Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #8064: shamayim (pronounced shaw-mah'-yim)

dual of an unused singular shameh {shaw-meh'}; from an unused root meaning to be lofty; the sky (as aloft; the dual perhaps alluding to the visible arch in which the clouds move, as well as to the higher ether where the celestial bodies revolve):--air, X astrologer, heaven(-s).

Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew Lexicon:

ׁ / ׁ

shâmayim / shâmeh

1) heaven, heavens, sky

1a) visible heavens, sky

1a1) as abode of the stars

1a2) as the visible universe, the sky, atmosphere, etc

1b) Heaven (as the abode of God)

Part of Speech: noun masculine

Relation: from an unused root meaning to be lofty


This word is used 421 times:

Genesis 1:1: "God created the heaven and the earth."
Genesis 1:8: "And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second"
Genesis 1:9: "said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one"
Genesis 1:14: "Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from"
Genesis 1:15: "And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was"
Genesis 1:17: "And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,"
Genesis 1:20: "the earth in the open firmament of heaven."
Genesis 1:26: "over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every"
Genesis 1:28: "over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon"
Genesis 1:30: "of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth,"
Genesis 2:1: " Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host"
Genesis 2:4: "These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God"
Genesis 2:4: "God made the earth and the heavens,"
Genesis 2:19: "of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see"
Genesis 2:20: "to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam"
Genesis 6:7: "beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth"
Genesis 6:17: "is the breath of life, from under heaven; and every thing that is in the earth"
Genesis 7:3: "Of fowls also of the air by sevens, the male and the female;"
Genesis 7:11: "of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened."
Genesis 7:19: "hills, that were under the whole heaven, were covered."
Genesis 7:23: "and the creeping things, and the fowl of the heaven; and they were destroyed from the earth:"
Genesis 8:2: "The fountains also of the deep and the windows of heaven were stopped, and the rain from heaven"
Genesis 8:2: "were stopped, and the rain from heaven was restrained;"
Genesis 9:2: "and upon every fowl of the air, upon all that moveth upon the earth,"
Genesis 11:4: "us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad"
Genesis 14:19: "of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth:"
Genesis 14:22: "the most high God, the possessor of heaven and earth,"
Genesis 15:5: "abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if"
Genesis 19:24: "from the LORD out of heaven;"
Genesis 21:17: "to Hagar out of heaven, and said unto her, What aileth thee, Hagar? fear"
Genesis 22:11: "called unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham: and he said,"
Genesis 22:15: "unto Abraham out of heaven the second time,"
Genesis 22:17: "thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea"
Genesis 24:3: "And I will make thee swear by the LORD, the God of heaven, and the God of the earth, that thou shalt not"
Genesis 24:7: "The LORD God of heaven, which took me from my father's house,"
Genesis 26:4: "thy seed to multiply as the stars of heaven, and will give unto thy seed all"
Genesis 27:28: "Therefore God give thee of the dew of heaven, and the fatness of the earth, and plenty"
Genesis 27:39: "the fatness of the earth, and of the dew of heaven from above;"
Genesis 28:12: "on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending"
Genesis 28:17: "the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven."
Genesis 49:25: "who shall help thee; and by the Almighty, who shall bless thee with blessings of heaven above, blessings"
Exodus 9:8: "of ashes of the furnace, and let Moses sprinkle it toward the heaven in the sight of Pharaoh."
Exodus 9:10: "Pharaoh; and Moses sprinkled it up toward heaven; and it became a boil breaking forth with blains"
Exodus 9:22: "thine hand toward heaven, that there may be hail in all the land"
Exodus 9:23: "his rod toward heaven: and the LORD sent thunder and hail,"
Exodus 10:21: "Stretch out thine hand toward heaven, that there may be darkness over the land"
Exodus 10:22: "his hand toward heaven; and there was a thick darkness in all"
Exodus 16:4: "I will rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a certain rate every day,"
Exodus 17:14: "the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven."
Exodus 20:4: "or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth"

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