Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #1819: damah (pronounced daw-maw')

a primitive root; to compare; by implication, to resemble, liken, consider:--compare, devise, (be) like(-n), mean, think, use similitudes.

Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew Lexicon:



1) to be like, resemble

1a) (Qal) to be like, resemble

1b) (Piel)

1b1) to liken, compare

1b2) to imagine, think

1c) (Hithpael) to make oneself like

1d) (Niphal)

Part of Speech: verb

Relation: a primitive root


This word is used 30 times:

Numbers 33:56: "Moreover it shall come to pass, that I shall do unto you, as I thought to do"
Judges 20:5: "me, and beset the house round about upon me by night, and thought to have slain me: and my concubine"
2 Samuel 21:5: "The man consumed us, and that devised against us that we should be destroyed from remaining"
Esther 4:13: "commanded to answer Think not with thyself that thou shalt escape"
Psalms 48:9: " We have thought of thy lovingkindness, O God, of thy temple."
Psalms 50:21: "These things hast thou done, and I kept silence; thou thoughtest that I was altogether such a one as thyself: but I will reprove"
Psalms 89:6: "unto the LORD? who among the sons of the mighty can be likened unto the LORD?"
Psalms 102:6: " I am like a pelican of the wilderness: like an owl of the desert."
Psalms 144:4: "Man is like to vanity: are as a shadow that passeth away."
Song of Solomon 1:9: " I have compared thee, O my love, to a company of horses chariots."
Song of Solomon 2:9: "My beloved is like a roe a young hart: behold, he"
Song of Solomon 2:17: "flee away, turn, my beloved, and be thou like a roe or a young"
Song of Solomon 7:7: "This thy stature is like and thy breasts to clusters"
Song of Solomon 8:14: "Make haste, my beloved, and be thou like or to a young hart upon"
Isaiah 1:9: "remnant, we should have been as Sodom, and we should have been like unto Gomorrah."
Isaiah 10:7: "Howbeit he meaneth not neither doth his heart think so;"
Isaiah 14:14: "above the heights I will be like the most High."
Isaiah 14:24: "Surely as I have thought, so shall it come to pass; and as"
Isaiah 40:18: "To whom then will ye liken or what likeness will ye compare"
Isaiah 40:25: "To whom then will ye liken saith the Holy One."
Isaiah 46:5: "will ye liken me, and make me equal, me, that we may be like?"
Isaiah 46:5: "To whom will ye liken me, and make me equal, me, that we may be like?"
Jeremiah 6:2: " I have likened the daughter of Zion and delicate"
Lamentations 2:13: "What thing shall I take to witness for thee? what thing shall I liken to thee, O daughter of Jerusalem? what shall I equal"
Ezekiel 31:2: "and to his multitude; Whom art thou like in thy greatness?"
Ezekiel 31:8: "hide him: the fir trees were not like his boughs, and the chestnut trees"
Ezekiel 31:8: "nor any tree in the garden of God was like unto him in his beauty."
Ezekiel 31:18: "To whom art thou thus like and in greatness among the trees of Eden?"
Ezekiel 32:2: "of Egypt, and say unto him, Thou art like a young lion of the nations, and thou art as a whale"
Hosea 12:10: "have multiplied visions, and used similitudes, by the ministry of the prophets."

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