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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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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


23:29; 23:29






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


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




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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 before you in a single year, that the land may not become desolate H8077 and the beasts of the field become too numerous for you.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 26:33 - ‘You, however, I will scatter among the nations and will draw out a sword after you, as your land becomes desolate H8077 and your cities become waste.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 8:28 - So Joshua burned Ai and made it a heap forever, a desolation H8077 until this day.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 1:7 - Your land is desolate, H8077
Your cities are burned with fire,
Your fields—strangers are devouring them in your presence;
It is desolation, H8077 as overthrown by strangers.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 6:11 - Then I said, “Lord, how long?” And He answered,
“Until cities are devastated and without inhabitant,
Houses are without people
And the land is utterly H8077 desolate, H8077
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 17:9 - In that day [fn]their strong cities will be like [fn]forsaken places in the forest,
Or like [fn]branches which they abandoned before the sons of Israel;
And [fn]the land will be a desolation. H8077
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 62:4 - It will no longer be said to you, “[fn]Forsaken,”
Nor to your land will it any longer be said,[fn]Desolate”; H8077
But you will be called,[fn]My delight is in her,”
And your land,[fn]Married”;
For the LORD delights in you,
And to Him your land will be married.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 64:10 - Your holy cities have become a wilderness,
Zion has become a wilderness,
Jerusalem a desolation. H8077
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 4:27 - For thus says the LORD,
“The whole land shall be a desolation, H8077
Yet I will not execute a complete destruction.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 6:8 - “Be warned, O Jerusalem,
Or [fn]I shall be alienated from you,
And make you a desolation, H8077
A land not inhabited.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 9:11 - “I will make Jerusalem a heap of ruins,
A haunt of jackals;
And I will make the cities of Judah a desolation, H8077 without inhabitant.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 10:22 - The sound of a report! Behold, it comes
A great commotion out of the land of the north
To make the cities of Judah
A desolation, H8077 a haunt of jackals.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 12:10 - “Many shepherds have ruined My vineyard,
They have trampled down My field;
They have made My pleasant field
A desolate H8077 wilderness.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 12:11 - [fn]It has been made a desolation, H8077
Desolate, it mourns [fn]before Me;
The whole land has been made desolate,
Because no man lays it to heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 25:12 - ‘Then it will be when seventy years are completed I will punish the king of Babylon and that nation,’ declares the LORD, ‘for their iniquity, and the land of the Chaldeans; and I will make it an everlasting desolation. H8077
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 32:43 - ‘Fields will be bought in this land of which you say, “It is a desolation, H8077 without man or beast; it is given into the hand of the Chaldeans.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 34:22 - ‘Behold, I am going to command,’ declares the LORD, ‘and I will bring them back to this city; and they will fight against it and take it and burn it with fire; and I will make the cities of Judah a desolation H8077 without inhabitant.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 44:6 - ‘Therefore My wrath and My anger were poured out and burned in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem, so they have become a ruin and a desolation H8077 as it is this day.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 49:2 - “Therefore behold, the days are coming,” declares the LORD,
“That I will cause a [fn]trumpet blast of war to be heard
Against Rabbah of the sons of Ammon;
And it will become a desolate H8077 heap,
And her towns will be set on fire.
Then Israel will take possession of his possessors,”
Says the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 49:33 - “Hazor will become a haunt of jackals,
A desolation H8077 forever;
No one will live there,
Nor will a son of man reside in it.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 50:13 - “Because of the indignation of the LORD she will not be inhabited,
But she will be completely desolate; H8077
Everyone who passes by Babylon will be horrified
And will hiss because of all her wounds.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:26 - “They will not take from you even a stone for a corner
Nor a stone for foundations,
But you will be desolate H8077 forever,” declares the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:62 - and say, ‘You, O LORD, have [fn]promised concerning this place to cut it off, so that there will be nothing dwelling in it, [fn]whether man or beast, but it will be a perpetual desolation.’ H8077
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 6:14 - “So throughout all their habitations I will stretch out My hand against them and make the land more desolate H8077 and waste than the wilderness toward Diblah; thus they will know that I am the LORD.”’”
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 7:27 - ‘The king will mourn, the prince will be clothed with horror, H8077 and the hands of the people of the land will [fn]tremble. According to their conduct I will deal with them, and by their judgments I will judge them. And they will know that I am the LORD.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 12:20 - “The inhabited cities will be laid waste and the land will be a desolation. H8077 So you will know that I am the LORD.”’”
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 14:15 - “If I were to cause wild beasts to pass through the land and they [fn]depopulated it, and it became desolate H8077 so that no one would pass through it because of the beasts,
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 14:16 - though these three men were in its midst, as I live,” declares the Lord GOD, “they could not deliver either their sons or their daughters. They alone would be delivered, but the country would be desolate. H8077
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 15:8 - ‘Thus I will make the land desolate, H8077 because they have acted unfaithfully,’” declares the Lord GOD.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 23:33 - ‘You will be filled with drunkenness and sorrow,
The cup of horror and desolation, H8077
The cup of your sister Samaria.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 29:9 - “The land of Egypt will become a desolation H8077 and waste. Then they will know that I am the LORD. Because [fn]you said, ‘The Nile is mine, and I have made it,
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 29:10 - therefore, behold, I am against you and against your [fn]rivers, and I will make the land of Egypt an utter waste and desolation, H8077 from Migdol to Syene and even to the border of [fn]Ethiopia.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 29:12 - “So I will make the land of Egypt a desolation H8077 in the midst of desolated lands. And her cities, in the midst of cities that are laid waste, will be desolate H8077 forty years; and I will scatter the Egyptians among the nations and disperse them among the lands.”
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 32:15 - “When I make the land of Egypt a desolation, H8077
And the land is destitute of that which filled it,
When I smite all those who live in it,
Then they shall know that I am the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 33:28 - “I will make the land a desolation H8077 and a waste, and the pride of her power will cease; and the mountains of Israel will be desolate so that no one will pass through.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 33:29 - “Then they will know that I am the LORD, when I make the land a desolation H8077 and a waste because of all their abominations which they have committed.”’
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 35:3 - and say to it, ‘Thus says the Lord [fn]GOD,
“Behold, I am against you, Mount Seir,
And I will stretch out My hand against you
And make you a desolation H8077 and a waste.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 35:4 - “I will lay waste your cities
And you will become a desolation. H8077
Then you will know that I am the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 35:7 - “I will make Mount Seir a waste H8077 and a desolation H8077 and I will cut off from it the one who passes through and returns.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 35:9 - “I will make you an everlasting desolation H8077 and your cities will not be inhabited. Then you will know that I am the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 35:14 - ‘Thus says the Lord GOD, “As all the earth rejoices, I will make you a desolation. H8077
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 35:15 - “As you rejoiced over the inheritance of the house of Israel because it was desolate, so I will do to you. You will be a desolation, H8077 O Mount Seir, and all Edom, all of it. Then they will know that I am the LORD.”’
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 36:34 - “The desolate land will be cultivated instead of being a desolation H8077 in the sight of everyone who passes by.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 9:18 - “O my God, incline Your ear and hear! Open Your eyes and see our desolations and the city which is called by Your name; for we are not [fn]presenting our supplications before You on account of [fn]any merits of our own, but on account of Your great compassion.
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 2:3 - A fire consumes before them
And behind them a flame burns.
The land is like the garden of Eden before them
But a desolate H8077 wilderness behind them,
And nothing at all escapes them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 2:20 - “But I will remove the northern army far from you,
And I will drive it into a parched and desolate H8077 land,
And its vanguard into the eastern sea,
And its rear guard into the western sea.
And its stench will arise and its foul smell will come up,
For it has done great things.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 3:19 - Egypt will become a waste, H8077
And Edom will become a desolate H8077 wilderness,
Because of the violence [fn]done to the sons of Judah,
In whose land they have shed innocent blood.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 1:7 - All of her idols will be smashed,
All of her earnings will be burned with fire
And all of her images I will make desolate, H8077
For she collected them from a harlot’s earnings,
And to the earnings of a harlot they will return.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 7:13 - And the earth will become desolate H8077 because of her inhabitants,
On account of the fruit of their deeds.
Unchecked Copy BoxZep 1:13 - “Moreover, their wealth will become plunder
And their houses desolate; H8077
Yes, they will build houses but not inhabit them,
And plant vineyards but not drink their wine.”

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