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Lexicon :: Strong's H2556 - ḥāmēṣ

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חָמֵץ
Transliteration
ḥāmēṣ
Pronunciation
khaw-mates' (Key)
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Part of Speech
verb
Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root
Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: TWOT- 679,680,681

Strong’s Definitions

חָמֵץ châmêts, khaw-mates'; a primitive root; to be pungent; i.e. in taste (sour, i.e. literally fermented, or figuratively, harsh), in color (dazzling):—cruel (man), dyed, be grieved, leavened.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 8x

The KJV translates Strong's H2556 in the following manner: leavened (5x), cruel (1x), dyed (1x), grieved (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 8x
The KJV translates Strong's H2556 in the following manner: leavened (5x), cruel (1x), dyed (1x), grieved (1x).
  1. to be leavened, be sour

    1. (Qal) to be leavened

    2. (Hiphil) to taste something leavened

    3. (Hithpael) to be embittered, grieved

  2. to be cruel, oppress, be ruthless

  3. to be red

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
חָמֵץ châmêts, khaw-mates'; a primitive root; to be pungent; i.e. in taste (sour, i.e. literally fermented, or figuratively, harsh), in color (dazzling):—cruel (man), dyed, be grieved, leavened.
STRONGS H2556:
† I. חָמֵץ verb be sour, leavened (Late Hebrew id., Pi. Hiph. make sour, leaven; Arabic حَمُضَ be sour; Aramaic חֲמַע be sour, leavened, Ifmo be leavened) —
Qal Perfect חָמֵץ Exodus 12:39; Imperfect יֶחְמָ֑ץ Exodus 12:34; Infinitive suffix חֻמְצָתוֺ Hosea 7:4 +; — be leavened, of dough (בָּצֵק), Exodus 12:34, 39 (E), compare Hosea 7:4.
Hithp. be soured, embittered, Psalm 73:21 (|| כִּלְיוֺתַי אֶשְׁתּוֺנָן).

† II. [חמץ] verb be red (? compare Aramaic Zfmo Ethpa. blush, be ashamed, possibly originally be red); —
Qal Passive participle construct חֲמוּץ בְּגָדִים red of garments Isaiah 63:1; possibly also Imperfect 3rd person feminine singular תֶּחֱמַץ Psalm 68:24 that thy foot may be red with blood (for MT תמחץ; so Krochm Hi Gr; most, however, read תרחץ see רחץ).

† III. [חמץ] verb be ruthless (dubious √; perhaps by-form of חמס; perhaps erroneous for it; identification by most with I. חמץ, be sour, hence sharp, violent, but connection improbable) — only Qal Participle active מִכַּף מְעַוֵּל וְחוֺמֵץ Psalm 71:4 from the hand of the unjust and ruthless (|| מִיַּד רָשָׁע).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

Exodus

12:34; 12:34; 12:39; 12:39

Psalms

68:24; 71:4; 73:21

Isaiah

63:1

Hosea

7:4; 7:4

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H2556 matches the Hebrew חָמֵץ (ḥāmēṣ),
which occurs 8 times in 8 verses in the Hebrew concordance of the KJV

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:19 - Seven days shall there be no leaven found in your houses: for whosoever eateth that which is leavened, H2556 even that soul shall be cut off from the congregation of Israel, whether he be a stranger, or born in the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:20 - Ye shall eat nothing leavened; H2556 in all your habitations shall ye eat unleavened bread.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:34 - And the people took their dough before it was leavened, H2556 their kneadingtroughs being bound up in their clothes upon their shoulders.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 12:39 - And they baked unleavened cakes of the dough which they brought forth out of Egypt, for it was not leavened; H2556 because they were thrust out of Egypt, and could not tarry, neither had they prepared for themselves any victual.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 71:4 - Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man. H2556
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 73:21 - Thus my heart was grieved, H2556 and I was pricked in my reins.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 63:1 - Who is this that cometh from Edom, with dyed H2556 garments from Bozrah? this that is glorious in his apparel, travelling in the greatness of his strength? I that speak in righteousness, mighty to save.
Unchecked Copy BoxHos 7:4 - They are all adulterers, as an oven heated by the baker, who ceaseth from raising after he hath kneaded the dough, until it be leavened. H2556

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