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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.
† [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 voices and wept again; and Orpah kissed her mother-in-law, H2545 but Ruth clung to her.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 2:11 - Boaz replied to her, “All that you have done for your mother-in-law H2545 after the death of your husband has been fully reported to me, and how you left your father and your mother and the land of your birth, and came to a people that you did not previously know.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 2:18 - She took it up and went into the city, and her mother-in-law H2545 saw what she had gleaned. She also took it out and gave [fn]Naomi what she had left after [fn]she was satisfied.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 2:19 - Her mother-in-law H2545 then said to her, “Where did you glean today and where did you work? May he who took notice of you be blessed.” So she told her mother-in-law H2545 with whom she had worked and said, “The name of the man with whom I worked today is Boaz.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 2:23 - So she stayed close by the maids of Boaz in order to glean until the end of the barley harvest and the wheat harvest. And she lived with her mother-in-law. H2545
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 3:1 - Then Naomi her mother-in-law H2545 said to her, “My daughter, shall I not seek [fn]security for you, that it may be well with you?
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 3:6 - So she went down to the threshing floor and did according to all that her mother-in-law H2545 had commanded her.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 3:16 - When she came to her mother-in-law, H2545 she said,[fn]How did it go, my daughter?” And she told her all that the man had done for her.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 3:17 - She said, “These six measures of barley he gave to me, for he said, ‘Do not go to your mother-in-law H2545 empty-handed.’”
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 7:6 - For son treats father contemptuously,
Daughter rises up against her mother,
Daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; H2545
A man’s enemies are the men of his own household.

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