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Lexicon :: Strong's H2543 - ḥămôr

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masculine noun
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Strong’s Definitions

חֲמוֹר chămôwr, kham-ore'; or (shortened) חֲמֹר chămôr; from H2560; a male ass (from its dun red):—(he) ass.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 96x

The KJV translates Strong's H2543 in the following manner: ass (96x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 96x
The KJV translates Strong's H2543 in the following manner: ass (96x).
  1. (he) ass

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
חֲמוֹר chămôwr, kham-ore'; or (shortened) חֲמֹר chămôr; from H2560; a male ass (from its dun red):—(he) ass.
STRONGS H2543: Abbreviations
† I. חֲמוֺר noun [masculine] heap, absolute ח׳ with dual חֲמֹרָתָ֑יִם (Baer חְִמֹרֹת׳), as if from חֲמֹרָה; — בִּלְחִי הַחֲמוֺר חֲמוֺר חֲמֹרָתָ֑יִם H2565 Judges 15:16 with the ass's jawbone, a heap, two heaps, i.e. so many slain.

† II. חֲמוֺר noun masculineGenesis 45:23 (he)-ass (Late Hebrew id. (sometimes female, but this regularly חֲמוֺרָה); Aramaic הֲמָרָא, axrxmo Arabic حِمَارً, Palmyrene חמרא ReckendZMG 1888, 404; as imêru, SchrCot Gloss; — name from reddish colour) — absolute חֲמוֺר Genesis 22:5 + 43 times; חֲמֹר Exodus 13:13; Deuteronomy 22:10; construct חֲמוֺר Exodus 23:5 + 4 times; הֲמֹר Genesis 49:14; suffix חֲמֹרְךָ Deuteronomy 5:14; Deuteronomy 28:31; חֲמֹרֶ֑ךָ Exodus 23:12; חֲמֹרוֺ Genesis 22:3 + 8 times; plural חֲמוֺרִים Judges 19:10 + 9 times; חֲמֹרִים Genesis 12:16 + 16 times; suffix חֲמוֺרֵינוּ Judges 19:19; חֲמֹרֵינוּ Genesis 43:18; חֲמוֺרֵיכֶם 1 Samuel 8:16; חֲמֹרֵיהֶם Genesis 34:28 + 4 times; חֲמוֺרֵיהֶם Joshua 9:4; — ass (he-ass; אתוןshe-ass) found in all periods (collective only Genesis 32:26 [Genesis 32:25; Isaiah 21:7); —
1. as (valuable) property, with oxen, sheep, camels, slaves, etc. Genesis 12:16; Genesis 24:35; Genesis 30:48; Genesis 47:17; Exodus 9:3 (all J) Exodus 20:17 (E), Exodus 21:33; Exodus 22:8 (twice in verse); Exodus 22:9; Exodus 23:4, 5, 12; Numbers 16:15; Joshua 6:21; Joshua 7:24 (all J E); note also Exodus 13:13Exodus 34:20 (J E; firstlings belong to י׳); Genesis 36:24; Numbers 31:28, 30, 34, 39, 45 (all P); Deuteronomy 5:14, 18; Deuteronomy 22:3, 4; Judges 6:4; 1 Samuel 8:16; 1 Samuel 12:3; 1 Samuel 15:3; 1 Samuel 22:19; 1 Samuel 27:9; 1 Chronicles 5:21; Ezra 2:67Nehemiah 7:68 (Baer), Zechariah 14:15; collective Genesis 32:5 [Genesis 32:4 (J; || שׁוֺר), צאֹן, עֶבֶד, שִׁפְחָה, but plural (similar ||) Genesis 34:28 (P), Genesis 47:17 (J); compare also יְתוֺמִים ח׳ Job 24:3 the orphans' ass (|| שׁוֺר אַלְמָנָה); as knowing its master's crib Isaiah 1:3 (|| שׁוֺר); found in camp 2 Kings 7:7, 10 (both || סוּסִים); as harnessed מֶתֶג לַה׳ Proverbs 26:3 (|| סוּס).
2. used for riding :
c. צֶמֶד חמורים a pair of asses 2 Samuel 16:1 (for burdens and for riding); for man and woman Judges 19:3, 10, 19, 21; carrying dead body Judges 19:28, compare ח׳ 1 Kings 13:29.
3. beast of burden Genesis 22:3, 5 (compare Genesis 22:6), Genesis 42:26, 27; Genesis 45:23 (all E) Genesis 43:18, 24; Genesis 44:3, 13 (all J), Joshua 9:4 (JE), 1 Samuel 25:18; 1 Chronicles 12:41; Nehemiah 13:15 (compare also צֶמֶד ח׳ 2 Samuel 16:1 above); metaphor of Issachar נָּ֑רֶם ח׳ Genesis 49:14 (poem), an ass of (strong) bones.לֶחֶם ח׳ 1 Samuel 16:20 read probably חֲמִשָּׁה five, or better עֲשָׂרָה ten, see We Dr.
4. used in tillage Isaiah 32:20; not to be used in ploughing with an ox (שׁוֺר) Deuteronomy 22:10.
5. parts of body of ass mentioned are: לְחִי ח׳ Judges 15:15, 16 jawbone, Samson's weapon; ראֹשׁ ח׳ 2 Kings 6:25 eaten in famine; בְּשַׂר ה׳ Ezekiel 23:20 Genital organ of ass (contemptuous simile)
6. קְבוּרַת ה׳ Jeremiah 22:19 burial of an ass, in figure of ignominious treatment of a corpse.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


12:16; 12:16; 22:3; 22:3; 22:5; 22:5; 22:6; 24:35; 32:4; 32:25; 34:28; 34:28; 36:24; 42:26; 42:27; 43:18; 43:18; 43:24; 44:3; 44:13; 45:23; 45:23; 47:17; 47:17; 49:14; 49:14


4:20; 9:3; 13:13; 13:13; 20:17; 21:33; 22:8; 22:9; 23:4; 23:5; 23:5; 23:12; 23:12; 34:20


16:15; 31:28; 31:30; 31:34; 31:39; 31:45


5:14; 5:14; 5:18; 22:3; 22:4; 22:10; 22:10; 28:31


6:21; 7:24; 9:4; 9:4; 15:18


1:14; 6:4; 15:15; 15:16; 15:16; 19:3; 19:10; 19:10; 19:19; 19:19; 19:21; 19:28

1 Samuel

8:16; 8:16; 12:3; 15:3; 16:20; 22:19; 25:18; 25:20; 25:23; 25:42; 27:9

2 Samuel

16:1; 16:1; 16:2; 17:23; 19:27

1 Kings

2:40; 13:13; 13:23; 13:24; 13:27; 13:28; 13:29

2 Kings

6:25; 7:7; 7:10

1 Chronicles


2 Chronicles





7:68; 13:15






1:3; 21:7; 21:7; 32:20






9:9; 14:15

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H2543 matches the Hebrew חֲמוֹר (ḥămôr),
which occurs 96 times in 93 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 2 (Gen 12:16–Jdg 19:3)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 12:16 - And he treated Abram well on her account; and he had sheep, and oxen, and he-asses, and bondmen, and bondwomen, and she-asses, and camels.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:3 - And Abraham rose early in the morning, and saddled his ass, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son; and he clave the wood for the burnt-offering, and rose up and went to the place that God had told him of.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:5 - And Abraham said to his young men, Abide ye here with the ass; and I and the lad will go yonder and worship, and come again to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:35 - And Jehovah has blessed my master greatly, and he is become great; and he has given him sheep and cattle, and silver and gold, and bondmen and bondwomen, and camels and asses.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:43 - And the man increased very, very much, and had much cattle, and bondwomen, and bondmen, and camels, and asses.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:5 - and I have oxen, and asses, sheep, and bondmen, and bondwomen; and I have sent to tell my lord, that I may find favour in thine eyes.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 34:28 - Their sheep, and their oxen, and their asses, and what was in the city, and what was in the field they took;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 36:24 - -- And these are the sons of Zibeon: both Ajah and Anah. This is the Anah that found the warm springs in the wilderness as he fed the asses of Zibeon his father.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:26 - And they loaded their asses with their grain, and departed thence.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:27 - And one of them opened his sack to give his ass food in the inn, and saw his money, and behold, it was in the mouth of his sack.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 43:18 - And the men were afraid because they were brought into Joseph's house, and said, Because of the money that was returned to us in our sacks at the beginning are we brought in, that he may turn against us, and fall upon us and take us for bondmen, and our asses.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 43:24 - And the man brought the men into Joseph's house, and gave water, and they washed their feet; and he gave their asses food.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:3 - In the morning, when it was light, the men were sent away, they and their asses.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:13 - Then they rent their clothes, and loaded every man his ass, and they returned to the city.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:23 - And to his father he sent this: ten asses laden with the good things of Egypt, and ten she-asses laden with corn and bread, and food for his father by the way.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:17 - And they brought their cattle to Joseph; and Joseph gave them bread for horses, and for flocks of sheep, and for herds of cattle, and for asses; and he fed them with bread for all their cattle that year.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:14 - Issachar is a bony ass, Crouching down between two hurdles.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:20 - And Moses took his wife and his sons, and set them riding upon an ass, and he returned to the land of Egypt. And Moses took the staff of God in his hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:3 - behold, the hand of Jehovah shall be on thy cattle which is in the field, on the horses, on the asses, on the camels, on the oxen and on the sheep, with a very grievous plague.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 13:13 - And every firstling of an ass shalt thou ransom with a lamb; and if thou do not ransom it, thou shalt break its neck; and every firstborn of a man among thy sons shalt thou ransom.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 20:17 - Thou shalt not desire thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not desire thy neighbour's wife, nor his bondman, nor his handmaid, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor anything that is thy neighbour's.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:33 - -- And if a man open a pit, or if a man dig a pit, and do not cover it, and an ox or an ass fall into it,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:4 - If the stolen thing be actually found alive in his hand, whether it be ox, or ass, or sheep, he shall restore double.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:9 - As to all manner of fraud, -- as to ox, as to ass, as to sheep, as to clothing, as to everything lost, of which a man saith, It is this -- the cause of both parties shall come before the judges: he whom the judges shall condemn shall restore double to his neighbour.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:10 - If a man deliver unto his neighbour an ass, or an ox, or a sheep, or any cattle, to keep, and it die, or be hurt, or driven away, and no man see it,
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:4 - -- If thou meet thine enemy's ox or his ass going astray, thou shalt certainly bring it back to him.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:5 - If thou see the ass of him that hateth thee lying under its burden, beware of leaving it to him: thou shalt certainly loosen it with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:12 - -- Six days thou shalt do thy work, but on the seventh day thou shalt rest; that thine ox and thine ass may rest, and the son of thy handmaid, and the stranger may be refreshed.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 34:20 - But the firstling of an ass thou shalt ransom with a lamb; and if thou ransom it not, then shalt thou break its neck. All the first-born of thy sons thou shalt ransom; and none shall appear before me empty.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 16:15 - Then Moses was very wroth, and said to Jehovah, Have no regard to their oblation: not one ass have I taken from them, neither have I hurt one of them.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 31:28 - And thou shalt levy a tribute for Jehovah of the men of war who went out to the army, one soul of five hundred of the persons, and of the oxen, and of the asses, and of the small cattle.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 31:30 - And of the children of Israel's half, thou shalt take one portion of fifty, of the persons, of the oxen, of the asses, and of the small cattle, of every kind of beasts, and thou shalt give them unto the Levites, who keep the charge of the tabernacle of Jehovah.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 31:34 - and sixty-one thousand asses,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 31:39 - and the asses were thirty thousand five hundred, and the tribute thereof for Jehovah, sixty-one;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 31:45 - and thirty thousand five hundred asses,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 5:14 - but the seventh day is the sabbath of Jehovah thy God: thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, nor thy bondman, nor thy handmaid, nor thine ox, nor thine ass, nor any of thy cattle, nor thy sojourner that is within thy gates; that thy bondman and thy handmaid may rest as well as thou.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 5:21 - Neither shalt thou desire thy neighbour's wife, neither shalt thou covet thy neighbour's house, his field, nor his bondman, nor his handmaid, his ox, nor his ass, nor anything that is thy neighbour's.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:3 - And so shalt thou do with his ass; and so shalt thou do with his clothing; and so shalt thou do with everything that is lost of thy brother, which he loseth, and thou findest: thou mayest not hide thyself.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:4 - Thou shalt not see thy brother's ass or his ox fall by the way, and hide thyself from them: thou shalt in any case help him to lift them up.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:10 - Thou shalt not plough with an ox and an ass together.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:31 - Thine ox shall be slaughtered before thine eyes, and thou shalt not eat thereof; thine ass shall be snatched away from before thy face, and shall not return to thee; thy sheep shall be given unto thine enemies, and thou shalt have none to recover them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 6:21 - And they utterly destroyed all that was in the city; both man and woman, young and old, and ox, and sheep, and ass, with the edge of the sword.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 7:24 - Then Joshua, and all Israel with him, took Achan the son of Zerah, and the silver, and the mantle, and the bar of gold, and his sons, and his daughters, and his oxen, and his asses, and his sheep, and his tent, and all that he had; and they brought them up into the valley of Achor.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 9:4 - then they also acted with craft, and they went prepared as on a journey, and took old sacks upon their asses, and wine-flasks, old and rent and tied up;
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:18 - And it came to pass as she came, that she urged him to ask of her father a field; and she sprang down from the ass. And Caleb said to her, What wouldest thou?
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:14 - And it came to pass as she came, that she urged him to ask of her father the field; and she sprang down from the ass. And Caleb said to her, What wouldest thou?
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:4 - And they encamped against them, and destroyed the produce of the land, until thou come to Gazah, and they left no sustenance in Israel, neither sheep, nor ox, nor ass.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 15:15 - And he found a fresh jawbone of an ass, and put forth his hand and took it, and slew with it a thousand men.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 15:16 - And Samson said, With the jawbone of an ass, a heap, two heaps, With the jawbone of an ass have I slain a thousand men.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 19:3 - And her husband rose up and went after her, to speak kindly to her, to bring her again; and his servant was with him, and a couple of asses. And she brought him into her father's house; and when the father of the damsel saw him he rejoiced to meet him.

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