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Strong's #7836 - שָׁחַר

Root Word (Etymology)
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1) to seek, seek early or earnestly, look early or diligently for

1a) (Qal) to look for diligently, seek

1b) (Piel) to seek, seek early

Frequency Lists
Verse Results
KJV (13)
Job 4
Psalms 2
Proverbs 5
Isaiah 1
Hosea 1
NAS (20)
Job 3
Psalms 4
Proverbs 9
Isaiah 2
Hosea 2
HCS (13)
Job 3
Psalms 2
Proverbs 5
Isaiah 2
Hosea 1
BSB (12)
Job 3
Psalms 2
Proverbs 5
Isaiah 1
Hosea 1
ESV (12)
Job 3
Psalms 2
Proverbs 5
Isaiah 1
Hosea 1
WEB (14)
Job 4
Psalms 2
Proverbs 6
Isaiah 1
Hosea 1
Ancient Hebrew Lexicon Definitions

2829) rhs (סהההר ShHhR) AC: Dark CO: Dawn AB: ?: [from: hs- a dark place]

V) rhs (סהההר ShHhR) - I. Dark:To be dark in color. II. Seek:To peer into the dim light of morning in search for something. KJV (13): (vf: Paal) black, seek, betimes - Strongs: H7835 (שָׁחַר), H7836 (שָׁחַר)

Nm) rhs (סהההר ShHhR) - Dawn: The place of the rising sun. KJV (24): morning, day, early, dayspring, light, rise - Strongs: H7837 (שַׁחַר)

Nf3) tfrhs (סהההרות ShHhRWT) - Youth: As having dark hair. KJV (1): youth - Strongs: H7839 (שַׁחֲרוּת)

cf) rfhs (סהההור ShHhWR) - I. Dark:The dim light before the rising of the sun. II. Coal:As dark in color. KJV (7): black, coal - Strongs: H7838 (שָׁחוֹר), H7815 (שְׁחוֹר)

hm) rhsm (מסהההר MShHhR) - Dawn: The place of the rising sun. KJV (1): morning - Strongs: H4891 (מִשְׁחָר)

lcf2) trfhrhs (סהההרההורת ShHhRHhWRT) - Dark: KJV (1): black - Strongs: H7840 (שְׁחַרְחֹר)

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Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 [שָׁחר] verb denominative look early, diligently for (late; originally look for dawn); —

Qal Participle שֹׁחֵר טוֺב Proverbs 11:27 ("" בִּקֵּשׁ, דָּרַשׁ), elsewhere

Pi`el with accusative (suffix) Perfect 3 masculine singular suffix שִׁחֲרוֺ מוּסָר Proverbs 13:24 seeks him early (with) discipline (chastises him be-times); 2 masculine singular suffix consecutive וְשִׁחַרְתַּ֫נִי וְאֵינֶנִּי Job 7:21; literally Infinitive לְשַׁחֵר מָּנֶיךָ Proverbs 7:15; of wild asses, Participle מְשַׁחֲרֵי לַטָּ֑רֶף Job 24:5 (Ges§ 130a) seeking eagerly for their food; usually of seeking God (׳י) earnestly, Perfect וְשִׁחֲרוּאֵֿל Psalm 78:34 ("" דָּרַשׁ), Imperfect 2 masculine singular תְּשַׁחֵר אֶלאֵֿל Job 8:5 (si vera lectio), 3 masculine singular suffix יְשַׁחֲרֻנְנִי (Ges§ 60e) Hosea 5:15 ("" בִּקֵּשׁ), + Hosea 6:3 (see שַׁחַר), and, accusative Wisdom of Solomon , Proverbs 1:28, Participle suffix מְשַׁחֲרַי Proverbs 8:17; seek with longing, long for (׳י), אֲשַׁחֲרֶ֑ךָּ Isaiah 26:9; Psalm 63:2.

שַׁחֲרוּת see I. שָׁחַר. above

Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.All rights reserved. Used by permission. BibleSoft.com
Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

שָׁחַר to be or become black (Aramean ܫܚܰܪ, שְׁחַר id). Pregn., Job 30:30, עוֹרִי שָׁחַר מֵעָלַי “my skin is black (and draws away) from off me.”

Derivatives, שָׁחֹר, שְׁחוֹר, שְׁחַרְחֹר, and pr.n. שִׁיחוֹר.



(1) pr. apparently to break, to break forth, as light, the dawn, whence

(2) to break in, to pry in, hence to seek, compare בָּקַר No. 3. In Kal once found, Proverbs 11:27 see Piel.

Piel שִׁחַר to seek, a word altogether poetic. Followed by an acc. Job 7:21; Proverbs 7:15, 8:17 and לְ with an inf. Job 24:5; Proverbs 13:24, אֹהֲבוֹ שִׁחֲרוֹ מוּסָר “he who loveth (his son) seeks (i.e. as it were carefully prepares) chastisement for him.” The suff. must be regarded as in the dative. To seek God is

(a) to long after him, Psalms 63:2; Isaiah 26:9.

(b) to turn oneself to him, Hosea 5:15; Psalms 78:34. Followed by אֶל Job 8:5.

Derivatives, מִשְׁחָר, pr.n. שְׁחַרְיָה and

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List of Word Forms
אֲ‍ֽשַׁחֲ֫רֶ֥ךָּ אֲשַֽׁחֲרֶ֑ךָּ א‍שחרך וְשִֽׁחֲרוּ־ וְשִׁ֖חֲרְתַּ֣נִי וּ֝מְשַׁחֲרַ֗י ומשחרי ושחרו־ ושחרתני יְ֝שַׁחֲרֻ֗נְנִי יְשַׁחֲרֻֽנְנִי׃ ישחרנני ישחרנני׃ לְשַׁחֵ֥ר לשחר מְשַׁחֲרֵ֣י משחרי שִֽׁחֲר֥וֹ שֹׁ֣חֵֽר שחר שחרו תְּשַׁחֵ֣ר תשחר ’ă·ša·ḥă·re·kā ’ăša·ḥă·re·kā ’ăšaḥărekā ashaChaReka lə·ša·ḥêr ləšaḥêr leshaCher mə·ša·ḥă·rê məšaḥărê meshachaRei shichaRo Shocher ši·ḥă·rōw šiḥărōw šō·ḥêr šōḥêr tə·ša·ḥêr təšaḥêr teshaCher ū·mə·ša·ḥă·ray ūməšaḥăray umeshachaRai veShicharTani veshicharu wə·ši·ḥă·rū- wə·ši·ḥăr·ta·nî wəšiḥărtanî wəšiḥărū- yə·ša·ḥă·run·nî yəšaḥărunnî yeshachaRunni
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