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Lexicon :: Strong's H2545 - ḥāmôṯ

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Part of Speech
feminine noun
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TWOT Reference: 674b

Strong’s Definitions

חֲמוֹת chămôwth, kham-oth'; or (shortened) חֲמֹת chămôth; feminine of H2524; a mother-in-law:—mother in law.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 11x

The KJV translates Strong's H2545 in the following manner: mother in law (11x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 11x
The KJV translates Strong's H2545 in the following manner: mother in law (11x).
  1. mother-in-law, husband's mother

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
חֲמוֹת chămôwth, kham-oth'; or (shortened) חֲמֹת chămôth; feminine of H2524; a mother-in-law:—mother in law.
STRONGS H2545: Abbreviations
† [חָמוֺת] noun feminine husband's mother (Late Hebrew חָמוֺת, Aramaic חֲמָתָא; Arabic bdb032706 husband's mother; Assyrian êmêtu, ZimBP 48; Ethiopic bdb032707) — only suffix חֲמוֺתֵךְ Ruth 2:11; Ruth 3:17; חֲמוֺתָהּ Ruth 1:14 + 7 times; חֲמֹתָהּ Micah 7:6; — of Naomi Ruth 1:14; Ruth 2:11, 18, 19 (twice in verse); Ruth 2:23; Ruth 3:1, 6, 16, 17; בַּת קָמָ֫ה בְאִמָּ֔הּ כַּלָּה בַּחֲמֹתָהּ Micah 7:6.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


1:14; 1:14; 2:11; 2:11; 2:18; 2:19; 2:23; 3:1; 3:6; 3:16; 3:17; 3:17


7:6; 7:6


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H2545 matches the Hebrew חָמוֹת (ḥāmôṯ),
which occurs 11 times in 10 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxRth 1:14 - And they lifted up their voice, and wept again: and Orpah kissed her mother in law; H2545 but Ruth clave unto her.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 2:11 - And Boaz answered and said unto her, It hath fully been shewed me, all that thou hast done unto thy mother in law H2545 since the death of thine husband: and how thou hast left thy father and thy mother, and the land of thy nativity, and art come unto a people which thou knewest not heretofore.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 2:18 - And she took it up, and went into the city: and her mother in law H2545 saw what she had gleaned: and she brought forth, and gave to her that she had reserved after she was sufficed.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 2:19 - And her mother in law H2545 said unto her, Where hast thou gleaned to day? and where wroughtest thou? blessed be he that did take knowledge of thee. And she shewed her mother in law H2545 with whom she had wrought, and said, The man's name with whom I wrought to day is Boaz.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 2:23 - So she kept fast by the maidens of Boaz to glean unto the end of barley harvest and of wheat harvest; and dwelt with her mother in law. H2545
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 3:1 - Then Naomi her mother in law H2545 said unto her, My daughter, shall I not seek rest for thee, that it may be well with thee?
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 3:6 - And she went down unto the floor, and did according to all that her mother in law H2545 bade her.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 3:16 - And when she came to her mother in law, H2545 she said, Who art thou, my daughter? And she told her all that the man had done to her.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 3:17 - And she said, These six measures of barley gave he me; for he said to me, Go not empty unto thy mother in law. H2545
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 7:6 - For the son dishonoureth the father, the daughter riseth up against her mother, the daughter in law against her mother in law; H2545 a man's enemies are the men of his own house.
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