Word Summary
shagah: to go astray, err
Original Word: שָׁגָה
Transliteration: shagah
Phonetic Spelling: (shaw-gaw')
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to go astray, err
Meaning: to stray, to mistake, to transgress, to reel, be enraptured
Strong's Concordance
cause to go astray, deceive, err, be ravished, sin through ignorance, make to wander

A primitive root; to stray (causatively, mislead), usually (figuratively) to mistake, especially (morally) to transgress; by extension (through the idea of intoxication) to reel, (figuratively) be enraptured -- (cause to) go astray, deceive, err, be ravished, sin through ignorance, (let, make to) wander.


H7686. shagah

[שָׁגָה‎] verb go astray, err (Aramaic שְׁגָא‎, id.); —

Qal Perfect1singular שָׁגִיתִיJob 6:24; 19:4, etc.; Imperfect3masculine singular יִשְׁגֶּהProverbs 5:23, etc.; Infinitive construct שְׁגוֺת19:27; Participle שֹׁגֶהEzekiel 45:20; Proverbs 20:1, etc.; —

1 err, stray, of flock Ezekiel 34:6 (figurative).

2 swerve, meander, reel or roll, in drunkenness, ב‎ of drink Isaiah 28:7 (twice in verse); = be intoxicated, Proverbs 20:1; so with (בּ‎) love 5:19-20, ׳שׁ בָּרֹאֶהIsaiah 28:7.

3 go astay, morally, 1 Samuel 26:21; Proverbs 5:23; Job 6:24; 19:4, + 1 Samuel 14:24 (reading ׳שׁ שְׁגָגָה‎) Th We Dr Now (after ᵐ5‎; otherwise Bu HPS); with מן‎, of ׳י‎s commands Psalm 119:21; 119:118, מִן‎ of words of knowledge Proverbs 19:27.

4 specifically commit sin of ignorance, inadvertence Leviticus 4:13; Numbers 15:22 (P) Ezekiel 45:20 (compare שׁגג‎).

Hiph`il lead astray:

1 literal, Participle מַשְׁגֶּהDeuteronomy 27:18 (בַּדֶּרֶךְ‎).

2 ׳מַשׁ‎ mentally = mislead Job 12:16.

3 morally, Participle Proverbs 28:10 (רָ֑ע בְּדֶרֶךְ‎); Imperfect2masculine singular suffix תַּשְׁגֵּנִי‎, with מן‎ of God's commands Psalm 119:10; + perhaps Job 12:23 leadeth nations astray (ᵐ5‎ SvrVer, i.e. וַיַּשְׁגֵּם‎ for וַיַּנְחֵם‎).