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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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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 660 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 both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves H1992 [fn]loin coverings.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 6:4 - The Nephilim were on the earth in those H1992 days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men, and they bore children to them. Those H1992 were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 7:14 - they and every beast after its kind, and all the cattle after [fn]their kind, and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth after its kind, and every bird after its kind—every [fn]fowl, every winged creature.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 11:6 - And Yahweh said, “Behold, they are one people, and they all have [fn]the same language. And this is what they have begun to do. So now nothing which they purpose to do will be [fn]impossible for them.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 14:13 -

Then [fn]a fugitive came and told Abram the Hebrew. Now he was dwelling by the [fn]oaks of Mamre the Amorite, brother of Eshcol and brother of Aner, and these H1992 were [fn]in a covenant with Abram.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 14:24 - [fn]I will take nothing except what the young men have eaten, and the share of the men who went with me, Aner, Eshcol, and Mamre; let them take their share.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 19:9 - But they said, “Step aside.” Furthermore, they said, “This one came to sojourn, and already he is persistently acting like a judge; now we will treat you more wickedly than them.” So they pressed hard against [fn]Lot and stepped up to break the door.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 25:16 - These are the sons of Ishmael and these are their names, by their villages, and by their camps; twelve princes according to their [fn]tribes.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 34:21 - “These men are peaceful with us; therefore let them [fn]live in the land and trade in it, for behold, the land is [fn]large enough for them. Let us take their daughters for us as wives and give our daughters to them.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 34:22 - “Only on this condition will the men consent to us to [fn]live with us, to become one people: that every male among us be circumcised as they are circumcised.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 34:23 - “Will not their livestock and what they acquire and all their cattle be ours? Only let us consent to them, and they will [fn]live with us.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 37:16 - And he said, “I am seeking my brothers; please tell me where they are pasturing the flock.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 40:12 - Then Joseph said to him, “This is the interpretation of it: the three branches are three days;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 40:18 - Then Joseph answered and said, “This is its interpretation: the three baskets are three days;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:8 -

But Joseph recognized his brothers, although they did not recognize him.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:23 - Now they did not know that Joseph was listening, for there was an interpreter between them.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:35 -

Now it happened that they were emptying their sacks, and behold, every man’s bundle of money was in his sack; and they and their father saw their bundles of money, and they feared.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:3 - [fn]As the morning light broke, the men were sent away, they with their donkeys.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:4 - Now they had just gone out of the city and were not far off when Joseph said to his house steward, “Arise, pursue the men; you shall overtake them and say to them, ‘Why have you repaid evil for good?
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:14 - And Joseph gathered all the money that was found in the land of Egypt and in the land of Canaan for the grain which they bought, and Joseph brought the money into Pharaoh’s house.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 48:5 - “So now your two sons, who were born to you in the land of Egypt before I came to you in Egypt, are mine; Ephraim and Manasseh shall be mine, as Reuben and Simeon are.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 48:9 - And Joseph said to his father, “They are my sons, whom God has given me here.” So he said, “Bring them to me, please, that I may bless them.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:11 -

Now it happened in those H1992 days, that Moses had grown up. And he went out to his brothers and looked on their [fn]hard labors. And he saw an Egyptian striking a Hebrew, one of his brothers.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:23 -

Now it happened in the course of those H1992 many days that the king of Egypt died. And the sons of Israel sighed because of the slavery, and they cried out; and their cry for help because of their slavery rose up to God.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:7 - “You are no longer to give the people straw to make brick as previously; let them go and gather straw for themselves H1992.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 5:8 - “But the quota of bricks which they were making previously, you shall set upon them; you are not to reduce any of it. Because they are lazy, therefore they are crying out, ‘[fn]Let us go and sacrifice to our God.’
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 6:27 - They were the ones who spoke to Pharaoh king of Egypt to bring out the sons of Israel from Egypt; it was the same Moses and Aaron.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 7:11 - Then Pharaoh also called for the wise men and the sorcerers, and they also, the [fn]magicians of Egypt, did [fn]the same with their secret arts.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 8:21 - “For if you do not let My people go, behold, I will send swarms of flies on you and on your servants and on your people and into your houses; and the houses of the Egyptians will be full of swarms of flies, and also the ground on which they stand.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 14:3 - “And Pharaoh will say of the sons of Israel, ‘They are wandering in confusion in the land; the wilderness has shut them in.’
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 15:23 - And they came to Marah, but they could not drink the waters [fn]of Marah, for they were [fn]bitter; therefore it was named [fn]Marah.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 18:22 - “And they will judge the people at all times. And it will be that every major matter they will bring to you, but every minor matter they themselves will judge. So it will be easier for you, and they will bear the burden with you.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 18:26 - And they judged the people at all times; the difficult matter they would bring to Moses, but every minor matter they themselves would judge.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 19:13 - ‘No hand shall touch him, but he shall surely be stoned or surely [fn]shot through; whether beast or man, he shall not live.’ When the ram’s horn sounds a long blast, they shall come up to the mountain.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 24:2 - “Moses alone, however, shall come near to Yahweh, but they shall not come near, and the people shall not come up with him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 28:5 - “They shall take the gold and the [fn]blue and the purple and the scarlet material and the fine linen.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 29:33 - “Thus they shall eat [fn]those things by which atonement was made [fn]to ordain them, [fn]to set them apart as holy; but a [fn]layman shall not eat them, because they are holy.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 30:4 - “You shall make two gold rings for it under its molding; you shall make them on its two side walls—on [fn]opposite sides—and [fn]they shall be holders for poles with which H1992 to carry it.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:15 -

Then Moses turned and went down from the mountain. And the two tablets of the testimony were in his hand, tablets which were written on both [fn]sides; they were written on one side and the other.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 32:16 - Now the tablets were the work of God, and the writing was the writing of God engraved on the tablets.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 36:1 -

“Now Bezalel and Oholiab and every person [fn]wise at heart, to whom Yahweh has given [fn]wisdom and discernment to know how to do all the work of the service of constructing the sanctuary, shall do in accordance with all that Yahweh has commanded.”

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 36:3 - And they received from Moses the entire [fn]contribution which the sons of Israel had brought [fn]to do the work in the service of the sanctuary. And they still continued bringing to him freewill offerings every morning.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 36:4 - And all the [fn]wise men who were doing all the work of the sanctuary came, each from [fn]the work which [fn]he was doing,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 38:17 - The bases for the pillars were of bronze, the hooks of the pillars and their bands were of silver; and the overlaying of their tops were of silver, and all the pillars of the court were furnished with silver bands.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 8:28 - Then Moses took them from their hands and offered them up in smoke on the altar with the burnt offering. They were an ordination offering for a soothing aroma; it was an offering by fire to Yahweh.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:8 - ‘You shall not eat of their flesh, and you shall not touch their carcasses; they are unclean to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:10 - ‘But whatever is in the seas and in the rivers that does not have fins and scales among all the swarming life of the water, and among all the living creatures that are in the water, they are detestable things to you,
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:13 -

‘These, moreover, you shall detest among the birds; they shall not be eaten; they are detestable: the [fn]eagle and the vulture and the [fn]buzzard,

Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:22 - ‘These of them you may eat: the locust in its kinds and the devastating locust in its kinds and the cricket in its kinds and the grasshopper in its kinds.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 11:26 - ‘Concerning all the animals which divide the hoof but do not make a split hoof or which do not chew cud, they are unclean to you: whoever touches them becomes unclean.

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