Strong's Concordance, Hebrew Dictionary

Beg, borrow, lay to charge, consult, demand, desire, enquire, obtain leave, lend, pray, request, require, wish, to inquire

Hebrew: שָׁאַל, šāʾal (H7592)

157 King James Bible Verses


Here are ask, beg, borrow, lay to charge and related words in the Bible. What does the source Hebrew word שָׁאַל mean and how is it used in the Bible? Below are the English definition details. Also below are examples within Bible verses highlighted in yellow (follow this link to go there). Tap or hover on blue, underlined words to see more original scripture and meanings. Information sourced from Strong's Concordance[1].

Definition Details

Strong's Number: H7592

Hebrew Base Word: שָׁאַל

Part of speech: Verb

Usage: Ask (counsel, on), beg, borrow, lay to charge, consult, demand, desire, × earnestly, enquire, + greet, obtain leave, lend, pray, request, require, + salute, × straitly, × surely, wish

Definition: To inquire; by implication, to request; by extension, to demand.

Detailed definition:

  1. To ask, enquire, borrow, beg.
    1. (Qal).
      1. To ask, ask for.
      2. To ask (as a favor), borrow.
      3. To enquire, enquire of.
      4. To enquire of, consult (of deity, oracle).
      5. To seek.
    2. (Niphal) to ask for oneself, ask leave of absence.
    3. (Piel).
      1. To enquire, enquire carefully.
      2. To beg, practise beggary.
    4. (Hiphil).
      1. To be given on request.
      2. To grant, make over to, let (one) ask (successfully) or give or lend on request (then) grant or make over to.

Derived terms: Or שָׁאֵל; a primitive root.


  1. Biblical International Phonetic Alphabet: ʃɔːˈʔɑl
  2. Modern International Phonetic Alphabet: ʃɑːˈʔɑl
  3. Transliteration: šāʾal
  4. Biblical Pronunciation: shaw-AL
  5. Modern Pronunciation: sha-AL

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