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Lexicon :: Strong's H8328 - šereš

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masculine noun
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TWOT Reference: 2471a

Strong’s Definitions

שֶׁרֶשׁ sheresh, sheh'-resh; from H8327; a root (literally or figuratively):—bottom, deep, heel, root.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 33x

The KJV translates Strong's H8328 in the following manner: root (30x), bottom (1x), deep (1x), heels (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 33x
The KJV translates Strong's H8328 in the following manner: root (30x), bottom (1x), deep (1x), heels (1x).
  1. root

    1. root (literal)

    2. root (of people involving firmness or permanence) (fig)

    3. root, bottom (as lowest stratum) (fig)

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
שֶׁרֶשׁ sheresh, sheh'-resh; from H8327; a root (literally or figuratively):—bottom, deep, heel, root.
STRONGS H8328: Abbreviations
שֹׁ֫רֶשׁ noun masculineDeuteronomy 29:17 root; — שׁ׳ absolute Deuteronomy 29:17 +, construct Isaiah 11:10 +; suffix שָׁרְשִׁי Job 29:19, etc.; plural construct שָׁרְשֵׁי Job 13:27 (see below) Job 36: suffix שָֽׁרָשָׁיו Amos 2:9 +, שָֽׁרָשֶׁיהָ Ezekiel 17:7 +; —
1. root of people under figure of tree, involving firmness, permanence, Amos 2:9; Hosea 9:16; Hosea 14:6; Isaiah 14:30; 2 Kings 19:30 = Isaiah 37:31; — שָׁרְשָׁם Judges 5:14 is probably corrupt, see GFM; — so of person (compare Phoenician, Eshmunazar11 GACookepp. 30, 36) Isaiah 5:24; Malachi 3:19; Job 8:17; Job 18:16; Job 29:19; Proverbs 12:3, 12; = stock, family Isaiah 11:1, 10; Daniel 11:7, compare (of serpent) Isaiah 14:29; = source or cause Deuteronomy 29:17, דָּבָר שׁ׳ Job 19:28.
2. literally root of tree or shrub Jeremiah 17:8 (simile), Ezekiel 31:7 (metaphor of people). Isaiah 53:2 (simile), Job 14:8; Job 30:4; of vine (metaphor of people) Ezekiel 17:6, 7, 9 (twice in verse); Psalm 80:10 (accusative of congnate meaning with verb with שׁרשׁ Hiph.).
3. root, figurative=lowest stratum, of mountain Job 28:9, of sea Job 36:30= bottom (text strange and dubious: Du רָאשֵׁי הָרִים, with אֵרוֺ in Job 36:30a); of feet, שָׁרְשֵׁי רַגְלַי Job 13:27, i.e. soles Ew Di De Da and others (elsewhere כַּף), Bu place of treading, footholds; Du (arbitrarily) שָׁרְשִׁי, strike out רגלי.

See related Aramaic BDB entry H8330.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


29:17; 29:17; 29:17



2 Kings



8:17; 13:27; 13:27; 14:8; 18:16; 19:28; 28:9; 29:19; 29:19; 30:4; 36; 36:30; 36:30




12:3; 12:12


5:24; 11:1; 11:10; 11:10; 14:29; 14:30; 37:31; 53:2




17:6; 17:7; 17:7; 17:9; 31:7




9:16; 14:6


2:9; 2:9

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H8328 matches the Hebrew שֶׁרֶשׁ (šereš),
which occurs 33 times in 32 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 29:18 - so that there will not be among you a man or woman, or family or tribe, whose heart turns away today from the LORD our God, to go and serve the gods of those nations; that there will not be among you a root H8328 bearing poisonous fruit and wormwood.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:14 - “From Ephraim those whose root H8328 is in Amalek came down,
Following you, Benjamin, with your peoples;
From Machir commanders came down,
And from Zebulun those who wield the staff of [fn]office.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 19:30 - ‘The surviving remnant of the house of Judah will again take root H8328 downward and bear fruit upward.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 8:17 - “His roots H8328 wrap around a rock pile,
He [fn]grasps a house of stones.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 13:27 - “You put my feet in the stocks
And watch all my paths;
You [fn]set a limit for the soles H8328 of my feet,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:8 - “Though its roots H8328 grow old in the ground
And its stump dies in the dry soil,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 18:16 - “His roots H8328 are dried below,
And his branch is cut off above.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 19:28 - “If you say, ‘How shall we persecute him?’
And ‘[fn]What pretext H8328 for a case against him can we find?’
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 28:9 - “He puts his hand on the flint;
He overturns the mountains at the [fn]base. H8328
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 29:19 - ‘My root H8328 is spread out to the waters,
And dew lies all night on my branch.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 30:4 - Who pluck [fn]mallow by the bushes,
And whose food is the root H8328 of the broom shrub.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 36:30 - “Behold, He spreads His [fn]lightning about Him,
And He covers the depths H8328 of the sea.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 80:9 - You cleared the ground before it,
And it took deep H8328 root H8328 and filled the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:3 - A man will not be established by wickedness,
But the root H8328 of the righteous will not be moved.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 12:12 - The wicked man desires the [fn]booty of evil men,
But the root H8328 of the righteous yields fruit.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:24 - Therefore, as a tongue of fire consumes stubble
And dry grass collapses into the flame,
So their root H8328 will become like rot and their blossom [fn]blow away as dust;
For they have rejected the law of the LORD of hosts
And despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 11:1 - Then a shoot will spring from the stem of Jesse,
And a branch from his roots H8328 will bear fruit.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 11:10 - Then in that day
The nations will resort to the root H8328 of Jesse,
Who will stand as a [fn]signal for the peoples;
And His resting place will be [fn]glorious.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 14:29 - “Do not rejoice, O Philistia, all of you,
Because the rod that struck you is broken;
For from the serpent’s root H8328 a viper will come out,
And its fruit will be a flying serpent.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 14:30 - [fn]Those who are most helpless will eat,
And the needy will lie down in security;
I will [fn]destroy your root H8328 with famine,
And it will kill off your survivors.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 37:31 - “The surviving remnant of the house of Judah will again take root H8328 downward and bear fruit upward.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 53:2 - For He grew up before Him like a tender [fn]shoot,
And like a root H8328 out of parched ground;
He has no stately form or majesty
That we should look upon Him,
Nor appearance that we should [fn]be attracted to Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 17:8 - “For he will be like a tree planted by the water,
That extends its roots H8328 by a stream
And will not fear when the heat comes;
But its leaves will be green,
And it will not be anxious in a year of drought
Nor cease to yield fruit.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 17:6 - “Then it sprouted and became a low, spreading vine with its branches turned toward him, but its roots H8328 remained under it. So it became a vine and yielded shoots and sent out branches.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 17:7 - “But there was [fn]another great eagle with great wings and much plumage; and behold, this vine bent its roots H8328 toward him and sent out its branches toward him from the beds where it was planted, that he might water it.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 17:9 - “Say, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD, “Will it thrive? Will he not pull up its roots H8328 and cut off its fruit, so that it withers—so that all its sprouting leaves wither? And neither by great [fn]strength nor by many people can it be raised from its roots H8328 again.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 31:7 - ‘So it was beautiful in its greatness, in the length of its branches;
For its [fn]roots H8328 extended to many waters.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 11:7 - “But one of the [fn]descendants of her line H8328 will arise in his place, and he will come against their army and enter the fortress of the king of the North, and he will deal with them and display great strength.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 9:16 - Ephraim is stricken, their root H8328 is dried up,
They will bear no fruit.
Even though they bear children,
I will slay the precious ones of their womb.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 14:5 - I will be like the dew to Israel;
He will blossom like the lily,
And he will [fn]take root H8328 like the cedars of Lebanon.
Unchecked Copy BoxAmo 2:9 - “Yet it was I who destroyed the Amorite before them,
[fn]Though his height was like the height of cedars
And he was strong as the oaks;
I even destroyed his fruit above and his root H8328 below.
Unchecked Copy BoxMal 4:1 - [fn]For behold, the day is coming, burning like a furnace; and all the arrogant and every evildoer will be chaff; and the day that is coming will set them ablaze,” says the LORD of hosts, “so that it will leave them neither root H8328 nor branch.”
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