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Lexicon :: Strong's H2347 - ḥûs

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Strong’s Definitions

חוּס chûwç, khoos; a primitive root; properly, to cover, i.e. (figuratively) to compassionate:—pity, regard, spare.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 24x

The KJV translates Strong's H2347 in the following manner: spare (16x), pity (7x), regard (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 24x
The KJV translates Strong's H2347 in the following manner: spare (16x), pity (7x), regard (1x).
  1. (Qal) to pity, have compassion, spare, look upon with compassion

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
חוּס chûwç, khoos; a primitive root; properly, to cover, i.e. (figuratively) to compassionate:—pity, regard, spare.
STRONGS H2347: Abbreviations
† [חוּס] verb pity, look upon with compassion (Aramaic sxo, חוּס pity, spare; Assyrian ḫûs, in proper names compare DlPr 181) —
Qal Perfect 3rd person feminine singular חָסָה Ezekiel 16:5, 2nd person masculine singular חַ֫סְתָּ Jonah 4:10; Imperfect 3rd person masculine singular יָחוּס Jeremiah 21:7; יָחֹס Psalm 72:13; 3rd person feminine singular תָּחוּס Isaiah 13:18; תָּהוֺס Deuteronomy 7:16 + 9 times(Ges§ 72 R 4§ 1133(2)); תָּחֹס Genesis 45:20; Ezekiel 9:5; וַתָּ֫חָס 1 Samuel 24:11; Ezekiel 20:17; 1st person singular אָחוּס Jeremiah 13:14 +2 times; Imperative חוּ֫סָה Joel 2:17; Nehemiah 13:22: —
a. of the eye, עין, (לא) תח(ו)ס על the eye shall (not) look with compassion, pity, upon Deuteronomy 7:16; Deuteronomy 13:9; Deuteronomy 19:13; Isaiah 13:18; Ezekiel 7:4; Ezekiel 20:17; לא חסה עָלַיִךְ עין Ezekiel 16:5; עֵינְכֶם אַלתָּֿחֹס עַלכְּֿלֵיכֶם Genesis 45:20 (RJE) let not your eye look with regret upon your stuff; with ellipsis of עַיִן 1 Samuel 24:11 (but read וָאָחֻס, for וַתָּחָס Greek Version of the LXX Syriac Version Targum We Klo Dr); with ellipsis of על Deuteronomy 19:21; Deuteronomy 25:12; Ezekiel 5:11; Ezekiel 7:9; Ezekiel 8:18; Ezekiel 9:10; (אל) ע֯ל תחס עיני֯כם Ezekiel 9:5
b. of God חוסה על Nehemiah 13:22; Joel 2:17; לא אחוס על נינוה Jonah 4:11; ellipsis of עַל Jeremiah 13:14; Ezekiel 24:14.
c. of man: the Messianic king עלדַּֿל וְאֶבְיוֺן Psalm 72:13 he shall have pity on poor and needy, Nebuchadrezzar עליהם (i.e. on Zedekiah and the people) Jeremiah 21:7; Jonah, על הקיקיון Jonah 4:10. — See also חמל.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


45:20; 45:20


7:16; 7:16; 13:9; 19:13; 19:21; 25:12

1 Samuel

24:11; 24:11


13:22; 13:22


72:13; 72:13


13:18; 13:18


13:14; 13:14; 21:7; 21:7


5:11; 7:4; 7:9; 8:18; 9:5; 9:5; 9:10; 16:5; 16:5; 20:17; 20:17; 24:14


2:17; 2:17


4:10; 4:10; 4:11

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H2347 matches the Hebrew חוּס (ḥûs),
which occurs 24 times in 24 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:20 - Also regard not your stuff; for the good of all the land of Egypt is yours.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 7:16 - And thou shalt consume all the peoples that Jehovah thy God shall deliver unto thee; thine eye shall not pity them: neither shalt thou serve their gods; for that will be a snare unto thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 13:8 - thou shalt not consent unto him, nor hearken unto him; neither shall thine eye pity him, neither shalt thou spare, neither shalt thou conceal him:
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 19:13 - Thine eye shall not pity him, but thou shalt put away the innocent blood from Israel, that it may go well with thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 19:21 - And thine eyes shall not pity; life shall go for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 25:12 - then thou shalt cut off her hand, thine eye shall have no pity.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 24:10 - Behold, this day thine eyes have seen how that Jehovah had delivered thee to-day into my hand in the cave: and some bade me kill thee; but mine eye spared thee; and I said, I will not put forth my hand against my lord; for he is Jehovah’s anointed.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 13:22 - And I commanded the Levites that they should purify themselves, and that they should come and keep the gates, to sanctify the sabbath day. Remember unto me, O my God, this also, and spare me according to the greatness of thy lovingkindness.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:13 -
He will have pity on the poor and needy,
And the souls of the needy he will save.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 13:18 - And their bows shall dash the young men in pieces; and they shall have no pity on the fruit of the womb; their eye shall not spare children.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 13:14 - And I will dash them one against another, even the fathers and the sons together, saith Jehovah: I will not pity, nor spare, nor have compassion, that I should not destroy them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 21:7 - And afterward, saith Jehovah, I will deliver Zedekiah king of Judah, and his servants, and the people, even such as are left in this city from the pestilence, from the sword, and from the famine, into the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, and into the hand of their enemies, and into the hand of those that seek their life: and he shall smite them with the edge of the sword; he shall not spare them, neither have pity, nor have mercy.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 5:11 - Wherefore, as I live, saith the Lord Jehovah, surely, because thou hast defiled my sanctuary with all thy detestable things, and with all thine abominations, therefore will I also diminish thee; neither shall mine eye spare, and I also will have no pity.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 7:4 - And mine eye shall not spare thee, neither will I have pity; but I will bring thy ways upon thee, and thine abominations shall be in the midst of thee: and ye shall know that I am Jehovah.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 7:9 - And mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity: I will bring upon thee according to thy ways; and thine abominations shall be in the midst of thee; and ye shall know that I, Jehovah, do smite.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 8:18 - Therefore will I also deal in wrath; mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity; and though they cry in mine ears with a loud voice, yet will I not hear them.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 9:5 - And to the others he said in my hearing, Go ye through the city after him, and smite: let not your eye spare, neither have ye pity;
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 9:10 - And as for me also, mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity, but I will bring their way upon their head.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 16:5 - No eye pitied thee, to do any of these things unto thee, to have compassion upon thee; but thou wast cast out in the open field, for that thy person was abhorred, in the day that thou wast born.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 20:17 - Nevertheless mine eye spared them, and I destroyed them not, neither did I make a full end of them in the wilderness.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 24:14 - I, Jehovah, have spoken it: it shall come to pass, and I will do it: I will not go back, neither will I spare, neither will I repent; according to thy ways, and according to thy doings, shall they judge thee, saith the Lord Jehovah.
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 2:17 - Let the priests, the ministers of Jehovah, weep between the porch and the altar, and let them say, Spare thy people, O Jehovah, and give not thy heritage to reproach, that the nations should rule over them: wherefore should they say among the peoples, Where is their God?
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 4:10 - And Jehovah said, Thou hast had regard for the gourd, for which thou hast not labored, neither madest it grow; which came up in a night, and perished in a night:
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 4:11 - and should not I have regard for Nineveh, that great city, wherein are more than sixscore thousand persons that cannot discern between their right hand and their left hand; and also much cattle?
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