34 - So the people took their dough before it was leavened, with their kneading bowls bound up in the clothes H8071 on their shoulders.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:35 - Now the sons of Israel had done according to the word of Moses, for they had requested from the Egyptians articles of silver and articles of gold, and clothing H8071;
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 19:10 - The LORD also said to Moses, “Go to the people and consecrate them today and tomorrow, and have them wash their garments H8071;
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 19:14 - So Moses went down from the mountain to the people and consecrated the people, and they washed their garments H8071.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:27 - for that is his only covering; it is his cloak H8071 for his [fn]body. What else is he to sleep in? And it will come about that when he cries out to Me, I will listen to him, for I am gracious.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 8:4 - “Your clothing H8071 did not wear out on you, nor did your foot swell these forty years.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 10:18 - “He executes justice for the orphan and the widow, and shows His love for the stranger by giving him food and clothing H8071.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 21:13 - “She shall also [fn]remove the clothes H8071 of her captivity and shall remain in your house, and weep for her father and mother a full month; and after that you may have relations with her and become her husband and she shall be your wife.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:3 - “You shall also do this with his donkey, and you shall do the same with his garment H8071, and you shall do likewise with any lost property of your countryman, which has been lost by him and you have found. You are not allowed to avoid them.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:5 - “A woman shall not wear a man’s clothing, nor shall a man put on a woman’s clothing H8071; for whoever does these things is an abomination to the LORD your God.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:17 - and behold, he has charged her with shameful behavior, saying, “I did not find your daughter to have evidence of virginity.” But [fn]this is the evidence of my daughter’s virginity.’ And they shall spread out the garment H8071 before the elders of the city.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 7:6 - Then Joshua tore his clothes H8071 and fell to the ground on his face before the ark of the LORD until the evening, both he and the elders of Israel; and they put dust on their heads.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 8:25 - And they said, “We will certainly give them to you.” So they spread out a garment H8071, and every one of them tossed an earring there from his plunder.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 3:3 - “Wash yourself therefore, and anoint yourself, and put on your best clothes H8071, and go down to the threshing floor; but do not reveal yourself to the man until he has finished eating and drinking.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 21:9 - Then the priest said, “The sword of Goliath the Philistine, whom you [fn]killed in the Valley of Elah, behold, it is wrapped in a cloth H8071 behind the ephod; if you would take it for yourself, take it. For there is no other except it here.” And David said, “There is none like it; give it to me.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 12:20 - So David got up from the ground, washed, anointed himself, and changed his clothes H8071; and he went into the house of the LORD and worshiped. Then he went to his own house, and when he asked, they served him food, and he ate.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 30:4 - Who has ascended into heaven and descended?
Who has gathered the wind in His fists?
Who has wrapped the waters in [fn]His garment H8071?
Who has established all the ends of the earth?
What is His name or His [fn]Son’s name?
Surely you know!
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 3:6 - When a man lays hold of his brother in his father’s house, saying,
“You have a cloak H8071, you shall be our ruler!
And these ruins will be under your [fn]authority,”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 3:7 - He will [fn]protest on that day, saying,
“I will not be your [fn]healer,
For in my house there is neither bread nor cloak H8071;
You should not appoint me ruler of the people.”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 4:1 - For seven women will take hold of one man on that day, saying, “We will eat our own bread and wear our own clothes H8071, only let us be called by your name; take away our disgrace!”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 9:5 - For every boot of the marching warrior in the roar of battle,
And cloak H8071 rolled in blood, will be for burning, fuel for the fire.
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