Parts of Speech

adj verbal

Root Word (Etymology)

from 8055

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 2268a

KJV Translation Count — 23x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: rejoice (11), glad (4), joyful (3), merry (3), merrily (1), merryhearted (1)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. joyful, merry, glad
a. joyful, showing joy
b. you who rejoice (subst)

Strong's Definitions

sameach, saw-may'-akh; from 8055; blithe or gleeful: — (be) glad, joyful, (making) merry((-hearted), -ily), rejoice(-ing).

Concordance Results Using KJV

Seven days shalt thou keep a solemn feast unto the LORD thy God in the place which the LORD shall choose: because the LORD thy God shall bless thee in all thine increase, and in all the works of thine hands, therefore thou shalt surely H8056.


And all the people came up after him, and the people piped with pipes, and H8056d with great joy, so that the earth rent with the sound of them.


And Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet have anointed him king in Gihon: and they are come up from thence rejoicing, so that the city rang again. This is the noise that ye have heard.


Judah and Israel were many, as the sand which is by the sea in multitude, eating and drinking, and making H8056.


On the eighth day he sent the people away: and they blessed the king, and went unto their tents H8056 and H8056 of heart for all the goodness that the LORD had done for David his servant, and for Israel his people.


And when she looked, behold, the king stood by a pillar, as the manner was, and the princes and the trumpeters by the king, and all the people of the land H8056d, and blew with trumpets: and Athaliah rent her clothes, and cried, Treason, Treason.


And on the three and twentieth day of the seventh month he sent the people away into their tents, H8056 and H8056 in heart for the goodness that the LORD had shewed unto David, and to Solomon, and to Israel his people.


And she looked, and, behold, the king stood at his pillar at the entering in, and the princes and the trumpets by the king: and all the people of the land H8056d, and sounded with trumpets, also the singers with instruments of musick, and such as taught to sing praise. Then Athaliah rent her clothes, and said, Treason, Treason.


Then went Haman forth that day H8056 and with a H8056 heart: but when Haman saw Mordecai in the king's gate, that he stood not up, nor moved for him, he was full of indignation against Mordecai.


Then said Zeresh his wife and all his friends unto him, Let a gallows be made of fifty cubits high, and to morrow speak thou unto the king that Mordecai may be hanged thereon: then go thou in H8056 with the king unto the banquet. And the thing pleased Haman; and he caused the gallows to be made.