H8085 שׁמע - Strong's Hebrew Lexicon Number

A primitive root; to hear intelligently (often with implication of attention, obedience, etc.; causatively to tell, etc.)

KJV Usage: X attentively, call (gather) together, X carefully, X certainly, consent, consider, be content, declare, X diligently, discern, give ear, (cause to, let, make to) hear (-ken, tell), X indeed, listen, make (a) noise, (be) obedient, obey, perceive, (make a) proclaim (-ation), publish, regard, report, shew (forth), (make a) sound, X surely, tell, understand, whosoever [heareth], witness.

Brown-Driver-Briggs' Hebrew Definitions


1. to hear, listen to, obey
a. (Qal)
1. to hear (perceive by ear)
2. to hear of or concerning
3. to hear (have power to hear)
4. to hear with attention or interest, listen to
5. to understand (language)
6. to hear (of judicial cases)
7. to listen, give heed 1a
b. to consent, agree 1a
c. to grant request
1. to listen to, yield to
2. to obey, be obedient
d. (Niphal)
1. to be heard (of voice or sound)
2. to be heard of
3. to be regarded, be obeyed
e. (Piel) to cause to hear, call to hear, summon
f. (Hiphil)
1. to cause to hear, tell, proclaim, utter a sound
2. to sound aloud (musical term)
3. to make proclamation, summon
4. to cause to be heard n m
2. sound
Origin: a primitive root
TWOT: 2412, 2412a
Parts of Speech:

to hear
1) to hear, listen to, obey
1a) (Qal)
1a1) to hear (perceive by ear)
1a2) to hear of or concerning
1a3) to hear (have power to hear)
1a4) to hear with attention or interest, listen to
1a5) to understand (language)
1a6) to hear (of judicial cases)
1a7) to listen, give heed
1a7a) to consent, agree
1a7b) to grant request
1a8) to listen to, yield to
1a9) to obey, be obedient
1b) (Niphal)
1b1) to be heard (of voice or sound)
1b2) to be heard of
1b3) to be regarded, be obeyed
1c) (Piel) to cause to hear, call to hear, summon
1d) (Hiphil)
1d1) to cause to hear, tell, proclaim, utter a sound
1d2) to sound aloud (musical term)
1d3) to make proclamation, summon
1d4) to cause to be heard
n m
2) sound

View how H8085 שׁמע is used in the Bible

First 30 of 1160 occurrences of H8085 שׁמע

Genesis 3:8 And they heard
Genesis 3:10 I heard
Genesis 3:17 Because thou hast hearkened
Genesis 4:23 Hear
Genesis 11:7 they may not hear
Genesis 14:14 heard
Genesis 16:2 hearkened
Genesis 16:11 hath heard
Genesis 17:20 I have heard thee:
Genesis 18:10 heard
Genesis 21:6 so that all that hear
Genesis 21:12 to thee, hearken
Genesis 21:17 heard
Genesis 21:17 hath heard
Genesis 21:26 yet have I heard
Genesis 22:18 thou hast obeyed
Genesis 23:6 Hear us,
Genesis 23:8 hear
Genesis 23:11 hear me:
Genesis 23:13 hear
Genesis 23:15 hearken
Genesis 23:16 hearkened
Genesis 24:30 and when he heard
Genesis 24:52 heard
Genesis 26:5 obeyed
Genesis 27:5 heard
Genesis 27:6 Behold, I heard
Genesis 27:8 hearken
Genesis 27:13 only hearken
Genesis 27:34 heard

Distinct usage

128 heard
99 hear
27 hearkened
27 hearken
20 Hear,
18 and hear
14 to hear
13 Then hear
10 not hearken
10 I have heard
9 Therefore hear
8 hath heard
8 shall hear
7 We have heard
6 shall hear,
6 heareth
6 had heard
6 was heard
6 and I heard
6 to be heard
5 obeyed
5 obey
5 diligently
5 for he had heard
5 will hear
5 is heard
5 To hearken
4 and hearken
4 would not hearken
4 Now therefore hearken
4 that heareth
4 And have not obeyed
4 and proclaim
4 But they hearkened
4 and heard
4 he heard
3 And he heard
3 But if ye will not hearken
3 to them, Hear,
3 and hearkened
3 and obey
3 to hear,
3 Hast thou not heard
3 Hearken,
3 For I have heard
3 that obeyeth
3 that proclaimeth
3 Therefore hearken
3 have heard
3 Thou hast heard
3 hear;
3 that he heard
3 and hear;
2 I heard
2 and when he heard
2 when they heard
2 for I heard
2 that he hearkened
2 and hear,
2 and he hearkened

Corresponding Greek Words

shama see G1251 st. di akouo
shama G114 atheteo
shama G1097 ginosko
shama G1653 eleeo
shama G1994 epi strepho
shama G4100 pisteuo
shama G5083 tereo
shama G5255 hupekoos
shama G5442 phulasso
shama c. neg. G3878 par akouo
shama hi. G214 alalazo
shama hi. G312 an aggello
shama hi. G400 ana phoneo
shama hi. G1213 deloo
shama hi. G1801 enotizomai
shama ni,hi G518 ap aggello
shama ni. G1096 ginomai
shama pi., hi. G3853 par aggello
shama qal,hi G4160 poieo
shama qal,ni,hi G1522 eis akouo
shama qal.,hi. G189 akoe
shama qal.,ni. G1873 ep akouo
shama qal.,ni. G5219 hupakouo
shama qal.,ni.,hi. G191 akouo

Related words


H476 אלישׁמע 'ĕlı̂yshâmâ‛
From H410 and H8085; God of hearing; Elishama, the name of seven Israelites

KJV Usage: Elishama.

H851 אשׁתּמה אשׁתּמוע אשׁתּמע 'eshte môa‛ 'eshte môa‛ 'eshte môh
אשׁתּמה אשׁתּמוע אשׁתּמע
'eshte môa‛ 'eshte môa‛ 'eshte môh
esh-tem-o'-ah, esh-tem-o'-ah, esh-tem-o'
From H8085 (in the sense of obedience); Eshtemoa or Eshtemoh, a place in Palestine

KJV Usage: Eshtemoa, Eshtemoh.

H1953 הושׁמע hôshâmâ‛
From H3068 and H8085; Jehovah has heard; Hoshama, an Israelite

KJV Usage: Hoshama.

H2045 השׁמעוּת hashmâ‛ûth
From H8085; announcement

KJV Usage: to cause to hear.

H3458 ישׁמעאל yishmâ‛ê'l
From H8085 and H410; God will hear; Jishmael, the name of Abraham’s oldest son, and of five Israelites

KJV Usage: Ishmael.

H3460 ישׁמעיהוּ ישׁמעיה yishma‛yâh yishma‛yâhû
ישׁמעיהוּ ישׁמעיה
yishma‛yâh yishma‛yâhû
yish-mah-yaw', yish-mah-yaw'-hoo
From H8085 and H3050; Jah will hear; Jishmajah, the name of two Israelites

KJV Usage: Ishmaiah.

H4926 משׁמע mishmâ‛
From H8085; a report

KJV Usage: hearing.

H8050 שׁמוּאל she mû'êl
she mû'êl
From the passive participle of H8085 and H410; heard of God; Shemuel, the name of three Israelites

KJV Usage: Samuel, Shemuel.

H8086 שׁמע she ma‛
she ma‛
(Chaldee); corresponding to H8085

KJV Usage: hear, obey.

H8088 שׁמע shêma‛
From H8085; something heard, that is, a sound, rumor, announcement; abstractly audience

KJV Usage: bruit, fame, hear (-ing), loud, report, speech, tidings.

H8089 שׁמע shôma‛
From H8085; a report

KJV Usage: fame.

H8091 שׁמע shâmâ‛
From H8085; obedient; Shama, an Israelite

KJV Usage: Shama.

H8095 שׁמעון shim‛ôn
From H8085; hearing; Shimon, one of Jacob’s sons, also the tribe descendant from him

KJV Usage: Simeon.

H8098 שׁמעיהוּ שׁמעיה she ma‛yâh she ma‛yâhû
שׁמעיהוּ שׁמעיה
she ma‛yâh she ma‛yâhû
shem-aw-yaw', shem-aw-yaw'-hoo
From H8085 and H3050; Jah has heard; Shemajah, the name of twenty five Israelites

KJV Usage: Shemaiah.