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Lexicon :: Strong's H8123 - šimšôn

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Part of Speech
proper masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Strong’s Definitions

שִׁמְשׁוֹן Shimshôwn, shim-shone'; from H8121; sunlight; Shimshon, an Israelite:—Samson.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 38x

The KJV translates Strong's H8123 in the following manner: Samson (38x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 38x
The KJV translates Strong's H8123 in the following manner: Samson (38x).
  1. Samson = "like the sun"

    1. a Danite, son of Manoah, a Nazarite for life, and a judge of Israel for 20 years

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
שִׁמְשׁוֹן Shimshôwn, shim-shone'; from H8121; sunlight; Shimshon, an Israelite:—Samson.
STRONGS H8123: Abbreviations
שִׁמְשׁוֺן 38 proper name, masculine Samson (Assyrian proper name Šamšânu, HilprMurâshu 27. 70; on שמש in Arabic proper name, of a tribe compare NöZMG x1 (1886), 166); — Σαμψων: Judges 13:24; Judges 14:1, 3 + 35 times Judges 14; Judges 15; 16
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


13:24; 14; 14:1; 14:3; 15; 16


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H8123 matches the Hebrew שִׁמְשׁוֹן (šimšôn),
which occurs 38 times in 37 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 13:24 -

Then the woman gave birth to a son and named him Samson H8123; and the child grew up, and Yahweh blessed him.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 14:1 -

Then Samson H8123 went down to Timnah and saw a woman in Timnah, one of the daughters of the Philistines.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 14:3 - But his father and his mother said to him, “Is there no woman among the daughters of your [fn]relatives, or among all [fn]our people, that you go to take a wife from the uncircumcised Philistines?” But Samson H8123 said to his father, “Take her for me, for she is right in my eyes.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 14:5 -

Then Samson H8123 went down to Timnah with his father and mother, and they came as far as the vineyards of Timnah; and behold, a young lion came roaring toward him.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 14:7 - So he went down and spoke to the woman; and she was right in the eyes of Samson H8123.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 14:10 -

Then his father went down to the woman; and Samson H8123 made a feast there, for the young men customarily did this.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 14:12 - Then Samson H8123 said to them, “Let me now propound a riddle to you; if you will indeed tell it to me within the seven days of the feast and find it out, then I will give you thirty linen wraps and thirty changes of clothes.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 14:15 -

Then it happened on the [fn]fourth day that they said to Samson’s H8123 wife, “Entice your husband, so that he will tell us the riddle, or we will burn you and your father’s house with fire. Have you invited us to impoverish us? Is this not so?”

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 14:16 - So Samson’s H8123 wife wept before him and said, “You only hate me, and you do not love me; you have propounded a riddle to the sons of my people and have not told it to me.” And he said to her, “Behold, I have not told it to my father or mother; so should I tell you?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 14:20 - But Samson’s H8123 wife was given to his companion who had been his [fn]friend.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 15:1 -

Now it happened that after a while, in the time of the wheat harvest, Samson H8123 visited his wife with a young goat and said, “I will go in to my wife in her room.” But her father did not let him enter.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 15:3 - Samson H8123 then said to them, “This time I shall be innocent in regard to the Philistines when I do them harm.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 15:4 - So Samson H8123 went and caught 300 foxes and took torches and turned the foxes tail to tail and put one torch in the middle between two tails.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 15:6 - Then the Philistines said, “Who did this?” And they said, “Samson H8123, the son-in-law of the Timnite, because [fn]he took his wife and gave her to his companion.” So the Philistines came up and burned her and her father with fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 15:7 - Then Samson H8123 said to them, “If you act like this, then I will surely take revenge on you, but after that I will cease.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 15:10 - So the men of Judah said, “Why have you come up against us?” And they said, “We have come up to bind Samson H8123 in order to do to him as he did to us.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 15:11 - Then 3,000 men of Judah went down to the cleft of the rock of Etam and said to Samson H8123, “Do you not know that the Philistines are rulers over us? What then is this that you have done to us?” And he said to them, “As they did to me, so I have done to them.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 15:12 - And they said to him, “We have come down to bind you so that we may give you into the hand of the Philistines.” And Samson H8123 said to them, “Swear to me that you yourselves will not [fn]kill me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 15:16 - Then Samson H8123 said,

“With the jawbone of a donkey,

[fn]Heaps upon heaps,

With the jawbone of a donkey

I have struck down 1,000 men.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 16:1 -

Then Samson H8123 went to Gaza and saw a harlot there and went in to her.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 16:2 - And it was told to the Gazites, saying, “Samson H8123 has come here,” so they surrounded the place and lay in wait for him all night at the gate of the city. And they kept silent all night, saying, “Let us wait until the morning light; then we will kill him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 16:3 - But Samson H8123 lay until midnight, and at midnight he arose and seized the doors of the city gate and the two posts and pulled them up along with the bars; then he put them on his shoulders and brought them up to the top of the mountain which is opposite Hebron.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 16:6 - So Delilah said to Samson H8123, “Please tell me where your great strength is and [fn]how you may be bound to afflict you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 16:7 - Samson H8123 said to her, “If they bind me with seven fresh cords that have not been dried, then I will become weak and be like any other man.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 16:9 - Now she had men lying in wait, sitting in an inner room. And she said to him, “The Philistines are upon you, Samson H8123!” But he snapped the cords as a string of tinder snaps when it [fn]touches fire. So his strength was still not known.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 16:10 -

Then Delilah said to Samson H8123, “Behold, you have deceived me and told me lies; now please tell me [fn]how you may be bound.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 16:12 - So Delilah took new ropes and bound him with them and said to him, “The Philistines are upon you, Samson H8123!” Now the men lying in wait were sitting in the inner room. But he snapped [fn]the ropes from his arms like a thread.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 16:13 -

Then Delilah said to Samson H8123, “Up to now you have deceived me and told me lies; tell me [fn]how you may be bound.” And he said to her, “If you weave the seven locks of my head with the web [fn][and fasten it with a pin, then I will become weak and be like any other man.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 16:14 - So while he slept, Delilah took the seven locks of his [fn]hair and wove them into the web]. And she fastened it with the pin and said to him, “The Philistines are upon you, Samson H8123!” But he awoke from his sleep and pulled out the pin of the loom and the web.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 16:20 - And she said, “The Philistines are upon you, Samson H8123!” And he awoke from his sleep and said, “I will go out as at other times and shake myself free.” But he did not know that Yahweh had left him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 16:23 -

Now the lords of the Philistines assembled to offer a great sacrifice to Dagon their god and to be glad; and they said,

“Our god has given Samson H8123 our enemy into our hands.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 16:25 -

So it happened when their hearts were merry, that they said, “Call for Samson H8123, that he may amuse us.” So they called for Samson H8123 from the prison, and he [fn]entertained them. And they made him stand between the pillars.

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 16:26 - Then Samson H8123 said to the boy who was holding his hand, “Let me feel the pillars on which the house is established, that I may lean against them.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 16:27 - Now the house was full of men and women, and all the lords of the Philistines were there. And about 3,000 men and women were on the roof looking on while Samson H8123 was amusing them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 16:28 -

Then Samson H8123 called to Yahweh and said, “O Lord Yahweh, please remember me and please strengthen me just this time, O God, that I may at once be avenged of the Philistines for my two eyes.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 16:29 - Samson H8123 grasped the two middle pillars on which the house was established and supported himself against them, the one with his right hand and the other with his left.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 16:30 - And Samson H8123 said, “Let me die with the Philistines!” And he bent with his strength so that the house fell on the lords and all the people who were in it. So the dead whom he put to death by his death were more than those whom he put to death in his life.
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