Word Summary
shachath: a pit
Original Word: שַׁחַת
Transliteration: shachath
Phonetic Spelling: (shakh'-ath)
Part of Speech: Noun Feminine
Short Definition: a pit
Meaning: a pit, destruction
Strong's Concordance
corruption, destruction, ditch, grave, pit

From shuwach; a pit (especially as a trap); figuratively, destruction -- corruption, destruction, ditch, grave, pit.

see HEBREW shuwach


H7845. shachath

שַׁ֫חַתnoun feminine pit; — absolute ׳שׁPsalm 7:16 +; שָׁ֑חַת16:10 +; construct שַׁ֫תַתIsaiah 38:17; Psalm 35:7; suffix שַׁחְתָּםEzekiel 19:4, 8 (+ שַׁחְתֹּהPsalm 35:8b We); —

1 pit, for catching lion (in figurative) Ezekiel 19:4, 8; figurative שׁ ׳פעלPsalm 7:16; with עשׂה9:16; with חפר35:7 (trasnp. ׳שׁ‎ to vb); with ברת94:13; Proverbs 26:27; + Psalm 35:8b ᵑ6‎ We (for שׁוֺאֶה‎); בּשׁ ׳טָבַלJob 9:31.

2 pit of Sh®°ôl, שׁ ׳יררJob 33:24; (ה)שׁ ׳ראהPsalm 16:10 ("" שִׁאוֺל‎), 49:10; ׳לשׁ‎, with הוֺרִידEzekiel 28:8, and Psalm 55:24 (שׁ ׳לִבְאֵר‎); קָרֵבJob 33:22; יָמוּתIsaiah 51:14; בֵשּׁ ׳עָבַרJob 33:28; אֶלשֿׁ ׳יָרַדPsalm 30:10; ׳מִשּׁ‎, with חשׁקIsaiah 38:17 (poem), with חשׂחJob 33:18 (מִנִּיֿ‎); with העלהJonah 2:7; with הֵשִׁיבJob 33:30 (מִנִּיֿ‎); with נאלPsalm 103:4; personified Job 17:14 ("" רִמָּה‎). — ׳שׁ‎ here either = שְׁאוֺל‎ (hollow place, cavern), or < = pit in שְׁאוֺל‎ (compare, from Ezek. on, בּוֺר

5; also אֲבַדּוֺן‎, p. 2, and שְׁאוֺל עִמְקֵיProverbs 9:18. This distinction of two parts of שְׁאוֺל‎ became important in Jewish and Christian theology).