H7901 שׁכב - Strong's Hebrew Lexicon Number

A primitive root; to lie down (for rest, sexual connection, decease or any other purpose)

KJV Usage: X at all, cast down, ([over-]) lay (self) (down), (make to) lie (down, down to sleep, still, with), lodge, ravish, take rest, sleep, stay.

Brown-Driver-Briggs' Hebrew Definitions



1. to lie down
a. (Qal)
1. to lie, lie down, lie on
2. to lodge
3. to lie (of sexual relations)
4. to lie down (in death)
5. to rest, relax (fig)
b. (Niphal) to be lain with (sexually)
c. (Pual) to be lain with (sexually)
d. (Hiphil) to make to lie down
e. (Hophal) to be laid
Origin: a primitive root
TWOT: 2381
Parts of Speech: Verb

to lie down
1) to lie down
1a) (Qal)
1a1) to lie, lie down, lie on
1a2) to lodge
1a3) to lie (of sexual relations)
1a4) to lie down (in death)
1a5) to rest, relax (fig)
1b) (Niphal) to be lain with (sexually)
1c) (Pual) to be lain with (sexually)
1d) (Hiphil) to make to lie down
1e) (Hophal) to be laid

View how H7901 שׁכב is used in the Bible

First 30 of 213 occurrences of H7901 שׁכב

Genesis 19:4 But before they lay down,
Genesis 19:32 and we will lie
Genesis 19:33 and lay
Genesis 19:33 not when she lay down,
Genesis 19:34 Behold, I lay
Genesis 19:34 and lie
Genesis 19:35 and lay
Genesis 19:35 not when she lay down,
Genesis 26:10 have lain
Genesis 28:11 and lay down
Genesis 28:11 to sleep.
Genesis 28:13 on which thou liest,
Genesis 30:15 Therefore he shall lie
Genesis 30:16 And he lay
Genesis 34:2 her, and lay
Genesis 34:7 in lying
Genesis 35:22 and lay
Genesis 39:7 Lie
Genesis 39:10 not to her, to lie
Genesis 39:12 Lie
Genesis 39:14 to me to lie
Genesis 47:30 But I will lie
Exodus 22:16 and lie
Exodus 22:19 Whoever lieth
Exodus 22:27 what shall he sleep in?
Leviticus 14:47 And he that lieth
Leviticus 15:4 on which he lieth
Leviticus 15:18 shall lie
Leviticus 15:20 And every thing that she lieth
Leviticus 15:24 shall lie

Distinct usage

36 slept
9 and lay
7 lay
6 Lie
6 shall lie
5 and laid
4 be he that lieth
3 lie down
2 not when she lay down,
2 and lay down
2 on which he lieth
2 that lieth
2 that lay
2 and lie
2 her, and lay
2 They shall lie down
2 to sleep:
2 that thou shalt lie
2 That lie
2 they lie
1 But before they lay down,
1 and we will lie
1 Behold, I lay
1 and lie
1 have lain
1 to sleep.
1 on which thou liest,
1 Therefore he shall lie
1 And he lay
1 in lying
1 not to her, to lie
1 Whoever lieth
1 And he that lieth
1 And every thing that she lieth
1 with her at all,
1 on which she lieth
1 Thou shalt not lie
1 also shall lie
1 and ye shall lie down,
1 hath lain
1 he shall not lie down
1 he lay down
1 lying
1 her, and lie
1 only that lay
1 on her, and lie
1 thou shalt not sleep
1 and lodged
1 And before they had lain down,
1 he lay down:
1 And it shall be, when he lieth down,
1 where he shall lie,
1 and lay thee down;
1 to lie down
1 and laid herself down.
1 And she lay
1 was lying down
1 was lying down
1 not; lie down
1 and lay down.

Corresponding Greek Words

shakhav G373 ana pauo
shakhav G599 apo thnesko
shakhav G2518 katheudo
shakhav G2521 kath emai
shakhav G2621 kata keimai
shakhav G2647 kata luo
shakhav G2845 koite
shakhav G2942 kubernetes
shakhav hi. see G2730 katoikizo
shakhav hi. G2827 klino
shakhav ni. G3435 moluno
shakhav qal,hi G2837 koimao

Related words


H4904 משׁכּב mishkâb
From H7901; a bed (figuratively a bier); abstractly sleep; by euphemism carnal intercourse

KJV Usage: bed ([-chamber]), couch, lieth (lying) with.

H7902 שׁכבה she kâbâh
she kâbâh
From H7901; a lying down (of dew, or for the sexual act)

KJV Usage: X carnally, copulation, X lay, seed.

H7903 שׁכבת shekôbeth
From H7901; a (sexual) lying with

KJV Usage: X lie.

H7931 שׁכן shâkan
A primitive root (apparently akin (by transmutation) to H7901 through the idea of lodging; compare H5531 and H7925); to reside or permanently stay (literally or figuratively)

KJV Usage: abide, continue, (cause to, make to) dwell (-er), have habitation, inhabit, lay, place, (cause to) remain, rest, set (up).