Click to Change

Return to Top

Return to Top

Printer Icon


Copy Options
Red Letter
The Blue Letter Bible

Lexicon :: Strong's H8096 - šimʿî

Choose a new font size and typeface
Part of Speech
proper masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Strong’s Definitions

שִׁמְעִי Shimʻîy, shim-ee'; from H8088; famous; Shimi, the name of twenty Israelites:—Shimeah (from the margin), Shimei, Shimhi, Shimi.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 43x

The KJV translates Strong's H8096 in the following manner: Shimei (41x), Shimhi (1x), Shimi (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 43x
The KJV translates Strong's H8096 in the following manner: Shimei (41x), Shimhi (1x), Shimi (1x).
  1. Shimei or Shimhi or Shimi or Shimea = "renowned"

    1. a Benjamite, son of Gera of the house of Saul in the time of David

    2. a Benjamite, son of Elah and commissariat officer in the time of Solomon

    3. the Ramathite in charge of the vineyards of David

    4. son of Gershon and grandson of Levi

    5. a Levite, son of Jeduthun and chief of the 10th division of singers in the time of David

    6. a Levite of the sons of Heman who took part in the purification of the temple in the time of king Hezekiah of Judah

    7. a Levite, brother of Cononiah in charge of receiving the tithes and offerings in the reign of king Hezekiah of Judah

    8. a Levite who had a foreign wife in the time of Ezra

    9. a Judaite, son of Pedaiah and brother of Zerubbabel

    10. a Simeonite, son of Zacchur

    11. a Reubenite, son of Gog and father of Micah

    12. one of the sons of Hashum who had a foreign wife in the time of Ezra

    13. one of the sons of Bani who had a foreign wife in the time of Ezra

    14. a Benjamite, son of Kish, father of Jair, and grandfather of Mordecai in the time of Esther

    15. a Levite, son of Jahath, grandson of Gershon, and great grandson of Levi

    16. Benjamite, father of Adaiah, Beraiah, and Shimrath. Spelled 'Shimhi'

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
שִׁמְעִי Shimʻîy, shim-ee'; from H8088; famous; Shimi, the name of twenty Israelites:—Shimeah (from the margin), Shimei, Shimhi, Shimi.
STRONGS H8096: Abbreviations
I. שִׁמְעִי 43 proper name, masculine usually Σευεει:
1. in Benjamin:
b. 1 Kings 1:8, perhaps = 1 Kings 4:18.
2. a Ramathite 1 Chronicles 27:27.
3. Levites:
a. 'son' of Gershon Exodus 6:17; Numbers 3:18; 1 Chronicles 6:2; 1 Chronicles 23:7, 9, 10 (twice in verse)
4. brother of Zerubbabel 1 Chronicles 3:19.
5. in Simeon 1 Chronicles 4:26, 27.
6. in Reuben 1 Chronicles 5:4.
7. 1 Chronicles 8:13שֶׁמַע 1 Chronicles 8:13.
8. post-exilic names:
b. Ezra 10:38 (compare 3g above).
9. grandfather of Mordecai Esther 2:5.
10. 2 Samuel 21:21 Kt (Qr שִׁמְעָא which see 1).
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
Copyright © 2002, 2003, 2006 by Biblesoft, Inc.
All rights reserved. Used by permission.

BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs





2 Samuel

16:5; 16:7; 16:13; 19:17; 19:19; 19:22; 19:24; 21:21

1 Kings

1:8; 2; 2:8; 4:18

1 Chronicles

3:19; 4:26; 4:27; 5:4; 6:2; 6:14; 6:27; 8:13; 8:13; 23:7; 23:9; 23:10; 25:17; 27:27

2 Chronicles

29:14; 31:12; 31:13


10:23; 10:33; 10:38




Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H8096 matches the Hebrew שִׁמְעִי (šimʿî),
which occurs 44 times in 40 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 6:17 - The sons of Gershon: [fn]Libni and Shimei H8096, according to their families.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 3:18 - And these are the names of the sons of Gershon by their families: Libni and Shimei H8096;
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 16:5 -

When King David came to Bahurim, behold, a man was coming out from there from the family of the house of Saul, and his name was Shimei H8096, the son of Gera; he was coming out, cursing as he came.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 16:7 - This is what Shimei H8096 said when he cursed: “Go away, go away, you man of bloodshed and worthless man!
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 16:13 - So David and his men went on the road; and Shimei H8096 kept going on the hillside close beside him, and as he went he cursed and threw stones and dirt at him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 19:16 -

Then Shimei H8096 the son of Gera, the Benjaminite who was from Bahurim, hurried and came down with the men of Judah to meet King David.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 19:18 - Then they crossed the shallow places repeatedly to bring over the king’s household, and to do what was good in his sight. And Shimei H8096 the son of Gera fell down before the king as he was about to cross the Jordan.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 19:21 - But Abishai the son of Zeruiah responded, “Should Shimei H8096 not be put to death for this, the fact that he cursed the LORD’S anointed?”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 19:23 - So the king said to Shimei H8096, “You shall not die.” The king also swore to him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 21:21 - When he defied Israel, Jonathan the son of Shimei H8096, David’s brother, struck and killed him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 1:8 - But Zadok the priest, Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, Nathan the prophet, Shimei H8096, Rei, and the mighty men who belonged to David, were not with Adonijah.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 2:8 - “And behold, you have with you Shimei H8096 the son of Gera the Benjaminite, of Bahurim; now it was he who cursed me with a painful curse on the day I went to Mahanaim. But when he came down to meet me at the Jordan, I swore to him by the LORD, saying, ‘I will not put you to death with the sword.’
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 2:36 -

Now the king sent men and summoned Shimei H8096, and said to him, “Build yourself a house in Jerusalem and live there, and do not leave there for any other place.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 2:38 - Shimei H8096 then said to the king, “The word is good. Just as my lord the king has spoken, so your servant shall do.” So Shimei H8096 lived in Jerusalem for many days.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 2:39 -

But it came about at the end of three years, that two of Shimei’s H8096 servants ran away to Achish son of Maacah, king of Gath. And others told Shimei H8096, saying, “Behold, your servants are in Gath.”

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 2:40 - Then Shimei H8096 got up and saddled his donkey, and went to Gath to Achish, to search for his servants. And Shimei H8096 went and brought his servants from Gath.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 2:41 - And it was reported to Solomon that Shimei H8096 had gone from Jerusalem to Gath, and had returned.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 2:42 - So the king sent men and summoned Shimei H8096, and said to him, “Did I not make you swear by the LORD, and solemnly warn you, saying, ‘Know for certain that on the day you depart and go anywhere, you shall assuredly die’? And you said to me, ‘The word I have heard is good.’
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 2:44 - The king also said to Shimei H8096, “You yourself know all the evil that [fn]you acknowledge in your heart, which you did to my father David; therefore the LORD will return your evil on your own head.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 4:18 - Shimei H8096 the son of Ela in Benjamin;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 3:19 - The sons of Pedaiah were Zerubbabel and Shimei H8096. And the [fn]sons of Zerubbabel were Meshullam and Hananiah, and Shelomith was their sister;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:26 - The sons of Mishma were Hammuel his son, Zaccur his son, and Shimei H8096 his son.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:27 - Now Shimei H8096 had sixteen sons and six daughters; but his brothers did not have many sons, nor did all their family increase like the sons of Judah.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 5:4 - The sons of Joel were Shemaiah his son, Gog his son, Shimei H8096 his son,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 6:17 - These are the names of the sons of Gershom: Libni and Shimei H8096.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 6:29 - The sons of Merari were Mahli, Libni his son, Shimei H8096 his son, Uzzah his son,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 6:42 - the son of Ethan, the son of Zimmah, the son of Shimei H8096,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 8:21 - Adaiah, Beraiah, and Shimrath were the sons of [fn]Shimei H8096.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:7 -

Of the Gershonites there were [fn]Ladan and Shimei H8096.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:9 - The sons of Shimei H8096 were Shelomoth, Haziel, and Haran, three. These were the heads of the fathers’ households of Ladan.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 23:10 - The sons of Shimei H8096 were Jahath, [fn]Zina, Jeush, and Beriah. These four were the sons of Shimei H8096.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 25:17 - the tenth to Shimei H8096, his sons and his relatives, twelve;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 27:27 - Shimei H8096 the Ramathite was responsible for the vineyards; and Zabdi the Shiphmite was responsible for the [fn]produce of the vineyards stored in the wine cellars.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 29:14 - and from the sons of Heman, [fn]Jehiel and Shimei H8096; and from the sons of Jeduthun, Shemaiah and Uzziel.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 31:12 - They faithfully brought in the contributions, the tithes, and the consecrated things; and Conaniah the Levite was the officer in charge of them, and his brother Shimei H8096 was second.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 31:13 - Jehiel, Azaziah, Nahath, Asahel, Jerimoth, Jozabad, Eliel, Ismachiah, Mahath, and Benaiah were overseers [fn]under the authority of Conaniah and his brother Shimei H8096 by the appointment of King Hezekiah, and Azariah was the chief officer of the house of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 10:23 -

Of the Levites there were Jozabad, Shimei H8096, Kelaiah (that is, Kelita), Pethahiah, Judah, and Eliezer.

Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 10:33 - of the sons of Hashum: Mattenai, Mattattah, Zabad, Eliphelet, Jeremai, Manasseh, and Shimei H8096;
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 10:38 - Bani, Binnui, Shimei H8096,
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 2:5 -

There was a Jew at the citadel in Susa whose name was Mordecai, the son of Jair, the son of Shimei H8096, the son of Kish, a Benjaminite,

BLB Searches
Search the Bible

Advanced Options

Other Searches

Multi-Verse Retrieval

Daily Devotionals

Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness.

Daily Bible Reading Plans

Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one's mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year.

One-Year Plans

Two-Year Plan