Strong's #8104: shamar (pronounced shaw-mar')
a primitive root; properly, to hedge about (as with thorns), i.e. guard; generally, to protect, attend to, etc.:--beward, be circumspect, take heed (to self), keep(-er, self), mark, look narrowly, observe, preserve, regard, reserve, save (self), sure, (that lay) wait (for), watch(-man).
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew Lexicon:
1) to keep, guard, observe, give heed
1a1) to keep, have charge of
1a2) to keep, guard, keep watch and ward, protect, save life
1a2a) watch, watchman (participle)
1a3) to watch for, wait for
1a4) to watch, observe
1a5) to keep, retain, treasure up (in memory)
1a6) to keep (within bounds), restrain
1a7) to observe, celebrate, keep (sabbath or covenant or commands), perform (vow)
1a8) to keep, preserve, protect
1a9) to keep, reserve
1b1) to be on one' s guard, take heed, take care, beware
1b2) to keep oneself, refrain, abstain
1b3) to be kept, be guarded
1c) (Piel) to keep, pay heed
1d) (Hithpael) to keep oneself from
Part of Speech: verb
Relation: a primitive root
This word is used 468 times:
Hosea 4:10: "increase: because they have left off to take heed to the LORD."
Hosea 12:6: "Therefore turn thou to thy God: keep mercy and judgment, and wait on"
Hosea 12:12: "served for a wife, and for a wife he kept"
Hosea 12:13: "Israel out of Egypt, and by a prophet was he preserved."
Amos 1:11: "and his anger did tear perpetually, and he kept his wrath forever:"
Amos 2:4: "the law of the LORD, and have not kept his commandments, and their lies caused them to err, after"
Jonah 2:8: " They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy."
Micah 6:16: "For the statutes of Omri are kept, and all the works of the house of Ahab, and ye walk"
Micah 7:5: "in a friend, put ye not confidence in a guide: keep the doors of thy mouth from her that lieth"
Zechariah 3:7: "thou wilt walk in my ways, and if thou wilt keep my charge, then thou shalt also"
Zechariah 3:7: "my house, and shalt also keep my courts, and I will give thee places to walk"
Zechariah 11:11: "and so the poor of the flock that waited upon me knew that it was the word"
Malachi 2:7: "For the priest's lips should keep knowledge, and they should seek the law at his mouth:"
Malachi 2:9: "the people, according as ye have not kept my ways, but have been partial"
Malachi 2:15: "That he might seek a godly seed. Therefore take heed to your spirit, and let none deal treacherously against the wife"
Malachi 2:16: "saith the LORD of hosts: therefore take heed to your spirit, that ye deal not treacherously."
Malachi 3:7: "of your fathers ye are gone away from mine ordinances, and have not kept them. Return unto"
Malachi 3:14: "and what profit is it that we have kept his ordinance, and that we have walked mournfully"