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Lexicon :: Strong's H8077 - šᵊmāmâ

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Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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TWOT Reference: 2409b,2409c

Strong’s Definitions

שְׁמָמָה shᵉmâmâh, shem-aw-maw'; or שִׁמָמָה shimâmâh; feminine of H8076; devastation; figuratively, astonishment:—(laid, × most) desolate(-ion), waste.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 58x

The KJV translates Strong's H8077 in the following manner: desolate (40x), desolation (14x), waste (1x), miscellaneous (3x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 58x
The KJV translates Strong's H8077 in the following manner: desolate (40x), desolation (14x), waste (1x), miscellaneous (3x).
  1. devastation, waste, desolation

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
שְׁמָמָה shᵉmâmâh, shem-aw-maw'; or שִׁמָמָה shimâmâh; feminine of H8076; devastation; figuratively, astonishment:—(laid, × most) desolate(-ion), waste.
STRONGS H8077: Abbreviations
שְׁמָמָה 55 noun feminine a devastation, waste; — absolute שׁ׳ Exodus 23:29 +; plural construct שִׁמְמוֺת Jeremiah 51:26 +; — waste, usually of land, city, house, etc., Exodus 23:29 (E), Isaiah 1:7 (probably strike out, with words following StuJP Th. 1877, 714 FBJBL (1890), 84), Leviticus 26:33 (H), Jeremiah 4:27 + 14 times Jeremiah (|| מֵאֵין אָדָם ונו׳ Jeremiah 32:43, מֵאֵין ישֵׁב Jeremiah 34:22), Ezekiel 6:14 + 18 times Ezekiel (Ezekiel 35:7a read שְׁמָמָה וּמְשַׁמָּה for MT וּשְׁמָמָה שִֽׁמְמָה, so Hi Co Toy Krae and others) +; of prince, יִלְבַּשׁ שׁ׳ Ezekiel 7:27; of idols Micah 1:7; כּוֺם שַׁמָּה ושׁ׳ Ezekiel 23:33. — Ezekiel 35:12 see שׁמם Qal.
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23:29; 23:29






4:27; 32:43; 34:22; 51:26


6:14; 7:27; 23:33; 35:7; 35:12




Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H8077 matches the Hebrew שְׁמָמָה (šᵊmāmâ),
which occurs 58 times in 54 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 2 (Exo 23:29–Zep 1:13)

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:29 - I will not drive them out from before thee in one year; lest the land become desolate, H8077 and the beast of the field multiply against thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:33 - And I will scatter you among the heathen, and will draw out a sword after you: and your land shall be desolate, H8077 and your cities waste.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 8:28 - And Joshua burnt Ai, and made it an heap for ever, even a desolation H8077 unto this day.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 1:7 - Your country is desolate, H8077 your cities are burned with fire: your land, strangers devour it in your presence, and it is desolate, H8077 as overthrown by strangers.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 6:11 - Then said I, Lord, how long? And he answered, Until the cities be wasted without inhabitant, and the houses without man, and the land be utterly H8077 desolate,
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 17:9 - In that day shall his strong cities be as a forsaken bough, and an uppermost branch, which they left because of the children of Israel: and there shall be desolation. H8077
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 62:4 - Thou shalt no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall thy land any more be termed Desolate: H8077 but thou shalt be called Hephzibah, and thy land Beulah: for the LORD delighteth in thee, and thy land shall be married.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 64:10 - Thy holy cities are a wilderness, Zion is a wilderness, Jerusalem a desolation. H8077
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 4:27 - For thus hath the LORD said, The whole land shall be desolate; H8077 yet will I not make a full end.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 6:8 - Be thou instructed, O Jerusalem, lest my soul depart from thee; lest I make thee desolate, H8077 a land not inhabited.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 9:11 - And I will make Jerusalem heaps, and a den of dragons; and I will make the cities of Judah desolate, H8077 without an inhabitant.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 10:22 - Behold, the noise of the bruit is come, and a great commotion out of the north country, to make the cities of Judah desolate, H8077 and a den of dragons.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 12:10 - Many pastors have destroyed my vineyard, they have trodden my portion under foot, they have made my pleasant portion a desolate H8077 wilderness.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 12:11 - They have made it desolate, and being desolate H8077 it mourneth unto me; the whole land is made desolate, because no man layeth it to heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 25:12 - And it shall come to pass, when seventy years are accomplished, that I will punish the king of Babylon, and that nation, saith the LORD, for their iniquity, and the land of the Chaldeans, and will make it perpetual desolations. H8077
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 32:43 - And fields shall be bought in this land, whereof ye say, It is desolate H8077 without man or beast; it is given into the hand of the Chaldeans.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 34:22 - Behold, I will command, saith the LORD, and cause them to return to this city; and they shall fight against it, and take it, and burn it with fire: and I will make the cities of Judah a desolation H8077 without an inhabitant.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 44:6 - Wherefore my fury and mine anger was poured forth, and was kindled in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem; and they are wasted and desolate, H8077 as at this day.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 49:2 - Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will cause an alarm of war to be heard in Rabbah of the Ammonites; and it shall be a desolate H8077 heap, and her daughters shall be burned with fire: then shall Israel be heir unto them that were his heirs, saith the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 49:33 - And Hazor shall be a dwelling for dragons, and a desolation H8077 for ever: there shall no man abide there, nor any son of man dwell in it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 50:13 - Because of the wrath of the LORD it shall not be inhabited, but it shall be wholly desolate: H8077 every one that goeth by Babylon shall be astonished, and hiss at all her plagues.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:26 - And they shall not take of thee a stone for a corner, nor a stone for foundations; but thou shalt be desolate H8077 for ever, saith the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:62 - Then shalt thou say, O LORD, thou hast spoken against this place, to cut it off, that none shall remain in it, neither man nor beast, but that it shall be desolate H8077 for ever.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 6:14 - So will I stretch out my hand upon them, and make the land desolate, H8077 yea, more desolate than the wilderness toward Diblath, in all their habitations: and they shall know that I am the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 7:27 - The king shall mourn, and the prince shall be clothed with desolation, H8077 and the hands of the people of the land shall be troubled: I will do unto them after their way, and according to their deserts will I judge them; and they shall know that I am the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 12:20 - And the cities that are inhabited shall be laid waste, and the land shall be desolate; H8077 and ye shall know that I am the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 14:15 - If I cause noisome beasts to pass through the land, and they spoil it, so that it be desolate, H8077 that no man may pass through because of the beasts:
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 14:16 - Though these three men were in it, as I live, saith the Lord GOD, they shall deliver neither sons nor daughters; they only shall be delivered, but the land shall be desolate. H8077
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 15:8 - And I will make the land desolate, H8077 because they have committed a trespass, saith the Lord GOD.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 23:33 - Thou shalt be filled with drunkenness and sorrow, with the cup of astonishment and desolation, H8077 with the cup of thy sister Samaria.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 29:9 - And the land of Egypt shall be desolate H8077 and waste; and they shall know that I am the LORD: because he hath said, The river is mine, and I have made it.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 29:10 - Behold, therefore I am against thee, and against thy rivers, and I will make the land of Egypt utterly waste and desolate, H8077 from the tower of Syene even unto the border of Ethiopia.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 29:12 - And I will make the land of Egypt desolate H8077 in the midst of the countries that are desolate, and her cities among the cities that are laid waste shall be desolate H8077 forty years: and I will scatter the Egyptians among the nations, and will disperse them through the countries.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 32:15 - When I shall make the land of Egypt desolate, H8077 and the country shall be destitute of that whereof it was full, when I shall smite all them that dwell therein, then shall they know that I am the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 33:28 - For I will lay the land most desolate, H8077 and the pomp of her strength shall cease; and the mountains of Israel shall be desolate, that none shall pass through.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 33:29 - Then shall they know that I am the LORD, when I have laid the land most desolate H8077 because of all their abominations which they have committed.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 35:3 - And say unto it, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, O mount Seir, I am against thee, and I will stretch out mine hand against thee, and I will make thee most desolate. H8077
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 35:4 - I will lay thy cities waste, and thou shalt be desolate, H8077 and thou shalt know that I am the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 35:7 - Thus will I make mount Seir most H8077 desolate, H8077 and cut off from it him that passeth out and him that returneth.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 35:9 - I will make thee perpetual desolations, H8077 and thy cities shall not return: and ye shall know that I am the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 35:14 - Thus saith the Lord GOD; When the whole earth rejoiceth, I will make thee desolate. H8077
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 35:15 - As thou didst rejoice at the inheritance of the house of Israel, because it was desolate, so will I do unto thee: thou shalt be desolate, H8077 O mount Seir, and all Idumea, even all of it: and they shall know that I am the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 36:34 - And the desolate land shall be tilled, whereas it lay desolate H8077 in the sight of all that passed by.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 9:18 - O my God, incline thine ear, and hear; open thine eyes, and behold our desolations, and the city which is called by thy name: for we do not present our supplications before thee for our righteousnesses, but for thy great mercies.
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 2:3 - A fire devoureth before them; and behind them a flame burneth: the land is as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate H8077 wilderness; yea, and nothing shall escape them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 2:20 - But I will remove far off from you the northern army, and will drive him into a land barren and desolate, H8077 with his face toward the east sea, and his hinder part toward the utmost sea, and his stink shall come up, and his ill savour shall come up, because he hath done great things.
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 3:19 - Egypt shall be a desolation, H8077 and Edom shall be a desolate H8077 wilderness, for the violence against the children of Judah, because they have shed innocent blood in their land.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 1:7 - And all the graven images thereof shall be beaten to pieces, and all the hires thereof shall be burned with the fire, and all the idols thereof will I lay desolate: H8077 for she gathered it of the hire of an harlot, and they shall return to the hire of an harlot.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 7:13 - Notwithstanding the land shall be desolate H8077 because of them that dwell therein, for the fruit of their doings.
Unchecked Copy BoxZep 1:13 - Therefore their goods shall become a booty, and their houses a desolation: H8077 they shall also build houses, but not inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, but not drink the wine thereof.

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