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Lexicon :: Strong's H8319 - šāraq

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Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root
Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 2468

Strong’s Definitions

שָׁרַק shâraq, shaw-rak'; a primitive root; properly, to be shrill, i.e. to whistle or hiss (as a call or in scorn):—hiss.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 12x

The KJV translates Strong's H8319 in the following manner: hiss (12x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 12x
The KJV translates Strong's H8319 in the following manner: hiss (12x).
  1. to hiss, whistle, pipe

    1. (Qal) to hiss (as a signal)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
שָׁרַק shâraq, shaw-rak'; a primitive root; properly, to be shrill, i.e. to whistle or hiss (as a call or in scorn):—hiss.
STRONGS H8319: Abbreviations
שָׁרַק verb hiss, perhaps also whistle, pipe (Late Hebrew id., hiss (dubious), Aramaic שְׁרֵיק id. Targum Leviticus 2:15, 16, bdb105613 id.; — from שׁ׳ comes Greek σῦριγξ according to LagAbh GGW xxvi. 38 LewyFremdw.165); —
Qal Perfect 3rd person masculine singular consecutive וְשׁ׳ Isaiah 5:26, etc.; Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular יִשְׁרֹק Isaiah 7:18 + (Job 27:23 read יִשְׁרְקוּ Me Bi Siegf Bu); 1st person singular אֶשְׁרְקָה Zechariah 10:8; — hiss, as signal, ל person, figurative, י׳ subject: Isaiah 5:26; Isaiah 7:18; Zechariah 10:1; in derision, עַל civitat., etc. (often + שָׁמֵם be astounded), Jeremiah 19:8; Jeremiah 49:17; Jeremiah 50:13; Lamentations 2:15 (+ הֵנִיעַ ראֹשׁ), Ezekiel 27:36; absolute Zephaniah 2:15; Lamentations 2:16; 1 Kings 9:8 (+ חָרַק שֵׁן); עַל person Job 27:23 (with מִן local).

Biblical Aramaic

שׁרק (Targum שְׁרֵיק, Syriac bdb111701, Biblical Hebrew שָׁרַק hiss, whistle (onomatopoetic).
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


2:15; 2:16

1 Kings



27:23; 27:23


5:26; 5:26; 7:18; 7:18


19:8; 49:17; 50:13


2:15; 2:16






10:1; 10:8

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H8319 matches the Hebrew שָׁרַק (šāraq),
which occurs 12 times in 12 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 9:8 - “And this house will become [fn]a heap of ruins; everyone who passes by will be astonished and hiss H8319 and say, ‘Why has the LORD done thus to this land and to this house?’
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:23 - Men will clap their hands at him
And will hiss H8319 him from his place.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:26 - He will also lift up a standard to the [fn]distant nation,
And will whistle H8319 for it from the ends of the earth;
And behold, it will come with speed swiftly.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 7:18 - In that day the LORD will whistle H8319 for the fly that is in the [fn]remotest part of the rivers of Egypt and for the bee that is in the land of Assyria.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 19:8 - “I will also make this city a desolation and an object of hissing; everyone who passes by it will be astonished and hiss H8319 because of all its [fn]disasters.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 49:17 - “Edom will become an object of horror; everyone who passes by it will be horrified and will hiss H8319 at all its wounds.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 50:13 - “Because of the indignation of the LORD she will not be inhabited,
But she will be completely desolate;
Everyone who passes by Babylon will be horrified
And will hiss H8319 because of all her wounds.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 2:15 - All who pass along the way
Clap their hands in derision at you;
They hiss H8319 and shake their heads
At the daughter of Jerusalem,
“Is this the city of which they said,
‘The perfection of beauty,
A joy to all the earth’?”
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 2:16 - All your enemies
Have opened their mouths wide against you;
They hiss H8319 and gnash their teeth.
They say, “We have swallowed her up!
Surely this is the day for which we waited;
We have reached it, we have seen it.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 27:36 - ‘The merchants among the peoples hiss H8319 at you;
You have become [fn]terrified
And you will cease to be forever.’”’”
Unchecked Copy BoxZep 2:15 - This is the exultant city
Which dwells securely,
Who says in her heart,
“I am, and there is no one besides me.”
How she has become a desolation,
A resting place for beasts!
Everyone who passes by her will hiss H8319
And wave his hand in contempt.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 10:8 - “I will whistle H8319 for them to gather them together,
For I have redeemed them;
And they will be as numerous as they [fn]were before.
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