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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 shall be red with wine, and his teeth white with milk.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:24 - Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:27 - And if he shall smite out his man-servant's tooth, or his maid-servant's tooth; he shall let him go free for his tooth's sake.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 24:20 - Breach for breach, eye for eye, tooth for tooth: as he hath caused a blemish in a man, so shall it be done to him.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 11:33 - And while the flesh was yet between their teeth, ere it was chewed, the wrath of the LORD was kindled against the people, and the LORD smote the people with a very great plague.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 19:21 - And thy eye shall not pity; but life shall go for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:24 - They shall be burnt with hunger, and devoured with burning heat, and with bitter destruction: I will also send the teeth of beasts upon them, with the poison of serpents of the dust.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:13 - And the priest's custom with the people was, that, when any man offered sacrifice, the priest's servant came, while the flesh was in seething, with a flesh-hook of three teeth in his hand;
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 14:4 - And between the passages by which Jonathan sought to go over to the garrison of the Philistines, there was a sharp rock on the one side, and a sharp rock 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 front of the one was situated northward over against Michmash, and the other southward over against Gibeah.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 10:18 - Moreover, the king made a great throne of ivory, and overlaid it with the best gold.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 22:39 - Now the rest of the acts of Ahab, and all that he did, and the ivory house which he made, and all the cities that 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, 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 of the young lions, are broken.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 13:14 - Why do I take my flesh in my teeth, and put my life in my hand?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:9 - He teareth me in his wrath, who hateth me: he gnasheth upon me with his teeth; my enemy sharpeneth his eyes upon me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:20 - My bone cleaveth to my skin and to my flesh, and I have escaped with the skin of my teeth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:17 - And I broke the jaws of the wicked, and plucked the spoil out of his teeth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 39:28 - She dwelleth and abideth on the rock, upon the crag of the rock, and the strong place.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 41:14 - Who can open the doors of his face? his teeth are terrible around.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 3:7 - Arise, O LORD; save me, O my God: for thou hast smitten all my enemies upon the cheek bone; thou hast broken the teeth of the ungodly.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 35:16 - With hypocritical mockers in feasts, they gnashed upon me with their teeth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 37:12 - The wicked plotteth against the just, and gnasheth upon him with his teeth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 45:8 - All thy garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia, out of the ivory palaces, by which they have made thee glad.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 57:4 - My soul is among lions: and I lie even among them that are set on fire, even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 58:6 - Break their teeth, O God, in their mouth: break out the great teeth of the young lions, O LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 112:10 - The wicked shall see it, and be grieved; he shall gnash with his teeth, and melt away: the desire of the wicked shall perish.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 124:6 - Blessed be the LORD, who hath not given us as a prey to their teeth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:26 - As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to them that send him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:19 - Confidence in an unfaithful man in time of trouble is like a broken tooth, and a foot out of joint.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 30:14 - There is a generation, whose teeth are as swords, and their jaw-teeth as knives, to devour the poor from off the earth, and the needy from among men.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 4:2 - Thy teeth are like a flock of sheep that are even shorn, which came up from the washing; all of which bear twins, and none is barren among them.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 5:14 - His hands are as gold rings set with the beryl: his belly is as bright ivory overlaid with sapphires.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 6:6 - Thy teeth are as a flock of sheep which go up from the washing, of which every one beareth twins, and there is not one barren among them.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 7:4 - Thy neck is as a tower of ivory; thy eyes like the fish-pools in Heshbon, by the gate of Bath-rabbim: thy nose is as the tower of Lebanon which looketh towards Damascus.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 31:29 - In those days they shall say no more, The fathers have eaten a sour grape, and the children's teeth are set on edge.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 31:30 - But every one shall die for his own iniquity: every man that eateth the sour grape, his teeth shall be set on edge.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 2:16 - All thy enemies have opened their mouth against thee: they hiss and gnash the teeth: they say, We have swallowed her up: certainly this is the day that we looked for; we have found, we have seen it.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:16 - He hath also broken my teeth with gravel stones, he hath covered me with ashes.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 18:2 - What mean ye, that ye use this proverb concerning the land of Israel, saying, The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children's teeth are set on edge?
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:6 - Of the oaks of Bashan have they made thy oars; the company of the Ashurites have made thy benches of ivory, brought out of the isles of Chittim.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:15 - The men of Dedan were thy merchants; many isles were the merchandise of thy hand: they brought thee for a present horns of ivory and ebony.
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 1:6 - For a nation is come up upon my land, strong, and without number, whose teeth are the teeth of a lion, and he hath the cheek teeth of a great lion.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 3:15 - And I will smite the winter-house with the summer-house; and the houses of ivory shall perish, and the great houses shall have an end, saith the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 4:6 - And I also have given you cleanness of teeth in all your cities, and want of bread in all your places: yet have ye not returned to me, saith the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 6:4 - That lie upon beds of ivory, and stretch themselves upon their couches, and eat lambs from the flock, and calves from the midst of the stall;
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 3:5 - Thus saith the LORD concerning the prophets that make my people err, that bite with their teeth, and cry, Peace; and he that putteth not into their mouths, they even prepare war against him:
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 9:7 - And I will take away his blood out of his mouth, and his abominations from between his teeth: but he that remaineth, even he, shall be for our God, and he shall be as a governor in Judah, and Ekron as a Jebusite.
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