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Lexicon :: Strong's H8104 - šāmar

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Strong’s Definitions

שָׁמַר shâmar, shaw-mar'; a primitive root; properly, to hedge about (as with thorns), i.e. guard; generally, to protect, attend to, etc.:—beward, be circumspect, take heed (to self), keep(-er, self), mark, look narrowly, observe, preserve, regard, reserve, save (self), sure, (that lay) wait (for), watch(-man).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 468x

The KJV translates Strong's H8104 in the following manner: keep (283x), observe (46x), heed (35x), keeper (28x), preserve (21x), beware (9x), mark (8x), watchman (8x), wait (7x), watch (7x), regard (5x), save (2x), miscellaneous (9x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 468x
The KJV translates Strong's H8104 in the following manner: keep (283x), observe (46x), heed (35x), keeper (28x), preserve (21x), beware (9x), mark (8x), watchman (8x), wait (7x), watch (7x), regard (5x), save (2x), miscellaneous (9x).
  1. to keep, guard, observe, give heed

    1. (Qal)

      1. to keep, have charge of

      2. to keep, guard, keep watch and ward, protect, save life

        1. watch, watchman (participle)

      3. to watch for, wait for

      4. to watch, observe

      5. to keep, retain, treasure up (in memory)

      6. to keep (within bounds), restrain

      7. to observe, celebrate, keep (sabbath or covenant or commands), perform (vow)

      8. to keep, preserve, protect

      9. to keep, reserve

    2. (Niphal)

      1. to be on one's guard, take heed, take care, beware

      2. to keep oneself, refrain, abstain

      3. to be kept, be guarded

    3. (Piel) to keep, pay heed

    4. (Hithpael) to keep oneself from

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
שָׁמַר shâmar, shaw-mar'; a primitive root; properly, to hedge about (as with thorns), i.e. guard; generally, to protect, attend to, etc.:—beward, be circumspect, take heed (to self), keep(-er, self), mark, look narrowly, observe, preserve, regard, reserve, save (self), sure, (that lay) wait (for), watch(-man).
STRONGS H8104: Abbreviations
I. שָׁמַר 465 verb keep, watch, preserve (Late Hebrew id.; Phoenician שמר in proper name and (Punic) = watchman; Tel Amarna šimiru is perhaps overseer (Canaanism), WklNo. 80, i. 23; Mandean סמירא preservedM 46; compare Arabic bdb103603 converse by night, stay awake (see LagBN 105); BaNB 175 f.; ES 43 infers from bdb103604 eyelid (compare [שְׁמֻרָה] below), and Arabic bdb103605 support, aid, protect (l = r), that two √√ are combined in Hebrew; but proof insufficient); —
Qal425 Perfect 3rd person masculine singular שׁ׳ Genesis 37:11 +, etc.; Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular יִשְׁמֹר 1 Samuel 2:9 +, יִשְׁמָרֿ Jeremiah 5:24 +, suffix 3rd person masculine singular יִשְׁמְרֶנּוּ Exodus 21:29, 36; 3rd person feminine singular suffix תִּשְׁמוּרֵ֑ם Proverbs 14:3 (read תִּשְׁמְרוּם, see Ges§ 47 g Toy), etc.; Imperative masculine singular שְׁמֹר Job 2:6 +, שָׁמְרָה 1 Chronicles 29:18 +; masculine plural שִׁמְרוּ Joshua 6:18 +, etc.; Infinitive absolute שָׁמוֺר Deuteronomy 5:12 +; construct שְׁמֹר Genesis 3:24 +, suffix שָׁמְרָהּ Genesis 2:15, etc.; Participle active שֹׁמֵר 1 Samuel 1:12 +, etc.; passive שָׁמוּר Ecclesiastes 5:12 (1 Samuel 9:24 see below), etc.; — [Synon. I. נָצַר, נָטַר, which see]:
a. keep, have charge of, garden Genesis 2:15 (J), ark 1 Samuel 7:1, property in trust Exodus 22:6; Exodus 22:9 (E), compare 1 Samuel 25:31; tend flock Genesis 30:31 (E), compare Zechariah 3:7; Numbers 3:8 (P); so perhaps (object omitted) Hosea 12:13 (where שׁ׳ chosen for parallelism Now Marti and others); Participle הֲשֹׁמֵר אָחִי אָנֹ֑כִי Genesis 4:9 (J), שׁ׳ of sheep 1 Samuel 17:20, הַכֵּלִים שׁ׳ 1 Samuel 17:22, הַכְּגָדִים שׁ׳ 2 Kings 22:14; 2 Chronicles 34:22, הַנָּשִׁים שׁ׳ Esther 2:3, 8, 15, compare Esther 2:14, etc.
b. keep, guard, captives Joshua 10:18 (J), 1 Kings 20:39, דֶּרֶךְ Genesis 3:24 (J); keep watch and ward, אֶל person for whom 1 Samuel 26:15 (Psalm 59:10 see 3 end), עַל person Psalm 59:16; Proverbs 6:22; בַּנַּעַר 2 Samuel 18:12 have a care of (read לִי for מִי Greek Version of the LXX and modern); in hostile sense, אֶל הָעִיר (in siege) 2 Samuel 11:16, חַטָאתִי עַל Job 14:16 (but read תַּעֲבֹר with Greek Version of the LXX Ew Di Du and others [not Hi Bu]); absolute with מֵעַל Ecclesiastes 5:7 watcheth above, etc.; keep one's mouth, be prudent of speech † Proverbs 21:33 [Proverbs 21:23 ?], compare Micah 7:5; keep = protect, save, one's life, נֶפֶשׁ Proverbs 13:3; Proverbs 16:17; Proverbs 19:16; Proverbs 22:5, another's Job 2:6; in Proverbs, accusative of person, subject wisdom, Job 4:6 she shall preserve thee, compare (+ מִן of evil) Job 6:24; Job 7:5; especially participle watch, watchman, of city Isaiah 21:11 (twice in verse); Isaiah 21:12; Isaiah 62:5 (figurative), Songs 3:3; Songs 5:7 (twice in verse); Psalm 127:1; הַמֶּלֶף שׁ׳ (in temple) Jeremiah 35:4 + (see סַף), הַמֶּלֶךְ בֵּית פֶּתַח הַשּׁ׳ 1 Kings 14:27 2 Chronicles 12:10, הַשְּׁעָרִים שׁ׳ Nehemiah 13:22, שֹׁמְרֵי הַבַּיִת (figurative) Ecclesiastes 12:3; שׁ׳ הַבַּיִת keep the house (of David's concubines) † 2 Samuel 15:16; 2 Samuel 16:21; 2 Samuel 20:3; שֹׁמֵר הַכֵּלִים 1 Samuel 17:22, הַבְּגָדִים שׁ׳ 2 Kings 22:14, הַפַּרְדֵּם שׁ׳ Nehemiah 2:8, הַנָּשִׁים שׁ׳ Esther 2:3, 14, 15, שֹׁמְרִים absolute Judges 7:19; Jeremiah 51:12.
c. hence watch for, wait for, accusative of person 1 Samuel 19:11 (to kill him), compare Psalm 59:1 (title; accusative הַבַּיִת); with יֲקֵכַי Psalm 56:7 = dog my steps, Psalm 71:10; Jeremiah 20:10; = watch (suspiciously) Job 10:14; Job 13:27; Job 33:11; absolute הַשֹּׁעמרִים Judges 1:24; wait for, נֶשֶׁף Job 24:15, לַבֹּקֶר Psalm 130:6 (twice in verse).
d. watch, observe, accusative of thing 1 Samuel 1:12; Ecclesiastes 11:4; Job 39:1; Jeremiah 8:7 (of birds), with intelligence Isaiah 42:20; Psalm 107:43; accusative of person Psalm 37:37 (|| ראה), Zechariah 11:11; accusative of sin Psalm 31:7; Psalm 130:3; accusative of thing, for the purpose of avoiding, Psalm 17:4.
a. keep, retain, of storing up (food) Genesis 41:35 (E); absolute Ecclesiastes 3:6 (opposed to הִשְׁלִיךְ); treasure up (in memory) Genesis 37:11 (E), compare Malachi 2:7; 1 Chronicles 29:18; Proverbs 4:21 (בְּתוֺךְ לְבָבֶ֑ךְ), Proverbs 22:18 (כְּבִטֱנ֑ךָ); retain wrath Amos 1:11 (read שָׁמֶר לָנֶצַח We Now GASm Marti; see also נָטַר 1) + (anger omitted) Jeremiah 3:5 (|| נטר).
b. keep within bounds, restrain, object שׁוֺר Exodus 21:29, 36 (E); with accusative hand, מִן of evil Isaiah 56:2; figurative keep thy foot, with temporal clause Ecclesiastes 4:17; לְֿפִי מַחְסוֺם אֶשׁ׳ Psalm 39:2 (Greek Version of the LXX Du and others אָשִׁימָה); apparently reflexive (= Niph.), † Joshua 6:18 (+ מִןהַֿחֵרֶס), possibly sc. גַפְשְׁכֶם Di.
a. observe, celebrate, accusative of festival, etc., Exodus 23:15 (E), Exodus 34:18 (J), Exodus 12:17; of day Exodus 12:17 (P), of month Deuteronomy 16:1.
b. keep Sabbath † Deuteronomy 5:12; Leviticus 19:3, 30; Leviticus 26:2 (all H), Exodus 31:13, 14, 16 (P), Isaiah 56:4, also (+ מֵחַלְּלוֺ) Isaiah 56:2; Isaiah 56:6.
c. of other obligations: keep convenant Ezekiel 17:14, especially convenant of י׳ Deuteronomy 29:8; 1 Kings 11:11 + 5 times, שְׁבֻעַת י׳ 1 Kings 2:43, perform vow Deuteronomy 23:24; keep commands Jeremiah 35:18; Ezekiel 20:18; especially מִצָוֺת, תֻקִּים, יֲבֹדָה, etc., of י׳ (sometimes || נצר), Exodus 20:6 = Deuteronomy 5:10; Amos 2:4; 1 Kings 2:3; Psalm 119:8; Psalm 119:17; Psalm 119:34 + very often (about + 120 times); דֶּרֶח י׳ שׁ׳ Genesis 18:19 (J) + 4 times, דַּרְכֵי י׳ 2 Samuel 22:22 = Psalm 18:22, י׳ ד׳ omitted Judges 2:22b; אָרְחוֺת צַדַּיקִים שׁ׳ Proverbs 2:20 (|| תֵּלֵח תְּלֵח בְּדֶרֶח טוֺבֹים), שׁ׳ דְּרָכַי (ways of wisdom) Proverbs 8:32 (Psalm 17:4 see 1d); keep discharge an office, כְּהֻנָּה Numbers 3:10; Numbers 18:7 (both P), absolute 2 Chronicles 5:11; a function or duty, especially מִשְׁמֶרֶת שׁ׳ Leviticus 8:35; Numbers 1:53 + approximately + 32 times (see מ׳ below); accusative of obligation often omitted, especially D (and RD) keep and do Deuteronomy 4:6; Deuteronomy 7:12 + 8 times; to do Deuteronomy 5:1, 29 + 16 times D + 3 times, etc.
d. observe = follow dictates of (prudence, justice, kindness, wisdom) Hosea 12:7 (וּמִשְׁפָּט חֶסֶד), Isaiah 56:1; Proverbs 4:4; Proverbs 5:2; Proverbs 7:1, 2; bad sense, observe vanities Psalm 31:7. — Doubtful are: לִשְׁמֹר absolute Hosea 4:10, very strange (conjectures in We Now Marti); שָׁמוּר 1 Samuel 9:24, HPS אֵחַרְנוּ, compare Now BuComm.; Psalm 59:10 read עֻוִּי אֵלֶיךָ אֲזַמֵּ֑רָה (as Psalm 59:18, Syriac Version Che Bae).
4. sometimes י׳ subject:
a. keep, preserve, protect, accusative of person, + ב of way, etc., Genesis 28:15, 20 (J), Exodus 23:20 (E; of מַלְאָח), Psalm 91:11 (מ׳), Joshua 24:17 (E); accusative of person (or נפשׁ) only: 1 Samuel 30:23; Jeremiah 31:9; Numbers 6:24 (P), Job 29:2; Psalm 16:1 + 10 times Psalms; + מִן Psalm 121:7 + 2 times; accusative רַהְּלַי 1 Samuel 2:9, compare Proverbs 3:26 (מִן); Participle שֹׁמְרֶ֑ךָ Psalm 121:3; Psalm 121:5, compare Psalm 121:4, etc.; accusative of city Psalm 127:1.
b. with accusative בְּרִית, ל person Deuteronomy 7:12, + חֶסֶד Deuteronomy 7:7 + 5 times, אֱמֶת לְעוֺלָם הַשּׁ׳ Psalm 146:6; הַשְּׁבֻעָה Deuteronomy 7:8, etc.; passive of covenant (י׳ agent) עֲרוּכָה בַכֹּל וּשְׁמֻרָה 2 Samuel 23:5 (legal terminology, Dr).
5. keep, reserve, weeks of harvest Jeremiah 5:24 (ל person).
Niph.36 Perfect 3rd person masculine singular נִשְׁמַד 2 Samuel 20:10, etc.; Imperfect 3rd person feminine singular תִּשָּׁמֵד Judges 13:13; 2nd person masculine plural תִּשָּׁמַ֑רוּ Exodus 23:13; Imperative masculine singular תִּשָּׁמֵד Isaiah 7:4 (לְךָ) הִשָּׁ֫מֶר Genesis 24:6 +; feminine singular הִשָּֽׁמְרִי Judges 13:4, etc.; —
1. be on one's guard, with בַּחֶרֶב 2 Samuel 20:10 by reason of the sword, i.e. against it; with ב temporal 1 Samuel 19:2, שָׁם 2 Kings 6:10; take heed Exodus 23:13 (E) Deuteronomy 2:4; with מִן person Exodus 23:21 (E), Jeremiah 9:3; מִן of thing Judges 13:13; Deuteronomy 23:10; מִן infinitive take care not to, etc. Genesis 31:29 (E), 2 Kings 6:9; infinitive without מִן Exodus 19:12 (J), but read probably מֵעֲלוֺת; followed by פֶּן lest Genesis 24:6 (J) + 11 times (especially Deuteronomy); with (וְ)אַל jussive Exodus 10:23 (J), Judges 13:4; Job 36:21, with Imperative coordinate Isaiah 7:4. — Very often Imperative (24 times), especially in phrase הִשָּׁמֶרלְֿךָ (12 times), הִשָּֽׁטְרוּ לָכֶם (3 times); + לְנַפְשֹׁתֵיכֶם Deuteronomy 4:15; Joshua 23:11 (RD; + infinitive); + בְּנַפ׳ Jeremiah 17:21 apparently ב pret. on peril of your life (compare ב III. 3 a), so perhaps also בְּרוּחֲכֶם Malachi 2:15, 16 (We Now).
†2. keep oneself, refrain, abstain, מֵאִשָּׁה 1 Samuel 21:5.
†3. be kept, guarded, Hosea 12:14 (compare שׁ׳ of Jacob Hosea 12:13); be preserved (by י׳) Psalm 37:28 (לִיוֺלָם), but read probably עַוָּלִים (לְעוֺלָם) נִשְׁמָ֑דוּ Hup-Ri (Now) Che Bae Du Dr.
Pi. Participle plural מְשַׁמְּרִים הַבְלֵישָֿׁוְא Jonah 2:9 those paying regard to false vanities (compare Qal Psalm 31:7).
Hithp. Imperfect 1st person singular וָאֶשְׁתַּסֵּר מֵעֲוֺנַי Psalm 18:24 I kept myself from, etc. = 2 Samuel 22:24 (verb cohortative); 3rd person masculine singular וְיִשְׁתַּמֵּר חֻקּוֺת עָמְרִי Micah 6:16, but read וְתִשְׁמֹר thou keepest, observest, We Now GASm.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


2:15; 2:15; 3:24; 3:24; 4:9; 18:19; 24:6; 24:6; 28:15; 28:20; 30:31; 31:29; 37:11; 37:11; 41:35


10:23; 12:17; 12:17; 19:12; 20:6; 21:29; 21:29; 21:36; 21:36; 22:6; 22:9; 23:13; 23:13; 23:15; 23:20; 23:21; 31:13; 31:14; 31:16; 34:18


8:35; 19:3; 19:30; 26:2


1:53; 3:8; 3:10; 6:24; 18:7


2:4; 4:6; 4:15; 5:1; 5:10; 5:12; 5:12; 5:29; 7:7; 7:8; 7:12; 7:12; 16:1; 23:10; 23:24; 29:8


6:18; 6:18; 10:18; 23:11; 24:17


1:24; 2:22; 7:19; 13:4; 13:4; 13:13; 13:13

1 Samuel

1:12; 1:12; 2:9; 2:9; 7:1; 9:24; 9:24; 17:20; 17:22; 17:22; 19:2; 19:11; 21:5; 25:31; 26:15; 30:23

2 Samuel

11:16; 15:16; 16:21; 18:12; 20:3; 20:10; 20:10; 22:22; 22:24; 23:5

1 Kings

2:3; 2:43; 11:11; 14:27; 20:39

2 Kings

6:9; 6:10; 22:14; 22:14

1 Chronicles

29:18; 29:18

2 Chronicles

5:11; 12:10; 34:22


2:8; 13:22


2:3; 2:3; 2:8; 2:14; 2:14; 2:15; 2:15


2:6; 2:6; 4:6; 6:24; 7:5; 10:14; 13:27; 14:16; 24:15; 29:2; 33:11; 36:21; 39:1


16:1; 17:4; 17:4; 18:22; 18:24; 31:7; 31:7; 31:7; 37:28; 37:37; 39:2; 56:7; 59:1; 59:10; 59:10; 59:16; 71:10; 91:11; 107:43; 119:8; 119:17; 119:34; 121:3; 121:4; 121:5; 121:7; 127:1; 127:1; 130:3; 130:6; 146:6


2:20; 3:26; 4:4; 4:21; 5:2; 6:22; 7:1; 7:2; 8:32; 13:3; 14:3; 16:17; 19:16; 21:23; 22:5; 22:18


3:6; 5:7; 5:12; 11:4; 12:3

Song of Songs

3:3; 5:7


7:4; 7:4; 21:11; 21:12; 42:20; 56:1; 56:2; 56:2; 56:4; 56:6; 62:5


3:5; 5:24; 5:24; 8:7; 9:3; 17:21; 20:10; 31:9; 35:4; 35:18; 51:12


17:14; 20:18


4:10; 12:7; 12:13; 12:13; 12:14


1:11; 2:4




6:16; 7:5


3:7; 11:11


2:7; 2:15; 2:16

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H8104 matches the Hebrew שָׁמַר (šāmar),
which occurs 469 times in 440 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 9 (Gen 2:15–Lev 20:22)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:15 -

Then Yahweh God took the man and [fn]set him in the garden of Eden to cultivate it and keep H8104 it.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:24 - So He drove the man out; and at the east of the garden of Eden He stationed the cherubim and the flaming sword which turned every direction to [fn]guard H8104 the way to the tree of life.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 4:9 -

Then Yahweh said to Cain, “Where is Abel your brother?” And he said, “I do not know. Am I my brother’s keeper H8104?”

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 17:9 -

God said further to Abraham, “Now as for you, you shall keep H8104 My covenant, you and your seed after you throughout their generations.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 17:10 - “This is My covenant, which you shall keep H8104, between Me and you and your seed after you: every male among you shall be circumcised.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 18:19 - “For I have [fn]known him, so that he may command his children and his household after him, that they keep H8104 the way of Yahweh to do righteousness and justice, so that Yahweh may bring upon Abraham what He has spoken about him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:6 - Then Abraham said to him, “Beware H8104 lest you take my son back there!
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 26:5 - because Abraham listened to My voice and kept H8104 My charge, My commandments, My statutes, and My laws.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 28:15 - “Behold, I am with you and will keep H8104 you wherever you go. And I will bring you back to this land; for I will not forsake you until I have done what I have [fn]promised you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 28:20 - Then Jacob made a vow, saying, “If God will be with me and will keep H8104 me on this journey on which I am going, and will give me [fn]food to eat and garments to wear,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:31 - So he said, “What shall I give you?” And Jacob said, “You shall not give me anything. If you will do this one thing for me, I will again pasture and keep H8104 your flock:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:24 - And God came to Laban the Aramean in a dream of the night and said to him, “[fn]Beware H8104 lest you speak to Jacob either good or bad.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:29 - “It is in my hand to do evil against you, but the God of your father spoke to me last night, saying, ‘[fn]Beware H8104 of speaking either good or evil to Jacob.’
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:11 - And his brothers were jealous of him, but his father kept H8104 the saying in mind.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 41:35 - “Then let them gather all the food of these good years that are coming, and let them store up the grain for food in the cities under Pharaoh’s authority, and let them keep H8104 watch H8104 over it.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:28 - Then Pharaoh said to him, “Get away from me! [fn]Beware H8104, do not see my face again, for in the day you see my face you shall die!”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:17 - ‘You shall also keep H8104 the Feast of Unleavened Bread, for on this very day I brought your hosts out of the land of Egypt; therefore you shall keep H8104 this day throughout your generations as [fn]a perpetual statute.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:24 - “And you shall keep H8104 this event as a statute for you and your children forever.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:25 - “And it will be, when you enter the land which Yahweh will give you, as He has [fn]promised, you shall keep H8104 this new [fn]slavery.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 13:10 - “Therefore, you shall keep H8104 this statute at its appointed time from [fn]year to year.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 15:26 - And He said, “If you will earnestly listen to the voice of Yahweh your God, and do what is right in His sight, and give ear to His commandments, and keep H8104 all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have put on the Egyptians; for I, Yahweh, am your healer.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 16:28 - Then Yahweh said to Moses, “How long do you refuse to keep H8104 My commandments and My [fn]laws?
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 19:5 - ‘So now then, if you will indeed listen to My voice and keep H8104 My covenant, then you shall be My treasured possession among all the peoples, for all the earth is Mine;
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 19:12 - “And you shall set bounds for the people all around, saying, ‘[fn]Beware H8104 that you do not go up on the mountain or touch the border of it; whoever touches the mountain shall surely be put to death.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 20:6 -

but showing lovingkindness to thousands, to those who love Me and keep H8104 My commandments.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:29 - “If, however, an ox was previously in the habit of goring and its owner has been warned, yet he does not confine H8104 it and it puts a man or a woman to death, the ox shall be stoned and its owner also shall be put to death.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:36 - “Or if it is known that the ox was previously in the habit of goring, yet its owner has not confined H8104 it, he shall surely pay ox for ox, and the dead animal shall become his.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:7 -

“If a man gives his neighbor money or goods to keep H8104 for him and it is stolen from the man’s house, if the thief is [fn]caught, he shall pay double.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:10 -

“If a man gives his neighbor a donkey, an ox, a sheep, or any animal to keep H8104 for him, and it dies or is injured or is driven away while no one is looking,

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:13 - “Now concerning everything which I have said to you, beware H8104; and do not mention the name of other gods, nor let them be heard [fn]from your mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:15 - “You shall keep H8104 the Feast of Unleavened Bread; for seven days you are to eat unleavened bread, as I commanded you, at the appointed time in the month Abib, for in it you came out of Egypt. And [fn]none shall appear before Me empty-handed.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:20 -

“Behold, I am going to send an angel before you to keep H8104 you along the way and to bring you into the place which I have prepared.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:21 - “Keep H8104 watch H8104 of yourself before him and listen to his voice; do not be rebellious toward him, for he will not pardon your transgression, since My name is in him.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 31:13 - “But as for you, speak to the sons of Israel, saying, ‘You shall surely keep H8104 My sabbaths; for this is a sign between Me and you throughout your generations, that you may know that I am Yahweh who makes you holy.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 31:14 - ‘Therefore you shall keep H8104 the sabbath, for it is holy to you. Everyone who profanes it shall surely be put to death; for whoever does any work on it, that person shall be cut off from among his people.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 31:16 - ‘So the sons of Israel shall keep H8104 the sabbath, to [fn]celebrate the sabbath throughout their generations as an everlasting covenant.’
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 34:11 -

[fn]Be sure to keep H8104 what I am commanding you this day: behold, I am going to drive out the Amorite before you, and the Canaanite, the Hittite, the Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 34:12 - “Beware H8104 lest you cut a covenant with the inhabitants of the land into which you are going, lest it become a snare in your midst.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 34:18 -

“You shall keep H8104 the Feast of Unleavened Bread. For seven days you shall eat unleavened bread, which I commanded you, at the appointed time in the month of Abib, for in the month of Abib you came out of Egypt.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 8:35 - “At the doorway of the tent of meeting, moreover, you shall remain day and night for seven days and keep H8104 the charge of Yahweh, so that you will not die, for so I have been commanded.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:4 - ‘You are to do My judgments and keep H8104 My statutes, to walk in them; I am Yahweh your God.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:5 - ‘So you shall keep H8104 My statutes and My judgments, which if a man does them, he shall live by them; I am Yahweh.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:26 - ‘But as for you, you shall keep H8104 My statutes and My judgments and shall not do any of these abominations, neither the native nor the sojourner who sojourns among you
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 18:30 - ‘Thus you are to keep H8104 My charge, that you do not do any of the abominable statutes which have been done before you, so as not to defile yourselves with them; I am Yahweh your God.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 19:3 - ‘Every one of you shall fear his mother and his father, and you shall keep H8104 My sabbaths; I am Yahweh your God.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 19:19 -

‘You are to keep H8104 My statutes. You shall not breed together two kinds of your cattle; you shall not sow your field with two kinds of seed nor wear a garment upon you of two kinds of material mixed together.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 19:30 - ‘You shall keep H8104 My sabbaths and fear My sanctuary; I am Yahweh.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 19:37 - ‘You shall thus keep H8104 all My statutes and all My judgments and do them; I am Yahweh.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:8 - ‘And you shall keep H8104 My statutes and do them; I am Yahweh who makes you holy.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 20:22 -

‘You shall therefore keep H8104 all My statutes and all My judgments and do them, so that the land to which I am bringing you to [fn]inhabit will not vomit you out.

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