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Lexicon :: Strong's H8242 - śaq

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שַׂק
Transliteration
śaq
Pronunciation
sak
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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
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TWOT Reference: 2282a

Strong’s Definitions

שַׂק saq, sak; from H8264; properly, a mesh (as allowing a liquid to run through), i.e. coarse loose cloth or sacking (used in mourning and for bagging); hence, a bag (for grain, etc.):—sack(-cloth, -clothes).


KJV Translation Count — Total: 48x

The KJV translates Strong's H8242 in the following manner: sackcloth (41x), sack (6x), sackclothes (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 48x
The KJV translates Strong's H8242 in the following manner: sackcloth (41x), sack (6x), sackclothes (1x).
  1. mesh, sackcloth, sack, sacking

    1. sack (for grain)

    2. sackcloth

      1. worn in mourning or humiliation

      2. same material spread out to lie on

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
שַׂק saq, sak; from H8264; properly, a mesh (as allowing a liquid to run through), i.e. coarse loose cloth or sacking (used in mourning and for bagging); hence, a bag (for grain, etc.):—sack(-cloth, -clothes).
STRONGS H8242: Abbreviations
שַׂק noun masculineJoshua 9:4 sack, sackcloth (see SchwZAW xi (1891), 173 who conjectures Egyptian origin; Late Hebrew סַק sackcloth (rare); Assyrian šaḳḳu, sack (DlHWB 687 a), sackcloth (WklAltor. Forsch, vi. 44); Ethiopic bdb097404 = Biblical Hebrew; Aramaic סַקָּא, bdb097405; Greek σάκκος LewyFremdw. 87); — absolute שׂ׳ Genesis 37:34 +, שָׂ֑ק Jeremiah 48:37 +; suffix שַׂקִּי Psalm 30:12, etc.; plural שַׂקִּים Joshua 9:4 +, suffix שַׂקֵּיהֶם Genesis 42:35; —
1. sack, for grain Genesis 42:25, 27 (|| אַמְתַּחַת), Genesis 42:35; Genesis 42:35 (E), Joshua 9:4 (JE), perhaps also Leviticus 11:32 (P).
2. sackcloth:
a. worn in mourning and humiliation (see NowArchaeology i. 192 f. SACookEncy. Bib. under the word), either loose garment like sack, or piece of similar material (of rough, dark hair), fastened round body: put (שִׂים) on loins Genesis 37:34 (J), 1 Kings 20:31, on (bare) flesh 1 Kings 21:27; 2 Kings 6:30, compare Jeremiah 48:37; Job 16:15 (with תָּפַר); וְהַעֲלֵיתִי עַלכָּֿלמָֿתְנַיִם שׂ׳ Amos 8:10; usually girt on (חָגַר) 2 Samuel 3:31; Isaiah 15:3; Isaiah 22:12; Jeremiah 4:8; Jeremiah 6:26; Jeremiah 49:3; Ezekiel 7:18; Ezekiel 27:31; 1 Kings 20:32; Joel 1:8, compare Isaiah 3:24; כִּסָּה בַּשּׂ׳ 2 Kings 19:1, 2= Isaiah 37:1, 2; Jonah 3:6, 8; 1 Chronicles 21:16, figurative of heavens (compare קָדַר), אָשִׂים כְּסוּתָם שׂ׳ Isaiah 50:3; late לָבַשׁ שׂ׳ put on sackcloth Jonah 3:5; Esther 4:1, compare Esther 4:2; Psalm 35:13; Psalm 69:12; בְּצוֺם וְשׂ׳ Nehemiah 9:1, compare Daniel 9:3; מִּתַּח שׂ׳ loosen sackcloth Isaiah 20:2 (+ מֵעַל), Psalm 30:12 (opposed to שִׂמְחָה), מֵעַל הֵסִיר שׂ׳ Esther 4:4.
b. same garment (or material) spread out (to lie on), 2 Samuel 21:10 (with הִטָּה), Isaiah 58:5 (with הִצִּיעַ), compare Esther 4:3 וַיִּשְׁכַּב בַּשׂ׳ 1 Kings 21:27, לִינוּ בַּשּׂ׳ Joel 1:13.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

Genesis

37:34; 37:34; 42:25; 42:27; 42:35; 42:35; 42:35

Leviticus

11:32

Joshua

9:4; 9:4; 9:4

2 Samuel

3:31; 21:10

1 Kings

20:31; 20:32; 21:27; 21:27

2 Kings

6:30; 19:1; 19:2

1 Chronicles

21:16

Nehemiah

9:1

Esther

4:1; 4:2; 4:3; 4:4

Job

16:15

Psalms

30:12; 30:12; 35:13; 69:12

Isaiah

3:24; 15:3; 20:2; 22:12; 37:1; 37:2; 50:3; 58:5

Jeremiah

4:8; 6:26; 48:37; 48:37; 49:3

Ezekiel

7:18; 27:31

Daniel

9:3

Joel

1:8; 1:13

Amos

8:10

Jonah

3:5; 3:6; 3:8

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H8242 matches the Hebrew שַׂק (śaq),
which occurs 48 times in 46 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:34 - So Jacob tore his clothes and put sackcloth H8242 on his loins and mourned for his son many days.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:25 - Then Joseph gave a command to fill their bags with grain and to restore every man’s money in his sack H8242 and to give them provisions for the journey. And thus it was done for them.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:27 - Then one of them opened his sack H8242 to give his donkey fodder at the lodging place. And he saw his money; and behold, it was in the mouth of his sack.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:35 -

Now it happened that they were emptying their sacks H8242, and behold, every man’s bundle of money was in his sack H8242; and they and their father saw their bundles of money, and they feared.

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:32 - ‘Also anything on which one of them may fall when they are dead becomes unclean, including any wooden article or clothing or a skin or a sack H8242—any article by which work is done—it shall be put in the water and be unclean until evening, then it becomes clean.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 9:4 - So they also acted craftily and went and traveled as envoys and took worn-out sacks H8242 on their donkeys, and wineskins worn-out and torn and [fn]mended,
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 3:31 -

Then David said to Joab and to all the people who were with him, “Tear your clothes and gird on sackcloth H8242 and lament before Abner.” And King David walked behind the bier.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 21:10 -

And Rizpah the daughter of Aiah took sackcloth H8242 and spread it for herself on the rock, from the beginning of harvest until [fn]it rained on them from the sky; and she [fn]allowed neither the birds of the sky to rest on them by day nor the beasts of the field by night.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 20:31 -

Then his servants said to him, “Behold now, we have heard that the kings of the house of Israel are kings of lovingkindness, please let us put sackcloth H8242 on our loins and ropes on our heads, and go out to the king of Israel; perhaps he will preserve your [fn]life.”

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 20:32 - So they girded sackcloth H8242 on their loins and put ropes on their heads, and came to the king of Israel and said, “Your servant Ben-hadad says, ‘Please let me live.’” And he said, “Is he still alive? He is my brother.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 21:27 -

Now it happened when Ahab heard these words, that he tore his clothes and put [fn]on sackcloth H8242 and fasted, and he lay in sackcloth H8242 and went about [fn]despondently.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 6:30 - Now it happened that when the king heard the words of the woman, he tore his clothes—now he was passing by on the wall—and the people looked, and behold, he had sackcloth H8242 [fn]beneath on his [fn]body.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 19:1 -

Now it happened that when King Hezekiah heard it, he tore his clothes, covered himself with sackcloth H8242, and entered the house of Yahweh.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 19:2 - Then he sent Eliakim who was over the household with Shebna the scribe and the elders of the priests, covered with sackcloth H8242, to Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 21:16 - Then David lifted up his eyes and saw the angel of Yahweh standing between earth and heaven, with his drawn sword in his hand stretched out over Jerusalem. Then David and the elders, covered with sackcloth H8242, fell on their faces.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 9:1 -

Now on the twenty-fourth day of this month the sons of Israel gathered with fasting, in sackcloth H8242 and with dirt upon them.

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 4:1 -

Now Mordecai came to know of all that had been done. And [fn]he tore his clothes, put on sackcloth H8242 and ashes, and went out into the midst of the city and cried out loudly and bitterly.

Unchecked Copy BoxEst 4:2 - And he went as far as the king’s gate, for no one was to enter the king’s gate clothed in sackcloth H8242.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 4:3 - Now in each and every province where the word and law of the king reached, there was great mourning among the Jews, with fasting, weeping, and wailing; and many made their bed in sackcloth H8242 and ashes.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 4:4 -

Then Esther’s young women and her eunuchs came and told her, and the queen writhed in great anguish. And she sent garments to clothe Mordecai and to remove his sackcloth H8242 from upon him, but he did not accept them.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:15 -

“I have sewed sackcloth H8242 over my skin

And thrust my horn in the dust.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 30:11 -

You have turned for me my mourning into dancing;

You have loosed my sackcloth H8242 and girded me with gladness,

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 35:13 -

But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth H8242;

I humbled my soul with fasting,

And my prayer kept returning to my bosom.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:11 -

When I made sackcloth H8242 my clothing,

I became a byword to them.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 3:24 -

Now it will be that instead of [fn]sweet perfume there will be the smell of rot;

Instead of a belt, a rope;

Instead of well-set hair, a plucked-out scalp;

Instead of fine clothes, a donning of sackcloth H8242;

And branding instead of beauty.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 15:3 -

In their streets they have girded themselves with sackcloth H8242;

On their rooftops and in their squares

Everyone is wailing, [fn]dissolved in weeping.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 20:2 - at that time Yahweh spoke by the hand of Isaiah the son of Amoz, saying, “Go and loosen the sackcloth H8242 from your hips and take your shoes off your feet.” And he did so, going naked and barefoot.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 22:12 -

Therefore in that day Lord Yahweh of hosts called you to weeping, to wailing,

To shaving the head, and to wearing sackcloth H8242.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 37:1 -

Now it happened that when King Hezekiah heard it, he tore his clothes, covered himself with sackcloth H8242, and entered the house of Yahweh.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 37:2 - Then he sent Eliakim, who was over the household with Shebna the scribe, and the elders of the priests, covered with sackcloth H8242, to Isaiah the prophet, the son of Amoz.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 50:3 -

“I clothe the heavens with blackness

And make sackcloth H8242 their covering.”

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 58:5 -

“Is it a fast like this which I choose, a day for a man to afflict himself?

Is it for bowing [fn]one’s head like a reed

And for spreading out sackcloth H8242 and ashes as a bed?

Will you call this a fast, even an acceptable day to Yahweh?

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 4:8 -

“For this, I gird myself with sackcloth H8242,

Lament and wail;

For the burning anger of Yahweh

Has not turned back from us.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 6:26 -

O daughter of my people, gird yourself with sackcloth H8242

And roll in ashes;

[fn]Mourn as for an only son,

A lamentation most bitter.

For suddenly the destroyer

Will come upon us.

Unchecked Copy BoxJer 48:37 - “For every head is bald and every beard cut short; there are gashes on all the hands and sackcloth H8242 on the loins.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 49:3 -

“Wail, O Heshbon, for Ai has been destroyed!

Cry out, O daughters of Rabbah,

Gird yourselves with sackcloth H8242 and lament,

And rush back and forth inside the walls;

For [fn]Malcam will go into exile

Together with his priests and his princes.

Unchecked Copy BoxLam 2:10 -

Yodh

The elders of the daughter of Zion

Sit on the ground; they are silent.

They have thrown dust up on their heads;

They have girded themselves with sackcloth H8242.

The virgins of Jerusalem

Have bowed their heads down to the ground.

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 7:18 - ‘They will gird themselves with sackcloth H8242, and horror will cover them; and shame will be on all faces and baldness on all their heads.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:31 -

“Also they will make themselves bald for you

And gird themselves with sackcloth H8242;

And they will weep for you in bitterness of soul

With bitter mourning.

Unchecked Copy BoxDan 9:3 - So I gave my face to the Lord God to seek Him by prayer and supplications, with fasting, sackcloth H8242, and ashes.
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 1:8 -

Wail like a virgin girded with sackcloth H8242

For the bridegroom of her youth.

Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 1:13 -

Gird yourselves with sackcloth

And lament, O priests;

Wail, O ministers of the altar!

Come, spend the night in sackcloth H8242,

O ministers of my God;

For the grain offering and the drink offering

Are withheld from the house of your God.

Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 8:10 -

“Then I will overturn your feasts into mourning

And all your songs into [fn]lamentation;

And I will bring up sackcloth H8242 on everyone’s loins

And baldness on every head.

And I will make it like a time of mourning for an only son,

And the end of it will be like a bitter day.

Unchecked Copy BoxJon 3:5 -

And the [fn]people of Nineveh believed in God; and they called a fast and put on sackcloth H8242, from the greatest to the least of them.

Unchecked Copy BoxJon 3:6 - Then the word reached the king of Nineveh, and he arose from his throne, laid aside his mantle from him, covered himself with sackcloth H8242, and sat on the [fn]ashes.
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 3:8 -

“But both man and [fn]animal must be covered with sackcloth H8242; and let [fn]men call on God with their strength that each may turn from his evil way and from the violence which is in [fn]his hands.

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