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Strongs Number: H8104


Hebrew Word
שָׁמַר
Transliteration
shâmar
Phonetic
shaw-mar'
Part of Speech
Verb
Strongs Definition

properly to hedge about (as with {thorns}) that {is} guard; generally to {protect} attend {to} etc.

BDB Definition

1. to keep, guard, observe, give heed

a. (Qal)

1. to keep, have charge of

2. to keep, guard, keep watch and ward, protect, save life 1a

b. watch, watchman (participle)

1. to watch for, wait for

2. to watch, observe

3. to keep, retain, treasure up (in memory)

4. to keep (within bounds), restrain

5. to observe, celebrate, keep (sabbath or covenant or commands), perform (vow)

6. to keep, preserve, protect

7. to keep, reserve

c. (Niphal)

1. to be on one's guard, take heed, take care, beware

2. to keep oneself, refrain, abstain

3. to be kept, be guarded

d. (Piel) to keep, pay heed

e. (Hithpael) to keep oneself from

Origin
A primitive root
Bible Usage
{beware} be {circumspect} take heed (to {self}) keep ({-er} {self}) {mark} look {narrowly} {observe} {preserve} {regard} {reserve} save ({self}) {sure} (that lay) wait ({for}) watch (-man).