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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #7623 - שָׁבַח
1) to soothe, still, stroke
1a) (Piel) to soothe, still
1b) (Hiphil) stilling (participle)
2) to laud, praise, commend
2a1) to laud, praise (God)
2a2) to commend, congratulate (the dead)
2b) (Hithpael) to boast
V) hbs (סהבהה ShBHh) - Still: To refrain from moving and be calm. [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (16): (vf: Hiphil, Hitpael, Piel, Participle) praise, still, keep, glory, triumph, commend - Strongs: H7623 (שָׁבַח), H7624 (שְׁבַח)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
שָׁבַח not used in Kal; prop. to soothe, to stroke; Arabic سبح to swim, which is done by stroking the water; hence
(1) to still the waves, Psalms 89:10 (mulcere fluctus, Virg. Æn. i. 70); anger, Proverbs 29:11. Compare חִלָּה.
(2) to praise, pr. to soothe with praises (Arabic سَبَّحَ, Eth. ሰብሐ፡ id.), Ecclesiastes 8:15 especially God, Psalms 63:4, 117:1 147:12.
(3) to pronounce happy, Ecclesiastes 4:2 (where שַׁבֵּחַ stands for מְשַׁבֵּחַ). Compare Chald.
Hiphil, i.q. Piel No. 1, to still (waves), Psalms 65:8.
Hithpael, followed by בְּ to boast in anything, Psalms 106:47; 1 Chronicles 16:35.
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