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Lexicon :: Strong's H2346 - ḥômâ

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Part of Speech
feminine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Act. participle of an unused root apparently meaning to join
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TWOT Reference: 674c

Strong’s Definitions

חוֹמָה chôwmâh, kho-maw'; feminine active participle of an unused root apparently meaning to join; a wall of protection:—wall, walled.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 133x

The KJV translates Strong's H2346 in the following manner: wall (131x), walled (2x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 133x
The KJV translates Strong's H2346 in the following manner: wall (131x), walled (2x).
  1. wall

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
חוֹמָה chôwmâh, kho-maw'; feminine active participle of an unused root apparently meaning to join; a wall of protection:—wall, walled.
STRONGS H2346: Abbreviations
חוֺמָה 133 noun feminine wall (as protection; construct חמת MI21; 21) — absolute ח׳ Leviticus 25:29 + 59 times (including לְהַחוֺמָה Nehemiah 12:38); חֹמָה Exodus 14:29 + 8 times; construct חוֺמַת Joshua 6:5 + 28 times; suffix חוֺמָתָהּ Nahum 2:6; Nahum 3:8; plural, absolute חוֺמוֺת 2 Chronicles 8:5; Isaiah 26:1; חֹמוֺת Songs 5:7; construct חוֺמוֺת Psalm 51:20; חוֺמֹת 2 Kings 25:10 + 9 times; suffix חוֺמֹתַי Isaiah 56:5; חֹמֹתֶיךָ Deuteronomy 28:52; Isaiah 25:12; חוֺמוֺתַיִךְ Ezekiel 26:10, 12; Ezekiel 27:11 (twice in verse); חוֺמֹתַיִךְ Isaiah 49:16 + 2 times; חֹמֹתַיִךְ Isaiah 60:10; חֹמוֺתָ֑יִךְ Ezekiel 26:9; חוֺמוֺתֶיהָ Jeremiah 50:15; חוֺמֹתֶיהָ Psalm 55:11; Jeremiah 1:15; dual חוֺמֹתַיִם Isaiah 22:11; חֹמֹתַיִם 2 Kings 25:4 = Jeremiah 52:7; חֹמֹתָ֑יִם Jeremiah 39:4 (on form see Ol§ 113 a); —
1. usually term for wall of city Deuteronomy 28:52; Joshua 2:15; Joshua 6:5, 20 (all J E), 1 Samuel 31:10, 12; 2 Samuel 11:20, 21 (twice in verse); 2 Kings 18:26, 27 = Isaiah 36:11; Isaiah 36:12; Amos 1:7; Amos 1:10; Amos 1:14; Isaiah 2:15; Isaiah 20:10; Isaiah 20:11; Isaiah 25:12; Nahum 2:6; Nahum 3:8; Ezekiel 26:9 +, Jeremiah 1:15 +, Joel 2:7, 9; בֵּין הַחֹמֹתַיִם (of Jerusalem) i.e. between the two walls of the Ophel and the southwest hill respectively, of a reservoir Isaiah 22:11, a gate 2 Kings 25:4 = Jeremiah 34:4 = Jeremiah 52:7; symbol of Israel, Amos 7:7; 2 Chronicles 8:5; 2 Chronicles 14:6; 2 Chronicles 25:23; 26:6 (3 times in verse); Psalm 51:20 [Psalm 51:18]; Nehemiah 1:3 + 31 times in Nehemiah; חוֺמַת אֲנָךְ Amos 7:7 (literally wall of a plummet) is of doubtful meaning: a wall built plumb, or by means of a plumb-line ? We thinks unintelligible; עִיר חוֺמָה = walled city, Leviticus 25:29, עִיר אשׁר לֹא ח׳ Leviticus 25:30 (לֹא = לוֺ), opposed to הַחֲצֵרִים אשׁר אין להם ח׳ Leviticus 25:31 (all H); more elaborately גְבֹהָה דְּלָתַיִם וּבְרִ֑יחַ עָרִים בְּצֻרֹת ח׳ Deuteronomy 3:5, compare 2 Chronicles 8:5; גְּדֹלוֺת חוֺמָה וּבְרִיחַ נְחשֶׁת ע׳ 1 Kings 4:13; בְצוּרָה ח׳ Isaiah 2:15; ח singular׳ of wall of Jerusalem 1 Kings 3:1 + often; contempt. חוֺמַת אַבְנֵיהֶם Nehemiah 3:35; less often plural Nehemiah 2:13 +; of specific portions of wall הָעֹפֶל ח׳ 2 Chronicles 27:3; Nehemiah 3:27; בְּרֵבַת הַשֶּׁלַח ח׳ Nehemiah 3:15; הַח׳ הָֽרְחָבָה Nehemiah 3:8; Nehemiah 12:38; also (generally) of Babylon Jeremiah 51:58. — Men build, בנה, the ח׳ 1 Kings 9:15 +, especially (of rebuilding), Nehemiah 2:17 +; fortify it בִּצֵּר Isaiah 22:10; it is joined together קשׁר Nehemiah 3:38; is repaired עָֽלְתָה אֲרוּכָה לְח׳ Nehemiah 4:1; it falls נפל Joshua 6:5, 20; 1 Kings 20:30; Ezekiel 38:20; the enemy makes it fall הִפִּיל 2 Samuel 20:15 (preceded by מַשְׁחִית si vera lectio, see Dr); destroys it הִשְׁחִית Lamentations 2:8; שִׁהֵת Ezekiel 26:4; makes a breach in it בּ׳ פָּרַץ2 Kings 14:13 2 Chronicles 25:23, compare פרץ with accusative 2 Chronicles 26:6; Nehemiah 3:35 [Nehemiah 4:3], and וֶיִּבֶן אֶתכֿלהֿח׳ הַפְּרוּצָה 2 Chronicles 32:5; also (in simile) עִיר מְּרוּצָה ואין ח׳ Proverbs 25:28; and Punic participle מְפֹרָ֑צֶת Nehemiah 1:3; one breakes it down נָתַץ 2 Kings 25:10; 2 Chronicles 36:19; Jeremiah 39:8; Jeremiah 52:14; tears it down הָרַס Ezekiel 26:12, compare passive Jeremiah 50:15; Amos predicts that י׳ will send fire into wall (of Gaza, etc.): וְשִׁלַּחְתִּי אֵשׁ בְּח׳ Amos 1:7, 10; or kindle fire in וְהִצַּתִּי אֵשׁ בְּח׳ Amos 1:14, so Jeremiah 49:27.
2. wall of a building:
a. citadel, fortress; ארמנותיה ח׳ Lamentations 2:7.
b. surrounding new temple Ezekiel 40:5; Ezekiel 42:20.
3. figurative of waters of Red Sea Exodus 14:22, 29 (P), compare Nahum 3:8; of David's men as protectors of Nabal's shepherds 1 Samuel 25:16; of prophet as object of assault חוֺמַת נְחשֶׁת Jeremiah 1:18; נחשׁת בְּצוּרָה ח׳ Jeremiah 15:20; of strong, virtuous woman Songs 8:9, 10; of salvation, יְשׁוּעָה, as defence Isaiah 26:1 (|| חֵל); of י׳ himself ח׳ אֵשׁ Zechariah 2:9; a dangerous political scheme is called breach in נִשְׁגָּבָה ח׳ Isaiah 30:13; נִשְׂגָּבָה ח׳ in simile of wealth Proverbs 18:11 (|| קִרְיַת עֻזּוֺ); a reckless man is ח׳ אֵין פְּרוּצָה עִיר Proverbs 25:28.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


14:22; 14:29; 14:29


25:29; 25:29; 25:30; 25:31


3:5; 28:52; 28:52


2:15; 6:5; 6:5; 6:5; 6:20; 6:20

1 Samuel

25:16; 31:10; 31:12

2 Samuel

11:20; 11:21; 20:15

1 Kings

3:1; 4:13; 9:15; 20:30

2 Kings

14:13; 18:26; 18:27; 25:4; 25:4; 25:10; 25:10

2 Chronicles

8:5; 8:5; 8:5; 14:6; 25:23; 25:23; 26:6; 26:6; 27:3; 32:5; 36:19


1:3; 1:3; 2:13; 2:17; 3:8; 3:15; 3:27; 4:1; 4:3; 12:38; 12:38


51:18; 55:11


18:11; 25:28; 25:28

Song of Songs

5:7; 8:9; 8:10


2:15; 2:15; 22:10; 22:11; 22:11; 25:12; 25:12; 26:1; 26:1; 30:13; 36:11; 36:12; 49:16; 56:5; 60:10


1:15; 1:15; 1:18; 15:20; 34:4; 39:4; 39:8; 49:27; 50:15; 50:15; 51:58; 52:7; 52:7; 52:14


2:7; 2:8


26:4; 26:9; 26:9; 26:10; 26:12; 26:12; 27:11; 38:20; 40:5; 42:20


2:7; 2:9


1:7; 1:7; 1:10; 1:10; 1:14; 1:14; 7:7; 7:7


2:6; 2:6; 3:8; 3:8; 3:8



Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H2346 matches the Hebrew חוֹמָה (ḥômâ),
which occurs 133 times in 123 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 3 (Exo 14:22–Neh 4:1)

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 14:22 - And the people of Israel went into the midst of the sea on dry ground, the waters being a wall to them on their right hand and on their left.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 14:29 - But the people of Israel walked on dry ground through the sea, the waters being a wall to them on their right hand and on their left.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:29 - “If a man sells a dwelling house in a walled city, he may redeem it within a year of its sale. For a full year he shall have the right of redemption.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:30 - If it is not redeemed within a full year, then the house in the walled city shall belong in perpetuity to the buyer, throughout his generations; it shall not be released in the jubilee.
Unchecked Copy BoxLev 25:31 - But the houses of the villages that have no wall around them shall be classified with the fields of the land. They may be redeemed, and they shall be released in the jubilee.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 3:5 - All these were cities fortified with high walls, gates, and bars, besides very many unwalled villages.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:52 - “They shall besiege you in all your towns, until your high and fortified walls, in which you trusted, come down throughout all your land. And they shall besiege you in all your towns throughout all your land, which the LORD your God has given you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 2:15 - Then she let them down by a rope through the window, for her house was built into the city wall, so that she lived in the wall.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 6:5 - And when they make a long blast with the ram’s horn, when you hear the sound of the trumpet, then all the people shall shout with a great shout, and the wall of the city will fall down flat,[fn] and the people shall go up, everyone straight before him.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 6:20 - So the people shouted, and the trumpets were blown. As soon as the people heard the sound of the trumpet, the people shouted a great shout, and the wall fell down flat, so that the people went up into the city, every man straight before him, and they captured the city.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 25:16 - They were a wall to us both by night and by day, all the while we were with them keeping the sheep.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 31:10 - They put his armor in the temple of Ashtaroth, and they fastened his body to the wall of Beth-shan.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 31:12 - all the valiant men arose and went all night and took the body of Saul and the bodies of his sons from the wall of Beth-shan, and they came to Jabesh and burned them there.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 11:20 - then, if the king’s anger rises, and if he says to you, ‘Why did you go so near the city to fight? Did you not know that they would shoot from the wall?
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 11:21 - Who killed Abimelech the son of Jerubbesheth? Did not a woman cast an upper millstone on him from the wall, so that he died at Thebez? Why did you go so near the wall?’ then you shall say, ‘Your servant Uriah the Hittite is dead also.’”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 11:24 - Then the archers shot at your servants from the wall. Some of the king’s servants are dead, and your servant Uriah the Hittite is dead also.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 18:24 - Now David was sitting between the two gates, and the watchman went up to the roof of the gate by the wall, and when he lifted up his eyes and looked, he saw a man running alone.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 20:15 - And all the men who were with Joab came and besieged him in Abel of Beth-maacah. They cast up a mound against the city, and it stood against the rampart, and they were battering the wall to throw it down.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 20:21 - That is not true. But a man of the hill country of Ephraim, called Sheba the son of Bichri, has lifted up his hand against King David. Give up him alone, and I will withdraw from the city.” And the woman said to Joab, “Behold, his head shall be thrown to you over the wall.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 3:1 - Solomon made a marriage alliance with Pharaoh king of Egypt. He took Pharaoh’s daughter and brought her into the city of David until he had finished building his own house and the house of the LORD and the wall around Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 4:13 - Ben-geber, in Ramoth-gilead (he had the villages of Jair the son of Manasseh, which are in Gilead, and he had the region of Argob, which is in Bashan, sixty great cities with walls and bronze bars);
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 9:15 - And this is the account of the forced labor that King Solomon drafted to build the house of the LORD and his own house and the Millo and the wall of Jerusalem and Hazor and Megiddo and Gezer
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 20:30 - And the rest fled into the city of Aphek, and the wall fell upon 27,000 men who were left. Ben-hadad also fled and entered an inner chamber in the city.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 3:27 - Then he took his oldest son who was to reign in his place and offered him for a burnt offering on the wall. And there came great wrath against Israel. And they withdrew from him and returned to their own land.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 6:26 - Now as the king of Israel was passing by on the wall, a woman cried out to him, saying, “Help, my lord, O king!”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 6:30 - When the king heard the words of the woman, he tore his clothes—now he was passing by on the wall—and the people looked, and behold, he had sackcloth beneath on his body—
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 14:13 - And Jehoash king of Israel captured Amaziah king of Judah, the son of Jehoash, son of Ahaziah, at Beth-shemesh, and came to Jerusalem and broke down the wall of Jerusalem for four hundred cubits,[fn] from the Ephraim Gate to the Corner Gate.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 18:26 - Then Eliakim the son of Hilkiah, and Shebnah, and Joah, said to the Rabshakeh, “Please speak to your servants in Aramaic, for we understand it. Do not speak to us in the language of Judah within the hearing of the people who are on the wall.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 18:27 - But the Rabshakeh said to them, “Has my master sent me to speak these words to your master and to you, and not to the men sitting on the wall, who are doomed with you to eat their own dung and to drink their own urine?”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 25:4 - Then a breach was made in the city, and all the men of war fled by night by the way of the gate between the two walls, by the king’s garden, and the Chaldeans were around the city. And they went in the direction of the Arabah.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 25:10 - And all the army of the Chaldeans, who were with the captain of the guard, broke down the walls around Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 8:5 - He also built Upper Beth-horon and Lower Beth-horon, fortified cities with walls, gates, and bars,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 14:7 - And he said to Judah, “Let us build these cities and surround them with walls and towers, gates and bars. The land is still ours, because we have sought the LORD our God. We have sought him, and he has given us peace on every side.” So they built and prospered.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 25:23 - And Joash king of Israel captured Amaziah king of Judah, the son of Joash, son of Ahaziah, at Beth-shemesh, and brought him to Jerusalem and broke down the wall of Jerusalem for 400 cubits,[fn] from the Ephraim Gate to the Corner Gate.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 26:6 - He went out and made war against the Philistines and broke through the wall of Gath and the wall of Jabneh and the wall of Ashdod, and he built cities in the territory of Ashdod and elsewhere among the Philistines.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 27:3 - He built the upper gate of the house of the LORD and did much building on the wall of Ophel.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 32:5 - He set to work resolutely and built up all the wall that was broken down and raised towers upon it,[fn] and outside it he built another wall, and he strengthened the Millo in the city of David. He also made weapons and shields in abundance.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 32:18 - And they shouted it with a loud voice in the language of Judah to the people of Jerusalem who were on the wall, to frighten and terrify them, in order that they might take the city.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 33:14 - Afterward he built an outer wall for the city of David west of Gihon, in the valley, and for the entrance into the Fish Gate, and carried it around Ophel, and raised it to a very great height. He also put commanders of the army in all the fortified cities in Judah.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 36:19 - And they burned the house of God and broke down the wall of Jerusalem and burned all its palaces with fire and destroyed all its precious vessels.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 1:3 - And they said to me, “The remnant there in the province who had survived the exile is in great trouble and shame. The wall of Jerusalem is broken down, and its gates are destroyed by fire.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 2:8 - and a letter to Asaph, the keeper of the king’s forest, that he may give me timber to make beams for the gates of the fortress of the temple, and for the wall of the city, and for the house that I shall occupy.” And the king granted me what I asked, for the good hand of my God was upon me.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 2:13 - I went out by night by the Valley Gate to the Dragon Spring and to the Dung Gate, and I inspected the walls of Jerusalem that were broken down and its gates that had been destroyed by fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 2:15 - Then I went up in the night by the valley and inspected the wall, and I turned back and entered by the Valley Gate, and so returned.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 2:17 - Then I said to them, “You see the trouble we are in, how Jerusalem lies in ruins with its gates burned. Come, let us build the wall of Jerusalem, that we may no longer suffer derision.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 3:8 - Next to them Uzziel the son of Harhaiah, goldsmiths, repaired. Next to him Hananiah, one of the perfumers, repaired, and they restored Jerusalem as far as the Broad Wall.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 3:13 - Hanun and the inhabitants of Zanoah repaired the Valley Gate. They rebuilt it and set its doors, its bolts, and its bars, and repaired a thousand cubits[fn] of the wall, as far as the Dung Gate.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 3:15 - And Shallum the son of Col-hozeh, ruler of the district of Mizpah, repaired the Fountain Gate. He rebuilt it and covered it and set its doors, its bolts, and its bars. And he built the wall of the Pool of Shelah of the king’s garden, as far as the stairs that go down from the city of David.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 3:27 - After him the Tekoites repaired another section opposite the great projecting tower as far as the wall of Ophel.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 4:1 - [fn] Now when Sanballat heard that we were building the wall, he was angry and greatly enraged, and he jeered at the Jews.

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