H8104 שׁמר - Strong's Hebrew Lexicon Number

A primitive root; properly to hedge about (as with thorns), that is, guard; generally to protect, attend to, etc.

KJV Usage: beware, be circumspect, take heed (to self), keep (-er, self), mark, look narrowly, observe, preserve, regard, reserve, save (self), sure, (that lay) wait (for), watch (-man).

Brown-Driver-Briggs' Hebrew Definitions


1. to keep, guard, observe, give heed
a. (Qal)
1. to keep, have charge of
2. to keep, guard, keep watch and ward, protect, save life 1a
b. watch, watchman (participle)
1. to watch for, wait for
2. to watch, observe
3. to keep, retain, treasure up (in memory)
4. to keep (within bounds), restrain
5. to observe, celebrate, keep (sabbath or covenant or commands), perform (vow)
6. to keep, preserve, protect
7. to keep, reserve
c. (Niphal)
1. to be on one's guard, take heed, take care, beware
2. to keep oneself, refrain, abstain
3. to be kept, be guarded
d. (Piel) to keep, pay heed
e. (Hithpael) to keep oneself from
Origin: a primitive root
TWOT: 2414
Parts of Speech: Verb

View how H8104 שׁמר is used in the Bible

First 30 of 439 occurrences of H8104 שׁמר

Genesis 2:15
Genesis 3:24
Genesis 4:9
Genesis 17:9
Genesis 17:10
Genesis 18:19
Genesis 24:6
Genesis 26:5
Genesis 28:15
Genesis 28:20
Genesis 30:31
Genesis 31:24
Genesis 31:29
Genesis 37:11
Genesis 41:35
Exodus 10:28
Exodus 12:17
Exodus 12:24
Exodus 12:25
Exodus 13:10
Exodus 15:26
Exodus 16:28
Exodus 19:5
Exodus 19:12
Exodus 20:6
Exodus 21:29
Exodus 21:36
Exodus 22:7
Exodus 22:10
Exodus 23:13

Corresponding Greek Words

shamar see G472 st. ant echo
shamar G25 agapao
shamar G189 akoe
shamar G191 akouo
shamar G1299 dia tasso
shamar G1301 dia tereo
shamar G1522 eis akouo
shamar G1685 em ballo
shamar G2043 ereido
shamar G2147 heurisko
shamar G3906 para tereo
shamar G4160 poieo
shamar G4863 sun ago
shamar G4920 sun iemi
shamar G4933 sun tereo
shamar G5083 tereo
shamar G5087 tithemi
shamar G5441 phulax
shamar G5442 phulasso
shamar ni. G2125 eulabeomai
shamar ni.,qal. G4337 pros echo
shamar qal.,ni. G1314 dia phulasso