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Lexicon :: Strong's H1992 - hēm

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Part of Speech
third person plural masculine personal pronoun
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TWOT Reference: 504

Strong’s Definitions

הֵם hêm, haym; or (prolonged) הֵמָּה hêmmâh; masculine plural from H1931; they (only used when emphatic):—it, like, × (how, so) many (soever, more as) they (be), (the) same, × so, × such, their, them, these, they, those, which, who, whom, withal, ye.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 44x

The KJV translates Strong's H1992 in the following manner: they, them, themselves, these, those, as many more as, ye, same.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 44x
The KJV translates Strong's H1992 in the following manner: they, them, themselves, these, those, as many more as, ye, same.
  1. they, these, the same, who

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
הֵם hêm, haym; or (prolonged) הֵמָּה hêmmâh; masculine plural from H1931; they (only used when emphatic):—it, like, × (how, so) many (soever, more as) they (be), (the) same, × so, × such, their, them, these, they, those, which, who, whom, withal, ye.
STRONGS H1992: Abbreviations
הֵ֫מָּה and הֵם (without appreciable distinction in usage, except probably in so far as the longer or shorter from was better adapted to the rhythm of particular sentences: on the whole הֵמָּה (alone) is somewhat more frequently than הֵם, הָהֵם on the contrary is said regularly, הָהֵמָּה occurring only + 12 times, namely Numbers 9:7 (P), Jeremiah 14:15; Zechariah 14:15, and in the phrase בַּ(הַ)מִָים הָהֵמָּה 2 Kings 18:4; Jeremiah 3:16, 18; Jeremiah 5:18; Jeremiah 50:4; Joel 3:2; Joel 4:1; Zechariah 8:23; Nehemiah 13:15, though בַּיָּמִים הָהֵם is much more common) pronoun 3rd person plural masculine (הֵמָּה used incorrectly for the feminine Zechariah 5:10; Ruth 1:22; Songs 6:8), feminine H2007 הֵ֫נָּה [Late Hebrew also הֵן, which occurs however in Biblical Hebrew only after a prefix: see below 8], pronoun 3 plural they (Biblical Aramaic H1994 הִמּוֺ, which see; هُمْ, هُنً; Ethiopic (one form) እሙንቱ፡ እማንቱ፡ 'emūn-tū, emān-tū; compare also for the dissyllabic form, the suffix —ōmū [feminine —ōn]; perhaps also Assyrian suffix šunu, šina[ni], compare references below הוּא). In usage not different in Genl. from הוּא, הִיא (which see, under the corresponding headings, for fuller explanations), thus: —
1. a. Genesis 6:4; Exodus 5:7 הֵם יֵָֽלְכוּ let them (emphatic) go and gather straw, Numbers 31:16; Isaiah 24:14; Hosea 4:14; Hosea 7:3 etc.; after כִּי Jeremiah 5:5; Jeremiah 34:7. (For the use in circumstantial clauses see Dr§ 160, 169.)
b. Judges 1:22 ויעלו ֗֗֗ גַם הֵם, Deuteronomy 2:11 (אַף הֵם), Deuteronomy 3:20; Joshua 9:4; Ezekiel 30:17.
c. Exodus 18:22 every small matter יִשְׁפְּטוּ־הֵם let them judge themselves, Exodus 18:26; Jeremiah 15:19; Jeremiah 17:18; Psalm 109:28; Esther 9:1.
e. compare Nehemiah 10:38.
2. a. (Resuming the subject with emphasis) Genesis 14:24 (note accents), Deuteronomy 1:39; Psalm 23:4; Psalm 27:2 (accents), Psalm 37:9; Psalm 107:24; Ezekiel 36:7; Ezekiel 44:15.
c. Numbers 14:27a; Jeremiah 27:9; Ezekiel 43:19 אֲשֶׁר הֵם מִזֶּרַע צָדוֺק, Ecclesiastes 4:2; Nehemiah 2:13. **הֵמָּה כִּדְוֵי לַחֻמִי Job 6:7 read perhaps וַהֲמָה וגו׳ (or זָָֽהֲמָה) it is loathesome (√ זהס).
3. a. Genesis 3:7; Exodus 5:8 הֵם נִרְפִּים כִּי for they are idle, Exodus 14:3; Exodus 15:23; Exodus 29:33 etc. (the opposite order rare: Numbers 11:16; Isaiah 61:9, compare DePs 94:11).
b. Genesis 34:21, 23; Genesis 41:26; Genesis 48:5 שׁני בניך ֗֗֗ לִי הֵם thy two sons..., they are mine, Exodus 32:16 + often: Isaiah 41:22 הָרִאשֹׁנוֺת מָה הֵנָּה, Isaiah 49:21 אֵלֶּה אֵיפֹה הֵם these — where were they? Zephaniah 2:12 after אַתֶּם, peculiarly (compare Dr§ 198 Obs. 2).
c. Deuteronomy 20:15 אֲשֶׁר לֹאמֵֿעָרֵי הַגֹּויִם הָאֵלֶּה הֵנָּה, Judges 19:12; 1 Kings 9:20.
d. 2 Kings 7:10 כַּאֲשֶׁר הֵמָּה. (Proverbs 19:7 Kt לֹאהֵֿמָּה is probably corrupt: see Commentaries)
4. a. Proverbs 30:24 אַרְבָּעָה הֵם קְטַנֵּיאָֿ֑רֶץ four things are they, the little ones of the earth, Proverbs 30:29 (compare before a rel. clause Proverbs 30:15; Proverbs 30:18; Proverbs 6:16) Songs 6:8; Isaiah 51:19 שְׁתַּיִם הֵנָּה קֹרְאֹתַיִךְ, 1 Chronicles 9:26 (see הוא 4a).
b. (β) Genesis 21:29 מָה הֵנָּה שֶׁבַע ֗֗֗ literally What are they — these seven sheep? Zechariah 1:9; Zechariah 4:5.
(γ) אֵלֶּה ֗֗֗ הֵםGenesis 25:16 (= 1 Chronicles 1:36) Leviticus 23:2; Numbers 3:20, 21, 27, 33; 1 Samuel 4:8; 1 Chronicles 8:6; 1 Chronicles 12:15 (see Dr § 201, 3).
6. a. In a neuter sense (rare), Job 6:7 הֵמָּה כִּדְוֵי לַחמִי they (i.e. such sufferings as mine) are as loathsomeness in my meat, Jeremiah 7:4 הֵיכַל י׳ הֵמָּה they (i.e. these buildings) are the temple of י׳; and in the feminine, Leviticus 5:22 of all that a man doeth to sin בָּהֵנָּה therein, 1 Chronicles 21:10 מֵהֵנָּה (|| 2 Samuel 24:12 מֵהֶם); 2 Samuel 12:8; Job 23:14 כָּהֵנָּה things such as these.
7. With article. הָהֵם, Genesis 6:4; Exodus 2:11; Numbers 14:38 + often; הָהֵמָּה + 12 times (see above); הָהֵנָּה1 Samuel 17:28. N.B. — Ezekiel 8:6 Kt מָהֵם stands for מָה הֵם (so Qr), compare מַזֶּה for מַהזֶּֿה Exodus 4:2; 2 Kings 9:18 עַדהֵֿם is irregular for עֲדֵיהֶם; 2 Samuel 4:6 וְהֵנָּה וג׳ is textual error for וְהִנֵּה שֹׁעֶרֶת הַבַּיִת סֹקְלָה חִטִּים וג׳ see We Dr (Greek Version of the LXX & RVm).
8. With prepositions (in lieu of the normal, and more usual, forms with suffixes בָּהֶם, לָהֶם, מֵהֶם etc. [כָּהֶם & כָּהֶן, however, each once only, כְּמוֺהֶם thrice: see כְּ]) —
a. בָּהֵמָּהExodus 30:4; Exodus 36:1 (both P), Habakkuk 1:16; כָּהֵמָּהJeremiah 36:32; לְהֵמָּהJeremiah 14:16 מֵהֵמָּהJeremiah 10:2; Ecclesiastes 12:12.
b. כָּהֵם2 Samuel 24:3 Yahweh add to the people כָּהֵם וְכָהֵם מֵאָה פְעָמִים the like of themselves and the like of themselves 100 times, = 1 Chronicles 21:3 (but כָּהֵם here only once, compare Deuteronomy 1:11 בָּכֶם), 2 Chronicles 9:11; Ecclesiastes 9:12.
c. בָּהֵנָּהLeviticus 5:22 [Leviticus 6:3] (P) Numbers 13:19 (JE) Jeremiah 5:17: כָּהֵנָּהGenesis 41:19; 2 Samuel 12:8 וְאֹסִפָה לְךָ כָּהֵנָּה וְכָהֵנָּה, Job 23:14: לָהֵנָּהEzekiel 1:5, 23 (twice in verse); Ezekiel 42:9; Zechariah 5:9: מֵהֵנָּהLeviticus 4:2 (P) Isaiah 34:16; Jeremiah 5:6; Ezekiel 16:51; Ezekiel 42:5; Psalm 34:21; 1 Chronicles 21:10 (|| 2 Samuel 24:12 מֵהֶם).
d. H2004 בָּהֵןGenesis 19:29 (P) Genesis 30:26, 37; Exodus 25:29; Exodus 37:16 (both P) Leviticus 10:1; Leviticus 11:21; Leviticus 14:40; Numbers 10:3; Numbers 16:7 (all P) Deuteronomy 28:52; Jeremiah 4:29; Jeremiah 48:9; Jeremiah 51:43 (twice in verse) (בָּהֶן thrice only); כָּהֵןEzekiel 18:14 (editions; Baer כָּהֶן); H3860 H3861 לָהֵן (=therefore) † Ruth 1:13 (twice in verse) (also Biblical Aramaic); מֵהֵןEzekiel 16:47, 52 (editions; Baer מֵהֶן). (With the exception of כָּחֵנָּה, these forms are found mostly in P and writers not earlier than Jeremiah; b and d, however, depend solely on the punctuation.)
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3:7; 6:4; 6:4; 14:24; 19:29; 21:29; 25:16; 30:26; 30:37; 33:6; 34:21; 34:23; 41:19; 41:26; 44:3; 48:5


2:11; 4:2; 5:7; 5:8; 14:3; 15:23; 18:22; 18:26; 25:29; 29:33; 30:4; 32:16; 36:1; 37:16


4:2; 6:3; 10:1; 11:21; 14:40; 23:2


3:20; 3:21; 3:27; 3:33; 9:7; 10:3; 11:16; 13:19; 14:27; 14:38; 16:7; 31:16


1:11; 1:39; 2:11; 3:20; 20:15; 28:52




1:22; 6:5; 19:12


1:13; 1:22

1 Samuel

4:8; 17:28

2 Samuel

4:6; 12:8; 12:8; 24:3; 24:12; 24:12

1 Kings


2 Kings

7:10; 9:18; 18:4

1 Chronicles

1:36; 8:6; 9:26; 12:15; 21:3; 21:10; 21:10

2 Chronicles



2:13; 10:38; 13:15




6:7; 6:7; 23:14; 23:14


23:4; 27:2; 34:21; 37:9; 94:11; 107:24; 109:28


6:16; 19:7; 30:15; 30:18; 30:24; 30:29


4:2; 9:12; 12:12

Song of Songs

6:8; 6:8


24:14; 30:7; 34:16; 41:22; 44:11; 49:21; 51:19; 61:9


3:16; 3:18; 4:29; 5:5; 5:6; 5:17; 5:18; 7:4; 10:2; 14:15; 14:16; 15:19; 17:18; 27:9; 34:7; 36:32; 48:9; 50:4; 51:43


1:5; 1:23; 8:6; 16:47; 16:51; 16:52; 18:14; 27:13; 27:17; 27:21; 30:17; 36:7; 42:5; 42:9; 43:19; 44:15


4:14; 7:3








1:9; 4:5; 5:9; 5:10; 8:23; 14:15


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H1992 matches the Hebrew הֵם (hēm),
which occurs 659 times in 609 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 13 (Gen 3:7–Lev 11:26)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 3:7 - And the eyes of them both were opened, and they H1992 knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 6:4 - There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same H1992 became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:14 - They, H1992 and every beast after his kind, and all the cattle after their kind, and every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind, and every fowl after his kind, every bird of every sort.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:6 - And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 14:13 - And there came one that had escaped, and told Abram the Hebrew; for he dwelt in the plain of Mamre the Amorite, brother of Eshcol, and brother of Aner: and these were confederate with Abram.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 14:24 - Save only that which the young men have eaten, and the portion of the men which went with me, Aner, Eshcol, and Mamre; let them H1992 take their portion.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:9 - And they said, Stand back. And they said again, This one fellow came in to sojourn, and he will needs be a judge: now will we deal worse with thee, than with them. And they pressed sore upon the man, even Lot, and came near to break the door.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:16 - These are the sons of Ishmael, and these are their names, by their towns, and by their castles; twelve princes according to their nations.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 34:21 - These men are peaceable with us; therefore let them dwell in the land, and trade therein; for the land, behold, it is large enough for them; let us take their daughters to us for wives, and let us give them our daughters.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 34:22 - Only herein will the men consent unto us for to dwell with us, to be one people, if every male among us be circumcised, as they are circumcised.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 34:23 - Shall not their cattle and their substance and every beast of theirs be ours? only let us consent unto them, and they will dwell with us.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:16 - And he said, I seek my brethren: tell me, I pray thee, where they feed their flocks.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 40:12 - And Joseph said unto him, This is the interpretation of it: The three branches are three days:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 40:18 - And Joseph answered and said, This is the interpretation thereof: The three baskets are three days:
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:8 - And Joseph knew his brethren, but they knew not him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:23 - And they knew not that Joseph understood them; for he spake unto them by an interpreter.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:35 - And it came to pass as they emptied their sacks, that, behold, every man's bundle of money was in his sack: and when both they and their father saw the bundles of money, they were afraid.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:3 - As soon as the morning was light, the men were sent away, they and their asses.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:4 - And when they were gone out of the city, and not yet far off, Joseph said unto his steward, Up, follow after the men; and when thou dost overtake them, say unto them, Wherefore have ye rewarded evil for good?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:14 - And Joseph gathered up all the money that was found in the land of Egypt, and in the land of Canaan, for the corn which they bought: and Joseph brought the money into Pharaoh's house.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 48:5 - And now thy two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh, which were born unto thee in the land of Egypt before I came unto thee into Egypt, are mine; as Reuben and Simeon, they shall be mine.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 48:9 - And Joseph said unto his father, They are my sons, whom God hath given me in this place. And he said, Bring them, I pray thee, unto me, and I will bless them.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:11 - And it came to pass in those days, when Moses was grown, that he went out unto his brethren, and looked on their burdens: and he spied an Egyptian smiting an Hebrew, one of his brethren.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:23 - And it came to pass in process H1992 of time, that the king of Egypt died: and the children of Israel sighed by reason of the bondage, and they cried, and their cry came up unto God by reason of the bondage.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:7 - Ye shall no more give the people straw to make brick, as heretofore: let them go and gather straw for themselves.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:8 - And the tale of the bricks, which they did make heretofore, ye shall lay upon them; ye shall not diminish ought thereof: for they be idle; therefore they cry, saying, Let us go and sacrifice to our God.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 6:27 - These H1992 are they which spake to Pharaoh king of Egypt, to bring out the children of Israel from Egypt: these are that Moses and Aaron.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:11 - Then Pharaoh also called the wise men and the sorcerers: now the magicians of Egypt, they also did in like manner with their enchantments.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 8:21 - Else, if thou wilt not let my people go, behold, I will send swarms of flies upon thee, and upon thy servants, and upon thy people, and into thy houses: and the houses of the Egyptians shall be full of swarms of flies, and also the ground whereon they are.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 14:3 - For Pharaoh will say of the children of Israel, They are entangled in the land, the wilderness hath shut them in.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 15:23 - And when they came to Marah, they could not drink of the waters of Marah, for they were bitter: therefore the name of it was called Marah.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 18:22 - And let them judge the people at all seasons: and it shall be, that every great matter they shall bring unto thee, but every small matter they shall judge: so shall it be easier for thyself, and they shall bear the burden with thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 18:26 - And they judged the people at all seasons: the hard causes they brought unto Moses, but every small matter H1992 they judged themselves.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 19:13 - There shall not an hand touch it, but he shall surely be stoned, or shot through; whether it be beast or man, it shall not live: when the trumpet soundeth long, they shall come up to the mount.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 24:2 - And Moses alone shall come near the LORD: but they shall not come nigh; neither shall the people go up with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 28:5 - And they shall take gold, and blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine linen.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 29:33 - And they shall eat those things wherewith the atonement was made, to consecrate and to sanctify them: but a stranger shall not eat thereof, because they are holy.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 30:4 - And two golden rings shalt thou make to it under the crown of it, by the two corners thereof, upon the two sides of it shalt thou make it; and they shall be for places for the staves to bear it withal. H1992
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:15 - And Moses turned, and went down from the mount, and the two tables of the testimony were in his hand: the tables were written on both their sides; on the one side and on the other were they written.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:16 - And the tables were the work of God, and the writing was the writing of God, graven upon the tables.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 36:1 - Then wrought Bezaleel and Aholiab, and every wise hearted man, in whom H1992 the LORD put wisdom and understanding to know how to work all manner of work for the service of the sanctuary, according to all that the LORD had commanded.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 36:3 - And they received of Moses all the offering, which the children of Israel had brought for the work of the service of the sanctuary, to make it withal. And they brought yet unto him free offerings every morning.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 36:4 - And all the wise men, that wrought all the work of the sanctuary, came every man from his work which they made;
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 38:17 - And the sockets for the pillars were of brass; the hooks of the pillars and their fillets of silver; and the overlaying of their chapiters of silver; and all the pillars of the court were filleted with silver.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 8:28 - And Moses took them from off their hands, and burnt them on the altar upon the burnt offering: they were consecrations for a sweet savour: it is an offering made by fire unto the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:8 - Of their flesh shall ye not eat, and their carcase shall ye not touch; they are unclean to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:10 - And all that have not fins and scales in the seas, and in the rivers, of all that move in the waters, and of any living thing which is in the waters, they shall be an abomination unto you:
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:13 - And these are they which ye shall have in abomination among the fowls; they shall not be eaten, they are an abomination: the eagle, and the ossifrage, and the ospray,
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:22 - Even these of them ye may eat; the locust after his kind, and the bald locust after his kind, and the beetle after his kind, and the grasshopper after his kind.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:26 - The carcases of every beast which divideth the hoof, and is not clovenfooted, nor cheweth the cud, are unclean unto you: every one that toucheth them shall be unclean.

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