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Bible Usage:

  • shall used 9,837 times.


  • Included in Eastons: No
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: No
  • Included in Smiths: No
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: Yes
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:

Webster's 1828 Dictionary


1. Shall is primarily in the present, and in our mother tongue was followed by a verb in the infinitive, like other verbs. 'Ic sceal fram the beon gefullod.' I have need to be baptized of thee. 'Ic nu sceal singan sar-cwidas.' I must now sing mornful songs.

We still use shall and should before another verb in the infinitive, without the sign to; but significance of shall is considerably deflected from its primitive sense. It is now treated as a mere auxiliary to other verbs, serving to form some of the tenses. In the present tense, shall, before a verb in the infinitive, forms the future tense; but its force and effect are different with different persons or personal pronouns. Thus in the first person, shall simply foretells or declares what will take place; as, I or we shall ride to town on Monday. This declaration simply informs another of a fact that is to take place. The sense of shall here is changed from an expression of need or duty, to that of previous statement or information, grounded on intention or resolution. When uttered with emphasis, 'I shall go, ' it expresses firm determination, but not a promise.

2. In the second and third persons, shall implies a promise, command or determination. 'You shall receive your wages, ' 'he shall receive his wages, ' imply that you or he ought to receive them; but usage gives these phrases the force of a promise in the person uttering them.

When shall is uttered with emphasis in such phrases, it expresses determination in the speaker, and implies an authority to enforce the act. 'Do you refuse to go? Does he refuse to go? But you or he shall go.'

3. Shall I go, shall he go, interrogatively, asks, for permission or direction. But shall you go, asks for information of another's intention.

4. But after another verb, shall, in the third person, simply foretells. He says that he shall leave town to-morrow. So also in the second person; you say that you shall ride to-morrow.

5. After if, and some verbs which expresscondition or supposition, shall, in all the persons, simply foretells; as,

If I shall say, or we shall say,

Thou shalt say, ye or you shall say,

He shall say, they shall say.

6. Should, in the first person, implies a conditional event. 'I should have written a letter yesterday, had I not been interrupted.' Or it expresses obligation, and that in all the persons.

I should, have paid the bill on demand; it was my duty, your duty, his duty to

Thou shouldest, pay the bill on demand, but it was not paid.

He should,

You should,

7. Should, though properly the past tense of shall, is often used to express a contingent future event; as, if it should rain to-morrow; if you should go to London next week; if he should arrive within a month. In like manner after though, grant, admit, allow.

Naves Topical Index

One of the gates of the temple.
1 Chronicles 26:16

Smith's Bible Dictionary

(overthrow), The gate, one of the gates of the "house of Jehovah." (1 Chronicles 26:16) It was the gate "to the causeway of the ascent." As the causeway is actually in existence, the gate Shallecheth can hardly fail to be identical with the Bab Silsileh or Sinsleh which enters the west wall of the Haram about 600 feet from the southwest corner of the Haram wall.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Shallecheth, the Gate of

I.e., "the gate of casting out," hence supposed to be the refuse gate; one of the gates of the house of the Lord, "by the causeway of the going up" i.e., the causeway rising up from the Tyropoeon valley = valley of the cheesemakers (1 Chronicles 26:16).

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SHALLOON', noun A slight woolen stuff.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SHAL'LOP, noun [This word is changed into sloop; but the two words have now different significations.]

1. A sort of large boat with two masts, and usually rigged like a schooner.

2. A small light vessel with a main-mast and fore-mast, with lug-sails.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SHAL'LOW, adjective

1. Not deep; having little depth; shoal; as shallow water; a shallow stream; a shallow brook.

2. Not deep; not entering far into the earth; as a shallow furrow; a shallow trench.

3. Not intellectually deep; not profound; not penetrating deeply into abstruse subjects; superficial; as a shallow mind or understanding; shallow skill.

Deep vers'd in books, and shallow in himself. Milton.

SHAL'LOW, noun A shoal; a shelf; a flat; a sand-bank; any place where the water is not deep.

A swift stream is not heard in the channel, but upon shallows of gravel.


Dash'd on the shallows of the moving sand. Dryden.

SHAL'LOW, verb transitive To make shallow [Little used.]

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SHAL'LOW-BRAINED, adjective Weak in the intellect; foolish; empty headed.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SHAL'LOWLY, adverb

1. With little depth.

2. Superficially; simply; without depth of thought or judgement; not wisely.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary


1. Want of depth; small depth; as the shallowness of water, of a river, of a stream.

2. Superficialness of intellect; want of power to enter deeply into subjects; emptiness; stillness.

Easton's Bible Dictionary


1. The son of Jabesh, otherwise unknown. He "conspired against Zachariah, and smote him before the people, and slew him, and reigned in his stead" (2 Kings 15:10). He reigned only "a month of days in Samaria" (15:13, marg.). Menahem rose up against Shallum and put him to death (2 Kings 15:14, 15, 17), and became king in his stead.

2. Keeper of the temple vestments in the reign of Josiah (2 Kings 22:14).

3. One of the posterity of Judah (1 Chronicles 2:40, 41).

4. A descendant of Simeon (1 Chronicles 4:25).

5. One of the line of the high priests (1 Chronicles 6:13).

6. 1 Chronicles 7:13.

7. A keeper of the gate in the reign of David (1 Chronicles 9:17).

8. A Levite porter (1 Chronicles 9:19, 31; Jeremiah 35:4).

9. An Ephraimite chief (2 Chronicles 28:12).

10. The uncle of the prophet Jeremiah (Jeremiah 32:7).

11. A son of king Josiah (1 Chronicles 3:15; Jeremiah 22:11), who was elected to succeed his father on the throne, although he was two years younger than his brother Eliakim. He assumed the crown under the name of Jehoahaz (q.v.). He did not imitate the example of his father (2 Kings 23:32), but was "a young lion, and it learned to catch the prey; it devoured men" (Ezekiel 19:3). His policy was anti-Egyptian therefore. Necho, at that time at Riblah, sent an army against Jerusalem, which at once yielded, and Jehoahaz was carried captive to the Egyptian camp, Eliakim being appointed king in his stead. He remained a captive in Egypt till his death, and was the first king of Judah that died in exile.

Hitchcock's Names Dictionary

perfect; agreeable

Naves Topical Index

1. King of Israel
2 Kings 15:10; 2 Kings 15:13-15

2. Husband of Huldah, the prophetess
2 Kings 22:14; 2 Chronicles 34:22

3. Son of Sisamai
1 Chronicles 2:40-41

4. Called Jehoahaz, king of Judah

Jehoahaz, 3
5. Grandson of Simeon
1 Chronicles 4:25

6. Son of Zadok

General references
1 Chronicles 6:12-13; Ezra 7:2

Called Meshullam
1 Chronicles 9:11; Nehemiah 11:11

7. See Shillem

8. A chief porter of the temple
1 Chronicles 9:17; 1 Chronicles 9:19; 1 Chronicles 9:31

9. Father of Jehizkiah
2 Chronicles 28:12

10. The ancestor of a family of returned exiles
Ezra 2:42; Nehemiah 7:45

11. A porter who put away his wife
Ezra 10:24

12. A son of Bani, who put away his wife
Ezra 10:42

13. A Jew who repaired a portion of the wall of Jerusalem
Nehemiah 3:12

14. Uncle of Jeremiah
Jeremiah 32:7

15. Father of Maaseiah
Jeremiah 35:4

Smith's Bible Dictionary


  1. The fifteenth king of Isr'l, son of Jabesh, conspired against Zachariah, killed him, and brought the dynasty of Jehu to a close, B.C. 770. Shallum, after reigning in Samaria for a month only, was in his turn dethroned and killed by Menahem. (2 Kings 15:10-14)
  2. The husband of Huldah the prophetess, (2 Kings 22:14; 2 Chronicles 34:23) in the reign of Josiah. (B.C. 830.)
  3. A descendant of Shesham. (1 Chronicles 2:40,41)
  4. The third son of Josiah king of Judah, known in the books of Kings and Chronicles as Jehoahaz. (1 Chronicles 3:15; Jeremiah 22:11) [JEHOAHAZ] (B.C. 610.)
  5. Son of Shaul the son of Simeon. (1 Chronicles 4:25)
  6. A high priest. (1 Chronicles 6:12,13; Ezra 7:2)
  7. A son of Naphtali. (1 Chronicles 7:13)
  8. The chief of a family of porters or gate-keepers of the east gate of the temple. (1 Chronicles 9:17) (B.C. 1050.)
  9. Son of Kore, a Korahite. (1 Chronicles 9:19,31)
  10. Father of Jehizkiah, an Ephraimite. (2 Chronicles 28:12)
  11. One of the porters of the temple who had married a foreign wife. (Ezra 10:24)
  12. One of the sons of Bani. (Ezra 10:42)
  13. The son of Halohesh and ruler of a district of Jerusalem. (Nehemiah 3:12)
  14. The uncle of Jeremiah, (Jeremiah 32:7) perhaps the same as 2.
  15. Father or ancestor of Maaseiah (Jeremiah 35:4) perhaps the same as 9. (B.C. 630.)

Naves Topical Index

A Jew who repaired a gate of Jerusalem.
Nehemiah 3:15

Smith's Bible Dictionary

(retribution), the son of Cohozeh, and ruler of a district of the Mizpah. (Nehemiah 3:15)