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Lexicon :: Strong's H8248 - šāqâ

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Strong’s Definitions

שָׁקָה shâqâh, shaw-kaw'; a primitive root; to quaff, i.e. (causatively) to irrigate or furnish a potion to:—cause to (give, give to, let, make to) drink, drown, moisten, water. See H7937, H8354.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 74x

The KJV translates Strong's H8248 in the following manner: drink (43x), water (17x), butler (9x), cupbearer (3x), miscellaneous (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 74x
The KJV translates Strong's H8248 in the following manner: drink (43x), water (17x), butler (9x), cupbearer (3x), miscellaneous (1x).
  1. to give to drink, irrigate, drink, water, cause to drink water

    1. (Hiphil)

      1. to water, irrigate

      2. to water, give drink to

    2. (Pual) to be watered

    3. (Niphal) variant

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
שָׁקָה shâqâh, shaw-kaw'; a primitive root; to quaff, i.e. (causatively) to irrigate or furnish a potion to:—cause to (give, give to, let, make to) drink, drown, moisten, water. See H7937, H8354.
STRONGS H8248: Abbreviations
† [שָׁקָה] verb
Hiph. cause to drink water, give to drink (Late Hebrew Hiph. id.; Arabic bdb105204 I. give to drink; Sabean סקי be irrigated FellZMG liv (1900), 246, מסקי drinks HomChr 124, מסתקין id. DHMHofmus., No. 1, l. 7; Ethiopic bdb105205 water, irrigate; Assyrian šaḳû I. = Hebrew Hiph., Aramaic שְׁקָא, bdb105206 Aph`el); — for Qal see שָׁתָה; — Perfect 3rd person masculine singular consecutive וְהִשְׁקָה Genesis 2:6 +, suffix וְהִשְׁקָהּ Numbers 5:27; 2nd person masculine singular consecutive וְהִשְׁקִיתָ Numbers 20:8 +; 1st person singular consecutive וְהִשְׁקֵיתִי Ezekiel 32:6, etc.; Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular יַשְׁקֶה Numbers 5:26, וַיַּשְׁקְ Genesis 29:10 +, etc.; Imperative masculine singular suffix הַשְׁקִ֫הוּ Proverbs 25:21; feminine singular suffix הַשְׁקֹ֫ינִי Genesis 24:43 +; Infinitive construct הַשְׁקוֺת Genesis 2:10 +, suffix הַשְׁקֹתוֺ Genesis 24:19; Participle מַשְׁקֶה Psalm 104:13, construct Habakkuk 2:15 (see also I., II. מַשְׁקֶה); —
1. water, irrigate, ground: subject mist Genesis 2:6, river Genesis 2:10 (both J), spring Joel 4:18 [Joel 3:18]; subject י׳ Isaiah 27:3 (כֶּרֶם), Ezekiel 17:7 (גֶּפֶן), both in figure, figurative also Ezekiel 32:6 water land מִדָּם; literal with מִן of source Psalm 104:13 (הָרִים) and (subject man) Ecclesiastes 2:6 (יַעַר).
2. water, give drink to, usually human subject, accusative of beast, Genesis 24:14, 46 (twice in verse); Genesis 29:2 (מִן of source), Genesis 29:3; Genesis 29:7; Genesis 29:8; Genesis 29:10; Exodus 2:16, 17, 19 (all J), Psalm 104:11 (subject springs); accusative of person Genesis 21:19 (E), Genesis 24:18, 19, 45 (J), Habakkuk 2:15 (figurative), Isaiah 43:20 (י׳ subject), Psalm 78:15 (id.), 2 Chronicles 28:15, with ב of vessel Esther 1:7; with accusative of person and animal. Numbers 20:8 (P); give one something to drink, accusative of person + of thing (water, wine, etc.), Amos 2:12; Genesis 19:32, 33, 34, 35; Genesis 24:43 (all J), Judges 4:19; 1 Samuel 30:11; 2 Samuel 23:15 = 1 Chronicles 11:15; Job 22:7, compare Songs 8:2 (מִיַּיִן); figurative Jeremiah 8:14; Jeremiah 9:14; Jeremiah 16:7; Jeremiah 23:15; Jeremiah 25:15; Psalm 69:22, compare וְנַחַל עֲדָנֶיךָ תַשְׁקֵם Psalm 36:9, and וַתַּשְׁקֵ֫מוֺ בִּדְמָעוֺת Psalm 80:6; accusative of thing omitted, literal Judges 4:19; Exodus 32:20 (E), figurative Jeremiah 25:17. — See also I.מַשְׁקֶה below.
Pu. Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular וּמֹחַ עַצְמוֺתָיו יְשֻׁקֶּה Job 21:24 the marrow of his bones is watered, (refreshed, invigorated). — נשׁקה Amos 8:8 see שׁקע.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


2:6; 2:6; 2:10; 2:10; 19:32; 19:33; 19:34; 19:35; 21:19; 24:14; 24:18; 24:19; 24:19; 24:43; 24:43; 24:45; 24:46; 29:2; 29:3; 29:7; 29:8; 29:10; 29:10


2:16; 2:17; 2:19; 32:20


5:26; 5:27; 20:8; 20:8


4:19; 4:19

1 Samuel


2 Samuel


1 Chronicles


2 Chronicles





21:24; 22:7


36:9; 69:22; 78:15; 80:6; 104:11; 104:13; 104:13





Song of Songs



27:3; 43:20


8:14; 9:14; 16:7; 23:15; 25:15; 25:17


17:7; 32:6; 32:6




2:12; 8:8


2:15; 2:15

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H8248 matches the Hebrew שָׁקָה (šāqâ),
which occurs 62 times in 60 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 2 (Gen 2:6–Jer 16:7)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:6 - But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered H8248 the whole face of the ground.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:10 - And a river went out of Eden to water H8248 the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:32 - Come, let us make H8248  our father drink H8248 wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:33 - And they made H8248  their father drink H8248 wine that night: and the firstborn went in, and lay with her father; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:34 - And it came to pass on the morrow, that the firstborn said unto the younger, Behold, I lay yesternight with my father: let us make him drink H8248 wine this night also; and go thou in, and lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:35 - And they made H8248  their father drink H8248 wine that night also: and the younger arose, and lay with him; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:19 - And God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water; and she went, and filled the bottle with water, and gave H8248  the lad drink. H8248
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:14 - And let it come to pass, that the damsel to whom I shall say, Let down thy pitcher, I pray thee, that I may drink; and she shall say, Drink, and I will give H8248  thy camels drink H8248 also: let the same be she that thou hast appointed for thy servant Isaac; and thereby shall I know that thou hast shewed kindness unto my master.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:18 - And she said, Drink, my lord: and she hasted, and let down her pitcher upon her hand, and gave him drink. H8248
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:19 - And when she had done giving him drink, H8248 she said, I will draw water for thy camels also, until they have done drinking.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:43 - Behold, I stand by the well of water; and it shall come to pass, that when the virgin cometh forth to draw water, and I say to her, Give me, H8248  I pray thee, a little water of thy pitcher to drink; H8248
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:45 - And before I had done speaking in mine heart, behold, Rebekah came forth with her pitcher on her shoulder; and she went down unto the well, and drew water: and I said unto her, Let me drink, H8248 I pray thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:46 - And she made haste, and let down her pitcher from her shoulder, and said, Drink, and I will give H8248  thy camels drink H8248 also: so I drank, and she made H8248  the camels drink H8248 also.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:2 - And he looked, and behold a well in the field, and, lo, there were three flocks of sheep lying by it; for out of that well they watered H8248 the flocks: and a great stone was upon the well's mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:3 - And thither were all the flocks gathered: and they rolled the stone from the well's mouth, and watered H8248 the sheep, and put the stone again upon the well's mouth in his place.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:7 - And he said, Lo, it is yet high day, neither is it time that the cattle should be gathered together: water H8248 ye the sheep, and go and feed them.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:8 - And they said, We cannot, until all the flocks be gathered together, and till they roll the stone from the well's mouth; then we water H8248 the sheep.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:10 - And it came to pass, when Jacob saw Rachel the daughter of Laban his mother's brother, and the sheep of Laban his mother's brother, that Jacob went near, and rolled the stone from the well's mouth, and watered H8248 the flock of Laban his mother's brother.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:16 - Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters: and they came and drew water, and filled the troughs to water H8248 their father's flock.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:17 - And the shepherds came and drove them away: but Moses stood up and helped them, and watered H8248 their flock.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:19 - And they said, An Egyptian delivered us out of the hand of the shepherds, and also drew water enough for us, and watered H8248 the flock.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:20 - And he took the calf which they had made, and burnt it in the fire, and ground it to powder, and strawed it upon the water, and made the children of Israel drink H8248 of it.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 5:24 - And he shall cause the woman to drink H8248 the bitter water that causeth the curse: and the water that causeth the curse shall enter into her, and become bitter.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 5:26 - And the priest shall take an handful of the offering, even the memorial thereof, and burn it upon the altar, and afterward shall cause the woman to drink H8248 the water.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 5:27 - And when he hath made her to drink H8248 the water, then it shall come to pass, that, if she be defiled, and have done trespass against her husband, that the water that causeth the curse shall enter into her, and become bitter, and her belly shall swell, and her thigh shall rot: and the woman shall be a curse among her people.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 20:8 - Take the rod, and gather thou the assembly together, thou, and Aaron thy brother, and speak ye unto the rock before their eyes; and it shall give forth his water, and thou shalt bring forth to them water out of the rock: so thou shalt give H8248  the congregation and their beasts drink. H8248
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 11:10 - For the land, whither thou goest in to possess it, is not as the land of Egypt, from whence ye came out, where thou sowedst thy seed, and wateredst H8248 it with thy foot, as a garden of herbs:
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 4:19 - And he said unto her, Give me, I pray thee, a little water to drink; H8248 for I am thirsty. And she opened a bottle of milk, and gave him drink, H8248 and covered him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:11 - And they found an Egyptian in the field, and brought him to David, and gave him bread, and he did eat; and they made him drink H8248 water;
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:15 - And David longed, and said, Oh that one would give me drink H8248 of the water of the well of Bethlehem, which is by the gate!
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:17 - And David longed, and said, Oh that one would give me drink H8248 of the water of the well of Bethlehem, that is at the gate!
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 28:15 - And the men which were expressed by name rose up, and took the captives, and with the spoil clothed all that were naked among them, and arrayed them, and shod them, and gave them to eat and to drink, H8248 and anointed them, and carried all the feeble of them upon asses, and brought them to Jericho, the city of palm trees, to their brethren: then they returned to Samaria.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 1:7 - And they gave them drink H8248 in vessels of gold, (the vessels being diverse one from another,) and royal wine in abundance, according to the state of the king.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 21:24 - His breasts are full of milk, and his bones are moistened H8248 with marrow.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:7 - Thou hast not given water to the weary to drink, H8248 and thou hast withholden bread from the hungry.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 36:8 - They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of thy house; and thou shalt make them drink H8248 of the river of thy pleasures.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 60:3 - Thou hast shewed thy people hard things: thou hast made us to drink H8248 the wine of astonishment.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:21 - They gave me also gall for my meat; and in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink. H8248
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:15 - He clave the rocks in the wilderness, and gave them drink H8248 as out of the great depths.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 80:5 - Thou feedest them with the bread of tears; and givest them tears to drink H8248 in great measure.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 104:11 - They give drink H8248 to every beast of the field: the wild asses quench their thirst.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 104:13 - He watereth H8248 the hills from his chambers: the earth is satisfied with the fruit of thy works.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:21 - If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink: H8248
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 2:6 - I made me pools of water, to water H8248 therewith the wood that bringeth forth trees:
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 8:2 - I would lead thee, and bring thee into my mother's house, who would instruct me: I would cause thee to drink H8248 of spiced wine of the juice of my pomegranate.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 27:3 - I the LORD do keep it; I will water H8248 it every moment: lest any hurt it, I will keep it night and day.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:20 - The beast of the field shall honour me, the dragons and the owls: because I give waters in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert, to give drink H8248 to my people, my chosen.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 8:14 - Why do we sit still? assemble yourselves, and let us enter into the defenced cities, and let us be silent there: for the LORD our God hath put us to silence, and given us water of gall to drink, H8248 because we have sinned against the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 9:15 - Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will feed them, even this people, with wormwood, and give them water of gall to drink. H8248
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 16:7 - Neither shall men tear themselves for them in mourning, to comfort them for the dead; neither shall men give them the cup of consolation to drink H8248 for their father or for their mother.

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