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Lexicon :: Strong's H2347 - ḥûs

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Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
A primitive root
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TWOT Reference: 626

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.
† [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 - ‘Do not [fn]concern H2347 yourselves with your goods, for the [fn]best of all the land of Egypt is yours.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 7:16 - “You shall consume all the peoples whom the LORD your God will deliver to you; your eye shall not pity H2347 them, nor shall you serve their gods, for that would be a snare to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 13:8 - you shall not yield to him or listen to him; and your eye shall not pity H2347 him, nor shall you spare or conceal him.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 19:13 - [fn]You shall not pity H2347 him, but you shall purge the blood of the innocent from Israel, that it may go well with you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 19:21 - “Thus [fn]you shall not show H2347 pity: H2347 life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 25:12 - then you shall cut off her [fn]hand; [fn]you shall not show H2347 pity. H2347
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 24:10 - “Behold, this day your eyes have seen that the LORD had given you today into my hand in the cave, and some said to kill you, but my eye had pity H2347 on you; and I said, ‘I will not stretch out my hand against my lord, for he is the LORDS anointed.’
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 13:22 - And I commanded the Levites that they should purify themselves and come as gatekeepers to sanctify the sabbath day. For this also remember me, O my God, and have H2347 compassion H2347 on me according to the greatness of Your lovingkindness.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 72:13 - He will have H2347 compassion H2347 on the poor and needy,
And the [fn]lives of the needy he will save.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 13:18 - And their bows will [fn]mow down the young men,
They will not even have compassion on the fruit of the womb,
Nor will their eye pity H2347 [fn]children.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 13:14 - “I will dash them against each other, both the fathers and the sons together,” declares the LORD. “I will not show pity nor be sorry H2347 nor have compassion so as not to destroy them.”’”
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 21:7 - “Then afterwards,” declares the LORD, “I will give over Zedekiah king of Judah and his servants and the people, even those who survive in this city from the pestilence, the sword and the famine, into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and into the hand of their foes and into the hand of those who seek their lives; and he will strike them down with the edge of the sword. He will not spare H2347 them nor have pity nor compassion.”’
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 5:11 - ‘So as I live,’ declares the Lord GOD, ‘surely, because you have defiled My sanctuary with all your detestable idols and with all your abominations, therefore I will also withdraw, and My eye will have H2347 no pity H2347 and I will not spare.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 7:4 - ‘For My eye will have H2347 no pity H2347 on you, nor will I spare you, but I will bring your ways upon you, and your abominations will be among you; then you will know that I am the LORD!’
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 7:9 - ‘My eye will show H2347 no pity H2347 nor will I spare. I will [fn]repay you according to your ways, while your abominations are in your midst; then you will know that I, the LORD, do the smiting.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 8:18 - “Therefore, I indeed will deal in wrath. My eye will have H2347 no pity H2347 nor will I spare; and though they cry in My ears with a loud voice, yet I will not listen to them.”
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 9:5 - But to the others He said in my hearing, “Go through the city after him and strike; do not let your eye have H2347 pity H2347 and do not spare.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 9:10 - “But as for Me, My eye will have H2347 no pity H2347 nor will I spare, but I will bring their conduct upon their heads.”
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 16:5 - “No eye looked H2347 with pity H2347 on you to do any of these things for you, to have compassion on you. Rather you were thrown out into the [fn]open field, [fn]for you were abhorred on the day you were born.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 20:17 - “Yet My eye spared H2347 them rather than destroying them, and I did not cause their annihilation in the wilderness.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 24:14 - “I, the LORD, have spoken; it is coming and I will act. I will not relent, and I will not pity H2347 and I will not be sorry; according to your ways and according to your deeds [fn]I will judge you,” declares the Lord GOD.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 2:17 - Let the priests, the LORDS ministers,
Weep between the porch and the altar,
And let them say, “Spare H2347 Your people, O LORD,
And do not make Your inheritance a reproach,
A byword among the nations.
Why should they among the peoples say,
‘Where is their God?’”
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 4:10 - Then the LORD said, “You had H2347 compassion H2347 on the plant for which you did not work and which you did not cause to grow, which [fn]came up overnight and perished [fn]overnight.
Unchecked Copy BoxJon 4:11 - “Should I not have H2347 compassion H2347 on Nineveh, the great city in which there are more than 120,000 persons who do not know the difference between their right and left hand, as well as many animals?”

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