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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 - Therefore he treated Abram well for her sake; and [fn]he gave him sheep, oxen, male H2543 donkeys H2543, male servants and female servants, female donkeys, and camels.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:3 - So Abraham got up early in the morning and saddled his donkey H2543, and took two of his young men with him and his son Isaac; and he split wood for the burnt offering, and set out and went to the place of which God had told him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 22:5 - Then Abraham said to his young men, “Stay here with the donkey H2543, and I and the boy will go over there; and we will worship and return to you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 24:35 - “The LORD has greatly blessed my master, so that he has become [fn]rich; and He has given him flocks and herds, and silver and gold, and servants and slave women, and camels and donkeys H2543.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 30:43 - So the man [fn]became exceedingly prosperous, and had large flocks, and female and male servants, and camels and donkeys H2543.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:5 - and I have oxen, donkeys H2543, flocks, and male and female servants; and I have sent messengers to tell my lord, so that I may find favor in your sight.”’”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 34:28 - They took their flocks, their herds, and their donkeys H2543, and that which was in the city and that which was in the field;
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 36:24 - And these are the sons of Zibeon: Aiah and Anah—he is the Anah who found the hot springs in the wilderness when he was pasturing the donkeys H2543 of his father Zibeon.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:26 -

So they loaded their donkeys H2543 with their grain and departed from there.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:27 - But when one of them opened his sack to give his donkey H2543 feed at the overnight campsite, he saw his money; and behold, it was in the opening of his sack!
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 43:18 - Now the men were afraid, because they were brought to Joseph’s house; and they said, “It is because of the money that was returned in our sacks the first time that we are being brought in, so that he may [fn]attack us and [fn]overpower us, and take us as slaves with our donkeys H2543.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 43:24 - Then the man brought the men into Joseph’s house and gave them water, and they washed their feet; and he gave their donkeys H2543 feed.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:3 - [fn]As soon as it was light, the men were sent away, they with their donkeys H2543.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:13 - Then they tore their clothes in grief, and when each man had loaded his donkey H2543, they returned to the city.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 45:23 - And to his father he sent [fn]the following: ten male H2543 donkeys H2543 loaded with the [fn]best things of Egypt, ten female donkeys loaded with grain, bread, and sustenance for his father [fn]on the journey.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 47:17 - So they brought their livestock to Joseph, and Joseph gave them [fn]food in exchange for the horses and the [fn]flocks and the herds and the donkeys H2543; and he [fn]fed them with [fn]food in exchange for all their livestock [fn]that year.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 49:14 -

“Issachar is a [fn]strong donkey H2543,

Lying down between the sheepfolds.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 4:20 - So Moses took his wife and his sons and mounted them on a donkey H2543, and returned to the land of Egypt. Moses also took the staff of God in his hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 9:3 - behold, the hand of the LORD [fn]will come with a very severe plague on your livestock which are in the field, on the horses, on the donkeys H2543, on the camels, on the herds, and on the flocks.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 13:13 - “But every firstborn of a donkey H2543 you shall redeem with a lamb, but if you do not redeem it, then you shall break its neck; and every [fn]firstborn among your sons you shall redeem.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 20:17 -

“You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male slave, or his female slave, or his ox, or his donkey H2543, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.”

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 21:33 -

“Now if someone opens a pit, or [fn]digs a pit and does not cover it, and an ox or a donkey H2543 falls into it,

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:4 - “If what he stole is actually found alive in his [fn]possession, whether an ox or a donkey H2543 or a sheep, he shall pay double.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:9 - “For every [fn]breach of trust, whether it is for ox, for donkey H2543, for sheep, for clothing, or for any lost thing about which one says, ‘This is it,’ the [fn]case of both parties shall come before [fn]the judges; he whom [fn]the judges condemn shall pay double to his neighbor.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 22:10 -

“If someone gives his neighbor a donkey H2543, an ox, a sheep, or any animal to keep for him, and it dies or is injured or is driven away while no one is looking,

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:4 -

“If you encounter your enemy’s ox or his donkey H2543 wandering away, you must return it to him.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:5 - “If you see the donkey H2543 of one who hates you lying helpless under its load, you shall not leave it helpless for [fn]its owner; you must arrange the load with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 23:12 -

“For six days you are to do your work, but on the seventh day you shall cease from labor so that your ox and your donkey H2543 may rest, and the son of your female slave, as well as the stranger residing with you, may refresh themselves.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 34:20 - “You shall redeem with a lamb the firstborn from a donkey H2543; and if you do not redeem it, then you shall break its neck. You shall redeem all the firstborn of your sons. [fn]None are to appear before Me empty-handed.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 16:15 -

Then Moses became very angry and said to the LORD, “Pay no attention to their offering! I have not taken a single donkey H2543 from them, nor have I done harm to any of them.”

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 31:28 - “Also, collect a tribute tax for the LORD from the men of war who went to battle, one [fn]in five hundred of the persons, of the cattle, of the donkeys H2543, and of the sheep;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 31:30 - “And from the sons of Israel’s half, you shall take one drawn from every fifty of the persons, of the cattle, of the donkeys H2543, and of the sheep, from all the animals; and give them to the Levites who perform the duty of the tabernacle of the LORD.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 31:34 - sixty-one thousand donkeys H2543,
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 31:39 - the donkeys H2543 were 30,500, from which the LORD’S tribute tax was sixty-one;
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 31:45 - 30,500 donkeys H2543,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 5:14 - but the seventh day is a Sabbath of the LORD your God; you shall not do any work that day, you or your son or your daughter, or your male slave or your female slave, or your ox, your donkey H2543, or any of your cattle, or your [fn]resident who [fn]stays with you, so that your male slave and your female slave may rest as well as you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 5:21 -

‘You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, nor desire your neighbor’s house, his field, his male slave or his female slave, his ox, his donkey H2543, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.’

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:3 - “You shall also do this with his donkey H2543, and you shall do the same with his garment, and you shall do likewise with any lost property of your countryman, which has been lost by him and you have found. You are not allowed to avoid them.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:4 - “You shall not see your countryman’s donkey H2543 or his ox fallen down on the road, and avoid them; you shall certainly help him raise them up.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 22:10 -

“You shall not plow with an ox and a donkey H2543 together.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:31 - “Your ox will be slaughtered before your eyes, but you will not eat of it; your donkey H2543 will be snatched away from you, and will not [fn]be restored to you; your [fn]sheep will be given to your enemies, and you will have no one to save you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 6:21 - They [fn]utterly destroyed everything in the city, both man and woman, young and old, and ox, sheep, and donkey H2543, with the edge of the sword.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 7:24 - Then Joshua, and all Israel with him, took Achan the son of Zerah, the silver, the robe, the bar of gold, his sons, his daughters, his [fn]oxen, his donkeys H2543, his sheep, his tent, and all that belonged to him; and they brought them up to the Valley of [fn]Achor.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 9:4 - but they on their part acted craftily and went and took provisions for a journey, and took worn-out sacks on their donkeys H2543, and wineskins that were worn out, split open, and patched,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:18 - And it happened that when she came to him, she incited him to ask her father for a field. So she dismounted from the donkey H2543, and Caleb said to her, “What do you want?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 1:14 - Then it happened that when she came to him, she incited him to ask her father for a field. Then later, she dismounted from [fn]her donkey H2543, and Caleb said to her, “What [fn]do you want?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 6:4 - So they would camp against them and destroy the produce of the earth [fn]as far as Gaza, and leave no sustenance in Israel, nor a sheep, ox, or donkey H2543.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 15:15 - Then he found a fresh jawbone of a donkey H2543, so he reached out with his hand and took it, and [fn]killed a thousand men with it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 15:16 - And Samson said,

“With the jawbone of a donkey H2543,

[fn]Heaps upon heaps,

With the jawbone of a donkey H2543

I have [fn]killed a thousand men.”

Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 19:3 - Then her husband set out and went after her to speak [fn]gently to her in order to bring her back, [fn]taking with him his servant and a pair of donkeys H2543. And she brought him into her father’s house, and when the girl’s father saw him, he was glad to meet him.

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