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Lexicon :: Strong's H8127 - šēn

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Part of Speech
feminine noun
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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]dull 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 [fn]the slave go free on account of the tooth H8127.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:20 - fracture for fracture, eye for eye, tooth H8127 for tooth H8127; just as he has injured a person, so shall it 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 the LORD was kindled against the people, and the LORD struck the people with a very severe plague.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 19:21 - “So [fn]you shall not show pity: life for life, eye for eye, tooth H8127 for tooth H8127, hand for hand, and foot for foot.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:24 -

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

And a bitter epidemic;

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

With the venom of crawling things of the dust.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:13 - And this was the custom of the priests with the people: when anyone was offering a sacrifice, the priest’s servant would come while the meat was cooking, with a three-pronged H8127 fork in his hand.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:4 - Now between the gorges by which Jonathan sought to cross over to the Philistines’ garrison there was a rocky crag H8127 on the one side, and a rocky crag H8127 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 large throne of ivory H8127 and overlaid it with fine gold.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 22:39 - Now as for the rest of the acts of Ahab and everything 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 out.

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 enemy [fn]glares 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 jaws of the wicked

And rescued the prey from his teeth H8127.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 39:28 -

“He dwells and spends his nights on the cliff,

On the rocky cliff H8127, an inaccessible place.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:14 -

“Who can open the doors of his face?

Around his teeth H8127 there is terror.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 3:7 -

Arise, LORD; save me, my God!

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

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

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 35:16 -

Like godless jesters at a feast,

They gnashed at me with their teeth H8127.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:12 -

The wicked plots against the righteous,

And gnashes at him with his teeth H8127.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:8 -

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

From ivory H8127 palaces stringed instruments have made You joyful.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 57:4 -

My soul is among lions;

I must lie among those who devour,

Among sons of mankind whose teeth H8127 are spears and arrows,

And their tongue is a sharp sword.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 58:6 -

God, shatter their teeth H8127 in their mouth;

Break out the fangs of the young lions, LORD.

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 the LORD,

Who has not given us [fn]to be torn by their teeth H8127.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:26 -

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

So is the [fn]lazy one to those who send him.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:19 -

Like a bad tooth H8127 and [fn]an unsteady foot

Is confidence in a treacherous person in time of trouble.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 30:14 -

There is a [fn]kind of person whose teeth H8127 are like swords

And his jaw teeth like knives,

To devour the poor from the earth

And the needy from among mankind.

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 4:2 -

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

Which have come up from their watering place,

All of which bear twins,

And not one among them has lost her young.

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 5:14 -

“His hands are rods of gold

Set with topaz;

His abdomen is panels of ivory H8127

Covered with [fn]sapphires.

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 6:6 -

“Your teeth H8127 are like a flock of ewes

That have come up from their watering place,

All of which bear twins,

And not one among them has 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 looks toward Damascus.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 31:29 -

“In those days they will no longer say,

‘The fathers have eaten sour grapes,

[fn]But it is the children’s teeth H8127 that have become blunt.’

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 31:30 -

“But everyone will die for his own wrongdoing; each person who eats the sour grapes, his own teeth H8127 will become blunt.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 2:16 -

All your enemies

Have opened their mouths wide against you;

They [fn]hiss and gnash their teeth H8127.

They say, “We have engulfed her!

This certainly is the day which we awaited;

We have reached it, we have seen it!

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:16 -

He has also made my teeth H8127 grind with gravel;

He has made me cower in the dust.

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

‘The fathers eat sour grapes,

[fn]But it is the children’s teeth H8127 that have become blunt’?

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:6 -

“Of oaks from Bashan they have made your rudders;

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]your market; they brought ivory H8127 tusks and ebony as your payment.
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 1:6 -

For a nation has [fn]invaded my land,

Mighty and without number;

Its teeth H8127 are the teeth H8127 of a lion,

And it has the jaws of a lioness.

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 3:15 -

“I will also strike the 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 the LORD.

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 the LORD.

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 6:4 -

Those who lie on beds of ivory H8127,

And lounge around on their couches,

And eat lambs from the flock,

And calves from the midst of the fattened cattle,

Unchecked Copy BoxMic 3:5 -

This is what the LORD says concerning the prophets who lead my people astray:

When they have something to bite with their teeth H8127,

They cry out, “Peace!”

But against him who puts nothing in their mouths

They declare holy 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 will be like a Jebusite.

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