H8055 שׂמח - Strong's Hebrew Lexicon Number

A primitive root; probably to brighten up, that is, (figuratively) be (causatively make) blithe or gleesome

KJV Usage: cheer up, be (make) glad, (have make) joy (-ful), be (make) merry, (cause to, make to) rejoice, X very.

Brown-Driver-Briggs' Hebrew Definitions



1. to rejoice, be glad
a. (Qal)
1. to rejoice
2. to rejoice (arrogantly), exult (at)
3. to rejoice (religiously)
b. (Piel) to cause to rejoice, gladden, make glad
c. (Hiphil) to cause to rejoice, gladden, make glad
Origin: a primitive root
TWOT: 2268
Parts of Speech: Verb

to rejoice
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

View how H8055 שׂמח is used in the Bible

First 30 of 151 occurrences of H8055 שׂמח

Exodus 4:14 thee, he will be glad
Leviticus 23:40 and ye shall rejoice
Deuteronomy 12:7 and ye shall rejoice
Deuteronomy 12:12 And ye shall rejoice
Deuteronomy 12:18 and thou shalt rejoice
Deuteronomy 14:26 and thou shalt rejoice,
Deuteronomy 16:11 And thou shalt rejoice
Deuteronomy 16:14 And thou shalt rejoice
Deuteronomy 24:5 and shall cheer
Deuteronomy 26:11 And thou shalt rejoice
Deuteronomy 27:7 there, and rejoice
Deuteronomy 33:18 Rejoice,
Judges 9:13 which cheereth
Judges 9:19 then rejoice
Judges 9:19 and let him also rejoice
Judges 19:3 rejoiced
1 Samuel 2:1 because I rejoice
1 Samuel 6:13 and rejoiced
1 Samuel 11:9 and they were glad.
1 Samuel 11:15 rejoiced
1 Samuel 19:5 it, and didst rejoice:
2 Samuel 1:20 rejoice,
1 Kings 5:7 that he rejoiced
2 Kings 11:20 rejoiced,
1 Chronicles 16:10 of them rejoice
1 Chronicles 16:31 be glad,
1 Chronicles 29:9 rejoiced,
1 Chronicles 29:9 also rejoiced
2 Chronicles 6:41 rejoice
2 Chronicles 15:15 rejoiced

Distinct usage

13 rejoice
6 Rejoice,
6 and rejoice
5 shall rejoice
4 rejoiced,
4 and be glad
4 And thou shalt rejoice
3 rejoiced
3 and ye shall rejoice
3 Be glad
2 and rejoiced
2 rejoiced:
2 If I have rejoiced
2 I will be glad
2 shall be glad.
2 to rejoice
2 was glad
2 maketh a glad
2 rejoiceth
2 and be glad,
2 glad
2 of them rejoice
2 shall rejoice,
1 thee, he will be glad
1 and shall cheer
1 which cheereth
1 then rejoice
1 and let him also rejoice
1 because I rejoice
1 and they were glad.
1 that he rejoiced
1 be glad,
1 also rejoiced
1 had made them to rejoice
1 had made them joyful,
1 and rejoiced:
1 had made them rejoice
1 it, and are glad:
1 shall joy
1 they rejoiced,
1 and let them not rejoice
1 Hear me, lest otherwise they should rejoice
1 they have made thee glad.
1 of which shall make glad
1 there we rejoiced
1 this, and be glad:
1 may rejoice
1 Make us glad
1 be glad.
1 and was glad;
1 that maketh glad
1 Then are they glad
1 thee will be glad
1 I was glad
1 rejoiceth:
1 hath no joy.
1 child shall have joy
1 shall be glad,
1 glad,
1 in them, but for a man to rejoice,

Corresponding Greek Words

samach G21 agalliao
samach G1070 gelao
samach G5463 chairo
samach qal,pi G2167 euphrosune
samach qal,pi,hi G2165 euphraino
samach qal.,pi. G2167 euphrosune

Related words


H8056 שׂמח śâmêach
From H8055; blithe or gleeful

KJV Usage: (be) glad, joyful, (making) merry ([-hearted]), rejoice (-ing).