Strong's Concordance, Hebrew Dictionary

Bring to nought, overthrow, perish, pluck down, to desolate

Hebrew: שָׁמַד, šāmad (H8045)

86 King James Bible Verses


Here are destory, bring to nought, overthrow and related words in the Bible. What does the source Hebrew word שָׁמַד 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: H8045

Hebrew Base Word: שָׁמַד

Part of speech: Verb

Usage: Destory(-uction), bring to nought, overthrow, perish, pluck down, × utterly

Definition: To desolate.

Detailed definition:

  1. To destroy, exterminate, be destroyed, be exterminated.
    1. (Niphal).
      1. To be annihilated, be exterminated.
      2. To be destroyed, be devastated.
    2. (Hiphil).
      1. To annihilate, exterminate.
      2. To destroy.

Derived terms: A primitive root.


  1. Biblical International Phonetic Alphabet: ʃɔːˈmɑd̪
  2. Modern International Phonetic Alphabet: ʃɑːˈmɑd
  3. Transliteration: šāmad
  4. Biblical Pronunciation: shaw-MAHD
  5. Modern Pronunciation: sha-MAHD

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