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Lexicon :: Strong's H8127 - šēn

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Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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TWOT Reference: 2422a

Strong’s Definitions

שֵׁן shên, shane; from H8150; compare H8143 a tooth (as sharp); specifically ivory; figuratively, a cliff:—crag, × forefront, ivory, × sharp, tooth.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 55x

The KJV translates Strong's H8127 in the following manner: teeth (31x), tooth (10x), ivory (10x), sharp (2x), crag (1x), forefront (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 55x
The KJV translates Strong's H8127 in the following manner: teeth (31x), tooth (10x), ivory (10x), sharp (2x), crag (1x), forefront (1x).
  1. tooth, ivory

    1. tooth

      1. of man, lex talionis, beast

    2. tooth, tine (of fork)

    3. ivory

      1. as material

      2. of commerce

    4. sharp pointed rock

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
שֵׁן shên, shane; from H8150; compare H8143 a tooth (as sharp); specifically ivory; figuratively, a cliff:—crag, × forefront, ivory, × sharp, tooth.
STRONGS H8127: Abbreviations
† I. שֵׁן noun feminine1 Samuel 2:13 (yet masculine 1 Samuel 14:5 compare Dr) tooth, ivory; — שׁ׳ absolute Exodus 21:24 +, construct Exodus 21:27 +, שֶׁן׳ Deuteronomy 32:24; suffix שִׁנּם Exodus 21:27; dual שִׁנַּיִם Proverbs 10:26, construct שִׁנֵּי Jeremiah 31:29 +; suffix שִׁנֵּיהֶם Psalm 124:6, שִׁנֵּימוֺ Psalm 58:7, etc.; —
1. tooth:
a. of man, Exodus 21:27 (3 times in verse) (E), Numbers 11:33 (J), Genesis 49:12 (poem in J), Amos 4:6; Songs 4:2; Songs 6:6, רֹעָה שׁ׳ Proverbs 25:19, see II. רעע 2; of lex talionis, תַּחַת שׁ׳ שׁ׳ Exodus 21:24 (E), Leviticus 24:20 (H), שֵׁן בְּשׁ׳ Deuteronomy 19:21; irritated by acid Proverbs 10:26, dulled by it (in proverb of inherited guilt) Jeremiah 31:29, 30; Ezekiel 18:2; חָרַק שׁ׳ Lamentations 2:16; Job 16:9; Psalm 35:16; Psalm 112:10, see חָרַק; אֶשָּׂא בְשָׂרִי בְשִׁנָּ֑י Job 13:14 = risk my life (strike out עַלמָֿה, dittograph; || נַפְשִׁי בְּכַפִּי אָשִׂים); בְּעוֺר שִׁנָּ֑י Job 19:20, see מָלַט Hithp. (other conjectures see Di Bi Bu Du).
b. of beasts : Deuteronomy 32:24, crocodile Job 41:6, locusts Joel 1:6 (teeth of lions); especially figurative of false prophets Micah 3:5, of foes Zechariah 9:7, oppressors Job 29:17, wicked Job 4:10; Psalm 3:8; Psalm 58:7; Psalm 124:6; of their weapons Proverbs 30:14; Psalm 57:5; of Israel shattered by י׳.
c. tooth of a fork, tine, 1 Samuel 2:13 (compare DrSm. 291); of cliff, שֵׁן הַסֶּלַע 1 Samuel 14:4 (twice in verse), compare Job 39:28, הַשֵּׁן 1 Samuel 14:5.
2. ivory, of commerce, קַרְנוֺת שֵׁן Ezekiel 27:15 (i.e. tusks?); as material, מִטּוֺת שׁ׳ Amos 6:4, כִּסֵּאשֿׁ׳ 1 Kings 10:18 2 Chronicles 9:17, בֵּית הַשּׁ׳ 1 Kings 22:39, compare Amos 3:15, הֵיכְלֵי שׁ׳ Psalm 45:9, also Ezekiel 27:6; Songs 5:15; Songs 7:5.

שׁנן (√ of following; see Biblical Hebrew [שָׁנַן], שֵׁן).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs




21:24; 21:24; 21:27; 21:27; 21:27






19:21; 32:24; 32:24

1 Samuel

2:13; 2:13; 14:4; 14:5; 14:5

1 Kings

10:18; 22:39

2 Chronicles



4:10; 13:14; 16:9; 19:20; 29:17; 39:28; 41:6


3:8; 35:16; 45:9; 57:5; 58:7; 58:7; 112:10; 124:6; 124:6


10:26; 10:26; 25:19; 30:14

Song of Songs

4:2; 5:15; 6:6; 7:5


31:29; 31:29; 31:30




18:2; 27:6; 27:15




3:15; 4:6; 6:4





Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H8127 matches the Hebrew שֵׁן (šēn),
which occurs 55 times in 48 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:12 -

“His eyes are [fn]dark from wine,

And his teeth H8127 [fn]white from milk.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:24 - eye for eye, tooth H8127 for tooth H8127, hand for hand, foot for foot,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:27 - “And if he [fn]knocks out a tooth H8127 of his male or female slave, he shall let him go free on account of his tooth H8127.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:20 - fracture for fracture, eye for eye, tooth H8127 for tooth H8127; just as he has [fn]injured a man, so it shall be [fn]inflicted on him.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:33 - While the meat was still between their teeth H8127, before it was chewed, the anger of Yahweh was kindled against the people, and Yahweh struck the people with a very severe plague.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 19:21 - “Thus your eye shall not show pity: life for life, eye for eye, tooth H8127 for tooth H8127, hand for hand, foot for foot.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:24 -

They will be wasted by famine, and consumed by [fn]plague

And bitter destruction;

And the teeth H8127 of beasts I will send upon them,

With the venom of crawling things of the dust.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:13 - And this was the legal judgment for the priests with the people: when any man was offering a sacrifice, the priest’s young man would come while the meat was boiling, with a three-pronged H8127 fork in his hand.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:4 - Now between the passes by which Jonathan sought to cross over to the Philistines’ garrison, there was a sharp H8127 crag on the one side and a sharp H8127 crag on the other side, and the name of the one was Bozez, and the name of the other Seneh.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:5 - The one crag H8127 rose on the north opposite Michmash, and the other on the south opposite Geba.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 10:18 - Moreover, the king made a great throne of ivory H8127 and overlaid it with refined gold.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 22:39 - Now the rest of the acts of Ahab and all that he did and the ivory H8127 house which he built and all the cities which he built, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Israel?
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 9:17 -

Moreover, the king made a great throne of ivory H8127 and overlaid it with pure gold.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 4:10 -

“The roaring of the lion and the voice of the fierce lion,

And the teeth H8127 of the young lions are broken.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 13:14 -

“Why should I take my flesh in my teeth H8127

And put my life in my [fn]hands?

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:9 -

“His anger has torn me and [fn]hunted me down;

He has gnashed at me with His teeth H8127;

My adversary sharpens his eyes to look at me.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:20 -

“My bone clings to my skin and my flesh,

And I have escaped only by the skin of my teeth H8127.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:17 -

“I broke the fangs of the unjust

And snatched the prey from his teeth H8127.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 39:28 -

“On the cliff he dwells and lodges,

Upon the rocky crag H8127, a fortress.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:14 -

“Who can open the doors of its face?

Around its teeth H8127 there is dreadful terror.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 3:7 -

Arise, O Yahweh; save me, O my God!

For You have struck all my enemies on the [fn]cheek;

You [fn]have shattered the teeth H8127 of the wicked.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 35:16 -

Amongst the godless jesters at a feast,

They gnashed at me with their teeth H8127.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:12 -


The wicked schemes against the righteous

And gnashes at him with his teeth H8127.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:8 -

All Your garments are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia;

Out of ivory H8127 palaces stringed instruments have made You glad.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 57:4 -

My soul is among lions;

I am lying down among those who breathe forth fire,

Sons of men whose teeth H8127 are spears and arrows

And their tongue a sharp sword.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 58:6 -

O God, shatter their teeth H8127 in their mouth;

Break out the fangs of the young lions, O Yahweh.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 112:10 -


The wicked will see it and be [fn]vexed,


He will gnash his teeth H8127 and melt away;


The desire of the wicked will perish.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 124:6 -

Blessed be Yahweh,

Who has not given us to be prey for their teeth H8127.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:26 -

Like vinegar to the teeth H8127 and like smoke to the eyes,

So is the sluggard to those who send him.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:19 -

Like [fn]an aching tooth H8127 and a slipping foot

Is trust in a treacherous man in a day of distress.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 30:14 -

There is a generation whose teeth H8127 are like swords

And its fangs like knives,

To devour the afflicted from the earth

And the needy from among men.

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 4:2 -

“Your teeth H8127 are like a flock of newly shorn ewes

Which have come up from their washing,

All of which bear twins,

And not one among them has [fn]lost her young.

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 5:14 -

“His hands are rods of gold

Set with beryl;

His abdomen is a plate of ivory H8127

Inlaid with [fn]sapphires.

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 6:6 -

“Your teeth H8127 are like a flock of ewes

Which have come up from their washing,

All of which bear twins,

And not one among them has [fn]lost her young.

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 7:4 -

“Your neck is like a tower of ivory H8127,

Your eyes like the pools in Heshbon

By the gate of Bath-rabbim;

Your nose is like the tower of Lebanon,

Which faces toward Damascus.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 31:29 -

“In those days they will not say again,

‘The fathers have eaten sour grapes,

And the children’s teeth H8127 are [fn]set on edge.’

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 31:30 -

“But everyone will die for his own iniquity; each man who eats the sour grapes, his teeth H8127 will be [fn]set on edge.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 2:16 -


All your enemies

Have opened their mouths wide against you;

They hiss and gnash their teeth H8127.

They say, “We have swallowed her up!

Surely this is the day for which we have hoped;

We have found it, we have seen it.”

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:16 -


He has broken my teeth H8127 with gravel;

He has made me cower in the dust.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 18:2 - “What do you mean by using this proverb concerning the land of Israel, saying,

‘The fathers eat the sour grapes,

But the children’s teeth H8127 [fn]are set on edge’?

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:6 -

“Of oaks from Bashan they have made your oars;

With ivory H8127 they have [fn]inlaid your deck of boxwood from the coastlands of Cyprus.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:15 - “The sons of Dedan were your traders. Many coastlands were [fn]customers at your hand; ivory H8127 tusks and ebony they brought as your payment.
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 1:6 -

For a nation has come up against my land,

Mighty and without number;

Its teeth H8127 are the teeth H8127 of a lion,

And it has the fangs of a lioness.

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 3:15 -

“I will also strike the [fn]winter house together with the summer house;

The houses of [fn]ivory H8127 will also perish,

And the great houses will come to an end,”

Declares Yahweh.

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 4:6 -

“But I gave you also cleanness of teeth H8127 in all your cities

And lack of bread in all your places,

Yet you have not returned to Me,” declares Yahweh.

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 6:4 -

Those who lay down on beds of ivory H8127

And sprawl on their couches

And eat lambs from the flock

And calves from the midst of the stall,

Unchecked Copy BoxMic 3:5 -

Thus says Yahweh concerning the prophets who lead my people astray;

When they have something to bite with their teeth H8127,

They call out, “Peace,”

But against him who puts nothing in their mouths,

They set themselves apart for war.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 9:7 -

And I will remove their blood from their mouth

And their detestable things from between their teeth H8127.

Then they also will be a remnant for our God,

And be like a [fn]clan in Judah,

And Ekron like a Jebusite.

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