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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 a [fn]mist used to rise from the earth and water H8248 the whole [fn]surface of the ground.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 2:10 - Now a river [fn]flowed out of Eden to water H8248 the garden; and from there it divided and became four [fn]rivers.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:32 - “Come, let’s make H8248 our father drink H8248 wine, and let’s sleep with him so that we may keep [fn]our family alive through our father.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:33 - So they made H8248 their father drink H8248 wine that night, and the firstborn went in and slept with her father; and he did not know when she lay down or got up.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:34 - On the following day, the firstborn said to the younger, “Look, I slept last night with my father; let’s make H8248 him drink H8248 wine tonight too, then you go in and sleep with him, so that we may keep [fn]our family alive through our father.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:35 - So they had H8248 their father drink H8248 wine that night too, and the younger got up and slept with him; and he did not know when she lay down or got up.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 21:19 - Then God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water; and she went and filled the [fn]skin with water and gave H8248 the boy a H8248 drink H8248.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:14 - now may it be that the young woman to whom I say, ‘Please let down your jar so that I may drink,’ and [fn]who answers, ‘Drink, and I will water H8248 your camels also’—may she be the one whom You have appointed for Your servant Isaac; and by this I will know that You have shown kindness to my master.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:18 - And she said, “Drink, my lord”; then she quickly lowered her jar to her hand, and gave H8248 him a H8248 drink H8248.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:19 - Now when she had finished giving H8248 him a H8248 drink H8248, she said, “I will also draw water for your camels until they have finished drinking.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:43 - behold, I am standing by the [fn]spring, and may it be that the [fn]young unmarried woman who comes out to draw water, and to whom I say, “Please let H8248 me drink H8248 a little water from your jar”;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:45 - “Before I had finished speaking in my heart, behold, Rebekah came out with her jar on her shoulder, and went down to the spring and drew water, and I said to her, ‘Please let H8248 me drink H8248.’
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:46 - “She quickly lowered her jar from her shoulder, and said, ‘Drink, and I will water H8248 your camels also’; so I drank, and she watered H8248 the camels also.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:2 - He looked, and [fn]saw a well in the field, and behold, three flocks of sheep were lying there beside it, because they watered H8248 the flocks from that well. Now the stone on the mouth of the well was large.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:3 - When all the flocks were gathered there, they would roll the stone from the mouth of the well and water H8248 the sheep. Then they would put the stone back in its place on the mouth of the well.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:7 - Then he said, “Look, it is still high day; it is not time for the livestock to be gathered. Water H8248 the sheep, and go, pasture them.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:8 - But they said, “We cannot, until all the flocks are gathered, and they roll the stone from the mouth of the well; then we water H8248 the sheep.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 29:10 - When Jacob saw Rachel the daughter of his mother’s brother Laban, and the sheep of his mother’s brother Laban, Jacob went up and rolled the stone from the mouth of the well, and watered H8248 the flock of his mother’s brother Laban.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:16 - Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters; and they came to draw water and filled the troughs to water H8248 their father’s flock.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:17 - Then the shepherds came and drove them away, but Moses stood up and helped them and watered H8248 their flock.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:19 - They said, “An Egyptian saved us from [fn]the shepherds, and what is more, he even drew water for us and watered H8248 the flock.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:20 - Then he took the calf which they had made and completely burned it with fire, and ground it to powder, and scattered it over the surface of the water and made H8248 the sons of Israel drink H8248 it.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 5:24 - ‘Then he shall make H8248 the woman drink H8248 the water of bitterness that brings a curse, so that the water which brings a curse will go into her [fn]and cause bitterness.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 5:26 - and the priest shall take a handful of the grain offering as its reminder offering and offer it up in smoke on the altar, and afterward he shall make H8248 the woman drink H8248 the water.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 5:27 - ‘When he has made H8248 her drink H8248 the water, then it will come about, if she has defiled herself and has been unfaithful to her husband, that the water which brings a curse will go into her [fn]and cause bitterness, and her belly will swell up and her thigh will [fn]shrivel, and the woman will become a curse among her people.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 20:8 - “Take the staff; and you and your brother Aaron assemble the congregation and speak to the rock before their eyes, that it shall yield its water. So you shall bring water for them out of the rock, and have H8248 the congregation and their livestock drink H8248.”
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 11:10 - “For the land, into which you are entering to possess it, is not like the land of Egypt from which you came, where you used to sow your seed and water H8248 it [fn]by your foot like a vegetable garden.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 4:19 - And he said to her, “Please give H8248 me a little water to H8248 drink H8248, for I am thirsty.” So she opened a leather bottle of milk and gave H8248 him a H8248 drink H8248; then she covered him.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:11 - Now they found an Egyptian in the field and brought him to David, and gave him bread and he ate, and they provided H8248 him water to H8248 drink H8248.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 23:15 - And David had a craving and said, “Oh that someone would give H8248 me water to H8248 drink H8248 from the well of Bethlehem which is by the gate!”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 11:17 - And David had a craving and said, “Oh that someone would give H8248 me water to H8248 drink H8248 from the well of Bethlehem, which is by the gate!”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 28:15 - Then the men who were designated by name got up, took the captives, and they clothed all their naked people from the spoils; they gave them clothes and sandals, fed them and gave H8248 them drink H8248, anointed them with oil, led all their feeble ones on donkeys, and brought them to Jericho, the city of palm trees, to their brothers; then they returned to Samaria.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 1:7 - Drinks H8248 were served H8248 in golden vessels of various kinds, and the royal wine was plentiful in proportion to the king’s [fn]bounty.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 21:24 - His [fn]sides are filled with fat,
And the marrow of his bones is H8248 wet H8248,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:7 - “You have given H8248 the weary no water to H8248 drink H8248,
And you have withheld bread from the hungry.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 36:8 - They drink their fill of the [fn]abundance of Your house;
And You allow H8248 them to H8248 drink H8248 from the river of Your delights.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 60:3 - You have [fn]made Your people experience hardship;
You have given H8248 us [fn]wine to H8248 drink H8248 that makes us stagger.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 69:21 - They also gave me [fn]a bitter herb in my food,
And for my thirst they gave H8248 me vinegar to H8248 drink H8248.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:15 - He split the rocks in the wilderness
And gave H8248 them plenty to H8248 drink H8248 like the ocean depths.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 80:5 - You have fed them with the bread of tears,
And You have made H8248 them drink H8248 tears in [fn]large measure.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 104:11 - They give H8248 drink H8248 to every animal of the field;
The wild donkeys quench their thirst.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 104:13 - [fn]He waters H8248 the mountains from His upper chambers;
The earth is satisfied with the fruit of His works.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 25:21 - If [fn]your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat;
And if he is thirsty, give H8248 him water to H8248 drink H8248;
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 2:6 - I made ponds of water for myself from which to irrigate H8248 a forest of growing trees.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 8:2 - “I would lead you and bring you
Into the house of my mother, who used to instruct me;
I would give H8248 you spiced wine to H8248 drink H8248 from the juice of my pomegranates.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 27:3 - “I, the LORD, am its keeper;
I water H8248 it every moment.
So that no one will [fn]damage it,
I guard it night and day.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 43:20 - “The animals of the field will glorify Me,
The jackals and the ostriches,
Because I have given waters in the wilderness
And rivers in the desert,
To give H8248 drink H8248 to My chosen people.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 8:14 - Why are we sitting still?
Assemble yourselves, and let’s go into the fortified cities
And perish there,
For the LORD our God has doomed us
And given H8248 us poisoned water to H8248 drink H8248,
Because we have sinned against the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 9:15 - therefore this is what the LORD of armies, the God of Israel says: “Behold, I will feed this people wormwood; and I will give H8248 them poisoned water to H8248 drink H8248.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 16:7 - People will not break bread in mourning for them, to comfort anyone for the dead, nor give H8248 them a cup of consolation to H8248 drink H8248 for anyone’s father or mother.

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