שׁוּר שׁירo 


shuwr; sheer or (the original form) shiyr (1 Samuel 18:6)



Parts of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

a primitive root [identical with 7788 through the idea of strolling minstrelsy]

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 2378

KJV Translation Count — 87x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: sing (41), singer (37), singing men (4), singing women (4), behold (1)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. to sing
a. (Qal)
1. to sing
2. singer, songstresses (participle)
b. (Polel)
1. to sing
2. singer, songstress (participle)
c. (Hophal) to be sung
In Job 36:24, the word is translated "Behold"; in modern versions, it is translated "Sing". The old translations considered the Hebrew word to be from a different root than 7788 hence the difference in the translations.

Strong's Definitions

shiyr, sheer; or (the original form) shuwr, (1 Samuel 18:6) shoor; a primitive root (identical with 7788 through the idea of strolling minstrelsy); to sing: — behold (by mistake for 7789), sing(-er, -ing man, - ing woman).

Concordance Results Using KJV

Then sang Moses and the children of Israel this song unto the LORD, and spake, saying, I will H7891 unto the LORD, for he hath triumphed gloriously: the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea.


And Miriam answered them, H7891 ye to the LORD, for he hath triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea.


Then Israel sang this song, Spring up, O well; H7891 ye unto it:


Then sang Deborah and Barak the son of Abinoam on that day, saying,


Hear, O ye kings; give ear, O ye princes; I, even I, will H7891 unto the LORD; I will H7891 praise to the LORD God of Israel.


And it came to pass as they came, when David was returned from the slaughter of the Philistine, that the H7891 came out of all cities of Israel, H7891ing and dancing, to meet king Saul, with tabrets, with joy, and with instruH7891ts of musick.


I am this day fourscore years old: and can I discern between good and evil? can thy servant taste what I eat or what I drink? can I hear any more the voice of H7891ing H7891 and H7891ing H7891? wherefore then should thy servant be yet a burden unto my lord the king?


And the king made of the almug trees pillars for the house of the LORD, and for the king's house, harps also and psalteries for H7891ers: there came no such almug trees, nor were seen unto this day.


And these are they that waited with their children. Of the sons of the Kohathites: Heman a H7891er, the son of Joel, the son of Shemuel,


And these are the H7891ers, chief of the fathers of the Levites, who remaining in the chambers were free: for they were employed in that work day and night.