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Lexicon :: Strong's H8317 - šāraṣ

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שָׁרַץ
Transliteration
šāraṣ
Pronunciation
shaw-rats'
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Part of Speech
verb
Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root
Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 2467

Strong’s Definitions

שָׁרַץ shârats, shaw-rats'; a primitive root; to wriggle, i.e. (by implication) swarm or abound:—breed (bring forth, increase) abundantly (in abundance), creep, move.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 14x

The KJV translates Strong's H8317 in the following manner: creep (6x), bring forth abundantly (5x), move (1x), breed abundantly (1x), increase abundantly (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 14x
The KJV translates Strong's H8317 in the following manner: creep (6x), bring forth abundantly (5x), move (1x), breed abundantly (1x), increase abundantly (1x).
  1. (Qal) to teem, swarm, multiply

    1. to swarm, teem

      1. to swarm

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
שָׁרַץ shârats, shaw-rats'; a primitive root; to wriggle, i.e. (by implication) swarm or abound:—breed (bring forth, increase) abundantly (in abundance), creep, move.
STRONGS H8317: Abbreviations
שָׁרַץ verb swarm, teem (Late Hebrew id.; Aramaic bdb105610 crawl, bdb105611 = שֶׁרֶץ, so שִׁרְצָא (rare); Ethiopic bdb105612 germinate, sprout); —
Qal Perfect 3rd person masculine singular שׁ׳ Psalm 105:30, שָֽׁרְצוּ Genesis 1:21, etc.; Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular יִשְׁרֹץ Ezekiel 47:9, etc.; Imperative masculine plural שִׁרְצוּ Genesis 9:7; Participle הַשֹּׁרֵץ Genesis 7:21 +, feminine הַשֹּׁרֶ֫צֶת Leviticus 11:46; Hexateuch only P: —
1. swarm, teem with (accusative animal.), subject water Genesis 1:20, 21, compare Exodus 7:28, land Psalm 105:30.
2. swarm, subject animal. Genesis 8:17 (+ פָּרָה, רָבָה), Ezekiel 47:9, הַּשֹׁרֵּץ Genesis 7:21; Leviticus 11:29, 41, 42, 46 (all עַלהָּֿרֶָּֿץ), Leviticus 11:43; subject men Genesis 9:7 (+ פָּרָה, רָבה), Exodus 1:7 (id., + עָצַם).
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

Genesis

1:20; 1:21; 1:21; 7:21; 7:21; 8:17; 9:7; 9:7

Exodus

1:7

Leviticus

11:29; 11:41; 11:42; 11:43; 11:46; 11:46

Psalms

105:30; 105:30

Ezekiel

47:9; 47:9

H8317

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H8317 matches the Hebrew שָׁרַץ (šāraṣ),
which occurs 14 times in 14 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:20 - And God said, “Let the waters swarm with swarms of living creatures, and let birds[fn] fly above the earth across the expanse of the heavens.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 1:21 - So God created the great sea creatures and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarm, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:21 - And all flesh died that moved on the earth, birds, livestock, beasts, all swarming creatures that swarm on the earth, and all mankind.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 8:17 - Bring out with you every living thing that is with you of all flesh—birds and animals and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth—that they may swarm on the earth, and be fruitful and multiply on the earth.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 9:7 - And you,[fn] be fruitful and multiply, increase greatly on the earth and multiply in it.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 1:7 - But the people of Israel were fruitful and increased greatly; they multiplied and grew exceedingly strong, so that the land was filled with them.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 8:3 - The Nile shall swarm with frogs that shall come up into your house and into your bedroom and on your bed and into the houses of your servants and your people,[fn] and into your ovens and your kneading bowls.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:29 - “And these are unclean to you among the swarming things that swarm on the ground: the mole rat, the mouse, the great lizard of any kind,
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:41 - “Every swarming thing that swarms on the ground is detestable; it shall not be eaten.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:42 - Whatever goes on its belly, and whatever goes on all fours, or whatever has many feet, any swarming thing that swarms on the ground, you shall not eat, for they are detestable.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:43 - You shall not make yourselves detestable with any swarming thing that swarms, and you shall not defile yourselves with them, and become unclean through them.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:46 - This is the law about beast and bird and every living creature that moves through the waters and every creature that swarms on the ground,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 105:30 - Their land swarmed with frogs,
even in the chambers of their kings.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 47:9 - And wherever the river goes,[fn] every living creature that swarms will live, and there will be very many fish. For this water goes there, that the waters of the sea[fn] may become fresh; so everything will live where the river goes.
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