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Lexicon :: Strong's H8242 - śaq

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Part of Speech
masculine noun
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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


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




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





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




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


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


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


7:18; 27:31




1:8; 1:13




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 orders 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 - As one of them opened his sack H8242 to give his donkey fodder at the lodging place, he saw his money; and behold, it was in the mouth of his sack.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:35 - Now it came about as they were emptying their sacks, H8242 that behold, every man’s bundle of money was in his sack; H8242 and when they and their father saw their bundles of money, they were dismayed.
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 [fn]of which use is made—it shall be put in the water and be unclean until evening, then it becomes clean.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 9:4 - they also acted craftily and [fn]set out 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 - His servants said to him, “Behold now, we have heard that the kings of the house of Israel are merciful kings, 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 save 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 - It came about 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 - 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 - And when King Hezekiah heard it, he tore his clothes, covered himself with sackcloth H8242 and entered the house of the LORD.
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 the LORD 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 assembled with fasting, in sackcloth H8242 and with dirt upon them.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 4:1 - When Mordecai learned all that had been done, [fn]he tore his clothes, put on sackcloth H8242 and ashes, and went out into the midst of the city and wailed loudly and bitterly.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 4:2 - 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 - In each and every province where the command and decree of the king came, there was great mourning among the Jews, with fasting, weeping and wailing; and many lay on sackcloth H8242 and ashes.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 4:4 - Then Esther’s maidens and her eunuchs came and told her, and the queen writhed in great anguish. And she sent garments to clothe Mordecai that he might remove his sackcloth H8242 from 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 come about that instead of [fn]sweet perfume there will be putrefaction;
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 housetops and in their squares
Everyone is wailing, [fn]dissolved in tears.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 20:2 - at that time the LORD spoke through 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 the Lord [fn]GOD of hosts called you to weeping, to wailing,
To shaving the head and to wearing sackcloth. H8242
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 37:1 - And when King Hezekiah heard it, he tore his clothes, covered himself with sackcloth H8242 and entered the house of the LORD.
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 humble 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 the LORD?
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 4:8 - “For this, put on sackcloth, H8242
Lament and wail;
For the fierce anger of the LORD
Has not turned back from us.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 6:26 - O daughter of my people, put on 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 - The elders of the daughter of Zion
Sit on the ground, they are silent.
They have thrown dust on their heads;
They have girded themselves with sackcloth. H8242
The virgins of Jerusalem
Have bowed their heads to the ground.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 7:18 - ‘They will gird themselves with sackcloth H8242 and shuddering will overwhelm 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 [fn]gave my attention 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 turn your festivals into mourning
And all your songs into [fn]lamentation;
And I will bring 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 - Then the 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 - When the word reached the king of Nineveh, he arose from his throne, laid aside his robe from him, covered himself with sackcloth H8242 and sat on the [fn]ashes.
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 3:8 - “But both man and beast must be covered with sackcloth; H8242 and let [fn]men call on God earnestly that each may turn from his wicked way and from the violence which is in [fn]his hands.
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