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Lexicon :: Strong's H2550 - ḥāmal

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A primitive root
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Strong’s Definitions

חָמַל châmal, khaw-mal'; a primitive root; to commiserate; by implication, to spare:—have compassion, (have) pity, spare.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 41x

The KJV translates Strong's H2550 in the following manner: pity (18x), spare (18x), have compassion (5x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 41x
The KJV translates Strong's H2550 in the following manner: pity (18x), spare (18x), have compassion (5x).
  1. (Qal) to spare, pity, have compassion on

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
חָמַל châmal, khaw-mal'; a primitive root; to commiserate; by implication, to spare:—have compassion, (have) pity, spare.
STRONGS H2550: Abbreviations
חָמַל verb spare (Arabic حَمَلَ; is bear, become responsible; Aramaic Lfmo comportavit, congessit); —
Qal Perfect ח׳ 1 Samuel 15:15 + 3 times; חָמָ֑ל 2 Samuel 12:6; Lamentations 2:17; חָמָ֑לְתָּ Lamentations 2:21; Lamentations 3:43; וְחָמַלְתִּ֫י Malachi 3:17; Imperfect יַחְמֹל Job 16:13 + 6 times; יַחְמוֺל Job 6:10 + 3 times; וַיַּחְמֹל 1 Samuel 15:9 + 3 times; 3rd person feminine singular וַתַּחְמֹל Exodus 2:6; 2nd person masculine singular תַּחְמֹל Deuteronomy 13:9; 1 Samuel 15:3; אֶחְמֹל Ezekiel 8:18; Ezekiel 9:10; אֶחְמוֺל Jeremiah 13:14 + 4 times; וָאֶחְמֹל Ezekiel 36:21; יַחְמֹ֑לוּ Isaiah 9:18; תַּחְמְלוּ Jeremiah 50:14; Jeremiah 51:3; תַּחְמֹ֑לוּ Ezekiel 9:5; Infinitive construct חֻמְלָה Ezekiel 16:5 (Ges§ 45, 1. b); — spare, have compassion, with על Exodus 2:6 (E), 1 Samuel 15:3, 9, 15; 1 Samuel 23:21; 2 Samuel 21:7; 2 Chronicles 36:15, 17; Jeremiah 15:5; Ezekiel 16:5; Ezekiel 36:21; Job 20:13; Zechariah 11:5, 6; Malachi 3:17 (twice in verse); Joel 2:18; Deuteronomy 13:9 (|| חוס followed by על), Jeremiah 21:7 (|| חוס followed by על + רחם), Ezekiel 9:10 (|| חוס followed by על according to Syriac Version Targum Co); followed by אֶלֿ Jeremiah 51:3; Isaiah 9:18; note poetic אֶלחֵֿץ אַלתַּֿחְ׳spare no arrow Jeremiah 50:14; followed by Infinitive 2 Samuel 12:4; absolute 2 Samuel 12:6; Isaiah 30:14; Lamentations 2:17, 21, also Lamentations 2:2 where apparently followed by accusative, Lamentations 3:43; Job 6:10; Job 16:13; Job 27:22; Proverbs 6:34; Habakkuk 1:17; || חוס Ezekiel 5:11; Ezekiel 7:4 (strike out Co as doubl. of Ezekiel 7:9), Ezekiel 7:9; Ezekiel 8:18; Ezekiel 9:5; Jeremiah 13:14 (|| אחוס and ארחם).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


2:6; 2:6


13:9; 13:9

1 Samuel

15:3; 15:3; 15:9; 15:9; 15:15; 15:15; 23:21

2 Samuel

12:4; 12:6; 12:6; 21:7

2 Chronicles

36:15; 36:17


6:10; 6:10; 16:13; 16:13; 20:13; 27:22




9:18; 9:18; 30:14


13:14; 13:14; 15:5; 21:7; 50:14; 50:14; 51:3; 51:3


2:2; 2:17; 2:17; 2:21; 2:21; 3:43; 3:43


5:11; 7:4; 7:9; 7:9; 8:18; 8:18; 9:5; 9:5; 9:10; 9:10; 16:5; 16:5; 36:21; 36:21






11:5; 11:6


3:17; 3:17

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H2550 matches the Hebrew חָמַל (ḥāmal),
which occurs 41 times in 40 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxExo 2:6 - And when she had opened it, she saw the child: and, behold, the babe wept. And she had compassion H2550 on him, and said, This is one of the Hebrews' children.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 13:8 - Thou shalt not consent unto him, nor hearken unto him; neither shall thine eye pity him, neither shalt thou spare, H2550 neither shalt thou conceal him:
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 15:3 - Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and spare H2550 them not; but slay both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 15:9 - But Saul and the people spared H2550 Agag, and the best of the sheep, and of the oxen, and of the fatlings, and the lambs, and all that was good, and would not utterly destroy them: but every thing that was vile and refuse, that they destroyed utterly.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 15:15 - And Saul said, They have brought them from the Amalekites: for the people spared H2550 the best of the sheep and of the oxen, to sacrifice unto the LORD thy God; and the rest we have utterly destroyed.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 23:21 - And Saul said, Blessed be ye of the LORD; for ye have compassion H2550 on me.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 12:4 - And there came a traveller unto the rich man, and he spared H2550 to take of his own flock and of his own herd, to dress for the wayfaring man that was come unto him; but took the poor man's lamb, and dressed it for the man that was come to him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 12:6 - And he shall restore the lamb fourfold, because he did this thing, and because he had no pity. H2550
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 21:7 - But the king spared H2550 Mephibosheth, the son of Jonathan the son of Saul, because of the LORD'S oath that was between them, between David and Jonathan the son of Saul.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 36:15 - And the LORD God of their fathers sent to them by his messengers, rising up betimes, and sending; because he had compassion H2550 on his people, and on his dwelling place:
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 36:17 - Therefore he brought upon them the king of the Chaldees, who slew their young men with the sword in the house of their sanctuary, and had no compassion H2550 upon young man or maiden, old man, or him that stooped for age: he gave them all into his hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 6:10 - Then should I yet have comfort; yea, I would harden myself in sorrow: let him not spare; H2550 for I have not concealed the words of the Holy One.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 16:13 - His archers compass me round about, he cleaveth my reins asunder, and doth not spare; H2550 he poureth out my gall upon the ground.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 20:13 - Though he spare H2550 it, and forsake it not; but keep it still within his mouth:
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 27:22 - For God shall cast upon him, and not spare: H2550 he would fain flee out of his hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:34 - For jealousy is the rage of a man: therefore he will not spare H2550 in the day of vengeance.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 9:19 - Through the wrath of the LORD of hosts is the land darkened, and the people shall be as the fuel of the fire: no man shall spare H2550 his brother.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:14 - And he shall break it as the breaking of the potters' vessel that is broken in pieces; he shall not spare: H2550 so that there shall not be found in the bursting of it a sherd to take fire from the hearth, or to take water withal out of the pit.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 13:14 - And I will dash them one against another, even the fathers and the sons together, saith the LORD: I will not pity, H2550 nor spare, nor have mercy, but destroy them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 15:5 - For who shall have pity H2550 upon thee, O Jerusalem? or who shall bemoan thee? or who shall go aside to ask how thou doest?
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 21:7 - And afterward, saith the LORD, I will deliver Zedekiah king of Judah, and his servants, and the people, and such as are left in this city from the pestilence, from the sword, and from the famine, into the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, and into the hand of their enemies, and into the hand of those that seek their life: and he shall smite them with the edge of the sword; he shall not spare them, neither have pity, H2550 nor have mercy.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 50:14 - Put yourselves in array against Babylon round about: all ye that bend the bow, shoot at her, spare H2550 no arrows: for she hath sinned against the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:3 - Against him that bendeth let the archer bend his bow, and against him that lifteth himself up in his brigandine: and spare H2550 ye not her young men; destroy ye utterly all her host.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 2:2 - The Lord hath swallowed up all the habitations of Jacob, and hath not pitied: H2550 he hath thrown down in his wrath the strong holds of the daughter of Judah; he hath brought them down to the ground: he hath polluted the kingdom and the princes thereof.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 2:17 - The LORD hath done that which he had devised; he hath fulfilled his word that he had commanded in the days of old: he hath thrown down, and hath not pitied: H2550 and he hath caused thine enemy to rejoice over thee, he hath set up the horn of thine adversaries.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 2:21 - The young and the old lie on the ground in the streets: my virgins and my young men are fallen by the sword; thou hast slain them in the day of thine anger; thou hast killed, and not pitied. H2550
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:43 - Thou hast covered with anger, and persecuted us: thou hast slain, thou hast not pitied. H2550
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 5:11 - Wherefore, as I live, saith the Lord GOD; Surely, because thou hast defiled my sanctuary with all thy detestable things, and with all thine abominations, therefore will I also diminish thee; neither shall mine eye spare, neither will I have any pity. H2550
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 7:4 - And mine eye shall not spare thee, neither will I have pity: H2550 but I will recompense thy ways upon thee, and thine abominations shall be in the midst of thee: and ye shall know that I am the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 7:9 - And mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity: H2550 I will recompense thee according to thy ways and thine abominations that are in the midst of thee; and ye shall know that I am the LORD that smiteth.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 8:18 - Therefore will I also deal in fury: mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity: H2550 and though they cry in mine ears with a loud voice, yet will I not hear them.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 9:5 - And to the others he said in mine hearing, Go ye after him through the city, and smite: let not your eye spare, neither have ye pity: H2550
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 9:10 - And as for me also, mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity, H2550 but I will recompense their way upon their head.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 16:5 - None eye pitied thee, to do any of these unto thee, to have compassion H2550 upon thee; but thou wast cast out in the open field, to the lothing of thy person, in the day that thou wast born.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 36:21 - But I had pity H2550 for mine holy name, which the house of Israel had profaned among the heathen, whither they went.
Unchecked Copy BoxJoe 2:18 - Then will the LORD be jealous for his land, and pity H2550 his people.
Unchecked Copy BoxHab 1:17 - Shall they therefore empty their net, and not spare H2550 continually to slay the nations?
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 11:5 - Whose possessors slay them, and hold themselves not guilty: and they that sell them say, Blessed be the LORD; for I am rich: and their own shepherds pity H2550 them not.
Unchecked Copy BoxZec 11:6 - For I will no more pity H2550 the inhabitants of the land, saith the LORD: but, lo, I will deliver the men every one into his neighbour's hand, and into the hand of his king: and they shall smite the land, and out of their hand I will not deliver them.
Unchecked Copy BoxMal 3:17 - And they shall be mine, saith the LORD of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare H2550 them, as a man spareth H2550 his own son that serveth him.
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