Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #7931: shakan (pronounced shaw-kan')

a primitive root (apparently akin (by transmission) to 7901 through the idea of lodging; compare 5531, 7925); to reside or permanently stay (literally or figuratively):--abide, continue, (cause to, make to) dwell(-er), have habitation, inhabit, lay, place, (cause to) remain, rest, set (up).

Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew Lexicon:



1) to settle down, abide, dwell, tabernacle, reside

1a) (Qal)

1a1) to settle down to abide

1a2) to abide, dwell, reside

1b) (Piel)

1b1) to make settle down, establish

1b2) to make or cause to dwell

1c) (Hiphil)

1c1) to lay, place, set, establish, settle, fix

1c2) to cause to dwell or abide

Part of Speech: verb

Relation: a primitive root [apparently akin (by transmission) to H7901 through the idea of lodging]


This word is used 128 times:

Genesis 3:24: "So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden"
Genesis 9:27: "God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and Canaan shall be"
Genesis 14:13: "Abram the Hebrew; for he dwelt in the plain of Mamre the Amorite, brother"
Genesis 16:12: "will be against every man, and every man's hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren."
Genesis 25:18: " And they dwelt from Havilah unto Shur, that is before"
Genesis 26:2: "him, and said, Go not down into Egypt; dwell in the land which I shall tell"
Genesis 35:22: "And it came to pass, when Israel dwelt in that land, that Reuben went and lay with"
Genesis 49:13: "Zebulun shall dwell at the haven of the sea; and he shall be for a haven of ships; and his border"
Exodus 24:16: "And the glory of the LORD abode upon mount Sinai, and the cloud covered"
Exodus 25:8: "And let them make me a sanctuary; that I may dwell among"
Exodus 29:45: " And I will dwell among the children of Israel, and will be their God."
Exodus 29:46: "brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, that I may dwell among them: I"
Exodus 40:35: "of the congregation, because the cloud abode thereon, and the glory of the LORD filled"
Leviticus 16:16: "their sins: and so shall he do for the tabernacle of the congregation, that remaineth among them in the midst"
Numbers 5:3: "not their camps, in the midst whereof I dwell."
Numbers 9:17: "journeyed: and in the place where the cloud abode, there the children of Israel"
Numbers 9:18: "they pitched: as long as the cloud abode upon the tabernacle"
Numbers 9:22: "tarried upon the tabernacle, remaining thereon, the children of Israel abode in their tents,"
Numbers 10:12: "out of the wilderness of Sinai; and the cloud rested in the wilderness of Paran."
Numbers 14:30: "the land, concerning which I swore to make you dwell therein, save"
Numbers 23:9: "him, and from the hills I behold him: lo, the people shall dwell alone, and shall not"
Numbers 24:2: "and he saw Israel abiding in his tents according to their tribes; and the spirit of God came"
Numbers 35:34: "shall inhabit, wherein I dwell: for I the LORD"
Numbers 35:34: "dwell: for I the LORD dwell among the children of Israel."
Deuteronomy 12:11: "your God shall choose to cause his name to dwell there; thither shall ye bring"
Deuteronomy 14:23: "in the place which he shall choose to place his name there, the tithe of thy corn,"
Deuteronomy 16:2: "which the LORD shall choose to place his name there."
Deuteronomy 16:6: "which the LORD thy God shall choose to place his name in, there thou shalt sacrifice"
Deuteronomy 16:11: "the LORD thy God hath chosen to place his name there."
Deuteronomy 26:2: "the place which the LORD thy God shall choose to place his name there."
Deuteronomy 33:12: "he said, The beloved of the LORD shall dwell in safety by him; and the LORD shall cover"
Deuteronomy 33:12: "him; and the LORD shall cover him all the day long, and he shall dwell between his shoulders."
Deuteronomy 33:16: "And for the precious things of the earth and fullness thereof, and for the good will of him that dwelt in the bush: let the blessing come upon the head"
Deuteronomy 33:20: "Blessed be he that enlargeth Gad: he dwelleth as a lion, and teareth the arm with"
Deuteronomy 33:28: "Israel then shall dwell in safety alone: the fountain of Jacob shall be upon a land"
Joshua 18:1: "of Israel assembled together at Shiloh, and set up the tabernacle of the congregation there."
Joshua 22:19: "wherein the LORD's tabernacle dwelleth, and take possession among us: but rebel"
Judges 5:17: "Gilead abode beyond Jordan: and why did Dan remain in ships?"
Judges 5:17: "continued on the sea shore, and abode in his breaches."
Judges 8:11: "And Gideon went up by the way of them that dwelt in tents on the east of Nobah"
2 Samuel 7:10: "for my people Israel, and will plant them, that they may dwell in a place of their own, and move no more;"
1 Kings 6:13: " And I will dwell among the children of Israel, and will not forsake my people"
1 Kings 8:12: "Solomon, The LORD said that he would dwell in the thick darkness."
1 Chronicles 17:9: "for my people Israel, and will plant them, and they shall dwell in their place, and shall be moved no more;"
1 Chronicles 23:25: "of Israel hath given rest unto his people, that they may dwell in Jerusalem forever:"
2 Chronicles 6:1: "Solomon, The LORD hath said that he would dwell in the thick darkness."
Nehemiah 1:9: "them unto the place that I have chosen to set my name there."
Job 3:5: "and the shadow of death stain it; let a cloud dwell upon it; let the blackness of the day terrify"
Job 4:19: "How much less in them that dwell in houses of clay, whose foundation is in the dust, which are crushed"
Job 11:14: "put it far away, and let not wickedness dwell in thy tabernacles."

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