Parts of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
TWOT Reference: 2268b
KJV Translation Count — 94x
Outline of Biblical Usage
1. joy, mirth, gladness
a. mirth, gladness, joy, gaiety, pleasure
b. joy (of God)
c. glad result, happy issue
simchah, sim-khaw'; from 8056; blithesomeness or glee, (religious or festival): — X exceeding(-ly), gladness, joy(fulness), mirth, pleasure, rejoice(-ing).
Concordance Results Using KJV
Wherefore didst thou flee away secretly, and steal away from me; and didst not tell me, that I might have sent thee away with H8057, and with songs, with tabret, and with harp?
Also in the day of your H8057, and in your solemn days, and in the beginnings of your months, ye shall blow with the trumpets over your burnt offerings, and over the sacrifices of your peace offerings; that they may be to you for a memorial before your God: I am the LORD your God.
Because thou servedst not the LORD thy God with H8057fulness, and with H8057 of heart, for the abundance of all things;
Then the lords of the Philistines gathered them together for to offer a great sacrifice unto Dagon their god, and to H8057: for they said, Our god hath delivered Samson our enemy into our hand.
And it came to pass as they came, when David was returned from the slaughter of the Philistine, that the women came out of all cities of Israel, singing and dancing, to meet king Saul, with tabrets, with H8057, and with instruments of musick.
And it was told king David, saying, The LORD hath blessed the house of Obededom, and all that pertaineth unto him, because of the ark of God. So David went and brought up the ark of God from the house of Obededom into the city of David with H8057.
And all the people came up after him, and the people piped with pipes, and H8057d with great H8057, so that the earth rent with the sound of them.
Moreover they that were nigh them, even unto Issachar and Zebulun and Naphtali, brought bread on asses, and on camels, and on mules, and on oxen, and meat, meal, cakes of figs, and bunches of raisins, and wine, and oil, and oxen, and sheep abundantly: for there was H8057 in Israel.
And David spake to the chief of the Levites to appoint their brethren to be the singers with instruments of musick, psalteries and harps and cymbals, sounding, by lifting up the voice with H8057.
So David, and the elders of Israel, and the captains over thousands, went to bring up the ark of the covenant of the LORD out of the house of Obededom with H8057.