Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #8055: samach (pronounced saw-makh')

a primitive root; probably to brighten up, i.e. (figuratively) be (causatively, make) blithe or gleesome:--cheer up, be (make) glad, (have, make) joy(-ful), be (make) merry, (cause to, make to) rejoice, X very.

Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew Lexicon:



1) to rejoice, be glad

1a) (Qal)

1a1) to rejoice

1a2) to rejoice (arrogantly), exult (at)

1a3) to rejoice (religiously)

1b) (Piel) to cause to rejoice, gladden, make glad

1c) (Hiphil) to cause to rejoice, gladden, make glad

Part of Speech: verb

Relation: a primitive root


This word is used 155 times:

Exodus 4:14: "he cometh forth to meet thee: and when he seeth thee, he will be glad in his heart."
Leviticus 23:40: "trees, and willows of the brook; and ye shall rejoice before the LORD your God seven"
Deuteronomy 12:7: "before the LORD your God, and ye shall rejoice in all that ye put your hand unto, ye"
Deuteronomy 12:12: " And ye shall rejoice before the LORD your God, ye, and your sons, and your daughters, and your menservants,"
Deuteronomy 12:18: "and thy maidservant, and the Levite that is within thy gates: and thou shalt rejoice before the LORD thy God"
Deuteronomy 14:26: "and thou shalt eat there before the LORD thy God, and thou shalt rejoice, thou, and thine household,"
Deuteronomy 16:11: " And thou shalt rejoice before the LORD thy God, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, and thy manservant,"
Deuteronomy 16:14: " And thou shalt rejoice in thy feast, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, and thy manservant, and thy maidservant, and the Levite,"
Deuteronomy 24:5: "at home one year, and shall cheer up his wife which he hath taken."
Deuteronomy 26:11: " And thou shalt rejoice in every good thing which the LORD thy God hath given unto thee, and unto thine house,"
Deuteronomy 27:7: "peace offerings, and shalt eat there, and rejoice before the LORD thy God."
Deuteronomy 33:18: "And of Zebulun he said, Rejoice, Zebulun, in thy going out; and, Issachar, in thy tents."
Judges 9:13: "unto them, Should I leave my wine, which cheereth God and man, and go to be promoted"
Judges 9:19: "his house this day, then rejoice ye in Abimelech, and let him also rejoice"
Judges 9:19: "ye in Abimelech, and let him also rejoice"
Judges 19:3: "house: and when the father of the damsel saw him, he rejoiced to meet"
1 Samuel 2:1: "over mine enemies; because I rejoice in thy salvation."
1 Samuel 6:13: "and saw the ark, and rejoiced to see"
1 Samuel 11:9: "came and showed it to the men of Jabesh; and they were glad."
1 Samuel 11:15: "and there Saul and all the men of Israel rejoiced greatly."
1 Samuel 19:5: "for all Israel: thou sawest it, and didst rejoice: wherefore then wilt thou sin against innocent blood,"
2 Samuel 1:20: "lest the daughters of the Philistines rejoice, lest the daughters of the uncircumcised triumph."
1 Kings 5:7: "the words of Solomon, that he rejoiced greatly, and said, Blessed be the LORD"
2 Kings 11:20: "And all the people of the land rejoiced, and the city was in quiet: and they slew Athaliah"
1 Chronicles 16:10: "ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the LORD."
1 Chronicles 16:31: "Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice: and let men say among the nations, The LORD reigneth."
1 Chronicles 29:9: "Then the people rejoiced, for that they offered willingly, because with perfect heart they offered willingly"
1 Chronicles 29:9: "and David the king also rejoiced with great joy."
2 Chronicles 6:41: "be clothed with salvation, and let thy saints rejoice in goodness."
2 Chronicles 15:15: "And all Judah rejoiced at the oath: for they had sworn with all"
2 Chronicles 20:27: "with joy; for the LORD had made them to rejoice over their enemies."
2 Chronicles 23:21: "And all the people of the land rejoiced: and the city was quiet, after that they had slain Athaliah"
2 Chronicles 24:10: "the princes and all the people rejoiced, and brought in, and cast into the chest, until"
2 Chronicles 29:36: "And Hezekiah rejoiced, and all the people, that God had prepared the people:"
2 Chronicles 30:25: "out of the land of Israel, and that dwelt in Judah, rejoiced."
Ezra 6:22: "with joy: for the LORD had made them joyful, and turned the heart of the king of Assyria"
Nehemiah 12:43: "they offered great sacrifices, and rejoiced: for God had made them rejoice with great"
Nehemiah 12:43: "and rejoiced: for God had made them rejoice with great joy: the wives also"
Nehemiah 12:43: "the wives also and the children rejoiced: so that the joy of Jerusalem was heard even afar off."
Esther 8:15: "and purple: and the city of Shushan rejoiced and was glad."
Job 21:12: "They take the timbrel and harp, and rejoice at the sound of the organ."
Job 22:19: "The righteous see it, and are glad: and the innocent laugh them to scorn."
Job 31:25: "If I rejoiced because my wealth was great, and because mine hand had gotten"
Job 31:29: "If I rejoiced at the destruction of him that hated me, or lifted up myself when evil found"
Psalms 5:11: "But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love"
Psalms 9:2: " I will be glad and rejoice in thee: I will sing praise to thy name, O thou most High."
Psalms 14:7: "the captivity of his people, Jacob shall rejoice, and Israel shall be glad."
Psalms 16:9: "Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest"
Psalms 19:8: "The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure,"
Psalms 21:1: "A Psalm of David. The king shall joy in thy strength, O LORD; and in thy salvation how"

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