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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 entreated Abram well for her sake: and he had sheep, and oxen, and he asses, H2543 and menservants, and maidservants, and she asses, and camels.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:3 - And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and saddled his ass, H2543 and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son, and clave the wood for the burnt offering, and rose up, and went unto the place of which God had told him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:5 - And Abraham said unto his young men, Abide ye here with the ass; H2543 and I and the lad will go yonder and worship, and come again to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:35 - And the LORD hath blessed my master greatly; and he is become great: and he hath given him flocks, and herds, and silver, and gold, and menservants, and maidservants, and camels, and asses. H2543
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:43 - And the man increased exceedingly, and had much cattle, and maidservants, and menservants, and camels, and asses. H2543
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:5 - And I have oxen, and asses, H2543 flocks, and menservants, and womenservants: and I have sent to tell my lord, that I may find grace in thy sight.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 34:28 - They took their sheep, and their oxen, and their asses, H2543 and that which was in the city, and that which was in the field,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 36:24 - And these are the children of Zibeon; both Ajah, and Anah: this was that Anah that found the mules in the wilderness, as he fed the asses H2543 of Zibeon his father.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:26 - And they laded their asses H2543 with the corn, and departed thence.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:27 - And as one of them opened his sack to give his ass H2543 provender in the inn, he espied his money; for, behold, it was in his sack's mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 43:18 - And the men were afraid, because they were brought into Joseph's house; and they said, Because of the money that was returned in our sacks at the first time are we brought in; that he may seek occasion against us, and fall upon us, and take us for bondmen, and our asses. H2543
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 43:24 - And the man brought the men into Joseph's house, and gave them water, and they washed their feet; and he gave their asses H2543 provender.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:3 - As soon as the morning was light, the men were sent away, they and their asses. H2543
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:13 - Then they rent their clothes, and laded every man his ass, H2543 and returned to the city.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:23 - And to his father he sent after this manner; ten asses H2543 laden with the good things of Egypt, and ten she asses laden with corn and bread and meat for his father by the way.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:17 - And they brought their cattle unto Joseph: and Joseph gave them bread in exchange for horses, and for the flocks, and for the cattle of the herds, and for the asses: H2543 and he fed them with bread for all their cattle for that year.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:14 - Issachar is a strong ass H2543 couching down between two burdens:
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:20 - And Moses took his wife and his sons, and set them upon an ass, H2543 and he returned to the land of Egypt: and Moses took the rod of God in his hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:3 - Behold, the hand of the LORD is upon thy cattle which is in the field, upon the horses, upon the asses, H2543 upon the camels, upon the oxen, and upon the sheep: there shall be a very grievous murrain.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 13:13 - And every firstling of an ass H2543 thou shalt redeem with a lamb; and if thou wilt not redeem it, then thou shalt break his neck: and all the firstborn of man among thy children shalt thou redeem.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 20:17 - Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, H2543 nor any thing that is thy neighbour's.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:33 - And if a man shall open a pit, or if a man shall dig a pit, and not cover it, and an ox or an ass H2543 fall therein;
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:4 - If the theft be certainly found in his hand alive, whether it be ox, or ass, H2543 or sheep; he shall restore double.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:9 - For all manner of trespass, whether it be for ox, for ass, H2543 for sheep, for raiment, or for any manner of lost thing, which another challengeth to be his, the cause of both parties shall come before the judges; and whom the judges shall condemn, he shall pay double unto his neighbour.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:10 - If a man deliver unto his neighbour an ass, H2543 or an ox, or a sheep, or any beast, to keep; and it die, or be hurt, or driven away, no man seeing it:
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:4 - If thou meet thine enemy's ox or his ass H2543 going astray, thou shalt surely bring it back to him again.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:5 - If thou see the ass H2543 of him that hateth thee lying under his burden, and wouldest forbear to help him, thou shalt surely help with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:12 - Six days thou shalt do thy work, and on the seventh day thou shalt rest: that thine ox and thine ass H2543 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 H2543 thou shalt redeem with a lamb: and if thou redeem him not, then shalt thou break his neck. All the firstborn of thy sons thou shalt redeem. And none shall appear before me empty.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 16:15 - And Moses was very wroth, and said unto the LORD, Respect not thou their offering: I have not taken one ass H2543 from them, neither have I hurt one of them.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 31:28 - And levy a tribute unto the LORD of the men of war which went out to battle: one soul of five hundred, both of the persons, and of the beeves, and of the asses, H2543 and of the sheep:
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 beeves, of the asses, H2543 and of the flocks, of all manner of beasts, and give them unto the Levites, which keep the charge of the tabernacle of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 31:34 - And threescore and one thousand asses, H2543
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 31:39 - And the asses H2543 were thirty thousand and five hundred; of which the LORD'S tribute was threescore and one.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 31:45 - And thirty thousand asses H2543 and five hundred,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 5:14 - But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, nor thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thine ox, nor thine ass, H2543 nor any of thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates; that thy manservant and thy maidservant 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, or his manservant, or his maidservant, his ox, or his ass, H2543 or any thing that is thy neighbour's.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:3 - In like manner shalt thou do with his ass; H2543 and so shalt thou do with his raiment; and with all lost thing of thy brother's, which he hath lost, and thou hast found, shalt thou do likewise: thou mayest not hide thyself.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:4 - Thou shalt not see thy brother's ass H2543 or his ox fall down by the way, and hide thyself from them: thou shalt surely help him to lift them up again.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:10 - Thou shalt not plow with an ox and an ass H2543 together.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:31 - Thine ox shall be slain before thine eyes, and thou shalt not eat thereof: thine ass H2543 shall be violently taken away from before thy face, and shall not be restored to thee: thy sheep shall be given unto thine enemies, and thou shalt have none to rescue 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, H2543 with the edge of the sword.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 7:24 - And Joshua, and all Israel with him, took Achan the son of Zerah, and the silver, and the garment, and the wedge of gold, and his sons, and his daughters, and his oxen, and his asses, H2543 and his sheep, and his tent, and all that he had: and they brought them unto the valley of Achor.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 9:4 - They did work wilily, and went and made as if they had been ambassadors, and took old sacks upon their asses, H2543 and wine bottles, old, and rent, and bound up;
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:18 - And it came to pass, as she came unto him, that she moved him to ask of her father a field: and she lighted off her ass; H2543 and Caleb said unto her, What wouldest thou?
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:14 - And it came to pass, when she came to him, that she moved him to ask of her father a field: and she lighted from off her ass; H2543 and Caleb said unto her, What wilt thou?
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:4 - And they encamped against them, and destroyed the increase of the earth, till thou come unto Gaza, and left no sustenance for Israel, neither sheep, nor ox, nor ass. H2543
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 15:15 - And he found a new jawbone of an ass, H2543 and put forth his hand, and took it, and slew a thousand men therewith.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 15:16 - And Samson said, With the jawbone of an ass, H2543 heaps upon heaps, with the jaw of an ass H2543 have I slain a thousand men.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 19:3 - And her husband arose, and went after her, to speak friendly unto her, and to bring her again, having his servant with him, and a couple of asses: H2543 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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