Strong's Concordance, Hebrew Dictionary

Cast down, down to sleep, lodge, ravish, take rest, sleep, stay, to lie down (for rest, sexual connection, decease or any other purpose)

Hebrew: שָׁכַב, šākab (H7901)

190 King James Bible Verses


Here are at all, cast down, lay , lie, lodge and related words in the Bible. What does the source Hebrew word שָׁכַב 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: H7901

Hebrew Base Word: שָׁכַב

Part of speech: Verb

Usage: × at all, cast down, (lover-)lay (self) (down), (make to) lie (down, down to sleep, still with), lodge, ravish, take rest, sleep, stay

Definition: To lie down (for rest, sexual connection, decease or any other purpose).

Detailed definition:

  1. To lie down.
    1. (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 (figuratively).
    2. (Niphal) to be lain with (sexually).
    3. (Pual) to be lain with (sexually).
    4. (Hiphil) to make to lie down.
    5. (Hophal) to be laid.

Derived terms: A primitive root.


  1. Biblical International Phonetic Alphabet: ʃɔːˈkɑb
  2. Modern International Phonetic Alphabet: ʃɑːˈχɑv
  3. Transliteration: šākab
  4. Biblical Pronunciation: shaw-KAHB
  5. Modern Pronunciation: sha-HAHV

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